July 17, 2014 - KANSAS CITY, Mo. and SYDNEY, Australia – United® Real Estate, the rapidly expanding North American franchise network, and CEO Dan Duffy were recently featured in Inman News after finalizing a partnership with Colliers International's Asia-Pacific residential subsidiary, PRDnationwide (PRD) that will see the two groups combine their significant influence and resources.
Operating under the United PRD International brand, the newly formed alliance plans to be highly active on the global residential property landscape, with the first order of business to be an expansion of its coverage in the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia-Pacific and other select international markets. PRDnationwide's 115 offices will slowly transition to the United PRD International brand.
"United Real Estate will disrupt the industry with its "Freedom Model," said Dan Duffy, CEO and Chairman, United Real Estate, which has grown to over 1,000 agents since launching in 2011. "Agents pay a flat fee for technology, marketing and lead-gen services and keep 100 percent of their commissions. Our customer is the agent."
Both groups have made a significant financial commitment and will share resources to grow the international business and attract suitable partners in key growth locations.
"United Real Estate has continued to innovate and expand its service offerings and referral network through the establishment of full-service franchise brokerage offices in urban centers across the country," said Peter Giese, President of United Real Estate. "With the addition of PRDnationwide, we have no doubt that we'll be able to continue our rapid pace of success."
By year's end, United Real Estate expects to have 22 brokerages in its franchise network in more than 30 exclusive territories. Territories are defined by the area that can support the business goals of a franchisee, Duffy said. United currently has segmented out approximately 400 territories in the U.S.
To learn more about United Real Estate and its franchising model, visit www.UnitedRealEstate.com.
Launched in January 2011, United® Real Estate has successfully established rapid-growth real estate companies in the largest metropolitan areas of the United States. United Real Estate currently operates company-owned real estate brokerages in the metropolitan cities of: Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. In addition, United Real Estate franchise operations are operated in: Pasadena, Beverly Hills, Kansas City, Louisville, Lexington, New Jersey, Scottsdale, Pomona and the greater Los Angeles area. The 2013 Swanepoel TRENDS Report, one of the real estate industry's most respected publications, recognized United Real Estate as a "frontrunner" for rolling out the real estate office of the future. The United Real Estate system is gaining momentum nationwide through a comprehensive franchise solution for real estate brokers in urban markets. With a unique, disruptive business model, United Real Estate is the only company that provides 100-percent commission to agents combined with a full suite of state-of-the-art technology and marketing tools. Additionally, unlike competing franchise systems, United follows the "protected territory" model, only allowing one franchise per market.
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