RISMEDIA, May 4, 2007-Prudential Georgia Realty, a real estate company in Georgia, is continuing its rapid expansion pace in metro Atlanta with the acquisition of Century 21 Hand Real Estate in Newnan.
The 31-agent firm officially merged with Prudential Georgia Realty on May 2nd when company president Dan Forsman and Century 21 Hand Real Estate owner and broker Cynthia Hand-Hart signed paperwork to make the Coweta office the 25th Prudential branch in metro Atlanta.
It is the third office opened by Prudential Georgia Realty in the first five months of this year. Agents joining Prudential are at an all-time high. In April more than 100 Realtors joined the company setting a record. May is expected to continue that pace.
“Coweta County and those counties south of Atlanta are expanding at an incredible pace as families move to enjoy the suburban lifestyle and quality of life,” said President and CEO Dan Forsman. “By combining the proven leadership of Cynthia and her sales team in Coweta County with the resources and reach of our Prudential brand, we’ll be in a better position to offer hometown service to help families achieve the dream of homeownership.”
With two decades of real estate experience, Cynthia Hand-Hart will stay on as managing broker of Prudential Georgia Realty’s Newnan office, working closely with Senior Vice President Kathy Murphy. The new Prudential branch will operate out of the same space as the old Century 21 office. The only change will be Prudential taking additional space available next to the office and expanding the facility from approximately 4,500 square feet to 6,000 square feet. With this additional space, the office, located at 2525 Highway 34, will be able to expand its Coweta County sales team to 55 Realtors. The Newnan office has been helping buyers and sellers since 1990 and annually averages around $50 million in gross sales.
“I have always had an admiration for the leadership at Prudential Georgia Realty,” said Cynthia Hand-Hart who also served as a past president of the Newnan-Coweta Board of Realtors. “I wanted to be with a company I hold in high regard and whose business model and goals were more in line with my own. This will be a very positive change for the agents and the local community.”
Cynthia will be actively interviewing experienced real estate professionals to expand her sales team in the next few months.