Congratulations to to Beth Goldsmith Recipient of UPSTAR Community Service Award!

2013 Beth Fort Wayne REALTOR

Congratulations to North Eastern Group REALTOR®, Beth Goldsmith, who was chosen by the Upstate Alliance of REALTORS® as the recipient of the community service award at the 100 Year Anniversary Celebration. Beth, owner of Sold by the Gold, has shown her commitment to numerous local charities and the Fort Wayne community. Just a few of the organizations that benefit from Beth’s passion and dedication are:

Allen County Education Partnership

American Cancer Society
Cancer Services of Allen County

Catherine Kasper Place W.O.W. Garden Project

Community Transportation Network

Habitat for Humanity

Indiana University Breast Cancer and Genetic Research
Indiana University Race for a Cure

Parkview Regional Hospital, Women’s Health Foundation
Parkview Regional Hospital Foundation for a Cure
Race Across American, Ride for a Cure
Ride Across Indiana for a Cure
Vera Bradley Breast Cancer Research Foundation

After Beth lost her sister and business partner to breast cancer in 2003, she decided to donate $100 to breast cancer research at Indiana University School of Medicine, the premiere breast cancer research group in the country, for every closed transaction. Beth went even further in 2009 when she participated on the “Survive 2 Thrive” Vera Bradley Team in the Race Across America as they raced 3021 miles from Oceanside, California to Annapolis, Maryland. The Race Across America is known as the world’s toughest bike race. Beth and her mother are now both breast cancer survivors, and Sold by the Gold has been able to contribute over $100,000 to breast cancer research over the years. North Eastern Group Realty congratulates Beth on her award and the exemplary way she cares for her clients and conducts her business, and we join UPSTAR in acknowledging her achievements.

At North Eastern Group Realty, we are prepared to assist our clients with their significant Fort Wayne real estate decisions. Our corporate commitment is to provide real knowledge, proven experience and professional, quality service. To search all Fort Wayne homes for sale or find a Fort Wayne REALTOR®, visit our website at NorthEasternGroup.com.

North Eastern Group Realty is Fort Wayne’s largest independent real estate company located at 10808 La Cabreah Lane, Fort Wayne, IN 46845.

‘Tis the Season for Giving Back!

Christmas Family

When North Eastern Group Realty was founded in 2008, the management team and growing team of agents was committed to finding opportunities to give back to the Fort Wayne community. Reta Todd, REALTOR® has organized the efforts to support a family in need through the Christmas Bureau for the last 4 years. Reta has worked tirelessly and the fabulous North Eastern Group REALTORS® have responded generously. It is wonderful to think of the excitement a young mother and her 3 very young daughters will experience on Christmas morning as a result.

Another tradition that has begun is the canned good drive for the Community Harvest Food Bank that is featured at our annual Christmas Open House. It is a great reminder of how blessed we are before we partake in the fabulous food prepared by the Oyster Bar that many in our community go without.

Community Harvest

Winston Churchill famously said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

At North Eastern Group Realty, we are prepared to assist our clients with their significant Fort Wayne real estate decisions. Our corporate commitment is to provide real knowledge, proven experience and professional, quality service. To search all Fort Wayne homes for sale or find a Fort Wayne REALTOR® visit our website at NorthEasternGroup.com.

North Eastern Group Realty is Fort Wayne’s largest independent real estate company located at 10808 La Cabreah Lane, Fort Wayne, IN 46845.

North Eastern Group REALTORS® Celebrate Christmas with our Annual Christmas Open House!

Bob and Kathy

The evening of Thursday December 5th, The North Eastern Group and North Eastern Group Realty hosted their 5th annual Christmas Open House. Over 400 clients and friends joined us to celebrate the holiday season and he blessings of 2013. Pictured above are Kathy Hartman from Granite Ridge Builders and Bob Wartenbe from Titan Title, just a few of the many guests who joined the celebration.

2013 has been a recovery year for housing and development. North Eastern Group Realty has had the honor of serving in excess of a thousand clients this year. Inventory levels in Fort Wayne and Allen County have come down and we are now seeing a balanced market meaning that the market is not excessively favoring either buyers or sellers. Most industry experts expect the next few years to remain strong.

When North Eastern Group Realty was founded in 2008 it was our mission to “Change the way Fort Wayne views real estate with real knowledge, proven experience and professional, quality service.” To accomplish this we have sought after the most ethical, professional and qualified Fort Wayne Realtors®. We are proud of and thankful for the team of professionals that we have assembled. We look forward to 2014 and helping many more families make their real estate dreams come true!

At North Eastern Group Realty, we are prepared to assist our clients with their significant Fort Wayne real estate decisions. Our corporate commitment is to provide real knowledge, proven experience and professional, quality service. To search all Fort Wayne homes for sale or find a Fort Wayne REALTOR®, visit our website at NorthEasternGroup.com.

North Eastern Group Realty is Fort Wayne’s largest independent real estate company located at 10808 La Cabreah Lane, Fort Wayne, IN 46845.

Congratulations to Barb Umber from Homebound Meals!

By: Kim Ward

Home Bound Meals

Several years ago, I had the priviledge of being invited to serve on the Homebound Meals Board of Directors. What a worthwhile organization run by talented and compassionate individuals! The Homebound Meals, Inc. program began service in Fort Wayne on March 1, 1971 from Lutheran Hospital with four meals. Within a month, another route was started at St. Anne’s Nursing Home. By August of the same year, Lutheran Hospital had three routes, St. Anne’s Nursing Home had two routes, and one route was delivered from Turtle Creek South. By November, we delivered from Parkview Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital also. Volunteers were recruited from church and service groups. The Red Cross trained the volunteers.

Homebound Meals, Inc. now delivers fifteen routes each weekday with meals prepared at the Rehabilitation Hospital at Lutheran, St. Joseph Hospital, Parkview Behavioral Health, and Canterbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Homebound Meals, Inc. is a Not for Profit Organization. Clients pay a fee, which covers the cost of their meals. Many of our clients who are unable to pay for their meals receive them at a subsidized price. Drivers volunteer their time and use of their car to deliver the meals to the clients. Some of our drivers have been driving since the inception of the program in 1971. Many volunteer drivers have driven for 10, 20, and even over 35 years. The drivers are dedicated and caring, and are the backbone of the program.

At our last Board of Directors meeting, Brad Campbell from First Source Bank presented Barb Umber, the Executive Director with a check for $1000. First Source Bank is celebrating 150 Years in business by providing 150 Cheers. What a magnificent gift for such a valuable organization!

To donate or volunteer, visit http://homeboundmealsfw.org/cms/.

As the Managing Broker at North Eastern Group Realty, I am pleased to have the opportunity to support ongoing efforts to improve our Fort Wayne community. North Eastern Group Realty and the REALTORS® who work here are not only committed to making Fort Wayne a great place to live, but we prepared to assist our clients with their significant Fort Wayne real estate decisions. Our corporate commitment is to provide real knowledge, proven experience and professional, quality service. To search all Fort Wayne homes for sale or find a Fort Wayne REALTOR®, visit our website at NorthEasternGroup.com.

North Eastern Group Realty is Fort Wayne’s largest independent real estate company located at 10808 La Cabreah Lane, Fort Wayne, IN 46845.

Congratulations to Fort Wayne REALTOR® Jim Torres!

Jim Torres, Fort Wayne REALTOR

Congratulations to Jim Torres, Fort Wayne REALTOR®, who was elected to the 2014 Indiana Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors representing Region Three.

Jim Torres has been an active member of UPSTAR since 1992. He served as the President of UPSTAR in 2009 and the President of UPSTAR MLS in 2010. Prior to the state association’s reorganization, Jim served as an IAR Board Director and continues to attend IAR conferences regularly. He has served on numerous committees over the years and in 2011, Jim’s peers named him REALTOR® of the Year.

Jim has proven that he is committed to serving the REALTOR® community and we will all benefit from his election.

At North Eastern Group Realty, we are prepared to assist our clients with their significant Fort Wayne real estate decisions. Our corporate commitment is to provide real knowledge, proven experience and professional, quality service. To search all Fort Wayne homes for sale or find a Fort Wayne REALTOR®, visit our website at NorthEasternGroup.com.

North Eastern Group Realty is Fort Wayne’s largest independent real estate company located at 10808 La Cabreah Lane, Fort Wayne, IN 46845.

Talon’s Reach in Fort Wayne’s Perry Township Under Construction!

Talon’s Reach on Fort Wayne’s northeast side is currently under construction and will be available for building your new home in the next 60 days! This community will feature homes in the approximate range of $200,000 to $350,000. Minimum square footages are 1600 square foot for a ranch or 2000 square foot for a two story.

If you are driving along Hathaway Road, you may just miss this picturesque community as the developer left a 50 foot buffer of gorgeous trees along the entire northern property line. There is an entire cul-de-sac of exclusive opportunities to build your dream home over-looking several acres of wooded common area. These homes sites are truly phenomenal!

For more information, including a prce sheet and plat for this community contact Kim Ward @ 260-489-7095 x 347.

At North Eastern Group Realty, we are prepared to assist our clients with their significant Fort Wayne real estate decisions. Our corporate commitment is to provide real knowledge, proven experience and professional, quality service. To search all Fort Wayne homes for sale or find a Fort Wayne REALTOR®, visit our website at NorthEasternGroup.com.

North Eastern Group Realty is Fort Wayne’s largest independent real estate company located at 10808 La Cabreah Lane, Fort Wayne, IN 46845.

North Eastern Group REALTORS® Fulfill Dreams After Decades of Service

Ed and Christine, Fort Wayne REALTORS

Congratulations to Fort Wayne REALTORS®, Ed and Christine Schaefer who are fulfilling their dream of moving to warmer climates! They have been a huge part of the Fort Wayne community and have helped countless clients buy and sell homes. They have served the State and Local REALTOR® Associations on boards and committees, teaching classes, cooking chili to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity and Christine was even the Association president for a term.

They were a part of the dream that eventually became North Eastern Group Realty, which has grown to the largest independent real estate company in the Fort Wayne area. Ed and Christine’s many clients will be taken care of after they move by Mike Hostetler who is an excellent choice to continue the legacy they have built.

Saturday evening, Joe Zehr, owner of North Eastern Group Realty, acknowledged their contribution and the void they will leave behind with a plaque that read:

“In honor of 35 years of commitment to excellence in the real estate industry and for your invaluable contribution to the establishment of North Eastern Group Realty. May this next phase of your life be made up of many years of fond memories and proud moments of your achievements and contributions to the many families you have served in northeast Indiana.”

Ed and Christine, you will be missed!

At North Eastern Group Realty, we are prepared to assist our clients with their significant Fort Wayne real estate decisions. Our corporate commitment is to provide real knowledge, proven experience and professional, quality service. To search all Fort Wayne homes for sale or find a Fort Wayne REALTOR®, visit our website at NorthEasternGroup.com.

North Eastern Group Realty is Fort Wayne’s largest independent real estate company located at 10808 La Cabreah Lane, Fort Wayne, IN 46845.

North Eastern Group Realty Wins Reader’s Choice for Best Fort Wayne Real Estate Company!

Fort Wayne REALTORS

North Eastern Group Realty has earned first place for the second year in a row in the Real Estate Company category of the Readers’ Choice competition. The company is an
outgrowth of The North Eastern Group, a development company founded in 1962 by Joe Zehr, who remains a principal. Founded in 2008, the Realty division now boasts 55 REALTORS®.

Professionalism, knowledge, experience and a commitment to the community are key factors in the company’s success. North Eastern Group Realty is the fourth largest real estate company in FortWayne and the largest independent company. Their agents work almost exclusively by referral, which is a compliment they don’t take lightly.

The public has access to huge volumes of information today, but they are looking for wisdom, a trusted adviser that will be responsive and guide them through the home buying or selling process. North Eastern Group REALTORS® provide clients with expertise and service.

North Eastern Group Realty uses technological tools that help promote and market homes more effectively, maximizing the return on your investment. The company recognizes a strong Internet and social media presence is vital to capturing potential buyers.

It is a huge honor to be voted No. 1; it means their agents are doing a fabulous job serving their clients and that their clients recognize that.

At North Eastern Group Realty, they are prepared to assist our clients with their significant Fort Wayne real estate decisions. Their corporate commitment is to provide real knowledge, proven experience and professional, quality service. To search all Fort Wayne homes for sale or find a Fort Wayne REALTOR®, visit their website at NorthEasternGroup.com.

North Eastern Group Realty is located at 10808 La Cabreah Lane, Fort Wayne, IN 46845.

North Eastern Group Realty is proud to welcome Lee Prescott!

Lee Prescott - Fort Wayne REALTOR

Lee Prescott – Fort Wayne REALTOR


North Eastern Group Realty is proud to welcome Lee Prescott! Lee is married to Sarah and they have two boys, Ethan and Jack. Lee began his work in real estate as a branch manager for PNC Bank in Churubusco, IN. While working at PNC Bank he financed both residential and commercial projects of all sizes making him a veteran of the real estate industry. After years in banking, Lee decided to go back to school and became a full time real estate agent. With a combined 6 years in the industry, his background in finance along with his superior knowledge of the local markets makes him a single point of contact for all your home buying needs.

Lee is a firm believer in service above self. He has been active as a community leader in many organizations in Whitley County, such as Churubusco Rotary Club, United Way and Junior Achievement which has allowed him to give back to the community. Lee says he has “met many amazing people thru these organizations that have taught me what it truly means to be a part of something larger than self and to fulfill the needs of others.”

When not hard at work for his clients or volunteering in the community, you will find Lee either cooking or spending quality time with his family. He shares a passion for sports with them whether they are actively participating, attending an event or simply watching them on TV. This love of sprots has helped instill a sense of teamwork and competition that has brought success to his career.

You can contact Lee at Lee@NorthEasternGroupRealty.com.

At North Eastern Group Realty, we are prepared to assist our clients with their significant Fort Wayne real estate decisions. Our corporate commitment is to provide real knowledge, proven experience and professional, quality service. To search all Fort Wayne homes for sale or find a Fort Wayne REALTOR®, visit our website at NorthEasternGroup.com.

North Eastern Group Realty is Fort Wayne’s largest independent real estate company located at 10808 La Cabreah Lane, Fort Wayne, IN 46845.

Everyone had a “Super” Time at the 2nd Annual North Eastern Group Realty Movie Night!

superman

A great time was had by all at the 2nd annual North Eastern Group Realty movie night at the Jefferson Pointe Carmike. Clients were invited by their North Eastern Group Realtors to watch the Superman movie to thank them for their business and/or referrals, both of which are compliments that we do not take for granted.

At North Eastern Group Realty we are dedicated to serving each client with real knowledge, proven experience and professional quality service. We know that buying or selling a home is one of the most significant decisions most people will ever make and we know how important it is to have a skilled professional to advise them through that process.

Thank-you to everyone who joined us for this fun evening and remember, we are never too busy to take excellent care of you, or your friends and family!

At North Eastern Group Realty, we are prepared to assist our clients with their significant Fort Wayne real estate decisions. Our corporate commitment is to provide real knowledge, proven experience and professional, quality service. To search all Fort Wayne homes for sale or find a Fort Wayne REALTOR®, visit our website at NorthEasternGroup.com.

North Eastern Group Realty is Fort Wayne’s largest independent real estate company located at 10808 La Cabreah Lane, Fort Wayne, IN 46845.