March 30, 2007 – (South Orange, N.J.) – Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate recently hired Joanne Douds to oversee a new division called Luxury Referral Services. This service will improve Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate’s marketing abilities and ensure that its customers receive unparalleled levels of service.
“Some brokers and firms don’t have the time or money to use referral systems to buy and sell homes, even though they would really benefit from the opportunities those systems provide,” said Douds, the Director of Global Relocation with LuxuryRealEstate.com. “We plan to solve this problem for businesses by providing a complete service. Our experts will monitor homes from the moment they’re listed on our Web site until the moment they’re sold, giving us the power to maintain high standards and solve issues quickly.”
Douds is renowned for her marketing abilities. Living in New Jersey, within view of New York City, she works closely with a variety of experts in the business world. She has connections to Wall Street brokers, financial leaders, real estate experts and many other key decision makers and high-net-worth individuals.
“Joanne Douds is the right person for this job, and I know she’ll be able to lead us to even greater success with this new division,” said John Brian Losh, CEO and publisher of LuxuryRealEstate.com, and broker, chairman and CEO of Ewing and Clark, Inc. in Seattle. “We are very excited to see the new Luxury Referral Services come together because now we can set in stone our role as the best source of luxury real estate marketing in the world.”
Luxury Referral Services will coordinate referrals and act as a catalyst for increasing business within the company. While nearly 75 percent of LuxuryRealEstate.com’s members are not yet able to take advantage of referrals, Luxury Referral Services will provide an important resource to help these companies join the referral marketplace.
“As Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate continues to lead in the international luxury real estate marketplace, we are excited to introduce a new chapter in our development,” Douds said. “Luxury Referral Services promises to awaken our membership to a new opportunity for unexpected and welcome collaborations with each other.”
Luxury Real Estate is an international marketing network creating innovative connections between industry professionals, the finest properties they represent, and the world. Luxury Real Estate encompasses LuxuryRealEstate.com, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, the Board of Regents and Luxury Referral Services, among other resources. LuxuryRealEstate.com is the most-viewed luxury real estate Web site in the world. Luxury Real Estate’s network of brokers and firms make up Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, which provides referrals and listings of luxury homes for sale to more than 1,100 members.
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