COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwired - July 01, 2016) - Today, HER Realtors, central Ohio's largest real estate brokerage, is announcing the expansion of its operations into Northern Ohio with the merger of Real Estate Showcase (RES). Founded in 1973, RES has been locally owned and operated for over 40 years with 65 sales associates and auctioneers between their offices in Ashland, Wooster and Millersburg.
In 2008, Joseph Mast purchased a portion of RES and thus began the formation of Real Estate Showcase & Auction Co. In 2009, Mast purchased the remaining portion of the company and in 2010, Andy White joined him as co-owner of Real Estate Showcase.
HER Realtors was founded by real estate pioneer and innovator, Harley E. Rouda, Sr. in 1956, and this year, proudly celebrates their 60th anniversary. In 2015, HER Realtors was recognized by Real Trends Magazine as the 35th largest broker in the United States for closed units. With this merger, HER will be home to over 1,250 associates in 63 offices throughout the state and will have an estimated sales volume over $2.15 billion.
"We are incredibly excited to partner with Real Estate Showcase. Both HER and RES have long been synonymous with superior customer service, and exceptional real estate professionals, but combined, the organization is unrivaled in their markets," said Michael Mahon, President of HER Realtors. "Real Estate Showcase is a great fit with our organization because of the company's unparalleled reputation and deep local roots. They share our passion for excellence and our commitment to Ohio communities, and have distinguished themselves as a respected industry leader for more than 40 years. Partnering with RES will enable us to continue to expand our full service offering in the northern and central part of the state, while allowing for us to partner with the expanding RES Auction Services throughout the state of Ohio."
"We are honored to be joining forces with HER Realtors. It is a top notch brokerage, which is nationally ranked and has a reputation for leading edge technology," said Joseph Mast. "The training and resources they provide in support of their sales associates is evident in the success they have experienced over the years. We are beyond excited to expand our offering to home buyers and sellers in our market area."
"It's all about culture," said Andy White. "HER's philosophy is much like our own; Associates and Employees are family to us and our business is all about bringing people together to make a difference in our communities. This is going to be a great partnership for us."
RES Auction Services has 14 auctioneers and conducts the highest profile auctions across the country. This is a natural fit for RES to expand auction operations with the fastest growing real estate company in the state of Ohio. Buyers and sellers can be assured, with this new partnership, they will have access to the highest level of professionalism available whether using traditional real estate sales practices or the auction method of marketing.
About HER Realtors
Founded in 1956, HER Realtors is the country's largest agent-owned real estate firm and is consistently recognized as one of the most innovative, technologically advanced, and award-winning firms in the country. With 1,250 associates and 63 offices throughout Ohio and Northern Kentucky, HER Realtors offers a full-range of services to its clients including residential and commercial real estate sales, property management and rental services, mortgage, title services, insurance, home warranties, and other home-related, lifestyle services. To learn more, visit www.HERRealtors.com.