Real Estate Merger Expands Latter & Blum’s Operations in South Louisiana
(New Orleans, LA) – LATTER & BLUM Inc. announced today the expansion of their residential operations in South Louisiana through a merger with Thibodaux-based residential brokerage, Century 21 Acadia Realty. The merger increases the Real Estate firm’s referral network and service area to 31 residential offices with more than 1,400 Agents in Louisiana and Mississippi. The new affiliate will operate as “Latter & Blum Inc./REALTORS” in the Houma/Thibodaux market.
The merger is the second for LATTER & BLUM Inc. in the Houma/Thibodaux market. The move complements the firm’s Houma office (formerly Patterson Real Estate Agency), which joined Latter & Blum Inc./REALTORS in September 2014. Together, the Houma and Thibodaux offices will comprise the #1 residential Real Estate company in the their region.
“The Thibodaux and Houma markets are key to our strategic vision of serving our clients throughout our service area,” stated Chairman & CEO of LATTER & BLUM Inc., Robert Merrick. “Our new office increases our capacity to serve families in those markets, as well as businesses who are interested in relocating there,” he added.
“Our shared vision of providing excellent customer service allows our Thibodaux Agents to remain local experts, but now with the regional, national, and global presence of our Latter & Blum Family of Companies,” stated Richard Haase, President of Latter & Blum Inc. “Our affiliation with Cartus, the leading global relocation provider, gives our Agents the ability to service relocating families. And through our affiliation with ERA, they will have more support services and tools to better serve their clients,” he explained.
“We believe that being part of a regionally dominant, well-respected brokerage will give our Agents many resources that are custom tailored for our market by an organization operating in South Louisiana for nearly one hundred years. They’ll have access to emerging technologies and training to serve our clients more effectively than our competitors. I’m very excited for our Agents,” stated George Diedrich, Owner of Century 21 Acadia Realty.
About Latter & Blum Inc.
Today, LATTER & BLUM Inc. is the nation’s 33rd largest Real Estate brokerage and home services company with sales of nearly $3 billion annually. Established in 1916, it is the largest full-service Real Estate brokerage in Louisiana and the Gulf South with 1,400 Agents in 31 offices in the markets of Greater New Orleans, Greater Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Alexandria, Houma, Lake Charles, and Southern Mississippi. Latter & Blum Inc. operates LATTER & BLUM Inc./REALTORS, C.J. Brown REALTORS Inc., Van Eaton & Romero REALTORS, and Noles-Frye Realty (all owned by Latter & Blum Inc.). Latter & Blum Classic Homes & Properties, Latter & Blum Shaw Properties, and Latter & Blum Hometown operate under franchise agreements. All are networked nationally and globally as ERA Powered Companies. Additionally, LATTER & BLUM Inc. operates NAI Latter & Blum Commercial Real Estate, Latter & Blum Property Management, Latter & Blum Insurance Services, Platinum Title, and Essential Mortgage Company.
About Century 21 Acadia
For 42 years, Century 21 Acadia has delivered extraordinarily high levels of service and integrity to their clients. Based in Thibodaux, Century 21 Acadia is one of the oldest full-service real estate services company serving the tri-parish market. Operated daily by George Diedrich, Century 21 Acadia enjoys a solid reputation for excellence and top sales performance with a mission of providing a superior client experience.