Another independent seaside brokerage has been bought by a major regional player.

Scituate-based Real Living Coastal Real Estate has been sold to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Robert Paul Properties, which itself was bought by BHHS Commonwealth Real Estate earlier this year. Combined, the brokerages operate nearly 40 offices across Greater Boston, Cape Cod, the South Coast and Rhode Island, close to 1,000 agents, and a total sales volume of $3 billion.

Real Living Coastal Real Estate has been a presence on the South Shore since its founding in 2008. Founder Amy Toth sold the company to broker/owner Joe Gibson in 2017, but continued to work at the firm alongside Gibson and eight other agents focused on the area’s luxury market.

“This collaborative partnership with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Robert Paul Properties was a clear decision,” Gibson said in a statement. “As part of a larger team with additional resources, we will be able to bring our overall vision to simplify the lives of our agents, and more importantly improve the experience we provide to our clients. Integrity and excellence have become brand standards for us and our agents and partnering with a company that shares those values is something our team truly looks forward to carrying out.”

The new location is BHHS Robert Paul Properties’ second on the South Shore following its 2020 acquisition of Norwell-based Jackson LTD, and its tenth overall. Both offices will continue to operate under the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Robert Paul Properties banner.

“We are thrilled to welcome Coastal Living Real Estate to the Robert Paul family. Our agents have listed and sold in Scituate and the South Shore throughout the years, making strategic sense for us to align with a brokerage in the community that shares our core values. We are excited to work closely with homeowners and buyers across the South Shore, and eagerly look forward to the future of being an integral part of the many communities that make up this region,” Emily Clark, president of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Robert Paul Properties, said in a statement.

BHHS Commonwealth Division Buys Scituate Brokerage

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