MANSFIELD — HER Realtors is expanding into downtown Mansfield.
The real estate brokerage office at 12 S. Park St. in the downtown square will be led by Mansfield native Adam Thornton, a licensed agent since 2017.
According to Travis Shaw, regional vice president, this will be HER Realtor’s first office in the Mansfield area.
“We’re really excited about being involved in this community and expanding the HER brand here,” Shaw said. “I think the emphasis on full-service brokerage is important. Buyers and sellers need some sort of competitive advantage in this market, and that’s our hope — to bring that to the area.”
Shaw discussed the company’s full-service platform, describing it as a “one-stop shop for real estate.”
“With the full-service brokerage platform we offer mortgage services, home warranty services, insurance services, as well as in-house title services,” he said.
Thornton, an Ontario High School graduate of 2000, has been with HER Realtors since March. After a fruitful career with Wilson Family Realty, he realized his need for a larger brand and opportunity knocked when he partnered with HER.
“We’re really excited for Adam to grow the brand and grow his business,” Shaw said. “And with him being established in this community already as a long-time resident really brings a lot of value with his knowledge of the area.”
Thornton loved the idea of selling real estate, even in high school, but his path led him to run operations of a call center and manage over 200 employees during peak season. His focus was customer service.
“I believe managing so many people, making sure the employees and facility were working efficiently and focusing on customer service is really what prepared me for my ultimate career in real estate," he said. “My first year, selling, I closed 21 properties. I was successful and loved every minute of it."
Thornton said he's always pulled to the Mansfield area.
“I’ve always wanted to be in the area and be focused on building a brand, and when HER pushed me to help build their brand here in Mansfield it was a good fit between the two,” he said.
Thornton said he hopes to have about 15 full-time agents operating out of the Mansfield office, as well as a photographer and stagers.
A grand opening is slated for June 9 from 10 a.m. to noon. The company’s president Shawn Adams is scheduled to make an appearance. The grand opening provides an opportunity to learn more about the company and its services.
Founded in 1956 by Harley E. Rouda, Sr., HER Realtors is the largest agent-owned real estate brokerage in the country. In 2017, the company recorded approximately $2.5 billion in sales and 12,681 closed transactions, according to Shaw. HER Realtors has 1,250 agents and 81 offices throughout Ohio and northern Kentucky.