Wendy Forsythe Moves to HomeSmart International as COO

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HomeSmart announced the appointment of Wendy Forsythe, a real estate industry veteran of 20 years, as its new chief operating officer.

Wendy Forsythe, COO of HomeSmart International.

Wendy Forsythe, COO of HomeSmart International.

'We continue to build upon our solid operational foundation, and the addition of a highly-regarded industry expert like Wendy should send a strong message about how serious we are about growth.' -- Matt Widdows, CEO and founder of HomeSmart International.

HomeSmart announced the appointment of Wendy Forsythe, a real estate industry veteran of 20 years, as its new chief operating officer. With a three-year growth of 200.65 percent, HomeSmart was ranked in August, for the fifth time, on the Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest-growing companies. The organization achieved this milestone with 13,779 agents in its network, 47 franchises and 126 offices.

Forsythe’s appointment comes at a time when HomeSmart is making decisive moves to expand its brand and high-performing brokerage model nationally. Previously, Forsythe served as president of the brokerage division of T3 Sixty, one of the largest management consulting companies in the residential real estate industry. Before that, she was head of global operations at Carrington Real Estate Services, senior vice president of Network Services for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate and vice president of sales for Royal LePage, Canada’s largest real estate company.

“Wendy is a first-rate strategic problem solver and the consummate brand builder,” said Stefan Swanepoel, CEO of T3 Sixty. “She will have a huge impact on HomeSmart’s future growth.”

According to HomeSmart CEO Matt Widdows, bringing Forsythe on board is a key part of the company’s ambitious growth plans, which included notable activities like the May 2017 acquisition of Cherry Creek Properties in Colorado.

“We continue to build upon our solid operational foundation, and the addition of a highly-regarded industry expert like Wendy should send a strong message about how serious we are about growth,” said Widdows.

HomeSmart was recently recognized by Real Trends 500 among the top 10 residential real estate brokerage companies in the country. Forsythe will officially join HomeSmart on September 18. HomeSmart’s current president and COO, Ashley Bowers, will continue to lead the organization as president with responsibilities spanning across all HomeSmart companies, present and future.

About HomeSmart International:
Founded in 2000 by entrepreneur Matt Widdows, HomeSmart International quickly became the fastest growing real estate brokerage firm in Arizona. HomeSmart International is ranked in the top 20 real estate brokerages in the United States and the number one brokerage firm in the Phoenix market. From its international franchising headquarters based in Scottsdale, HomeSmart International offers franchisees efficiency and innovation coupled with the systems and technologies necessary to succeed in today’s evolving real estate industry. Today, the brand has more than 120 offices in 16 states and more than 13,000 agents nationwide. For more information on HomeSmart International and its franchise opportunities, visit http://www.homesmart.com/. Follow HomeSmart International on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/homesmartfranchise and on Twitter and Instagram @HomeSmartIntl.

About T3 Sixty:
T3Sixty is a leading management consultancy in the real estate brokerage business. Today’s global real estate economy requires visionary leadership. T3 Sixty provides business leaders and business owners with the knowledge, best practices and support to reshape their business by providing a 360-degree approach to real estate franchises and brokerage companies, MLS organizations, and technology companies with extensive research, strategic analysis and management consultancy. For more information visit http://www.t3sixty.com.

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