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Mike Keeler named regional vice president for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

WALTHAM, Mass. — Pat Villani, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England, is pleased to announce that Mike Keeler has been promoted to regional vice president of the company's Northern New England region. In his new role, Keeler will oversee the 13 branch offices in Maine and New Hampshire and will report directly to Villani.

Keeler most recently served as branch manager of the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Laconia, N.H., for the last 15 years. Under his leadership, the Laconia office has consistently ranked as a top-producing office within the company's Northern New England region.

"Mike is known throughout the industry for his professionalism, in-depth knowledge and exceptional leadership. He has demonstrated a deep commitment to supporting sales associates and has strongly advocated for them," said Villani. "I am very confident that Mike's talent, strong connections and his proven success as a manager will benefit the Maine and New Hampshire offices."

With 30 years of experience in real estate sales and management, Keeler has held various leadership positions with local, state and national real estate organizations. He is a past president of the New Hampshire Association of Realtors, Lakes Region Board of Realtors and Concord Board of Realtors.

Keeler has also served as a director for the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and was awarded the Omega Tau Rho Medallion for his exemplary dedication and service to NAR. Additionally, he has served as chairman of the New Hampshire Association of Realtors' professional development, legal and state forms committees.

A resident of Epsom, N.H., Keeler has been active in the community. For the last six years, he has spearheaded the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares Putting Kids and Families First Charity Poker Run, which raises money for military troops as well as several local nonprofit organizations that support families in need of housing and other services.

"Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has a talented group of sales associates and office managers, and the company offers them the support and resources that are necessary to be successful in an ever-changing real estate industry. I am honored to have the opportunity to work closely with our Northern New England management team to achieve their goals and to continue providing the superior service that our customers and clients rely on," said Keeler.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is the largest residential real estate brokerage company in New England. With more than 4,000 affiliated sales associates and staff in approximately 80 office locations, the organization serves consumers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is part of NRT LLC, the nation's largest residential real estate brokerage company. For more information, visit www.NewEnglandMoves.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 May 2015 05:03

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Gifford — Seeing the glass half full

Seeing the glass half full will lead you to success. I believe that positive thinking and positive energy will both lead one down a pathway to being successful in business. There are always opportunities for improvement, opportunities to grow, to change and to adapt in today's business world.

Attitude is everything. Attitude influences how you act and how you respond. It's your outlook on business. It's how you treat your customers. It's the way you interact with co-workers and other leaders. It's your conduct. It's your reputation. How important is your reputation? It's the key to a referral. It's the key to return business. Are you looking to just get the job done or to do the job well? Take pride in your work and show respect to the people you work with. It will reflect positively in your attitude.
Listen. Take the time to learn why your customers do business with you. Take the time to ask what other products or services they need that you don't currently offer. Their response could be future business opportunities. Know your competition. If you aren't listening to what consumers want and learning what their options might be, you are not being proactive.
Be an optimist. Keep an open mind to the possibilities. Think big. Take control and accept responsibility for the direction you want to go in. If you use your energy to focus on finding blame, you are not leading. Stay away from downers. Focus on finding a solution. Solutions can lead to change. Change can bring new opportunities to a glass half full.
Change is happening in our business economy today. The culture of our organizations is different. We talk about generation gaps, Baby Boomers, Millennials, and each have unique goals and perspectives. Our downtown business communities attract distinct consumers and we attract our consumers virtually! Our manufacturers are now high tech and require new skills. Find ways that embrace change in your organization.
Be positive. Be open-minded. Look forward. Look at the glass half full and you will yield success.
For more information about businesses in the Lakes Region and a community calendar of events, go to LakesRegionChamber.org or call 603.524.5531.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 May 2015 04:00

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Southworth Development announces model units for Lodges at Meredith Bay

LACONIA — Meredith Bay, a Southworth Development Community, announced the unveiling of three new model units in the Bluegill Lodge, the first of four luxury condominium buildings Southworth has planned for its award-winning Lake Winnipesaukee community. The Bluegill Lodge features 23  condominium units on four floors ranging from 1,400 to more than 2,000 square feet.
The Lodges at Meredith Bay are situated on a hillside with views of Lake Winnipesaukee. One of the features of The Lodges at Meredith Bay is the heated underground parking garage with direct elevator access into every unit. Owners also enjoy the fitness studio and outdoor grilling pavilion along with access to Meredith Bay's private beach club and marina.
The two- and three-bedroom single-floor units feature open concept kitchen, dining and living areas, fireplaces and hardwood floors. Standard features include oversized decks, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, custom fixtures, and dedicated underground parking space and storage area. Lodges condominium units start in the mid-$400,000s and are accepting reservations now.
The models are now open for personal tours by appointment and can also be viewed during regularly scheduled open house hours. For more information or to scheduling a tour, visit www.meredithbaynh.com or call (888) 559 4141 or (603) 524 4141.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2015 05:58

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Bayside Rentals celebrates opening of Meredith office

MEREDITH — Bayside Rentals recently celebrated the opening of its new location in Meredith with a ribbon cutting hosted by the Meredith Chamber of Commerce. The company has combined their vacation rental, long-term rental and property management divisions in a new location at 273 Daniel Webster Highway, right next to Church Landing at Mill Falls overlooking Meredith Bay.
Rob Wichland, co-owner of Bayside Rentals said, "The demand for vacation rentals is rising rapidly and we're extremely happy to be opened in our new location, which has great exposure for both our owners and vacation renters." The office housed Nash Realty for 40 years and became available when Roger retired.
Sue Cerutti, executive director of the Meredith Chamber of Commerce explained, "The opening of this new office is indicative of the interest people have in vacationing in the Winnipesaukee, Squam and Newfound Regions of New Hampshire, as well as it being a positive sign of the economic vitality of the Meredith area."
Bayside Rentals Vacation Rental division can be reached at (603) 677-7022. Their Long Term and Property Management Division can be reached at (603) 527-8133. For more information go to www.baysiderentalsnh.com.


Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2015 05:57

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