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How Real Estate Offices Can Connect With Clients in an Omnichannel World
Forbes
It’s remarkable to think that less than two decades ago, the vast majority of consumers had never made an online purchase, while by the end of last year, e-commerce retail sales had reached $453.5 billion.

How to Live Like the Jetsons
Sylvanus Urban
We sat down with expert John King, License Partner of Engel & Völkers Ottawa Central on how to invest in home automation technology that will upgrade your house from Flinstones to Jetsons.

Supermodel Elle Macpherson Buys a Florida Villa for $8.1 Million 
Los Angeles Times
Engel & Völkers Residential Property Shop Miami Coral Gables brokered the transaction.

Engel & Völkers Strengthens Texas Presence With Shop Opening in Bryan

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As originally published on Forbes
By Anthony Hitt, President & CEO, Engel & Völkers Americas

It’s remarkable to think that less than two decades ago, the vast majority of consumers had never made an online purchase, while by the end of last year, e-commerce retail sales had reached $453.5 billion.

Right now, the real estate industry is in the midst of a similarly meteoric disruption, in that technology is changing the way we interact with clients. And as with the upending of the traditional retail industry, there will be winners and losers as the dust settles and the industry continues to evolve.

Fortunately, there are lessons we can learn from what has already transpired in retail, and perhaps of most importance is that an omnichannel

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LinkedIn on Aug. 10 said the Texas capital is attracting more workers than any other place in the country, with hiring in July up more than 14 percent from a year earlier.

Meanwhile, MagnifyMoney ranked Austin as the nation's No. 1 "boomtown," a designation based on things such as wage growth, population gains and economic vitality. Austin was followed by Provo, Utah, and Raleigh, North Carolina.

No surprise here but MagnifyMoney, a website for comparing credit cards, found that Austin's housing stock isn't keeping up with population growth, so that No. 1 ranking might slip in the years to come.

According to the LinkedIn report, for every 10,000 of its users in Austin, 105 have arrived in the metro area in the past 12 months.

Of those new

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E&V News

The Guide to Finding the Best Brokerage for You
Inman 
With so many players around, it can be tough to know which one is the best fit for prospective agents, employees and even clients. 

For Sale: Mario Lemieux's $22 Million Castle in Quebec
Pittsburgh Magazine
Take a peek inside the Pittsburgh Penguin owner’s 17,000-square-foot, 50-room chateau.

Villa Jako, Hamburg
Nuvo
A fashion icon's former hillside home.

A Villa with a Vineyard in Southern California
Mansion Global
The property features a grand house and land that produces up to 65 cases per season.

Stately Duplex Appealing for Multi-Generational Families: Home of the Week
The Star
This large, custom-built family home has two-level in-law suite.

Sold (Bought): Coal Harbour Home Boasts Stunning

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

This year our global brand is celebrating 40 years of Engel & Völkers. Our story began in Hamburg, Germany in 1977 with the founding of the privately owned Engel & Völkers franchise by Christian Völkers who is still the global CEO of our brand. While we are proud to draw upon the rich history of our European roots, our market-leading network of real estate shops and advisors works to shape a vision that is true, yet refreshing, in the Americas today.

Since 2014, Engel & Völkers’ acute focus shifted to the Americas to deliver a fresh approach to luxury real estate service by creating a white-glove client experience at every stage of the home buying or selling process, helping today’s savvy consumer claim their own

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Top real estate professional Edward Allison to lead the global real estate brand’s 10th location in Texas

Engel & Völkers today announced the opening of its newest real estate shop Engel & Völkers Bryan College Station, the brand’s 10th location in Texas. The brokerage will be led by license partner Edward Allison and will service home buyers and sellers in Bryan, College Station and the surrounding five counties that make up the Brazos Valley. Specializing in residential and farm/ranch real estate, Allison and his team were among the top producers at RE/MAX before making the decision to launch Engel & Völkers Bryan College Station.

“Texas is growing faster than any other state in terms of new residents,” said Anthony Hitt, president & CEO, Engel &

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E&V News

Hockey legend Mario Lemieux Puts His $22 Million Quebec Chateau on Market
Daily Mail
The luxurious 17,000-square-foot estate is an expansive one, boasting 50 spacious rooms.

This 22-Acre Island Is Montana’s Largest Private Estate
Mansion Global
Now, the home is being offered for just under $14 million, which means those who were waiting for a better price would be wise to jump in now.

Engel & Völkers Opens Katy Shop in Texas
RISMedia 
Engel & Völkers has opened a shop in Katy, Texas.

Engel & Völkers Opens Huntsville/Lake Conroe Shop in Texas
RISMedia
Engel & Völkers has opened a shop in the area of Huntsville/Lake Conroe, a Houston suburb, in Texas.

Americas

For Stable Long-Term Investments, Look to Canada’s Secondary Markets
Mansion

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With summer somehow already winding down and the kids throughout the city gearing up for a new school year, how should you spend your final weeks of summer?  Below we have put together a list of our favorite events happening in Austin and the surrounding area in August and September.  If we have forgotten anything let us know in the comments below.

 

AUGUST 2018

7/6/18 - 8/18/18
Zilker Summer Musical
Zilker Hillside Theatre
Pack a picnic and come enjoy the free, annual musical at the Zilker Hillside Theatre. The outdoor amphitheater will host performances of "All Shook Up" featuring Elvis' top hits Thursdays through Sundays beginning around 8:15 p.m.
www.zilker.org

8/8/18
Blues on the Green
Zilker Park
Pack a blanket and the family and make your way

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Engel & Völkers selected to host 17th annual Luxury Real Estate Spring Retreat, bringing together the world’s top brokers

Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate has selected luxury real estate brokerage Engel & Völkers Los Cabos to host the 2019 Luxury Real Estate Spring Retreat, the brand’s first conference to be held in the Los Cabos market. More than 500 top industry professionals and leaders from around the world will meet in Los Cabos to network, foster business and engage with content. With a 25-year history of presenting conferences in key market locations including Beverly Hills, Miami, Maui, Seattle, Toronto and London, the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate network now adds Los Cabos to its growing list of symposium destinations.

“After working

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As originally published on Forbes
By Anthony Hitt, President & CEO, Engel & Völkers Americas

For homebuyers today, luxury doesn’t necessarily equate to price point — often it is actually quite personal. Luxury can be more time at home with family, proximity to friends and loved ones, or convenience in terms of amenities and features.

What does this mean for real estate professionals?

It means that we too have to start thinking of luxury differently. Its definition is as unique as every client who walks through the door. It also means that cities and communities with the highest price points are just one type of luxury market. As digital connectivity allows more and more people to work from any location, lifestyle amenities and surrounding

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