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Michi Olson Named Among Most Influential in Real Estate

December 23, 2013

Congratulations to Michi Olson, Alain Pinel Realtors Vice President of Relocation and Business Development, for being named on the Inman News Top 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders list for 2014. Michi is being recognized for her work in relocation, with an emphasis on the insight she brings based on her international experience. Michi was chosen earlier this year to speak on a panel on working with international buyers at Inman Connect in San Francisco. She will again be speaking at Inman Connect in New York in 2014.

Announced today, this is not the first time an Alain Pinel Relators leader has been named to the Inman 100. Paul Hulme, President and CEO, was named to this list in 2010 and 2011. The Inman 100 report recognizes those who “who embody leadership, ingenuity, strength, conviction, power, persistence, perseverance and progress.”  It identifies and honors those whose words and actions can shape and move the real estate industry toward change.
Inman News accepted and reviewed hundreds of reader nominations via an open, online nominations process. An Inman News in-house review and selection process considered reader-selected nominees and also suggested additional individuals worthy of consideration.
For more information about the Inman 100 list, visit http://www.inman.com/inman100.
For Michi’s full bio, visit: http://www.apr.com/Leadership-Team#Michi-Olson

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Michi Olson Earns Top Honor at International Real Estate Conference

March 27, 2013

Alain Pinel Realtors Vice President Receives Hall of Fame from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®


Michi Olson, Senior Global Mobility Specialist (SGMS)®  and Vice President of Relocation and Business Development of Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) is the recipient of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Hall of Fame Award, the top individual honor that was presented at the network’s Annual Conference at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The event was part of the network’s Conference Week, which attracted a sell-out crowd of nearly 2,000 top real estate professionals from 17 countries.
The Hall of Fame Award is the most prestigious of three individual service awards which formally acknowledge contributions such as committee involvement, presentations at network conferences, and service on various advisory councils and boards. Michi Olson, who serves as Chairperson of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Advisory Council, also presented at the conference on securing incoming corporate relocation opportunities.
“We are honored to present Michi with this award in recognition of her significant contributions to the network and for her willingness to share talent, expertise and time with fellow affiliates. It is because of the generous contributions of industry leaders like Michi that our organization thrives,” said Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® President/CEO Pam O’Connor.
“Michi is one of the most highly respected professionals in relocation,” said Rainy Hake, Executive Vice President of Alain Pinel Realtors. “A proven leader, this award is a testament to the expertise and hard work she brings to not only our firm but the entire industry.” In her role as Vice President of Relocation and Business Development, Olson oversees the brokerage’s corporate relocation network and e-commerce division as well as develops new strategic business opportunities and initiatives.
Alain Pinel Realtors is a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the largest network of premier locally-branded firms producing over $234 billion in annual home sales.  LeadingRE provides its affiliates with an extensive range of brokerage services, which include lead generation, cross-market referrals, branding support, luxury marketing, online exposure, technology systems, and industry-leading professional development.

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SIRVA Honors Alain Pinel Realtors with Performance Award

December 13, 2012

Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) is proud to announce the company’s Relocation Department has received the 2012 SIRVA supplier award for “Performance.” The award was announced at the SIRVA Supplier Reception at the Worldwide ERC Global Workforce Symposium in Washington D.C. earlier this year. SIRVA, Inc. is a leading worldwide provider of company relocation services and moving solutions, providing more than 300,000 relocations per year to companies, government employees, and individual consumers.
APR received the honor for exceeding all performance Service Level Agreements, demonstrated by its ability to sell SIRVA transfer properties for the best possible price in the shortest amount of time.

“I am so proud of our dynamic staff and our entire team of agents for their incredible service,” said Michi Olson, APR’s Vice President of Relocation and Business Development. “This award reflects the commitments that all our professionals at APR value – providing only the highest level of service for our clients.”
Criteria for the award is based on the stringent performance goals of SIRVA suppliers including a Broker Market Analysis (BMA) variance under 8.0%, a BMA turn-time under 48 hours, a Most Probably Selling Price (MPSP) vs. Original Listing Price (OLP) variance under 3.0%, less than 90 days average on market, and an amended rate over 85%. APR, serving once of the largest volume markets for SIRVA, exceeded these goals with a 4.0% BMA variance, 44 hour BMA turn-time, 1.9% MPSP vs. OLP variance, 60 days average on market and a 89% amended rate.

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APR’s Michi Olson Appointed Chairperson of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Advisory Council

May 22, 2012

Michi Olson, SGMS, of Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) has been appointed Chairperson of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Advisory Council. The Advisory Council is a leadership group comprised of top business development professionals who share their expertise with the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) management team, mentor other members, and serve as ambassadors for the network’s numerous programs available to its member real estate firms. Chicago-based LeadingRE is a global network of 550 premier real estate firms with 4,600 offices and 140,000 sales associates in more than 30 countries around the world.
Olson, who served as the Council’s Vice Chairperson last year, assumed her role as Chairperson following the network’s Annual Conference in March. She serves as Vice President of Business Development and Relocation for APR, the largest privately-owned and independent residential real estate company in California.
“Michi brings an extraordinary level of professionalism and dedication to her role as Chairperson, helping ensure that we continue to offer our members the most relevant programs to support their efforts to assist home buyers and sellers – whether locally, across the country or around the world,” said Erin Koops, LeadingRE executive director, Network Services. “Her reputation as an industry leader is well deserved, and we are honored to have her serve in this capacity.”
“We at APR are proud to be a member of this great network of independent real estate firms around the world, and it will be an honor to serve as Chairperson for the Leading RE Advisory Council,” said Olson.

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Michi Olson Named Vice Chairperson of LeadingRE Advisory Council

February 2, 2011

Michi Olson, APR’s Vice President of Business Development and Relocation, has been appointed vice chairperson of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Advisory Council. The Advisory Council is a leadership group comprised of top business development professionals who offer their talent and feedback to the LeadingRE management team, mentor other members, and serve as ambassadors for the network regarding the various tools and benefits available to members.
Michi, who assumes her role as vice chairman this March, serves as APR’s primary point-of-contact for company-wide relocation services, including our affiliation with LeadingRE. She manages APR’s corporate relocation network and assists thousands of families annually when they move from one state to another for work purposes, or increasingly, to global destinations in job-related moves. She is also responsible for developing new strategic business opportunities and initiatives for APR.
Joining Michi on the Advisory Council are 11 other real estate professionals from around the country.

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APR Nominated for Prestigious National Real Estate Award

May 27, 2009

SARATOGA, CAAlain Pinel Realtors is proud to announce it was a nominee for the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Diamond Award. Only 23 of 700 member real estate firms received this honor. The Diamond Award is presented annually to the member company that has most actively participated in all of LeadingRE’s business offerings.
“To be nominated for this award is a true distinction,” notes Pam O’Connor, President/CEO of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. “These firms represent some of the finest in the industry – those that are progressive, engaged and committed to delivering the most comprehensive and responsive service to their clients.”
“We are excited to be a member of this great network of independent real estate firms around the world and honored to be chosen for this high honor,” said Larry Knapp, President and COO of Alain Pinel Realtors.
As a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, Alain Pinel Realtors is affiliated with the finest real estate firms worldwide. The relationship enables Alain Pinel Realtors to assist individuals relocating to virtually any community in the U.S. or abroad, with services including real estate assistance, destination orientation programs, mortgage assistance, household goods transportation and more. The affiliation also allows Alain Pinel Realtors to manage corporate employee relocation accounts through RELO Direct®, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World’s corporate relocation company.