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LionDesk and Brokermint Announce New Partnership Powered by API Nation
New Connection Syncs Transaction Data Back and Forth Automatically - Creates a Powerful and Seamless System. San Diego, CA, January 20, 2020 -- LionDesk and Brokermint today announced a new technology partnership and integration that connects their proven systems. The new feature brings together a powerful leads management, transaction management and back office solution in one easy to manage platform. The integration is created and powered by real estate integration leader - API Nation. Both LionDesk's best-in-class platform and Brokermint's highly rated transaction management system feature open API's which results in powerful integrations and flexibility for their clients. "Our mission at LionDesk is to give our clients the ability to connect and integrate with the best tools in the Industry to alleviate major pain points of multiple logins and double-entry," said David Anderson, LionDesk Founder and CEO. "With this integration, both LionDesk and Brokermint clients will be able to view and enter transactional data, eliminate mistakes and connect the data to LionDesk as a single source of record," he added. API Nation was chosen by the partners to create the integration based on their experience working with real estate platforms and knowledge of the unique needs of real estate brokers. The new two way integration of LionDesk and Brokermint will allow their clients to enter or update a transaction in either platform, and have that information synced to the partner app automatically. Brokerages that use the integration could see a reduction in manual data entry of up to fifty percent while also having up-to-date transaction data consistently at hand, whether they're working in LionDesk or Brokermint. "LionDesk and Brokermint are leading the way, empowering their clients to create a seamless system of their dreams. We're thrilled to work with them on this and future integrations as they continue to optimize their clients daily business processes," said Michael Davidovich, API Nation CEO. In addition to reducing data entry The partnership between LionDesk and Brokermint will create a transparent "lead to close" system where clients can: Increase brokerage ROI: discover which marketing channels result in closed business Understand Leads: which ones are likely to purchase soon Sync Contacts: name, phone, email, etc. Push deals as transactions to your back office Extend Analytics: with back office data (ROI reports) Populate Commissions: from back office to QuickBooks Generate Instant Reports: get data you need for important decisions About API Nation API Nation is a software integration platform known for its ease-of-use in the real estate industry. Connecting hundreds of applications and offering thousands of pre-built workflows, API Nation helps real estate professionals save time and make more money. Real estate professionals know that by using API Nation to integrate their software and automate routine tasks, they can focus on what matters most: engaging clients and growing their business. Learn more about how API Nation can help you grow your real estate business at www.apination.com About LionDesk LionDesk has been the CRM (customer relationship management) platform of choice for over 165,000 real estate and mortgage professionals. Known for ease of use, affordability and customization, LionDesk leads the way in innovation with features such as video emailing, texting and an AI (artificial intelligence) lead follow up system. Learn more or request a free 30-day trial at www.liondesk.com About Brokermint Headquartered in San Diego, California, Brokermint provides the most streamlined, easy-to-use real estate brokerage management system. Today's top real estate professionals trust Brokermint to help them seamlessly manage all aspects of their back office tasks from one centralized dashboard. From customizing commission structure to maintaining compliance with agent onboarding, all the analytics and information you need is right at your fingertips. Learn more at brokermint.com
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Inside Real Estate Attracts Seasoned Customer Success Executives to Support Continued Enterprise Growth
Inside Real Estate doubles down on providing industry leading tools, resources and leadership to ensure customer success DRAPER, UTAH (JANUARY 17, 2020) -- Inside Real Estate, one of the fastest growing independently-owned real estate software companies and a trusted technology partner to over 200,000 top agents, teams and brokerages, has added software industry executive, Shaun Rosemann, to oversee its recently expanded customer success division. Shaun, who most recently led customer success at the data-driven Saas firm, Numetric, joins Inside Real Estate as EVP of Customer Success and will lead a team dedicated to supporting the company's large broker and enterprise partners. The move comes on the heels of continued growth in 2019, including the upcoming launch of two national franchise brand partners, marking Inside Real Estate's significant investment to ensure clients receive the specific, long-term support, training and engagement needed to drive bottom line results throughout their organization. "We're proud to welcome Shaun to the Inside Real Estate family. Shaun's exceptional track record of building world-class customer success organizations will provide immense value to our partners. We understand the unique needs associated with large brokerage & enterprise clients and are taking a proactive approach in supporting their overall success. We believe that's an essential role for a true technology partner and our investment in this area of the business demonstrates our long-term commitment," said Joe Skousen, President, Inside Real Estate. The team expansion also includes Dan Mckeehan who has joined Inside Real Estate as Director of Customer Success. Dan's extensive background in the real estate space including roles at Dotloop, Zillow Group and Buyside will further support the team's efforts. "Dan brings a wealth of real estate industry expertise, supporting some of the largest software implementations in the space and ensuring meaningful, long-term user engagement," said Skousen. "We're thrilled to have him as part of our Customer Success team." "We have an amazing group of individuals, passionate about driving results and long-term success for our partners," said Shaun Rosemann. "Providing a great product is important, but it isn't enough in today's environment, you must standby your customers ensuring they achieve their ultimate business goals. I'm excited to join an organization that not only provides the most innovative technology solutions in the market but also dedicates the resources to provide ongoing support to its customers." About Inside Real Estate Inside Real Estate is a fast growing, independently-owned real estate software firm that serves as a trusted technology partner to over 200,000 top brokerages, agents and teams. Their flagship product, kvCORE Platform, is the most modern and comprehensive solution in the industry known for delivering profitable growth at every level of a brokerage organization. Built on a modern, scalable and flexible architecture, kvCORE enables every brokerage to create their own unique technology ecosystem through custom branding, robust integrations and high-quality add-on solutions. With an accomplished leadership team and over 175 employees, Inside Real Estate brings the resources, scale and vision to deliver ongoing innovation and success to their growing customer base.
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Buyside Adds Ashley Terrell as EVP of Partnerships, Continues Exponential Growth
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Renowned Industry Photographer and Brand Ambassador, AJ Canaria, Brings Talents to Leading Tech Firm, Inside Real Estate
Inside Real Estate brings on more top talent by adding highly sought after AJ Canaria to their team DRAPER, UTAH (JANUARY 09, 2020) - Inside Real Estate, one of the fastest growing independently-owned real estate software companies and a trusted technology partner to over 200,000 top agents, teams and brokerages has announced the addition of renowned industry photographer, AJ Canaria to their growing team. AJ will serve as Creative Brand Ambassador, using his artistic talents and passion for the real estate industry to beautifully capture moments from key industry events and share the stories of Inside Real Estate and their valued partners. "We are honored to welcome AJ to our team! He is a gifted photographer whose talents extend far beyond the camera lens. AJ's passion is rooted in building authentic relationships throughout our beloved industry. He has a truly unique ability to connect with individuals, capture their story and beautifully bring it to life," said Alissa Harper, EVP of Marketing & Enterprise Sales for Inside Real Estate. AJ, a 2020 RISMedia Newsmaker award recipient, was previously the Creative Director for PlanOmatic, building national partnerships and photographing events for some of the biggest brands in real estate, including: Inman News, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, RISMedia, Tom Ferry, National Association of Realtors as well as top franchises & brokerages firms. In his new role, AJ will continue to shoot major industry events while spearheading a new initiative designed to highlight and promote the stories of Inside Real Estate's many partners throughout the US & Canada, including agents, mega teams and large brokerages. The program will offer clients a unique opportunity to showcase their business with a professional, on-site photo & video shoot highlighting their individual story and what powers their success. Beginning in early Q1, select Inside Real Estate clients will be eligible to participate in the program, receiving a curated portfolio of photography and video assets to promote their own brand. "I am beyond excited to be joining the talented Inside Real Estate family," said AJ Canaria. "I've seen first hand their commitment to putting relationships first and serving as a true partner to the real estate industry, so it was a natural fit for the next chapter of my career. I look forward to telling the story of our team and those of our valued clients and partners throughout the real estate industry." About Inside Real Estate Inside Real Estate is a fast growing, independently-owned real estate software firm that serves as a trusted technology partner to over 200,000 top brokerages, agents and teams. Their flagship product, kvCORE Platform, is the most modern and comprehensive solution in the industry known for delivering profitable growth at every level of a brokerage organization. Built on a modern, scalable and flexible architecture, kvCORE enables every brokerage to create their own unique technology ecosystem through custom branding, robust integrations and high-quality add-on solutions. With an accomplished leadership team and over 175 employees, Inside Real Estate brings the resources, scale and vision to deliver ongoing innovation and success to their growing customer base.
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MoxiWorks and RealScout Tighten Partnership with New Integration
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Redfin Improves Accuracy of the Redfin Estimate and Expands to an Additional 11 Million Properties
Using AI to Accurately Price Homes Supports RedfinNow's Expansion Strategy SEATTLE -- Redfin, the tech-powered real estate brokerage, announced it has improved the accuracy of the Redfin Estimate and expanded coverage to five new metro areas and several additional property types, including land and multi-family properties. The Redfin Estimate is a calculation of a home's worth, built on Redfin's propriety machine learning algorithm that uses billions of data points about properties across the country. Redfin improved the accuracy of its estimate for off-market homes by 70 basis points, as the median error improved from 6.3% to 5.6%. An error rate of 5.6% means that half of all Redfin Estimates fall within 5.6% of the home's eventual sale price. For a typical $300,000 home, the updated Redfin Estimate is now $2,100 closer to the market value and will be within $16,800 of the final sale price half of the time. Among Redfin's most popular features, the Redfin Estimate gives homeowners, buyers, sellers and real estate agents insight into the value of more than 85 million homes. Homeowners can claim a home on Redfin to track its Redfin Estimate over time and edit facts about their property to further improve the accuracy. When it's time to sell, the Redfin Estimate is often the starting point in a conversation between a seller and her Redfin agent. "Everyone wants to know what their home is worth, which is why the Redfin Estimate drives so many homeowners to visit our site and start a conversation with a Redfin agent," said Redfin CTO Bridget Frey. "In real estate, every tenth of a percentage point matters and can represent hundreds or thousands of dollars in a home's value. Agents know that a smart, data-driven pricing strategy is often the difference between a home that sells quickly with multiple offers and one that sits on the market. The accuracy of the Redfin Estimate speaks to Redfin's data advantage as a brokerage that employs thousands of real estate agents across the country who work hand-in-hand with our engineers, providing uniquely human insights as we train our machine learning algorithms. With the best data, top tech talent and deep agent expertise, Redfin has the necessary ingredients to transform the real estate industry through AI and machine learning." A highly accurate estimate is also critical for RedfinNow, Redfin's instant-offer business. RedfinNow buys homes directly from homeowners for cash, fixes them up, if needed, and then quickly resells them. "The new release not only improves the accuracy of the estimate, it includes back-office tools that show the confidence of the estimate and project the future sales price, so we can better assess the risk and opportunity of buying a particular home," said Quinn Hawkins, head of RedfinNow. "With continued advancements in AI and machine learning, we can envision a future where the Redfin Estimate becomes a live offer for a subset of properties." More Accurate Redfin has improved the accuracy of the Redfin Estimate for both off-market and on-market properties. For homes actively listed for sale, the Redfin Estimate error rate improved by 5 basis points, improving from 1.62% to 1.57%. These accuracy gains for both on- and off-market properties were measured by comparing the performance of the previous algorithm to the updated algorithm between February and August 2019. The Redfin Estimate error rate is dynamic and updates daily for on-market homes and weekly for off-market homes. The most current national and local error rates are listed on the Redfin Estimate page. Redfin's engineers and data scientists improved the Redfin Estimate's accuracy by conducting hundreds of experiments, testing and retesting new models and incorporating new data. Because Redfin is a brokerage, the company has complete access to the Multiple Listing Services (MLS) used by real estate agents to describe properties in extensive detail, with each MLS tracking different attributes of a home that Redfin can use to calculate a more accurate estimate, such as whether a home is located on the water, has a view or faces a busy street. Expanded Coverage Redfin also expanded the Redfin Estimate to five new markets: Connecticut, Boise, Des Moines, Spokane and Chattanooga. Previously available for three property types: single family homes, condos/coops and townhouses; Redfin can now provide estimates for several new types of properties including land, mobile homes and multi-family buildings. For more information about the Redfin Estimate, visit: https://www.redfin.com/redfin-estimate 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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eXp Realty Expands Silverline Title and Escrow to 15 Additional States
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eXp Realty Expands Express Offers to 12 Additional States
Home Sellers Work with Local Agents, Request Offers to Institutional Buyers, Receive Multiple Cash Offers BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Dec. 18, 2019 -- eXp Realty, The Real Estate Cloud Brokerage and a subsidiary of eXp World Holdings, Inc., today announced the launch of its home-buying and selling platform, Express Offers, in 12 additional U.S. states: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah and Virginia. Express Offers also is available in California. Express Offers allows home sellers to request an offer online and then work with a local eXp Realty agent to submit it to a number of institutional buyers who are interested in purchasing homes in a particular local market. This gives sellers another option to sell their home quickly without the hassle of showings, staging and uncertainty. Properties may qualify to be submitted to more than one buyer, yielding multiple cash offers within two business days. Express Offers ensures a real estate agent is part of every transaction. When a home seller expresses interest in selling their home with Express Offers, they will be matched with a certified eXp Realty agent and receive a thorough disclosure that walks them through every detail of the process. "Express Offers' rapid expansion from one state to 13 in just three months offers home sellers another choice in how they sell their home while still working with a local real estate expert to ensure their best interests every step of the way," said eXp World Holdings Vice President, Affiliated Services, Ted Laatz. "Since launching in California in October, we are seeing positive early signs of adoption and are excited to expand Express Offers to all 50 U.S. states in the near future." Home sellers can learn more about Express Offers or receive a no-obligation cash offer on their home at www.expressoffers.com. About eXp Realty eXp Realty is an eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPI) company. eXp World Holdings also houses eXp World Technologies, LLC, which operates the VirBELA platform. 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 firms with more than 25,000 agents across North America, Canada, the United Kingdom 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 or to contact a local eXp Realty agent, visit www.exprealty.com.
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RE/MAX Acquires Data Science Startup First, Continuing the Brand's Technological Transformation
World's Most Productive Real Estate Network Gains Competitive Advantage with Access to First's Intelligent Coaching Platform DENVER -- RE/MAX Holdings, Inc., parent company of RE/MAX, one of the world's leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, today announced that it has acquired First, a technology company that leverages data science, machine learning and human interaction to help real estate professionals better leverage the value of their personal network. The four-year-old, North Carolina-based technology startup is known for creating the First app, an intelligent coaching platform that makes it easy for agents to identify likely sellers within their own network of contacts. With a focus on helping agents identify future listings, the app prioritizes who agents should reach out to and when, so they may strengthen current relationships when it matters most. It also organizes and consolidates an agent's database and provides reporting on how much business is both won and lost from within an agent's network. "We have set our sights on becoming the global leader in real estate technology, and the acquisition of First is evidence of that steadfast commitment," said Adam Contos, RE/MAX Chief Executive Officer. "With First, we found next-level talent combined with a game-changing service, delivering exclusive access to one of the best products for agents out there today." With the acquisition, RE/MAX agents in the U.S. will gain exclusive access to First's platform at a significant discount beginning in early 2020. Current First clients not affiliated with RE/MAX may remain on through their current contract's expiration, or until the end of 2020. "We've seen the impact the First platform has had in growing individual agents' businesses, and the fact that we'll now bring it to scale with the RE/MAX Network's extensive group of agents is motivating," said Mike Schneider, First CEO and Co-founder. "The race is on in the industry to establish technology as a true competitive advantage. For us, RE/MAX was the obvious choice given its brand, strategic roadmap, and global leadership position within the industry." Following the acquisition, Schneider will continue to lead the First team, who will remain in Durham, North Carolina, working closely with technology leaders at RE/MAX on upcoming integrations and contributions to the overall technology roadmap for the RE/MAX brand in 2020 and beyond. "We're committed to providing our global network of highly productive real estate agents with world-class tools, training and technology, and adding First to our powerful technology suite is the next step in that ongoing journey," said Nick Bailey, RE/MAX Chief Customer Officer. "It's the perfect complement to the booj Platform – our most recent technology offering that helps agents manage their business – and is another advantage for RE/MAX agents looking to grow their businesses efficiently and effectively." The technology transformation of RE/MAX began in February 2018 when it acquired booj, an award-winning Colorado-based web design and technology company. Beginning in August 2019, the booj Platform, an integrated suite of digital products that empower high-producing agents, teams and brokers to proactively establish, manage and grow client relationships was made available to RE/MAX affiliates in the U.S. The brand is also planning the launch of a new remax.com and consumer-facing mobile experience that will enable RE/MAX affiliates to deliver a more data-driven and efficient homebuying experience for their clients in early 2020. About RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: RMAX) is one of the world's leading franchisors in the real estate industry, franchising real estate brokerages globally under the RE/MAX® brand, and mortgage brokerages within the U.S. under the Motto Mortgage® brand. RE/MAX was founded in 1973 by David and Gail Liniger, with an innovative, entrepreneurial culture affording its agents and franchisees the flexibility to operate their businesses with great independence. Now with more than 125,000 agents across over 110 countries and territories, nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX, as measured by total residential transaction sides. Dedicated to innovation and change in the real estate industry, RE/MAX launched Motto Franchising, LLC, a ground-breaking mortgage brokerage franchisor, in 2016.
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BHGRE Lifestyles Realty Offers Homeowners New iBuyer Service
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The Realty Alliance Selects MooveGuru for Partner Network
Atlanta, December 17, 2019 -- MooveGuru, the real estate industry's leader in concierge moving services offered to clients, was selected by The Realty Alliance to join the group's partner network. The Realty Alliance is a broker owned organization of the largest brokerages in America who collaborate on sharing best practices for brokerage operations and promoting the interests of brokerages. With this announcement, The Realty Alliance member firms will have access to MooveGuru to deploy in their local markets. MooveGuru is an automated moving concierge solution for real estate brokerage firms who wish to deliver moving related services and discounts to their clients. The services range from something simple like a change of utilities to a full hands-free move. MooveGuru was selected on the basis of providing a complete system to efficiently assist clients in moving out of, or into their home. The service is aimed at reducing the stress during a move and delivering additional homeowner services. MooveGuru has supported nearly 500,000 consumers with their move through partnerships with more than 300 real estate brokers. Many of The Realty Alliance member firms offer a wide breadth of consumer services today that includes residential real estate agency, commercial real estate agency, relocation, title, mortgage, insurance, new home agency, and property management. With this agreement, The Realty Alliance firms will now be able to offer a wide range of services that support consumers and businesses with moving. The Realty Alliance Board Chairman Steve Brown indicates that most of The Realty Alliance firms have long referred customers to moving resources from which they can help themselves. With the relationship offered by MooveGuru, firms will be able to offer support to the customers by themselves, facilitating moving arrangements with a full-service concierge and money saving discounts. "We are excited to take this next step to deliver a collaborative solution that improves the service levels across our member firms," says Brown. MooveGuru will be working with member firms to incorporate their local partnerships that will augment MooveGuru's national relationships. About MooveGuru In 2016, MooveGuru Inc. launched a free mover engagement program to real estate agents and brokers with the idea of connecting home buyers and sellers to convenience and savings on moving services. Using just-in-time delivery through artificial intelligence algorithms, MooveGuru Inc. ensures consumers receive agent-branded savings from national and local retailers as they step through the relocation process. Today, more than 300 brokerages, their agents, and clients are connected to the MooveGuru platform. About The Realty Alliance The Realty Alliance is an international organization that provides strategic ideas, discussion formats, timely information, and benchmarking to assist major providers of homeownership services in growing their company profitably. The Realty Alliance (TRA) was organized on January 1, 1997 by the merger of two of the oldest "think tank" groups in organized real estate. These two groups, known as Masterminds and The Dozen, had been in existence since the early 1970's. The Realty Alliance membership now includes 66 of the largest full service residential real estate brokerage firms in America and Canada.
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eXp Realty Exceeds 25,000 Real Estate Agents
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Pittsburgh Tech Startup Mighty Partnering with Howard Hanna
Pittsburgh, PA (December 6, 2019) — For real estate agents, when it's time for the home inspection—that's when it gets real. There are so many moving parts, so many places where it can go wrong. It can also take days to weeks. Pittsburgh-based startup Mighty makes this part mighty easy. "At Mighty, we incorporate powerful data and analytics to solve a big pain point for every realtor, buyer and seller," says Mighty CEO and Co-Founder Jen Yosef. "Through our platform, realtors upload an inspection report, and in 24 hours get a customized estimate for all the repairs needed." "AI and machine learning integrated with our experienced team make us the home repair pricing experts for every real estate transaction. For each project we do for our clients, a Mighty specialist is always involved." Now, Mighty is partnering with Howard Hanna, the third-largest real estate company in America. "We're very excited to partner with Howard Hanna, a forward-thinking company that understands the importance of providing their agents with advanced technology tools and resources to help them accelerate their business," says Yosef. "We look forward to collaborating with them to deliver a best-in-class experience to their clients across the country." "Our automation and use of AI for the home inspection estimate process is transformational and makes agents' lives easier. And at the end of the day, our technology is providing the consumers with the transparency that they need to help with their home negotiation and repairs," adds Yosef. About Mighty Using AI, Mighty is the home repair pricing expert for every real estate transaction that turns any inspection report into an estimated pricing solution within 24 hours. Partnering up with vetted contractors gives us the ability to source any home repairs prior to listing or before closing on a home. 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 more than 300 offices across PA, OH, NY, VA, MI, WV, MD, NC, SC and IN, 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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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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Homebuyers Can Now Buy Redfin Listings Online with Redfin Direct in California
Los Angeles, Orange County, Sacramento and San Diego Buyers can make direct offers on Redfin-listed homes as Redfin Direct Continues Expansion LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3, 2019 -- Redfin, the technology-powered real estate brokerage, launched its Redfin Direct service in most of its California markets, including Fresno, Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Orange County, Palm Springs, Sacramento, San Diego and Santa Barbara. Redfin Direct helps homebuyers easily visit and buy Redfin-listed homes without needing to contact a buyer's agent. With Redfin Direct, buyers can make their offer more competitive by saving the seller from paying thousands in commissions to a buyer's agent. Redfin makes it easy for buyers to tour Redfin listings with its Book It Now and Direct Access technology. Book It Now allows buyers to schedule a home tour with a Redfin agent with a few clicks. For the homes that Redfin owns through its RedfinNow business in Southern California, homebuyers get Direct Access, which lets them unlock the door with their phone and tour properties on their own schedule, without an agent. When a buyer is ready to make an offer, the Redfin Direct offer tool guides her through the process. The step-by-step online platform defines the elements of the contract and provides information on typical Redfin seller preferences so the buyer can make her offer stronger. "Redfin Direct is a new way to buy a home for people who are confident making an offer without an agent," said Mark Bennett, Redfin's state broker in California. "In a multiple offer situation, helping the seller avoid paying a buyer agent commission is one way to make your offer stand out. For the buyers who are comfortable being unrepresented, we are making it easy to make an offer online. This is just one more way Redfin is redefining real estate and helping our customers save money." Redfin already helps California sellers save on commissions with a low listing fee, which ranges from 1 to 1.5%, subject to minimums. For a median priced home of $650,000 in Los Angeles, a seller could save up to $26,000 by listing with a full-service, local Redfin agent and selling to a Redfin Direct buyer as compared to paying 6% in commission fees. Redfin Direct is also available to buyers in larger markets in Massachusetts, Northern Virginia and Texas. The company plans to expand Redfin Direct to additional markets in the future. Learn more about Redfin Direct at www.redfin.com/direct. 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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The Year Residential Real Estate Brokerage Changes Forever
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Realty Executives Is First to Launch Proprietary Home Listing Technology
PHOENIX -- Realty Executives is the first real estate franchisor to replace its third-party Multiple Listing Service (MLS) aggregator with a proprietary home listing platform. This new technology eliminates the third-party challenges of incomplete and delayed listing information, ensuring Realty Executives has the most comprehensive, up-to-date and consistent home listings available. Needing access to hundreds of separate MLS feeds, international real estate companies have had to partner with MLS aggregation and standardization companies in order to provide a comprehensive list of homes for sale. However, these listings are often incomplete because of broken feeds third-party vendors have not addressed. Realty Executives decided to connect directly to over 70 MLS feeds in order to provide their brokers, agents and customers access to the most thorough and up-to-date listings available. "Third parties are generally used by franchisors to access home listings because of the complexity of getting the data directly," said David Tedesco, CEO of Realty Executives International. "We have an internal team of developers, which puts us in the unique position to build this level of functionality in-house to replace third-party providers." The MLS aggregation system is just the latest in what has become one of the most robust suite of technology tools in the industry, offered through Realty Executive's PrimeAgent. PrimeAgent integrates all the systems brokers and agents need to run their businesses into one seamless tool, which includes customized websites, on-demand mobile marketing, a comprehensive CRM suite with email campaigns and broadcasts, and listing and video automation. About Realty Executives Intl. Svcs. LLC Founded in 1965, Realty Executives is one of the largest and most established real estate franchise systems, with over 8,000 agents and 500 offices across the globe. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, the privately held company attracts and retains the most productive, efficient and successful real estate professionals through unparalleled brand, technology, training and concierge services. The Realty Executives network is differentiated by a deep experience and commitment to serving its customers, outperforming other agents in the industry. Realty Executives International is an Outlier company.
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JPAR Expands Relationship with Inside Real Estate, Providing Powerful Automated Marketing Tools to Their Thousands of Agents
JP & Associates REALTORS (JPAR), the fastest growing 100% commission brokerage & franchise network in the country, has partnered with Inside Real Estate to launch robust listing marketing solutions at no additional cost to their approximately 2000 agents as part of their core platform DRAPER, UTAH (NOVEMBER 21, 2019) -- JP & Associates REALTORS (JPAR), the fastest growing 100% commission brokerage & franchise network in the country, has expanded its partnership with Inside Real Estate, providing their automated marketing solutions, CORE ListingMachine & Social to their growing network of agents nationwide. The automated marketing tools provide a powerful enhancement to JPAR's existing technology, B.O.S.S.S (Broker One Stop Shop System) powered by Inside Real Estate's flagship platform, kvCORE. "We do believe that kvCORE is at the very core of our B.O.S.S.S. Platform, and that's helped us recruit thousands of agents across the network because in the end agents want tools that allow them to be more productive to sell more real estate, and very few platforms allow the productivity background like kvCORE," said JP Piccinini, CEO of JPAR's parent company Vesuvius Holdings. "We have no doubt that adding CORE ListingMachine and Social to this powerful platform will elevate our technology leadership and agent productivity even further." JPAR's implementation of CORE ListingMachine and Social will empower their agents & teams with a fully automated listing marketing solution that quickly creates attractive, comprehensive and effective marketing campaigns for every listing. This robust automation ensures every listing gets branded and marketed effectively on behalf of the agent, driving a higher volume of leads and eliminating the large amount of time and resources typically involved in creating listing marketing materials and campaigns. Key features of CORE ListingMachine and Social include: Automation: Information and images from the MLS are automatically pushed into CORE ListingMachine to create a professional suite of listing marketing assets including listing flyers, customizable property sites, listing videos, and much more. Built-in communication tools ensure clients and prospects are always in the loop. Lead Generation: Nine lead generators are built in to every property site, giving agents an expansive set of tools to capture and connect with website visitors. An innovative live chat feature gives agents real-time lead engagement by allowing them to immediately respond to messages from prospective buyers searching active listings on a property site – from any mobile device. Social Marketing: CORE Social creates engaging and relevant content for agents to easily and consistently post on their social media channels, ensuring they stay top of mind and giving them the tools to generate more referral business. "We're thrilled to be partnering with JPAR as they continue their strong leadership in the industry and provide best-in-class technology for their entire organization," said Joe Skousen, President of Inside Real Estate. "By leveraging the unique offerings of CORE ListingMachine and CORE Social within their kvCORE Platform, they are able to quickly grow and support new markets with top technology solutions." About JP & Associates REALTORS® JP & Associates REALTORS® (JPAR) is known for their acclaimed culture revolving around productivity and service. It is no wonder JP & Associates REALTORS® has gone from the #1 independently and privately held brokerage in Texas to the fastest-growing 100% commission brokerage and franchise in the USA, as well as ranking as the 50th brokerage worldwide for home sales by REAL Trends. In 2018, JPAR trademarked the term "Exceeding Expectations™," relentlessly going above and beyond for both their agents and clients. Now franchising across the USA, JPAR Franchising is set to take the USA by storm after entering 9 new states in its first six months. JPAR operates multiple offices across Alabama, Texas, Louisiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Arizona, New Mexico, and Florida, is expanding nationwide, and offers franchising opportunities for entrepreneurial real estate professionals. To learn more about becoming an agent or franchising visit http://www.jpar.com. About Inside Real Estate Inside Real Estate is a fast growing, independently-owned real estate software firm that serves as a trusted technology partner to over 200,000 top brokerages, agents and teams. Their flagship product, kvCORE Platform, is the most modern and comprehensive solution in the industry known for delivering profitable growth at every level of a brokerage organization. Built on a modern, scalable and flexible architecture, kvCORE enables every brokerage to create their own unique technology ecosystem through custom branding, robust integrations and high-quality add-on solutions. With an accomplished leadership team and over 175 employees, Inside Real Estate brings the resources, scale and vision to deliver ongoing innovation and success to their growing customer base. To learn more about Inside Real Estate and kvCORE, visit insiderealestate.com.
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eXp Continues International Expansion, Opens in UK
Dozens of Estate Agents, Former NAEA President Mark Bentley, Top Recruitment Director Ian Dobrin Join at Launch BELLINGHAM, Wash. and LONDON (Nov. 14, 2019) -- eXp, The Real Estate Cloud Brokerage and a subsidiary of eXp World Holdings, Inc., today announced eXp is now open for business in the United Kingdom. "We are thrilled to officially welcome the UK to the eXp family as our first international expansion outside of North America," said eXp CEO Jason Gesing. "I have spent a lot of time meeting estate agents across the UK and I am always impressed with the professionalism and excitement for the future of real estate that I find here." eXp is expanding into the United Kingdom under the leadership of Adam Day, who will lead the company's expansion and brokerage operations in the country. Day, International Expansion Leader for eXp UK, has been in the local real estate industry since 1997 in various roles, including launching one of the first online estate agencies in the United Kingdom and leading it through an acquisition by the most successful, local property business. Dozens of estate agents have joined eXp UK from online, hybrid and traditional agency backgrounds as self-employed agents looking to grow the business. Two of the first to join eXp UK were Mark Bentley, the most recent president of the National Association of Estate Agents, and Ian Dobrin, the former internal recruitment director for the largest bricks and mortar estate agency business in the United Kingdom. "As you can imagine, Mark and Ian had a number of opportunities from various other estate agency businesses, so to have joined us at such an early stage of our business shows that we've been putting the right foundations in place. Both Ian and Mark spent a lot of time to make sure that eXp UK is the right business for them to partner with and I'm delighted that they have joined us," said Day. "I think if any agent out there has been watching and wondering whether eXp is the right sort of business model to be getting involved with, then you only have to see people of Mark and Ian's calibre joining, for affirmation that this model can be successful – it adds huge credibility to our business which, in my opinion, is the next evolution of self-employed estate agency where agents can actually create an acceptable work-life balance, as well as earn decent money in return for the work that they do," continued Day. eXp empowers its self-employed agents with a range of technology tools and services as well as education and training to help them grow their businesses. As a subsidiary of a publicly traded company, eXp also offers real estate professionals within its ranks opportunities to earn stock for production and contributions to overall company growth. "I've found Adam to be a breath of fresh air in his approach to how both eXp agents, and the consumer, should be looked after. I was also impressed that only people with good estate agency experience are allowed to join eXp UK and that they must adhere to the NAEA Propertymark and TPO Code of Practice," said Bentley. "As part of my involvement in the business, I will certainly be encouraging those agents joining eXp UK, to become members of NAEA Propertymark. I'm really looking forward to working with Adam and all of the other agents around the country, and I'd encourage agents who are perhaps watching from afar to get in touch and find out how eXp works." The company already has established market share across North America with more than 24,000 agents. To learn more about becoming an eXp UK estate agent, please visit https://exp-uk.co.uk/. About eXp eXp is an eXp World Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPI) company. eXp World Holdings also houses eXp World Technologies, LLC, which operates the VirBELA platform. eXp, The Real Estate Cloud Brokerage™, is the largest residential real estate brokerage by geography in North America. It is the fastest growing real estate brokerage firm in North America with more than 24,000 agents across 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and six Canadian provinces. In addition, the company operates in the United Kingdom. As a subsidiary of a publicly traded company, eXp 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'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.exprealty.com.
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Douglas Elliman Launches Elliman Studio
Robust Digital CRM, Marketing and Business Management Platform to Elevate, Enhance Agent Experience and Productivity NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2019 -- Douglas Elliman Real Estate, the largest brokerage in the New York Metropolitan area and the second largest independent residential real estate brokerage in the United States by sales volume, announced today the launch of its all-new digital business management platform for agents, Elliman Studio. "Elliman Studio is going to revolutionize the way Elliman agents across the country do business," said Scott Durkin, president and Chief Operating Officer of Douglas Elliman. "Technology progresses quickly in our industry, and we are enormously proud to be at the forefront of new advances that improve our agents' ability to serve their customers and clients efficiently and effectively." Featuring a full-service toolkit of client relationship management, marketing and business management tools, Elliman Studio was built as a highly intuitive platform designed to put agents in the driver's seat of their business. Elliman Studio will maximize output and nurture client and customer relationships, enabling agents to close more sales and stay steps ahead of the rapidly moving real estate market. "After extensive research and design, we are thrilled to deliver an agent-facing, feature-rich business management platform that will enhance the productivity and profitability of our agents," added Durkin. "Elliman Studio is user-friendly and intuitive and we look forward to delivering it to our agents in the next few weeks." Key Elliman Studio features include: 1. Client Relationship Management Tools: Automatic cross-check of buyer and seller profiles, to match people and properties in seconds. Manage leads in one place: Consolidate leads from multiple sources—Elliman.Com, Zillow, Realtor.Com, StreetEasy, etc.— and automatically convert them into contacts. Track, tag and sort follow-up with contacts: Monitor agent contacts' status and be alerted when to follow-up. Auto-populate contact profiles from saved inquiries, searches and listings. 2. Marketing Tools: Build beautiful property websites in just a few clicks with dedicated domains that will be live on Elliman.com and ready for direct marketing efforts. Cross market listings with agents nationwide. Auto-send marketing materials: Broadcast updates in pre-determined intervals, so agents may always keep the agent-client conversation going. 3. Business Management Tools: Monitor closings and earnings 24/7 via sales pipeline: Identify opportunities that help agents reach commission and sales goals — and track progress throughout the year. Sync calendars across Google, Outlook, etc.—never miss a date or deadline. Safeguard data via a secure and ownable platform. The mobile-friendly platform will go live for most Douglas Elliman agents nationwide on November 18th. It will be fully accessible for download in Elliman's agent app store on Douglas, the firm's intranet that launched last year. About Douglas Elliman Real Estate Established in 1911, Douglas Elliman Real Estate is the largest brokerage in the New York Metropolitan area and the second largest independent residential real estate brokerage in the United States by sales volume. With more than 7,000 agents, the company operates approximately 120 offices in New York City, Long Island, The Hamptons, Westchester, Connecticut, New Jersey, Florida, California, Colorado, Massachusetts and Texas. Moreover, Douglas Elliman has a strategic global alliance with London-based Knight Frank Residential for business in the worldwide luxury markets spanning 60 countries and six continents. The company also controls a portfolio of real estate services including Douglas Elliman Development Marketing, Douglas Elliman Property Management and Douglas Elliman Commercial. For more information on Douglas Elliman as well as expert commentary on emerging trends in the real estate industry, please visit elliman.com.
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HomeCity Offers New iBuyer Services to Homeowners in San Antonio, Austin
SAN ANTONIO – November 7, 2019 – Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate HomeCity, a leading forward-thinking real estate brokerage based in San Antonio, announced today it is offering HomeCity Offer Optimizer to give homeowners multiple instant offers on their home with the push of a button. Offer Optimizer allows homeowners throughout San Antonio and Austin to easily compare as many as a half-dozen iBuyer offers side-by-side before they decide to sell their home. A trusted HomeCity agent provides local knowledge and highly personalized service for the path a homeowner chooses. HomeCity is providing homeowners purchase offers from Zillow Offers, Opendoor, Offerpad, RedfinNow, abodewell, and Perch. These online firms are called iBuyers because they offer to "instantly buy" homes. HomeCity Offer Optimizer helps local homeowners make the best choice for their circumstances, as sellers sell their home on the open market, accept an iBuyer offer, or choose not to sell. "Working with a real estate agent is more popular today that it was 20 years ago," notes said Jim Pfirrmann, CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate HomeCity. "Homeowners want the expertise of a local trusted agent to make the right sales decision," he added. According to research, today 90 percent of consumers use an agent to sell their homes, up 5 percent from 2014, and 9 percent higher than 2001. "When a seller accepts an iBuyer offer, they have a HomeCity advocate who can expertly guide them through the sales transaction and be with them every step of the way," Pfirrmann added. BHGRE HomeCity partnered with zavvie, creator of that Offer Optimizer™ Suite, which powers the iBuyer platforms of top brokerages across America. Using online tools that provide current, reliable, and market-specific data, zavvie connects agents and their clients to iBuyers so homeowners can make informed decisions with the help of a trusted real estate agent. "While it only takes the push of a button to get an instant offer, selling your home to an iBuyer while swift, it is not instant," said Lane Hornung, CEO and Founder of zavvie. "Sellers still want the expertise of a local agent. Someone who has a deep knowledge of the local market and can provide guidance, and often help sellers with the emotional side of selling a home." "HomeCity is building a real estate brokerage of the future to neighborhoods throughout San Antonio and Austin. Now HomeCity agents have the latest iBuyer technology to give homeowners access to multiple instant offers at a push of a button, backed by an exceptional customer service team. It's game-changing," Hornung added.Find more information at homecity.com. About Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate HomeCity Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate HomeCity is an innovative real estate brokerage with an award-winning culture with over $1 billion in sales and more than 4,000 transactions annually. HomeCity serves neighborhoods throughout San Antonio, Austin, Temple/Belton, and Corpus Christi. Named to the Austin Business Journal's Fast 50 list as one of the Fastest Growing Companies in Central Texas, HomeCIty has been named a Best Place to Work by the Austin Business Journal and the Dallas Business Journal, a Top Workplace by the Austin American Statesman, and made the Entrepreneur Magazine's Top Company Cultures list. 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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ERA Shields Boosts Digital Marketing Efforts with Adwerx
Program automates ads that launch as soon as property hits the market ERA Shields Real Estate, one of the most established and respected real estate firms in Colorado Springs, launched a digital advertising program for their newly listed properties. The Adwerx Enterprise Automated Listing Advertising Program generates digital ads on properties as soon as they are listed. Adwerx ads are formatted for maximum efficiency and deliverability, displayed to a preselected target audience based on location and online browsing behavior that identifies them as likely to purchase real estate. Ads appear on apps and social media channels, as well as local and national websites that prospective buyers are already visiting. "We are dedicated to serving the needs of our clients and balancing this responsibility with the needs of our firm and our associates," said Cathi Sullivan, Owner and Broker. "The search for an agent and a home begins online, and that's where our agents need to be advertising both their services and their property listings." Since 1985, ERA Shields Real Estate has built a team of 109 full-time, highly experienced agents in two locations ready to help buy or sell a home in the fast-growing Colorado Springs area. They have become an integral part of the region, providing community service and supporting many professional and charitable organizations, including a military rewards program. About ERA Shields Join ERA Shields as they celebrate over 34 years of service. With two locations,ERA Shields Real Estate specializes in residential real estate throughout the Pikes Peak and Southern Colorado regions, including the counties of El Paso, Pueblo, Teller, Douglas and Elbert. For more information on ERA Shields visit their website www.erashields.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 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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John L. Scott Teams Up with Buyside to Help Homeowners Understand Real-time Buyer Demand for Their Home
Buyside's analytics platform allows John L. Scott Real Estate brokers to capitalize on data in order to better predict buyer intent WAYNE, PA (Oct. 29, 2019) – After record-breaking growth in 2018 and continued pace in 2019, Buyside, a real estate data analytics company, has solidified partnerships with over 50 percent of the REAL Trends Top 50 ranked brokerage firms. Now, Buyside's latest partnership is with industry leader John L. Scott Real Estate, a real estate company recognized as one of the top-20 residential real estate brands in the nation. As a pioneer in the real estate technology space best known for leveraging buyer data, Buyside represents a powerful new way for large brokerages — such as John L. Scott — to capture seller leads, generate and secure more listings, and close more transaction sides in-house. As a trailblazer in the hyperlocal real estate market in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California, John L. Scott has provided countless clients with efficient and customized service since 1931, continuously investing in its brokers' success with the latest cutting-edge technology. REAL Trends' case study takes an in-depth look at the opportunities large brokerages have when they leverage one of their greatest untapped assets: data. It reveals that on average, Buyside clients experience a 42X return on investment. John L. Scott Real Estate is the latest company to utilize Buyside's proprietary algorithms, with the aim of helping take brokers take their businesses to the next level. With significant growth over the past two years, Buyside is doubling down on resources to drive continued customer success across its growing user base of nearly 200,000 agents at top brokerage firms nationwide. Buyside continues to provide exceptional training and support to its users, as well as enhancing the user experience through streamlined integrations. "We're thrilled to be partnering with some of the most productive, innovative brokerage firms in the country," said Charles J Williams IV, chief executive officer at Buyside. "In a sea of new tools and shiny objects, brokerage leaders must carefully invest their time and resources in solutions that deliver real ROI." When it comes to ROI, Teresa Duran, chief information officer at John L. Scott, is confident this new partnership will deliver great results. "Buyside brings us powerful insights about what's happening in the marketplace and allows us to more effectively bring buyers and sellers together," said Duran. "That, coupled with our recently updated home search app, are just two recent developments in our digital transformation efforts." Investments in technology, such as Buyside's aggregated analytics, are poised to cement John L. Scott brokers at the forefront of the industry by giving them a competitive advantage and providing unparalleled access to buyer insights. About Buyside Buyside is a data analytics and marketing company whose mission is to help real estate brokers profit from their largest untapped asset—data. Buyside collects online and offline search activity from homebuyers and homeowners, using it to power actionable insights and intelligent marketing tools that help brokers capture seller leads, win more listings, and close more transaction sides in-house. For more information, visit getbuyside.com or email [email protected] About John L. Scott Real Estate John L. Scott Real Estate, led by third-generation Chairman and CEO J. Lennox Scott, has been helping buyers and sellers realize their homeownership dreams since 1931. JLS has over 110 offices with more than 3,000 brokers in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California. JLS is recognized as one of the top 20 residential real estate brands in the nation. Annually, John L. Scott closes nearly 34,000 transactions, totaling more than 14 billion dollars in sales volume. In support of the company's core value, Living Life as a Contribution®, the John L. Scott Foundation helped sponsor over 30 events for 20 children's hospitals in 2018, which helped raise over $15 million for children's healthcare.
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BoomTown Chosen as EXIT Realty Corp. International's Newest Premier Partner
BoomTown joins an exclusive roster of leading solutions for real estate professionals, and EXIT Realty associates will now receive preferred access to the company's suite of solutions CHARLESTON, S.C., October 24, 2019 -- BoomTown, the leading sales and marketing platform for real estate professionals, announced today that EXIT Realty Corp. International has chosen BoomTown for its Premier Partner Program. EXIT Realty's Ancillary Network of Approved Suppliers and Premier Partners is designed to empower its agents by providing access to solutions that help fuel growth and maximize sales. BoomTown's best-in-class lead generation and CRM solution enables real estate professionals to drive website traffic, launch marketing campaigns, track leads' activities, build customer relationships, and streamline their days. In addition, expert teams are at the ready to handle everything from business strategies and goal-planning, to digital marketing and lead response and management. The BoomTown platform eliminates the grunt work and administrative tasks from an agent's day and helps them get back to what they do best: closing deals. "We have been dedicated to the real estate industry for over a decade, and our mission has always been to make real estate agents successful," said Grier Allen, President & CEO of BoomTown. "We are excited to join this program and for the opportunity to help further drive the success of EXIT Realty associates." "When we choose companies to join our Premier Partner Program, we look for those with similar business philosophies to EXIT. The team at BoomTown prides themselves, as we do, on their collaborative, 'work hard / play hard' environment and relentless mission to add value to everyone they serve. We're delighted to welcome them aboard," said Tami Bonnell, CEO, EXIT Realty Corp. International. About EXIT Realty EXIT is a proven real estate business model that has to-date paid out more than $460 million in single-level residual income to its associates across the U.S. and Canada. EXIT Realty's Expert Marketing Suite™ including geolocation Smart Sign™ technology gives home sellers the edge in a competitive marketplace. The company's Focus on Good Health blog promotes wellness at work and home. A portion of every transaction fee received by EXIT Realty Corp. International is applied to its charitable fund and to-date, $5.5 million has been pledged to charity. For more information, please visit www.exitrealty.com. About BoomTown BoomTown exists to make real estate agents successful. 40k+ of the industry's top professionals trust BoomTown to grow their real estate business with easy-to-use technology that creates opportunities and turns them into closings. Capabilities include a customizable real estate website integrated with local MLS data, client success management, a cutting-edge CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system with custom marketing automation, personalized advertising and lead generation services, and a mobile app for agents on the go. BoomTown's service offerings extend far beyond technology with coaching services from peers who have catapulted their growth with the system, lead qualification services to contact, qualify, and nurture leads, and dedicated advisors to offer personalized support at every step from onboarding and training to optimizing your business and planning for strategic growth. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Charleston, SC, BoomTown has additional offices in Atlanta, GA, San Diego, CA, and San Francisco, CA. For more about BoomTown visit boomtownroi.com.
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Chase International Chooses MoxiWorks to Fuel Entire Tech Suite
SEATTLE, October 23, 2019 -- One of the nation's most successful independent real estate firms, Chase International, has chosen to expand its relationship with MoxiWorks, a leading real estate technology company. The expansion includes an entire suite of MoxiWorks products, including MoxiEngage CRM, MoxiWebsites, and MoxiHub intranet, which will accompany their existing tools, the best-in-class MoxiPresent interactive CMA tool and MoxiMarketing, easy online advertising for listings and services. "We've long enjoyed working with Chase International, who have had incredible success with MoxiPresent, and are thrilled to be adding the full suite of MoxiWorks products which will have an immense impact on their agents' productivity," said Georgia Perez, VP of Business Development and Product Evangelism at MoxiWorks. "Julie Kozich, who joined Chase earlier this year as their Chief Real Estate Officer, has driven massive gains for her prior companies using the MoxiEngage productivity CRM, and we feel very fortunate to be working with Julie again to benefit Chase." Their new CRM tool, MoxiEngage, is proven to increase an agent's business by 54% on average, while their existing CMA presentation tool, MoxiPresent, enables agents to enjoy 43% more transactions each year. Together with MoxiWebsites, MoxiHub, and the best performing ads tool on the market, Promote by MoxiMarketing, agents are guaranteed to up their productivity and in turn, their sales volume. York Baur, CEO of MoxiWorks, said, "We're very excited that Chase International decided to expand their partnership with us and onboard more Moxi goodness that will help their agents achieve greater success in their real estate businesses and help them delight their clients time and time again." MoxiWorks' dedication to their clients is proven through their customer retention over the past seven years, which stands proudly at 96%. Perez added, "Chase International has a stellar brand that is equated with luxury and excellence in Lake Tahoe and the surrounding communities. They have an amazing corporate culture, and truly love and support their agents in building the businesses of their dreams." About Chase International Chase International is the #1 real estate firm in the Tahoe-Reno region. Founded in 1986, Chase International is a dynamic real estate firm with a heart-centered approach, committed to the success of its clients, sales associates, staff and community. With more than 350 professional Realtors® representing homes at all price points, the company is proud to be the market leader, achieving the highest 2018 volume in the region with nearly $1.4 billion in sales. The company currently operates nine offices in Zephyr Cove, Glenbrook, Incline Village, Carson Valley, South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, Truckee, Reno, and Sparks, as well as a marketing and PR firm in London. With powerful international connections in place, Chase listings receive maximum industry exposure to potential purchasers worldwide. For more information about Chase International, visit ChaseInternational.com. 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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Howard Hanna Expands in Michigan with New Franchise in Lansing
Lansing, MI (October 7, 2019) -- Tom Schoeller, Howard Hanna Vice President of Franchising, Mergers and Acquisitions, has announced the establishment of a new franchise company in Holt, MI, Howard Hanna Real Estate Executives, led by Tracey Hernly. Over the last several years, Hernly has built one of the leading real estate teams in the Greater Lansing area. Now leading her own firm, and with the support of the Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, she plans to grow a forward-thinking office with a fun, high-energy, professional environment. 'I have always believed in hard work. When I decided I wanted to start my own firm, I researched multiple options. After a long and thorough process, it was clear that Howard Hanna Real Estate Services was the best fit for me, my clients, and the professional agents I want to attract.' 'Tracey Hernly is a dynamic and successful broker who is a great addition to our family of franchise partners. We are thrilled to have Tracey and her team representing us in the Greater Lansing area, and we are incredibly excited for what we will accomplish together,' said Schoeller. This announcement is the latest of many new offices that have opened through the Howard Hanna franchise program. Hanna franchisees have the unique advantage of a true partnership with the third largest real estate company in the United States, as well as the largest family- owned and -operated real estate company in the nation. Franchise agents participate in company-sponsored events and training, and leverage Howard Hanna's award-winning marketing programs and state-of-the-art technology platforms to better serve clients. 'The technology and agent tools that are offered by Howard Hanna are second to none,' said Hernly. 'My agents and I are fired up and ready to ‘paint the town green' with Howard Hanna signs!' The first office for Howard Hanna Real Estate Executives is located at 2101 N. Aurelius Road, 48842. The new green and gold signs will begin appearing at properties throughout Lansing and the surrounding areas this week. Additional locations of Howard Hanna Real Estate Executives will be announced in the near future. For more information, or to schedule a confidential interview, please call 517-819-8642. Howard Hanna Real Estate Services continues to look for strategic partnerships with market leading companies. For franchising information, please contact Tom Schoeller at 570-460-0272 or [email protected] 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 more than 300 offices across PA, OH, NY, VA, MI, WV, MD, NC, SC and IN, 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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eXp Realty Preferred Partners Adds New Services
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Oct. 9, 2019 -- eXp Realty, The Real Estate Cloud Brokerage and a subsidiary of eXp World Holdings, Inc., today announced three additional partners joined eXp Realty Preferred Partners, a program that provides eXp Realty agents and their clients with a marketplace for home-buying and selling services. All eXp Realty Preferred Partners are vetted by eXp Realty to ensure that they will offer agents and their clients their best industry-leading services. The new partners accepted into the eXp Realty Preferred Partner program are: Build A Sign provides U.S. eXp Realty agents with high-quality signage options at a discounted rate with no order minimums. Currencies Direct is a simple solution for foreign homebuyers to exchange currency hassle free and at a great exchange rate in order to complete their purchase of property in the United States. eXp Realty 360 Tours offers 360-degree home tours with video chat integration, enabling eXp Realty agents to create tours and floor plans in minutes and provide their clients with high-tech touring options. "We are thrilled to add home-selling and currency services to the eXp Realty Preferred Partners program. We strive to engage the best product providers in real estate as partners in order to give eXp agents and their clients choice," said Ted Laatz, eXp Realty Vice President of Affiliated Services and Partnerships. "Every eXp Preferred Partner allows agents to decide how they want to run their business while also helping their clients make smart decisions." Previously announced eXp Preferred Partners: IntroLend First Cloud provides U.S. agents and home buyers with all their lending needs as well as seamlessly integrate with eXp Realty's existing technology to improve the consumer experience and better manage transactions. America's Preferred Home Warranty allows eXp Realty's U.S. home buyers and sellers to choose their own licensed contractors when repairing or replacing home systems and appliances. Silverline Title & Escrow offers title, escrow and settlement services to eXp Realty residential clients in the United States. Movinghub allows eXp Realty buyers and sellers to manage, move, switch and jug compare utility and home service providers at no cost. About eXp Realty eXp Realty is an eXp World Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPI) company. eXp World Holdings also houses eXp World Technologies, LLC, which operates the VirBELA platform. 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 23,000 agents across 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and six Canadian provinces. The company recently announced expansion into the United Kingdom 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.exprealty.com.
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Second Acquisition by Allen Tate Realtors Since Partnership with Howard Hanna
Pittsburgh, PA (October 1, 2019) – Hanna Holdings announced today that Howard Hanna Real Estate Services' sister company, Allen Tate Realtors®, has made its second acquisition since partnering with Howard Hanna. Allen Tate Realtors has acquired Realty One, an independent residential brokerage firm based in Winston Salem, NC, serving the greater Triad region. "We are proud to welcome Realty One to the Howard Hanna family of companies, " said Howard W. "Hoby" Hanna, III, president of Howard Hanna Real Estate. "This is the second acquisition for Allen Tate in the past month as we continue to grow the company, solidifying our market position in the Carolinas and the Southeast." Established in 2010, Realty One is an independent, family-owned residential real estate company with more than 65 experienced real estate agents serving clients throughout Forsyth, Guilford, Davidson, Davie, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin counties. In 2018, Realty One closed $93 million in sales volume. Eric Munger, owner and broker-in-charge of Realty One, will join the Allen Tate-Winston Salem leadership team, along with branch leaders Angela Kalamaras and Holly Lindsey. A lifelong resident of the Triad, Munger has been a licensed Realtor since 1999. Along with his wife Jessica, he started Realty One as a virtual agency in 2010, moving to the company's first brick-and-mortar office in 2015. "Very rarely in a marketplace can two cultures come together as one when they were previously competitors. Eric has established so much in a short time. Together, we will provide the very, very best to our clients and the community," said Pat Riley, president and CEO of the Allen Tate Companies. "Allen Tate aligns with who we are. We've built our business by caring about our agents, our clients and our community. We value both identity as individuals and collaboration as a team. And like Allen Tate, we believe that homeownership is a lifelong journey and relationship," Munger said. "When we first talked with Allen Tate, we saw the opportunity to take what we built and become part of something bigger. Allen Tate has the tools, technology, and resources, as well as the independent, personal brand and standards that we have always valued." In September 2018, Allen Tate Realtors joined forces with Howard Hanna, the third-largest real estate company in the United States and the largest home seller in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York. This partnership created the #1 privately owned real estate company in the nation with more than 11,000 agents and employees in more than 300 offices in 10 states. The partnership with Howard Hanna has given Allen Tate Realtors substantial traction and scale in the competitive real estate industry and the opportunity to grow through acquisitions. Allen Tate Companies is the Carolinas' leading real estate company in the Charlotte, Triad, Triangle, High Country, and Upstate South Carolina regions. Visit www.howardhanna.com or www.allentate.com for more information. 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 more than 300 offices across the ten states of PA, OH, NY, VA, MI, WV, MD, NC, SC, and IN. For more information, visit www.howardhanna.com.
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eXp Realty Launches New Home-buying and Selling Instant Offer Platform
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Oct. 3, 2019 -- eXp Realty, The Real Estate Cloud Brokerage and a subsidiary of eXp World Holdings, Inc., today launched Express Offers, its new home-buying and selling platform for U.S. eXp Realty agents and their clients. Express Offers allows eXp Realty agents to submit homes on behalf of their clients to a number of institutional buyers who are interested in purchasing homes in a particular local market. This gives sellers another option to sell their home quickly without the hassle of showings, staging and uncertainty. For home sellers, properties may qualify to be submitted to more than one buyer, yielding multiple cash offers. Express Offers ensures a real estate agent is part of the transaction. eXp Realty agents are required to take a training program to become certified on the Express Offers platform. When a home seller expresses interest in selling their home with Express Offers, they will be matched with a certified eXp Realty agent and receive a thorough disclosure that walks them through every detail of the process. "Express Offers was designed with the agent in mind and will disrupt an industry still in its infancy. We believe it is the most agent-centric instant offer platform because agents remain at the heart of every transaction as well as have additional opportunities to engage with home sellers," said Ted Laatz, Vice President, Affiliated Services, eXp World Holdings. "eXp agents also can introduce new institutional buyers to the Express Offers platform and earn a percentage of the transaction fee each time that buyer successfully closes a deal." Express Offers currently is available in California with plans to open in 10 more states by year end. About eXp Realty eXp Realty is an eXp World Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPI) company. eXp World Holdings also houses eXp World Technologies, LLC, which operates the VirBELA platform. 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 23,000 agents across 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and six Canadian provinces. The company recently announced expansion into the United Kingdom 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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Realogy Introduces Access to Exclusive Benefits Program for Agents Affiliated with Company-Owned Brokerage Offices
SPARK Association of Real Estate Professionals to Provide Personal and Business Benefits for More Than 50,000 Independent Agents of Company-Owned Coldwell Banker, Sotheby's International Realty, Corcoran, Climb Real Estate and Citi Habitats Brokerages in the U.S. MADISON, N.J., Sept. 25, 2019 -- Realogy Holdings Corp., the leading and most integrated provider of residential real estate services in the United States, today introduced access to the SPARK Association of Real Estate Professionals to agents affiliated with its company-owned offices.​ SPARK is a membership association that offers agents a selection of personal and business benefits, including access to individual healthcare, disability insurance, life insurance, auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, 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 is currently available to agents affiliated with Realogy's owned brokerages, which operate under the Coldwell Banker®, Sotheby's International Realty®, Corcoran®, Climb Real Estate® and Citi Habitats brands. SPARK is currently being expanded to agents who are part of the Coldwell Banker affiliate network as Realogy explores opportunities to extend access to SPARK across all of its franchise brands, including Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, ERA® and Sotheby's International Realty. "We understand that individuals have their own unique needs when it comes to benefits, which is why Realogy has long offered affiliated agents of our company-owned offices access to healthcare," said M. Ryan Gorman, president and CEO, NRT LLC. "The launch of SPARK is an evolution in our strategy to provide affiliated agents access to personal and business benefits to protect their families and businesses and leverage our scale for great perks along the way." 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. "Real estate agents are entrepreneurs who face numerous challenges managing personal and business needs. We are pleased that the SPARK Association of Real Estate Professionals has the platform and ready access to services to help agents take full advantage of the benefits they require and deserve," said Scott Reid, National Membership director, SPARK Association of Real Estate Professionals. 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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Middle Tennessee's Parks Realty Offers a new iBuyer Platform for Home Sellers
NASHVILLE - September 19, 2019 – Middle Tennessee's real estate powerhouse Parks Realty announces the launch of Parks Go, giving homeowners multiple instant offers on their home with the push of a button. Parks Go helps homeowners easily compare iBuyer offers with selling on the open market. A local professional with Parks Realty provides expertise and counsel for whichever path the homeowner chooses. As one of the largest real estate companies in Middle Tennessee, Parks is proving its commitment to bring all options to the table for its clients. These options now include purchase offers from Opendoor and Zillow Offers - commonly referred to as iBuyers because these online firms offer to "instantly buy" homes. The Parks Go platform provides online tools that make it easy to collect offers from all active iBuyers in the market as well as a real-world estimate of selling price and net profits by listing on the open market. These industry leading tools provide homeowners with transparency, data, and professional expertise and guidance. The Parks Realty Parks Go helps homeowners uncover all of the essential information they need for their home sale, so they can make the best choice for their personal situation - whether that's moving quickly with an instant offer or maximizing profit. Parks Realty developed its Parks Go to address two crucial aspects that consumers may be overlooking when it comes to instant offers: If a homeowner is considering one instant offer, they need to compare that offer to all available instant offers, so they can choose the best one for them. If a homeowner is considering accepting an instant offer, they need to compare their net proceeds - their profit - to selling on the open market. "The value of working with a real estate professional to help sell your home is more crucial than ever with the emergence of instant offers from iBuyers," explains founder and CEO Bob Parks. "We are a home seller's chief advocate, providing expert negotiation to facilitate a great experience. With Parks Go, home sellers can better compare instant offers with their agent at their side, helping them navigate through the entire process." Parks Realty 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 up-to-date, market-specific data so clients of their broker partners can make informed decisions about home selling. "What Parks Realty offers with Parks Go is a way for agents and iBuyers to work together and benefit sellers. iBuyers brings a ready-to-transact offer to the table, and for certain sellers, that's a great option," said Lane Hornung, CEO and Founder of zavvie. "Innovative brokerages like Parks Realty are helping their clients better understand – and compare -- iBuyer offers. When homeowners in Middle Tennessee are considering selling their home, they can count on Parks agents to deliver all of the options with a great experience. It's exciting to work with Parks to deliver instant offers with a push of a button," Hornung added. Find more information at parksathome.com. About Parks Parks Realty is one of the largest locally owned real estate companies in Middle Tennessee, staffed by more than 750 agents working in five counties, plus four offices on the Florida Gulf Coast (Premier Property Group). Last year, Parks sold more than 7,000 homes totaling $2.72 billion in sales. Celebrating its 44th anniversary, Parks is well known for supporting local charities as each individual office "adopts" nonprofits that are close to their hearts. Parks annually supports more than 40 charities, donates $250,000 and its team members collectively volunteer more than 3,000 hours. The Parks companies include Parks Realty; Parks Auction Company, LLC; The Parks Group, a commercial real estate division; Solomon Parks Title & Escrow Services; Legacy Home Loans; Parks Property Management Services; Parks Relocation Department and its new construction development. Learn more at parksathome.com. About zavvie zavvie is a Boulder, Colorado-based 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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T3 Fellows helps brokers and teams develop successful growth plans in a changing industry
One-Year Commitment Will Create Strong Results in 2020 SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CALIF. (SEPTEMBER 12, 2019) - T3 Fellows, the executive leadership program for real estate entrepreneurs passionate about dramatically growing their business, announced its seventh class of graduates today. The MBA-like program delivers a yearlong curriculum focused exclusively on business-specific solutions for the residential real estate brokerage industry. It is delivered through an extensive one-on-one mentoring schedule, in-person mastermind workshops and monthly web conferences. The curriculum covers all vital aspects of building and expanding a real estate brokerage business. It specifically targets growing brokerage revenue by recruiting the agents that best match each company, improving profitability by increasing agent sales, creating powerful branding and marketing programs, and leveraging lead generation and conversion for more sales. "Growing a brokerage or team into a thriving business is a daunting challenge that becomes an even a bigger effort in a shifting industry," says T3 Sixty President Jack Miller. "But timing is everything and the rewards are huge." The six business owners have successfully completed the rigorous 12-month program and who will be graduating in the fall 2019 class are: Amanda Howard (Amanda Howard Sotheby's International, Huntsville, Alabama) Travis Howard (Amanda Howard Sotheby's International, Huntsville, Alabama) Andy Bash (Bash Real Estate, Kansas City, Missouri) Brian Faulkner (Pine Island Realty, Bokeelia, Florida) Mike Faulkner (Pine Island Realty, Bokeelia, Florida) Ryan Ogle (Bluhouse Properties, Grand Rapids, Michigan) "These T3 Fellows graduates have stayed the course and dedicated the time, energy and resources required to supercharge their companies and take them to the next level over the next year or two," says program director Dean Cottrill, president of T3 Sixty's brokerage division. The 2019 Fellows program was supported by Jonathan Kauffman, CEO of Nest Realty, who served as a mentor. Mentors are practicing real estate broker-owners who operate some of the most highly regarded and innovative brokerages in the country and share firsthand experiences with program participants. About T3 Sixty T3 Sixty provides consulting services, objective and in-depth information services, and leadership development through fact-based research and analysis coupled with a deep understanding of the inner-workings of the residential real estate brokerage industry. The company has an established and proven team of management consultants and the largest full-time team dedicated exclusively to this industry. Founded in 1998 the company has served the largest real estate franchisors, many of the largest brokerage companies and high-growth teams, the National Association of Realtors®, many state and local Realtors associations, almost all of the largest MLS organizations and the most significant technology vendors covering every product category. Find out more here.
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The Stars Have Aligned: Coldwell Banker Real Estate Officially Unveils New North Star Branding
Six months after previewing a new logo and identity, Coldwell Banker Real Estate reveals lessons learned from its "transparent rebrand" as it continues to shape the brand's future MADISON, N.J. (September 12, 2019) – Six months ago Coldwell Banker Real Estate previewed a new logo, dubbed the "CB North Star mark," which symbolized the brand's position as a guide for clients and a leader in the real estate industry. After an extensive testing and discovery phase, the brand has finalized the new logo and corresponding identity standards, yard signs, marketing materials, office concepts and a full suite of branded apparel. Rebrands are especially difficult endeavors for franchise organizations and as such the Coldwell Banker® brand chose a novel approach to the process. Calling upon the ingenuity that has driven the brand for the past 113 years, Coldwell Banker Real Estate devised the concept of a "transparent rebrand." The past six months have been filled with testing, iterating and perfecting the new brand identity. Four companies served as beta testers, identifying the best practices and signage design that will guide the global roll-out in 2020. Coldwell Banker Real Estate has now landed on a new look to guide the company into a new era. Based on initial field testing, the new logo was updated to include the "Coldwell Banker" wordmark displayed with the new "CB North Star" icon. The brand also finalized new yard sign designs after real-world implementation in four test markets – Plainfield, Illinois, Washington, D.C., Madison, New Jersey and Greenville, South Carolina. The brand released the "Coldwell Banker Look Book" along with new identity standards and a "Playbook" to guide Coldwell Banker-affiliated companies through their own rebrands. In addition to these assets, the brand will host sessions at its annual Coldwell Banker Leadership Summit, September 12-14, in Chicago to present learnings from the rebranding process in test markets. The brand is also releasing a weekly podcast dubbed "The Road to Rebrand" and a mini documentary titled "Story Behind the Star." In their initial planning, brand leaders were very cognizant of the financial and emotional investment involved in a rebrand of this size. The Coldwell Banker brand currently has 3,100 offices and 92,000 affiliated agents. The year 2020 was identified as the company wide rebrand kick-off to allow companies to plan and budget at a steady pace. However, since announcing the new look, many companies are eager to rebrand ahead of the 2020 kick-off, a nod to the success of the transparent strategy. "For a franchise brand, I believe that a transparent rebrand process is necessary, and this process has been enlightening. Companies that declare a rebrand is happening and don't leave room to test in real-world scenarios put themselves at a disadvantage," said David Marine, chief marketing officer, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. "We've been able to make adjustments in a number of scenarios where the logo is displayed on signage, marketing materials and more. We saw what works best and adjusted based on feedback. This learning phase gave us invaluable insight before we roll out the new look across our entire network in 2020." "One of the great things about the process of rebranding has been the response from clients. They shared in our excitement when we switched to the new yard signs. I also had a few clients comment on our remodeled office; some even said the design choices gave them inspiration for their own homes," said Ellen Williams, agent, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group. "Better yet our office got more than just new décor, the way our working space is laid out now is more comfortable and welcoming. The space is inspiring, it motivates us, there's a buzz and energy." "Coldwell Banker did a great job engaging affiliated agents during yard sign development and selection, the new designs will really help the brand stand out, which is tough in the sophisticated D.C. market," said Sherri Anne Green, agent, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. "Clients are drawn to the modern logo. The clean fresh look combined with the history and strength of the name Coldwell Banker make for a powerful combination." If you want to be a part of Coldwell Banker Project North Star, visit https://www.coldwellbanker.com/careers and explore how the Coldwell Banker brand can be the North Star to guide your career. 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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Howard Hanna Hosts Fall BIG Open House Events
Pittsburgh, PA (September 11, 2019) – Due to the tremendous success of the annual Big Event Open House Event in the Spring, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is hosting another open house extravaganza this Fall. Agents across the company will hold open thousands of homes September 21-22 and October 19-20, providing buyers convenient opportunities to explore many properties on these weekends. "Visiting open houses lets a buyer see more than they ever could see online. They can get a feel for the neighborhood, the flow of the home, and many more details than are available in photos. The internet can only do so much. Making homes available for buyers to tour in person provides an unmatched opportunity to 'feel how the home lives'", said Howard W. "Hoby" Hanna, IV, President of Howard Hanna Real Estate. "We hope a lot of people come out and 'pick' their new home." In addition to open houses providing sellers exposure for their home, Howard Hanna's award-winning website HowardHanna.com, receives more than two-million views per month providing 24/7 exposure to a vast audience. For the Fall BIG Event Open House weekends, the company provides marketing materials for agents and offices to promote their scheduled open houses. A box is sent to each office with a supply of special balloons, posters, and candy wrappers created by Howard Hanna's in-house marketing department. Additionally, special eCards for social media promotion are provided along with directional signs and online/print advertising graphics to complete a full package of marketing assets to compliment the home selling process. Howard Hanna Mortgage loan originators will be on site at Howard Hanna offices both weekends of the Fall Big Events, September 21-22 and October 19-20, to answer financing questions or pre-qualify interested buyers for a mortgage. Howard Hanna provides many ways to keep buyers informed of new listings and open houses. To find open houses in your area, visit HowardHanna.com/BigEvent. If you are thinking about buying or selling your home, or would like more information, contact your local Howard Hanna agent, stop by an open house or visit HowardHanna.com. 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, mortgages, closing and title insurance, land development, appraisal services, property and casualty, corporate relocation, and property management. With 312 offices across PA, OH, NY, VA, MI, WV, NC, SC, and MD, more than 11,000 sales associates and staff 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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Before it's listed anywhere else, get exclusive access straight from the source, only on HowardHanna.com Pittsburgh, PA (September 4, 2019) -- The Howard Hanna online real estate search differentiator, Find It First™ is now available in Pennsylvania and Michigan. "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's been so successful that we have expanded it to Pennsylvania and Michigan," said Howard Hanna 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.
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Lone Wolf Launches Community for Self-Service Support
Built using best practices for online support and refined through thousands of surveys and hundreds of interviews with our customers, the new Lone Wolf Community gives you everything you need for self-service help. Whether you're a back office user, transaction management user, or both, we've designed the new Community to work in tandem with our phone, live chat, and email channels to make support even more accessible for you. Without further ado, here's your very own virtual tour of the new Lone Wolf Community! Find exactly what you're looking for with intuitive search Gone are the days of digging to find the right link. Use the search button at the top of the screen to find the information you're looking for in the Community. What's great about this search tool, in particular, is that it's intuitive. Based on your criteria, this search will learn exactly what you're looking for—as well as any related articles, discussions, or videos throughout the Community. Discuss best practices and tips and tricks with peer-to-peer discussion groups Now, for the first time, you can connect directly with other users of Lone Wolf products and discuss processes, tips and tricks, best practices, and more. This is a great place to share ideas with your peers and get to know your product better. Stay informed on new updates and future releases with the Innovation Hub The Innovation Hub will help you stay in the know with all things Lone Wolf. Here, you'll find the latest product updates, sneak peeks into what's coming down the pipeline, chances to register for upcoming events and training webinars, our latest blog articles and much more. Get on-demand help with Live Chat Want to get a direct response from our Support team, but not near a phone? Use our Live Chat to connect immediately with a Support representative. Just pick your product and we'll get you the help you need. Ready to get started? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions There is a lot to explore with the new Lone Wolf Community, so we've put together a short document to answer most of the questions you may have. You can check out the Community FAQ here! The Community is a great place for you to get any of the self-service help you may need. As always, feel free to contact us at [email protected], 1.866.CRY.WOLF, or through Live Chat for any support questions you may have. Enjoy! HEAD TO THE COMMUNITY To view the original post, visit the Lone Wolf blog.
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Testimonial Tree Announces Software Integration with kvCORE Platform by Inside Real Estate
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla., Aug. 28, 2019 -- Testimonial Tree, a leading customer feedback platform with more than 100,000 users has completed a software integration with the kvCORE Platform by Inside Real Estate, a leading developer of enterprise cloud software solutions in real estate serving more than 140,000 agents, teams, and brokers throughout the U.S. and Canada. Real estate executives can enable the integration by connecting with Testimonial Tree through their brokerage's kvCORE Platform Marketplace portal. The kvCORE Platform is a scalable, all-inclusive platform built to power an entire real estate business with next-generation technology. The Testimonial Tree integration connects to the agents' existing kvCORE Platform account, synchronizes agent and location data and seamlessly auto-publishes testimonials on their kvCORE Platform websites and agent profiles. "The teams and agents using the kvCORE Platform produced over $150 billion in transaction volume in 2018 and the Testimonial Tree integration will offer an easy way to collect, monitor and publish buyer-seller feedback on those transactions," said Brian Schoedel, vice president, Testimonial Tree. Testimonial Tree is an integrated partner vendor in the real estate marketplace. Collecting testimonials helps boost the brokerage and agents' online presence to differentiate them from their competition and attract more homebuyers and sellers. The online review software platform is available to brokerages, teams and agents with no setup or integration fees. The seamless integration between these two applications makes it easier for Real Estate brokerages to extend new capabilities to their agents in a cost-effective way. About Testimonial Tree Organizations of all sizes rely on Testimonial Tree to take control of their brand's reputation by automating their customer satisfaction surveys, testimonial management and marketing. Our platform increases customer loyalty by empowering them to share their experiences on social media networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Easily publish testimonials to your website to improve your ranking in local search results and generate new reviews on popular sites like Google, Facebook, Realtor.com, Zillow, Healthgrades, WebMD and more. Learn more at Get.TestimonialTree.com.
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As Lone Wolf Expands Ecosystem and Broker Solutions, SkySlope Dissolves Partnership
Decision to end partnership comes as Lone Wolf doubles down on brokerage transaction management solutions and real estate technology ecosystem CAMBRIDGE, ON (August 19, 2019) - Lone Wolf Technologies, the North American leader in residential real estate technology, today announced the dissolution of its partnership with transaction management provider, SkySlope. This ends an integration between the SkySlope system and zipForm® Plus, Lone Wolf's transaction management solution provided to over 1.3 million real estate agents in the U.S. as a national member benefit. "It's always a challenge to navigate partnerships with your competitors. We did everything in our power to maintain this mutually beneficial arrangement for our customers. Unfortunately, SkySlope had other ideas," said Jimmy Kelly, CEO of Lone Wolf. "While we are disappointed with SkySlope's decision, we are more committed than ever in our mission to simplify the real estate experience for all. We will continue to partner with other leaders in the technology industry and integrate with their solutions to fulfill this mission." Lone Wolf is the real estate industry's top technology provider, servicing over 1.4 million agents, 20,000 offices, and 1,000 MLSs and Associations in North America. The company integrates with 98% of forms in Canada and the U.S., and more than 125 million forms and 23 million signings are created on their transaction management platforms every year. These platforms, which include zipTMS® Brokerage and TransactionDesk, feature a class-leading and comprehensive set of brokerage transaction management tools, including broker file review, company-wide checklists and templates, broker dashboards, and more. Lone Wolf also offers the industry's only two-way transaction-to-back office integration, Link, which significantly simplifies and accelerates transaction management for real estate agents and brokerages. "It's unfortunate that SkySlope has cancelled our partnership, as a significant number of real estate professionals were using the zipForm® integration to simplify their deals," said Joe Kazzoun, GM of Transaction Management at Lone Wolf. "However, we do offer real estate's most complete transaction management solutions, which offer unrivalled brokerage features, forms coverage, and technology integrations, including the two-way integration with our back office system, brokerWOLF. For the tens of thousands of brokerages in North America who are looking to make their transactions simpler, and don't want to continue paying for two transaction systems, we are here to help." The dissolution of the partnership comes as Lone Wolf expands its ecosystem of market-leading technology solutions. In the past month, Lone Wolf announced that it will integrate its transaction management solutions with Real Estate Webmasters (REW), a leading provider of websites, CRM, and lead generation services. This integration will make it possible to manage a contact from contract to close and create a true lead-to-close experience for a significant number of real estate agents and brokerages. "We're aggressively expanding our ecosystem to include a variety of leading technology providers," said Jason Cheverton, Director of Ecosystem at Lone Wolf. "With this ecosystem in place, Lone Wolf is marching toward an unheralded marketplace for the real estate industry, one that integrates front office, CRM, transaction management, back office and accounting, and ancillary services solutions, and includes many great partners. We look forward to announcing several of these partnerships in the very near future." 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 professionals 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.
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Ansley Atlanta Real Estate Begins Custom Ad Campaign with Adwerx Enterprise
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Tech Powerhouse Inside Real Estate Announces New Financial Partner, Doubles Down on Long Term Vision
Major investment from new financial partner, Lovell Minnick Partners will fuel Inside Real Estate's continued growth, finance future acquisition opportunities and help attract top talent. DRAPER, UT, AUGUST 20, 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 today an agreement in which Lovell Minnick Partners, a private equity firm focused on investments in the global financial services industry, including related technology and business service companies, will become the company's new primary financial investor, backing their long-term strategy and vision. The investment comes during a period of substantial revenue growth and sustained profitability over the past several years along with the addition of hundreds of top brokerages to the Inside Real Estate platform including two national franchise brands in 2019 alone. "With their winning strategy and products, Inside Real Estate has built a growing, profitable and scaled business in an industry filled with small point solution providers," said John Cochran, LMP Partner. "We've been following the company's traction in the space and believe the platform is uniquely positioned for success. We have seen first-hand the powerful impact Inside Real Estate's products have for its customers by increasing brokerage profitability, driving team and agent success and enhancing business differentiation. We're thrilled to be backing this exciting business and extremely capable team." The leadership team at Inside Real Estate will continue to invest and execute full steam ahead on the company's strategy and independent vision. When asked about the announcement, Ned Stringham, CEO of Inside Real Estate commented, "This new partnership provides our customers the continued confidence that Inside Real Estate will remain an independent, reliable and innovative tech partner and support the growth of their real estate business for years to come." Stringham also noted, "LMP has an exceptional track-record of picking winners. It's an honor to have their confidence and support." The transaction will fuel Inside Real Estate's continued growth, provide financing for future acquisition opportunities and help create the best environment to attract, develop and retain top talent. GCA acted as an exclusive financial advisor to Inside Real Estate in the transaction. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius served as legal counsel to LMP, while Parr Brown Gee & Loveless as counsel to Inside Real Estate. Additional Details for Existing Inside Real Estate Customers: Our strategy as a business remains the same: we are committed to being a trusted, independent technology partner who keeps the interests of you, our valued customers, at the heart of our strategy There will be no changes to our leadership team or day to day operations of the business. You'll continue to receive the great products & services in the same manner that you do today With the backing of Lovell Minnick Partners, we can continue to attract top talent, innovate and deliver the very best technology solutions to our customers while supporting your success well into the future 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 About Lovell Minnick Partners LLC Lovell Minnick Partners is a private equity firm focused on investments in the global financial services industry, including related technology and business services companies. Lovell Minnick provides developing companies with equity capital to support private company recapitalizations, execute majority buyouts, and pursue growth initiatives. Since its inception in 1999, Lovell Minnick Partners has raised $3.2 billion in committed capital and has completed investments in over 50 platform companies. Over its 20-year history, Lovell Minnick has built a steady track record of investment returns through a consistent investment process that focuses on driving portfolio company growth, strategic activity, and operational improvement, and without relying upon excessive financial leverage. For more information, please visit www.lmpartners.com.
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Top Real Estate Brokerages Generate Massive Leads In-house with Inside Real Estate's New CORE PropertyBoost
Inside Real Estate's flagship platform, kvCORE, now provides access to CORE PropertyBoost, driving maximum listing exposure and lead flow on every listing. DRAPER, UTAH (AUGUST 15, 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 has announced the launch of CORE PropertyBoost, a powerful listing marketing tool. Now available as an optional add-on to the companies flagship platform, kvCORE, CORE Property Boost is designed to delight sellers with maximum property exposure while generating a high volume of quality leads. Part of the kvCORE Marketplace, CORE PropertyBoost automates listing marketing, shortens list-to-sold timelines, automatically provides valuable insights to home sellers on behalf of their agents, and generates leads with unprecedented results. The Keyes Company, one of the top 30 largest brokerages in the country by annual sales volume, is already seeing a strong return on investment. Within their first 60 days of launching CORE Property Boost, they've garnered over 1 million social media views and thousands of leads. Mike Pappas, President & CEO of The Keyes Company shared, "What used to cost us about $100 to $150 per lead, now costs us under $10. It has heightened our exposure and branding and drives thousands of buyer leads per month back to the sales associate." Mike adds, "We're seeing a difference being made in our market share, dramatically." Wendi Iglesias, Chief Information Officer for The Keyes Company, also noted that they see an average of 8-10 leads coming in per listing, explaining, "That's well over 12,000 leads since we've launched, directly off of CORE PropertyBoost. It's something that our agents absolutely love." CORE PropertyBoost automatically pulls new MLS listings, then applies powerful business rules and AI targeting to build those listings into Facebook ad campaigns with instant exposure to thousands of geo-targeted buyers. The solution also includes built-in seller reports, promoting the listing's exposure to the home seller via automated emails and text messages, detailing key statistics highlighting the work the agent and brokerage are doing to market their home. Leads generated from the advertisement are funneled into kvCORE, where powerful and personalized AI-powered follow-up campaigns are triggered to ensure maximum lead conversion. "CORE PropertyBoost has already empowered brokerages, teams and agents to gain an edge over their competition, drive tens of thousands of leads, move listings faster and automate their business," said Nick Macey, Chief Product Officer for Inside Real Estate. "More importantly, it gives them the ability to deliver strong value and garner trust with their clients which, in turn, drives even more business with increased referrals and testimonials from very satisfied clients. We are excited to see our clients have so much success, so quickly." CORE PropertyBoost is available for individual agents as well as brokerages looking for a solution for their entire office or enterprise. At the brokerage or enterprise level, management can choose to promote every new listing or define parameters based on geography or listing price. The marketing service is fully automated for agents, and ensures every listing gets immediate and broad exposure on social media. This not only maximizes lead volume for each listing, but provides a crucial value-add to agents, giving brokers a strong recruiting tool. To learn more about CORE PropertyBoost and the kvCORE Platform, visit insiderealestate.com. 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. Their flagship platform, kvCORE, is the most modern and comprehensive solution in the industry known for delivering profitable growth at every level of a brokerage organization. Built with a scalable and flexible infrastructure, kvCORE enables every brokerage to create their own unique technology ecosystem representative of 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 their growing customer base.
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Mortgage and Warranty Services Among First Offerings BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- Aug. 12, 2019 -- eXp Realty, The Real Estate Cloud Brokerage and a subsidiary of eXp World Holdings, Inc., today announced eXp Realty Preferred Partners, a new program that provides eXp Realty agents and their clients with a marketplace for home-buying services. All eXp Realty Preferred Partners are vetted by eXp Realty to ensure that they will offer agents and their clients their best industry-leading services. The first, national partners accepted into the eXp Realty Preferred Partner program are: IntroLend First Cloud is eXp Realty’s national mortgage platform. It will provide U.S. agents and home buyers with all their lending needs as well as seamlessly integrate with eXp Realty’s existing technology to improve the consumer experience and better manage transactions. America’s Preferred Home Warranty is eXp Realty’s preferred home warranty partner. It will allow eXp Realty’s U.S. home buyers and sellers to choose their own licensed contractors when repairing or replacing home systems and appliances. Silverline Title & Escrow will offer title, escrow and settlement services to eXp Realty residential clients in the United States. Movinghub allows eXp Realty buyers and sellers to manage, move, switch and compare utility and home service providers at no cost. “We are excited to begin providing additional services that our agents can offer to their clients. With consumer value and satisfaction as guiding principles, eXp Realty is engaging the best product providers in real estate as partners,” said Ted Laatz, eXp Realty Vice President of Affiliated Services and Partnerships. “We are bringing the cream of the crop to work with our agents and I couldn’t be more thrilled with our choice of partnering with these respected companies.” About eXp Realty eXp Realty is an eXp World Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPI) company. eXp World Holdings also owns eXp World Technologies, LLC, which operates VirBELA. 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 21,000 agents across 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and five Canadian provinces. The company recently announced expansion into the United Kingdom 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.exprealty.com.
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RE/MAX Sticks the Closing with Introduction of Digital Branded Stickers
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The Keyes Company Adopts New Adwerx Enterprise Automated Retargeting Product
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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Unleashes Brand Power with Lifestyle-Based Networking and Farming Opportunities
BHGRE brokers and affiliated agents can provide clients with free Havenly room interior design makeover, unique content and valuable offers via annual membership MADISON, N.J. (July 15, 2019) - Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC announced today that its affiliated agents and brokers can now benefit from an exclusive discount on the BH&G Insider program. The coveted BH&G Insider offer allows BHGRE affiliated agents and brokers to share the world-renowned Better Homes & Gardens® lifestyle resources and gift of style for just $9.99 a year. The program has a value of nearly $500. The U.S.-based program is another example of how Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate has strongly positioned itself as a lifestyle leader while leveraging Better Homes & Gardens brand assets. BHGRE affiliated professionals already benefit from such proprietary features such as PinPoint, a predictive marketing tool that utilizes Meredith Corporation's data harvested from its 175 million consumers. The Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate BH&G Insider program offers: Free Havenly room design makeover: BH&G Insiders receive a free consultation with a Havenly professional interior designer ($199 retail value) to create the perfect design plan for any room in their home. Once the vision is finalized, the designers connect the client with the exact products to make their design a reality. Unlimited access to the complete BH&G magazine archive: Insiders can generate endless inspiration for design, entertaining, remodeling and building projects via access to every issue over 95 years of Better Homes & Gardens, including its famed floor plans. VIP Access: BH&G Insiders enjoy behind-the-scenes access to BH&G experts, including question and answer sessions with the magazine's cooking, gardening and decorating experts, along with inside looks at the renowned test kitchen. Ad-Free access to BHG.com: By logging in with their BH&G Insider credentials, members have streamlined access to the multimedia content on bhg.com. Exclusive deals and coupons: BH&G Insiders can receive more than $300 in annual savings from leading retailers such as Houzz®, Oneida®, FOOD52®, Only Natural Pet®, Overstock®, Ghirardelli® and Ashley Homestore®. "BHGRE is a brand relevant before, during and after the real estate transaction, and we work to help consumers live their best lives in their homes," said Jennifer Marchetti, Chief Marketing Officer at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. "Our strategic relationship with the Better Homes & Gardens media brand provides us with greater access to information relevant to home owners than others in the real estate industry. This exclusive BH&G Insider benefit is another great example of this.It gives our network a new and exciting way to deliver value to their clients as they work create customers for life and showcase their competitive points of difference as real estate professionals." "We are excited to offer BH&G Insider to the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate network at this incredible value," said Courtney Mason, Vice President of Paid Products at Meredith Corporation. "BH&G Insider members get the inspiration and resources they want to make their dreams a reality. And the BHGRE network is perfectly positioned to offer Insider's benefits and content to new home buyers and sellers – exactly when they need it the most." About Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a dynamic real estate brand that offers a full range of services to brokers, sales associates and home buyers and sellers. Using innovative technology, sophisticated business systems and the broad appeal of a lifestyle brand, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC embodies the future of the real estate industry while remaining grounded in the tradition of home. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services.
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Opendoor and Redfin Partner to Provide More Options to Home Sellers
Program gives home sellers the ability to request an Opendoor offer through Redfin SAN FRANCISCO and SEATTLE, July 11, 2019 -- Opendoor and Redfin, two of the nation's largest technology-powered real estate companies, today announced home sellers in Phoenix and Atlanta can now request an Opendoor offer through Redfin's site and mobile apps. By coming together, Opendoor and Redfin are giving homeowners more options for selling their home in a simple and convenient way. Redfin will also continue to expand RedfinNow, its own instant offer service. With this partnership, home sellers will have the opportunity to compare listing their home on the open market with a full-service Redfin agent to receiving an instant offer from Opendoor and skipping the process of listing altogether. By presenting a complete set of selling options, Opendoor and Redfin are empowering homeowners to make the best decision based on their needs and situation. The partnership is currently live in the Phoenix and Atlanta markets, and the companies will evaluate expanding to additional markets. "Every homeowner should have a choice between putting a home on the market via a Redfin agent, or taking an instant cash offer," said Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman. "No matter how fast RedfinNow expands, there will always be homes we can't buy, because it's so hard to match our capabilities and capital with the market's ups and downs. Just as traditional agents are our partner for brokered sales our own agents can't handle, Opendoor is our partner for giving customers reliable, competitive offers on homes we ourselves can't buy." "Redfin and Opendoor are bringing together the reach of the most visited online brokerage with the scale of the largest iBuyer service to deliver a comprehensive service for more customers," said Eric Wu, founder and CEO of Opendoor. "Both companies are focused on making the experience of buying and selling a home simple and hassle-free. By working together, we can amplify our efforts and give customers more choice when making one of the biggest financial decisions of their lives." Providing Redfin Customers with an Opendoor Offer Phoenix and Atlanta homeowners who visit Redfin's website or mobile apps will be able to request an instant offer from Opendoor as part of their homesale inquiry. When the Redfin agent meets with the homeowner, the agent will advise her on the home selling process, what her home is likely worth on the open market, and will present her with Opendoor's offer. The homeowner can choose to sell to Opendoor to maximize convenience and control, or work with a full-service Redfin agent to list the home on the open market for a 1.5 percent listing fee. If the homeowner does not want to meet with a Redfin agent, she can choose to receive only the Opendoor offer. Redfin will receive a referral fee for each customer who decides to sell to Opendoor. Expanding Access to Opendoor's Home Listings Redfin will also market Opendoor's home listings on Redfin.com and Redfin's mobile apps and promote Opendoor's all-day Open House, where buyers can unlock the home on-demand from their phone and self-tour. About Opendoor Opendoor's mission is to empower everyone with the freedom to move. Since 2014, Opendoor has provided people across the US with a radically simple way to buy, sell or trade-in a home. Opendoor currently operates in 20 markets in the US and expects to be in 50 cities by the end of 2020. Headquartered in San Francisco, Opendoor has over 1,300 employees. For more information, please visit www.opendoor.com. 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. For more information or to contact a local Redfin real estate agent, visit www.redfin.com.
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Austin Homeowners Can Now Get a Cash Offer from RedfinNow
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Michi Olson Named LeadingRE Dean of Resources and Global Connections
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Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty Launches Marketing Automation with Adwerx
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CENTURY 21 Alliance Realty Launches Digital Ad Program with Adwerx
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NRT Helps Its Coldwell Banker Affiliated Real Estate Agents Grow Their Client Base and Stay Connected with Prospect Square
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Howard Hanna's Buy Before You Sell Program Encourages Buyers and Sellers to 'Move Faster'
Pittsburgh, PA (May 31, 2019) -- Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is launching a major new marketing initiative, the Move Faster campaign, in support of the company's exclusive Buy Before You Sell program. Unveiled today to the management team across the company's nine-state footprint, the new campaign communicates that working with Howard Hanna makes it easier to buy or sell a home in today's fast-paced world and competitive real estate market. The nation's 3rd largest real estate company has been taking the hassle out of the home buying and selling process for decades with its innovative programs, superb mortgage professionals, and best-of-the-best real estate agents. "In today's market, you can't take your time when you find the right house. You need to be prepared to move quickly and in most cases, there is not time to wait until your house sells. Using the equity in your current home for a down payment on your new home lets you ‘buy before you sell'. This is extremely helpful in highly sought-after areas and neighborhoods," noted President of Real Estate Brokerage, Howard W. "Hoby" Hanna, IV. The Buy Before Your Sell program, offered by Howard Hanna Mortgage (PA, OH, MI), 1st Priority Mortgage (NY) and Towne Mortgage (VA, NC), alleviates the worry people may have about listing their home for sale and thinking that if it sells quickly they won't have enough time to find, and buy, a home they like. The program offers the ability to buy a new home before selling the current house. The Buy Before You Sell program offers the best of both worlds: expertise and guidance during the home buying process from start to finish from a local Howard Hanna sales associate, along with the ability to leverage the equity in your current home for use as the down payment on a new home. Whether looking to upgrade, right-size, change school districts, or just enjoy a change of scenery, the Howard Hanna Buy Before You Sell program covers it all. "This is one of our most popular programs, as it lets sellers move quickly when they find a home they like," added Hanna. Move Faster with the Howard Hanna Buy Before You Sell program: Purchase a home without having to wait until the current property is sold Take advantage of low mortgage interest rates and potentially get better terms for the home purchase Move without worrying about the logistical issues of moving out of one property and into the new one on the same day After moving out, the home being sold can be staged without having to overly disrupt the seller's life, and the home can be shown to prospective buyers more easily The program produces more buyers who can buy a home by removing the sales contingency Howard Hanna's award-winning, in-house marketing agency is pleased with the outcome of their latest creative efforts. Led by Executive Vice President Kelly Silver, the marketing team will work with Howard Hanna offices to support the Move Faster campaign's agent-empowering assets and action-focused ads. Consumers will see it online, in print, and outdoors, creating a multimedia consumer experience that allows the Move Faster campaign to come alive. To get started with Howard Hanna's Buy Before You Sell program, click here or call your local Howard Hanna Real Estate office or agent. HowardHanna.com
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Keller Williams Expands to Morocco
AUSTIN, TEXAS May 30, 2019 -- Keller Williams (KW), the world's largest real estate franchise by agent count, is expanding across Africa. As momentum continues, KW has awarded a new master franchise in Morocco. Led by Regional Operating Principal Youssef Mansour, the KW franchise in Morocco is currently initializing a regional office and training the core leadership team. "Youssef and his leadership team bring an unmatched level of excitement and understanding of our Keller Williams culture," said William E. Soteroff, president of Keller Williams Worldwide (KWW), the international division of Keller Williams. "Tied to that strong foundation, their business acumen and drive is positioning them for great success in Morocco," said Soteroff. In the early fall, the first Keller Williams real estate office in Morocco will open in Casablanca. KW Morocco is also targeting the cities of Tangier, Marrakech and Rabat for future office locations. "The idea of joining Keller Williams comes from the necessity to develop our business," said Mansour. "Every entrepreneur wants to develop their business. Keller Williams expressly gives you this chance, the opportunity to be the market leader." "I don't see other companies that can even pretend to do that," said Mansour. "Our vision is that KW Morocco will dominate the market within a few years. And we have a path to get there." Currently, KWW has 23 market centers and 1,116 agents across Africa. As of March 31, KWW has 207 market centers (outside of U.S. and Canada) across 37 regions. Recently, the Africa Investment Index 2018 report also ranked Morocco as the No. 1 most attractive investment opportunity in Africa, followed by Egypt and Algeria. KWW Momentum (production outside the U.S. and Canada in Q1 '19) KWW has 8,385 agents collectively operating outside the U.S. and Canada, up 33.7% over Q1 '18. In Q1 '19 alone, KW expanded globally into Italy and added 12 more market centers. Agents closed 7,364 transactions in Q1 '19, up 27.3% over Q1 '18. Agents closed $1.1 billion in sales volume, up 11.5% over Q1 '18. Agents took 22,992 new listings (new market inventory), up 41.6% over Q1 '18. Listings taken volume totaled $8.2 billion, up 53.5% over Q1 '18. Agents wrote 8,864 contracts (projected closings), up 36.7% over Q1 '18. Contracts written volume was $1.0 billion, up 21.2% over Q1 '18. Keller Williams' Q1 '19 results across the U.S. and Canada are also available. KWW is currently exploring further expansion opportunities across Africa, Central and South America, Central and Eastern Europe, and throughout Asia. Core criteria for new franchises starts with having a qualified leadership team grounded in the Keller Williams culture; the company also strives for government, banking and judicial system stability and a higher maturity level for a real estate market. Outside of the U.S. and Canada, KWW regions now include Argentina; Belgium; Belize; Bermuda; Cambodia; Chile; Colombia; Costa Rica; Czech Republic; Dubai, UAE; France; Greater Shanghai, China; Greece; Indonesia; Ireland; Israel; Italy; Jamaica; Luxembourg; Mexico; Monaco; Morocco; Nicaragua; Northern Cyprus; Panama; Philippines; Poland; Portugal; Puerto Rico; Romania; Southern Africa; Southern Cyprus; Spain; Trinidad and Tobago; Turkey; United Kingdom; and Vietnam. 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 180,000 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 kwworldwide.com.
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CoreLogic Offering Instant Access to Property Data for Small Business on the CoreLogic Store
The updated e-commerce site delivers instant access to leading real estate data without a long-term commitment CoreLogic, a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today announced the availability of data and reports within the CoreLogic Store--a self-service, e-commerce portal providing instant access to leading property data and analytics from CoreLogic. Through the CoreLogic Store, small businesses and other industry professionals can obtain a variety of reports on properties, comparable sales, document images, automated valuation models and more without a long-term commitment. Because small businesses rely on data to stay competitive in the real estate industry, they often turn to free sources that may publish imprecise or outdated information. The CoreLogic Store aims to combat this by offering all real estate professionals—from agents to contractors to investors—the ability to obtain industry-leading, trusted data to make smarter business decisions and drive their bottom line. "At CoreLogic, we're dedicated to helping businesses of all sizes succeed within the real estate industry," said Shaleen Khatod, executive, Data & Advisory Solutions at CoreLogic. "The CoreLogic Store is a unique opportunity for small businesses, helping them gain a competitive edge by increasing access to trusted data and reports. And with new reports added to the Store on an ongoing basis, users know they're getting the most up-to-date data available." The CoreLogic Store provides nationwide information on properties, covering approximately 99% of U.S. residential properties. In total, the Store offers insights on more than 150 million residential and commercial parcels. CoreLogic utilizes data from a variety of sources, including public record, FEMA, county documents and other proprietary sources. The following reports can be accessed via the CoreLogic Store: Property Details Report Comparable Sales Report Transaction History Report Foreclosure Activity Report Voluntary Lien Report Legal & Vesting Report Total Home Value for Originations AVM Most Current Transfer Document Most Current 1st Mortgage Document Assessor Parcel Maps Reports on the CoreLogic Store start at only $3 and are available for instant download. To learn more about the CoreLogic Store visit corelogic.com/store. About CoreLogic CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), the leading provider of property insights and solutions, promotes a healthy housing market and thriving communities. Through its enhanced property data solutions, services and technologies, CoreLogic enables real estate profssionals, financial institutions, insurance carriers, government agencies and other housing market participants to help millions of people find, acquire and protect their homes. For more information, please visit www.corelogic.com.
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