LeadingRE Adds Honest Dollar by Goldman Sachs to Solutions Group Program

Honest Dollar by Goldman Sachs

– An Easy-to-use Individual Retirement Account option created for 1099 workers. – 

CHICAGO (August 17, 2018)Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® announced today that it has added Honest Dollar by Goldman Sachs ™ to its Solutions Group program of select business resources for its global community of 565 market-leading real estate firms. Honest Dollar by Goldman Sachs provides agents with an easy-to-use Individual Retirement Account (IRA) that takes minutes to open, with managed portfolios designed by Goldman Sachs.

The program offers three retirement savings options real estate sales associates can consider for their financial planning: Roth, Traditional and SEP IRAs. Participants have the flexibility to set and change contributions based on their individual needs.

“We are pleased to introduce our brokerages to this financial tool, which they can share with their sales associates as an option for their retirement planning. With portfolios developed by Goldman Sachs, Honest Dollar brings financial experience and at a cost that is affordable to many, with an easy-to-use interface with guidance built into the product,” said LeadingRE Vice President, Corporate Marketing Robin LaSure.

“Honest Dollar aims to bring simplicity, transparency, and portability to what has been a hard-to-navigate retirement savings space,” said Greg Wilson, head of Honest Dollar. “We’re excited to team up with LeadingRE and help bring flexibility to their agents when saving for retirement.”

Learn more about Honest Dollar by Goldman Sachs™ at www.honestdollar.com. Learn more about Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® at www.LeadingRE.com.

 

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About Honest Dollar by Goldman Sachs™

Honest Dollar by Goldman Sachs™ is a digital investment provider that offers easy-to-use and low-cost retirement savings options. Since 2015, we’ve worked to deliver an easy way for individuals to set money aside for the future.  At Honest Dollar, individuals can open a Traditional, Roth or SEP Individual Retirement Account (IRA) in minutes and get access to investment portfolios designed by Goldman Sachs.

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Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Announces 24 New Members in First Half of 2018

– Global real estate community continues to see strong network growth –

 

CHICAGO, Ill., USA – (August 1, 2018) – Chicago-based Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) welcomed a total of six new U.S.-based members and 18 new global members to its international network in the first half of 2018. With new members in Asia, Europe, Africa and North America, all the new additions extend LeadingRE’s presence to over 70 countries, with a total of 565 firms and 130,000 sales associates.

New 2018 U.S. members:

  • PureWest Real Estate (Kallspell, Mont.)
  • Bishop Realtor Group (Wichita Falls, Texas)
  • Mayben Realty (Mount Pleasant, Texas)
  • O’Neal Real Estate (Fort Smith, Ark.)
  • Julie Pogue Properties (Anchorage, Ky.)
  • Portside Real Estate Group (Fairmouth, Me.)

New 2018 global members:

  • 77 Great Estates (Sliema, Malta)
  • Abri Group (Accra, Ghana)
  • Alto Andes Real Estate (Santiago, Chile)
  • ANAROCK Property Consultants Private Limited (Gurgaon, India)
  • ANTONIN (Megève, France)
  • BVR Property (Bali, Indonesia)
  • Caetano Property (Ponta do Sol, Portugal)
  • DWG Dennis Wee Realty Singapore (Singapore)
  • Elite Propiedades SanFernando (Santander, Spain)
  • INS Brazil (Fortaleza, Brazil)
  • International Property Agent (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Jay Miller Real Estate Ltd. Brokerage (Newmarket, Canada, Ontario)
  • KR Property (Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia)
  • Monaco Properties (Monaco)
  • Plaza Homes (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Saudi Gulf Home Real Estate (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)
  • Sense Property Group (Bangkok, Thailand)
  • VINestate (Nha Trang, Vietnam)

“We are delighted to welcome all of these market-leading brokerages to our network,” said Paul Boomsma, president and CEO of LeadingRE. “This positive momentum is a testament to the value and exceptional client experiences our network delivers every day around the globe. We look forward to their contributions and continued growth in the second half of 2018.”

To learn more about LeadingRE and its affiliates, please visit www.LeadingRE.com.

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LeadingRE Adds RingCentral to its Solutions Group Program

RingCentral

CHICAGO (July 25, 2018)Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® brings RingCentral (NYSE:RNG), a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications and collaboration solutions, to its Solutions Group program of preferred business resources for its global network of 565 market-leading real estate firms. The global industry leader in cloud business communications solutions, RingCentral enables today’s mobile and distributed workforce to communicate and collaborate from anywhere and on any device.

With RingCentral, real estate brokerage office staff and agents can easily stay connected with clients through voice, video meetings, team messaging, and more. In addition, RingCentral can be easily deployed across multiple locations and managed from any mobile device.

“RingCentral is an ideal fit for our Solutions Group program, giving our member brokerages around the world access to a modern cloud-based communications platform that provides the flexibility and scalability required as a company’s business grows,” said Robin LaSure, LeadingRE vice president, corporate marketing. “The ease of working with a single provider for all their communications needs and the potential for significant cost savings over traditional on-premises providers make the RingCentral solution even more compelling.”

“We’re happy to be selected as an approved supplier for the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®,” said Steve Rawson, head of strategic industry alliances for RingCentral. “RingCentral has extensive experience in helping real estate firms empower their increasingly mobile workforce to stay ahead of the curve in today’s competitive real estate environment. Our platform greatly enhances communication and collaboration with clients and agents, delivering a seamless customer experience and improved agent productivity.”

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

 

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About RingCentral

RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE:RNG) is a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications and collaboration solutions. More flexible and cost-effective than legacy on-premises systems, RingCentral empowers today’s mobile and distributed workforce to communicate, collaborate, and connect from anywhere, on any device. RingCentral unifies voice, video, team messaging and collaboration, conferencing, online meetings, and integrated contact center solutions. RingCentral’s open platform integrates with leading business apps and enables customers to easily customize business workflows. RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, California, and has offices around the world.

 

©2018 RingCentral, Inc. All rights reserved. RingCentral and the RingCentral logo are trademarks of RingCentral, Inc.

 

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Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International Announce Winners of 2018 HGTV Ultimate House Hunt

HGTV Ultimate House Hunt

 

– Annual contest generated over 880,000 votes. –

CHICAGO – July 20, 2018 – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 HGTV Ultimate House Hunt. HGTV teamed exclusively with LeadingRE and Luxury Portfolio for the popular month-long promotion on HGTV.com, which concluded July 17.

The promotion identified extraordinary homes for sale around the world in nine different categories and gave consumers the opportunity to vote for their favorites. With more than 880,000 votes cast and 84 million page views, the Ultimate House Hunt is one of HGTV.com’s most popular online contests.

All 88 finalists from 13 countries were homes represented by LeadingRE and Luxury Portfolio members. Based on the total number of votes received, the Overall Winner, as well as the favorite for Global Homes, was a sprawling Italian villa near Sardinia, Italy, represented by Immobilsarda.

Winners in the other categories include Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates for Homes with a History, First Team Estates for Love It or List it, GARDNER, REALTORS for Urban Digs, Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers for Waterfront Homes, Sibarth Real Estate for Modern Masterpieces, Silver Creek Real Estate Group for Extreme Homes, Willis Allen Real Estate for Amazing Kitchens, and Windermere Real Estate for Curb Appeal.

“It’s always a pleasure to work with HGTV.com to curate some of our members’ most extraordinary homes and see which properties are most popular with voters,” said LeadingRE President/CEO Paul Boomsma. “This year’s contest, featured homes from 13 different countries, with the Global Homes winner receiving the highest number of overall votes, reflecting the broad reach of your network and the universal appeal of beautiful homes.”

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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LeadingRE Agents Lead THE THOUSAND by REAL Trends with the Highest Volume

CHICAGO (July 12, 2018) – Sales associates affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® represented over $11.1 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.

The combined individual volume ($5.9 billion) and team volume ($5.2 billion) of LeadingRE agents is the highest of any real estate organization or franchise ($11.1 billion), as listed on THE THOUSAND by REAL Trends.

“We are proud to see so many of our outstanding agents and teams represented on this prestigious ranking, illustrating that, year after year, our members continue to lead in their respective markets and collectively as a network,” said LeadingRE President/CEO Paul Boomsma. “This success comes from a continued focus not only on innovation, but also on providing a highly responsive, customized customer experience.”

LeadingRE-affiliated sales associates who ranked based on Individual Sides include: Vladimir Oulianov, Woods Bros. Realty; Jeff G. Daniel, John L. Scott Real Estate/Ocean Shores; Carmen Laurendi, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services; Wes York, Hamner Real Estate; Ragan McKinney, Huff Realty; Nancy Kennedy, Houlihan Lawrence; Justin Ippoliti, Shorewest Realtors;  Mary Gilbank Peterson, Shorewest Realtors; Mike Boylan, Cutler Real Estate; Terry Blakley, Sibcy Cline Realtors; Tyler Minges, Huff Realty; Serena Riedel, Howard Hanna; Ryan Clendenin, Huff Realty; Chris Smith, Gardner Realtors; Kyle T. Hause, Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc.; Jeff Mathias, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services; Geri Westfall, Adams, Cameron & Co.; Adam Kaufman, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services; Chris Waits, Sibcy Cline Realtors; Charity P. Cox, Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc.; Laura Sanders, Sibcy Cline Realtors; Marion Romano, The Van Dyk Group; Kathy Broock-Ballard, Max Broock; Richard Leasure, Howard Hanna Rochester, Mike Fayz, Real Estate One; Katherine Beck, The Group, Inc. Real Estate; Christine Lane, Halstead Real Estate; Eric Tucker, John L. Scott; James Selden, KAMAS REALTY d.b.a. John L. Scott Real Estate; John R. Bolin, Allen Tate Realtors.

LeadingRE associates recognized for Individual Volume include: Alexa Lambert, Stribling & Associates; Michelle N. Cohen, Laffey Real Estate; Pamela D’Arc, Stribling & Associates; Rochelle Maize, Nourmand & Associates; Keri Nicholas, Alain Pinel Realtors; Judy Citron, Alain Pinel Realtors; Nancy Taylor Bubes, Washington Fine Properties, LLC; Kathy Bridgman, Alain Pinel Realtors; Pascal Liguori, Premier Estate Properties; James L. Mccann, Premier Estate Properties; Debi Benoit, Benoit Mizner Simon & Co.; Catherine Jones Coburn, Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate; Wendy Sarasohn, Brown Harris Stevens; Amy Mccafferty, Alain Pinel Realtors; Nelson Gonzalez, EWM Realty International; Laura Sweeney, John Daugherty Real Estate, Inc.; Kathy Broock-Ballard, Max Broock; Nancy Kennedy, Houlihan Lawrence; Christopher Burnside, Brown Harris Stevens; Judy Bogard-Tanigami, Alain Pinel Realtors; Patricia Choi, The Choi Group with Hawaii Life; Mark Mcfadden, Washington Fine Properties, LLC; Robert Kinlin, Robert Paul Properties; Richard Orenstein, Halstead Real Estate; Pollena Forsman, Houlihan Lawrence; Adam Kaufman, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services; Tanya Dzhibrailova, Zephyr Real Estate; David Welton, Alain Pinel Realtors; Millie Perry, Stribling & Associates; Terry Naini, Brown Harris Steve; Michael Nourmand, Nourmand & Associates; Zach Trailer, Alain Pinel Realtors; Scott Dancer, Alain Pinel Realtors; Lisa Murphy, Houlihan Lawrence; Lori Joyal, Lila Delman Real Estate; Heidi Dugan, Greenwood King Properties; Laura Miller, Houlihan Lawrence; Charles Sullivan, Carriage Properties; Michael Galli, Alain Pinel Realtors; Lisa Madonia, @properties; Julie Back, Sibcy Cline  Realtors; Kim Gelman, McGuire Real Estate; and Monica Corman, Alain Pinel Realtors.

Recognized on the ranking for Team Sides are the following LeadingRE member teams: The Rob Ellerman Team, ReeceNichols Real Estate; The Koehler Bortnick Team, ReeceNichols Real Estate; Art Herling Team In Blue Bell, Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc.; Smith Marketing Group, Allen Tate Realtors; The Maryland Group of Long & Foster,  Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc.; Judie Crockett/The Crockett Team, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services; Keith Beatty Team, Intracoastal Realty; Debbie Doğrul Associates, Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc.; The Amy Stockberger Team, Hegg, REALTORS; Michelle Cantrell, Murney Associates, Realtors; Mottola Group, Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc.; Holly Creek Homes, Howard Hanna – Rochester; The Killebrew Team, The Real Estate Group Inc.; and Team Honeycutt, Allen Tate Realtors.

Among the top teams based on volume are these LeadingRE member teams: Mary And Brent Gullixson, Alain Pinel Realtors; The Koehler Bortnick Team, ReeceNichols Real Estate; The Rob Ellerman Team,  ReeceNichols Real Estate; The Aguayo Team, Halstead Real Estate; Art Herling Team In Blue Bell, Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc.; Debbie Doğrul Associates, Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc.; Shelton Smith & Elizabeth Lorenzo, Stribling & Associates; Caskey & Caskey And Associates, Strand Hill; Al Filippone Associates, William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance; Kaminsky Real Estate Group, Strand Hill; David Gunderman and Andrew Raskopf, Alain Pinel Realtors; Louise Phillips Forbes Team, Halstead Real Estate; Emily Wong, @properties; Heller Coley Reed Team, Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc.;  Arlene Gonnella, Weichert, Realtors; Harkov Lewis Team, Halstead Real Estate; The Leslie Kopp Group, Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc.; Mottola Group, Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc.; The Patty Dwyer Group, Alain Pinel Realtors; O’Dare Boga & French, Premier Estate Properties; The Zeder Team, EWM Realty International; Smith Marketing Group, Allen Tate Realtors; Leigh Marcus, @properties; Campbell & Prebish, William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance; The O’Gorman Group, Ebby Halliday Real Estate, Inc.; D’Angelo/Liguori (Carmen D’Angelo, Gerard Liguori, Joseph Liguori), Premier Estate Properties; and Tom & Cindy And Associates Schneider, Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc.

To view the complete ranking, visit www.realtrends.com/rankings/rt1000.

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Leading Real Estate Companies of the World now represented in over 70 countries following rapid network expansion in first half of 2018

– New members strengthen presence in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America – 

CHICAGO, Ill., USA – (July 3, 2018) Chicago-based Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) has welcomed 16 new members to its global network in the first half of 2018. This expansion continues growth achieved in 2017, which saw 14 market-leading residential companies joining LeadingRE’s ranks. With new members in Asia, Europe, Africa and North America, these new additions extend LeadingRE’s presence to over 70 countries, with a total of 565 firms and 130,000 sales associates.

New 2018 global members are:

  • 77 Great Estates (Sliema, Malta)
  • Abri Group (Accra, Ghana)
  • ANAROCK Property Consultants Private Limited (Gurgaon, India)
  • ANTONIN (Megève, France)
  • Caetano Property (Ponta do Sol, Portugal)
  • DWG Dennis Wee Realty Singapore (Singapore)
  • Elite Propiedades SanFernando (Santander, Spain)
  • INS Brazil (Fortaleza, Brazil)
  • International Property Agent (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Jay Miller Real Estate Ltd. Brokerage (Newmarket, Canada, Ontario)
  • KR Property (Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia)
  • Monaco Properties (Monaco, Monaco)
  • Plaza Homes (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Sanfernando Elite (Santander, Spain)
  • Sense Property Group (Bangkok, Thailand)
  • VINestate (Nha Trang, Vietnam)

“We are delighted to welcome such a geographically diverse selection of new global members,” said Paul Boomsma, president and CEO of LeadingRE. “With the addition of these market-leading brokerages, LeadingRE has already exceeded 2017’s global growth. This positive momentum is a testament to the value and exceptional client experiences our network delivers every day around the globe. Our AESEAN conference in May gave our new members in Indonesia, Thailand, Japan and Singapore the opportunity to share their insights and benefit from a program specifically targeted to address these fast-developing and ever-changing markets. We look forward to their contributions and continued growth in 2018.”

To learn more about LeadingRE, please visit www.LeadingRE.com.

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HGTV Aligns with LeadingRE and Luxury Portfolio for 2018 Ultimate House Hunt

HGTV Ultimate House Hunt

 

– Annual promotion curates the world’s most stunning real estate listings –

 
CHICAGO – June 12, 2018 – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® announce the start of the 2018 HGTV Ultimate House Hunt, a month-long online promotion held annually on HGTV.com. This is the seventh consecutive year HGTV has teamed exclusively with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® for the popular awards, which run from June 12 through July 17.

The Ultimate House Hunt features extraordinary homes from across the globe in eight categories: Amazing Kitchens, Curb Appeal, Extreme Homes, Global Homes, Homes with a History, Modern Masterpieces, Urban Digs and Waterfront Homes – plus a bonus category inspired by one of HGTV’s most popular programs, Do You Love It or Would You List It, highlighting additional homes that caught the attention of HGTV editors. All featured homes are represented by members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International®.

Consumers view galleries of homes featuring beautiful photography on HGTV.com and vote for their favorites. A winner is chosen in each category based on the total number of votes received, along with the highly coveted overall fan favorite award.

“We are delighted to join forces with HGTV again this year to showcase some of our members’ most stunning listings, from the ever-popular Waterfront Homes category to the exciting new collection of Urban Digs. It’s always a thrill to see which of the incredible featured properties attract the most attention from HGTV’s audience of home enthusiasts,” said Paul Boomsma, President/CEO of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®.

Last year’s contest attracted over 82 million page views, illustrating the ongoing allure of exceptional real estate. This year’s finalists include 88 homes in 13 countries represented by 49 real estate companies: @properties; Alain Pinel Realtors; Baird & Warner; Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales; Carratelli Real Estate; CDR Bienes Raices San Miguel; Chas Everitt International Property Group; Cofim-Immobiliare VR; Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates; Daniel Feau Conseil Immobilier, SA; Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate; Ebby Halliday Realtors; First Team Real Estate; Gardner Realtors; Ginesta Immobilien; Halstead Real Estate; Harry Norman, Realtors; Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers; Hilton & Hyland Real Estate; Illustrated Properties; Immobilsarda SRL; Jawitz Properties; JK Property & Yachting; Long & Foster Real Estate; Macdonald Realty; McGuire Real Estate; Perry & Co.; Pinnacle Estate Properties; Premier Estate Properties; Profusion Realty; ReeceNichols Real Estate; Residential Properties; Robert Paul Properties; Sea Island Properties; Sibarth Real Estate; Silver Creek Real Estate Group; Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate; Smith & Associates Real Estate; Smiths Gore Limited; Stribling & Associates; Strutt & Parker; The Whistler Real Estate Co.; Turks & Caicos Property; Unique Estates; Village Properties; Wetag Consulting; Willis Allen Real Estate; Windermere Real Estate; and WK Real Estate.

In addition to bragging rights, the winning homes will receive additional editorial exposure on HGTV.com.

To view the contest and cast your vote visit: www.HGTV.com/househunt

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LeadingRE Names Inside Real Estate to Solutions Group Program

 

CHICAGO (May 23, 2018) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has expanded its Solutions Group program with the addition of Inside Real Estate, a comprehensive technology platform for brokerages offering custom WordPress websites, powerful team and agent lead generation tools, a Smart CRM, behavioral marketing automation, agent and consumer mobile apps, marketplace integrations and more. As a Solutions Group participant, Inside Real Estate will be recognized as a preferred provider for LeadingRE’s global community of more than 565 market-leading real estate firms.

Inside Real Estate’s kvCORE is a scalable, cloud-based platform built to power brokerages of all sizes. kvCORE automatically produces custom websites that are designed with a focus on lead generation.  Behavioral lead nurturing with AI components are built-in to its Smart CRM, which drive higher ROI for agents’ leads and more business from their sphere of influence.  A continually-growing Marketplace allows for deployment of top real estate technologies, with easy access to transaction management, chat, digital marketing and open house tools.

kvCORE also provides the ability for brokerages to offer sub-accounts to their teams, giving the teams their own lead-generation tools, lead routing, automation system and branding.  This saves teams thousands of dollars and drives higher production, recruiting and retention.

“We are excited to welcome Inside Real Estate to our Solutions Group program. Their comprehensive approach to providing innovative tools focused on productivity at the brokerage, team and agent levels makes them a timely resource for our members, who continually look for the most innovative ways to grow their businesses,” said Robin LaSure, LeadingRE vice president, corporate marketing.

“LeadingRE is widely known for the high levels of quality, service and genuine value they contribute to the industry and to the network of brokerages that belong as members to the organization. Inside Real Estate is thrilled to be recognized as a technology Solution Group provider, and we look forward to continuing to provide the highest levels of service and solutions to LeadingRE’s valuable members,” said

Inside Real Estate’s Founder & Chief Revenue Officer Joe Skousen.

Learn more about Inside Real Estate at http://insiderealestate.com. 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, with $372 billion in home sales. 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.

 

About Inside Real Estate

Inside Real Estate is among the most successful and fastest growing real estate software companies in the market and serves tens of thousands of agents, teams, and brokers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company is the residential real estate SaaS leader and developer of the kvCORE Platform. kvCORE is a platform that allows brokers, team, and agents to run their entire business on one solution. The platform’s components include a Lead Engine, Website & IDX tools, Smart CRM, Listing CRM and Transaction Integrations – all powered by Marketing Autopilot with behavioral automation, Business Analytics to understand and grow your business, and a scalable cloud infrastructure. For more information, please visit http://insiderealestate.com/.

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SmartZip Selected for LeadingRE Solutions Group Program

CHICAGO (May 15, 2018) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has selected SmartZip for its Solutions Group program, a collection of preferred business resources for its global community of more than 565 market-leading real estate firms.

SmartZip is a pioneer in predictive marketing for real estate professionals, providing automated data-driven marketing, lead calling, mobile lead management, and referral and testimonial management. The company’s SmartTargeting platform gives brokerages and agents the ability to identify, nurture, close and keep in touch with clients from one platform.

“SmartZip helps agents save time and build business by focusing on sellers who are more likely to make a move in the next 12 months, backed by a powerful platform that makes follow-up easy,” Robin LaSure, LeadingRE vice president, corporate marketing said. “By providing these data-backed listing opportunities, brokers can help their agents strengthen their pipeline, while consistently reinforcing the brokerage’s brand through the system’s automated marketing.”

“We are thrilled to be aligning with LeadingRE to bring our enterprise solutions to thousands of their elite agents,” said Avi Gupta, CEO of SmartZip. “LeadingRE has been challenging the norm and raising the bar of excellence in real estate for 20 years. Their forward-thinking, best-in-class technology approach makes SmartZip’s predictive analytics and data-driven marketing solutions a perfect addition to help their brokerages attract top agents and enhance their production and customer service. We are privileged to be part of LeadingRE’s pursuit in ‘Making the Best Brokerages Better,’” added Gupta.

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

 

 

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LeadingRE Hosts Successful ASEAN Immersion Conference

CHICAGO (5/14/18) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® attracted an elite audience of top real estate professionals from 16 countries for its first ASEAN Immersion Conference, held May 8-10 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The conference gave members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) and Luxury Portfolio International® a unique opportunity to immerse in the thriving markets of ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. A Pre-Immersion Experience was also held prior to the conference in Singapore.

The ten countries of ASEAN – Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam – represent the world’s 6th largest economy and boast booming middle and upper classes, with active interest in buying real estate, both domestically and internationally.

The program focused on giving participants a better understanding of the distinctive markets and business practices in the region, with LeadingRE members from these markets providing first-hand insights. Additional topics included marketing and technology trends that are impacting real estate, the growth of financial technologies like blockchain and crowdfunding, global wealth patterns and the nuances of marketing to Asian High Net Worth Individuals.

Featured speakers included Natt Ford, Dot Property Group (Bangkok, Thailand); Marcelo Garcia Casil, DXMarkets (Singapore); Richard Teoh, Kings Estate (Hong Kong, China); Sr Sulaiman Akhmady Bin Mohd Saheh, Rahim & Co International (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia); Tan Sri Dato’ Abdul Rahim Bin Abdul Rahman, Rahim & Co International (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia); and Andrew Pang, YOO (Hong Kong, Hong Kong).

“This conference allowed members interested in this incredible growth region to strengthen relationships and gain in-depth knowledge that will help them maximize current and future business opportunities,” said LeadingRE President/CEO Paul Boomsma. “It reflects our mission to be a truly global real estate community, connecting the best professionals in ways that enhance their businesses and support their ability to provide real estate assistance around the world.”

For more on the event, visit http://asean.LeadingRE.com.

With a global membership that spans six continents, LeadingRE connects more than 565 firms and 130,000 sales associates who produce over 1.1 million real estate transactions each year. Learn more at www.LeadingRE.com.

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