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A Match Made In (Business) Heaven

Bostons largest independent real estate company joined forces with the South Shores

Home Center Sothebys International Realty earlier this year

Life on the Rocks Magazine_Bill Tierney and the new merge with GSIR_2019 2

The below excerpt was featured in the January 2019 edition of Life on the Rocks Magazine, a social publication for the residents of Cohasset, Massachusetts.

COHASSET, MAWhen looking for a merger partner, cultural fit is the most important thing to get right in the human capital business of real estate, made possible by compatible values, consistent communication and a shared passion for a common goal.

Gibson Sothebys International Realty is Bostons largest independently owned and operated real estate firm. Their unique approach of combining local leadership with a global brand has been hugely successful throughout Boston, this year earning them the acquisitionof Home Center Sothebys International Realty in July and oldCape Sothebys International Realty in September. Agents of Home Center Sothebys International Realty serve all of Massachusetts, with a focus in Hingham, Cohasset, Scituate, Hull, Marshfield, Hanover, Norwell, and Milton.

We are acquiring companies with people who closely fit our family-focused mentality and culture, stated Colleen Barry, CEO ofGibson Sothebys International Realty. Further integrating ourselves into Greater Boston and becoming an official part of the South Shore community is all part of the upward trajectory that we look forward to maintaining year-over-year.

Agent Bill Tierney and his wife moved to Cohasset twenty-two years ago to raise their two children. In June of 2017, Tierney joined the Sothebys International Realty brand at Home Center Sothebys International Realtys Cohasset office. As the real estateindustry has embraced the ever-evolving technological advancements over time, Tierneys passion for humanizing outreach to clients and colleagues alike has evolved, enabling him todeliver more valuethrough innovative ways of communicating.

Over the course of my career, I have grown to appreciate and use technology in a way that serves my clients and serves a growing business without losing the personal touch, asserts Tierney. Through video messaging and social media engagement, I make it a priority to deliver consistent interactions that are informative, unique and fun. Being part of a relationship-centric company that values organic connections as much as I do is tremendously gratifying.

A hyperlocal real estate company with two locations in Hingham and Cohasset, Home Center Sothebys International Realty was highly specialized in the South Shore market. The addition of its two offices to Gibson Sothebys International Realty brought the Boston-based firm to eleven total locations throughout the Greater Boston area with approximately 245 agents in its network. Today, Gibson Sothebys International Realty now operates in seventeen total locations across Eastern Massachusetts.

Our vision is to enable our agents to provide improved progression of service as our clients move throughout the Greater Boston area, commented Larry Rideout, Chairman and Co-Founder of Gibson Sothebys International Realty. We have identified a substantial market need for additional locations to effectively serve our client base. Joining forces with Home Center Sothebys International Realty allows us to satisfy that demand.

I deeply value the emphasis on organic connections and synergy between offices, enthuses Tierney. Gibson SIR is an organization that is regularly recognized as a pioneer in Greater Bostons real estate market and an advocate for the locales it serves. How the compassion demonstrated in our offices extends into our communities in various ways, whether through donations of time, services, or programs, is a great indicator of our people-focused culture and the type of individuals who thrive here.

Tierney himself is deeply immersed in several local and state organizations, including the South Shore Women's Business Network, the Cohasset Soccer Club, Scituate-Cohasset Youth Football, and his two childrens classrooms at the Osgood and Deerhill Schools.

Since 1962, Gibson Sothebys International Realty has grown exponentially and continues to cultivate a people-centric and technology-driven culture. The mantra of family has been woven into the leadership of Co-Owners Larry Rideout and Paul McGann for over a decade, providing a business platform designed to help their agents excel. The strategy is undeniably working, transcending $1 billion in sales volume for the company between January 1 and July 31 of this year.

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