Real Expands to Alaska with Top Real Estate Team and Agents

prnewswire | October 06, 2020

The Real Brokerage Inc. a national, technology-powered real estate brokerage in the United States, is expanding to Alaska. As part of the expansion, Real also welcomes the Aspire Realty Group, a top Anchorage real estate team, and Nate Baer, a 20-year veteran of Anchorage real estate with significant average year sales volumes. Aspire Realty Group was attracted to Real's mobile technology and to Real's recently launched an agent compensation plan, which incentivizes real estate agents who contribute to the company's continued growth and success. "You don't need an office to make you successful in Alaska real estate, and the pandemic has really driven that point home," said Justin Millette, founder of Aspire Realty Group and recipient of the Alaska Journal of Congress's 2019 Top Forty Under 40 award in 2019."

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Raveis | April 12, 2021

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Ashcroft Capital | June 20, 2022

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businesswire | January 22, 2021

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