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Forbes Global Properties Welcomes GUIDE Real Estate

 Forbes Global Properties, a curated consumer marketplace of luxury homes and an invitation-only membership network of top real estate firms, is proud to welcome premier luxury real estate brokerage GUIDE Real Estate to its prestigious ranks. Nationally recognized within the top 1.5% of brokerages by Real Trends Nation’s Best, GUIDE will exclusively represent the brand throughout the Greater Sacramento area.

A top independent brokerage founded and led by industry veteran Maureen Barker, GUIDE has proudly served over 8,000 discerning clients buy and sell homes valued at US $3.5 billion. Backed by state-of-the-art technology with an unwavering commitment to top-tier client service, the team combines best-in-class marketing solutions with deep local expertise.

“We could not be more thrilled to offer even more benefits to our clients with this internationally recognized affiliation,” GUIDE owner Maureen Barker explains. “GUIDE already has modern methods, upscale service and local experts. As a Forbes Global Properties exclusive member, we now have global reach.”

The exclusive worldwide residential real estate partner of Forbes, Forbes Global Properties provides branding and marketing services to the world’s premier real estate firms and is now represented by more than 11,600 real estate agents across 13 countries in approximately 350 locations. GUIDE joins this network of top brokerages with proven records of success in luxury property sales and exceptional client service.

“Interest in the Sacramento real estate market is deservedly at an all-time high. GUIDE Real Estate is a forward-thinking firm with a strong reputation for market expertise and conscientious client-service,” said Alex Lange, CEO of Forbes Global Properties. “We are proud to welcome the firm to our worldwide community of leading local experts.”

Chad Talach, a top agent and GUIDE Real Estate’s broker of record added, “Forbes Global Properties is the perfect match for our team. I can confidently say our agents are the best trained in the region.”

As a member of this exclusive network, GUIDE will benefit from Forbes’ engaged audience of more than 100 million monthly global visitors to connect, inspire, and inform affluent potential homebuyers and sellers about the finest properties for sale around the world. Homes will be presented across Forbes and Forbes Global Properties print, digital, and social media channels with expert commentary, timely market data, and top-tier editorial. GUIDE’s prime residential listings will be showcased on, a curated collection of high-value homes for sale worldwide.

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