If you’re privileged enough to have a paid subscription to Inman news, you may have seen one of their more recent editorials regarding Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, an international network of independent brokers. Inman resources, built and run by famous real estate philosopher, Brad Inman, is a leading source of information in our industry.
Real estate industry professionals from around the world turn to Inman first for accurate, innovative and timely information about the business. Known for its award-winning journalism, cutting-edge technology coverage, in-depth educational opportunities, and forward-thinking events, Inman is the industry’s leading source of real estate information. ( from https://www.inman.com/contact/ )
On July 11, 2017 – Gill South, a staff writer for Inman, published an engaging editorial regarding LeadingRE and it’s affiliates. With Inman’s upcoming conference solely dedicated to #IndieBrokers it’s no surprise that their PR would focus on the strongest group of these real estate brokers in the world. Where the industry standard for referral conversion hovers around 25 percent, LeadingRE as an organization has just under a 50% referral conversion rate.
Rector Hayden Realtors® has been a proud member of LeadingRE since it’s founding in 1997 and has won international recognition for our awards in relocation service as well as marketing strategies. We’re the TOP #IndieBroker serving Central Kentucky and have been dedicated to this community since 1969.
For agents, the benefits our independent brokerage structure and LeadingRE affiliation far outpace the benefits of working within a franchise.
Agents looking to hitch their wagon to the right brokerage might ask about culture, mentorship, educational resources and tech tools — all elements that many independent brokerages have found ways to offer at the same (or even greater) level than their franchise counterparts. ( Gill South, Inman News )
A true benefit to being an #IndieBroker, as Inman calls it, is the ability of our company to put our investments directly where they are needed in our local market without having to consult national franchise control. With direct dedication to our local markets, we still retain the ability to serve clients internationally through such a strong network like LeadingRE. Our agents are able to provide astronomical service to their clients thanks to these strengths and each day we work with clients across the country and across the world buy or sell their homes, as well as our wonderful neighbors here in Central Kentucky.
There is a catch to being a member of LeadingRE – not just any independent broker can join. LeadingRE is a proven group of successful companies in that Rector Hayden and our sister companies throughout LeadingRE must rank among the TOP FIVE #indiebrokers in our service area as well as be in the TOP TEN companies overall in our service area. (Rector Hayden currently operates with the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors, the Eastern Kentucky Association of Realtors, and soon we will be officially with the Central Kentucky Association of Realtors as well).
But the greatest strength to working with an #IndieBroker and LeadingRE? We grow and succeed to benefit our community and our industry.
“LeadingRE acts like a real partner — an advocate — not someone just trying to get a commission.” – Joe Horning, president of Shorewest Realtors
You can read the full Inman article courtesy of LeadingRE at the LeadingRE Media Room: http://www.leadingre.com/mediaroom/2017/07/17/inman-news-feature-leadingre
This article was written by June Laves, Rector Hayden Realtors Marketing & Technology