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Jim Harrison, President and CEO of MLSListings, Recognized Nationally for Protecting, Investing in Real Estate Industry
Silicon Valley, CA. June 18, 2019 -- The National Association of REALTORS has announced that Jim Harrison, RCE, CAE, President and CEO of MLSListings of Silicon Valley, California, has become a Golden R Hall of Fame Major Investor in the REALTORS Political Action Committee. RPAC is a national bipartisan grassroots-based political advocacy organization that works to protect the real estate industry and the dream of homeownership for Silicon Valley residents and across the country. Jim Harrison has supported RPAC for 14 years and has been a member of the National Association of REALTORS since 2005. Jim Harrison is a nationally recognized leader of one of the largest Multiple Listing Services (MLS) in Northern California. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, MLSListings Inc. serves nearly 16,000 subscribers, representing some 6,000 real estate firms, conducting business in more than 28,000 square miles of premiere California counties. Jim is a 30-year real estate industry veteran with vast REALTOR® association and regional MLS management experience in the states of California, Texas, and Virginia. Currently serving on the Advisory Board for Realtors Property Resource® (RPR), Jim is also on the MLS Executive Advisory Board to the National Association of REALTORS Leadership Team, the Executive Advisory Committee for MOVE.com, the NAR Corporate Ally Program Advisory Board, and the Silicon Valley Alliance of Chief Executives. He also serves as the CAP Advisory Board liaison to the NAR Association Executive Committee. Most recently, Jim signed on to the Board of Directors for Arizona Regional MLS (ARMLS), one of the largest MLSs in the country. Jim holds a degree in Business Administration from Sul Ross State University in Texas. He also holds a Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives and a REALTOR Association Certified Executive (RCE) designation from NAR. Jim has been named as one of the 200 Most Powerful People in Real Estate in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014 in the Swanepoel Power 200 Report. In addition, he is recognized as an Inman Real Estate Influencer in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2010, and 2008. "I support RPAC because doing so is important to my profession. I am proud to be a Golden R Hall of Fame Major Investor," said Jim Harrison. Since 1969, RPAC has promoted the election of pro-real estate candidates across the United States. The purpose of RPAC is to elect and support officials who advance the interests of real estate professionals and their home buying, selling and investing clients. In addition, RPAC uses its resources to develop public policies that make it easier for consumers to own homes and build their communities through commercial investment. Jim Harrison's investment will be applied to supporting homeownership, commercial real estate transactions, and the very future of the real estate industry. Current REALTOR® priorities include working with Congress and the administration to craft long-term reform of the nation's infrastructure; tracking additional changes to the tax code to ensure reforms are understood by and beneficial to our members; and educating lawmakers about the importance of protecting the availability of 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage financing. The National Association of REALTORS®, "The Voice for Real Estate," is America's largest trade association, representing 1.3 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. About MLSListings Inc. MLSListings Inc. is recognized as a premier multiple listing service in the nation. Based in the heart of Silicon Valley and specializing in Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and San Mateo Counties, MLSListings provides real estate professionals and consumers with accurate data that is updated every five minutes. Facilitating more than $70 billion in annual real estate activity, the MLSListings platform is the intersection of comprehensive real estate data and the transaction for the northern California marketplace. For more information on MLSListings, visit https://www.mlslistings.com.
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CENTURY 21 Alliance Realty Launches Digital Ad Program with Adwerx
Ads will be customized through the Adwerx Enterprise Automated Listing Advertising Program DURHAM, N.C. -- CENTURY 21® Alliance Realty has adopted the Adwerx Enterprise Automated Listing Advertising Program to create ads for properties listed by the firm. CENTURY 21® Alliance Realty serves the Tampa Bay areas with 47 agents in two offices, Spring Hill and Brooksville. In addition, they have a kiosk in Brooksville. Adwerx is the real estate industry leader in developing customized digital ads that are generated and launched automatically when a property is for sale. Qualified homes listed with CENTURY 21® Alliance Realty will receive an automated ad campaign that is generated through Adwerx Enterprise. 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 exposure, agents are able to maximize the visibility of each listing andreinforce their local brand. "Arming our agents with the latest in advertising technology is essential for competing in today's marketplace," said Broker-Owner, Marilyn Pearson-Adams. "Targeted digital marketing that launches automatically helps our agents stay focused on client care," said Julie Zook, Broker-Owner. The Adwerx Enterprise Automated Listing Advertising Program has seen widespread adoption in the U.S. and Canada, providing agents with localized ads that appear on the sites that clients and potential buyers visit daily. Agents using the program report a high level of client satisfaction and say that the program is a key advantage in helping them obtain new listings. About CENTURY 21® Alliance Realty At CENTURY 21® Alliance Realty we believe our customers deserve and shall receive the finest service ever offered by any real estate organization. We began 40 years ago with a proactive approach to providing top notch customer service and everyday conversation with our agents, support staff and management team. To learn more, visit https://c21alliancerealty.com. About Adwerx Adwerx provides Brilliantly Simple Digital Advertising™ for real estate, mortgage, insurance, financial services, and other businesses. Ads powered by Adwerx have received billions of impressions on social media, mobile platforms, and the most widely read news sites. Adwerx has served over 150,000 customers across the U.S., Canada, and Australia and has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies for two years in a row. To see how Adwerx can work for you, please visit www.adwerx.com. Plus, NAR members receive 15% additional impressions on Adwerx campaigns, which can be combined with other eligible discounts. This exclusive benefit is available through the National Association of REALTORS®' REALTOR Benefits® Program.
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Climb Real Estate Embraces the Power of Marketing Automation by Imprev
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NRT Helps Its Coldwell Banker Affiliated Real Estate Agents Grow Their Client Base and Stay Connected with Prospect Square
MADISON, N.J., June 13, 2019 -- NRT LLC, the largest real estate brokerage in sales volume in the United States, has launched Prospect Square, a groundbreaking platform designed to help its Coldwell Banker affiliated agents expand their client base and stay at the forefront of their clients' minds by offering dynamic, valuable and engaging digital content. NRT LLC is the subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. that operates all company-owned real estate brokerage offices. Prospect Square is free and exclusive to NRT's Coldwell Banker affiliated real estate agents nationwide, streamlining administrative tasks so they can remain focused on selling more homes and securing more listings. This tool is designed to help agents grow their business and generate more revenue through a higher level of engagement with existing and prospective clients – in turn helping those agents live more exceptional lives, one of NRT's primary goals.This time-saving marketing tool is automated and simple to use. Agents select client reports that deliver vital housing market data on city, zip code, county and custom area levels all the way down to specific property information. These quarterly, area and market reports solidify the agents' position as local real estate experts. Coldwell Banker clients are kept updated on local market conditions with access to real-time data, long-term trends and metrics based on property type and other variables – all customized to the client's preferences, location and buyer/seller history. Agents can also design attention-grabbing monthly marketing campaigns and digital newsletters that automatically market their listings and showcase invaluable content to existing and potential clients. They can access property eFlyers, an additional, powerful marketing option sourced from Listing Concierge, another cutting-edge NRT service. Via Prospect Square analytics, agents can acquire insight into the marketing methods that are most successful in securing leads, helping them build their business. Prospect Square also includes a Clients for Life program through which agents can continually engage their contacts through special events, sweepstakes, local activity guides and more. Since the launch of Prospect Square, NRT's Coldwell Banker affiliated agents have been engaging with the tool in record numbers: More than 2 million market, area and quarterly reports delivered to clients in Q1 2019 A record 1.2 million emails distributed through Clients for Life in April 2019 Usage rate for Clients for Life is as high as 70% in select markets Prospect Square is a proprietary solution only available to NRT's Coldwell Banker affiliated agents. Agents participated in testing and their feedback was instrumental in defining the product. The product was developed in part by The Studio, NRT's in-house marketing agency supporting its Coldwell Banker branded operations. "When balancing a successful business and living life, it can be a challenge to generate consistent content that friends, family and acquaintances will appreciate receiving. Prospect Square has been designed with direct input from agents to help them achieve that balance. We offer automated reports and campaigns so agents can 'set it and forget it,' ensuring that they are positioned top-of-mind within their sphere of influence," said M. Ryan Gorman, president and CEO, NRT LLC "Prospect Square is an innovative product that offers agents several marketing options in one application. It enables them to easily communicate with a broader audience, connecting with clients old and new. These marketing materials are curated to leverage Coldwell Banker NRT's abundant data and present potential home buyers and sellers with information vital to their decision-making process," said Michael Fischer, senior vice president of The Studio. "We are seeing record engagement from clients on messages sent from Prospect Square. This content is designed to offer them real value and useful information about their local markets. Knowledge is power, and we put that power into the hands of our clients every day via smart, relevant data. This in turn equates to opportunities for agents to engage with existing and prospective clients," said Kacie Ricker, national vice president of The Product Studio. NRT LLC is the nation's largest residential real estate brokerage company in sales volume. NRT owns companies in more than 50 of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the United States, with approximately 755 offices and more than 50,200 independent sales associates. NRT is the subsidiary of Realogy (NYSE: RLGY) that operates all company-owned real estate brokerage offices.
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Engel & Volkers Belleair Partners with Adwerx to Launch Local Ad Campaigns
Luxury properties listed with prestigious international brand Engel & Völkers Belleair will be featured on popular websites, mobile apps, and social media Durham, N.C. -- Engel & Völkers Belleair is now utilizing the Adwerx Enterprise Automated Listing Advertising Program to deliver property advertising to interested consumers. This program will be used to promote the firm's listings throughout the Clearwater, Florida area and support the firm's other marketing programs. Adwerx is the real estate industry leader in creating customized ads that are generated and launched automatically across multiple platforms. Ads are generated from the company listing feed and customized for each listing with a property photo and details, agent contact information, and brokerage branding. These ads launch during the first week a property is live and are targeted to the surrounding area in order to capture the interest of local buyers. "A comprehensive advertising solution is essential for marketing properties effectively," said Kelly Montgomery-Kepler, Broker/Owner of Engel & Völkers Belleair. "Adwerx has built a platform that simplifies the process of advertising homes online, making it easy for our real estate advisors to delight their clients by seeing their homes promoted on the websites they visit every day." "Engel & Völkers is a prestige brand with an international reputation and we are excited to welcome Engel & Völkers Belleair as a client partner," added Jed Carlson, CEO of Adwerx. "By delivering real estate ads at scale, we've made it simple and efficient for this firm and every brokerage to quickly create and maintain a comprehensive property advertising system." About Engel & Völkers Belleair Engel & Völkers is one of the world's leading companies specializing in the sale and lease of premium residential and commercial property. Engel & Völkers currently operates a global network of over 11,000 real estate advisors in more than 837 residential brokerages 34 countries around the world. Each brokerage is independently owned and operated. About Adwerx Adwerx provides Brilliantly Simple Digital Advertising™ for real estate, mortgage, insurance, financial services, and other businesses. Ads powered by Adwerx have received billions of impressions on social media, mobile platforms, and the most widely read news sites. Adwerx has served over 150,000 customers across the U.S., Canada, and Australia and has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies for two years in a row. To see how Adwerx can work for you, please visit www.adwerx.com. Plus, NAR members receive 15% additional impressions on Adwerx campaigns, which can be combined with other eligible discounts. This exclusive benefit is available through the National Association of REALTORS®' REALTOR Benefits® Program.
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Homesnap Selected for LeadingRE Solutions Group Program
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Howard Hanna's Buy Before You Sell Program Encourages Buyers and Sellers to 'Move Faster'
Pittsburgh, PA (May 31, 2019) -- Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is launching a major new marketing initiative, the Move Faster campaign, in support of the company's exclusive Buy Before You Sell program. Unveiled today to the management team across the company's nine-state footprint, the new campaign communicates that working with Howard Hanna makes it easier to buy or sell a home in today's fast-paced world and competitive real estate market. The nation's 3rd largest real estate company has been taking the hassle out of the home buying and selling process for decades with its innovative programs, superb mortgage professionals, and best-of-the-best real estate agents. "In today's market, you can't take your time when you find the right house. You need to be prepared to move quickly and in most cases, there is not time to wait until your house sells. Using the equity in your current home for a down payment on your new home lets you ‘buy before you sell'. This is extremely helpful in highly sought-after areas and neighborhoods," noted President of Real Estate Brokerage, Howard W. "Hoby" Hanna, IV. The Buy Before Your Sell program, offered by Howard Hanna Mortgage (PA, OH, MI), 1st Priority Mortgage (NY) and Towne Mortgage (VA, NC), alleviates the worry people may have about listing their home for sale and thinking that if it sells quickly they won't have enough time to find, and buy, a home they like. The program offers the ability to buy a new home before selling the current house. The Buy Before You Sell program offers the best of both worlds: expertise and guidance during the home buying process from start to finish from a local Howard Hanna sales associate, along with the ability to leverage the equity in your current home for use as the down payment on a new home. Whether looking to upgrade, right-size, change school districts, or just enjoy a change of scenery, the Howard Hanna Buy Before You Sell program covers it all. "This is one of our most popular programs, as it lets sellers move quickly when they find a home they like," added Hanna. Move Faster with the Howard Hanna Buy Before You Sell program: Purchase a home without having to wait until the current property is sold Take advantage of low mortgage interest rates and potentially get better terms for the home purchase Move without worrying about the logistical issues of moving out of one property and into the new one on the same day After moving out, the home being sold can be staged without having to overly disrupt the seller's life, and the home can be shown to prospective buyers more easily The program produces more buyers who can buy a home by removing the sales contingency Howard Hanna's award-winning, in-house marketing agency is pleased with the outcome of their latest creative efforts. Led by Executive Vice President Kelly Silver, the marketing team will work with Howard Hanna offices to support the Move Faster campaign's agent-empowering assets and action-focused ads. Consumers will see it online, in print, and outdoors, creating a multimedia consumer experience that allows the Move Faster campaign to come alive. To get started with Howard Hanna's Buy Before You Sell program, click here or call your local Howard Hanna Real Estate office or agent. HowardHanna.com
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Engel & Volkers Charlotte Selects Adwerx Enterprise to Power Customized Listing Advertising Campaign
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Keller Williams Expands to Morocco
AUSTIN, TEXAS May 30, 2019 -- Keller Williams (KW), the world's largest real estate franchise by agent count, is expanding across Africa. As momentum continues, KW has awarded a new master franchise in Morocco. Led by Regional Operating Principal Youssef Mansour, the KW franchise in Morocco is currently initializing a regional office and training the core leadership team. "Youssef and his leadership team bring an unmatched level of excitement and understanding of our Keller Williams culture," said William E. Soteroff, president of Keller Williams Worldwide (KWW), the international division of Keller Williams. "Tied to that strong foundation, their business acumen and drive is positioning them for great success in Morocco," said Soteroff. In the early fall, the first Keller Williams real estate office in Morocco will open in Casablanca. KW Morocco is also targeting the cities of Tangier, Marrakech and Rabat for future office locations. "The idea of joining Keller Williams comes from the necessity to develop our business," said Mansour. "Every entrepreneur wants to develop their business. Keller Williams expressly gives you this chance, the opportunity to be the market leader." "I don't see other companies that can even pretend to do that," said Mansour. "Our vision is that KW Morocco will dominate the market within a few years. And we have a path to get there." Currently, KWW has 23 market centers and 1,116 agents across Africa. As of March 31, KWW has 207 market centers (outside of U.S. and Canada) across 37 regions. Recently, the Africa Investment Index 2018 report also ranked Morocco as the No. 1 most attractive investment opportunity in Africa, followed by Egypt and Algeria. KWW Momentum (production outside the U.S. and Canada in Q1 '19) KWW has 8,385 agents collectively operating outside the U.S. and Canada, up 33.7% over Q1 '18. In Q1 '19 alone, KW expanded globally into Italy and added 12 more market centers. Agents closed 7,364 transactions in Q1 '19, up 27.3% over Q1 '18. Agents closed $1.1 billion in sales volume, up 11.5% over Q1 '18. Agents took 22,992 new listings (new market inventory), up 41.6% over Q1 '18. Listings taken volume totaled $8.2 billion, up 53.5% over Q1 '18. Agents wrote 8,864 contracts (projected closings), up 36.7% over Q1 '18. Contracts written volume was $1.0 billion, up 21.2% over Q1 '18. Keller Williams' Q1 '19 results across the U.S. and Canada are also available. KWW is currently exploring further expansion opportunities across Africa, Central and South America, Central and Eastern Europe, and throughout Asia. Core criteria for new franchises starts with having a qualified leadership team grounded in the Keller Williams culture; the company also strives for government, banking and judicial system stability and a higher maturity level for a real estate market. Outside of the U.S. and Canada, KWW regions now include Argentina; Belgium; Belize; Bermuda; Cambodia; Chile; Colombia; Costa Rica; Czech Republic; Dubai, UAE; France; Greater Shanghai, China; Greece; Indonesia; Ireland; Israel; Italy; Jamaica; Luxembourg; Mexico; Monaco; Morocco; Nicaragua; Northern Cyprus; Panama; Philippines; Poland; Portugal; Puerto Rico; Romania; Southern Africa; Southern Cyprus; Spain; Trinidad and Tobago; Turkey; United Kingdom; and Vietnam. About Keller Williams Austin, Texas-based Keller Williams, the world's largest real estate technology franchise by agent count, has more than 1,030 offices and 180,000 associates. The franchise is also No. 1 in units and sales volume in the United States. In 2019, Fast Company named Keller Williams the No. 1 "Most Innovative Company" in real estate. In 2015, the company began its evolution into a technology company, now building the real estate platform that agents' buyers and sellers prefer. Since 1983, the company has cultivated an agent-centric, technology-driven and education-based culture that rewards agents as stakeholders. For more information, visit kwworldwide.com.
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Realogy Earns 'Great Place to Work' Designation for Second Consecutive Year
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CoreLogic Offering Instant Access to Property Data for Small Business on the CoreLogic Store
The updated e-commerce site delivers instant access to leading real estate data without a long-term commitment CoreLogic, a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today announced the availability of data and reports within the CoreLogic Store--a self-service, e-commerce portal providing instant access to leading property data and analytics from CoreLogic. Through the CoreLogic Store, small businesses and other industry professionals can obtain a variety of reports on properties, comparable sales, document images, automated valuation models and more without a long-term commitment. Because small businesses rely on data to stay competitive in the real estate industry, they often turn to free sources that may publish imprecise or outdated information. The CoreLogic Store aims to combat this by offering all real estate professionals—from agents to contractors to investors—the ability to obtain industry-leading, trusted data to make smarter business decisions and drive their bottom line. "At CoreLogic, we're dedicated to helping businesses of all sizes succeed within the real estate industry," said Shaleen Khatod, executive, Data & Advisory Solutions at CoreLogic. "The CoreLogic Store is a unique opportunity for small businesses, helping them gain a competitive edge by increasing access to trusted data and reports. And with new reports added to the Store on an ongoing basis, users know they're getting the most up-to-date data available." The CoreLogic Store provides nationwide information on properties, covering approximately 99% of U.S. residential properties. In total, the Store offers insights on more than 150 million residential and commercial parcels. CoreLogic utilizes data from a variety of sources, including public record, FEMA, county documents and other proprietary sources. The following reports can be accessed via the CoreLogic Store: Property Details Report Comparable Sales Report Transaction History Report Foreclosure Activity Report Voluntary Lien Report Legal & Vesting Report Total Home Value for Originations AVM Most Current Transfer Document Most Current 1st Mortgage Document Assessor Parcel Maps Reports on the CoreLogic Store start at only $3 and are available for instant download. To learn more about the CoreLogic Store visit corelogic.com/store. About CoreLogic CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), the leading provider of property insights and solutions, promotes a healthy housing market and thriving communities. Through its enhanced property data solutions, services and technologies, CoreLogic enables real estate profssionals, financial institutions, insurance carriers, government agencies and other housing market participants to help millions of people find, acquire and protect their homes. For more information, please visit www.corelogic.com.
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ERA Real Estate Announces Relationship with HomeAdvisor to Create Concierge Access to Top-Rated Service Providers for Home Buyers
MADISON, N.J., May 21, 2019 -- ERA Real Estate, a global franchising leader, today announced a relationship with HomeAdvisor, a leading digital marketplace evolving the way homeowners connect with service professionals. The collaboration allows clients to access HomeAdvisor's network of top-rated and reviewed service professionals in their area through a self-service website or a dedicated call center. ERA is one of the first real estate companies to do this network-wide, creating a concierge experience that includes an innovative self-service website for all affiliated brokers connected to ERA's Zap® platform. ERA is the first real estate partner to comprehensively integrate a HomeAdvisor concierge experience to all participating brokers.HomeAdvisor has hundreds of thousands of professionals in their network and can be found across the United States. Whether a client is in need of a painter, landscaper, or contractor, they can access professionals through the concierge sites with no additional cost to them. Brokers and their independent agents could receive a referral fee every time a client makes an appointment through the concierge site. "Our objective is to help the agent maintain their relationship with the client beyond the transaction, and put the agent at the center of the home ownership lifecycle," said Simon Chen, CEO of ERA Real Estate. "Agents have always made local recommendations to clients on services and products, but now we can funnel all of that client activity through a website that allows the broker and agent to stay valuable and visible years after the transaction. These connections could translate into more referrals, more ancillary income, and most importantly more repeat business." The collaboration with HomeAdvisor is just one component of ERA® Beyond, a community of national and local companies committed to providing the ERA® network of affiliated brokers and agents with products and services focused on productivity, profitability, and delivering value for consumers. ERA is leveraging the size and scale of its brand to deliver value and one-stop convenience so agents and brokers can better provide comprehensive service. About ERA Real Estate At ERA Real Estate, we don't adapt to change, we create it. We believe that our core business values of collaboration, innovation, diversity and growth are needed now more than ever. As a global leader in the residential real estate industry for more than 40 years, ERA was the first real estate franchise to expand internationally, the first to post listings online, and is the only national company that offers the Sellers Security® Plan program. The ERA Real Estate network includes 40,000 affiliated brokers and independent sales associates and approximately 2,300 offices throughout the United States and 34 other countries and territories. ERA Franchise Systems LLC (www.ERA.com) which operates the ERA Real Estate system, is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global provider of real estate services. ERA Real Estate information is available at www.ExploreERA.com.
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Leadership Change Signals Further Growth and Innovation for Planitar Inc., the Makers of iGUIDE
Kitchener, Canada, May 17, 2019 -- A leadership change is underway at Canadian proptech company, Planitar Inc. The creators of the iGUIDE camera system, the most efficient way to understand a physical space through accurate floor plans, 3D tours, and property measurements, have announced that co-founder Alex Likholyot will be taking the company through its next stage of growth as its new Chief Executive Officer, replacing co-founder Kevin Klages. In his new role, Alex will be aligning the company's innovations with its sales efforts to accelerate Planitar's growth in existing markets and the expansion into new market verticals. Alex said: "From the very beginning, our goal was to optimize the way people collect measurement data. Our technology will continue to deliver the fastest workflow for mapping interior spaces, with iGUIDE 3D tour presentation being one the most intuitive and efficient ways for people to explore indoor environments. We also strive to give our customers powerful tools to run their businesses and help them, in turn, to serve their clients better. Planitar is uniquely positioned to take full advantage of its technology in multiple vertical markets and we will accelerate executing on this vision." Kevin will be taking on a new role as Chief Industry Officer to focus on strategic initiatives within the current Residential Real Estate and Property Management industries while developing new market verticals. Kevin is excited about the future outlook in our existing verticals. "As co-founders, Alex and I had a vision of what Planitar could be. Under his management and leadership, the company is in a great position to continue executing on our vision. In under five years, we have managed to evolve the standards for listing real estate property in Canada. Floor plans, room measurements, and square footage have now become commonplace and a default in many markets. We will be capitalizing on Planitar's strengths to become the standard for many different industries and verticals in proptech, and are looking forward to continuing to build on that paradigm shift in Canada and globally." Over the past five years, Planitar has experienced strong growth and iGUIDE is now available throughout Canada, in 35 states in the US, and with European, Australia, and New Zealand expansions underway. Founded in 2013, in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, Planitar Inc. is the maker of iGUIDE, a proprietary camera and software platform for capturing and delivering immersive 3D virtual tours and detailed property information. iGUIDE is the most efficient system to map interior spaces and features accurate floor plans, measurements, and reliable property square footage. By integrating floor plans and visual data, iGUIDE provides an intuitive and practical way to digitally navigate and explore built environments.
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Catylist Unveils Commercial Exchange, National Real Estate Marketplace
A free-to-search commercial listing platform with verified data, integration with Moody's Analytics ANN ARBOR, Mich. (May 14, 2019) -- Catylist, the leading commercial real estate (CRE) technology provider, announces the launch of Commercial Exchange – a national commercial real estate marketplace where users can search sale and lease availabilities sourced directly from brokers in Catylist's network of 50+ local commercial real estate platforms in markets across the country. Unlike national listing aggregators, Commercial Exchange focuses on the quality and timeliness of the information and includes only listings that have been recently verified. Through a strategic partnership with Moody's Analytics, each property listed on Commercial Exchange includes a Commercial Location Score, which allows CRE investors, lenders and developers to evaluate each parcel's suitability and potential across the five major commercial property asset classes (office, retail, multi-family housing, industrial and hotel). Each numeric score takes into account component factors for the location including business vitality, economic prosperity, amenity, spatial demand, transportation and safety. Commercial Exchange is free for the public to search and is optimized to connect searchers directly with listing agents. With a $99 a month subscription, CRE professionals can post an unlimited number of listings and get access to additional data, such as sales comparables with no contracts or minimum user requirements. "Our goal with Commercial Exchange was to create a marketplace with reliable data and easy-to-use features that's truly accessible to all, whether you're a commercial real estate broker, an investor, or a tenant searching for available space," said Catylist CIO Allen Benson. "There are a number of national CRE search engines out there, but none that provide accurate and timely information without a costly subscription. We created Commercial Exchange to fill that gap." Benefits of Commercial Exchange: Search quickly and efficiently on a map with radius and drawn shapes Access details and generate one-click reports for any property in the country Save searches and receive immediate property alerts Post unlimited listings and benefit from built-in search engine optimization View listing traffic and track leads Use any phone or mobile device Receive broadcast email from Catylist's network of 50 markets nationwide "We are pleased to work with Catylist to make our Commercial Location Score available to CRE market participants across the country through Commercial Exchange," said Keith Berry, Head of the Moody's Analytics Accelerator. "Our goal is to help brokers across the country tackle their toughest challenges and make better, faster decisions." For more information on Commercial Exchange, visit www.commercialexchange.com. About Catylist For 18 years Catylist has been building commercial real estate technology, tailored to local markets. These customized listing databases serve as the most trusted source for CRE information in more than 50 markets in North America. Through Commercial Exchange, Catylist provides a free-to-search, national marketplace that brings together exclusive listings from its national network of CRE professionals. Learn more at www.catylist.com. About Moody's Analytics Moody's Analytics provides financial intelligence and analytical tools to help business leaders make better, faster decisions. Our deep risk expertise, expansive information resources, and innovative application of technology help our clients confidently navigate an evolving marketplace. We are known for our industry-leading and award-winning solutions, made up of research, data, software, and professional services, assembled to deliver a seamless customer experience. We create confidence in thousands of organizations worldwide, with our commitment to excellence, open mindset approach, and focus on meeting customer needs.
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Exclusive Redfin and RE/MAX Partnership Ends
SEATTLE, May 13, 2019 -- A statement from Redfin, a technology-powered real estate brokerage: RE/MAX withdrew today from its corporate partnership with Redfin. Redfin has the utmost respect for RE/MAX as a company, for its agents and leaders. RE/MAX agents who already work as Redfin's partner agents will continue to be our partners, and RE/MAX agents can continue to enroll in our partner program, but Redfin can now enroll partner agents from other brokerages to serve Redfin.com visitors in the U.S. and Canada. At issue between RE/MAX and Redfin has been Redfin Direct, the new service we're piloting in Boston for Redfin's listing customers to get offers from unrepresented buyers. We had briefed RE/MAX on the technology prior to announcing the partnership, but RE/MAX became concerned that Redfin Direct would undermine the standing of North American buyers' agents. Redfin understands this concern, as we employ thousands of licensed professionals and believe the vast majority of homebuyers need professional advice, and will happily pay for it. But we also have a duty to get as many offers for our customers' listings as we possibly can, and to give those listing customers the best value. We believe in consumer choices; our mission is to redefine real estate in consumers' favor. Redfin Direct does this. The reaction to Redfin Direct from our customers, and from consumers at large, has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic. We strive to be good partners, as individual agents negotiating a sale with another party, and as a company. We pride ourselves on the quality of life we offer our agents who, compared to agents at other brokerages, earn more and stay at their brokerage longer. We believe the only way to advance the careers of agents, at Redfin and ultimately at other brokerages, is to innovate, giving agents the best products to serve customers. This is why we're hopeful that we can develop new partnerships with other brokerages over time, so all of us can help people take advantage of new technologies for selling homes. Our full position on the industry impact of Redfin Direct is here. 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 85 major metro areas across the U.S. and Canada. The company has closed more than $85 billion in home sales.
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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Automated Advertising Program Provides Comprehensive Online Marketing Solution for Network Members with Adwerx
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Homesnap Launches the Broker Suite
The Homesnap Pro Broker Suite are FREE tools that enable a brokerage to integrate their brand, communication, and technology into Homesnap. Homesnap Pro Brand Homesnap Pro Brand allows a brokerage to have a unique brand footprint across the entire Homesnap ecosystem. Brokerages' logos and brand colors are used in a variety of places and shown to both agents and clients alike. Web • iPhone • Apple TV • Android • iPad • Email Homesnap Pro Brand Includes: Extra Large App Splash Prominent Web Navigation Bar Delightful Pull-to-Refresh Animation Prominent Listing Lead Form Public and Agent Profile Beautiful CMA Reports All Client and Agent Emails Homesnap Pro Billboards With Homesnap Pro Billboards, a brokerage can customize the scrolling carousel atop the Agent-Only Features. The scrolling carousel is the perfect spot to deliver important information or company-wide messages. Homesnap Pro Bookmarks Homesnap Pro Bookmarks integrates a brokerage's technology stack into the Agent- Only Features. Ultimately, increasing an agent's adoption and engagement with the tools their brokerage pays for! Homesnap Pro Bookmarks Include: Single Sign-On Connection Third-Party Technology Vendors Preferred Mortgage Lenders, Title, or Insurance To view the original post, visit the Homesnap blog.
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8z Real Estate Launches 8z Offers, a Local iBuyer in Colorado
New Technology Helps Home Sellers Close Deals Fast, Make More Money BOULDER, Colo., April 30, 2019 -- 8z Real Estate, one of the nation's most successful brokerages with 15 offices and over $1 billion in real estate sales in 2018, announced it has launched 8z Offers, a cash instant-offer service for home sellers in the Colorado Front Range region. This includes Colorado Springs, Greater Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins and Greeley. 8z Offers provides the opportunity for homeowners to get a quick cash offer on their home from a trusted local company. Instant Offers removes the uncertainty of selling a home, replacing it with a guaranteed offer and significantly reducing the time it takes to close. National iBuyers have emerged as today's consumer wants convenience, speed and predictability, and iBuyer instant offers have emerged to meet those demands in real estate. Instant offers are designed to get transactions done quickly at competitive, even market-beating, prices. While iBuyers represented only 0.2 percent of home sales nationally in 2018, or some 15,000-plus homes, they are growing exponentially. In Denver, for example, market share is accelerating rapidly — national iBuyer Opendoor has purchased over 100 homes in the Denver market in the last six months. The real estate market in Colorado remains robust, but there are signals that the market is shifting. According to the data provided by market-tracking firm InfoSparks, the median days to contract on a home on the Front Range is 11 days, and the average days to close is 44. On average, Front Range homes are selling at 99.9 percent of list price. The strong Front Range market makes the speed and surety of a sale on the open market comparable to accepting an instant offer from an iBuyer. That said, a significant difference between selling via instant offer and selling on the open market is convenience. The median number of showings before a final offer in Colorado is 11, versus skipping the hassle of home showings completely by working with an iBuyer. Local iBuyers like 8z Offers are uniquely qualified to service home sellers in ways national companies, like Zillow, Offerpad and Opendoor, simply cannot. National iBuyers have rigid program parameters including age of home, type of home, value of home and geographic location. For example, none of the national iBuyers currently make offers on homes in Boulder, Larimer, Weld and El Paso counties. In addition, iBuyers typically will not make offers on homes with values greater than $600,000. This results in less than 50 percent of the homes being eligible for an instant offer. Local iBuyers, like 8z Offers, are laser-focused on local market conditions, allowing them to make fair market offers on more expensive and older homes outside of the national iBuyers' local footprints and parameters. 8z Offers was the clear next step for 8z Real Estate, a brokerage committed to putting the consumer's needs first, as it has helped over 10,000 consumers compare their home-selling options. 8z now buys homes using a multi-million-dollar iBuyer fund, giving it a unique market advantage and allowing it to hold multiple properties at a time. 8z Offers, in only a few months, has made more than 50 offers on Front Range homes, with multiple homes under contract, and its first instant-offer purchase closed in April. "Like the other major iBuyers, 8z Offers is making fair market value offers. Even still, the vast majority of homeowners are choosing to list with an 8z Real Estate agent on the open market in order to maximize their sales price and proceeds they pocket," says Lane Hornung, founder of 8z Real Estate. Galina Allam, a Greeley resident, recently sold her home to 8z Offers: "With an instant offer, you pay for speed and convenience. 8z made the entire experience very easy. Having an agent who explains everything made a big difference. Our 8z agent Cameron was always on our side. We would recommend him to everyone we know. He is helping us find a new home now." In order to best maximize the consumer experience, 8z Offers has partnered with zavvie, the industry-leading instant-offer aggregator. zavvie delivers technology, market-specific data and a seamless consumer experience for their select broker partners around the country. zavvie allows the home seller to begin their experience online and connect with a person who will walk them through all their options, including getting multiple offers from national iBuyers and a local iBuyer – like 8z Offers. By utilizing the zavvie Offer Optimizer, the consumer has an easy-to-navigate, side-by-side comparison of all options, including working with an agent to sell their home on the open market. The zavvie Offer Optimizer is the first online tool that gives home sellers three key insights: what it looks like to sell to a national iBuyer, a local iBuyer and on the open market. "zavvie is the Kayak of Instant Offers," says Stefan Peterson, zavvie co-founder and chief data officer. "It is the leading iBuyer aggregator in the real estate space, delivering market-specific data and adding transparency to the instant-offer process from start to finish for the consumer." "We've been helping clients in Colorado manually sort through the maze of iBuyer offers since they entered our market," said Ryan Carter, president of 8z Real Estate and a veteran Colorado Realtor®. "Most homeowners think all instant offers are the same, but they're not. Most homes are not even eligible for an instant offer. zavvie Offer Optimizer opens the curtain to reveal unique market insights. Consumers get 100 percent transparency, multiple offers on their home and the ability to make the best choice that's right for them," Carter added. zavvie Offer Optimizer also provides a detailed breakdown of the various costs and fees — which differ among iBuyers — as well as the typical timeframe for a sale to be completed. In Denver, the technology behind zavvie Offer Optimizer features calculations based on actual transactional data specific to the Denver market where national iBuyers compete. At 8zoffers.com homeowners can access the zavvie Offer Optimizer by clicking a button and comparing instant offers available in the Colorado Front Range from leading national iBuyers including Opendoor and Zillow Offers, and now leading local iBuyer 8z Offers. About 8z Real Estate 8z Real Estate's mission statement is "Real Estate is broken, we are fixing it," and is committed to putting clients first. Named one of the "Best Companies to Work for" by The Denver Post for five straight years, 8z is one of the most successful real estate brokerages in the nation and the fastest-growing among Colorado's 10 largest brokerages on the Front Range, according to REAL Trends. With 15 offices providing Colorado's Front Range home buyers and sellers with unmatched market data and online tools, 8z generated more than $1 billion in total sales transactions last year. 8z's founder Lane Hornung was named one of Colorado's Most Admired CEOs by the Denver Business Journal in 2018. Find your 8z neighborhood agent at 8z.com. About zavvie zavvie helps home sellers close quickly and pocket maximum cash. zavvie Offer Optimizer brings transparency to the iBuyer process, giving consumers a free, online side-by-side instant offers comparison. Home sellers can use the zavvie Offer Optimizer at no charge and without registration at zavvie.com/offer-optimizer. zavvie partners with trusted local real estate brokerages nationwide who also make instant offers. These local partners include 8z Real Estate in Denver, Colorado Springs and Northern Colorado; McGuire Real Estate in the San Francisco Bay Area, California; Robert Slack in Orlando and Tampa, Florida; BRIX Real Estate in the Twin Cities, Minneapolis-Saint Paul; Path & Post Real Estate in Atlanta, Georgia; Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Winans in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas; and Summa Realty in Portland, Oregon. zavvie Offer Optimizer is available to sellers in 21 major metropolitan markets, including Atlanta, Austin, Birmingham, Charlotte, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Nashville, Orlando, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh-Durham, Riverside, Sacramento, San Antonio, Tampa, Denver and Tucson.
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Leading Real Estate Photography Firms Form Association
Atlanta, GA – April 24, 2019 — Leading real estate photography companies have joined together to form the nation's first trade group for real estate photographers. The Association of Real Estate Photographers (AREP) has applied for status as a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade association with the Internal Revenue Service and has begun to accept new association membership for real estate photographers, real estate photography companies, and affiliates. "Real Estate photographers are important partners providing many marketing services that increases a property's total sale price and decreases the number of Days on Market," said Paul Rodman, Executive Director and founding Board member of AREP. "Their creative work is remarkably valuable and should be protected. Working together, we can continue to help home buyers get a complete view of properties and avoid driving all over town while sellers get better informed shoppers who are more likely to buy." Founding members of the Association of Real Estate Photographer include many of the leading real estate photography companies including VHT, Planomatic, FloorPlans Online, Vizzi Media, Collabora (TourFactory), Virtuance, IMOTO Photo, and HouseLens. The founding members represent a group of about 2,000 professional photographers who are either employees of the company or licensed sub-contractors. Joining the founding members are a group of supporting Charter Members which include Twist Tours, Future Home Photo, Virtual Access Tours, South Florida Virtual Tour, Motion City Media, Southeastern Shutter, Top Notch 360 Real Estate Photography, A Beautiful Dominion, East Coast Virtual Tours, Picture Perfect Properties, and Boise Real Estate Photography. Charter members represent another 500 professional photographers. One of the first initiatives of AREP is to develop a set of photography service agreements for use by members that clearly outline the license for the permitted use of photos and other media. "Companies like Twist Tours have invested in the development of agreements that protect our photographers, and our customers," says Allison Cartwright, Twist Tours CEO. "Twist Tour's goal in joining the Association is to collaborate with other firms in our industry to raise professionalism and operate cooperatively with others to develop mutually beneficial standards that support the role of photography in real estate marketing without jeopardizing the assets of the photographers." AREP other initiatives will include developing professional standards, recommending best practices, offering education to members and creating certification. AREP also is in the process of planning its first annual conference. The conference lineup will include orientation for new members, educational sessions on copyright protections, best practices for operating a photography services business, and provide a review of industry advocacy efforts. Executive Director Paul Rodman recently spoke at the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) fall conference to share thoughts image data standards being added to the RESO Data Dictionary with the multiple listing organizations on how they can collaborate to better manage the rights of digital asset owners. AREP intends to work with the legal workgroup of the Council of MLS and the National Association of REALTORS to develop a healthy ecosystem for digital rights management of property media. Membership in the Association of Real Estate Photographers is available at AREphotographers.org. Individual memberships start at $185 per year. Membership is scaled based on the number of photographers working for the company. About the Association of Real Estate Photographers (AREP) The Association of Real Estate Photographers is a non-profit trade association representing 2,500 professionals and growing rapidly. The mission of AREP is to protect and preserve media of all kinds while promoting the value of real estate media to the public and clients. AREP elevates media by creative professionals by emphasizing quality, developing professional standards, recommending best practices, offering ongoing education to members. Learn more or join AREP at AREphotographers.org.
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Homes with Open Houses in the First Week on Market Sell Faster and for More Money than Those Not Held Open
In San Francisco and San Jose, Homes with Open Houses Sell For More than 5% More Relative to List Price Than Homes without them In Miami, homes with open houses go under contract 11 days faster than homes without them SEATTLE, April 23, 2019 -- Nationwide, homes with open houses sell for $9,046 more and spend seven fewer days on the market than homes without open houses, according to a new report from Redfin, the tech-powered real estate brokerage. The analysis looked at homes that were listed in 2018, comparing the relative selling success—measured by sale-to-list price ratios and time on market—of those that had an open house within their first week on the market with that of homes that never had an open house. The benefits associated with open houses vary by metro, and they likely have more to do with the desirability of the homes themselves than the open house itself. "Holding an open house is an efficient way for sellers to get more eyes on a home, and a bigger pool of potential buyers can help lead to a higher ultimate sale price," said Redfin chief economist Daryl Fairweather. "In many areas, homes that are already primed for competition tend to be the ones with open houses because the listing agent knows it will attract a lot of attention and wants to set up a convenient way for multiple potential buyers to pop in at once instead of making several appointments for private tours." In San Francisco, homes with an open house during week one sold for 7.9 percent more relative to their list price than homes with no open house, the biggest premium of any metro area in the U.S. In nearby San Jose, homes with open houses sold for 5.2 percent more and in Raleigh, North Carolina, homes with open houses sold for 4.6 percent more relative to their list price than those without. For a home in Raleigh listed at the metro area's median sale price of $286,000, that could mean a difference of more than $13,000 in the ultimate sale price. "San Francisco real estate culture is dominated by open houses. The majority of my clients attend open houses because they know it's their best chance to see a competitive property or multiple properties on the same day," said local Redfin agent Miriam Westberg. "If a home in the area doesn't have an open house, it's often because it's either owner-occupied or tenant-occupied. Those homes tend to sell for a bit less than comparable homes with open houses because they're difficult to show and don't get as much traffic or as many offers." In San Francisco, homes with open houses during the first week spend a full week longer on the market than homes without—but that doesn't mean the open house is harmful. "It's standard here to host two weekends of open houses before accepting offers. Listing agents usually prefer 10 to 14 days of active on-market time, particularly for homes with open houses, before they'll set an offer date," Westberg said. In the Miami area, open houses are correlated with faster sales. A home in Miami with an open house during its first week on the market typically goes under contract within 27 days, compared with 38 days for those without an open house. And homes in the Miami area with an open house during week one sold for 1.2 percent more relative to their list price than homes with no open house. "I usually list properties on a Thursday or Friday, then hold an open house on Saturday or Sunday. I also hold private showings because it's so important to get as many potential buyers into the home as possible," said Jessica Johnson, a Redfin agent in Miami. "When homebuyers see other people at an open house, it can motivate them to place an offer more quickly than they otherwise would. I had two listings go under contract last week after just one weekend on the market. In both cases, the buyers first saw the home at the open house." To view the full report, including metro-level data on the selling success of homes with and without open houses, please click here. 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 85 major metro areas across the U.S. and Canada. The company has closed more than $85 billion in home sales.
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Lone Wolf Technologies Continues Growth, Acquires zipLogix to Expand Transaction Management Footprint
Acquisition accelerates Lone Wolf's mission to deliver a fully integrated ecosystem of technology solutions for real estate professionals CAMBRIDGE, Ontario, April 22, 2019 -- Lone Wolf Technologies ("Lone Wolf"), the North American leader in residential real estate software, today announced the acquisition of zipLogix™, a leading provider of transaction management, electronic forms, and eSignature solutions for the real estate industry. With this move, Lone Wolf expands their transaction management portfolio and accelerates the creation of an ecosystem of technology solutions that work together to simplify the transaction process. The zipLogix™ platform will be added to Lone Wolf's transaction management portfolio, which currently includes TransactionDesk, a complete transaction management solution used by over 500,000 real estate professionals. Lone Wolf will immediately look to integrate zipForm® with brokerWOLF, the real estate industry's number-one back office and accounting platform, to give zipForm® users a fully integrated transaction management-to-back office solution. Lone Wolf will also look to leverage existing zipForm® integrations and bring them to TransactionDesk users to drive greater efficiencies for agents and brokers. "I couldn't be more excited to welcome zipLogix™ to Lone Wolf," said Jack Blaha, CEO of Lone Wolf Technologies. "This acquisition is important for the real estate industry and the customers we serve. With more solutions and integrations available, zipLogix's™ enormous network of brokerages and agents will soon have the opportunity to leverage an unparalleled end-to-end platform from lead to close. By combining our resources, we will be able to accelerate development on both platforms while providing greater choice and integration capabilities to the thousands of brokers and agents served through our MLS, Association, and brokerage clients." "Today, we are taking another momentous step in keeping REALTORS® at the center of the transaction," said Jared Martin, 2019 president, CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. "In a rapidly shifting and highly competitive business environment, it is imperative that we leverage leading technologies and business systems to best serve the interests of our REALTOR® members. This acquisition represents a historic move in terms of combining the formidable strengths of two of this industry's leading technology platforms. Lone Wolf shares C.A.R.'s commitment to preserving REALTOR® interests, and as such, we are extremely pleased and confident that Lone Wolf will continue to expand upon the strong foundation that zipLogix™ has built within the REALTOR® community by ensuring that its technology platforms provide unparalleled value to all REALTORS®." Collectively, Lone Wolf and zipLogix™ service over 1.4 million agents, 20,000 offices, and 1,000 MLSs and Associations in the U.S. and Canada. More than 125 million forms and 23 million signings are created on their platforms every year. "We are excited to be a part of a top caliber technology provider who shares the same ethos of offering best-in-class transaction solutions for the hundreds of thousands of agents and brokers who use zipLogix™ transaction products," said Mark Peterson, 2019 chair, zipLogix™ board of directors. "We believe this acquisition positions our REALTOR® members exceedingly well for future growth and offers significant opportunity to enhance and streamline the transaction." zipLogix™ solutions are currently provided as a member benefit to members of both the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.). This member benefit will continue for members of both organizations under the existing terms. "Our mission is to help our members be successful and technology is a key ingredient in achieving this goal," said John Smaby, NAR President. "We are excited that this acquisition will result in the delivery of a next-level platform that will drive greater efficiency and effectiveness for our members." 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 700,000 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, and London, ON. For more information, please visit lwolf.com. About zipLogix™ Fraser, Mich.-based zipLogix™, creators of zipForm®, is a technology company created by and owned by owned by REALTORS®, working to improve productivity and efficiency industry wide. Its transaction management software, which includes zipForm® Plus, zipTMS® and zipVault®, automates and simplifies the repetitive and complex steps of real estate transactions. zipLogix™ is also the provider of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Transaction Management Benefit, available to more than 1.3 million REALTORS® nationwide. About the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Leading the way...® in California real estate for more than 110 years, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (www.car.org) is one of the largest state trade organizations in the United States with more than 200,000 members dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate. C.A.R. is headquartered in Los Angeles. C.A.R. is the founder, majority owner and managing entity of zipLogix™.
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GDPR Compliance for Email Marketing
Sotheby’s International Realty is a company owned brokerage of Realogy’s NRT holding company. The firm uses Rezora for digital marketing and they have done an exquisite job of adopting GDPR – Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation. As you can plainly recognize from the name of the company which contains “international,” Sotheby’s International Realty is a brand that markets properties to people who live in the GDPR nations. Sotheby’s even translates currency into Euros and properties into multiple languages. These activities are the criteria that distinguish which businesses need to be GDPR compliant. Moreover, I am certain that the company regularly does transactions with European citizens who purchase homes here in America. If you are a brokerage that sells properties to Europeans, are a member of a sales network that takes referrals for Europeans, or markets property in Europe through a network that displays homes for sale on European websites in European currencies, you need to be GDPR compliant. Becoming GDPR Compliant is a process. There are two key prongs of becoming compliant. The first is notifying consumers that they have the right to be forgotten from all of your systems. The second prong is to make sure that you can deliver on that right. WAV Group provides GDPR consulting services. If you need help, please contact Victor Lund at [email protected] GDPR Compliance in this Email Footer One of the greatest risks that face medium and small firms today is compliance with laws like GDPR. The minimum fine is about $12 million and up to 4% of your revenue. That is a penalty that has teeth. Consumer privacy trolls are already actively looking for failures by American businesses to comply. But GDPR is part of a trend that is also finding its way into US laws. The California 2020 Privacy Act is pretty similar in protecting consumer privacy with the right of people to be forgotten. Brokers need to take consumer privacy seriously. As this image illustrates, Sotheby’s is notifying consumers of their rights under GDPR and providing a link to their GDPR compliance. It is worth noting that they have not updated their copyright, © 2016. Another compliance service offered by WAV Group is to audit all of your systems to look for issues like this. Brokers need to have their copyright claims up to date, review terms of use, review privacy policy, and ensure that your technology vendors or in house technology teams are following MLS rules and regulations. These types of audits are not expensive; it's mostly an administrative task. Failure to ensure your compliance is very expensive, not only in its charge to your treasury, but to your firm’s reputation. The last thing you want to read in the newspaper is an article about how your firm violated privacy laws. Contact Victor Lund if you want to talk about it. To view the original article, visit the WAV Group blog.
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Intero Announces Leadership Change
CUPERTINO, Calif. (Apr. 15, 2019) – Intero, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., today announced that Brian Crane has been promoted to the role of chief executive officer and John Thompson has been named president of company. One of the original founders of the company, Crane is a real estate veteran whose decisive leadership and collaborative approach have been integral to the year-over-year growth for which Intero is best known. Over the course of his 17-year career at Intero, Crane has held a number of positions and most recently served as Senior Vice President of Strategic Relationships and manager of the Los Gatos office. Also, effective immediately, John Thompson will take on the role of president and report to Brian. A founding member and former owner of the company, John has led Intero's strategic planning and growth initiatives, as well as managed its day-to-day operations. Most recently, John was Chief Culture Officer and before that he managed the Los Altos office. "I am humbled and honored by this promotion," said Crane. "I look forward to leading Intero to new levels of growth and performance with the best and brightest professionals in the business – our outstanding agents, experienced leadership team and talented employees." "Brian and I have worked together since we founded the company," said Thompson. "He has a deep understanding of the real estate business and I couldn't be more excited to be playing a key role in this transition." "Brian and John make a great team," said Gino Blefari, CEO of HomeServices. "I am confident that their extensive experience, fresh perspective and exceptional leadership qualities will help guide Intero into the future and position the agents for even greater success." "Brian and John are the right leaders to ensure that Intero is well-positioned for future growth," added Ron Peltier, HomeServices' executive chairman. "On behalf of HomeServices, we look forward to working with them in the months and years to come." About the Intero® Brand Intero, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America Inc., serves Northern California with 18 offices throughout the greater Silicon Valley. The Intero Franchise network is comprised of 55 affiliates located in Alabama, California, Nevada, Tennessee and Texas. The company is headquartered in California's Silicon Valley. Find more information about Intero at www.intero.com. Find more information about HomeServices at http://www.homeservices.com.
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Real Estate Standards Organization Names Sam DeBord as CEO
RALEIGH, N.C., April 11, 2019 -- The Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Sam DeBord Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. DeBord brings 20 years of expertise in real estate brokerage, mortgage lending, and technology consulting to the 850-member organization. "Sam DeBord is a remarkable hire for RESO," said Art Carter, Chair of the RESO Board and CEO of California Regional MLS (CRMLS). "It is rare to find a leader who possesses the ability to bridge the gap between engaging business decision makers and helping problem solve with technologists. He can do both and we are excited about RESO's future under his leadership as we push harder for the adoption and implementation of standards." DeBord is well-known in the real estate industry and serves as a leader for MLS, REALTOR®, technology, and brokerage organizations. His passion for technology and industry collaboration is expected to energize RESO efforts to more rapidly drive adoption and utilization of standards, providing efficiency throughout the real estate industry. "RESO has become vital to shaping the future of our real estate industry," said DeBord. "I'm thrilled with the opportunity to accelerate the value that we deliver to professionals and consumers through technology innovation. We know that standards adoption is critical to this progress. Our members represent the best technology minds in real estate, and it's an honor to work with them to move the industry forward." DeBord has served in a wide range of industry leadership positions including as President's Liaison for MLS and Data Management with the National Association of REALTORS®. He sits on the Board of Directors for NAR, Second Century Ventures, and CRMLS. Previously, he worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers in management and technology consulting. DeBord is also a recognized real estate industry writer for REALTOR® Magazine, Inman News, and the Swanepoel Trends Report. DeBord replaces Jeremy Crawford as CEO of RESO, who joined the organization as its Executive Director in April 2015 and recently became Chief Executive Officer of First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS) in Georgia. DeBord will be in attendance at the not-for-profit trade organization's sold-out 2019 Spring Technology Summit in Boise, Idaho, April 29-May 2, 2019. About RESO The mission of the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) is to create and promote the adoption and utilization of standards that drive efficiency throughout the real estate industry. RESO was incorporated in November 2011 as an independent, not-for-profit trade organization that was previously a section of the National Association of REALTORS®. RESO has some 850 active members, including NAR, multiple-listing services, real estate associations, brokerages and industry technology providers. For more information, visit www.reso.org. Contact RESO via email at [email protected]
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RE/MAX Results Launches Buyside, Arming Agents with Real-time Buyer Demand Insights
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RE/MAX Results Launches Buyside, Arming Agents with Real-time Buyer Demand Insights
The largest RE/MAX franchise in the country partners with Buyside, becoming the first brokerage to bring real-time buyer demand insights to Minnesota & Western Wisconsin PHILADELPHIA, PA, April 10, 2019 -- RE/MAX Results, the largest and most productive RE/MAX franchise in the country by transaction sides, announced a company-wide launch of Buyside, a groundbreaking new platform providing its sales professionals and their customers unprecedented insight into the buyer demand in their marketplace. The platform aggregates buyer activity in real-time across major real estate search portals, leading brokerage websites and other platforms, helping reveal prospective buyers for a specific home. "RE/MAX Results has a longstanding history of providing the very best marketing & technology tools to support our sales associates. We continue to deliver on that promise, being the first brokerage in our market to arm our sales associates with Buyside, a platform that provides valuable intel about what's going on in the market and helps us successfully connect more home-buyers and sellers," said Brenda Tushaus, CEO of RE/MAX Results. The partnership between Buyside and RE/MAX Results will help its 1,100+ sales professionals connect with more prospective home sellers by providing insight into the number of buyers actively searching for a home just like theirs. This intel will help RE/MAX Results agents determine optimal pricing for the property and after being listed for sale, automatically connect them to agents within their network who have a matching buyer for the home. "We're thrilled to be working with RE/MAX Results," said Alissa Harper, VP of Growth at Buyside. "Our partnership provides their sales professionals with a considerable advantage in their market and an innovative new way to best serve their customers." Buyside's core products include Home Valuation Sites which allow homeowners to understand the approximate value of their home using multiple automated valuations, as well as insight into the real-time buyer demand in their market. A Buyer Market Analysis report from Buyside which helps listing agents navigate pricing scenarios with prospective sellers while showcasing a list of matching buyers available for the home. Lastly, the back-end matching platform from Buyside intelligently connects listings agents with buyers agents who are a match for the property - ensuring more targeted marketing of the home and a quicker sale. About Buyside Buyside is a data analytics & marketing company on a mission to help real estate brokers profit from their largest untapped asset: data. Buyside aggregates buyer activity from a variety of sources, using it to power actionable insights and intelligent marketing tools that help brokers: generate and capture seller leads, win more listings, and close more transaction sides in house. For more information, visit http://getbuyside.com. About RE/MAX Results RE/MAX Results operates out of the Twin Cities, St. Cloud, Rochester, Duluth/Superior, Mankato, and western Wisconsin markets. Based upon the principles of entrepreneurship and customer service, RE/MAX Results has grown to 38 offices and more than 1,100 Sales Executives, making it the largest and most productive RE/MAX franchise in the United States. For over 30 years, RE/MAX Results has been leading the way with the highest producing sales executives in the country. RE/MAX Results is committed to selecting the most capable people in real estate—providing the best, most streamlined operational infrastructure, management by participation, and the highest standards of professionalism in the industry. For more information, visit results.net.
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Lone Wolf Link Is Ready to Transform the World of Real Estate!
When it comes to back office and transaction management solutions working together, there are a lot of things that can go sideways—from duplicate data entry, to missing information, "lost" paperwork, and more. And those two solutions both deal with so many of the same fields and pieces of information—so if they can't work together, then real estate as we know it is in trouble. Good thing they've got a hero. Meet Lone Wolf Link. Officially launching today, Link is on a mission—to save the world of real estate, to transform transactions, and to reunite back office and transaction management information, once and for all. It's the first of its kind—a two-way connection between brokerWOLF and TransactionDesk, equipped to transfer data from one to the other and back again in real time. So everyone involved in a transaction stays up to date, without all that extra data entry work. It's ready to make a difference for North American real estate. With its ability to act as a go-between for brokerWOLF, our real estate-specific back office and accounting system, and TransactionDesk, the industry's favorite transaction management platform, Link is ready to revolutionize the way real estate offices do their transactions. What does this mean for your brokerage? Well, it means less data entry, less time and effort spent on each transaction, and no more worrying about whether your information is up to date—all without sacrificing on productivity, effectiveness, or compliance. Ready to meet the new hero of real estate transactions? Check out Link—now available—here! To view the original post, visit the Lone Wolf blog.
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The Studio Makes Its National Debut
The nation's largest in-house marketing agency serves the real estate industry MADISON, N.J., April 4, 2019 -- The Studio, the nation's largest in-house marketing agency serving the real estate industry, makes its official debut offering real estate agents a full-suite of services in their personal branding and listing marketing. The Studio is managed by marketing professionals that excel in product development, creative design, strategic branding and communications. Located in regional support centers and branch offices nationwide, The Studio is currently serving NRT, the nation's largest real estate brokerage, and its approximately 45,000 Coldwell Banker® affiliated real estate agents. The Studio additionally supports the regional and national corporate, recruiting marketing and promotional campaigns for NRT's Coldwell Banker branded operations. Unlike other marketing agencies, The Studio is solely focused on real estate, making it the largest and most comprehensive real estate marketing agency in the industry. Comprised of more than 400 marketing and product development professionals, The Studio partners with real estate agents to offer customized listing and personal agent support that include creative services, professional photography, videography, copywriting, website development, social media, print and television advertising opportunities, and much more. The Studio team additionally provides one-on-one training and support on the extensive marketing tools through a national network of field marketing professionals. Senior Vice President of Marketing for The Studio, Mike Fischer, an industry veteran recognized several times by Swanepoel in its annual list, The Most Powerful People in The Residential Real Estate Brokerage Industry, formerly served as chief operating officer and chief marketing officer for Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, was appointed to lead The Studio in October of 2018. Under his direction, The Studio is focused on the development and implementation of a suite of custom and automated marketing platforms for agents that build on The Studio's innovative boutique concierge service model using modern technology and custom creative design married with personalized, white glove service. The Studio is also home to a team of product owners, user experience researchers, visual designers and product developers, who in collaboration with the technology team of NRT's parent company, Realogy, are helping to build the company's marketing technology infrastructure, complete with open source architecture to ensure compatibility and ease of integration with third party partners. Building products with agents and not just for agents, the team is working in an agile environment with a heavy focus on listening to users and bringing products they want to market quickly, then growing and evolving the products based on agent input. The Studio announced its innovative listing marketing platform, Listing Concierge, in December. Listings involved in the program experienced a 2% to as much as a 7% higher sale price than those that weren't. To date, more than 10,000 Listing Concierge packages have been ordered companywide. The team additionally launched Desk nationwide, a unified platform that unites the key products and tools that affiliated agents need to run their business effectively in one cohesive, integrated solution. Both products were developed and are continuing to evolve with continuous agent feedback. Additional products are currently being developed with agents focus on custom agent design and branding, social media, and advertising. "The Studio is an elite in-house real estate marketing agency for brokerages and agents that integrates tech, strategy and creative services collectively to differentiate them from the competition," said Michael Fischer, senior vice president of The Studio. "We offer high-touch, personal service that helps agents win more listings, operate their business more efficiently and increase their income. Our professionals encompass a wide-breadth of expertise with a national scope that can't be found elsewhere. As the original real estate marketing agency, we look forward to introducing more agent focused products and services to help our agents live exceptional lives." "The Studio is unique in that they are developing custom, boutique level services with agents to help them be nimble and productive in a dynamic real estate environment," said M. Ryan Gorman, president and CEO, NRT LLC. "The Studio is rich in technology, creativity, talent and strategic influence, so they are using their power and scale to galvanize a culture of awesomeness based on innovation and product passion. The Studio is creating a value package that builds a competitive advantage for our agents that no other company can offer." The Studio is the nation's largest in-house marketing agency serving the real estate industry. With more than 400 marketing and product development professionals located across the United States, The Studio supports thousands of real estate agents with customized listing and personal branding marketing support utilizing technology, strategy and creative product solutions. The Studio is owned by Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY).
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Chime Technologies and Real Broker Partner to Enable Rapid Growth Among Real Estate Teams
PHOENIX, April 01, 2019 -- Chime Technologies, Inc. announced today a business and integration partnership with Real Broker that aims to help real estate teams grow faster with the companies’ joint platforms. High producing teams are growing within the real estate industry. According to a recent survey by the National Association of Realtors®, 26 percent of respondents said they were members of a real estate team. With a shared focus on empowering these teams with innovative mobile technology to enable fast responses, the new partnership will help today’s real estate teams streamline their operations, from lead generation to commission payment. “Today’s fast paced real estate industry requires teams to have seamless access to timely, accurate information at a moment’s notice,” said Danielle Jordan, team leader of HomeSweetMO Properties in Rolla, MO. “Real Broker and Chime Technologies together address this industry need, and have been instrumental in helping our team save time, maximize productivity and stay organized – no matter where agents may be.” Chime is an all-in-one real estate solution that bundles CRM, IDX, team management, lead generation and more in a seamless, easy to use package. With over 10,000 users and rapid product innovation, Chime is growing quickly among forward thinking team leaders who understand that next-generation technology is a critical component of industry sustainability. Real is a full-service, technology-powered, national real estate brokerage. Operating in 22 states across the U.S. with over 1,100 agents and expanding rapidly, Real offers real estate agents and teams flexibility, mobile technology, a high split, and fast support and commission payment. As part of the partnership, Real is offering its team leaders and members Chime’s core platform at no cost to them beginning immediately. Real teams can pay separately for Chime's lead generation services. The two companies plan to further integrate their mobile apps to enable seamless, intuitive navigation and functionality in the future. "We're excited to work closely with Real to address the needs of today’s real estate teams, and play a strategic role in helping them work more quickly and efficiently to drive continued growth,” said Gina Kaegi, vice president of marketing at Chime. "High-performing real estate teams need specialized systems and technology to grow fast while maximizing profits," said Tamir Poleg, co-founder and CEO of Real. "We believe Real and Chime together offer an unbeatable platform for teams." About Chime Technologies Chime is an operating system for the real estate industry headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. Its award-winning productivity suite offers a robust set of features that help real estate professionals and teams of all sizes run and grow their business. Chime Technologies operates as a US subsidiary of Renren, Inc. (RENN). For more information, contact [email protected], or visit www.chime.me. About Real Broker Real is the first tech-connected real estate brokerage that leverages mobile technology in place of costly brick and mortar to serve agents and teams better. By marrying a tech-connected business model with agent equity opportunities and revenue sharing, Real seeks to make agents' lives better. For more information, please visit http://www.joinreal.com. Texas agents, please visit https://joinreal.com.
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ListHub enables faster, fresher listing updates
Twenty one ListHub publisher websites have adopted new enhancements that allow listing data to refresh every 1 to 2 hours MORGANTOWN, W.Va., March 18, 2019 -- ListHub, the nation's leading provider of listing syndication services and performance marketing metrics, today announced a new enhancement to its listing syndication service to allow for faster, fresher listing updates to all publishers in the ListHub network. Currently 21 publishers are participating in the program with more to be added in the coming months. More than 65,000 brokerages nationwide currently leverage ListHub's listing syndication service. For many home buyers, the most challenging part of their search is finding the right home. According to the realtor.com® 2019 National Housing Forecast, national inventory increases will remain low at less than 7 percent. In this highly competitive market, it's critical for buyers to have access to the most updated listing data. To address this need, ListHub recently piloted a new program to give select publisher websites the option to receive incremental feed updates. By delivering only the listing data that has changed from the MLS since the last update, instead of the full feed, ListHub makes it easier for publishers to manage and process the data quickly and refresh their websites more frequently. The program is now available to all ListHub publishers. "In today's digital, on-demand world, ListHub plays a vital role in the real estate industry," said Celeste Starchild, SVP with Move, Inc., which operates ListHub. "We're focused on providing the most effective and efficient service to help our broker customers market their clients' homes to a wide audience, accurately and responsibly." For brokers and listing agents, this new program will allow participating publishers to pick up their new or updated listing content every 1 to 2 hours so the listing is frequently refreshed on those publishers the broker has selected for advertising through ListHub. Currently the following publishers are participating and processing the incremental feeds: AdWerx Back At You Media Close2Homes.com HAR.com HomeFinder.com Homes.com HomeWinks Hommati IdealEstate Imprev Keyboom Land Network LuxuryRealEstate.com Mrktstreet Nest.me Nestigator Nobbas REA Global Property Network RealtyExecutives.com SearchALLProperties by L2L TurnKey More publisher partners will be added in the coming months. Visit our website to see the most current list of publishers receiving incremental feed updates. ListHub also is continuing to make enhancements to its data platform and will be working toward a RESO-compliant web API in the future. About Move, Inc. Move, Inc., a subsidiary of News Corp [Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA] [ASX: NWS, NWSLV], provides access to unsurpassed real estate information, tools and professional expertise across a family of websites and mobile experiences for consumers and real estate professionals through all stages of the home journey. It has a perpetual license to operate realtor.com® from the National Association of REALTORS®. The Move network includes realtor.com®, The Home of Home Search, as well as Opcity, Doorsteps®, Moving.com™ and SeniorHousingNet. Realtor.com® pioneered the world of digital real estate 20 years ago, and today helps make all things home simple, efficient and enjoyable. Move also offers a complete solution of software products and services to help real estate professionals serve their clients and grow their business in a digital world, including ListHub™, the nation's leading listings syndicator and centralized intelligence platform for the real estate industry; Top Producer® Systems; FiveStreet and many free services. For more information, visit realtor.com.
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zavvie Launches First National iBuyer Instant Offer Comparison Tool
Offer Optimizer Technology Helps Home Sellers Make More Money BOULDER, Colo., March 21, 2019 -- zavvie, real estate's hyperlocal leader, announced it has launched a new tool nationwide to help consumers make more money by obtaining multiple offers from iBuyers, a new breed of company that makes instant cash offers for homes. Today, zavvie is introducing Offer Optimizer, the first national instant offer comparison tool powered by advanced technology. Homeowners can click a button to compare instant offers online from leading iBuyers, including Offerpad, Opendoor, Zillow Offers and Redfin Now. Today's consumer wants convenience, speed and predictability. They are ready to Uber-ize every transaction, including selling their home. iBuyers are delivering on this desire for immediate gratification by making instant offers. "Instant offers are the biggest thing to happen to real estate since Zestimates," says Lane Hornung, zavvie co-founder and CEO. "zavvie puts instant offers on overdrive with Offer Optimizer, ensuring sellers squeeze every last dollar out of their home sale." While instant offers only represented 0.2 percent of all home sales in 2018 — or some 12,700 homes — it is growing exponentially. In Phoenix, for example, iBuyer market share has exploded: one in every 20 homes sold is bought for cash by an iBuyer company. The zavvie Offer Optimizer, currently available in all major metropolitan areas where instant offer activity is taking hold, uses hyperlocalized iBuyer data to simplify the comparison process, saving sellers time while helping them maximize their net sales proceeds. "Time is money. The question for most sellers is: How much money? Offer Optimizer helps consumers make the right decision," Hornung adds. The zavvie Offer Optimizer is the first online tool that allows a seller to compare all offers and all options by presenting three key insights: what it looks like to sell to a national iBuyer, a local iBuyer and on the open market. "zavvie designed Offer Optimizer to provide a near-instant, data-driven answer to the questions: What can I get for my house right now? What are my options?" explained Hornung. Home seller Brent Evans in Arlington, Texas, didn't think his home was a candidate for an instant offer. "zavvie took care of everything. They got me not just one, but two instant offers, gave me all the facts and let me decide what was best for me with no pressure. I decided to sell on the open market because it gave me more money, but having offers lined up gave me a good baseline," Evans said. zavvie Offer Optimizer provides a detailed breakdown of the various costs and fees — which vary among iBuyers — as well as the typical time frame for a sale to be completed. The technology behind zavvie Offer Optimizer features calculations based on actual transactional data specific to the local markets where iBuyer companies operate. For example, Offer Optimizer tells sellers in a given market what percentage of homes are eligible for an instant offer and the likelihood of closing if an instant offer is accepted. "It's all about transparency," explains Hornung. "The consumer thinks instant offers are all the same, but they are not. Sellers need an easy way to collect, compare and choose the best offer, and that's exactly what zavvie does." An example of how zavvie was able to help a homeowner make more money through comparing instant offers is Erica B. in Arvada, Colorado: "I wasn't even aware of what instant offers were until zavvie presented them to me. I was able to compare all my options: Opendoor's offer was significantly higher than the first iBuyer offer I received. I went with Opendoor. zavvie helped me make more money!" zavvie Introduces New Local Instant Offers To maximize the options available to a seller, zavvie has partnered with trusted local companies who also make instant offers, often in areas within major markets not covered by the national iBuyers. These local partners include Robert Slack in Orlando and Tampa, Florida; BRIX Real Estate in the Twin Cities, Minneapolis-Saint Paul; Path & Post Real Estate in Atlanta, Georgia; Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Winans in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas; Summa Realty in Portland, Oregon; and 8z Real Estate in the greater Denver area. "iBuyers will have a growing place in the market and clients are already asking our agents how they can participate," said Brad Nix, COO/owner of Path & Post Real Estate "Our agents can give Atlanta-area home sellers the confidence to compare instant offers in a market that's cluttered with confusion. We're excited because with zavvie, we're breaking new ground with iBuyer innovations," he added. zavvie Offer Optimizer is available today to sellers in 21 major metropolitan markets, including Atlanta, Austin, Birmingham, Charlotte, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Houston, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Nashville, Orlando, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh-Durham, Riverside, Sacramento, San Antonio, Tampa and Tucson. Home sellers can use the zavvie Offer Optimizer at no charge and without registration at zavvie.com/offer-optimizer. About zavvie zavvie helps home sellers close quickly and pocket maximum cash. zavvie Offer Optimizer brings transparency to the iBuyer process, giving consumers a free, online side-by-side instant offers comparison, as well as access to its network of fully vetted real estate agents. zavvie's 100 percent merit-based HyperLocal Certified agent directory is available at zavvie.com and its new iBuyer zavvie Offer Optimizer is at zavvie.com/offer-optimizer.
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Vanguard Properties Launches California Real Estate Ad Campaigns through the Adwerx Enterprise Automated Listing Advertising Program
Ads for homes listed by Vanguard Properties will launch online as soon as they are publicly available and appear on websites, apps and social media DURHAM, N.C., March 19, 2019 -- Vanguard Properties, an independent real estate firm with 15 offices throughout California, has implemented ad campaigns for all properties listed and sold with the firm. The campaigns are created and delivered by the Adwerx Enterprise Automated Listing Advertising Program, which has become the industry standard for automatically customized online ads. These attractive property ads are individually created using information from Vanguard Properties and feature listing photos, property details, agent contact information, and brokerage branding. The program includes ads for new listings and Just Sold properties and will be shown to local prospective buyers on the web, mobile, Facebook, and Instagram. Vanguard Properties' clients will also see the ads, giving them confidence in knowing their homes are receiving exposure beyond traditional listing sites. "Vanguard Properties is renowned in the industry for stunning print collateral and high end design aesthetic," said Dave Earl, Marketing Manager for Vanguard Properties. "Our partnership with Adwerx Enterprise takes us to a new level of automated advertising: with influence in the digital market, this collaboration will help us drive new buyers to our listings company-wide." Vanguard Properties consistently brings exceptional homes to market, under the guidance of James Nunemacher - CEO, Frank Nolan - Vice President and their 425+ agents in offices from Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco and Southern California. It was named as the 2018 Brokerage of the Year by the Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco in conjunction with REAL Trends, and San Francisco and Silicon Valley magazines. "We are excited to have Vanguard Properties become part of the Adwerx Automated Listing Advertising Program," added Jed Carlson, CEO of Adwerx. "This service helps increase client satisfaction without adding to the agent's workload." About Vanguard Properties From the moment you walk through our doors, you'll notice the Vanguard Properties difference. Our professional staff and distinct sense of style set us apart, but what truly defines us is our unwavering dedication to making a difference in your real estate buying and selling experiences. We know that every client is unique and every transaction is different. So we start by listening to understand your individual needs. We answer your questions, and we go above and beyond to find the right solutions, keeping you informed every step of the way. About Adwerx Adwerx provides Brilliantly Simple Digital Advertising™ for real estate, mortgage, insurance, financial services, and other businesses. Ads powered by Adwerx have received billions of impressions on social media, mobile platforms, and the most widely read news sites. Adwerx has served over 150,000 customers across the U.S., Canada, and Australia and has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies for two years in a row. To see how Adwerx can work for you, please visit www.adwerx.com. Plus, NAR members receive 15% additional impressions on Adwerx campaigns, which can be combined with other eligible discounts. This exclusive benefit is available through the National Association of REALTORS®' REALTOR Benefits® Program.
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Howard Hanna Real Estate Services Reports Year-End Results
Pittsburgh, PA (March 18, 2019) – Howard Hanna Real Estate Services released today its results for the year ended December 31, 2018. The nation's third largest real estate company closed a record 112,448 sales transactions in 2018, an increase of more than 15 percent over the year before, with closed sales volume of $23.6 billion, a 28 percent increase of more than $5.2 billion over the year prior. Howard Hanna ancillary businesses results: Howard Hanna Mortgage Services ended 2018 with 11,134 closed transactions and closed volume of $1.9 billion, an increase of 6.3 percent in units and 13.2 percent in volume. Barristers Title and Escrow recorded 15,344 closed transactions in 2018 with closed volume of $3.1 billion, an increase of 63.6 percent in units and 84 percent in volume. Howard Hanna Insurance Services closed 24,157 policies in 2018 with a value of more than $4 billion, up 82 percent over the prior year. "Our sixty-first year in business was remarkable thanks to the hard work and dedication of our agents and employees, and the market strength of our brand – the choice of home buyers and sellers across the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Michigan, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina," said Howard W. "Hoby" Hanna, IV, President of Real Estate Brokerage. "We continued our path of expansion and growth in 2018 and as a result, our business expanded to new heights. The partnership with the Allen Tate Company added more than 40 offices across North and South Carolina to our footprint. As the real estate business continues to be increasingly competitive, we are committed to our real estate and financial services professionals more than ever. We continue to be a market differentiator with programs such as our exclusive 100 percent Money Back Guarantee* designed to give sellers and buyers confidence in the market knowing that Howard Hanna stands behind the value of the homes we sell." Howard Hanna's digital presence continued to grow and advance in 2018. The company's website, HowardHanna.com, saw a 63.5 percent increase in visits from 12.7M in 2017 to 20M visits in 2018. HowardHanna.com also brought in a record number of new visitors to the website resulting in an increase of 42 percent to almost nine million new visitors last year. "2018 has been a breakout year for Howard Hanna," said Jennifer Reider, Howard Hanna Director of Digital Marketing. "We have implemented new digital solutions and new ways of reaching customers across all our markets. By implementing technological differentiators like Engage CRM, Open2Close, RealScout, and corporate-wide digital advertising campaigns, we've been able to gain market specific insights that allow us to pinpoint and target key audiences and find opportunities to communicate with our customers in the manner that meets their individual needs. We value the opportunity to be a part in our customer's realization of the American dream of home ownership and look forward to supporting their journey for years to come." 2018 mergers and acquisitions: Welles Bowen Realtors, Toledo and Northwest Ohio, 10 offices Atlantic Coast Real Estate, Virginia Beach, VA Century 21 Krall Real Estate, Lebanon, PA Coldwell Banker Bainbridge Kaufman, Northwest Pennsylvania, 7 offices Ferrara Jerum International, commercial broker, Rochester, NY CMK & Associates, NY Capital Region, 6 offices *Certain restrictions apply. 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, and New York. The family-owned and operated real estate company specializes in residential and commercial brokerage service, mortgages, closing and title insurance, land development, appraisal services, property and casualty, corporate relocation, and property management. With 312 offices across PA, OH, NY, VA, MI, WV, MD, and the Carolinas, more than 11,000 sales associates and staff are guided by a spirit of integrity in all aspects of the real estate process. For more information, visit www.howardhanna.com.
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IXACT Contact: The Best Replacement For Contactually
You may have heard of a recent announcement in real estate news; Compass acquired real estate CRM provider Contactually. This acquisition is raising a lot of red flags with existing Contactually users who are worried about data privacy, the rate of Compass' technology development, and the potential conflicts of using a CRM owned by a rival company. Inman reports that Contactually users may not have access to marketing tools as well as access to their data. Users also worry about "Contactually innovations going to Compass products, leaving Contactually users behind." Worse still, Contactually has not guaranteed existing brokerage contracts beyond the end of the year, leaving brokerages with very little time to find, select, and implement a Contactually alternative. With a primary competitor now taking the reins, Contactually's existing clients are growing wary of the fact that their CRM tool may no longer be as easily accessible. Compass may even attempt to recruit agents away from other brokerages using their newly acquired CRM as a source of agent data and leverage. IXACT Contact to the Rescue IXACT Contact is the best replacement for Contactually. IXACT Contact helps agents keep in touch with their Sphere and build relationships just as effectively as Contactually, while offering far more in the way of marketing automation and content. And we typically charge a lot less at both the agent and brokerage levels. IXACT Contact is a 'next generation' real estate CRM that is truly intuitive and easy to use, while offering a much broader range of real estate functionality and marketing automation. IXACT Contact includes these stand-out features you won't find in Contactually: A powerful 'no limits' email marketing platform that includes Campaign Reporting. A professionally designed and written monthly e-Newsletter that's fully automated. A wide range of automated lead nurture campaigns and templates. The ability to manage all your Active Business. Goal setting and performance tracking. A customizable dashboard that makes it easy to manage all aspects of your business. Automated social media marketing and professional agent websites. A unique Setup Wizard and Concierge service to get you up and running right away. IXACT Contact's mission is quite simply to provide THE best real estate CRM that helps you grow your business while being better organized, getting more done in less time, and feeling more confident and excited about your business than ever before! For brokerages, the search for the best Contactually replacement is particularly urgent. IXACT Contact is the strategic CRM partner for hundreds of brokerages across North America, and we have no intention of selling to your competition – ever. BROKERS: Take back control! Let's talk about how IXACT Contact can help your brokerage move off Contactually ASAP. 1.866.665.0018 or [email protected] AGENTS: Give us a try...start your FREE 5 week trial of IXACT Contact now. To view the original post, visit the IXACT Contact blog.
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HomeSmart International Builds Brokerage-Wide Referral Network with ReferralExchange
Enterprise-level service provides national reach for growing brand SAN FRANCISCO--HomeSmart International has chosen ReferralExchange, the leading real estate referral service in the U.S., to power their referral network. Agents within the brokerage will use the service to refer to other HomeSmart agents around the country as well as ReferralExchange's thousands of recommended agents. "Trackable lead management and a large reach are very important to us," said Wendy Forsythe, Chief Operating Officer of HomeSmart International. "ReferralExchange is known throughout our industry for making sure that both consumers and agents have a fantastic real estate experience. Their service allows our agents to refer with confidence." HomeSmart has been ranked the No. 5 largest broker in the nation in the 2018 RISMedia Power Broker Report. In one year, HomeSmart's closed residential transactions have increased by 37.8 percent, bringing their total count to 33,601 transactions. The brokerage saw over $10 billion in sales for 2017. The brokerage has been ranked as the No. 5 company for transactions and No. 7 company for volume in the U.S. HomeSmart is also among the Top 200 franchises listed by the Franchise Business Review as well as being named to the Swanepoel Power 200 and Inc.'s list of the 5000 fastest growing private companies in the country. "We've watched HomeSmart's rapid growth in the past few years," added Scott Olsen, CEO of ReferralExchange. "They are clearly focused on success and delivering results to their clients. We are honored to work with them on continuing to grow their referral business." With over 25,000 agent members, ReferralExchange is one of the fastest-growing referral services in real estate. Keeping the client's needs at the center of the experience, ReferralExchange provides quality referrals to experienced agents. In 2018, the network created nearly 250,000 agent-to-consumer connections. The company has referral-ready real estate agents in all 50 states (100% of US Zip Codes) who have all been vetted and have years of experience and positive recommendations. About HomeSmart International Founded in 2000, HomeSmart International quickly became the fastest-growing real estate brokerage firm in Arizona. HomeSmart International is ranked in the top 5 real estate brokerages in the United States and the number one brokerage firm in the Phoenix market. From its international franchising headquarters based in Scottsdale, HomeSmart International offers franchisees efficiency and innovation coupled with the systems and technologies necessary to succeed in today's evolving real estate industry. Today, the brand has 168 offices in 28 states and over 16,000 agents nationwide. For more information on HomeSmart International, visit www.homesmart.com. About ReferralExchange ReferralExchange, the nation's top real estate referral and lead-gen management company, is dedicated to creating great real estate experiences between real estate professionals and customers. Founded in 2005, ReferralExchange has built an invite-only network of over 25,000 top-performing Realtors. In 2018, the network created nearly 250,000 agent-to-consumer matches. Learn more at www.referralexchange.com.
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Howard Hanna Recognized with Website Quality Certification
Pittsburgh, PA (February 27, 2019) – Howard Hanna Real Estate Services has earned the Website Quality Certification (WQC) from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, a global community of 565 marketing-leading independent real estate firms in over 70 countries. The certification was presented in recognition of excellence in website design, content and functionality. Howard Hanna's website, HowardHanna.com received strong marks in a variety of key areas relating to website performance, including usability, design, content, interactivity, customer service and mobile responsiveness. The evaluation was conducted by Virtual Results, LLC, a real estate internet and social marketing firm selected by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® to review the websites of participating members. The specific measurements for the WQC are updated each year to reflect the most current online marketing strategies, as well as evolving consumer preferences. To maintain the certification, companies must be re-certified every two years. "We are pleased to acknowledge the 120 companies that earned the WQC this year in recognition of their corporate websites, which engage consumers with attractive design, deep local content and the most up-to-date information on homes for sale – locally and around the world," said Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® President/CEO Paul Boomsma. "We are honored to achieve the 2019 Website Quality Certification from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. This award solidifies the value and exceptional customer experience the HowardHanna.com website offers to our real estate consumers in helping them to realize the most coveted American dream, the dream of homeownership," said Jennifer Reider, Director of Digital Marketing, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. As a member of LeadingRE, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services provides a quality real estate experience, global marketing reach and access to top real estate professionals in virtually any market worldwide. 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, and New York. The family-owned and operated real estate company specializes in residential and commercial brokerage service, mortgages, closing and title insurance, land development, appraisal services, property and casualty, corporate relocation, and property management. With 312 offices across PA, OH, NY, VA, MI, WV, NC, MD, and the Carolinas, more than 11,000 sales associates and staff are guided by a spirit of integrity in all aspects of the real estate process. For more information, visit www.howardhanna.com.
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Keller Williams Named Among Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies
Franchise was ranked No. 1 in the real estate category AUSTIN, TEXAS February 20, 2019 -- Keller Williams, the world's largest real estate franchise by agent count and the U.S. leader in units and sales volume, has been named to Fast Company's prestigious annual list of the World's Most Innovative Companies (MIC) for 2019. Keller WIlliams ranked No. 1 in the real estate and urban development category on the new ranking. "We are excited and honored to be named one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies in 2019", said Gary Keller, co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Keller Williams. "We are developing our technology in close partnership with our associates – from ideation to design and iterating together through release." "It is this collaboration that drives our greatest opportunities for innovation. As technology continues to reshape our industry, I have never been more excited for the future of our company," said Keller. "This is just the beginning." The World's Most Innovative Companies is Fast Company's signature franchise and one of its most highly anticipated editorial efforts each year. It provides both a snapshot and a road map for the future of innovation across the most dynamic sectors of the economy. This year, Fast Company's editors and writers sought out groundbreaking businesses across 35 industries and every region. They also judged nominations received through their application process. "Established players are showing the same kind of nimbleness that we've generally associated with startups," said David Lidsky, deputy editor, Fast Company. In 2015, Keller Williams began its evolution into a technology company, now building the real estate platform that agents' buyers and sellers prefer. In August 2017, Keller Williams announced a $1 billion fund to fuel all the R&D and M&A required to build the real estate industry's preferred platform. With resources in place, the company remains focused on building technology that allows for the best agent-driven consumer experience. In Q4 '17, the franchise launched KW Labs, the innovation hub of Keller Williams. The company, via Labs, now builds technology that empowers agents to provide the best consumer experience. In mid-February 2018, Keller Williams debuted Kelle, an AI-powered virtual assistant, created for real estate agents, by real estate agents. At the same time, the company also launched an agent-to-agent referrals network, a skill within Kelle that has since become the largest, most powerful network of real estate professionals. "In partnership with the largest real estate sales force in the world, we are delivering technology that provides our industry's first personalized, one-to-one experience for today's consumer," said Josh Team, president, Keller Williams. "It's an exciting time when a company such as Fast Company recognizes us as one of the most innovative companies on the planet, around building better consumer experiences." In March 2018, the company announced a data partnership with Nextdoor, the trusted communications platform for neighborhoods. Keller Williams is leveraging data insights from Nextdoor to build new powerful experiences for homeowners, home buyers and home sellers exclusively. With Nextdoor's insights and Keller Williams' artificial intelligence platform, agents are now further empowered to be the local expert, staying abreast of local neighborhood happenings and trends. Kelle won the "Most Innovative Real Estate Technology of 2018" award from Inman News in July 2018. The company has since released many Kelle features and benefits; details available here. By year-end 2018, more than 151,000 Keller Williams associates had downloaded Kelle. In 2018, Keller Williams also acquired Smarter Agent, the most widely used mobile SaaS platform in real estate. The franchise also announced key technology R&D partnerships with KUNGFU.AI and CognitiveScale. In addition, KW Labs won the inaugural National Association of REALTORS® Hackathon. During 2018, through the Labs process, the company began an iterative rollout of Command – a smart CRM-plus solution for agents to power their business. More than 20,000 agents participated in early beta versions of Command, which became generally available to all KW associates at Family Reunion, an annual user conference for Keller Williams in February 2019. Keller Williams is also releasing a new consumer app in late Q2 '19. The new home search experience will empower agents and consumers alike, uniting them inside one central point for communication, on-demand information and collaboration. Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies issue is available online and in app form via iTunes and on newsstands beginning February 27. "Congratulations, Keller Williams. You are a technology company," said Keller at Family Reunion. About Keller Williams Austin, Texas-based Keller Williams, the world's largest real estate franchise by agent count, has more than 1,000 offices and 180,000 associates. The franchise is also No. 1 in units and sales volume in the United States. In 2015, Keller Williams began its evolution into a technology company, now building the real estate platform that agents' buyers and sellers prefer. Since 1983, the company has cultivated an agent-centric, technology-driven and education-based culture that rewards agents as stakeholders. For more information, visit kw.com. About Fast Company Fast Company is the only media brand fully dedicated to the vital intersection of business, innovation, and design, engaging the most influential leaders, companies and thinkers on the future of business. Since 2011, Fast Company has received some of the most prestigious editorial and design accolades, including the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) National Magazine Award for "Magazine Of The Year," Adweek's Hot List for "Hottest Business Publication," and six gold medals and 10 silver medals from the Society of Publication Designers. For more information, visit fastcompany.com.
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Luxury Portfolio International Charts New Course with Updated Brand and Identity
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Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Releases The Report: State of Luxury Real Estate 2019
"The Report" Profiles 65 Power Markets in Luxury Real Estate and Spotlights Domestic and Global Markets to Watch MADISON, N.J., Feb. 12, 2019 -- Today, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC and the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury® program released "The Report: State of Luxury 2019," which profiles 65 "Power Markets" where the wealthiest and most powerful players tend to own property. See the full list of Power Markets at blog.coldwellbankerluxury.com/TheReport2019. "Power Markets" include both well-established and unexpected luxury markets offering a range of lifestyle amenities, cultural experiences and educational opportunities. Key indicators of "power" status include airport accessibility, ease of doing business, a prestige brand presence and a housing stock that prioritizes privacy, views and exclusivity. To narrow down the top ten Power Markets for Buyers and Sellers in 2018, as well as other key trends for affluent investors, the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury program collaborated with The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing to analyze the top 5 percent and 10 percent of active and sold listings in 2018.* 2018 Top 5 Luxury Buyer "Power Markets" in Review Maui, Hawaii Palm Beach, Fla. Washington, D.C. Kauai, Hawaii Brooklyn, N.Y. 2018 Top 5 Luxury Seller "Power Markets" in Review LA Valley, Calif. Detroit, Mich. Las Vegas, Nev. Boulder, Colo. Raleigh, N.C. Based on the median prices for the top 10 percent of homes sold in the Power Markets, key findings include: Shortest Days on Market: Raleigh-Durham, N.C. boasted the shortest median days on market - three days - for single family homes. For condos, Silicon Valley had the shortest median days on market at nine days. Most Affordable (Price per Square Foot): Collin County, Texas and Ft. Worth, Texas were tied for the most affordable luxury markets for single family homes, where the median price per square foot was $165. For condos, Orlando, Fla. had the lowest median price per square foot at $156. Most Expensive (Price per Square Foot): On the flip side, the most expensive market is the Los Angeles-Beach area, which includes coastal cities such as Santa Monica, Malibu and Manhattan Beach, where the median price per square foot was $1,398. Vail, Colo. took the top spot for condos at $1,629 median price per square foot. Evolving Market: Staten Island, N.Y. stands out as an Evolving Market for its striking value compared to the other four boroughs of New York City, as the proximity to Manhattan and Brooklyn appeals to many buyers who work or own businesses in these surrounding boroughs. 2018 saw impressive sold prices of single-family homes – 134 of the 139 homes closed above $1 million, four of which closed above $2 million. "There are hotbeds of luxury home sales at the million-dollar price point and higher across the North American luxury market, and The Report provides high-level data on the markets to watch," said Charlie Young, president and CEO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. "While there was a moderation in the pace of luxury home sales in 2018, luxury market prices have held their ground since the housing boom began in 2013. When you take the long view, the luxury real estate picture is steady and stable." "Now in its second year, The Report is an all-encompassing, timely resource for Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Property Specialists to prepare for the year ahead in luxury real estate," said Craig Hogan, vice president of luxury for Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. "Our data confirms that wealthy individuals' preferences are shifting, but demand for high-end properties remains high. Luxury home prices fluctuated month to month in 2018, but from a long-term perspective, sales were strong and stable." About The Report Designed to be a definitive guide for international high-end property buying and selling, The Report adds insider intelligence to strong industry research by combining anecdotal insights from local market experts affiliated with the Coldwell Banker® brand, as well as The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, Wealth-X, Unique Homes and other leading luxury insiders. More information on the following can be found in the full report. Significant trends from the Power Markets 2018 landmark listings and sales Trends driving the ultra-high-net-worth population Top luxury property must-haves Domestic and global spotlights About Coldwell Banker Global Luxury® Launched in early 2017, the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury® program legacy traces its roots to Coldwell Banker Previews International® and the Previews® program, a world leader in luxury real estate since 1933. Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Property Specialists are an exclusive group within the Coldwell Banker organization, making up under ten percent of independent sales associates affiliated with the brand worldwide. Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Property Specialists conducted approximately 30,700 transactions of homes priced at $1 million or more in 2018, with an average sales price of $1.9 million. On average in 2018, the Coldwell Banker brand sells approximately $161.8 million in $1 million or more luxury homes every day. Coldwell Banker®, the Coldwell Banker logo, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury® and the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury logo are registered service 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.
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REAL Trends and Inside Real Estate Release Study on Flawlessly Executing a New Tech Platform
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RE/MAX Alliance Launches Buyside, Providing Agents and Customers Valuable Insight into Real-time Buyer Demand
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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Launches No-Cost Automated Social Media Advertising for Every Brand Listing
Brand Listings Appear Front and Center in the Social Media Feeds of High-Value Prospective Clients with the Click of a Button MADISON N.J. (Jan. 28, 2019) — Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate LLC announced today the official launch of Boost by HomeSpotter-- a fully brand-funded social media advertising service-- to its affiliated agents in the United States, Canada and Jamaica, in partnership with digital marketing company HomeSpotter LLC. Through this innovative marketing platform, the brand is covering the cost of multi-day, targeted social media advertisements for all brand listings, empowering affiliated sales professionals to stretch their own marketing dollars in new and innovative ways. The program offers premium placements of affiliated agents' listings in targeted social media feeds. While other programs prioritize general banner ad placements in broad digital campaigns to build impression quantity, the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate program offers in-feed advertising within Facebook and Instagram, which favor both impression quality and reach.The program's social media listing advertisements are supported by an intelligent, data-driven algorithm reaching up to 2,000 individuals identified as likely homebuyers based on specific property and demographic criteria. Affiliated Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate agents can easily engage in the conversations with prospective clients as they receive automatic notifications from the program when an individual comments on, likes, or shares the agent's post. This allows for two-way, instant communication with the goal of forming relationships and transforming leads to sales. "All agents and sellers deserve their listings to have the most comprehensive marketing campaigns possible," said Jennifer Marchetti, chief marketing officer, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. "Our affiliated agents can now walk into every listing presentation with extreme confidence knowing they are supported by an automated, data-driven, effective marketing campaign funded by their brand, allowing them the opportunity to put their own, hard-earned dollars into expanding their marketing initiatives further than they could before." When a new Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate listing goes on the market, the listing agent will receive a branded email with a pre-generated advertisement for the listing that can be approved and scheduled to launch in less than 10 seconds. Ad headlines and content are automatically chosen to maximize engagement and optimize traffic, clicks and leads. The advertisements feature a photo of the home, key content, the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate company and agent branding, which includes their headshot and contact information. The proprietary algorithm has already been optimized based on the home's location, price and key features to ensure advertising efficacy on Facebook and Instagram. Affiliated agents have the power to further customize their advertisements using their knowledge of the listing thanks to personal dashboards and deep integrations with the brand's data platforms.Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate brokers and managers can review and track the campaigns for listings in their offices or companies to help support the agent's success. With the national launch of this program, the brand's network of more than 12,000 affiliated agents can compete for listings with the advantage that their brand partner is supporting their efforts with data-driven, automated, listing-specific social media advertising in their target markets. After the three-day boost period, affiliated agents have the option to extend the customized campaigns at a significant discount. Initial results of the program show that affiliated agents with the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate network have launched more than 8,000 campaigns, generating more than nine million views, approximately 15,000 social interactions, 750,000 visits to bhgre.com and 7,000 website registrations and targeted leads. To learn more about how Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate can fuel your real estate business, visit bhgre.com. About Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a dynamic real estate brand that offers a full range of services to affiliated brokers, sales associates and home buyers and sellers. Using innovative technology, sophisticated business systems and the broad appeal of a lifestyle brand, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC embodies the future of the real estate industry while remaining grounded in the tradition of home. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services. The growing Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate network includes more than 12,000 independent affiliated sales associates and approximately 360 offices serving home buyers and sellers across the United States, Canada, Jamaica and The Bahamas. The brand announced its expansion into Australia and New Zealand in April of 2018. Better Homes & Gardens® is a registered trademark of Meredith Corporation licensed to Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC and used with permission. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Each Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Franchise is independently owned and operated. About HomeSpotter HomeSpotter LLC is the industry-leading software product suite for real estate agents, brokers, and MLS providers to build and strengthen customer relationships. Boost automates digital marketing at scale, enabling agents to expand their spheres and impress sellers. Connect gives buyers amazing branded search and agent collaboration tools to carry in their pocket. Spacio's intelligent open house solution streamlines outdated real estate processes and captures every opportunity. HomeSpotter is headquartered in lovely Minneapolis, MN, with offices in Los Angeles, New York, and Vancouver.
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Agreement provides brokerages with access to MoxiWorks' cloud open platform Fraser, MI—January 30, 2019 — zipLogix™, the industry leader in transaction management software and creators of zipForm®, today announced at Inman Connect that its robust back office solution, zipForm Enterprise-Connect™, now includes a new partnership with the MoxiWorks open platform, the MoxiCloud, integrating zipForm® Plus with their MoxiEngage CRM. This agreement provides the largest network of real estate professionals in the nation with the opportunity to use zipForm® Plus and MoxiEngage CRM to streamline workflows, maximize efficiency, and enjoy a new kind of simplicity for their transactions. In addition, users will enjoy the convenience of a single sign-on experience to and from zipForm® Plus and MoxiEngage. With this new integration, users can import contacts and property information to and from MoxiEngage and start a zipForm® Plus transaction right from within their MoxiEngage account. This results in a complete customer nurturing process that also saves both agents and brokerages a considerable amount of time when processing transactions. "We are always looking for innovative products, features and partnerships that will make user workflows easier and more streamlined. We also aim to empower brokerages and agents to deliver the ultimate client experience. This partnership falls right in line with that vision," said Scott Strong, CEO of zipLogix™. "Partnering with MoxiWorks will enable users to increase their efficiency, which will result in increased profitability for them." "Like MoxiWorks, zipLogix™ is deeply rooted in real estate. We know their number one priority is to make real estate professionals' lives easier, which is near and dear to us," said York Baur, CEO of MoxiWorks. "We're excited to partner with zipLogix™ to give our brokerage clients the ability to have a fully-integrated transaction management system and look forward to more integrations with them in the future." zipForm Enterprise-Connect™ partnerships will continue to give users access to intelligent and innovative systems that deliver the tools real estate professionals need to manage their business. These integrations with zipForm® Plus, which also include partners like Profit Power by Landtrax and Emphasys, will make it easy to pull information seamlessly when needed. To discuss these new time-saving zipForm Enterprise-Connect™ integrations, please contact the zipLogix™ Business Development team at 866-406-4286. Fraser, Mich.-based zipLogix™, creators of zipForm®, is a technology company created by and owned by REALTOR® Associations, working to improve productivity and efficiency industry wide. Its transaction management software, which includes zipForm® Plus, zipTMS® and zipVault®, automates and simplifies the repetitive and complex steps of real estate transactions. zipLogix™ is also the provider of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Transaction Management Benefit, available to more than 1.3 million REALTORS® nationwide. About MoxiWorks MoxiWorks is a comprehensive open platform system for large residential real estate brokerages that serves over 72 brokerages and 120,000 agents nationwide that account for more than 13% of the transactions in the U.S. MoxiWorks' 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 40 partners that plug and play to create unique brokerage solutions. MoxiWorks also powers the LeadingRE Cloud. Find more information at moxiworks.com.
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With over 300% client and revenue growth YoY, Inside Real Estate and its kvCORE Platform have reached the pinnacle of the brokerage software market Salt Lake City, Utah - January 25th, 2019 -- Inside Real Estate, a leading national developer of enterprise cloud software solutions in real estate today announced that the company has experienced rapid growth in both revenue and customer adoption, garnering 150,000 users to their platform in 2018. With YoY growth at 300+% in both customer base and revenue, Inside Real Estate is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the industry. Leading brokerages such as The Keyes Company, Fathom Realty, First Team, Baird & Warner, eXp, Chase International, Jack White and a plethora of other fast-growing companies across the country all migrated their technology over to Inside Real Estate's flagship product, kvCORE Platform. The teams and agents using the kvCORE Platform produced over $150B in transaction volume in 2018. Importantly, kvCORE users leveraged the platform's powerful lead-generation tools to drive over $500M in agent commissions during the year. Inside Real Estate strategically acquired leading marketing suite provider, Circlepix, and broker commission management and agent onboarding specialist BrokerSumo in 2018, which both experienced record growth as part of the Inside Real Estate product family. "These companies are leaders in important areas of brokerage software and enable Inside Real Estate to deliver this excellence via fully integrated solutions to our clients," says Joe Skousen, Founder and President of Inside Real Estate. As they continue the rapid growth in the new year, the firm is announcing the extension of the platform, called the Marketplace, to cater to every unique need of the real estate enterprise, whether that be the broker, office manager, team lead or agent. The Marketplace now supports over 50 third-party integrations, vetted partners and high-value add-ons. But the architecture is what sets this platform apart. "These integrations are tight and seamless with essential Single Sign-On functionality that creates ease of use and adoption for users," says Chief Product Officer Nick Macey. "Where many other platform vendors have missed the mark on ease-of-use and streamlined integrated tech, Inside Real Estate has set the bar high." Some of the robust platform integrations include complete listing syndication with deep linking to listing detail pages, Zillow® Testimonials and Tech Connect, Zapier, and custom integrations with other companies. Some of the Partner integrations include IdealEstate®, Amarki®, Thanks.io®, Inrrix®, DotLoop®, SkySlope®, and DocuSign®. "We are at an inflection point in our company whereby our team, technology, and scale enable us to deliver the industry's most flexible and feature-rich platform and suite of solutions to meet the needs of leading brokerages," says Skousen. "Adding marketplace applications to kvCORE is as easy as adding an app to your phone, and that was always our goal." Inside Real Estate also revamped its platform solution for standalone teams, now called K+ Team Platform, which combines IDX powered websites with AI-infused CRM and lead generation. Both platforms are enhanced with advanced behavioral automation technology that has shown to help agents convert leads at 2-3x the industry average. The automation frees up agent time with personalized and behavior-triggered engagements to leads, so the agent can save time and make that critical personal connection when the lead is warm. Even while maintaining over a 90% customer satisfaction rating, the company continues to strive for more. They have invested in both resources and a skilled and talented staff to ensure the success of every client. An enhanced Learning Management Portal is being released in Q1 that includes comprehensive multi-media training, best practices and thorough support channels catering to every business need, whether it be the broker, office manager or admin, team lead or agent. "We feel great about where we landed in 2018," says CEO Ned Stringham, "and 2019 will be even stronger – for us and our valued customers." About Inside Real Estate Inside Real Estate is among the fastest growing real estate software companies in the industry and serves over 140,000 agents, teams, and brokers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company is the developer of the kvCORE Platform, the only comprehensive brokerage platform that singlehandedly serves the needs of the broker, office manager, team lead and agent. To cater to the unique needs of every business, 50+ deep integrations and vetted partner solutions are available to platform users through the Marketplace, the cloud-based integration center for Inside Real Estate. For standalone teams with brokerages not supported by kvCORE, the k+ TEAM Platform is available with features designed specifically for the team business model. To learn more about Inside Real Estate solutions, sign up for a demo today.
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REAL Trends Launches 2019 Game Changers List of Influential Industry People
Castle Rock, Colorado, January 24, 2019—REAL Trends. Inc., the Trusted Source in residential brokerage, released today its first annual REAL Trend Game Changers list of industry professionals who have the potential to change the game of real estate in the coming year. Are there newsmakers? Yes. Are there powerful people? Of course. What makes this list different is that REAL Trends, through its brokerage consulting work, has the inside track on both big industry players and under-the-radar professionals who are running great companies. Our years of collecting data through the agent, team, brokerage and website rankings, CEO groups, and consulting work position us like no other to know the inner workings of real estate brokerages and affiliated companies. That’s why you’ll see everyone from network leaders and marketing gurus to community experts and tech wizards. We even threw in a few private-equity authorities as well. We use this knowledge to develop a list of professionals who are potentially changing the game of real estate in the coming year. After vetting and profiling more than 125 industry professionals, the REAL Trends team culled a short list of fewer than 50 industry professionals who we think are thought leaders. These stand outs are on the cusp of technological breakthroughs, innovative in their growth strategies, or launching new, promising products or services in 2019. "When we look at what’s happening in our industry, it occurred to our team that there are a fairly small group of people who, because of their position, products or services, are currently playing a hot hand or have the real ability to change the game,” says Steve Murray, president of REAL Trends. “This impactful group changes and shifts all the time. None of us know how much they will change the business, but our bet is these few will have outside impact." The REAL Trends Game Changers list is a subjective annual list chosen by REAL Trends leadership team. It is not comprehensive. At publication, the list was accurate. However, the real estate industry moves quickly, and some people and positions may change after publication. The list is an annual list and will not be updated through the year. A new list will be published in 2020. ABOUT REAL Trends REAL Trends is a privately-held, Colorado-based publishing, consulting and communications company specializing in the residential brokerage and housing industries. REAL Trends provides a wide range of advisory services to a clientele of local, regional and national real estate organizations. REAL Trends’ areas of expertise include operational analysis, valuations, merger and acquisition advisory services, technology and digital marketing consulting, consumer and business research and strategic planning. Visit REAL Trends at www.realtrends.com. www.realtrends.com
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eXp Realty Exceeds 16,000 Real Estate Agents Across North America
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HomeServices of America Expands Its Executive Leadership Team
Minneapolis, Minn. (January 16, 2019) – HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, today announced the expansion of its executive leadership team to support the rapid and unprecedented growth of the organization. HomeServices' Executive Chairman Ron Peltier appointed Gino Blefari, current CEO of HSF Affiliates, as CEO of the company. HSF Affiliates is the HomeServices' subsidiary operating the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living franchise networks. Peltier and Blefari will lead the growing business of HomeServices of America, formulate and execute strategies consistent with the mission, values and culture of the organization, and drive its continued acquisition strategies. "Our growth brings substantial opportunity. In today's competitive and fluid landscape we are the preferred choice for market leaders looking to join a company known for its integrity, financial strength, and operational excellence," Peltier said. "To best capitalize, I wanted to add an executive with an extended history of enterprise growth and success. Gino has been instrumental in the growth and continued success of our franchise networks. His extraordinary expertise will provide a valuable added level of support for me and for our companies and will be a tremendous addition to the superb leadership team already in place." Blefari began his real estate career more than 30 years ago and held executive leadership positions at Century 21 Seville Contempo and NRT before founding Silicon Valley-based Intero Real Estate Services, which HomeServices of America acquired in 2014. He was named president and CEO of HSF Affiliates in 2015. Under his leadership, HSF Affiliates' award-winning franchise networks have grown to include nearly 52,000 agents across 47 states. In 2018, Blefari led Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices' global expansion to include leading brokerage companies based in Berlin, London and Milan. "HomeServices of America is an incredible organization built on the strength of local brands and supported by a world-class leadership team," said Blefari. "I couldn't be more excited or proud to be joining a team that is so deeply connected to one another and committed to the ongoing success of their companies." Peltier founded HomeServices of America in 1998 and has grown the company into America's largest residential real estate brokerage firm and the premier provider of homeownership services, including brokerage, mortgage, franchising, title, escrow, insurance, and corporate relocation services. Peltier and Blefari will reinforce HomeServices of America's mission of delivering an exceptional real estate experience through improved product offerings, emerging technology solutions, dynamic consumer-first strategies, and increased use of HomeServices' full suite of homeownership services. Blefari will continue driving the vision and mission of the franchise networks and remains actively involved in their operations. As part of the transition, Blefari appointed Chris Stuart to the roles of CEO of HSF Affiliates and president of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices; and Allan Dalton as CEO of Real Living Real Estate. "Chris brings a unique perspective to our industry based on his combination of enterprise technology experience plus his time with me operating Intero Real Estate, one of the country's largest real estate brokerage firms. I have the highest confidence in Chris, who has been a skilled leader at HSF Affiliates, delivering exceptional growth and innovation to our networks," said Blefari. "Allan, with decades of industry experience and success, will be a visionary leader of the Real Living network." These appointments are effective immediately. "HomeServices' commitment to acquiring market-leading companies and keeping the local brands intact remains unchanged," concluded Peltier. "2019 promises to be a busy and exciting year for our company." About HomeServices of America HomeServices of America is through its operating companies, one of the country's premier providers of homeownership services, including brokerage, mortgage, franchising, title, escrow, insurance, and relocation services. HomeServices of America is the owner of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living Real Estate franchise networks. HomeServices is owned by Berkshire Hathaway Energy, a consolidated subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. HomeServices' operating companies offer integrated real estate services, including brokerage services, mortgage originations, title and closing services, property and casualty insurance, home warranties, and other homeownership services. Information about HomeServices is available at www.homeservices.com. About HSF Affiliates LLC Irvine, CA-based HSF Affiliates LLC operates the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living Real Estate brokerage networks. The company is a subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., the nation's largest, full-service residential brokerage firm and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. affiliate.
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Coldwell Banker Paradise Joins Schmidt Family of Companies to Create One of Nation's Largest Firms
VERO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 9, 2019 -- Coldwell Banker Paradise announced it has merged with the Schmidt Family of Companies to create one of the world's largest independently-owned Coldwell Banker franchises and one of the nation's largest real estate firms with 80 offices and approximately 1,700 agents in Florida, Michigan, Ohio and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Schmidt Family of Companies, led by Ken and Mike Schmidt, is a full-service brokerage that was founded in 1927. The company already has a Florida presence centered in Punta Gorda. The firm had a combined 18,259 transactions and $3.3 billion in sales volume in 2018. Coldwell Banker Paradise will retain its name and continue to be led locally by Linda Schlitt Gonzalez and Steven Schlitt, who have been with the company since 1972 and 1998, respectively. The firm was founded by their parents Ed and Marguerite Schlitt in 1953 and now has 11 offices and 280 agents serving 135 miles of eastern Florida coastline including Port St. Lucie, Vero Beach, Jupiter Island and Melbourne. "We were one of Coldwell Banker's earliest franchisees in 1983 and that helped fuel our growth," Steven Schlitt said. "Joining the Schmidt Family of Companies is another exciting moment that maintains our family leadership and exposes our agents, clients and the Treasure and Space Coasts to greater resources and audiences." Schlitt expects area homes in the $200,000-$400,000 range will see a 2019 price increase of 2-3% with job-centric Brevard County growing at a 6-8% pace. "Our luxury market has exploded and we are seeing that 45% of those buying these homes are moving here to forego the hustle of South Florida. The Schmidt Family of Companies has a dominance in waterfront, resort and luxury markets." "We are very excited about this new phase in our company's development," Ken Schmidt said. "We are clearly in a growth mode. Today's announcement is another positive sign and shows how bullish we are on the region's future." "I have worked with Ken and Mike for many years and have always been impressed," said Charlie Young, president and CEO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. "The Schmidt Family of Companies now has the most U.S. offices in the Coldwell Banker network with the merger of Coldwell Banker Paradise." ABOUT COLDWELL BANKER PARADISE Coldwell Banker Paradise was founded in 1953 and has 11 offices and approximately 280 agents serving Florida's Stuart, Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce, South Hutchinson Island, North Hutchinson Island, Vero Beach, Sebastian and Melbourne. ABOUT THE SCHMIDT FAMILY OF COMPANIES The Schmidt Family of Companies has over 80 Coldwell Banker offices and 1,700 agents and brokers across Florida, Michigan, Ohio and the U.S. Virgin Islands along with Century 21 Schmidt Real Estate in Venice, Florida. The company had a combined 18,259 transactions and $3.3 billion in sales volume in 2018.
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Lone Wolf Seizes Momentum of Growth, Announces Two Leadership Changes
Jack Blaha appointed as new CEO; Patrick Arkeveld named Executive Chairman Cambridge, ON, January 11, 2019--Lone Wolf Technologies ("Lone Wolf"), the North American leader in residential real estate software, today announced that it has named Jack Blaha as its new Chief Executive Officer and Patrick Arkeveld as Executive Chairman. These leadership changes come as Lone Wolf seizes momentum of recent successes and seeks to propel the company to the next level of growth. Under Arkeveld’s leadership, Lone Wolf, backed by Vista Equity Partners, has grown into one of the most trusted technology providers in the real estate industry. Arkeveld spearheaded several transformative initiatives since joining the company in 2015, including the acquisition of Instanet Solutions, which significantly expanded the company’s product portfolio to become the largest brokerage software platform in North America. This platform includes industry-leading solutions for both back office and transaction management and helps over 20,000 offices and 500,000 agents generate more revenue, reduce costs, and be more profitable in their real estate businesses. "It’s been my honor to lead Lone Wolf and I am incredibly proud of our accomplishments," Arkeveld said. "I am thrilled to welcome Jack to the team. Jack brings the skill set and experience to drive Lone Wolf forward on this tremendous upward trajectory, and I am confident he will serve our clients well in the years ahead. I look forward to supporting Jack and Lone Wolf, as we continue to grow the company and our influence in the real estate industry." Blaha was the former CEO of PeopleAdmin, a Vista Equity Partners portfolio company, where he led the market-leading organization through a similar period of significant growth. Prior to this role, Blaha served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Aptean, Inc., where he led their global Product, Development, Corporate Development, Professional Services and Support teams. With a 20-year track record of technology leadership and client-focused innovation, Blaha will ensure both Lone Wolf and its clients thrive in this period of rapid growth. "This is an exciting time for Lone Wolf and I am thrilled to be working with such a passionate and talented team," said Blaha. "Lone Wolf has a fantastic reputation in the residential real estate software industry and Patrick has built a great foundation, company culture, and product portfolio. I look forward to learning more about the real estate industry and how we can continue to meet the needs of real estate professionals with innovative technology and a fantastic user experience." Rob Rogers, Principal at Vista Equity Partners and Lone Wolf board member, added: "Jack has a track record of successful leadership within several Vista companies and other technology firms. He joins Lone Wolf with a wealth of experience in driving innovation and improving the client experience. Jack’s experience and strong history of leading high performing teams will support Lone Wolf’s growth and deliver unrivalled value to our customers." About Lone Wolf Technologies Lone Wolf Technologies, a Vista company, is the North American leader in residential real estate software, with products in over 20,000 offices across Canada and the U.S. The company offers an ecosystem of technology products, including software for back office, transaction management, front office, and web, as well as professional services and 3rd party integrations. Each element of this ecosystem enables brokerages and agents 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. About Vista Equity Partners Vista Equity Partners is a U.S.-based investment firm with offices in Austin, Chicago, New York City, Oakland, and San Francisco with more than $46 billion in cumulative capital commitments. Vista exclusively invests in software, data, and technology-enabled organizations led by world-class management teams. As a value-added investor with a long-term perspective, Vista contributes professional expertise and multi-level support towards companies to realize their full potential. Vista’s investment approach is anchored by a sizable long-term capital base, experience in structuring technology-oriented transactions, and proven management techniques that yield flexibility and opportunity. For more information, please visit www.vistaequitypartners.com.
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Lovell Minnick Partners Acquires ATTOM Data Solutions, Leading Provider of Real Estate Data and Analytics
New Partnership Positions Market-Leading Property Data Expert for Sustained Growth PHILADELPHIA, LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, January 8, 2019 – Lovell Minnick Partners, a private equity firm specializing in financial and related business services companies, today announced it has completed the acquisition of ATTOM Data Solutions ("ATTOM" or "the Company"), a leading provider of national real estate data and analytics. Lovell Minnick acquired ATTOM from Renovo Capital and Rosewood Private Investments. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in Irvine, California, ATTOM manages a comprehensive data platform that draws upon a wide range of sources to provide property tax, deed, mortgage, foreclosure, environmental risk, natural hazard and neighborhood data for more than 155 million U.S. residential and commercial properties covering 99 percent of the nation's population. ATTOM licenses its data to companies in the real estate, mortgage, insurance, marketing and adjacent industries. "ATTOM's data provides mission-critical insights to enterprise clients who seek to make well-informed business decisions with the benefit of historic, rich and near real-time data," said Jason Barg, Partner, Lovell Minnick Partners. "We're excited to partner with CEO Rob Barber and his team who have an excellent reputation for leadership and innovation in the real estate data and information services market." "ATTOM remains focused on expanding our seamless end-to-end data platform to deliver greater value for our customers as we continue to grow our market share in our core markets and build out our footprint in new end-markets across the U.S.," said Barber. "We look forward to the next chapter of our growth, supported by the experience and resources of Lovell Minnick Partners, as we further strengthen our position as the premier one-stop shop for high-quality real estate data." Lovell Minnick Partners has strong experience investing in technology-enabled service providers in the financial services sector, such as Engage People Inc., an innovative, market-leading solutions provider for the global loyalty and incentive industry, and more recently, SRS Acquiom, a market-leading provider of technology-enabled solutions to facilitate private market M&A transactions. Lovell Minnick Partners also has deep industry knowledge and relationships in the property sector developed through proprietary research and through prior investments in the space such as J.S. Held, a specialty advisory firm that provides property loss consulting among other services, and CenterSquare Investment Management, a global investment manager focused on actively managed real estate and infrastructure strategies. "ATTOM's management team has generated strong organic growth and successfully pursued accretive strategic opportunities such as their acquisition of neighborhood data provider Onboard Informatics in early 2018," said John Cochran, Partner, Lovell Minnick Partners. "We believe the Company's innovative technology platform, focus on superior data quality and customer service, and its recurring license revenue model position ATTOM extremely well for continued success in the space. We are eager to support management in executing their strategic plan to build the leading technology platform in the real estate data industry." ATTOM's extensive property database is also used to power consumer-facing websites such as RealtyTrac.com, Homefacts.com and HomeDisclosure.com. Morgan Lewis served as LMP's legal counsel. GCA Advisors acted as financial advisor to ATTOM, while Venable LLP served as ATTOM's legal counsel. Monroe Capital provided debt financing for the transaction. About Lovell Minnick Partners LLC Lovell Minnick Partners LLC is a private equity firm with expertise in investing in the financial and related business services sectors. With offices in Philadelphia, Los Angeles and New York, Lovell Minnick provides developing companies with equity capital to support private company recapitalizations, leveraged buyouts and pursue growth initiatives. Since its inception in 1999, Lovell Minnick Partners has raised $2.7 billion in committed capital and has completed investments in over 45 companies. Targeted investment areas include asset management, wealth management, investment product distribution, specialty finance, insurance brokerage and services, financial and insurance technology and business services. For more information, please visit www.lmpartners.com. About ATTOM Data Solutions ATTOM Data Solutions provides premium property data to power products that improve transparency, innovation, efficiency and disruption in a data-driven economy. ATTOM multi-sources property tax, deed, mortgage, foreclosure, environmental risk, natural hazard, and neighborhood data for more than 155 million U.S. residential and commercial properties covering 99 percent of the nation's population. A rigorous data management process involving more than 20 steps validates, standardizes and enhances the data collected by ATTOM, assigning each property record with a persistent, unique ID — the ATTOM ID. 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Boundaries for 155 Million U.S. Parcels Joined to Assessor, Recorder, Community Data; Includes 67,000 School Attendance Zone Boundaries, 166,000 Neighborhood Boundaries IRVINE, Calif. – December 17, 2018 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation's premier property database, today announced it has integrated expanded boundary data into its U.S. property data warehouse. The expanded boundary data features parcel boundaries for 135 million U.S. parcels along with school attendance zone boundaries for more than 67,000 schools in more than 13,000 school districts and neighborhood boundaries for more than 166,000 neighborhoods. "Accurate parcel boundaries offer an essential location component that's ideal for property research and we are excited to now include this data as a complement to the foundational tax, deed, mortgage and neighborhood data in the ATTOM Data Warehouse," said Rob Barber, CEO of ATTOM Data Solutions. "We've made some key strategic moves over the past few months to obtain the best boundary data available and fully integrate it into our data warehouse so that we can provide a one-stop shop for clients that want to combine these datasets." Parcel boundary sample data available upon request The parcel boundary data is available in a bulk file format adhering to the industry standard ESRI shape data. ATTOM offers two versions of the parcel boundary data: An Essential version that includes the shape file data for the parcel boundaries along with basic tax assessor information for each parcel; and the Plus version with additional assessor information for each parcel including beds, baths, square footage, year built, lot size, most recent sale date and amount, and much more. "We've included basic assessor property data in our standard parcel boundary file because most use cases benefit from some level of assessor data," said Todd Teta, chief technology officer at ATTOM Data Solutions. "We also include our unique ATTOM ID for every parcel so that additional data from the ATTOM Data Warehouse such as sales history, mortgage and foreclosure data, or natural hazard risk can easily be joined with the parcel boundaries." A prebuilt sample file of parcel boundary data with embedded assessor data is available upon request. Request sample parcel boundaries file School and neighborhood boundary data available in bulk and API The schools, neighborhood and other geographic area boundary data is available in both bulk file format as well as via API. These boundary datasets can be combined with each other and with ATTOM's property and neighborhood data to create powerful analytics and applications for end-users: Identify which school attendance zone a specific home is in Search for all homes within a specific school attendance zone Find neighborhoods that overlap with school district boundaries Create neighborhood profiles based on school scores, crime rates, property characteristics Enable home search by neighborhood And many more "Real estate consumer search is increasingly centered around schools and neighborhoods, making it increasingly important for companies providing a consumer-focused product, software or app to enable search by neighborhood and school attendance zone," said Jeff Metcalf, product manager at ATTOM Data Solutions. "We're also seeing other innovative applications of the parcel, school and neighborhood boundary data beyond just real estate consumer search, and making this data available to our clients will help fuel more disruption across myriad real estate-related verticals, including insurance underwriting and claims management, urban planning and zoning, real estate development, new home construction, and many others." Learn more about school attendance zone boundaries Learn more about neighborhood boundaries About ATTOM Data Solutions ATTOM Data Solutions provides premium property data to power products that improve transparency, innovation, efficiency and disruption in a data-driven economy. ATTOM multi-sources property tax, deed, mortgage, foreclosure, environmental risk, natural hazard, and neighborhood data for more than 155 million U.S. residential and commercial properties covering 99 percent of the nation's population. A rigorous data management process involving more than 20 steps validates, standardizes and enhances the data collected by ATTOM, assigning each property record with a persistent, unique ID — the ATTOM ID. The 9TB ATTOM Data Warehouse fuels innovation in many industries including mortgage, real estate, insurance, marketing, government and more through flexible data delivery solutions that include bulk file licenses, APIs, market trends, marketing lists, match & append and more.
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RE/MAX Adds Leaders to Strengthen IT, Communications
Strategic New Officers Bring High-Impact Expertise, Insights to Key Departments DENVER – RE/MAX Holdings, Inc., parent company of RE/MAX, one of the world's leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, and Motto Mortgage ("Motto"), announced the hiring of Jerry Modes as Senior Vice President, Information Technology, and Kerry McGovern as Vice President, Communications. "Jerry and Kerry are very strategic thinkers who have impressive track records in their respective fields," said RE/MAX CEO Adam Contos. "They'll each play a crucial role in the long-term advancement of the RE/MAX and Motto Mortgage brands as we strive to be the unrivalled leaders in our industries." Modes, a pioneer in the IT/data field, will provide high-level strategic leadership to the expanding RE/MAX technology groups. He'll oversee internal IT operations, membership data infrastructure, and the ongoing development of data-driven RE/MAX products by booj, the award-winning tech company acquired by RE/MAX LLC in early 2018. "The coming year will establish the foundation for much more to come," Modes said. Modes brings more than three decades of experience creating tech and data solutions across a wide range of industries. He co-founded two ultra-successful new-concept tech companies – Teradata and HyperParallel – and has held virtually every C-level position during his long career. McGovern adds invaluable insight and strategic direction to the ongoing development of RE/MAX and Motto Mortgage communications strategies. She will oversee all internal and external communications, including PR and social media. Her leadership will elevate the quality and consistency of critical messaging for both brands. McGovern has extensive experience, most recently at Under Armour, where she worked directly with the CEO and served as a founding member of the brand's corporate communications team. She was also the Senior Director of Communications and Media for Drizly, Inc., a start-up alcohol delivery app that has since become one of the world's largest alcohol marketplaces. Prior to her time at Drizly, she served as the Director of Communications at the National Hockey League (NHL) and led corporate storytelling for the league around business successes, product launches and tentpole events, including the NHL Winter Classic, Stanley Cup Playoffs and NHL All-Star Game. RE/MAX was recently named a top 10 franchise brand for the third consecutive year and the leading real estate franchise for the 10th year in a row in the 2018 Franchise Times Top 200+® survey. Earlier this year, Entrepreneur ranked RE/MAX a top 10 global franchise for the first time in the magazine's annual "Top Global Franchises" list. RE/MAX was also named the world's fastest growing real estate franchise, according to the publication's 2018 "Top Fastest Growing Franchises" ranking. The ranking of 150 franchises placed RE/MAX in the 12th spot overall and marked the fifth consecutive year the franchisor has been included in the annual list. RE/MAX ranked #15 in 2017, #17 in 2016, #45 in 2015 and #16 in 2014. About the RE/MAX Network As one of the leading global real estate franchisors, RE/MAX, LLC is a subsidiary of RE/MAX Holdings (NYSE: RMAX) with over 120,000 agents in more than 100 countries and territories. Nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX, as measured by residential transaction sides. Dedicated to innovation and change in the real estate industry, RE/MAX launched Motto Mortgage, a ground-breaking mortgage franchisor, in 2016 and acquired booj, a real estate technology company, in 2018. RE/MAX agents have lived, worked and served in their local communities for decades, raising millions of dollars every year for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® and other charities. To learn more about RE/MAX, to search home listings or find an agent in your community, please visit www.remax.com.
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Delta Media Group Hits a Home Run with the New Deltanet Platform
Delta Media Group today announces the availability of the DeltaNet Platform™, an all new all-in-one platform for the real estate industry. Since 1994, Delta Media Group has been servicing the real estate industry. That's over 20 years of platform evolution and industry knowledge making us the oldest and most trusted partner to large real estate firms. This longevity is more important than ever today with the rapid evolution of technology and our industry as we have known it. To stay competitive you must select a partner that has a proven track record, knows the industry inside and out and that is always on the forefront of new technology trends. "In 2016, I was at a crossroads with Delta Media Group. I was either selling my majority stock in Delta to raise funding to startup a digital real estate brokerage or, I was going to buy out my business partners and transform Delta into a digital brokerage platform solution for existing 'bricks and mortar' real estate companies to leverage, turning them into so-called digital brokerages themselves," shared Michael Minard, President of Delta Media Group. "After nearly three years and thousands and thousands of hours of hard work, I'm proud to announce the launch of the DeltaNet Platform for real estate." "The DeltaNet Platform is an all-in-one real estate technology solution that some would call a brokerage in a box system. To build the DeltaNet Platform we took our existing DeltaNet, added many, many features, over 100 integrations, various APIs, an amazing amount of configuration options, and deeply integrated everything together." "I believe the best approach to technology in real estate is through a flexible, highly customizable all-in-one solution. It costs less, it's easier to train, easier to support and performs for better than trying to piece together so-called 'best in breed' solutions. Even within an all-in-one solution companies should still have options and shouldn't be completely locked into that solution, so we added an amazing amount of configuration options and opened up our platform with various APIs. We will integrate with anyone, even if their product competes with one of our features, we will still integrate with them," continued Mr Minard. "We're on the verge of massive technology changes in the real estate vertical and I'm pushing for Delta to be the leading innovator of technology in the real estate industry. That's why we announced the availability of our Pipeline Manager, Progressive Web Apps (PWA), Web Push Notifications, Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), and Open House Connector™ App in the last couple months. In 2019 additional feature announcements for the DeltaNet Platform are already planned and being worked on that will fundamentally change work flow and productivity within the industry. So, instead of having to go find the 'best-of-breed' technology and piece it together we are putting together 'best-of-breed' features, making them configurable, and including these features in one easy to use package. "There is no way anyone will be able to compete against the DeltaNet Platform and perform well within their local marketplace," shared Mr. Minard, "we are the competitive technology advantage. These are exciting times!" How can this enhance my brokerage business? The best SEO platform in the industry A free cloud platform with open APIs and over 100 integrations The best performing normalized property database with data updates every 60 seconds The most advanced, patent pending, automated client engagement system Built in CRM Built in Email Marketing Built in Print Marketing Text messaging Web push notifications Open House Connector App Weekly Live Agent Coaching What is ALWAYS included for FREE? CloudDelta™ Pipeline Manage All Partner Integrations (over 100 currently available) Office365 & Google Sync for contacts, email, calendars and to-do's Lead Routing & Management, including 3rd party lead sources CRM Smart drip email campaigns Content Management And much much more... In addition to our ever growing and evolving platform, Delta Media Group offers world class digital marketing services and SEO. On average we see new broker clients more than double their current organic traffic and leads by making the switch to Delta. These results speak for themselves. Let Delta Media Group help you to claim your market share. About Delta Media Group Delta Media Group is the enterprise marketing and business management solution for many real estate professionals across the country. Servicing over 65 of the top Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and hundreds of brokers nationwide. Delta partners with its customers at the point where marketing meets technology, helping clients successfully run their real estate businesses and maximize profits. Delta Media Group was founded in 1994 and has grown to become the leading real estate website and lead management developer in the country.
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Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Real Estate Company, Fathom Realty, Finds Big Success with New kvCORE Platform from Inside Real Estate
By providing advanced technology to its agents, Fathom Realty experiences record growth and retention DRAPER, UTAH (DECEMBER 12, 2018) -- After experiencing an unprecedented growth of over 213% in the last three years, Fathom Realty knows technology is critical to sustain their momentum and more importantly, for the success of their agents. Fathom's CEO and Founder, Josh Harley, is continuing to put emphasis on smart growth. "We are adamant about keeping up with technology and providing our agents with only the best," said Harley. "We felt that kvCORE was by far superior to anything else that we vetted to fit our company." Shortly after launching Inside Real Estate's kvCORE Platform, Fathom began experiencing bottom line benefits far faster than in the past when they've launched new technology. They've seen an increase in closings for many agents who have taken full advantage of the platform. Harley is excited for what the future holds with kvCORE as their technology backbone, and adds, "I expect our ROI on kvCORE to be significant in a short period of time." Fathom Realty identified Inside Real Estate's kvCORE Platform as the best technology to help drive their future growth, but they got even more benefits in ways they did not expect. "Not only does kvCORE provide our agents with the best technology platform for managing their website leads and conversion, it has provided a strong recruiting proposition and has helped Fathom grow our agent base," explained Harley. kvCORE has been instrumental as a tool to both attract and retain agents. "Powering top brokerages in the country like Fathom Realty and setting them up for rapid and sustainable growth is our mission," says Inside Real Estate's Founder and CRO, Joe Skousen. "Fathom is a highly successful brokerage that continues to display technology leadership, and we are thrilled to be their technology partner as they head into another strong year." Technology is, and continues to be, a strong area of focus for the nationwide brokerage. Harley went on to say, "The two main ways a brokerage increases revenue is by adding agents and improving the productivity of the agents they have. kvCORE helps with both. It is an incredible asset to any brokerage looking to grow and improve their agent productivity." About Fathom Realty Fathom Realty is a cloud-based, technology-driven, full-service real estate brokerage dedicated to providing agents with the industry's best commission splits, technology, training, and support. Fathom Realty represents the future of the real estate brokerage. Fathom Realty is also agent-owned. This is based off of the simple philosophy and belief that because their agents assisted in accomplishing Fathom Realty's growth to becoming profitable, they should share in their combined success. This structure also helps ensure that Fathom's core values and guiding principles are directly aligned with their agents. About Inside Real Estate Inside Real Estate is among the most successful and fastest growing real estate software companies in the market and serves tens of thousands of agents, teams, and brokers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company is the residential real estate SaaS leader and developer of the kvCORE Platform. kvCORE is the only platform for brokers, teams, and agents to run their entire business on one solution. To learn more about the kvCORE Platform visit https://www.insiderealestate.com.
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