MADISON, N.J. (May 19, 2021) -- Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC today announced the addition of Jack Markham to the brand’s leadership team. In his new role as Senior Vice President of Franchise Sales, Markham will lead the national sales team to support the brand’s aggressive growth goals.
Markham’s career has been defined by a track record of successfully leading national sales organizations. He most recently served as general manager of Constellation Real Estate Group, which provides market-leading software for the real estate industry, focusing on driving growth across three brands. During his tenure at the company, Markham spearheaded multiple M&As and led strategic initiatives to help support broker and agent success.
Prior to Constellation Real Estate Group, Markham held several leadership sales roles, including overseeing the real estate division of Equator, a software solutions provider. There he led strategic initiatives to improve sales conversions, increasing agent revenue by 32% within the first year.
“Jack is highly regarded in the real estate industry for his significant technology and financial expertise,” said Rich Green, EVP of worldwide sales, Realogy Franchise Group. “His growth-minded leadership paired with his passion for building successful sales teams will be a tremendous benefit to the BHGRE® brand.”
“Jack has devoted his career to driving growth for both established and start-up companies by maximizing sales performance. He is well-known for his strategic and creative business management as well as his ability to ignite, develop and lead exceptional sales teams,” said Sherry Chris, president and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate. “A true real estate veteran with deep experience in a variety of related verticals, he offers a unique perspective that will strengthen our efforts to fuel growth at every level of the organization.”
“Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate has a unique value proposition as real estate’s lifestyle brand. I am excited to expand this incredible network in existing and new markets,” said Markham. “The partnership with Meredith Corporation and the Better Homes and Gardens® media brand puts us in a distinct category in the industry. No other real estate brand can offer 365 days a year relevance to 43 million brand-loyal consumers via exclusive channels and tools. I am proud to be part of the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate team.”
The BHGRE brand recently earned a spot on the prestigious Entrepreneur magazine’s 2021 Franchise 500, a highly sought-after honor in the franchise industry, and was also named one of the fastest-growing franchises by the magazine. Despite facing an unprecedented year, the addition of new companies during 2020 was the highest on record since 2017.
- Markham has served in executive positions at technology and software solutions companies and understands the pivotal role technology plays in supporting broker and agent success.
- As a proven and highly invested sales leader, Markham is adept at articulating brand goals and coaching teams to achieving and exceeding targets.
- Markham was the creator of Market Leader’s Million Dollar Pipeline Program, a top coaching program developed to help agents focus on building a solid foundation for long-term success.
- His keen understanding of the M&A process in other industry verticals will support strategic expansion for the BHGRE® network.
- In 2019, he received the RISMedia Newsmaker award for innovation, and earlier in his career was honored with the 2015 HousingWire Rising Star award.
- An accomplished public speaker, Markham is a frequent presenter at industry conferences across the world.
About Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a dynamic real estate brand that offers a full range of services to brokers, sales associates and home buyers and sellers. Using innovative technology, sophisticated business systems and the broad appeal of a lifestyle brand, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC embodies the future of the real estate industry while remaining grounded in the tradition of home. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services.
The growing Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate network includes nearly 12,500 independent sales associates and more than 390 offices serving home buyers and sellers across the United States, Canada, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Australia and New Zealand.
Better Homes & Gardens® is a registered trademark of Meredith Corporation licensed to Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC and used with permission. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Each Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Franchise is independently owned and operated.