St. Louis, MO - (November, 2008) - Ted Thornhill, President of Janet McAfee Inc. and Sarah Bakewell, President and Owner of Edward L. Bakewell, lnc. Realtors announced today an exciting opportunity for two well-respected names in residential real estate in St. Louis. Sarah Bakewell is retiring the operations of Edward L. Bakewell, Inc.She and her agents are joining Janet McAfee. "We are absolutely delighted to welcome Sarah and her group of outstanding real estate agents to Janet McAfee. We have the utmost respect for the Bakewell associates; they are highly regarded within our industry and their business parallels ours in many respects," noted Ted Thornhill.
Janet McAfee Inc. with nearly 100 sales agents, is ranked seventh largest in the metro St. Louis
area, according to the St. Louis Business Journal. Edward L. Bakewell, Inc., with 51 agents, was the 21st largest agency. Both recorded the highest average sales price for homes sold. Both companies are members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, the largest national and international affiliation of independent brokers. "Both of our clientele are principally central corridor St. Louis City and St. Louis County home buyers and sellers. We both have a luxury market emphasis and we both embrace similar values of integrity, customer service and superior marketing," added Sarah Bakewell.
The Bakewell agents will relocate to the Janet McAfee office located in Ladue. Sarah Bakewell will assist with the sales agent integration and continue to personally represent clients as a McAfee agent. Janet McAfee is well positioned for the long term to offer comprehensive services to all of its agents including business development opportunities, training, complete property marketing, technology and full service office support. According to Janet Horlacher, Principal of Janet McAfee and daughter of Janet McAfee Weakley, the firm's founder, "We are honored Sarah Bakewell has entrusted us with her confidence and the Bakewell family name. Since 1910, Bakewell agents have listed and sold some of the finest homes in St. Louis."
About Janet McAlee Inc. Started in 1975 by Janet McAfee Weakley along with 10 real estate agents, the firm now has nearly 100 sales associates and a sales volume of $300 million. Locally owned and operated, the agency enjoys a national and international presence through premier luxury home affiliations including Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate and Luxury Portfolio.