Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Enters Central Virginia with Addition of Base Camp Realty

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. and MADISON, N.J. (March 23, 2016) – Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate announced today the addition of real estate company Base Camp Realty to its franchise network. The newly named Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Base Camp, led by broker/owner John O’Reilly, will continue to serve the Central Virginia marketplace, with a focus on the Greater Richmond region.


“Richmond has become quite the destination hotspot, and Base Camp Realty has been a key part of its characteristic charm for many years,” said Sherry Chris, president and CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC. “The city’s unique blend of distinguished universities, major company headquarters and an emerging culinary scene makes now the perfect time for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate to welcome one of this region’s foremost real estate and lifestyle authorities to its network.”


Since launching the company in 2008, O’Reilly committed to building a team of real estate professionals whose knowledge of the surrounding community would serve as a key differentiator within a rapidly changing real estate market. Base Camp Realty’s lifestyle-centric approach continues to pay off, as the brokerage was ranked as one of the area’s fastest growing companies in 2015 by local business publication Richmond Bizsense. Additionally, as a testament to the talent Base Camp Realty attracts, two real estate professionals affiliated with the brokerage received recognition as “Rookies of the Year” in 2014 and 2015, as recognized by the Richmond Association of REALTORS®. With more than 18 years of industry experience, O’Reilly leads a growing team centered around the understanding of each neighborhood’s distinctive personality, from the school districts to seasonal community activities.


“Every transaction is about much more than a piece of property, as customers will never buy a home without first buying into the community,” said O’Reilly. “In that same vein, real estate has never been, and will never be, a commoditized industry. Instead of trying to paint everyone with the same brush, our team personalizes each transaction to fit the unique lifestyle needs of our buyers and sellers. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate perfectly embodies this value system and will allow us to take our service to the next level with their resources and support.”


A board member for the Partnership for Housing Affordability, O’Reilly is also passionate about providing stable housing for the Richmond metropolitan community. As part of this commitment, he and his affiliated agents and staff donate their time during Affordable Housing Awareness Week and volunteer at worksites to build and repair homes for neighbors in need.


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About Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate LLC

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate LLC is a dynamic real estate brand that offers a full range of services to brokers, sales associates and home buyers and sellers. Using innovative technology, sophisticated business systems and the broad appeal of a lifestyle brand, Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate LLC embodies the future of the real estate industry while remaining grounded in the tradition of home. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate® LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services.


The growing Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate network includes more than 10,000 affiliated sales associates and approximately 300 offices serving home buyers and sellers across the United States and Canada.


Better Homes and Gardens® is a registered trademark of Meredith Corporation licensed to Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC and used with permission. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Each Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Franchise is independently owned and operated.

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