HomeServices of America Announces New Leadership for HomeServices Relocation

MINNEAPOLIS (September 15, 2014) – HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, today announced the appointment of Steven John as president and CEO HomeServices Relocation, effective September 16, 2014. Mary Lee Blaylock, current president and CEO of HomeServices Relocation has been named senior vice president and general manager of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, effective October 1st.

John brings extensive executive management and relocation experience to HomeServices Relocation. Most recently, John served as senior vice president, client services for RELO Direct where he was responsible for all relationship management, service and accounting operations, vendor management and technology. Prior to joining RELO Direct, John was executive vice president of client services for Prudential Relocation and has worked for several Fortune 500 companies in various executive management roles involving finance, budgeting, operations and strategic planning.

As HomeServices Relocation’s president and CEO, John will be responsible for expanding the size, scope and footprint of HomeServices Relocation, providing operational and financial oversight and serving as chief liaison for new and existing clients.

Blaylock began her career with Edina Realty, Inc. in 1992 as a Realtor® in Minneapolis and in 1999, was promoted to vice president of Edina Realty Relocation. In 2004 Blaylock was named president of HomeServices Relocation and under her leadership, HomeServices Relocation grew from a start-up company to a global relocation provider encompassing operations centers in Winston-Salem, NC and Philadelphia, PA as well as a Minneapolis headquarters.

In her role at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, Blaylock will focus on enhancing the internal organization processes and infrastructure, provide guidance and direction to the company’s 57 sales offices and more than 2,400 Realtors® and will oversee the creation and delivery of value-added marketing solutions and innovative technologies.

“I am excited to be joining HomeServices Relocation,” said John. “Mary Lee has built a great organization, recognized for its service excellence and consulting expertise.  I look forward to building on that momentum and leading the company to its next stage of growth and performance.”

“I am extremely proud of everyone at HomeServices Relocation and what we have accomplished. HomeServices Relocation is in good hands with Steven as its leader.” said Blaylock. “Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties is an exceptional company and I look forward to being an integral part of their leadership team.”

“Steven brings a wealth of relocation experience and industry relationships to HomeServices Relocation,” said Ron Peltier, chairman and CEO. “We are very pleased that he is joining HomeServices and have tremendous confidence in his ability to bring HomeServices Relocation to new levels of success. Mary Lee’s focus on the customer, her ability to work cross-functionally within the organization and her drive to succeed is without parallel. With her exceptional background of leadership and management success Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties is well-poised for continued growth and success.”