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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Expands to Oklahoma

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Expands to Oklahoma

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC has announced the opening of its first agency in Oklahoma. The Metro First Realty of Edmond, a residential real estate brokerage firm serving the Oklahoma City metro area, will now do business as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Paramount.

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Broker/owner Rob Cowger grew up working with his father on home renovations, and gained an affinity for real estate at an early age. After earning both his agent and broker licenses, he eventually took charge of his own brokerage in 2007 – leveraging his more than two decades of knowledge and passion for the industry to grow his company’s agent count from three to nearly 150 today.

Rob Cowger’s decision to affiliate with the Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate brand was prompted by his desire to proactively provide his agents with the best possible resources.

With access to the brand’s advanced tools and full-service support, along with increased referrals and lead generation, the brokerage can better position itself at the forefront of innovation and recognition.

“Rob’s customer-centric philosophy and commitment to community echoes the values we cherish most,” said Sherry Chris, President and CEO, Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate. “I have the utmost confidence that he and his team will be a natural fit within our network.

Every brokerage within our brand plays a key role in our overarching success. We look forward to seeing Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Paramount leverage our extensive toolset, support system, and their own experience to take the lead in an up-and-coming market.”

Oklahoma City has become a hub of entertainment and growth attracting new residents with areas such as the Bricktown District and Plaza District, and professional basketball team the Oklahoma City Thunder. Rob Cowger plans to leverage this, along with the added draws of affordable housing, strong economy, and top-notch education system, to expand the reach of his brokerage.

“I’m excited to bring the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate brand to Oklahoma City metro area – not just for the city, but also for my affiliated agents,” said Cowger. “To be part of such a universally recognizable network will be key to future growth in the area. With a great brand behind us offering excellent tools and unparalleled support, we are on a path to be the leaders in real estate in this community.”

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