– Over one million votes cast in annual online promotion. –
CHICAGO (July 18, 2019) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 HGTV Ultimate House Hunt, a popular month-long promotion held annually on HGTV.com. This is the eighth year HGTV has aligned with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® exclusively for the promotion, which ended July 17.
The Ultimate House Hunt identified exceptional homes for sale as finalists in eight categories allowed consumers to view photo galleries of the homes and vote for their favorites. With more than one million cast this year, the Ultimate House Hunt is one of HGTV.com’s most popular online contests.
All 92 finalists were represented by LeadingRE and Luxury Portfolio members. Based on the total number of votes received, the Overall Winner, as well as the favorite for Waterfront Homes, was a Hawaiian paradise represented by Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers. This is the fifth consecutive year Hawaii Life has had a category winner in the Ultimate House Hunt and its first year receiving the coveted spot as overall winner.
Winners in the other categories include Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate for Curb Appeal, John R. Wood Properties for Outdoor Escapes, Meybohm Real Estate for Homes with a History, Parks Realty for Amazing Kitchens, Windermere Real Estate for Big City Digs, and Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate for both Countryside Retreats and Modern Homes.
In addition to these categories, a special Global Homes gallery featured noteworthy homes from ten countries around the world.
“The HGTV Ultimate House Hunt is a highlight of the year for us, as we have the opportunity to put the spotlight on some of our members’ most beautiful listings and see which ones are most popular with HGTV.com’s audience of home enthusiasts,” said LeadingRE President/CEO Paul Boomsma. “This year’s promotion featured some truly extraordinary properties, and we are proud to salute the members with winning properties and all of the finalists! ”
In addition to bragging rights, the winning homes will receive additional editorial exposure on HGTV.com. To view the Ultimate House Hunt winners, visit www.hgtv.com/ultimatehousehuntwinners.
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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 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.