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Propertybase Launches Next Generation Real Estate Platform When Simplification and Improved Collaboration Are Most Needed
Global leader in real estate tech focuses on enhanced user experiences with actionable homepage dashboard, brokerage announcements feed, and easy navigation BOSTON, June 4, 2020 -- With the next generation release of the Propertybase GO real estate platform, brokerages and teams can now pivot their strategy to include simplified software aimed at further enabling agent action and productivity. Aptly named to reflect its turnkey approach, Propertybase GO puts improved user experiences at the forefront comprising a dynamic dashboard, real estate CRM, website builder, listings management, email marketing, and more. "We developed the Propertybase GO platform for nearly a year and feel it's important to bring it to market now because better technology is needed," stated Tim Fessenden, President of Propertybase. "We took the time to truly understand the challenges that face real estate and given the market conditions set out to deliver a platform that not only helps to increase productivity but creates a sense of community for a brokerage and its agents." Ideal for brokerages or teams, the latest Propertybase GO has a number of out-of-the-box offerings to drive long-term adoption: An action-oriented homepage dashboard that visualizes key information across contact activity, listings, and also active transactions Embedded brokerage announcements and social media feeds to foster engagement Simplified navigation and mobile responsive for better user experience Streamlined database management with lead scoring, quick actions such as SMS, email marketing, and more Propertybase's award-winning website builder with industry-best MLS and IDX integration Integrated with Propertybase Back Office's compliance-driven transaction management, vendor marketplace, and print marketing Propertybase GO also features action plans, market trends, seller reports, listings boost capability, and third-party application integrations. "It's imperative that technology partners provide the utmost lifelong value. This certainly isn't the time for stopgap solutions. Propertybase GO not only allows for quick user adoption and connectivity but will ultimately help agents better serve their clients now and in the future," continued Fessenden. About Propertybase Propertybase is the leading global real estate platform for franchises, brokerages and teams looking to showcase their brand and drive more business through extraordinary digital experiences, collaboration and automation. The Propertybase platform includes lead generation, IDX-integrated luxury websites, two real estate CRM options, and compliance-driven transaction management and back-office tools. Propertybase powers over 200,000 users at 4,500+ real estate businesses in over 70 countries worldwide, including Hawai'i Life, Red Oak Realty, Harry Norman REALTORS®, McEnearney and Associates, ONE Sotheby's, Jack Conway REALTOR®, Surterre Properties, and Coldwell Banker Mason Morse. The company is funded by Providence Equity. For more information, visit www.propertybase.com.
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Study: Listing Agents Who Received Adwerx Automated Advertising from Their Broker Saw 35% Lift in Year-over-year Productivity Compared to Peers
Industry research firm T3 Sixty analyzed data on more than 30,000 real estate agents over a two year period DURHAM, N.C., May 28, 2020 -- In a newly released study from T3 Sixty, one of the industry's leading management consultancy and research companies, data reveals that real estate firms who provided the Adwerx Listing Ad Automation Platform to their agents saw a 35% improvement in productivity versus their peers, measured by their year-over-year listing volume increase. In addition, top producers already taking home at least 51 listings per year gained an additional ten listings. The data looked at over 30,000 agents from various firms and compared the listing performance of those who received Adwerx Automated Listing Ads to those who did not. The results were analyzed over a two year period and were highly statistically significant. "Based on our analysis of their listing data, Adwerx's services are effective in helping agents, especially top agents, grow their business," said Travis Saxton, SVP, Technology Consulting at T3 Sixty. "An improvement of over one third in year-over-year listing count certainly suggests that Adwerx plays a role in agents improving their listing count performance." Adwerx has been trusted to power automated, localized, and personalized digital display advertising for real estate agents, loan officers, insurance brokers, and wealth managers since 2013. The company has experienced tremendous growth since implementing its Automation Platform in late 2017 with over 150 enterprises and over 200,000 producers receiving automated digital advertising through Adwerx, including 25% of the Swanepoel Mega 1000 firms. In 2019 alone Adwerx automated online property ads for over 14% of all listings in the United States. "We've been told repeatedly by our brokerage clients that our service helps their agents win more listings," said Adwerx CEO Jed Carlson. "In our own survey of top brokerage firms using listing ad automation, 87% of brokers said that the program helped to recruit and retain agents, while 94% believed the program positively impacted the firm's business, and was a good advertising investment. Now, thanks to the work from T3 Sixty, we have quantified the impact this service has on the brokerages who utilize it." To learn more about how Adwerx can help firms improve their agents' productivity, visit enterprise.adwerx.com. To view the results of T3 Sixty's study, visit enterprise.adwerx.com/t3sixtyanalysis. About Adwerx Used by over 25% of the top brokerage firms and over 15% of the top mortgage originators in the U.S., Adwerx delivers personalized, omnichannel brand marketing and automation at enterprise scale. Deliver customized ads programmatically across streaming TV, popular websites, Facebook and Instagram, and mobile apps. Drive growth through digital marketing automation that increases brand visibility, boosts productivity by 35 percent and reduces turnover by 42 percent. Adwerx works across the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Learn more about Brilliantly Simple Digital Advertising at adwerx.com. 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. About T3 Sixty Exclusively serving the residential real estate brokerage industry, T3 Sixty provides management consulting and counseling to real estate C-level executives, organized real estate leaders, broker-owners and leaders of high-performance teams to help them grow their businesses. T3 Sixty also offers in-depth research, information and best practices with its hallmark Swanepoel Trends Report, an annual analysis of the biggest trends impacting the industry, and the Real Estate Almanac, a comprehensive examination of the U.S.'s largest brokerages, franchises, networks, associations, MLSs and technology providers. More at t360.com.
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Inside Real Estate launches CORE Video, giving kvCORE users powerful new video messaging tools powered by BombBomb
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OJO Labs Introduces Conversion Boost, First-Ever Lead Nurturing Service at Scale
Conversion Boost lowers the cost of online leads, increasing conversion rates over 200% above industry averages Today, we're unveiling Conversion Boost, a new service that qualifies and nurtures leads for brokerages and their agents, increasing conversion rates by over 200 percent. OJO Labs' fusion of human and machine intelligence fuels this service, which onboards future homebuyers to a multi-channel experience, guiding them from discovery to closing. OJO inspires and guides with personalized property recommendations until buyers are ready to connect with an agent, driving warm handoffs and faster conversions. Homebuyers face a winding and often challenging journey to ownership that spans several months. Online leads typically come in during the early stages of home search, with the majority of homebuyers not yet ready to speak with an agent at the first point of contact. Additionally, homebuying journeys are expected to lengthen significantly in the COVID-19 era, with 80 percent of buyers reporting that they have paused their search in response to the outbreak. Online leads naturally drop off without a nurturing mechanism in place, significantly driving up the cost of customer acquisition from online leads. With Conversion Boost, brokerages can rely on OJO to nurture leads at scale for as long as it takes — without adding additional work for brokerages or agents. Key features of Conversion Boost include: First Point of Contact - Our expert customer service team qualifies new leads for you as soon as they come in. If the homebuyer or seller is ready to speak with an agent, we foster a warm transfer over the phone in under a minute. Those still at an early stage of the process are immediately onboarded onto OJO. Lead Nurturing - Homebuyers not yet ready to speak with an agent receive personalized property recommendations and guidance from OJO, an AI advisor built to keep consumers engaged and supported throughout their journey. OJO is able to understand where each buyer is in their journey and when they are ready for handoff. Critical Consumer Insights - As homebuyers engage with property listings on OJO, our technology is able to garner a deep understanding of individual preferences. Not only does this power highly personalized experiences and recommendations, but it enables OJO to deliver critical insight into buyer wants and needs. Armed with this information during a warm lead handoff, brokerages and agents are able to better serve each customer and convert leads faster. "The launch of Conversion Boost marks further expansion of a longstanding partnership between Realogy and OJO Labs," said Morgan Salama, Senior Director and Head of Realogy Launchpad. "OJO Labs has been an essential partner, arming our brokers and agents with the cutting-edge technology they need to win. Conversion Boost is a service unlike anything on the market -- pairing our agents' expertise with OJO technology to deliver unparalleled consumer experiences. We are thrilled to offer our brokers an innovative new solution for qualifying and nurturing their leads." Conversion Boost will roll out across Realogy brands in the coming months and will be more broadly available later this year. There is no fee to get started. Instead, OJO Labs earns a commission for successful conversions. For more information, visit https://ojo.com/conversion-boost
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Jaqua Realtors Joins Forces with Adwerx to Power Digital Advertising for Every Agent
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RESAAS Announces Enhanced Integration with Matterport
VANCOUVER, May 14, 2020 - RESAAS Services Inc., a technology platform for the real estate industry, is pleased to announce an enhanced integration with Matterport. Based in Sunnyvale, CA, Matterport creates realistic 3D tours for all types of real estate. Matterport's all-in-one virtual tour platform automatically generates high-resolution photos of the property, video assets and floor plans – everything RESAAS agents need to immediately market properties. RESAAS has an existing integration with Matterport, which allows Matterport virtual tours to be added to RESAAS listings. This new enhancement allows for Matterport virtual tours to be embedded in private communities within RESAAS' Enterprise suite. This enables brokerages, real estate franchises, associations and MLSs that are customers of RESAAS to tour properties virtually as a group. The new RESAAS Virtual Showcase, announced last week, will also include Matterport virtual tours, further enhancing the value to agents showing their listings remotely. "Matterport offers agents a turnkey solution that turns every listing into a 24/7 open house, especially now during this time of social distancing," said Robin Daniels, Chief Marketing Officer at Matterport. "We are excited that RESAAS is extending our integration with their real estate technology platform so agents can offer the most immersive 3D property walkthroughs for their clients to explore from anywhere, at any time." An independent study commissioned by Matterport showed that properties with 3D tours closed 31% faster and sold for up to 9% higher. "RESAAS has never been busier helping agents achieve success through use of the best technology," said Tom Rossiter, CEO of RESAAS. "Extending our integration with Matterport will provide a more rich, interactive and virtual experience for RESAAS agents. In these times, virtual tours and technology platforms are core pillars that top agents are leveraging. Matterport and RESAAS provide this vital foundation for the real estate industry." This integration is now live on the RESAAS platform, available for RESAAS' Enterprise customers to use immediately, as well as RESAAS agents using the RESAAS Virtual Showcase. About RESAAS Services Inc. RESAAS is a technology platform that enables real estate brokerages, franchises and associations to bring real-time communication, new business opportunities and unique data to their agents on a global basis. Visit www.resaas.com for more information.
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CENTURY 21 Ace Realty Launches Advertising Automation Platform with Adwerx Enterprise
Fox Cities brokerage will run personalized ad campaigns for new property listings in Northeast Wisconsin Adwerx, one of America's fastest-growing companies three years in a row and preferred digital advertising platform to over 200 regional, national, and international real estate brokerages has joined forces with CENTURY 21 Ace Realty to bring personalized retargeting ads to every agent, and customized listing ads for every new property. Adwerx has built a reputation as the real estate industry leader in digital advertising automation, with agents winning 35% more listings through use of their platform, according to analysis by T3 Sixty, one of the industry's leading management consultancy and research companies. In continuing with their commitment to provide award-winning service, CENTURY 21 Ace Realty will be automating advertising for every new listing, once it has been publicly listed. These advertisements contain a listing photo, agent contact details, brokerage branding, and a link to the listing. Ads are shown on popular websites, mobile apps, and social media. By combining these ads with traditional marketing efforts, agents are able to reinforce their local brand and maximize the visibility of each listing. "Our top priority is to give our agents a leg up in their local market," said Dawn Christensen, Owner at CENTURY 21 Ace Realty. "By investing in digital advertising and marketing on their behalf, our agents can focus on acquiring and selling more listings and serving their clients, so it's a win for everyone." In addition to the advertising for each new listing, all agents will receive an automated retargeting campaign, increasing visibility and maximizing online exposure as the agents' ads follow potential clients who have visited the agents' web pages. The Adwerx Enterprise Automation Platform makes digital advertising easily accessible and effective for real estate brokerages by providing agents with ads that are targeted by browsing behavior and geography, giving clients confidence in knowing their homes are receiving exposure beyond traditional listing sites – ultimately boosting the productivity of top performers. To learn more about the Adwerx Enterprise Automation Platform, visit enterprise.adwerx.com. About CENTURY 21 Ace Realty CENTURY 21 Ace Realty is proud to be the #1 Individual Real Estate Office in the Fox Valley and #2 Largest CENTURY 21 Office in the NATION for units sold in 2019! We look forward to another great year in 2020. Our real estate experts at CENTURY 21 Ace Realty always give 121% to help you make your move more than a transition; we deliver positive experiences to remember. CENTURY 21 Ace Realty was chosen as the 2019 CENTURY 21 Art Bartlett 2100 Cup Award Winner for recognition in demonstrating the highest level of leadership, customer service, and professionalism. Our amazing customers and clients have helped our office earn the Quality Service Award year over year. CENTURY 21 Ace Realty has been a Centurion office in NE Wisconsin since 1997, and our multi-million dollar producing agents will continue to push excellence for their clients and customers. Ace Realty, LLC is proud to be operating as CENTURY 21 Ace Realty and look forward to bolstering our sales tools with Adwerx to be our clients and customers best choice in their real estate needs! About Adwerx One of the fastest growing advertising technology companies, Adwerx delivers personalized, omnichannel brand marketing and automation at enterprise scale with the Adwerx Digital Branding Platform. The Platform integrates with native software to generate and deliver customized ads programmatically across streaming TV, popular websites, Facebook and Instagram, and mobile apps. Real estate, mortgage, insurance, financial services, and other innovative sales firms and franchises drive growth through digital marketing automation that increases brand visibility, boosting agent productivity by 35 percent and retention by 42 percent. Adwerx has over 200 enterprise customers across the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Learn more about Brilliantly Simple Digital Advertising™ at 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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CENTURY 21 Morrison Realty Delivers Their Agents a Competitive Advantage Powered by Adwerx Enterprise
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Inside Real Estate makes robust lifestyle search data available via new integration with Local Logic
Leading technology provider, Inside Real Estate, announces new integration partner, Local Logic, to deliver powerful lifestyle data on website searches within kvCORE DRAPER, UTAH (APRIL 28, 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, announces a powerful new integration with Local Logic, the leading provider of hyper-local school, demographic and lifestyle data. The integration will enable users of Inside Real Estate's flagship platform, kvCORE, the option to seamlessly add rich lifestyle information to their kvCORE websites, enhancing the consumer search experience and driving deeper engagement. The integration, available now within the kvCORE Marketplace, comes at an ideal time as many consumers are unable to go out and physically experience properties & neighborhoods due to restrictions related to COVID-19. "Brokers and agents value how our tools help their clients understand the area around any home in seconds, almost like a neighborhood virtual tour" said Madeline Hammer, Sr. Director Industry Relations. The hyper-local content available through Local Logic helps kvCORE users showcase their local expertise and provide even greater value to their customers at a time when online real estate search is more critical than ever. "We're thrilled to be partnering with Inside Real Estate, one of the most forward thinking platform providers in the real estate space," said Vincent-Charles Hodder, CEO of Local Logic. "We're passionate about arming real estate professionals with the location intelligence they need to deliver exceptional experiences to their customers. This integration will expand our reach, allowing us to make valuable, hyper-local content available across Inside Real Estate's expansive footprint of agent, team and brokerage customers throughout the US and Canada." Historically, Local Logic has only been directly available to large brokerage organizations. Through this exclusive partnership with Inside Real Estate, individual agents, teams and brokerages of all sizes can now add Local Logic data to their kvCORE website. Key highlights of the integration include: Ability to overlay hyper-local data onto kvCORE property searches, refining user's search results by specific schools or proximity to amenities, walkability score, park access, restaurants and more. Lifestyle scoring will appear on search results pages as well as property detail pages with the ability to expand the score to see the specific qualifications that we're ranked. Neighborhood profile pages on kvCORE will be enhanced with Local Logic's advanced, hyper-local neighborhood data. "Local Logic is a fantastic addition to the kvCORE Marketplace," said Joe Skousen, President and Founder of Inside Real Estate. "We share their team's passion for empowering real estate professionals with tools that help them grow their business while providing modern, valuable experiences to their clients. We're excited to make their hyper-local content available to users across our kvCORE platform." 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. Visit insiderealestate.com to learn more. About Local Logic Local Logic is a real estate Ai company that matches people to places. We use geo-spatial and user generated data to quantify lifestyle and location qualities for any address in the US and Canada. We provide precise data for making real estate decisions at an individual, and professional level. You can find our data and tools among great brands such as REMAX, Zillow, Inside Real Estate and more. For more information, visit https://www.locallogic.co/
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Kaufman Realty and Auctions Expands Digital Footprint with Adwerx Enterprise
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Engel & Völkers Offers Matterport to All Advisors in the Americas
The global real estate brand announces partnership with Matterport to complement existing tools and capabilities within its proprietary Integrated Product Suite that empower advisors with the latest in virtual technology NEW YORK CITY, NY -- Engel & Völkers today announced a partnership with Matterport, the market leader for spatial data capture, to build upon the brand's Integrated Product Suite that provides its network with the latest in virtual technology capabilities. In partnering with Matterport, Engel & Völkers real estate advisors will be able to deploy Matterport-certified local scan service professionals to capture Matterport high-fidelity scans of listings, in turn enabling advisors to host 24/7 virtual open houses and immersive 3D property walkthrough experiences for buyers. With a Matterport 3D scan, advisors will also have everything they need to promote their properties, including an inclusive package of high-resolution photos, video assets, floor plans and the market's most immersive 3D tour. "Our business has always been rooted in personal relationships and face-to-face interactions," said Anthony Hitt, president and CEO, Engel & Völkers Americas. "Our shop locations are purposefully designed to provide a physical space in which our network of advisors can deliver the highest level of personalized service within their communities. At the same time, as a modern, global real estate network, we have long worked within the Google suite of products to facilitate collaboration, communication and connection with our peers and clients around the world. This existing infrastructure has very much helped us navigate the current climate. As a brand we were early adopters of virtual offerings at a mass scale in 2017. In partnering with Matterport, we're able to offer enhanced virtual offerings to our network so that they can continue to deliver the highest level of service our clients have come to expect, even in uncertain and ever-changing times such as these. We remain as committed as ever to serving our local communities around the world." The partnership with Matterport continues to build upon the brand's pre-existing, fully-integrated virtual offerings, which include: Virtual Showings. Advisors are able to easily integrate videos and/or 3D tours into a listing page from Facebook, YouTube and Vimeo to provide an immersive consumer experience. Virtual Reality capabilities. VR technology and headsets were introduced into all of the brand's shop locations in 2017. Virtual Open Houses. Advisors can easily schedule and create virtual open houses for their listings with the ability to live stream using any social or virtual streaming service. Collectively, all of these capabilities allow buyers to safely and comfortably search for homes from any location. For Engel & Völkers advisors, these features are fully integrated into their Integrated Product Suite providing a seamless experience and allowing them to communicate with their clients in new ways and easier than ever. "In the current moment, virtual technology is especially important to real estate professionals, but it is equally important in looking toward the future of the industry and how business will be conducted," said RJ Pittman, CEO of Matterport. "We are proud to partner with Engel & Völkers Americas to empower their advisors with services and technology that will allow clients to immersively experience properties at any time and from anywhere in the world. By streamlining the 3D capture process through our professional network of certified scan professionals, Engel & Völkers advisors will widen their reach, attract prospects quicker and engage clients like never before." Engel & Völkers operates a global network of over 12,000 real estate professionals in more than 30 countries. For more information, visit www.evrealestate.com. About Engel & Volkers Engel & Völkers is a global luxury real estate brand. Founded in Hamburg, Germany in 1977, Engel & Völkers draws on its rich European history to deliver a fresh approach to luxury real estate in the Americas with a focus on creating a bespoke, white-glove concierge client experience at every stage of the home buying or selling process for today's savvy homeowner. Engel & Völkers currently operates approximately 175 shop locations with more than 3,000 real estate advisors in the Americas, contributing to the brand's global network of over 12,000 real estate professionals in more than 30 countries, offering both private and institutional clients a professionally tailored range of luxury services, including real estate, yachting and aviation. Committed to exceptional service, Engel & Völkers supports its advisors with an array of premium quality business services; marketing programs and platforms; as well as access to its global network of real estate professionals, property listings and market data. Each brokerage is independently owned and operated. For more information, visit www.engelvoelkers.com About Matterport Matterport is the leading spatial data company digitizing and indexing the built world. Its unique 3D capture technology creates the spatial data layer on which the industry can interoperate, and the company's all-in-one 3D data platform makes it fast and easy to turn any physical space into an accurate and immersive digital twin. The Matterport platform helps customers realize the full potential of a space at every stage of its lifecycle including planning, construction, appraisal, marketing, and operations. Learn more at matterport.com.
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Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette Launches Digital Advertising Platform with Adwerx Enterprise
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US's largest real estate companies increase market share with 6.83% over past two years
Compass, eXp World Holdings and Hanna Holdings saw biggest sales volume production increases in 2019 SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CALIFORNIA -- April 8, 2020. T3 Sixty, the residential real estate brokerage industry's leading management consulting and research firm, has released its 2020 ranking of the U.S.'s largest enterprise real estate companies, which include holding companies and franchisors, by 2019 sales volume, transaction sides and agent counts. The report, the fourth section of T3 Sixty's comprehensive annual Real Estate Almanac, reveals that the nation's 20 largest real estate holding companies, which represent both the company-owned brokerage and franchise divisions of a real estate company, handled 52.79 percent of existing home sales volume in 2019, up from 51.75 percent in 2018 and 49.42 percent in 2017. Transaction side market share for the 20 largest companies jumped similarly over those periods to 46.88 percent in 2019. Total market was based on total home sales counts and average home sale price as reported by NAR. With a 2019 sales volume of $504.21 billion, Realogy Holdings Corp. again ranks as the nation's largest residential real estate holding company despite seeing a 1.44 percent annual sales volume drop over the last year. Keller Williams Realty had the best performance of the five largest companies but remains a distant second behind Realogy. The following holding companies round out the top five by 2019 sales volume: Keller Williams Realty, $336.59 billion (up 4.51 percent from 2018) RE/MAX, $269.93 billion (up 2.78 percent from 2018) HomeServices of America, $206.08 billion (down 0.91 percent from 2018) Compass, $91.27 billion (up 100.40 percent from 2018, thanks to big acquisitions) The biggest year-over-year growth among holding companies came from Compass (up 100.40% due to large acquisitions folded in), eXp World Holdings (up 82.63% due largely to organic growth) and Hanna Holdings (up 35.79% due to the Allen Tate merger that officially only closed in 2019). Among the nation's 20 largest franchise brands by 2019, Keller Williams Realty, with a sales volume of $336.59 billion stands out as the nation's largest franchise brand for the second consecutive year. Under the franchisor section Realogy is broken up into the separate franchises, Coldwell Banker, Sotheby's, Century 21, ERA Real Estate, Better Homes and Gardens and Corcoran. The following franchise brands filled out the top five by 2019 sales volume: RE/MAX, $269.93 billion (up 2.78 percent from 2018) Coldwell Banker Real Estate, $240.12 billion (down 2.47 percent from 2018) Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, $115.43 billion (up 2.69 percent from 2018) Sotheby's International Realty, $102.29 billion (up 2.24 percent from 2018) Franchise numbers include production from all franchisees, affiliates as well as company-owned stores operating under the same brand. For example franchising newcomer Corcoran Group who only started franchising in 2019 already ranks No. 15 because it had existing company-owned stores operating under the franchise brand. Realty One Group's strong 22.25 percent sales volume growth was however largely as a result of actual significant new franchise sales. Only two mega franchisors reached the coveted 1 million annual transaction count: Keller Williams Realty with 1,071,208 and RE/MAX with 1,004,318. Five other franchisors reached the impressive 100,000 transaction milestone in 2019. "The Real Estate Almanac gives the industry unprecedented insight into who is who, which companies are achieving business success and how new business models are exploding," said T3 Sixty CEO Stefan Swanepoel. "Referencing any other rankings that use less comprehensive and all-inclusive data creates a false perception of reality," he said. "Agent count is the third barometer after sales volume and transaction count and unmistakably underscores the size differences," said Michele Conn, T3 Sixty senior vice president and lead researcher. The largest real estate holding company by agent count, Realogy, ended 2019 just short of 190,000 real estate agents. In comparison 10,000+ agents will place a company at number 10 and approximately 3,300+ will bring you in at number 20. Most companies support agents who do between four and eight transaction sides per year. Among the large companies only a handful are able to empower their agents to average double-digit sides, per agent, each year. Leaders among the nation's 20 largest holding companies are: Redfin – 34.3 transaction sides per agent RE/MAX – 15.9 transaction sides per agent Windermere – 12.1 transaction sides per agent Hanna Holdings – 11.7 transaction sides per agent John L Scott – 11.6 transaction sides per agent Please visit the new Enterprise section on the 2020 Real Estate Almanac website where users can sort enterprise company data by sales volume, transaction sides and agent count. About T3 Sixty Exclusively serving the residential real estate brokerage industry, T3 Sixty provides management consulting and counseling to real estate C-level executives, organized real estate leaders, broker-owners and leaders of high-performance teams to help them grow their businesses. T3 Sixty also offers in-depth research, information and best practices with its hallmark Swanepoel Trends Report, an annual analysis of the biggest trends impacting the industry, and the Real Estate Almanac, a comprehensive examination of the U.S.'s largest brokerages, franchises, networks, associations, MLSs and technology providers. More at t360.com. About the Real Estate Almanac The Real Estate Almanac is a comprehensive compendium of information of the residential real estate brokerage industry's most powerful and influential people, largest companies and organizations and its most important technologies. The publication, which debuts in June 2020, includes five components: the SP200, a ranking of the nation's most powerful leaders (released each January); a ranking of the nation's largest MLSs and Realtor associations (released each February); the Tech 500, the nation's leading technology vendors (released each March); a ranking of the nation's largest franchisors, holding companies and enterprises (released each April); and the Mega 1000, a ranking of the nation's 1,000 largest brokerages (released each May). Together, these comprise the Real Estate Almanac. More information realestatealmanac.com.
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House of Brokers Realty, Inc. Selects Adwerx to Power their Online Advertising
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Adwerx Powers Digital Advertising for Two Expert Brokerages in Southeast Michigan
Savvy leadership at Coldwell Banker Professionals of Port Huron and Century 21 Sakmar & Associates in Rochester innovates marketing strategy with The Adwerx Enterprise Automation Platform. Dozens of agents, and their clients, from the Port Huron office of Coldwell Banker Professionals and the Century 21 Sakmar & Associates brokerage in Rochester, MI are benefitting from the robust online visibility generated by the Adwerx Enterprise Automation Platform. Intelligent retargeting technology and automated listing ads powered by Adwerx, deliver the digital advantage that home sellers and agents expect from their brokerage in order to compete in today's aggressive real estate market. "Our clients count on our agents to sell their home as quickly as possible, for as much as possible," says William McCullen, Senior Vice President and Director of Special Operations. "We chose Adwerx because its automated advertising services accelerate online exposure of new property listings as soon as they go on the market, while also providing our agents with a valuable, digital marketing platform that creates awareness for them among local prospects." By adopting the Adwerx Enterprise Automation Platform, Century 21 Sakmar & Associates and the Port Huron Coldwell Banker Professionals are giving their home selling clients the advantage of having their newly-listed home featured in ads displayed on Facebook, popular mobile apps and across premium websites that consumers and potential home buyers visit on a daily basis, during the critical first week on the market. This proactive, hyperlocal digital marketing strategy gives clients a sense of confidence in their agents, while the digital automation allows agents the opportunity to focus on delivering personalized service and generating new listings. The company is also spotlighting its agents by investing in Adwerx's automated, localized retargeting technology. Once a prospect visits an agent's website, this practical yet powerful tactic maximizes online visibility of the agent's profile by displaying personalized and branded ads across websites throughout their online activity.The Adwerx Enterprise Automation Platform makes digital advertising easily accessible and effective for real estate brokerages. Equipping them to meet and exceed the expectations of their clients through measurable online reach; and enabling them to create value for their agents – ultimately boosting the retention and recruitment of top performers. For more information, please visit www.adwerx.com/enterprise. About Coldwell Banker Professionals (Port Huron, MI) and Century 21 Sakmar & Associates (Rochester, MI) Our company is enthusiastic about providing professional and personalized service to every client. We are dedicated real estate professionals – committed to the communities we serve, because we live there too. We value our neighbors throughout southeast Michigan and pledge to provide respectful, reliable client care every time. To contact an agent or see available listings visit Coldwell Banker Professionals or Century 21 Sakmar & Associates. 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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ERA Suburb Realty Agency Maximizes its Digital Advertising Impact with Adwerx
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Atlanta Communities launches powerful new technology platform, kvCORE, from Inside Real Estate
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CENTURY 21 Real Estate Takes Extraordinary Experiences to Global Heights Via a New Referral Network from Immobel
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Moving concierge service MooveGuru launches exclusive partnership with digital insurance broker Mylo
KANSAS CITY, March 04, 2020 -- Mylo, the digital broker transforming insurance shopping, has been selected by industry-leading moving concierge service MooveGuru as their exclusive insurance partner. Customers of over 300 real estate brokerages will benefit from this strategic partnership by gaining fast, easy access to expert home insurance recommendations, online quote comparisons from multiple carriers, and personalized advice from licensed agents. MooveGuru is a concierge solution for real estate brokerages who wish to provide moving services to their clients, including ERA, Keller Williams, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Berkshire Hathaway, Century 21, Realty One Group, and The Realty Alliance. Mylo enhances their value by giving time-crunched homebuyers an easy path to the insurance they need to move into new homes. They can now compare digital quotes from leading carriers, get coverage recommendations, and purchase top-rated products for home, renters, auto, flood, umbrella and more. Because Mylo has carrier partners in all 50 states, they are able to find solutions in a wide range of geographical areas. "People who are moving have an immediate need for insurance but may be too busy to find the best value on their own," said David Embry, Mylo CEO. "MooveGuru is a great partner for Mylo because we're both committed to helping home buyers and sellers save time, energy and money through technology." Integrating with Mylo will enhance and diversify MooveGuru's user experience by adding expert insurance advice and multiple relevant products to the industry's most extensive white-glove moving concierge service. "Our quest at MooveGuru is to partner with firms that offer end-to-end electronic provisioning of every service needed for a real estate transaction," says Scott Oakley, CEO of MooveGuru. "With Mylo, customers can take advantage of their impressive insurance service offerings in real time, or work with the MooveGuru concierge desk for a personal touch." Mylo was launched by the world's largest privately held independent insurance broker Lockton Companies in 2015 and received $28 M in a round of Series A funding led by global investment firm Guggenheim Partners in 2019. Their innovative tech platform enables small businesses and individuals to find the best value for multiple insurance needs in a single place, which has resulted in month-over-month revenue growth. Integrating with MooveGuru extends their market outreach to a key audience of home buyers and sellers. Scott Oakley, founder and CEO of MooveGuru, aims to address a real pain point for homebuyers and sellers: the move. On average, consumers spend about $10k per move according to a proprietary research study by the University of Colorado. In addition to connecting all utilities to a new home via one 20-minute phone call, MooveGuru sends clients valuable discounts to popular locations such as The Home Depot during their move with an email branded to the broker and agent, keeping agents connected to past clients once a quarter following the move. Mylo eagerly joins MooveGuru on their journey toward a better experience for brokers, agents, and movers alike. About Mylo Mylo is a digital one-stop shop that makes it easy for businesses and individuals to compare and purchase top-rated insurance products from multiple carriers, including business, small group benefits, home, auto, life and individual health. Launched in 2015 by Lockton, the world's largest privately held independent insurance broker, Mylo offers expert insurance recommendations online or on the phone with licensed agents. Mylo can be easily integrated into a partner's customer experience, providing a proven boost in customer engagement. For more information, visit ChooseMylo.com. About MooveGuru In 2016, Roswell, GA based 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. For more information, visit MooveGuru.com.
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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties Offers New iBuyer Service to Help Homeowners
LAS VEGAS, NV - March 2, 2020 -- Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties, one of the largest real estate companies in Nevada, announces a new iBuyer service for homeowners. BHHS Nevada Properties new Offer Optimizer provides homeowners throughout the state more options to sell their homes than ever before. "Nevada homeowners who want to sell their home can now push a button and receive multiple offers instantly," said Mark Stark, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties. "Offer Optimizer makes sure we provide our clients with the most options, combined with the help of an experienced and trusted agent to help them maximize their selling opportunity," he added. "Homeowners want to see what an iBuyer will offer. We can show them what it looks like to sell their home to an iBuyer, sell their home on the open market, or they can choose not to sell," Stark said. BHHS Nevada Properties is partnering with zavvie, whose Offer Optimizer™ Suite technology connects real estate sales executives and their clients to iBuyers. The new iBuyer service that BHHS Nevada Properties is launching is new to the state. Local homeowners will now have the ability to receive multiple offers all in one place. "Consumers want choices, and our new iBuyer service gives them the most choices available in the marketplace," added Gordon Miles, President and COO of BHHS Nevada Properties. "We know from research that homeowners want the help of a professional real estate sales executive when they sell, including when they sell to an iBuyer. We are giving consumers what they are asking for: all the options along with a professional agent to guide them throughout the entire process." Miles notes a recent iBuyer study found that 41 percent of all sellers would consider an iBuyer offer. Among those considering an iBuyer offer, 92 percent still want to be represented by a professional real estate agent. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties has one of the most recognized and trustworthy brands in the real estate industry. Lane Hornung, CEO, and Founder of zavvie said, "Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties is known for engaging new technologies and innovative marketing programs, making it one of the largest real estate companies in the state. By expanding their real estate services with Offer Optimizer, they are giving their clients more options than their competitors. BHHS Nevada Properties is setting a new bar for how homes are sold in Nevada." Hornung notes the online tools that zavvie provides are current, reliable, and packed with market-specific data so homeowners can make informed decisions with the guidance of a professional agent. More details about Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties' iBuyer platform can be accessed here or at www.bhhsnv.com. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties is a part of Americana Holdings, which also includes Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. The firms are leaders in their respective markets with 32 offices and more than 3,500 real estate sales executives, comprising the largest independently owned Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchise in the world. Combined, the companies sold $5.5 billion in real estate in 2019. For more information, visit www.bhhsnv.com. About zavvie zavvie is a technology company that connects agents and their clients with iBuyers. zavvie's Offer Optimizer™ Suite bridges the gap for consumers who may not be aware of all their options for selling. Currently operating in iBuyer markets and rapidly expanding, zavvie gives top brokerages and agents all they need to thrive by serving their clients in today's evolving real estate landscape: easy to use tools, technology, training, marketing, and strategy. Discover more at zavvie.com. zavvie Offer Optimizer™ received an Inman Innovator Award for Most Innovative Real Estate Technology, and the company is a graduate of the National Association of REALTORS® REach® program. For brokerages interested in licensing Offer Optimizer™ technology, visit zavvie.com.
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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties Launches New iBuyer Service to Help Homeowners
SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- February 26, 2020 -- Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties, the leading real estate company in Arizona with offices in nearly every corner of the state, announces a new iBuyer service for local homeowners. BHHS Arizona Properties new Offer Optimizer provides homeowners throughout the state more options to sell their homes than ever before. "Our new iBuyer service allows Arizona homeowners to push a button and receive multiple offers instantly," said Mark Stark, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties. "Offer Optimizer gives our clients more options, and it's enhanced with the local expertise and high-quality service our agents provide to help homeowners maximize their selling opportunity," he added. BHHS Arizona Properties' new iBuyer platform helps homeowners thinking about selling compare their options. "Homeowners get full transparency. They can see what it looks like to sell their home to an iBuyer, sell their home on the open market, or even choose not to sell," Stark said. BHHS Arizona Properties is partnering with zavvie, whose Offer Optimizer™ Suite technology connects agents and their clients to iBuyers. The company's new iBuyer service is new to Arizona. Local homeowners will now have the ability to receive multiple offers instantly – all in one place. "We want our clients to have every choice available in the marketplace," added Gordon Miles, President and COO of BHHS Arizona Properties. "We know from research that homeowners want the help of a professional real estate agent when they sell, including when they sell a home to an iBuyer. We are giving consumers what they are asking for: all the options and a professional agent who is focused on their client's needs throughout the entire process." Miles notes a recent iBuyer study found that 41 percent of all sellers would consider an iBuyer offer. Among those considering an iBuyer offer, 92 percent still want to be represented by a professional real estate agent. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties has one of the most recognized and trustworthy brands in the real estate industry. An independently owned and operated member of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Affiliates, BHHS Arizona Properties is the largest independently owned franchise in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices global network. Lane Hornung, CEO, and Founder of zavvie said, "Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties is known for delivering the utmost care and professionalism to its clients, making it the leading real estate company in the state. By expanding their real estate services with Offer Optimizer, they are giving their clients more options than their competitors. BHHS Arizona Properties is setting the highest bar for how homes are sold in Arizona." Hornung notes the online tools that zavvie provides are current, reliable, and packed with market-specific data so homeowners can make informed decisions with the guidance of a professional agent. More details about Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties iBuyer platform can be accessed here or at www.bhhsaz.com. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties is the largest independently owned and operated member of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices global network. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties is a part of Americana Holdings, which also includes Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. The firms are leaders in their respective markets with 32 offices and more than 3,500 real estate sales executives. Combined, the companies sold $5.5 billion in real estate in 2019. For more information, visit www.bhhsaz.com. About zavvie zavvie is a technology company that connects agents and their clients with iBuyers. zavvie's Offer Optimizer™ Suite bridges the gap for consumers who may not be aware of all their options for selling. Currently operating in iBuyer markets and rapidly expanding, zavvie gives top brokerages and agents all they need to thrive by serving their clients in today's evolving real estate landscape: easy to use tools, technology, training, marketing, and strategy. Discover more at zavvie.com. zavvie Offer Optimizer™ received an Inman Innovator Award for Most Innovative Real Estate Technology, and the company is a graduate of the National Association of REALTORS® REach® program. For brokerages interested in licensing Offer Optimizer™ technology, visit zavvie.com.
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Redfin Launches 'Redfin Premier' Service for Luxury Properties
Redfin Premier Offers Premium Marketing Program for Million-Dollar Homes SEATTLE, Feb. 20, 2020 -- Redfin, the technology-powered real estate brokerage, has launched a new offering for homes listed at $1 million and above. Redfin Premier builds on Redfin's service for home sellers, providing specialized marketing to highlight distinguished homes and attract luxury buyers. Every Redfin Premier home will receive drone and twilight photography, premium brochures and printed materials, and high-end yard signs. Redfin will market Premier homes with additional social media advertising campaigns, postcard mailings to attract local buyers, and international advertising to reach overseas buyers. All of these Premier services are included for Redfin's listing fee of only 1% provided the client buys their next home with Redfin within one year. The Premier services come in addition to a 3D walkthrough of the home, email and social media marketing, open houses, prominent placement on Redfin.com, and everything that is included for all sellers who list their home with a full-service Redfin agent. A client selling a million-dollar home would save $15,000 to $20,000 with Redfin Premier compared to a traditional 2.5% to 3% listing commission. The service is launching today in Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Hawaii, Maryland, Orange County, Portland, Sacramento, San Diego and Virginia, and will be rolled out to Redfin's other large markets over time. Redfin Premier builds on Redfin's sales growth in the high-end market and its track record of successfully selling luxury homes. Redfin agents sold over $1 billion in luxury real estate in 2019. "Redfin Premier is the culmination of a long-term effort to reach luxury customers," said Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman. "Already, Redfin is a top-15 brokerage for U.S. luxury listings, and one of the only market-leaders gaining luxury share over the past five years. In that time, we've increased agent bonuses for high-end sales, introduced concierge service for staging and sprucing up listings, and increased the number of Redfin agents with luxury experience. Our highest-value transaction closed just last year, for a home worth more than $70 million. Luxury customers love our one-on-one personal service, our sophisticated digital campaigns to target local and international luxury buyers, and the accountability to track how those investments lead to online viewings, tours, and ultimately offers. Now with Redfin Premier, we're investing even more in marketing each of our listings, all while saving a customer enough money in listing fees to buy a new car." In Orange County and San Diego, where Redfin offers its concierge program, Redfin Premier customers will get Redfin's white-glove concierge service as part of the Premier offering. A Redfin concierge will develop a custom plan to maximize the home's sale price and get it ready to list with services such as painting, staging and landscaping. They'll schedule the vendors, oversee the work, and make sure the home is ready for a perfect debut. Redfin pays for all the upfront costs, which are taken from the proceeds when the home sells. Redfin ordinarily charges an additional 0.5% for the concierge service in Orange County and San Diego, but this fee will be waived for Redfin Premier clients. Mia Simon, Redfin director of sell-side strategy, said, "Like Redfin Concierge, the idea for Redfin Premier came from our agents, who helped us design a service that gives clients with distinguished homes extra marketing and attention to sell for the highest price. Sellers at every price point deserve impeccable service, data-driven marketing, easy-to-use technology and great value for their money. With a listing fee as low as 1%, we're proud to offer an unparalleled service for Redfin Premier clients at an incredible value." Visit https://www.redfin.com/why-sell to learn more about selling your home with a Redfin agent. 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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Berkshire Hathaway HomeService California Realty Launches New iBuyer Service to Help Inland Empire Homeowners
REDLANDS, CA - February 18, 2020 -- Berkshire Hathaway HomeService Perrie Mundy Realty Group & California Realty, one of San Bernardino and Riverside counties fastest growing real estate brokerages, announces a new iBuyer service for local homeowners. BHHS California Realty's new Offer Optimizer provides homeowners more options to sell their homes than ever before. "When someone in the Inland Empire wants to sell their home – whether they live in Redlands, Beaumont, Moreno Valley, Riverside or Corona – they can now push a button and receive multiple offers instantly," said Dave Corey, co-owner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Perrie Mundy Realty Group & BHHS California Realty. "Offer Optimizer delivers more options for our clients, combined advice and local expertise, to help homeowners maximize their selling opportunity," he added. BHHS California Realty's new iBuyer platform helps those thinking about selling compare every option. "Any homeowner can quickly see what it means to sell their home to an iBuyer, sell their home on the open market, or even choose not to sell," Corey said. BHHS California Realty is partnering with zavvie, whose Offer Optimizer™ Suite technology connects agents and their clients to iBuyers. The new iBuyer service that BHHS California Realty is launching is new to the Inland Empire. Local homeowners will now have the ability to receive multiple offers instantly – all in one place. "We want our clients to make the best choice for their circumstances," said Corey. "Research tells us that homeowners want the help of a professional real estate agent when they sell, including when they sell to an iBuyer. We are giving our clients what they are asking for: all the options and someone on their side throughout the entire process." Corey points to a recent iBuyer study that found that 41 percent of all sellers would consider an iBuyer offer. Among those considering an iBuyer offer, 92 percent still want to be represented by a professional real estate agent. Berkshire Hathaway HomeService Perrie Mundy Realty Group & California Realty has one of the most recognized and trustworthy brands in the real estate industry. The brokerage operates five offices throughout San Bernardino and Riverside County, with agents known for providing exceptional real estate services in the Inland Empire. Lane Hornung, CEO, and Founder of zavvie said, "Berkshire Hathaway HomeService Perrie Mundy Realty Group & California Realty is known for innovation, while providing its clients with the advice and local expertise that has made one of the Inland Empire's fastest growing firms. By expanding their real estate services with Offer Optimizer, they are giving locals exactly what they want. BHHS California Realty agents are setting a higher bar for how homes are sold in the Inland Empire." Hornung notes the online tools that zavvie provides are current, reliable, and packed with market-specific data so homeowners can make informed decisions with the guidance of a professional agent. More details about Berkshire Hathaway HomeService California Realty's iBuyer platform can be accessed here or on its website. Berkshire Hathaway HomeService Perrie Mundy Realty Group & California Realty Berkshire Hathaway HomeService Perrie Mundy Realty Group & California Realty is one of the Inland Empire's fastest growing real estate brokerage, with one of the most recognized and trustworthy brands in the real estate industry. Serving San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, BHHS California Realty operates five offices with agents known for providing exceptional real estate services throughout Redlands, Beaumont, Moreno Valley, Riverside and Corona. Learn more at bhhs.com/perrie-mundy-realty-group-ca332. 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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Denver, CO - February 13, 2020 -- RE/MAX Alliance, one of the largest RE/MAX franchises worldwide with over 850 licensed Realtors and 24 office locations across Colorado's Front Range, announced a new iBuyer service. Offer Optimizer gives RE/MAX Alliance Realtors the ability to provide Front Range homeowners the most options to sell their homes. "Front Range homeowners who want to sell their homes can now push a button to instantly receive offers," said Chad Ochsner, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Alliance. "With Offer Optimizer, our Realtors are able to deliver more selling options than ever to homeowners. With a RE/MAX Alliance Realtors by their side, we can help local homeowners make the best choice for their circumstances," he added. iBuyers are online real estate investors that provide "instant" cash offers to buy homes. The new iBuyer service that RE/MAX Alliance is launching gives local homeowners the ability to receive multiple offers instantly – all in one place. RE/MAX Alliance Offer Optimizer helps homeowners see what it means to sell their home to an iBuyer, or sell their home on the open market, even if they choose not to sell. "Homeowners want to see every option available today," explained Ochsner. "If they decide to sell, they want a professional Realtors' help, even when they choose to sell to an iBuyer. RE/MAX Alliance is offering something every Front Range Realtors wants: iBuyer tools that can help their clients make a better decision." Ochsner notes that a recent iBuyer study found that 41 percent of all sellers would consider an iBuyer offer. Among the homeowners who would consider an iBuyer offer, 92 percent still want to be represented by a professional real estate Realtors. RE/MAX Alliance Offer partnered with zavvie, creator of 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 real estate agents and their clients to iBuyers, helping homeowners can make more informed decisions with the help of a trusted real estate agent. Known for providing its Realtors "best-in-class" technology, RE/MAX Alliance helps thousands of people buy and sell a home each year. Established in 1975, RE/MAX Alliance is Colorado's largest privately-owned real estate company, with offices from Castle Rock to Fort Collins, Aurora to Evergreen, including the entire Denver Metro area. Lane Hornung, CEO, and Founder of zavvie said, "RE/MAX Alliance is once again at the forefront of innovation that helps their clients. By expanding their real estate services with Offer Optimizer, RE/MAX Alliance is giving its clients what they want. Their Realtors are raising the bar for how homes are sold across Colorado's Front Range." Hornung notes the online tools that zavvie provides are current, reliable, and packed with market-specific data so homeowners can make informed decisions with the guidance of a real estate professional. More details about the RE/MAX Alliance iBuyer platform are here, and on its website at homesincolorado.com. ABOUT RE/MAX Alliance RE/MAX Alliance, one of the largest RE/MAX franchises worldwide, has 24 office locations across Colorado's Front Range, with over 850 licensed REALTORS®, helping thousands of people buy & sell real estate each year. Established in 1975, RE/MAX Alliance is Colorado's largest privately-owned real estate company, serving clients from Castle Rock to Fort Collins, Aurora to Evergreen, including the entire Denver Metro area. Learn more at homesincolorado.com. About zavvie zavvie is a technology company that connects agents and their clients with iBuyers. Zavvie's Offer Optimizer™ Suite bridges the gap for consumers who may not be aware of all their options for selling. Currently operating in iBuyer markets and rapidly expanding, zavvie gives top brokerages and agents all they need to thrive by serving their clients in today's evolving real estate landscape: easy to use tools, technology, training, marketing, and strategy. Discover more at zavvie.com. zavvie Offer Optimizer™ received an Inman Innovator Award for Most Innovative Real Estate Technology, and the company is a graduate of the National Association of REALTORS® REach® program. For brokerages interested in licensing Offer Optimizer™ technology, visit zavvie.com.
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BHGRE Paracle Offers New iBuyer Service for Local Homeowners
Leading Charlotte Brokerage Partners with zavvie to Maximize iBuyer Opportunities for Local Homeowners in Charlotte, Fort Mill area Fort Mill, SC - February 11, 2020 -- Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Paracle, a leading Charlotte and Fort Mill area residential real estate brokerage known for providing concierge-level service, announces the launch of its new iBuyer service. BHGRE Paracle's new Offer Optimizer gives local homeowners more ways to sell their homes than ever before. "Homeowners throughout Charlotte and Fort Mill can now simply push a button to receive multiple offers when selling a home," said Tony Hanson, co-owner and broker, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Paracle. "Offer Optimizer allows us to further showcase our commitment of delivering unparalleled service for all of our clients as we help local homeowners make the best choices when they decide to sell," he added. Hanson explains that Paracle's iBuyer platform allows its home seller clients to easily compare all of their options. "A homeowner can compare what it means to sell their home on the open market, accept an iBuyer offer, or even decide not to sell," Hanson said. Paracle is partnering with zavvie, whose Offer Optimizer™ Suite technology connects agents and their clients to iBuyers. The new iBuyer service that Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Paracle is launching is providing its agents with local advantage in the marketplace, as they can uniquely provide local homeowners the ability to receive multiple offers instantly – all in one place. "Before selling, homeowners want to explore all of their options," said Hanson. "But new research tells us they also want the help of an agent for all real estate transactions, including selling to an iBuyer. Now our agents can give local homeowners the best of both worlds." A recent iBuyer study found that 41 percent of all sellers would consider an iBuyer offer. Among those considering an iBuyer offer, 92 percent still want to be represented by a professional REALTOR®. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Paracle is known for providing the most comprehensive full-service property and real estate services. Its revolutionary approach is founded on principles of "disciplined stewardship" that maximize efficiency and allows Paracle to provide "unparalleled service for all your property needs." The brokerage notes it can act as one's relocation agent, listing agent, or buyer's agent.Lane Hornung, CEO, and Founder of zavvie said, "Paracle is known for providing homeowners with the support and confidence they need to make informed choices. By providing Paracle agents with Offer Optimizer, they are delivering what local homeowners are asking while raising the bar for how homes are sold in Charlotte and Fort Mill area." Hornung notes that online tools that zavvie provides are current, reliable, and packed with market-specific data so homeowners can make informed decisions with the guidance of a professional agent. More details about Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Paracle's iBuyer platform can be accessed here or on its website at Paraclerealty.com. About Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Paracle Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Paracle is a leading Charlotte and Fort Mill area residential real estate brokerage known for providing the most comprehensive full-service property and real estate services. Its revolutionary approach is founded on principles of "disciplined stewardship" that maximize efficiency and allows Paracle to provide unparalleled concierge-level service for all of a client's property needs, as a relocation agent, listing agent, or buyer's agent. Last fall, Paracle merged with Raleigh-based Better Homes and Gardens Go Realty, adding three offices and 150 agents. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Paracle is led by Tony Hanson, Chris Cramer, and Lucas Mudrey. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Go Realty is led by Jim Garman. Learn more at Paraclerealty.com. About zavvie zavvie is a technology company that connects agents and their clients with iBuyers. zavvie's Offer Optimizer™ Suite bridges the gap for consumers who may not be aware of all their options for selling. Currently operating in iBuyer markets and rapidly expanding, zavvie gives top brokerages and agents all they need to thrive by serving their clients in today's evolving real estate landscape: easy to use tools, technology, training, marketing, and strategy. Discover more at zavvie.com. zavvie Offer Optimizer™ received an Inman Innovator Award for Most Innovative Real Estate Technology, and the company is a graduate of the National Association of REALTORS® REach® program. For brokerages interested in licensing Offer Optimizer™ technology, visit zavvie.com.
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Realogy Congratulates Fifth Graduating Class of Ascend: An Industry First Executive Leadership Program for Brokerage Successors
46-Week Exclusive Leadership Program Powered by Realogy Prepares Current and Future Broker/Owners to Achieve Smooth and Profitable Business Succession Process MADISON, N.J. -- Realogy celebrates the fifth graduating class of Ascend: The Executive Leadership Experience. The group of 35 real estate brokerage leaders were honored for completing the comprehensive, exclusive 46-week program that provides a unique learning opportunity to enhance the business succession program within their companies. A one-of-a-kind program in the industry, Realogy offers Ascend to its brand-affiliated real estate broker owners who seek a smooth and profitable business succession transition as well as rising senior leaders of large multi-office franchisees and company owned stores. The program leverages Realogy's deep industry knowledge and engages senior leadership, real estate industry experts as well as more than 100 brand franchisees who have participated in panels and webinars over the past five years. "Here at Realogy, we recognize the hard work that our broker/owners have put into building their companies," said John Peyton, president and CEO, Realogy Franchise Group. "We want to help them see their legacies preserved with potential successors, and through Ascend, we have successfully been helping our broker/owners prepare their aspirants to be world-class leaders." Ascend features intensive learning experiences that prepare participants to become successful brokerage leaders by challenging them to significant growth in three core areas identified in the program's mission statement: Leading Self. Leading Others. Leading Organizations. ® The challenging curriculum combines onsite classroom sessions at Realogy's headquarters along with online learning modules and individual case study presentations. While the graduation marks the end of the program for these graduates, the learning continues as they join previous graduates in the Ascend Alumni Network, which now boasts over 170 members representing all of Realogy's franchise brands, across three countries and in 125 different cities. The Alumni Network continues to meet for structured events, knowledge sharing and networking. "The skills that these graduates have shown in their businesses already is incredible. Out of this year's 35 graduates, three have already received promotions and seven are owners," said Mike Good, Realogy's executive champion for Ascend. "We congratulate all of our graduates who have shown exemplary progress over the past year." "Ascend has allowed for me to have a whole new perspective on understanding how people think and react in our business. The experience has been absolutely priceless," said Angela Prescott of Century 21 Sunbelt in Cape Coral, Fla. About Realogy Holdings Corp. Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) is the leading and most integrated provider of residential real estate services in the U.S. that is focused on empowering independent sales agents to best serve today's consumers. Realogy delivers its services through its well-known industry brands including Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Climb Real Estate®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, Corcoran Group®, ERA®, Sotheby's International Realty® as well as NRT, Cartus® and Title Resource Group. Realogy's fully integrated business model includes brokerage, franchising, relocation, mortgage, and title and settlement services. Realogy provides independent sales agents access to leading technology, best-in-class marketing and learning programs, and support services to help them become more productive and build stronger businesses. Realogy's affiliated brokerages operate around the world with approximately 190,000 independent sales agents in the United States and approximately 110,400 independent sales agents in 112 other countries and territories. Realogy is headquartered in Madison, New Jersey.
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Howard Hanna Partners with BoxBrownie.com to Provide Premium Image Enhancement
Pittsburgh, PA (February 4, 2020) -- Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, the third largest real estate company in the United States, recently announced a partnership with BoxBrownie.com. BoxBrownie.com is an award-winning real estate image enhancement company that provides on-demand professional photo editing services to real estate agents worldwide. Their flagship products of virtual staging and virtual renovations have transformed the marketing of real estate agents in over 80 countries around the world. Brad Filliponi, Co-Founder of BoxBrownie.com, said his company, which won the National Association of REALTORS® 2018 Investment, Opportunity & Innovation (iOi) Pitch Battle, was thrilled to partner with Howard Hanna. "This will enable Howard Hanna real estate agents to improve the quality of their online images with our systems, which are proven to increase buyer appeal. Homes that are professionally photographed sell 32 percent faster, and with BoxBrownie.com, every photo can be transformed into a professional-looking image," added Filliponi. "Virtual staging is a huge technological advancement, and we're excited to take advantage of it," added Helen Hanna Casey, CEO of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. "BoxBrownie.com is the perfect complement to our curated selection of premium marketing materials available through Howard Hanna's Agent Media Marketplace," she continued. The Agent Media Marketplace, exclusively available to agents at Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, allows Howard Hanna agents to easily design and purchase marketing materials, including billboards, television commercials, social media advertising, custom signage, and more. "Howard Hanna prides itself on 'One-Stop Shopping' for customers – and now there's a one-stop option for agents' marketing needs, too! The Agent Media Marketplace is a convenient way to book advertising," said top-producing agent Anthony May of The May Team. "The fact that it's so streamlined and easy to use was really appealing," he added. BoxBrownie.com's professional image enhancement services and virtual staging are now available to all Howard Hanna real estate agents through the Agent Media Marketplace. 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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New Integration brings Opendoor into the MoxiWorks Open Technology Platform
SEATTLE, Wa. (Jan. 28, 2020) -- MoxiWorks, the leading real estate technology platform, and Opendoor, the online real estate marketplace that radically simplifies home buying and selling, announced today a new partnership offering brokerages and their agents a seamless integration when using the MoxiCloud suite of technology. MoxiCloud users will now be able to present clients with automatic and immediate offer estimates from Opendoor on qualified homes within their comparative market analysis (CMA), MoxiPresent. "MoxiPresent has already helped agents win over 10% of the listings in the US last year, and adding Opendoor's innovative technology will make it even better," said York Baur, CEO, MoxiWorks. "MoxiWorks is about helping agents be great, and that means serving as a trusted advisor to clients as they contemplate the sale of their home. Opendoor allows the agent to offer choice, and help the consumer choose the path that gets them the best outcome for their situation." MoxiPresent is an easy-to-use presentation builder that can be used to create CMAs, as well as open house presentations, neighborhood tours, relocation presentations, buyer tours, and it now includes instant offers and real-time updates on offers from agents and clients with Opendoor. "As technology transforms how people buy and sell homes, we believe it's also carving out an even stronger opportunity for agents to serve as true advisors to their clients," said Tyler Hixson, Director of Real Estate Partnerships and Strategy, Opendoor. "We envision more agents incorporating iBuying into their business strategies, and empowering their clients with more certainty and choice. Our partnership with MoxiWorks is yet another way agents are able to provide home sellers with the options they need to make the best decisions for themselves and their families." Opendoor's mission is to empower everyone with the freedom to move and has helped more than 65,000 customers buy, sell, or trade-in a home. The MoxiPresent, Opendoor integration is available to brokers and agents in Sacramento, CA, Austin, TX, and Raleigh-Durham, NC with plans to expand to additional markets over time. To learn more about this integration visit moxiworks.com. 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 21 markets in the US and is headquartered in San Francisco. To learn more, visit opendoor.com. About MoxiWorks MoxiWorks is a comprehensive open platform system for large residential real estate brokerages that serves more than 260 brokerages and 340,000 agents nationwide accounting 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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Lone Wolf Releases AI-Enabled Solution, Insights, Helping Brokers Start Fast in 2020
Real estate's leading tech provider launches new solution to put control of profitability directly in the hands of brokers CAMBRIDGE, Ontario, Jan. 28, 2020 -- Lone Wolf Technologies ("Lone Wolf") is thrilled to announce the release of a new solution: Lone Wolf Insights. The solution joins Lone Wolf's industry-leading broker suite, which also features real estate's top solutions for back office and accounting, forms, transaction management, and digital signature, and is designed to provide strategic brokerage leaders with prescriptive insights to directly influence the profitability of their brokerage. The solution is available for purchase today. Insights is a first-of-its-kind solution that uses data science to translate brokerage data into plain language for strategic leaders. The solution aggregates and performs complex calculations on back office data, turning essential information like company dollar, gross commission income (GCI), and year-over-year trends into easily-understood visualizations and forecasts, and providing prescriptive insights that brokerage leaders can use to measurably improve their office production, agent performance, and overall profitability. It is the first of many innovations coming from Lone Wolf in 2020, including a new marketplace for its 1.4 million agent customers, as well as the next version of their industry-standard back office and accounting solution, brokerWOLF. "I can't tell you how excited we are to release Insights today," said Jimmy Kelly, CEO of Lone Wolf. "This is a brand-new solution to Lone Wolf, and one that our customers—and the industry at large—have been demanding. Combining artificial intelligence with the power of human intelligence, Insights gives real estate leaders the kind of information they can take immediate action on and provides them much more direct control over their brokerage's profitability." Over a year in the making, Insights was purpose-built to provide brokers and strategic leaders with actionable information in a solution with almost zero learning curve. While other solutions may offer basic analytical capabilities or simple reporting features, they often require manual aggregation and analysis of data on the part of the broker or their staff, aspects which take considerable time and lower the accuracy of the data itself. Insights, on the other hand, removes that burden entirely, filtering data and drawing conclusions automatically based upon machine-learning algorithms. With this information at their fingertips, brokers can initiate data-driven conversations to negotiate splits, identify agents who need coaching, and target highly-productive agents who are crucial to retain. These actions put the power to influence business success back in the broker's hands. "We worked with a wide range of real estate thought leaders, experts, and professionals, and together pinpointed a major blind s­pot in the industry: Identifying agents who need coaching and understanding what to coach them on," said Katy Pusch, Product Director of Insights at Lone Wolf. "Before Insights, it was incredibly difficult for brokers and strategic leaders to get the real-time information they needed to influence their business. Insights solves this problem, as it summarizes and interprets trends and pipeline for leaders and enables them to focus on strategy, coaching, and execution." "Insights provides the essential operational information that brokers need to track and influence their goals," said Wendy Forsythe, founder of Wendy Forsythe Consulting and former COO of HomeSmart International. "It removes roadblocks for brokers and puts the ability to affect their business back in their hands. So profitability becomes less about the numbers, and more about how the broker uses those numbers to empower their knowledge, experience, and leadership. Qualities they have in spades, especially when it comes to real estate." 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 1.4 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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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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Buyside Adds Ashley Terrell as EVP of Partnerships, Continues Exponential Growth
Wayne, PA, January 15, 2020 -- Buyside, the industry's leading provider of homebuyer insights, announced that Ashley Terrell will join the company as Executive Vice President of Partnerships. Terrell will be responsible for managing new and existing broker clients on the platform. Terrell began her career in the real estate industry as a real estate agent before joining Real Estate Digital's broker group in 2013. Constellation Software acquired Real Estate Digital in 2018 where Terrell continued in her role in supporting brokers. "Taking care of our brokerage customers is the most important role in our company," says Charles Williams, IV Buyside CEO. "We welcome Ashley who comes to us highly recommended by our clients and fits perfectly into our company culture." Buyside is actively hiring more staff in all departments to support the company's rapid growth. "Having worked closely with Ashley, I know her to be a strong, client-centric leader who has always been focused helping us maximize our technology investments," says Buyside client Rei Mesa, CEO at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty. "Her technology acumen coupled with her knowledge of how we operate our business makes Ashley a great partner to our firm." Florida Realty is among the largest firms of HomeServices of America deploying Buyside. BHHS Florida Realty has been aggressive at driving adoption companywide and operates one of the strongest regional marketing programs to connect agents with homebuyers. "Buyside's platform unlocks the power of broker buyer data for agents so they can win more listings, become more profitable and command greater control over their inventory," says Terrell. Terrell's group will be supporting Buyside's core products include Home Valuation landing pages, which combines multiple automated home valuations with visualizations of real-time buyer intent; Buyer Match™ dashboard, which intelligently pairs home buyers and sellers within a brokerage; and Real-time Buyside Market Analysis (BMA), which arms a brokerage's agents with insights on buyer demand to help them close more listing presentations. "Buyside is the first big data company in real estate that is really making a difference to the performance of its brokerage clients, and I am excited to be a part of that," says Terrell. 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 behavior signals 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]
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MoxiWorks and RealScout Tighten Partnership with New Integration
SEATTLE, Jan. 7, 2020 -- MoxiWorks, the leading real estate technology platform, has released a new, deeper integration with longtime partner, RealScout, an industry-best listing alerts and home search solution. This integration creates a seamless blend of MoxiWorks and RealScout workflows, without the barriers of signing in or manually transferring information from one platform to the other. "When you fuse real-time buyer demand insights with an industry-leading CRM, agents can increase the level of sophistication they bring to their clients. This integration is just one more step towards making the Moxi-RealScout partnership an ultimate technology duo – enabling brokerages to grow and defend their brokerage," said Kevin Knol, Senior Manager of Strategic Accounts at RealScout. In addition to single sign-on (SSO) into RealScout, the enhanced integration allows agents to seamlessly initiate a RealScout property alert workflow directly from a client record in the MoxiEngage CRM – all without needing to enter client information into multiple platforms. Essentially, this integration completes a symbiotic loop between the technology solutions, making these tightly integrated partners even more powerful for their tens of thousands of mutual agent users. Kylah Searing, Director of Partnerships and Integrations at MoxiWorks said, "RealScout completed a true end-to-end integration with this launch. Now agents have the ability to initiate a RealScout search for any client in their MoxiEngage CRM with the click of a button and they don't have to re-enter any data. This will be a massive time saver for agents!" With RealScout's white-glove listing alert migration services, live training, and unparalleled customer experience, their customers typically see 40-60% agent adoption. Pair that with the MoxiEngage CRM, which has an average adoption rate of 65% and is proven to boost sales volumes by 54%, it's easy to see why the pair is chosen by some of the most sophisticated brokerages in the country. Searing added, "We look forward to continuing this amazing partnership for years to come and are always looking for ways to take the power of this partnership to the next level for our clients." About RealScout RealScout is a Silicon Valley-based technology startup tackling residential real estate's core problem: matching homebuyers and homes. In over 200 markets, the company provides the only platform that enables brokerages to benefit from their buyer data from lead to close. With RealScout, real estate professionals can capture buyer attention, collect buyer data, and use that data to close more deals, more profitably. RealScout is funded by DCM and Formation 8, and the company is a graduate of the National Association of REALTORS® REach program. For more information, please visit: www.realscout.com. About MoxiWorks MoxiWorks is a comprehensive open platform system for large residential real estate brokerages that serves over 260 brokerages and 340,000 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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eXp Realty Expands Silverline Title and Escrow to 15 Additional States
BELLINGHAM, WASH. -- eXp Realty, The Real Estate Cloud Brokerage and a subsidiary of eXp World Holdings, Inc., announced Silverline Title & Escrow, LLC now is offering title, escrow and settlement services to eXp Realty residential clients in 15 additional states (Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Maine, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina and West Virginia). Silverline also services eXp Realty in Florida and Tennessee. Part of the eXp Preferred Partner program, Silverline Title & Escrow offers eXp Realty agents and buyers white glove service on every transaction, including a mobile or remote closing, a dedicated advisor and no junk fees. The eXp Preferred Partner program 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 industry-leading services. Silverline Title & Escrow is built to seamlessly integrate with other eXp Preferred Partner services such as mortgage origination to keep agents, homebuyers, lenders and settlement service providers informed and on track for a faster and smoother closing. "eXp Realty now offers Silverline Title & Escrow in 17 U.S. states and we're thrilled to bring their service to these new regions," said eXp World Holdings Vice President, Affiliated Services, Ted Laatz. "Buyers are looking for trusted and reliable service throughout their real estate experience and our title and escrow advisors are ready to help every step of the way." 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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MooveGuru Wins Category at Keller Williams Pitch Battle
Atlanta, GA - December 11, 2019 -- MooveGuru, the real estate industry's leader in moving concierge services offered to clients, was selected by Keller Williams to participate in the invitation-only futuRE pitch battle held in Las Vegas December 9th and 10th. Keller Williams is the world's largest real estate franchise by agent count and leverages the futuRE pitch battle to identify the next generation of applications offered through the franchise. This news comes less than a month after MooveGuru announced the closing of their Series A round of $1.9 million to fuel the companies' growth. MooveGuru is a moving concierge solution for real estate brokerage firms who wish to deliver moving services 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 Keller Williams 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. "With futuRE, we're again displaying our deep commitment to empower our agents with choice," said Jeff Tamaru, head of corporate development, Keller Williams. More than 450 real estate leaders on-site voted together with agents in North America via livestream to select 10 finalists, one finalist per category, to prioritize and onboard into the Keller Cloud. The group of 29 tech companies was selected from an original list of more than 80 companies competing for access into the Keller Cloud during a weeklong voting process that happened in November 2019. In 2019, KW released KW MarketPlace, an app store for KW agents to browse top software integrations made by non-KW developers, in beta. KW MarketPlace is currently available to agents through Command, KW's smart CRM-plus solution. Using a Keller Cloud application programming interface, or API, available for outside technology developers, Keller Williams enables the integration of additional top technology tools within an agent's Keller Cloud solutions. Scott Oakley, CEO of MooveGuru believes that the MarketPlace approach developed by Keller Williams and other leading franchise organizations represents the future of franchise strategy in deploying real estate technology to brokers and agents. "Franchises have pivoted to become system integrators for agent and broker technology, enabling real estate professionals to have maximum flexibility in building a stack of applications that are best suited for their business," says Oakley. The Keller Williams MarketPlace is a platform like the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, or Salesforce Cloud. The MarketPlace enables Keller Williams agents and brokers to click and add the products that they find most useful for growing their business and providing services to their clients. 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.
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BHGRE Lifestyles Realty Offers Homeowners New iBuyer Service
Jacksonville's Fastest Growing Brokerage Partners with zavvie's Offer Optimizer to Maximize iBuyer Opportunities for Local Homeowners Jacksonville, FL -- December 18, 2019 -- Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Lifestyles Realty, the fastest growing residential real estate brokerage in Jacksonville, announces the launch of a new iBuyer service. Lifestyles Realty's new Offer Optimizer gives Jacksonville homeowners more ways to sell their homes than ever before. "Homeowners in Duval, St Johns, Clay and Nassau Counties can now receive multiple offers on their home with a push of a button," said Geoff Burt, an owner of Lifestyles Realty. "Our new Offer Optimizer, combined with the deep local knowledge and professional advice of a Lifestyles' agent, helps homeowners make the best choices for their situations," he added. Burt explains that with its new Offer Optimizer, sellers are able to easily compare all of their options. They can sell their home on the open market, accept an iBuyer offer, or choose not to sell. Jacksonville area sellers using Offer Optimizer at a push of a button receive a detailed breakdown of offers for leading iBuyer firms including Zillow Offfers and Opendoor, as well as a comparison to selling their home on the open market with Lifestyles Realty. These online firms are called iBuyers because they offer to "instantly buy" homes. By offering the new iBuyer service, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Lifestyles Realty agents are gaining a local advantage in the marketplace by providing homeowners the ability to receive multiple offers instantly. "Smart sellers want to explore every option," said Dan McCarthy, Broker/Owner at Lifestyles Realty. "But they also want the help of a professional agent in navigating any real estate transaction, including selling to an iBuyer. Now we are offering something every agent wants: a way to tap into the iBuyer opportunity in the market today." A recent iBuyer study found that 41 percent of all sellers would consider an iBuyer offer. Among those considering an iBuyer offer, 92 percent still want to be represented by a professional REALTOR®. "The popularity of the iBuyer movement is growing," McCarthy noted. "And because more people than ever are using a real estate agent to sell their home, Offer Optimizer is giving an opportunity for our agents to offer even more value to our clients." Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Lifestyles Realty is known for its consumer-first philosophy. Lifestyles has created a different kind of real estate brokerage through an agent community with a commitment to providing a great experience from the awareness stage, through the purchase/sales process and well after the transaction closes. Lane Hornung, CEO, and Founder of zavvie said, "Lifestyles Realty is known for thinking about what the customer wants and delivering it. By giving its agents the power of Offer Optimizer, they are responding to what consumers are asking for and raising the bar for how homes are sold in Jacksonville." Lifestyles Realty Offer Optimizer can be accessed here or on its website at bebetterjax.com. About Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Lifestyles Realty Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Lifestyles Realty is the fastest growing residential real estate firm in Jacksonville, according to the Jacksonville Business Journal, and the 5th fastest growing firm overall in 2018. Its three offices serving customers in Duval, St Johns, Clay and Nassau Counties are staffed by a community of more than 75 full-time, professional agents with deep local market knowledge. For more information, call 904.853.6386 or visit bebetterjax.com. About zavvie zavvie is a technology company that connects agents and their clients with iBuyers. zavvie's Offer Optimizer™ Suite bridges the gap for consumers who may not be aware of all their options for selling. Currently operating in iBuyer markets and rapidly expanding, zavvie gives top brokerages and agents all they need to thrive by serving their clients in today's evolving real estate landscape: easy to use tools, technology, training, marketing, and strategy. Discover more at zavvie.com. zavvie Offer Optimizer™ received an Inman Innovator Award for Most Innovative Real Estate Technology, and the company is a graduate of the National Association of REALTORS® REach® program. For brokerages interested in licensing Offer Optimizer™ technology, visit zavvie.com.
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eXp Realty Exceeds 25,000 Real Estate Agents
Recently Opened for Business in Australia and the U.K. BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Dec. 9, 2019 -- eXp Realty, The Real Estate Cloud Brokerage and a subsidiary of eXp World Holdings, Inc., today announced that the company has exceeded 25,000 real estate agents across North America. In addition, eXp opened for business in Australia and the United Kingdom in December and November, respectively, welcoming hundreds of agents during the launch. "This has been a milestone year of growth at eXp. We opened in two additional countries and further into Canada, and today we put a big eXp flag on the calendar for surpassing 25,000 agents. This represents about 10,000 agents joining eXp so far in 2019," said eXp Realty President of U.S. Growth Dave Conord. "We couldn't be more excited to welcome each and every one of our new agents to the family and show them why eXp is the most agent success obsessed brokerage in the industry." eXp Realty Agent Growth Milestones 25,000 – December 2019 20,000 – June 2019 15,000 – November 2018 10,000 – April 2018 5,000 – October 2017 3,000 – March 2017 1,500 – August 2016 25 – October 2009 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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Homesnap Introduces Integration with Facebook Marketplace
Homesnap has integrated with Facebook Marketplace to make it easier to promote single-family homes for rent, and to give prospective renters more search options. Facebook Marketplace is already known as an easy, convenient way to buy and sell locally. With more than 1 in 3 people on Facebook in the US using Marketplace each month, people can find what they're looking for with just a few clicks. Marketplace's extensive reach has given Homesnap the ability to tap into a targeted and relevant user base with superb lead generation potential. Every lead generated goes directly to the listing agent or broker via email, free of charge. By integrating with leading house and apartment rental sites, Marketplace has made it easier for agents and property managers to list rental inventory on Marketplace, and for renters to find their next great home. Marketplace charges no listing fees or commissions, and its mobile-optimized interface and personalized customer experience ensure that property owners, managers, and agents can create tailored, browseable listings with minimal effort and investment. Renters are able to easily search listings to find exactly what they're looking for using filters such as location, housing type, price, bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage, pet friendliness. With Messenger/chat integration built in, questions can be answered in real time and potential leads fielded and converted quickly. "Our integration with Facebook Marketplace has garnered a ton of interest from renters who typically spend their time searching for a new home among more traditional, multifamily properties," said Lou Mintzer, Homesnap's Chief Product Officer. "We're hearing regularly from our MLS partners that not only do these placements on Marketplace generate lots of new business for rental agents, but they are also encouraging agents to list rental properties with their MLS, whereas before they might have withheld rentals simply because they didn't think they would generate much interest." In the past three months alone, approximately 100,000 leads have been generated from their listings. Facebook Marketplace represents a unique opportunity for MLSs, brokers, and agents to reach renters who may not be working with an agent and/or have access to MLS data. Since launch, MLSs that have opted into Facebook Marketplace through Homesnap have seen, on average, a 9.8 times increase in free leads and 4.3 times increase in views for rentals. Homesnap's integration with Marketplace has been both seamless and scalable, and Marketplace's extensive reach has given Homesnap the ability to tap into a targeted and relevant user base with tremendous lead generation potential. MLSs, brokers, and agents interested in promoting their rental properties on Facebook Marketplace should send inquiries to [email protected] To view the original post, visit the Homesnap blog.
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Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Names David Jones CEO
Local Triangle Real Estate Veteran to Take Helm of Top Local Real Estate Company RALEIGH, N.C. - December 4, 2019 -- Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston (CBHPW), the leading real estate firm in Central North Carolina, today announced the promotion of David Jones as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. With over 30 years of experience at CBHPW, Jones has comprehensive knowledge of the real estate business. Jones began his career with CBHPW in 1987 in the Accounting Department. In 1989 he was named Controller and promoted in 1994 to Chief Financial Officer. Since 2003 Jones has served CBHPW as President and Chief Operating Officer. "David is one of the most well-respected individuals by the brightest minds in the real estate industry, not only in our area but in the country.", said Don Walston, company founder and chairman. "His years of leadership and experience not to just CBHPW but to the entire industry is invaluable as we continue to grow in the future." Since gaining his real estate license in 2002 Jones has been an active leader in the real estate industry. In 2004 Jones was asked to join the Triangle Multiple Listing Service (TMLS) Board of Directors to help shape the future of Triangle real estate, a position that he currently holds today. Jones is also active in a number of industry leadership groups including Realty Alliance, Coldwell Banker Multiple Officer Broker Group, and the Vision Group. In 2017 the Triangle Business Journal honored Jones as a C-Suite award winner for his contributions to the Triangle Community. Originally from Marshallberg, North Carolina, Jones graduated from Wake Forest University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He makes his home in Cary with his wife Shelli and dog Addie. Jones three daughters have all graduated from local universities and have begun their professional careers. In his spare time Jones competes in endurance sports including Ironman Triathlons and marathons. Jones also serves on the HPW Foundation, which provides financial support to the company's agents' and employees' charitable giving and outreach efforts. About Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Howard Perry, an established builder, and Don Walston, a real estate entrepreneur, formed Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston in 1973. Today, with more than 900 associates and employees and award-winning relocation, mortgage and title services, Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston is the number one full-service residential real estate company in the Triangle, the top company in Central North Carolina and has earned recognition as one of the leading realty firms in the nation. Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston exceeded 7,000 real estate transactions with over $2.3billion in sales in 2018. The Triangle Business Journal has consistently ranked Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston as one of the "Best Places to Work in the Triangle." For more information about Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston, visit www.hpw.com. Follow the company on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CBHPW.
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The Year Residential Real Estate Brokerage Changes Forever
The 2020 Swanepoel Trends Report analyzes why and how iBuying and other top trends are reshaping real estate from the ground up SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CALIF. (DECEMBER 02, 2019) -- T3 Sixty, the residential real estate brokerage industry's leading management consulting and research firm, has released its 15th annual examination of real estate's top trends for 2020 in its annual Swanepoel Trends Report. In over 200 pages, the book analyzes how iBuying, modern brokerage finances, venture capital and much more are shaking the industry to its core, and creating a new way consumers will buy and sell real estate. After fundamentally altering other industries, venture capital and technology are now rocking the residential real estate brokerage industry. By fueling new models, consolidation and ways of delivering services, these powerful forces are changing the way consumers buy and sell real estate forever. "The way consumers buy and sell homes is radically changing, and 2020 will be the year that more will recognize these fundamental shifts happening within real estate," said Stefan Swanepoel, chairman and CEO of T3 Sixty and the report's editor-in-chief. "The industry is changing more and faster now than it has in decades, something that becomes abundantly clear when reading this study." The Report identifies iBuying as the #1 trend in 2020. In this controversial and powerful new real estate model used by Zillow, Redfin, Opendoor and a growing list of other companies every day, consumers can sell or buy a new home in as soon as three days with all cash and choose their closing date. The model brings transparency, simplicity and certainty to a transaction that historically has been lengthy, confusing and complicated. The report outlines how the trend has evolved from a seller-focused model to one that serves buyers, and, increasingly, synchronous sellers – those sellers who are also buying a home. New companies are offering an increasing number of twists on the model, which the report thoroughly reviews. This year the study decoded to also analyze three companies who have made huge bets on the future by essentially pushing all of their chips to the center of the table with aggressive, company-changing moves. T3 Sixty provide the reasoning behind the moves by these companies – Zillow Group, Compass and Keller Williams Realty -- from the inside-out so as to give the industry and understanding not previously available or understood. The Report also covers the significant challenges currently facing MLSs and their industry constituents, a deep analysis of how venture capital works in real estate, a review of what to expect from the industry's class-action antitrust lawsuits, the new ability for brokerages to easily support consumers after the transaction and the largest security threats that brokerages overlook. About T3 Sixty Exclusively serving the residential real estate brokerage industry, T3 Sixty provides real estate CEOs, business leaders, association and MLS executives, brokers and high-performance teams the knowledge, best practices and support to grow their businesses. The company does this through management consulting, training and in-depth research and quality publications, such as its hallmark Swanepoel Trends Report, an annual analysis of the top trends shaping the industry for the next 18 to 24 months. The firm's consulting divisions include brokerage, technology, mergers and acquisitions, and associations and MLSs. Find out more here.
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Smith & Associates Brings Tampa Bay Homeowners iBuyer Instant Offers
Tampa, FL - November 25, 2019 -- Smith & Associates, the largest locally owned independent real estate brokerage in Tampa Bay, announced today its Smith Offer Optimizer to provide local homeowners multiple instant offers on their home with the push of a button. Smith Offer Optimizer allows homeowners throughout Greater Tampa Bay to easily compare iBuyer offers from Opendoor and Offerpad side-by-side before they decide to sell their home. Sellers work with a local Smith & Associates agent who provides real estate expertise unmatched in the marketplace. Smith & Associates has more than 300 associates in six strategically located offices in the Tampa Bay Area, including Tampa (Bay to Bay, Westchase), St. Petersburg (Beach Drive, St. Pete), Largo (Beaches & North Pinellas) and Treasure Island (Treasure Island & Southern Beaches). With a push of a button online, Smith & Associates is providing homeowners instant purchase offers from iBuyers Opendoor and Offerpad. These firms are called iBuyers because they offer to "instantly buy" homes. Smith Offer Optimizer helps Bay Area homeowners make the best choice for their circumstances. By providing homeowners with the financial details including Price, Cost of Selling, and Estimated Net Proceeds, they can see the differences when selling their home on the open market or by accepting an iBuyer offer. As there's no obligation, homeowners can review their offers and also choose not to sell. "When Bay Area homeowners are thinking about selling a home, they seek the deep knowledge only a trusted real estate agent can provide," said Bob Glaser, President & CEO of Smith & Associates. Glaser notes that more sellers today are using a real estate agent than they did 20 years ago. Research shows that 90 percent of consumers today use an agent to sell their homes, 5 percent higher than 2014, and up 9 percent since 2001. "Our team has earned its reputation for providing unparalleled service to our clients and we know homeowners today want to see what an iBuyer would offer. We provide them with the best of both worlds. Smith Offer Optimizer combined with the personal services provided by one of our associates help sellers make educated decisions," he added. Smith & Associates is partnering with zavvie, creator of Offer Optimize Suite, now powering iBuyer platforms of top brokerages across America. Using online tools that provide current, reliable, and market-specific data, zavvie connects agents and their sellers with iBuyers, enabling homeowners to make informed decisions with the help of an experienced local real estate agent. "Getting offers from iBuyers can now take just a push of a button, but even selling a home to an iBuyer is not instant," said Lane Hornung, CEO and Founder of zavvie. "That's where Smith & Associates helps," he added "Sellers know they benefit from expertise of a local agent. Smith & Associates provide the local market knowledge and guidance that's irreplaceable. Having a professional advocate on your side when selling a home gives a seller a lot of comfort and confidence," Hornung said. Learn more at smithandassociates.com. About Smith & Associates Real Estate Founded in 1969, Smith & Associates Real Estate is Tampa Bay's largest independent and locally-owned real estate brokerage, with a commitment to exceptional service and superior market knowledge. Deeply embedded in the community and comprised of six strategically located offices in the Tampa Bay area, 300 associates, an annual sales volume of $1.3 billion and over 2,600 transactions a year. Smith & Associates Real Estate is the number one luxury brokerage firm of $1M + residences with 14.4% of the market share and an average price of $1,701,408* (*average of luxury transactions as of December 31, 2018). The company completes a transaction every other day and is a nationally recognized leader in the Real Estate industry. For more information on Smith & Associates Real Estate, please visit smithandassociates.com. About zavvie zavvie is a technology company that connects agents and their clients with iBuyers. zavvie's Offer Optimizer™ Suite bridges the gap for consumers who may not be aware of all their options for selling. Currently operating in iBuyer markets and rapidly expanding, zavvie gives top brokerages and agents all they need to thrive by serving their clients in today's evolving real estate landscape: easy to use tools, technology, training, marketing, and strategy. Discover more at zavvie.com. zavvie Offer Optimizer™ received an Inman Innovator Award for Most Innovative Real Estate Technology, and the company is a graduate of the National Association of REALTORS® REach program. For brokerages interested in licensing Offer Optimizer™ technology, visit zavvie.com.
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LeadingRE Adds LionDesk to Solutions Group Program
CRM, transaction management and recruiting platform offers integrated solutions. CHICAGO - November 20, 2019 -- Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, a global community of more than 565 top real estate firms, has selected LionDesk as a preferred provider through its Solutions Group program of carefully vetted business resources. LionDesk helps real estate agents and brokers scale their business by giving them a CRM, Transaction Management, and Recruiting platform that is easy-to-use, easily integrates with hundreds of other tools, and eliminates the need for duplicate services that LionDesk offers natively, like video communication, texting and lead integration. "Being an open platform, LionDesk makes it easy for users to integrate all their software tools, eliminating the need for multiple log-ins each day," said LeadingRE Vice President, Corporate Marketing Robin LaSure. "Real estate is about building relationships and LionDesk's easy-to-use system helps make it efficient so agents and brokers can focus on building relationships and closing deals." "It's an honor to be chosen as a preferred service provider by a company that I highly respect and admire, LeadingRE," said David Anderson, LionDesk Founder and CEO. "LeadingRE is a champion for independent brokerages, and through this relationship we look forward to helping brokers simplify their operations, save money and grow their business." Learn more about LionDesk at www.liondesk.com/leadingre. Learn more about Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® at www.LeadingRE.com. About LionDesk LionDesk is an easy-to-use, feature rich, and affordable CRM platform for real estate agents and brokerages. Operating as an open platform LionDesk integrates with almost any software making customization endless for users. LionDesk has partnerships with several MLSs including the largest in the industry, CRMLS. Established in 2014, LionDesk is privately owned and headquartered in Carlsbad, CA. For more information please visit www.liondesk.com. About Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® is a selective global community of the highest quality independent residential real estate companies, with over 565 companies and 130,000 sales associates in over 70 countries. Network members generate over 1.1 million transactions annually. LeadingRE exists to make its members better by connecting them to opportunities and people around the globe, supporting them with an international referral network, professional development programs, unique events and connections to people and opportunities worldwide.
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Realogy Expands Exclusive Benefits Program to All Affiliated Real Estate Agents
SPARK Association of Real Estate Professionals Will Provide Personal and Business Benefits to More Than 130,000 Additional Affiliated Agents across Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, CENTURY 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA and Sotheby's International Realty U.S. Franchise Brands MADISON, N.J., Nov. 15, 2019 -- Realogy Holdings Corp., the largest full-service residential real estate services company in the United States, today announced that beginning November 15, 2019, real estate agents affiliated with the company's U.S. franchise brands, including Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, CENTURY 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA and Sotheby's International Realty, will now have access to the SPARK Association of Real Estate Professionals, which provides agents with both personal and business benefits. Following the successful launch of SPARK to agents affiliated with Realogy's company-owned brokerages, the expansion comes during the 2020 Federal Open Enrollment period for Health Insurance, which runs from November 1 - December 15, 2019. SPARK is a membership association that offers real estate agents a selection of personal and business benefits, including access to individual healthcare, disability insurance, dental, vision and life insurance, as well as auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, cyber and data breach insurance, human resources solutions, workers' compensation insurance and commercial property or building insurance. Additionally, SPARK offers members a slate of discounts and services, including complimentary access to FOREWARN™, an instant risk management, due diligence, and agent safety app. SPARK also provides members access to a benefits counselor who can help guide agents through the process of purchasing health insurance as well as other personal benefits like dental and vision insurance which are offered to members at association preferred rates. The counselors assist members to answer questions and help them find options that are right for them, their family and their business. "We understand that many real estate agents find themselves without health insurance coverage because of limited options and high costs," said John Peyton, Realogy Franchise Group's president and CEO. "After seeing such a positive response when SPARK launched to agents affiliated with our company-owned offices, we're proud to offer this comprehensive benefits program to the more than 130,000 additional agents affiliated with Realogy's U.S. franchise brands. To help solve these issues and more, SPARK combines a variety of plans into one seamless experience tailored to their needs." As independent contractors, real estate agents are unable to take advantage of benefits offered to traditional employees of an organization. Therefore, most agents are forced to pay out of pocket, and often at full market value, for the protection and assurances. SPARK has been designed as a membership association, which allows independent contractors the ability to leverage their collective power to enjoy personal and business benefits, along with the individualized service of a benefits counselor. "SPARK is designed to support the independent real estate agent. Our members are our number one priority. We strive to provide best-in-class services and benefits that enhance our member's lives both on a personal and professional level. We look forward to working with all the Realogy brands and their agents to help support their successful careers as real estate professionals," said Scott Reid, National Membership director, SPARK Association of Real Estate Professionals. SPARK was initially launched in September 2019 for agents affiliated with Realogy's company-owned brokerages, which operate under the Coldwell Banker®, Sotheby's International Realty®, Corcoran Group® and Citi Habitats® brands. Those agents have had the ability to sign up for benefits available under SPARK and can participate in the 2020 Federal Open Enrollment period that began November 1, 2019. About Realogy Holdings Corp. Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) is the leading and most integrated provider of residential real estate services in the U.S. that is focused on empowering independent sales agents to best serve today's consumers. Realogy delivers its services through its well-known industry brands including Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Climb Real Estate®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, Corcoran Group®, ERA®, Sotheby's International Realty® as well as NRT, Cartus® and Title Resource Group. Realogy's fully integrated business model includes brokerage, franchising, relocation, mortgage, and title and settlement services. Realogy provides independent sales agents access to leading technology, best-in-class marketing and learning programs, and support services to help them become more productive and build stronger businesses. Realogy's affiliated brokerages operate around the world with approximately 190,000 independent sales agents in the United States and approximately 110,400 independent sales agents in 112 other countries and territories. Realogy is headquartered in Madison, New Jersey.
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Realogy to Sell its Global Relocation Business to SIRVA Worldwide, Inc. in $400 Million Transaction
Realogy will use a substantial majority of net proceeds to pay down corporate debt and will leverage Broker Network and Affinity business to serve a broader customer-base MADISON, N.J., Nov. 7, 2019 -- Realogy Holdings Corp., the largest full-service residential real estate services company in the United States, and SIRVA Worldwide, Inc., a subsidiary of SIRVA, Inc., a leading global relocation and moving service provider, today announced a definitive agreement under which SIRVA will acquire Realogy's global Cartus Relocation business. The transaction is valued at $400 million, and is expected to close in the first half of 2020, subject to the receipt of required regulatory clearances and other closing conditions. SIRVA is a portfolio company of investment funds managed by Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC (MDP), a leading private equity firm based in Chicago. The transaction includes all of the Relocation assets of Realogy's Cartus subsidiary but does not include the Cartus Affinity business, which delivers home selling and buying assistance to members of affinity clients, nor its Broker Network, made up of expert agents and brokers from Realogy's residential real estate brands and certain independent real estate brokers. Affinity complements Realogy's core business, which includes both franchise and owned residential real estate brokerage companies as well as title and settlement services. Under the terms of the agreement, Realogy will receive $375 million in cash at closing, subject to certain adjustments, and a $25 million deferred payment. Realogy intends to use a substantial majority of the net proceeds from the transaction, after taxes and transaction and separation-related costs, to pay down corporate debt and use the balance to reinvest in the business. "The sale of Cartus's Relocation business is part of Realogy's strategy to simplify and streamline our company as we strengthen and hone our value proposition," said Ryan Schneider, Realogy's chief executive officer and president. "This transaction will allow Realogy to retain and focus on growing elements of the business that are critical to our value proposition, including our Affinity and other lead generation partnership programs, which benefit from our established Broker Network. It will also allow us to use net proceeds to reduce debt, reinvest in the business, and drive greater long-term value for our shareholders." "This acquisition will offer clients broader choice, tremendous program flexibility and a heightened pace of innovation," said Tom Oberdorf, SIRVA's Chairman and CEO. "SIRVA's clients will benefit from access to Cartus's well-established Broker Network, while SIRVA's integrated household goods capacity will benefit Cartus customers. We believe the investments both companies have made in leading-edge technology solutions, exceptional client service delivery and growth will allow us to create the industry's most capable, knowledgeable and accessible relocation management company to best serve our existing and future customers." About Realogy Realogy is the leading and most integrated provider of residential real estate services in the U.S. that is focused on empowering independent sales agents to best serve today's consumers. Realogy delivers its services through its well-known industry brands including Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Climb Real Estate®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, Corcoran®, ERA®, Sotheby's International Realty® as well as NRT, Cartus®, Title Resource Group and ZapLabs®, an in-house innovation and technology development lab. Realogy's fully integrated business model includes brokerage, franchising, relocation, mortgage, and title and settlement services. Realogy provides independent sales agents access to leading technology, best-in-class marketing and learning programs, and support services to help them become more productive and build stronger businesses. Realogy's affiliated brokerages operate around the world with approximately 190,000 independent sales agents in the United States and approximately 110,400 independent sales agents in 112 other countries and territories. Realogy is headquartered in Madison, New Jersey. About SIRVA Worldwide Relocation & Moving SIRVA is a global leader in moving and relocation services, offering solutions for mobility programs to companies of every size. With 75 owned locations and more than 1,000 franchised and agent locations in 177 countries, we offer unmatched global breadth supported by localized attention and innovative technology that strikes the right balance of self service and human support. From relocation and household goods to commercial moving and storage, our portfolio of Brands (SIRVA, Team Relocations, Allied, northAmerican, Allied Pickfords & SMARTBOX) provides the only integrated moving/relocation solution in the industry. By leveraging our global network, we deliver a superior experience that only a "one-stop shop" can provide.
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Tech-Enabled Home Renovation Company Curbio Inc. and @properties Announce Partnership
The partnership will allow @properties agents to offer home sellers streamlined access to Curbio's "Renovate Now, Pay at Settlement" solution POTOMAC, Md., Nov. 4, 2019 -- Curbio Inc., the fast-growing real estate technology company that specializes in pre-sale home renovations, announced a strategic partnership with @properties, a nationally recognized real estate brokerage serving the greater Chicago region. Curbio is the only turn-key solution that makes pre-sale renovation fast, easy and profitable for home sellers. The company renovates homes before they're listed so they can sell quickly for the best possible price and defers payment until the home is sold, with no deposit, fees, or finance charges. Its technology platform accelerates the entire renovation process, from the initial estimate to the materials acquisition and project management phases. Curbio completes projects about 60% faster than the average contractor. While some real estate brokerages have launched concierge-type services or vendor-matching programs to finance and/or facilitate renovation, Curbio is the only company that both defers payment and serves as the licensed design/build contractor. Curbio employs full-time general contractors to manage each project and delivers the same high-quality customer experience across its markets. Its on-the-ground Project Managers oversee the renovation, including ordering materials, hiring subcontractors, and monitoring project progress. They communicate real-time photo, text, and video updates to homeowners and agents via the Curbio app. "The traditional approach to renovation is antithetical to the needs of sellers—time consuming, stressful, and not at all focused on ROI," said Rikki Rogers, Vice President of Marketing for Curbio. "Curbio doesn't just defer payment until settlement, we're completely reinventing the renovation experience. Through our partnerships with brokerages like @properties, we're helping homeowners across the country sell faster and make more money, without the stress of a typical renovation." "@properties' new partnership with Curbio is another key piece in our mission of adding value for our clients before, during and after the real estate transaction," said Thad Wong, Co-CEO of @properties. "Their industry-leading pre-sale home improvement service fills a tremendous need in our market and is perfectly in line with our goal of selling our clients' homes for the highest possible price in the shortest amount of time." Through the partnership Curbio will provide @properties agents with an array of marketing resources and training to help them win listings and educate their seller clients on the benefits of renovating before selling their homes. Partnerships with major real estate brokerages support Curbio's strategic decision to work only with homeowners who are represented by a licensed agent. Realtor referrals account for 100% of Curbio's business About Curbio® Curbio Inc. is a venture funded home renovation technology company that specializes exclusively in helping realtors and their clients prepare their homes for sale in order to reduce days on market and increase seller proceeds. From its headquarters in Potomac, Maryland, Curbio operates in the metro areas of Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, Orlando, Tampa, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and Chicago, and will enter dozens more cities in the coming months. About @properties Established in 2000, @properties is the largest residential brokerage firm in the Chicago metro area and one of the largest residential brokerage firm in the United States. @properties has 2,800 agents and 30 offices in Chicago, surrounding suburbs, Southwest Michigan, Northwest Indiana, and Southeast Wisconsin. The firm has also developed a proprietary suite of integrated technology applications called [email protected]™, which includes marketing, transaction-management and client-relationship management systems. @properties-affiliated companies include Ansley Atlanta Real Estate, a 200-agent residential brokerage firm in Atlanta, Ga., and Proper Title, an independent title-insurance agency. For more information, visit www.atproperties.com.
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Propertybase Selected for LeadingRE Solutions Group Program
Company offers end-to-end real estate platform with CRM, websites, lead generation, and transaction management CHICAGO (October 25, 2019) -- Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, a global network of 565 top independent firms, has added Propertybase to its Solutions Group program of preferred business resources. Propertybase is a leading global cloud platform for real estate brokerages and teams looking to showcase their brand and drive more business through extraordinary digital experiences, collaboration and automation. The Propertybase platform includes IDX and MLS-integrated luxury websites, lead generation, a leading real estate CRM, marketing automation, and intelligent transaction management and back-office tools. "We are excited to join the LeadingRE family — a network focused on innovation and performance in real estate worldwide. We are grateful to already call a number of member brokerages clients, many of whom have achieved LeadingRE's prestigious Website Quality Certification. We look forward to showcasing Propertybase as a Solutions Group resource and joining the broader real estate tech conversation with this important group of market-leading brokerages," Propertybase Marketing Director said Sarah Fisher. Robin LaSure, LeadingRE vice president, corporate marketing, adds, "We are pleased to welcome Propertybase to our Solutions Group program. Many of our members are already finding success with their platform, which provides an integrated approach for websites, marketing, lead generation and transaction management. Their ability to service real estate professionals worldwide is an added benefit for our global network." Learn more about Propertybase at propertybase.com. Learn more about Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® at LeadingRE.com. About Propertybase Propertybase is the leading global cloud platform for real estate brokerages and teams looking to showcase their brand and drive more business through extraordinary digital experiences, collaboration and automation. The Propertybase platform includes lead generation, IDX-integrated luxury websites, the leading real estate CRM, and intelligent transaction management and back office tools. The company is funded by Providence Equity. For more information, visit www.propertybase.com.
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John L. Scott Teams Up with Buyside to Help Homeowners Understand Real-time Buyer Demand for Their Home
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BHHS Drysdale Properties Launches New iBuyer Service for Homeowners
Northern California's and Nevada's fastest-growing, woman-owned brokerage debuts platform DANVILLE, Calif. – October 28, 2019 – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties, Northern California's and Nevada's fastest-growing, full-service and 100% woman-owned real estate brokerage, today announced its launch of Drysdale Properties Offer Optimizer. The new service will provide homeowners with multiple instant offers on their home with the push of a button. Offer Optimizer helps homeowners easily compare iBuyer offers with estimated net profits to selling their home on the open market. Drysdale Properties' agents provide the local expertise and personalized service for the path homeowners pick. More than 90 percent of those selecting an iBuyer offer still want the help of a real estate agent, a new study found. Sellers in Northern California and Nevada communities served by Drysdale Properties now can compare instant purchase offers from Opendoor and Zillow Offers, two leading online iBuyer firms that offer to "instantly" purchase homes. Drysdale Properties Offer Optimizer service helps homeowners make the best choice for their circumstances. Sellers can accept an instant sale offer, sell their home on the open market, or choose not to sell. "iBuying is a new option for most homeowners, and that helps explain why nearly everyone still seeks the expertise of a local, trusted agent to make their best sales decision," explains Gretchen Pearson, President/Owner of Drysdale Properties. With the growth of the Internet in real estate, the number of buyers and sellers using a real estate agent has grown. Today, 91% of all sellers work with a licensed real estate agent, according to research from the National Association of Realtors. Today, just 7% of homeowners try to sell their home on their own, known as For Sale by Owners or FSBO, a record low. The new iBuyer platform from Drysdale Properties addresses crucial aspects that homeowners may overlook when it comes to instant offers. "Not all iBuyer offers are the same," Pearson added. "Each iBuyer process varies, and that's why consumers benefit from having an advocate to expertly guide them through a sale no matter what path they choose." Drysdale Properties partnered with zavvie, whose Offer Optimizer™ Suite technology connects agents and their clients to iBuyers. The online tools that zavvie provides are current, reliable, and packed with market-specific data so homeowners can make informed decisions with the guidance of a professional agent. "Consumers have more choices than ever before when it comes to selling a home," explained Lane Hornung, zavvie CEO and founder. "But even if you choose an iBuyer, selling a home is never instant. Sellers want a professional on their side because there are so many complex choices. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and its franchisees are committed to providing sellers all the options." "That's why BHHS Drysdale Properties is meeting the increasing demand for instant offers by bringing the iBuyers to the table in markets throughout Northern California and Nevada. It's also why agents love Drysdale Properties: they keep real estate agents right where consumers want them: at the center of the transaction," Hornung added. Find more information about Drysdale Properties at bhhsdrysdale.com, and their new iBuyer service at zavvie.com/bhhsdrysdale/offer-optimizer. About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties is Northern California's and Nevada's fastest-growing, full-service and 100% woman-owned real estate brokerage specializing in residential, luxury, relocation, commercial and property management. It is the No. 13 brokerage in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network; No. 69 for sales volume as ranked by REALTrends; and No. 67 in RISMedia's Power Broker Top 500 Report. Visit bhhsdrysdale.com. About zavvie zavvie offers the only iBuyer platform for brokerages that connects agents and their clients with all iBuyers in their market. zavvie's Offer Optimizer™ Suite bridges the gap for agents who want to offer all the options for selling, from listing on the open market to choosing an instant sale. Currently operating in markets across America and rapidly expanding, zavvie gives top brokerages and their agents the technology, marketing and support they need to serve their clients in today's evolving real estate landscape. Discover more at zavvie.com. zavvie Offer Optimizer™ received an Inman Innovator Award for Most Innovative Real Estate Technology, and the company is a graduate of the National Association of REALTORS® REach program. For brokerages interested in licensing Offer Optimizer™ technology, visit zavvie.com.
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Coldwell Banker Legacy Powers Automated Listing Advertisements with Adwerx Enterprise
Adtech service helps brokerage deliver targeted marketing for agents and clients ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Oct. 23, 2019 -- Coldwell Banker Legacy, the number one real estate company in New Mexico, has selected Adwerx Enterprise to power digital advertising automation for their over 650 Sales Associates across 16 offices in New Mexico and Texas. Through Adwerx, Coldwell Banker Legacy will advance their mission of simplifying the buying and selling of real estate and creating a culture of resource-driven success. "Advertising online is crucial to our agents and clients," said Coldwell Banker Legacy Co-Owner, Joe Gilmore. "One of the most effective ways to reach potential home buyers is to advertise to them where they spend their time. Adwerx provides a solution that helps our agents stay top of mind and doesn't require any additional work from them." Each ad can be personalized by the agent and will deploy automatically with a photo and details for the residential property listing, as well as firm branding and contact information for the agent. Ads appear on Facebook, popular mobile apps and websites including local and national news outlets that consumers and potential home buyers visit on a daily basis. For a busy brokerage such as Coldwell Banker Legacy where agents are devoting their time to their clients, an automated advertising service can mean the difference between little or no marketing and a robust multi-channel digital marketing strategy. The Adwerx Enterprise Automated Listing Program launched in 2017 and has seen rapid adoption with the country's most innovative brokerages. Agents credit the program with helping them win more listings as instant marketing solutions resonate with sellers. Surveys have shown that over 90% of agents see the technology as a major asset when used in listing presentations. About Coldwell Banker Legacy Coldwell Banker Legacy is a market leader based in Albuquerque, NM with offices From Santa Fe to Las Cruces along the Rio Grande corridor extending into El Paso, Texas. The company also has offices in San Angelo and Midland Texas. The company is included as one of the Top Ten Coldwell Banker Affiliates in North America and has consistently been in the Top 100 real estate companies in the U.S. The firm's owners are also principals in Mortgage Banking and Title Agency services. About Adwerx Adwerx provides Brilliantly Simple Digital Advertising™ for real estate, mortgage, insurance, financial services, and other businesses. Ads powered by Adwerx have received billions of impressions on social media, mobile platforms, and the most widely read news sites. Adwerx has served over 200,000 customers across the U.S., Canada, and Australia and has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies for three consecutive years, as well as received Inc.'s Best Workplaces award. To see how Adwerx can work for you, please visit www.adwerx.com. Plus, NAR members receive 15% additional impressions on Adwerx campaigns, which can be combined with other eligible discounts. This exclusive benefit is available through the National Association of REALTORS®' REALTOR Benefits® Program.
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Howard Hanna's Find It First Program Expands to Buffalo
Buffalo, NY (October 17, 2019) – The Howard Hanna online real estate search differentiator, Find It First is now available in Buffalo. "Ohio was the first area where we offered the Find it First experience to consumers. We rolled out the program to our Ohio offices in June and it was so successful that we expanded it to Pennsylvania and Michigan in September, and now to western New York state," said President of Real Estate Brokerage Howard W. "Hoby" Hanna, IV. The Find It First program allows Howard Hanna agents to market a seller's home for sale exclusively on on the company's website, HowardHanna.com before it hits the open market. In June, HowardHanna.com set a record with more than 2 million visits and in July, that number grew to 2.1 million website visits. August was on track to be even higher reported Jennifer Reider, Director of Digital Marketing at Howard Hanna. "Find it First™ is another great way we help our customers Move Faster!" said Hanna. "Before it's listed anywhere else, buyers can Find it First™ listings on HowardHanna.com/FindItFirst. We are giving back localized control to our sellers. Buyers coming to HowardHanna.com will see new Find it First™ listings as soon they are entered online by our agents, and before they are posted on other real estate portals such as Zillow." "The real estate industry suffers from a constrained inventory, forcing brokers to get creative in order to address the needs and expectations of home buyers who are working with their agents," said Victor Lund, President of the WAV Group. "Howard Hanna has created a solution with Find It First™. Agents and consumers are informed of a new listing, available only on their website – HowardHanna.com, for a set time before it makes its way to the multiple-listing service. However, making it to the MLS is not always the case as in the first month of the Find It First™ program, 55 homes sold right away," added Lund. More than 76,000 Howard Hanna customers are registered for Hanna HomeFinder, an automated email service that alerts them when new listings that meet their personal criteria become available for sale. Hanna HomeFinder can also provide open house and price change email alerts. "In today's real estate market, buyers know they can't take their time when looking for a home, particularly in a popular neighborhood; many homes sell within a day or just a few hours of being listed, many have multiple offers, etc. Find it First™ is a win-win for buyers. They will be able to get information on new listings directly from the source, in real time, at HowardHanna.com," said Hanna. "It's a win-win for sellers, too, as it creates an urgency for their property to be offered first to highly motivated buyers (and agents), who are most likely to bring an offer." To support the Find it First™ program, Howard Hanna's award-winning, in-house marketing agency has created a dynamic campaign that can be seen online and in print, and on billboards, highlighting the message, "Before it's listed anywhere else, Find it First™, only on HowardHanna.com." For more information, contact your local Howard Hanna sales associate, or visit HowardHanna.com/FindItFirst About Howard Hanna Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is the 3rd largest real estate company in the United States, the #1 privately owned broker in the nation, and the largest home seller in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and the Carolinas. The family-owned and -operated real estate company specializes in residential and commercial brokerage service, mortgage, closing and title insurance, land development, appraisal, property and casualty insurance, corporate relocation, and property management. In early 2019, Howard Hanna completed a partnership with the Allen Tate Companies, the 14th largest real estate company in the nation. The combined company has 312 offices across PA, OH, NY, VA, MI, WV, MD, NC and SC, with more than 11,000 sales associates and staff who are guided by a spirit of integrity in all aspects of the real estate process. For more information, visit www.howardhanna.com or www.facebook.com/howardhanna.
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Houston's Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene Launches New iBuyer Platform
HOUSTON -- October 10, 2019. Today, Zavvie announces new partnership with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene ("Gary Greene"), the top real estate brokerages in the Greater Houston Metropolitan, launching Gary Greene Offer Optimizer to provide homeowners with multiple instant offers on their home with the push of a button. Offer Optimizer helps homeowners easily compare iBuyer offers when selling their home on the open market. A professional Gary Greene agent provides local expertise and personalized service for the path a homeowner chooses. These options now include purchase offers from Opendoor, Zillow Offers, and Offerpad – called iBuyers because these online firms offer to "instantly buy" homes. Gary Greene Offer Optimizer service helps homeowners make the best choice for their circumstances. Sellers can accept an instant sale offer, sell their home on the open market, or even choose not to sell. "Now more than ever, homeowners are seeking the expertise of a trusted real estate agent to make the right sales decision," explains Mark Woodroof, Managing Partner of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene. A recent iBuyer study from the Houston Association of Realtors found that 41 percent of all sellers would consider an iBuyer offer. Among the homeowners who would consider an iBuyer offer, 92 percent still want to be represented by a Realtor. The BHGRE Gary Greene iBuyer platform addresses crucial aspects that consumers may overlook when it comes to instant offers. "With a Gary Greene agent at their side," Woodroof added, "when a home seller accepts an iBuyer offer, they have an advocate who can expertly guide them through the entire transaction." Gary Greene partnered with Zavvie, whose technology, the Offer Optimizer™ Suite, powers the iBuyer platforms of top brokerages across the U.S. Zavvie connects agents and their clients to iBuyers, using online tools that provide current, reliable, and market-specific data so homeowners can make informed decisions with the help of a professional agent. "It should be no surprise that nearly everyone who considers an iBuyer instant offer wants the help of a real estate pro like the team at Gary Greene," said Lane Hornung, CEO and Founder of zavvie. "While it only takes the push of a button to get an instant offer, selling a home, even to an iBuyer, is not instant. That's why sellers seek the help of an agent. They want representation, guidance, and at times, some emotional support." "Gary Greene is getting out in front of the increasing demand for instant offers by bringing the iBuyers to the table for their clients. In Houston, Gary Greene agents are providing sellers with multiple offers and all options — backed by a passion for providing an exceptional experience. Empowering Gary Green agents to give their clients the ability to receive multiple offers at a push of a button is thrilling," Hornung added. Find more information at garygreene.com. About Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene has listed and sold more homes than any other broker in the greater Houston area year after year. Since 1963, Gary Greene has been offering residential real estate services to the Greater Houston marketplace and is the longest standing real estate firm in the greater Houston area. Growing to 24 offices and 1,300 agents who cover 10 Counties and 10,000 square miles, Gary Greene serves essentially every major neighborhood in the Houston area. Learn more at garygreene.com. About zavvie zavvie is a technology company that connects agents and their clients with iBuyers. zavvie's Offer Optimizer™ Suite bridges the gap for consumers who may not be aware of all their options for selling. Currently operating in iBuyer markets and rapidly expanding, zavvie gives top brokerages and agents all they need to thrive by serving their clients in today's evolving real estate landscape: easy to use tools, technology, training, marketing, and strategy. Discover more at zavvie.com. zavvie Offer Optimizer™ received an Inman Innovator Award for Most Innovative Real Estate Technology, and the company is a graduate of the National Association of REALTORS® REach program. For brokerages interested in licensing Offer Optimizer™ technology, visit zavvie.com.
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Zephyr Real Estate to Launch Next Gen Agent Platform Powered by Tribus
Zephyr Real Estate to Launch Next Gen Agent Platform Powered by Tribus SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 07, 2019 -- Zephyr Real Estate's award-winning website has long been a leader in the real estate industry. More than keeping up with technology, Zephyr sets the pace for others to follow. With the recent build-out of its marketing/communication hub, Zephyr has acknowledged their ongoing collaboration with Tribus as a large part of that success. Tribus is a custom brokerage platform provider with a high level of experience in the real estate business, giving them a great frame of reference for their clients. Zephyr was one of Tribus' early independent clients. The resulting website was listed in PropertySpark's 2017 rankings of the "20 Best Brokerage and Realtor Websites," saying, "If there was an award for coolest real estate website, Zephyr Real Estate would take the cake. The modern design of their website reflects their modern approach to real estate. The color scheme of their website makes them stand out from the crowd, giving them an edge online." The Zephyr and Tribus relationship has developed synergistically since and has expanded well beyond a brokerage website into a fully integrated, user-friendly productivity platform. It's replete with plenty of new features allowing an independent firm like Zephyr to shine even among heavy-hitting large corporate players. Zephyr exemplifies a trend to make the best use of space and virtual space, customer relationship management platforms and customized demographic analyses. As a nimble firm responsive to the dynamic and evolving marketplace, Zephyr quickly realized the benefits of partnering with Tribus rather than building in-house from the ground up. This partnership has netted many rewards both in speed and scope. "Zephyr has been a pillar in the real estate market since 1978. They have remained independent, bucking buyouts and flash-in-the-pan trends to remain dedicated to its singular vision of sophisticated professionalism," as stated on the Tribus website. Zephyr's website integrates easily with third parties' platforms and apps. Lead management and transaction management tools are quickly expanding. The streamlined processes provide agents with the best and brightest tech tools available, keeping them and Zephyr at the forefront. "Staying on top and ahead of the market and its trends is always a top priority for Zephyr," commented Melody Foster, Chief Experience Officer. "The goal of our new, streamlined interface is to truly make technology work for our agents, rather to than create work for our agents." About Zephyr Real Estate Founded in 1978, Zephyr Real Estate is San Francisco's No. 1 independent real estate firm with over $2.4 billion in gross sales and a current roster of more than 350 full-time agents. Zephyr's highly-visited website has earned two web design awards, including the prestigious Interactive Media Award. Zephyr Real Estate is a member of the international relocation network, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World; global luxury affiliate; the local luxury marketing association, LuxeSF; and the regional luxury real estate affiliation, the Artisan Group. Zephyr has nine locations across San Francisco, Marin, Alameda and San Mateo Counties and two brokerage affiliates in Sonoma County, all strategically positioned to serve a large customer base throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit www.ZephyrRE.com.
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Coldwell Banker Launches 'Exclusive Look' for Company-Owned Operations
Proprietary tool allows affiliated agents to market coming soon listings MADISON, N.J., Oct. 3, 2019 -- Coldwell Banker Real Estate, announced today the beta launch of Exclusive Look. Exclusive Look is an in-network marketing tool for coming soon listings that empowers Coldwell Banker affiliated agents to share and search for listings before they are placed in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) or other public sites. The agent-to-agent tool allows an affiliated agent to share an upcoming listing, consistent with MLS rules, with ease in-network. The Exclusive Look platform also enables agents to promote their buyer and seller wants and needs within the Coldwell Banker national agent network to help clients find properties at the price and specifications they desire. This product operates alongside an already existing feature on ColdwellBankerHomes.com that allows any consumer to search for properties that are not yet on the MLS.Since June, Exclusive Look has been in a pilot test with 10 Coldwell Banker company-owned offices in the Greater Boston area. The program will launch nationally to all company-owned offices by the end of 2019. Once fully tested, the Exclusive Look tool will be released to the Coldwell Banker affiliate network nationwide in 2020, making the product accessible to more than 92,000 Coldwell Banker affiliated agents. Affiliated agents who are using Exclusive Look are impressed with the early development of the program: "I think Exclusive Look is a great resource. I am about to work with a relocation buyer, so it is super helpful to present listings that might work for them," said Laurie Crane, sales associate, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage "The new tool has already helped our affiliated agents secure listings based on name recognition and additional exposure for the properties," said John Angier, sales manager, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage "In-office announcements or simple emails to colleagues alerting them of buyer needs or of a listing about to enter the market are no longer sufficient ways to pre-market properties. Our in-house product development team built a platform for affiliated agents to enhance and simplify their home marketing process. Ultimately, we are providing agents with applications that augment their ability to sell homes more quickly," said M. Ryan Gorman, president and CEO, NRT LLC. "As a perpetual leader in innovation, we have developed this proprietary software with our agents to help them promote listings as soon as their clients have agreed to market their listing with the company. We are utilizing our findings of our beta rollout to help enhance and perfect the product offerings for our agents. Exclusive Look enables our agents to market, share and access coming soon properties, as well as share buyer and seller wants with our vast national agent network. The power of this product for agents and clients is incredible," said Kacie Ricker, national vice president of The Product Studio. About Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC Powered by its network of over 92,000 affiliated sales professionals in 3,100 offices across 44 countries and territories, the Coldwell Banker® organization is a leading provider of full-service residential and commercial real estate brokerage services. The brand's mission is to empower their people to leave their mark on the world of real estate. The Coldwell Banker brand prides itself on its history of expertise and honesty since its beginnings in 1906. The brand embraces four core values: home, awesomeness, ingenuity and excellence. Coldwell Banker Real Estate is committed to providing its network of sales professionals with the tools and insights needed to excel in today's marketplace and is known for its bold leadership and dedication to driving the industry forward with big data and smart home expertise. Coldwell Banker Real Estate was the first real estate brand to harness the power of big data; the CBx Technology Suite uses predictive analytics and machine learning to analyze markets, target buyers and sellers and provide agents with a simple platform to create unique and effective marketing plans for each listing. The brand was named among the 2018 and 2019 Women's Choice Award® Most Recommended brands for customer experience and overall quality. Blue is bold and the integrity and values of Coldwell Banker Real Estate give the Gen Blue® network an unbeatable edge. Coldwell Banker®, the Coldwell Banker logo, Gen Blue® and the Gen Blue Experience® are registered services marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each office is independently owned and operated. To join Coldwell Banker Real Estate and unlock the possibilities of Gen Blue, please visit www.coldwellbanker.com/join.
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Allen Tate Realtors Launches iBuyer Platform for Carolina Home Sellers
CHARLOTTE - September 26, 2019 -- Allen Tate Realtors announces the launch of Offer Optimizer to give homeowners multiple instant offers on their home with the push of a button. Offer Optimizer helps Carolina homeowners easily compare iBuyer offers with selling their home on the open market. A professional Allen Tate Realtor provides local expertise and personalized service for whichever path the homeowner chooses. Ranked Number One in the Carolinas and the top 10 nationwide, Allen Tate is proving its commitment to exceptional customer service by delivering more options to Carolina homeowners. This now includes purchase offers from Zillow Offers, Opendoor and Offerpad - commonly referred to as iBuyers because these online firms offer to "instantly buy" homes. With its new iBuyer service, Allen Tate Realtors helps home sellers compare multiple offers on their homes. The Offer Optimizer service helps homeowners make the best choice for their individual circumstances. This includes accepting an instant sale offer, selling their home on the open market, or even choosing not to sell. Allen Tate Realtors Offer Optimizer addresses three crucial aspects homeowners consider when selling their homes: convenience, speed, and predictability. The new technology allows Allen Tate agents to walk homeowners through multiple selling opportunities, including: Getting offers from national instant offer companies Listing their home for sale to attract local buyers looking for homes "If a seller wants a quick cash offer from an iBuyer, they still need the advice of a professional Realtor to make sure they select the best path to protect their home equity and maximize their selling opportunity," said Phyllis Brookshire, president, Allen Tate Realtors. Brookshire notes that a recent iBuyer study found that 92% of consumers work with and want to work with a Realtor, and even if they did an iBuyer program, they want a Realtor to represent them. Allen Tate partnered with zavvie, whose technology, the Offer Optimizer™ Suite, powers the iBuyer platforms of leading brokerages in markets across the U.S. Zavvie provides online tools and current, market-specific data so clients of their broker partners can make informed decisions about home selling. "Allen Tate Realtors is delivering what Carolina homeowners are asking for with Offer Optimizer, that brings the expertise of an agent to the table. Accepting an instant offer for some is a great option," said Lane Hornung, CEO, and Founder of zavvie. "But understanding the pros and cons of all selling options is what a professional agent brings to the process." "Allen Tate is a leader in exceptional customer service, and delivering iBuyer offers is another example of their penchant for doing what's best for their clients. It's an honor to work with a leader like Allen Tate to give their clients offers with a push of a button," Hornung added. Find a local Allen Tate office at allentate.com/offices. About Allen Tate Allen Tate Companies is a locally owned, independent real estate and homeownership company. Its flagship, Allen Tate Realtors®, is ranked Number One in the Carolinas and in the top 10 nationwide. Since 1957, Allen Tate Realtors has focused on the needs of consumers by providing one-stop shopping with choices from 47 branch offices located in communities throughout the Carolinas. Learn more at allentate.com. About zavvie zavvie is a technology company committed to adding ease and clarity to broker relationships with iBuyers. With Offer Optimizer™ Suite, zavvie connects brokerages, their agents, and clients with iBuyers. Currently operating in iBuyer markets and rapidly expanding, zavvie gives brokerages and agents all they need to thrive: easy to use tools, technology, training, marketing, and strategy. zavvie Offer Optimizer™ received an Inman Innovator Award for Most Innovative Real Estate Technology, and the company is a graduate of the National Association of REALTORS® REach program. For brokerages interested in licensing Offer Optimizer™ technology, visit zavvie.com.
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MoxiWorks Launches New Real Estate Referrals System, Intros
SEATTLE, September 24, 2019 -- MoxiWorks, a leading real estate technology platform, announced they have launched a real estate referrals system for their MoxiEngage CRM called Intros. Intros is an innovative, refreshed approach to leads, providing an end-to-end referral generation and management system. Intros takes leads generated on brokerage websites, purchased from a lead provider, generated by MoxiWorks partners, or from existing databases that need to be revisited. All leads are qualified and nurtured by real humans until they're ready for a friendly introduction to an agent. After the personal introductions are made between the agent and future client, Intros routes the referrals directly into the agent's MoxiEngage CRM account for follow-up. York Baur, CEO of MoxiWorks said, "It's no secret that, as T3 Sixty estimates, lead conversion rate sits sub one percent in our industry. However, when leads are processed carefully, and relationships are cultivated through nurturing them, conversion rates rise and brokerages can expect much happier agents, a better consumer experience, and more closed transactions." "We are very excited about the new MoxiWorks Intros referral program! Our agents are extremely productive and a focus on the most important income generation activities is a high priority. With Intros, we rest easy knowing that our online leads are taken care of. From a speedy response to regular follow-ups, we are seeing increased opportunities and building stronger relationships with our clients. Thank you to the Moxi team! We are looking forward to continued success," said Marcus Martin, VP of Brokerage Operations at RE/MAX Metro. MoxiWorks is also deepening integrations with partners, such as QuantumDigital, who is enhancing lead generation through digital media and print marketing efforts. "The new MoxiWorks Intros service is a well thought out lead qualification model that provides an excellent and consistent experience for both the participating agents and consumers. Our integrated and automated Just Listed and Just Sold geo-targeting Facebook lead ads and smart direct mailers help Intros target local neighborhood seller listing leads. We're very excited to be the advertising and lead generation engine for this new innovative service and a component of the current overall MoxiWorks platform!" said Eric Cosway, EVP and CMO of QuantumDigital. Unlike typical lead providers, MoxiWorks will only charge a referral fee when a transaction actually occurs to ensure high quality introductions. There is no minimum lead volume requirement. Treves Hokama, VP of Strategic Initiatives at MoxiWorks said, "Leads need love. Cold internet leads require an agent to contact, qualify, and nurture many leads to discover one customer. Intros accomplishes this. We provide high-activity agents with personal introductions to people who are ready to work with a real estate professional. This will transform an agent's day, focusing more on people and less on prospecting. This fulfills MoxiWorks' vision of collaborating with brokers and agents – let's sell more homes together!" To find out more, visit go.moxiworks.com/intros. About MoxiWorks MoxiWorks is a comprehensive open platform system for large residential real estate brokerages that serves over 80 brokerages and 130,000 agents nationwide that account for more than 13% of the transactions in the U.S. MoxiWorks’ customer retention over the past seven years stands proudly at 96%. Their integrated tools are centered on sphere methodology that increases agents’ repeat and referral business by 54%, while lowering overall technology, training, and support costs for the brokerage. The open platform known as the MoxiCloud has tools from more than 50 partners that integrate to create unique brokerage solutions. MoxiWorks also powers the LeadingRE Cloud. Find more information at moxiworks.com.
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Realogy Partners with HomeAdvisor to Launch Home Improvement Program
Program Provides Home Sellers with Home Improvement Resources with No Up-Front Costs MADISON, N.J. and DENVER, Sept. 18, 2019 -- Realogy Holdings Corp., the leading and most integrated provider of residential real estate services in the United States, and HomeAdvisor®, a leading digital marketplace evolving the way homeowners find, connect and purchase home services, announced today the launch of RealVitalize, a home improvement program. This program provides home sellers with home improvement resources prior to or during the home listing period with no up-front costs or interest charges. The pilot program is currently available in select markets through the Coldwell Banker® branded operations of NRT, the subsidiary that manages Realogy's company owned brokerages. The pilot program launched in the Columbus, Ohio, Denver, Orlando, Fla. and Tampa, Fla. market areas with a national roll-out planned later this year. Realogy and HomeAdvisor will continue to explore opportunities for expansion in 2020. "Selling a home is a major life event where homeowners frequently need help finding home services and home service professionals," said Brandon Ridenour, CEO of ANGI Homeservices. HomeAdvisor is an operating business of ANGI Homeservices (NASDAQ: ANGI). "We choose to partner with Coldwell Banker, a real estate industry leader who has impressive scale and a well-established national market presence, to offer an innovative program providing simple and effective solutions for homeowners to improve their home during the sale process. Our goal is to make sure our brands, products and tools are there to help homeowners at all stages of the homeownership journey. This program seamlessly integrates HomeAdvisor and our pros into that journey, expanding how we are reaching new customers and providing a unique and valuable experience for Coldwell Banker and its clients." "Home sellers are looking to real estate professionals to offer integrated solutions to ease the process of the real estate transaction. Through a participating Coldwell Banker brokerage, sellers who choose to utilize the program benefit from a home improvement process that is more convenient while positioning their home for maximum appeal," said M. Ryan Gorman, president and CEO of NRT. "We believe RealVitalize gives our affiliated agents a distinct and competitive advantage in their marketplace without the burden of having to manage the home improvement process, unlike other programs. This is a win-win for all parties involved." Through the program, a homeowner who lists their home for sale with a participating brokerage company will have the option to make non-structural home improvements and repairs using a service professional from the HomeAdvisor network. The program is also available to current home sellers who want to enhance their home to help achieve optimal offers. The brokerage will cover the upfront costs of the repairs, which will be repaid by the seller when the property sale closes or the listing expires. There are no additional fees to participate in the program and no minimum listing price. Available projects include staging, appliance purchasing and installation, handyman services, painting, kitchen and bathroom upgrades, and more. To participate, the agent will connect their home seller client with a dedicated HomeAdvisor project consultant to discuss the services needed to prepare the home. HomeAdvisor will help manage projects from start to finish, finding appointment times that work conveniently within the homeowner's schedule. Experienced, pre-screened service professionals from HomeAdvisor's network will make the improvements. This program, powered by HomeAdvisor, is an exclusive offering for Coldwell Banker clients and continues to build on HomeAdvisor's vision to create deeper relationships with customers, provide more value for its participating service professionals and meet customers wherever they need home services. About Realogy Holdings Corp. Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) is the leading and most integrated provider of residential real estate services in the U.S. that is focused on empowering independent sales agents to best serve today's consumers. Realogy delivers its services through its well-known industry brands including Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Climb Real Estate®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, Corcoran®, ERA®, Sotheby's International Realty® as well as NRT, Cartus®, Title Resource Group and ZapLabs®, an in-house innovation and technology development lab. 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. About HomeAdvisor HomeAdvisor® is a digital marketplace evolving the way homeowners connect with service professionals to complete home projects. With HomeAdvisor's on-demand platform, homeowners can find and vet local, prescreened home service professionals; view average home project costs using True Cost Guide; and instantly book appointments online or through HomeAdvisor's award-winning mobile app, which is compatible with all iOS, Android and virtual assistants, including Amazon Echo. HomeAdvisor is based in Denver, Colo., and is an operating business of ANGI Homeservices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANGI).
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Real Estate Innovator and Visionary Steve Ozonian Joins Board of Directors at Inside Real Estate
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Announcing Realogy Military Rewards: New Home Buying and Selling Program Launches for ALL Military Personnel, Veterans and Their Families
Military Families Can Earn Cash Back* When They Buy or Sell a Home MADISON, N.J., Sept. 10, 2019 -- Realogy Holdings Corp., the largest full-service residential real estate services company in the United States, today announced Realogy Military Rewards, a new home buying and selling program that will offer $350 to $7,500 in cash back or rewards to those who have served our country and their extended families. Realogy Military Rewards builds on the company's 30 years of experience assisting military families with their home sales and purchases and is now available to all military personnel, veterans and their extended families in most U.S. states. The program benefits are based on the home's sale or purchase price when transacting with one of Realogy's well-known and trusted residential real estate brands, including Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, Century 21®, Coldwell Banker® and ERA® . Through Cartus Corporation, a Realogy subsidiary, and its Broker Network, a Military Rewards Advocate matches consumers with affiliated agents who are experts in the local area as well as the intricacies of military moves. The Cartus Broker Network is a broad network substantially comprised of Realogy affiliated brokers and agents who earn very high customer satisfaction and loyalty by applying their expertise to support both home buyers and sellers through the complex real estate process and to ultimately close their transactions in faster-than-average times. "Realogy has a long history of supporting our servicemen and servicewomen during one of life's most special and critical milestones: buying or selling a home," said Ryan Schneider, Realogy's chief executive officer and president. "The new Realogy Military Rewards program extends our support to the entire U.S. military community and their families by providing a real estate agent experienced with military moves, an advocate to offer support along the way, and substantial cash back upon closing." It's Our Turn to Serve You: A More Rewarding Home Transaction Experience Connection to an Experienced Real Estate Agent: Realogy Military Rewards seamlessly connects home buyers and sellers to top-rated affiliated real estate agents across the entire United States. Matched according to the client's profile, participating agents, who are affiliated with one of Realogy's trusted residential real estate brands, have been selected based on their exceptional customer service record, local market expertise and experience with the complexities of military moves. An Advocate to Support Along the Way: Additionally, the home buyer or seller will be connected to a Military Rewards Advocate, who will work side-by-side with their agent to ensure a seamless real estate transaction. Generous Cash Back Bonus or Rewards: After closing, the home buyer or seller can receive $350 to $7,500* in a cash back or reward bonus based on the sale or purchase price of their home. For more information on Realogy Military Rewards, please call 800-752-3642 or visit www.RealEstatePerk.com/RealogyMilitaryRewards. About Realogy Holdings Corp. Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) is the leading and most integrated provider of residential real estate services in the U.S. that is focused on empowering independent sales agents to best serve today's consumers. Realogy delivers its services through its well-known industry brands including Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Climb Real Estate®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, Corcoran®, ERA®, Sotheby's International Realty® as well as NRT, Cartus®, Title Resource Group and ZapLabs®, an in-house innovation and technology development lab. Realogy's fully integrated business model includes brokerage, franchising, relocation, mortgage, and title and settlement services. Realogy provides independent sales agents access to leading technology, best-in-class marketing and learning programs, and support services to help them become more productive and build stronger businesses. Realogy's affiliated brokerages operate around the world with approximately 188,600 independent sales agents in the United States and approximately 111,200 independent sales agents in 113 other countries and territories. Realogy is headquartered in Madison, New Jersey.
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