Proxio Inc., creators of the global network for real estate professionals, ProxioPro™, today announced that Larry Knapp, former president of residential brokerages Alain Pinel Realtors and Coldwell Banker Northern California, will join the company as Executive Vice President.
In addition to running two of the largest US residential brokerage firms, Knapp has a deep and well-rounded background in organized real estate. He is on the Board of Directors of the California Association of Realtors, and served for seven years on the board of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), where he was appointed to NAR’s Executive Committee in 2008 and 2009. Knapp is also a board member and past chairman of MLSListings, Inc., one of the largest US Multiple Listing Services, and is a past president of the Sacramento Association of Realtors.
“Larry brings to Proxio an unprecedented level of experience and knowledge about the residential brokerage industry,” says Janet Case, CEO and co-founder of Proxio. “Proxio’s mission is to answer the industry’s need for increased professional networking as well as multicultural and international marketing. We are thrilled to have a person of Larry’s caliber and experience to help Proxio introduce the brokerage community to our unique and global services.”
Launched in 2008, ProxioPro now has over 1.4 million registered agents in 95 countries and operates in 19 languages. Proxio’s award-winning online services enable real estate professionals to easily reach beyond their local markets to share listings and create trusted networks with agents located in other markets and countries.
Proxio partners with MLSs, brokerages and real estate organizations to extend their existing services, translate listings for local multicultural buyers, and give agents additional tools to easily find, connect and market to agents from other regions, including internationally.
“I am very excited about joining Proxio, the first truly global network for real estate professionals,” says Knapp. “Beyond being an agent referral network, Proxio is an international MLS, where agents can promote their listings to other real estate professionals all over the world in multiple languages. Having a service that promotes real estate on a global level not only helps real estate professionals do more business, but it enables them to better serve their clients.”