RISMEDIA, April 1, 2010—Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC announced the addition of Suzanne Anderson Properties, a leading Houston-based real estate brokerage, to its growing national franchise network. According to the company, Suzanne Anderson Properties will now operate as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Anderson Properties. With this new affiliation, the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate network now has more than 100 offices and 4,700 sales associates in 14 states.
“Anderson Properties is a mainstay in the communities in which it serves, growing and thriving in this difficult economic time through the dedication of its hardworking agents,” said Sherry Chris, president and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC. “We are thrilled to help support the company’s existing efforts and to provide it unparalleled resources and industry know-how that will take Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Anderson Properties into the next generation of real estate. The group is the perfect partner to help our brand grow into an important new region of the country.”
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Anderson Properties was founded in 1980 by Suzanne Anderson, who grew the brand from a small office to a recognized boutique agency. In order to focus on her clients, Anderson turned the operational reins over in 2005 to the current managing broker, Mike Huff, who has since grown the company to more than 100 agents at 3 offices in the Houston area, as well as offices in Trinity, Galveston and Austin. Huff will continue to operate as the company’s broker and owner.
“We have long strived to build an atmosphere at Anderson Properties that is focused on relationships and ethical conduct, while encouraging an entrepreneurial spirit,” said Huff. “Those attributes are what we have become known for in the Houston area and surrounding communities. With Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, we look forward to building on 30 years of success and growth as we aim to take full advantage of the improving marketplace and reach new consumers through a strong brand presence and with new and impressive agent tools.”
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Anderson Properties plans to grow under its new brand name and affiliation, by adding agents, expanding into new cities across Texas, and acquiring new, like-minded companies. Its agents look forward to harnessing the full power of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate’s expansive tools and technologies, which Huff says will only add to the effectiveness and dedication of his best-in-class agents.
“With a respected brand name and expertise in the industry as both a thought leader and a trail blazer, our new affiliation with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate will bring us new opportunities in the coming years and we intend to allow those opportunities to take us wherever we need to be,” Huff added.
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