Leading Real Estate Companies of The World™ Selects MarketLinx®
—MarketLinx’s AgentAchieve™ Offered to LeadingRE’s 700 Member Firms—
October 26, 2007, SANTA ANA, Calif.
MarketLinx Inc., the foremost provider of information technology to the residential real estate industry, and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE), a global real estate network, today announced that they have signed a joint marketing agreement to offer MarketLinx technology through Leading Real Estate Solutions™, LeadingRE’s division of endorsed products for LeadingRE member firms.
AgentAchieve will be the first MarketLinx product available through the LeadingRE global network of real estate firms, which includes many of the best-known names in the business, such as John L. Scott Real Estate, Long & Foster Real Estate and the Russ Lyon Realty Company.
AgentAchieve is a complete solution for real estate brokerages that integrates business management and productivity tools to help real estate firms manage critical aspects of their business including online systems, lead management, agent productivity, recruiting and retention.
“This agreement is a logical partnership between two industry leaders,” said Stephen Roney, president and chief executive officer of MarketLinx. “We are very excited that LeadingRE has chosen to offer our software solutions to its extensive membership of leading real estate companies. It’s a powerful endorsement of both our guiding strategy and the quality of our products.”
“MarketLinx’s AgentAchieve is an outstanding addition to our lineup of Leading Real Estate Solutions,” commented Phil Edwards, vice president of Leading Real Estate Solutions. “Streamlining the broker technology platform results in new efficiencies on many levels and that will help our member firms achieve even greater productivity.”
About Leading Real Estate Companies of the World
LeadingRE is a global real estate network comprised of approximately 700 of the best-known local and regional real estate firms. With more than 5,000 offices and 145,000 sales associates in the United States and 35 countries abroad, LeadingRE affiliates sell over $400 billion in home sales, representing more than 1.3 million transactions annually, outselling any national franchise and leading the nation in the sales of $1 million-plus homes. Seven of the United States’ top 10 real estate firms are LeadingRE affiliates. For more information, visit www.LeadingRE.com or call (800) 621-6510.
MarketLinx, Inc., a subsidiary of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), offers a full range of products and support services to address the information technology needs of the real estate brokerage and multiple listing service (MLS) market segments. The company’s full array of capabilities streamlines the real estate listing, financing and closing processes, resulting in increased efficiency and profitability. MarketLinx provides North America’s leading MLS and real estate software systems, including solutions for broker business management, agent productivity, front-office and back-office management and MLS aggregation and distribution. For more information, visit www.MarketLinx.com.
About The First American Corporation
The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), a FORTUNE 500® company that traces its history to 1889, is America’s largest provider of business information. First American combines advanced analytics with its vast data resources to supply businesses and consumers with valuable information products to support the major economic events of people’s lives, such as getting a job, renting an apartment, buying a car or house, securing a mortgage and opening or buying a business. The First American Family of Companies, many of which command leading market share positions in their respective industries, operate within five primary business segments, including: Title Insurance and Services, Specialty Insurance, Mortgage Information, Property Information and First Advantage. With revenues of $8.5 billion in 2006, First American has approximately 2,100 offices throughout the United States and abroad. More information about the company and an archive of its press releases can be found at www.firstam.com.