What GMAC Brokers are Saying About Real Living... Quotes

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Chris Svec

Here are what two of the newest Real Living franchisees are saying regarding their decision to re-brand and join Real LivingGMAC Brokers are excited, agents are excited and we who've been Real Living for a while are thrilled by the fast growth. 

"When we were deciding to go with Real Living, I was very impressed with the technology offering and the marketing."

"The Real Living brand is new and we believe the concept is something that is really going to stick."

"It is important to be associated with a franchise that keeps you at the top and differentiates you from the competition.  Real Living will do that and also ensure we are staying ahead of what consumers need from their real estate professional."

        -  Vonda Herding - Home to Home

"With the Real Living brand, there were a number of things that appealed to us.  Our office is very technology oriented and we think Real Living has a great technology platform and offers the complete package."

"If I were to offer advice to a broker thinking about switching to the Real Living brand it would be this: If you are currently an independent, a switch could help you save money since all of the programs and platforms are already created.  If you are a franchisee of another company, Real Living can provide the support you may not be getting right now."

"Our agents are very excited about the brand change and we're off to a fresh start."

       - Andy Linihan - Real Living 1st Knight Realty

Comments (6)

Charlie Ragonesi
AllMountainRealty.com - Big Canoe, GA
Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros

Changes can be concerning and disrubtive, It is good to read these comments and I hope all do well with the new organization

Jan 20, 2010 11:53 PM
Chris Svec
Chris Svec - Columbus, OH

Charlie- Thank you for your comment. It has been a fun and exciting journey over the past few months and it is good to see so many thrive on, and accept this change! 

Jan 20, 2010 11:56 PM
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

I Re-Blogged you...  congratulations to the new Real Living franchises.

Jan 21, 2010 01:50 AM
Ann Banos
Real Living, LifeStyles Realty - Austin, TX
Broker, Real Living

And don't forget how great this is for those that were with the original Real Living. I'm already seeing a very positive effect by having a larger pool of agents across the nation with agents to send and receive referrals and name recognition. When I tell potential recruits that we have merged and because GMAC is a name that agents recognize-- it really gives us credibility that RL is a player in the big pond. I'm soooo very excited about this and what it means to the franchisees. This has given us more clout and when all the GMAC's convert--it will give us the name recognition that we have so needed outside the Ohio area. I think when buying a franchise--I really underestimated how critical it was to have name recognition in your area and the power of numbers. But thankfully, RL saw the big picture and led the company in the right direction. I think 2010 is going to be a pivotal year for Real Living, GMAC and my office. I welcome each and every GMAC agent and broker--together we can build the company and businesses of our dreams..

Jan 30, 2010 02:51 AM
Cynthia Hostetler
Real Living Homes and Beyond - Lagrange, IN

All of us here at Howe LaGrange GMAC Real Estate in Northern Indiana are very excited to become Real Living.

We are on track to transition in the next couple months.

With the name change we are ready for a fresh, new start.

Soon to be Real Living Homes and Beyond. Can't wait!

Feb 05, 2010 03:16 AM
Chris Svec
Chris Svec - Columbus, OH


Glad to hear it!  We're excited to welcome you to the family and brining the best of GMAC together with the best of Real Living to create the best and one of the largest networks in the US! 

Thanks for your comment.

Feb 11, 2010 06:44 AM