First published in the Feb. 5 print issue of the Burbank Leader.
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC announced on Feb. 3 the affiliation of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Town Center based in Burbank, continuing the brand’s momentum in California with its 28th affiliated company.
Co-owners Susan Featherly, Peter Micalchuck and Barinder Chhina established their company in 2014. Featherly ran a dance studio before starting a real estate career in 2004. Micalchuck parlayed his success as a restaurateur into a second career selling and investing in real estate. Chhina, a biomedical engineer, is a former client of Featherly and Micalchuck and a real estate investor. All three have experience as real estate investors with an extensive network of home improvement and renovation specialists.
“As an independent firm, it is challenging to stay up to date on technology and tools to help agents remain competitive, so we knew we needed the backing of a powerful partner to fuel future growth,” said Featherly.
The firm’s leadership will expand the business by attracting new agents and investing in specialized support staff to help increase agent efficiency and productivity. The multicultural office has agents from Armenia, Cuba, Guatemala, India, Iran, Mexico and Poland, which complements the BHGRE brand’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as part of its core values.
According to Realtor.com, the median home sales price in Burbank is $1 million.
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Town Center is the 28th BHGRE affiliate in California.
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp., 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 12,500 independent sales associates and approximately 390 offices serving home buyers and sellers across the United States, Canada, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Australia and New Zealand. Each Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Franchise is independently owned and operated.