Friends of Oakland Animal Services Receives $40,000 Grant from PetSmart Charities to Fund "Cat Condos"

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City’s Newest Development Will Keep Homeless Cats Purring While Awaiting Adoption

This generous grant means that Oakland Animal Services will be able to provide top notch housing for our city’s cats while they are passing through our shelter on their way to their new families.”

— Oakland Animal Services Director Rebecca Katz

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, USA, August 31, 2017 / — OAKLAND–The Bay Area real estate market may be notoriously harsh, but housing prospects are looking up for Oakland’s homeless cats, thanks to a $40,000 grant to Friends of Oakland Animal Services from PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America. The grant will provide for the renovation of cat kennels in the shelter’s holding area, creating more modern, less stressful living spaces that will ultimately improve the felines’ chances of finding their forever homes.

Why are the shelter’s new cat condo plans getting major meows of approval? In 2016, Oakland Animal Services took in more than five cats every day–a total of 1,899 for the year–and 10 to 12 at a time are housed in the holding area now awaiting renovation. The improved design of the new condos will help reduce the spread of illness, give cats room to stretch, move around, and enjoy high perches, and reduce the anxiety associated with shelter noise. What’s more, by allowing shy or noise-sensitive cats to be made available for adoption from these more private quarters, more cats will be saved who would otherwise not be adoptable from the shelter.

“This generous grant means that Oakland Animal Services will be able to provide top notch housing for our city’s cats while they are passing through our shelter on their way to their new families,” says Oakland Animal Services Director Rebecca Katz. “We’re thrilled that PetSmart Charities shares our commitment to ‘cat-friendly housing.’”

”Oakland Animal Services has long been committed to helping homeless pets in the Bay Area, and with plans to build new ‘cat condos,’ they are making an effort to provide cats in need with the comfort they deserve as they search for their forever home,” said Jenny Aho, regional relationship manager at PetSmart Charities. “Pets in need deserve a great home, even as they are waiting for the right family.”

Shelter Operations is just one of PetSmart Charities’ ten grant categories designed to support animal welfare organizations and nonprofits as part of their newly expanded mission to find lifelong loving homes for all pets by supporting programs that bring people and pets together. Funding from PetSmart Charities supports best practices that help pets thrive in a shelter environment until they find their forever family and offers funding for shelter-based programs that improve adoptions, reduce pets’ length of stay and strengthen shelter infrastructure.

Oakland Animal Services is Oakland’s only “open admissions” shelter, accepting all of Oakland’s homeless, injured, orphaned, unwanted, lost, abandoned and mistreated animals. With the assistance of dedicated volunteers and the support of nonprofit Friends of Oakland Animal Services, OAS saves the lives of thousands of animals every year. Learn more at

About PetSmart Charities®
PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization with a mission to find lifelong, loving homes for all pets by supporting programs and thought leadership that bring people and pets together. In addition to finding homes for almost 500,000 shelter pets each year through its in-store adoption program in all PetSmart stores across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, PetSmart Charities provides funding to non-profits aligned with its mission through four key areas of grant support: Preventing Pet Homelessness; Helping Shelter Pets Thrive; Supporting the Bond Between People and Pets; and Emergency Relief and Disaster Support. Each year, millions of generous PetSmart shoppers help pets in need by donating to PetSmart Charities using the pin pads at checkout registers inside PetSmart stores. In turn, PetSmart Charities efficiently uses 90 cents of every dollar donated and has become the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, donating about $300 million to date. PetSmart Charities, a 501(c)(3) organization, has received the Four Star Rating from Charity Navigator, an independent organization that reports on the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of nonprofits, for the past 14 years in a row — placing it among the top one percent of charities rated by this organization. To learn more visit

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Lisa Franzetta
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Savi Parking App Helps Drivers to Find & Share Parking Spots – A Powerful Community-based Platform For Vehicles

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Parking is the biggest issue faced by all drivers. To help them to save time in finding a spot, they can use Savi. This mobile app works anywhere in the world!

Let the crowd manage the parking and let them drive to sustain it – this will change it for the better. Savi is bridging the gaps in the parking world.”

— Ikmal Baharudin, Savi's founder

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, August 31, 2017 / — Savi is a car parking finding application available for download from iTunes App Store and Google Play Store. The great thing about this app is simple and easy to use.

Parking issue exists all around the world. 80% of drivers don't know how to spot vacant bays and it takes an average of more than 15 mins for 65% of the drivers to spot one. A waste of time and money!

Savi lets the users search for the ideal places like parking nearby and they can also communicate with the other drivers using this app. This app considerably reduces the stress in finding a good parking spot for drivers.

Drivers can now register their vehicles' registration number and they can connect to the network of vehicles in Savi.

The identity of the users will remain anonymous and users to communicate anonymously with other Savi users. Users can earn rewards by sharing their parking and conversely, they can also find a list of nearby parking, shared by other users. They can share public parking they're about to leave and as well as their private parking with other users.

About Savi:
Savi is a free mobile app with in-app purchase. Drivers in busy cities, who wish to avoid spending more time in searching for a parking spot nearby will benefit from this app.

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Barriere Construction to Showcase The Stonehenge Model at Cavalcade Tour of Homes 2017

Barriere Construction, a custom home builder in Downers Grove Illinois, will showcase the Stonehenge home model at the 2017 Cavalcade Tour of Homes.

DOWNERS GROVE, IL, UNITED STATES, August 30, 2017 / — This year's annual Cavalcade Tour of Homes 2017 will take place from September 7th to September 17th. The homes will be open on Thursday and Friday from 4p.m. to 7p.m., Saturday from 10a.m. to 6p.m., and Sunday from noon until 6p.m. This year’s tour will consist of 22 exciting homes from some of the Chicago areas top home builders in 5 different counties.

Barriere Construction is proud to be a part of this prestigious event that allows home builders to showcase their abilities and the hard work, quality and dedication that goes into building these magnificent homes. Adam Barry the president of Barriere Construction said, "It's truly an honor to have one our homes as part of the Cavalcade Tour of Homes with so many other talented developers and home builders. It gives people the opportunity to admire the creativity, dedication, and hard work that goes into designing and building homes of this quality."

The Stonehenge home is a twist on the Modern Farmhouse and is built above and beyond today's standards. It is a future focused home, designed to be enjoyed for generations to come. This modern farmhouse consists of solar panels, thermal barrier built walls, and energy efficient materials throughout the home, while maintaining the sustainability one would expect with a farmhouse.

In recent years Adam and Barriere Construction have shifted their priorities when it comes to building homes. People are looking to live a "cleaner, healthier" lifestyle and this reflects the homes developed by Barriere Construction. Adam Barry decided to take his homebuilding knowledge to create homes that are stylish, energy-efficient, and contain as many eco-friendly features as possible.

About Barriere Construction: The idea for Barriere Construction, A Downers Grove home builder, started when Wilfred Hormidas Barry began building lunch wagons in 1906 and later started manufacturing and building diners in his backyard an onsite in 1926. The building bug remained in the family and fast forwarding to the present, Adam Barry was a project manager for his father's business, D'abar. Adam's passion for building high-performance and energy efficient homes that surpass standards is what led to the creation of Barriere Construction, where Adam works diligently to create some of the most innovative homes in the Chicago area market.

Adam Barry
Barriere Construction
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Rently Keyless to Debut Multifamily Home Automation Solution and Business Partner Program at CEDIA 2017

Home Automation Solution Designed to Meet Preferences of Millennial Renters

BEVERLY HILLS, CA, USA, August 30, 2017 / — BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – August 30, 2017 – Rently Keyless today announced it will debut a new multifamily home automation system at CEDIA 2017 that is optimized to meet the needs of property managers and tenants as they adjust to the evolving preferences of millennial renters.

CEDIA 2017 will take place September 5-9, 2017 in San Diego, Calif. at the San Diego Convention Center. The home technology conference provides attendees with concentrated access to new products, breakthrough innovations, and targeted training. Rently Keyless will be showcasing its multifamily home automation system in booth 2738.

Business Partner Program Launch
The CEDIA launch also marks the launch of Rently Keyless’ Business Partner Program. The company is looking for Authorized Integrators with experience selling and installing multifamily home automation systems, or installation of low-voltage systems.

Rently Keyless’ Business Partner Program provides certification training at the job site, with follow on software training done remotely. Rently Keyless provides sales support, sales tools, demonstration equipment, expert remote software demos and level two & three software support.

Authorized Integrators drive incremental revenue in billable hours, product margin and RMR selling to Property Management companies with multifamily, single family and vacation rentals properties.

Complete Multifamily Home Automation
In just the last few years, providing digital living technology in an apartment or home rental has become a must have amenity – especially if the property manager wants to attract millennial-aged tenants. The Rently Keyless system includes:

• Smart Home Devices: Partnerships with industry leaders for cutting edge energy management systems, keyless entry locks, thermostats and sensors for doors, windows, motion and smoke/carbon monoxide and more.

• Software Integration: Partnership with software leaders like Yardi Management, Amazon and Home Away to add more capabilities and value to your Rently Keyless system.

• Mobile App: Tenants get unprecedented control over their comfort and security with the Rently Keyless mobile app.

• Connectivity Hub: Innovative cellular and Wi-Fi tri-band hub provides the reliable connectivity that enables the entire solution.
• Management Portal: Conveniently manage systems in all of the rental units with this web-based management portal.

Through the cloud-based multifamily home automation system, tenants are able to control HVAC for preference and energy savings, achieve enhanced security through key codes, privacy modes and immediate door locking and peace of mind through status and alerts sent via the mobile app.

Property managers are able to increase rent for smart facilities, manage energy through consumption and predictive maintenance, reduce operational waste by eliminating keys and re-keying, streamline access control with duration codes for maintenance and contractors, reduce infrastructure risk by preventing water and smoke damage and lower insurance premiums.

“With 68 percent of millennials renting and 78 percent of those millennials using a smart phone, integrating home automation solutions into rental properties has become increasingly important in attracting this demographic,” said Rently Keyless Co-Founder, Merrick Lackner. “The Rently Keyless multifamily home automation solution meets the preferences of tech-savvy millennial renters and provides property managers with a wide range of financial and operational benefits, all through an easy-to-use cloud-based platform.”

The Rently Keyless solution can scale to any size of portfolio, provides an open system design for a selection of smart devices, software subscription including hosting, design, updates, support, training and cellular connection and Authorized Integrators for local on-site installation and Level I support.

About Rently Keyless
Founded in 2011, Rently Keyless delivers home automation for property management and builders. Rently Keyless works with 4,000 property management companies in the U.S. For more information, visit

Don Trace
Rently Keyless
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Royal Wood Floors Helps Home Owners in Milwaukee Understand More About Australian Cypress and Iroko for Flooring

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Milwaukee hard wood floor company educates home owners on Australian Cypress and Iroko types of wood species that can be used successfully for flooring.

TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, August 30, 2017 / — Royal Wood Floors specializes in hard wood floor refinishing and installing hard wood floors in the greater Milwaukee area and has been highly successful for over 15 years. “After servicing or installing a new floor, we make a point of providing the following as a special series of tips for every customer in order to ensure that their floors are protected and provide that stunning hard wood beauty for as long as possible”, says Keith Allman who owns Royal Wood Floors. He continues to say, “there are a variety of problems that can affect the beauty and life of hard wood floors and once these are isolated they can be handled properly so that the hard wood lasts for years the way it should”. “We feel that by educating the home owner they can be better equipped to tackle a project themselves or will know what to ask and expect when working with professionals”, he ends.

In many cases a wood floor that has lost its luster can be restored with a buff and coat project or a full restoration. The way to find out is to contact Royal Wood Floors and schedule a free estimate where their professionals will evaluate exactly what must be done to restore the hard wood floors natural beauty. In this article we examine Australian Cypress & Iroko as types of material that can be used for beautiful and long lasting wood floors.

What is Australian Cypress?
The beautiful colors of the Australian Cypress sapwood are cream colored. The heartwood is honey-gold to brown with darker knots throughout. The grain is closed but there is a high degree of color variability.
In terms of the wood types workability, when nailing, the wood can be brittle and splits tongues easily. In sanding, there is a tendency to clog paper due tom its high resin content. Hardplating and screening may leave swirls. Screening more than twice may be necessary. The knots are extremely hard and may cause wave in the floor. A 12 by 18-inch oscillating sander is recommended as the final screening to minimize the scratch patterns.

In finishing, the knots may cause drying problems. This type of wood has a potential for respiratory/allergic reactions. The origin is Australia and is readily available.

What is Iroko wood type?
Iroko has a light to medium brown color when newly installed. It has a significant color change and turns to brown, dark brown over time. The grain of this wood has an interlocked medium grain to a coarse texture. There is a dramatic difference in between quartersawn and flatsawn product. There are no known problems in terms of nailing or sanding.

When finishing, staining and/or bleaching this species may be difficult to complete. There are no known finish compatibility problems known. Dust is known to cause both contact dermatitis and respiratory reactions. The origin of this type of wood is Africa and it is moderately available.

These types of wood species are both very workable for use in creating beautiful and long lasting floors.
“The best way to prevent problems is to always do the research first or seek professional help. Then problems such as the ones described here can be prevented,” says Allman.

For more information about this experienced and professional hardwood floor restoration and new wood or tile installation company, or to schedule repairs by these wood floor refinishing contractors, phone Keith Allman at 414-378-2066 if in the Milwaukee, WI region or 813-512-0298 in the New Port Richey/Tampa Bay area.

Keith Allman
Royal Wood Floors
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Maxx Builders Named to 2017 Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies

Maxx Builders Makes The 2017 INC 5000 List For Fatest Growing Companies

Maxx Builders Ranks No. 1,800 on the 2017 Inc. 5000 With Three-Year Sales Growth of 215%

HOUSTON, TX, UNITED STATES , August 29, 2017 / — Inc. magazine today ranked Maxx Builders NO. 1,800 on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small and midsized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

“We are extremely proud of the recognition and growth to become the top in the commercial construction industry across the Texas region. This award is a testament to our superior client service and the hard work and dedication of our Team. We will continue to rapidly grow into new markets and aggressively expand our top tier service regionally.” – Harris Khan, President

The 2017 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 16) is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year average growth of 481%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $206 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 619,500 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

"The Inc. 5000 is the most persuasive evidence I know that the American Dream is still alive,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “The founders and CEOs of the Inc. 5000 tell us they think determination, risk taking, and vision were the keys to their success, and I believe them.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 10 through 12, 2017 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, CA. Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as former Ford president Alan Mullaly, FUBU CEO and founder and “Shark Tank” star Daymond John, Dollar Shave Club founder Michael Dubin, researcher and #1 New York Times bestseller Brené Brown, and Gravity Payments’ founder and CEO Dan Price.

“Maxx Builders is proud to lead the market in providing the best design and build project delivery in the commercial construction industry across the Texas region. Having a keen eye for quality, innovation and service, Maxx Builders has built a strong reputation as a builder of trust. As the industry evolves, we will steadily diversify our skill set to distinguish us from our competitors while catering to our valued customers as we build commercial projects that improve both the quality and remarkable building structures.”

Contact: Claire Lee
Marketing Specialist, Maxx Builders

Claire Lee
Maxx Builders
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The Military is near and dear to my heart. Earning my MRP Certification means a lot. What better way to show my Military clients that I am educated and have the experience it takes to serve Veterans?”

— Christian Iturbe

CHESAPEAKE, VIRGINIA, USA, August 29, 2017 / — Christian Iturbe is a resplendent and superb Real Estate Agent and Associate Broker with Howard Hanna Real Estate in the Hampton Roads community of Virginia, located at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.

Christian is a highly esteemed and revered United States Navy Veteran with an intense passion to work with other Veterans and Active Service Members that are looking to buy or sell a home in his service areas.

Christian was born in Jersey City, New Jersey and attended Jordan High School in Durham, North Carolina. He joined the Navy because he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do with his life. He didn’t want to be in school and did not want to work an hourly job, so he made his decision and went to Basic Training at the Recruit Training Center in San Diego, where he adhered to the mission of the Recruit Training Command, which is embodied in the Recruit Division Commander's Creed: "These recruits are entrusted to my care. I will train them to the best of my ability. I will develop them into smartly disciplined, physically fit, basically trained sailors. I will instill in them, and demonstrate by my own example, the highest standard of Honor, Courage, and Commitment."

There, Christian learned about seamanship, shipboard firefighting and military rank structure. He was then assigned to NATTC Millington, Tennessee, in a prerequisite course for the next sequence of academic preparation, which included advanced mathematics and communications.

Christian was then transferred to Operations Specialist (OS) ‘A” School at Dam Neck in Virginia Beach, where he went through advanced naval warfare training. Most OS billets are assigned to warships. He says, “I learned my Navy job there and it was very exciting and interesting to understand the scope of Naval Warfare. As an OS, I learned to work in the Combat Information Center (CIC) of Naval Warships.”

Christian arrived to his first ship, the USS Shreveport (LPD-12) in late 1991 and was part of a team of highly trained Sailors who were responsible for coordinating tactical procedures through the use of satellite and radio communications as well as using radar to track and report other ships and aircraft operating nearby. His first deployment was to the Mediterranean Sea. The ship was part of a Marine Amphibious Readiness group. “We carried Marines.” He says, “Their amphibious landing vehicles, trucks, helicopters, and support apparatus – the US always maintains a military presence all around the world.”

During his second deployment onboard, the ship was directed to Mogadishu, Somalia for Operation Restore Hope – where he helped coordinate amphibious operations. His team worked around the clock to ensure the safety of the landing teams involved in the amphibious operations. In early 1995, at the end of his enlistment he returned to Durham, North Carolina.

Christian had married his high school sweetheart, Kerry, right after boot camp. They had three sons, Andrew, Joseph and Nicholas, and he wanted to spend more time with his family.

Christian worked a series of jobs prior to the devastating path that Hurricane Fran left in its wake, which left him struggling without a job and transportation. He decided to reenlist in 1997 – where he was sent to Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia. He spent two months being processed back into the Navy. He was then sent to the Aviation Electronics Technician (AT) “A” School in Pensacola, Florida. Once completed with advanced electronics training in April of 1998, he transferred to Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Light 48 (HSL-48) in Mayport, Florida, where he spent the next 4 years helping to repair and maintain fifteen SH-60B helicopters while at the same time making 2 more deployments. His fourth son, Christian, was born during this tour.

Christian then transferred to Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach in 2002. Along the way, he attended Microminiature (2M) Electronics Repair School. He became an integral part of an elite group of technicians who performed high reliability repair functions of sensitive military avionics components.

In 2005, he transferred to USS Wasp (LHD-1) for a year and subsequently onto his next few commands, AIMD Norfolk and FRC Oceana, all the while as a Microminiature Repair Technician. In his Navy Career, Christian deployed 7 times; twice on the USS Shreveport (LPD-12) to the Mediterranean in 1991 and 1993; once on USS Kauffman (FFG-59) in 1999; once on USS McInerney (FFG-8) 2001; once on USS George Washington (CVN-73) in 2008 ; once on USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) in 2009; and once on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) in 2010. Soon after his last homecoming he transferred on more time to FRC Oceana for the last two years in service to our country and retired in 2013.

During those deployments, Christian got the opportunity to visit Cuba, Puerto Rico, Antigua, Bahamas, Panama, Ecuador, Brazil, Chile, the Canary Islands, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Ukraine, Israel, Egypt, Dubai and Bahrain.

Christian says, “I have been interested in Real Estate since I was a kid. Agents seemed to enjoy their work. I needed a job that wasn’t 9-5 and couldn’t stand the thought of being stuck in an office all day so I got my real estate license and now I work with Howard Hanna. The Military is near and dear to my heart. Earning my Military Relocation Professional (MRP) certification means a lot. What better way to show my Military clients that I am educated and have the experience it takes to serve Veterans? I was on one side and now on this side. I’m going to help them find a nice place to live, trust me.”

Christian is a full-time Realtor® and serves the communities of Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Suffolk.

For more information about “Military Friendly Agent Christian Iturbe”, please visit these important websites:

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Howard Hanna Real Estate
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Level Office provides workspace for displaced Houston office workers

HOUSTON, TX, UNITED STATES, August 29, 2017 / — Coworking company Level Office is offering a week of free coworking space to entrepreneurs, small business owners, and other working professionals displaced by Hurricane Harvey, as well as discounted short-term office space. The company’s Theater District office building was able to reopen to clients and displaced office workers on Tuesday, August 29, and its Scanlan Building location is expected to reopen later in the week.

“We know how important it is to have a productive workspace, and we want to help fellow business owners get back to work as quickly and affordably as possible,” said Level Office Founder Bill Bennett.

In addition to offering discounted temporary space for Houston entrepreneurs and professionals, the company is offering free meeting space for first responder teams and nonprofit organizations assisting the city’s recovery.

“Houston is a strong city full of passionate, entrepreneurial people, and we at Level Office know the city will pull together and recover from this tragedy,” Bennett said. “We stand with Houston and are here for our clients and the city’s business community.”

About Level Office
Level Office provides fully-furnished, technology-equipped, and affordable workspace to small businesses, entrepreneurs, and enterprise companies. Level Office members have access to 17 locations in downtown Alexandria, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Nashville, Pittsburgh, San Diego, and Seattle. For more information, please visit

Diane Karadsheh
Level Office
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Boston, MA – August 2017 – AUCTION MOBILITY was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award at the 14th Annual International Business Awards (IBAs).

BOSTON, MA, UNITED STATES, August 29, 2017 / — The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. The 2017 IBAs looked at organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – from more than 60 nations and territories. The IBAs are nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned”. Thousands of organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were considered in a wide range of categories. Auction Mobility won Gold in the Mobile Site & App category.

“Winning the highest-level Stevie Award at the International Business Awards is an honor, and a testament to the great clients we get to work with every day” said Jeremy Paradise, Auction Mobility CEO. “We’ve built an auction platform for our clients that is easy to use and that enables them to significantly increase new auction registrations, participation and revenue.”

Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 200 executive judges worldwide who participated on 12 juries. The judges had great things to say about Auction Mobility’s platform:

“Overall clearly designed and communicates well.”
“Definitely a revolution in the auction industry. Great work!”
“Great app! Very user friendly and creative.”
“It has also a payment process that enables customers to finish the deal in one platform!”

“The IBA judges from across the world were highly impressed with the nominations they reviewed this year. With the level of achievement documented in the nominations, the Stevie Awards are proud to honor organizations that demonstrate a high level of achievement in a variety of industries” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

Auction Mobility is the leader in white-label auction software. Auction Mobility’s best-in-class solutions increase bidder participation and auction house revenue. As a global provider in over 22 countries, Auction Mobility’s solutions are engineered to provide clients the most innovative auction experience. Auction Mobility’s platform promotes its clients’ brand across their website, tablet and mobile apps. Auction Mobility make it easy for people to find, access and buy from its clients. Learn more about Auction Mobility at

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

Ben Reese
Auction Mobility
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Real Living Cypress Realty Distinguished Among America's Best in Service Excellence

Bob Wade of Real Living Cypress Realty

The Fort Myers real estate professionals at Real Living Cypress Realty have achieved national distinction for providing outstanding customer service.

This award truly honors the hard work and dedication of our agents who ensure every single client receives the best customer service experience for every one of our clients”

— Real Living Cypress Realty Broker Bob Wade

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA, USA, August 29, 2017 / — Real Living Cypress Realty is being honored among America’s Top 35 real estate brokerages firms based on service excellence. Cypress Realty has been recognized with a national QE Award (pronounced “Quie”) which measures and independently verifies excellence in the delivery of the highest levels of customer satisfaction and service quality in real estate in North America,” according to Quality Service Certification, Inc. (QSC), creators of the award.

The 2017 QE Award recognizes the Top 5 Large Companies, the Top 10 Midsize Companies and the Top 20 Small Companies, spanning 22 states, from Florida to California and Minnesota to Texas, and includes some of the most respected independent and well-known national and regional brand names.

“This award truly honors the hard work and dedication of our agents who ensure every single client receives the best customer service experience for every one of our clients,” said Bob Wade, Broker, Owner Real Living Cypress Realty in Fort Myers, Florida. “Winning a QE Award from Quality Service Certification puts us among the best real estate companies in America and is perhaps the highest honor any brokerage in real estate can receive,” he added.

The 2017 QE Award is based upon the results of an independent survey limited solely to buyers and sellers who were in a real estate transaction that actually closed with participating real estate companies from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016. Quality Service Certification, Inc. and Leading Research Corporation, San Juan Capistrano, CA administer the survey process to ensure that every past customer is surveyed, preventing agents or the company from interference or influence in any way.

“At a time when consumers are seeking transparency, greater accountability, and trusted information to help them make better, more informed decisions and choices, Real Living Cypress Realty has elected to participate in service assessments and feedback following every transaction, which is setting a new and better standard for excellence,” said Kevin C. Romito, President, Quality Service Certification, Inc.

“Real Living Cypress Realty is not just raising the bar for customer service; they’ve committed to a whole new standard, knowing consumers are tired of seeing meaningless perfect reviews where every agent has a 5-star rating,” Romito adds. “We believe that in a consumer-centric world, the higher standard for gauging excellence in professional services should authentically measure how well each customer is served, not just how much business is done.”

Larry Romito, Chairman, CEO, notes that the QE Award is based upon the aggregated overall Customer Satisfaction Rating of all returned surveys of real customers where every past customer has been surveyed without selectivity, editing, deletion, cleansing or manipulation. “No other system exists in the real estate industry that can legitimately make that claim,” he said, noting that “accurate, reliable, independently validated survey results of individual agents” can be accessed by visiting

Quality Service Certification, Inc. created the QE Award to foster, encourage and recognize the highest levels of service quality and customer satisfaction. QSC, with its sister company Leading Research Corporation, assures the careful measurement and independent validation of service and satisfaction results.

Eligibility for the 2017 QE Award requires a minimum number of surveys sent and returned, which may be adjusted from year to year based upon market conditions and the number of participants. More than 30,000 real estate agents and 750 companies elected to participate in the customer satisfaction assessment survey process in 2016 for the 2017 QE Award.

About Quality Service Certification

Quality Service Certification, Inc., based in San Juan Capistrano, CA, provides the most accurate and valuable customer service measurement service for the real estate industry, having conducted more than 2 million customer satisfaction surveys of real estate agents. QSC offers consumers the only complete, reliable and unbiased picture of participating agents’ overall and detailed customer service satisfaction history. QSC provides real estate agents the timely and detailed feedback they need to both improve and maintain their highest levels of professional service. For brokerages, QSC offers a Performance Management Platform that helps firms better influence, manage and control professional activities that they can otherwise not see – resulting in measurably better, more satisfying and a more valued customer service experience. Founded in 2000, accurate, reliable, independently validated survey results of individual agents from QSC can be accessed by visiting

Ben Bremen
Realty News & Info
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