The Villages, Florida (PRWEB) July 08, 2013
The international luxury real estate firm, Engel & VÃ¶lkers today announced that Alistair Powell, owner and broker of itsÂ brokerageÂ in The Villages, Florida was appointed to the technology committee for My Florida Regional MLS, the largest multiple listing service in Florida.
Powell will be one of 16 members of the committee, who meet to review and select technology-based tools and services that will ultimately be made available to the over 34,000 members of My Florida Regional MLS.
â€œI am truly honored and excited to belong to the committee,â€ said Powell. â€œThere are so many technology products in the real estate industry and it is extremely important and valuable to have the kind experience and expertise represented in this council to review, to challenge and make sure that the opportunities we make available will have the potential to make a real impact in the way our members find success.â€
Powell began his career in business when he founded his first website design agency at the age of 15 which he ultimately sold. Since then, his successes in real estate have always had a strong technology component, first when in London, United Kingdom, with the Young Guns Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2008 and then as a South Florida agent recognized for his innovative use of social media which placed him on the list recognizing him as one of Miami's Power 30 Under 30 in 2012.
As the owner of Engel & VÃ¶lkers Villages, he continues to be a technology leader and innovator through his use of the advanced systems and tools available by the brand and the social media strategies he has applied to raise awareness and engagement of Engel & VÃ¶lkers Villages among fans in his market.
â€œWe are extremely proud that MFRMLS has chosen Alistair for this council,â€ said Anthony Hitt, COO of Engel & VÃ¶lkers USA headquarters. â€œNot only is he representing his county in bringing the best technology innovations to the real estate professionals in his market, he is also representative of the expertise and innovation that we find among the high performing professionals who join our brand.â€
About My Florida Regional MLS
Headquartered in Maitland, FL, My Florida Regional MLS (MFRMLS) is Florida's largest multiple listing service (MLS) company with over 34,000 members in 13 central and southwest Florida counties. Owned by 15 shareholder RealtorÂ® boards, MFRMLS offers a comprehensive suite of productivity and marketing tools to professionals in the real estate industry. To complement its core residential offerings, MFRMLS operates the commercial information exchange, My Florida Commercial Real Estate, located atÂ http://www.MFCRE.com. MFRMLS also operates the consumer home and property search websiteÂ http://www.MyFloridaHomesMLS.com. For more information, please visitÂ http://www.MFRMLS.com.
About Engel & VÃ¶lkers
Since its beginning in 1977 as a specialty boutique providing exclusive, high-end real estate services, Engel & VÃ¶lkers has become one of the worldâ€™s leading companies specializing in the sale and lease of premium residential and commercial property and yachts. Engel & VÃ¶lkers opened its first brokerage in the U.S. in 2006 and currently operates a global network of over 4,200 real estate advisors in 492 residential brokerages and 43 commercial offices spanning 37 countries across six continents, offering both private and institutional clients a professionally tailored range of luxury services. Committed to exceptional service, Engel & VÃ¶lkers supports its agents with an array of high quality business services; marketing programs and tools; cutting edge mobile, social and web technologies; as well as access to its global network of real estate professionals and data. Engel & VÃ¶lkers is an active supporter of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each brokerage is independently owned and operated.