Seasoned Real Estate Agents Join Real Living to Open Real Living Metro West Realty in Martinsburg

Posted by Keith A. Kumler — July 31, 2006

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - (July 24, 2006) – Real Living Inc., the nation’s fourth-largest residential real estate firm and 2005 Most Innovative Real Estate Brokerage in the United States, announced the launch of its newest franchise in Martinsburg, W. Va. Real Living Metro West Realty will serve consumers in Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan counties. Real Living Metro West Realty is owned and operated by Mara Bauserman and Mary Herson, with broker Mike Vecchio, who has extensive experience in residential and commercial real estate. Real Living Metro West Realty is located at 158 Crimson Circle, Reliance Rd Suite, Martinsburg, WV 25403. “We believe that real estate is a local and personalized business built upon successful relationships between agents and their clients. With the technology, support and training Real Living offers our company, our agents are enabled to give the absolute best service to their clients,” said Bauserman. “We may be the ‘new kid on the block’, but our agents have been in the real estate business and in our neighborhoods for years. We promise to maintain the highest level of integrity, trustworthiness, education, and market expertise to provide our clients with knowledge and service that exceeds their expectations,” said Herson. Eighty percent of consumers begin their home search online, according to the National Association of Realtors. By visiting, consumers can find virtually all the latest homes on the market, complete with multiple photos, detailed property information, agent information and much more. When buyers find homes of interest, they can contact a Real Living agent with just one click or call. Sellers who work with Real Living have the ability to market their home in ‘real time’ via three Web sites:, the Real Living agent’s Web site, as well as Real Living listings are also available nationwide on, and “As an agent-centric and consumer-focused company, we understand that the way people buy and sell their homes is changing. Real Living offers our franchisees the technology, marketing and training support they need to stay a step ahead of the competition. Mara and Mary are innovative thinkers, with the foresight to be part of something big – taking their company into the future of real estate,” said Harley E. Rouda Jr., CEO and managing partner of Real Living Inc. -more- For more information, visit or call (304) 262-4063. About Real Living Inc. The fourth-largest residential real estate firm in the country and the largest independently-owned firm in the Midwest, Real Living Inc., boasts nearly 4,000 agents and employees, more than $8 billion in annual sales and nearly 130 offices throughout 10 states, including Florida, Illinois and Texas. Real Living Inc was awarded the 2005 Inman Innovator Award by Inman News, ranked 23rd in Entrepreneur magazine’s Top 50 Best New Franchises and has won numerous awards for its marketing achievements. Every 14 minutes, Real Living sells a home. Each month, Real Living’s Web sites receive nearly 14 million page views. Real Living Inc. also offers a full range of affiliated business services, including home financing, title, relocation, corporate relocation management and home warranties. For more information or to learn more about growth opportunities with Real Living Inc., visit

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