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BHGRE Partners With Rebuilding Together To Revitalize Neighborhoods

Volunteer workers at a Rebuilding Together home renovation project.

Helping Rebuild Low Income Areas

Just last month, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate announced its philanthropic partnership with Rebuilding Together, a nationally recognized nonprofit that provides assistance for those unable to care for their homes, as well as communities and neighborhoods in need. The only agency that Rebuilding Together is partnering with, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate plans to encourage their more than 10,000 real estate professionals to raise awareness in their individual communities for this amazing nonprofit.

How BHGRE Offices & Agents Can Help

There are several ways for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate agents to participate, from sponsoring a build, hosting a fundraising event, donating on behalf of themselves or clients, and using marketing campaigns. Additionally, individual Better Homes and Garden Real Estate offices and teams can partner with a local Rebuilding Together chapter, combining forces to produce results.

About Rebuilding Together

Rebuilding Together was founded in 1973 in Midland, Texas. The community realized that several of their neighbors couldn’t afford to maintain their homes, and so the community rallied around them, assisting with repairs,...

Metro Brokers Inks Zillow Deal

Listing details page screen shot of a Metro Brokers agent's featured listing on Zillow.

Zillow Partnership Brings Exclusive Agent Presence

Zillow is currently the undisputed leader in domestic real estate search traffic, so it made perfect sense for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers to sign an exclusive partnership agreement for all company listings. The deal was finalized last month and was designed to give Metro Brokers' agents sole agent presence on their listings, making the listing agent the go-to resource for property information.

Partnership Benefits For Home Buyers

The partnership provides Zillow users with a better experience when inquiring about a Metro Brokers listing on both the mobile, and the desktop versions of the site. When calling or submitting an email inquiry, users are now put in direct contact with the actual Metro Brokers listing agent, not a handful of rookie agents paying for exposure. Buyers will appreciate getting the information they need about a property without being hounded by multiple agents, all of which are only concerned about picking up new business.  

Removing the advertising agents from our listings reduces the on-page clutter and eliminates the confusion of who to turn to for additional listing information. After all, who knows more about a home for sale? The listing agent who is working directly with the seller, or the agents paying Zillow big bucks to appear next to random listings in hopes of picking up business? By eliminating all but the actual listing agent, we’ve provided a direct route for home buyers to get the best information on all BHGRE Metro Brokers...