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Real Living First Realty now affiliated with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

Originally founded in 1958, the Bemidji company is led by Doug and Jeri Fuller, who became owners in 2006.

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BEMIDJI — Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC announced Friday the affiliation of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate First Choice based in Bemidji. The agency was previously known as Real Living First Realty.

Originally founded in 1958, the company is led by Doug and Jeri Fuller, who became owners in 2006. Doug Fuller entered real estate in 2000 after working for the American Cancer Society and serving three terms as a state representative in the Minnesota Legislature. Jeri Fuller started her career as a teacher before obtaining her real estate license in 1998.

With a focus on residential and lakeshore properties in addition to commercial, multi-family, lake lots and acreage sales, the firm serves Bemidji and the surrounding areas, which include Bagley, Blackduck, Cass Lake, Park Rapids and Walker.

“Over the course of our 20 years in real estate, we have learned to fully appreciate the benefits of a strong, trusted brand partnership to fuel growth,” said Doug Fuller, broker and co-owner. “While the powerful lifestyle brand awareness is a strong hallmark of the value proposition, Jeri and I are deeply impressed with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate’s incredible momentum and continuous efforts to 'Be Better.'

"We are thrilled to partner with a brand that will help drive the success of our agents and support of our expansion efforts.”

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Co-owner Jeri Fuller added, “Our ability to give our affiliated agents a distinct advantage in the market will now be fueled with the help of the many powerful marketing programs that tap into the Better Homes and Garden Real Estate brand cachet with consumers. We always tell our clients that they need the right people on their team.

"Our decision to join Better Homes and Garden Real Estate is an extension of that philosophy as we bring more resources, specialized programs and powerful technology to our agents.”

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Jeri Fuller

Realtor.com reports that the median listing price for a home in Bemidji is $270,000, well under the national median home sales price of $350,300.

The Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate network includes more than 12,600 independent sales associates and approximately 410 offices serving home buyers and sellers across the United States, Canada, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Australia and New Zealand.

“Doug and Jeri Fuller are well known and respected in the Bemidji business community for their steadfast support and commitment to their agents and the professional growth of everyone on their team,” said Sherry Chris, President and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. “We are excited to expand the brand’s presence in Minnesota and look forward to supporting the firm’s continued success.”

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