COLUMBUS, Ohio--()--Today HER Realtors, central Ohio's largest real estate brokerage, is announcing a merger with Real Living Realty Services in Dayton, and Real Living Realty Services in Cincinnati to create one of the largest, and the fastest growing brokerage in the state. The new, larger company will be known as HER Realtors in all three markets.
“It feels good to be returning to my roots.”
In October of 2012, HER Realtors left the Real Living franchise network, and began an aggressive local and regional growth plan.
"This is a very exciting day! We are merging these great companies into a force that is unrivaled in our markets. The HER Realtors name has long been synonymous with superior customer service, the most professional real estate agents and the most innovative technology and tools in the business," said Harley E. Rouda, Jr. "It feels good to be returning to my roots."
HER Realtors was founded by real estate pioneer and innovator, Harley E. Rouda, Sr., who passed away in June of 2012. Rouda, Jr., left his position as president of Real Living Real Estate, a national franchise company that was founded with the HER Realtors organization in 2001, and is now the CEO of Trident Holdings, Inc., which has various investments in real estate related businesses throughout the Midwest, including HER Realtors.
With this merger, HER Realtors will be home to approximately 900 associates in nearly 60 offices throughout central and southwestern Ohio. The combined sales volume of the companies in 2012 was approximately $1.4 billion.
"The timing could not be better for this move, and over the next few weeks and months the company will be announcing additional mergers, new search tools for consumers and additional business support tools for sales associates to make sure we continue to earn the trust of our clients," Rouda added. "With the emerging strength of the market, and the shared strength of these companies coming together, we are extremely well positioned for future growth."