CRESTED BUTTE, COLORADO, JANUARY 9, 2013—Keller Williams Realty Mountain Properties announced today a merger with Prudential Becky Hamlin Realty, Inc. The offices will operate under the Vail Mountain Properties market center and operate out of 211 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte, CO 81224. The new name for the Crested Butte Business Center will be Keller Williams Realty Colorado Heritage.The integration of 13 agents into the Keller Williams Realty office is scheduled for January 1, 2013 .
The merger is being led by the Vail Mountain Properties Team Leader, Jennifer Morgan. The combined office will be led by Managing Broker, Tom Filchner. Tom brings over thirty years of experience in the industry and played an important role in bringing the Keller Williams brand to the office.
“It is our mission for the new company to continue to follow the Keller Williams Realty business models — offering world class training and maintaining the values of the KW culture at the highest level”, said Tom Filchner, Managing Broker, Keller Williams Realty Colorado Heritage. The decision came out of recent events surrounding Prudential Real Estate and their own merger and new company name, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services.
Keller Williams Realty has put its mark on the real estate industry by offering comprehensive educational resources and technological tools. These advantages, coupled with additional benefits such as profit sharing, have attracted some of the most talented owners, brokers and agents in the business. With these tools and benefits, the company has continued to grow despite the well-publicized turmoil in the real estate industry, and this year became the 3rd largest real estate company in the U.S., surpassing Re/Max.
“We are proud of the way our office conducts business and we hope Crested Butte residents will think of us when they think of real estate,” added Heather Woodward Broker Associate of Keller Williams Realty Colorado Heritage.
About Keller Williams Realty Inc.: Founded in 1983, Keller Williams Realty Inc. is the third-largest real estate franchise operation in the United States, with 679 offices and 73,000 associates in the United States and Canada. The company, which began franchising in 1990, has an agent-centric culture that emphasizes access to leading-edge education and promotes an economic model that rewards associates as stakeholders and partners. The company also provides specialized agents in luxury homes and commercial real estate properties. For more information, or to search for homes for sale visit Keller Williams Realty online at (www.kw.com). Each office is Independently Owned and Operated.