Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Expands Presence in Chicagoland Market Through Acquisition

Barrington, IL, February 26, 2015 – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Chicagoland today announced it has acquired the assets of Countrywood Realty, Inc., which formerly operated as ERA Countrywood Realty in South Barrington. The firm will now operate under the banner of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Chicagoland.

“Countrywood Realty is known for its rich history and highly successful real estate professionals who share our dedication to service excellence,” said Fran Broude, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Chicagoland. “We are thrilled to welcome them to Coldwell Banker and gain this opportunity to expand our presence in the market to better serve homebuyers and sellers in Chicagoland.”

Countrywood Realty has 20 independent sales associates, who will be affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Barrington office at 530 N Hough St., Suite 180 in Barrington. The firm’s former owner, Bill LaMack, a 35-year residential real estate veteran, will continue as a full-time sales associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

“I am very confident that Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage will be a wonderful new home for our agents as we collectively look to the future,” said LaMack. “Coldwell Banker’s strong national presence and commitment to providing agents with access to the most advanced tools, technology, and education combined with our local expertise makes this team the best in the area. It was the right fit for our agents.”

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Chicagoland, a leading residential real estate brokerage company serving Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana, Southeast Wisconsin and Southwest Michigan, operates 47 offices and has more than 3,500 independent sales associates. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Chicagoland is part of NRT LLC, the nation's largest residential real estate brokerage company. For more information, please visit

Mike Purgatorio
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
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