RE/MAX Central of Santa Rosa and Windsor, has joined RE/MAX Gold, the largest independent real estate company in Northern & Central California. Now powered by RE/MAX Gold, RE/MAX Central of Santa Rosa and Windsor joins a network of 35 offices in 15 counties and over 900 agents known as the most experienced and productive of the industry.
Ted Horsman, Owner/Broker of RE/MAX Central of Santa Rosa and Windsor, made the decision to seize of the power of the RE/MAX Gold brand, “I want to give my agents the ability to be a part of RE/MAX Gold’s extraordinary blueprint for success, to make more money and grow their businesses,” Horsman said. “It’s a better model than I could ever give them on my own. This merger is the ultimate culmination, and it’s working great! I’ve never been happier in my life.”
“RE/MAX Gold is so fortunate to now include Ted Horsman, Judy Tait, and the great agents of RE/MAX Central Santa Rosa and Windsor as part of our powerful Company,” said James O’Bryon, President of RE/MAX Gold. “I have known and respected Ted for many years and together with our leadership team we will build Sonoma County’s real estate juggernaut.”
Horsman, who will continue to lead his agents as Sales Manager in the Santa Rosa and Windsor offices, alongside Judy Tait, the Santa Rosa and Windsor office Manager, who has been with RE/MAX Central of Santa Rosa and Windsor for over 13 years. Horsman said he has known James O’Bryon at least 20 years and they’ve had a lot of discussions about real estate and the philosophy of O’Bryon’s Company.
“James is a man with impeccable character,” Horsman said. “His values are based on honor, integrity and trust. I appreciate his forward thinking and the attitude of his staff and agents. I see RE/MAX Gold moving forward and thriving in this great new world of technology and competition. I know this is exactly where I want to take RE/MAX Central of Santa Rosa and Windsor.”
Established in 1995 with 7 agents, RE/MAX Central of Santa Rosa and Windsor now has 20 agents. “This merger has brought so much to our team,” said Tait. “I’m seeing enthusiasm, growth, motivation and endless possibilities! I couldn’t be prouder to be a part of the most dynamic real estate company out there.”
The combination of RE/MAX Central of Santa Rosa and Windsor & RE/MAX Gold adds another county of coverage to RE/MAX Gold’s Northern California reach. Sonoma County is the northeastern county in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area region. The City of Santa Rosa has led the growth in total population of Sonoma County*, adding 15,841 residents, or 10.7 percent, over the past ten years to attain its current population of 163,436 people. Just north of Santa Rosa is The Town of Windsor, a family-oriented community with an exceptional quality of life and known for its low crime rate, quality housing, infrastructure, recreational opportunities and shopping.
With the addition of the experienced staff of residential real estate professionals now in Sonoma County, RE/MAX Gold will further emphasize the fact that RE/MAX leads the industry in sales and has one of the world’s most powerful brands. RE/MAX agents make up less than 2 percent of real estate agents, but account for nearly 10 percent of all agents’ sales worldwide.
Using the famous words from Auntie Mame, Horsman said, “‘I’m going to open doors for you. Doors you never dreamed even existed.’ That’s exactly what this merger means to me.”
Founded 20 years ago by Mike Mobley and Gloria Wall with two offices and 40 agents, the company now has 37 locations, and sells more homes than any other independently-owned brokerage in Northern and Central California. RE/MAX Gold is the largest RE/MAX Company in California and the third largest in the world.
*County of Sonoma 2015, Town of Windsor 2015