EXIT Realty and OwnAmerica Team Up to Educate the Real Estate Investing Public
NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - October 25, 2012) - EXIT Realty Corp. International today announced plans for a full real estate investor education center to be integrated with its corporate website www.exitrealty.com. The announcement was made at EXIT's 14th annual convention being held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN.
Aligned with the company's mission to be the smartest real estate company in North America, EXIT Realty has partnered with OwnAmerica, the leading provider of training and technology to the real estate investment brokerage industry, to become the first real estate franchisor to offer this investor content on their website. Would-be and seasoned investors alike will benefit from an education program free to the public and a cutting edge investment calculator called the Case Study Calculator.
Investors will also be able to reach out to a certified investor specialist. To date, approximately 550 EXIT sales associates from over 100 brokerage companies in 43 states have become trained and certified investor specialists. The goal is to certify 2,500 EXIT agents across North America.
In 2011 alone, investor sales surged by 65% to a total of 27% of all home sales in America. Owner Occupant sales slumped by 15.5%. Translation: One of the main reasons for the recovery of the real estate market is investor demand.
"Investors are the unsung heroes of this housing recovery," said Greg Rand, CEO of OwnAmerica." It is the ultimate expression of patriotism to put one's hard earned capital at risk on an asset class that has been so beaten down over the last several years. I am proud to be playing a role to help EXIT Realty become the first national brand to make investors a central focus of their training, marketing and technology strategies."
"Our objective at EXIT Realty has always been to provide quality services to our agents, brokers and the consumer," said Tami Bonnell, CEO of EXIT Realty Corp. International. "When consumers are well-informed they are better able to make intelligent decisions about their investments. We are proud to be first with this investor initiative to help them to do just that."
About EXIT Realty: EXIT is a proven real estate business model that has to-date, paid out more than $235 million in single-level residual income -- for agents, this means security, stability and direction; for agents' families, security in the form of beneficiary and retirement residuals. State-of-the-art technology including TORC, EXIT's Total Office Resource Center, provides an integrated, end-to-end solution for today's busy real estate professional. A portion of every transaction fee collected by EXIT International is applied to its charitable fund. To-date, $2.25 Million has been pledged to Habitat for Humanity. For more information, please visit www.exitrealty.com.
Senior VP Corporate Communications
EXIT Realty Corp. International