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Movers & Shakers: RE/MAX, BHGRE, BHHS, Coldwell Banker

News of industry executive appointments, franchise happenings and the movers & shakers in real estate.

Movers & Shakers: Coaches Corner Live Tour Presented by RE/MAX to Hit the Road This Summer
All real estate industry professionals are invited to attend the 2021 Coaches Corner Live Tour presented by RE/MAX ®, a 13-city tour that will offer in-person access to premier real estate coaches Tom Ferry, Jared James and Wayne Fredrick. These value-driven sessions will focus on how to navigate current market conditions and will provide an opportunity for real estate professionals to share best practices, successes, and insights with their peers. The event will bookend in the Lone Star State; kicking off in Houston on Tuesday, June 8, and concluding on Friday, Aug. 6, when the tour wraps up in Austin.

Registration for the Coaches Corner Live Tour presented by RE/MAX is now open and costs $25. For each of the 13 events, the first 50 people to register within that city will have the $25 fee waived. You must register online in advance for admittance to the event. To register, please visit: www.CoachesCornerLiveTour.com.

Movers & Shakers: BHGRE announces affiliation in Westchester County, New York

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC announced that Westchester Choice Realty, Inc., based in Scarsdale, N.Y., has affiliated with the BHGRE® brand to become Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Choice Realty. The firm, which has locations in Scarsdale and Hartsdale, serves clients throughout lower Westchester County.

Led by owners Barry Kramer and John Crittenden, the company was founded in 2008 and is now one of the top independent brokerages in the market, according to the Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS®.

Movers & Shakers: Jack Markham Joins BHGRE Leadership Team as SVP of Franchise Sales

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC today announced the addition of Jack Markham to the brand’s leadership team. In his new role as Senior Vice President of Franchise Sales, Markham will lead the national sales team to support the brand’s aggressive growth goals.

Markham’s career has been defined by a track record of successfully leading national sales organizations. He most recently served as general manager of Constellation Real Estate Group, which provides market-leading software for the real estate industry, focusing on driving growth across three brands. During his tenure at the company, Markham spearheaded multiple M&As and led strategic initiatives to help support broker and agent success.

Prior to Constellation Real Estate Group, Markham held several leadership sales roles, including overseeing the real estate division of Equator, a software solutions provider. There he led strategic initiatives to improve sales conversions, increasing agent revenue by 32% within the first year.

Movers & Shakers: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Expands Global Presence in Greece Welcoming ENEA Real Estate

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices announced that ENEA Real Estate is now part of its global brokerage network and will operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Athens Properties. The company will add one office and 18 real estate consultants to the global network and will service Attica as well as the main tourist destinations of Greece.
By joining, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Athens Properties agents gain access to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ active referral and relocation networks, and its “FOREVER Cloud” technology suite, a powerful source for lead generation, marketing support, social media, video production/distribution and more. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has aligned with best-in-class technology platforms to deliver world-class support to its network members far into the future. 
In addition, BHHS launched a new international real estate website and syndication service powered by Consellation1. This relationship marks entry into international real estate services for Constellation1.

Movers & Shakers: Greg Rand named EVP Central Region of Coldwell Banker Realty

Greg Rand has been appointed executive vice president of Coldwell Banker Realty’s Central Region. In this role, Rand is responsible for the sales and operations of the Coldwell Banker Realty branded companies in Chicagoland, Minnesota, St. Louis, and Texas. The companies in the Central Region, with approximately 105 offices and more than 8,700 affiliated sales professionals, represented more than $24 billion in sales volume in 2020. Rand begins his role effective immediately.

In his new position, Rand plays a key role in developing strategic plans that include innovative and dynamic approaches to the business to maintain and grow the companies in the Central Region. He will work closely with the executive committee of the company to oversee all aspects of the regional business, including operations, product, marketing, technology, finance, legal and human resources.

Movers & Shakers: Four New Affiliated Companies Under Inclusive Ownership Program

Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, a Realogy (NYSE: RLGY) brand, announced today that four new brokerages joined the brand as part of the Inclusive Ownership program. This industry-first franchise approach, first announced in February 2020, was created to help increase representation of minority, women, LGBTQ+ and veteran entrepreneurs in the real estate industry.

Coldwell Banker Companies that Joined through the Inclusive Ownership Program

CompanyLocationOwner(s)
NEW! Coldwell Banker CK Mann RealtyMadison, Ala.Kathy Mann
NEW! Coldwell Banker Envision Real EstateNew Smyrna Beach, Fla.Evania Nichols
NEW! Coldwell Banker Splendor RealtyLauderhill, Fla.Sharon McLennon
NEW! Coldwell Banker Uplife RealtyKansas City, Mo.Meredith Vertreese

Movers & Shakers: Corcoran Platinum Living Realtors Launch New Real Estate Radio Show

The latest tips and strategies from two of the Valley’s top real estate experts has hit the airways. Homeowners, real estate agents, and anyone interested in the booming housing market can get the inside track by tuning in to The Real Estate Blueprint, hosted by Corcoran Platinum Living’s co-founder and broker Jay Macklin along with Realtor® and team leader Bret Ceren. Airing Saturday on The Patriot 960am, each episode will cover a variety of topics including tips for buying/selling property, how to win a bidding war, secrets to marketing success, and agent safety, as well as featured guests sharing their success stories.

Movers & Shakers: Dilbeck debuts new iBuyer and buy-before-you-sell program powered by zavvie

Record-low housing inventory combined with rapid increases in home values provides homeowners with an “extraordinary opportunity to sell” during one of the hottest seller’s markets ever. What’s different today than past seller markets? According to Dilbeck Real Estate, sellers have more options than ever, but they want to understand what all their options are — and which choice is right for them.

To help, Dilbeck, one of the largest local, family-owned real estate companies in Southern California, is launching its Premier Seller’s Edge. Now sellers can fully explore all their choices, including selling to an iBuyer, using a new buy-before-you-sell option or listing their home for sale on the open market.

Movers & Shakers: Form Simplicity brings digital transaction, forms to four more state Associations

From Alabama to Oregon, Georgia to Missouri, Form Simplicity continues to expand its presence nationwide. Form Simplicity is one of the real estate industry’s most popular advanced digital transaction management solutions, now providing services to members of Missouri REALTORS, Georgia REALTORS, and Alabama REALTORS, and subscribers of Oregon Real Estate Forms (owned by the Eugene Association of Realtors and the Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors).

According to Florida Realtors, the nation’s largest state Realtor association and the owner/operator of Form Simplicity, nearly 100,000 Realtor members in these states will have access to digital forms when purchasing the Professional Edition or Ultimate Edition of Form Simplicity.

Movers & Shakers: Industry veterans launch new data-enabled brokerage

Real estate industry veteran Alyssa Brody, and digital marketing innovator Erica Sachse, announce the launch of Development Marketing Team (DMT), a data-enabled real estate sales and marketing brokerage. Founded on the core principle of utilizing today’s technology to deliver an enhanced real estate experience, DMT produces advanced algorithms that increase conversion and optimize consumer engagement. 

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