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The Valerie Fitzgerald Group and The International MLS [IMLS] Establish Joint Marketing Venture

The International MLS [IMLS] and Internationally Known Los Angeles HGTV Personality Create Unique Marketing Alliance

Los Angeles, CA – April 30,2012: The International MLS [IMLS] has announced it has reached an exclusive licensing and marketing agreement with Valerie Fitzgerald, CEO of The Valerie Fitzgerald Group in Beverly Hills, CA.As a Preferred Partner, The Valerie Fitzgerald Group will have the ability to provide instant worldwide coverage for her client’s property listings on The IMLS platform including all of The IMLS’ searches distributed globally, on the company’s two websites, TheInternationalMLS.com and TheInternationalRealty.com, as well as being syndicated to the most popular international real estate portals.

The International MLS [IMLS] is the first Free-to-List Commission Share International MLS that delivers a no-cost proprietary IMLS search around the world. Recently, The IMLS signed a three-year agreement with Move Inc. to provide its international listings from agencies outside the United States onto the REALTOR.com platform.

“Listing our client’s properties on The International MLS, in addition to the local MLS, will give our clients’ homes increased global exposure, as well as an opportunity to maximize the sales price of their homes, says Fitzgerald. œThere is a very strong foreigner buyer interest in the Los Angeles area and The IMLS will bring residential sellers additional exposure in the global real estate market.

“Valerie Fitzgerald is one of the top producing brokers in the US and consumers will be well taken care of because of her reputation, integrity and strength in the real estate market,” says The International Realty, Inc. CEO, Dr. Daniel Nussbaum. “Our Preferred Providers are carefully selected from the best in their marketplace. The IMLS partnership will give Fitzgerald a strategic advantage when securing new residential listings, as today’s savvy home sellers want increased global exposure for their properties.”

“Demand from people from neighboring states, as well as from International buyers, may help drive customers to The Valerie Fitzgerald Group properties and we welcome them to service clients from all over the world. Fitzgerald will play a major role in our Los Angeles and Orange County efforts, and this is testimony to how she always looks for new marketing opportunities that bring great value and service to her clients,” says Nussbaum.

The Valerie Fitzgerald Group, along with all larger USA brokers can now send an automated electronic feed of their company’s listings to The IMLS that will be promoted on a worldwide scale on The IMLS search, as well as on other popular international real estate sites.

The IMLS is the only company that provides the ability for properties to be listed on hundreds of thousands of websites, empowering all agents and brokers around the world to share in commissions. Additionally, The IMLS provides the opportunity for smaller brokers to have their listings included on MLS/IDX providers and syndicators, as well as agents and brokers who can list their properties manually.

In addition, agents and brokers worldwide are adopting The IMLS search not only because it is FREE, but by several reasons including that it enhances the agent’s prestige and ability to showcase international properties on their own website to begin with. Agents and brokers can earn referral commissions simply for having a website customer who registers through their search and ends up purchasing a property somewhere in the world outside of their normal market.

About The International MLS [IMLS]
The International MLS is part of The International Realty, Inc. a privately held real estate company based in Los Angeles, California, USA that has around 150,000 property listings in 55 countries and more than 300 new home developments in 25 countries making it one of the more complete databases of property listings in the world. Property listings are imported via electronic XML data feeds from TOP selected global agencies, and from USA agents who may post their listings manually. The IMLS empowers all agents and brokers to display international property listings knowing that commissions can be made on any sale which is generated by their IMLS search through referral agreements signed between The International Realty Inc. and agencies around the world. Information on The International Realty, Inc. and all its services are available at TheInternationalMLS.com and TheInternationalRealty.com.

The Valerie Fitzgerald Group
With more than $1 billion in career sales, The Valerie Fitzgerald Group is a Beverly Hills and Los Angeles real estate company specializing in Beverly Hills homes for sale, Southern California unique properties and Westside Los Angeles neighborhoods. With more than 20 years as a Previews Director for Coldwell Banker Previews International, Fitzgerald has sold more than one billion dollars of California luxury real estate properties in areas such as Brentwood, Bel Air, Holmby Hills, Westwood, Miracle Mile and the Wilshire Corridor, Sunset Strip, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Venice, Malibu and more. Fitzgerald currently stars on HGTV’s œSelling LA with her team and is also the author of the part biography-part real estate strategy book œHeart and Sold: How to Survive and Thrive in Real Estate, published by Simon and Schuster. Visit Valerie and her team at www.valeriefitzgerald.com.

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The International MLS Introduces Its Free to List Commission Share Platform

Ability For All USA Agents And Brokers To Add Properties On The IMLS with Its Free To List Commission Share Platform

Los Angeles, CA – November 2, 2011: The International MLS [IMLS] has announced today that its Free To List-Commission Share platform for all USA agents is now available. Real estate agents may now register and manually list their property listings at no cost for global exposure on all of the International MLS search widgets now being distributed globally as well as on the company’s two main web sites, www.TheInternationalMLS.com and www.TheInternationalRealty.com.

This is brand new to the real estate industry as the first true commission share International MLS, with its free IMLS search being delivered now around the world. This ability for agents to list their properties manually would be in addition to the ability for all USA brokers now to send an electronic data feed with all of their company’s listings to The IMLS on an automated basis for promotion on a worldwide scale to be on hundreds of thousands of web sites.

The International MLS, created by The International Realty Inc., provides an International MLS (Multiple Listing Service) with around 150,000 properties in 55 countries outside the USA. These property listings are visible all over the world, and the company is soon to announce another major initiative in the USA as it prepares to deliver The IMLS search on a truly grand scale.

Prudential Florida Realty became the first brokerage in the United States to provide property listings companywide on the IMLS and has been receiving new clients from all over the world. With the addition of the International MLS search on their own web site, Prudential Florida Realty is also able to provide a truly global property search experience for any consumer looking to buy, sell, or invest in real estate worldwide.

The IMLS is announcing this strategic initiative so that any real estate agent, with their broker’s permission, may enter their listings manually at no cost, in return for all buyers being sent to that agent for the usual and customary referral fee paid by USA agents if the buyer purchases and closes on a property with them.

The sophisticated technology platform of The International MLS is a referral based system where everything is carefully tracked. Carefully selected real estate agencies outside the USA post and update their listings in return for agreeing to share commissions with any agent who provides that buyer through the channels of The International MLS. The IMLS has also been created so that it is complimentary to any agent’s MLS in the USA, as they may exclude their state or region that they typically service from their local MLS.

Agents and brokers worldwide are now adopting the unbranded IMLS search not only because it is free and that they can earn referral commissions, but because it also enhances the agent’s prestige by the ability for them to show international properties on their own web site. Agents and brokers can earn referral commissions simply for having a web site customer who registers through their search and ends up purchasing a property somewhere in the world outside of their normal market.

Home owners who wish to have their own homes listed on The IMLS may use a participating agent or broker, or may contact The International MLS directly for a participating broker as their home must be listed on their local MLS first.

“The International MLS allows real estate brokers from around the world to not only market their properties globally, but also ensures that consumers are followed up with immediately by the person who knows the most about the properties or areas they are interested in purchasing,” said The International Realty Inc. CEO Dr. Daniel Nussbaum. “With The International MLS, all of the consumers are directed back to the agencies which have supplied the property listings on a fully automated basis, so the agency has the ability to keep a much larger share of the commission from the seller than with the local MLS, so it varies from the traditional MLS as commonly known.”

“We partnered with Prudential Florida Realty as our first USA agency because of their reputation, integrity and strength in the Florida real estate market, and we now want to open up this platform to the entire USA market. We knew that demand from Europe and South America would help drive customers to their properties. We also know that recently it was announced that more foreigners are looking at USA properties now due to the lower prices and weaker dollar, so our ability to promote properties globally through our search and data exports may be unmatched.”