Randy Benefield Appointed Branch Manager of Wine Country Group by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

Posted by Jessica Boyd — October 24, 2011

1319492931Santa Rosa, CA – October 19, 2011 – Randy Benefield, formerly broker owner of Benefield Realty in Petaluma, has joined the Wine Country Group by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate as branch manager of the Petaluma office, it was announced today.

Benefield is merging his operations with Wine Country Group. “I am thrilled to join Wine Country Group and look forward to receiving the tremendous support that this company provides to their agents. Wine Country Group represents a boutique real estate experience for agents and clients, and with technology and marketing tools that are ahead of the game,” said Benefield.

Lynda Jensen, manager of the Napa and St. Helena offices, will continue to provide support to agents in the Petaluma area.

“Randy is an excellent addition to our leadership team here in the wine country,” said Dougan Jones, managing partner. “He is a seasoned broker who has led and mentored agents for many years. Randy will continue to grow and expand our presence in the Petaluma market.”

Benefield is known in Petaluma as a community leader. He is past president of the Petaluma Sunrise Rotary, and served on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Petaluma.

Since February of this year, Wine Country Group has grown to 11 offices and 230 agents.

In February of this year, seven offices with the former wine country offices of Frank Howard Allen merged with the Wine Country Group by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. And in June, Frank Howard Allen Sebastopol merged its office with the Sebastopol office of the Wine Country Group by Better Homes and Gardens.

The company’s network now consists of 40 offices and 2,000+ real estate agents throughout Northern California and Northern Nevada. It ranked as the 17th largest real estate company in the country in 2010. (Source: RISMedia)

The Wine Country Group’s offices are in Santa Rosa (2), Petaluma, Sonoma, Healdsburg, Sebastopol, Cloverdale, Bodega Bay, Glen Ellen, Napa and St. Helena. The firm expects to continue to grow its footprint in other Sonoma and Napa County market areas.

For further information, contact Cathy Harrington at 925.525.0946. Randy Benefield can be reached at 707.478.8697

About Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate

Our heritage began with the founding of Mason-McDuffie Real Estate in 1887. In 2009, the company was named the 19th largest real estate services firm in the nation, and Number One in the San Francisco East Bay. The company provides comprehensive solutions to home buyers and sellers, and handled more than 7,300 transactions in 2010, generating $2.9 billion in sales. Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate is independently owned and operated and includes joint ventures with partners J F Finnegan Realtors, Highland Partners in Piedmont and Montclair, Wine Country Group Realtors in the North Bay, and Tri-Valley Realty in Pleasanton-Hopyard and Ruby Hill. The organization is comprised of more than 2,000 sales professionals in 40 offices. For more information, go to winecountrygroup.com.

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