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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Announces Alliance with HomeKeepr
HomeKeepr software platform expands network members' available services. IRVINE, Calif. -- Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today announced a strategic alliance with HomeKeepr, the nation's only online home services marketplace powered by a referral network of real estate agents, homeowners and home service professionals. HomeKeepr gathers and displays contractors and other home service pros based on more than six million word-of-mouth recommendations. Network agents receive a profile page and custom-branded mobile app on which they may add recommendations and refer home service pros to their clients. HomeKeepr's referral platform is updated in real time so that only trusted home pros are available through the system. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices' alliance with HomeKeepr is called "FOREVER Connected by HomeKeepr," as it fits with the network's "FOREVER" Brand mission to serve and keep clients for life. "FOREVER Connected by HomeKeepr will empower our network agents to support their clients at every stage of homeownership and, by sharing trusted pros and useful information, those relationships stand the test of time," said Chris Stuart, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. "The platform is just one more resource available to our network professionals to help become 'FOREVER Agents' in the eyes of their clients." FOREVER Connected by HomeKeepr also includes a home improvement blog where visitors gain valuable information on home projects, design trends and much more. "We are thrilled to align with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network professionals to help them nurture their local client relationships and also support local commerce," said Rob Morelli, CEO and co-founder of HomeKeepr. "With FOREVER Connected by HomeKeepr, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network professionals remain at the center of those valuable, home services conversations and better connected with their clients over time." Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices secures preferred alliances with selected vendors to strengthen the resources available to its network members across the world. The network remains one of America's fastest-growing real estate brokerage franchise networks with more than 50,000 agents and nearly 1,500 offices added to the brand since its launch six years ago. About HomeKeepr Based in New Jersey, HomeKeepr represents the quantum leap approach needed to connect and support local economies and to evolve the $400 billion U.S. home service sector, regenerate the livelihood of local real estate agents, and to help local communities thrive in the digital age. For more information, visit www.homekeepr.com. About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, based in Irvine, CA, is a real estate brokerage franchise network built for a new era in residential real estate. The network, among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name, now counts more than 50,000 agents and nearly 1,500 offices across America, Western Europe and Dubai. Visit www.bhhs.com.
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Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Names David Jones CEO
Local Triangle Real Estate Veteran to Take Helm of Top Local Real Estate Company RALEIGH, N.C. - December 4, 2019 -- Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston (CBHPW), the leading real estate firm in Central North Carolina, today announced the promotion of David Jones as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. With over 30 years of experience at CBHPW, Jones has comprehensive knowledge of the real estate business. Jones began his career with CBHPW in 1987 in the Accounting Department. In 1989 he was named Controller and promoted in 1994 to Chief Financial Officer. Since 2003 Jones has served CBHPW as President and Chief Operating Officer. "David is one of the most well-respected individuals by the brightest minds in the real estate industry, not only in our area but in the country.", said Don Walston, company founder and chairman. "His years of leadership and experience not to just CBHPW but to the entire industry is invaluable as we continue to grow in the future." Since gaining his real estate license in 2002 Jones has been an active leader in the real estate industry. In 2004 Jones was asked to join the Triangle Multiple Listing Service (TMLS) Board of Directors to help shape the future of Triangle real estate, a position that he currently holds today. Jones is also active in a number of industry leadership groups including Realty Alliance, Coldwell Banker Multiple Officer Broker Group, and the Vision Group. In 2017 the Triangle Business Journal honored Jones as a C-Suite award winner for his contributions to the Triangle Community. Originally from Marshallberg, North Carolina, Jones graduated from Wake Forest University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He makes his home in Cary with his wife Shelli and dog Addie. Jones three daughters have all graduated from local universities and have begun their professional careers. In his spare time Jones competes in endurance sports including Ironman Triathlons and marathons. Jones also serves on the HPW Foundation, which provides financial support to the company's agents' and employees' charitable giving and outreach efforts. About Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Howard Perry, an established builder, and Don Walston, a real estate entrepreneur, formed Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston in 1973. Today, with more than 900 associates and employees and award-winning relocation, mortgage and title services, Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston is the number one full-service residential real estate company in the Triangle, the top company in Central North Carolina and has earned recognition as one of the leading realty firms in the nation. Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston exceeded 7,000 real estate transactions with over $2.3billion in sales in 2018. The Triangle Business Journal has consistently ranked Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston as one of the "Best Places to Work in the Triangle." For more information about Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston, visit www.hpw.com. Follow the company on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CBHPW.
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Homebuyers Can Now Buy Redfin Listings Online with Redfin Direct in California
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The Year Residential Real Estate Brokerage Changes Forever
The 2020 Swanepoel Trends Report analyzes why and how iBuying and other top trends are reshaping real estate from the ground up SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CALIF. (DECEMBER 02, 2019) -- T3 Sixty, the residential real estate brokerage industry's leading management consulting and research firm, has released its 15th annual examination of real estate's top trends for 2020 in its annual Swanepoel Trends Report. In over 200 pages, the book analyzes how iBuying, modern brokerage finances, venture capital and much more are shaking the industry to its core, and creating a new way consumers will buy and sell real estate. After fundamentally altering other industries, venture capital and technology are now rocking the residential real estate brokerage industry. By fueling new models, consolidation and ways of delivering services, these powerful forces are changing the way consumers buy and sell real estate forever. "The way consumers buy and sell homes is radically changing, and 2020 will be the year that more will recognize these fundamental shifts happening within real estate," said Stefan Swanepoel, chairman and CEO of T3 Sixty and the report's editor-in-chief. "The industry is changing more and faster now than it has in decades, something that becomes abundantly clear when reading this study." The Report identifies iBuying as the #1 trend in 2020. In this controversial and powerful new real estate model used by Zillow, Redfin, Opendoor and a growing list of other companies every day, consumers can sell or buy a new home in as soon as three days with all cash and choose their closing date. The model brings transparency, simplicity and certainty to a transaction that historically has been lengthy, confusing and complicated. The report outlines how the trend has evolved from a seller-focused model to one that serves buyers, and, increasingly, synchronous sellers – those sellers who are also buying a home. New companies are offering an increasing number of twists on the model, which the report thoroughly reviews. This year the study decoded to also analyze three companies who have made huge bets on the future by essentially pushing all of their chips to the center of the table with aggressive, company-changing moves. T3 Sixty provide the reasoning behind the moves by these companies – Zillow Group, Compass and Keller Williams Realty -- from the inside-out so as to give the industry and understanding not previously available or understood. The Report also covers the significant challenges currently facing MLSs and their industry constituents, a deep analysis of how venture capital works in real estate, a review of what to expect from the industry's class-action antitrust lawsuits, the new ability for brokerages to easily support consumers after the transaction and the largest security threats that brokerages overlook. About T3 Sixty Exclusively serving the residential real estate brokerage industry, T3 Sixty provides real estate CEOs, business leaders, association and MLS executives, brokers and high-performance teams the knowledge, best practices and support to grow their businesses. The company does this through management consulting, training and in-depth research and quality publications, such as its hallmark Swanepoel Trends Report, an annual analysis of the top trends shaping the industry for the next 18 to 24 months. The firm's consulting divisions include brokerage, technology, mergers and acquisitions, and associations and MLSs. Find out more here.
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Realty Executives Is First to Launch Proprietary Home Listing Technology
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Smith & Associates Brings Tampa Bay Homeowners iBuyer Instant Offers
Tampa, FL - November 25, 2019 -- Smith & Associates, the largest locally owned independent real estate brokerage in Tampa Bay, announced today its Smith Offer Optimizer to provide local homeowners multiple instant offers on their home with the push of a button. Smith Offer Optimizer allows homeowners throughout Greater Tampa Bay to easily compare iBuyer offers from Opendoor and Offerpad side-by-side before they decide to sell their home. Sellers work with a local Smith & Associates agent who provides real estate expertise unmatched in the marketplace. Smith & Associates has more than 300 associates in six strategically located offices in the Tampa Bay Area, including Tampa (Bay to Bay, Westchase), St. Petersburg (Beach Drive, St. Pete), Largo (Beaches & North Pinellas) and Treasure Island (Treasure Island & Southern Beaches). With a push of a button online, Smith & Associates is providing homeowners instant purchase offers from iBuyers Opendoor and Offerpad. These firms are called iBuyers because they offer to "instantly buy" homes. Smith Offer Optimizer helps Bay Area homeowners make the best choice for their circumstances. By providing homeowners with the financial details including Price, Cost of Selling, and Estimated Net Proceeds, they can see the differences when selling their home on the open market or by accepting an iBuyer offer. As there's no obligation, homeowners can review their offers and also choose not to sell. "When Bay Area homeowners are thinking about selling a home, they seek the deep knowledge only a trusted real estate agent can provide," said Bob Glaser, President & CEO of Smith & Associates. Glaser notes that more sellers today are using a real estate agent than they did 20 years ago. Research shows that 90 percent of consumers today use an agent to sell their homes, 5 percent higher than 2014, and up 9 percent since 2001. "Our team has earned its reputation for providing unparalleled service to our clients and we know homeowners today want to see what an iBuyer would offer. We provide them with the best of both worlds. Smith Offer Optimizer combined with the personal services provided by one of our associates help sellers make educated decisions," he added. Smith & Associates is partnering with zavvie, creator of Offer Optimize Suite, now powering iBuyer platforms of top brokerages across America. Using online tools that provide current, reliable, and market-specific data, zavvie connects agents and their sellers with iBuyers, enabling homeowners to make informed decisions with the help of an experienced local real estate agent. "Getting offers from iBuyers can now take just a push of a button, but even selling a home to an iBuyer is not instant," said Lane Hornung, CEO and Founder of zavvie. "That's where Smith & Associates helps," he added "Sellers know they benefit from expertise of a local agent. Smith & Associates provide the local market knowledge and guidance that's irreplaceable. Having a professional advocate on your side when selling a home gives a seller a lot of comfort and confidence," Hornung said. Learn more at smithandassociates.com. About Smith & Associates Real Estate Founded in 1969, Smith & Associates Real Estate is Tampa Bay's largest independent and locally-owned real estate brokerage, with a commitment to exceptional service and superior market knowledge. Deeply embedded in the community and comprised of six strategically located offices in the Tampa Bay area, 300 associates, an annual sales volume of $1.3 billion and over 2,600 transactions a year. Smith & Associates Real Estate is the number one luxury brokerage firm of $1M + residences with 14.4% of the market share and an average price of $1,701,408* (*average of luxury transactions as of December 31, 2018). The company completes a transaction every other day and is a nationally recognized leader in the Real Estate industry. For more information on Smith & Associates Real Estate, please visit smithandassociates.com. About zavvie zavvie is a technology company that connects agents and their clients with iBuyers. zavvie's Offer Optimizer™ Suite bridges the gap for consumers who may not be aware of all their options for selling. Currently operating in iBuyer markets and rapidly expanding, zavvie gives top brokerages and agents all they need to thrive by serving their clients in today's evolving real estate landscape: easy to use tools, technology, training, marketing, and strategy. Discover more at zavvie.com. zavvie Offer Optimizer™ received an Inman Innovator Award for Most Innovative Real Estate Technology, and the company is a graduate of the National Association of REALTORS® REach program. For brokerages interested in licensing Offer Optimizer™ technology, visit zavvie.com.
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JPAR Expands Relationship with Inside Real Estate, Providing Powerful Automated Marketing Tools to Their Thousands of Agents
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LeadingRE Adds LionDesk to Solutions Group Program
CRM, transaction management and recruiting platform offers integrated solutions. CHICAGO - November 20, 2019 -- Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, a global community of more than 565 top real estate firms, has selected LionDesk as a preferred provider through its Solutions Group program of carefully vetted business resources. LionDesk helps real estate agents and brokers scale their business by giving them a CRM, Transaction Management, and Recruiting platform that is easy-to-use, easily integrates with hundreds of other tools, and eliminates the need for duplicate services that LionDesk offers natively, like video communication, texting and lead integration. "Being an open platform, LionDesk makes it easy for users to integrate all their software tools, eliminating the need for multiple log-ins each day," said LeadingRE Vice President, Corporate Marketing Robin LaSure. "Real estate is about building relationships and LionDesk's easy-to-use system helps make it efficient so agents and brokers can focus on building relationships and closing deals." "It's an honor to be chosen as a preferred service provider by a company that I highly respect and admire, LeadingRE," said David Anderson, LionDesk Founder and CEO. "LeadingRE is a champion for independent brokerages, and through this relationship we look forward to helping brokers simplify their operations, save money and grow their business." Learn more about LionDesk at www.liondesk.com/leadingre. Learn more about Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® at www.LeadingRE.com. About LionDesk LionDesk is an easy-to-use, feature rich, and affordable CRM platform for real estate agents and brokerages. Operating as an open platform LionDesk integrates with almost any software making customization endless for users. LionDesk has partnerships with several MLSs including the largest in the industry, CRMLS. Established in 2014, LionDesk is privately owned and headquartered in Carlsbad, CA. For more information please visit www.liondesk.com. About Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® is a selective global community of the highest quality independent residential real estate companies, with over 565 companies and 130,000 sales associates in over 70 countries. Network members generate over 1.1 million transactions annually. LeadingRE exists to make its members better by connecting them to opportunities and people around the globe, supporting them with an international referral network, professional development programs, unique events and connections to people and opportunities worldwide.
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eXp Continues International Expansion, Opens in UK
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Realogy Expands Exclusive Benefits Program to All Affiliated Real Estate Agents
SPARK Association of Real Estate Professionals Will Provide Personal and Business Benefits to More Than 130,000 Additional Affiliated Agents across Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, CENTURY 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA and Sotheby's International Realty U.S. Franchise Brands MADISON, N.J., Nov. 15, 2019 -- Realogy Holdings Corp., the largest full-service residential real estate services company in the United States, today announced that beginning November 15, 2019, real estate agents affiliated with the company's U.S. franchise brands, including Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, CENTURY 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA and Sotheby's International Realty, will now have access to the SPARK Association of Real Estate Professionals, which provides agents with both personal and business benefits. Following the successful launch of SPARK to agents affiliated with Realogy's company-owned brokerages, the expansion comes during the 2020 Federal Open Enrollment period for Health Insurance, which runs from November 1 - December 15, 2019. SPARK is a membership association that offers real estate agents a selection of personal and business benefits, including access to individual healthcare, disability insurance, dental, vision and life insurance, as well as auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, cyber and data breach insurance, human resources solutions, workers' compensation insurance and commercial property or building insurance. Additionally, SPARK offers members a slate of discounts and services, including complimentary access to FOREWARN™, an instant risk management, due diligence, and agent safety app. SPARK also provides members access to a benefits counselor who can help guide agents through the process of purchasing health insurance as well as other personal benefits like dental and vision insurance which are offered to members at association preferred rates. The counselors assist members to answer questions and help them find options that are right for them, their family and their business. "We understand that many real estate agents find themselves without health insurance coverage because of limited options and high costs," said John Peyton, Realogy Franchise Group's president and CEO. "After seeing such a positive response when SPARK launched to agents affiliated with our company-owned offices, we're proud to offer this comprehensive benefits program to the more than 130,000 additional agents affiliated with Realogy's U.S. franchise brands. To help solve these issues and more, SPARK combines a variety of plans into one seamless experience tailored to their needs." As independent contractors, real estate agents are unable to take advantage of benefits offered to traditional employees of an organization. Therefore, most agents are forced to pay out of pocket, and often at full market value, for the protection and assurances. SPARK has been designed as a membership association, which allows independent contractors the ability to leverage their collective power to enjoy personal and business benefits, along with the individualized service of a benefits counselor. "SPARK is designed to support the independent real estate agent. Our members are our number one priority. We strive to provide best-in-class services and benefits that enhance our member's lives both on a personal and professional level. We look forward to working with all the Realogy brands and their agents to help support their successful careers as real estate professionals," said Scott Reid, National Membership director, SPARK Association of Real Estate Professionals. SPARK was initially launched in September 2019 for agents affiliated with Realogy's company-owned brokerages, which operate under the Coldwell Banker®, Sotheby's International Realty®, Corcoran Group® and Citi Habitats® brands. Those agents have had the ability to sign up for benefits available under SPARK and can participate in the 2020 Federal Open Enrollment period that began November 1, 2019. About Realogy Holdings Corp. Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) is the leading and most integrated provider of residential real estate services in the U.S. that is focused on empowering independent sales agents to best serve today's consumers. Realogy delivers its services through its well-known industry brands including Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Climb Real Estate®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, Corcoran Group®, ERA®, Sotheby's International Realty® as well as NRT, Cartus® and Title Resource Group. Realogy's fully integrated business model includes brokerage, franchising, relocation, mortgage, and title and settlement services. Realogy provides independent sales agents access to leading technology, best-in-class marketing and learning programs, and support services to help them become more productive and build stronger businesses. Realogy's affiliated brokerages operate around the world with approximately 190,000 independent sales agents in the United States and approximately 110,400 independent sales agents in 112 other countries and territories. Realogy is headquartered in Madison, New Jersey.
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Douglas Elliman Launches Elliman Studio
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Realogy to Sell its Global Relocation Business to SIRVA Worldwide, Inc. in $400 Million Transaction
Realogy will use a substantial majority of net proceeds to pay down corporate debt and will leverage Broker Network and Affinity business to serve a broader customer-base MADISON, N.J., Nov. 7, 2019 -- Realogy Holdings Corp., the largest full-service residential real estate services company in the United States, and SIRVA Worldwide, Inc., a subsidiary of SIRVA, Inc., a leading global relocation and moving service provider, today announced a definitive agreement under which SIRVA will acquire Realogy's global Cartus Relocation business. The transaction is valued at $400 million, and is expected to close in the first half of 2020, subject to the receipt of required regulatory clearances and other closing conditions. SIRVA is a portfolio company of investment funds managed by Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC (MDP), a leading private equity firm based in Chicago. The transaction includes all of the Relocation assets of Realogy's Cartus subsidiary but does not include the Cartus Affinity business, which delivers home selling and buying assistance to members of affinity clients, nor its Broker Network, made up of expert agents and brokers from Realogy's residential real estate brands and certain independent real estate brokers. Affinity complements Realogy's core business, which includes both franchise and owned residential real estate brokerage companies as well as title and settlement services. Under the terms of the agreement, Realogy will receive $375 million in cash at closing, subject to certain adjustments, and a $25 million deferred payment. Realogy intends to use a substantial majority of the net proceeds from the transaction, after taxes and transaction and separation-related costs, to pay down corporate debt and use the balance to reinvest in the business. "The sale of Cartus's Relocation business is part of Realogy's strategy to simplify and streamline our company as we strengthen and hone our value proposition," said Ryan Schneider, Realogy's chief executive officer and president. "This transaction will allow Realogy to retain and focus on growing elements of the business that are critical to our value proposition, including our Affinity and other lead generation partnership programs, which benefit from our established Broker Network. It will also allow us to use net proceeds to reduce debt, reinvest in the business, and drive greater long-term value for our shareholders." "This acquisition will offer clients broader choice, tremendous program flexibility and a heightened pace of innovation," said Tom Oberdorf, SIRVA's Chairman and CEO. "SIRVA's clients will benefit from access to Cartus's well-established Broker Network, while SIRVA's integrated household goods capacity will benefit Cartus customers. We believe the investments both companies have made in leading-edge technology solutions, exceptional client service delivery and growth will allow us to create the industry's most capable, knowledgeable and accessible relocation management company to best serve our existing and future customers." About Realogy Realogy is the leading and most integrated provider of residential real estate services in the U.S. that is focused on empowering independent sales agents to best serve today's consumers. Realogy delivers its services through its well-known industry brands including Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Climb Real Estate®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, Corcoran®, ERA®, Sotheby's International Realty® as well as NRT, Cartus®, Title Resource Group and ZapLabs®, an in-house innovation and technology development lab. Realogy's fully integrated business model includes brokerage, franchising, relocation, mortgage, and title and settlement services. Realogy provides independent sales agents access to leading technology, best-in-class marketing and learning programs, and support services to help them become more productive and build stronger businesses. Realogy's affiliated brokerages operate around the world with approximately 190,000 independent sales agents in the United States and approximately 110,400 independent sales agents in 112 other countries and territories. Realogy is headquartered in Madison, New Jersey. About SIRVA Worldwide Relocation & Moving SIRVA is a global leader in moving and relocation services, offering solutions for mobility programs to companies of every size. With 75 owned locations and more than 1,000 franchised and agent locations in 177 countries, we offer unmatched global breadth supported by localized attention and innovative technology that strikes the right balance of self service and human support. From relocation and household goods to commercial moving and storage, our portfolio of Brands (SIRVA, Team Relocations, Allied, northAmerican, Allied Pickfords & SMARTBOX) provides the only integrated moving/relocation solution in the industry. By leveraging our global network, we deliver a superior experience that only a "one-stop shop" can provide.
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HomeCity Offers New iBuyer Services to Homeowners in San Antonio, Austin
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Tech-Enabled Home Renovation Company Curbio Inc. and @properties Announce Partnership
The partnership will allow @properties agents to offer home sellers streamlined access to Curbio's "Renovate Now, Pay at Settlement" solution POTOMAC, Md., Nov. 4, 2019 -- Curbio Inc., the fast-growing real estate technology company that specializes in pre-sale home renovations, announced a strategic partnership with @properties, a nationally recognized real estate brokerage serving the greater Chicago region. Curbio is the only turn-key solution that makes pre-sale renovation fast, easy and profitable for home sellers. The company renovates homes before they're listed so they can sell quickly for the best possible price and defers payment until the home is sold, with no deposit, fees, or finance charges. Its technology platform accelerates the entire renovation process, from the initial estimate to the materials acquisition and project management phases. Curbio completes projects about 60% faster than the average contractor. While some real estate brokerages have launched concierge-type services or vendor-matching programs to finance and/or facilitate renovation, Curbio is the only company that both defers payment and serves as the licensed design/build contractor. Curbio employs full-time general contractors to manage each project and delivers the same high-quality customer experience across its markets. Its on-the-ground Project Managers oversee the renovation, including ordering materials, hiring subcontractors, and monitoring project progress. They communicate real-time photo, text, and video updates to homeowners and agents via the Curbio app. "The traditional approach to renovation is antithetical to the needs of sellers—time consuming, stressful, and not at all focused on ROI," said Rikki Rogers, Vice President of Marketing for Curbio. "Curbio doesn't just defer payment until settlement, we're completely reinventing the renovation experience. Through our partnerships with brokerages like @properties, we're helping homeowners across the country sell faster and make more money, without the stress of a typical renovation." "@properties' new partnership with Curbio is another key piece in our mission of adding value for our clients before, during and after the real estate transaction," said Thad Wong, Co-CEO of @properties. "Their industry-leading pre-sale home improvement service fills a tremendous need in our market and is perfectly in line with our goal of selling our clients' homes for the highest possible price in the shortest amount of time." Through the partnership Curbio will provide @properties agents with an array of marketing resources and training to help them win listings and educate their seller clients on the benefits of renovating before selling their homes. Partnerships with major real estate brokerages support Curbio's strategic decision to work only with homeowners who are represented by a licensed agent. Realtor referrals account for 100% of Curbio's business About Curbio® Curbio Inc. is a venture funded home renovation technology company that specializes exclusively in helping realtors and their clients prepare their homes for sale in order to reduce days on market and increase seller proceeds. From its headquarters in Potomac, Maryland, Curbio operates in the metro areas of Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, Orlando, Tampa, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and Chicago, and will enter dozens more cities in the coming months. About @properties Established in 2000, @properties is the largest residential brokerage firm in the Chicago metro area and one of the largest residential brokerage firm in the United States. @properties has 2,800 agents and 30 offices in Chicago, surrounding suburbs, Southwest Michigan, Northwest Indiana, and Southeast Wisconsin. The firm has also developed a proprietary suite of integrated technology applications called [email protected]™, which includes marketing, transaction-management and client-relationship management systems. @properties-affiliated companies include Ansley Atlanta Real Estate, a 200-agent residential brokerage firm in Atlanta, Ga., and Proper Title, an independent title-insurance agency. For more information, visit www.atproperties.com.
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ERA Shields Boosts Digital Marketing Efforts with Adwerx
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Propertybase Selected for LeadingRE Solutions Group Program
Company offers end-to-end real estate platform with CRM, websites, lead generation, and transaction management CHICAGO (October 25, 2019) -- Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, a global network of 565 top independent firms, has added Propertybase to its Solutions Group program of preferred business resources. Propertybase is a leading global cloud platform for real estate brokerages and teams looking to showcase their brand and drive more business through extraordinary digital experiences, collaboration and automation. The Propertybase platform includes IDX and MLS-integrated luxury websites, lead generation, a leading real estate CRM, marketing automation, and intelligent transaction management and back-office tools. "We are excited to join the LeadingRE family — a network focused on innovation and performance in real estate worldwide. We are grateful to already call a number of member brokerages clients, many of whom have achieved LeadingRE's prestigious Website Quality Certification. We look forward to showcasing Propertybase as a Solutions Group resource and joining the broader real estate tech conversation with this important group of market-leading brokerages," Propertybase Marketing Director said Sarah Fisher. Robin LaSure, LeadingRE vice president, corporate marketing, adds, "We are pleased to welcome Propertybase to our Solutions Group program. Many of our members are already finding success with their platform, which provides an integrated approach for websites, marketing, lead generation and transaction management. Their ability to service real estate professionals worldwide is an added benefit for our global network." Learn more about Propertybase at propertybase.com. Learn more about Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® at LeadingRE.com. About Propertybase Propertybase is the leading global cloud platform for real estate brokerages and teams looking to showcase their brand and drive more business through extraordinary digital experiences, collaboration and automation. The Propertybase platform includes lead generation, IDX-integrated luxury websites, the leading real estate CRM, and intelligent transaction management and back office tools. The company is funded by Providence Equity. For more information, visit www.propertybase.com.
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John L. Scott Teams Up with Buyside to Help Homeowners Understand Real-time Buyer Demand for Their Home
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BHHS Drysdale Properties Launches New iBuyer Service for Homeowners
Northern California's and Nevada's fastest-growing, woman-owned brokerage debuts platform DANVILLE, Calif. – October 28, 2019 – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties, Northern California's and Nevada's fastest-growing, full-service and 100% woman-owned real estate brokerage, today announced its launch of Drysdale Properties Offer Optimizer. The new service will provide homeowners with multiple instant offers on their home with the push of a button. Offer Optimizer helps homeowners easily compare iBuyer offers with estimated net profits to selling their home on the open market. Drysdale Properties' agents provide the local expertise and personalized service for the path homeowners pick. More than 90 percent of those selecting an iBuyer offer still want the help of a real estate agent, a new study found. Sellers in Northern California and Nevada communities served by Drysdale Properties now can compare instant purchase offers from Opendoor and Zillow Offers, two leading online iBuyer firms that offer to "instantly" purchase homes. Drysdale Properties Offer Optimizer service helps homeowners make the best choice for their circumstances. Sellers can accept an instant sale offer, sell their home on the open market, or choose not to sell. "iBuying is a new option for most homeowners, and that helps explain why nearly everyone still seeks the expertise of a local, trusted agent to make their best sales decision," explains Gretchen Pearson, President/Owner of Drysdale Properties. With the growth of the Internet in real estate, the number of buyers and sellers using a real estate agent has grown. Today, 91% of all sellers work with a licensed real estate agent, according to research from the National Association of Realtors. Today, just 7% of homeowners try to sell their home on their own, known as For Sale by Owners or FSBO, a record low. The new iBuyer platform from Drysdale Properties addresses crucial aspects that homeowners may overlook when it comes to instant offers. "Not all iBuyer offers are the same," Pearson added. "Each iBuyer process varies, and that's why consumers benefit from having an advocate to expertly guide them through a sale no matter what path they choose." Drysdale Properties partnered with zavvie, whose Offer Optimizer™ Suite technology connects agents and their clients to iBuyers. The online tools that zavvie provides are current, reliable, and packed with market-specific data so homeowners can make informed decisions with the guidance of a professional agent. "Consumers have more choices than ever before when it comes to selling a home," explained Lane Hornung, zavvie CEO and founder. "But even if you choose an iBuyer, selling a home is never instant. Sellers want a professional on their side because there are so many complex choices. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and its franchisees are committed to providing sellers all the options." "That's why BHHS Drysdale Properties is meeting the increasing demand for instant offers by bringing the iBuyers to the table in markets throughout Northern California and Nevada. It's also why agents love Drysdale Properties: they keep real estate agents right where consumers want them: at the center of the transaction," Hornung added. Find more information about Drysdale Properties at bhhsdrysdale.com, and their new iBuyer service at zavvie.com/bhhsdrysdale/offer-optimizer. About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties is Northern California's and Nevada's fastest-growing, full-service and 100% woman-owned real estate brokerage specializing in residential, luxury, relocation, commercial and property management. It is the No. 13 brokerage in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network; No. 69 for sales volume as ranked by REALTrends; and No. 67 in RISMedia's Power Broker Top 500 Report. Visit bhhsdrysdale.com. About zavvie zavvie offers the only iBuyer platform for brokerages that connects agents and their clients with all iBuyers in their market. zavvie's Offer Optimizer™ Suite bridges the gap for agents who want to offer all the options for selling, from listing on the open market to choosing an instant sale. Currently operating in markets across America and rapidly expanding, zavvie gives top brokerages and their agents the technology, marketing and support they need to serve their clients in today's evolving real estate landscape. Discover more at zavvie.com. zavvie Offer Optimizer™ received an Inman Innovator Award for Most Innovative Real Estate Technology, and the company is a graduate of the National Association of REALTORS® REach program. For brokerages interested in licensing Offer Optimizer™ technology, visit zavvie.com.
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Coldwell Banker Legacy Powers Automated Listing Advertisements with Adwerx Enterprise
Adtech service helps brokerage deliver targeted marketing for agents and clients ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Oct. 23, 2019 -- Coldwell Banker Legacy, the number one real estate company in New Mexico, has selected Adwerx Enterprise to power digital advertising automation for their over 650 Sales Associates across 16 offices in New Mexico and Texas. Through Adwerx, Coldwell Banker Legacy will advance their mission of simplifying the buying and selling of real estate and creating a culture of resource-driven success. "Advertising online is crucial to our agents and clients," said Coldwell Banker Legacy Co-Owner, Joe Gilmore. "One of the most effective ways to reach potential home buyers is to advertise to them where they spend their time. Adwerx provides a solution that helps our agents stay top of mind and doesn't require any additional work from them." Each ad can be personalized by the agent and will deploy automatically with a photo and details for the residential property listing, as well as firm branding and contact information for the agent. Ads appear on Facebook, popular mobile apps and websites including local and national news outlets that consumers and potential home buyers visit on a daily basis. For a busy brokerage such as Coldwell Banker Legacy where agents are devoting their time to their clients, an automated advertising service can mean the difference between little or no marketing and a robust multi-channel digital marketing strategy. The Adwerx Enterprise Automated Listing Program launched in 2017 and has seen rapid adoption with the country's most innovative brokerages. Agents credit the program with helping them win more listings as instant marketing solutions resonate with sellers. Surveys have shown that over 90% of agents see the technology as a major asset when used in listing presentations. About Coldwell Banker Legacy Coldwell Banker Legacy is a market leader based in Albuquerque, NM with offices From Santa Fe to Las Cruces along the Rio Grande corridor extending into El Paso, Texas. The company also has offices in San Angelo and Midland Texas. The company is included as one of the Top Ten Coldwell Banker Affiliates in North America and has consistently been in the Top 100 real estate companies in the U.S. The firm's owners are also principals in Mortgage Banking and Title Agency services. About Adwerx Adwerx provides Brilliantly Simple Digital Advertising™ for real estate, mortgage, insurance, financial services, and other businesses. Ads powered by Adwerx have received billions of impressions on social media, mobile platforms, and the most widely read news sites. Adwerx has served over 200,000 customers across the U.S., Canada, and Australia and has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies for three consecutive years, as well as received Inc.'s Best Workplaces award. To see how Adwerx can work for you, please visit www.adwerx.com. Plus, NAR members receive 15% additional impressions on Adwerx campaigns, which can be combined with other eligible discounts. This exclusive benefit is available through the National Association of REALTORS®' REALTOR Benefits® Program.
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Howard Hanna's Find It First Program Expands to Buffalo
Buffalo, NY (October 17, 2019) – The Howard Hanna online real estate search differentiator, Find It First is now available in Buffalo. "Ohio was the first area where we offered the Find it First experience to consumers. We rolled out the program to our Ohio offices in June and it was so successful that we expanded it to Pennsylvania and Michigan in September, and now to western New York state," said President of Real Estate Brokerage Howard W. "Hoby" Hanna, IV. The Find It First program allows Howard Hanna agents to market a seller's home for sale exclusively on on the company's website, HowardHanna.com before it hits the open market. In June, HowardHanna.com set a record with more than 2 million visits and in July, that number grew to 2.1 million website visits. August was on track to be even higher reported Jennifer Reider, Director of Digital Marketing at Howard Hanna. "Find it First™ is another great way we help our customers Move Faster!" said Hanna. "Before it's listed anywhere else, buyers can Find it First™ listings on HowardHanna.com/FindItFirst. We are giving back localized control to our sellers. Buyers coming to HowardHanna.com will see new Find it First™ listings as soon they are entered online by our agents, and before they are posted on other real estate portals such as Zillow." "The real estate industry suffers from a constrained inventory, forcing brokers to get creative in order to address the needs and expectations of home buyers who are working with their agents," said Victor Lund, President of the WAV Group. "Howard Hanna has created a solution with Find It First™. Agents and consumers are informed of a new listing, available only on their website – HowardHanna.com, for a set time before it makes its way to the multiple-listing service. However, making it to the MLS is not always the case as in the first month of the Find It First™ program, 55 homes sold right away," added Lund. More than 76,000 Howard Hanna customers are registered for Hanna HomeFinder, an automated email service that alerts them when new listings that meet their personal criteria become available for sale. Hanna HomeFinder can also provide open house and price change email alerts. "In today's real estate market, buyers know they can't take their time when looking for a home, particularly in a popular neighborhood; many homes sell within a day or just a few hours of being listed, many have multiple offers, etc. Find it First™ is a win-win for buyers. They will be able to get information on new listings directly from the source, in real time, at HowardHanna.com," said Hanna. "It's a win-win for sellers, too, as it creates an urgency for their property to be offered first to highly motivated buyers (and agents), who are most likely to bring an offer." To support the Find it First™ program, Howard Hanna's award-winning, in-house marketing agency has created a dynamic campaign that can be seen online and in print, and on billboards, highlighting the message, "Before it's listed anywhere else, Find it First™, only on HowardHanna.com." For more information, contact your local Howard Hanna sales associate, or visit HowardHanna.com/FindItFirst About Howard Hanna Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is the 3rd largest real estate company in the United States, the #1 privately owned broker in the nation, and the largest home seller in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and the Carolinas. The family-owned and -operated real estate company specializes in residential and commercial brokerage service, mortgage, closing and title insurance, land development, appraisal, property and casualty insurance, corporate relocation, and property management. In early 2019, Howard Hanna completed a partnership with the Allen Tate Companies, the 14th largest real estate company in the nation. The combined company has 312 offices across PA, OH, NY, VA, MI, WV, MD, NC and SC, with more than 11,000 sales associates and staff who are guided by a spirit of integrity in all aspects of the real estate process. For more information, visit www.howardhanna.com or www.facebook.com/howardhanna.
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Houston's Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene Launches New iBuyer Platform
HOUSTON -- October 10, 2019. Today, Zavvie announces new partnership with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene ("Gary Greene"), the top real estate brokerages in the Greater Houston Metropolitan, launching Gary Greene Offer Optimizer to provide homeowners with multiple instant offers on their home with the push of a button. Offer Optimizer helps homeowners easily compare iBuyer offers when selling their home on the open market. A professional Gary Greene agent provides local expertise and personalized service for the path a homeowner chooses. These options now include purchase offers from Opendoor, Zillow Offers, and Offerpad – called iBuyers because these online firms offer to "instantly buy" homes. Gary Greene Offer Optimizer service helps homeowners make the best choice for their circumstances. Sellers can accept an instant sale offer, sell their home on the open market, or even choose not to sell. "Now more than ever, homeowners are seeking the expertise of a trusted real estate agent to make the right sales decision," explains Mark Woodroof, Managing Partner of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene. A recent iBuyer study from the Houston Association of Realtors found that 41 percent of all sellers would consider an iBuyer offer. Among the homeowners who would consider an iBuyer offer, 92 percent still want to be represented by a Realtor. The BHGRE Gary Greene iBuyer platform addresses crucial aspects that consumers may overlook when it comes to instant offers. "With a Gary Greene agent at their side," Woodroof added, "when a home seller accepts an iBuyer offer, they have an advocate who can expertly guide them through the entire transaction." Gary Greene partnered with Zavvie, whose technology, the Offer Optimizer™ Suite, powers the iBuyer platforms of top brokerages across the U.S. Zavvie connects agents and their clients to iBuyers, using online tools that provide current, reliable, and market-specific data so homeowners can make informed decisions with the help of a professional agent. "It should be no surprise that nearly everyone who considers an iBuyer instant offer wants the help of a real estate pro like the team at Gary Greene," said Lane Hornung, CEO and Founder of zavvie. "While it only takes the push of a button to get an instant offer, selling a home, even to an iBuyer, is not instant. That's why sellers seek the help of an agent. They want representation, guidance, and at times, some emotional support." "Gary Greene is getting out in front of the increasing demand for instant offers by bringing the iBuyers to the table for their clients. In Houston, Gary Greene agents are providing sellers with multiple offers and all options — backed by a passion for providing an exceptional experience. Empowering Gary Green agents to give their clients the ability to receive multiple offers at a push of a button is thrilling," Hornung added. Find more information at garygreene.com. About Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene has listed and sold more homes than any other broker in the greater Houston area year after year. Since 1963, Gary Greene has been offering residential real estate services to the Greater Houston marketplace and is the longest standing real estate firm in the greater Houston area. Growing to 24 offices and 1,300 agents who cover 10 Counties and 10,000 square miles, Gary Greene serves essentially every major neighborhood in the Houston area. Learn more at garygreene.com. About zavvie zavvie is a technology company that connects agents and their clients with iBuyers. zavvie's Offer Optimizer™ Suite bridges the gap for consumers who may not be aware of all their options for selling. Currently operating in iBuyer markets and rapidly expanding, zavvie gives top brokerages and agents all they need to thrive by serving their clients in today's evolving real estate landscape: easy to use tools, technology, training, marketing, and strategy. Discover more at zavvie.com. zavvie Offer Optimizer™ received an Inman Innovator Award for Most Innovative Real Estate Technology, and the company is a graduate of the National Association of REALTORS® REach program. For brokerages interested in licensing Offer Optimizer™ technology, visit zavvie.com.
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Zephyr Real Estate to Launch Next Gen Agent Platform Powered by Tribus
Zephyr Real Estate to Launch Next Gen Agent Platform Powered by Tribus SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 07, 2019 -- Zephyr Real Estate's award-winning website has long been a leader in the real estate industry. More than keeping up with technology, Zephyr sets the pace for others to follow. With the recent build-out of its marketing/communication hub, Zephyr has acknowledged their ongoing collaboration with Tribus as a large part of that success. Tribus is a custom brokerage platform provider with a high level of experience in the real estate business, giving them a great frame of reference for their clients. Zephyr was one of Tribus' early independent clients. The resulting website was listed in PropertySpark's 2017 rankings of the "20 Best Brokerage and Realtor Websites," saying, "If there was an award for coolest real estate website, Zephyr Real Estate would take the cake. The modern design of their website reflects their modern approach to real estate. The color scheme of their website makes them stand out from the crowd, giving them an edge online." The Zephyr and Tribus relationship has developed synergistically since and has expanded well beyond a brokerage website into a fully integrated, user-friendly productivity platform. It's replete with plenty of new features allowing an independent firm like Zephyr to shine even among heavy-hitting large corporate players. Zephyr exemplifies a trend to make the best use of space and virtual space, customer relationship management platforms and customized demographic analyses. As a nimble firm responsive to the dynamic and evolving marketplace, Zephyr quickly realized the benefits of partnering with Tribus rather than building in-house from the ground up. This partnership has netted many rewards both in speed and scope. "Zephyr has been a pillar in the real estate market since 1978. They have remained independent, bucking buyouts and flash-in-the-pan trends to remain dedicated to its singular vision of sophisticated professionalism," as stated on the Tribus website. Zephyr's website integrates easily with third parties' platforms and apps. Lead management and transaction management tools are quickly expanding. The streamlined processes provide agents with the best and brightest tech tools available, keeping them and Zephyr at the forefront. "Staying on top and ahead of the market and its trends is always a top priority for Zephyr," commented Melody Foster, Chief Experience Officer. "The goal of our new, streamlined interface is to truly make technology work for our agents, rather to than create work for our agents." About Zephyr Real Estate Founded in 1978, Zephyr Real Estate is San Francisco's No. 1 independent real estate firm with over $2.4 billion in gross sales and a current roster of more than 350 full-time agents. Zephyr's highly-visited website has earned two web design awards, including the prestigious Interactive Media Award. Zephyr Real Estate is a member of the international relocation network, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World; global luxury affiliate; the local luxury marketing association, LuxeSF; and the regional luxury real estate affiliation, the Artisan Group. Zephyr has nine locations across San Francisco, Marin, Alameda and San Mateo Counties and two brokerage affiliates in Sonoma County, all strategically positioned to serve a large customer base throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit www.ZephyrRE.com.
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Coldwell Banker Launches 'Exclusive Look' for Company-Owned Operations
Proprietary tool allows affiliated agents to market coming soon listings MADISON, N.J., Oct. 3, 2019 -- Coldwell Banker Real Estate, announced today the beta launch of Exclusive Look. Exclusive Look is an in-network marketing tool for coming soon listings that empowers Coldwell Banker affiliated agents to share and search for listings before they are placed in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) or other public sites. The agent-to-agent tool allows an affiliated agent to share an upcoming listing, consistent with MLS rules, with ease in-network. The Exclusive Look platform also enables agents to promote their buyer and seller wants and needs within the Coldwell Banker national agent network to help clients find properties at the price and specifications they desire. This product operates alongside an already existing feature on ColdwellBankerHomes.com that allows any consumer to search for properties that are not yet on the MLS.Since June, Exclusive Look has been in a pilot test with 10 Coldwell Banker company-owned offices in the Greater Boston area. The program will launch nationally to all company-owned offices by the end of 2019. Once fully tested, the Exclusive Look tool will be released to the Coldwell Banker affiliate network nationwide in 2020, making the product accessible to more than 92,000 Coldwell Banker affiliated agents. Affiliated agents who are using Exclusive Look are impressed with the early development of the program: "I think Exclusive Look is a great resource. I am about to work with a relocation buyer, so it is super helpful to present listings that might work for them," said Laurie Crane, sales associate, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage "The new tool has already helped our affiliated agents secure listings based on name recognition and additional exposure for the properties," said John Angier, sales manager, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage "In-office announcements or simple emails to colleagues alerting them of buyer needs or of a listing about to enter the market are no longer sufficient ways to pre-market properties. Our in-house product development team built a platform for affiliated agents to enhance and simplify their home marketing process. Ultimately, we are providing agents with applications that augment their ability to sell homes more quickly," said M. Ryan Gorman, president and CEO, NRT LLC. "As a perpetual leader in innovation, we have developed this proprietary software with our agents to help them promote listings as soon as their clients have agreed to market their listing with the company. We are utilizing our findings of our beta rollout to help enhance and perfect the product offerings for our agents. Exclusive Look enables our agents to market, share and access coming soon properties, as well as share buyer and seller wants with our vast national agent network. The power of this product for agents and clients is incredible," said Kacie Ricker, national vice president of The Product Studio. About Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC Powered by its network of over 92,000 affiliated sales professionals in 3,100 offices across 44 countries and territories, the Coldwell Banker® organization is a leading provider of full-service residential and commercial real estate brokerage services. The brand's mission is to empower their people to leave their mark on the world of real estate. The Coldwell Banker brand prides itself on its history of expertise and honesty since its beginnings in 1906. The brand embraces four core values: home, awesomeness, ingenuity and excellence. Coldwell Banker Real Estate is committed to providing its network of sales professionals with the tools and insights needed to excel in today's marketplace and is known for its bold leadership and dedication to driving the industry forward with big data and smart home expertise. Coldwell Banker Real Estate was the first real estate brand to harness the power of big data; the CBx Technology Suite uses predictive analytics and machine learning to analyze markets, target buyers and sellers and provide agents with a simple platform to create unique and effective marketing plans for each listing. The brand was named among the 2018 and 2019 Women's Choice Award® Most Recommended brands for customer experience and overall quality. Blue is bold and the integrity and values of Coldwell Banker Real Estate give the Gen Blue® network an unbeatable edge. Coldwell Banker®, the Coldwell Banker logo, Gen Blue® and the Gen Blue Experience® are registered services marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each office is independently owned and operated. To join Coldwell Banker Real Estate and unlock the possibilities of Gen Blue, please visit www.coldwellbanker.com/join.
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Allen Tate Realtors Launches iBuyer Platform for Carolina Home Sellers
CHARLOTTE - September 26, 2019 -- Allen Tate Realtors announces the launch of Offer Optimizer to give homeowners multiple instant offers on their home with the push of a button. Offer Optimizer helps Carolina homeowners easily compare iBuyer offers with selling their home on the open market. A professional Allen Tate Realtor provides local expertise and personalized service for whichever path the homeowner chooses. Ranked Number One in the Carolinas and the top 10 nationwide, Allen Tate is proving its commitment to exceptional customer service by delivering more options to Carolina homeowners. This now includes purchase offers from Zillow Offers, Opendoor and Offerpad - commonly referred to as iBuyers because these online firms offer to "instantly buy" homes. With its new iBuyer service, Allen Tate Realtors helps home sellers compare multiple offers on their homes. The Offer Optimizer service helps homeowners make the best choice for their individual circumstances. This includes accepting an instant sale offer, selling their home on the open market, or even choosing not to sell. Allen Tate Realtors Offer Optimizer addresses three crucial aspects homeowners consider when selling their homes: convenience, speed, and predictability. The new technology allows Allen Tate agents to walk homeowners through multiple selling opportunities, including: Getting offers from national instant offer companies Listing their home for sale to attract local buyers looking for homes "If a seller wants a quick cash offer from an iBuyer, they still need the advice of a professional Realtor to make sure they select the best path to protect their home equity and maximize their selling opportunity," said Phyllis Brookshire, president, Allen Tate Realtors. Brookshire notes that a recent iBuyer study found that 92% of consumers work with and want to work with a Realtor, and even if they did an iBuyer program, they want a Realtor to represent them. Allen Tate partnered with zavvie, whose technology, the Offer Optimizer™ Suite, powers the iBuyer platforms of leading brokerages in markets across the U.S. Zavvie provides online tools and current, market-specific data so clients of their broker partners can make informed decisions about home selling. "Allen Tate Realtors is delivering what Carolina homeowners are asking for with Offer Optimizer, that brings the expertise of an agent to the table. Accepting an instant offer for some is a great option," said Lane Hornung, CEO, and Founder of zavvie. "But understanding the pros and cons of all selling options is what a professional agent brings to the process." "Allen Tate is a leader in exceptional customer service, and delivering iBuyer offers is another example of their penchant for doing what's best for their clients. It's an honor to work with a leader like Allen Tate to give their clients offers with a push of a button," Hornung added. Find a local Allen Tate office at allentate.com/offices. About Allen Tate Allen Tate Companies is a locally owned, independent real estate and homeownership company. Its flagship, Allen Tate Realtors®, is ranked Number One in the Carolinas and in the top 10 nationwide. Since 1957, Allen Tate Realtors has focused on the needs of consumers by providing one-stop shopping with choices from 47 branch offices located in communities throughout the Carolinas. Learn more at allentate.com. About zavvie zavvie is a technology company committed to adding ease and clarity to broker relationships with iBuyers. With Offer Optimizer™ Suite, zavvie connects brokerages, their agents, and clients with iBuyers. Currently operating in iBuyer markets and rapidly expanding, zavvie gives brokerages and agents all they need to thrive: easy to use tools, technology, training, marketing, and strategy. zavvie Offer Optimizer™ received an Inman Innovator Award for Most Innovative Real Estate Technology, and the company is a graduate of the National Association of REALTORS® REach program. For brokerages interested in licensing Offer Optimizer™ technology, visit zavvie.com.
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MoxiWorks Launches New Real Estate Referrals System, Intros
SEATTLE, September 24, 2019 -- MoxiWorks, a leading real estate technology platform, announced they have launched a real estate referrals system for their MoxiEngage CRM called Intros. Intros is an innovative, refreshed approach to leads, providing an end-to-end referral generation and management system. Intros takes leads generated on brokerage websites, purchased from a lead provider, generated by MoxiWorks partners, or from existing databases that need to be revisited. All leads are qualified and nurtured by real humans until they're ready for a friendly introduction to an agent. After the personal introductions are made between the agent and future client, Intros routes the referrals directly into the agent's MoxiEngage CRM account for follow-up. York Baur, CEO of MoxiWorks said, "It's no secret that, as T3 Sixty estimates, lead conversion rate sits sub one percent in our industry. However, when leads are processed carefully, and relationships are cultivated through nurturing them, conversion rates rise and brokerages can expect much happier agents, a better consumer experience, and more closed transactions." "We are very excited about the new MoxiWorks Intros referral program! Our agents are extremely productive and a focus on the most important income generation activities is a high priority. With Intros, we rest easy knowing that our online leads are taken care of. From a speedy response to regular follow-ups, we are seeing increased opportunities and building stronger relationships with our clients. Thank you to the Moxi team! We are looking forward to continued success," said Marcus Martin, VP of Brokerage Operations at RE/MAX Metro. MoxiWorks is also deepening integrations with partners, such as QuantumDigital, who is enhancing lead generation through digital media and print marketing efforts. "The new MoxiWorks Intros service is a well thought out lead qualification model that provides an excellent and consistent experience for both the participating agents and consumers. Our integrated and automated Just Listed and Just Sold geo-targeting Facebook lead ads and smart direct mailers help Intros target local neighborhood seller listing leads. We're very excited to be the advertising and lead generation engine for this new innovative service and a component of the current overall MoxiWorks platform!" said Eric Cosway, EVP and CMO of QuantumDigital. Unlike typical lead providers, MoxiWorks will only charge a referral fee when a transaction actually occurs to ensure high quality introductions. There is no minimum lead volume requirement. Treves Hokama, VP of Strategic Initiatives at MoxiWorks said, "Leads need love. Cold internet leads require an agent to contact, qualify, and nurture many leads to discover one customer. Intros accomplishes this. We provide high-activity agents with personal introductions to people who are ready to work with a real estate professional. This will transform an agent's day, focusing more on people and less on prospecting. This fulfills MoxiWorks' vision of collaborating with brokers and agents – let's sell more homes together!" To find out more, visit go.moxiworks.com/intros. About MoxiWorks MoxiWorks is a comprehensive open platform system for large residential real estate brokerages that serves over 80 brokerages and 130,000 agents nationwide that account for more than 13% of the transactions in the U.S. MoxiWorks’ customer retention over the past seven years stands proudly at 96%. Their integrated tools are centered on sphere methodology that increases agents’ repeat and referral business by 54%, while lowering overall technology, training, and support costs for the brokerage. The open platform known as the MoxiCloud has tools from more than 50 partners that integrate to create unique brokerage solutions. MoxiWorks also powers the LeadingRE Cloud. Find more information at moxiworks.com.
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Realogy Partners with HomeAdvisor to Launch Home Improvement Program
Program Provides Home Sellers with Home Improvement Resources with No Up-Front Costs MADISON, N.J. and DENVER, Sept. 18, 2019 -- Realogy Holdings Corp., the leading and most integrated provider of residential real estate services in the United States, and HomeAdvisor®, a leading digital marketplace evolving the way homeowners find, connect and purchase home services, announced today the launch of RealVitalize, a home improvement program. This program provides home sellers with home improvement resources prior to or during the home listing period with no up-front costs or interest charges. The pilot program is currently available in select markets through the Coldwell Banker® branded operations of NRT, the subsidiary that manages Realogy's company owned brokerages. The pilot program launched in the Columbus, Ohio, Denver, Orlando, Fla. and Tampa, Fla. market areas with a national roll-out planned later this year. Realogy and HomeAdvisor will continue to explore opportunities for expansion in 2020. "Selling a home is a major life event where homeowners frequently need help finding home services and home service professionals," said Brandon Ridenour, CEO of ANGI Homeservices. HomeAdvisor is an operating business of ANGI Homeservices (NASDAQ: ANGI). "We choose to partner with Coldwell Banker, a real estate industry leader who has impressive scale and a well-established national market presence, to offer an innovative program providing simple and effective solutions for homeowners to improve their home during the sale process. Our goal is to make sure our brands, products and tools are there to help homeowners at all stages of the homeownership journey. This program seamlessly integrates HomeAdvisor and our pros into that journey, expanding how we are reaching new customers and providing a unique and valuable experience for Coldwell Banker and its clients." "Home sellers are looking to real estate professionals to offer integrated solutions to ease the process of the real estate transaction. Through a participating Coldwell Banker brokerage, sellers who choose to utilize the program benefit from a home improvement process that is more convenient while positioning their home for maximum appeal," said M. Ryan Gorman, president and CEO of NRT. "We believe RealVitalize gives our affiliated agents a distinct and competitive advantage in their marketplace without the burden of having to manage the home improvement process, unlike other programs. This is a win-win for all parties involved." Through the program, a homeowner who lists their home for sale with a participating brokerage company will have the option to make non-structural home improvements and repairs using a service professional from the HomeAdvisor network. The program is also available to current home sellers who want to enhance their home to help achieve optimal offers. The brokerage will cover the upfront costs of the repairs, which will be repaid by the seller when the property sale closes or the listing expires. There are no additional fees to participate in the program and no minimum listing price. Available projects include staging, appliance purchasing and installation, handyman services, painting, kitchen and bathroom upgrades, and more. To participate, the agent will connect their home seller client with a dedicated HomeAdvisor project consultant to discuss the services needed to prepare the home. HomeAdvisor will help manage projects from start to finish, finding appointment times that work conveniently within the homeowner's schedule. Experienced, pre-screened service professionals from HomeAdvisor's network will make the improvements. This program, powered by HomeAdvisor, is an exclusive offering for Coldwell Banker clients and continues to build on HomeAdvisor's vision to create deeper relationships with customers, provide more value for its participating service professionals and meet customers wherever they need home services. About Realogy Holdings Corp. Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) is the leading and most integrated provider of residential real estate services in the U.S. that is focused on empowering independent sales agents to best serve today's consumers. Realogy delivers its services through its well-known industry brands including Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Climb Real Estate®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, Corcoran®, ERA®, Sotheby's International Realty® as well as NRT, Cartus®, Title Resource Group and ZapLabs®, an in-house innovation and technology development lab. 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GryphTech Launches Redesigned RE/MAX Regional Websites in 40+ Countries
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Real Estate Innovator and Visionary Steve Ozonian Joins Board of Directors at Inside Real Estate
Inside Real Estate welcomes industry veteran Steve Ozonian to their Board of Directors as they continue their rapid growth and leadership in the real estate technology space DRAPER, UTAH (SEPTEMBER 12, 2019) -- Inside Real Estate, one of the fastest growing independently-owned real estate software companies and a trusted technology partner to over 200,000 top brokerages, agents and teams announced this week the appointment of Steve Ozonian to its Board of Directors. Known as a visionary leader in the real-estate tech space, Ozonian brings over three decades of experience serving in executive roles at Coldwell Banker Real Estate, Prudential Real Estate and Relocation, and REALTOR.com. "We're thrilled to welcome Steve to our board," said Ned Stringham, CEO of Inside Real Estate. "Steve brings a wealth of knowledge and relationships having successfully led companies through many facets of the real estate industry. His experience and perspective will be invaluable as Inside Real Estate expands its reach, partnering with the most prominent brokerage and franchise brands in real estate today." Named a Top Innovator and influential leader by The National Association of Realtors and other prominent media outlets, Ozonian has a long history of driving innovation at the intersection of real estate and tech. After serving as a senior executive at Coldwell Banker Real Estate and Chairman and CEO of Prudential Real Estate and Relocation, Ozonian went on to serve as the CEO of REALTOR.com, one of the leading real estate consumer portals in the United States. After his tenure at REALTOR.com, Ozonian also served as the CEO of RealEstate.com and is currently the lead independent director of Lending Tree and CEO of Williston Financial. "I believe Inside Real Estate is uniquely positioned to dominate the real estate software space," said Steve Ozonian. "They've gained substantial traction and scale in a highly fragmented industry thanks to a winning strategy, experienced team and a powerful software platform which drives real results for the agents, teams and brokers they serve. I'm honored to join their board and participate in their continued growth." Ozonian's appointment comes on the heels of substantial revenue growth for Inside Real Estate which has brought on hundreds of top brokerages to its flagship platform, kvCORE, so far this year and has doubled down on its long-term strategy with a new primary financial backer, Lovell Minnick Partners. About Inside Real Estate Inside Real Estate is one of the fastest growing independently-owned real estate software companies and a trusted technology partner to over 200,000 agents, teams and top brokerages. The company's flagship platform, kvCORE, is a modern and comprehensive solution known for delivering profitable growth at every level of a brokerage organization. Built with a scalable and flexible infrastructure, kvCORE enables brokerages to create their own unique technology ecosystem to enhance and differentiate their brand and culture. With an accomplished leadership team and over 175 employees, Inside Real Estate brings the resources, scale and vision to deliver ongoing innovation and success for its growing customer base. Learn more at insiderealestate.com.
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Announcing Realogy Military Rewards: New Home Buying and Selling Program Launches for ALL Military Personnel, Veterans and Their Families
Military Families Can Earn Cash Back* When They Buy or Sell a Home MADISON, N.J., Sept. 10, 2019 -- Realogy Holdings Corp., the largest full-service residential real estate services company in the United States, today announced Realogy Military Rewards, a new home buying and selling program that will offer $350 to $7,500 in cash back or rewards to those who have served our country and their extended families. Realogy Military Rewards builds on the company's 30 years of experience assisting military families with their home sales and purchases and is now available to all military personnel, veterans and their extended families in most U.S. states. The program benefits are based on the home's sale or purchase price when transacting with one of Realogy's well-known and trusted residential real estate brands, including Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, Century 21®, Coldwell Banker® and ERA® . Through Cartus Corporation, a Realogy subsidiary, and its Broker Network, a Military Rewards Advocate matches consumers with affiliated agents who are experts in the local area as well as the intricacies of military moves. The Cartus Broker Network is a broad network substantially comprised of Realogy affiliated brokers and agents who earn very high customer satisfaction and loyalty by applying their expertise to support both home buyers and sellers through the complex real estate process and to ultimately close their transactions in faster-than-average times. "Realogy has a long history of supporting our servicemen and servicewomen during one of life's most special and critical milestones: buying or selling a home," said Ryan Schneider, Realogy's chief executive officer and president. "The new Realogy Military Rewards program extends our support to the entire U.S. military community and their families by providing a real estate agent experienced with military moves, an advocate to offer support along the way, and substantial cash back upon closing." It's Our Turn to Serve You: A More Rewarding Home Transaction Experience Connection to an Experienced Real Estate Agent: Realogy Military Rewards seamlessly connects home buyers and sellers to top-rated affiliated real estate agents across the entire United States. Matched according to the client's profile, participating agents, who are affiliated with one of Realogy's trusted residential real estate brands, have been selected based on their exceptional customer service record, local market expertise and experience with the complexities of military moves. An Advocate to Support Along the Way: Additionally, the home buyer or seller will be connected to a Military Rewards Advocate, who will work side-by-side with their agent to ensure a seamless real estate transaction. Generous Cash Back Bonus or Rewards: After closing, the home buyer or seller can receive $350 to $7,500* in a cash back or reward bonus based on the sale or purchase price of their home. For more information on Realogy Military Rewards, please call 800-752-3642 or visit www.RealEstatePerk.com/RealogyMilitaryRewards. About Realogy Holdings Corp. Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) is the leading and most integrated provider of residential real estate services in the U.S. that is focused on empowering independent sales agents to best serve today's consumers. Realogy delivers its services through its well-known industry brands including Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Climb Real Estate®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, Corcoran®, ERA®, Sotheby's International Realty® as well as NRT, Cartus®, Title Resource Group and ZapLabs®, an in-house innovation and technology development lab. Realogy's fully integrated business model includes brokerage, franchising, relocation, mortgage, and title and settlement services. Realogy provides independent sales agents access to leading technology, best-in-class marketing and learning programs, and support services to help them become more productive and build stronger businesses. Realogy's affiliated brokerages operate around the world with approximately 188,600 independent sales agents in the United States and approximately 111,200 independent sales agents in 113 other countries and territories. Realogy is headquartered in Madison, New Jersey.
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Bidding Wars Fell to New 8-Year Low in August with 10% of Redfin Offers Facing Competition
San Francisco, San Diego and Las Vegas were the most competitive housing markets in August, but local buyers were far less likely to face a bidding war than last summer SEATTLE, Sept. 4, 2019 -- 10.4 percent of offers written by Redfin agents on behalf of their homebuying customers faced a bidding war in August, down from more than 42 percent a year earlier, according to a new report from Redfin, the technology-powered real estate brokerage. August's bidding-war rate overtakes July's 11.4 percent rate as the lowest on record since at least 2011. The national bidding war rate reached a high of 59 percent in March 2018 before starting to drop as homebuyers reached their limit with sky-high housing prices and rising mortgage rates. "Despite remaining near three-year lows, mortgage rates have failed to bring enough buyers to the market to rev up competition for homes this summer," said Redfin chief economist Daryl Fairweather. "Recession fears have been enough to spook some would-be buyers from making the big financial commitment of a home purchase. But assuming a recession doesn't arrive this fall or winter, consumers will likely adjust to the new 'normal' of continued volatility in the stock and global markets, and the people who need and want to make a move will take advantage of low mortgage rates. As a result, I still expect homebuying competition to pick back up in the new year." The San Francisco metro was the most competitive market in August, with 31 percent of offers written by Redfin agents on behalf of their homebuying customers facing a bidding war. But even though that's more competitive than every other major market in the U.S., the local bidding war rate is down from 73.5 percent a year earlier and down slightly from 31.8 percent in July. San Francisco is followed by fellow California metro San Diego, which saw an 18.4 percent bidding war rate. Then come Las Vegas (17.1%), Boston (15%) and Los Angeles (14.4%). The rate in San Jose was 10.3 percent, down from 77 percent a year earlier, and in Seattle, another expensive West Coast metro, it was 9.4 percent, a big year-over-year dip from 37.8 percent in August 2018. "Competition in the Seattle area has certainly slowed down since the second half of 2018. Last year, five out of five offers I submitted faced competition; now, it's one in five," said local Redfin agent Michelle Santos. "Now, for desirable homes, competition is still fierce, and the winning offer is one that's above the list price and waives contingencies. At the same time, average homes sit on the market for quite some time before they get any offers." Atlanta led the pack of least competitive markets, with just 2.4 percent of the offers submitted by Redfin agents in August facing competition. It's followed by Miami (3.1%), Raleigh (4.2%), Philadelphia (4.3%) and Chicago (5%). To read the full report, please visit: https://www.redfin.com/blog/august-2019-real-estate-bidding-wars About Redfin Redfin is a technology-powered real estate brokerage, combining its own full-service agents with modern technology to redefine real estate in the consumer's favor. Founded by software engineers, Redfin has the country's #1 brokerage website and offers a host of online tools to consumers, including the Redfin Estimate, the automated home-value estimate with the industry's lowest published error rate for listed homes. Homebuyers and sellers enjoy a full-service, technology-powered experience from Redfin real estate agents, while saving thousands in commissions. Redfin serves more than 90 major metro areas across the U.S. and Canada. The company has helped customers buy or sell homes worth more than $85 billion.
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Broker Public Portal Announces Neil Dholakia of Keller Williams as New Board Member
ARROYO GRANDE, Calif., Sept. 03, 2019 -- Neil Dholakia, Chief Product Officer of Keller Williams, the world's largest real estate franchise by agent count, has joined the Broker Public Portal (BPP) Board of Managers, the organization announced today. The BPP is owned and operated by real estate brokerages and MLSs and is delivering with Homesnap benefits to more than one million real estate professionals in America today. As Chief Product Officer of Keller Williams, Neil Dholakia is interested in leveraging technology to disrupt the traditional approach to real estate. Neil brings more than 25-years' experience to his role, having built a wide range of software products that fuse corporate strategy with tactical deliverables. Using R&D insights from KW Labs, the innovation hub of Keller Williams, Dholakia leads KW's technologists in developing proprietary technology and using the brand's global scale to fuel a platform aimed at providing the best agent-driven consumer experience in real estate. "The BPP and our board is strengthened with the addition of Neil Dholakia," said John Mosey, a Board member, Chairman of the BPP and CEO of NorthstarMLS. "Neil's perspective as the chief technology driver for development of KW's innovative platform and products ensures BPP's continued growth and influence, as we engage millions of consumers and agents," he added. Broker Public Portal (BPP), a collaborative venture between real estate brokerages and MLSs to create a national consumer home search experience defined by simplicity, integrity and common sense, today welcomed seven new members to its Board of Managers. The Broker Public Portal Board of Managers by charter includes a "fair and balanced group of executives who represent the interests of large brokers (5), medium brokers (3), small brokers (2), independent managers (2) and multiple listing service organizations (MLSs - 4)." Agent count of participating firms establishes the size of brokerages eligible. The nominating committee of the board has seven of the current directors and was chaired by Joan Docktor of BHHS Fox and Roach REALTORS. The board has staggered terms of three and two years in each category. 2019 Board of Managers and Officers include: John Mosey, NorthstarMLS (Chairman of the Board)Alon Chaver, HomeServices of America (Vice Chair of the Board)Craig McClelland, BHGRE Metro Brokers (Secretary of the Board)Paul Wells, RE/MAX Barrington (Treasurer of the Board) Bill Miller, Metrolist ServicesRebecca Jensen, Midwest Real Estate DataTim Dain, MARIS Neil Dholakia, Keller WilliamsGurtej Sodhi, Crye-Leike Merle Whitehead, Howard Hanna Real Estate ServicesBetty Misko, Ebby Halliday RealtorsChelsea Goyer, RedfinJoan Docktor, Fox and Roach Realtors Pat Shea, Lyon Real Estate Christina Pappas, The Keyes Company,Andy Starck, Starck Real EstateCraig Cheatham, The Realty Alliance About Broker Public Portal Broker Public Portal, LLC is a collaborative effort owned and operated by real estate brokerages and MLSs to deliver with Homesnap a better home search experience defined by simplicity, integrity and common sense. Homesnap provides the same comprehensive, real-time data directly from the MLS used by real professionals, the people who sell homes, not ads. Broker Public Portal with Homesnap follows industry-defined Fair Display Guidelines: there are no display ads from other agents or brokers on one's listings, and all inquiries are sent to the listing agent or broker for free. More information can be found at http://www.brokerpublicportal.com and https://www.homesnap.com/bpp About Homesnap With easy-to-use mobile technology fueled by unmatched, real-time data intelligence, Homesnap is changing the way real estate agents connect with consumers and serve their clients. The industry-endorsed Homesnap platform leverages real-time data from 175 MLSs to empower millions of consumers each month with a superior home search experience, while providing over 75% of U.S. agents with access to powerful mobile tools that automate their work and accelerate their success. With the Homesnap mobile app, the highest rated consumer home search application; Homesnap Pro, the industry-standard mobile business platform for agents; and the Homesnap national home search portal, a joint venture with the industry-backed Broker Public Portal, the integrated Homesnap platform is transforming the industry by bringing real-time to real estate. More information can be found at www.homesnap.com.
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Former NAR CTO joins growing T3 Sixty Team
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Lone Wolf and Updater Form First-of-Kind Strategic Partnership
Partnership connects the nation's leading transaction management solutions to the nation's leading moving app for an unrivalled client experience CAMBRIDGE, ON (August 27, 2019) -- Lone Wolf Technologies, the North American leader in residential real estate technology, and Updater, the nation's leading relocation technology provider, today announced a partnership between their two organizations. This partnership will connect Lone Wolf's transaction management solutions, zipForm® Plus and TransactionDesk, to the Updater platform and create an unrivaled client experience for buyers and sellers moving into new homes. Real estate brokerages and agents will enable this integration directly within their transaction solution. Property information will sync between the two companies' programs and invite buyers and sellers to create an Updater account. With Updater, home buyers and sellers enjoy a simplified moving experience, while brokerages and agents differentiate their client offering. "We're thrilled to announce our partnership with Updater and bring this helpful service to our mutual customers," said Jimmy Kelly, CEO of Lone Wolf. "This partnership further expands Lone Wolf's technology ecosystem and represents another step forward in our mission to simplify the real estate experience for all. With an integration between our industry-leading transaction solutions and Updater's state-of-the-art moving app, we're able to help real estate agents and brokerages across the country deliver an unmatched client experience." Updater is a relocation platform that streamlines the moving process for millions of home buyers and sellers annually. The company creates a personalized moving experience based on each client's unique move. Services include mail forwarding, TV and internet installation, reserving a moving company, hooking up utilities, securing insurance, updating addresses, and more. Updater is offered by thousands of real estate brokerages and agents to provide added value to their clients before, during, and after the transaction. "This is an exciting announcement for the many brokerages that use Lone Wolf technology," said David Greenberg, Founder and CEO of Updater. "Today's real estate transaction extends beyond the transaction itself and into relationship-building value adds for clients. We're thrilled to be able to provide such an add at one of the most stressful points in the transaction, the move." Lone Wolf is the real estate industry's top technology provider, serving over 1.4 million agents, 20,000 offices, and 1000 MLSs and Associations in North America with its core solutions, zipForm® Plus, zipTMS®, TransactionDesk, and brokerWOLF. These solutions feature a comprehensive set of brokerage focused features designed to speed up and simplify transaction, document, and back office and accounting management. Its ecosystem, meanwhile, comprised of front office, website, CRM, title, and ancillary services solutions, enables the company to simplify the entire real estate experience. Updater, the latest addition to this ecosystem, will provide Lone Wolf's massive customer base with yet another tool to better serve their home buyers and sellers. About Lone Wolf Technologies Lone Wolf Technologies, a Vista Equity Partners portfolio company, is the North American leader in residential real estate software, serving over 1.3 million real estate agents, 20,000 offices, 9,000 brokerages, and 1000 MLSs and Associations across Canada and the U.S. The company offers an ecosystem of technology products designed to simplify the entire transaction process, including software for back office and transaction management. Each element of this ecosystem enables brokerages, agents, MLSs, and associations to operate more efficiently, reduce costs, and increase opportunities for profitability. Lone Wolf's head office is located in Cambridge, ON, with additional offices in Dallas, TX, London, ON, and Fraser, MI. About Updater Updater is the nation's leading relocation technology platform designed to make moving easier for the 45 million Americans that relocate every year. Updater helps users seamlessly connect TV and internet, secure insurance, update accounts, connect utilities, forward mail and more. From real estate brokerages to multifamily and relocation companies, Updater's proprietary relocation technology platform has become an industry standard, enabling a personalized and trusted all-in-one app for the relocation process. Headquartered in New York City, Updater has raised nearly $100 million from leading investors, including Fidelity International, SoftBank Capital, IA Ventures, Commerce Ventures, Second Century Ventures (the strategic investment arm of the National Association of REALTORS®), and more. For more information, please visit www.updater.com.
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MoxiWorks and Buyside Launch Powerful Integration for Best-in-Class CMA
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Six More Partners Launch zavvie iBuyer Platform
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1st-Half 2019 Growth Includes 32 Affiliated Brokerages Signing Long-Term Agreements and 14 Companies Choosing to Affiliate with the C21® Brand Over the Competitors MADISON, N.J., Aug. 19, 2019 -- With real estate more 'Glocal' than ever, the news announced today by Century 21 Real Estate that its system is now operating in 10,000 offices worldwide provides a competitive advantage for home buyers and sellers, and for securing long-term growth and market share for the C21® Network's affiliated brokers. The unprecedented global reach of the CENTURY 21® brand is a connection and collaboration of 130,000+ relentless independent sales professionals in 82 countries and territories who live their mission to defy mediocrity and delivery extraordinary experiences, and a presence that so-called disruptors, and others in the industry, cannot match. In a world where the daily course of industry business is increasingly being conducted country-to-country and continent-to-continent, the global growth of the brand is a real differentiator for local clients and their C21 Network professional. "With our mission and overall brand cultural transformation challenging the status quo and helping to move the industry from transactional to experiential, our franchise model is working for our affiliated brokers and agents and more importantly, helping their clients reach the best real estate outcomes possible," said Michael Miedler, president and CEO of Century 21 Real Estate LLC. "I'm proud of our history of making a difference in the lives of families worldwide, and excited to know that we are set-up to benefit current and future generations of real estate owners and entrepreneurs around the world." The news of surpassing 10,000 offices around the world comes on the heels of the announcement that, to date in 2019, 32 affiliated brokerages signed long-term agreements to remain with the brand and 14 companies and over 500 independent agents choosing to affiliate with Century 21 Real Estate over all competitors in the market. The 32 affiliated brokerages who renewed with Century 21 Real Estate include: CENTURY 21 Action, REALTORS®, Minot, ND CENTURY 21 All Professional, Port Saint Lucie, FL CENTURY 21 Arroyo Seco, Los Angeles, CA CENTURY 21 Atlantic Professional Realty, Absecon, NJ CENTURY 21 Charlton Realty, Nashville, TN CENTURY 21 Coast to Coast, Tierra Verde, FL CENTURY 21 Dan Cheney & Associates, Inc., Sanger, CA CENTURY 21 Executive Team, Tampa, FL CENTURY 21 Family Tree, Aurora, MO CENTURY 21 Flagstaff Realty, Flagstaff, AZ CENTURY 21 Gold Award Homes, Tomah, WI CENTURY 21 Hometown Brokers, Billings, MT CENTURY 21 Hometown, REALTORS®, Seneca, SC CENTURY 21 Kelly Davis, Inc., Colville, WA CENTURY 21 Legacy Realty, Willis Point, TX CENTURY 21 Nature Coast, Crystal River, FL CENTURY 21 Norma Altman, REALTORS®, Millburn, NJ CENTURY 21 North East (formerly North Shore), Peabody, MA CENTURY 21 Patty Snell & Associates, Tuscaloosa, AL CENTURY 21 Pierce & Bair, Inc., Kennett Square, PA CENTURY 21 Pierce Realty, Mercer, WI CENTURY 21 Premier Group, Pittsburg, TX CENTURY 21 Price Right, Lewiston, ID CENTURY 21 Ramos Realty, Bethlehem, PA CENTURY 21 RiverStone, Sandpoint, ID CENTURY 21 Schlossbach Realty, Belmar, NJ CENTURY 21 Shawmut, Brighton, MA CENTURY 21 Sierra, REALTORS®, Mariposa, CA CENTURY 21 Stamm Eddy, Newington, CT CENTURY 21 Topsail Realty, Bristol, RI CENTURY 21 Yarrow & Associates, Lancaster, CA Recent companies who chose to affiliate with Century 21 Real Estate during the first half of 2019 include: CENTURY 21 Access, Columbia, MO CENTURY 21 Coast Properties, Santa Rosa Beach, FL CENTURY 21 Envision, Upper Marlboro, MD CENTURY 21 Full Realty Services, Murrieta CA CENTURY 21 Gust Realty, Glen Ellyn, IL CENTURY 21 NuVision, Chicago, IL CENTURY 21 Post Realty, Auburn, NY CENTURY 21 ReCom Real Estate, Denver, CO CENTURY 21 Realty Advisors, Austin, TX CENTURY 21 Rosa Leon, Tampa FL CENTURY 21 Royal, Scarsdale, NY CENTURY 21 Stein Posner Real Estate, Boca Raton FL CENTURY 21 Total Real Estate Solutions, High Point, NC CENTURY 21 Tropical Breeze Realty, Port Charlotte, FL About Century 21 Real Estate LLC The approximately 131,000 independent sales professionals in approximately 10,000 offices spanning 82 countries and territories in the CENTURY 21® System live their mission every day: to defy mediocrity and deliver extraordinary experiences. By consistently chasing excellence, giving 121% and always elevating, the CENTURY 21 brand is helping its affiliated brokers/agents to be the first choice for real estate consumers and industry professionals worldwide.
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Keller Offers Partners with Offerpad
Two leading real estate companies partner to further scale iBuyer offering AUSTIN, TEXAS August 14, 2019 -- Keller Offers, the iBuyer offering of Keller Williams (KW), the world's largest real estate technology franchise by agent count and the U.S. leader in units and sales volume, announces a partnership with Offerpad, a leading real estate technology company and iBuyer. On average, Offerpad receives a new offer request from a homeowner every 30 seconds and acquires a home every 20 minutes throughout regular business hours. "With Keller Offers, consumers no longer have to pick between all the options available to sell a home without having an advocate to advise them," said Josh Team, president, KW. "In our pursuit to drive the best end-to-end consumer experience, we're giving consumers the most choice available. And, we believe an agent-driven consumer experience is best to deliver that choice." The new iBuyer partnership will be operational by August 31 in Phoenix and Dallas. With the partnership, Keller Offers will scale to 10 other Offerpad U.S. markets by the end of Q4 '19. Initial markets for 2019 will include: Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; Houston, Texas; Las Vegas, Nevada; Orlando, Florida; Raleigh, North Carolina; San Antonio, Texas; Tampa, Florida; and Tucson, Arizona. "We're excited to partner with Offerpad, a true pioneer in the iBuyer market, to further ensure our agents are providing today's informed consumers with the most robust selling choices and valuable guidance on those options," said Gayln Ziegler, director of operations, Keller Offers. Under this mutually beneficial agreement, consumers have the freedom of working with a trusted KW agent, working on behalf of their best interests, when choosing Keller Offers powered by Offerpad. "As KW is a highly respected brand with more than 180,000 associates and Offerpad is a massive buying platform that provides convenience and certainty to the homeowner, this partnership was a natural fit," said Brian Bair, founder and CEO, Offerpad. "My background as a real estate agent, having sold thousands of homes and participated in countless living room conversations, I know that the consumer desires and deserves the best selling process that works for their individual situation," said Bair. "Offerpad was founded with a purpose to deliver more consumer-centric solutions in real estate – this partnership further supports that mission." How the Partnership Works To leverage the partnership, KW agents will be required to become a Keller Offers Certified iBuyer agent. Once certified, agents are able to submit a cash-offer request via Keller Offers. With a request in hand, Offerpad quickly generates an offer using proprietary, in-house real estate experience and technology. Then, the assured offer routes back to the KW agent, who presents it to their seller. The KW agent will remain the seller's consultant in understanding all their options to move them onward. Should the seller choose to accept the instant-offer path, the KW agent will guide the seller through the process. "Offerpad is an amazing partner, allowing us to quickly scale the convenience and simplicity that's inherent with instant offers," said Ziegler. About Keller Williams Austin, Texas-based Keller Williams, the world's largest real estate technology franchise by agent count, has more than 1,030 offices and 181,000 associates. The franchise is also No. 1 in units and sales volume in the United States. In 2019, Fast Company named Keller Williams the No. 1 "Most Innovative Company" in real estate. In 2015, the company began its evolution into a technology company, now building the real estate platform that agents' buyers and sellers prefer. Since 1983, the company has cultivated an agent-centric, technology-driven and education-based culture that rewards agents as stakeholders. For more information, visit kw.com. About Offerpad Offerpad is revolutionizing the real estate industry by providing an innovative and convenient way to sell or buy a home. Founded in 2015, the leadership team brings decades of real estate experience that collectively has purchased, renovated, and rented or sold more than 100,000 homes. Offerpad is a privately held company, headquartered in Arizona, with markets in Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Tampa and Tucson with San Antonio opening soon.
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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Names .realtor and .realestate Preferred Suppliers
WASHINGTON (August 8, 2019) – The National Association of Realtors' top-level domains .realtor and .realestate have been named in the Preferred Supplier program by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, one of the most respected real estate brands in the nation. Through this global agreement, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchises will receive a 10% discount at www.get.realtor on .realtor top-level domain purchases. Web addresses ending in ".realtor" and ".realestate" allow users to market themselves more strategically, highlight their areas of expertise, and streamline operations. Since the launch of the .realtor domain in 2014 and .realestate domain in 2018, NAR, in partnership with registry operator Second Generation, Ltd. (Second Gen)., has been leading change with its commitment to new technology and now holds the #1 and #2 top-level domains in the real estate industry. "This partnership with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices will encourage more agents and firms to take advantage of the incredible opportunity to create an online space where homebuyers, sellers, and investors can go to find the most trustworthy, reliable real estate services and resources," said Mark Birschbach, Senior Vice President of NAR's Strategic Business, Innovation and Technology Group. "We're excited about the ability to create similar partnerships and opportunities for other brokerages and offices across the nation and globe." "We are pleased to team with NAR and offer our network professionals this avenue to distinguish themselves online and show clients who they are and what they do, along with favorable pricing on use of NAR's distinctive domains," said Chris Stuart, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. In addition to top-level domains, NAR's Strategic Business Innovation and Technology group offers REACH, the #1 accelerator in real estate. Created by Second Century Ventures, a strategic technology investment fund backed by NAR, REACH is a unique real estate technology accelerator which leverages the association's members and an unparalleled network of executives within real estate and adjacent industries. Several Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices' Preferred Suppliers have participated in NAR's REACH accelerator program, including Adwerx, Back at You Media, BoxBrownie.com, Deductr, and SmartZip. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, based in Irvine, Calif., is a real estate brokerage franchise network built for a new era in residential real estate. The network, among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices name, brings to the real estate market a definitive mark of trust, integrity, stability and longevity. Visit its multi-lingual website at www.berkshirehathawayhs.com. The National Association of Realtors® is America's largest trade association, representing more than 1.3 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
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CENTURY 21 Takes to Social Media to Promote "Shark-Free" Listings for Homebuyers Who Fear Fins
Seeing too many sharks on TV this week? Century 21 Real Estate is helping shark-fearing homebuyers relocate to Northern Kansas - the farthest location from the two coasts MADISON, N.J., July 29, 2019 -- During a week that expects to see shark stories making waves across social media, Century 21 Real Estate LLC has announced today that it wants to help those closest to the coasts escape the threat of being shark bait. Throughout the week, the brand will be responding in real-time to anyone on social media that expresses their fear of sharks with helpful home listings located in the farthest spot from the coasts: Northern Kansas. "There have been zero shark attacks reported in Northern Kansas, which makes it a great place for anyone with a fear of sharks to call home," said Mike Miedler, president and CEO, Century 21 Real Estate LLC. "While we are clearly trying to have some fun with this during a week where so many people are expressing their love and fascination for sharks, the reality is that every homebuyer has their own unique list of features they are searching for in a home. Promoting "Shark-Free" listings is a great reminder to all CENTURY 21® affiliated agents to work tirelessly on behalf of their clients to find the perfect property that fits all of their specific, and sometimes unexpected, needs." "Shark-Free" listings in Northern Kansas are real properties listed by CENTURY 21 affiliated agents and available to be purchased now. They include: 331 West 3rd Street, Junction City, KS 1424 Elm Creek Drive, Junction City, KS 1246 Miller Drive, Junction City, KS 407 Dogwood, Wakefield, KS 201 Elm Street, Wakefield, KS Local CENTURY 21 affiliated agents in Northern Kansas are helping create custom video content that will be shared on social media as part of the "Shark-Free" listings promotion. "I couldn't be more excited to be able to offer my clients national exposure for their listing," said Becky Willmann, CENTURY 21 System member. "Being able to leverage a national brand and household name like "CENTURY 21" in a clever and engaging way is one of the reasons why I joined CENTURY 21 Gold Team-REALTORS®." To keep up with the CENTURY 21 "Shark-Free" listings social media campaign featured on Twitter, be sure to follow @Century21 and if you're interested in one of the listings for sale in Northern Kansas, contact a local affiliated CENTURY 21 real estate agent by visiting century21.com. About Century 21 Real Estate LLC The approximately 129,000 independent sales professionals in approximately 9,700 offices spanning 82 countries and territories in the CENTURY 21 System live their mission everyday: to defy mediocrity and deliver extraordinary experiences. By consistently chasing excellence, giving 121% and always elevating, the CENTURY 21 brand is helping its affiliated brokers/agents to be the first choice for real estate consumers and industry professionals worldwide.
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TRIBUS and Restb.ai Ring in a New Era of Smart Property Search by Delivering the Next Generation of Consumer Interactivity with AI
Chicago, July 19, 2019 -- TRIBUS and Restb.ai have partnered to deliver a much more compelling and personalized method for consumers to search for properties using breakthrough AI methods. Personalizing Property Search Using the power of Artificial Intelligence, broker websites delivered by TRIBUS will allow consumers to search for properties using much more personalized criteria than normal analog property searches allow you to use today. Through machine learning, the AI tools will be able to read elements of each property image to deliver much more robust and customizable methods to search for specific elements and features of a home. If a consumer is interested in a home with a sunny kitchen, for example, they will be able to search via plain language for sunny kitchens. The AI engine will pull images of properties that match that criteria even though it is not a specific feature that is called out on a typical listing detail page. Today it is nearly impossible to compare the photos of individual properties by amenity or room. If a consumer is most interested in looking at the quality of a kitchen in each of the houses they look at, for example, they must scroll through every image on every property to find the kitchen images. With Restb.ai's AI platform, a consumer can now search just for kitchen images so they can easily compare them side by side to find the home with their dream kitchen. Consumers can search for "natural light," "updated kitchens," "white granite countertops," and other terms previously unavailable to them. With one click of a button, a consumer can examine kitchens from different houses, all beautifully aligned in a seamless browsing experience. Better SEO In 2019, Google still has a difficult time understanding the content of a website's images. Google has long held that classifying images using ALT tags is the best way to let them know about that content. The problem on real estate websites is there are often millions of images, with 100s or thousands of new images added each day. No human could keep up. In TRIBUS websites using Restb.ai technology, images can now be auto categorized with these alt tags. When Google indexes all of the listings on the site, they'll understand the significance of the individual images - kitchens, baths, etc. That makes it possible for TRIBUS websites to be found when someone does a more advanced search on Google such as "Homes in Stamford, CT with updated kitchens." Supports ADA Compliance These same AI capabilities can help the 7.2 million Americans that are visually-impaired. With Restb.ai's proprietary audio descriptions, visually-impaired home buyers can independently search for a house. TRIBUS websites will include audio descriptions of all of the images, which helps viewers understand what each house looks like. Additionally, a visually impaired viewer can now navigate the listings with just their voice, as the website has enabled voice search. This proprietary technology will help real estate brokers avoid fallen victim to the increasing number of ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) lawsuits being filed. "AI is starting to come of age in real estate," said Katie Ragusa, VP of Product at TRIBUS, one of the nation's leading providers of broker marketing and business solutions. "TRIBUS has long been on the forefront of brokerage website innovation. From creating the first responsive real estate brokerage website, to implementing the highly visible search box, and creating new and innovative ways to connect with agents. When searching for a home online, nothing is more important than the images. So, making a search based upon images is something we've always wanted to do. With Restb.ai that's now possible." Angel Esteban, CEO and Co-founder of Restb.ai said, "our proprietary AI solution is ideally suited to help improve the consumer search experience since photos are such a key part of the search process. By partnering with TRIBUS we will be able to personalize the ways consumers search for properties by allowing them to search for the unique features that are most important to them. Never before has a consumer truly been in the driver's seat of their property search and able to find homes only with an abundance of natural light or a beautiful kitchen island with a dark granite countertop." About TRIBUS TRIBUS provides medium and large brokerages around the world with custom websites, intranet, email marketing, transaction management, and CRM systems. Through their open API - TRIBUS Source - the system connects brokerages'​ listing, agent, and consumer data with over 100 other tools like marketing, back office, accounting, lead generation and more where and when the brokerage needs it. TRIBUS is more than just a custom real estate brokerage platform vendor. The company hand selects people that can provide immense value to their clients. Leaders of the company, client care director, and head of development all have former real estate experience. Because of this, TRIBUS is able to approach products and services from a higher level of experience. That's why instead of following the crowd, they start from the frame of reference – what could they do to best help their clients? Learn more at www.TRIBUS.com. About Restb.ai Restb.ai is a computer vision company specializing in image recognition for real estate. Restb.ai's plug-n-play solution identifies, categorizes, and delivers results on property-related images with an accuracy of up to 99%. The solution pushes the boundaries of machine learning, designed from the ground up to accurately recognize complex concepts within a real estate context.
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Howard Hanna Real Estate Services Expands Franchise Division
Pittsburgh, PA (July 17, 2019) – Tom Schoeller, Howard Hanna Senior Vice President of Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, has announced the hiring of Denis Faherty as Midwest Regional Vice President of Franchise Sales. Faherty joins Howard Hanna with a strong 20+ year background in real estate and franchising. Based in Columbus, OH, he will work with Schoeller to expand the company's reach throughout the Midwest. "Denis brings a great combination of demonstrated skill and achievement in the marketplace to his new position," said Schoeller. "I am very excited to have him join our team and to be part of the continued growth of our Franchise Division. Our goal is to be the leader in all markets we serve and Denis will work to align us with firms who already lead in their markets. We believe that there is a fundamental advantage for companies to partner with a family-owned and -operated company." Howard Hanna franchise owners benefit from utilizing exclusive Howard Hanna marketing tools and programs such as the 100% Money Back Guarantee, as well as a group of trusted peers and management support. Franchise agents are able to tap into a proprietary suite of technology tools to help them manage their business, along with relocation, business development, and the power of HowardHanna.com with its more than two million visitors every month. "I am eager to join Howard Hanna," said Faherty. "The brand has experienced tremendous growth. I look forward to being part of the largest family-owned real estate company in the U.S. and further developing the franchise division throughout the Midwest." To learn more about franchising with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, or to find out if your company would qualify, contact Tom Schoeller or Denis Faherty. About Howard Hanna Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is the 3rd largest real estate company in the United States, the #1 privately owned broker in the nation, and the largest home seller in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and the Carolinas. The family-owned and -operated real estate company specializes in residential and commercial brokerage service, mortgage, closing and title insurance, land development, appraisal, property and casualty insurance, corporate relocation, and property management. In early 2019, Howard Hanna completed a partnership with the Allen Tate Companies, the 14th largest real estate company in the nation. The combined company has 312 offices across PA, OH, NY, VA, MI, WV, MD, NC and SC, with more than 11,000 sales associates and staff who are guided by a spirit of integrity in all aspects of the real estate process. For more information, visit www.howardhanna.com.
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Howard Hanna Twilight Open Houses: Why You Should Visit a House for Sale in the Evening
Pittsburgh, PA (July 11, 2019) – Howard Hanna Real Estate State Services continues its tradition of hosting mid-week evening open houses during the summer months from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. "Our Twilight Open Houses give buyers another opportunity to see homes for sale," says Howard W. "Hoby" Hanna, IV, President of Real Estate Brokerage. "In addition to the traditional weekend open houses, we want to give you a chance to see your potential next home in a new light. When you visit a home has a big impact on how the lighting will look. Rooms that are bright by day may look totally different in the evening, or the home may have great outdoor lighting that cannot be seen during the day. Plus, we have found that many people like the convenience of weekday evenings, leaving weekends free for outdoor activities during the warmer weather." Howard Hanna offices hold Twilight Open Houses in Pennslyvania, Michigan, New York, Virginia and North Carolina on Wednesday evenings from 5:00pm to 7:00 pm; in Ohio, they are held Thursday evenings from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The remaining schedule is below. Wednesday, July 17 & Thursday, July 18 Wednesday, August 14 & Thursday, August 15 Each open house is hosted by a Howard Hanna agent who is available to discuss the home's features along with exclusive programs such as Move Faster, Buy Before You Sell, and Find It First™ (in Ohio). To view the list of Twilight Open Houses, visit here: https://www.howardhanna.com/Property and check the Twilight Open Houses box. About Howard Hanna Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is the 3rd largest real estate company in the United States, the #1 privately owned broker in the nation, and the largest home seller in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and the Carolinas. The family-owned and -operated real estate company specializes in residential and commercial brokerage service, mortgage, closing and title insurance, land development, appraisal, property and casualty insurance, corporate relocation, and property management. In early 2019, Howard Hanna completed a partnership with the Allen Tate Companies, the 14th largest real estate company in the nation. The combined company has 312 offices across PA, OH, NY, VA, MI, WV, MD, NC, and SC, with more than 11,000 sales associates and staff who are guided by a spirit of integrity in all aspects of the real estate process. For more information, visit www.howardhanna.com.
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ERA King Real Estate to Run Ad Campaigns Using Adwerx Marketing Automation
Customized ads give properties additional exposure beyond conventional listing sites DURHAM, N.C. -- Family-owned ERA King Real Estate has joined forces with Adwerx to promote properties using integrated marketing automation. The Adwerx Enterprise Automated Listing Advertising Program creates ads directly from the firm's listing feed. When a property is listed with ERA King Real Estate, it will receive an automated ad campaign featuring the property, agent, and ERA King branding. Ads are specifically targeted to individuals actively seeking real estate, based on their browsing behavior and geography. "Adwerx provides some of the most advanced marketing technology available for real estate," said ERA King Real Estate owner Everett King. "By providing this at the firm level, we are investing in our agents so they can continue to deliver exceptional service to our clients." ERA King Real Estate serves the East Central region of Alabama. The location opened over 50 years ago and has grown to include eight offices and over 240 agents across the state. ERA King is part of the ERA Real Estate global network, which was founded in 1971 with the vision of utilizing cutting edge technology to provide exceptional service. ERA King strives to continue that tradition in support of the brand. "Adwerx's easily customizable ads offer consistent brokerage branding, while providing maximum exposure for property listings," said Adwerx CEO Jed Carlson. "Realtors who use Adwerx's services offer more to their clients with no additional effort." Adwerx is a real estate innovator in marketing automation technology, providing digital advertising services for real estate listings, sphere of influence, zip code targeting, and more. Advertisements are displayed across websites, apps, and social media. In just a few clicks, agents and firms are able to build critical brand awareness with target audiences. Over 40,000 real estate agents, insurance advisors and mortgage lenders use the platform today. About ERA King Real Estate ERA King Real Estate is family-owned and has been operating throughout East Central Alabama for over 50 years. We are dedicated to helping our clients in every aspect of the real estate transaction and supporting our local communities. As an agent services company, we are a company fiercely determined to help our agents grow their business their way, with smarter support and smarter solutions. About Adwerx Adwerx provides Brilliantly Simple Digital Advertising™ for real estate, mortgage, insurance, financial services, and other businesses. Ads powered by Adwerx have received billions of impressions on social media, mobile platforms, and the most widely read news sites. Adwerx has served over 150,000 customers across the U.S., Canada, and Australia and has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies for two years in a row. To see how Adwerx can work for you, please visit www.adwerx.com. Plus, NAR members receive 15% additional impressions on Adwerx campaigns, which can be combined with other eligible discounts. This exclusive benefit is available through the National Association of REALTORS®' REALTOR Benefits® Program.
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Four Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Network Members Merge Tarbell, Realtors
IRVINE, CA (June 26, 2019) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today announced that four of its franchise network members have merged the offices of Tarbell, Realtors into their respective organizations. The transaction includes 21 Tarbell, Realtors offices operating in Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. "Our primary objective at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is to help our network members grow," said Gino Blefari, chairman of the network. "We are delighted to announce this transaction as Tarbell, Realtors® – California's largest family-owned real estate company – has a strong and distinguished legacy in the marketplace and has always attracted top real estate professionals. These professionals will further strengthen our brand and add significant value to the brokerages involved." "We're excited to have found a real estate network that shares the same passion for the business that my family has had for generations," said Ron Tarbell, CEO of Tarbell, Realtors®. "Our company's standards of integrity, professionalism and service to the communities we serve are perfectly aligned with those of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand." Tarbell, Realtors® offices generated about $1.1 billion in real estate sales volume in 2018. They join these Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network members effective June 25: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties/Nevada Properties/Arizona Properties (Las Vegas) – Tarbell, Realtors'® Anaheim Hills, Lake Elsinore, La Quinta, Murrieta (French Valley and Menifee), Oasis Country Club, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Temecula, Upland and Yorba Linda offices. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties (San Diego) – Anaheim/State College, Irvine, Laguna Hills, San Clemente and Santa Ana/Tustin offices. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Perrie Mundy Realty Group (Redlands) – Corona, Redlands and Riverside offices. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties (Cerritos) – Chino office. "We are thrilled to welcome the Tarbell sales executives and staff into our company," said Mark Stark, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties/Nevada Properties/Arizona Properties, whose brokerage ranked No. 3 in the network in 2018. "It's unusual to find two organizations so committed to their people and to sustaining a quality corporate culture – we're a great match. We look forward to sharing all our support in helping these professionals further grow their businesses and provide even more value and service to their clients." "It's an honor to work with the longstanding and respected Tarbell, Realtors® organization," said Mary Lee Blaylock, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, the network's No. 2 brokerage last year. "They have a tremendous team of talented agents and I am thrilled to welcome these professionals to our company. At California Properties, our objective is to help every single agent expand their business through our enhanced tools and resources. "We are committed to growth as we expand our footprint in existing marketplaces and strategic geographic locations," Blaylock continued. "Adding these professional and productive agents who share our passion for delivering exceptional client service is an important step toward that goal." Dave Corey, co-owner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Perrie Mundy Realty Group/Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Realty, said the transaction will help his brokerage better compete in the hotly contested Inland Empire marketplace. "We're excited to join forces with Tarbell's Corona, Redlands and Riverside offices and grow our stronghold in the region," he said. "As always, homebuyers and sellers will know they're working with the very best in Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Perrie Mundy Realty Group/Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Realty." Finally, Dennis Rosas, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, based in Cerritos, said: "We're eager to grow our operations in the greater Chino area with the union of the terrific Tarbell team there. We love the market and are excited for our growth prospects in the area."
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eXp World Holdings Names Mitch Robinson as Chief Marketing Officer
BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- June 27, 2019 -- eXp World Holdings, Inc., the holding company for eXp Realty and eXp World Technologies, today named Mitch Robinson as Chief Marketing Officer. In this expanded role, he will continue to lead and advise eXp Realty marketing and communications, while also focusing on other initiatives of eXp World Holdings, including affiliated services, international expansion and VirBELA, a virtual environment for communication and collaboration. "I love being part of a smart team that works to improve the experience for our agents every minute of the day. That mission never ends, but, as we grow, the opportunity to be part of other current and future efforts is exciting," said Robinson. "We have a great leadership team in place and Mitch has been an integral part of building the company through its rapid growth. Every time we have the opportunity to promote someone at eXp, it is a clear indication of the depth and leadership we have in our company," said eXp World Holdings CFO Jeff Whiteside. "As an experienced leader, he has a clear vision for the future of marketing and I look forward to continuing our strong working relationship." Robinson joined the eXp Realty leadership team in April 2017. Prior, he was an early employee at Expedia before joining Zillow. As the leader of Zillow's trade marketing team, he spearheaded marketing initiatives working with real estate agents, brokers, MLSs, rental professionals and builders. About eXp World Holdings eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPI) owns eXp Realty and eXp World Technologies, LLC, which operates the VirBELA platform and eXp World Marketplace. eXp Realty, The Real Estate Cloud Brokerage™, is the largest residential real estate brokerage by geography in North America. It is one of the fastest growing real estate brokerage firms in North America with more than 20,000 agents across 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and four Canadian provinces. The company recently announced expansion into the U.K. and Australia. As a subsidiary of a publicly traded company, eXp Realty uniquely offers real estate professionals within its ranks opportunities to earn eXp World Holdings stock for production and contributions to overall company growth. VirBELA offers a modern, cloud-based environment focused on education and team development with clients in various industries from government to retail. VirBELA developed eXp Realty's current cloud campus, which provides 24/7 access to collaborative tools, training and socialization for the company's agents and staff. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.expworldholdings.com.
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NRT Names Tim Foley Executive Vice President of Operations
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Homesnap Selected for LeadingRE Solutions Group Program
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Realogy Earns 'Great Place to Work' Designation for Second Consecutive Year
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Engel & Volkers Big Sky Country Launches Montana Listing Advertising Campaigns with Adwerx Enterprise
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Inside Real Estate Adds Industry Veteran Alissa Harper to Fuel Continued Growth
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New program powered by Adwerx Enterprise will automatically create and display ads for nearly 50,000 network agents Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, one of the country's premier and fastest-growing real estate brokerage networks, has joined forces with Adwerx Enterprise to launch an unprecedented digital marketing program making personalized digital advertising brilliantly simple and accessible for all of its network members. The Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Automated Advertising Program powered by Adwerx Enterprise combines the network's existing marketing platform with Adwerx's innovative technology to automate digital branding and listing ads. Through the power of retargeting, the program seamlessly builds agents' personal branding, while also aligning with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand standards for effective, always-on advertising. Once an interested home buyer or seller visits an agent's website, the personally branded ads will display on the social media platforms and premium websites subsequently visited by that potential client. Whether the agent caters to buyers or sellers, the ads help to maintain consumer awareness and visibility for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network agents and the brand overall. The retargeted ads are executed automatically; no action is required from the agent. The process works similarly to Automated Listing Ads, an original Adwerx Enterprise service that has become the gold standard for automated and customized listing advertising for the real estate industry. Through the agreement, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices will also provide network members with a one-week digital advertising campaign for every new listing. Starting today, every new listing generated by a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network agent will receive a week of free digital advertising through Adwerx. The process is once again automatic as Adwerx will create listing ad campaigns as soon as the property is publicly listed for sale, and then display the ads on Facebook, Instagram and around the web. Ads will appear to potential homebuyers within a 15-mile radius of the listing and will be customized with property photos and listing details, while also including the agent's photo and contact information. "Our goal is clear with the Automated Advertising Program powered by Adwerx Enterprise: We want to help our network agents win more listings, drive more referrals and stay in front of the people who matter most to their business," said Chris Stuart, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. "We are committed to creating technology solutions that serve our agents and delight their clients. We're excited to work with Adwerx on this initiative as the company is a leader in automated advertising." "This is the first time we've created a complete suite of services to satisfy all the needs of brokerages and their agents," stated Jed Carlson, CEO of Adwerx. "It takes all of the techniques and technology we've developed and distills them into a single program. We are proud to launch this innovation with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices." About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, based in Irvine, CA, is a real estate brokerage network built for a new era in residential real estate. The network, among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name, brings to the real estate market a definitive mark of trust, integrity, stability and longevity. The brand was recently recognized as Real Estate Agency Brand of Year and Most Trusted Real Estate Brand in the 2018 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study. Visit www.berkshirehathawayhs.com. About Adwerx Adwerx provides Brilliantly Simple Digital Advertising™ for real estate, mortgage, insurance, financial services, and other businesses. Ads powered by Adwerx have received billions of impressions on social media, mobile platforms, and the most widely read news sites. Adwerx has served over 150,000 customers across the U.S., Canada, and Australia and has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies for two years in a row. To see how Adwerx can work for you, please visit www.adwerx.com. Plus, NAR members receive 15% additional impressions on Adwerx campaigns, which can be combined with other eligible discounts. This exclusive benefit is available through the National Association of REALTORS®' REALTOR Benefits® Program.
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Ayre/Rhinehart Realtors Launches Listing Advertising Campaigns with Adwerx Enterprise for the Greater Midland Area of Michigan
Ads will be customized through the Adwerx Enterprise Automated Listing Advertising Program Durham, N.C. -- Ayre/Rhinehart Realtors, an independent brokerage in Midland, Michigan, has adopted the Adwerx Enterprise Automated Listing Advertising Program to create local ads for all new properties. Ayre/Rhinehart Realtors was founded in 1974 and has 41 full-time agents serving the Great Lakes Bay Region. Each home listed with Ayre/Rhinehart Realtors will receive a two-week automated ad campaign that is generated through Adwerx Enterprise as soon as it is publicly listed for sale. These advertisements contain a listing photo, agent contact details, brokerage branding and a link to the listing. By combining these ads with traditional exposure, agents are able to maximize the exposure of each listing. "We believe our clients' needs come first! Sellers deserve to have the best representation possible which includes skillful negotiating, being trusted advisors and state of the art marketing," said Linda Owen, Co-owner and Managing Broker at Ayre/Rhinehart Realtors®. "Our experienced, full-time agents are proud to lead the Midland Area market and provide their clients with professional service and targeted digital marketing." The Adwerx Enterprise Automated Advertising Listing Program has become widely adopted in the U.S. and Canada, providing agents with localized ads that appear on the sites that clients and potential buyers visit daily. Agents using the program report a high level of client satisfaction as they discover their homes advertised across the internet. About Ayre/Rhinehart Realtors® Real Estate is a People Business...Our Strength is Our People! This slogan has been a guiding principle for Ayre/Rhinehart Realtors. Founders Jim Ayre and Dick Rhinehart recognized that quality real estate service begins with quality, full-time agents. Coupled with advanced technology and our relationship with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World for global reach, our agents continue to provide the best care possible to our clients. Our timeless values of honesty, integrity and good old-fashioned hard work has made us leaders in the Midland Area real estate market. Introducing the latest advances in technology to our clients is just another value we continue to bring as we place the needs of our clients first! https://www.arhouse.com/ About Adwerx Adwerx provides Brilliantly Simple Digital Advertising™ for real estate, mortgage, insurance, financial services, and other businesses. Ads powered by Adwerx have received billions of impressions on social media, mobile platforms, and the most widely read news sites. Adwerx has served over 150,000 customers across the U.S., Canada, and Australia and has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies for two years in a row. To see how Adwerx can work for you, please visit www.adwerx.com. Plus, NAR members receive 15% additional impressions on Adwerx campaigns, which can be combined with other eligible discounts. This exclusive benefit is available through the National Association of REALTORS®' REALTOR Benefits® Program.
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Cutler Real Estate Builds Comprehensive Local Online Ad Campaigns with Adwerx
Independent real estate firm captures local interest through the use of the Adwerx Enterprise Automated Listing Advertising Program Durham, N.C., April 25, 2019 — Cutler Real Estate, an independent real estate brokerage with 26 offices in Ohio, has adopted the Adwerx Enterprise Automated Listing Advertising Program. Through this program, Cutler Real Estate will promote its listings throughout Ohio and Northern Kentucky with Adwerx, the leader in providing customized automated listing ads for the real estate industry. Cutler Real Estate property ads are generated from the company listing feed and customized for each listing with a property photo and details, agent contact information, and brokerage branding. Listing ads launch during the first week a property is live and are targeted to the surrounding area in order to capture the interest of local buyers. "We have a reputation for providing superior service to our clients. It's important for us to give our clients cutting edge tools to give their homes total market exposure!," said Andy Camp, President of Cutler Real Estate. "Adwerx simplifies the process of advertising homes online and our clients love seeing their homes marketed this way." Cutler Real Estate has a high rate of transactions per agent and focuses on providing the over 390 Cutler REALTORS® with industry-leading tools and superior business support. The firm is also highly engaged in the community and local organizations. "Cutler Real Estate is the perfect fit for the Adwerx Automated Listing Advertising Program," added Jed Carlson, CEO of Adwerx. "Their active agents will immediately receive the benefit of our online property advertising system, which helps increase client satisfaction and retention." About Cutler Real Estate Cutler Real Estate has been helping people buy and sell homes for over 72 years! Since 1947, we have earned a reputation for providing superior service – and for getting the results our clients and customers want! Most importantly, people have come to know us for our honesty and integrity. We are proud to be leading the way home in Canton, Akron, Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, and the Northern Kentucky Region. This is our home and we're pleased to help make our area a place to grow and prosper. Our commitment to family has never been stronger. Today President Andy Camp leads the company. Along with his father, Jim Camp and the founder's son, Attorney Jay Cutler, this dynamic ownership team continues our family commitment, and ensures a solid foundation, while providing a caring and nurturing environment for our Realtors to flourish. About Adwerx Adwerx provides Brilliantly Simple Digital Advertising™ for real estate, mortgage, insurance, financial services, and other businesses. Ads powered by Adwerx have received billions of impressions on social media, mobile platforms, and the most widely read news sites. Adwerx has served over 150,000 customers across the U.S., Canada, and Australia and has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies for two years in a row. To see how Adwerx can work for you, please visit www.adwerx.com. Plus, NAR members receive 15% additional impressions on Adwerx campaigns, which can be combined with other eligible discounts. This exclusive benefit is available through the National Association of REALTORS®' REALTOR Benefits® Program.
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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers launches Buyside, a powerful listing acquisition tool, to over 2,400 agents PHILADELPHIA, PA, April 23, 2019 -- Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate (BHGRE) Metro Brokers, a leader in the greater Atlanta market and the largest BHGRE affiliate in the country by agent count, announced a company-wide rollout of Buyside this month. The Buyside platform, which aggregates buyer activity from a variety of online sources, will help BHGRE Metro Broker's 2,400+ real estate agents connect with more prospective home-sellers by sharing valuable insight into the real-time buyer demand for their home. "We're excited to offer Buyside, a platform which leverages our existing technologies and various data sources, to make our agents smarter about what's going on in their local market. With Buyside, we can help prospective sellers understand what their home is really worth based on the latest buyer demand trends," said Craig McClelland, VP & COO at BHGRE Metro Brokers. "The insight and tools provided by Buyside represent a powerful new way to help our agents secure more listings." The Buyside platform, launching to BHGRE Metro Brokers throughout April, will capture buyer activity from the brokerage's own leading website MetroBrokers.com, as well as national real estate search portals Zillow.com, Trulia.com and more, creating a comprehensive pool of buyers available in the metro Atlanta area. "BHGRE Metro Brokers has always been at the forefront of revolutionary real estate technology," said Charles Williams, CEO at Buyside. "We're honored to partner with a true industry leader and look forward to helping BHGRE Metro Brokers deliver exceptional value to their agents and the buyers and sellers they serve." Buyside's core products include Home Valuation Sites which allow homeowners to understand the approximate value of their home using multiple automated valuations, as well as insight into the real-time buyer demand in their market. A Buyer Market Analysis report which helps listing agents navigate pricing scenarios with prospective sellers while showcasing a list of matching buyers available for the home. Lastly, the back-end matching platform from Buyside intelligently connects listing agents with buyers' agents who are a match for the property - ensuring more targeted marketing of the home and a quicker sale. About Buyside Buyside is a data analytics & marketing company on a mission to help real estate brokers profit from their largest untapped asset: data. Buyside aggregates buyer activity from a variety of sources, using it to power actionable insights and intelligent marketing tools that help brokers: generate and capture seller leads, win more listings, and close more transaction sides in house. For more information, visit http://getbuyside.com. About Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers Celebrating 40 years in business, Metro Brokers has grown from just one office and a handful of agents into the largest real estate company in Georgia and one of the top Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate franchises in the world. The family owned and operated business has 26 offices and 2,400 highly trained sales associates throughout metro Atlanta and north Georgia. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers offers a complete range of real estate services including residential and commercial sales; corporate relocation; pre- and post-license training; and insurance, mortgage and title/closing services. To contact BHGRE Metro Brokers, call 404.843.2500 or visit http://metrobrokers.com.
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