HGTV Joins Forces with LeadingRE and Luxury Portfolio for the HGTV Ultimate House Hunt 2019


– Annual online promotion spotlights exceptional real estate listings –

CHICAGO (June 12, 2019) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World ®and Luxury Portfolio International® announce the launch of the HGTV Ultimate House Hunt 2019, a month-long online promotion held each year on This is the eighth consecutive year HGTV has aligned exclusively with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® for the awards, which run from June 12 through July 17.

The Ultimate House Hunt features extraordinary homes for sale in eight categories: Amazing Kitchens, Big City Digs, Countryside Retreats, Curb Appeal, Homes with a History, Modern Masterpieces, Outdoor Escapes and Waterfront Homes. In addition, a special Global Homes gallery puts the spotlight on beautiful properties from outside of the U.S. All featured homes are represented by members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International®.

Consumers have the opportunity to tour the homes selected as finalists by viewing photo galleries on and can then cast a vote for their favorite properties. A winner will be chosen in each category based on the highest number of votes received, and an overall favorite will be awarded for the listing receiving the most votes.

“We are thrilled to come together with HGTV again this year to put the spotlight on some of our members’ most beautiful listings. Seeing the response to the promotion and which homes attract the most attention from HGTV’s vast audience is incredibly exciting,” said Paul Boomsma, President/CEO of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®.

Last year’s promotion was the most popular in the history of the awards, reflecting the continued appeal of extraordinary real estate. This year’s finalists include 92 homes represented by 46 real estate companies: @properties; Allie Beth Allman & Associates; Balistreri Real Estate; Beverly-Hanks & Associates; Brown Harris Stevens; Chase International; Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate; Dilbeck Real Estate; Dorsey Alston Realtors; Ebby Halliday, Realtors; EWM Realty International; Gardner Realtors; Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate; Halstead Real Estate; Harry Norman, Realtors; Hasson Company Realtors; Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers; Heritage Texas Properties; Hilton & Hyland Real Estate; Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate; Illustrated Properties; Intracoastal Realty Corporation; John Daugherty, Realtors; John R. Wood Properties; Kinlin Grover Real Estate; Long & Foster Real Estate; McGuire Real Estate; Meybohm Real Estate; Moreland Properties; Page Taft Real Estate; Palladium Properties; Parks Realty; Perry & Co.; PureWest Real Estate; Robert Paul Properties; Santa Fe Properties; Silver Creek Real Estate Group; Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate; Strand Hill Properties; Village Properties; Watson Realty Corp.; William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance; Willis Allen Real Estate; Windermere Real Estate; and Windermere Real Estate – Utah.

The winning homes will receive editorial exposure on, as well as the prestige of being selected as fan favorites.

Additional properties featured in the Global Homes gallery come from ten different countries or territories around the world and are represented by Blue Zone Realty International, Costa Realty Playa, Harvey Kalles Real Estate, JK Property & Yachting, LX Costa Rica, REmexico Real Estate, Sibarth Real Estate, Turks & Caicos Property, Unique Estates, and WETAG Consulting.

To view all homes and cast your vote, visit:



About Luxury Portfolio International® (LPI)

Luxury Portfolio International® ( is the luxury marketing division of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the largest global network of premier locally branded firms dominated by many of the world’s most powerful, independent luxury brands. Luxury Portfolio attracts a global audience of visitors from over 200 countries/territories every month and markets approximately 50,000 luxury homes annually. Well Connected.™

About Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®( is a selective global community of the highest quality independent residential real estate companies, with over 565 companies and 130,000 sales associates in over 70 countries. Network members generate over 1.1 million transactions annually. 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.

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Homesnap Selected for LeadingRE Solutions Group Program


CHICAGO (June 6, 2019) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® announced today that Homesnap has been added to its Solutions Group program, a collection of preferred business resources for its global network of 565 market-leading real estate firms. Homesnap provides Homesnap Pro, a mobile productivity app for real estate agents, as well as automated marketing tools that help brokerages and sales associates maximize their online reach.

With products like Homesnap Pro Ads, Homesnap automates marketing on four of the most heavily-trafficked online advertising platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Google, and Waze. Its Homesnap Pro+ is designed to help agents better connect with prospects through verified Google My Business pages that are regularly updated with engaging automated content.

“Having a robust Google My Business page featuring compelling information is one of the easiest ways for an agent to improve his or her presence on Google. With Homesnap Pro+, our brokers can help their agents achieve this, while promoting and protecting the brokerage brand,” said Robin LaSure, LeadingRE vice president of corporate marketing.

Well-known for the Homesnap national home search portal, a joint venture with the industry-backed Broker Public Portal, Homesnap’s focus on easy-to-use mobile technology is fueled by real-time data intelligence, making it an ideal provider for LeadingRE’s innovative brokerages.

“Homesnap is thrilled to partner with LeadingRE. For many years we have worked closely with LeadingRE’s brokerages and agents to provide the best mobile app and digital marketing programs in the industry. LeadingRE members are consistently at the forefront of technology, and creating a more formal partnership was a natural progression. Their commitment to providing their agents with the very best tools to help them grow their business is the perfect complement to what Homesnap provides,” said Homesnap Senior VP of Business Development Marc Regardie.

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About Homesnap

The industry-endorsed Homesnap platform leverages real-time data from over 200 MLSs to empower millions of consumers each month with a superior home search experience, while providing over 85% of U.S. agents with access to powerful mobile tools that automate their work and accelerate their success. With the Homesnap mobile app, the highest rated consumer home search application; Homesnap Pro, the industry-standard mobile business platform for agents; and the Homesnap national home search portal, a joint venture with the industry-backed Broker Public Portal, the integrated Homesnap platform is transforming the industry by bringing real-time to real estate. More information can be found at

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