Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate has announced a merger with a Rhode Island real estate agency Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gammons Realty, which has served the entire state of Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts and part of Connecticut since its founding in 2001.
The announcement was made by Commonwealth Founding Partner George Patsio and Gammons Realty Founder Allen B. Gammons, Jr. Under the terms of the partnership, the Gammons Realty team of 35 real estate professionals will remain with the new and merged entity. Gammons will also maintain an active role with the same dedicated staff. The business will continue to operate from its current headquarters at 461 Main Street, East Greenwich, R.I., and will now be known as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate.
Gammons is a well-known and accomplished real estate leader in Rhode Island and adjacent markets. A resident of East Greenwich, Gammons has been in real estate since 1992, and started his independent brokerage in 2001. In 2005, he purchased the Prudential franchise for most of Rhode Island. In 2016, Gammons joined the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand. Over the years, Gammons has earned numerous awards as a top performer in real estate. He was named one of the top 100 REALTORS® in America by the National Association of REALTORS® and REALTOR® Magazine (2002 and 2003). He is the former president of the Rhode Island Multiple Listing Services (MLS) and is a founding member of several local charities. He is a past member of the board of directors for the Better Business Bureau of Rhode Island.
While serving as broker/owner of his firm, he says, he saw the potential to do more of what he does best: creating opportunities for agents and growing the business by focusing more on sales.
“Our affiliation with Commonwealth and the extensive support, resources and training they provide will enable me to spend more time in the field using my talents to help create inventory for our agencies and brokers,” he says. “I look forward to working with the Commonwealth team and continuing to grow our business.”
Patsio says, “Our company has experienced incredible growth with the support of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand. Gammons Realty has an excellent team of professionals in place with a proven track record of providing superior service. We are excited to bring additional resources to their sales associates, staff and clients and enhance the already exceptional level of service they provide to their marketplace. We are looking forward to expanding our footprint into Rhode Island and thrilled to welcome Allen and the Gammons team to the Commonwealth family.”