A long-standing Realtor in New Milford, Prudential Adams & Associates, has announced its merger with Prudential Connecticut Realty.

The former Prudential Adams office on Route 7 South retains its location, office, phone number and sales associates.

"Not only did we excel in servicing our clients," said Liddy Adams, the owner/broker of Prudential Adams for the last 13 years, "we had a real family here at the company."

"We tried to extend that feeling of family and caring to our clientele," she added, "as well as to the town of New Milford and surrounding communities."

"We received wonderful encouragement from area businesses, great marketing efforts and support from our town newspapers," Ms. Adams continued, "and overall enthusiasm from the area real estate industry as we forged out on our own back in 1998."

Ms. Adams said her firm had survived in style the the ups and downs of the Route 7 expansion of several years ago.

"(It) really took a toll on us for quite a while," she said. "Not being able to get to our own building on many cold winter days was a major inconvenience, but we dealt with it.

"Now we are all in the midst of a local and global change in the economy and the overhaul of how we do business on a day to day basis," she explained.

Ms. Adams said the real estate market has changed dramatically.

"It was my decision to move towards better opportunities for my sales agents and staff by merging with Prudential Connecticut Realty," she explained.

"It was the best option for all of us," Ms. Adams said. "I am sad that our good run came to an end, but we are anticipating a better and bigger path towards future business success."

Ms. Adams said the business will continue, in tandem with Housatonic Valley Insurance, to offer the annual Holiday on the Green horse-drawn carriage rides in December.

For more information, call Ms. Adams at the Prudential office, 377 Danbury Road (Route 7 South), at 860-355-2646.