Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Announces Its First Franchise in Maryland

March 31, 2017 // // Annapolis, Md. and Madison, N.J. - Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate announced today the addition of J. Melvin Premier Properties in Maryland to its franchise network. The newly named Better Homes and Gardens The J. Melvin Group, led by partners and co-founders Jennie Melvin and Carlos Garcia, will continue to serve the Annapolis and Ellicott City market areas.

“Real estate sellers and buyers value expertise and Jennie Melvin and Carlos Garcia are seasoned professionals who bring that central benefit to their clients,” said Sherry Chris, president and CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC. “In addition, their ongoing commitment to their community and extensive knowledge of the area makes them the perfect fit for our first location in Maryland.”

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate The J. Melvin Group was established in 2009 by Melvin and Garcia, who have over 35 years of combined experience in the real estate industry. Their firm has taken steps to grow its sales volume in recent years, and the partners look forward to expanding its presence by opening more offices in the state under their new franchise banner.

“The Annapolis and Ellicot City areas are thriving right now, and we look forward to serving more customers under the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate brand,” said Garcia. “We are excited to continue growing our business, but we don’t want to just be the biggest, we want to be the best.”

With close proximity to both Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Annapolis and the surrounding towns provide a great setting for families who are looking for a larger home to settle down in, but also for the young professionals launching a career in one of the nearby cities. As Garcia describes it, “Annapolis feels like a quaint town with all the opportunities of a big city.”

Melvin’s and Garcia’s commitment to their community drives them to support local groups such as the American VetDogs Association, which they sponsor and serve on the board. Additionally, they allow local charities to use their moving trucks and offices for functions free of charge.

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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 10,000 affiliated sales associates and approximately 300 offices serving home buyers and sellers across the United States, Canada and the Bahamas.

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.

Media Contacts:

Angelene Crosswell
Cohn & Wolfe
(404) 260-3560

Kristin Degnan
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC
(973) 407-2408

SOURCE Better Homes and Gardens®



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