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Century 21 Red River Realty Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

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Grand Forks brokerage, an institution in local real estate for 62 years, now operates as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Family Realty

GRAND FORKS, ND (Oct. 1, 2018) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today announced that Century 21 Red River Realty has joined its network operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Family Realty.

The full-service brokerage, serving the Grand Forks region since 1956, is a market leader known throughout the area for its skilled agents and client service. It remains independently owned and operated by Michael Marcotte, Katie Marcotte, Josh Steinke and Jodi Danzl. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices continues as one of America’s fastest-growing real estate brokerage networks with nearly 48,000 agents and 1,400 offices named to the brand since its September 2013 launch.

“Our brand name change to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices signals a defining moment for our brokerage and the local real estate market,” said Broker/Owner Michael Marcotte. “It unites the strengths of industry leaders, bringing together unparalleled operational excellence, innovation and integrity. We’re proud to bring the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand to Grand Forks.”

“We are honored to add Family Realty to our brokerage network,” said Gino Blefari, president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “The company’s leadership is top-notch and has attracted many of the region’s top sales professionals. The brokerage has also exhibited strong growth the past few years and wants to grow more. It’s our pleasure to support Family Realty every step of the way.”

Strategic growth is the reason behind the company’s name change. With aspirations beyond the Red River to places such as Bemidji, MN to the east and Devil’s Lake, ND to the west, brokerage leaders chose “Family Realty” to better serve clients throughout the region.

“It’s a whole new identity for our team,” said Katie Marcotte. “The name provides our company even more distinction and marketing appeal. We’re excited to step forward as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Family Realty.”

Family Realty’s agent count jumped six-fold over the past three years. Professionals are drawn to the brokerage for its agent-first management style, real estate technology and training. With their network membership, Family Realty agents gain access to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ Global Network Platform, a powerful tool suite driving lead generation, marketing support, social media, video production/distribution and more. The network also provides international listing syndication, relocation referrals, professional education and the exclusive Luxury Collection marketing program for high-end listings.

“As brokerage leaders, our responsibility is to provide our agents with the best tools, systems and resources to best service their clients,” said Steinke. “We’ve done that with our network membership and look forward to the brightest of futures serving the broader region we all love.”

Family Realty agents will begin training on their new systems today. The brokerage’s new Cabernet and White yard signs are now appearing in the marketplace.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Family Realty

Family Realty, a full-service real estate brokerage, has proudly served the Grand Forks marketplace since 1956. Visit www.bhhsfamilyrealty.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 as Real Estate Agency Brand of Year and Most Trusted Real Estate Brand in the 2018 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study. Visit www.berkshirehathawayhs.com.

Contact:

Kevin Ostler
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kevinostler@hsfranchise.com

Chadd Dempsey and his Chadd Dempsey Real Estate Experts Team Join Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty

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LONDONDERRY, NH (Sept. 18, 2018) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty has announced that the Chadd Dempsey Real Estate Experts team, one of New Hampshire’s most productive real estate sales groups, has joined its brokerage.

The team, formerly of Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan in Hooksett, includes Chadd Dempsey, wife Caren Dempsey, Mark Hammond and Anne Anctil. It generated more than $28 million in closed sales volume in 2017 and is a fixture in Bedford, Bow, Londonderry, Manchester, Hooksett, Goffstown, Merrimack and Auburn.

“We’re proud to welcome the Chadd Dempsey Real Estate Experts team to Verani Realty and the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network,” said Gino Blefari, president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “This team is professional, hard-working and flat-out good at what they do. We expect the group to grow its business to new heights representing Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty.”

Added Giovanni Verani, president of Verani Realty: “For many years we’ve appreciated the work Chadd Dempsey and his team do for clients – they’re tough to compete against. We’re glad they’re now a part of our brokerage and we’re ready to help them achieve even more success in the service of clients.”

Chadd Dempsey said Verani Realty’s family culture and marketing support were significant factors in his team’s move, as were the brokerage’s superior technology and long-standing reputation in the marketplace. “We’ve found a terrific new home at Verani Realty and the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand is second to none in real estate,” he said. “With new tools, resources and support available to us through Verani Realty and the brand, we expect to win more business and reach new markets.”

The Chadd Dempsey Real Estate Experts team builds lasting relationships with clients through relentless service and expertise. In fact, a full 75% of its business is generated by referrals from existing clients. Trust and care help form the foundation of each client relationship. “We simply care about our clients and want the very best for them,” said Caren Dempsey. “Our motto sums it all up: ‘We are in the business of helping people. We just happen to sell houses.’”

Chadd Dempsey entered the real estate business in 2004 after a successful career in health club sales and as a certified personal trainer. His business accelerated quickly and later Caren, a registered nurse, made a career change to help out. Hammond brings more than 30 years of real estate sales experience to the Chadd Dempsey Real Estate Experts team, and Anctil provides important administrative support.

The group is active in the local community and supports the ROCA Kidz Club in Manchester, which provides a fun and safe environment for local kids where they can have hot meals, a place to play, and access to homework help and activities.

Chadd Dempsey said he and his team expect to exceed last year’s volume total as they step forward to a new era with Verani real estate. “We are excited, and our clients are excited, that we’re a part of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty,” he explained. “Through our new relationship we’ll be able to serve clients better and enhance the customer experience overall.”

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty has been serving the real estate needs in the communities of New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts since 1967. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty has been family owned and operated since its inception and has grown to include more than 550 real estate agents that serve New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine and Vermont. Visit www.verani.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 network was recently named “Real Estate Agency Brand of Year” and “Most Trusted Real Estate Brand” in the 2018 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study. Visit www.berkshirehathawayhs.com

Contact:

Kevin Ostler
(949) 794-7980
kevinostler@hsfranchise.com

Century 21 Select Group Office Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

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Hawley-based brokerage now operates as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Pocono Real Estate

HAWLEY, PA (Sept. 12, 2018) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, announced that an office of Century 21 Select Group has joined its network operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Pocono Real Estate.

The full-service brokerage, led by local real estate veteran Kim Stevens, serves Hawley and surrounding communities and the greater lake region of the Poconos. It’s known throughout the marketplace for skilled, conscientious agents and exemplary client service.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices remains one of the nation’s fastest-growing real estate brokerage networks with 47,000+ agents and nearly 1,400 offices named to the brand since it was launched in September 2013. The network was recently named “Real Estate Agency Brand of Year” and “Most Trusted Real Estate Brand” in the 2018 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study.

Gino Blefari, president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, welcomed Pocono Real Estate. “Kim Stevens and her team for years have been connecting clients to their lifestyle dreams in Northeastern Pennsylvania,” Blefari said. “Their roots run deep in the wonderful Pocono region and their expertise in the marketplace is commendable.”

“We are proud to bring the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand to the Poconos,” said Stevens. “We believe local real estate consumers will warmly embrace our brand and understand its marketing potential.”

Stevens said her company will grow as a member of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network. She intends to at least double her agent count over the next two years and expand into markets such as Milford and Honesdale. “We are recruiting more of our area’s top real estate agents to help us gain market share with the same service ethic for which we are known,” Stevens explained. “We think local agents will want to grow their business representing Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Pocono Real Estate.”

The brand appeals to all real estate consumers, particularly those seeking high-end and luxury resort properties throughout the region.

“We expect that our average sales price will rise as we go forward as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Pocono Real Estate,” Stevens said. “The brand is fresh, sophisticated and steeped in success. We think buyers and sellers of fine homes will be looking for our Cabernet and White yard signs as symbols of trust and quality service.”

With their network membership, Pocono Real Estate agents gain access to the brand’s Global Network Platform, a powerful tool suite driving 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.

To help launch the new era at her brokerage, Stevens and son Maxwell Stevens created a unique community give-back program called “Commissions for a Cause” (www.commissionsforacause.org), through which they donate 1% of each commission the brokerage earns to a charity of their clients’ choosing. “We love our community and want to give back for all the support we receive,” said Maxwell Stevens. “It’s a great way to involve our clients and open up the conversation about what’s important to them. We’re excited to work alongside our clients to make a difference in our community.”

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Pocono Real Estate
Pocono Real Estate is a full-service real estate brokerage serving greater Hawley and surrounding communities and the greater Poconos resort region. Visit www.poconorealestate.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. Visit www.berkshirehathawayhs.com

Contact:

Kevin Ostler
(949) 794-7980
kevinostler@hsfranchise.com

Century 21 Van Der Wende Associates Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

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Little Falls brokerage mainstay now operates as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Van Der Wende Properties

LITTLE FALLS, NJ (Sept. 11, 2018) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today announced that Century 21 Van Der Wende Associates has joined its network operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Van Der Wende Properties.

The full-service brokerage, serving the greater North Jersey market, remains independently owned and operated by local real estate veterans Bob and Lorraine Van Der Wende. The two founded their company in 1980 and have grown it into a local powerhouse known for market expertise and superior client service. In fact, Van Der Wende Properties has led the Passaic Valley in home sales volume the last 27 years, according to Garden State MLS data. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices remains among America’s fastest-growing real estate brokerage networks with 47,000+ agents and 1,400 offices named to the brand since its September 2013 launch.

“Van Der Wende Properties is a terrific brokerage and a clear market leader for nearly three decades – that’s huge for our brand,” said Gino Blefari, president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “The company is as much known for sound leadership and skilled, attentive sales professionals as it is for its work ethic and love for the business. We’re proud to welcome this team to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.”

“As brokerage owners, our responsibility is to provide our agents with the very best resources so that they may be their very best for their deserving clients,” said Broker Bob Van Der Wende. “I interviewed and researched every brokerage network you could imagine and the one that met my tough criteria was Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.”

The brand is fresh, progressive and distinctive, he continued, with core values closely aligned with those of his company: trust, integrity, stability and longevity. “Simply put, we think Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is the best brand name in real estate and when our agents are sitting across from a client that homebuyer or seller will feel instant trust and credibility.”

Lorraine Van Der Wende said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ tools, resources and support will help her team win business, operate more efficiently and better serve clients. With their network membership, Van Der Wende Properties’ agents gain access to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ Global Network Platform, a powerful tool suite driving 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.“The network is committed to providing the best tools and systems to enable their franchisees to stand apart from the competition and be even more productive,” she said. “We are excited for our future with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.”

Bob Van Der Wende added that the brand will help Van Der Wende Properties recruit more of the region’s top sales professionals and reach new markets. “The possibilities are endless for a hard-working brokerage charged by the momentum and power of a brand that’s aggressively increasing market share, agent tools and support,” he said. “We will grow and serve more clients, from entry-level and move-up buyers to sellers of our markets’ finest luxury homes.”

The brokerage’s new Cabernet and White yard signs will begin appearing in the marketplace today.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomServices Van Der Wende Properties
Little Falls-based Van Der Wende Properties is a true, multi-generational family business with a company culture that promotes a strong sense of family. The brokerage is proud to have many of the market’s top agents who have been a part of the company’s success over the years, and it continues producing some the area’s highest-producing, next-generation agents. Van Der Wende Properties holds a variety of production and service awards from Century 21, including the prestigious President’s Hall of Fame Award for overall excellence. Visit www.bhhsvdwproperties.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 recently recognized as Real Estate Agency Brand of Year and Most Trusted Real Estate Brand in the 2018 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study. Visit www.berkshirehathawayhs.com

Contact:

Kevin Ostler
+1 (949) 794-7980
kevinostler@hsfranchise.com

Luxury Central London Estate Agency Kay & Co to Join U.S.-Based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

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Respected agency known for client service and market expertise will operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kay & Co from November 2018

LONDON, ENGLAND AND IRVINE, CA (Sept. 10, 2018) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices announced expansion of its franchise network into the London market by signing an agreement with luxury estate agency Kay & Co. Starting November 2018, the agency will operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kay & Co.

The signing marks the second global franchisee of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices following Rubina Real Estate of Berlin in May. Kay & Co plans expansion in the prime central London market through acquisitions and joint ventures with best-in-class agencies, and the addition of up to 10 standalone offices over the next decade.

“London has been among our highest priorities as a key center for international business and an attractive market for global capital looking to invest in property,” said Gino Blefari, president and CEO of the network. “We are thrilled to enter the market with Kay & Co, a brokerage known for exceptional leadership, knowledgeable, tenured agents and relentless client service. As important, the company’s core values and growth aspirations match those of our own, steeped in trust, integrity, stability and longevity.”

Kay & Co, founded in 1982 by Chairman Samuel Bikhit, remains independently owned and operated. It serves London’s upscale Mayfair, Hyde Park, Marylebone, Regent’s Park, King’s Cross, Bayswater, Paddington and West End districts. The estate agency was recently named “Smaller Managing Agent of the Year” at the prestigious ARMA ACE Awards, which recognize the U.K.’s leading residential asset managers and suppliers. It is also a perennial honoree of the British Property Awards, a recognition program that ultimately helps consumers choose estate agencies.

“We are proud to bring the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand to London,” said Bikhit. “We believe Londoners and our many American clients in the city will embrace the brand and understand its marketing appeal.”

Martin Bikhit, Kay & Co’s managing director, added: “We are delighted to enter into this agreement with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. London is a global hub that attracts people from around the world and as specialists in the central London property market we are confident that London will remain a desirable choice for many.”

Timing for his agency’s brand transition is ideal as an influx of corporations to London will likely drive demand for luxury residential real estate, Martin Bikhit said. “We believe there will be a surge of home-buyer interest in areas across central London, driven by the arrival of global tech giants Apple in Battersea Power Station, Twitter in Soho, Instagram and Snap – the parent company of Snapchat – in Fitzrovia and Google and Facebook in King’s Cross,” he explained. “These companies and others have made informed decisions to establish hubs in London. Their employees will need homes in the months and years ahead, and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kay & Co will be ready to help.”

With their network membership, Kay & Co gains access to the brand’s Global Network Platform, a powerful tool suite driving lead generation, marketing support, social media, video production/distribution and more. The brand also provides global listing syndication, relocation referrals, professional education and the exclusive Luxury Collection marketing program for high-end listings.

“Our longstanding clients are going to benefit from this international alliance, which will open up opportunities with fellow Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchisees,” Martin Bikhit said. “We are joining a network of top U.S. and German estate agencies and as such we’re very excited for the future.”

Samuel Bikhit reflected that his family-owned estate agency has matured nicely over the years. “Kay & Co steps forward to a whole new era with a wealth of experience serving the central London market our team dearly loves,” he said. “We’ve seen boom times and we’ve endured challenging times. The experience has given us a unique insight and understanding of the areas and clients we serve, and that knowledge is hard to beat.”

Kay and Co will commemorate its brand membership in November at a gala celebration in London attended by agents, guests and representatives from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kay & Co
Celebrating its 36th year, Kay & Co. is a luxury London estate agency focused on the sale, letting and building management of the capital’s finest and most exclusive properties and boutique new developments. Visit www.kayandco.com.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Irvine, CA-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is one of America’s fastest-growing real estate brokerage network, with 47,000+ agents and nearly 1,400 offices named to the brand since its launch in September 2013. The brand was recently recognized as “Real Estate Agency Brand of Year” and “Most Trusted Real Estate Brand” in the 2018 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study. Visit www.berkshirehathawayhs.com

Contact:

Kevin Ostler
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kevinostler@hsfranchise.com

Rob Yates
+44 (0)2070 472546
ryates@smithfieldgroup.com

Century 21 Commonwealth to Join Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

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Boston-area brokerage leader will operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate starting Nov. 1

BOSTON, MA (Sept. 6, 2018) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today announced that Century 21 Commonwealth will join the network Nov. 1 operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate.

The full-service brokerage, serving the greater Boston market, remains independently owned and operated. It is a market leader with more than 500 sales professionals, 22 offices and a sound reputation for client service, market expertise and operational excellence. Commonwealth is currently the No. 1 Century 21 brokerage in New England and No. 9 worldwide. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices remains among America’s fastest-growing real estate brokerage networks with nearly 47,000 agents and 1,400 offices named to the brand since its September 2013 launch.

“Commonwealth is a well-respected company with outstanding leadership,” said Gino Blefari, president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “We found instant chemistry with its leadership team and have already formed a strong bond with its members. We’re pleased Commonwealth will be a part of our real estate brokerage network and we’re ready to help the company grow.”

George Patsio, founding partner of the brokerage, said Commonwealth’s ownership group sought to grow the business and provide its sales associates with next-generation real estate tools, resources and services. “We considered different real estate networks as part of our research and decided Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices offered what we need to help our brokerage expand and reach new levels of production and service. After meeting the entire support team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, we are even more confident in our decision and excited to get started.”

Patsio described the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand as an ideal fit for Commonwealth Real Estate. “We are proud to link our brokerage to this iconic name and progressive real estate brokerage network,” he said. “Part of the network’s mission is to help its franchisees grow. Our brokerage is poised for growth and with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ support we will do just that.”

With their network membership, Commonwealth sales associates gain access to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ Global Network Platform, a powerful tool suite driving 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.

“We will provide our sales associates with the tools and resources they need to be their best for clients,” said Patsio. “The Global Network Platform will help our team make even greater strides in efficiency and effectiveness. We’re eager to use these tools and resources.”

Commonwealth commemorated its brand transition this morning with a celebration for sales associates and staff in Waltham. The brokerage’s new Cabernet and White yards will begin appearing in the marketplace Nov. 1.

About Commonwealth
Boston-based Commonwealth, a full-service real estate brokerage, was founded in 2006 from a collection of leading real estate agencies. Through its service, experience and guidance, Commonwealth has become one of the most trusted real estate companies in the marketplace. In 2017, the brokerage generated $1.4 billion in real estate sales volume on nearly 2,900 units. Commonwealth is currently Boston’s third-largest brokerage for sales volume and fourth-largest for units, according to MLS PIN. Visit www.commonmoves.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 as Real Estate Agency Brand of Year and Most Trusted Real Estate Brand in the 2018 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study. Visit www.berkshirehathawayhs.com

Contact:

Kevin Ostler
(949) 794-7980
kevinostler@hsfranchise.com

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Applauds Eight Network Agents Honored with the NAHREP Top 250 Latino Agents Award

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IRVINE, CA (Aug. 30, 2018) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, congratulated eight network sales professionals for ranking among the top 250 Latino agents by number of transactions in the U.S., as tracked by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals® (NAHREP®).

Honorees include Rebecca Hidalgo Rains of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties in Chandler, AZ, No. 12 on the list; Richard Rodriguez, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties, Hoschton, GA, No. 35; Diana Sifuentes, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices A Action, REALTORS®, Mesquite, TX, No. 67; Sonia Arias, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, Victorville, CA, No. 103; Gustavo Cardenas, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, Rolling Hills Estates, CA, No. 174; Francis Hiraldo, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gammons Realty, East Greenwich, RI, No. 203; Martha Lebron-Dykeman, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices First Realty, West Des Moines, IA, No. 213; and Veronica Faz, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Premier, REALTORS®, Roanoke, VA, No. 242.

Hildago Rains and Cardenas were also named to NAHREP’s Top 100 Individual Latino Agents list as ranked by volume at Nos. 8 and 18, respectively.

“We are proud of these exceptional network agents and the wonderful service they provide to their clients,” said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices CEO Gino Blefari. “Their inclusion on NAHREP’s prestigious lists underscores their skill and dedication to their profession.”

In addition, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties Corrigan Cohen Group in San Diego, CA, ranked No. 5 on the NAHREP’s Top 100 list of teams by sales volume; Team Santistevan of Tempe, AZ, ranked No. 7; and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Rocky Mountain REALTORS® The Marcus Valdez Team of Fort Collins, CO, was No. 39. Team Santistevan of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona of Tempe, AZ also ranked No. 31 and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Rocky Mountain, REALTORS® The Marcus Valdez Team from Fort Collins, CO ranked No. 47 on NAHREP’s Top 100 Teams list for number of transactions.

NAHREP validated reported performance totals by comparing them to MLS records, franchise data and other sources for production during the 2017 calendar year. “It’s a privilege and an honor to support such talented individuals who represent the diversity we seek in our network,” said Teresa Palacios Smith, vice president of Diversity & Inclusion for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “Together, we are helping minority families achieve their homeownership dreams.”

This year’s NAHREP 250 honorees were chosen from more than 700 nominations. The program, recognizes agents whose hard work and dedication has led them to close an outstanding number of transactions in an effort to increase the rate of sustainable Hispanic homeownership in communities across the country.

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. Visit www.berkshirehathawayhs.com

Contact:

Kevin Ostler
(949) 794-7980
kevinostler@hsfranchise.com

Addresses Real Estate Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

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San Angelo market leader now operates as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Addresses, REALTORS®

SAN ANGELO, TX (July 17, 2018) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today announced that Addresses Real Estate has joined its network operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Addresses, REALTORS®.

The brokerage, a full-service real estate company, remains independently owned and operated by Broker/Owner Laura Scott and Co-Owner Billy Scott. It is the market leader for real estate sales volume.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices remains one of the fastest-growing real estate brokerage networks with more than 46,000 agents and nearly 1,400 offices added to the brand since its launch in September 2013. The network was recently named “Real Estate Agency Brand of Year” and “Most Trusted Real Estate Brand” in the 2018 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study.

“Laura, Billy and their team are the pride of San Angelo real estate,” said Gino Blefari, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “We love the energy at their company and the skill they show in their real estate craft. Their expertise, service and passion for community are displayed in every transaction they make.”

Laura Scott said she is proud to bring the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand to greater San Angelo. “The brand is fresh and exciting, and its namesake is Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., one of the world’s most trusted and respected corporations,” she explained. “We are all thrilled to represent Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in our marketplace.”

Billy Scott added that the brand will appeal to all market segments, including luxury and farm and ranch. “Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is accessible to all consumers,” he said. “We’re confident greater San Angelo residents will be looking for our Cabernet and Cream yard signs as symbols of terrific properties and quality service.”

Addresses, REALTORS® plans to grow as a member of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network, both owners said. “As you drive through our West Texas region, you see there is so much potential for growth,” Laura Scott explained. “We will continue to grow our brokerage in other communities around us; we plan to double our agent count in two years.”

With their network membership, Addresses, REALTORS® agents gain access to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ Global Network Platform, a powerful tool suite driving lead generation, marketingsupport, 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.

“We view our network membership as an investment in our agents,” Laura Scott said. “These resources alone will help our agents take their businesses and service to new heights. Ultimately, that’s great news for real estate consumers throughout the region.”

Addresses, REALTORS® will commemorate its brand transition this afternoon with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration at its San Angelo headquarters, 3005 Green Meadow Drive. The brokerage’s new yard signs begin appearing today in the marketplace.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Addresses, REALTORS®
Addresses, REALTORS® is a full-service real estate brokerage specializing in residential, commercial, farm and ranch and other market segments. It is a recent winner of the Texas Governor’s Small Business Award, and is actively involved community and charity projects throughout the year. Visit www.addressesrealestate.com.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty
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 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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Laffey Fine Homes International to Join Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

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Long Island-based powerhouse brokerage will operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Laffey International Realty

GREENVALE, NY (July 3, 2018) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today announced that Laffey Fine Homes International will join its network July 11 operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Laffey International Realty.

The brokerage, a full-service real estate company, remains independently owned and operated by local real estate leaders Emmett Laffey, Gregory Berkowitz and John Schoonmaker. It is a premier luxury brokerage on Long Island’s North Shore with operations extending from Montauk to Manhattan. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has grown to nearly 46,000 agents and 1,400 offices since its founding in September 2013. The network was recently named “Real Estate Agency Brand of Year” and “Most Trusted Real Estate Brand” in the 2018 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study.

“We are thrilled to bring the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand to our customers and clients throughout the region,” said Laffey, the firm’s president and CEO. “Our company with its strong heritage and reputation, combined with the venerable Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand, will be unstoppable in the marketplace.”

Laffey said the brand will be embraced by local real estate consumers, many of whom work in the commercial and financial centers of Manhattan. “Our new brand carries the name of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., one of the world’s most trusted and successful corporations,” he explained. “New Yorkers respect Mr. Buffett and the Berkshire Hathaway enterprise. We’re confident they will seek the world-class service for which Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is known.”

Laffey International Realty is a perennial leader in Long Island’s bustling luxury market. In 2017, it topped the market in key sales categories such as per-agent productivity and per-office productivity while expanding its new-homes division and ultra-luxury and waterfront property sales.

Laffey said his brokerage will accelerate growth as a member of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network. “We expect to at least triple our agent count over the next 24 months and add offices in strategic locations across Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and Brooklyn. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Laffey International Realty is an obvious choice for top agents who want to take their careers and businesses to new heights.”

With their network membership, Laffey International Realty agents gain access to the network’s Global Network Platform, a powerful tool suite driving 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.

Laffey International Realty will commemorate its brand transition July 11 with a ceremony and celebration at the Crescent Beach Club in Bayville. Its Cabernet and White yard signs will begin appearing throughout greater Long Island that day.

Gino Blefari, president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, applauded Laffey International Realty’s transition. “I’ve known and admired Emmett Laffey for over 20 years,” Blefari said. “He and his team are highly respected in the marketplace and will be strong ambassadors of our brand. We are pleased to welcome them to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.”

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Laffey International Realty
Laffey International Realty is a full-service, luxury real estate brokerage and lifestyle company representing clients throughout Long Island and worldwide. Visit www.laffeyintl.com.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty
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 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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Kevin Ostler
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kevinostler@hsfranchise.com

J Douglas Properties Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

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Startup brokerage with more than 30 agents hits the ground running in Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, TN (May 30, 2018) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today announced that startup brokerage J Douglas Properties has joined the network operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices J Douglas Properties.

The brokerage is led by local real estate veteran Doug Edrington and includes Edrington’s mother Grace Edrington, a top-producing agent; and father George Edrington, broker of record. The Edrington Team has been a perennial production leader in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network, placing seventh overall in transaction count and 21st in gross commission income in 2017.

“The Edrington Team progressed to a point where we wanted to become a brokerage,” said Doug Edrington. “We looked at all the national franchise options and chose Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. The brand is strong and respected – carrying the name of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. – and provides us with what we believe are the best tools and resources in the business. We have everything we need to go forward.”

Edrington said J Douglas Properties will grow quickly, estimating his agent count near 100 by year’s end. “We’re looking for top talent – those who are good and want to constantly develop and improve,” Doug Edrington said. “Our culture is competitive and nurturing. If you want to be the best for your clients, we’ll help you get there.”

With their network membership, J Douglas 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.

Edrington described his brokerage as a “marketing company first” and a group that encourages the formation of agent teams. J Douglas Properties will emphasize digital marketing of its services and property listings with abundant video support. In fact, the brokerage is producing the “J Douglas Show,” a video series examining local real estate trends and client service, for digital release starting in June. As for its emphasis on teams, “Nobody makes it to the top alone and no one is an expert at everything,” Doug Edrington explained. “Surround yourself with quality professionals – those who have a vested interest in you and care about you – and you’re on your way to extended success.”

J Douglas Properties will commemorate its brand transition in July with an open-house celebration at its new headquarters in the hip building across from the Coolidge Park entrance, at 100 Tremont St., Chattonooga. The office includes 12,000 square feet, a rooftop patio and ample open space for collaboration with clients. The brokerage’s Cabernet and Cream yard signs are now appearing in the marketplace.

Gino Blefari, president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, welcomed J Douglas Properties to the network. “Doug Edrington and his team are passionate about real estate, professionalism and service excellence,” he said. “They will represent our brand well in the marketplace.”

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices J Douglas Properties
J Douglas Properties is a full-service real estate brokerage built on a foundation of trust and service. Visit www.jdouglasproperties.com for details.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty
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 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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kevinostler@hsfranchise.com

Gurion Kastenberg
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gurion.kastenberg@edelman.com


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