Largest Regional Real Estate Company in the Western United States Joins Exclusive Network
IRVINE, Calif. September 16, 2014 – RealtyTrac® (www.realtytrac.com), the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing information, today announced that Windermere Real Estate is the newest member of the RealtyTrac Network. Windermere Real Estate, a Seattle-based brokerage with offices that span the entire U.S. Western coast, is now part of the unique, exclusive residential real estate network.
Windermere Real Estate was founded in Seattle in 1972 with one office and eight agents. Since then the second-generation, family-run company has grown into the largest regional real estate company in the Western United States with a network of 7,000 agents in 300 offices. In 2013, Windermere closed over 77,000 transactions for more than $25 billion in sales volume. In Seattle, where the company is headquartered, it represents more than 40 percent of all real estate sales in the local market.
“The addition of Windermere Real Estate to the RealtyTrac Network furthers our mission of aligning with top brokerages in the nation to leverage RealtyTrac’s many resources and further establish them as highly credible, sought after authorities on the housing market,” said Jamie Moyle, CEO of RealtyTrac. “We look forward to providing Windermere with robust real estate data and analytics, increased media reach and a broker-centric, business relationship that cannot be matched.”
Windermere Real Estate shares the goal of providing consumers with the best real estate experience possible. By becoming a member of the RealtyTrac Network, Windermere will receive access to RealtyTrac’s unparalleled data sets, as well as incorporating President OB Jacobi’s expert insight into RealtyTrac’s housing and real estate reports that are distributed on a national and local level.
Windermere Real Estate will also gain increased brand exposure through site-wide branding on RealtyTrac.com as well as prominent brand placement on RealtyTrac’s subsidiary, Homefacts.com.
“As one of the nation’s most respected sources of housing information, we have great respect for RealtyTrac, and we are excited to partner with them on this branding and business development venture,” said OB Jacobi, president of Windermere Real Estate.
For more information on Windermere Real Estate, please visit: www.windermere.com.
About Windermere Real Estate
Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 7,000 agents serving communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than 26 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work.
About RealtyTrac Network
The RealtyTrac Network is a licensed network that provides leading residential real estate brokerages with a means to align with a proven, forward-thinking, online strategic business leader. Licenses in the network are awarded on an exclusive basis in each market, and are available to both franchised and independent brokerage companies. Those interested in applying for an exclusive RTN license may visit http://www.realtytrac.com/network and submit an inquiry.
RealtyTrac (www.realtytrac.com) is the nation’s leading source of comprehensive housing data, with more than 1.1 million active default, foreclosure auction and bank-owned properties, and more than 1.1 million active for-sale listings on its website, which also provides essential housing information for more than 129 million homes nationwide. This information includes property characteristics, tax assessor records, bankruptcy status and sales history, along with 40 categories of key housing-related facts provided by RealtyTrac’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Homefacts®. RealtyTrac’s foreclosure reports and other housing data are relied on by the Federal Reserve, U.S. Treasury Department, HUD, numerous state housing and banking departments, investment funds as well as millions of real estate professionals and consumers, to help evaluate housing trends and make informed decisions about real estate.
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