Largest Bay Area Based Broker Names New VP of Technology

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Technology Specialist Tom Flanagan Joins Alain Pinel Realtors

Alain Pinel Realtors (APR), the largest Bay Area based residential real estate firm, has named Tom Flanagan as Vice President of Technology. With over a decade of experience in technology, online platforms and new media, Flanagan will oversee overall technology strategy and implementation for the entire company.

TomFlanagan_lowres“Tom‘s experience, with an emphasis on design and usability, is an ideal fit as we continue to adopt innovative ideas and creative solutions to create seamless, effortless tools for our clients and agents,” said Rainy Hake, Executive Vice President of APR.

Flanagan is also a syndicated columnist for Inman News, the leading source of independent real estate news and information. His column explores the best practices and trends in website design and analytics, mobile applications, and online services that real estate companies can use to grow their businesses and run them more efficiently.

Prior to joining APR, Flanagan was the Vice President of Marketing and Technology at Residential Properties Ltd in Providence, Rhode Island. He has been a featured speaker at both local and national events including Real Estate Connect and the Google IT Summit. Most recently, he was a recipient of the Rhode Island Tech 10 Award with outstanding recognition for overall achievement.

“I’m extremely excited to join Alain Pinel Realtors – a company with a reputation and history as an early technology leader in the industry,” said Flanagan. “Platforms such as cloud computing and mobile have had a significant impact on the real estate industry and I look forward to leveraging these mediums and delivering a seamless experience to both our consumers and sales associates.”

About Alain Pinel Realtors
Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) is the largest privately-owned and independent residential real estate company in California. APR is the fifth largest residential real estate firm in the United States based on its closed sales volume, and is consistently ranked in the Top 10 firms in the country. The firm has nearly 1,400 agents in its 32 offices throughout the Bay Area and beyond. Celebrating almost a quarter century in Bay Area real estate, APR was founded in 1990 by CEO and President Paul L. Hulme, and is based in Saratoga, Calif. For more information about APR, please visit our website at

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