Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Adds Celebrated San Diego Brokerage, McMillin Realty, to Franchise Network

January 12, 2016 // Franchising.com // San Diego, Calif. and Madison, N.J. - Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate announced today the addition of San Diego’s largest independent residential real estate company, McMillin Realty (www.McMillinRealty.com), to its franchise network. The newly named Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate McMillin Realty is owned and operated by Vince Gottuso, and will continue to serve the South Bay, metro and coastal communities of San Diego.

“We see an enormous opportunity in uniting these two brands, both of which families across California have trusted for decades,” said Sherry Chris, president and CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC. “The McMillin name is synonymous with quality and trust in the San Diego community, and the national scope of the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate will provide new marketing resources for the benefit of McMillin’s affiliated real estate professionals and their clients. McMillin Realty’s lauded history and reputation combined with the vision of Vince Gottuso and his business associate Nick Gottuso and the affiliation with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate will position their brokerage company to achieve new heights of performance and growth in the booming Southern California real estate market.”

“We are thrilled to have identified the perfect platform for McMillin Realty to grow,” said Scott McMillin, Chairman and previous owner of the brokerage firm. “Not only does Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate provide our team of Realtors with the exclusive opportunity to establish a fresh brand in the San Diego marketplace, but the network steps beyond that of a traditional franchise by emphasizing the lifestyle considerations that are often overlooked in real estate today. McMillin Realty’s affiliation with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate will take McMillin Realty into the next generation, while nurturing the history and culture of a family-run, community-first brokerage.”

Better Homes and Gardens McMillin Realty will maintain its five current sales office locations; two in Bonita, two in Chula Vista and one in San Diego. With the support of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, the brokerage plans to strategically expand its team of 130 affiliated real estate professionals into new markets.

“I’m inspired by how excited the team is,” continued McMillin. “Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate provides unparalleled marketing tools, support and training that will complement the foundation we have built in our company. Ultimately, though, the brand’s leadership was the deciding factor. Sherry and her colleagues intrinsically understand our team’s needs, which include maintaining a trusted reputation in the community and cultivating a wealth of ways to grow business. At the core, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate will allow our affiliated real estate professionals to provide even better service to buyers and sellers.”

About the McMillin Family of Companies

McMillin Realty operates as an independent company within the mcmillin family of companies. Founded in 1960, mcmillin has more than 50 years of successful real estate investment, land development, and home building projects. mcmilllin continues to evolve to create real estate developments in urban, pedestrian-friendly and coastal constrained markets. mcmillin is the proud developer of the award winning Liberty Station, named Dinning District of the Year for 2015 by the San Diego Union-Tribune. mcmillin continues to enhance Liberty Station with three new hotels, several new restaurants, a new movie theater, a new Liberty Station Public Market, and 70,000 square feet of new artisan tenants in the arts and culture district—all completed just last year. mcmillin is also developing new multifamily projects, the first of which will be EIGHTEEN TEN State St., constructed at 1810 State Street in downtown San Diego’s Little Italy. Named by Forbes as one of the nation’s top neighborhoods for millennials, the project will be at one of the last remaining developable sites in this highly desirable community.

For more information about McMillin Realty, please visit http://www.McMillinRealty.com.

About Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate LLC

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 Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services.

The growing Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate network includes more than 9,800 affiliated sales associates and approximately 300 offices serving home buyers and sellers across the United States and Canada.

Better Homes and Gardens® is a registered trademark of Meredith Corporation licensed to Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC and used with permission. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Each Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Franchise is independently owned and operated.

For more information, visit www.BHGRealEstate.com.

Media Contacts:

Paul Pettas
Kwittken
(646) 747-7164
ppettas@kwittken.com

Kristin Degnan
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC
(973) 407-2408
Kristin.degnan@bhgrealestate.com

Beth Binger
For McMillin Realty
BCI pr
M: (619) 987-6658
beth.binger@BCIpr.com

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