Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate recently announced the addition of San Diego’s largest independent residential real estate company, McMillin Realty, to its franchise network. The newly named Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate McMillin Realty is owned and operated by Vince Gottuso, and will continue to serve the South Bay, metro and coastal communities of San Diego.
“We see an enormous opportunity in uniting these two brands, both of which families across California have trusted for decades,” says Sherry Chris, president and CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC. “The McMillin name is synonymous with quality and trust in the San Diego community, and the national scope of the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate will provide new marketing resources for the benefit of McMillin’s affiliated real estate professionals and their clients. McMillin Realty’s lauded history and reputation combined with the vision of Vince Gottuso and his business associate Nick Gottuso and the affiliation with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate will position their brokerage company to achieve new heights of performance and growth in the booming Southern California real estate market.”
“We are thrilled to have identified the perfect platform for McMillin Realty to grow,” says Scott McMillin, Chairman and previous owner of the brokerage firm. “Not only does Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate provide our team of Realtors with the exclusive opportunity to establish a fresh brand in the San Diego marketplace, but the network steps beyond that of a traditional franchise by emphasizing the lifestyle considerations that are often overlooked in real estate today. McMillin Realty’s affiliation with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate will take McMillin Realty into the next generation, while nurturing the history and culture of a family-run, community-first brokerage.”
Better Homes and Gardens McMillin Realty will maintain its five current sales office locations; two in Bonita, two in Chula Vista and one in San Diego. With the support of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, the brokerage plans to strategically expand its team of 130 affiliated real estate professionals into new markets.
“I’m inspired by how excited the team is,” continued McMillin. “Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate provides unparalleled marketing tools, support and training that will complement the foundation we have built in our company. Ultimately, though, the brand’s leadership was the deciding factor. Sherry and her colleagues intrinsically understand our team’s needs, which include maintaining a trusted reputation in the community and cultivating a wealth of ways to grow business. At the core, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate will allow our affiliated real estate professionals to provide even better service to buyers and sellers.”