EDWARDSVILLE – Coldwell Banker Brown Realtors has merged with the Property Professionals offices, which Coldwell says expands its presence in the Southwestern Illinois and River Bend areas.
The real estate agency announced this morning the completion of the merger. Property Professionals is located in Godfrey, Grafton and Hardin.
A total of nine real estate brokers will be joining the Coldwell Banker Brown Realtors team as a result of the merger. The agents in Godfrey will include Casey Bennington, Nancy Trucks, Steve Gehrs and Elaine Rhodes.
In Hardin and Grafton, the agents will include Devin Brown, Kynan Mielke, Thomas McKee, Tom Sumpter and Wendi Mielke.
Mielke (left) owned the Hardin and Grafton offices and has joined CBBR as managing broker of those offices. Rhodes (right) owned the Godfrey office and has joined CBBR as managing broker of that office.
Coldwell Banker Brown Realtors President Gerry Schuetzenhofer said that his agency was looking for the right opportunity to expand its services to the Riverbend area, and this was the perfect fit.
“We’re very excited about this opportunity to expand our business to this region. Godfrey, Grafton and Hardin are all beautiful communities with rich histories and unique housing markets. We feel like the network of services we provide through Coldwell Banker and our real estate firm will be such a benefit to people interested in buying or selling a home in this area,” said Schuetzenhofer. “We are really excited for the experience and enthusiasm Wendi and Elaine bring to our team.”
The merger will add to Coldwell Banker Brown Realtors existing five offices, located in Belleville, Edwardsville, Highland, O’Fallon and Troy. It has a network of more than 200 agents.
— The Illinois Business Journal