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