April 15, 2014 in Real Estate Law
SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Apr 14, 2014) – Effective March 19, Zephyr Real Estate has entered into licensing agreements with two independently-owned real estate brokerages in Sonoma County. Following the sale of Frank Howard Allen Realtors, two independently owned brokerages, in Guerneville and Graton, have elected to affiliate with Zephyr.
“This is a great way for Zephyr to connect with these well respected and productive offices,” commented Randall Kostick, Chief Operations Officer at Zephyr. “Because so many San Francisco homeowners spend time in Sonoma our affiliation is a natural connection between the two markets.”
The two offices are owned and operated independently, but have licensed the use of the Zephyr brand and resources. This allows them to continue providing the professional service they are known for as well as gain access to Zephyr’s comprehensive marketing program, cutting-edge technology and company culture. Joint sales meetings are planned for the near future so that all agents and brokers can become better acquainted and develop future cooperative efforts.
“When the opportunity arose in joining forces with this progressive and sophisticated company, the decision was unanimous,” said Chris Getchell, Broker of the Graton office. “Zephyr possesses the competitive edge, high-end marketing and clientele that marries Sonoma County potential with San Francisco demand.”
“Zephyr was our first choice in our search for a new affiliation as they are an innovative, exciting San Francisco company with a similar client base,” stated Herman Hernandez, broker for the Russian River office. “I see this as a bridge from the Bay Area to the Wine Country and a great potential for continued growth,” he added.
About Zephyr Real Estate
Founded in 1978, Zephyr Real Estate is San Francisco’s largest independent real estate firm with nearly $1.8 billion in gross sales in 2013 and a current roster of more than 220 full-time agents. In 2010, Zephyr launched its new website, which has earned two web design awards, including the prestigious Interactive Media Award. Zephyr Real Estate is a member of the international relocation network, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World; the luxury real estate network, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate; and the local luxury marketing association, the Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco. Zephyr has six strategically located offices in San Francisco, a business center in Marin County, and serves a large customer base throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit http://www.zephyrsf.com.