RISMEDIA, August 7, 2008-Despite the downturn in the housing industry, RealEstate.com, REALTORS(R) continues to grow. The division of RealEstate.com is a full-service, company-owned brokerage that put out its first shingle in 2006 opening in Portland, Oregon. Now open for business in 14 markets, RealEstate.com, Realtors has more than 1,000 real estate professionals on staff. This current level places RealEstate.com, among the Top 50 Brokerages in the U.S. in terms of agent count*.”Business growth in a down market is not impossible and RealEstate.com, Realtors is proving it,” says Bret Violette, president of RealEstate.com. “Our online and on-the-ground strategy connects consumers with a world of useful neighborhood information, real estate professionals who are area experts, and best of all, the home of their dreams. Delighting our customers is our top priority and we look forward to expanding our strategy into even more markets with even more top-notch real estate agents.”
Violette added, “Hitting the 1,000 agent mark is a real milestone for our business, especially since we’re very selective and only hire experienced agents who represent a strong fit for our model. Our recruiting efforts focus on quality versus quantity, and we’re also proud of our very low attrition rates. In the unfortunate circumstance that we actually lose an agent, it is rare that they leave us to join another real estate company. We think this is a strong sign of the value proposition RealEstate.com, Realtors provides our agents, including a high volume of warm-transferred customers, great training and marketing systems, as well as a lucrative commission plan.”
According to the company, RealEstate.com, Realtors currently operates full-service company owned brokerages in 14 markets including Charlotte, Denver, New England, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, New Jersey, New York, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Seattle, Sierra Vista and Tucson.
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