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Two real estate firms merge with Keller Williams Realty Lanier
Keller Williams Realty Lanier Partners has announced a merger with Millwood International Realty and Finders Keepers Realty. The offices will operate under the Keller Williams Realty Lanier Partners brand at 631 Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville and 1215 Tuscany Drive in Braselton.

Nine agents joined the Keller Williams office as of March 1. The merger is led by Operating Principle Keith Cook and team leaders Rhonda Forbes in Gainesville and Dawn Polk in Braselton.

"It is our mission to continue to follow the Keller Williams Realty business models, offering world class training and maintaining the values of the KW culture at the highest level," Cook said.

\"We believe that the synergies from this merger will have positive affects on both our agents and for the buyers and sellers we serve in the market areas," Forbes said.

"The economic benefits of the merger give the market centers a huge strategic advantage in the market place" Polk said. "The Northeast Georgia community will continue to be served by the great agents who live and work there."

Founded in 1983, Keller Williams Realty Inc. is the third-largest real estate franchise operation in the United States, with 679 offices and 73,000 associates in the U.S. and Canada. Each office is independently owned and operated.