Effie Atsaves Promoted to LeadingRE Vice President, Marketing

Effie Atsaves has been promoted to LeadingRE Vice President, Marketing.


CHICAGO – (May 19, 2022) – Chicago-based Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) recently promoted Effie Atsaves to Vice President, Marketing. In this role, she will continue to lead the marketing team, while developing strategies for enhancing LeadingRE’s branding opportunities, delivering valuable member tools and resources, and elevating network communications.

Atsaves joined LeadingRE in 2010, most recently serving as Executive Director, Marketing. Her accomplishments include expanding the company’s marketing capabilities with the addition of a video production team, executing the company’s re-branding, delivering innovative marketing campaigns, and growing the annual MarTech event.

Prior to joining LeadingRE, she was the digital marketing manager for a website development company, where she devised digital marketing and web strategies for some of the largest real estate brokerages in the US. Additional real estate marketing experience includes over a decade serving as director of advertising for a prominent Chicago-based brokerage.

“Effie does an impressive job leading our marketing team, driving our branding and marketing initiatives, overseeing our member communications, serving as the liaison for our Marketing and Technology Advisory Council, and directing our MarTech event. We are pleased to recognize her achievements with this promotion,” said LeadingRE Executive Vice President, Member Services Kate Reisinger.

Atsaves is a licensed Illinois real estate broker and a graduate of the University of Illinois Chicago. She is based in the company’s Chicago headquarters and can be reached at eatsaves@LeadingRE.com.


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LeadingRE Selects Openn for Solutions Group Program

– Cloud-based software platform supports real estate agents in selling property online. –

CHICAGO (May 16, 2022) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has added Openn to its Solutions Group program of preferred business resources for its global network of 550 market-leading real estate firms. Openn is a property technology company offering a proprietary cloud-based software platform to support real estate agents in selling property online.

With digital solutions for making offers, tracking negotiations, and digitally finalizing a property purchase, Openn keeps agents, buyers and sellers informed about property negotiations in real time so buyers and sellers know where they stand every step of the way. Openn allows buyers and sellers to engage from anywhere, anytime, enabling easier participation from more interested parties while facilitating more efficient results 24/7/365 from anywhere in the world.

“Whether the real estate market goes up or down, Openn empowers agents in all market conditions, allowing them to interact with buyers and sellers anywhere in the world easily and effectively,” said LeadingRE Vice President, Sales/Partnerships Jeff Kennedy. “Agents can manage negotiations, approve buyers, accept offers and digitally finalize the sale – all from the palm of their hand. We look forward to sharing these tools with our members.”

Eric Bryant, Director of Operations at Openn North America Inc., said, “Through six-plus years of development, execution, and innovation in the Australian market, we have proven that both the real estate professional and consumer benefit greatly from enhanced transparency. We are thrilled with this opportunity to align with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and its network of outstanding brokerages to introduce Openn to a worldwide marketplace.”

Learn more about Openn at www.openn.com. Learn more about Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® at www.LeadingRE.com.




About Openn North America

Openn North America Inc. is a property technology company offering a proprietary cloud-based software platform to support real estate agents in selling property online with greater transparency. The Openn platform facilitates the negotiation process, featuring streamlined digital contracting and automated communication tools, which enhances a property transaction. The solution provides buyers with real-time feedback through their device on how much competition exists and where their price stands in the negotiation, resulting in an optimal sales outcome.

Media Contact:
Robin LaSure
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®
(312) 424-0436

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LeadingRE Announces Senior Appointment of Tasos Stavrou as Director, Global Business Development

Tasos Stavrou joins LeadingRE as Director, Global Business Development


CHICAGO – (May 5, 2022) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), the global network of top independent real estate firms, has announced the appointment of Tasos Stavrou, who joins the business as Director, Global Business Development.

He will be responsible for growing LeadingRE business internationally by developing relationships with members, suppliers, industry groups and organizations and other partners. Tasos will also lead the Destinations by LeadingRE marketing program for new developments as it expands globally.

Tasos brings a wealth of international experience to the role, most recently serving as Group Sales and Overseas Operations General Manager for one of the largest property developers in Cyprus.  He also served as International Board Member at FIABCI International and was elected Young Members’ World President of the federation for three consecutive terms. He is a recipient of a FIABCI’s Medal of Honor award for his performance and contribution in the real estate sector. He was also executive VP of the organizing committee of the International Real Estate Federation World Congress in Cyprus. Notably, he served for a two-year term as an appointed representative of Cyprus in China on behalf of The Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and was with the EUCCC supervisory board (European Union of Chamber of Commerce in China).

Chris Dietz, Executive Vice President of Global operations at LeadingRE, commented: “Tasos is an experienced real estate operator with an impressive track record, and we are thrilled to welcome him to the global business development team. His knowledge of international markets and clear vision give him the ability to lead and expand our organization’s horizons. His skills in identifying new opportunities, coupled with careful strategic planning, will help strengthen our global membership network. He will be involved across local, regional and international expansion strategies.”

Tasos Stavrou commented: “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to join LeadingRE, an internationally established firm with a fantastic reputation. I am looking forward to working with the leadership team to create new and exciting strategies for expansion across key regions such as APAC and EMEA to help achieve our collective goals.”

Tasos is based in Cyprus and can be reached at tstavrou@LeadingRE.com.

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LeadingRE Adds homegenius to Solutions Group Program

– A property intelligence platform that replaces traditional Comparative Market Analytics (CMA) –

CHICAGO – (May 3, 2022) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® announced today that it has selected homegenius(TM), a full-service ecosystem of real estate services leveraging advanced technology and the latest developments in data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI),  for its Solutions Group program, a collection of preferred business resources for the global network of 550 real estate firms.

homegenius offers real estate professionals a variety of services and solutions, such as geniusprice(SM). geniusprice is a property intelligence platform that replaces traditional Comparative Market Analytics (CMA) helping agents and brokers gain a deeper understanding of real estate properties and their local real estate market. The geniusprice technology allows users to evaluate and modify suggested comparables instantly, see inside a home using AI-driven computer vision technology, and track market performance trends with a unique Home Price Index. Combined, these technologies deliver real estate pricing estimates in significantly less time, with greater accuracy and less potential for unintended bias. With the opportunities provided by this relationship, agents can save time, streamline their workflow, deepen their market analyses, and build their pipelines of qualified leads, while offering a truly personalized search for homes that meet a buyers’ specific requirements.

“Agents and brokers are constantly looking for a platform that helps them run their business better. With homegenius, agents have access to the latest data science and machine learning technology to generate price estimates in minutes. Offering next-level analytics at agent’s fingertips, we are excited to share this platform with our membership,” said LeadingRE Vice President, Sales/Partnerships Jeff Kennedy.

“We are excited to welcome the LeadingRE team to the extended family of real estate professionals who have adopted our homegenius solutions to be the smartest agent in the room,” said Brien McMahon, senior executive vice president, co-head of homegenius. “Agents are excited about our uniquely sophisticated but brilliantly simple technology, and we look forward to helping talented LeadingRE agents across the country unlock more value for themselves and their clients.”

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



About homegenius

homegenius Inc., a subsidiary of Radian Group Inc., and its family of companies combine an array of title, valuation, asset management, and other real estate services into a full-service ecosystem. homegenius offers innovative experiences from search to close, enabling mortgage lenders, mortgage and real estate investors, consumers, GSEs, and real estate brokers and agents to benefit from integrated and personalized solutions leveraging advanced technology and the latest advancements in data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence.  geniusprice(SM) is provided by homegenius Real Estate LLC, doing business as Red Bell Real Estate, LLC in some states where name change approvals are pending.  For additional information on the homegenius family of companies, please visit homegenius.com.


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