The Leading Real Estate Companies of the World
The Power of LeadingRE and Its Local Independent Real Estate Brands
The real estate business is largely local in nature, which explains why independent, locally branded real estate firms continue to dominate many markets. The entity that connects all of these top brands is Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, whose affiliate companies (nearly 700 firms with 5,500 offices and 170,000 sales associates in 38 countries worldwide) sell over $370 billion annually in the U.S., more than any national franchise brand. They are also the Number One companies in terms of sales or volume in 44% of the top 88 markets.
Unlike franchisees, who pay a national network five to seven percent off the top of all revenue for advertising which may or may not drive specific leads to their agents, independent companies are able to deploy those dollars to develop local programs, reach local target audiences, and build resources that directly benefit their associates. Because independents are not controlled by corporate offices thousands of miles away, they are able to adjust expenditures and programs more quickly and strategically as the market changes.
LeadingRE firms have strong local reputations and many are long-established companies in the community. In fact, one of the oldest residential firms in the country is a LeadingRE affiliate, and a high percentage of our member companies have been in business for over 25 years. These strong ties to the community, consistent and reliable performance over time, and accountability that comes from having the owner’s name on the door are all factors that inspire the consumer’s trust.
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® recruits only the best of the best among locally and regionally-branded firms – because each firm’s local brand and performance reflect upon other affiliates nationally and globally. Membership is a privilege which can be terminated by either party at any time, unlike national franchises with 10 to 30-year contracts. This means that the LeadingRE network must provide a strong value proposition year in and year out, and it means that its members must maintain high performance standards in order to retain membership.
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Carrington Property Network
Carrington Real Estate Services, LLC is a national, full-service residential brokerage firm with licensed agents in 35 offices across 26 states. Through its parent, Carrington Holding Company, LLC, the company has direct access to Carrington's family of businesses, and by leveraging those connections has transformed from a start-up to one of the largest residential real estate brokerages in the U.S. While its initial focus centered largely on the distressed market, the company has evolved into a recognized leader in all aspects of the market today, with more than half of its transactions comprised of traditional residential resale.
Founded in 2008 and guided by an experienced leadership team that blends the interrelated disciplines of investment services, financial services, settlement services, mortgage and real estate, Carrington Real Estate Services is committed to helping agents provide better service for today's buyers and sellers. Carrington agents are equipped to handle the complexities of today's market, from managing the disposition of distressed real estate to working with investors or clients buying or reselling property. In fact, our agents are uniquely positioned through training, technology, and lead generation to serve today's buyers and sellers.
Carrington Real Estate Services parent company includes 18 affiliate companies that provide services for every aspect of the lifecycle of single-family residential assets-from investment and origination through asset management and disposition.
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Relo® Quality Certification
Dear Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Colleagues:
We launched the RELO® Quality Certification (RQC) program in 2001 and currently 37 of our most outstanding companies hold the distinction of this prestigious designation. RQC continues to be an important part of our network's pursuit of excellence, offering all of us an opportunity to document our performance, rather than just saying that we are the "best of the best."
The RELO® Quality Certification criteria are stringent by design, making this certification a meaningful and quantifiable measurement of relocation expertise. Similar in concept to the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Management Award, RQC focuses on affiliate relocation departments.
Take the next step. Review the program criteria and strive to achieve this prestigious certification. By committing to the RQC standard of excellence, you will enhance your firm's position and profitability in the relocation segment of our business. We look forward to extending personal congratulations to those obtaining certification in future months.
President & CEO
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