Throughout Ben’s 30 year career, he has served as a key contributor to companies on the forefront of change in the real estate industry. He passionately pursues innovations and strategies that align the interests of buyers, sellers and the real estate agents who serve them.
Ben is known for being a key contributor to organizations by creating new pathways that lead to broadly adopted compliant innovations:
2000 eRealty.com/Yahoo! Real Estate: First ever online real estate brokerage + member portal model bringing millions of consumers together with tens of thousands of real estate agents (by 2004) under one national brand (Prudential Real Estate Affiliates).
2006 Zillow.com: First ever national database of homes with valuations, mapping and marketplace features for agent, broker and loan officer engagement reaching the largest ever audience of real estate information consumers.
2009 USAA/Cartus: First ever affinity-based national home search platform connecting millions of relocating and mortgage-ready members of the most successful affinity program to the nation’s largest network of real estate brands (Realogy).
2014 Quicken Loans/Home Scouting: First ever national home comparison shopping platform with a real-time connection to a mortgage loan pricing engine, partnered with MyPerfectHome.com and Quicken Loans (Highest in Customer Satisfaction in the U.S.-J.D. Power, 2010-2017 Primary Mortgage Origination).
Since 2009, Ben has been an independent consultant and strategist for real estate brokers and affinity programs seeking to reduce the friction and cost in home buying and selling for consumers, agents and mortgage originators. Ben is a licensed real estate Broker in Virginia (1992 to the present) and REALTOR®.