Two Houston brokerage powerhouses will combine as one

by Scott Klocksin

Better Homes and Gardens Gary Greene and Heritage Texas Properties announced Tuesday that they will be merging. Heritage Texas Properties offices will take up the branding of Better Homes and Gardens Gary Greene. 

The merger brings the agent count of the combined company to 1,300 according to a press release from Realogy, the parent company of the Better Homes and Gardens brand. Better Homes and Gardens Gary Greene has 21 offices throughout the area, while Heritage Texas Properties has 14 offices.

The new operation will represent about 6 percent of the total market for transactions throughout the metropolitan area, according to the Houston Business Journal. 

Managing partners Mark Woodroof and Marilyn Eiland, who have led operations at Better Homes and Gardens Gary Greene, will helm the new, combined operation. Heritage Texas Properties CEO Robin Mueck and president Chaille Ralph will continue to play leadership roles in the combined company, according to Realogy. 

“We believe that aligning ourselves through strategic mergers brings even greater benefits to our affiliated agents and our clients,” Woodroof said about the merger. “We have great respect for Heritage Texas Properties — their culture, achievements and service philosophies. Joining forces will enable us all to be in more markets, offer greater resources to agents and clients, and serve more people.”

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