LeadingRE Names Clareity a Preferred Technology Solution

CHICAGO – (6/21/17) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has selected Clareity as a preferred provider through its Solutions Group program, which identifies business resources for its global community of 565 residential real estate firms.

Clareity is an industry leader in providing secure identity and access management, serving over 825,000 real estate agents daily. Clareity offers a variety of tools, including secure authentication, single sign-on (SSO), workflow automations, secure messaging and communication, content management and business intelligence.

“While many of our members utilize Clareity’s services through their MLSs, we are excited to introduce them to DASH™, their full-service platform for brokers,” said Robin LaSure, LeadingRE vice president, corporate marketing. “This platform gives our brokers a convenient way to support their agents through a secure mobile-friendly dashboard that centralizes applications and streamlines communications.”

Clareity President Amy Gorce adds, “We are extremely excited to form this relationship with the LeadingRE family. Having worked in this industry for over 20 years, I’ve had nothing but good experiences with the LeadingRE network. We’re confident that we can add value to for each and every one of its members!”

Learn more about Clareity’s broker tools at clareity.com/broker-products. Learn more about Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® at LeadingRE.com.


About Clareity
Clareity is the leading provider of authentication, identity management, single sign-on services and consulting for the real estate industry and currently serves over 850,000 real estate professionals in North America. Clareity is dedicated to innovating real estate technology solutions and creating the most convenient, secure and reliable products available. Their product suite offers multiple solutions including DASH for brokers, SAFEMLS PLUS, Single Sign-On Dashboards, Clareity Direct Connections™, the vendor network Discover, and more. The company has received the National Association of REALTOR®’s approval and endorsement, multiple Inman Innovator Awards, and numerous industry recognitions.

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LeadingRE Announces New Executive Vice President


CHICAGO – (6/14/17) Chicago-based Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) has named Elizabeth D. Nunan, SCRP, SGMS, Executive Vice President, Member Services. In this position, Nunan will manage membership services for the global network of 565 independent real estate firms.

Nunan will play a key role in company strategy, working closely with other members of the senior management team to identify opportunities for growth, establish performance metrics and address member needs. She will direct the network’s core broker referral program, which generates over 30,000 member-to-member referrals annually. Additionally, she will oversee service delivery to members and account management to ensure engagement, performance and results.

She comes to the position with over 25 years of industry experience, having begun her career in corporate relocation and title services before joining prominent LeadingRE member Houlihan Lawrence in 1997. As vice president, Global Business Development, she achieved a dramatic increase in referral sales volume, earning numerous company awards for referral production. Her expertise extends to training, social media and marketing.

Nunan was presented Worldwide ERC’s prestigious Distinguished Service Award in 2016 and holds the Senior Certified Relocation Professional and Senior Global Mobility Specialist designations, as well as being a licensed real estate broker.

“Liz has been such a vital part of the LeadingRE community for so many years,” said LeadingRE President/CEO Pam O’Connor. “Her ability to build relationships, set and achieve goals and motivate people makes her a natural choice for this important position, and we are delighted to have her on our leadership team!”

Nunan is based in LeadingRE’s Chicago headquarters and can be reached at +1 312-424-0400.


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Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® Partner with HGTV For Ultimate House Hunt

– Annual contest curates the world’s most stunning real estate listings. –     

CHICAGO – June 13, 2017 – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® are proud to announce the start of the 2017 HGTV Ultimate House Hunt, a month-long online promotion held on HGTV.com each year. HGTV has joined forces with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® as the exclusive real estate partners for the contest, which runs from June 13 through July 18.

The contest highlights exceptional homes from across the globe in eight categories, including two new categories this year, Kitchen & Dining and Modern Masterpieces. Other categories are Curb Appeal, Outdoor Retreats, Living Large in Small Spaces, Great Estates, Waterfront Homes, and International Homes. All featured homes are represented by members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International®. Consumers can choose their favorite, and a winner is chosen at the end, including the highly coveted overall fan favorite award.

“The Ultimate House Hunt is very popular with our audience,” said Rich Lacy, vice president, Digital Brand Creative & Food.com for Scripps Networks. “Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® represent the most beautiful homes throughout the world, and it is always exciting to see which properties resonate most with our voters.”

Last year’s contest saw over one million votes cast, illustrating the ongoing fascination with homes all around the world. This year’s finalists include listings in 14 countries from 48 companies. In addition to bragging rights, the winning homes will receive additional editorial exposure on HGTV.com.

“Each year we look forward to joining with HGTV and working with them to source the world’s best listings from our members to share. With two new categories, this year, we are excited to discover which of our members’ desirable properties will capture the hearts and minds of the HGTV audience,” said Paul Boomsma, president of Luxury Portfolio International®.

Visit HGTV.com/househunt to cast your vote for this year’s finalists:

Curb Appeal

  • @properties, Harbert, Mich.
  • Barfoot & Thompson Ltd., Auckland, New Zealand
  • Florida Executive Realty, Odessa, Fla.
  • Houlihan Lawrence, Bronxille, N.Y.
  • Keefe Real Estate, Inc., Lake Geneva, Wis.
  • Pinnacle Estate Properties, Inc., Encino, Calif.
  • Sea Island Properties, Sea Island, Ga.
  • William Raveis Real Estate, Bedford Corners, N.Y. 

Great Estates

  • @properties, Glencoe, Ill.
  • Beacham & Company, REALTORS, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Chas Everitt International Property Group, Colesburg, South Africa
  • Harry Norman, REALTORS, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Houlihan Lawrence, Greenwich, Conn.
  • John Daugherty, Realtors, Houston, Texas
  • Willis Allen Real Estate, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
  • Windermere Real Estate Midtown, Blaine, Wash.

International Homes

  • Chas Everitt International Property Group, Kenton on Sea, South Africa
  • Grupo Actua Properties, Casa De Campo, Dominican Republic
  • Jawitz Properties Ltd., Ballito, South Africa
  • JK Property & Yachting, Mykonos, Greece
  • LX Costa Rica, Santa Ana, Costa Rica
  • Rahim & Co International, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • WETAG Consulting, Ruvigliana, Switzerland
  • The Whistler Real Estate Co., Whistler, BC, Canada

Kitchen & Dining

  • Arizona Best Real Estate, Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Brown Harris Stevens of the Hamptons, LLC, Sagaponack, N.Y.
  • First Team Real Estate, Newport Coast, Calif.
  • Gibson International Inc., Los Angeles, Calif.
  • John Daugherty, Realtors, Houston, Texas
  • ReeceNichols Real Estate, Overland Park, Kan.
  • Weichert REALTORS Coastal Properties, Bluffton, S.C.
  • Windermere Real Estate, Portland, Ore.

Living Large in Small Spaces

  • Alain Pinel Realtors (2 finalists), Carmel, Calf.
  • Lost Tree Realty, North Palm Beach, Fla.
  • McEnearney Associates, Alexandria, Va.
  • McGuire Real Estate (2 finalists), Oakland, Calf. and Bolinas, Calif.
  • Windermere Real Estate (2 finalists), Seattle, Wash.

Modern Masterpieces

  • Allie Beth Allman & Associates, University Park, Texas
  • Bennion Deville Homes, Rancho Mirage, Calif.
  • Brown Harris Stevens of The Hamptons, Amagansett, N.Y.
  • EWM Realty International, Miami, Fla.
  • First Team Real Estate, Dana Point, Calif.
  • Paragon Real Estate, San Francisco, Calf.
  • Sibarth Real Estate, Corossol, Saint Barthelemy
  • Windermere Real Estate, Clyde Hill, Wash.

Outdoor Retreats

  • Chas Everitt International Property Group, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc., Vero Beach, Fla.
  • Ebby Halliday Realtors, Westlake, Texas
  • Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers, Holualoa, Hawaii
  • John Daugherty, Realtors, Houston, Texas
  • John R Wood Properties, Naples, Fla.
  • Premier Estate Properties, Inc., Boca Raton, Fla.
  • Sunshine Properties, Terres Basses, St. Maarten 

Waterfront Homes

  • Bailey Properties, La Selva Beach, Calf.
  • Chase International, South Lake Tahoe, Calf.
  • Houlihan Lawrence, Riverside, Conn.
  • Immobilsarda, Porto Rotondo, Sardinia, Italy
  • Michael Saunders & Company, Longboat Key, Fla.
  • Sea Island Properties, St. Simons Island, Fla.
  • Smiths Gore Limited, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
  • Turks & Caicos Property, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands

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LeadingRE Names IXACT Contact as Preferred CRM and Email Marketing Solution

IXACT Contact


CHICAGO (6/12/17) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® announced today that IXACT Contact® Inc. has been named a preferred provider through its Solutions Group program, a collection of select business tools presented to its global network of 565 residential real estate firms.

IXACT Contact® is an integrated real estate CRM (customer relationship management), email marketing, and website solution that helps sales associates and teams manage communications, listings and active buyers, as well as their online presence.

“IXACT Contact helps real estate professionals save time and be better organized with a single, easy-to-use platform that allows them to nurture and convert more leads,” said Robin LaSure, LeadingRE vice president, corporate marketing. “We are pleased to introduce the service to our members looking for a highly effective and affordable agent or team level CRM and email marketing platform.”

IXACT Contact Co-Founder and EVP Rich Gaasenbeek adds, “We are simply delighted to have been selected as a preferred service provider by LeadingRE. Their members are market leaders who have achieved success through innovation and excellence across all aspects of their business, and they are exactly the kinds of companies we most enjoy working with,” Gaasenbeek said.

Learn more about IXACT Contact at www.ixactcontact.com. Learn more about Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® at www.LeadingRE.com.



About IXACT Contact

IXACT Contact® Inc. is a cloud-based real estate CRM that helps agents stay organized and build lasting relationships, headquartered in Toronto, Canada. The integrated solution offers three powerful elements including a real estate CRM, email marketing platform and mobile-friendly agent website for one low price. Established in 2007, IXACT Contact is a sister company of Morris Real Estate Marketing Group, which has been in business since 1927.

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