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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 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 Valerie Fitzgerald Group Joins The International MLS Free-to-List Platform

Internationally Known Los Angeles HGTV Personality To Provide Her Property Listings to The IMLS

Los Angeles, CA – December 22, 2011: The International MLS [IMLS] has announced today that it has reached an agreement with The Valerie Fitzgerald Group to provide all of their exclusive property listings in the Beverly Hills and Los Angeles Westside on to 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.”We feel that by having our client’s properties on The International MLS, in addition to the local MLS and our traditional marketing, that this can only give their homes more global exposure and an opportunity to maximize the sales price for our clients. With the dollar being weak, we know that more foreigners are buying properties in the Los Angeles area than ever before and we want that additional exposure,” says Valerie Fitzgerald, CEO of The Valerie Fitzgerald Group. “We also see the opportunities of promoting The IMLS to help us attract property listings from the people who live in Los Angeles who wish to take advantage of this opportunity.”

“We know that Valerie Fitzgerald is one of the top producing brokers in the USA and know that 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. “We know that demand from people from neighboring states as well as from International buyers may help drive customers to the group’s properties and we welcome Valerie Fitzgerald and her group to service clients from all over the world. Valerie is our first broker to participate with The IMLS in the Los Angeles area, and this is testimony as to how Valerie is always looking to be on the cutting edge of newer marketing opportunities so that she can bring great value and service to her clients.”

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. The Valerie Fitzgerald Group, 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 website 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 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 www.TheInternationalRealty.com and www.TheInternationalMLS.com.

The Valerie Fitzgerald Group
The Valerie Fitzgerald Group is a Beverly Hills and Los Angeles real estate company specializing in Southern California’s unique properties and Westside Los Angeles neighborhoods. With more than 20 years as a Previews Director for Coldwell Banker Previews International, Valerie Fitzgerald has sold numerous million dollar homes and luxury properties in areas such as Brentwood, Bel Air, Holmby Hills, Westwood, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Venice, Malibu and more. Valerie and her team are also featured and star in “SELLING LA,” HGTV’s new series which features unique properties in Los Angeles.

Valerie Fitzgerald has been one of the top 10 agents for Coldwell Banker Previews International for many years with career sales in excess of $1 billion, but believes this business isn’t all about being “number one.” For her, it’s about providing real estate clients with the best possible service, support and information with complete confidentiality. Whether you’re a CEO, entrepreneur, executive, celebrity, or a first-time home-buyer in Los Angeles, The Valerie Fitzgerald Group earns your confidence by showing you the highest caliber of service and respect.

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