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Dusty Sutton, broker and owner of College Park long-time real estate brokerage Sutton and Sutton, has merged her business with Keller Williams at the Parks.
Once located in College Park, Keller Williams at the Parks is currently located downtown and this will be a second location for the firm. Sutton and Sutton was opened in 1975 by Barbara Sutton, Dusty’s mother.
“I am so excited to get back to doing what I love, selling real estate, without the hassle of running a brokerage. I’m definitely not retiring,” Sutton said.
Sutton believes by bringing the two brokerages together her agents and clients will have the best of both worlds by continuing the small town feel of her boutique brokerage and adding the technology of a national brand.
“The [real estate] industry has and continues to change due to ever evolving technology,” said Sutton. “By joining forces with Keller Williams our Realtors will have access to cutting edge technology, which will increase our ability to market properties for sellers and to reach buyers seeking real estate services.”
According to Sutton, she and LeHeup met several times over the past year to discuss the possibility of merging their two businesses.
“Denise and I have known each other for a long time, since she had an office in College Park before. I was exploring the possibility of merging with another company and she was planning to move a new office into CP. It was perfect timing for us both,” Sutton said.
LeHeup said the merger was a well thought out and planned process.
“We are really excited to be back in College Park. Dusty and I have been talking about a merger for more than a year. Her brokerage is very important to her especially because it’s a family business. We will carry on the Sutton and Sutton tradition of community involvement and support of the unique CP community.”
Stacey Mortensen, a broker with Sutton and Sutton, is excited about the merger. “This merger does not ‘stop’ us from doing the things that made us successful thus far — it ‘adds’ to it,” said Mortensen. She continued, “It gives us tools that we are excited about working with — it gives us a large support team if we need it — and it lets us focus on SELLING.”
Robert Kurtzeiter, a broker with Keller Williams, believes the merger is fantastic. “Kurzreiter Property Group was established and based on the tenets of personal professional service, great communication, and exemplary trust. Dusty Sutton’s business is an example of these loyal relationships and concierge services coming together.”
Kurzreiter added that he is looking forward to moving his office into College Park and joining the Sutton and Sutton associates who embrace “the same professional values and sensitive understanding of our CP housing market and neighbors’ needs!”
LeHeup added, “Our Realtors live, work and play in CP and we are so excited to align with a 35-year-old brokerage like Sutton and Sutton. We are your neighbors and we look forward to seeing you around the neighborhood.”