ListHub, the nation's leading listing syndicator and centralized intelligence platform for the real estate industry, today announces a new relationship with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) to guide Realtors® in maximizing their opportunities in the global real estate marketplace. The agreement provides real estate professionals with best-in-class international listing distribution and global education as well as discounts for Realtors® to leverage worldwide advertising exposure available through ListHub Global.
The agreement also provides CIPS designees with a 10 percent discount for the ListHub Global service. The ListHub Global network offers brokers the opportunity to increase global exposure of their listings within a controlled platform, with ListHub's signature streamlined management, comprehensive data protections and unmatched performance metrics. With the merger of ListHub Global network partners EdenHome and ListGlobally, the ListHub Global network includes more than 70 international property publishers in over 40 countries, reaching 60 million international customers.
Helping Realtors® Become Global Experts
The international market is at peak levels, reaching a record $92.2 billion in sales between April 2013 to March 2014 according to NAR's 2014 Profile of International Home Buying Activity, released this month. Sales to international clients have jumped 35 percent from the previous period's level of $68.2 billion.
The ListHub Global network includes the leading real estate search website in China, SouFun, which reports more than three million unique visitors each day. Among the site's 12 million SouFun members, 25 percent have plans to invest in properties outside China within the next three years.
"Buyers from China are predicted to continue to grow in the coming years, yet China's rigorous Internet regulations limit opportunities to advertise listings in mainland China without working directly with China's property portals," said Celeste Starchild, vice president and general manager of ListHub. "ListHub Global allows Realtors® to reach buyers in China within the same secure platform they use for national advertising, in a seamless experience that ensures the data is Multiple Listing Service (MLS)-accurate across the global network of real estate search websites."
SOURCE: Move, Inc.