Global Real Estate Network Selects CityBlast as Preferred Social Media Solution

CHICAGO – (5/13/16) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has named CityBlast as a preferred provider through its Solutions Group program, a collection of select business tools presented to its global network of more than 550 residential real estate firms.

CityBlast is a social media management company dedicated to the real estate industry, providing sales associates and brokerages with a team of social experts who write and publish high quality locally-focused articles and information directly on their Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages.

“CityBlast is a great addition to our program, giving our members an easy, systematic way to create a professional online presence and generate leads from their social media sites. Founded by a former agent who mastered the use of Facebook as a way to build new business, CityBlast brings a unique combination of proven industry experience with social media savvy,” said Robin LaSure, LeadingRE vice president of corporate marketing.

CityBlast founder and CEO Shaun Nilsson comments, “Adding to a select list of partners, CityBlast is proud to bring our industry-best social media services to LeadingRE members. LeadingRE has long represented a gold standard for real estate professionals, and that model has a natural synergy with our company philosophy. We’re very excited.”

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CityBlast ( is the largest social media management company dedicated to the real estate industry, providing sales associates and brokerages with a host of social media services, including team of social experts who write and publish high quality locally-focused articles and information directly on their Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages, and audience growth and lead generation packages.

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Global Real Estate Network Exceeds $351B in Sales

CHICAGO – (5/10/16) – Chicago-based Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has announced its most recent sales statistics for 2015, reflecting ongoing dominance in the residential real estate market. Network affiliates produced over one million transactions valued at $351 billion in home sales last year, outperforming its closest network competitor by $86 billion, which further widened the margin over the previous year.

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® affiliates had 27% of the total sales among the top 500 firms in the U.S., outselling all other networks in home sales by 48%, according to REAL Trends 500, a ranking of the largest U.S. companies by transaction sides and sales volume. Members also represented 14 of the top 25 firms in the U.S. in sales volume among this prestigious group.

“The strength of these numbers says so much about the collective power of our member firms, illustrating how the focus on quality yields quantity in terms of sales,” said Pam O’Connor, LeadingRE president/CEO. “By pairing each firm’s local leadership with the global connections and resources LeadingRE provides, we have created an undeniable force in real estate.”

Figures for the top 500 firms are verified and published by REAL Trends. Figures for total sales of all networks are estimated by using average sales units per agent for each network’s firms in the REAL Trends 500, multiplied across each network’s entire agent population. 

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® is a selective global community of the highest quality independent real estate companies. LeadingRE exists to make its members better by connecting them to opportunities and people around the globe, supporting them with an international referral network, professional development programs, unique events and connections to people and opportunities worldwide. To learn more, visit

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EVERYTHING BUT THE HOUSE Joins Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Solutions Group as a Preferred Provider

Collaboration assists Realtors in creating a seamless experience for home sellers


CINCINNATI, OH, MAY 4, 2016 – EVERYTHING BUT THE HOUSE (EBTH), the world’s premier online estate sale marketplace, today announces the company has been selected by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) as a preferred estate sale partner for its Solutions Group program. EBTH, which brings the thrill of estate sale shopping online, will work with LeadingRE’s Solutions Group, a collection of carefully-selected business providers to assist real estate professionals with creating a seamless home selling experience for their clients.

The relationship between EBTH and LeadingRE offers real estate agents and firms a unique service to share with their clients who are downsizing or need to sell their personal property. With attention to the often-sensitive nature of the process, EBTH’s expert team works with sellers to evaluate their items, identify hidden gems, and maximize the value of a collection. EBTH does all of the work, from photography and cataloging to managing payments and shipping. Profits from a client’s sale can go toward home renovations to improve the sale value of the property and assist with moving costs.

“We are excited to work with LeadingRE and its network of the best real estate firms in the industry,” said Jon Nielsen, chief revenue officer for EBTH. “LeadingRE consistently raises the bar in a competitive market and we are thrilled to share our commitment to unparalleled customer service with their community.”

“We are thrilled to introduce EBTH to our network of 550 top real estate firms,” said Robin LaSure, vice president of corporate marketing for Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. “The company’s online marketplace for estate sales is yet another way our members can extend their offerings by presenting clients with a convenient way to sell virtually any household item – whether art, furniture or collectables. And, just as our members take a full-service approach, EVERYTHING BUT THE HOUSE assists home owners from start to finish.”

Founded in 2008, EBTH has grown to 21 cities across the US, over 2 million online visitors per month and an active bidder base from across 100 countries. EBTH currently hosts more than 220 sales a month, which typically generate proceeds 3 to 5 times higher than traditional alternatives such as auctions and yard sales.

EBTH has established partnerships with other LeadingRE members including Long & Foster, John R. Wood Properties, and F.C. Tucker Company.



EVERYTHING BUT THE HOUSE (EBTH) is a revolutionary online marketplace that provides the reach and convenience of an e-commerce platform for estate sales around the world. As a full-service provider, EBTH helps sellers maximize the value of their collections by handling every aspect of the sale from photography and cataloging to payment and delivery. Through its marketplace, EBTH also allows collectors and buyers to discover everything from rare antiques and original art to great deals on everyday needs. With more than 220 estate sales a month and all items starting at just $1, bidders from across the world always have something new to discover at

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