Local Realtor® Earns Preferred Status

Brian Byers of Decker Bullock Sotheby’s Recognized For Service Expertise

December 18, 2008 – Mill Valley, CA – As the healthcare industry struggles with a growing physician shortage nationwide, a local real estate firm is working behind the scenes to help attract physicians to our community.

Brian Byers of Decker Bullock Sotheby’s recently achieved MD Preferred Real Estate Provider status and earned the honor of displaying the MD Preferred Services Medallion. This distinction, awarded to less than 100 national Realtors® by US Medical Specialties, a national healthcare consulting firm, recognizes Brian Byers experience and commitment to serving the unique needs and demands of today’s busy physician.

“We have so much to offer physicians and their families here in Marin County,” said Brian, MD Preferred Realtor®. “We know that a physician places a very high value on community and quality of life issues. This network allows us to partner more closely with our hospitals and medical practices in the competition for physician services. We are uniquely qualified to assist medical professionals in their move to Marin. And when that partnership brings a new physician to Marin it’s a win-win-win for the physician, the recruiting hospital, and us.”

U.S. Medical Specialties created the MD Preferred Real Estate Program to recognize the work that selected Realtors® are doing to help attract quality healthcare professionals to their communities. The MD Preferred Real Estate Network is part of a national physician resource center hosted online at MDPreferredServices.com. The resource center matches professional service providers in Real Estate, Relocation, Healthcare Law and Mortgage Services with physicians on the move.

“Physicians represent a very distinct consumer group with strong financial power, high net worth and career stability,” explains Michael O’Malley, Project Manager for the MD Preferred Real Estate Network. “Today’s doctor is extremely busy and the legal, real estate, mortgage and relocation needs of physicians require special handling; but the reward for the preferred professionals who provide these services is a deeply loyal client base in a challenging economic environment.”

Brian Byers has extensive experience assisting key medical professionals in making optimal home selections throughout Marin. His clients include two emergency room doctors working with Sutter Health who transferred to Southern Marin, a Pediatrician working with the U.C. system, an obstetrics nurse with Marin General Hospital, as well as two additional nurses working in private practices in Marin County.

U.S. Medical Specialties produces MedicalMatch.org, a family of monthly, electronic physician job bulletins in 17 medical specialties reaching 3,400 residency and fellowship programs and over 23,000 young physicians. They publishRoundsOnLine.org, a widely read monthly medical newsletter. Their online physician resource center, MD Preferred Servicesincludes MDLawServices.com and MDPreferredRealEstate.com.