CHICAGO – HGTV has joined forces with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® as the exclusive real estate partners for its annual Doory Awards. Billed as “The Ultimate House Hunt,” the Doory Awards present extraordinary homes for sale to HGTV’s extensive audience, allowing consumers to vote for the homes they find most appealing.
Finalists have been selected in ten categories: Waterfront Homes, International Homes, Celebrity Homes, Tiny Homes, Urban Homes, Historical Homes, Your House Has WHAT?, Gourmet Kitchens, Spa Bathrooms and Outdoor Retreats. Consumers can view finalists and vote for their favorites at HGTV’s real estate site,FrontDoor.com/doory from May 1-June 5. Winners will be announced June 6.
“Like everything we do at HGTV, the Doory Awards are all about what makes a home compelling and how we can be inspired by a home’s extraordinary design features, breathtaking setting or unique amenities,” said Rich Lacy, vice president, Emerging Brands for HGTV’s Home Category. “Because of our long-term relationship with LeadingRE and Luxury Portfolio, we knew they would be the ideal partners for this year’s awards based on the quality of the network’s firms, the impressive array of homes represented around the world and the emphasis on stunning photography.”
HGTV has aligned with LeadingRE and Luxury Portfolio on a number of marketing initiatives in recent years and announced the Doory Awards partnership during the network’s Conference Week in February at Wynn Las Vegas.
“We are thrilled to bring our member companies an opportunity to reach HGTV’s extensive audience of home enthusiasts through the Doory Awards, as well as future opportunities for editorial exposure on HGTV’s numerous websites and programs,” notes Paul Boomsma, COO of LeadingRE and president of Luxury Portfolio.
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (www.LeadingRE.com) is the largest network of top independent real estate brokerage firms, with more than 500 companies in nearly 50 countries worldwide. Luxury Portfolio International® (www.LuxuryPortfolio.com) is the luxury face of LeadingRE, supporting member firms that specialize in the high end market.
To view the Doory Award finalists and cast your vote, visit www.FrontDoor.com/doory.
America’s leading home and lifestyle brand, HGTV features a top-rated cable network that is distributed to more than 99 million U.S. households and the HGTV website, HGTV.com, the nation’s leading online home-and-garden destination that attracts an average of four million unique visitors per month. The brand also includes the HGTV HOME consumer products line which showcases exclusive collections of paint, flooring, soft goods and other home-oriented products, as well as HGTV Magazine, a new home and lifestyle publication published in partnership with Hearst Magazines.
About Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (www.LeadingRE.com) is the largest network of top independent local and regional brand-name brokerage firms in the residential sector of real estate. The 500+ firms affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® are represented by 4,000 offices and 120,000 associates in nearly 50 countries worldwide. Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® offers a comprehensive menu of services for its firms, including lead generation; outcome-based learning for leaders, associates and staff; web technology and systems; and branding and marketing support, including its Luxury Portfolio International® division.
About Luxury Portfolio International®
Luxury Portfolio International® (www.LuxuryPortfolio.com) is the luxury face of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the largest global network of premier locally branded companies dominated by many of the world's most powerful independent luxury brokerages. Luxury Portfolio International attracts a global audience of visitors from over 200 countries/territories every month and annually markets over 25,000 luxury homes to over three million high-net-worth visitors.
Contact: Robin LaSure / Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International®
(312) 424-0436 / rlasure@LeadingRE.com
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