Envirian LLC Announces Opening of First International Office
New Zealand Location Gateway to Australasian Marketplace
Christchurch, New Zealand — November 21, 2007 — Envirian LLC, a technology-based residential real estate services provider, today announced the opening of its first international office. Maggie van Rooyen, a seasoned New Zealand real estate agent, leads Envirian/Abuzz Realty Limited (www.christchurch-homes.com).
Envirian, a national real estate technology franchise brokerage offers a business model promoting collaboration and teamwork through its principles. In addition, the Envirian system integrates Web mapping and satellite imaging systems with the display of properties listed for sale on the multiple listing service.
Envirian currently has franchises located in various territories in Arizona, Washington, D.C., Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington. Franchises are scheduled to open by the end of 2007 in New Hampshire and Norfolk, VA.
"For years, I have been searching for a better way to serve my real estate clients," said van Rooyen. "Envirian's guaranteed lead system and non-competition between salespeople won me over from the start. I can see that we are entering a new dimension in real estate based on enhanced technology and fairness to customers and colleagues alike," she added.
Van Rooyen will be assisted by Dr. Lee and Denese Konowe, an American couple who recently relocated to Christchurch after developing the Envirian model for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan market with partner G. Dean Wood, prior to a nation-wide rollout of franchise offices during the past three years.
"Envirian's model is technology-driven and accordingly places a reduced emphasis on traditional brick-and-mortar facilities," said Lee Konowe, Envirian's CEO/Emeritus and international spokesperson. "This technology benefit will mean easier access for rural clients who may not have easy access to local professional real estate services."
Envirian of New Zealand anticipates opening a minimum of 10 offices within the next two years, but will initially focus on the South Island. The Christchurch office is located at 199-201 Cashel St., Christchurch, New Zealand, 8011.
"Although the New Zealand real estate model more closely parallels the United Kingdom., rather than the United States, public attitudes in New Zealand appear to support both the use of technology and effective buyer agency, hallmarks of the Envirian model," said Envirian President/CFO G. Dean Wood. Wood added that he further believes the explosive growth of New Zealand Internet usage will enable a more international approach to the practice of real estate.
About Envirian LLC
Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Envirian LLC (www.envirian.com) was founded in 2004 to fulfill the promise of real estate technology. The company's unique approach to residential real estate brokers and agents includes: technology-based real estate brokerages, 100 company leads per agent per year, 70/30 commission splits, no salesperson referral fees on leads, and a collaborative corporate culture. Envirian's proprietary technology solutions were designed for maximum interoperability and benefit, enabling brokers and agents to conduct more business, communicate with clients and each other, as well as manage the process of real estate sales. Services include top position lead procurement, near instantaneous lead delivery to transaction management, and after-sale client services.