Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate is ranked on the 2018 Top Company Cultures List presented by Entrepreneur Magazine and Energage

Omaha, Nebraska | BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES AMBASSADOR REAL ESTATE (BHHS AMB) was recently ranked on Entrepreneur’s Top Company Cultures list, a comprehensive ranking of U.S.-based businesses exhibiting high-performance cultures created in partnership with employee engagement platform and service provider Energage. The Top Company Cultures list has placed Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate as 2nd in the Best Corporate Cultures in the Large Company Category and is THE ONLY Residential Real Estate Company on the list! BHHS AMB is recognized for creating an exceptional culture that drives employee engagement, exceeds employee expectations and directly impacts company success.

Our company culture is comprised of individuals that recognize the value in giving back; especially to one another.

“Great company cultures don’t happen by accident. They happen because leaders understand how to create excellent working environments, and how to make everyone share the same mission,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine. “Our 2018 Top Company Cultures list is a great celebration of companies that are doing it right and should serve as inspiration for everyone who leads a team.”

The full list, presenting a total of 150 companies categorized as small, midsize or large companies—with 74 or fewer employees, 75-299 employees and more than 300 employees respectively— is available on Entrepreneur.com. Core insights, behaviors and attributes that have helped to shape the high-performing cultures presented by the top companies are shared alongside practices to help other companies develop their own workplace environments.

Energage CultureTech solutions state that they are informed by the Top Workplaces research, a deep body of research that has helped us identify the 15 culture drivers that are critical to success in any organization. Surveying and studying over 50,000 organizations since 2006 means “we know what a great culture looks like…”

Each company was measured in response to 24 questions on subject matters such as connection, alignment, effectiveness, leadership and management, as well as basics such as pay, benefits and flexibility. Employees took online surveys, and the honorees were determined and ranked based solely on their survey feedback scores. A few of BHHS Ambassador’s recent recognitions:

  • In March 2017, BHHS Ambassador was named on Entrepreneur Magazines 2017 Top Company Cultures list as the 12th BEST COMPANY CULTURE in the large company category and is the ONLY residential real estate company listed in the Top 30.
  • In May 2018, BHHS Ambassador was chosen by the national TV cable show The World’s Greatest to be filmed for  World’s Greatest Company Culture
  • In October 2018, BHHS Ambassador was named on Entrepreneur Magazines 2018 Top Company Cultures list as the 2nd BEST COMPANY CULTURE in the large company category and is the ONLY residential real estate company in large company category.

To view Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate in the full ranking, visit entm.ag/TopCultures

The leaders of BHHS Ambassador set the tone of our company culture by the old kindergarten adage, sharing. Sharing ideas, sharing with the community, sharing workspace to create healthy competition through positivity, and most importantly, sharing time. “When you’re in service to others, you are rewarded with the biggest gift. Using this example, we the people of BHHS Ambassador unite together for the betterment of all. Because when one person grows, we all grow.

Visit the blog to learn more about the company culture at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate.


Ebby Halliday Companies Announces New CEO

DALLAS (October 25, 2018) – The Ebby Halliday Companies announced today that Chris Kelly has been named chief executive officer. Mary Frances Burleson, longtime president and CEO, will now focus on the Ebby Halliday Foundation, a nonprofit organization created to honor the legacy and philanthropic commitment of the company’s namesake, Ebby Halliday. Ebby Halliday Companies is owned by HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and the nation’s second-largest residential real estate brokerage company.

Kelly joined ReeceNichols Real Estate, HomeServices’ wholly-owned company based in Kansas City in 2007 and served as corporate legal counsel before being promoted to chief administrative officer of ReeceNichols Real Estate, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kansas City Realty, Kansas City Title and its other affiliated businesses and services in 2013. In this role, Kelly was actively engaged in virtually all aspects of brokerage operations and as a licensed broker, Kelly provided guidance and direction to the company’s 2,600 licensed REALTORS®. In 2017, Kelly joined HomeServices as Senior Counsel where he supported the company’s acquisitions and technology initiatives.

As CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies, Kelly will shape the company’s strategy and direct operations with a focus on driving future growth while preserving Ebby’s legacy of exceeding clients’ expectations. “Mary Frances and her exceptional leadership team set an incredible level of excellence for the company,” Kelly said. “I am thrilled to join this team of immensely talented agents, sales managers, employees and lending and title professionals. The opportunity to help lead this iconic company to its next level of growth and performance is both humbling and exciting.”

“I am pleased to welcome Chris as CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies,” said Ron Peltier, chairman and CEO of HomeServices. “Chris understands the real estate business from all perspectives and is keenly aware of the opportunities and challenges faced every day in brokerage offices. He is the right leader to grow the company and help position the agents for even greater success.”

Mary Frances joined the Ebby Halliday Companies in 1958 and held numerous leadership positions before being named president and CEO in 1989. Throughout her career she has instilled the Ebby Halliday culture of delivering exceptional service through teamwork, market knowledge, empathy for others and integrity as she has set the strategy and led the company’s expansion and day-to-day operations for more than 1,700 sales associates.

“I am proud of everyone at Ebby Halliday and what we have achieved,” said Burleson. “Honoring Ebby’s legacy of service to the client, service to the industry and service to the community has always been a top priority for me. Chris has shown himself to be a leader with impeccable business ethics, personal sincerity and a deep understanding of the real estate business — all values that align with our heritage while pointing to an exciting future. I believe that Ebby would agree that with Chris at the helm, the future of Ebby Halliday couldn’t be brighter.”

“Chris brings extensive industry knowledge to the Ebby Halliday Companies and the HomeServices executive team. I am confident that under his leadership, the Ebby Halliday Companies are well-positioned for future growth,” concluded Peltier. “Mary Frances helped guide Ebby Halliday to become one of the country’s foremost real estate companies. On behalf of HomeServices, we thank Mary Frances for her years of service and her vision and leadership, which helped the Ebby Halliday Companies achieve the market-leading position they enjoy today.”

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties Named No. 1 Top Workplace in Connecticut

Wallingford, CT – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties is excited to be named the #1 Top Workplace in the state by The Hartford Courant and The Connecticut Post. This is the 7th consecutive year Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties has been ranked a Top Workplace. At the Hartford Courant’s event, the company was also honored in the special awards category as “Doers”, including a quote received in the survey, “At this company we do things efficiently and well.”

As a Top Workplace the company was featured in a special publication, published by the Hartford Courant. The article lauds about company values and special mentions were received for their ethics, integrity, transparency and listening to employee and sales executive feedback to make decisions on the direction of the company.

“We are passionate about what we do and are committed to providing the tools and expertise to take our sales executives’ careers to the next level,” stated Candace Adams, President and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England and Westchester Properties. “This award in particular is a tremendous honor because it’s based solely on employee and sales executive feedback. Our people are what makes Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties such a great place to work and we look forward to continue investing in our culture to ensure we remain a great workplace for years to come.”

The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

For more information about the Top Workplace recognition, read the feature articles – http://www.courant.com/business/top-workplaces/hc-biz-top-workplaces-berkshire-hathaway-20180810-story.html

https://www.ctpost.com/business/article/Hearst-names-50-employers-Top-Workplaces-13266510.php

To join the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England, New York and Westchester Properties team, visit www.bhhsneproperties.com/careers.

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England, New York and Westchester Properties is a leading real estate brokerage firm with over 1,800 REALTORS® in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island. Share in our heritage and esteemed reputation as one of the most admired and respected companies in the world. By working with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England, New York and Westchester Properties, you align with a century of unparalleled financial strength, operational excellence and business ethics. For more information, visit www.bhhsNEproperties.com, www.bhhsWestchester.com and www.bhhsNYproperties.com.


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Executive VP Christy Budnick Appointed President and CEO

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Sept. 11, 2018) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty, one of the most dynamic and respected real estate firms in Northeast Florida, announced today that Christy Budnick has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), assuming full executive leadership responsibilities of the firm, effective immediately. The company’s Founder, Linda Sherrer, will continue as Chairman. Sherrer will focus on the company’s corporate business development, builder services and company philanthropy.

“I admire Christy’s passion, tenacity and leadership, and I know she will continue to lead Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty to new levels of success,” said Sherrer. “The company has been under our dual leadership for many years, and I am confident Christy will build on our momentum. Her experience and vision ensure a very bright future for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty.”

Sherrer has guided the company since its inception in 1988. Budnick joined the company in 2002 as branch manager of the company’s Beaches office and was promoted to executive vice president of residential real estate in 2006. Prior to joining the firm, Budnick worked for Bank of America as its vice president of sales and leadership training.

“I am honored and humbled to continue the legacy created by my Mother. She is my role model and I admire her vision, leadership style and strategic insight that have inspired our company’s success,” said Budnick. “I look forward to continuing to lead Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty to new levels of growth and performance with the best and brightest professionals in the business – our outstanding agents, world-class leadership team and talented employees.”

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty has a team of more than 400 real estate professionals in nine offices throughout Northeast Florida. The company operates a corporate relocation division, a new home and condominium sales division, Florida Network Property Management, Gibraltar Title Services, LLC and Prosperity Home Mortgage, LLC. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty ranks as one of the Top 25 companies in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network.

For more information about Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty, visit www.FloridaNetworkRealty.com or call (904) 296-6400.


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

IRVINE, Calif.– 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.

Contacts

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Kevin Ostler, 949-794-7980
kevinostler@hsfranchise.com


ReeceNichols Announces New President & CEO; Linda Vaughan Named Chairman Emeritus

LEAWOOD, Kan. – ReeceNichols, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, today announced that Mike Frazier, ReeceNichols president and chief financial officer, has assumed the role of chief executive officer and president. Linda Vaughan, former CEO, will serve as Chairman Emeritus through the remainder of 2018.

“Having worked closely with Mike over the last 11 years, I know he has the skill and drive to lead ReeceNichols to new levels of success,” Vaughan said. “He has a passion for our team, and I am excited to see the bright future that lies ahead for ReeceNichols under Mike’s leadership.”

Frazier joined ReeceNichols in 2007 as CFO and chief operating officer. In January 2018, he was named president of the organization. During Mike’s tenure, ReeceNichols has expanded geographically in Kansas City and southern Missouri and has grown in market share. In 2017, ReeceNichols guided over 20,000 families and individuals through the home buying and selling process.

“Linda and I have worked together for many years, and her strategic insight and vision have been at the center of ReeceNichols’ continued success,” Frazier said. “I look forward to leading ReeceNichols to its next stage of growth and performance, supported by our talented agents and world-class management team.”

“Linda’s leadership helped guide ReeceNichols to become a leading real estate company. On behalf of HomeServices, we thank her for her many contributions, and we wish her well as she enters this new chapter of her life,” said Greg Mason, president, Midwest Region. “Mike brings exceptional leadership qualities to ReeceNichols and the HomeServices executive team, and we look forward to continuing to work with him in the months and years to come.”


ReeceNichols and Carol Jones, REALTORS® Join Forces to Create Top Residential Firm

LEAWOOD, Kan. – ReeceNichols Real Estate, the top-ranking real estate company in the Kansas City metropolitan area, and Carol Jones, REALTORS®, a leading real estate firm based in Missouri and HomeServices of America sister company, have joined forces. The combined companies will operate under the ReeceNichols brand in all markets.

The merger unites the two companies, creating the largest real estate company in both Missouri and Kansas with more than 2,500 real estate professionals in 29 offices serving buyers and sellers across southern Missouri and the Kansas City metropolitan area. In 2017, the combined firm closed over 20,000 transactions and $5.5 billion in sales volume.

Carol Jones, REALTORS® serves the Branson, Springfield, Neosho and West Plains regions in southern Missouri. Shaun Duggins, currently CEO of Carol Jones, will continue in his leadership role as President of ReeceNichols Southern Region. Linda Vaughan, CEO of ReeceNichols, together with Mike Frazier and the executive and sales leadership team will continue to lead the firm’s growth initiatives and manage day-to-day operations.

“We are combining two organizations, each with immensely talented agents, sales managers and employees and a shared commitment to delivering an exceptional real estate experience,” Vaughan said. “Expanding the ReeceNichols brand into southern Missouri will allow us to guide even more Missourians through their home ownership journeys.”

“Joining forces with ReeceNichols gives our agents access to new, cutting-edge tools and extended in-office support that will in turn help us better serve the people of southern Missouri,” Duggins said. “We’re thrilled to be part of this well-respected brand, and we think our agents and our clients will benefit greatly from these innovations. Plus, ReeceNichols’ membership in Leading Real Estate Companies of the World will help us extend our reach and offer our clients a deeper breadth of service.”

The tools ReeceNichols will introduce to the southern Missouri markets include:

  • The ReeceNichols app, which integrates seamlessly with the desktop site to allow users to save searches and use their phone camera to scan homes and receive full property details.
  • The ability to search, save and view homes for sale on your computer or mobile device through Home Match.
  • Expanded training opportunities for agents to further hone their skills.
  • Enhanced marketing resources to support agents’ efforts.
  • Complete suite of home ownership services through HomeServices Lending, HomeServices Insurance and Kansas City Title.

“We’re excited to expand the trusted ReeceNichols brand into southern Missouri,” said Mike Frazier, ReeceNichols president and CFO. “As sister companies within HomeServices of America, we’ve worked closely with Shaun over the years and are looking forward to having him and his experienced team of agents join the ReeceNichols family.”

About ReeceNichols

ReeceNichols Real Estate is a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and a wholly-owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc. With over 2,500 REALTORS® operating from 29 branch offices and 28+ franchise offices across Kansas and Missouri, ReeceNichols has proudly served Missouri and Kansas since 1905. The ReeceNichols family of services includes HomeServices Lending, Kansas City Title, HomeServices Insurance and Reece Commercial Real Estate. For more information, visit ReeceNichols.com.

Media Inquiries:

Annie Gieseke, PR Specialist

ReeceNichols Real Estate

(913) 945-3779 | 214-734-9226

annieg@reecenichols.com


HomeServices of America® Announces the Acquisition of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate

Minneapolis, Minn. (June 19, 2018) – HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, today announced that it has acquired Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate as well as an ownership interest in Ambassador Title Services. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, Ambassador Real Estate serves the Omaha, Lincoln, Council Bluffs, Fremont, and Dundee communities with 630 sales associates operating in five sales offices. In 2017, Ambassador closed more than $2.1 billion in sales volume.

Led by its president Vince Leisey, Ambassador Real Estate has experienced year-over-year market-share growth and is widely recognized for its progressive and collaborative culture. In 2017, the company was ranked in Entrepreneur Magazine and CultureIQ’s Top Company Cultures list as the 12th best company culture in the United States in the large-company category.

Leisey is among the real estate industry’s most recognized and charismatic leaders and is known for his inspirational leadership style and approach to driving employee and agent engagement and productivity through one-on-one coaching, teamwork, and communication. Along with his existing executive team and sales managers, he will continue to lead Ambassador Real Estate’s strategic planning and growth initiatives as well as manage the company’s day-to-day operations.

“I am thrilled to join HomeServices’ family of companies. When you combine the exceptional culture that is the core of Ambassador’s productivity and success with HomeServices’ commitment to delivering exceptional service to its buyers and sellers and its unsurpassed growth opportunities, there is no limit to what we can accomplish,” said Leisey.

“Vince brings strategic vision, an innovative spirit and proven leadership qualities and, together with his team of sales managers and agents, has built an extraordinary organization,” said Ron Peltier, HomeServices’ chairman and CEO.

“Developing strategies that drive innovation and productivity across HomeServices’ family of companies is key to our mission of delivering value to our agents and consumers,” added Peltier. “We look forward to working with Vince and his team and are very proud to welcome them to HomeServices.”

The acquisition further expands HomeServices’ presence in the Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska markets, which include Omaha-based CBSHOME and Lincoln-based Woods Bros. Realty and HOME Real Estate. They will continue to operate as independently-branded companies in their respective markets.

With this transaction, HomeServices has nearly 43,000 real estate professionals operating in nearly 900 offices across 30 states. In 2017, the company’s associates facilitated over $137 billion in residential real estate sales and nearly 360,000 transactions (including the 2017 and 2018-to-date acquisitions pro-forma), further strengthening HomeServices’ position of becoming the nation’s largest real estate brokerage company based on transactions.


Ebby Halliday Companies to Join HomeServices of America, Inc.

Minneapolis, Minn. (June 4, 2018) – HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, today announced it has acquired the Ebby Halliday Companies, the largest private residential real estate company in Texas by sales volume. The acquisition includes Ebby Halliday’s three real estate brands—Dallas-based Ebby Halliday, REALTORS® and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate along with Fort Worth-based Williams Trew Real Estate—and their affiliated mortgage and title companies. Ebby Halliday’s portfolio of companies will continue to operate under their current brand names. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Dallas, Ebby Halliday Companies serves metropolitan Dallas-Fort Worth and surrounding communities with approximately 1,800 sales associates and staff operating in 35 offices across 12,000 square miles in North Texas. Ebby Halliday is the 12th largest residential real estate company in the United States by sales volume and the 17th largest by transaction sides, according to the 2017 REAL Trends 500 report. In 2017, the company closed $8.0 billion of sales volume.

Founded in 1945 as a one-woman, one-office firm by industry visionary Ebby Halliday, the firm has grown to become one of the nation’s foremost full-service real estate companies. The Ebby Halliday name is synonymous with providing clients the highest level of customer service, local expertise and resources, all delivered by a team of knowledgeable agents using the firm’s innovative technologies. Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO and Ron Burgert, the company’s chief financial officer will continue to lead the firm’s strategic growth initiatives and manage day-to-day operations together with their sales management teams.

Also announced today is the formation of the Ebby Halliday Foundation. Building on a lifetime of service by the foundation’s namesake and the simple saying she lived by, “Do something for someone every day,” the nonprofit organization will continue Ebby’s legacy of service to North Texas.

“Among Ebby’s greatest passions was service to the community she proudly called home,” says Burleson. “A tireless volunteer, her philanthropic impact on North Texas cannot be overstated. Through the Ebby Halliday Foundation, her legacy will be felt in our community and beyond for many years to come.”

“Finding the right partner to maintain the legacy, culture and integrity of the Ebby Halliday Companies was of upmost importance,” said Burleson. “We are joining an organization known for its strength and stability – and for its impeccable reputation and commitment to protecting brands. Joining with HomeServices ensures that our history of market leadership and industry service continues.”

“The Ebby Halliday brand and its legacy of integrity and service to our clients, industry and community will continue as it has for the past 73 years,” said Burgert. “Simply put, joining HomeServices makes us an even stronger company. HomeServices is an outstanding company that shares our commitment to delivering exceptional customer service. We are thrilled with this partnership and the many benefits it brings our valued clients, agents and employees.”

“Ebby Halliday is a premier company with talented, experienced agents, long-term ties to the communities and a brand that is well known throughout the industry,” said Ron Peltier, HomeServices’ chairman and CEO. “We are honored to be part of Ebby Halliday’s future and are committed to its continued growth and success.”

The acquisition further expands HomeServices’ presence in Texas, which includes Dallas-based Allie Beth Allman & Associates, which HomeServices acquired in 2015.With this transaction, HomeServices has nearly 42,500 real estate professionals operating in nearly 900 offices across 30 states.

“This is an important transaction for HomeServices,” concluded Peltier. “And we are very proud to welcome the Ebby Halliday Companies to the HomeServices family.

About HomeServices of America

HomeServices of America is the country’s second-largest residential real estate brokerage company and, is through its operating companies, one of the country’s premier providers of homeownership services, including brokerage, mortgage, franchising, title, escrow, insurance, and relocation services. HomeServices of America is the owner of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Real Living Real Estate and Prudential Real Estate franchise networks. HomeServices is owned by Berkshire Hathaway Energy, a consolidated subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. HomeServices’ operating companies offer integrated real estate services, including brokerage services, mortgage originations, title and closing services, property and casualty insurance, home warranties, and other homeownership services. HomeServices Relocation, LLC, is the full-service relocation arm of HomeServices of America, which provides every aspect of domestic and international relocation to corporations around the world. Information about HomeServices is available at www.homeservices.com.

Prudential, the Prudential logo and the Rock symbol are service marks of Prudential Financial, Inc. and its related entities, and are used under license with no other affiliation with Prudential.

About Ebby Halliday Companies

Dallas-based Ebby Halliday, REALTORS® (ebby.com) is the largest independently owned residential real estate company in Texas and ranked 12th in the United States by sales volume, according to the 2017 REAL Trends 500 report. Founded in 1945, the company has approximately 1,850 agents and staff in 35 offices spanning 12,000 square miles of North Texas. In 2017, the company participated in over 18,800 transactions with a sales volume of more than $8 billion. The company acquired Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate (daveperrymiller.com) in 2007, and Williams Trew (williamstrew.com) in 2014. It also has affiliated mortgage and title businesses.

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England, New York and Westchester Properties Committed to Hiring Veterans

Wallingford, CT – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England, New York and Westchester Properties is committed to hiring veterans and their spouses through the company’s Veterans to REALTORS® program.

This initiative helps former men and service women (and their spouses) get started in an exciting new career as a REALTOR® by covering their startup fees and offering a variety of professional development courses and one-on-one support throughout the first year, at no cost to the new agent.

“Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties has been great to me. My office leader (Chuck Scalese) has been very supportive in helping me get started in this new career.”, said Kenny Chitacapa, an Army veteran and REALTOR® from the North Haven office. “Without the Vets to REALTORS® program I would have not been able to get into the real estate business; it really is a differentiator. They provide agents plenty of resources to be successful and develop your business.”

According to data published by the U.S. Department of Defense, approximately 1,300 new veterans and their families return to civilian life every day. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England, New York and Westchester Properties recognizes that our nation’s veterans possess valuable skills that makes them highly sought after job candidates and can serve them well as they transition into successful REALTORS®.

“We value the combination of work ethic, service and the exemplary leadership skills they bring to the company. Their unmistakable drive to succeed sets them apart from the rest,” said Candace Adams, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England, New York and Westchester Properties CEO and President. “It’s truly an honor for us to have former members of the U.S. Armed Forces become part of our company.”

Put your unique skills to work and get a jump start on your career at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England, New York and Westchester Properties. Email careers@bhhsne.com or call (860)571-7065 for more information on the program.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England and Westchester Properties is a leading real estate brokerage firm with over 1,800 REALTORS® in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Westchester County, NY.  Selectively chosen by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and HomeServices of America; the global reach, financial strength and fresh brand make Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England and Westchester Properties the premiere real estate firm in the Northeast.  Whether it be residential, commercial, corporate relocation, equestrian or waterfront living, our company and REALTORS® are local market experts committed to providing exceptional service to our clients. For more information, visit www.bhhsNEproperties.com.