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, MORTGAGE AND LENDING
New American Funding | March 06, 2023
New American Funding, an independent mortgage lender, recently announced its partnership with Patch, the hyper-local news platform, to become its exclusive mortgage provider. Through this partnership, NAF will be featured prominently in Patch's weekly newsletters in more than 1200 communities worldwide and on the real estate and mortgage hub on each of Patch's community websites.
Patch offers unique news and information for over 1200 communities throughout the nation at present. By the end of the year, Patch plans to grow in a big way. With Patch, NAF is also a nationwide provider company, creating it as a natural partnership. By collaborating with NAF, Patch can offer its readers access to reliable mortgage services through a reputable provider. As Patch's growth continues, this partnership with NAF is poised to help both companies reach a wider audience and meet their business goals.
CEO and Co-Founder of New American Funding, Rick Arvielo, said, "As the way families find companies to work with evolves, so do the ways we can reach them," He also said, "This partnership will put our company in front of millions of people, giving us a great opportunity to educate them about the various loan options we offer and show them how we can help them achieve their dreams of homeownership."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
About New American Funding
Founded in 2003 as an independently-owned and operated mortgage lender, New American Funding has 165 branch offices nationwide and a servicing portfolio of over 243,770 loans worth about $64.3 billion. J.D. Power in Customer Satisfaction in 2022 ranked New American Funding as #1 among Mortgage Servicers. Furthermore, in 2022, the company ranked 18th on Fortune's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For®. The company provides its Loan Officers with cutting-edge tools to help them streamline the mortgage process and offers advanced career training. Based in Tustin (California), it is committed to providing impartial mortgage education to the broader public.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Matterport Inc. | February 16, 2023
On February 15, 2023, one of the leading digital transformation companies, Matterport, Inc., announced its Digital Pro, an all-in-one marketing solution now available in the US for real estate agents. Digital Pro integrates the innovation of Matterport's 3D digital twin technology and content production and integrated marketing to design the industry's most affordable and complete marketing package to help real estate agents get more clients and sell homes faster. Matterport will deliver professional-level HDR photos, a 3D tour, a 2D floor plan, and a preview video for customers within 1-2 business days at a low flat rate in a single appointment.
Digital Pro offers real estate professionals the required media assets to market, sell and promote their properties via one partner. It provides a simplified package and a full suite of visual marketing tools where agents can focus more on selling the properties faster and gaining listings by raising the standards of what buyers and sellers expect from a home listing company.
With Digital Pro, real estate agents can work with a single partner to make all the media assets they need to market, sell, and promote their properties. In addition, agents can focus more on getting listings and selling homes faster if they have a complete set of visual marketing tools in a simple package. This raises the bar for buyers' and sellers' expectations from a home listing. The Digital Pro Package consists of HDR photos to compose the views of the property's selling points, a 3D tour for prospective buyers for a virtual visit to the property, a 2D floor plan with accurate dimensions automatically creates visual spatial data, and a preview video of 10 to 15 seconds for a quick view of the property.
About Matterport Inc.
Matterport, Inc., founded in 2011, is at the forefront of the digital transformation of the built environment. Its innovative spatial data platform converts buildings into data to increase the value and accessibility of every space. Millions of buildings in 177+ countries have been turned into immersive Matterport digital twins to improve every part of a building's lifecycle, from planning, construction, and operation to documentation, appraisal, and marketing.