UPDATED May 14, 11:10 a.m: The Realtors of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale (RAPB + GFLR) and the South Broward Board of Realtors (SBBOR) are set to merge and and operate as a combined association in Broward County.
Membership in the merged association will total 33,000 Realtors, and its multiple listing service (MLS) will have 35,000 subscribers.
The combined entity will cover Broward County and will have 57,000 active listings, including most of the MLS inventory for Broward, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie counties.
“This partnership will allow Realtors to remain hyper-local and work across counties with ease. This is an important part of strengthening Broward,” Jeffrey Levine, president of RAPB + GFLR, said in a statement.
“Our collective members were already doing a majority of the business in Broward and with complete [county-wide] jurisdiction, they now have an even stronger market presence,” Dionna Hall, who will serve as CEO of the merged association, said in a statement.
The Pembroke Pines office of South Broward Board of Realtors will remain open, and a new South Broward Regional Board of Directors will be formed.