LeadingRE Selects imageSurge for its Global Solutions Group Program

– Company’s interactive storefront displays already embraced by brokers throughout North America. –

 

CHICAGO (September 17, 2019) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has welcomed imageSurge to its Global Solutions Group, a collection of preferred business resources curated for the global network’s members located outside of the U.S.

The imageSurge Interactive Real Estate Storefront is a groundbreaking through-glass-interactive display system that enables foot-traffic prospects to navigate real estate listings through the storefront glass, from the street, 24/7. The imageSurge patented “IRLE” platform is the only technology in the market that works through double-pane, Low-E glass.

imageSurge also offers a line of kiosks that transform the broker in-office experience and open unique opportunities to capture audiences across a wide range of offsite venues. imageSurge technologies deliver capabilities that redefine how brick-and-mortar brokerages compete and drive ROI in the digital economy.

“Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® is the world’s premier network of independent brokerages, and we are thrilled to align with them in global markets,” said Oleg A. Vyadro, CEO of imageSurge. “Our interactive storefront technology has reshaped the North American real estate office, and we are looking forward to bringing this innovation to the international community.”

LeadingRE Vice President Corporate Marketing Robin LaSure notes that imageSurge is a welcome addition to this new division of LeadingRE’s Solutions Group. “Our Global Solutions Group brings our growing international membership innovative tools that give them a competitive advantage. Many of our U.S. firms have had great success working with imageSurge to showcase properties in a compelling way, and we are confident our savvy brokers worldwide will see value in engaging consumers with this revolutionary technology.”

To learn more about imageSurge, visit imagesurge.com. To learn more about Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, visit LeadingRE.com.

 

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About imageSurge

imageSurge (www.imageSurge.com) empowers top global real estate brands with interactive brick-and-mortar storefront and in-house kiosk solutions. Its award-winning Interactive Real Estate Storefront transforms ordinary storefront windows into dynamic visual platforms, enabling unprecedented 24/7 lead capture capability and street-side marketing intelligence. imageSurge is based in Boston, USA and Berlin, Germany.

 

 

 

 

 

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Union Street Media Selected for LeadingRE Solutions Group Program

 

– Company offers custom, omnichannel digital marketing solutions. –

 

CHICAGO (September 13, 2019) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, a global network of 565 top independent firms, has expanded its Solutions Group program of preferred business resources with the addition of Union Street Media.

Union Street Media is a real estate digital marketing company, providing high performing websites and custom omnichannel digital marketing solutions designed to drive more business. Their digital strategies are tailored to each client’s business goals and cover everything from search engine marketing, custom content creation, innovative voice solutions and technical optimization to advertising campaign management on Google, Facebook, YouTube and more.

“We are thrilled to officially align with LeadingRE,” says Ted Adler, founder and president of Union Street Media. “At Union Street Media, we believe in independence and in the power of real and genuine relationships. We take care of our clients, just as they take care of theirs. Even better, we’re celebrating twenty years this fall and plan to be around for at least twenty more. We can’t think of a better fit with our mission and the impact we’ve had on our clients’ bottom line than partnering with LeadingRE.”

Robin LaSure, LeadingRE vice president, corporate marketing, adds, “Union Street Media has already had great success working with many of our members, and we are excited to introduce them to more of our companies looking for strategic ways to generate more business through creative, effective online marketing.”

Learn more about Union Street Media at unionstreetmedia.com. Learn more about Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® at LeadingRE.com.

 

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About Union Street Media

Union Street Media is a top real estate digital marketing company, providing high performing websites and custom digital marketing solutions for independent-minded brokerages. Union Street Media’s digital strategies are tailored to each client’s unique business goals and cover everything from search engine marketing, custom content creation, innovative voice solutions and technical optimization to advertising campaign management and beautiful, high performing websites that are IDX integrated, mobile responsive and feature rich. Founded in 1999, Union Street Media connects real estate professionals to their clients through personalized guidance and innovation, with customer satisfaction among the highest of any tech firm.

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LeadingRE Agents Recognized on THE THOUSAND by REAL Trends

CHICAGO – (July 22, 2019) – Sales associates affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® represented nearly $7 billion in sales volume on THE THOUSAND by REAL Trends, a ranking of top U.S. real estate professionals and teams based on sides and sales volume.

“We are proud to see so many of our outstanding agents and teams represented on this prestigious ranking,” said LeadingRE President/CEO Paul Boomsma. “These top-performing sales associates reflect the quality-focused, results-driven approach shared by our sales associates not only in the U.S., but also in more than 70 countries worldwide.”

LeadingRE-affiliated sales associates on the ranking, alphabetized by company name, include the following:

Individual by Sides: Matt Bauscher, Amherst Madison Real Estate Advisors; Mike Boylan, Cutler Real Estate; Chris Smith, Gardner Realtors; Darin Elliott, Greenridge Reatly, Inc.; Nancy Kennedy, Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate; Adam Kaufman, Jeff Mathias, and Serena Riedel, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services; Richard Leasure, Howard Hanna Rochester, Inc.; Ryan Clendenin, Ragan McKinney, and Tyler Minges, Huff Realty; Tammy Heckart, Iowa Realty; Charity P. Cox, Darin Greear, Kyle T. Hause, Jr., and Meghan O. Oliver, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.; James DeRentis, Residential Properties LTD; Mary Gilbank Peterson, Renata Greeley, and Justin Ippoliti, Shorewest Realtors; Tim O’Bryant and Laura Sanders, Sibcy Cline Realtors; Kathy Beck, The Group, Inc. Real Estate; and Vladimir Oulianov, Woods Bros. Realty.

Individual by Volume:  Jena Radnay, @properties; Erin Mathews, Allie Beth Allman & Associates; Debi Benoit, Benoit Mizner Simon & Co.; Chris Burnside, Brown Harris Stevens; Matilde Sorensen, Dale Sorensen Real Estate; Nelson Gonzalez, EWM Realty International; Meital Taub, First Team Real Estate; Heidi Dugan, Greenwood King Properties; Richard Orenstein, Halstead Real Estate; Pollena Forsman, Nancy Kennedy, Ellen Mosher, and David Turner, Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate; Adam Kaufman, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services; Lisa Kornhauser and Laura Sweeney, John Daugherty Real Estate, Inc.; Kathy Broock Ballard, Max Broock; Cord Shiflet, Moreland Properties; Rochelle Maize, Nourmand & Associates; Suzanne Frisbie, Pascal Liguori and James McCann, Premier Estate Properties; James DeRentis, Residential Properties LTD; Patrick Dunn, Sea Island Properties; Julie Back, Sibcy Cline Realtors; Catherine Jones Coburn, Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate; Nancy Taylor Bubes, Washington Fine Properties, LLC; Frank Sajtar, William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance; and Tanya Dzhibrailova, Zephyr Real Estate.

Team by Volume: Emily Wong, @properties; Perry/ Schlegel-Kloewer/ Barrett, Allie Beth Allman & Associates; Bonneau Ansley, III, Ansley Atlanta Real Estate; The Riley Smith Group, EWM Realty International; Judi Reimer Team and Lily Campbell Team, First Team Real Estate; Harkov Lewis Team and Louise Phillips Forbes Team, Halstead Real Estate; Art Herling Team, Kyle Yeatman, Stephen Mottola, and The Leslie Kopp Group, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.; The Koehler Bortnick Team and The Rob Ellerman Team, ReeceNichols Real Estate; The Mike Brown Group of Silvercreek Realty Group, Silvercreek Realty Group; Caskey & Caskey & Associates (David Caskey); Kaminsky Real Estate Group (Edward Kaminsky), Strand Hill Properties; Arlene Gonnella, Weichert, Realtors; Al Filippone Associates and Thomas Campbell & Richard Prebish, William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance.

Team by Sides:  Team Honeycutt, Allen Tate CONCORD; Smith Marketing, Allen Tate GREENSBORO-SUMMERFIELD; The Amy Stockberger Team, Hegg, REALTORS, Inc.; Judie Crockett, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services; Keith Beatty, Intracoastal Realty; Art Herling Team, Kyle Yeatman, The Maryland and Delaware Group, and The Mike Mulhooland Team, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.; Michelle Cantrell Team, Murney Associates, Realtors; and The Koehler Bortnick Team and The Rob Ellerman Team, ReeceNichols Real Estate.

To see the full list, visit realtrends.com/rankings/rt1000.

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Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International Announce Winners of 2019 HGTV Ultimate House Hunt


Hawaiian paradise represented by Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers named Overall Winner in the 2019 HGTV Ultimate House Hunt

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 Luxury Portfolio International® (LPI)

Luxury Portfolio International® (luxuryportfolio.com) 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® (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.

 

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LeadingRE Welcomes RealOffice360 to Solutions Group Program

– Modern real estate CRM includes visual business tracker and daily planner. –

  

CHICAGO (July 17, 2019) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has named RealOffice360® to its Solutions Group program, a collection of preferred business resources for its global network of 565 independent real estate firms in more than 70 countries. RealOffice360 is a modern and simple CRM, business tracker and daily planner developed for real estate agents.

In addition to its streamlined system for maintaining client information, RealOffice360 helps sales associates visually build their business plans, cultivate their databases to achieve goals and focus on clients. It allows agents to track their entire sales pipeline, including online leads, and create smart workflows that are organized with a customizable daily routine.

“RealOffice360 is available worldwide and is currently used by real estate agents in over 75 countries, making it especially appealing for our global network. Its robust functionality is balanced by an easy-to-use interface, helping agents stay on track to reach their goals and maintain strong client relationships pre- and post-closing,” said Robin LaSure, LeadingRE vice president, corporate marketing.

According to RealOffice360 CEO Mike McAra, the company looks forward to helping drive agent productivity for LeadingRE members. “We are proud to extend our relationships with the world’s market-leading independent brokerages by aligning with LeadingRE. Across the industry, LeadingRE is known for its commitment to performance and focus on exceptional client experience – values that drive RealOffice360 in everything we do,” McAra said.

Learn more about RealOffice360 at https://realoffice360.com. Learn more about Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® at www.LeadingRE.com.

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About RealOffice360®

Called an impressive CRM by Inman News, RealOffice360® is an innovative, sleek and simple client database and business tracker software for real estate agents. Available worldwide, RealOffice360® offers real estate agents the ability to track their business from one screen, always knowing where their next deal is coming from and what needs to be done today. It also gives real estate agents the ability to deliver value pre- and post-closing to their clients using the connected HomeHub360™ platform. HomeHub360™ is a digital home management system for consumers to monitor and manage their real estate as an investment, tracking property values, home maintenance, monthly budgets, warranties, notes and future wishes all-in-one.

 

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LoLo Engagement Joins LeadingRE Solutions Group Program

– Client Engagement Platform Offers Curated Gifts. –

CHICAGO (July 16, 2019) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® announced today that LoLo Engagement has been selected for its Solutions Group program, a collection of preferred business resources for its network of 565 market-leading real estate firms.

LoLo is a client engagement platform offering a curated “Local Gift of the Month,” which is delivered on behalf of real estate agents to clients via email and text message. The gifts drive consumers to locally-owned, independent businesses and include options like coffee for two, a wine tasting and ice cream for two. Engagement is measured through each interaction and visible on a dashboard so agents know which clients are engaged.

“LoLo makes it easy to send thoughtful, unexpected gifts that keep agents top-of-mind, while supporting local businesses,” said Robin LaSure, LeadingRE vice president, corporate marketing. “This approach aligns perfectly with our member companies, which are deeply rooted in the communities they serve.”

Clark Harris, co-founder of LoLo, adds, “Our motto, ‘Locals Supporting Locals,’ embodies our mission to build thriving local communities which are more sustainable, more entrepreneurial and more connected. We are excited to partner with LeadingRE to help broaden the impact of our mission of supporting local communities.”

Learn more about LoLo at https://site.lolo.gifts. Learn more about Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® at www.LeadingRE.com.

 

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About LoLo Engagement

LoLo’s motto, “Locals Supporting Locals” embodies the company’s mission to build thriving local communities which are more sustainable, more entrepreneurial and more connected. LoLo has delivered over one million gifts to the client base of its users and infused over $500,000 into local independent business communities, helping people to choose a more impactful way to spend their marketing dollars than traditional avenues.

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Michi Olson Named LeadingRE Dean of Resources and Global Connections


Michi Olson, LeadingRE Dean of Resources and Global Connections

 

– Industry Veteran Most Recently Served as Vice President, Global Business Development & Relocation for Compass – 

CHICAGO – (July 2, 2019) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) has named Michi Olson as Dean of Resources and Global Connections for its network of 565 independent real estate firms, which extends to more than 70 countries worldwide.

Olson, who most recently served as Vice President of Global Business Development and Relocation for Compass, is a renowned relocation and business development professional who is highly regarded for her experience in corporate relocation, business development, e-commerce and global business offerings. She spent 15 years as an executive with Alain Pinel Realtors, the nation’s seventh largest brokerage according to the 2018 Real Trends 500, prior to the firm’s acquisition by Compass in March of this year.

In her new role, Olson will provide expertise for LeadingRE members on embracing network resources to extend their local reach and leverage global marketing and referral opportunities. Olson will conduct consultative webinars for brokers, managers and agents and will create video courses for the LeadingRE Institute, recently named the top real estate learning platform by Training magazine for 2019.

Olson welcomes the opportunity to return to the LeadingRE community. “LeadingRE’s focus on quality and collaborative spirit create an environment where relationships drive business opportunities, supported by global resources that allow each member company to thrive. I am thrilled to return to this one-of-a-kind network in a new capacity that will allow me to share my knowledge with colleagues worldwide,” Olson said.

According to LeadingRE President/CEO Paul Boomsma, Olson is uniquely qualified for this role. “Michi has an extraordinary record of success in all types of business development, from corporate relocation to broker-to-broker referrals. She understands the value of using LeadingRE tools and connections to support these efforts. She knows how to build a world-class relocation department and how to empower agents to foster growth. We are delighted to welcome her back into our community,” Boomsma said.

Born and raised in Japan, Olson attended The American School in Japan for expats and graduated summa cum laude from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, Calif., with a bachelor’s degree in business management. Her international experience has proven valuable in dealing with relocation issues. Olson’s accomplishments include being named to the Inman News 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders report and to the LeadingRE Hall of Fame.

Olson joins other industry leaders who comprise the Institute faculty, including Chief Learning Officer Mike Staver, Dean of Professional Skill and Technique Dan Elzer, Dean of Innovation Matthew Ferrara and Dean of Customer Experience Debbie Maier.

To learn more about LeadingRE, visit LeadingRE.com.

 

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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 HGTV.com. 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 HGTV.com 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 HGTV.com, 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: HGTV.com/househunt

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About Luxury Portfolio International® (LPI)

Luxury Portfolio International® (luxuryportfolio.com) 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®(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.

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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.

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

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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 www.homesnap.com.

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Global Real Estate Leaders Gather at LeadingRE APAC Forum in Bangkok, Thailand

LeadingRE APAC Forum Attendees Tour the Four Seasons Private Residences in Bangkok, Thailand.

 

 – Invitation-only event attracts representatives from 14 countries. –

 

CHICAGO May 2, 2019 – Real estate leaders from 14 countries gathered for the LeadingRE APAC Forum, 29 April – 1 May in Bangkok, Thailand. Attendees were members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, a global network of 565 market-leading real estate agencies in over 70 countries. Additional guests and speakers included experts in the fields of economics, technology and marketing.

Attendees were members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, a global network of 565 market-leading real estate agencies in over 70 countries. Additional guests and speakers included experts in the fields of economics, technology and marketing.

The program focused on the driving forces behind the thriving Asia-Pacific real estate market and other key destinations around the world, including Bangkok and Phuket, Thailand; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Tokyo, Japan; New Delhi, India; and Berlin, Germany. Other topics included luxury marketing trends, innovations in digital marketing strategies and brand-building, and the future of real estate.

The event is the latest conference hosted by LeadingRE, designed to help members retain their competitive positions by understanding and responding to market trends and delivering a superior customer experience to home buyers and sellers.

According to LeadingRE President/CEO Paul Boomsma, the networking opportunities are equally important. “As we continue to grow our presence around the world, it is incredibly valuable to come together to strengthen our relationships and learn from one another. The APAC Forum was especially powerful, as we benefitted from the unique insights and perspectives of so many market leaders from this dynamic part of the world,” Boomsma said.

The event’s official Media Partner was Dot Property, a prominent digital media company operating throughout South East Asia.

Featured speakers included Dr. Kirida Bhaopichitr, Thailand Development Research Institute (Bangkok, Thailand); Matthew Campbell, Dot Property Group (Bangkok, Thailand); Georg Chmiel, Juwai (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia); Matthew Ferrara, speaker and author (Las Vegas, NV, USA); Taco Heidinga, PropCoach (Selangor, Malaysia); Peter Schravemade, BoxBrownie.com (Queensland, Australia); Andrew Pang, YOO Asia (Hong Kong, China); and Mark Williams, Williams Media (Victoria, Australia).

Featured panelists included LeadingRE Chairperson of the Board Diane M. Ramirez, Halstead Real Estate (New York, NY, USA); Robert Ang, Rahim & Co International (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia); Kashif Ansari, IQI Global (Dubai, United Arab Emirates); Nick Boyd, Belle Properties (Sydney, Australia); Ian Chen, Jalin Realty (Beijing, China); Bastien Forzy (Sense Property Group); Daniel Ho, IQI Global (Dubai, United Arab Emirates); Pankaj Jain, Realistic Realtors (New Delhi, India); Avril Lee, One Global Property Services (Singapore); Michael Mabutol, Pinnacle Real Estate Consulting Services, Inc. (Manila, Philippines); Kenneth Moskowitz, The Keyes Company (Del Rey Beach, FL, USA); Lyndon Philips, Prime Real Estate (Phuket, Thailand); Yasuko Suzuki, Plaza Homes (Tokyo, Japan); John Thomas, Realistic Realtors (New Delhi, India); Peter Thompson, Barfoot & Thompson (Auckland, New Zealand); Judith Von Hasselbach, Allgemeiner Grund & Boden Fundus (Berlin, Germany); Jane Wachiradejkul, McGuire Real Estate (San Francisco, CA, USA); and Paul Xumsai, VR Global Property (Bangkok, Thailand).

LeadingRE staff presenters included Paul Boomsma (Chicago, IL, USA); Chris Dietz, (London, United Kingdom); Parikshat Chawla (Singapore); and Stephanie Anton, from LeadingRE’s luxury division, Luxury Portfolio International® (Austin, TX, USA).

The event’s official Media Partner was Dot Property, a prominent digital media company operating throughout South East Asia.

LeadingRE’s next major event is its Global Symposium, 17 – 19 September in Athens, Greece. Learn more about Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® at www.LeadingRE.com.

 

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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.

 

 

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Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®
(312) 424-0436
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