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NOV 2014

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RISMedia's REAL ESTATE November 2014 119 ABR® (800) 648-6224 • www.rebac.net • Chicago, Ill. • Marc Gould Brokers are busy with many competing priorities. They should feel comfortable with their salespeople who have earned the ABR ® designation when working with buyer-clients. Real estate professionals can hone their skills in representing the needs of homebuyers in real estate transactions and earn the coveted Ac- credited Buyer's Representative (ABR ® ) designation. That train- ing gives an agent knowledge and confdence to navigate the current market. AMERICAN HOME SHIELD (800) 735-4663 • www.ahs.com/realestate American Home Shield, a subsidiary of The ServiceMaster Com- pany, founded the home warranty industry in 1971 and remains the industry leader. Servicing more than 1.3 million customers across 49 states, the company also issues and administers preven- tive maintenance contracts on major home systems and appli- ances in 48 states. The Memphis-based company operates three customer service centers, employs approximately 1,600 people and has a national contractor network made up of more than 10,000 independent home-service contractors. BANK OF AMERICA HOME LOANS www.bankofamerica.com/agentresources At Bank of America, we're focused on creating real, meaningful connections with individuals, businesses and communities to help them connect with what matters most. Everyday, we're proud to partner with our customers, bringing them our skills and expertise, in order to help make their fnancial lives better. AR4ACD29. BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES (800) 666-6634 • www.berkshirehathawayhs.com Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is a brand-new real estate brokerage network built for a new era in residential real estate. The network, among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name, brings to the market a defnitive mark of trust, integrity, stability and longevity. The brand, grounded in the fnancial strength, effciency and tradition of its HomeServices of America parent company, will change the face of residential real estate. BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE LLC (866) 616-4224 • Madison, N.J. • Sherry Chris, President & CEO Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC launched its interna- tional franchise system in the residential real estate marketplace in July 2008. In October 2007, Realogy, a global franchising with company-owned real estate brokerage operations doing busi- ness under its franchise systems as well as relocation and title services, entered into a 50-year agreement to license the Better Homes and Gardens ® Real Estate brand from Meredith Corpora- tion, one of the nation's leading media and marketing compa- nies. For more information, visit the "company facts" section at www.realogy.com/media, or participate on the company blog at www.bhgrealestateblog.com. CARRINGTON REAL ESTATE SERVICES (877) 330-2773 • Carringtonrealestate.com/Join Carrington Real Estate Services is one of the 18 companies under the Carrington Holding Company, LLC. Together, these businesses cover virtually every aspect of the single-family residential real es- tate transaction, including investment in U.S. real estate and mort- gage markets, loan origination and service, asset management and property preservation, rentals, title and escrow services. By leverag- ing our family ties, we have grown to be one of the largest resi- dential real estate brokerages in the country in just fve short years. Join our network of more than 1,200 sales professionals serving 26 states. CENTRALIZED SHOWING SERVICE (877) 688-SHOW (7469) • www.showings.com • Overland Park, Kan. Established in 1994, Centralized Showing Service is one of the nation's premier home-showing, appointment-setting services, with six call centers that service 70+ markets across the coun- try. Each year, more than 15 million showings are scheduled for their more than 139,000 agent members. Agents can compile detailed showing reports and enter feedback into reports that can be given to sellers to keep them informed on their home and let them know what they need to improve. CENTURY 21 REAL ESTATE LLC (877) 221-2765 • www.century21.com • Madison, N.J. • Rick Davidson, President & CEO Century 21 Real Estate LLC is the franchisor of the world's largest residential real estate sales organization, with approximately 6,900 independently owned and operated franchised brokerages and more than 102,000 real estate professionals in 75 countries and territories worldwide. Technology initiatives include both English and Spanish-language consumer websites, www.century21.com and www.century21.com/espanol, a recently redesigned intranet site, www.21Online.com, and the CENTURY 21 Learning System ® , a web-based learning platform. Century 21 Real Estate LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. CERTIFIED NEW HOME SPECIALIST (800) 428-1122 • www.sellnewhomes.com SellNewHomes.com is the online headquarters for Certifed New Home Specialist™ and Residential Construction Certifed™ train- ing, sales systems and marketing tools, created by Dennis Walsh & Associates, Inc. Based in Newport Beach, Calif., the company is owned and operated by nationally recognized new home, real estate, and construction experts, Dennis and Teresa Walsh. The Walsh's have established Certifed New Home Specialist™ as the #1 brand of training and support products for new home sales suc- cess. To learn more contactus@sellnewhomes.com. DOCUSIGN (866) 219-4318 • www.docusign.com/nar • Seattle, Wash. • Suzanne Alberti, Marketing Campaigns Program Manager - Web DocuSign is part of the National Association of REALTORS ® ' Sec- ond Century Ventures investment portfolio and is the offcial and exclusive provider of ESIGN services for NAR members, under the REALTOR Benefts ® program. Offering the exclusive REALTOR ® Edition, DocuSign is the safe, secure way to electronically send, sign and store real estate documents. DocuSigned documents are legally binding and backed with an audit trail. ERA FRANCHISE SYSTEMS, LLC (800) 869-1260 • www.era.com • Madison, N.J. • Charlie Young, President & CEO Since 1971, ERA Franchise Systems, Inc., a global residential real es- tate leader, has set new standards in customer service, technology and training for the real estate industry. Top-notch offerings from ERA Real Estate include the Sellers Security ® Plan, a comprehensive home protection plan, and ERA.com, its award-winning consumer website. The ERA network includes approximately 2,300 indepen- dently owned and operated offces with approximately 31,000 brokers and sales associates throughout the United States and 33 other countries and territories. ERA Franchise Systems, Inc. is a sub- sidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp.

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