Prudential Georgia Realty Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Brokerage Network

ATLANTA, Dec 09, 2013 — Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the new real estate brokerage network operated by HSF Affiliates LLC, today announced that Prudential Georgia Realty has joined the growing network and now operates as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties. The brokerage, an established frontrunner in the Atlanta real estate market, follows affiliate launches in California, Connecticut, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Washington.

“We are thrilled to now be part of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network,” said Dan Forsman, president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties. “Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brings an unparalleled level of quality and innovation to the real estate market and we are excited for what the future holds.”

Forsman and Earl Lee, CEO of HSF Affiliates, introduced the new brand at an agent event today at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta where they spoke about the implications of the transition on the local real estate market. Guests were also invited to a private tour of the museum in honor of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties’ new corporate membership and donation to the museum.

“Dan and his company have built a stellar reputation by delivering the highest value and exceptional service to clients,” said Lee. “We are proud they are now part of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, and we look forward to their continue growth and success.”

Added Ron Peltier, chairman and CEO of HomeServices of America, Inc.: “Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties is a highly regarded real estate company both nationally and regionally and we are delighted they have joined the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network.”

The brokerage also unveiled a suite of innovative digital resources for its agents and consumers, including a new real estate mobile app with custom local search options and a new digital advertising network, which will revolutionize the Greater Metropolitan Atlanta real estate market.

As part of the transition, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties agents also gain access to a robust real estate technology platform, ongoing business consultation, professional education, marketing support and more.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties’ new “Cabernet & White” yard signs will begin appearing throughout Atlanta starting today. The company is part of a long line of Prudential Real Estate affiliates that have and will continue to join the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand through 2014 and beyond.


Prudential First Realty Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

WEST DES MOINES, IA (Nov. 20, 2013) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the new real estate brokerage network operated by HSF Affiliates LLC, today announced that Prudential First Realty has joined the growing network and now operates as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices First Realty. The brokerage, a leader in the Des Moines real estate market, follows affiliate launches in California, Connecticut, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Missouri, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia and Washington.

“We are honored and excited to join the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network,” said David Peers, general manager and chief operating officer of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices First Realty. “Starting this next chapter with the Berkshire Hathaway brand name – the world’s most respected company, according to Barron’s – will bring even more opportunities to our agents and clients and strengthen our position as a leader in Iowa real estate.”

Peers and Ron Peltier, chairman and CEO of HomeServices of America, introduced the new brand at the Glen Oaks Country Club in West Des Moines today and spoke about the implications of the transition on the local real estate market. They helped unveil the new “Cabernet and Cream” signage, and agents and brokers from the company’s three offices were on hand to celebrate and display the first yard sign at a local property.

“We are thrilled to welcome First Realty to the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network,” said Peltier. “For the last 50 years, First Realty has built its reputation as a frontrunner in the real estate market with some of the most knowledgeable and experienced agents. We are proud to have the company join the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network and represent the brand in Iowa.”

With the change, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices affiliates gain access to a robust real estate technology platform, ongoing business consultation, professional education, marketing support and more.

“A respected leader in the Iowa marketplace, First Realty makes a strong addition to the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network,” added Earl Lee, CEO of HSF Affiliates LLC. “First Realty is known for its commitment and dedication to its clients and we are excited to have the team on board.”

First Realty’s new yard signs will begin appearing throughout Des Moines starting today. The company is part of a long line of Prudential Real Estate affiliates that will join the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand through 2014 and beyond.

 


HomeServices of America, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Prudential Rubloff Properties

MINNEAPOLIS (November 12, 2013) – HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, today announced the acquisition of Prudential Rubloff Properties and its subsidiaries Rubloff Insurance and Sterling Title Services LLC.

Prudential Rubloff Properties and its subsidiaries will merge with Chicago area brokerage Koenig & Strey Real Living Real Estate, which HomeServices acquired in September 2009. Each will retain their names until the combined company transitions in spring 2014 to become Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group. Terms were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Chicago, Ill., Prudential Rubloff Properties is one of the largest brokers in the Chicago area market, with more than 860 sales associates and professional staff located throughout Chicago metropolitan area and surrounding communities as well as a branch office in New Buffalo, Michigan serving the Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan. Through Rubloff Insurance and Sterling Title Services LLC., the company provides one-stop shopping to its clients, including title insurance and escrow services, and property and casualty insurance. In 2012, Prudential Rubloff Properties had nearly $2.2 billion in sales volume.

Koenig & Strey Real Living serves the Chicago metropolitan area and surrounding communities with more than 730 agents and staff. In 2012, Koenig & Strey had nearly $2 billion in sales volume.

The transaction unites the two companies, creating an organization with nearly 1,600 real estate professionals and staff providing customers throughout the Chicago metropolitan area and surrounding communities with exceptional strength and resources to help them buy and sell their homes. In 2012, the combined firm closed more than $4 billion in sales volume. Based on historical data provided by MRED, Chicago’s MLS provider, the combined company captures the No. 2 market share position based on volume.

The companies’ current principals will have leadership positions in the combined organization. Nancy Nagy will serve as chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group, Michael Pierson will serve as president and Chris Eigel will serve as chief operating officer.

“Nancy, Michael and Chris are each highly regarded for their leadership skills, their real estate experience and their unwavering commitment to their agents, employees and buyers and sellers,” said Ron Peltier, chairman and CEO of HomeServices of America. “Bringing together the leadership, resources and talent of these two companies uniquely positions them to deliver on their shared mission of providing an exceptional customer experience and creates an outstanding opportunity for introducing Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices to the Chicago market.”

With this transaction, HomeServices of America has nearly 22,000 real estate professionals operating in 25 states. In 2012, the company’s associates facilitated more than $55 billion in residential real estate sales, nearly 193,000 transactions and more than 153,000 mortgage, insurance, title and escrow transactions. HomeServices of America’s growth strategy focuses on identifying market-leading companies that have established deep and enduring reputations within their community and long-standing traditions for excellence.

“Combining Prudential Rubloff with Koenig & Strey represents a new chapter in the history of our great companies and is a game changer in Chicago real estate,” said Nancy Nagy, president and CEO, Koenig & Strey Real Living. “I have tremendous respect for both Michael and Chris and look forward to working closely with them as we bring Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group to the Chicago market.”

“By being part of HomeServices and joining forces with Koenig & Strey, we will be unmatched in our ability to serve the real estate needs of our new and existing clients,” said Michael Pierson, president and chairman, Prudential Rubloff Properties. “This brings together two legendary companies to create one magnificent future.”

“HomeServices is an organization known for its strength and stability, which is consistent with our standards of integrity, work ethic and creativity, making this a win/win for our customers and our sales associates,” said Chris Eigel, chief executive officer Prudential Rubloff Properties.

“This is an important transaction to HomeServices and we are looking forward to having Michael, Chris and their teams join the HomeServices family,” Peltier said.


Prudential Northwest Properties Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Brokerage Network

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov 06, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the new real estate brokerage network operated by HSF Affiliates LLC,  today announced that Prudential Northwest Properties has joined the network. The brokerage, one of Portland’s largest, now operates as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate. It is among the first companies to go live under the new brand following affiliate launches in California, Connecticut, Florida, North Carolina, Colorado, Missouri, Texas and Washington.

“This is an incredible opportunity for our company,” said Jason Waugh, president of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate. “We have the privilege and honor to use the storied Berkshire Hathaway brand name, which stands for the world’s most respected company, according to Barron’s. The brand will bring our company even more distinction in the marketplace and greater advantages for our agents and clients.”

Waugh and his father Bert Waugh Jr., the brokerage’s chairman, introduced the brand and unveiled new signage during a presentation to agents and employees at The Nines Hotel, Portland. “The Berkshire Hathaway name is known worldwide for trust, integrity, strength and stability, and these are the same qualities on which we built our company,” Bert Waugh added. “For us, this is the right brand at the right time.”

“Northwest Real Estate is a tremendous company and an exemplary charter member of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network,” added Ron Peltier, chairman and CEO of HomeServices of America, Inc. “We are proud that Jason, Bert and the team are carrying the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand into the Portland market.”

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices affiliates also gain access to a robust real estate technology platform, plus ongoing business consultation, professional education, marketing support and more.

Northwest Real Estate’s new “Cabernet and Cream” yard signs will begin appearing throughout Portland starting today. The company is the next in a long line of Prudential Real Estate affiliates that will join the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand through 2014.

“We’re pleased to welcome Northwest Real Estate to the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network,” said Earl Lee, CEO of HSF Affiliates LLC. “The Waughs and their team are well respected in the marketplace, and they will be terrific ambassadors of our new brand.”


Prudential Northwest Realty Associates Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Brokerage Network

SEATTLE, Nov 05, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the new real estate brokerage network operated by HSF Affiliates LLC, today announced that Prudential Northwest Realty Associates has begun operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate. The brokerage, one of Seattle’s largest, is among the first to go live under the new brand following affiliate launches in California, Connecticut, Florida, North Carolina, Colorado, Missouri and Texas.

“This is an exciting and monumental moment for our company and our business,” said Mike Gain, President and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate. “Our new brand carries the name of the world’s most respected company, according to Barron’s. In my 35 years of real estate I have not experienced a brand opportunity of this magnitude. It will bring significant benefit to our agents, clients and business alliances.”

Gain and his managers unveiled the new brand and signage during a presentation to agents, employees and guests at the Museum of Flight, Boeing Field. Earl Lee, CEO of HSF Affiliates LLC, also spoke at the celebration, welcoming associates to the brand and discussing Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ impact on the local market.

“Our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand will appeal to clients of all types, from entry-level and first-time buyers to luxury-home shoppers,” he said. “When the world’s most respected company puts its name on Northwest Real Estate yard signs, those are the signs buyers and sellers will want to see.”

Added Ron Peltier, chairman and CEO of HomeServices of America, Inc.: “Mike and his team have built a tremendous organization known for professionalism, skill, service and innovation. We are proud they are representing Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in greater Seattle.”

Northwest Real Estate’s new “Cabernet and Cream” yard signs will begin appearing throughout greater Seattle starting today. “Our sales associates and employees are excited and proud to represent Berkshire Hathaway in the real estate field,” Gain said. “A great, longstanding Northwest real estate brokerage just became that much better.”

Prudential Real Estate affiliates will continue joining the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand through 2014 and beyond.


Prudential Carolinas Realty Family of Companies Launches New Era with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Brokerage Network

WINSTON-SALEM, NC (Oct. 9, 2013) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the new real estate brokerage network operated by HSF Affiliates LLC, today announced that Prudential Carolinas Realty, Prudential York Simpson Underwood Realty and Prudential Yost & Little Realty have begun operating as part of the network. The brokerages, now known collectively as the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty family of companies, represent one of the largest residential real estate firms serving all three of North Carolina’s major metropolitan markets.

“This is a defining moment in North Carolina real estate,” said Tommy Camp, president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Carolinas Realty. “The union of our company with a brand inspired by the storied Berkshire Hathaway organization – the world’s most respected company according to Barron’s – will bring significant benefits for our agents and clients.”

Camp and his management team officially launched the new era during a rally attended by more than 600 agents and employees at picturesque Adaumont Farm in Trinity, outside of Greensboro. Camp shared his pride for the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand and how it sets the stage for continued growth in the Triad, Triangle and greater Charlotte markets. Ron Peltier, chairman and CEO of HomeServices of America, Inc., which owns the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty family of companies; and HSF Affiliates LLC CEO Earl Lee discussed the vision and timing of the new brand, and why Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices will change the face of residential real estate.

Peltier said the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty family of companies is known throughout the region for its professionalism, skill, integrity and service, and is an exemplary charter member of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand. “Tommy and his team have earned a wonderful reputation in the marketplace, and we’re proud they are representing the new brand,” Peltier explained.

Lee added that the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty family of companies is poised for long-term growth. “This elite brokerage is backed by an exciting, new brand,” he said. “The combination will appeal to agents and consumers throughout the Triad, Triangle and greater Charlotte regions.”


Connecticut Realty Begins New Era as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties

WALLINGFORD, CT (Sept. 26, 2013) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the new real estate brokerage network operated by HSF Affiliates LLC, today announced that Connecticut Realty has begun operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties. The brokerage, one of America’s largest according to REAL Trends, is the second to go live under the new brand following the Sept. 23 launch of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. Its Rhode Island Realty division also transitioned to the new brand operating as New England Properties.

“These historic moments mark the start of the most influential real estate brand in the world,” said Candace Adams, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties. “Combining our experience with the financial strength, trust and reputation of our ownership and the Berkshire Hathaway name has positioned us for phenomenal success.”

Adams and her management team unveiled the new brand in an emotional presentation to more than 1,500 agents and employees at the Toyota at Oakdale Theater in Wallingford. Ron Peltier, chairman and CEO of HomeServices of America, which owns New England Properties; and HSF Affiliates LLC CEO Earl Lee discussed the impact of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand in the marketplace and the brand’s vision.

Peltier welcomed Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties to the brand. “Candace and her team are among the finest in real estate,” he said. “Their leadership, innovation and unwavering commitment to delivering an exceptional customer experience make them ideal ambassadors for the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network. HomeServices is very proud that they will be carrying the brand into the Northeast region.”

Lee said the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand will be embraced in greater New England. “When that Berkshire Hathaway name – the world’s most respected company according to Barron’s – appears on New England Properties’ yard signs – those are signs homebuyers and sellers want to see.”

Prudential Real Estate affiliates will continue joining the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand through 2014, added Lee. “We anticipate consistent growth going forward as we systematically work with the balance of the Prudential Real Estate network and explore new affiliation opportunities.”


California Realty Begins New Era as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

SAN DIEGO, Sep 23, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — California Realty, with headquarters in San Diego and one of the top-five real estate brokerages in the nation, today became the first company to operate as a member of the new Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network. The brokerage, now doing business as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, celebrated the transition with an open house event at one of its exclusive listings attended by agents, clients and community members.

The company’s first yard sign was presented during the event with a ribbon cutting by David Cabot, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties; Ron Peltier, Chairman and CEO of HomeServices, which owns the brokerage; and Earl Lee, CEO of HSF Affiliates LLC, which operates Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

“This is a huge honor for us,” said Cabot. “We are proud to be Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ first affiliate and we will uphold that honor with integrity and excellence. With its world-renowned name, the brand will resonate extremely well in our luxury, high-end and coastal markets and everywhere else.”

Added Peltier, “David and his team have forged a stellar reputation for service, innovation and expertise, and are a model affiliate of the new brand. HomeServices is proud that a company of this caliber is the first to carry the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand into the marketplace.”

Before he cut the ribbon off the new yard sign, Lee said, “When one of the world’s most admired companies entrusts you with its brand, it’s paying you the ultimate compliment. When that Berkshire Hathaway name appears on a yard sign, it’s a sign that buyers and sellers want to see.”

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties commemorated the event with a $5,000 donation to Just in Time for Foster Youth, a non-profit organization helping youth transition from young adults to self-sufficiency.

The brokerage will hold similar open house celebrations in its Los Angeles, Orange County, Santa Barbara and Ventura markets within the next two weeks.

California Properties sets in motion an ongoing series of brokerage transitions from Prudential Real Estate to the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand, including Connecticut Realty later this week and Florida Realty next week. “Many more companies are on the way,” added Lee. “We are completely full in scheduling transitions throughout the remainder of 2013. We expect to have most of the transitions completed by the end of 2014 as we systematically work with the balance of the Prudential Real Estate network and explore new affiliation opportunities.”


HomeServices of America Announces New CEO for Reece & Nichols

MINNEAPOLIS (August 20, 2013) – HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, today announced that Linda Vaughan, president of Reece & Nichols Realtors®, HomeServices’ subsidiary serving Kansas City and surrounding communities, has assumed the role of chief executive officer.  Jerry Reece, former CEO of Reece & Nichols, has been named Chairman Emeritus where he will continue to play an integral and ongoing role in Reece & Nichols’ success – focusing on attracting the best upcoming and experienced talent to Reece & Nichols’ expanding base of real estate agents and leaders.

Vaughan has 37 years of real estate experience and has served as president of Reece & Nichols since 2005, where she has been responsible for the overall growth and profitability of the brokerage division of the business. Vaughan’s real estate experience, business acumen and her ability to build and sustain relationships while delivering value-added marketing solutions and innovative technologies has been instrumental to Reece & Nichols’ success. Supporting Vaughan will be Mike Frazier, who assumes the role of chief operating officer in addition to his current responsibilities as chief financial officer, and Chris Kelly who will add chief administrative officer to his general counsel title.

Reece began his real estate career in 1970 with Kroh Brothers Realty Company as a sales associate; over the next 17 years, he held multiple executive leadership positions. In 1987, he purchased the brokerage’s residential real estate division and renamed it J.D. Reece Realtors. In May 2001, HomeServices acquired J.D. Reece Realtors. Reece & Nichols was formed in January 2002 with the merger of J.D. Reece Realtors and J.C. Nichols Residential Real Estate, which was acquired in 1998.  Reece was named chief executive officer of the newly merged company. Under Reece’s leadership, the company has grown to more than 1,900 sales associates, and is one of Kansas City’s largest and most respected real estate companies. Reece, a long-time resident of the area, is widely recognized for his community involvement and leadership and is active in the real estate industry on both the state and national levels. In 1993, Reece retired as a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, having served for 30 years.

“I am fortunate to be a part of the Reece & Nichols and the HomeServices families – two tremendous organizations,” said Reece. “I am extremely proud of everyone at Reece & Nichols and I am excited for this new opportunity and role with the company. Being part of the HomeServices family of companies has made Reece & Nichols stronger, and I am proud to have assembled such a talented and innovative leadership team. Linda is extraordinarily well-qualified to serve as CEO and under her leadership, coupled with our remarkable agents and management team, Reece & Nichols is poised for even greater growth and success.”

“Jerry and I have worked together for many years, and his strategic insight and vision have been at the center of our unparalleled success,” said Vaughan. “His energy and style attracted and inspired a team of immensely talented executives, agents, sales managers and employees. I have learned a tremendous amount from Jerry, and I look forward to leading Reece & Nichols to its next stage of growth and performance, supported by a world-class management team.”

“Jerry’s leadership, dedication and uncompromising commitment to his agents, employees and customers guided Reece & Nichols to its position as one of the largest and most successful companies within the HomeServices family,” said Ron Peltier, chairman and CEO of HomeServices. “On behalf of all of HomeServices, we thank him for his innumerable contributions and we look forward to his new role within the organization. Linda, Mike and Chris bring extensive industry knowledge and exceptional leadership qualities to both Reece & Nichols and the HomeServices executive team, and we look forward to working with them in the months and years to come.”


HomeServices of America, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Prudential Fox & Roach, Realtors®/Trident Group

MINNEAPOLIS (August 14, 2013) – HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, today announced the acquisition of Prudential Fox & Roach, Realtors®, the fifth largest provider of brokerage and related services in the United States and its subsidiary, The Trident Group, which is comprised of market- leading financial services companies including Trident Mortgage Company, Trident Insurance and Trident Land Transfer Company. Terms were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Philadelphia, Prudential Fox & Roach is the largest Realtor® in the Tri-State region of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, and is the largest single-market residential real estate brokerage in the U.S., with more than 4,000 sales associates in 62 offices located in major markets across the three states. Through the Trident Group, the company provides one-stop shopping to its clients including mortgage financing, title insurance and escrow services, and property and casualty insurance. In 2012, Prudential Fox & Roach had more than $8.3 billion in sales volume and nearly 25,000 transactions; Trident Group originated $2.4 billion representing more than 9,800 home mortgages, closed nearly 6,000 title and escrow transactions, and had more than 7,200 property and casualty insurance transactions for a total of 48,000 transactions across all services.

Prudential Fox & Roach retains its name until it transitions to the new Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchise brand in late Fall 2013.

The acquisition represents HomeServices of America’s expansion in the Mid-Atlantic and entry into the Tri-State region. With this transaction, HomeServices of America has 30 brands and more than 21,000 real estate professionals operating in 24 states. In 2012, the company’s associates facilitated nearly $53 billion in residential real estate sales, nearly 186,000 transactions and nearly 153,000 mortgage, insurance, title and escrow transactions. HomeServices of America’s growth strategy focuses on identifying market-leading companies that have established deep and enduring reputations within their community and long-standing traditions for excellence.

Larry Flick, chairman and CEO of Prudential Fox & Roach, Realtors/Trident Group, is among real estate’s most recognized and influential leaders, known for his exemplary leadership, vision, integrity, and his extensive philanthropic contributions, both personally and through the Fox & Roach Charities organization. Flick will continue in his current role running the day-to-day operations along with Gerry Griesser, President Trident Group; Joan Docktor, President, Prudential Fox & Roach, and their leadership teams.

“We are thrilled that Fox & Roach is joining the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network,” said Earl Lee, CEO of HSF Affiliates LLC, which operates the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices real estate franchise brand. “Larry, together with his executive team, sales managers and agents, has built an extraordinary organization and exemplify a level of expertise, vision and leadership that is second-to-none in the real estate business today. We look forward to having a company of such tremendous caliber carry the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand into the Tri-State marketplace.”

“Under Larry’s and Gerry’s foresight, expertise and leadership, Prudential Fox & Roach/Trident has become one of the foremost real estate and financial services companies in the U.S. renowned for its innovation, agility and unwavering commitment to delivering an exceptional customer experience,” said Ron Peltier, chairman and CEO of HomeServices of America. “Prudential Fox & Roach and the Trident Group are trusted resources within the communities in which they serve and to their buyers and sellers. Their culture of integrity, work ethic and creativity closely aligns with our corporate vision and our emphasis on customer value and results. This is an important transaction to HomeServices and we are very proud to have Fox & Roach and the Trident Group join the HomeServices family.”

“We are proud to be a part of HomeServices of America,” said Flick. “We are joining an organization known for its strength and stability, one that is consistent with our high standards of service and integrity, making this a win/win for our customers and our sales associates.”