Real Living Opens New Offices in Arizona, North Carolina, Texas

Posted by Kelly Kinzer Malone — November 26, 2007

COLUMBUS, Ohio – (Nov. 27, 2007) – Real Living Inc., one of the nation’s fastest-growing residential real estate firms, announced the opening of three new offices located in Glendale, Ariz., Asheville, N.C. and Willow Park/Aledo, Texas.“We are thrilled to expand our presence in Arizona, North Carolina and Texas,” said Kaira Sturdivant Rouda, president of Real Living. “Our new partners share our commitment of growing and connecting with a new generation of homebuyers and sellers.”The company’s third Arizona brokerage, Real Living Property for You, is based in Glendale, Ariz. and serves the greater Phoenix area. It is operated by Broker/Owner Bill Ashker.“I looked at all the big real estate companies today and Real Living was the only firm keeping up with the evolving real estate industry and the technology needed to connect with today’s consumers,” Ashker said. “I was also drawn to Real Living’s agent-centric philosophy, which I too follow in my own business.”Real Living Connect, in Asheville, N.C., serves Buncombe, Henderson, Transylvania, Madison and Haywood counties and is operated by Broker/Owners Randy Blackmon and Glenn Haden.“We loved Real Living’s fresh brand and company culture,” said Blackmon and Haden. “The company’s focus on women and Gen X and Gen Y consumers matches our vision We also were very impressed with the agent Business Center – an integrated intranet Web site allowing agents to work from anywhere at anytime.”Real Living Gateway in Willow Park/Aledo, Texas, serves Parker and Tarrant counties. It is operated by Owners Brandy Reynolds McIntyre and Joe McIntyre.“Real Living has a dynamic brand and innovative technology, and its progressive and forward-thinking philosophies will truly resonate with our local community,” said Joe McIntyre.Real Living’s franchise Web site – – recently won the Web Marketing Association’s 2007 Standard of Excellence WebAward in the real estate category. The site was launched in June 2007 in response to the accelerated growth of its franchise network. Real Living’s franchise network has grown 300 percent since 2005. In recognition of its success, Real Living was named one of the best new franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine and was recognized by Inman News as real estate’s “Most Innovative Franchise.”Real Living continues to innovate, utilizing the best in new marketing technologies and strategies to keep its growing group of franchisees ahead of the curve and providing value to consumers. Real Living’s agent-centric, customer-focused approach to residential real estate plus its award-winning, fully integrated marketing-technology platform has helped the company to become one of the nation’s fastest-growing franchisors.Real Living Property for You can be reached at (623) 385-7000 or Living Connect can be reached at (828) 225-6449 or Living Gateway can be reached at (817) 441-6177 or 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 160 offices, coast to coast. Offering consumers a full suite of home and lifestyle services, Real Living also provides nationwide corporations industry leading relocation management services. Real Living was named one of the best new franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine and won of the Inman Innovator Award. Real Living’s award-winning Web sites receive nearly 17 million page views per month. For more information, visit or

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