"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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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.