Terri Kotaska Joins RE/MAX Alliance Group
SARASOTA, FLORIDA – Realtor Terri Kotaska has joined the Sarasota office of RE/MAX Alliance Group as a team member with Broker-Associate Dennis Kotaska, one of the top 3 percent of RE/MAX agents worldwide.
Terri brings to the team an impressive background as a sales and marketing executive for new homes and condominiums in Chicago and Florida, generating $19.2 million to $30 million in individual sales annually.
Her achievements earned her four Diamond Awards, the highest sales award presented by the Chicago Home Builders Association.
During her 26-year career, Terri advanced to Director of Sales for a regional Chicago area home builder, where she was responsible for 350 to 400 home sales and led a 22-member sales team. Later, as Director of Sales for the Central and Southwest Florida Region for a multi-state real estate developer, she was responsible for $101.8 million in annual sales volume for three communities.
Terri’s experience in developing marketing strategies for residential communities, including advertising, public relations, model merchandising and pricing, brings a decided advantage in marketing her listings. She is a former Executive Committee Member of the Sales & Marketing Council of the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago and current member of the Sarasota Board of Realtors. A Certified Sales Professional (CSP), she rounded out her education through the Sales & Marketing Education Program of the Institute of Residential Marketing.
Her genuine love of matching people with the right home and community is one of the reasons for her success. This aligns perfectly with Dennis Kotaska's focus on customer service. Her husband of 25 years, Dennis is the third generation of his family in building and real estate. His 40+ year career includes the sale and building of more than 10,000 homes in Chicago and the Florida Gulf Coast. His grandfather was a builder in the 1930s and 1940s and his parents owned a real estate brokerage in Chicago, where Dennis worked for many years. His background includes residential, commercial, industrial and new home sales and management, which culminated in opening American Homes and becoming a Certified Green Home Builder. Dennis joined RE/MAX Alliance Group, whose passion and integrity reflect his own way of thinking and working with his clients.
The Kotaskas are located in the RE/MAX Alliance Group Sarasota office at 2000 Webber Street, Sarasota, Florida 34239. To learn more about how they can put their experience to work for you, please visit www.SarasotaHousing.com or email Homes@Dennis4Florida.com. Terri can be reached at (941) 907-8207 and Dennis can be reached at (941) 840-1147.
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Dennis Kotaska of RE/MAX Alliance Group of Florida
EARNS PRESTIGIOUS DESIGNATION TO HELP HOMEOWNERS IN DANGER OF FORECLOSURE
REALTOR Dennis Kotaska of RE/MAX Alliance Group of Florida has earned the prestigious Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation, having completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance and short sales. This is invaluable expertise to offer at a time when the area is ravaged by “distressed” homes in the foreclosure process.
Short sales allow the cash-strapped seller to repay the mortgage at the price that the home sells for, even though it is lower than what is owed on the property. With plummeting property values, this can save many people from foreclosure and even bankruptcy. More and more lenders are willing to consider short sales because they are much less costly than foreclosures.
In the Venice and Sarasota areas, more homes are in danger of foreclosing. It is happening in all price ranges. Local experts say that even high-priced homes are not immune.
“This CDPE designation has been invaluable as I work with sellers and lenders on complicated short sales,” said REALTOR Dennis Kotaska. “It is so rewarding to be able to help sellers save their homes from foreclosure.”
Alex Charfen, founder of the Distressed Property Institute in Boca Raton, Fla., said that Realtors® such as Kotaska with the CDPE designation have valuable training in short sales that can offer the homeowner much better alternatives to foreclosure, which virtually destroys the credit rating. These experts also may better understand market conditions and can help sellers through the emotional experience, he said.
The Distressed Property Institute opened in January 2008 and provides training on-site and online. The CDPE is the premier designation for Realtors helping homeowners in distress and handling short sales.
“Our goal is to educate as many people as possible so we can help as many homeowners as possible,” Charfen said.
For more information about how we can help you purchase or sell a distressed home, contact Dennis Kotaska at RE/MAX Alliance Group