HGTV, LeadingRE and Luxury Portfolio Collaborate on HGTV Ultimate House Hunt 2022

– Annual online awards spotlight extraordinary real estate listings –

 

CHICAGO – June 28, 2022 – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® announce the launch of the HGTV Ultimate House Hunt 2022. This is the eleventh consecutive year HGTV has aligned exclusively with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® for the popular online promotion, which generated more than 1.5 million votes last year.

This year’s Ultimate House Hunt runs from June 28 through August 2 on HGTV.com, featuring stunning homes for sale in eight categories: Amazing Kitchens, Beachfront Homes, Countryside Retreats, Curb Appeal, Downtown Dwellings, Homes With a History, Outdoor Escapes, and Waterside Homes. A special Global Homes gallery spotlights 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 can tour the 77 homes selected as finalists by viewing photo galleries on HGTV.com before casting 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 collaborate with HGTV again this year for the Ultimate House Hunt. This year’s finalists include some truly exceptional listings represented by our members around the world, and we are confident HGTV’s audience of home enthusiasts will enjoy getting an inside look at these beautiful homes,” said Paul Boomsma, President/CEO of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®.

This year’s finalists include 77 homes represented by 35 real estate companies: @properties; Amherst Madison Real Estate Advisors; Baird & Warner; Beverly-Hanks, Realtors; Brown Harris Stevens; Chase International; Colorado Group Realty, LLC; Dale Sorensen Real Estate; Dave Perry Miller Real Estate; Deasy Penner Podley; Dickson Realty; Ebby Halliday Realtors; First Team Real Estate; Greenwood King Properties; Harry Norman, Realtors; Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers; Illustrated Properties Real Estate, Inc.; John Greene Realtor; John R. Wood Properties; Latter & Blum; Long & Foster® Real Estate, Inc.; Long Realty Company; Premier Estate Properties, Inc.; PureWest Real Estate; Residential Properties Ltd.; Seven Gables Real Estate; Shorewest, Realtors®; Smith & Associates Real Estate; Strand Hill Properties; Turpin Real Estate, Inc.; Village Properties; Village Real Estate Services; and William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance.

Each winning home will receive editorial exposure on HGTV.com, as well as the prestige of being selected as a fan favorite.

Additional properties featured in the Global Homes gallery come from 9 different countries or territories around the world and are represented by CDR Bienes Raices San Miguel; Harvey Kalles Real Estate; Island Living Collective; Jawitz Properties Ltd.; LX Costa Rica; M Immobilier; Park Lane Properties; Sibarth Real Estate; Smiths Gore Limited; and Stresa Luxury Real Estate.

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 leading network of the world’s premier luxury real estate brokerages and their top agents, offering unparalleled marketing and intelligence services across the globe. It is the luxury arm of Leading Real Estate Companies of the Worl® the global network of top independent real estate firms, with 550 companies and 136,000 sales associates in over 70 countries. Last year, network members participated in over 1.2 million global transactions. LPI attracts a global audience of visitors from over 200 countries/territories every month and markets more than 50,000 luxury homes annually. Well Connected.™

About Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®

Chicago-based Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE.com) is a global network of top independent real estate firms, with 550 companies and 136,000 sales associates in over 70 countries. Network members participated in over 1.2 million global transactions. LeadingRE supports its members with powerful connections to other market leaders and access to innovative, performance-driven programs. Its online learning platform, LeadingRE Institute, was named to Training magazine’s Top 10 Hall of Fame. LeadingRE is also active in commercial real estate, with 200 firms in over 20 countries specializing in the commercial arena.

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LeadingRE Adds Hemlane to Solutions Group Program

Hemlane offers leasing and property management tools with 24/7 repair coordination. –

CHICAGO (June 22, 2022) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has added Hemlane to its Solutions Group program of preferred business resources for its global network of 550 market-leading real estate firms. Hemlane’s property management platform allows real estate brokers and teams to offer full rental lifecycle services, avoiding traditional barriers and risks.

In addition to automating the day-to-day administration, from screening tenants to collecting rent and late fees, Hemlane serves as a brokerage’s backend office. Hemlane reduces agent liability by offering an alternative to trust accounts and provides 24/7 repair coordinators, including for emergency support.

“Hemlane provides real estate brokers with a flexible property management solution for their clients. Brokers can refer landlord clients to earn referral commission, offer leasing services with Hemlane’s leasing tools or provide full property management using their platform,” said LeadingRE Vice President, Sales/Partnerships Jeff Kennedy. “By offering property management as an ancillary service, Hemlane can help our members build a new revenue stream and grow their operations.”

Operating in all 50 states, Hemlane is well-positioned to serve LeadingRE’s membership.

“We align with the LeadingRE team and their affiliated brokerages on providing a certain standard of excellence for real estate. Our goal is to empower brokers and agents to offer more value to their clients, leveraging Hemlane to facilitate in the mundane property management tasks and administration. We look forward to the synergies that we know this relationship will bring to the real estate industry,” said Dana Dunford, CEO and Co-Founder of Hemlane.

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

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About Hemlane

Hemlane is an all-in-one property management solution. Hemlane’s technology enables brokerages to support their clients with the full rental lifecycle while reducing liability and increasing client satisfaction. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California and operates in all 50 states.

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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.

 

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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
rlasure@LeadingRE.com

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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.

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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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T3 Sixty Joins LeadingRE Solutions Group Program

 

– Over 500 brokerages now have access to research and best-in-class business tools and services –

T3 Sixty, the leading management consulting and analytics firm specializing in the residential real estate brokerage industry, is now available as a preferred resource for the over 550 companies in 70 countries in the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE) network. The agreement provides LeadingRE members access to benchmarks for independent brokers and best-in-class tools and guidance to empower them to better manage their companies.

With all the rapid and extensive changes the real estate industry is experiencing, LeadingRE wanted to proactively help its members better adapt to the significant industry changes underway and to set them up for success. LeadingRE spearheaded the search for solutions before deciding to tap into T3 Sixty’s extensive industry knowledge and huge database of benchmarks, best-in-class consulting services and objective analytical research.

“Our values and mission are well-aligned with T3 Sixty in that we want to provide the best consultative services and vendor solutions to our members. This relationship will make it easier for our members to find information and ultimately get the services they expect, want and need to be even more successful,” said LeadingRE Executive Vice President of Operations and Corporate Counsel Jessica Edgerton.

LeadingRE members will initially have access to:

  • T3 Brokerage Consulting on financial performance, productivity, recruiting and strategic company positioning.
  • T3 Fellows, a 12-month executive management program for brokerage leaders that delivers a combination of best practices and innovative design.
  • T3 Technology Consulting to objectively evaluate brokers’ current technology abilities and needs and recommend solutions to be competitive in today’s market.
  • T3 Talent for the search and placement of management and executives who are the right fit for each member company.

“We are thrilled to join forces with LeadingRE because we can collectively drive meaningful outcomes and transform companies across a network of brokerages with a history of unparalleled performance and exceptional client care,” said Jack Miller, president and CEO of T3 Sixty.

“T3 Sixty is a one-stop business solution for real estate companies, and LeadingRE recognized the value of providing brokers objective advice, deep industry analysis and guidance,” Miller added. “Whether LeadingRE members want to reorganize, expand or innovate, T3 Sixty can power that transformation.”

LeadingRE members can access information about the preferred partnership here.
m.t360.com/LeadingRE

T3 Sixty continues to provide management consulting services and analytics to over 200 regional brokerages, franchisors and MLS organizations.

About T3 Sixty

T3 Sixty is the leading management consultancy in the residential real estate industry with business units in brokerage, technology, mergers and acquisitions, and organized real estate. The group also provides software and data, extensive research and reports, executive search and event management services. For more information, visit t360.com.

About Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Chicago-based Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE) is a global network of top independent real estate firms, with 550 companies and 150,000 sales associates in 70 countries. In 2020, network members participated in over 1.3 million global transactions. LeadingRE supports its members with powerful connections to other market leaders and access to innovative, performance-driven programs. Its online learning platform, LeadingRE Institute, was named to Training magazine’s Top 10 Hall of Fame. LeadingRE is also active in commercial real estate, with over 200 firms in 20 countries.

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Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Recognizes Top Performers at Annual Conference


Among the awards presented at the LeadingRE Awards Gala was the Leadership Award, presented to Anthony Lamacchia, Lamacchia Realty. Photo by AJ Canaria, MoxiWorks. See more award winner photos here: https://bit.ly/3uE2VCG

 

CHICAGO – (March 28, 2022) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® honored top-performing member firms and individuals at its recent conference at Wynn Las Vegas. Awards were presented in a variety of categories, ranging from referral excellence to business leadership to innovation, with LeadingRE Chairman of the Board Mike Pappas from The Keyes Company and Illustrated Properties (Miami, FL) presenting the awards.

According to LeadingRE President/CEO Paul Boomsma, the awards presentation was a highlight of the annual Conference Week, which attracted nearly 2,000 attendees. “It is a true pleasure to have the opportunity to come together and celebrate our members’ successes and pay tribute to them for their dedication to their communities and to our network,” Boomsma said.

LeadingRE’s top company honor, the Diamond Award, went to the company in each size category based on superior engagement and performance in all of LeadingRE’s business programs. Receiving the Diamond Award were Allen Tate Company (Charlotte, NC); Lyon Real Estate – A Windermere Company (Sacramento, CA); Kentwood Real Estate (Denver, CO); Arizona Best Real Estate (Scottsdale, AZ); WK Real Estate (Boulder, CO); CamTaylor Realtors (Columbus, OH); and Marx-Bensdorf Realtors (Memphis, TN).

Baird & Warner (Chicago, IL) received the Most Innovative Brokerage Award, which honors one brokerage that has made an extraordinary difference for their company and their business community through a program that demonstrates a high level of innovation and creativity. The prestigious Leadership Award, celebrating brokers whose leadership skills and achievements have drawn the attention and admiration of others, was presented Anthony Lamacchia, Lamacchia Realty (Waltham, MA).

Among the top marketing awards was the Best Overall Website, presented The Group Inc. Real Estate (Fort Collins, CO). Most Innovative Office Design was presented to Seven Gables Real Estate (Tustin, CA). The Referral of the Year was presented to Pinnacle Estate Properties, Inc. (Northridge, CA). Winning the Fast Tracker award for outstanding achievement and engagement in the first year of LeadingRE membership was Red Oak Realty (Piedmont, California).

The Crown of Excellence referral awards were given in seven company size categories: Allen Tate Company (Charlotte, NC); Realty Austin (Austin, TX); Beverly-Hanks & Associates (Asheville, NC); Dickens Mitchener (Charlotte, NC); Platinum Group, REALTORS (Colorado Springs, CO); WK Real Estate (Boulder, CO); Marx-Bensdorf Realtors (Memphis, TN); CamTaylor Realtors (Columbus, OH); and Vista Encantada REALTORS, LLC (Albuquerque, NM).

Earning the Million Dollar Award for Highest Valued Outgoing Closings was Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate (Rye Brook, NY). The Global Alliance Club Award for Most Outgoing International Referral Closings was presented to Macdonald Realty Ltd. (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) and The Keyes Company and Illustrated Properties(Miami, FL). Awarded for having the Top 5 Most Closed Outgoing Closings, in order of units, were: WEICHERT, REALTORS (Morris Plains, NJ); Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. (Chantilly, VA); Howard Hanna Real Estate Services (Pittsburgh, PA); Allen Tate Company (Charlotte, NC); and Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate (Rye Brook, NY).

The firms recognized with the Pinnacle Award for having the most outgoing revenue-generating referrals were: Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. (Chantilly, VA); Realty Austin (Austin, TX); Kentwood Real Estate (Denver, CO); Red Oak Realty (Piedmont, CA); WK Real Estate (Boulder, CO); Marx-Bensdorf Realtors (Memphis, TN); and Vista Encantada REALTORS, LLC (Albuquerque, NM).

The Top 5 Global Referral Award, recognizing members from outside the U.S. that sent the most outgoing referrals in 2021 were: Dexter Realty (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada); CIR REALTY from Calgary (Alberta, Canada); Macdonald Realty Ltd. (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada); Harvey Kalles Real Estate (Toronto, Ontario, Canada); and Bosley Real Estate, Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada).

Service recognition awards were presented for sharing contributions and talent to the LeadingRE community over many years. Earning the Hall of Fame Award was Lennox Scott, John L. Scott Real Estate (Bellevue, WA). Recognized with the Chairman’s Service Award were Kimberly Barkoff, Brown Harris Stevens (New York, NY); Tom Flanagan, The Group Inc. Real Estate (Fort Collins, CO); and Kim Mullins, HUFF Realty (Cincinnati, OH). Receiving the President’s Service Award were Michele Barnes, Parks Realty (Brentwood, TN); Renée Eads, Greenwood King Properties (Houston, TX); Kathleen Hollerbach, The Group Inc. Real Estate (Fort Collins, CO); Barrett Matheny, John L. Scott Real Estate (Bellevue, WA); Mike Pappas, The Keyes Company (Plantation, FL); Michael Phelan, Beverly-Hanks & Associates (Asheville, NC); Kirsten Smith, CIR REALTY (Calgary, Canada); Peter Thompson Barfoot & Thompson (Auckland, New Zealand); and Tammy Young, Sibcy Cline Realtors (Cincinnati, OH).

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

 

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Leading Real Estate Companies of the World appoints Taco Heidinga as Global Business Development Director


Taco Heidinga joins LeadingRE as Director, Global Business Development

CHICAGO – (January 26, 2022) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) the global network of top independent real estate firms has announced the appointment of Taco Heidinga who joins the business as Director, Global Business Development. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, he will be responsible for recruiting new members in APAC region and growing the company’s program for marketing real estate developments worldwide. Taco, who is also an expert real estate coach, will also be involved in growing the organizations online learning platform Institute.

Taco brings 14 years of industry experience to the role, most recently running his own real estate training company focused on the business environment in Southeast Asia, where he worked alongside top agents and developers as well as marketing and sales professionals in the region. He is a Dutch national with global experience having worked with multiple companies across international markets, including Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, the Netherlands, and the Caribbean.

Chris Dietz, Executive Vice President of Global operations at LeadingRE, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Taco to our global leadership team. A long-time friend of our network, he brings a specialized background in the APAC region and a fantastic professional network internationally. His skills will be hugely valuable as we continue to strengthen our global value proposition and create program offerings that support our members worldwide, particularly on the new development side. Taco’s appointment will also re-enforce our strong APAC footprint and support our growing initiatives in the region.”

Taco Heidinga commented: “I am excited to join a LeadingRE, a hugely successful business with proven models and efficient tools to support global real estate professionals, agencies, and developers to achieve their goals and perform at the highest level. Having spent years developing real estate training programs and workshops, I look forward to helping our members dive deeper into communication techniques and strategic growth to expand new ideas, strategies, and most importantly innovation for growth.”

Taco Heidinga can be reached at theidinga@LeadingRE.com.

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LeadingRE Selects Pacaso for Solutions Group Program

– Innovative platform helps people buy and co-own a luxury second home. –

CHICAGO – (January 18, 2022) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® announced today that it has selected Pacaso for its Solutions Group program, a collection of preferred business resources for the global network of 550 real estate firms. Pacaso is a tech-forward real estate platform that helps people buy and co-own a luxury second home for a fraction of the cost, offering fully managed LLC co-ownership, ongoing property management and a smart scheduling system.

Pacaso partners closely with real estate agents to help clients buy, sell, and own a second home. Real estate agents representing buyers who purchase a share of a Pacaso earn a generous referral commission, along with the opportunity to earn equity rewards. Pacaso manages the entire process, from scheduling a home tour and answering client questions, to managing inspections, escrow, title, and reporting.

“As the demand for second homes continues to rise, Pacaso gives real estate agents the opportunity to serve second home buyers and introduce them to co-ownership. It is also a great way for sellers to throw a wider net for potential buyers. Someone who could only afford $1 million on their own, can now own a portion of a home for up to $8 million. That is huge. It’s a powerful way to expand sales opportunities and help more people achieve second home ownership in a modern way,” said LeadingRE Vice President, Sales/Partnerships Jeff Kennedy.

“We’re thrilled to be part of the LeadingRE community and are particularly excited by the company’s international reach, as we continue to expand our services globally and work with agents across the world to help people buy and co-own a luxury second home,” said Vice President of Industry Relations Marnie Blanco.

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

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About Pacaso

Pacaso® (pronounced like “Picasso”) modernizes the decades-old practice of co-ownership by creating a marketplace that makes buying, owning, and selling a luxury second home easy. From curating the best listings in top second home markets to offering integrated financing and sales from as little as ⅛ to as much as ½ ownership; upscale interior design; and professional property management, Pacaso provides owners with all the benefits of owning a second home with less hassle. After purchase, Pacaso manages the home on an ongoing basis and supports a frictionless resale process in partnership with a licensed real estate professional. Pacaso was co-founded by former Zillow executives Austin Allison and Spencer Rascoff.

About Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®

Chicago-based Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE.com) is a global network of top independent real estate firms, with 550 companies and 150,000 sales associates in 70 countries. In 2020, network members participated in over 1.3 million global transactions. LeadingRE supports its members with powerful connections to other market leaders and access to innovative, performance-driven programs. Its online learning platform, LeadingRE Institute, was named to Training magazine’s Top 10 Hall of Fame. LeadingRE is also active in commercial real estate, with 200 firms in 15 countries specializing in the commercial arena.

 

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