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Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Expands Global Network Presence

CHICAGO – (4/26/11) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® continued to grow its membership in recent months with the addition of 13 new member brokerages. The expansion reflects LeadingRE’s efforts to offer top brokerages products and services that align with the demands of today’s home buyers and sellers.

Increasing its global footprint, the network welcomed firms throughout the Caribbean, Central America and Europe, including Smiths Gore Limited in the British Virgin Islands; Costa Gold Real Estate in Costa Rica; IN’S Portugal in Estoril, Portugal; Sibarth Real Estate in the French West Indies and Blue House in Czech Republic. Further supporting its international outreach, the network will host its International Symposium in October in Lisbon, Portugal.

New U.S.-based brokerages include: Colorado Group Realty, Steamboat Springs, CO; Crowne Realty. LLC, Normal, IL; Joel Ward Homes, Inc., Champaign, IL; LLB&B Inc. Real Estate, Mobile, AL; Nebraska Home Sales, Lincoln, NE; Sprague & Curtis Real Estate, Augusta, ME; Walt Danley Realty, Paradise Valley, AZ; and Wardley Real Estate, Las Vegas, NV.

“We are very pleased to expand our brand domestically and internationally with firms that are leaders in their markets,” notes LeadingRE President/CEO Pam O’Connor. “As our offerings have continued to expand to encompass a full range of brokerage services, we are attracting more firms who want to further strengthen their local presence with international connections and resources.”

Visit LeadingRE.com to learn more about the network and view a full membership directory.

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About Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (www.LeadingRE.com) is the largest network of top independent local and regional brand-name brokerage firms in the residential sector of real estate. The 550 firms affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® are represented by 4,600 offices and 140,000 associates in more than 30 countries worldwide. The organization's leadership is demonstrated by the fact that its affiliates comprise 15 of the top 25 real estate companies in the country. Collectively, LeadingRE affiliates produced nearly 800,000 home sales valued at $225 billion in the U.S. in 2010. In addition, LeadingRE locally-branded affiliates hold the Number One position in sales in 40% of the top 96 markets in the U.S., more than any national franchise organizations. For complete information on LeadingRE statistics, visit http://stats.leadingre.com/.

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®
161 N. Clark St., Ste. 1250
Chicago, IL 60601

Contact: Kimberly Ecker / Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® / 312.424.0400 x158 / kecker@LeadingRE.com

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