HOMESERVICES OF AMERICA® IS THE COUNTRY’S LARGEST REAL ESTATE COMPANY–Fully integrated homeownership services drives success

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. (March 30, 2020) – HomeServices of America executives Ron Peltier and Gino Blefari today recognized and congratulated the employees, agents, and sales managers across HomeServices’ family of businesses for again being recognized as the country’s largest real estate company based on the REAL TRENDS 500 transaction report released last week. In 2019, the company closed 329,680 residential transactions and facilitated approximately 219,000 mortgage, insurance, title, and escrow transactions.

“This achievement affirms the hard work of our incredible team and while we are celebrating this moment, we recognize the challenges of these turbulent times,” said Blefari, CEO of HomeServices. “HomeServices is better positioned to manage through this volatility than any other real estate firm. And we are committed to supporting our agents as they safely and skillfully guide buyers and sellers through today’s home-transaction process.”

“HomeServices offers the full suite of brokerage, mortgage, title, and insurance services,” added Peltier, executive chairman of HomeServices. “That, together with our financial strength, stability, and unparalleled leadership team will continue to make HomeServices an industry leader into 2020 and beyond.”

“A safe and secure home has never been more important,” concluded Blefari. “HomeServices’ family of companies is uniquely positioned to making home ownership not just a dream, but a possibility even during these extraordinary times.”

Headquartered in Minneapolis, HomeServices has approximately 43,000 real estate professionals operating in 900 offices across 30 states and the District of Columbia.


Our commitment to home during COVID-19

To our valued business partners, worldwide employees and agents, and customers:

Amid the uncharted waters of this worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, first and foremost, your well-being and safety is our primary concern. At HomeServices of America, our focus is on keeping our employees, agents and customers, healthy and safe while continuing to manage real estate transactions. The importance of a safe and secure home has never been more recognized than it is right now.

While continuing to operate our business, you can be assured that we are adhering to the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), local and national real estate associations and local authorities in each of the markets that we serve.

Our 43,000 agents and more than 7,000 employees are doubling down on our commitment to continue to provide an exceptional customer experience, even as we navigate during these challenging times. Our family of homeownership services—brokerage, mortgage, title, insurance, property management and more—work together in helping buyers and sellers through this unprecedented crisis. And, because our Lending, Title and Escrow services are considered Essential Business Exceptions, they are able work on-premise, following CDC and WHO guidelines, as well as in virtual locations to ensure we deliver a safe and smooth real estate experience for our valued customers. 

Examples of our reinforced collaborative initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic include:

  • Ensuring strong layers of cyber-related defenses to ensure that all confidential and proprietary customer information is safe and secure
  • Leveraging our digital technology to help home buyers and sellers connect with the right home for their families by providing virtual home showings and open houses
  • Augmenting our technology by elevating home marketing through social media platforms to promote listings digitally as appropriate
  • Conducting as much of the real estate transaction virtually. For example, remote closings and notarizations are being implemented.

We recognize that these are unprecedented, turbulent and stressful times. More than any other real estate company, HomeServices of America’s complete offering of brokerage, mortgage, title and insurance homeownership services together with our unparalleled financial strength and stability will make new home ownership not just a dream, but a possibility during these extraordinary months.

We are proud to have a world-class leadership team and the finest and most experienced real estate professionals from around the country in our organization. By working together as a team, company and a community, we are confident we’ll come through this crisis stronger and more resilient than ever.

Be safe and be well.


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS® and Gloria Nilson & Co. Announce Merger

PHILADELPHIA, PA (February 4, 2020) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS®, one of the nation’s largest providers of brokerage and related services in the United States, today announced a merger with Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. The transaction adds more than 700 sales professionals and more than 20 offices in New Jersey and Pennsylvania to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS® and expands their footprint into Ocean and Monmouth Counties. With the addition of Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate, the company doubles its presence in Mercer County, making it the area’s market leader and further solidifying the company’s number one position in the Greater Delaware Valley. The combined companies will operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS.

The combined brokerage is one of the largest providers of homeownership services in the country, with more than 5,500 sales professionals and more than 75 locations in the Tri-State area. Through its affiliate, the Trident Group, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS® offers a cohesive homebuying experience by providing clients with mortgage financing, settlement services, property and casualty insurance.

“In the last 135 years, Fox & Roach, REALTORS® has achieved an unequaled track record of success, developed a deep network of relationships and made an authentic connection to the communities we serve,” said Larry Flick V, chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS®. “We look forward to continuing our legacy of integrity, trust and success as we grow and expand.”

“Gloria Nilson & Co. is highly respected in Central New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania and we’re thrilled to welcome them to the Fox & Roach, REALTORS® family,” said Joan Docktor, president of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS®. “Our shared commitment to providing outstanding customer service, in-depth local knowledge and world class technology will remain the top priority.”

Under the leadership of President and CEO Patricia Bell, Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate has supported thousands of homebuyers and sellers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania for more than 40 years. The organization became part of the HomeServices of America family in 2017.

“I’m proud to align Gloria Nilson & Co. with an organization that is consistently named the number one franchisee in the prestigious Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network,” said Bell. “As Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS®, our sales professionals are better positioned for the future – with dominant market share, more sophisticated technology and access to integrated homeownership services. Together we will be stronger and more successful than ever.”

In 2019, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS® unveiled its state-of-the-art marketing technology platform and resource center and the company’s Agent Center for Excellence (ACE). ACE seamlessly integrates multiple best-in-class marketing technologies into one cutting edge platform that is innovative, flexible and easy-to-use. The platform is sales professional-focused and data driven, delivering powerful CRM, lead management, listing alerts, digital marketing tools and an intranet from one centralized portal.

For more information on Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS®, please visit www.foxroach.com.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach REALTORS®. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS® is part of HomeServices of America, the nation’s premier provider of total home services and largest residential brokerage company in the U.S. based on closed transactions, according to 2019 REAL Trends 500 report. The company’s market dominance is three times the market share of its nearest competitor. In 2019 the brokerage closed more than 34,658 transactions. With sales professionals in more than 75 sales offices across the Tri-State area, the company was recently acknowledged as #1 throughout the entire Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Network. Through its affiliate, the Trident Group, the company provides cohesive real estate and facilitated services to its clients including mortgage financing, settlement services, property and casualty insurance. The company-sponsored charitable foundation, Fox & Roach/Trident Charities, is committed to addressing the needs of children and families in stressful life circumstances and has contributed over $7.2 million to more than 250 local organizations since its inception in 1995. Visit our Website at www.foxroach.com


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group Named the #1 Large Company Top Workplace in Chicago by the Chicago Tribune

Chicago real estate brokerage, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group has been named the #1 Top Workplace in Chicago for 2019 by The Chicago Tribune. Executives Diane Glass, Mark Pasquesi and Joe Stacy attended the Top Workplaces event at the United Club at Soldier Field on November 7th where the award winners across a number of categories were announced. In the Large Company category, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices ranked #1. The recognition speaks to the firm’s exceptional real estate culture, management team and agent support.

Being named the #1 Top Workplace in Chicago in the Large Company category by the Chicago Tribune is the latest jewel in the crown of an exceptional year. The company was also one of the Chicago Tribune’s Businesses to Know, Crain’s named more than 30 BHHS brokers and the firm’s general counsel on their Most Notable lists, and Chicago Magazine’s first top real estate issue included more than 60 BHHS agents and teams.

“We are incredibly honored to be ranked the #1 Top Workplace for 2019 out of 150 companies in the Chicago metro area,” said Diane Glass, Chief Operating Officer of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group. “It is immensely gratifying that our agents and employees feel a sense of belonging and family here. In hundreds of surveys, they detailed the support and collaboration that exists among our agents, managers and staff. And that represents a gold standard for real estate that is invaluable in serving our clients.”

“We recognize the importance of a strong, positive culture to an organization’s health and success and are very pleased to receive this award as a great indicator that we’re on the right path,” added Mark Pasquesi, the firm’s president of brokerage. “In fact, one of our Wildly Important Goals is to foster a joyful workplace. As part of our ongoing effort to create better real estate, we’ve created a People and Culture Department to focus on this very important facet of our work lives.”

“We congratulate each and every BHHS agent and employee on receiving this recognition.” added Joe Stacy, Senior Vice President and General Sales Manager. “This Chicago-based award is a perfect complement to the awards given to our parent company and global network, and to the many awards given to our agents and teams.”

Parent company HomeServices of America was recognized by RIS Media as the number one brokerage in the US, based on 2018 transaction sides, and the BHHS global network has repeatedly garnered Harris Poll and J.D. Power awards.

The Top Workplace list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, connection, and more.

ABOUT BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES KOENIGRUBLOFF REALTY GROUP

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group is a full-service real estate firm with nearly 1,500 real estate professionals and staff in 25 offices serving customers throughout the Chicago metropolitan area, the North Shore, West Suburban communities, Southern Wisconsin, Northwest Indiana, and Harbor Country, Michigan. Deep local roots are complemented by the extensive global reach of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the top real estate brand in the nation. Affiliated and ancillary services in the form of Prosperity Home Mortgage, LLC, Fort Dearborn Title, and HomeServices Insurance complete the comprehensive services offered to clients. Visit KoenigRubloff.com.


Madrid Estate Agency LARVIA to Join Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

MADRID, SPAIN AND IRVINE, CA (July 8, 2019) — Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices announced expansion of its real estate brokerage network into Spain through an agreement with LARVIA, one of Spain’s top independent estate agencies. The company will operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices LARVIA starting in mid-July.

LARVIA is part of Petrus Grupo Inmobiliario, which has been developing, restoring, leasing and managing property in the region since 1964. LARVIA, led by CEO Bruno Rabassa, is respected throughout the country for its expertise, client service and integrity.

“Spain has always been a primary target of our global expansion,” said Gino Blefari, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “The country is welcoming with incredible people, rich history and culture, and it’s a vital hub for global trade, tourism and commerce. As important, we enter the market with a strong and respected agency. LARVIA will connect our network to the region and beyond, as Spain is a center for many European and Latin American clients.”

LARVIA marks the fifth global network member of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in the last 16 months, following Rubina Real Estate in Berlin; Kay & Co London; Maggi Properties, Milan; and Gulf Properties, Dubai. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is one of the America’s fastest-growing and respected real estate brokerage networks with nearly 50,000 agents and 1,400+ offices joining its ranks in less than six years, and more than USD114.5 billion in sales generated in 2018.

“We are proud to represent Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in Spain,” said Rabassa. “The brand’s namesake is Berkshire Hathaway Inc., one of the world’s most trusted and respected corporations. As important, we join a network of strong and thriving companies, and we look forward to exchanging client referrals and best practices with those companies.”

Rabassa said he plans to grow LARVIA in Madrid, Barcelona and other key markets in Spain, and will launch an aggressive recruiting campaign seeking more of the best agents in the market. “We hope to double our current size in Madrid and Barcelona within a year,” he explained. “After that, we will expand to other strategic markets. The message is clear for local estate agents: If you want to take your career to new heights with a respected Spanish estate agency, and also connect with a thriving global real estate network, we want to talk to you.”

LARVIA gains access to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ “FOREVER Cloud” technology suite, a powerful source for lead generation, marketing support, social media, video production/distribution and more. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has aligned with Salesforce to deliver world-class technology support to its network members far into the future. The brand also provides global listing syndication, relocation referrals, professional training and the exclusive Luxury Collection marketing program for premier listings. Its Prestige Magazine showcases network members’ premium listings with a compelling lineup of feature stories covering topics that appeal to high-end real estate consumers.

Rabassa said the timing for his company’s brand transition is ideal, as the Spanish real estate market has recovered from the great downturn and continues moving forward. Of course, Spain remains one of Europe’s finest destinations with high demand from global investors.

“Our decision to join Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is all about providing real estate consumers with the best service and consultation for decades to come,” Rabassa explained. “We all are very excited for the future.”

Chris Stuart, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, welcomed LARVIA. “Bruno Rabassa is highly engaged in the Madrid business community, and the family is well respected in the region for its decades of quality service and success. We are absolutely thrilled that LARVIA will be our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand ambassador in Spain.”

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices LARVIA

LARVIA will join the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network in mid-July. The estate agency was founded in 2012 by CEO Bruno Rabassa. The Rabassa family has been involved in the development of real estate as Petrus Grupo Immobiliario since 1964. Visit www.larvia.es.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, based in Irvine, CA, is a leader in the residential real estate brokerage industry. 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:

Kevin Ostler +1 (949) 794-7980 kevinostler@hsfranchise.com Lucia Carballeda +34 91 418 48 61 Lucia.Carballeda@zenogroup.com


Four Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Network Members Merge Tarbell, Realtors®

IRVINE, CA (June 26, 2019) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today announced that four of its franchise network members have merged the offices of Tarbell, Realtors® into their respective organizations. The transaction includes 21 Tarbell, Realtors® offices operating in Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

“Our primary objective at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is to help our network members grow,” said Gino Blefari, chairman of the network. “We are delighted to announce this transaction as Tarbell, Realtors® – California’s largest family-owned real estate company – has a strong and distinguished legacy in the marketplace and has always attracted top real estate professionals. These professionals will further strengthen our brand and add significant value to the brokerages involved.”

“We’re excited to have found a real estate network that shares the same passion for the business that my family has had for generations,” said Ron Tarbell, CEO of Tarbell, Realtors®. “Our company’s standards of integrity, professionalism and service to the communities we serve are perfectly aligned with those of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand.”

Tarbell, Realtors® offices generated about $1.1 billion in real estate sales volume in 2018. They join these Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network members effective June 25:

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties/Nevada Properties/Arizona Properties (Las Vegas) – Tarbell, Realtors’® Anaheim Hills, Lake Elsinore, La Quinta, Murrieta (French Valley and Menifee), Oasis Country Club, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Temecula, Upland and Yorba Linda offices.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties (San Diego) – Anaheim/State College, Irvine, Laguna Hills, San Clemente and Santa Ana/Tustin offices.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Perrie Mundy Realty Group (Redlands) – Corona, Redlands and Riverside offices.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties (Cerritos) – Chino office.

“We are thrilled to welcome the Tarbell sales executives and staff into our company,” said Mark Stark, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties/Nevada Properties/Arizona Properties, whose brokerage ranked No. 3 in the network in 2018. “It’s unusual to find two organizations so committed to their people and to sustaining a quality corporate culture – we’re a great match. We look forward to sharing all our support in helping these professionals further grow their businesses and provide even more value and service to their clients.”

“It’s an honor to work with the longstanding and respected Tarbell, Realtors® organization,” said Mary Lee Blaylock, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, the network’s No. 2 brokerage last year. “They have a tremendous team of talented agents and I am thrilled to welcome these professionals to our company. At California Properties, our objective is to help every single agent expand their business through our enhanced tools and resources.

“We are committed to growth as we expand our footprint in existing marketplaces and strategic geographic locations,” Blaylock continued. “Adding these professional and productive agents who share our passion for delivering exceptional client service is an important step toward that goal.”

Dave Corey, co-owner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Perrie Mundy Realty Group/Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Realty, said the transaction will help his brokerage better compete in the hotly contested Inland Empire marketplace. “We’re excited to join forces with Tarbell’s Corona, Redlands and Riverside offices and grow our stronghold in the region,” he said. “As always, homebuyers and sellers will know they’re working with the very best in Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Perrie Mundy Realty Group/Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Realty.”

Finally, Dennis Rosas, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, based in Cerritos, said: “We’re eager to grow our operations in the greater Chino area with the union of the terrific Tarbell team there. We love the market and are excited for our growth prospects in the area.”


Luxury Real Estate Leader EWM Realty International Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

MIAMI, FL (June 20, 2019) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today announced that South Florida luxury real estate leader EWM Realty International has joined its network operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty.

The 55-year-old, full-service brokerage is led by CEO Ron Shuffield, one of South Florida’s most respected operators in the business. It has been a wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc. since 2003 – the country’s largest residential real estate company for transactions and parent to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is among America’s fastest-growing real estate brokerage networks with nearly 50,000 agents and 1,500 offices joining the network in less than six years, including global network members in Berlin, Germany; London, England; Milan, Italy; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

“EWM Realty is at the heart of Miami’s luxury real estate market and its reputation for serving this market is unequaled,” said Ron Peltier, executive chairman of HomeServices of America. “Joining the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network, recognized for its luxury focus and expertise and now its global connections, represents a truly unique opportunity for the brokerage, its associates and its buyers and sellers. EWM has been a valuable member of the HomeServices family for 16 years and we look forward to the company’s continued growth and success as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty.”

Gino Blefari, CEO of HomeServices of America and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, welcomed EWM Realty to the brand. “Ron Shuffield and his team are highly respected across South Florida and their presence as a luxury leader will benefit our network,” Blefari said. “We are proud to welcome their brokerage and eager to help it grow.”

Shuffield said he and his team look forward to a new era of growth. “As a proud member of the HomeServices of America family, we are excited to join the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network,” said Shuffield. “The brand has a strong presence in Florida with other fine brokerages throughout the state. In addition, we believe the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand is  wonderfully suited for the luxury, resort and second-home markets we serve.”

EWM Realty gains access to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ active referral and relocation networks, and its “FOREVER Cloud” technology suite, a powerful source for lead generation, marketing support, social media, video production/distribution and more. The brand also provides global listing syndication, professional training and ongoing education and the exclusive Luxury Collection marketing program for premier listings. Its Prestige Magazine showcases network members’ premium listings with a strong lineup of feature stories covering topics that appeal to high- end real estate consumers.

“South Florida is a global hub for business, travel and real estate investment,” Shuffield said. “We are eager to connect our brokerage with even more luxury clients from the northeast, Atlantic seaboard as well as from Europe and Dubai, where the brand is quickly growing. We believe that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty will be a compelling option for those buying and selling luxury property.”

Shuffield said the same message applies to South Florida’s luxury real estate professionals. “We want to grow our brokerage by adding more of the region’s skilled and seasoned luxury agents,” he explained. “Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty will stand as the symbol for high-end real estate in our region and the company at which top agents may expand their businesses.”

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty

EWM Realty, a full-service real estate brokerage founded in 1964, is one of America’s largest real estate services firms. The brokerage operates from 10 locations in Miami-Dade and Broward counties with more than 900 associates and staff members. Visit www.ewm.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 recognized for “Highest Satisfaction Among Repeat Home Buyers Among National Full-Service Real Estate Firms” in J.D. Power’s 2018 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction StudySM. Visit www.berkshirehathawayhs.com.

Contact:

Israel Kreps (305) 663-3543 ikreps@krepspr.com

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


JORDAN BARIS INC, REALTORS® JOINS REAL LIVING REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE NETWORK

WEST ORANGE, NJ (May 14, 2019) – Real Living Real Estate, one of the nation’s leading real estate franchisors and a member of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage networks, today announced that Jordan Baris Inc, REALTORS® has joined its network operating as Jordan Baris Inc, REALTORS® Real Living.

The 67-year-old, full-service brokerage, led by president Ken Baris, one of RIS Media’s 2019 Real Estate Newsmakers of the Year, is well positioned for expansion and growth in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. The organization has five divisions, a team of almost 150 and is recognized industry-wide for its superior customer service, marketing tools and leading-edge technology.

“Real Living, a brand with unlimited potential, gives us the ability to expedite our growth and the growth of our associates’ business,” said Baris. “I’ve been thrilled to see how smooth everything works and how great the communication and the organization have been.”

He added that technology and systems provided by Real Living will allow the brokerage to give an even higher level of support to clients while “the firm becomes even more desirable than ever for leading professionals to join the Baris team,” he said. “Great people love working with us because our culture is about teamwork, success, client and team experience and fun.”

Baris said the brokerage attracts outstanding professionals because it works to help everyone exceed their goals with cutting-edge tools, support and technology that have heralded the firm as an industry leader. “Our proprietary analytics software gives our team and clients a hyperlocal, extremely clear view of the marketplace with strategic insights,” Baris explained. “Combining this technology with what Real Living adds enhances all of this dramatically and powers us into the next dimension of our growth.”

Additionally, Baris plans to spend a significant portion of his time to meeting with owners of companies and individuals in the New York metro region who are “like minded in wanting to grow with engaged partnership,” to which he looks forward.

“Jordan Baris Inc, REALTORS® is an ideal fit for Real Living Real Estate,” said Gino Blefari, chairman of Real Living Real Estate. “We’re thrilled to help them with their growth and expansion and we’re confident that they will continue to enhance their local communities.”

Allan Dalton, CEO of Real Living Real Estate, welcomed Jordan Baris Inc, REALTORS® to the network. “Ken is a widely respected and successful leader with a proven track record and deep understanding of how to retain clients for life – a cornerstone of the Real Living Lifestyle Advisor promise.”

“I feel like I’m just starting over in the business and I could not be more excited,” Baris said. “I wake up in the morning like I’m shot out of a cannon. Our story’s just beginning and that we’re going to make a tremendous difference for our team and the agents who join us.”

About Jordan Baris Inc, REALTORS®, Real Living

Jordan Baris Inc, REALTORS® Real Living is a full-service brokerage independently owned and operated by Ken Baris. The brokerage is known for its leading-edge tools and technology and its commitment to helping consumers achieve their long-term real estate goals. The company is also known for its community and philanthropic involvement and was a two-time recipient of the prestigious Realtor Community Service Award.

About Real Living Real Estate

Real Living Real Estate is a full-service real estate brokerage franchise company with a comprehensive and integrated suite of resources for franchisees and their sales professionals, as well as for consumers who work with them. Real Living Real Estate earned a record 98% customer satisfaction rating for 2018, according to independent ratings service Quality Service Certification, Inc. Additionally, the Real Living brand and its innovative concepts were recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as well as by Inman News with several Inman Innovator Awards. Real Living Real Estate is a network brand of HSF Affiliates LLC, which is owned by HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. Visit www.realliving.com.

Contact: Eva Finn 949-565-3200 evafinn@hsfranchise.com

Ken Baris 973-650-0909 www.jordanbaris.com


Real Living Leads Industry with Highest Customer Satisfaction Rating Two Years Running

IRVINE, Calif.–(April 16, 2019)–Allan Dalton, CEO, Real Living Real Estate, announced that Real Living, the first national franchisor that gave clients the power to grade their customer service, received a 98% customer satisfaction rating for 2018, according to independent ratings service Quality Service Certification, Inc. (QSC). This is the second consecutive year that the Real Living Real Estate network placed well above the industry for customer satisfaction.

Through Real Living’s innovative Real Living 360 Service® program, network members ask customers to candidly rate the performance of their sales agent. QSC administers and validates these customer service satisfaction results following closed transactions for participating agents. Nearly 7,000 buyers and sellers were surveyed to measure the satisfaction of Real Living Real Estate network customers.

“It’s no surprise that the Real Living network scores so well,” said Allan Dalton, CEO, Real Living Real Estate. “Our Real Living network Lifestyle Advisors are well qualified to meet the unique needs of their customers.” Dalton added, “This distinction, plus our customized approach, puts our brand above the rest as demonstrated by the excellent results of this survey.”

In the results, a full 94% of home buyers and 91% of home sellers who worked with Real Living network sales associates reported being “very satisfied” with the results and service provided by their Real Living network real estate professional. According to the latest report from the National Association of REALTORS®, only 62% of buyers and 64% of sellers said they were very satisfied with the buying process and service provided by their real estate professional.

The survey also found that 97% of Real Living network customers surveyed said they would likely use the same sales professional in the future and would recommend the same professional to a relative or friend.

Chris Stuart, CEO, HSF Affiliates, congratulated the Real Living network for its QSC scores. “I’m so proud of our network of professionals for achieving these impressive results time after time.” Stuart added, “This record-high 98% satisfaction rating speaks to the passion and dedication of the network to provide only the very best in customer care.”

About Real Living Real Estate

Real Living Real Estate is a full-service real estate brokerage franchise company with a comprehensive and integrated suite of resources for franchisees and their sales professionals, as well as for consumers who work with them. In 2016 and 2017, Real Living Real Estate was named “Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year” in the ongoing Harris Poll EquiTrend® study; and was named “Most Loved” and “Most Trusted” real estate brand in the study in consecutive years. Real Living Real Estate earned a record 98% customer satisfaction rating for 2018, according to independent ratings service Quality Service Certification, Inc. Additionally, the Real Living brand and its innovative concepts were recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as well as by Inman News with several Inman Innovator Awards. Real Living Real Estate is a network brand of HSF Affiliates LLC, which is owned by HomeServices of America, Inc.™, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.

Visit www.RealLiving.com.

Contacts

Eva Finn
949-565-3200
evafinn@hsfranchise.com

 


INTERO – A BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY AFFILIATE – ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP CHANGE

CUPERTINO, Calif. (Apr. 15, 2019) – Intero, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., today announced that Brian Crane has been promoted to the role of chief executive officer and John Thompson has been named president of company.

One of the original founders of the company, Crane is a real estate veteran whose decisive leadership and collaborative approach have been integral to the year-over-year growth for which Intero is best known. Over the course of his 17-year career at Intero, Crane has held a number of positions and most recently served as Senior Vice President of Strategic Relationships and manager of the Los Gatos office.

Also, effective immediately, John Thompson will take on the role of president and report to Brian. A founding member and former owner of the company, John has led Intero’s strategic planning and growth initiatives, as well as managed its day-to-day operations. Most recently, John was Chief Culture Officer and before that he managed the Los Altos office.

“I am humbled and honored by this promotion,” said Crane. “I look forward to leading Intero to new levels of growth and performance with the best and brightest professionals in the business – our outstanding agents, experienced leadership team and talented employees.”

“Brian and I have worked together since we founded the company,” said Thompson. “He has a deep understanding of the real estate business and I couldn’t be more excited to be playing a key role in this transition.”

“Brian and John make a great team,” said Gino Blefari, CEO of HomeServices. “I am confident that their extensive experience, fresh perspective and exceptional leadership qualities will help guide Intero into the future and position the agents for even greater success.”

“Brian and John are the right leaders to ensure that Intero is well-positioned for future growth,” added Ron Peltier, HomeServices’ executive chairman. “On behalf of HomeServices, we look forward to working with them in the months and years to come.”

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About the Intero® Brand:

Intero, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America Inc., serves Northern California with 18 offices throughout the greater Silicon Valley. The Intero Franchise network is comprised of 55 affiliates located in Alabama, California, Nevada, Tennessee and Texas. The company is headquartered in California’s Silicon Valley.

 

Find more information about Intero at www.intero.com. Find more information about HomeServices at http://www.homeservices.com/.

 

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Contact:

Derek Overbey

(650) 537-8566

doverbey@intero.com