TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 11, 2019) — Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC announced today that Ellie & Associates Realty, P.A., a residential real estate brokerage firm headquartered in Tampa, is the newest member of its franchise network. The firm will now do business as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Ellie & Associates.
- After a successful career in the construction industry, including co-owning her own company at the age of 25, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Ellie & Associates Broker/Owner Ellie Lambert shifted to real estate in the early ‘90s – eventually opening her own independent brokerage in 2003.
- Headquartered in Tampa, the firm serves the second largest metro area in Florida that is heavily driven by relocation and retiree homebuyers but also appeals to multiple demographics with its numerous colleges, notable hospitals, major sports franchises and an international airport.
- A focus on professional development and company culture is credited as an integral component of the brokerage’s continued success. Lambert is committed to identifying exceptional sales professionals who not only mirror the organization’s values, but who are also excited to expand their market knowledge and skillset to offer customers superior service with every listing.
- Beyond the immediate name recognition the franchise brand provides, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Ellie & Associates’ affiliated sales professionals are eager to capitalize on the broad suite of extensive tools and resources offered.
“Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Ellie & Associates is the ideal partner to build upon a solid foundation of exceptional customer service and community involvement. Ellie’s mentorship and dedication to ensuring every agent embodies the firm’s core values has helped her assemble a forward-thinking team that is both extremely knowledgeable of their market and directly invested in elevating their careers both now and in the future.”
-Sherry Chris, President and CEO, Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate
“Better Homes and Gardens is an iconic brand that has been a part of my life since my mom first subscribed to the magazine when I was a child, and nothing in the industry can match the type of longevity and name recognition that Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate provides. Both potential new agents and customers will be thrilled to see the brand in Tampa, and we look forward to utilizing their unparalleled support and resources to better serve the area and further our long-term expansion goals.”
-Ellie Lambert, Broker/Owner, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Ellie & Associates
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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 12,000 independent sales associates and 360 offices serving home buyers and sellers across the United States, Canada, Jamaica and The Bahamas. The brand announced its expansion into Australia and New Zealand in April of 2018.
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