First Richmond Realtors and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Big Hill
Richmond-based brokerage First Richmond Realtors and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Big Hill are merging.
The merged companies, which will operate as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate First Realty Group, will be led by principal broker Ray Ramsey and continue to serve the greater Richmond area, including Wayne County and surrounding areas.
The merger was announced Friday by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. The combined office will operate at 1010 S. A St. in Richmond.
“We are thrilled to be working with a firm that has such an acute understanding of the importance of embracing the values of its community,” Jeff Owens, president of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Big Hill, said in a statement.
“First Richmond brings genuine, homegrown insight into this market and has built a team that strives to attract the highest quality of agents, which will be invaluable to the company’s growth and success.”
“We are excited about the new training programs and entire suite of unique marketing tools that come with being affiliated with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate,” Ramsey said. “Serving the modern homebuyer and seller requires delivering the highest degree of professionalism, innovative technology and industry intelligence. We have joined a national network that mirrors this philosophy.”
The Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate network includes about 9,300 sales associates and 250 offices in Canada and the United States.
About 70 associates will operate from the combined Richmond office.