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Big Hill becomes the first Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

Affiliate in Ohio and Indiana


Dayton, OH (July 27, 2010) – Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate today announced that Big Hill, a leading Dayton-based real estate company, has joined its expanding network of affiliates. Big Hill has the distinction of being the first real estate brokerage firm with offices in Ohio and Indiana to associate with the franchise. Founded in 1968, Big Hill has eight locations and nearly 200 sales associates throughout southwest Ohio and east-central Indiana. The brokerage will conduct business as Better Homes and Gardens Big Hill.


“The real estate industry is experiencing unprecedented change,” emphasized Jeff Owens, president of Better Homes and Gardens Big Hill. “It was imperative that we align with an organization that is pushing the boundaries of technology to stay relevant to our home buyers and sellers. Now we have the ideal blend of next-generation tools and award-winning strategies, not to mention a beloved brand name that is respected across many products and services,” Owens continued. “As the first brokerage in Ohio and Indiana to carry the standard for Better Homes and Gardens, we will surely benefit in image, recognition and growth from this ground-floor opportunity.”


Long known as a forward thinking, client-oriented real estate company, Big Hill is expecting to “future proof” its business and agents by integrating the most advanced real estate technology which Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate has pledged to its affiliates. For example, Big Hill will have access to Meredith Corporation’s (the publishers of Better Homes and Gardens Magazine) database of millions of consumers through a proprietary on-line platform. Affirming that it is a technology-driven organization, Sherry Chris, the CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, is the 2010 Inman Innovator of the Year for her visionary leadership in advancing the franchise to the forefront of adopting social and digital media. “I know how dedicated Big Hill is to making its sales agents successful by embracing the newest tools,” stated Chris. “By joining us, Jeff Owens and his team have taken a leap forward to being recognized as a next-generation brokerage.”


Presently, over 80% of all home buyers and sellers start on-line. The real estate industry is fast becoming more dependent on computers, cell phones and the Internet than on bricks and mortar. When servicing someone who is buying or selling a home, the faster an agent can respond to a question and react to circumstances, the sooner the opportunity to facilitate a successful transaction. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate is a recently-founded entity built entirely around the tools of technology to satisfy buyers and sellers, including web applications.


 “They have focused heavily on starting a brand based upon technology and social media, and they’ve done an outstanding job of it,” said Owens. “That made our decision to join them a lot easier.”

About Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a dynamic real estate organization that offers the full range of services to brokers, sales associates, home buyers and sellers. Blending innovative technology, advanced business systems and the popularity of its lifestyle brand, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate represents the future of the real estate industry based on the tradition of “home.” The growing Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate network includes over 5,000 sales associates in offices coast to coast. Visit www.BHGRealEstate.com to learn more.


Better Homes and Gardens® is a registered trademark of Meredith Corporation licensed to Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC. Each Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate franchise is independently owned and operated.


For More Information Please Contact


Bob and Sue Whigham Associate Partner

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Big Hill

EMAIL BobAndSue@YourRelatorsForLife.net

PHONE (937) 435-2267 ext 163

5580 Far Hills Avenue

Dayton, Ohio 45429