December 17, 2008 // Franchising.com // Parsippany, N.J. / San Jose, Calif. – Today, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC announced that Ventura Barnett Properties – an entrepreneurial Silicon Valley-based real estate company – has signed a long-term franchise agreement to operate as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Ventura Barnett Properties. The new relationship adds significant brand value and resources to Ventura Barnett Properties, whose offices are headquartered in San Jose, Calif. The residential brokerage firm has two offices and 145 sales professionals who primarily serve clients in the Santa Clara County area.
"Our affiliation with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate was a unique opportunity to enhance our service offerings with cutting-edge technology and a brand with a strong history," said Tony Ventura, broker/owner, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Ventura Barnett Properties. "In a region made up of clients who expect a certain level of attention, this strategic relationship will allow us to deliver beyond that expectation, while serving as a catalyst for our company's growth throughout the valley."
As part of the Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate franchise system, sales associates with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Ventura Barnett Properties will have access to innovative tools, services and training that will enable them to deliver exceptional customer service. The company's property listings will be marketed through BHGrealestate.com, an online real estate destination designed to both inform and inspire consumers through rich content and market intelligence.
"As an organization committed to forward thinking, growth and long-term success, Ventura Barnett Properties embodies the spirit of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate as we build toward the future," said Sherry A. Chris, president and CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC. "The whole team at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Ventura Barnett Properties shares Tony's passion to deliver an exceptional consumer experience and have established for themselves a notable reputation that aligns well with our brand."
Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate is an international real estate brand that offers a full range of services to brokers, sales associates and home buyers and sellers. Using innovative technology, sophisticated business systems and the broad appeal of a lifestyle brand, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate embodies the future of the real estate industry while remaining grounded in the tradition of home. Better Homes and Garden Real Estate LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services.