RISMEDIA, June 24, 2011–The former Sebastopol office of Frank Howard Allen has merged with the Sebastopol office of the Wine Country Group by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. Owned and managed by Norbert Tenenbaum and Kaye Henzerling since 1986, the former Frank Howard Allen Sebastopol office has a total of 28 agents. The owners and agents will merge into the Wine Country Group’s Sebastopol office at 7300 Healdsburg Avenue today.
“We are truly excited about this new association,” said Norbert Tenenbaum. “We have are joined a powerhouse brokerage firm with a strong legacy; Mason-McDuffie dates back more than 120 years in the Bay Area. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate is a fresh, innovative lifestyle brand that is the real estate brand of the future,” he added.
“It provides our agents with a significant upgrade in technology and marketing services, and gives them the tools they need to speak to today’s consumer.”
The company’s network of offices now consists of 40 offices and 2,000 real estate agents throughout Northern California and Northern Nevada. It ranked as the 17th largest real estate company in the country in 2010. (Source: RISMedia) The Wine Country Group by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate has seven offices and over 180 agents concentrated in northern California’s Wine Country.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for us to partner with a highly regarded local company with great leadership,” said Frank Richards, Co-CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate. “Frank Howard Allan Sebastopol has enjoyed success over a 25 year period and ranks as one of the most productive firms serving this area. This merger
provides us with some strong momentum to grow our presence in the Wine Country.”
Timothy Hedges, Wine Country Group’s Sebastopol manager, commented, “Our business cultures and teams are similar, and combined, we will be an even stronger presence in Sebastopol.” Including the new Frank Howard Allen agents, there will be a total of 75 agents in the Wine Country Sebastopol office.
The Wine Country Group’s offices are in Sonoma, Healdsburg, Sebastopol, Cloverdale, Bodega Bay, Glen Ellen, Napa and St. Helena. The firm expects to grow its footprint in other Sonoma and Napa County market areas moving forward.
For further information, contact Timothy Hedges at 707.696.7325.
About Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate
Our heritage began with the founding of Mason-McDuffie Real Estate in 1887. In 2009, the company was named the 19th largest real estate services firm in the nation, and Number One in the San Francisco East Bay. The company provides comprehensive solutions to home buyers and sellers, and handled more than 7,300 transactions in 2010, generating $2.9 billion in sales. Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate is independently owned and operated and includes joint ventures with partners J F Finnegan REALTORS®, Highland Partners in Piedmont, Wine Country Group REALTORS® in the North Bay, and Tri-Valley Realty in Pleasanton-Hopyard and Ruby Hill. The organization is comprised of more than 2,000 sales professionals in 40 offices. For more information, go to winecountrygroup.com.