Dallas-Based Abio AHK Realty Merges with Real Living Lone Star

Posted by Kelly Malone — July 7, 2008

30-Year-Old Firm Joins Real Living Lone Star to Create Texas Real Estate Powerhouse DALLAS – (July 8, 2008) – Real Living Abio Advantage, the Dallas-based real estate firm formerly known as Abio AHK Realty, announced its merge with Real Living Lone Star of Plano, Texas. Together, the new real estate firm has more than 100 agents in the Dallas, Plano and Canton, Texas, areas operating under the name Real Living Advantage Realty.(From left to right) Bill Sink; Bettie Abio; Leslie Rouda Smith; Harley Rouda, Jr.; Cyndy Laird, mgr; Bill Roth, broker of record; Linda Argo, mgr; Harley E. Rouda, Sr. and Yolanda Sink.The merger was announced at the Park City Club in Dallas on June 30 by Real Living CEO Harley E. Rouda, Jr. and past president of the National Association of REALTORS® and Real Living Founder Harley E. Rouda, Sr.“We are happy to be associated with Bettie Abio and her team of real estate professionals. This partnership furthers our company mission of providing the highest quality of knowledgeable real estate professionals to the customers that we serve throughout the Metroplex,” said Bill Roth, broker of Real Living Advantage Realty.Abio was built upon the successful career of CEO Bettie Abio and remains among the most creative and innovative of brokerages. The two companies joining together create a mutual fit. Real Living’s growth goals for 2008 include strengthening market share in markets where offices are currently located while Abio AHK was striving to improve technology, tools and agent systems to keep pace.“The public and the agent are requiring more technology and information. It makes great sense for us to align with a company that provides it all,” added Sales Manager Linda Argo, formerly with Abio AHK. “We are stronger and more dynamic together than we are separately,” said Sales Manager Cyndy Laird.Serving the counties of Dallas, Tarrant (Ft. Worth), Collin, Denton, Rockwall, Henderson and Smith, the Real Living Advantage Realty offices are located at:Plano Office:3065 Dallas Parkway #545Plano, TX 75093Turtle Creek Office:3838 Oaklawn #250Dallas, TX 75219Canton Office:710 W. DallasCanton, TX 75103“We are looking forward to future expansion with the merger of these two real estate powerhouses,” said Leslie Rouda Smith, founder of Real Living Lone Star. The company plans to recruit 25 new agents by the end of the year.For more information, visit www.RealLivingAdvantageRealty.com or call 972-403-1400.About Real Living Inc.Real Living, based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the nation’s fastest-growing real estate franchisors with more than 4,000 agents and 170 offices, coast to coast. Offering consumers a full suite of home and lifestyle services, Real Living also offers corporations industry-leading relocation management services. Real Living was named one of the best new franchises by Entrepreneur magazine and winner of the Inman Innovator Award. Real Living’s award-winning Web sites receive nearly 17 million page views per month. For more information, visit www.RealLiving.com or www.RealLivingFranchise.com.

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