National and International Affliliation
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World™:
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® is a global real estate network comprised of 600 of the best-known local and regional real estate firms. Real estate is a local business, and local and regional brands dominate many markets across the country and around the world. LeadingRE links those trusted brand names under one umbrella to help consumers make the connection from market to market. With 5,000 offices and 150,000 sales associates in the United States and more than 30 countries abroad, LeadingRE members sell more homes than any other national brand *. Collectively, these firms sell 1.4 million homes annually valued at $380 billion, more than any national brand or franchise and also lead the nation in the sale of $1 million-plus homes. Our members are the Number One firms in 41 of the top 90 markets, representing a powerful force in American real estate.* The Leading Real Estate Companies of the World web site has been rated as one of the top real estate websites in the world by the Wall Street Journal, Town & Country Magazine and the New York Times, the site features thousands of properties with an average list price of $1,000,000. In addition to our real estate line of business, LeadingRE owns and operates a premier relocation management company to help corporations manage their employee mobility. RELO Direct®, Inc. is the rising player in corporate relocation based on its high-touch, high-efficiency, high-value approach to the employee transfer business. Our luxury home marketing program, Luxury Portfolio Fine Property Collection®, allows consumers to view over 15,000 of the world’s most remarkable properties, with translation in multiple languages and currencies. Visit LuxuryPortfolio.com for more information. Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® is a privately-held company based in Chicago, owned by 50 of the world’s strongest independent brokerage firms.
The Council of Residential Specialists is an elite group of residential Realtors across the country and worldwide, representing the top 3% of Realtors in the nation. CRS Realtors are highly trained professionals. They are pre-qualified, having completed advanced training in residential real estate and have a proven track record of sales transactions required to earn the CRS Designation.Home buyers and sellers can be assured that CRS Designees subscribe to the strict Realtor code of ethics, have access to the latest technology and are specialists in helping clients maximize profits and minimize costs when buying or selling a home
The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing:
The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing exists to help buyers and sellers of luxury homes and estates find real estate professionals who specialize in the luxury home market and have completed extensive training to build additional competencies.Your exceptional property demands an exceptional professional. Our Guild members have established their expertise and abilities in helping to buy or sell the world’s most exclusive residential homes and estates.Members of The Institute actively seek out the latest information in marketing strategies, stay on top of changing market conditions, and know how to handle the special needs of an elite clientele and their exceptional properties. From market segment analysis to home staging, members know the strategies to sell your property effectively or help you find a home to match your lifestyle. Institute members have access to targeted lists of the very affluent, global websites, distinctive marketing materials and other resources to promote your property. Members are part of an international society of luxury specialists for networking and helping connect buyers and sellers.
EcoBroker® is the premier green designation program for real estate professionals:
EcoBroker Certified® professionals help clients market properties with green features, save money, and live comfortably, through energy efficiency and environmentally-sensitive choices. Founded in 2002, EcoBroker is the first and largest green real estate training and communications program in the world. With members in all 50 United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and New Zealand, EcoBroker and its members serve real estate consumers, communities, and the environment with an unparalleled level of care, commitment, and follow-up. With the benefit of oversight from the Association of Energy and Environmental Real Estate Professionals (www.aeerep.org), EcoBroker’s green designation training and communications provide professionals with the resources to be constructive green ambassadors in an ever-changing business and consumer world.EcoBroker offers education and tools to real estate professionals that in turn help consumers take advantage of energy efficiency and environmentally sensitive design in real estate properties. Through EcoBroker’s unique energy and environmental curriculum, real estate professionals acquire the knowledge and resources to become Certified EcoBrokers. These real estate professionals assist clients in their pursuit of properties that provide affordability, comfort and a healthier environment (reducing carbon footprints).
International Consortium of Real Estate Associations ICREA:
A Consortium of the world’s leading real estate associations, is committed to the right to own and transfer real property. ICREA sets standards for international real estate practice and facilitates worldwide real estate transactions through its website, WorldProperties.com. ICREA and its member associations are committed to high standards of professional conduct for member brokers. Each member association has a country-specific code of conduct and, collectively, the organization has adopted a statement on International Principles of Conduct. In August 1999, representatives from national associations from Europe, Asia and the Americas met to discuss the globalization issues facing their respective members. The outcome was a consensus that an international forum was needed where real estate associations could come together to share information, discuss the forces of a global economy, and facilitate their member’s international activities. Participants agreed that for meaningful transnational business to take place, international norms and standards were needed to govern the real estate profession globally. Another identified need was an Internet-based networking system that would link association Web sites, facilitate transnational referrals among association members, and provide ready access to foreign market information.
The Luxury Portfolio Fine Property Collection® is the luxury face of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® the largest global network of premier locally branded companies dominated by many of the world’s most powerful independent luxury brokerages Their award-winning website was launched in 2005 and in its first year featured more $1 million-plus residences than other luxury real estate organizations and has grown to over 15,000 of the world’s most remarkable homes and attracts over 1.2 million high-net-worth visitors a year. By presenting a gallery of the finest luxury properties and brokerages worldwide, LuxuryPortfolio.com is recognized throughout the world as the luxury standard of excellence. In addition, they are unmatched in the global arena, with properties in over 42 states and 23 countries, website visitors from over 200 countries/territories every month, site translation in nine languages, conversion to multiple currencies and a total inventory of available properties totaling almost $36.6 billion. The200 luxury affiliatesrepresent the luxury component of an organization which encompasses nearly 600 companies, 5,000 offices and 150,000 associates producing $300 billion in annual home sales in 35 countries. Based in the United States, Luxury Portfolio Fine Property Collection® is backed by the experience of the most well respected and well known experts in luxury real estate in markets worldwide. This group collectively has decades of experience in the high-end luxury real estate market.