Oregon brokerage affiliates with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

The new affiliate has a service area of nearly 2,500 square miles across the Lane, Linn and Benton counties

A Eugene, Oregon-based brokerage Equinox Real Estate affiliated with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Equinox, according to a recent announcement.

The new affiliate owned and operated by Bess and Ron Blacquiere is approaching its 20th anniversary. They launched the company in Eugene in 2003 and opened a second office in Corvallis in 2020.

“Ron and Bess are dynamic business and community leaders who strongly focus on supporting their affiliated agents’ continued growth,” said Sherry Chris, president and CEO of BHGRE. “We are excited to affiliate with the Blacquieres as they expand their firm’s reach in the picturesque Willamette Valley.”

Through the affiliation, the Blacquieres will aim to expand the firm’s footprint in markets in Eugene, Springfield and Corvallis, through mergers and acquisitions.

BHGRE, a subsidiary of Anywhere Real Estate Inc., has a network of approximately 12,600 independent sales associates in almost 420 offices in the United States, Canada, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Australia and Turkey.

In December 2022, Ryan Gorman stepped down as the CEO of Coldwell Banker and Sue Yannaccone, president and CEO of Anywhere Brands, leading the Anywhere portfolio including Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, CENTURY 21, Corcoran, ERA, and Sotheby’s International Realty, had her role expanded to also supervise the Coldwell Banker brand.