United® Real Estate Enters the Florida Market with Prominent Miami Brokerage, International Gateway Realty

United awards franchise to an established office in Miami with 150 agents

May 10, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) –– United® Real Estate, a fast-growing real estate and franchise organization, announced today the conversion of the 150 agent firm, International Gateway Realty, to join its national franchise network. With two locations in Dade County, International Gateway Realty will now operate as United Real Estate – Miami. United’s platform offers agents access to the latest technology, training and marketing with an unmatched 100% commission plan which has captured the attention of established real estate offices that are searching for a partner and powerful platform to support and assist in accelerating the growth of their business.

Elizabeth Diaz de Villegas, the broker and owner of United Real Estate – Miami, has successfully run International Gateway Realty for twenty years. Founded in 1999, this cornerstone in the Miami real estate market sold over $100 million in real estate over the past year and is very active in the community. The multilingual team of sales associates serves the greater Miami area and has a track record of assisting everyone in the community from international and first time home buyers, traditional home sellers, the luxury real estate market and those looking to invest in REO properties. This team gives their clients extensive resources and options for optimal results, all while listing and selling an impressive amount of real estate.

“Over the past three years, I had been searching for a solution to the challenges our associates face daily in our market” said Diaz de Villegas. “Keeping up with the latest technologies and the support needed when implementing them was the biggest challenge. United Real Estate was the only choice that could offer a technology platform that realized those needs with the support to back it and most importantly, staying true to our 100% commission structure. With this cutting-edge technology and the backing of United Real Estate, we know our mentors and trainers can help agents work more efficiently and become more successful. Our team is very excited about having access to the technology and marketing solutions offered by United Real Estate and our agents know they now have a competitive advantage in the market.”

Diaz de Villegas serves on the leadership team of the South Florida Chapter, recently recognized as the top chapter in the nation, for the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals. Diaz de Villegas is also a member on the Board of Directors of Baptist Hospital of Miami, one of the largest employers in South Florida and a national leader in health care. In her leisure time, she is active in her local church, loves spending time with her family and indulges in traveling that allows her to learn about different cultures.

“Elizabeth and her team are the consummate real estate professionals who have thrived during the ups and downs of the ever changing Miami real estate market,” stated Peter Giese, President of United Real Estate. “We are honored that with all the brands that courted them, they selected United Real Estate as the company to support their planned exponential growth.”

A Closer Look at United Real Estate

United Real Estate – a division of the United Real Estate Group – was founded with the purpose of offering solutions to the challenges facing agents in the residential real estate brokerage industry. Providing the latest training, marketing and technology tools to both agents and brokers under a 100-percent commission strategy, United Real Estate makes it more profitable for an agent to sell real estate and for real estate brokers to leverage a complete system to better grow a successful, thriving real estate brokerage. Named as a “frontrunner” in the real estate industry in the 2013, “part of the next generation of real estate brokers” in 2014, as well as being listed in the “Power 200 Most Influential” in 2015 and 2016 by the Stefan Swanepoel TRENDS Report, United Real Estate has more than 30 offices and over 2,200 agents. Through a worldwide franchise solution, United continues to rapidly expand. Driven by an unwavering commitment to giving back, a pillar of United’s core values and guiding principles, United Real Estate is proud to support and partner with Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, as United’s charity of choice.


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