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Southwest Washington real estate firms merge to form new company

By , Columbian staff writer
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Windermere Stellar and Real Living, The Real Estate Group have merged to become Windermere Northwest Living. The transition, which went into effect March 1, means the company now has more than 220 agents.

Gerry Dowdy-Latshaw and Trent Latshaw first opened Windermere Stellar as Stellar Group Realtors in 1988 on Vancouver’s historic Officers Row. Four years later, the company became the first real estate office between Vancouver and Seattle to affiliate with Windermere.

Chad and Hollie Sessions, meanwhile, opened Real Living in 2011. It grew to have more than 100 agents with clients across Southwest Washington, Longview and Portland. The Sessions will now serve as majority owners of Windermere Northwest Living.

“As we explored possibilities, we became intrigued by the prospect of affiliating with Windermere, which is privately held and based in our home state. We recognized that together we would be better,” said Chad Sessions, in a statement to the press.

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