United Real Estate‚ÄĒa division of United Real Estate Group (UREG)‚ÄĒannounced its merger with Virtual Properties Realty (VPR), the largest residential real estate brokerage in Greater Atlanta and the state of Georgia. VPR‚Äôs 14 locations and 3,700 agents close over $2.5 billion in annual sales. Both companies operate full-service, tech-enabled, next-generation real estate brokerages with 100-percent/fee-based agent commission models.
The timing of the merger corresponds to the completed deployment of United‚Äôs comprehensive Bullseye™ Agent & Brokerage Productivity Platform. This virtual platform utilizes proprietary SEO algorithms to identify, retain and convert business leads for its agents and brokerages across the country. Powered by a 1.8-plus million listings data warehouse, it generates over 3 million monthly visitors to United‚Äôs websites and 30,000 leads per year.
‚ÄúSteve Wagner and Karen Burks, co-founders of VPR, are early pioneers of the full-service, high agent compensation model and have continuously enhanced their agent support systems. As a result, they have grown faster and more consistently than any other brokerage in the Southeastern U.S.,‚ÄĚ said Dan Duffy, CEO of United Real Estate Group. ‚ÄúWhile VPR‚Äôs size and market share were appealing, we were also attracted to the close alignment of our cultures and how VPR truly demonstrates their commitment to extraordinary agent and client outcomes.”
VPR attributes its consistently high growth rate to the delivery of high-quality client experiences accomplished through its enormous commitment to training and development of its growing sales force. The company provides unique professional coaching and mentoring programs in addition to providing over 500 in-person and virtual training programs each year.
‚ÄúVPR‚Äôs alliance with United Real Estate turbocharges our 21-year mission of progressive growth,‚ÄĚ stated Steve Wagner, broker/owner and co-founder of VPR. ‚ÄúVPR just gained a strong national footprint and better capacity to deliver what is needed to propel us into our future.”
“Bringing our two organizations together accomplishes a major milestone in our company‚Äôs success. Joining a much larger organization with a strong national network provides tremendous growth opportunities for our agents and more services to our clients,‚ÄĚ stated Karen Burks, broker/owner and co-founder of VPR.
‚ÄúThe addition of VPR reflects our commitment to build United‚Äôs national footprint. To do so with this market-leading company and quality people like Steve, Karen and their team is especially rewarding,‚ÄĚ stated Rick Haase, president of United Real Estate and chief operating officer of United Real Estate Group. ‚ÄúVPR has created a culture of success by adapting quickly to the changing real estate landscape; an example of that is their successful approach to the emerging iBuyer business segment. Merging with United Real Estate simply accelerates the process of smart growth for both companies.”
United Real Estate has a network of more than 100 offices, 10,500 agents and will close 48,000 transactions and $12 billion in real estate sales annually.
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