Charles and Laura Davis, former brokers/co-owners of RE/MAX Properties West for 25 years, have established a new company with the brand that has been part of the American home for over 90 years – Better Homes and Gardens®.
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Preferred Properties, located in Town & Country, was opened in grand style on Aug. 3 – historic style, that is, with dozens of agents dressing in costumes that spanned the nine decades since the brand’s inception. Choosing a favorite wasn’t easy, but agent Carrie Gilmartin and her daughter, future real estate agent Amanda Crawford, won in a People’s Choice vote for best costumes. Carrie, as Glinda the Good Witch, and Amanda, as the Cowardly Lion, were joined by 8-year-old Ava Gilmartin, as Dorothy, in a convincing salute to the 1930s and “The Wizard of OZ.”
Charles and Laura celebrated their new partnership,the company’s history and its future success with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate by boldly donning “Star Trek” costumes and generously donating a $500 check to the St. Louis REALTORS® Foundation.
“The St. Louis REALTORS® Foundation champions the same principles we do, and we support the fact that they invest in the REALTORS® Housing Assistance Fund, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis and veteran programs to ensure that the American dream is possible for all in Greater St. Louis,” explained Charles Davis.
Those who know Charles and Laura were not at all surprised by the creativity of their grand opening.
“The leadership team at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Preferred Properties has such passion and energy when it comes to providing an authentic and personal experience to every customer,” said Sherry Chris, president and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. “This mindset is fully embraced by the entire company and makes them a perfect fit for our network.”
“We are going to support our agents and, of course, our home buyers and sellers as we always have – with tremendous attention to details and exceptional customer service – but now we have the added power and great resources of Better Homes and Gardens®, America’s most trusted brand,” Laura explained.
As REALTORS®, this team knows how to navigate a changing hi-tech market and provide the resources clients need to make critical decisions about their biggest – and most precious – investment.
In the words of Dorothy, “there’s no place like home!” And there’s no better team to get you there than Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Preferred Properties.