Our brokerage, FRED Real Estate Group, was recently acquired by Colorado-based West + Main Homes. The acquisition comes with the announcement that after 15 years of running the biggest independent brokerage in Central Oregon, owners Fred and Keeley Manilla are retiring.
Enter West + Main Homes, a Colorado-based brokerage with a similar culture, mission and brand sensibility who welcomes the agents of FRED Real Estate — including our team— into its growing operation.
“We could not be more flattered to be taking over where Keeley + Fred are leaving off” said Greg Fischer, Co-Owner of the newly established West + Main Homes in Oregon. “We look forward to providing our agents, and their clients, as well as the community the same thoughtful care they have always known with FRED…and we are looking forward to layering in the services currently enjoyed by West + Main agents in Colorado and Oklahoma!”
What does West + Main mean for the Bend Relo team?
Only good things: West + Main brings a wealth of resources to our day-to-day operations such as robust marketing support for our client listings, more back-office support and growth opportunities for our agents. Going forward, our official name shifts from Bend Relo at Fred Real Estate Group to Bend Relo at West + Main Homes.
How does this change benefit Bend Relo clients?
Two benefits immediately stand out:
For home sellers: Our marketing team size has tripled – which means your listed home will get more press than ever.
For home buyers: A big benefit for our clients looking to buy a home, is that approved buyers will have access to cash offers. This is made possible by Accept.inc, which is a new kind of mortgage lender that purchases homes with cash on behalf of buyers it has approved for a loan. This offering is exclusive to West + Main agents and therefore makes your offers more competitive.
When is it official?
Right now. Yep, our team can start listing homes under the co-brand of Bend Relo at West + Main. Through the end of the year, our visual identity will evolve to reflect our new alliance with West + Main, and we are big fans of their aesthetic. We will discontinue the use of FRED’s brand standards altogether by January 1, 2022.
Much will still remain the same:
As mentioned, part of the appeal of this transaction was the two brokerages’ similar culture, mission and brand emphasis. That’s not going to change. Plus, Bend Relo will still be known for our listing services such as staging, photography, video. And we’ll still have top performing agents and the Best of Zillow designation. We truly see this as a complement to all the positive things we offer today.
FRED is the largest independent office by sales volume, consistently earning national recognition as a top-performing brokerage, boasting a roster of more than 130 of the friendliest residential Real Estate agents serving Central Oregon, Portland and beyond.
ABOUT West + Main Homes
Founded in 2017 and recently recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest-growing companies in the US, West + Main is an independently owned and operated boutique Real Estate brokerage specializing in residential and commercial properties across Colorado, as well as greater Oklahoma City and Oregon.