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McColly Real Estate and Century 21 South County Real Estate Announce Strategic Merger

Century 21 South County Real Estate has merged operations with McColly Real Estate and will operate its Cedar Lake office under the McColly brand. This strategic alliance will further McColly’s business growth and service initiatives throughout the entire market area. Shelly and Fred Faber, former owners of Century 21 South County, will have important roles in the leadership and growth of the office. Terri Blagojevic, Rich Hemphill, Linda Jenkins, Becky Mathas, Denene Reppa, Mychelle Taylor, and Lori Voigt, all formerly associated with Century 21 South County have remained with the office. Over the past 10 years Century 21 South County Real Estate grew to become one of the most respected real estate firms in the Cedar Lake market area.

“It makes perfect sense for firms who share the same vision to merge operations to take advantage of efficient systems for long-term success”, said Ron McColly, president of McColly Real Estate.

McColly Real Estate is celebrating their 41st anniversary in business this year. McColly has realized phenomenal growth since joining the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World network as an independent firm in March of 2003 and continues to be recognized as one of the top real estate firms in the country. Leading Real Estate Companies of the World was established in 1960 as the first national service organization. Through several consolidations, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World has emerged as the leading non-franchise residential organization in the world.

Real estate is local, which explains why independent, locally branded real estate firms continue to dominate many markets. The entity that connects all of these top brands is Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, whose affiliate companies with nearly 5,000 offices and over 140,000 sales associates in over 40 countries worldwide generate more residential sales than any national franchise brand. In addition to being the dominant residential real estate organization, the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World network is also a leader in worldwide relocation services and referral business.

Faber stated, “The local market dominance of McColly coupled with the global Internet presence of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, and a shared vision of regional growth cinched our decision to pursue this opportunity with McColly Real Estate.” Faber added, “We are excited that our talented team is now better equipped to service the expanding opportunities in the Northwest Indiana and Chicago Southland markets”.

McColly Real Estate is the largest independently owned and operated real estate firm in Northwest Indiana and Chicago Southland with over 550 sales professionals in 19 offices throughout Lake, Porter and Jasper Counties in Indiana, Cook, Will and Kankakee Counties in Illinois. Please visit www.mccolly.com for more details.