Jan. 9--Mergers and acquisitions continue on a fast track in the local real estate arena as major companies jockey for market position.
The latest merger, announced Wednesday, is between Coldwell Banker Real Estate of West Central Florida and Couch and Copeman Realtors of Bradenton.
Couch broker/owner Craig Copeman closed his office at 3307 Manatee Ave. W., transferred most of his associates and brought his listings to Coldwell Banker on Tuesday, according to Michael Good, president of Coldwell's West Central Florida operations.
No cash was involved in the deal, Good said.
"The benefit of this to Coldwell Banker is that we add …