RISMEDIA, January 29, 2010—Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty announced that it has acquired Lucille Ritacco Real Estate, strengthening Rand’s network in Westchester County with a longtime leading brokerage in the New Rochelle area.
The acquisition brings 38 licensed real estate professionals in New Rochelle to Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty. Lucille Ritacco, who established Lucille Ritacco Real Estate in 1974 and serves as its broker/owner, will join Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty as an associate broker.
“I am especially excited to be joining forces with Lucille and her team,” said Greg Rand, managing partner with Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty. “They are exactly the kind of professionals who can take our technology and innovative marketing and bring it to the marketplace with their enormous local credibility and goodwill. It’s the best of both worlds.”
As part of the transaction, the Lucille Ritacco Real Estate office at 1315 North Avenue in New Rochelle will become a Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty office. The acquisition brings the number of Rand offices in Westchester to 8, and 24 overall in the Greater Hudson Valley.
“The Rands are on the cutting edge in the real estate industry and I am really looking forward to working with them to benefit the community,” said Ritacco. “With 36 years of real estate experience in the New Rochelle area, I feel I can help Rand become an even greater force in the southern Westchester real estate market.”
For more information, visit www.randrealty.com.