Coldwell Banker Alliance Broker Jim Emery has worked in the Whittier area for nearly 46 years and has owned his own company since 1971.
has operated under several franchise brands in the past 40 years including Century 21 Emery, where he
spent more than 10 years as the top producing U.S. franchisee in the system.
Alvarado has operated Prudential California Uptown Realty for several years as the CEO and broker and also has a wealth of industry knowledge.
"This brings us more dominance," Emery
Alliance has been number one in our market in the Whittier area, and now we're about two and a half times bigger than our closest competitor."
The two will continue to own and operate both offices.
The new operation will be led by Emery
as CEO, Alvarado
as president and Jennifer Brown as vice president.
The nation's real estate industry is still in recovery mode after a severe meltdown, but Emery
says things are looking up.
"We're into the early stages of a recovery period on a national, state and local level," he
"Everything we read and every seminar we go to indicates that the market is recovering.
We want to be on the cutting edge and take advantage of that."
said 35 to 40 percent of the transactions his
office has handled lately are still either foreclosures or short sales.
And that's where Alvarado
's expertise comes in.
"Hector brings to the table something we were missing," he
I've known Jim
for many years, but now I'll get to work with him on a business level.