By LINDSAY WELBERS
As of last week, Hyde Park realtor Jeanne Spurlock has partnered with Tom Bretz of Century 21 Affiliated.
The office, located at 5508 S. Lake Park Ave., will be known as Century 21 Affiliated Jeannie Spurlock Group, Bretz said.
Bretz said very little will change, as far as customers and agents go. The Hyde Park affiliate will have a better, more searchable website, he said.
“It’s a little bit easier than it is with the old website,” Bretz said.
Bretz said the agents in Hyde Park should remain the same, but staff requirements are still being considered. Century 21 Affiliated brings the Hyde Park realtor access to more than 500 other agents in the Chicago area, Bretz said.
The realtor’s focus on high-end listings in Hyde Park will remain the same, but agents will have access to more listings in the city and surrounding areas and there may be more commercial property sold by the group.
Bretz has been in Chicago’s real estate industry since February 2011 after moving here from Madison, he said. The business has continually expanded through mergers and partnerships.