Two of East Texas top producing real estate firms have announced a merger of their companies. Summers Real Estate Group and Suzanne Cook and Company will now work together as a team that will consist of over 55 agents. As serving members of the Longview, Tyler, and Dallas Metrotex Multiple Listing Services, they have set ambitious goals for growth in their current territories. The new brokerage will be known as Summers Cook and Co. specializing in residential, commercial, and their Cherokee Shores entity in lake property sales.
Bud Summers, an owner/broker of Summers Real Estate Group and Suzanne Cook, owner/broker of Suzanne Cook & Company, are excited about the potential this merger creates. Leaders of the Longview Area MLS, the combined companies, closed over $123,000,000 in sales in 2019. Summers Cook & Co. will hold office in the Energy Center at 1127 Judson Road, Suite 146. Bud Summers will be the broker of record, with Suzanne Cook remaining part of the team as a broker associate. Suzanne will continue to list and sell property and maintain an active presence in the community.
Suzanne says: “I am excited about stepping back from management, and having more time for my customers and clients. I also look forward to more time with children and grandchildren, none of whom live in Longview, without feeling like I am neglecting my company. I have worked with Bud on several sales, and our philosophy of customer service and ethics in business are a perfect match. Both being local companies, we share a common segment of the market, often competing for listings but now we will work as a team.”
Summers sees tremendous potential in the merger and is excited to bring the latest technology and social media marketing ideas to the new entity.
“This is a merger of equals. The success of our efforts prompted this union. The strength in our numbers and potential for more growth, as well as the opportunity to explore new markets, is cause for excitement! I believe we are on a very steady footing for a successful future in the real estate industry. We are very thankful to our past clients, our community, and our affiliates that have helped build the success of our business. Without their trust and loyalty, we wouldn’t be able to embark on this incredible new journey.” Says Summers.
The start date for Summers Cook & Co. is May 1, 2020. “Although it is a time of uncertainty, we stand with our community and look forward to helping our economy back on its feet with plans to hit the ground running,” says Summers.
We realize that you have a choice, and we are eager to earn the opportunity to serve you. Get ready, get set, get SOLD-Summers Cook & Co.