Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate announced today that Metro First Realty of Edmond, a residential real estate brokerage firm serving the Oklahoma City metro area, is the newest member of its franchise network. The firm, the brand’s first in Oklahoma, will now do business as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Paramount.

Rob Cowger’s decision to affiliate with the Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate brand was prompted by his desire to proactively provide his agents with the best possible resources. With access to the brand’s advanced tools and full-service support, along with increased referrals and lead generation, the brokerage can better position itself at the forefront of innovation and recognition.

Growing up working with his father on home renovations, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Paramount Broker/Owner Rob Cowger gained an affinity for real estate at an early age. After earning both his agent and broker licenses, he eventually took charge of his own brokerage in 2007 – leveraging his more than two decades of knowledge and passion for the industry to grow his company’s agent count from three to nearly 150 today.

“Rob’s customer-centric philosophy and commitment to community echoes the values we cherish most,” said Sherry Chris, president and CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. “I have the utmost confidence that he and his team will be a natural fit within our network. Every brokerage within our brand plays a key role in our overarching success.

Customers have always been the top priority at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Paramount, and Cowger believes that continually delivering the highest level of customer service has been a vital component of his brokerage’s sustained prosperity. His philosophy is built around traditional Oklahoma-style hospitality in which the brokerage is dedicated to maintaining a familial atmosphere and helping its neighbors. Cowger and his team also give back to the community through volunteering efforts and hosting local events to bring residents and families to their offices.