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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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.


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


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