PARSIPPANY, N.J. - (Dec. 14, 2010) - Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC today announced that Clackamas-based Realty Partners, Inc., has joined its franchise network, adding a brand presence in the state of Oregon. The brokerage will now operate as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Realty Partners, serving the Portland metropolitan area and surrounding communities, including Canby, Molalla and Vancouver, Washington. The company’s co-owners, John Tate and Eric Post, bring a partnership-oriented culture and 100 sales associates across five offices to the Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate network.
“Eric and John founded their business on perhaps one of the best mission statements I have ever read,” recalls Sherry Chris, president and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC. “It simply says; Serve our clients with distinction, grow our businesses with passion and live our lives with balance.” “When you begin with that foundation, you are well on your way to epitomizing the ‘next generation broker’ who leverages the best social and digital media tools to have a dialogue with employees and clients alike.”
“By affiliating with Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, we’re taking the next logical step in communicating to our clients that we are committed to being a complete lifestyle service provider,” said Tate. “Our agents and clients are more informed and tech-savvy than ever before. The incredible tools and support provided by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate will help us to better anticipate the agents’ needs and to continue raising the bar for service in our industry.”
“This is much more than a name change,” said Post. “It’s a declaration of our commitment to customer service. This affiliation reinforces our dedication to delivering what consumers need right now – a trusted, loyal advisor who has the ability to change with the market and technology tides. “From a corporate standpoint, our goal to create a supportive, successful, collaborative and focused organization can be fully realized with our partnership with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate.”
Established in 2005 Realty Partners’ past achievements include being named one of Oregon’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” by Oregon Business magazine with high scores for benefits, attraction and retention; work environment; charity/community work; collaboration, trust and openness; rewards and, incentives; and career development.
Realty Partners takes its corporate responsibility very seriously and has been commended for its citizenship efforts and active involvement with numerous community and charitable organizations, including: Parrott Creek Child and Family Services, Habitat for Humanity, Oregon Food Bank, North Clackamas School District, The Canby Center, and the Molalla Buckeroo Association.
For more information on the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Realty Partners, please visit BHGRealtyPartners.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 Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services. The growing Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate network includes approximately 7,000 sales associates and 190 offices serving homebuyers and sellers in 21 states: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Maine, Massachusetts, 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.
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Corporation, a global leader in real estate and relocation services.
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