MARKET OUTLOOK, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
The Agency | March 09, 2023
The Agency, a global real estate brokerage company, recently launched a new franchise office in Toronto West. With the new office in Toronto, the company has fourteen offices in Canada and three in Toronto. It joins the brokerage's growing network with the recent launch having more than 75 offices in the US, Mexico, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean. Industry veterans Katia Bailey, Paul Greenberg, and Steve Bailey, as Managing Partners and Matt Lionetti, Managing Director, will run the new office named The Agency Toronto West.
The company has expanded globally throughout the last year, making it one of the fastest-growing luxury boutique brokerages worldwide. The independent brokerages owned by the company are referred to and integrated as genuine global partners. Every Managing Partner, from corporate or independently-owned offices, functions as a unified, genuine global network. The Agency's global partners have access to technology, tools, leadership, marketing, training and public relations in the company's corporate offices. Within the first quarter of the current year, it launches six new offices, including the recent launch of the Toronto West office, with more on the horizon in the coming months.
The Agency's well-known brand has been featured on international television programs like Buying Beverly Hills, which premiered on Netflix on November 4, 2022, along with The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as well as Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles. The Agency has expanded to more than 70 corporately owned and franchise offices worldwide, making it one of the world's fastest-growing luxury boutique brokerages. Additionally, The Agency was recently ranked 21st on the RealTrends 500 list for 2022 and led the top 50 firms in average sales price by sides at $2.5 million. Additionally, the Agency was named Inman's Luxury Brokerage of the Year in 2022.
About The Agency
The Agency is a global brokerage real estate company with agent-first, tech-driven boutique luxury representing clients worldwide in various classes, including residential, new development, resort real estate, luxury leasing and vacation rentals. The Agency adopts a collaborative business strategy, departing from the traditional brokerage model and fostering a culture of partnership in which all clients and listings are represented in a collaborative setting. The shared resources and networks of the entire global team benefit the agents and clients. It has closed over $57 billion in real estate transactions since 2011, including 70 offices in 10 countries, with its headquarters in Beverly Hills, California.
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT, BUYING/SELLING
Businesswire | April 10, 2023
Rent., a leading provider of integrated marketing solutions to the multifamily and single-family rentals industry, and Realtor.com®, today announced a rental content listing distribution agreement. RentMarketplace. listings now will be distributed to the large Realtor.com® audience in addition to the current exposure on the Rent. family of sites: Rent.com, ApartmentGuide.com, Rentals.com and Redfin.com.
A first in the industry, RentMarketplace. is the only listing network providing multi-family properties access to two of the nation’s largest real estate listing sites: Redfin.com and Realtor.com®.
“At Rent., we are committed to simplifying the rental experience by connecting the right people with the right properties. In teaming up with Realtor.com®, we have significantly expanded the reach of our clients’ listings,” said Jon Ziglar, CEO of Rent. “RentMarketplace. is the only multi-family listing network to cover two of the largest real estate networks in the country, which brings incredible value to our partners and makes it easier for properties to connect with their next renter.”
The rental listing data provided by Rent. complements Realtor.com®’s current rental content derived from direct relationships with single-family and low-rise rental owners, residential property management companies, and multiple listing services nationwide. The addition of the listing data from Rent. provides a more comprehensive experience for people looking for a home or apartment to rent.
Laurence Jankelow, Realtor.com®’s Vice President of Rentals added: “As we continue to invest in and grow Realtor.com®’s open rentals marketplace, we are excited to work with new content partners of all shapes and sizes that allow us to create a better consumer experience for renters on our site. Millions of consumers search Realtor.com® each month for their next home or apartment, and as we continue to expand our audience and listings content to include the widest selection of quality rentals and more choices than ever before, we are helping drive greater results for our partners.”
With this agreement to expand content to the Realtor.com® audience, active subscription client property listings on Rent., which represent a subset of total inventory, will now receive access to over 350 million visits each month, vastly expanding their reach and exposure to potential renters, increasing leads and filling more vacancies.
Rent. is a two-sided marketing platform that simplifies the entire renter experience by matching the right property with the right renter, at the right time. Rent. services the property side of the market with scaled marketing solutions such as search engine marketing, lead nurturing through chat bots and client automation tools, and reputation management through ratings and reviews as well as social media monitoring and marketing. This, paired with advanced search filtering and an optimized consumer app and site experience, enables Rent. to offer renters an ideal home-finding experience. Rent. exists to help people find the perfect place. Rent. is operated by Rent Group Inc., a subsidiary of Redfin Corporation.
Realtor.com® is an open real estate marketplace built for everyone. Realtor.com® pioneered the world of digital real estate more than 25 years ago. Today, through its website and mobile apps, Realtor.com® is a trusted guide for consumers, empowering more people to find their way home by breaking down barriers, helping them make the right connections, and creating confidence through expert insights and guidance. For professionals, Realtor.com® is a trusted partner for business growth, offering consumer connections and branding solutions that help them succeed in today’s on-demand world. Realtor.com® is operated by News Corp [Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA] [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] subsidiary Move, Inc. For more information, visit Realtor.com®.
MARKET OUTLOOK, REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
PRweb | May 23, 2023
Global real estate brokerage The Agency proudly announces the launch of its first franchise office in Indianapolis, Indiana. The new locale, which will be known as The Agency Indianapolis, is the firm’s first office in the state of Indiana, and second in the Midwest following Birmingham, Michigan, which opened in 2022. The Indianapolis office joins the brokerage’s growing network of more than 80 offices in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Europe and will be led by industry veteran and Managing Partner Traci Garontakos. Traci and her team will service the greater Indianapolis region with a focus on the city’s thriving suburbs of Zionsville, Carmel, Westfield, Noblesville, and Fishers.
“We’re thrilled to continue our expansion across the Midwest with the launch of our first office in Indiana,” said Mauricio Umansky, CEO and Founder of The Agency. “We’re delighted to partner with Traci Garontakos, a well-respected and accomplished professional in our industry, as we unveil our new location in Indianapolis.”
The Agency has rapidly expanded its presence across the globe throughout the past year, making it one of the fastest-growing luxury boutique brokerages in the world. The Agency’s independently-owned brokerages are referred to and integrated as true global partners. Every Managing Partner, from both corporate or independently-owned offices, operates cohesively as one true global network. Rather than simply using brand likeness in their marketing, The Agency’s global partners enjoy the same access to leadership, marketing, public relations, training, tools, and technology as our corporate offices. In Q1 of 2023 alone, The Agency launched eight new offices, with more on the horizon in the coming months.
“Indianapolis is a thriving market that holds great synergy with The Agency brand as we continue to deepen our brokerage’s presence in the Midwest,” said Jim Ramsay, Executive Vice President of Franchise Sales at The Agency. “We look forward to servicing this thriving destination as we bring The Agency’s unparalleled network and resources to buyers and sellers throughout Indianapolis.”
Traci Garontakos serves as Managing Partner of The Agency Indianapolis and is a proud resident of Zionsville, as well as a highly accomplished real estate professional with more than 20 years of experience in building lasting business relationships. With a passion for design and a personal commitment to working tirelessly for her clients, Traci has established herself as a trusted and respected figure in the local real estate industry. As a top producer for many years, Traci has a deep understanding of the luxury real estate market and has developed a keen eye for identifying the best opportunities for her clients, who appreciate her attention to detail and ability to make the buying and selling process as stress-free as possible. She has a reputation for going above and beyond to ensure her clients are satisfied and happy with their real estate transactions. Traci has built a team of dedicated professionals who share her commitment to excellence, resulting in $50 million in annual sales in 2022. As a top producer in the luxury real estate industry, Traci’s reputation for exceptional service and results speaks for itself.
“The Agency’s global brand presence and innovative marketing align perfectly with the culture of our business and the city of Indianapolis,” said Traci Garontakos. “I am excited to lead our team and continue to serve the greater Indianapolis region and its suburbs, which continue to experience unprecedented growth and development while maintaining the charm, beauty, and idyllic Midwestern lifestyle afforded within our local community.”
With solid infrastructure, The Agency has a renowned brand that is featured on international television shows including “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles,” “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” and “Buying Beverly Hills,” which debuted on Netflix on November 4, 2022 and just announced its second season. The Agency has grown to more than 80 corporately owned and franchise offices across the globe, making it one of the fastest-growing luxury boutique brokerages in the world. Poised for further expansion with like-minded partners in strategic markets, The Agency is noted by The Financial Times as one of America’s Fastest Growing Companies and has ranked among Inc. 5000’s list of fastest-growing private companies in the country for six consecutive years. Recently, The Agency ranked 18th on the 2023 RealTrends 500 list, and ranked as the fifth-largest privately held independent brokerage in the nation by sales volume. In August 2022, Inman named The Agency Luxury Brokerage of the year.
The Agency Indianapolis is situated within a historic farmhouse known as The Holliday House at Holliday Farms, located at 3546 South US 421, Zionsville, IN 46077.
The Agency is an agent-first, tech-driven boutique luxury global brokerage representing clients worldwide in a broad spectrum of classes, including residential, new development, resort real estate, luxury leasing and vacation rentals. Breaking away from the traditional brokerage model, The Agency takes a collaborative approach to the business, fostering a culture of partnership in which all clients and listings are represented in a collaborative environment. Agents and clients benefit from the shared resources and networks of the entire global team, including in-house creative, public relations and cutting-edge technology divisions. The Agency has closed more than $57 billion real estate transactions since 2011, comprising over 80 offices in ten countries, and counting, as one of the fastest-growing boutique, luxury real estate brands in the world. Watch The Agency on Buying Beverly Hills, a new real estate occu-soap highlighting the high-stakes world of luxury real estate in Los Angeles, currently streaming on Netflix.