Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Strengthens Franchise Presence in Virginia

MADISON, N.J. and STERLING, Va. (May 13, 2014) — Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate today announced its expansion into northern Virginia and its surrounding areas with the addition of the Northern Virginia Real Estate Network (NVRE). The newly franchised brokerage will now do business as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LifeStyles under the continued leadership of broker/owner Azmi Alkurd. The brokerage will serve Northern Virginia, Washington D.C. and Maryland, with a focus on Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Montgomery Counties.

“Expanding our presence in Virginia and entering the greater Washington, D.C., market is a very strategic and important milestone for our brand,” said Sherry Chris, president and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC. “In such an active real estate market, it is important for us to align with a brokerage that understands the pivotal role lifestyle needs play in the home-buying and selling processes. Azmi and his team have demonstrated their commitment to enhancing the lifestyles of their clients and value long-term client relationships that go well beyond the initial transaction.”
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LifeStyles is comprised of real estate professionals with experience in helping consumers buy and sell residential real estate in all price ranges and within both city and suburban areas, including vast experience working with people from political and international communities in the surrounding area.

“Our company has successfully integrated technological platforms to best provide superior service in a rapidly evolving market,” said Alkurd. “Aligning with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate injects our brokerage with proven brand name recognition, along with the marketing and technology support needed to enhance our infrastructure and help take our business to the next level.”

For more information on the brokerage, visit ww.BHGRELifeStyles.com.

About Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a dynamic real estate brand that offers a full range of services to brokers, sales associates and home buyers and sellers. Using innovative technology, sophisticated business systems and the broad appeal of a lifestyle brand, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC embodies the future of the real estate industry while remaining grounded in the tradition of home. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services. The growing Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate network includes more than 8,300 sales associates and approximately 260 offices serving homebuyers and sellers across the U.S and Canada. U.S. states served include: Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and Washington.

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