RE/MAX Agent Patty Estill of Englewood, Florida, Earns Certified Investor Agent Specialist (CIAS) Designation

Englewood, Florida, Real Estate Agent Earns Certified Investor Agent Specialist Designation

Englewood, FL, September 16, 2011 --( Patty Estill, a Broker Associate in the Englewood office of RE/MAX Alliance Group, has earned the prestigious Certified Investor Agent Specialist™ (CIAS) designation. She has completed extensive training to provide solutions and expertise to real estate investors.

“For decades, investing in real estate has proven to be a consistent and stable way for individuals to build wealth,” Estill said. “Real estate investment supports a number of industries, including construction, retail and professional services, and is a strong way to energize and increase investment in our local economy.”

Investment and second-home properties comprised more than $300 billion in sales over the past 12 months, representing about 27 percent of all residential real estate transactions. In addition, in market conditions affected by mortgage industry challenges, 48 percent of investors made all-cash purchases.

“As markets face the challenges of distressed properties and a difficult economy, real estate investors have the opportunity to find productive deals while helping communities stabilize,” Estill said. “Investors provide much needed liquidity to the market, decrease vacancy rates, improve neighborhoods, and present solutions for homeowners who need to sell.”

With the CIAS training, Estill will help area residents build wealth through real estate investment, and will assist homeowners facing foreclosure in finding potential buyers for their properties.

RE/MAX Alliance Group is a full-service real estate company that has been serving the residential and commercial real estate needs of southwest Florida for more than 15 years. With more than 300 agents and employees in 10 offices, RE/MAX Alliance Group is the Number One RE/MAX in Florida based on transactions and volume, and the Number 10 RE/MAX in the nation based on transactions.

Estill can be reached at 2230 S. McCall Road, Englewood, Florida 34224. Telephone: (941) 473-8484 or (941) 628-5339.

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