TULSA, OK--(Marketwire - Mar 7, 2013) - Williams Real Estate Worldwide Brokerage™, a new full-service brokerage representing buyers and sellers was unveiled today by Williams, Williams & McKissick. A hallmark of the new brokerage is its ability to leverage the accelerated marketing strategies developed by its sister auction companies (Williams & Williams® and Auction Network®) to drive elevated interest in its listings during the crucial first six-weeks. Williams Real Estate Worldwide Brokerage (www.williamsrealestate.com), based in Tulsa, Okla. will initially service the Oklahoma market before expanding on a roll-out basis to all 50 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico. The new brokerage is searching for an experienced broker to run the Tulsa operation.
"The creation of a broad-based real estate brokerage is a natural extension of our brand," said Pam McKissick, Williams, Williams & McKissick co-owner and CEO. "While we continue to thrive in real estate auction, our brokerage firm will provide an end-to-end solution for our clients."
Williams Real Estate Worldwide Brokerage plans to offer a better value proposition to sellers and agents through the application of its sophisticated marketing strategy that rivals that of many of the world's most successful real estate brokerages. Williams Real Estate agents will be equipped to implement an accelerated marketing campaign to drive interest during a property's ideal selling period -- its first four to six weeks on the market.
"In the past, we have referred traditional listings to real estate agents across the US. Now we can handle the traditional side directly through our new brokerage firm," said Rob Bridges, SVP, Sales and Brokerage for Williams, Williams & McKissick. "Our auction company and online bidding network will benefit from a greater local presence and the assistance of agents, and our brokerage firm will benefit from our marketing expertise and global reach."
Coupled with enhanced marketing support, William Real Estate brokers and agents will have access to proprietary market data that goes beyond the typical Comparative Market Analysis (CMA). Every month, Williams, Williams & McKissick companies compile real time performance data that provides a preview of real estate market trends 60-90 days ahead of the leading market indices through its WWM Auction Index™. The global firm has also created highly accurate analytic tools to arm its sales representatives with deeper insight into anticipated price performance regardless of sales method.
Williams Real Estate Worldwide Brokerage is currently recruiting talented brokers and agents to join its team. Brokers and agents will have access to leads, ongoing training and competitive commission splits. Rod Yacovetta, a seasoned real estate broker and business professional, was recently hired to serve as the Executive Director of Brokerage Development. Prior to joining Williams Real Estate, Rod was with a national real estate firm where he played a major role in their national expansion and development of the firm's retail brokerage. Rod's primary focus will be building out Williams Real Estate Worldwide Brokerage's national footprint.
"There's significant benefit to building a real estate brokerage with a proven and respected auction foundation and I am pleased to be leading the development," said Yacovetta. "Whether our brokerage clients ever choose auction is entirely up to them -- we will always serve our clients needs in ways that matter most to them."
Licensed brokers and agents interested in learning more about this new venture and opportunity should visit www.williamsrealestate.com.
About Williams, Williams & McKissick:
Williams, Williams & McKissick is empowering the open exchange of real estate worldwide. Owned by Dean Williams and Pam McKissick, WWM unites Williams & Williams, Auction Network and Williams Real Estate Worldwide Brokerage to create one of the most cutting edge and diverse auction and brokerage firms in the world. More entity information below:
Williams & Williams® is a real estate auction leader and collateral risk management company. The only auction company to combine the proven effectiveness of live, at-the-property auctions with the global reach and convenience of real time, interactive bidding, Williams & Williams has auctioned over $7 billion in real estate in the last 5 years.
Auction Network® is a 24-hour, global, broadband television network that merges the sport and spirit of live auction with the ability for the audience to not only watch but also engage in the thrill of bidding, in real time, from anywhere in the world through the Internet. Auction Network has aired over $4 billion in real estate auctions since 2008.