It’s official! Star Real Estate and Seven Gables Real Estate have merged, making us the fifth-largest brokerage in Orange County. This partnership unites two extraordinary firms that share the same high standard of ethics and integrity, and creates a dynamic powerhouse that will make an even greater impact on the Orange County real estate landscape for years to come.
Both companies have made an indelible mark on the industry over the last 40 years while staying true to their core values and commitment to customer service. But advances in technology and increased diversity in consumer behaviors has brought along a need for change. Named the Most Innovative Brokerage by LeadingRE in 2017 out of 565 companies from 62 countries around the world, Seven Gables has the data-driven technology platform it takes to dive deeper into market trends, gaining a better understanding of consumer patterns and providing an even more enhanced experience for its clients.
President and CEO of Seven Gables, Mike Hickman, has built his company on a foundation of core values and principles that are woven into the daily culture. It is this values-driven business approach combined with Star Real Estate’s similar culture and background that makes this acquisition a game-changing match.
“Culture is the basis for a successful blending of companies. Star’s well-known reputation as a dominant driving force in the Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley areas allows us to increase our footprint in Orange County expanding our market share and market penetration,” says Mike Hickman, President of Seven Gables Real Estate.
Now with nine offices and nearly 500 associates, their regional footprint has expanded into Huntington Beach, Anaheim Hills, Corona Del Mar, Tustin, Orange and Fountain Valley. And with Seven Gables’ exclusive affiliation with Luxury Portfolio, a website with more $1M+ listings than any other luxury real estate network the company offers an expansive international reach as well.
“This merger with Seven Gables will create new energy, a new vision for the future, new innovations and new tools for Star agents to take their business to an entirely new level,” says Frank McDowell, Chief Executive Officer of AMC Inc., the parent company of Star Real Estate. “With Seven Gables’ in-house, award-winning, luxury marketing agency, advanced technology platforms, and agent training and support, the future looks exciting.”
Exciting indeed! This is a major milestone for these two storied companies. Together they will be a driving force for innovation and authenticity in today’s real estate market.