In this position, Sharga will oversee RealtyTrac’s marketing and public relations initiatives. He will be responsible for developing and executing a strategic marketing plan to optimize growth and drive business development.
Sharga initially joined RealtyTrac in the early 2000s and helped lay the foundation for its internal and external communications program over his 8 years with the company. Most recently he served as EVP for Carrington Mortgage Holdings, and CMO of the company’s Vylla business unit. Prior to his work at Carrington, he was CMO at Auction.com, the nation’s leading online real estate marketplace. Sharga has regularly appeared on CNBC, FOX Business, Bloomberg, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, CNN, ABC World News, and NPR.
In a press release, ATTOM Data Solutions CEO Rob Barber said, “As ATTOM continues its growth and expansion in the data licensing business, we also have been revitalizing RealtyTrac, one of the original and strongest online brands in the U.S. residential real estate market. Rick’s extensive experience in the real estate and mortgage industry, along with his established industry relationships, make him an invaluable addition to the growing RealtyTrac team.”
Ohan Antebian, the General Manager of RealtyTrac, stated, “Adding Rick to the growing RealtyTrac team is a testament to the continued investment from ATTOM and its investors at Lovell Minnick Partners. The vote of confidence in the brand and ATTOM’s strategic decision to re-invest in the site will solidify awareness of our organization and its near-term modernization.”
Sharga said, “I am excited to return to RealtyTrac and look forward to re-establishing the brand as the go-to source for consumers, investors and real estate professionals looking for foreclosure property information. In a housing market with high demand, historically low inventory and escalating prices, RealtyTrac can be a valuable resource for buyers looking for hidden values in the housing market.”