With more than 30 special events under its belt cultivating relationships and sales; a YouTube channel with pro-quality videos to fuel marketing; and a second location 1,400 miles away, integrator of the year Wipliance stays very busy. CEPRO Magazine
Lutron Electronics, a lighting and shading control company, recently announced the winners of its annual Excellence Award competition as well as the newest Lutron Hall of Fame inductees. The announcements were made during CEDIA Expo 2018 on Thursday, Sept. 6th, in San Diego, Calif.
Established in 2003, the Lutron Excellence Awards competition “recognizes the world’s best projects that use Lutron light, shade, and temperature controls, Lutron Ivalo fixtures, plus third-party equipment, voice control, and more,” according to the company.
More than 100 of Lutron’s residential system providers have won a total of 160 Excellence Awards since the competition’s beginnings.
Blocks away from an evolving downtown Bellevue and its ever-changing skyline, and steps from Meydenbauer Bay, is a stunning home perched on a hill overlooking Whaler’s Cove. This year’s 425 Northwest Idea House built by JayMarc Homes of Mercer Island and designed by Medici Architects of Bellevue is a 5,690-square-foot masterpiece — every detail meticulously thought out and executed to perfection.
“It turned out beautiful,” said Marc Rousso, president of JayMarc Homes. “It has really nice views, especially at night. But my favorite part about this project was allowing people to showcase their talents — that is the coolest part, that the team could come together and really show what they can do.”
Rousso and his best childhood friend, Jay Mezistrano, have been business partners since college. JayMarc Homes has been building homes on Mercer Island and in Bellevue for seven years and has grown to 33 team members who collectively have about “450 years of experience” in the industry.
BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwired - Oct 4, 2016) - As part of its 10th Anniversary celebration, Wipliance, one of the nation's leading residential systems integrators, announced its expansion. The new location will begin operations in Scottsdale, AZ and will service the greater Phoenix area. Wipliance was founded in 2006 and specializes in providing technology solutions for your home or business that are simple to use, reliable to own, and give best-in-class performance.
"We're extremely excited to offer our audio, video and automation services to the homeowners and business owners of the greater Scottsdale and Phoenix area," stated Lee Travis, owner of Wipliance, LLC. "We have a great team in place to lead the expansion, and we look forward to being a part of the local community."
This will be the second location for Wipliance, LLC, which currently services clients in Seattle, Bellevue, and surrounding areas. "We saw the need in this market for many of the energy saving solutions that we offer through automation, lighting and shade control, as well as audio, video and networking products," Travis stated. Offering professional turnkey consultation and installation, Wipliance will offer complete solutions to both home and business owners in the area.
About Wipliance, LLC
Wipliance, LLC, headquartered in Bellevue, WA, is a privately held corporation founded in 2006 which specializes in providing solutions for your home or business that are simple to use, reliable to own, and give best-in-class performance. Wipliance specializes in Audio/Video Home Theater, Communications, Integration, Lighting Control, Security and Window Treatments.
“The event demonstrated the unparalleled entertaining and living opportunity presented by our Mercerfully Modern listing on Mercer Island,” said Mary Norris, a Senior Global Real Estate Advisor with RSIR. “This is just one of the many memories that will be created by this spectacular lakeside estate – a new owner will be well positioned for many, many more.”
Norris thanks Lee Travis of Wipliance for originating the idea to kick off the summer sales season and inspire residents to either augment their current residence and lifestyle with new ideas or consider a new residence.
Mercerfully Modern is a perfectly executed luxury modern estate sited on 110 feet of Lake Washington shoreline. Exquisite custom details and use of the finest hand selected natural materials, from the spectacular curved glass staircase, to the custom metal handrail that anchors stunning hand-wired walnut floors. Features include a waterside master suite, state-of-the-art Chef’s Kitchen, glass walls of windows that provide natural light, and nano-doors unfolding toward multiple outdoor entertaining-terraces. Aquatic adventures abound at a sandy beach with deep water moorage and a boat & jet ski lift. Gated & Private.
Opening Address by Dean Jones, RSIR President & CEO – Dean described RSIR as a positive disruption in the status-quo of real estate citing examples of industry leading innovations, many of which are exclusive to RSIR. Challenging brokers to “be comfortable with being uncomfortable,” he urged the audience to move beyond the typical approaches in order to differentiate and resist commoditization. RSIR is contributing to a paradigm shift in the landscape no differently than how UBER, Airbnb, Alibaba, Facebook and Apple changed theirs. The presentation concluded with a video by Apple entitled “See Things Differently.”
Brand in Motion by Andrea Savage, RSIR Vice President of Marketing – Marketing highlights from 2015 were presented in addition to the significant growth experienced with the website traffic (far greater than the competitive set), blog exposure and numerous accomplishments not limited to campaigns including #NoPlaceLikeOwn and RSIRWaterfront.com. Additionally, Savage presented key strategies for 2016, which again included highly effective and exclusive platforms that only RSIR brokers are able to leverage.
RSIR Agent Panel – Success Stories – Stacy Jones, RSIR Owner and Vice President led a discussion with top agents Becky Gray, Christina Roberts, Carrie DeBuys, Enrico Pozzo and Scott Wasner. Brokers discussed their strategies for building a successful business, from following-through and providing a “one-stop-shop” to communication and implementing RSIR’s unique marketing materials. A consistent theme was the importance of differentiation and exclusivity as RSIR brokers continue to set themselves away from the pack.
Technology: The Next Generation – A collection of innovative companies presented to RSIR brokers including special guests Josh Hartnett and Cory Hutton from Apple, who presented exciting updates and showcased tips and tricks for using their products. Scott Gustlin, VP of Operations for Rezora, highlighted how successful RSIR newsletters and campaigns have been performing and The Puget Sound Business Journal announced the renewal of RSIR’s exclusive Home of the Day platform, which is driving nearly 6% of the web traffic to this multi-media juggernaut. Also, Lee Travis, Owner of Wipliance, the preferred audio/visual provider to RSIR, presented a collection of ways to add value to listings and announced a new broker rewards program.
Operations: 2015 Productivity & Growth – The RSIR Operations team led by Michael X. Ford, Designated Broker and Chris Loeliger, Managing Broker Eastside presented on new updates and plans for the coming year. Highlights included dramatic increases in broker count, sales volumes and market share year-over-year as well as numerous significant sales and referral activity. The growing team consists of Lori Burge, CFO; Lisa Villareal, Transaction Coordinator; Karen Vang, Controller; and Brian Leddo, Commissions Coordinator.
Social Media – RSIR Social Media Director Ashley Breunich discussed best practices before engaging a panel of agents with the help of Ian Rosenberg, RSIR’s Online Marketing Strategist. The panel consisted of the following agents who have established a strong social media presence: Brian Hopper, Cassie Daughtrey, Sue Eller, Vicki Jackson and Aaron Gazes. Each of these brokers offered advice for posting, shared insights on their favorite social media platforms, provided success stories and attended to questions from the audience.
Evoker Films: Video is the New Black — Dean Jones and Andrea Savage took the stage once more for a sneak preview of the Evoker Films and to announce the official release of the campaign. A separate screen room was set up, complete with popcorn and libations for the RSIR team to experience the broker profile series. The firm will have a total of 39 films when complete, presenting a new way for potential clients to get to know agents. Meet our brokers >>