Global Real Estate Network Adds 34 Firms Worldwide

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has expanded its global membership with the addition of 34 firms with 85 offices and over 2,000 sales associates year-to-date in 2014. The invitation-only network is comprised of more than 500 of the best-known local and regional real estate firms, with 3,500 offices and 120,000 sales associates in the U.S. and nearly 50 other countries.

The network’s newest North American members include Greenwood King Properties (Houston, TX); Castelli Real Estate Services (Ft. Lauderdale, FL); Circa Properties (St. Louis, MO); Weichert Lake Realty (Gold Canyon, AZ); Campbell Realty (Marysville, CA); and Bowes & Cocks (Peterborough, ON, Canada). Internationally, the most recent additions are Ayikcan Real Estate (Istanbul, Turkey); INOWAI Residential (Luxembourg, Luxembourg); Kampmeyer Immobilien GMBH (Koln, Germany); Akivnta Real Estate Broking & Advisory Services Private Limited (Mumbai, India); Fonnegra Gerlein (Bogota, Columbia); Estela Exclusive Homes (Ibiza, Spain); and Today’s Realty (Dededo, Guam).

“We have had a tremendous recruiting year thus far, growing our network with an impressive group of firms from around the world,” said Pam O’Connor, president/CEO of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. “These companies find value in our unique business model, which allows them to remain independent and continue to build on their strong local brands, while benefiting from our extensive global connections and resources.”

Other prestigious U.S. firms joining the network this year include: Amelia Island Plantation Real Estate (Amelia Island, FL), Bosshardt Realty Services (Gainesville, FL), Candice M. Skinner Real Estate (Leesville, LA), Dowden-Hinn Realtors (Spirit Lake, IA), J. Barrett & Company, LLC (Beverly, MA), Kentucky Select Properties (Louisville, KY), Meybohm Realtors (Augusta, GA), MKB, REALTORS (Roanoke, VA), Scott Tobias Real Estate (Bakersfield, CA), Silver Creek Real Estate Group (Cashiers, NC), Stovall Realtors (Abilene, TX), The Dillard Group (Norman, OK), and Vista Encantada, (Albuquerque, NM). In Canada, new firms are Bosley Real Estate (Toronto, ON) and Tradewinds Realty (Chester, NS).

In Latin America and the Caribbean, the network has added Aruba Palms Realtors (Palm Beach, Aruba), Properties in Costa Rica        (Uvita de Osa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica) and VISTA Real Estate (Belize City, Belize). European firms include Avantgarde Properties (Vienna, Austria), Husaskjol Kópavogur (Kópavogur, Iceland) and Peikert Immobilien AG (Zug, Switzerland).

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® is the largest network of residential real estate firms, and network affiliates are widely recognized as the premier providers of quality residential real estate and relocation services. Collectively, these firms produced $314 billion in sales in 2013, with over one million transactions, which is over $47 billion more than the closest network competitor. Affiliates benefit from an extensive range of brokerage services, which include lead generation, cross-market referrals, branding support, luxury marketing, online exposure, technology systems, and industry-leading professional development.

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Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Expands Network in Canada

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has expanded its presence in Canada, with the recent addition of Bowes & Cocks Limited, Brokerage in Peterborough, Ontario. The invitation-only network of 500+ residential real estate firms also welcomed Bosley Real Estate in Toronto and Tradewinds Realty in Chester, Nova Scotia earlier this year.

These firms join other Canadian members, including Advantage Real Estate Services in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan; CIR REALTY in Calgary, Alberta; DFH Real Estate in Victoria, British Columbia; Harvey Kalles Real Estate in Toronto, Ontario;   Macdonald Realty Ltd. In Vancouver, British Columbia; Profusion Realty Inc. in Westmount, Quebec; Sally McGarr Realty Corp. in St. Catharine’s, Ontario; and The Whistler Real Estate Co. in Whistler, British Columbia.

The network’s continued growth in Canada is a key initiative of the Chicago-based network, which has roots dating back to 1963 and now has coverage in nearly 50 countries worldwide. Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) is the dominant force in North American residential real estate, with more sales units among the top 250 largest brokers in Canada and the top 250 in the U.S., according to REAL Trends Canadian 250 and REAL Trends 500.  Overall, the network is responsible for over 1,000,000 transactions valued at $314 billion in annual home sales annually.

LeadingRE’s unique business model offers a new alternative to Canadian brokers by providing  top-performing independent brokerages with the  tools and connections that would otherwise be available only from a franchise.  Services  include industry-leading programs for   referrals, branding support and global connections online exposure, technology systems, an online learning platform and conferences to foster professional development, a cutting-edge consumer reviews program, and affluent consumer marketing through Luxury Portfolio International®.

“Our growing roster of highly respected affiliates across Canada, combined with our legacy of leadership in the U.S.,  are resonating with brokers across Canada who want to build their own local / regional brand, while still having the resources and global connections of a major worldwide network,” said LeadingRE President and CEO Pam O’Connor. “We are thrilled to welcome our newest affiliates and are committed to adding more top firms as we share our compelling model with firms that share our vision.”

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