Boomsma Assumes LeadingRE CEO and President Role

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) has announced that Paul Boomsma has become CEO and president of the network. Boomsma was COO, as well as creator and president of LeadingRE’s Luxury Portfolio International®. He assumes his new role following former CEO and President Pam O’Connor’s retirement. Get firsthand insight into LeadingRE’s strategic vision […]

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Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®: Ready for the Next Stage

Editor’s Note: This is the cover story in the April issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine. Name something, anything, that’s of top concern to a broker operating in today’s market, and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has it covered. Competitive differentiation? On it. Consumer analysis? Got it. Cloud technology? Check. Global reach and […]

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Cabo: Taking Luxury to a Whole New Level

A relative newbie to the real estate scene, REmexico Real Estate is taking the Cabo market by storm. With a total of three offices, 12 active agents, two managers and a five-person support staff, the firm’s brokerage model is laser-focused on luxury home sales and marketing. Here, Managing Partner Blake Harrington discusses the state of […]

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Cultivating Success With Education and Community Outreach

In the following interview, Rosey Koberlein, CEO of Long Realty Company, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) in Tucson, Ariz., discusses the advantages of the brand, education, leadership, and more. Region Served: Southern Arizona and areas of Mexico Years in Real Estate: 33 Number of Offices: 15 corporately owned and […]

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LeadingRE ranks first on ‘Training’ Top 125, Keller Williams inducted into Hall of Fame

“If we can help the frontline people, the agents, create a better experience for the end user, who is writing the check, then we are serving both the agent and the consumer,” said LeadingRE CEO Pam O’Connor …

Aging Down: The Face of Luxury Shifts

Buyers aged 25-49 are considerably shaping the upper-end market, according to recently released research by Luxury Portfolio International®. Seventy-eight percent of buyers in the 25-49 group—”The New Aristocracy”—are interested in 5,000-square-foot-plus homes, the research reveals. They also have a preference for Brick Georgian, Modern, Victorian or Tudor homes, but with commercial-grade kitchens and security systems. […]

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Creating Personalized Service to Attract Loyal Clients

In the following interview, Jennifer Shemwell, president of Phyllis Browning Company, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) in San Antonio, Texas, discusses the brokerage’s competitive differentiation, culture and more. Region Served: San Antonio, Texas Years in Real Estate: 24 Number of Offices: 6 Number of Agents: 200 Favorite Part of […]

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LeadingRE CEO Pam O’Connor steps down, Paul Boomsma to take over

O’Connor, the well-respected industry vet who has led the exclusive network of indie brokers since its founding, passes the torch to the organization’s …

Using Training and Communication to Stay Relevant

In the following interview, Lynsey Engels, president of Mel Foster Co., a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), in Davenport, Iowa, discusses client relationships, the local market, training and more. Region Served: Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois Years in Real Estate: 16 Number of Offices: 9 residential, 1 commercial, 1 insurance […]

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Reputation and Patience Key to Success in Luxury Market

In the following interview, Allie Beth Allman, founder and president and CEO of Allie Beth Allman & Associates, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), in Dallas, Texas, discusses the advantages of LeadingRE, the luxury market, marketing and more. Region Served: Dallas and North Texas Company Founded: 2003 Number of Offices: […]

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