Local and Global Real Estate Sales

Local and global real estate salesWhile many companies boast of being “global,” few organizations truly live it as successfully as Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, according to our top industry information source, RIS Media. Featured in their recent cover story “The World of Real Estate,” RIS Media described LeadingRE as being “world-wise and globally aware” in the powerful connection of over 500 international market-leading real estate firms in 52 countries established long before being “global” was fashionable. High Country Real Estate Services is proud to have been selected by this invitation only network to represent Taos, New Mexico in local and global real estate sales.

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Sellers today expect their properties to be marketed worldwide, and they would do well to examine exactly how that objective is being met. Here is what we offer Sellers through our affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. In addition to LeadingRE corporate offices in Singapore and London with headquarters in Chicago, the organization has multiple field offices throughout the US and abroad. It is represented at international real estate events around the world, and its corporate relocation company RELO Direct® manages employee moves on nearly every continent. Award winning Luxury Portfolio International® was one of the first to feature property listings in nine languages and 60 currencies. LeadingRE meetings consistently draw internationally diverse audiences. Additionally, our website is optimized for international clients with conversion tools and global resources.

Understanding how culture drives decision making is critical to any local and global real estate sales, whether selling US property to internationals or referring a buyer to another country. In addition to fostering understanding during their meetings, LeadingRE also offers its members online professional development through Institute courses and access to their Cross Borders Referral Team which supports members in navigating various legalities, cultural and language barriers, and individual market realities inherent in international real estate sales.

The result? Members of LeadingRE have seen a dramatic increase in cross border business. In 2014, international network referrals were made in 87 countries. Combined with industry-leading referral activity in the US, members of LeadingRE placed local and global real estate sales referrals somewhere in the world every four minutes, over 30,000 in total. As a result, LeadingRE members are not just leaders in their local markets; they lead in global real estate sales as well, and they have the numbers to prove it. According to industry demographer REAL Trends, LeadingRE sells more than any other industry network or franchise, over one million transactions in 2014, valued at $314 billion in annual home sales. Affiliates within the top 500 U.S. companies out-performed all other networks by 18 percent last year.

Best summed up by LeadingRE CEO Pam O’Connor, “Our brokers are known for their agility, expertise and superior knowledge of both local and global markets.  We help strengthen them even further by advocating on their behalf and offering targeted services, resources and support–connecting them to broader markets, both nationally and globally.  It’s a formula that works.”

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Local and Global Real Estate Sales

Sharon Bumpas Gilster

LeadingRE Qualifying Broker/Owner Sharon Bumpas Gilster served as 2010-2011 Vice Chair/Fund Raising Chair of the RANM REALTOR® Political Action Committee-New Mexico. Sharon serves also on the RANM regional and state Professional Standards Committees, Mediation Committee, and Ombudsman Committee, Taos County Association of REALTORS® MLS Committee, and the Santa Fe Association of REALTORS® International Council. As a Certified International Property Specialist, the only international designation recognized by the National Association of REALTORS®, she is a global real estate professional who has undergone specialized training focused on conducting business in the international real estate arena. A member of the Taos MLS, Santa Fe MLS, and the Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS® MLS association, a licensed real estate broker and appraiser in New Mexico, Sharon offers her listing clients the additional experience of a trained mediator and home staging services as a certified ASP REALTOR®. She holds the additional NAR designations of Certified Residential Specialist, Acredited Buyer Representative, and E-Pro. Clients know her to be a person of high integrity, focused on customer service with a solid understanding of her business and a remarkable ability to listen, evaluate and execute.