Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International Announce the Winners of the HGTV Ultimate House Hunt

Annual contest receives over 1.1 million votes

CHICAGO, July 19, 2017 – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® are proud to announce the winners of the 2017 HGTV Ultimate House Hunt, a month-long online promotion held on HGTV.com each year. Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® are HGTV’s exclusive real estate partners for the contest, which ended on July 18.

The contest highlighted exceptional homes from across the globe in eight categories, represented by members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International®. Consumers voted for their favorites in each category, including the highly coveted overall fan favorite award, which was awarded to Turks & Caicos Property, which also won the Waterfront Homes category for its stunning beachfront estate.

Winners in the other categories are Pinnacle Estate Properties, Inc. for Curb Appeal, Willis Allen Real Estate for Great Estates, Wetag Consulting for International Homes, Weichert REALTORS Coastal Properties for Kitchen + Dining, Alain Pinel Realtors for Living Large in Small Spaces, Sibarth Real Estate for Modern Masterpieces, and Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers for Outdoor Retreats.

“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.”

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

“Each 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, COO of LeadingRE and president of Luxury Portfolio International®. “This year we saw international press coverage of this contest, proving that the love of fantastic real estate is truly universal.”

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


About HGTV
America’s leading home and lifestyle brand, HGTV features a top-rated cable network that is distributed to more than 99 million U.S. households and the HGTV website, HGTV.com, the nation’s leading online home-and-garden destination. The brand also includes the HGTV HOME consumer products line which showcases exclusive collections of paint, flooring, soft goods and other home-oriented products, as well as HGTV Magazine, a new home and lifestyle publication published in partnership with Hearst Magazines.

About Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (www.LeadingRE.com) is a selective global community of the highest quality independent real estate companies, with over 565 companies and 130,000 sales associates in 65 countries. Network members generate over 1.1 million transactions annually, with $368 billion in home sales. 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.

About Luxury Portfolio International®
Luxury Portfolio International® (www.LuxuryPortfolio.com) is the luxury face of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the largest global network of premier locally branded companies dominated by many of the world’s most powerful independent luxury brokerages. Luxury Portfolio International® attracts a global audience of visitors from over 200 countries/territories every month and marketed over 50,000 luxury homes to over three million high-net-worth visitors last year.