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Friday November 11, 2022

We're excited to announce that The Agency is expanding their core real estate services program to include mortgage, title insurance, escrow, home inspection and home warranty. Partnering with leading industry providers, this program provides essential services throughout the entire home buying and selling experience, enhancing and streamlining the entire process while delivering the exceptional, boutique-style service the brand is globally known and celebrated for.

“At The Agency, we continuously strive to revolutionize and simplify the buying and selling process and our core real estate services program is a shining example of that,” said Mauricio Umansky, CEO and Founder of The Agency. “We have invested a tremendous amount of time and resources into vetting strategic partners that not only meet our brand’s superior levels of service and integrity, but also understand what sets our agents and global partners apart in the industry.”

The Agency has partnered with world-class core service providers to deliver a single-source solution for every aspect of a transaction while implementing an innovative, creative and tech-forward approach to help its agents increase the efficiency and speed of the entire sales process. The Agency has partnered with the following industry leaders for its expanded core real estate services program including Cross Country Mortgage, Choice Home Warranty, Pillar to Post, Closed Escrow and myNHD. These new service partners complement The Agency’s existing divisions, such as its Relocation Department and The Agency Development Group, which offer The Agency’s signature brand of boutique, concierge-style service to clients and agents all over the world.

“Expanding our core real estate services empowers our agents to provide their clients with best-in-class service and guidance throughout the entire transaction process,” says Burke Smith, Executive Vice President of Affiliated Businesses at The Agency. “The Agency’s core real estate services program meets the increased demand for consistent, high-quality, boutique-style service as we partner with like-minded, industry leaders who understand our brand’s ethos and commitment to excellence,” added Rainy Hake Austin, President of The Agency.

Cross Country Mortgage
When it comes to home financing and tech-savvy mortgage tools, we’ve got you covered. We believe our clients deserve the best, whether searching for competitive interest rates, exceptional customer service and seamless coordination of the home buying or home investing process. Paper-free and pain-free—as it should be. Get pre-approved in minutes and experience our full suite of mortgage financing services while getting answers to all of your mortgage questions.

Choice Home Warranty
Buying or selling a home can be nerve-racking, especially if a system or appliance breaks down unexpectedly. Home warranties help cover unexpected repairs due to normal wear and tear. Partnering with Choice Home Warranty, the nation’s leading home warranty provider, brings our customers value like never before by providing financial protection against expensive unforeseen home repairs.

The Choice Home Protection Plan provides repair and replacement coverage for your home’s most important systems and appliances, and it comes with features such as the Homeowners’ Insurance Deductible Reimbursement. Homes are covered regardless of age or square footage. Choice Home Warranty’s network of qualified service pros saves you time and effort when a problem arises.

Pillar to Post
A home inspection is an in-depth investigation of the home you dream of living in, prior to purchase. We ensure buyers have an expert advisor they can trust. The process includes a thorough survey of the whole house as well as termite damage, radon levels and/or mold infestation. Buying a new home can be exciting, but unfound defects can result in serious consequences or costly damage. The inspector’s job is to discover these deficiencies, so you can make an informed decision and avoid unforeseen and expensive repairs.

Closed Escrow
Transferring ownership of a property can be a complex process, and Closed Escrow is here every step of the way to ensure a seamless transition and peace of mind throughout this major milestone. With nothing to gain or lose from the sale, they remain a neutral third party throughout the transaction process—from facilitating constant communication and providing key updates on the status of documents to keeping a realistic, simplified timeline and maintaining the highest level of professionalism at all times.

With over twenty years of providing Disclosure Reports to the real estate industry, myNHD continues to bring you the industry standard in Natural Hazard Disclosures. It’s the fastest, easiest way to secure your reports for both residential and commercial transactions. They’re proud to have been the industry leader for decades and continue to provide the best in customer service and exceptional value.

Written by Sarah Jansen-Mount.

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