We Work With the Best
In this conclusion to our featured brokerages series, we will profile four of the most productive and impressive real estate firms to date. From independent firms that have worked their way up the market ladder to nationally recognized brands, these agencies have one thing in common: a desire to deliver the utmost in customer care and cost efficiency to their clients.
Pacific Union International
Founded in 1975 and now boasting more than 20 California offices, Pacific Union was founded by three real estate dynamos, John Montgomery, Peter Stocker, and William Harlan. Recently ranked as the third largest real estate firm in the San Francisco Bay area, Pacific Union International consistently boasts the most productive real estate professionals in their market area. Not only do they partner with the best agents, but they provide them with the best tools available to serve their clientele.
Headed up by CEO Mark McLaughlin, Pacific Union is pleased to partner with Christie's International Real Estate, which provides them with a global network of real estate exposure. Their innovative menu of web-based options for real estate professionals means that your agent is never far from your listing -- even if he or she happens to travel halfway around the world.
Prudential Real Estate
Lead to continued success by President Earl Lee, Prudential boasts more than 1,400 offices and 47,000 in North America. Lee, who has been a Prudential leader for more than a decade, has served on the National Association of REALTORS Real Estate Advisory Board and its Executive Committee, and has been named one of the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders for the past two years.
Prudential follows an entrepreneurial business model, which fosters a culture of success and individualism, and keeps every affiliate office in the hands of local market experts. Active and passionate community members, Prudential affiliates have chosen The Sunshine Kids Foundation, a Texas-based organization dedicated to helping children cope with cancer through group engagement and emotional support.
Founded in Colorado back in 1973, Re/Max has developed a global network of franchisee owned and operated offices that boasts more than 90,000 trusted sales associates. Re/Max began when Dave Liniger, along with his wife Gail and their core team, founded the company based on a network of hard work and resolve. The central belief of Re/Max? Anything is possible when a group of hardworkers comes together and treats real estate as a profession, not a hobby. The internationally recognized hot air balloon became the company's official logo in 1979, and is now listed as one of the most recognizable logos in the world.
The Re/Max brand continues to grow today, with a recent expansion into China, and still stands for excellence in real estate. And you can rest easy knowing that your Re/Max agent is an active leader in his or her community, through Re/Max's involvement with such organizations as the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and Operation Re/Max which supports those who have served or have spouses who are serving in the military.
Zephyr Real Estate
Zephyr Real Estate was founded in 1978 by four young real estate agents who were swept up in the entrepreneurial spirit of San Francisco. One of these original founders and the current president of Zephyr, Bill Drypolcher, says, "There were plenty of brokerages that made their agents feel like just another number, but we knew we could build a company where the agents could really be a part of the team." They began with ten agents in what is now their flagship location and have expanded into six state of the art office facilities.
With a current roster of over 200 full-time real estate professionals on hand to help you with your next real estate transaction, Zephyr is committed to providing the same high level of service to every client, be they first time home buyers or multi-millionaires. And this community spirit is evident in their support of EdMatch, a charitable organization that sources educational funding from businesses, and Project Open Hand, which delivers meals to homebound people.
Your Next Step
LessThan6Percent was born out of the belief that there could be a more transparent, efficient and cost-effective way for home owners to search for and hire a real estate agent when they are ready to sell their home. With a founding team possessing experience in building online marketplaces and developing online real estate communities, we set out to create an amazing, "so-satisfied-that-I-gotta-tell-my-neighbor" experience.
So that's our story: making the process of home selling better, faster and easier, one home at a time. Read about us on WSJ http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20130429-912590.html