Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® Members Named Winners in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt

HGTV has announced the winners of its Ultimate House Hunt, a month-long online contest held on HGTV.com. The contest highlighted exceptional homes from across the globe in ten distinct categories, attracting over 82 million page views with nearly 900,000 votes cast.

The winning homes, all represented by members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International®, were selected by consumers who voted for their favorites among a select group of finalists.

The overall winner, receiving the most votes among all of the homes as well as the most in the Waterfront Homes category, was a luxuriously rustic lake house in Tiger, Ga., represented by Harry Norman Realtors.

Hawaiian homes fared especially well, with three residences from Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers being voted favorites:  a contemporary estate in Haena in the Glass House category; a tropical paradise in Omao in the Privacy, Please category; and a Princeville home with resort-style amenities as the Favorite Backyard Retreat.

The favorite Urban Abode was a Queen Anne-style home in Seattle from Windermere Real Estate. Winning favorite International Home was a timber-frame house in Squamish, BC, Canada, presented by Macdonald Real Estate Group. The Most Amazing Kitchen went to an oceanfront estate in Dana Point, Calif. from Willis Allen Real Estate. In the popular Tiny Home category, a beach cottage in Westerly, R.I. from Lila Delman Real Estate received the honors. Winning Best Curb Appeal was a private estate in Central Point, Ore. from John L. Scott Real Estate. The most popular Historical Home was Locksley Hall in Belvedere, Calif. from McGuire Real Estate.

In addition to bragging rights, the winning homes will receive additional editorial exposure on HGTV.com.

“The response to the 2015 Ultimate House Hunt was incredible, as our audience was drawn to the beautiful photography of these stunning homes,” said Rich Lacy, vice president, Emerging Brands at Scripps Networks. “We are pleased to partner with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® to showcase these homes and the lifestyles they represent.”

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (www.LeadingRE.com) is the largest network of top independent real estate brokerage firms, with more than 500 companies in over 50 countries worldwide. Luxury Portfolio International® (www.LuxuryPortfolio.com) is the luxury face of LeadingRE, supporting member firms that specialize in the high end market.

To view the Ultimate House Hunt winners, visit www.hgtv.com/ultimatehousehuntwinners.

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Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Selects Moxi Works as Preferred Business Solution

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has named Moxi Works a preferred provider through its Solutions Group program, a collection of select business tools offered to its international network of more than 500 real estate firms.

Moxi Works is an integrated and open system that includes key components to support an agent’s success, including CRM, presentation tools, agent websites, repeat and referral marketing, and integrations such as MLS data, agent email and brokerage intranet. Agents who embrace the program see 38% more business.

“We are impressed by how Moxi Works’ takes a proven, sphere-based selling methodology for real estate and combines it with highly effective tools designed to support an agent’s success,” comments Robin LaSure, vice president of corporate marketing for LeadingRE. “The fact that it also offers a manager dashboard and automated coaching makes it even more compelling for our member firms.”

Moxi Works has deep roots in the independent brokerage community, having honed its system with LeadingRE member Windermere Real Estate for many years, in addition to other firms.


“We have been successfully working with over a dozen LeadingRE brokerages that find we not only fulfill their technical needs, but also are a great philosophical fit with their brokerage,” said Moxi Works’ CEO York Baur. “Now with this expanded partnership with LeadingRE, we are looking forward to helping more brokerages grow their business,” added Baur.


To learn more about Moxi Works, visit http://moxiworks.com.  To learn more about Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, visit www.LeadingRE.com.

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