Larry Rideout Owner, CEO
Larry Rideout, owner and CEO of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, has more then two decades of experience in building and growing real estate franchises throughout New England. Rideout began his career as a real estate agent in 1984. Having emerged as a respected leader, Rideout was selected to manage four Century21 offices. His success locally led to a consulting position and eventually to his post as Regional Director of New England, where he supervised 400 Century21 offices.
In 1999, Rideout joined the Cendant Corporation (now Realogy), the parent company of ERA, Coldwell Banker, Century21 and Sotheby’s International Realty, as Regional Vice President of Franchise Business Development. There he sought new franchise opportunities for the Century21 and Coldwell Banker brands. In 2003, he was promoted to Senior Vice President of Franchise Business Development for the North East and North Central regions. He and his 28 person team were responsible for growing the brand presence for ERA, Coldwell Banker and Century21.
Rideout is a strong supporter of Easter Seals, a foundation that provides assistance to people with disabilities. A native of Woburn, Mass., Rideout and his wife of 29 years currently live in Woburn with their four daughters.