Dwell Realty of Anchorage, AK Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Brokerage Franchise Network

IRVINE, CA (JUNE 16, 2020) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices today announced the addition of Dwell Realty to the network. The brokerage, headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska, has served the area for more than eight years and will operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alaska Realty. The addition of Alaska Realty adds 38 agents to the brokerage network and the first Alaskan office.

Connie Yoshimura, owner of Alaska Realty, said, “There is one real estate brokerage franchise that participates in building those dreams better than all others and that is Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. Warren Buffett is respected worldwide and represents trust, integrity, and stability which is what Dwell Realty has striven to follow since its creation eight years ago.”

Alaska Realty will possess the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ franchise rights for the entire state of Alaska. Said Yoshimura, “The world has grown smaller and our buyers and sellers need more from our industry. I am proud to bring Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices to all 663,300 square miles of Alaska.”

The Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brokerage network has experienced incredible growth in its seven-year history and in the last few years has expanded to Canada, England, Dubai, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, and now the northernmost American state, Alaska.

“We are proud to welcome Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alaska Realty to the network,” said Gino Blefari, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “Connie has built her brokerage into a vital part of the Anchorage market and we’re thrilled she has chosen to bring her Forever Agents to our network.”

Connie added, “This was not an easy decision for me, it took many months of research and thought. But now with more technology, market resources and connectivity to the nation and global reach, we will also bring new geographical, commercial, luxury collection and relocation opportunities as we expand our reach to the entire state of Alaska. Our Realtors will now have more access to tools and ongoing education, all with a globally recognizable brand.”

Chris Stuart, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices echoed this sentiment, “We’re happy Connie took her time to evaluate our network and we’re confident that Alaska Realty will find Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ suite of technology and network support will give her licensees the tools and education they need to grow their business in Alaska.”

The company gains access to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ ‘FOREVER Cloud’ technology suite powered by Salesforce including lead generation, marketing support, social media content, video production/distribution support and more. In addition, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices provides global listing syndication, professional training and the exclusive Luxury Collection marketing program for premier listing.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alaska Realty

Connie Yoshimura, Owner/Broker of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alaska Realty, has over 40 years of residential real estate sales and land development experience. She has developed such popular new home communities as Huffman Timbers, Turnagain View Estates, Potter Highlands and Heritage Estates in Eagle River as well as multi-family units and condominium developments. Yoshimura founded Dwell Realty in 2012 and grew its Anchorage presence to 38 agents before joining the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is one of the world’s fastest-growing residential real estate brokerage franchise networks, with more than 50,000 real estate professionals, nearly 1,500 offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and the Middle East, and more than $119 billion in real estate sales volume. 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.


HomeServices of America® Recognizes National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals Award Recipients

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. – HomeServices of America today congratulates agents from across their family of companies who were recognized by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) Top 250 Latino Agents Award released last week.

Now in its ninth year, the award annually recognizes those top performing agents whose commitment and hard work has impacted the rate of Hispanic homeownership in communities across the country. In 2019, according to the NAHREP, these agents represent a combined total of 26,476 transactions in closed transaction sides and over $6.86 billion in total aggregate volume.

“On behalf of HomeServices, congratulations to each of the award recipients for their commitment to making the dream of homeownership a reality for so many,” said Gino Blefari, CEO of HomeServices of America. “We take great pride in the accomplishments of our tremendous agents and their contributions to the industry as well as their community. Each of these individuals have differentiated themselves within the real estate industry with their dedication to increasing the rate of Hispanic homeownership in communities across the country.” 

We are pleased to recognize the following agents and teams who earned this prestigious recognition:

Top 250 Individuals by Transactions

Sonia Arias—Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

Erika Carrasco—Intero Real Estate Services

Ramon Franco—Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty Aventura

Steven Pagan—Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors®

Monique Pennen-Wills—Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty Brickell

Richard Rodriguez—Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties

Juan Umanzor—Long & Foster Real Estate

Top 50 Teams by Transactions          

Monica Betancourt—Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty Coral Gables, South Miami- The Monica Betancourt Group

Joe Gutierrez—Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty Las Olas- Joe Gutierrez Team 

Esther Percal—Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty

Top 100 Individuals by Volume         

Erika Carrasco—Intero Real Estate Services

Gustavo Cardenas—Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

Nelson Gonzalez—Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty Miami Beach

Carlos Padilla—Intero Real Estate Services

Steven Pagan—Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors®

Juan Umanzor—Long & Foster Real Estate

Top 50 Teams by Volume                   

Monica Betancourt—Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty Coral Gables, South Miami- The Monica Betancourt Group

Connie Cabral—Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty Aventura

Susana Corrigan—Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties Corrigan-Cohen Group

Esther Percal—Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty

Top 100 by Region                              

Midwest                                                 

Martha Lebron-Dykeman—Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices First Realty

Northeast                                              

Steven Pagan—Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors®

Juan Umanzor—Long & Foster Real Estate

South                                                     

Gisella Cacciamani—Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty Coral Gables, South Miami

Ramon Franco—Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty Aventura

Nelson Gonzalez—Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty Miami Beach

Debbie Lazoff—Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty Aventura

Lilia Naar—Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty Brickell

Monique Pennen-Wills—Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty Brickell

Oscar Rodriguez—Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty Las Olas Joe Gutierrez Team 

Richard Rodriguez—Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties

Marcelo Steinmander—Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty Miami Beach

West                                                       

Sonia Arias—Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

Erika Carrasco—Intero Real Estate Services

Rookie List                                            

Jessica Sarasch—ReeceNichols Real Estate

The complete list of award recipients is available at https://nahrep.org/top250/2020-top250-agent-report.pdf.

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Veteran Vermont Brokerage Jack Associates Real Estate Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Franchise Network

South Burlington, VT (May 15, 2020) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices today announced the addition of Jack Associates Real Estate to the network. The brokerage, headquartered in South Burlington, has served the area for 45 years and will operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Vermont Realty Group going forward.

Jack Russell said: “we were looking for leadership, innovation, brand recognition and great tools and systems. We found all that in Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.” The move was also inspired by Chairman Gino Blefari’s motto: “We help people achieve their goals faster than they would in our absence.” Said Lynn Russell, “We want that to be true for all our agents, staff, clients and customers.”

Jack Associates Real Estate adds 10 offices and 43 agents to the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network. The brokerage has been a leading real estate company in Vermont since 1972. Under the ownership of Jack and Lynn Russell, the brokerage has built a team of experienced professional real estate agents who always put their clients first. “The network’s values of trust, integrity, longevity and stability have always been our values as well,” said Jack. Having served as Realtor Board Presidents and honored as Realtors of the Year, Jack Associates agents have always worked towards creating clients for life and becoming what Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices calls “Forever Agents.” 

“We are proud to welcome Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Vermont Realty Group to the network,” said Chris Stuart, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “Jack and Lynn Russell have built their brokerage into a vital part of the Vermont market and we’re thrilled they have chosen to bring their Forever Agents to our network.” 

Lynn added, “We did not make this decision lightly. Change is hard and we would not make this change unless we were very sure it will benefit our team and our clients and customers. We are doing this because we feel it is the best opportunity for us all to grow and succeed together.”

The company also gains access to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ ‘FOREVER Cloud’ technology suite powered by Salesforce including lead generation, marketing support, social media content, video production/distribution support and more. In addition, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices provides global listing syndication, professional training and the exclusive Luxury Collection marketing program for premier listings.

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About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Vermont Realty Group


Jack Russell started in real estate in 1972. Shortly after, Jack and his wife Lynn founded Jack Associates Real Estate, Inc. in Milton, Vermont. In 1978, Jack Associates joined Century 21 and eventually grew to 10 offices throughout northern and central Vermont. A successful real estate company through the best and worst of real estate times, the brokerage prides itself on having the experience to help with simple and complex real estate transactions. 

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices 


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is one of the world’s fastest-growing residential real estate brokerage franchise networks, with more than 50,000 real estate professionals, nearly 1,500 offices throughout the U.S., Europe and the Middle East, and more than $119 billion in real estate sales volume. 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

Contact: 

Wendy Durand 

Vice President

Global Marketing & Communications

HSF Affiliates LLC

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices | Real Living Real Estate

18500 Von Karman Avenue, Ste 400, Irvine, CA 92612

wendydurand@hsfranchise.com

+1 949.794.9676 


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices awards franchise in the Province of Québec

Québec (May 8, 2020) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, one of the largest, global, real estate brokerage franchise networks, with more than 50,000 agents and nearly 1,500 offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and the Middle East today announced the addition of the independently owned and operated Les Entreprises Sacha Brosseau Inc. to the network. The franchise will operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Québec.

This new firm is led by Sacha Brosseau, the former Chief Brokerage Officer for Sotheby’s International Realty Canada. Sacha was inspired to go into real estate by his father. He started in the real estate industry in 2005 working in partnership with his mother, a 30 plus year real estate veteran. Fourteen years later, as he imagined what step to take next and hearing how highly his colleagues spoke of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, his father again provided inspiration. His father who has an “affinity for investment” had been closely following Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. and hearing great things about Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

Brosseau reached out to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices to see if the network would be a fit for his vision and met soon after with Michael Jalbert, Executive Vice President of Global Business Development for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. As they toured the city of Montreal and discussed plans and goals, they found themselves aligned in vision and core values. Brosseau described the application process as thorough, “we each conducted our own due diligence.”

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices saw the value that Brosseau had already created in the province of Québec, while Brosseau knew his aspirations would be strongly complemented by such a trusted brand.  As a result of their meeting of the minds, Brosseau is set to launch Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Québec on June 1st 2020 — an office in Montreal with a vision for the network across the province. 

In addition to the new physical presence, Sacha is building a team from his vision. “I want to be the firm that brokers aspire to join,” said Brosseau, “I won’t bring on brokers who are starting their careers, and I also won’t hire brokers who don’t play well with others. I am assembling a team of well-respected realtors who know the value of collaboration and will provide the highest level of professionalism and ethical standards to all of their clients”.

Brosseau’s vision benefits from the strength of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network. He recognizes that the best people want to work for the best network.

“You can always have a great brand,” Brosseau added. “You can always have a great broker. But success in residential real estate is when you’re able to combine the two. The greatest brand cannot flourish to what its possibilities are without the best brokers being part of it. At the same time, the greatest brokers can’t flourish unless they are part of a great brand which gives them the tools they need to reach the next level in their careers.”

The brand strength goes beyond the bottom line for Brosseau. Throughout his negotiations with the network, he could see that they cared about his philosophy and success. “I do not feel like I’m part of a large corporate structure that is concerned solely with the numbers. Whatever is good for them, they want to make sure it is good for me as well.” 

The addition of the Montreal location furthers Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ global reach, who over the past three years has added franchisees in London (Kay & Co.); Dubai (Gulf Properties); Madrid and Barcelona (LARVIA); Lisbon (Portugal Property); Milan (MAGGI Properties); and Berlin and Frankfurt (Rubina Real Estate). Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Québec joins Toronto Realty to become the second network member in Canada.

When asked about Québec’s real estate future, Brosseau gave a positive but realistic assessment, “I feel very strongly about Québec. The Province of Québec has always been stable. The reality is that we always maintain a good stability. In this province, real estate is the best investment you can make for your future.”

“We are excited to work with Sacha Brosseau to bring his vision of a brokerage to the province of Québec,” said Chris Stuart, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “Sacha’s singular vision along with the reputation of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices creates a major player in the real estate market in Québec. We cannot wait to see where Sacha takes his brokerage.”

The company also gains access to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ ‘FOREVER Cloud’ technology suite powered by Salesforce including lead generation, marketing support, social media content, video production/distribution support and more. In addition, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices provides global listing syndication, professional training and the exclusive Luxury Collection marketing program for premier listings.

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About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is one of the world’s fastest-growing residential real estate brokerage franchise networks, with more than 50,000 real estate professionals, nearly 1,500 offices throughout the U.S., Europe and the Middle East, and more than $119 billion in real estate sales volume. 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.

Contact:


Wendy Durand

Vice President

Global Marketing & Communications

HSF Affiliates LLC

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices | Real Living Real Estate

18500 Von Karman Avenue, Ste 400, Irvine, CA 92612

wendydurand@hsfranchise.com

+1 949.794.9676


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Named ‘Real Estate Agency Brand of The Year’ In 2020 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study

IRVINE, CA (April 1, 2020) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today announced it was recognized as “Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year” and “Highest Ranked in Trust and Love” in the 32nd annual Harris Poll EquiTrend®study.

In January 2020, more than 39,000 U.S. consumers rated nearly 2,000 brands across 200 categories. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices received its distinctions in the Real Estate Agency category based on consumers’ perception of its brand familiarity, quality and purchase consideration, among other qualifying factors.

“We are honored to be recognized once again by consumers in the respected Harris Poll EquiTrend® study,” said Chris Stuart, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “It speaks to our franchisees’ care, dedication, and attentiveness to the real estate needs of their clients. And, that we would be recognized as both the “Most Respected” and “Most Loved” Brand is especially exciting. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the industry’s Forever Brand, is built on core values of Trust, Integrity, Longevity, and Stability so it’s good to see consumers are experiencing those qualities firsthand.”

This year’s EquiTrend® study further solidified a trend that’s been developing over the past few years: the move to align a brand’s quality with the trust consumers place in that brand. “Two years ago, when the Harris Poll recognized Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices as the Most Trusted Real Estate Brand, I said: trust is earned. Trust is repeatedly earned, month over month, year over year. Today, we celebrate that our network continues to earn the trust of our customers,” said Gino Blefari, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

“Our network professionals are passionate and dedicated to exceeding the expectations of their clients,” said Stuart. “So it’s a source of pride to their hard work recognized by consumers.”

The 2020 Harris Poll EquiTrend® study measures and compares the brand health of companies. Respondents offer their perceptions of brands, gauging their emotional connection to them plus brand awareness, influence and familiarity.


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