Relocation Agent Network, the network of primarily independent agencies, says it’s looking at global options for growth thanks to its relationship with US-based Dwellworks.
The network - which hosts its annual RAN LIVE! conference and industry partner exhibition on December 3 in Birmingham - was founded in 1994 to support global inbound and domestic home sale and home purchase opportunities across the UK.
In recent years, the network’s focus has been both on corporate relocation clients and the broader, very active ‘private moves’ market.
In February of this year RAN was acquired by Dwellworks, a provider of destination and related housing services for relocating executives and the global workforce. Dwellworks services some 30,000-plus moves per year globally.
It plans to expand activity for RAN agency members through leads from its relocation management company and corporate clients, and through links between the network and Dwellworks’ in-house real estate brokerage.
This brokerage is called Station Cities and is based in New York, Chicago and Seattle with additional property offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong.
At next week’s Birmingham event RAN Managing Director Andrew Scott will host a live, virtual conversation with Dwellworks/Station Cities brokers Gus Waite - operating in New York - and Shelly Bean in Seattle. Dwellworks Vice President Dima Lorenz will also be at the conversation.
Under discussion will be best practices for recruiting and developing high performance estate agents in growth markets, plus the early-stage exploration of expanding leads opportunities using the talent and reputation of these brands across multiple marketplaces.
Angels Media - publisher of Estate Agent Today and the other Today industry titles - is the media sponsor for the RAN Live! 2021 event.
Dwellworks Chief Executive Bob Rosing says: “It’s early days, but the opportunity to leverage these trusted brands globally, grounded in the shared and special expertise required for corporate relocation, is an exciting conversation. We see the RAN membership and brand as key elements in our future growth."
Dwellworks is a service partner to high profile relocation management companies and has recently been awarded numerous industry recognitions in the Americas, UK, Europe and Asia for customer service and innovation in the emerging area of environment, social and governance.