Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Members are vetted not just for performance, but a continued commitment to quality experience. Our brokers are recognized for their agility, expertise, and superior knowledge of both local and global markets—qualities unique to independents. Members enjoy widespread recognition and reach, while maintaining their autonomy and above-and-beyond spirit.

Leading RE advocates for its members, offering targeted services, resources, and support, while lobbying for higher standards for independents in real estate. Through LeadingRE, local brokers are connected to broader markets, both nationally and globally.

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® offers members services for:

Lead Generation, with 30,000-40,000 referrals exchanged annually, referral fee-free Internet traffic and leads from LeadingRE.com, and corporate relocation referrals from our sister relocation management company, RELO Direct , Inc.

Marketing and Branding, with robust listing tools, global property exposure and professional marketing collaterals

Global Connections, through interaction with 500+ “best in class” companies from around the world for idea-sharing, referrals and business development opportunities

Education & Credentialing, including industry-leading online learning and multiple conferences held each year with tracks for brokers, relocation professionals, professional development managers, IT and marketing staff, and sales associates

Technology, with offerings such as a members-only social community and intranet, web-based referral management system, client testimonial program and the network’s standard-setting Website Quality Certification

Luxury Portfolio International®, an award-winning, comprehensive luxury property program designed to market high-end homes to an affluent audience

Corporate Relocation, through our own relocation management company and active engagement and leadership in the employee mobility industry

Business Product Solutions, with preferred vendor alliances that leverage the network to provide favorable pricing and special benefits on services that address a full range of business needs

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) is the home of the world’s market-leading independent residential brokerages in over 60 countries, with over 550 firms and 128,000 associates producing over one million transactions valued at $351 billion annually. Our by-invitation-only network is based on the unparalleled performance and trusted relationships that result in exceptional client experiences.

In 1997, 50 of the largest brokerage firms in the United States left a major industry network in order to launch what later became Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® with the goal of controlling their own destiny and creating a network comprised of only the best locally- and regionally-branded firms focused on raising the bar in real estate. Today, we lead the industry in reputation and a long list of metrics related to sales, market coverage, and more. LeadingRE’s mantra is “Making the Best Brokerages Better,” by providing these leading local brands with world-class business resources and national and global connections. Read more about our Global Reach.

  • More #1 market share companies in top markets than any network.
  • 14 of the top 25 real estate companies in the U.S.
  • More sales among the top 500 U.S. brokerages than any network.
  • Top-rated luxury real estate program.
  • Award-winning learning platform, Institute, recognized by Training Magazine.

Ten years ago, Bernie Vogt recognized that there was a significant number of outstanding independent real estate brokerages operating alone in their respective markets, competing against established national franchised brands. Acknowledging that each of these independent brokerages could gain a competitive advantage by working together, he formed the Aventure™ network with an aim to help expand their reach, build a solid referral platform and strengthen their value proposition.

The founding members of Aventure™ were located in the country’s major markets, but the network experienced rapid growth within the first few months, expanding it to the point where there are now members in over 1,200 markets from coast to coast. We have also continued to build our reach by forming strategic alliances with partners around the globe, providing our members with solid international connections.

At Aventure™, our vision is to create an unparalleled network of outstanding independent brokerages and real estate sales professionals across the country.

By bringing together the leading independent brokerages from coast to coast, Aventure™ aims to deliver benefits that will help strengthen our members’ brands and improve their competitive position through knowledge-sharing and relationship building. By creating an environment that fosters relationships, our members can expand their market reach to gain a competitive edge.

“AVENTURE member companies are chosen because of their history of success, market expertise, and commitment to the communities they serve. Delivering unparalleled service through strong sales professionals and a philosophy based on integrity and high preformance is a hallmark of an AVENTURE member brokerage.

— Bernie Vogt, President

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