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Press Releases from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (40 total)

Steve Harney and Matthew Ferrara to Serve as Deans of Institute 2.0 for Leading …

CHICAGO– (2/24/11) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® is proud to announce the appointment of Steve Harney and Matthew Ferrara as Deans of Institute 2.0, LeadingRE's learning platform. Harney will serve as the Dean of the School of Agent Excellence, and Ferrara has been appointed as the Dean of the School of Innovation. Both individuals bring a wealth of world-class experience and knowledge to their roles and

Mike Staver Makes Association Meetings Circuit 40 Hottest Speakers List

CHICAGO – (1/26/11) – Mike Staver, CEO of The Staver Group and LeadingRE’s Chief Learning Officer for Institute 2.0, is being honored as one of today's 40 hottest speakers on the association meetings circuit by Speak Inc. Speakers Bureau. The acknowledgement comes as association meeting planners are looking to book experiential keynote speakers for corporate conferences. As a business coach and leadership consultant, Staver is noted for his impactful keynote presentations,

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Members Lead the Way with Adoption …

CHICAGO – (1/24/11) – A recent survey of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International™ member firms indicated that many are using Quick Response (QR) codes to promote their businesses and home listings. Mirroring this trend, Luxury Portfolio International™, the luxury face of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), recently introduced QR codes in its full-page advertisements in The Wall Street Journal European

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Distressed Property Institute J …

CHICAGO – (1/18/11) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) has joined forces with Distressed Property Institute (DPI) to provide timely instruction and certifications to the 150,000 sales associates affiliated with the network. DPI confers two major designations, available at a discount to LeadingRE members: the Certified Distressed Property Expert® (CDPE) Designation and the Certified Investor Agent Specialist™ (CIAS) Designation. The CDPE Designation provides agents with

Meyers Named to Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Board

CHICAGO – (12/20/10) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has named Chris Meyers to its board of directors. Meyers is a managing principal of Houlihan Lawrence, the largest independent real estate brokerage serving the Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess County markets in New York, with over 35 percent market share. Meyers and two other principals, Nancy Seaman and Stephen Meyers, manage this respected company established in 1888.

RELO Direct Expands Sales Team

CHICAGO (December 6, 2010) – RELO Direct®, Inc., has expanded its sales force, with the addition of Mary Dougherty, who was recently hired as vice president, sales, for the Chicago-based corporate relocation management company. Ms. Dougherty has 20 years of experience in global relocation, organizational health, customer satisfaction and strategic planning, most recently serving as director, global business solutions, for a leading provider of cross-cultural, integrated health and productivity solutions. “Mary’s expertise

Atchinson Named Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for RELO Direct

CHICAGO (December 6, 2010) – Roger Atchinson has been promoted to senior vice president of sales and marketing for RELO Direct®, Inc., a Chicago-based corporate relocation management company. Mr. Atchinson has been with RELO Direct® since 2007 and has been instrumental in the company’s growth, helping secure numerous key accounts. He also has been vital in the creation of new programs such as RELO Assess® and RELO Partner®, which

Laffey Fine Homes Joins Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Chicago, IL (9/29/10) – One of Long Island’s most dominant real estate companies for over four decades has been selected as the newest member of Chicago-based Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. “Laffey Fine Homes, with 12 locations, over 500 agents and one billion dollars in annual sales, is now a LeadingRE affiliate,” announced Emmett Laffey, the firm’s chief executive. “Being among the world’s elite independent real estate

Horning Appointed to Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Board

CHICAGO (8/2/10) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has named Joe Horning to its board of directors. Horning is president of Shorewest Realtors, the largest real estate company in Wisconsin, based in Milwaukee. Horning is the third generation of Hornings – along with his brother, John – to guide the company, which was established in 1946 as Wauwatosa Realty and is now 25 offices and 1,000 associates strong.

Mobile Real Estate ID to Provide Mobile Services to Leading Real Estate Companie …

CHICAGO – (7/22/10) – Mobile Real Estate ID™ is the latest mobile solutions provider selected by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® to provide services to its 600 member firms. The alliance is part of the network’s Leading Real Estate Solutions® division, which identifies leading-edge real estate products and services for its member brokers. Mobile Real Estate ID's unique Mobile platform, Mobile Real Estate ID (MRE ID), allows real

Pat Poole Joins Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® as VP, Business Sol …

CHICAGO (June 28, 2010) – Industry veteran Pat Poole has joined Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE.com) as vice president of business solutions. In this role, she will consult with member firms to support their success and gain a better understanding of LeadingRE’s ever-expanding brokerage services offerings. Poole has more than 25 years of experience in real estate and relocation management, including the former PHH Homequity and McMillin

Aumnia Selected as LeadingRE Partner to Provide Mobile Solutions to Network’s …

CHICAGO – (06/28/10) – Aumnia has been named a preferred provider by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® under its Leading Real Estate Solutions® division, which identifies cutting-edge real estate products and services for its member brokers. Aumnia enables brokerages to use mobile as a powerful marketing tool by providing a relevant mobile experience for potential buyers with the information and services they want – anytime, anywhere. With Aumnia’s automated

KWKLY Named Preferred Mobile Solutions Provider by LeadingRE

CHICAGO – (6/17/10) – KWKLY has been selected by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® as a preferred provider for its network of 600 real estate firms. KWKLY provides a text messaging solution for real estate brokers at the point of interest for consumers, using the same keyword and short code on every sign installed by a brokerage. When the brokerage’s keyword is texted, homebuyers are prompted to either enter

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Dominates 2009 Sales in Units and Vol …

CHICAGO – (5/5/10) – In the just-released REAL Trends Top 500 Report of the nation’s largest real estate firms, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® once again led all of the national brands for 2009 in units sold (553,995) and sales volume ($135,997,373,527). The network’s production represented 27.5% of the total units and 26.9% of the total volume of this elite top-500 group of companies, with approximately 75,000

Smarter Agent to Offer Mobile Services to LeadingRE Members

CHICAGO – (4/28/10) – Smarter Agent has been selected by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) to offer mobile services to the network’s 600+ member firms. The alliance is part of LeadingRE’s Leading Real Estate Solutions® division, which identifies leading-edge real estate products and services for its member brokers. Smarter Agent’s mobile real estate application, which brands to agents and brokers, allows consumers to view all MLS listings

Mortgage Debt Solutions Named Preferred Vendor for LeadingRE

CHICAGO – (4/5/10) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), a global real estate network, has named Mortgage Debt Services as a vendor associate for its Leading Real Estate Solutions® division, which endorses select real estate products and services for the network’s 600+ member firms. Mortgage Debt Services supports real estate companies by relieving their agents from the task of negotiating potential short sales. “Our services allow agents

One-Third of Real Estate Market Represented at LeadingRE Conference

Las Vegas (3/08/10) — Affiliate brokerages of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE.com) representing annual sales production of $280 billion convene this Tuesday through Thursday, March 9-11, at the Encore at Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas for LeadingRE’s annual conference. Approximately 40% of the network’s total member companies are represented at the conference this week by their principals, CEOs or other senior management. The conference audience

Stevens, Peltier and Kawasaki To Address Joint General Session of Leading Real E …

CHICAGO (February 16, 2010) — Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) and RESPRO® (Real Estate Services Providers Council) will join forces on March 9 with a general session that doubles as the RESPRO conference closing session and LeadingRE’s opening session at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas. David Stevens, Assistant HUD Secretary and FHA Commissioner, will update the audience of real estate and affiliated business executives on the housing

LeadingRE and RESPRO Team Up for Annual Conference

CHICAGO (November 11, 2009) — Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and the Real Estate Services Providers Council, Inc. (RESPRO®) will join forces for their respective annual conferences in Las Vegas at Encore at the Wynn Hotel March 7-11, 2010. The gathering is expected to attract members of both organizations from across the U.S. and several countries abroad. This venue represents a change in plans for LeadingRE, which had

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Creates Social Media Policy and Guide …

CHICAGO (October 22, 2009) — Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) has issued model social media policies and guidelines for its membership, believed to be the first of its kind in real estate. The document seeks to manage legal risk to both brokerages and sales associates in their use of social media as a communication and marketing medium. "Social media is a powerful platform for

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Aligns with GeoData Technologies

CHICAGO (September 1, 2009) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has joined forces with GeoData Technologies to make the company's SiteSeer3D™ software available to the network's 600 real estate firms. The alliance falls under LeadingRE's Leading Real Estate Solutions® division, which endorses fine real estate products. SiteSeer3D provides web based 3D virtual realty technology for real estate agents and their clients by combining 3D visualization, property search, collaboration

LeadingRE Aligns with eRealInvestor

CHICAGO (August 3, 2009) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has aligned with eRealInvestor, Inc. to provide the network’s 600 brokerage firms a web-based suite of financial analysis software for residential real estate investors. The relationship is part of LeadingRE’s Leading Real Estate Solutions® division, which endorses fine real estate products for the network’s 600 member firms.  The company’s patent-pending flagship service, eRealAnalyzer™, is the real estate industry's first one-click

LeadingRE and New York Metro Group to Host Success Strategies Event

CHICAGO (July 20, 2009) — Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and the LeadingRE New York Metro Group will co-host an inspiring special event for sales associates, brokers and managers on succeeding in the current and future real estate markets on August 13 at the New York Times Conference Center in New York. Sponsored by The New York Times, the event includes a sold-out morning session for sales

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Reports Optimism in the Real Estate C …

CHICAGO (June 30, 2009) — While sales figures may not yet reflect it, optimism in the real estate community has definitely increased concerning the housing market, according to a recent survey of member brokerage firms of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. Over 63% of brokers indicated that the mood of consumers has improved since the beginning of 2009, which is also reflected in the outlook of sales

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Leads Sales Among Top 500 Firms

CHICAGO (June 26, 2009) — According to the recently-released REAL Trends Top 500 survey, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) led in total 2008 sales among the 500 highest-producing residential companies in the U.S. who reported to REAL Trends. With over 555,000 closed transaction sides for this elite segment of the industry, LeadingRE closed 130,000 more transactions than its closest national franchise competitor. LeadingRE’s production represented

LeadingRE Recruiting Up 50 Percent in 2009

CHICAGO (05/05/09) – Despite market conditions, recruiting is up 50% for Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE.com) year-to-date through April, versus the same period last year. The network has added 14 new member companies with 35 offices and over 650 associates since January, versus nine member firms last year. New affiliates provide additional coverage in Taos, NM; Fremont, CA; the Hamptons, NY; Baltimore, MD;

QuantumDigital to Provide On-Demand Printing to LeadingRE Members

CHICAGO (April 29, 2009) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has named QuantumDigital as a vendor associate for its Leading Real Estate Solutions™ division, which endorses fine real estate products for the network’s 700 member firms.  QuantumDigital is a complete online service provider for direct mail, on-demand digital printing and eMarketing solutions. The Austin, TX-based company has been providing services to a wide range of industries for 23 years, but specializes in

LEADING RE CONFERENCE: NEXT 90 DAYS ARE PIVOTAL

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (April 3, 2009) – The message that resounded during the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® annual conference March 26-29 was the tremendous window of opportunity that exists to turn around the housing market in the next 90 days. With record-low interest rates, bargain prices, increased affordability, declining inventory, mortgage money availability, and tax incentives for first-time buyers, there has perhaps never been a better time

LeadingRE Heads to Scottsdale

CHICAGO (February 5, 2009) — Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® will host its 2009 annual conference March 26-28 at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, immediately preceded by the Luxury Portfolio conference March 25-26. The gathering is expected to attract members from across the country and several countries abroad. Keynoting the opening session will be Ken Lowe, president and CEO of Scripps Network Interactive and the vision

LeadingRE Housing Beat: Obama Inauguration Spurs Hopes for Housing

CHICAGO (January 14, 2009) — Brokers are optimistic that the change in administration next week will have an impact on the extremely sluggish housing market, according to a “Housing Beat” survey of its members by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. Over three fourths of those responding felt that the changing of the guard will have a moderate to significant influence. Nearly two-thirds (62%) indicated heavier activity since the

LeadingRE’s ‘Propopoly’ Beta Phase Completed, 15 Broker Blogging Sites Lau …

CHICAGO (January 5, 2009) —The beta phase for the first true brokerage-centric blog platform has been successfully completed by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE). Named “Propopoly™,” this full-service platform, which allows agents to submit blog posts via email, voicemail, or text message with full editorial review and support, provides an incredibly easy, cost-effective blogging solution for LeadingRE’s 170,000 sales associates. The Propopoly™ pilot program of

LeadingRE Housing Beat: Internet Playing Increased Role

CHICAGO (11/7/08) – A recent survey of sales associates affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® confirms the increasingly important role the Internet plays in real estate, with over 71% of respondents noting an increase in Internet-related business. Further illustrating the movement toward online activity, 70.6% reported that clients prefer to communicate by email. Phone communications rank second at 29%, with text messaging still off the radar at

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Anticipates Market Shift

Chicago (11/6/2008) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® recently completed its Fall Workshop series, featuring keynote speaker Steve Harney, who hinted that the market is entering the turn, and that the best professionals accelerate rather than brake to take advantage of opportunities. Harney, an experienced broker and speaker, cites several financial experts who indicate the best time to purchase a home may be now or in the

LeadingRE Announces Enhanced Educational Offerings

CHICAGO (8/20/08) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has launched an enhanced version of the LeadingRE Institute, its online educational portal for member brokers, managers and sales associates. New features of the subscription-based program include the LeadingRE Power Producers program for top sales associates, monthly webinars and coaching calls for brokers and managers conducted by leading industry coaches, special “train the trainer” courses, audio interviews with top

LeadingRE Housing Beat: Sluggish but We See Light at the End of the Tunnel

CHICAGO (7/16/08) – A survey of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® brokers in early July indicates some easing of adverse conditions in the housing market, with 59% of respondents from throughout the country indicating that they are seeing a stronger market in the last 60 days, even after factoring in normal seasonal changes. Overabundant supply has been one of the hurdles in the market, and nearly 20% of brokers

Pepple Awarded International Real Estate Federation Medal

CHICAGO (05-02-08) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Network Services President Ruth Ann Pepple, CRP, GMS, received the Medal of Honor from the U.S. Chapter of The International Real Estate Federation, known as FIABCI-USA. The award, presented to those individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding level of leadership and volunteerism to the chapter, was presented during its 2008 Spring Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. During the presentation, 2007-2008

Harold Crye Named Chairman of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

CHICAGO – Harold Crye, chief executive officer and co-owner of Crye-Leike, Realtors, has been named chairman of the board of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), a global real estate network comprised of 700 of the best-known local and regional real estate firms in the U.S. and 37 countries producing over $400 billion in annual home sales. Crye and his business partner founded Crye-Leike in Memphis in 1977 when

Harry Norman Realtors Wins Top Honor at Leading Real Estate Companies of the Wor …

BOCA RATON, FL – Atlanta’s Harry Norman Realtors received highest honor at the 2008 Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® conference at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, FL April 9-11. The Diamond Award was presented in recognition of Harry Norman’s participation in all of LeadingRE’s business offerings. Nearly 800 real estate brokers, managers, relocation professionals, sponsors and guests from the U.S. and

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Launches International Advisory Boa …

CHICAGO (2/29/08) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, a network of 700 real estate firms in 35 countries, announced today that it has formed an International Advisory Board, comprised of non-U.S. members committed to expanding the value proposition of the company’s international membership programs. Mike Green from Harcourts International LTD in Australia serves as the inaugural chairman of the group. “As more people are buying real estate

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Conference Features Robust Technology …

CHICAGO – A new technology education track featuring industry-leading real estate technology thinkers and pioneers is being introduced this year at the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE) annual conference April 9-11 in Boca Raton, FL. Sessions will cover all facets of real estate technology and interactive Web marketing. The impressive line-up of speakers includes Channing Dawson of the founding HGTV executive team and