DENVER and DELHI, Nov. 23, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- The launch of the first real global real estate listing website has given eager buyers the resources they need to search hundreds of thousands of RE/MAX properties in more than 60 countries and territories. global.remax.com is proving to be an invaluable tool for families and real estate professionals around the world as the focus in the industry changes from across town to across the globe.
"Global is really the new local. We've been getting inquiries from all over the world for properties here in India," said Sam Chopra, Regional Owner, RE/MAX India. "And Indian families are looking to snatch up bargains abroad. global.remax.com, with its currency converter and language translator, allows our customers to see what's out there, no matter how far their search takes them."
Data recently released from the Reserve Bank of India reveals that in just the past two years, Indians have doubled the amount of money they spend on property outside the country. Those investments topped the billion-dollar mark for the first time in fiscal year 2010-11.
Inside India, the growing economy is becoming more attractive to foreign investors. RE/MAX of India recently closed a deal with Toyota on a commercial property in Bangalore. And, there is a growing movement for homeownership as Indian "expats," or Non Resident Indians (NRIs) look to either purchase property for themselves or for their families back home.
"The global market is so important to us that we're planning to form referral partnerships with RE/MAX colleagues in several counties," said Chopra. "And the comprehensive global platform on the new website will be a key resource for our customers."
As RE/MAX LLC adds listings in new countries and territories, as well as, new languages and currencies, the site will grow.
"It's important to make our customers comfortable with their property search," said William E. Soteroff, RE/MAX Executive Vice President, U.S. and International Regional Development. "And how better to do that than in their own language and on their own terms."
Through beta testing and since its launch two weeks ago, global.remax.com has seen a 250% increase in visitors to the site, according to compete.com.
RE/MAX has a presence in more than 80 countries, a reach far greater than any competitor. With more than 6,300 offices around the world and a sales force of nearly 90,000 sales associates, buyers and sellers can take advantage of the experience and knowledge of the most productive professionals in the real estate industry.
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