Anchorage Market Leader Goes Independent
ANCHORAGE– (11/1/13) – Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate, the market leader real estate firm in Alaska, has announced that it is becoming an independent firm, effective November 1st. The company will operate as Jack White Real Estate and is affiliating with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), the world's largest network of leading independent real estate brokerages producing over one million transactions annually.
Jack White Real Estate is a family-owned organization dating back to the 1950’s with deep roots in Alaska. The company, with 250 top sales associates, has the leading market share in the state and covers metro Anchorage as well as Eagle River, Wasilla and many more outlying areas, with annual home and commercial sales of $1,118,777,208. The company is owned by Naomi Louvier and also has mortgage and title insurance divisions.
“We have always been independently owned and operated,” comments Louvier, “and our franchise relationship served us well in the past. However, the Internet and other business circumstances have changed over time, and today, we firmly believe that franchise fees can be re-deployed in the local market with much greater results to benefit our clients and associates. We wanted to take charge of our future in a way that wasn’t possible with any franchise affiliation. At the same time, we recognize the tremendous value of national and global connections and were fortunate enough to be invited to affiliate with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. By taking full advantage of all their comprehensive resources including a state-of-the-art online learning platform, extensive global connections, lead generation and marketing, along with a new website created by The Enterprise Platform powered by Booj, a leading real estate technology firm, we will truly have the best of all worlds…a great Alaska brand, a robust collection of tools, and collaboration with the top real estate companies in this country and in over 40 countries abroad.”
“We are delighted to welcome the Jack White team to the LeadingRE family,” said Pam O’Connor, president/CEO of LeadingRE. “The company’s impressive history and embodiment of the Alaskan spirit make them an ideal addition to our global network, which promotes the growth of market-leading firms by providing world-class resources customized to each brand’s independent character.” lead generation, marketing, education and technology.