Realty One Group grows franchise network to 23 firms

4 new California affiliates include BMC Associates and its 135 agents

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Irvine, Calif.-based Realty One Group, the fast-rising brokerage that's also entered the franchising business, has signed up four new affiliates in California, bringing the total number of affiliated brokerages to 23. The new franchisees include San Ramon-based BMC Associates, with 135 agents; Sullivan & Genie Inc. in Glendora with five agents (rebranding as Realty One Group Masters); and Kinder Real Estate in Oakland with one agent (rebranding as Realty One Group Allure). The fourth new affiliate, Realty One Group Champions in Riverside, is starting up from scratch. “The additional horsepower my associates now have, as part of the Realty ONE Group family, is phenomenal," said Navid Ali, the broker-owner of Realty One Group BMC Associates, in a statement. "High volume plus high-quality transactions creates both happy agents and happy clients." Realty One launched its franchise business in October, seven years after starting a brokerage that, according to Real Trends stat...