Posted: Thursday, August 30th 2012 at 9:11am
Jack Waldrip Real Estate merges with Prudential Georgia Realty
Jack Waldrip (l) with Prudential Georgia President & CEO Dan Forsman. (Photos courtesy Prudential Georgia)
GAINESVILLE - Jack Waldrip Real Estate and Prudential Georgia Realty have announced the merger of the two real estate firms.
The combined company will operate as Prudential Georgia Realty and will operate out of the Jack Waldrip Real Estate location at 200 West Academy Street in Gainesville. Kerstin Crawford and Kim Crumley will lead the Gainesville office.
Jack Waldrip will work directly with the new consolidated firm and continue to operate the Jack Waldrip Investment, Development and Management companies.
“The merger brings together two of Gainesville’s most respected firms. Our companies share a similar philosophy which makes this an ideal fit,” said Dan Forsman, President & CEO of Prudential Georgia Realty. Waldrip agreed and added, “This company is now a real estate powerhouse. Our agents will now be able to deliver many advantages to their clients. This merger is a great fit for our team and the combined entity will establish a higher level of real estate services for Gainesville, Hall County and Northeast Georgia."
Waldrip is a 40-year veteran of Gainesville area real estate and development. He developed his first subdivision in the early 1970s and has since developed numerous residential communities, retail, office and industrial properties.
Prudential Georgia Realty also has a long heritage in the local real estate community with 49 years of serving clients across Metro Atlanta, North Georgia and other areas. The company was ranked as the #1 residential real estate company by the Atlanta Business Chronicle for 2010 and 2011. Trendgraphix and RealValuator rank Prudential Georgia Realty #1 in transactions, listing sales and buyers for 2010, 2011 and year-to-date 2012.
With the merger, Prudential Georgia Realty will have 22 offices and over 1,000 Realtors.
“The real estate market has changed dramatically in recent years. Our company has the size and scale to bring new innovations faster and offer more support services. This gives our agents and their clients a competitive advantage. In the upcoming weeks, we will be introducing a host of new state-of-the-art tools into the local marketplace,” said Forsman. “We intend to have a major presence in the Northeast Georgia market and will be looking to add more agents who want to build a sustainable business by delivering more value to their clients."
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