Valor Group Announces Launch of REAL Military Division following Merger between REAL Brokerage Inc and Sentry Residential
April 12, 2023 – Valor Group at REAL Broker LLC, Northern Virginia’s premier Military and First-Responder operated real estate team, announces the merger of Real Brokerage Inc. (TSX: REAX) (NASDAQ: REAX), the fastest-growing publicly traded real estate brokerage, and Sentry Residential, a military-focused national brokerage, into the REAL Brokerage Inc. brand. This move has pushed REAL above the 10,000-agent mark and culminated the brokerage’s strong recruiting gains in the first quarter of 2023.
Sentry Residential brings with it a strong track record of helping more than 3,000 military families and Veterans achieve their homeownership goals, providing a career path for hundreds of military-affiliated personnel, and strong relationships with groups like the U.S. Department of Defense to support service personnel with housing and career needs. The addition of Sentry Residential will launch a REAL Military Division, the first of several planned divisions of practice.
“I am ecstatic to have the Valor Group brand in alignment with a company - REAL Brokerage Inc - that shares our priority of giving our nation’s defenders the best possible experience in the real estate space, and this merger is outward proof of the dedication to that mission,” said Valor Group owner, Alex Bracke.
“The fact that we’ve grown from just over 8,000 agents at year-end to more than 10,000 today reinforces that our agent-centric model and the community we are building at REAL is unlike any other in the industry. Successful groups like Sentry Residential see our growth and shared values as driving factors in their decision to align with REAL,” said Real Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Tamir Poleg.
The REAL Military Division is its first specialty practice group designed to align agents who specialize in a particular sector of real estate to collaborate and learn from one another.
“We are thrilled to welcome Mike, Dan and the Sentry team to REAL. They share our commitment to bettering the lives of agents, especially those who have given so much to their country while helping our clients achieve their homeownership goals,” said REAL President Sharran Srivatsaa.
“We believe we have found a kindred spirit in REAL. Tamir and Sharran share our passion for giving back to those who have sacrificed so much to serve their country,” said Mike Chiesl, co-founder of Sentry Residential. “We are excited to bring our expertise to REAL and make military real estate a core competency that’s driven by a commitment to serve.”
Original announcement can be seen here.