PARSIPPANY, NJ and HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Jun 26, 2012) - Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate announced today that Gary Greene, REALTORS®, the residential real estate sales leader in Houston, Texas, has joined its growing franchise network. Owned by Mark Woodroof and Marilyn Eiland, the former Prudential Real Estate Services affiliate will now operate as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene. Through the years, the brokerage has grown to encompass 20 offices and more than 850 agents, all serving the Houston market. In May 2012, REAL Trends magazine ranked the company among the top 60 residential real estate brokerages in the United States in both sales volume ($1.58 billion) and transaction sides (6,509) for 2011.
"Today marks a significant milestone for our brand as we welcome these influential real estate leaders to the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate network," said Sherry Chris, president and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC, whose parent company is Realogy Corporation, a global leader in real estate and relocation services. "Mark and Marilyn have grown an impressive brokerage based on trust, integrity and a superior reputation. Our shared vision and values make this a strong partnership that I'm confident will continue to flourish as both the brokerage and the brand continue to expand."
"Bringing our company into the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate network was a strategic decision for us," said Woodroof. "The brand will best support us in providing unparalleled consumer real estate experiences and company growth opportunities in the Greater Houston area."
Since 2007, the company has listed more homes, sold more listings and closed more transactions than any other brokerage in the Houston area, according to MLS company ranking data. In 2011, the Houston Business Journal named the brokerage as the area's No. 1 real estate brokerage.
"Our decision to join the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate network provides a positive change that enables our agents to take advantage of a dynamic brand," said Eiland. "Our agents are excited to utilize the brand's innovative technology and resources to target new customers and offer additional value to our clients."
In conjunction with this announcement, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene is now an associate member of the Cartus Broker Network. A Realogy subsidiary, Cartus is the premier provider of global employee relocation solutions serving the corporate, government and affinity markets.
Founded in 1963, Gary Greene, REALTORS® will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year. The company actively supports Sunshine Kids™, raising more than $3 million dollars for the nonprofit organization dedicated to providing activities, trips, and events for young cancer patients.
For more information regarding Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene, visit www.GaryGreene.com, which will be rebranded on June 27.
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a dynamic 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 LLC embodies the future of the real estate industry while remaining grounded in the tradition of home. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services. The growing Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate network includes approximately 7,500 sales associates and more than 200 offices serving homebuyers and sellers in Canada and 24 U.S. states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia and Washington. For more information, please visit www.BHGRealEstate.com.
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