Luxury Portfolio Press

June 30, 2021

HGTV Joins Forces with LeadingRE and Luxury Portfolio for the HGTV Ultimate House Hunt 2021

Annual online awards spotlight extraordinary real estate listings

CHICAGO – June 30, 2021 – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® announce the launch of the HGTV Ultimate House Hunt 2021. This is the tenth consecutive year HGTV has aligned exclusively with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® for the popular online promotion, which generated more than 1.5 million votes last year.

This year’s Ultimate House Hunt runs from June 30 through August 4 on, featuring stunning homes for sale in eight categories: Amazing Kitchens, Beachfront Homes, Countryside Retreats, Curb Appeal, Downtown Dwellings, Homes with a History, Outdoor Escapes, and Waterside Homes. A special Global Homes gallery spotlights beautiful properties from outside of the U.S. All featured homes are represented by members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International®.

Consumers can tour the 66 homes selected as finalists by viewing photo galleries on before casting a vote for their favorite properties. A winner will be chosen in each category based on the highest number of votes received, and an overall favorite will be awarded for the listing receiving the most votes.

“This year marks a decade since we first joined forces with HGTV for the Ultimate House Hunt. Our shared passion for beautiful homes and exceptional design has allowed us to showcase some of the finest properties in the world, and this year’s finalists carry on that tradition. We look forward to showcasing these breathtaking homes and seeing which capture the attention of HGTV’s audience,” said Paul Boomsma, President/CEO of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®.

This year’s finalists include 66 homes represented by 34 real estate companies: @properties; Allen Tate Realtors; Allie Beth Allman & Associates; Ansley Real Estate; ARC Realty; Beverly-Hanks, Realtors; CRYE-LEIKE Realtors; Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate; Deasy Penner Podley; Dickens Mitchener; Dilbeck Real Estate; Ebby Halliday Realtors; Harry Norman Realtors; Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers; Houlihan Lawrence; Howard Hanna Real Estate Services; John L. Scott Real Estate; Kinlin Grover Real Estate; Latter & Blum; Leonard Ryden Burr Real Estate; Locations; Michael Saunders & Company; Nan and Company Properties; Phyllis Browning Company; ReeceNichols Real Estate; Resources Real Estate; Richardson Properties; Sandpiper Realty, Inc.; Slifer, Smith & Frampton Real Estate; Smith & Associates Real Estate; The Grubb Company; Village Properties; Watson Realty Corp.; William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance; Williams Trew; and Windermere Real Estate.

Each winning home will receive editorial exposure on, as well as the prestige of being selected as a fan favorite.

Additional properties featured in the Global Homes gallery come from seven different countries or territories around the world and are represented by Cofim Immobiliare; Daniel Feau Conseil Immobilier, SA.; Immobiliere Le Lion; Island Living Collective; Jawitz Properties; REmexico Real Estate; Stresa Luxury Real Estate; and The Whistler Real Estate Co., LTD.

To view all homes and cast your vote, visit:


About Luxury Portfolio International® (LPI)

Luxury Portfolio International® ( is the luxury marketing division of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the largest global network of premier locally branded firms dominated by many of the world's most powerful, independent luxury brands. Luxury Portfolio attracts a global audience of visitors from over 200 countries/territories every month and markets approximately 50,000 luxury homes annually. Well Connected.™

About Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®

Chicago-based Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® ( is a global network of top independent real estate firms, with 550 companies and 150,000 sales associates in 70 countries. In 2020, network members participated in over 1.1 million global transactions. LeadingRE supports its members with powerful connections to other market leaders and access to innovative, performance-driven programs. Its online learning platform, LeadingRE Institute, was named to Training magazine’s Top 10 Hall of Fame. LeadingRE is also active in commercial real estate, with 200 firms in 15 countries specializing in the commercial arena.