A new John L. Scott Real Estate office has opened in Pasco.
John L. Scott Tri-Cities Pasco held grand opening events this week to mark the opening of the branch at 5109 N. Road 68.
A grand opening is being held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today and is being sponsored by the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Geoff Guidry, who owns the business with Dennis Gisi, said the business opened its doors Nov. 1. Guidry is the designate broker, meaning he is in charge of the office.
Guidry said the idea of opening a John L. Scott office in Pasco started brewing after a former Century 21 closed its Pasco office a few years back.
"There was a lot of small, independent (real estate offices) in Pasco," he said, "but there was no large franchise office."
The Pasco office is independently owned and operated. But Guidry said the office's connection to John L. Scott Real Estate allows customers to take advantage of user-friendly tools available on the John L. Scott Real Estate website at johnlscott.com.
Through that website, customers can access information on the Pasco office as well as all of its listings, Guidry said.
Currently, the office has nine employees, including six real estate agents. It is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The phone number is 547-5542.