SOURCE: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Desert Properties

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Desert Properties

January 05, 2011 17:54 ET

I Realty of Las Vegas Merges With Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Desert Properties

HENDERSON, NV--(Marketwire - January 5, 2011) - Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Desert Properties, one of the Las Vegas Valley's largest real estate agencies, announced today that it will merge with I Realty of Henderson, Nev., marking the first merger for BHGRE | DP.

I Realty's 30 associates will join BHGRE | DP's 140 agents and brokers to create the eighth largest real estate agency in the Las Vegas area by number of agents, according to rankings compiled by In Business Las Vegas. BHGRE | DP last year also was the Valley's eighth largest agency by number of agents, but was the fifth largest by sales volume.

"We're pleased to welcome the talented and hard-working agents of I Realty into the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate family," said Rick Shelton, BHGRE | DP's corporate broker. "I'm also especially proud of our existing associates and the hard work they have done to ensure the success that is supporting this merger."

Shelton last April took his brokerage, previously affiliated with RE/MAX International, and joined the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate network. While with RE/MAX, Shelton's company was one of only 10 Nevada real estate companies to make the 2010 Top 300 Power Broker rankings compiled by RISMedia Real Estate magazine, with sales volume of more than $405 million.

Shelton recently completed his year serving as president of the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors. He also is a member of the Board of Directors for the Nevada State Association of Realtors and a member of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Realtors.

"I Realty is thrilled to be joining a Las Vegas real estate powerhouse like Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Desert Properties," said Mario Sanchez, owner of I Realty. "The entire team is excited and motivated to contribute to the success Rick and his team already have achieved under the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate umbrella."

BHGRE | DP's operates two offices in the Las Vegas Valley: 2225 Village Walk Drive, Suite 260, in Henderson at The District at Green Valley Ranch; and 9330 W. Sahara Avenue, Suite 210, Las Vegas, at the Village Square Shopping Center. It also now will operate out of I Realty's previous offices at 1669 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy, Suite 120, Henderson.

ABOUT BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE DESERT PROPERTIES
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Desert Properties is one of the Las Vegas Valley's largest real estate brokerages and the source for all Las Vegas homes for sale, including Summerlin, Nevada, homes for sale, Henderson, Nevada, foreclosures, and Las Vegas short sales. With access to all current listings, BHGRE | Desert Properties can help any buyer find his or her dream home. The company's 170 associates operate out of three offices in the Las Vegas Valley: 2225 Village Walk Drive, Suite 260, at The District at Green Valley Ranch, and 1669 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy, Suite 120, both in Henderson; and 9330 W. Sahara Avenue, Suite 210, Las Vegas, at the Village Square Shopping Center. For more information, please visit: http://www.bhgdesertproperties.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 Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services. The growing Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate network includes about 10,000 sales associates and 200 offices serving homebuyers and sellers in 21 states. For more information, please visit www.BHGRealEstate.com.

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