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CENTURY 21 REAL ESTATE SWEEPS J.D. POWER HOME BUYER/SELLER SATISFACTION STUDY FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR!

We are so proud to announce that CENTURY 21 Real Estate swept the annual J.D. Power 2015 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study awards for the second year in a row by receiving the highest ranking among national real estate firms across all four customer satisfaction segments in the study, including: First-Time Home-Buyer Satisfaction, Repeat Home-Buyer Satisfaction, First-Time Home-Seller Satisfaction and Repeat Home-Seller Satisfaction.

"This recognition demonstrates that consistency of service is in the DNA of our affiliated broker and sales associate network and it is a key differentiator when working with a CENTURY 21® professional," said Rick Davidson, president and chief executive officer of Century 21 Real Estate LLC. "As a leading global franchisor, we are not only selective about the independent companies and sales professionals who affiliate with us but we also emphasize the importance of building trusted bonds with consumers who visit a CENTURY 21 Office online or in person. Our focus is on depth, not breadth, when it comes to growing our iconic brand throughout the global marketplace."

CENTURY 21 Sbarra & Wells Earns Recognition as One of the Top CENTURY 21 Franchises Nationwide

Debi & Tom Sbarra Received Recognition at 2100 Club RetreatDebi and Tom Sbarra recently attended the annual 2100 Club retreat, a special business retreat sponsored by Century 21 Real Estate LLC for its top producing brokerage companies. As one of the top CENTURY 21 companies in the country, the owners of CENTURY 21 Sbarra & Wells attended the event held this year at the Four Seasons Resort in Palm Beach, FL.

10 Questions to Ask Home Inspectors

Before you make your final buying decision, you should have the home inspected by a professional. An inspection can alert you to potential problems with a property and allow you to make an informed decision. Ask these questions to prospective home inspectors:

1. Will your inspection meet recognized standards? Ask whether the inspection and the inspection report will meet all state requirements and comply with a well-recognized standard of practice and code of ethics, such as the one adopted by the American Society of Home Inspectors or the National Association of Home Inspectors. Customers can view each group’s standards of practice and code of ethics online at www.ashi.org or www.nahi.org. ASHI’s Web site also provides a database of state regulations.

2. Do you belong to a professional home inspector association? There are many state and national associations for home inspectors, including the two groups mentioned in No. 1. Unfortunately, some groups confer questionable credentials or certifications in return for nothing more than a fee. Insist on members of reputable, nonprofit trade organizations; request to see a membership ID.