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As originally published on Forbes 
By Anthony Hitt, President & CEO, Engel & Völkers Americas

There are countless articles and books extolling the importance of organizational culture, but when it comes down to defining what culture is and what sets one company’s culture apart from another’s, things become a bit more nebulous. Is it the people? Is it certain operating standards? The client experience? I believe it’s a combination of these and other factors that coalesce to form the unique DNA that makes up each organization’s brand identity.

When a client walks into an Engel & Völkers shop, be it in Belize, Minneapolis or Budapest, they can expect a certain look, feel and experience. Similarly, when that client is looking for a home across the

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As originally featured on Inman News
By Anthony Hitt, President & CEO, Engel & Völkers Americas 

As the real estate industry continues to evolve, the importance and value of delivering an exceptional client experience has never been higher.

Yet, every day seems to bring a new entrant to the market that claims to provide better, faster transactions — without the need for human touch.

But real estate will always be deeply human with great service marked by standout personal service. With all of the noise in the market today it has never been more important for real estate professionals to deliver a luxury experience to every client they work with.

However, as the real estate industry has evolved, so has the definition of luxury and what it

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E&V News 

10 Most Affordable Cities for the Fastest-Growing Careers: Is Your Job on This Lucky List?
Realtor.com
Homeownership is one of the reasons we shell out thousands for a good education, spend endless hours studying for certification tests, and smile through excruciating networking events.

$2.7 Million Homes in Massachusetts, Idaho and New Mexico
The New York Times
This 1860 home, a former setting of a school for young children, is on the edge of Concord’s historic district, a 10-minute walk from the center of town and less than an hour northwest of Boston.

Engel & Völkers Recognizes 2017 Top Award Winners in Americas
REP Magazine
“Engel & Völkers continues to attract dynamic real estate professionals with a true passion for what we do every day,” said

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E&V News 

15 Common Real Estate Misconceptions and What Newcomers Need to Know
Forbes
Successful executives in the real estate industry from Forbes Real Estate Council share firsthand tips & insights.

How Are Fintech and Proptech Changing the Real Estate Industry in 2018?
Forbes
To see how these technologies will weave their way into the real estate market, 10 members of Forbes Real Estate Council share their own views on how fintech and proptech developments are altering the way you do business this year.

A Belgian Castle Famously Painted by Peter Paul Rubens Is for Sale
Bloomberg Pursuits
Who else can say a picture of their house is hanging in London’s National Gallery?

West Lake Hills, Texas, Has a Small-Town Feel With Easy Access to Downtown

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

When you're on the hunt for a new home, the town over might have some nice condos, Craftsmen or Colonials for sale, but on-the-market cultural heritage sites are much harder to come by. Located in Elewijt, Belgium, a castle once owned by 17th-century master Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens is currently listed by Engel & Völkers Mechelen, and it's oozing with all the priceless stonework, elaborate fireplaces and art history imaginable.

Dating back to 1304 and originally known as Castle Het Steen, Rubens lived in this home with his second wife Helena Fourment for the last five years of his life from 1635-1640. He redesigned the entire castle in a Flemish Renaissance style, after which the castle became known as Rubens

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E&V News

Housing Market Always Upbeat in Toronto’s ‘Paradise Islands’
The Globe and Mail
Market watchers say buyers and sellers in all price segments are trying to assess the market's reaction to new, more stringent rules surrounding uninsured mortgages.

Belgian Castle of Flemish Artist Peter Paul Rubens Selling for $4 Million
Mansion Global
From an estate outside Brussels, Flemish Baroque artist Peter Paul Rubens, aging and arthritic, set to work painting the bucolic landscape surrounding his newly acquired seven-bedroom castle.

Exploring Lisbon and Its Surrounding Areas
Mansion Global
Lisbon, one of Europe’s oldest cities, has an abundance of charm: its steep, cobblestoned streets, baroque and sometimes crumbling buildings, historic cafes and bakeries make

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By Dean Poritzky, License Partner, Engel & Völkers Wellesley

Generate excitement about your listing by accentuating what makes it rare and irreplaceable

Historic homes have long attracted homeowners for their classic architecture, original features and storied pasts. However, listing and selling historic homes requires a unique approach that creates context for the property and caters to the home’s attributes and assets.

Now, many years into showing and selling the historical homes and estates that characterize New England and the Greater Boston area, I’ve put together a list of three tips for selling these unique estates.

1. Emphasize quality

They just don’t make them like they used to. More so than any specific feature, historic homes

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E&V News

A Tudor Mansion on a Large Vancouver Lot
The Globe and Mail
By paying attention to detail, Vancouver home is modernized without sacrificing its charm. 

These Properties Have Serious Altitude
Sylvanus Urban
With the ski season in motion, Sylvanus Urban spoke with ski property expert Steven Lafave, License Partner at Engel & Völkers Tremblant, on the ins and outs of shopping for a dream winter getaway.

Hut, Hut, Price Hike! Does Hosting a Super Bowl Have a Super Impact on Home Sales?
Realtor.com
Super Bowls are far more than just epic sporting events. 

Special Report: The Keys to a Strong Company Culture
Inman
Creating an environment that promotes retention, productivity and happiness.

Engel & Völkers Adds to Expansion Team
RISMedia
Engel &

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E&V News

Bungalow in ‘Rosedale of Aurora’ Retains Value in Slow Market
The Globe and Mail
Bungalows rarely come to market in the west end of Aurora, Ont., which is about a 30-minute drive north of Toronto, so this custom residence on a half-acre lot drummed up a full price offer after welcoming just three visitors in November.

Timbaland Picks Up New $3 Million Pair of Luxury 'Sky Homes' in Miami
People
One of Miami’s most exclusive luxury buildings just locked down its artist in residence.

A River Runs Through This Stunning Utah Ranch
Toronto Star 
Nature gets a helping hand to give ranch owners the maximum benefit of a waterfront home.

Old House, New Tricks: How to Sell a Historic Home
Inman
Generate excitement about your listing by accentuating what

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E&V News

Are Property Agents Still Needed in Today's Digital Age?
RNEWS
The boom of the digital age has opened up many doors to the way we buy and sell property. 

Americas

The Home Equity Loan Interest Deduction Is Dead. What Does It Mean for Homeowners?
Marketplace
The new Republican tax reform bill makes a number of significant changes to the tax code, including doing away with the deduction for the interest paid on home equity loans. 

The Haider-Moranis Bulletin: The Real Estate Market Is Quite Resilient and 2017 Proved It
Financial Post
A close look at numbers from the Canadian Real Estate Association bodes well for the housing year ahead. 

International

By 2032, China Will Surpass US to Become World's Largest Economy: Report
The Real Deal 

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