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Leading Houston brokerage signs with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

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Editor's note: A previous version of this story contained erroneous information about the number of brokerages that affiliated with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate in 2009, 2010, and 2011. The story has also been updated to correct that Sherry Chris joined Realogy Corp. in 2006 as COO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, not CEO.A leading Houston brokerage is dropping its affiliation with Prudential Real Estate Services and will operate as a Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate franchisee.With more than 850 agents operating out of 20 offices, Gary Greene Realtors was among the top 60 U.S. brokerages last year, racking up $1.58 billion in sales volume and 6,509 transaction sides, according to data compiled by Real Trends. Since 2007, the company claims to have closed more transactions than any other brokerage in the Houston market.Signing up the brokerage as a franchisee "marks a significant milestone for our brand," Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate CEO Sherry Chris sa...