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Behind The Sale: Wayne Gretzky's $6 Million Los Angeles Estate
Inman
Wayne Gretzky recently sold his Los Angeles estate in Sherwood Country Club for $6 million.

Private Island in Lower Keys Listed for $6.9 Million 
The Real Deal
Melody Key has a three-story home that gets power from the sun and desalinated water from the sea.

A Sprawling Log Home in Quebec's Prestigious St. Andrews Neighborhood
Mansion Global
This cozy mountain retreat is built of British Columbia cedar.

Engel & Völkers Partners With NAGLREP
RISMedia
Engel & Völkers North America has partnered with the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP).

Bond Voyage: 184-Foot Yacht Featured in 'Skyfall' Is for Sale for $9.5 Million
Forbes
You only

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By Charles Kim

There is a vast selection of online resources ready to show you a number of new homes for sale right now. But before you begin clicking on photos of indoor pools and home cinemas, the best first step is to find out how much mortgage you can afford, according to Leah Tozer, from Engel & Völkers Long Beach, New York. 

Leah recently joined two other top real estate executives at a round table sponsored by Chase to discuss home buying tips for the serious buyer.

"At the end of the day, it's more important for me to know [my clients] are not eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches every day and that they actually have a life," Tozer says. "Getting someone a place to live is more than just the property itself. It's the lifestyle

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Premium real estate firm strengthens its commitment to organization’s mission to advocate for the housing and real estate rights of the LGBT community

Engel & Völkers North America announced its partnership with the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP), strengthening its commitment to support the organization’s mission to educate real estate professionals on key LGBT insights and trends, link together real estate professionals throughout the industry and advocate for the rights of the LGBT community.

 “The LGBT community is a powerful force achieving social and legislative milestones because of organizations such as NAGLREP,” said Anthony Hitt, CEO of Engel & Völkers North America. “We’ve been a proud

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E&V News

This $6.9 Million Villa Comes With Its Own Private Island
Bloomberg Pursuits
On Florida's Melody Key, a three-bedroom villa is powered by solar panels and gets its water from the sea.

Vail Tops List of Highest Priced Locations for Ski Properties in North America
Forbes
The highest average sales price for ski properties in North America in 2016 was recorded in the posh ski resort town of Vail, Colorado.

Engel & Völkers Expands Into Montana
RISMedia
Engel & Völkers North America has expanded into Montana, recently opening shop in Bozeman, the company announced. 

North America

Why Falling Home Prices Could Be a Good Thing
The New York Times
The virtues of homeownership are so ingrained in the American psyche that we often forget that

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By Julie Pellestor 

Warm, dependable fires have kept up humankind for quite some time now, but today’s well-designed, modern fireplaces have proven there’s more to it than just survival. Contemporary fireplaces can provide warm accents, seamlessly blend into the layout of any room or stand out as a striking focal point, so here are some options to consider when you’re looking to warm your fingers and toes on something new and more eye-catching than a wood-burning stove.

Abandon your ax and stop chopping down those trees. As alternatives to a wood-burning fireplace, consider gas or ethanol ones. Powered by natural gas, many gas fireplaces are easy to start and can be operated with the single touch of a button. Their flames give a nice nod to

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By Katelyn Castellano 

Built-in shelves can add grandeur, sophistication and dimension to a room, but they can also hold quite a lot of responsibility. Silly, you say? The modern-day "shelfie" is proof that today's shelves have a whole lot to say about homeowner personality – these aren't your grandmother's bookcases. So if you find yourself face-to-face with a blank canvas, consider using books as your secret design weapon to create the perfect blend of style, charm and identity for your home décor.

  1. Where to Start: 
    Browse the books you have in your home that mean something to you. Consider purging or donating some of your guilty pleasure paperbacks and focus on classics or hardcovers that you enjoy and that represent your interests. If you
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E&V News

Dow 20K to Benefit Housing Market…at Least, Psychologically 
RISMedia 
There are many key metrics brokers look to in order to gauge how the housing market is trending.

The Week in Real Estate Industry Deals: January 30-February 3 
Inman 
Mergers, integrations, acquisitions, partnerships and more.

Can Brussels Lure London Companies Keen to Relocate Before Brexit? 
Financial Times 
The EU’s de facto capital is already attracting start-ups thanks to its low property prices and high quality of life.

Engel & Völkers: Switzerland's Most Expensive Residential Addresses 
RISMedia 
Geneva comes in first place in the ranking of the most expensive residential addresses in Switzerland’s cities.


North America

The Definitive Housing Market and

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6 Questions You Need to Answer to Recruit Effectively 

By Adam Lerman, Vice President Talent Management, Engel & Völkers North America

 

There’s no shortage of responsibilities when running a successful real estate brokerage.  However, as the lifeblood of any organization, recruiting should be a priority. And that means developing a solid recruiting plan, having an expert knowledge of your company metrics and knowing the market, especially the competitors, just as well.

Make sure you can answer these six questions to help successfully recruit the right agents:

1. What is your average sales price?  If your company’s price point is higher than average, show your prospect the benefit in increasing their average sales price above and beyond

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Having much more to offer than just cheese and chocolate, international visitors have long been interested in Switzerland for its diverse landscapes, storied history and attractive lifestyle. Here are five Swiss cities with some of the most sought after addresses in the world.

Geneva

Based on 2016 real estate transactions recorded by Engel & Völkers, Geneva topped the list for having the most expensive residential addresses in Switzerland. Home to numerous global organizations, including the United Nations and the Red Cross, this French-speaking city is a center for international economy, diplomacy and finance, which is why around 40% of home buyers in Geneva are from abroad.

Marie-Chantal von Büren, director of Engel & Völkers Lake Geneva,

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E&V News

Wayne Gretzky Sells His $6M Home by a Premier Golf Course in Southern California 
National Post 
Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky and his family sold their Westlake Village home, by the prestigious Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California, for $6 million.

A British-Style Equestrian Estate in Canada With Vineyards on Both Sides 
Mansion Global 
An English-style country house just 40 minutes from Vancouver, the house is somewhat eclipsed by its magnificent landscaping.

See Inside This Historic Opelousas Mansion 
The Advertiser 
This majestic, antebellum home is an original from days gone by.

6 Questions You Need to Answer to Recruit Effectively 
RISMedia 
There is no shortage of responsibilities when running a successful real estate

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