Tiffany Comunale, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty, Featured in Top Agent Magazine

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (PRWEB) October 22, 2019

Tiffany Comunale, an award-winning Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty Sales Professional, was featured on the cover of Top Agent Magazine this month.

Top Agent Magazine features the top-producing and most accomplished professionals in the real estate industry, offering an in-depth look at their careers and providing a blueprint for their success.

With over a decade of experience in the real estate industry, Tiffany Comunale has been among the Top 8% of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Network agents nationwide and offers a vast array of experience in marketing of properties and finding buyers the right property. Her areas of expertise include new construction, luxury properties, relocation, investment property analysis, and foreclosures.

It is considered a privilege to be nominated and to receive the honor of being featured on the cover, as it speaks to a certain success level that all real estate agents strive for, according to Top Agent Magazine.

“I am humbled and honored for this special recognition. My success is a result of hard work, dedication to my profession, and being an ambassador for our thriving South Florida real estate market,” said Comunale.

“We are extremely proud of Tiffany and look forward to continuing to support her unwavering commitment to her customers and our profession,” said Pat Dahne, Regional Vice President, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty.

Tiffany Comunale works under the leadership of Colleen Stobinsky, Managing Broker – Coral Springs / Parkland Branch Sales Office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty located at 2780 University Drive, 3rd Floor, Coral Springs, Florida, 33065. Tiffany can be contacted at 954-612-1705, or

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty serves 21 counties throughout Florida with more than 40 locations and approximately 1,800 sales professionals. The full-service brokerage company, founded in 1999, is part of HomeServices of America, the nation’s premier provider of homeownership services. The company is a franchise member of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ network, one of the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name. The company offers residential and commercial services as well as seasonal rentals, property management, REO & Foreclosures, corporate relocations, referral services, title, home warranty plans, and personal concierge services. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty ranks in the Top 10 in the network nearly 50,000 Sales Professionals, 1,500 offices throughout 47 states. The company is the overall No. 1 fundraiser for The Sunshine Kids Foundation, having generated more than $3.6 million.

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American Consumer Credit Counseling Explains How to Improve Credit Scores

BOSTON (PRWEB) October 22, 2019

Having a good credit score is crucial to qualify for loans and credit cards. Many credit holders worry about low credit scores, and while improving a credit score might take some time, it can be done. To help, national nonprofit American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) explains some tips on how to improve credit scores.

“Credit scores are an indicator of a consumer’s ability to repay lenders, making them an important piece of information lenders analyze when deciding whether to issue a loan or credit card,” said Steve Trumble, President and CEO of American Consumer Credit Counseling. “The higher a consumer’s credit score, the more likely they are to qualify for loans and credit cards with lower interest rates.”

According to a recent study by Experian, the average credit score in Texas is 659, which is among one of the lowest scores in the United States. Consumers in Texas have an average of three credit cards and carry an average balance of $7,058.

ACCC explains seven tips that can help consumers improve their credit score

1. Timely payments – Stay on top of their bills and pay them on time. This includes rent, utilities, phone bills, car loans, and student loans.

2. Keep credit card balances low – Credit utilization ratios impact a consumer’s credit score. The ratio is calculated by adding all credit card balances and dividing that amount by the total credit limit.

3. Get a higher limit – Getting a higher limit while keeping the balance the same minimizes a consumer’s credit utilization ratio.

4. Limit credit card applications – It is important to only apply for credit cards as needed. Unnecessary credit can not only tempt consumers to accumulate debt but can also create inquiries on their credit report.

5. Hold on to unused credit cards – Keeping unused credit cards can increase a consumer’s credit utilization ratio, which can help improve their credit score. It is a strategic move as long as there are no annual fees.

6. Check credit reports – Consumers need to check their credit report for any inaccuracies as they can have a negative effect on their credit score. Errors on reports could bring their score down.

7. Leave old debts on the credit report – Old debt on a consumer’s report might help their score – as long as the payments were timely and completed.

ACCC is a 501(c)3 organization that provides free credit counseling, bankruptcy counseling, and housing counseling to consumers nationwide in need of financial literacy education and money management. For more information, contact ACCC:

  • For credit counseling, call 800-769-3571
  • For bankruptcy counseling, call 866-826-6924
  • For housing counseling, call 866-826-7180
  • Or visit us online at

About American Consumer Credit Counseling

American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) is a nonprofit credit counseling 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to empowering consumers to achieve financial management through credit counseling, debt management, bankruptcy counseling, housing counseling, student loan counseling and financial education concerning debt solutions. To help consumers reach their goal of debt relief, ACCC provides a range of free consumer personal finance resources on a variety of topics including budgeting, credit and debt management, student loan assistance, youth and money, homeownership, identity theft, senior living, and retirement. Consumers can use ACCC’s worksheets, videos, calculators, and blog articles to make the best possible decisions regarding their financial future. ACCC holds an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and is a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®). For more information or to access free financial education resources, log on to or visit

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Engel & Völkers Florida Hosts Annual Leadership Summit

NAPLES, Fla. (PRWEB) October 21, 2019

Engel & Völkers Florida hosted their ninth annual Leadership Summit on Thursday, September 26 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs. Over 100 members of the Engel & Völkers Florida network, which is comprised of 31 franchise-brokerages were joined by their colleagues from regions all around the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. The team gathered for a day-long conference to review year-to-date growth, discuss industry-related best practices, network with colleagues, strategize tactics for the year to come, and honor award winners.

“This event provides an opportunity to reflect on all the accomplishments our network has achieved over the past year and strategize for the year to come,” said Timo Khammash, Managing Partner of Engel & Völkers Florida, the global luxury brand’s Master License Partner.

Engel & Völkers Americas Vice President of Brokerage Services, Denise Williams was in attendance as a guest speaker to report company-wide year-to-date growth in the Americas. With 192 boutique real estate shops nationwide, the company has raised the average sales price to $620,000, compared to the national average of $230,000. Stuart Siegel, President and CEO of Engel & Völkers New York City MMC also presented, discussing the company’s new Development Services Division.

“For nearly a decade I have watched this event become more amazing each year as the Florida division continues to grow, something that our entire team is very proud of,” said Oliver Tonn, Co-Owner of Engel & Völkers Florida.

Another notable attendee and presenter was newly-hired Engel & Völkers Florida team member, Peter Giese. Giese will serve as Engel & Völkers Florida’s Chief Growth Officer to assist in amplifying profits for Engel & Völkers Florida shops.

Guests at Engel & Völkers Florida’s Leadership Summit were offered panel discussions including “Leveraging the Network”, “Maximizing the Brand”, and “Recruiting and Retention”. The panels were compromised of top-performing individuals, including Stuart Siegel, Engel & Völker New York City MMC; Linda M. Wheeler, Engel & Völkers Oakville; Jennifer Ames, Engel & Völkers Chicago; Irving Padron, Engel & Völkers Miami; Karen Hanson, Engel & Völkers By the Sea; Christina Alexander, Engel & Völkers Jacksonville; Heidi Kiss, Engel & Völkers Cayman Islands; Marty Brantley, Engel & Völkers New Orleans; Christa Huffstickler, Engel & Völkers Atlanta; Corey Hasting, Engel & Völkers Jacksonville; Brooks Ballard, Engel & Völkers Houston and Yuriy Vaynshteyn, Engel & Völkers Charlotte.

When business concluded for the day, attendees were invited to a cocktail hour, followed by an awards ceremony and reception to honor the top-performing shops in Florida in 2018 based on various production categories as well as those who exemplified each of the three core values; Competence, Exclusivity and Passion, of the Engel & Völkers brand.

The winners were:

#1 Shop: Most Transactions – Engel & Völkers Clermont

#1 Shop: Highest Gross Commission Income – Engel & Völkers Wellington

#1 Shop: Highest % GCI Increase – Engel & Völkers Madeira Beach

#1 Shop: Highest Average Sales Price – Engel & Völkers Wellington

#1 Shop: Recruiting – Engel & Völkers Jacksonville Beach

Core Values: Competence – Engel & Völkers 30A Beaches

Core Values: Exclusivity – Engel & Völkers Fort Lauderdale

Core Values: Passion – Engel & Völkers St. Pete

#1 Shop: Special Olympics Champion – Engel & Völkers Stuart

#1 Shop: Most Earned Media Contributions – Engel & Völkers Miami Coral Gables

The event was sponsored by strategic industry-related partners including Team Title Services, Abstrakt Marketing, OHM Agency, eCommission, Dotloop, Lucidpress and Esvitale GmbH. Organizations also in attendance included GACC, AREAA and Special Olympics Florida.

Engel & Völkers Florida is continuing its expansion across the state, in terms of both entering new markets and growing its current locations.

Press contact:

Linzee Werkmeister, Director, Public Relations & Franchise Support

Email: Linzee.Werkmeister(at)

Tel: (239) 348-9000

About Engel & Völkers:

Engel & Völkers is a global luxury real estate brand. Founded in Hamburg, Germany in 1977, Engel & Völkers draws on its rich European history to deliver a fresh approach to luxury real estate in the Americas with a focus on creating a bespoke, white-glove concierge client experience at every stage of the home buying or selling process for today’s savvy homeowner. Engel & Völkers currently operates approximately 150 shop locations with over 3,000 real estate advisors in the Americas, contributing to the brand’s global network of over 11,000 real estate professionals in more than 30 countries, offering both private and institutional clients a professionally tailored range of luxury services, including real estate, yachting and aviation. Committed to exceptional service, Engel & Völkers supports its advisors with an array of premium quality business services; marketing programs and platforms; as well as access to its global network of real estate professionals, property listings and market data. Each brokerage is independently owned and operated. For more information, visit

About Engel & Völkers Florida:

Engel & Völkers Florida is the Master License Partner of the global luxury real estate brand Engel & Völkers in the state of Florida. Recognized for uniquely recruiting, training and equipping some of the top professionals in the real estate industry, Engel & Völkers Florida’s exclusive franchise model positions its license partners at the top of the premium market to gain market share and support their bottom line. The company represents franchise locations in: 30A Beaches, Belleair, Boca Raton, Bonita Springs-Estero, Cape Coral, Clermont, Delray Beach, Destin, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers Downtown, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Jupiter, Madeira Beach, Marco Island, Melbourne Downtown, Melbourne Central, Miami-Coral Gables, Olde Naples, Orlando-Winter Park, Palm Beach, South Tampa, St. Pete, Stuart, Wellington, and Windermere.

Engel & Völkers Florida is continuing to strategically strengthen and expand its presence in premium real estate markets across the state of Florida. If you would like to know more about the Engel & Völkers brand or how to join its global network, which is known for demonstrating competence, exclusivity and passion, feel free to call our corporate office, located at 633 Tamiami Trl N, Suite 201, Naples, FL 34102 USA. Tel: +1 239-348-9000.

For more information about franchise opportunities with Engel & Völkers Florida, please visit

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