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Realogics SIR Makes the PSBJ's List of 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies

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Realogics SIR Makes the PSBJ's List of 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies

I am thrilled to share that the firm made the annual Puget Sound Business Journal list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the fifth year in a row! In a recent article entitled “100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies pack economic wallop,” Becky Monk reveals that “the 100 companies that made the Business Journal’s 2016 list collectively had revenue of nearly $3.17 billion in 2015, an increase of 137.26 percent over their total revenue in 2013.”

“We are so proud of the hard work of our brokers, staff and executive team,” said Dean Jones, President & CEO of RSIR. “It is an honor to make the list for the fifth year in a row and we look forward to celebrating at the upcoming ‘Blue Friday Bash’ at CenturyLink Field.”

The Puget Sound Business Journal will reveal where each company ranks on their list during the celebration, which will include a welcome by the Blue Thunder drum corps followed by a tour of the field, photos in the end zone, and end with a beer and wine reception.

Monk adds that “making Washington’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies list isn’t easy. To make the list, companies must be headquartered in Washington state and be privately held between 2013 and 2015. They must have revenue of at least $500,000 in 2012 and report a revenue increase in 2015. The CEOs and CFOs or accountants have to personally vouch for the revenue reported to the Business Journal. Only those with the largest increases made the list.”

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Realogics Sotheby's International Realty Announces Exclusive Real Estate Portal on GeekWire® and Launches "Geek Home of the Week"

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Realogics Sotheby's International Realty Announces Exclusive Real Estate Portal on GeekWire® and Launches "Geek Home of the Week"

Dynamic Voting Tool Targets Second Fastest-Growing Tech Community in US; Attracts Preferred Sponsors

Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty announced today an exclusive media partnership with GeekWire, a fast-growing and broadly followed website that has become a daily news source and events podium for the high-tech industry in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The dynamic platform will showcase properties, highlight market trends and feature real estate sponsors. A real time voting tool puts consumers in the driver’s seat to select the current Geek Home of the Week” as more than 1 million unique visitors per month visit the website and 25,000 active subscribers digest the daily newsletter and are presented with the region’s most extraordinary properties.

The tech community is clearly an economic driver and GeekWire is an industry leader to reach this consumer,” said Dean Jones, President and CEO of RSIR. “Our platform is fun, informative and a functional way to see what’s trending in real estate. We’re just getting started.”

Recently, GeekWire reported that the Seattle/Bellevue region is the second hottest tech office market in the US behind the Bay Area, which Jones says is attracting thousands of jobs and an equal number of inbound residents to fuel the local housing market. He also believes the record number of apartment deliveries over the past development cycle is incubating future homebuyers because interest rates are low, and both rents and median home prices are escalating. These market dynamics are encouraging increasing numbers of relocating residents to consider homeownership at all property types and price points.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty on the new Geek Home of the Week feature, displaying some of the coolest real estate and luxury homes for sale in the region,” said John Cook, Co-Founder of GeekWire. “Our viewers geek-out about a lot of things — software, aerospace, science, startups — and now we’re excited to feature an amazing home each week and distribute timely real estate news on GeekWire.”

The real estate portal quickly attracted industry sponsors such as Burrard Group, developer of NEXUSCondominiums – Seattle’s much-anticipated high-tech, high rise and Caliber Home Loans – the #1 purchase lender in King and Snohomish County. Periodic guest authors will offer editorial content on trends in design, lifestyles, home technology and mortgage lending. The platform will also introduce educational events and promote campaigns such as the #NoPlaceLikeOwn initiative that helps consumers contrast buy vs. rent data and highlight the purchasing power of the region’s tech workers.

“Most prospective homebuyers in the tech industry don’t realize that mortgage underwriting will now consider restricted stock units when qualifying and presale opportunities in future condominium buildings can be secured with as little as 5-percent down payment,” adds Jones. “Our partnership with GeekWire will provide a timely resource center for this target audience.”

Jones thinks the region’s tech workers and Millennials will be the greatest demographic profile driving the local housing market for the foreseeable future. A recent report by economist Brian O’Connor of O’Connor Consulting Group confirms that Millennials are the largest population cohort in the Seattle/Bellevue Metro Area and comprise a massive consumer influence.

Nelson Yong is a Millennial and a marketing strategist, entrepreneur and community builder that specializes in the tech industry.

“Leave it to innovative industry leaders like GeekWire and Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty to come together,” said Yong. “Many of us are in the market or thinking about it. A real estate portal on the preeminent industry news source is both smart and well timed.”

For more information, visit a newly launched website at www.GeekWire.com/home-of-the-week

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Realogics SIR Ranks Among the Top 10 Largest Residential Real Estate Brands in Washington

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Realogics SIR Ranks Among the Top 10 Largest Residential Real Estate Brands in Washington

I am proud to share that Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty ranked among the top ten largest real estate brands in Washington State according to a recent report by Trendgraphix as of May 2016 based upon the trailing 12 months of total sales volume. The data suggests that amongst its peer group of established brokerage firms, RSIR is the fastest-growing, increasing its unit volume and gross sales volume by 25-percent and 53-percent, respectively year-to-date (May 2016) compared with 2015. Also noteworthy, RSIR consistently maintains the highest average listing and buyer side sales values and the greatest production on a per broker basis compared with its peers. As an independently owned and operated franchise, RSIR does not aggregate or report the sales activity of other affiliates in Washington.

“These statistics further validate the power of our brand, our marketing prowess and the hard work of our dedicated real estate professionals. Our agents have earned the trust of our valued clients by acting as industry change agents proudly serving all property types and price points,” said Jennifer Johnsen, Vice President of Brand Development. “When combined, all these factors are having the intended effect in our industry.”

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Realogics SIR Appoints 25 Year Real Estate Veteran Joe Galindo to Vice President of Operations

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Realogics SIR Appoints 25 Year Real Estate Veteran Joe Galindo to Vice President of Operations

Executives of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty announced today the appointment of Joe Galindo as Vice President of Operations within the expanding global brokerage network. Galindo will provide direct management over the company’s Eastside branch offices in Kirkland and Issaquah, which comprise of 80+ brokers and employees, while also offering company wide operational support as the fast-growing firm expands throughout central Puget Sound.

“We are very fortunate to welcome Joe to our growing team of industry professionals,” said Dean Jones, President and CEO of RSIR. “As our company has expanded so has the need for his proven operational leadership.”

Offering more than 25 years in real estate experience, Galindo has earned the respect of the local real estate community having operated as a successful broker, a franchise owner and a branch manager. In addition to providing regional Eastside branch management from the flagship Kirkland offices, Galindo will also participate in a committee for strategic growth alongside Jennifer Johnsen, Vice President of Brand Development, who joined RSIR earlier this year.

“I’m excited to join Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty,” said Galindo. “For many years I have witnessed the evolution of RSIR locally and that of the Brand worldwide. Now I’m in a position to help resource this growth from within, applying my passions and my talents in building better brokers and attracting new talent to the team.”

Consistently ranked by the Puget Sound Business Journal among the top ten largest real estate firms in Washington, RSIR has distinguished itself as a market leader in new construction project marketing and continues to grow its robust resale division generating among the highest average production on a per agent basis. According to Trendgraphix research, RSIR has surpassed its direct peer group with leading annual growth rates of unit sales and gross home sale dollar volumes, expanding 16-percent and 45-percent, respectively. The company is entrusted with many of Washington’s most valuable property listings but proudly serves all property types and price points.

“Together we are building the next generation real estate company,” added Galindo.

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