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Northwood Realty Services to Acquire Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty and Join the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Network

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Combined brokerage to operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty; vaults to the top of Pittsburgh-area real estate for sales volume, units and listings

PITTSBURGH, PA (JUNE 13, 2018)– Northwood Realty Services announced today it will acquire Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty and join the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network in August operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty.

The union creates a brokerage superpower of more than 1,800 agents and 50 offices serving 22 counties in Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio. The Preferred Realty and its family of companies would be the No. 1 residential real estate brokerage in greater Pittsburgh for sales volume, units and listings based on West-Penn MLS data through May. It would also be the No. 20 company across the entire industry for units based on REALTrends data; and No. 10 in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network for gross commission income.

Tom Hosack, Northwood Realty Services president and CEO, will serve as co-president and CEO of The Preferred Realty. Jim Saxon of The Preferred Realty will be co-president and COO. Northwood Realty Services’ Wendy West remains chairwoman of the brokerage's board of directors, while Ron Croushore, CEO of The Preferred Realty, becomes the board’s vice chairman.

“This union is a wonderful fit for all parties involved,” said Hosack. “We are both family-run companies that care deeply about the success of our agents and employees. We are passionate about helping consumers with their real estate needs and aspirations. Our new brokerage is grounded in a shared philosophy and supported by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, one of the fastest-growing brands in real estate.”

Croushore said the transaction brings even more opportunities for the expanded brokerage. “We thoroughly cover Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio with top agents and a complete line of real estate services,” he explained. “Our economies of scale will help us innovate, market and grow our services. As part of my legacy I want to see The Preferred Realty grow for generations to come. We are certainly on that track.”

Saxon added that timing of the transaction is ideal. “Our markets are growing and changing, just like our competitors,” he explained. “It’s more important than ever for our agents to be supported with the most effective technology, tools, education and leadership to help them succeed. Combined, we will build on our best practices, processes and products, and compete in unprecedented ways.”

Northwood Realty Services is owned and operated by Everest Consulting Group, LP. The brokerage’s sister companies include mortgage lenders West Penn Financial Service Center and People First Financial, plus Everest Insurance, LLC, and Everest Settlement. It established a commercial real estate division in 2017.

The Preferred Realty family includes Preferred Insurance, Preferred Settlement Services, RE Educators, Preferred Property Management Company and Referral Associates of PA.

Gino Blefari, president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, applauded the union. “This is a great move for both companies,” he said. “Tom Hosack, Ron Croushore and Jim Saxon have built a dream team that should dominate the landscape for years to come.”

About Northwood Realty Services
Founded in 1956, Northwood Realty Services is one of the region’s largest real estate services providers, serving customers throughout Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio. The brokerage and its affiliates provide clients with full-service real estate solutions that cover every step of the home-buying and selling process. Visit http://www.northwood.com/ for details.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty
For more than 50 years, The Preferred Realty has provided quality and professional real estate services to the southwestern Pennsylvania area. The full-service brokerage prides itself on building lifelong relationships with clients. Visit www.thepreferredrealty.com for details.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, based in Irvine, CA, is a real estate brokerage network built for a new era in residential real estate. The network, among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name, brings to the real estate market a definitive mark of trust, integrity, stability and longevity. The brand was just recognized as Real Estate Agency Brand of Year and Most Trusted Real Estate Brand in the 2018 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study, and for “Highest Overall Satisfaction for Repeat Home Sellers Among National Full Service Real Estate Firms” in J.D. Power’s 2017 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study. Visit www.berkshirehathawayhs.com

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Prudential Choice Properties Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

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Nazareth-based brokerage is the last Prudential Real Estate franchisee to transition to the network

NAZARETH, PA (June 8, 2018) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today announced that Prudential Choice Properties has joined the network operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Choice Properties.

The brokerage represents the final Prudential Real Estate franchisee to join Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. Choice Properties, which remains independently owned and operated by Dave Lichtenwalner and Sam Ruta, holds more than a 30% market share in Nazareth and is a primary operator throughout the region.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has grown exponentially since its founding in 2013, counting more than 45,500 agents and 1,350 offices. The network was just named “Real Estate Agency Brand of Year” and “Most Trusted Real Estate Brand” in the 2018 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study.

“We are a firm believer in international brand representation and we gain that with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices,” said Lichtenwalner. “The brand carries the name of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., one of the world’s most respected corporations. And Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices already has a strong presence in Lehigh Valley with terrific brokerages. The best just got better in our Northampton County marketplace.”

Ruta said his brokerage will grow under the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices flag. “From our base in east Northampton County we want to extend our reach north to Stroudsburg, south toward Bucks County and west in the direction of Allentown,” he explained. “We believe even more of our region’s top professionals will want to represent the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand and help us serve more clients.”

With their network membership, Choice Properties agents gain access to the network’s Global Network Platform, a powerful real estate tool suite that powers lead generation, marketing support, social media, video production/distribution and more. The brand also provides international listing syndication, relocation referrals, professional education and the exclusive Luxury Collection marketing program for high-end listings. With their network membership, Choice Properties agents gain access to the network’s Global Network Platform, a powerful real estate tool suite that powers lead generation, marketing support, social media, video production/distribution and more. The brand also provides international listing syndication, relocation referrals, professional education and the exclusive Luxury Collection marketing program for high-end listings.

“These tools, resources and services will help our agents be their very best for clients,” said Ruta. “Combined with our agents’ local-market expertise and strong service ethic, we will be unstoppable in the market.”

Choice Properties will commemorate its brand transition June 28 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration held in conjunction with Nazareth Chamber of Commerce. The event, open to the public, will take place from 5-7 p.m. at the brokerage’s headquarters, 145 South Main St.

Gino Blefari, president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, applauded Choice Properties’ transition to the brand. “Dave Lichtenwalner, Sam Ruta and their team are respected in the marketplace for client service and market knowledge,” he said. “We’re proud to welcome them to our brand family.”

The brokerage’s Cabernet and White yard signs are now appearing in Northampton County.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Choice Properties
Choice Properties is a full-service real estate brokerage built on a foundation of trust and service. The firm’s local-market expertise, matched with its skill representing a wide range of clients and properties, sets it apart in Northampton County. Visit www.bhhschoiceproperties.com for details.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, based in Irvine, CA, is a real estate brokerage network built for a new era in residential real estate. The network, among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name, brings to the real estate market a definitive mark of trust, integrity, stability and longevity. The brand was just recognized for “Highest Overall Satisfaction for Repeat Home Sellers Among National Full Service Real Estate Firms” in J.D. Power’s 2017 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study. Visit www.berkshirehathawayhs.com

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties Acquires Westwood Metes & Bounds Realty Ltd.

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Hudson Valley brokerage leader expands in Ulster County with key acquisition, gains five offices and 60 agents in the process

LAGRANGEVILLE, NY (May 31, 2018)– Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties, a mid-Hudson Valley market leader, today announced the acquisition of Westwood Metes & Bounds Realty Ltd., a long-tenured real estate brokerage serving Ulster County.

Hudson Valley Properties adds nearly 60 agents and five offices through the transaction. The offices are located in Kingston, New Paltz, Stone Ridge, West Hurley and Woodstock. As important, the brokerage gains wider access to Ulster County, a region rich in history with percolating local economies and a vibrant tourism and second-home market.

“We’re excited to grow West and join forces with a wonderful brokerage such as Westwood Metes & Bounds Realty,” said Steven Domber, president and principal broker of Hudson Valley Properties. “The union is a terrific fit, as our companies have similar cultures and hard-working, skilled agents. We look forward to a bright future serving our extended Hudson Valley marketplace.”

Harris Safier, principal broker and CEO of Westwood Metes & Bounds Realty, will continue as an executive leader at Hudson Valley Properties. “Combining forces and expertise with Steve and the Hudson Valley Properties team primes our organization for exponential growth,” said Safier, who brings 41 years of local real estate experience to the union. “The Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand has strong presence in the region and it will be embraced in Ulster County.”

As part of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand, Safier’s agents receive access to the network’s Global Network Platform, a powerful real estate tool suite that supercharges lead generation, marketing support, social media, video production/distribution and more. The brand also provides international listing syndication, relocation referrals, professional education and the exclusive Luxury Collection marketing program for high-end listings.

“Our top priorities through this transaction are to help our agents grow their businesses and continue providing an exceptional service experience for our clients,” said Domber. “Without question, we will deliver on these priorities.”

Gino Blefari, president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, applauded the transaction. “Congratulations to Steve and Debbie Domber and Harris Safier on their exceptional achievement combining two powerhouse brokerages,” he said. “Hudson Valley Properties is well-positioned for continued growth and success, and we’ll support the brokerage every step of the way.”

As a result of the acquisition, Hudson Valley Properties now counts among its ranks 13 offices and 300 sales professionals. Its sales volume and transaction totals grew about 20% to $810 million and 3,500, respectively. Hudson Valley Properties is a perennial member of Berkshire Elite Circle, a group composed of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ Top 50 brokerages.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties is the mid-Hudson Valley's leading real estate company for 26 consecutive years serving buyers, sellers and investors in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Westchester, Ulster and Columbia counties. Visit www.bhhshudsonvalley.com .

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, based in Irvine, CA, is a real estate brokerage network built for a new era in residential real estate. The network, among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name, brings to the real estate market a definitive mark of trust, integrity, stability and longevity. The brand was just recognized for “Highest Overall Satisfaction for Repeat Home Sellers Among National Full Service Real Estate Firms” in J.D. Power’s 2017 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study. Visit www.berkshirehathawayhs.com

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties Expands in Northern California, Opens Three New Offices in Sonoma County

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SANTA ROSA, CA (May 1, 2018) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties, one of the nation’s fastest-growing, 100% woman-owned real estate brokerages, has opened three new Sonoma County offices focused on the luxury market. The offices, located in Santa Rosa, Sebastopol and Windsor, extend Drysdale Properties’ northern reach and provide further exposure to the upscale real estate market of California’s Wine Country.

“We are thrilled to add these terrific offices and agents to the Drysdale Properties family,” said Gretchen Pearson, brokerage president and CEO. “Each office is well established in its market and staffed by skilled and experienced real estate professionals. The acquisition will help us grow our luxury business as we’re now positioned in the hotbed of popular Sonoma County.”The bustling Santa Rosa office includes 80 agents, while Sebastopol opens the fertile, west county market to the brokerage. Windsor serves a community drawing thousands of people each year with shows, festivals and a charming, small-town lifestyle.

Drysdale Properties’ move is the second this spring to advance its luxury real estate operations. In April, the brokerage named industry veteran Paula Gold-Nocella, a highly regarded production leader and luxury-property authority in Northern California, as broker of Drysdale Properties and Regional Partner for its San Francisco and North Bay operations. Immediately following Gold-Nocella’s appointment, she relaunched the San Francisco office and will be opening a second San Francisco office in Pacific Heights this summer.

Gold-Nocella will oversee operations in the North Bay. “Our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand is a natural fit for Santa Rosa, Sebastopol and Windsor and their respective lifestyles,” said Gold-Nocella, a board director of the San Francisco Association of REALTORS® for the past seven years. “The region is affluent and highly desirable to a global audience and we look forward serving its real estate needs for years to come.”

Pearson added that many of the clients her brokerage serves in the Bay Area want to buy second and vacation homes in Sonoma County. “This is a natural step for us,” she said. “The possibilities are endless.”

Gino Blefari, president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, applauded Drysdale Properties’ expansion. “This is a terrific achievement for Gretchen and her team and their strategy to develop their luxury business,” he said. “Drysdale Properties is well positioned for growth in Sonoma County, and throughout its Northern California and Nevada markets. We’re proud to support them every step of the way.”

Drysdale Properties now counts 46 offices and more than 1,200 agents throughout Northern California and Nevada. The brokerage, which is completely woman-owned, ranks No. 13 in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network for gross commission income.

About Berkshire Hathaway Drysdale Properties
Danville-based Drysdale Properties is one of the fastest-growing, full-service real estate brokerages in California and Nevada. It specializes in residential, luxury, relocation, commercial and property management. Brokerage agents are truly Good to know® for their market expertise, straightforward advice and forward-thinking approaches. Visit www.bhhsdrysdale.com.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, based in Irvine, CA, is a real estate brokerage network built for a new era in residential real estate. The network, among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name, brings to the real estate market a definitive mark of trust, integrity, stability and longevity. The brand was just recognized for “Highest Overall Satisfaction for Repeat Home Sellers Among National Full Service Real Estate Firms” in J.D. Power’s 2017 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study. Visit www.berkshirehathawayhs.com

Barnbrook Realty Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

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Berkshire County brokerage leader, formerly of Christie’s International Real Estate, now operates as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Barnbrook Realty

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA (April 26, 2018) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today announced that Barnbrook Realty has joined the network operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Barnbrook Realty.

The full-service brokerage, serving Berkshire County and surrounding communities in Western Massachusetts, Columbia County, NY and Litchfield County, CT, remains independently owned and operated. It is a market leader in the Berkshires with 42 years of service to the region. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices remains among America’s fastest-growing real estate brokerage networks with nearly 45,500 agents and 1,350 offices named to the brand since its September 2013 launch.

“We are proud to bring the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand to our region,” said Broker/Partner Maureen White-Kirkby. “The network’s namesake is Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., one of the world’s most respected corporations whose history begins right here in Berkshire County. There couldn’t be a better fit for our brokerage. We are honored.”

“We believe local real estate consumers will embrace the brand as people have throughout America,” said Broker/Partner Mary White, one of the top-selling real estate professionals in Berkshire County and the Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Business Person of the Year. “Powerful brand recognition and the large array of real estate tools and services offered by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices will help our brokerage grow.”

With their network membership, Barnbrook Realty agents gain access to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’s Global Network Platform, a powerful real estate tool suite that powers lead generation, marketing support, social media, video production/distribution and more. The brand also provides international listing syndication, professional education and the exclusive Luxury Collection marketing program for high-end listings.

White-Kirkby and White expect to grow their brokerage under the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices flag. They will recruit more of Berkshire County’s top real estate professionals in the process and continue gaining market share. “Our company has earned a wonderful reputation for service and trust, and our culture is nurturing and centered on helping agents grow their businesses,” said White-Kirkby. “We believe Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Barnbrook Realty is a compelling choice for those who want to take their careers to new heights.”

White-Kirkby said she is eager for what the future holds. “It’s an exciting time for our company. We operate in a region that’s rich with culture and arts, and is a magnet for people who love nature and solitude. There’s no place like it.”

As important, primary- and second-home sales are percolating in the Berkshires – Barnbrook Realty’s sales volume jumped 18% in 2017 – and home prices are increasing. Housing inventory is tight in Berkshire County, due in part to the region’s increasing popularity. “We are well positioned to serve this vibrant market for another 40 years,” White said.

Barnbrook Realty will commemorate its brand transition May 24 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house at its headquarters, 271 Main St. in Great Barrington. Massachusetts State Senator Adam Hines and State Representative Smitty (William) Pignatelli – a longtime friend of Barnbrook Realty – will attend the event as will members of the Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, industry representatives, clients and agents. The brokerage’s new Cabernet and White yard signs begin appearing today in the marketplace.

“We’re proud to name Maureen White-Kirkby, Mary White and their Barnbrook Realty team as custodians of our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in the Berkshires,” said network CEO Gino Blefari, who was born in Pittsfield, MA, a community serviced by Barnbrook Realty. “The brokerage is highly respected for its service, expertise and guidance, and for its agent-centric culture. It’s a great place for local real estate professionals to advance their careers.”

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Barnbrook Realty
Barnbrook Realty, with offices in Great Barrington and Lenox, has specialized in homes, land and commercial property since 1976. Through its service, experience and integrity, the brokerage has become one of the most trusted real estate companies in the Berkshires. Visit www.barnbrookrealty.com.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, based in Irvine, CA, is a real estate brokerage network built for a new era in residential real estate. The network, among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name, brings to the real estate market a definitive mark of trust, integrity, stability and longevity. The brand was just recognized for “Highest Overall Satisfaction for Repeat Home Sellers Among National Full Service Real Estate Firms” in J.D. Power’s 2017 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study. Visit www.berkshirehathawayhs.com

Montrose Real Estate Group Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

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Local Brokerage Leader Now Operates as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Montrose Real Estate Group; Remains Independently Owned and Operated

MONTROSE, CO (Feb. 20, 2018) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today announced independent brokerage Montrose Real Estate Group has joined the network operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Montrose Real Estate Group.

The full-service brokerage operates from its Montrose headquarters and remains independently owned and operated. It is the market leader for sales volume in the tri-county region of Delta, Montrose and Ouray with extensive experience in residential, commercial, farm and ranch, investment and foreclosure property. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices continues as one of America’s fastest-growing real estate brokerage networks with nearly 44,000 agents and 1,350 offices named to the brand since its September 2013 launch.

“We are proud to represent Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in Montrose and along the Western Slope,” said Broker/Owner Jeff Keehfuss. “When I first heard of the brand in 2013, my first thought was ‘I hope Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices doesn’t come to Montrose because I’d have to compete against it.’ Now we’re a part of this premium brand and we’re ready to grow.”

Keehfuss said he plans to open new offices in key Western Slope markets such as Durango, Telluride and others. “My goal is to operate at least eight offices in the region over the next two to three years,” he said. “Of course, we’re looking for many more top agents to help us achieve these goals.”

Montrose Real Estate Group is a progressive, agent-centric brokerage focused on helping sales professionals grow their businesses and better service clients. Brokerage Owner Lark Keehfuss said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices provides her company with a whole new level of national and international marketing support plus tools and resources to help her agents cover more ground with even greater efficiency. “We have everything we need to take the next big step for our brokerage, agents and clients,” she said. “Our entire team is excited.”

With their franchise relationship, Montrose Real Estate Group agents gain access to the network’s Global Network Platform, a powerful real estate tool suite that supercharges lead generation, marketing support, social media, video production/distribution and more. The brand also provides international listing syndication, professional education and the exclusive Luxury Collection marketing program for high-end listings. “I believe our franchise relationship with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is the last piece of the puzzle to building a regional powerhouse brokerage,” said Jeff Keehfuss. “The future looks bright for Montrose Real Estate Group.”

Gino Blefari, president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, welcomed the brokerage. “Montrose Real Estate Group is a terrific company that thrives in a culture of professionalism and unyielding client care. Jeff, Lark and the team will be strong ambassadors of our brand.”

The brokerage will make its first public appearance as a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchisee Feb. 23-24 as an exhibitor at the Montrose Home, Garden & Business Expo, Friendship Hall, Montrose County Fairgrounds. It will raffle a playhouse house during the event. In addition, the brokerage will hold an open house event for the general public later this spring at its Montrose headquarters.

Montrose Real Estate Group’s new Cabernet and White yard signs will begin appearing in the marketplace today.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Montrose Real Estate Group
Montrose Real Estate Group is a full-service real estate brokerage known for innovative leadership and skilled, experienced real estate professionals. Visit www.montrosecolorado.com.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, based in Irvine, CA, is a real estate brokerage network built for a new era in residential real estate. The network, among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name, brings to the real estate market a definitive mark of trust, integrity, stability and longevity. The brand was just recognized for “Highest Overall Satisfaction for Repeat Home Sellers Among National Full Service Real Estate Firms” in J.D. Power’s 2017 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study. Visit www.berkshirehathawayhs.com

Silverhawk Realty Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

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Boise-Area Brokerage Leader Now Operates as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Silverhawk Realty; Remains Independently Owned and Operated

BOISE VALLEY, ID (Jan. 23, 2018)– Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today announced independent brokerage Silverhawk Realty has joined the network operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Silverhawk Realty.

The full-service brokerage, founded in 2001, remains independently owned and operated. Silverhawk Realty is a market leader in new home construction sales and with extensive experience in residential, commercial, farm and ranch, vacant lots and development land. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices remains one of America’s fastest-growing real estate brokerage networks with nearly 44,000 agents and 1,350 offices named to the brand since its September 2013 launch.

“We’ve joined forces with America’s finest real estate brokerage network,” said Brokerage Owner Tracy Kasper, a 25-year veteran of local real estate. “For us, reputation is first and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ reputation is second to none. The network carries the name of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., and shares its core values of Trust, Integrity, Stability and Longevity. This means strength and credibility to us; we’re proud to be part of the brand.”

Kasper said the brand will help Silverhawk Realty grow market share and continue to recruit top professionals. She expects to more than double the size of her sales team during the next two years. “We have a terrific story at Silverhawk Realty,” she said. “Our brokerage is well-respected for client care throughout the Treasure Valley and our agents are professional and well-trained. Now we add a powerful brand name with international reach. We believe local real estate consumers and agents alike will want to be a part of our story.”

Area Manager Sam Huff said the network enables Silverhawk Realty to make quantum leaps in real estate technology, marketing and professional development. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices offers a powerful real estate tool suite – the Global Network Platform – that supercharges lead generation, marketing support, social media, video production/distribution and more. It provides national and international marketing support, professional education and the exclusive Luxury Collection marketing program for high-end listings.

“We couldn’t just go out and buy the tools, resources and support our team gains immediately as a member of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices,” Huff explained. “The upshot is our area’s top real estate professionals now have access to the industry’s best resources and professional support.”

The announcement comes at an ideal time for the brokerage and its percolating local real estate market. “Boise and the Treasure Valley are poised for years of growth and make just about every Top-10 list for quality of life and affordability,” Kasper explained. “Companies of all types are flocking to the region for its favorable business climate and skilled, educated labor force. With the region’s population expect to grow by at least a third over the next eight years, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Silverhawk Realty is ready to grow in lock step.”

Gino Blefari, president and CEO of HSF Affiliates, welcomed Silverhawk Realty to the network. “Tracy, Sam and the team are fantastic operators who bring passion to real estate,” he said. “We are proud they will represent Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in the region.”

Silverhawk Realty’s new Cabernet and White yard signs will begin appearing in the marketplace this week.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Silverhawk Realty
Silverhawk Realty is a full-service real estate brokerage with offices in Caldwell, Fruitland, Meridian, Parma and in Ontario, OR.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, based in Irvine, CA, is a real estate brokerage network built for a new era in residential real estate. The network, among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name, brings to the real estate market a definitive mark of trust, integrity, stability and longevity. The brand was just recognized for “Highest Overall Satisfaction for Repeat Home Sellers Among National Full Service Real Estate Firms” in J.D. Power’s 2017 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study. Visit www.berkshirehathawayhs.com

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