Congratulations to Nonet- 2017 LCAR Member of the Year!

headshotMany years of hard work and dedication to innovative leadership, commitment to community and constant pursuit of cutting edge technology have paid off for Three Sixty’s own Nonet Reese, who was named 2017 Member of the Year by the Lee County Association of REALTORS® at the recent Denim & Diamonds Awards & Fundraiser Gala.

“We are so proud of Nonet for this momentous accomplishment and were overjoyed to be able to celebrate with her at Denim & Diamonds. Nonet takes her role as a leader seriously, which is just one of the many reasons that I am so honored to be her partner.”

Tricia Peterson, Co-founder, Three Sixty {real estate}

Originally from Lee County, Nonet Reese grew up in Auburn/Opelika and loves living, working, and raising a family here. Her career in Real Estate began in 1997 when she started working for a Real Estate development firm. Nonet is passionate about leading and works daily to inspire, educate and lead her team to meet and exceed their goals.

Denim & Diamonds is an annual awards and fundraising gala hosted by the Lee County Association of REALTORS®. This year’s event raised almost $30,000 to benefit two local charities, Mercy Medical Center and the East Alabama Food Bank. Mercy Medical provides medical care and spiritual encouragement to people in Lee County who do not have access to ongoing medical care. Volunteers include physicians, Auburn University Students, members of the community and four staff members. The Food Bank of East Alabama provides meals to children, seniors and working parents who struggle to make ends meet.

Our very own Emmy Martin Sorrells Named to dotloop’s Top 10 Most Tech-Savvy

Emmy_SorrellsDotloop® has named Emmy Martin Sorrells to its inaugural “Top 10 Most Tech-Savvy Real Estate Agents” list. The ten agents selected for inclusion on dotloop’s list are leveraging technology in creative and innovative ways to more effectively do their jobs and make their client’s lives easier.

Emmy was chosen for her exceptional use of technology in the real estate field. Winners were judged on the following criteria: intentional use of technology to improve the way they administer real estate deals, curiosity in exploring the latest and greatest technologies available to real estate agents, and incorporation of dotloop as a tool to benefit both their clients and their career.

Three Sixty is constantly looking for new ways to use technology in order to make the home buying experience as efficient, effective and enjoyable as possible. As one of our “pioneers,” Emmy has led the way in our commitment to dotloop over the last couple of years and more recently with our implementation of the groundbreaking Matterport 3D virtual tour technology. It is this innovative mindset that makes us a leader in providing superior service to our clients and helps us in creating an inspired workplace for our staff.

“We are pleased to recognize Emmy Martin Sorrells as one of our most tech-savvy agents. The agents included on this list are helping to move the real estate industry forward, incorporating technology into their businesses in new ways and streamlining old processes to better suite their clients’ needs. In today’s world, we must embrace technology or be left behind.”

Austin Allison, founder and general manager of dotloop

 For more information, click here to visit dotloop’s blog.

Three Sixty is Committed to Providing the Best Expertise in the Business!

Three Sixty agents April Coulter and Emmy Martin Sorrells have started the new year off with a bang. Both women have been hard at work honing their marketing savvy and industry knowledge by achieving certifications from the National Association of REALTORS®.

Both women have achieved the ABR® designation, a series of courses focused on knowledge needed for agents working directly with buyer-clients. April has attained the e-PRO® certification, directed at maximizing use of emerging technologies in the industry. Emmy has completed the SRES® designation, giving her specialized knowledge to address the needs of home buyers and sellers age 50+.

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April Coulter

“April is always looking for ways to maximize the technology offerings that make the Three Sixty approach so unique in our industry. We are pleased that she has chosen to make that commitment official by pursuing and attaining the e-PRO®.”

Tricia Peterson, Three Sixty Owner

April is well versed in and has a strong commitment to customer service and the happiness of her clients. She is careful to explain information and make the buying process as seamless as possible. April truly enjoys getting to know and understand her clients’ needs and motivations, while utilizing her organizational skills and diligence in negotiations to go the extra mile to make sure her clients are satisfied.

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Emmy Martin Sorrells

“Emmy is dedicated to attaining as much knowledge as she can of the burgeoning 50+ community. We couldn’t be happier that she has achieved the SRES® designation.”

Nonet Reese, Three Sixty Owner

Emmy learned at an early age that hard work is important and that education is one of the things that you cannot have taken away from you. She carried these lessons with her when obtaining her undergraduate degrees, when working in the banking, engineering and pulp and paper industries, and to this day in her commitment to continuing her professional education in order to provide her clients with true expertise and informed advice.

 


For more information on these designations and to download a PDF of this complete press release, click here.

Bacon Jam: Make Yours Today!

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The Build-a-Burger competition a few weeks ago was so much fun. The Lee County Homebuilders Association always puts on a great party, and this year was no exception. And though we did not win the top prize (boo!), we were thrilled and honored to receive a Best in Show mention! Congratulations to the Three Sixty team for a job well done: David Clegg, Tonya Tyson, Matthew Willis, Evan Crawford, Will Faulkner, Emmy Martin Sorrells and Nancy Carlton Bendinger.

We gave it our all with a bacon jam burger. David Clegg’s Bacon Jam did not disappoint. So many folks have asked for the recipe. Never wanting to disappoint our adoring public, we’re sharing it here! Use it to top your burgers, chicken, hot dogs, ham sandwiches, really any time you want to make something taste AMAZING! If you’d like a printable version of the recipe for yourself, click here!

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It’s almost time for Swing for Diabetes 2016!

Three Sixty is proud to be a Gold sponsor for the upcoming fourth annual Swing for Diabetes golf tournament, hosted by my sister Diana Ramage and Kendall and Celesta Simmons. The event will be held on June 20th at Moore’s Mill Golf Club.

Diana-RamageDiana’s personal struggle with diabetes didn’t stop her from pursuing a career in golf, which was a passion for her from the age of ten. National success in junior golf tournaments put her on the college radar as a young high school student.  Despite recruitment efforts by most all of the southeastern schools, Diana knew Auburn University would become her school of choice.  While playing on the AU Golf Team, Diana was awarded numerous  individual titles, including National First Team All American her senior year.  The Auburn University Golf Team was ranked number one at various times during Diana’s collegiate career.  The team also won two South Eastern Conference championships.  After graduating in 2005, Diana headed straight to LPGA Qualifying School where she finished in the top 15 and received her LPGA card.

Now a REALTOR and a valued team member here at Three Sixty, Diana was looking for a way to raise money to benefit research and support of others fighting diabetes. She teamed up with former Auburn football player and two time Super Bowl champion Kendall Simmons and his wife Celesta to create the Swing for Diabetes golf tournament four years ago. Like Diana, Kendall’s diagnosis of Type I diabetes in 2003 was only a minor speed bump.  The following year he won the Ed Block Courage Award for returning to football after being diagnosed.

Swing for Diabetes has been a huge success. The money raised this year will benefit the Diabetes and Nutrition Center at East Alabama Medical Center. This specialized department provides supplies, counseling and education for those who otherwise would not be able to afford those services.

Find out more at http://www.swingfordiabetesauburn.com/ and we look forward to seeing you at the event!

Nonet and I take on Las Vegas for the International Builders Show!

Photo Jan 20, 10 31 04 PMNonet and I recently took a trip to Las Vegas for the International Builders Show {IBS} 2016, and I would like to share a little IBS Insider Commentary/ Vegas Travel Guide by Tricia with you!! 

First travel tip…. As business owners & moms with plenty of people back home who need us, Nonet & I always try to maximize our time at our locations and we have mastered that by not wasting a whole day for travel, especially when the trip is across the country. We took off late Monday evening and landed in Vegas around 10:45 – this wouldn’t have been so bad, as Vegas is just getting hopping this time of night, but we forgot about the terrible taxi line until we walked up to it! I’ve never seen a taxi line like this one. It took us about 45 minutes to grab a cab to the Caesar’s Palace! Apparently the extra long lines were from other people also trying to maximize their time – guess we aren’t so smart after all! So note to self: next year, we’re taking Uber or Lyft! 

Upon arriving at Caesar’s we found yet another line, but things moved pretty smoothly and we do love Caesar’s – it’s a great central location that we recommend! It is close to many of my favorite Vegas locations.

Since we were responsible and headed straight to our room Monday night, we got up bright and early (well kind of!) and headed off to IBS for a full day! If you have never been, you may have never seen anything like this conference. The Las Vegas Convention Center is HUGE and people are everywhere! We attended several sales & marketing classes, as well as learning about new trends for 2016. 

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 The EXPO was amazing and our favorite experience there was on a “Universal Design” tour that concluded at the GE Monogram booth. I personally have found my next dishwasher purchase. Trust me, for me to be excited about that is pretty impressive. And yes, for all you coffee drinkers out there, you have GOT to check out the GE Refrigerator with the Keurig in the door. Yes, I said IN THE DOOR! It operates through the water line in the fridge so you never have to worry about adding water to your Keurig again. AMAZING. Great new cabinet designs were also discovered, and the colors of the past new years are still hot – driftwood, grays and of course white!

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Don’t worry, we had plenty of fun too – when in Vegas, check out one of our tried & true favorites: Olives at The Bellagio. Tip: Make a reservation, but depending on the season, show up 1 hour to 30 minutes before and request a terrace seat so that you can enjoy the wonderful water show from the Bellagio Lakes! Some of our dining favorites at Olives are the tapenade they bring out with a variety of bread featuring a wonderful foccacia! Some of the other twists on traditional that we dream about in between trips are the tuna tartare & the dirty martini- be sure to order it with blue cheese stuffed olives and the rosemary sprig – we recommend Grey Goose – it will be served in the frostiest glass you have ever seen!

Photo Jan 21, 2 16 27 PMOne of our new favorites, for sure, is Giada at The Cromwell. The Cromwell was once Bill’s Gambling Hall – an eyesore on the strip – but now it is a trendy boutique hotel – wonderful, tucked away lobby, cozy casino and Giada’s Las Vegas flagship restaurant! So chic – love the decor and the food does not disappoint! It was so much fun to try some of my favorites from Giada’s cookbooks that I have made at home and to compare her version to my creation. Try her Rise & Shine juice and the Orzo Meatballs are at MUST! 

My favorite gambling venues are The Bellagio (because it smells like flowers!), Paris, where it always feels like mid afternoon because of the beautiful blue sky and The Wynn, with the extravagant flower displays. But lets face it – they all take your money, so don’t plan on coming home with any! 

More next time from the next trip – I had to repack my suitcase with snow gear this time… off to NYC for the Inman Real Estate Connect Conference less than 48 hours later!

Matthew Willis Earns Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP) Educational Designation

headshotThe National Association of Home Builders’ Institute of Residential Marketing has announced that Matthew Willis has completed the requirements for the Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP) educational designation. Matthew earned the CSP designation after completing the educational requirements and demonstrating excellence in new home sales. He is one of only 11 professionals in Alabama to have this designation. The Institute of Residential Marketing recognizes and promotes professionalism, education and ethics in the new home sales and marketing field.

“Matthew’s quest for education and desire for professionalism is well known throughout Auburn. And, of course, Three Sixty fully supports his commitment to that quest.”
Tricia Peterson, Three Sixty Owner

Matthew has been in the new home sales and marketing field since 2005 and works as a Realtor at Three Sixty. He has his Alabama Home Builder License with which he’s built several homes in Auburn and surrounding areas. Matthew is very active in and enjoys community involvement, including serving as a member of the Auburn Chamber of Commerce where he served as a diplomat. He also has served on the Business and Economic Committee for the Chamber and is a member of the National, State, and local Association of Realtors. Matthew holds many accomplishments, including the Diplomat of the Year Award (2009), Graduate of Leadership Lee County (2009), GRI (Graduate REALTOR Institute), and his Associate Broker License.

For additional information about NAHB’s Institute of Residential Marketing, visit www.nahb.org.

Agent Spotlight 5 Question Quiz with Brad Tapley & Hollis Marshall

It’s time for our 5 question quiz with our January Spotlight Agents. Enjoy these fun and interesting answers!

Brad Tapley

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1. When you were a chid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A Veterinarian. I’ve always loved being around animals and being outdoors enjoying nature.

2. What is the best compliment you have ever received?

“You’re a lifesaver!” I always feel I have accomplished something when I hear this. Whether it’s a simple task helping a friend or from being a nurse caring for someone’s family member. It’s always good to put a smile on someone’s face and know you made a difference in someone’s life.

3. What do you trust with your life?

A Lifejacket. I fish many bass tournaments and if the boat were to sink I could make it to shore without exerting too much energy.

4. What was the first thought you had when you woke up this morning?

“How many times can I hit snooze and still make it to my hunting stand before daylight?!”

5. If you could be any age for a week, what age would it be?

I would stay 26 as so many exciting things are happening at this point in my life.

Hollis Marshall

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1. When you were a chid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A school teacher.  I had the best 2nd grade teacher and wanted to be just like her.

2.What is the best compliment you have ever received?

When someone compliments my children.  With life, sometimes you feel like you are pulled in so many directions and are not doing anything well.  When a compliment is given to my children about their manners/behavior it is such encouragement that my husband and I are raising good kids and succeeding in a game where there is not a playbook and rules.  It is a great feeling. 

3. What do you trust with your life?

I trust God with my life.  I know he has a plan for me although sometimes I feel like I am still figuring it out!  He has always provided everything I needed even when I didn’t think there was a way.

4. What was the first thought you had when you woke up this morning?

“I overslept! I have to get busy with work while the kids are still sleeping.”  I am looking forward to them being back to school so that we can get back to our “normal” routine.

5.  If you could be any age for a week, what age would it be?

23!  This age was wonderful and I did not take full advantage of it then.  I wish I knew then what I know now!  It is a great age where you are stepping out into the world from college, establishing your career and where you want to begin putting your roots down.  It is a great age to travel, experience adventures and for the most part have only yourself to worry about.  If you make a mistake, there is still plenty of time to recover from it.  Life is easy and carefree at 23.

New Year, New Team Members!

MissyHarris MikeScarborogh ToriThrower2016 is going to be an amazing year – we can just feel it! We are starting off the year with three amazing additions to our team. A hearty Three Sixty welcome to Missy Harris, Mike Scarborough, and Tori Thrower. For more information on these dynamic and passionate REALTORS, click their names below!

Missy Harris

Mike Scarborough

Tori Thrower

 

 

Agent Spotlight – 5 Question Quiz with Martha Williams & April Coulter

It’s time for our 5 question quiz with our May Spotlight Agents. Enjoy these fun and interesting answers!

Martha Williams

1. How do you start a conversation?

I usually introduce myself and try to find something me and the other person might have in common to talk about. I really enjoy meeting new people.

2. What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten?

I am a big sushi lover, and eel is one of my favorites! The whole rare fish thing doesn’t bother me at all. The one I don’t care for and is the strangest thing to me is octopus.

3. What types of music do you listen to?

I am all over the spectrum on this one. One minute I’m listening to Rascal Flatts and the next it’s pop music. If I’m cooking and relaxing for the night, I find some soft jazz.

4. What is something you constantly lose?

My water bottle! I am always with one and tend to loose one all the time. It is nothing for me to have four scattered through the house and car by the end of the day because I keep leaving them places.

5. Who do you go to for advice?

My four best girlfriends – one of which is my best friend since we met in kindergarten and the others in college. We have a group chat that has been going on daily since group chats were possible. Between all of us someone has been through whatever situation might arise!

 

April Coulter

1. How do you start a conversation?

“Are you originally from here?”  I enjoy hearing people’s stories about where they are from and how they got here.  I love that Auburn is a melting pot of people from all around the country and the world, with different perspectives, traditions, thoughts and ideas.

2. What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten?

My little boy likes to experiment with food dye when helping us cook.  I know he tries to tell me it should taste the same, no matter the color, but BLUE scrambled eggs are just not appealing to me!

3. What types of music do you listen to?

Every type, I love music!  It really just depends on my mood.  From classical to jazz to pop to country and everything in between, I find that music is great to set the mood, improve your mood or make a memory.

4. What is something you constantly lose?

I didn’t often lose things before I had children.  Now, it is an every day occurrence to locate the remote control in our home!

5. Who do you go to for advice?

My mom, my husband and my close friends.  They each are intelligent, know me well and have different perspectives.  They are always honest and challenge me to be the best I can be, while also being supportive of my hopes and dreams.