PLACE Media Coverage
Chris Stuart shares the key to sustainable real estate teams
June 14, 2021
Industry veteran and newly minted Place, Inc. President Chris Stuart shares his thoughts on real estate teams, simplifying the consumer experience and creating a winning business strategy…
Why Building Lifetime Engagement is Critical for Your Real Estate Business
May 30, 2021
You may have heard the often-cited National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) statistic that 90% of homeowners would use their real estate agent again, but only 12% actually do. What you may not know is the reason behind it.
According to Chris Stuart, president of PLACE, Inc., the real estate industry spends more on customer acquisition than any other industry but doesn’t invest the same amount in customer retention. The numbers back him up, with companies like Southwest and Marriott spending less than 3% of their marketing budget on customer acquisition, while the real estate industry spends a whopping 20% of its marketing dollars to add customers, only to lose them as they leave the closing table.
Of course, retention in real estate is made more difficult by the fact that the average time between real estate transactions is five to seven years, not just a few weeks or months as it would be for retail or travel companies…
Ben Kinney & Chris Suarez Make RISMedia 2021 Real Estate Newsmakers List
Feb 5, 2021
Ben Kinney and Chris Suarez co-founded PLACE, Inc., a full-service real estate and technology platform that provides accounting, HR, legal, marketing, talent acquisition and industry services…
PLACE Co-Founder Ben Kinney Once Again Named on Stefan Swanepoel’s The Power 200
Jan 27, 2021
The Power 200, (SP 200) from the Real Estate Almanac, ranks the most powerful and influential leaders in residential real estate. “A multidimensional leader, Kinney operates a diverse real estate empire through his company Ben Kinney Companies, which includes a real estate team, brokerage, coaching and technology firm…”
Ben Kinney, Chris Suarez launch new brand-agnostic platform
Feb 12, 2020
Place Inc. will handle a variety of business tasks for teams, which will be able to keep their existing branding and remain in their brokerages. Ben Kinney and Chris Suarez, who both lead growing real estate companies in the Pacific Northwest, Wednesday announced the launch of a new platform meant to help teams deal with an array of business tasks while also allowing them to keep their existing branding.
Chris Stuart exits his current role as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices CEO to join PLACE Inc. as President
May 24, 2021
PLACE, an end-to-end real estate technology platform that exclusively partners with top real estate teams and brokerages, announced today that Chris Stuart is joining its executive leadership team as the company’s first president…
Ben Kinney and Chris Suarez launch PLACE Inc, across 50+ cities, 23 states and provinces
Feb 12, 2020
Ben Kinney of Ben Kinney Companies and Chris Suarez of Xperience Real Estate Network announced the launch of PLACE Inc. PLACE launches on day one with 41 of the top producing teams across the US and Canada from a variety of brokerage brands. In 2019 these teams produced a combined $41 million in revenue, $1.5+ billion in closed sales volume, and helped over 4,500 homeowners.
May 5, 2021 - PLACE announced today that real estate executive, Lucas Sherraden, has joined the platform to launch RE Freedom Homes in Colorado Springs, CO. Sherraden, a well-respected real estate veteran brings with him over 20 years experience owning, operating...
May 3, 2021 - PLACE announced today that Dru and Shanna Lee have joined the real estate technology platform, expanding the network to Oklahoma City and Edmond, Oklahoma. Shanna and Dru bring with them a combined passion and experience in coaching and leadership...
December 31, 2020 - Dear PLACE, It was less than a year ago that we came together as a new family, with a new vision, meeting new friends, and wearing a new logo and new name. Little did we know at the time just how important that name would become. Never before in...
August 7, 2020 - PLACE announced today their expansion to Cleveland, OH, welcoming The Amanda Pohlman Team. In 2019, this business closed 165 transactions resulting in more than $40 million dollars in sales volume. The addition of the Amanda Pohlman Team follows a...