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The International MLS [IMLS] Forms Esteemed Advisory Board

The International MLS [IMLS] Feature Story

The International MLS [IMLS] Announces Rei L. Mesa, Lawrence Vecchio and Valerie Fitzgerald as First Advisory Board Members

Los Angeles, CA, July 17, 2012: The International MLS [IMLS] has announced today the formation its first Advisory Board, comprised of well known leaders in the Real Estate Marketplace.

The International MLS’ Advisory Board is chaired by Dr. Daniel Nussbaum, CEO of The International Realty Inc., and founder of The International MLS based out of Los Angeles, California.  Daniel, a licensed real estate broker and former dentist, embarked upon the mission of bringing the real estate world and consumers closer together by creating The International MLS [IMLS].

Daniel’s initial thoughts for developing The IMLS were to try and create the perfect blend of the traditional tried and true referral business model between brokers with the more interactive online technology. Today, The IMLS has created the process to empower real estate brokers from all over the world to come together and share their property listings and commissions via the first IMLS globally delivered search. The IMLS search can be placed on any website and generate income for agents and brokers through its automated closed channel lead generation system by simply having a website customer register through their search and purchase a property somewhere in the world outside of their normal market.

“The IMLS has framed itself to be an initiative that is FOR Brokers, BY Brokers, as well as also being owned by Brokers through what will be a major global cooperative effort. I believe that we have assembled an outstanding initial group of advisors who have a long track record of leadership in the real estate industry, are located in each corner of the USA, and approach real estate and international real estate from various vantage points. I am personally honored to have their support and to be a part of this visionary group. Combining the experience and expertise of these team members is exciting and I am confident that we can continue to create and develop The IMLS to fundamentally impact and improve the state of our industry.” says CEO, Dr. Daniel Nussbaum.

The board’s first esteemed members include:

Rei L. Mesa, CEO/President of Prudential Florida Realty – Rei L. Mesa is a Certified Real Estate Broker (CRB) and a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS). He currently serves as a National Association of Realtors® (NAR) Director and serves on the Large Firms Relations Committee, NAR Major Investor Council, Public Policy Coordinating Committee, and Global Business and Alliance Committee.  In 2012, Rei serves as the NAR Liaison to the Large Firms Relations as well as on the Real Estate Services Advisory Board and on the REALTOR.com Advisory Board.

“I am honored to serve on the International Multiple Listings Services Advisory Board. We live and serve a global community and as REALTORS®, it is our responsibility to embrace tools, technology, and resources that allow us to provide an exceptional customer service experience for all consumers,” says Mr. Mesa.

Lawrence Vecchio, Broker/Owner of Better Homes Realty – With an expertise that speaks to many years in the business, and the foresight to recognize the role of the Internet, Larry Vecchio is the driving force behind BetterHomes.com. A natural outgrowth of his 22-office real estate brokerage, Better Homes and its counterpart “HomesInYourTown.com” are trailblazers in grassroots real estate marketing with more than 1200 domains nationwide. Better Homes is a product of Vecchio’s real estate experience, which is both broad and deep. A licensed mortgage banker, real estate broker and appraiser, Vecchio is familiar with all aspects of the home buying process. He is a frequent speaker at real estate conferences and a consultant on web-based real estate initiatives.

“I am pleased to join the Advisory Board for The IMLS. I feel that it is a very exciting time for the Dan and the Company. In addition, I believe the Company’s unique niche will become the online leader in this space,” says Mr. Vecchio.

Valerie Fitzgerald, Top Selling Broker with Coldwell Banker Previews International and Star of the HGTV show “Selling LA” – Valerie Fitzgerald is the President of The Valerie Fitzgerald Group, a Beverly Hills Coldwell Banker real estate firm. She has been ranked among Coldwell Banker’s Top 10 agents nationwide, and earned the attention of the Los Angeles Business Journal for highest sales volume in Los Angeles County for residential real estate. She’s also written a successful book, “Heart and Sold: How to Survive and Thrive in Real Estate,” and served as a mentor to new real estate agents across the country.

“I am pleased to have been selected as a member of the Advisory Board of The International MLS,” says Ms. Fitzgerald. “Dan Nussbaum has a firm vision bringing the international real estate community together and I am committed to assist The IMLS with my expertise as part of Coldwell Banker Previews International.”

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. It 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.

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 200,000 property listings in 50 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.

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The International MLS Adds Better Homes Realty To Its Free-to-List Platform

Internationally Known Better Homes To Provide Their Property Listings to The IMLS

Los Angeles, CA – December 21, 2011: The International MLS [IMLS] has announced today that it has reached an agreement with Better Homes Realty to provide all of their 5,000+ property listings onto The IMLS platform so that their home sellers will now have global exposure on all of the International MLS search widgets now being distributed globally as well as on the company’s two main websites, www.TheInternationalMLS.com and www.TheInternationalRealty.com.

“Better Homes Realty is a leading full-service residential real estate brokerage that uses an innovative combination of a comprehensive online presence, stealth marketing system, robust proprietary technology and knowledgeable local agents to offer its clients fast, responsive and transparent service,” says Larry Vecchio, CEO of Better Homes Realty. “The name, BETTER HOMES REALTY, is known internationally and in collaboration with The IMLS, we look forward to giving our clients’ homes more global exposure and an opportunity to maximize the sales price.”

“Better Homes Realty is an excellent real estate company with great management team led by CEO Larry Vecchio. They stand behind their reputation, integrity and strength in the real estate market, especially when taking care of consumers,” says Dr. Daniel Nussbaum, CEO/Founder of The International Realty, Inc. “We know that the demand from people from neighboring states as well as from Europe will help drive customers to their properties and we welcome Better Homes Realty to service clients from all over the world.”

The International MLS [IMLS] is relatively new to the real estate industry as the first true commission share International MLS, with its free IMLS search being delivered around the world. Better Homes Realty, along with all larger USA brokers can 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 websites. Additionally, The IMLS has now enabled smaller brokers to be able to provide their listings via MLS/IDX providers and syndicators, while agents may list their properties manually if they have broker approval.

The IMLS search is provided by the only company that provides the ability for property listings to be on hundreds of THOUSANDS of websites, empowering all agents and brokers around the world to share in commissions. 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.

Homeowners 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.

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 200,000 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 www.TheInternationalRealty.com and www.TheInternationalMLS.com.

About Better Homes Realty
With an expertise that speaks to many years in the business, and the foresight to recognize the role of the Internet, Larry Vecchio is the driving force behind BetterHomes.com. A natural outgrowth of his Multi-office real estate brokerage, Better Homes and its counterpart HomesInYourTown.com are trailblazers in grassroots real estate marketing with more than 1200 domains nationwide, and Larry is a frequent speaker at real estate conferences and a consultant on web-based real estate initiatives. NJ Licensed Real Estate Broker, a NJ Licensed Mortgage Banker, a Florida Licensed Mortgage Banker, a NJ Licensed Life & Health Insurer, a NJ Licensed Appraiser, and an NE Licensed Real Estate Broker.

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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.”