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 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.

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