SOURCE: Realty Executives

Realty Executives

May 13, 2011 13:00 ET

Realty Executives International Announces Exclusive Franchising Rights for New Orleans Metro Area to Specialized Real Estate Services, Now Called Realty Executives SE LA

Realty Executives Expands Presence to the New Orleans Real Estate Market

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - May 13, 2011) - Realty Executives International, Inc. awards exclusive franchising rights for the New Orleans Metro Area to newly formed Realty Executives SE LA, previously called Specialized Real Estate Services, Inc., a full service real estate brokerage founded in 2000 and based in Metairie, La. The territory includes St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Washington, Jefferson, St. Bernard, Plaquemines and the River Parishes.

"We break our sales records every year," says Realty Executives SE LA President Michael Calecas. "In one of the most turbulent real estate markets our country has ever seen, we have sustained growth year after year."

Drew Rambo, Realty Executives International director of franchise development for Realty Executives MidSouth, comments that Realty Executives SE LA's success is built on a culture of professionalism and excellence. The new affiliation with Realty Executives International offers Caleca's team advanced training, education, tools, technology, and a national and international referral network.

Calecas explains, "The catalyst behind our continued performance is our elite team of Executives (real estate agents). You take motivated, entrepreneurial real estate agents with integrity and expertise, and then you trust them to thrive. We've always provided our associates the tools, training and freedom to fully serve their clients. Partnering with Realty Executives International is perfect for us, because they share that philosophy."

Realty Executives International, Inc. is one of the fastest growing real estate franchises in the United States, with nearly 11,000 sales associates and approximately 600 franchises. The Phoenix-based, privately held company has offices in 24 countries: United States, Africa, Australia, Bahrain, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, France, Greece, Honduras, Israel, Kuwait, Mexico, Panama, Poland, Romania, Nicaragua, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Turkey and United Arab Emirates. Publications like Entrepreneur, Success and Inc. magazines have recently ranked Realty Executives International as a leader in the real estate industry based on franchise growth, management stability and financial soundness. For additional company information visit

For more information about Realty Executives SE LA, call Steve Schulkens at 504-401-6990 or