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"Williamsville, New York - RealtyUSA announced today that it has acquired a substantial interest in Christensen Realty of Clayton, New York. The new entity will be known as Christensen RealtyUSA and will remain at 712 James Street in Clayton. The firm will change their 350 existing yard signs beginning today, adding the powerful red RealtyUSA yard signs that dominate Upstate New York.

Christensen Realty is located in the heart of The Thousand Islands region of New York State. Walt and Gail Christensen established the firm in 1993, as a full service real estate company focused on excellent customer service and have held a dominant market position in their area for 8 years.

Merle Whitehead, President/CEO of RealtyUSA, was in Clayton today for the announcement. From our initial meeting I knew our two companies would be compatible. We are privileged to work with such a professional group of people.

Christensen RealtyUSA is a member of the Jefferson/Lewis County Board of REALTORS, the New York State Association of REALTORS (NYSAR), the National Association of REALTORS (NAR), and the New York State Commercial Association of REALTORS (NYSCAR).

""We have realized tremendous growth in our company and now with our affiliation with RealtyUSA, we will take our business to the next level"" -Stated Walt Christensen. Gail Christensen added, I know our agents will benefit by being able to deliver RealtyUSA's many products and services, such as the free Seller's warranty, in our marketplace.

Walt Christensen has served as an officer of the Jefferson/Lewis County Board of REALTORS since 1988, including four terms as President and is currently the State Director representing Jefferson and Lewis Counties. He was the recipient of REALTOR® of the Year Award and holds the advanced designations of CRB, CRS, and GRI. Walt currently serves on the Boards of the Clayton Local Development Corp. and the Thousand Islands Foundation.

RealtyUSA is the largest, independent real estate company in New York State, approaching 50 offices and over 1,500 agents. The firm encompasses markets in Buffalo Niagara, Greater Rochester, Binghamton/Southern Tier, Albany/Capital regions and Naples, Florida. RealtyUSA is ranked #8 in the U.S. by Real Trends. It is independently owned and operated by Merle L. Whitehead, President/CEO."

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