TUCSON, Ariz., Jan. 24, 2012 – Integra Group Real Estate LLC, a brokerage firm specializing in the marketing and sale of REO, HUD and distressed properties in Southern Arizona, reported the company sold nearly 400 distressed homes in 2011, a four fold increase from the year before.
In 2011, Integra Group increased sales volume by 278 percent as the housing market experienced a surge of REO properties created by the increase in foreclosures. The company also increased its staff by 60 percent to accommodate this growth and better serve clients. Integra Group is now currently staffed with 14 full time buyers’ agents in order to more thoroughly and quickly assist homebuyers. The additional personnel enables the company to enhance its proprietary Integra Process, which increases asset values and decreases the time a property is on the market, demonstrating their dedication and commitment to excellence and homeownership.
“Integra Group’s success in getting the maximum value for quality homes, working with under-served market segments and supporting local neighborhood stabilization efforts has laid the groundwork for a successful year in 2012,” said Eric Lichtenheld, president of Integra Group. “We strive to provide servicers support ensuring properties are thoroughly inspected and can sell as FHA financeable homes to improve homeownership possibilities to those in need.”
Additionally in 2011, Lichtenheld was recognized as a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Candidate Member to provide clients with specialized expertise in the commercial and investment real estate industry. Ofelia Lichtenheld, founder and designated broker of Integra Group, also received her certification as a National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) instructor to further educate local real estate professionals in improving the homebuyer’s experience and better serve clients. She was also elected as a board member of the Arizona NAHREP chapter.
About Integra Group Real Estate
Founded in 2005, Tucson, Ariz.-based Integra Group Real Estate LLC is a brokerage firm specializing in the management, preservation and marketing of REO, HUD and distressed properties in Southern Arizona. Through its proprietary Integra Process, the broker provides strategic property evaluation, counseling, preservation and property marketing assistance to four of the top 10 U.S. mortgage lenders. For more information, visit www.IntegraTucson.com.