Burton Real Estate Merges with Better Homes & Gardens to Form BHG Bahay Co.

Posted by Cathy Harrington — October 4, 2012

1349372945Pleasanton, CA – October 2, 2012 – Burton Real Estate in Concord has merged with Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate to form Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Bahay Co., it was announced today by Ed Krafchow, CEO and Chairman of BHG Mason-McDuffie. ‘Bahay’ translates as ‘my home’ in Tagalog.

“I am truly excited about the merger of our two companies,” said Krafchow. “Bahay Co. is in a unique position to provide real estate services to the expanding Filipino community, and we have long been committed to working with diverse communities.”

Burton Real Estate’s team of 40 agents has affiliated with Bahay Co. in the company’s Seafood City office location in Concord.

Rob Burton has operated Burton Real Estate since 2001, beginning with an office in downtown Concord. He opened the Seafood City office two years ago, working closely with the Filipino community.

1349372997“We are honored to become part of the Mason-McDuffie family,” said Burton. “We are joining a powerhouse brokerage firm with a strong legacy; Mason-McDuffie dates back 125 years in the Bay Area. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate is a fresh, innovative lifestyle brand that is the real estate brand of the future. It provides our agents with a significant upgrade in technology and marketing services, and gives them the tools they need to speak to today’s consumer.”

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Mason-McDuffie operates 28 offices in Northern California, with 1200 agents. The company was ranked among the Top 20 real estate brokerages nationally in 2011, according to REAL Trends, with sales of $2.9 billion and over 7,790 real estate transactions in 2011 and is based in Pleasanton, Ca.

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Mason-McDuffie is the 2nd largest real estate company in the east bay, according to the SF Business Times.

Better Homes and Gardens Bahay Co. is located at 2030 Diamond Way in Concord, inside Seafood City. The office phone is: 925.262.4000. The new website is: www.bhghome.com/bahayco.

About Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate

Our heritage began with the founding of Mason-McDuffie Real Estate in 1887. In 2010, the company was named the 17th largest real estate services firm in the nation (RIS Media), and Number One in the San Francisco East Bay (SF Business Times). The company provides comprehensive solutions to home buyers and sellers, and handled 7,790 transactions in 2011, generating $2.94 billion in sales. Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate is independently owned and operated and includes joint ventures with partners 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 1,200 sales professionals in 26 offices. For more information, go to www.bhghome.com.

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