HomeServices of America® Acquires Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties

Minneapolis, Minn. (September 01, 2021) — HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, today announced the acquisition of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties, the leading real estate company in the Mid-Hudson Valley market for 29 consecutive years. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Founded in 1980 by Steven Domber and headquartered in LaGrangeville, New York, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties serves the counties of Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, Columbia, Putnam and Westchester with more than 400 agents in 13 offices. For the 12 months ending in June 2021, Hudson Valley Properties closed nearly 4,300 units representing $1.53 billion of sales volume, earning more than a 24% market share.

The company joined the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network as an independent franchisee in 2014, and with this transaction, joins the HomeServices of America family of wholly owned companies. HomeServices has earned the ranking of the largest real estate company based on closed transactions since 2019. Hudson Valley Properties ranks #303 among top 350 real estate brokerages in the United States and is a member of the prestigious Berkshire Elite Circle, ranking #31 in the top 50 brokers of the network worldwide. Domber, founder and president of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties, is active in the real estate industry on both the state and national levels. He will continue in his current role as president running the day-to-day operations along with his sales management and leadership team.

Domber and his wife Debbie, vice president and director of marketing at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties, are widely recognized for their community involvement and philanthropic contributions. Hudson Valley Properties is a founding sponsor of The Treehouse Foundation of the Hudson Valley, a fundraising organization that supports local children’s charities, including The Sunshine Kids, raising nearly $1 million since 2002.

Hudson Valley Properties will join the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties family of brands–which includes New York, and Westchester Properties, a leading real estate brokerage firm which now has more than 2,200 sales professionals spread throughout 63 offices in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Manhattan, Westchester County and Mid-Hudson Valley, N.Y. 

“Steven, together with his executive team, sales managers, agents and employees, has built an extraordinary organization and demonstrated a longstanding commitment to providing exceptional service to their buyers and sellers,” said Gino Blefari, CEO of HomeServices of America. “Joining Hudson Valley Properties with the New England Properties family of brands  creates exciting opportunities for continued growth.”

“HomeServices stands for everything I have strived for in building our company–strength, stability and integrity,” said Domber, president of Hudson Valley Properties. “By joining HomeServices of America and partnering with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England, New York and Westchester Properties, we will now have access to greater resources and services, which will be a tremendous benefit to all of our associates as they better serve the real estate needs of their clients.”

“Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties is one of the most highly respected independent brokerages in our global network,” said Candace Adams, president and CEO of the New England Properties family of brands. “The team’s rich local market expertise — coupled with its proven track record of success — makes Hudson Valley Properties an outstanding addition to our growing network of sales professionals now reaching from Manhattan to the Mid-Hudson Valley, underscoring our strength as a regional powerhouse.”

“We are pleased to be expanding our footprint in the Northeast and are committed to its continued growth and success,” concluded Blefari. “We are looking forward to working with Steven and his team of top professionals and are very proud to welcome them to the HomeServices family.”

With this transaction, HomeServices has nearly 46,650 real estate professionals operating in more than 920 offices across 32 states. In 2020, the company’s associates facilitated $152.2 billion in residential real estate sales and more than 346,000 transactions.

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About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties, with over 400 sales professionals in 13 offices throughout Dutchess and Ulster counties, has been the leading real estate broker in the Mid-Hudson Valley market for 29 consecutive years. Covering all corners of the Mid-Hudson Valley market and serving a full spectrum of consumers, the company has set the standard of professional service through trust, integrity and commitment to extraordinary customer service. For more information, visit www.bhhshudsonvalley.com


HomeServices of America® Acquires Americana Holdings

Minneapolis, Minn. (June 30, 2021) — HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, today announced that it has acquired Americana Holdings, one of the largest independently owned and operated Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchisees. The company operates across three states as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties. The acquisition includes Americana Holdings’ interests in the following title and escrow companies: Legendary Title Agency (Arizona), Legendary Escrow Services (California), and Equity Title (Nevada). Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Henderson, Nevada, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona, California, and Nevada Properties serve the tri-state area with nearly 3,000 sales associates in 32 offices in communities throughout Arizona, Southern Nevada, and Orange County. The company joined the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network as an independent franchisee in 2014 and with this transaction, now joins the family of HomeServices of America wholly owned companies. In 2018, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties entered the Inc 5000 Hall of Fame after being named as one of the country’s fastest-growing private companies for five years. In 2018, it also was ranked No. 32 on the Swanepoel Mega 1000, a list of the largest real estate brokerages in the U.S. by sales volume.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona, California, and Nevada Properties is known for their commitment to providing agents and clients with the highest level of customer service, expertise, and resources. They rank #1 in Nevada in sales volume and #4 in transactions across the global Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network. Nationally, they rank #19 in sales volume and #34 in transaction sides according to the 2021 Real Trends 500 report. In 2020, the company closed more than 14,000 units and more than $7 billion in volume.

Mark Stark, the company’s chief executive officer, has nearly 40 years of real estate experience and is among real estate’s most recognized and influential leaders. In 2020, Stark was named among the “Most Powerful People in Real Estate” in the Swanepoel Power 200. Stark, together with president and chief operating officer Gordon Miles, will continue to lead Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona, California, and Nevada Properties’ strategic planning and growth initiatives as well as manage the company’s day-to-day operations.

“Mark and Gordon, together with their team of extraordinary sales managers and agents, have built an exceptional organization and demonstrate a level of expertise and leadership that is second-to-none in the real estate business today,” said Gino Blefari, CEO of HomeServices of America and chair of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

“HomeServices is an outstanding organization,” said Stark. “When you combine the incredible strength of our people and the history of our success with Gino’s unsurpassed leadership and the spirit of innovation and the financial strength of HomeServices, there is no limit to what we can accomplish.”

“We are committed to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona, California, and Nevada Properties’ continued growth and success,” concluded Blefari. “We look forward to working with Mark and his team and are very proud to welcome them to the HomeServices family.”

The acquisition extends HomeServices’ national footprint to Nevada and further expands its presence in both Arizona and California. Now serving these areas from the HomeServices family of companies are Tucson-based Long Realty, a HomeServices company since 1999; San Diego-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties (2002); Fresno-based Guarantee Real Estate (2013); and Silicon Valley-based Intero Real Estate (2014). With this transaction, HomeServices has nearly 46,250 real estate professionals operating in more than 900 offices across 32 states.

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About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona, California and Nevada Properties

Americana Holdings operates Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. The firms are leaders in their respective markets with 32 offices and more than 3,000 real estate sales executives, comprising the largest independently owned Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchise in the world. Last year, the firm completed a record-breaking $7.1 billion in residential home sales. It is a member of the Inc 5000 Hall of Fame for being one of America’s fastest growing private companies for five consecutive years. For more information, visit www.bhhsnv.com, www.bhhsaz.com or www.bhhscaproperties.com.  

About HomeServices of America

HomeServices of America, through its operating companies, is the nation’s largest residential real estate company based on closed transactions and is the country’s premier provider of homeownership services, including brokerage, mortgage, franchising, settlement, insurance, and relocation services. HomeServices of America is the owner of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living Real Estate residential real estate franchise networks. HomeServices is owned by Berkshire Hathaway Energy, a consolidated subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. For more information visit www.homeservices.com.

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HomeServices of America® Announces Christy Budnick as CEO of HSF Affiliates

Minneapolis, MN (May 24, 2021)—HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, today announced that Christy Budnick, president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty, has been named chief executive officer of HSF Affiliates, which operates and manages the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living Real Estate real estate brokerage franchise networks. Budnick was also named CEO of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network. Budnick replaces Chris Stuart who has departed the organization to pursue other opportunities. 

“I am pleased to welcome Christy as CEO of HSF Affiliates,” said Gino Blefari, chairman of HSF Affiliates and president and CEO of HomeServices of America. “She is a strong, charismatic and decisive leader who has done an excellent job gaining the trust of both her agents and their buyers and sellers.  She brings a tremendous amount of experience, integrity and innovation and I am confident that she will take Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living to new levels of success.”

As CEO of HSF Affiliates, Budnick will oversee both the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and the Real Living Real Estate franchise networks. 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 and nearly 1,500 offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, and the Middle East. In 2020, the network associates facilitated more than $138 billion in real estate sales volume. Real Living Real Estate is a full-service real estate brokerage franchise company with a comprehensive suite of resources for franchisees and 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.

Most recently, Budnick served as president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty, one of the most respected real estate firms throughout Northeast Florida. “I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to lead HSF Affiliates and its brands, said Budnick. “The Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living owners and managers are extraordinary operators and their teams of agents are among the most experienced, productive and talented in the business. With the guidance and support of Gino Blefari, I am looking forward to growing our brands and continuing to help position our affiliates for even greater success.”

Budnick brings a unique perspective that combines knowledge and experience in brokerage management and operations to her new role. She began her career working for Bank of America as its vice president of sales and leadership training. She joined Florida Network Realty in 2002 as manager of the Beaches branch office and was promoted to executive vice president of residential real estate before transitioning to president and CEO in 2018. Budnick led the company to new levels of success by creating a one-stop shopping environment for residential real estate clients, offering the core services needed to buy, sell, or finance a home.  Under her leadership, the company has experienced year-over-year growth and with a team of more than 475 real estate professionals in nine offices throughout Northeast Florida, the company achieved more than $1.44 billion in closed sales in 2020 and ranks as one of the Top 25 companies in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network.

Budnick’s leadership extends to numerous industries, as well as civic and charitable organizations. She is a board member of Dreams Come True, a Jacksonville nonprofit organization dedicated to fulfilling the dreams of children battling life-threatening illnesses, serving as President of its 2019-2020 Board of Directors. Budnick is a member of the JAX Chamber and the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors and is a supporter of The Donna Foundation and the Wolfson Children’s Hospital of Jacksonville. In 2019, Budnick was recognized as a Women of Influence honoree by the Jacksonville Business Journal. Budnick is listed in the 2021 Swanepoel Power 200 ranking the 200 most powerful and influential executives and leaders in the residential real estate brokerage industry.

“The future of HSF Affiliates couldn’t be brighter,” concluded Blefari. “Christy’s unmatched experience and fresh perspective combined with her outstanding leadership skills make her the perfect person to grow our networks and help our affiliates take their businesses to new heights.”

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About HSF Affiliates LLC

Irvine, CA-based HSF Affiliates LLC operates the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living Real Estate brokerage networks. The company is a subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., the nation’s largest, full-service residential brokerage firm and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. affiliate. Visit www.hsfaffiliates.com.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Irvine, CA-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is one of America’s fastest-growing real estate brokerage networks with nearly 50,000 agents and 1,400+ offices named to the brand since its launch in September 2013. The brand was recognized as “Real Estate Agency Brand of Year” and “Most Trusted Real Estate Brand” in the 2018 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study; and 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.

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. Visit www.realliving.com.

About HomeServices of America

HomeServices of America, through its operating companies, is the nation’s largest residential real estate company based on closed transactions and is the country’s premier provider of homeownership services, including brokerage, mortgage, franchising, settlement, insurance, and relocation services. HomeServices of America is the owner of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living Real Estate residential real estate franchise networks. HomeServices is owned by Berkshire Hathaway Energy, a consolidated subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. For more information visit www.homeservices.com


EBBY HALLIDAY COMPANIES HIRE FIRST OKLAHOMA AGENTAFTER EXPANSION ACROSS RED RIVER

(EVERYWHERE, OK – May 18, 2021) In historic news for the Ebby Halliday Companies, President & CEO Chris Kelly announced that the first agent has been hired for the first Ebby Halliday office outside of Texas. Stan Gardner, an established real estate professional in Owasso, OK, near Tulsa, will carry this unique distinction into his new role. 

“Stan is a highly respected agent and member of the community,” Kelly says, “with qualities that dovetail nicely with our mission of ‘People First. Lasting Relationships. Elevating Real Estate.’ He has proven a visionary and entrepreneur in his career decisions thus far, so becoming our first resident Oklahoma agent seems to be a natural progression of that.”

The Ebby Halliday Companies first expanded into Oklahoma in October 2020 with a virtual presence. Since that time, more than a dozen Ebby Halliday agents have become dual licensed in both states. 

Sherry Smith, who currently manages Ebby offices in Sherman and Whitesboro near the Texas/Oklahoma border, has been appointed as the Oklahoma office’s first sales leader. 

About Gardner’s hiring, Smith says, “As we cross the Red River and begin building rapport with our neighbors to the north, it was crucial to bring someone onboard who could help us lay a firm foundation there. From Stan’s military service to his successful business ventures to his work with local Eagle Scouts, he invests himself wholeheartedly in whatever he does. We are excited to watch him do that in this case as well.”

Originally from Boston, Gardner attended Norwich University, a Military Academy in Vermont. He started a stainless-steel pipe business from the ground up at the age of 30 and was also the No. 1 recommended service distributor to the pulp and paper industry in the Northeast for 20 years. Outside of work, Stan has served as a local Scoutmaster with Boy Scouts, helping over 30 young men become Eagle Scouts. He once started a Boy Scout troop in an urban Tulsa neighborhood and promoted three Eagle Scouts from it, which was a first in the history of a HUD Housing Development.

His diverse background has provided Gardner the opportunity to work with professional men and women, city council members and people from all walks of life – the perfect segue to his career in real estate.

Once licensed, it didn’t take long for Gardner and his team to become No. 1 in sales production in Owasso. 

“My specialty is selling custom homes and working with developments,” Gardner says. “I have been one of the Top 25 Realtors in Tulsa for the past 10 years and am the No. 1 luxury Realtor in Stone Canyon in Owasso. My clients say that I’m the hardest-working Realtor they know. ‘Like a dog with a bone, finds it and moves it!’ I’m excited to work hard at growing the Ebby Halliday brand in Oklahoma.” 

Stan is a USMC Vietnam Veteran and lives with his wife, Maria, whom he enjoys traveling with all over the country. 

Stan Gardner can be reached at 918-430-8247 or stangardner@ebby.com.

For more information about Ebby’s Oklahoma office, contact Sherry Smith at 903-893-5921 or sherrysmith@ebby.com.

About the Ebby Halliday Companies

Having celebrated 75 years of service to North Texans and those moving to the region in 2020, the Ebby Halliday Companies are No. 1 in Texas by sales volume. The Ebby Halliday Companies were acquired in 2018 by HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, which is the country’s largest residential real estate company based on transactions. The Ebby Halliday Companies’ core-services brands include Prosperity Home Mortgage, Home Team Insurance, Texas Premier Title and HSTX Title. For more information, visit ebby.com. 


INTERO CONTINUES EXPANDING SERVICE OFFERINGS WITH HOMESERVICES INSURANCE AGENCY PARTNERSHIP

CUPERTINO, Calif. (May 13, 2021) — Intero®, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., today announced the launch of HomeServices Insurance Agency within the company’s real estate services network. The HomeServices Insurance Agency announcement comes on the heels of the company’s other core real estate services that include partnerships with Prosperity Home Mortgage LLC and Orange Coast Title Company.

“Our mission at Intero is to provide customers with all their real estate services under one roof,” said Brian Crane, co-founder and CEO of Intero. “Insurance is key to completing that mission and we couldn’t be more excited to partner with HomeServices Insurance Agency to provide the best products and services available in the marketplace.”

In conjunction with the HomeServices Insurance Agency announcement, Intero is also proud to announce that Jyotirmoy “Jay” Bhattacharya will become the first insurance agent servicing Intero clients. Mr. Bhattacharya comes to HomeServices Insurance Agency with a wide array of experience from such insurance brands at AAA, Allstate, Geico and State Farm. In 2015, Mr. Bhattacharya made the switch from an engineering and technical background to the insurance industry. He has established himself as a top-tier insurance agent and has won several service awards for his sales excellence.

“We are excited to partner with Intero to offer their clients the best insurance products available with a level of service unsurpassed in the industry,” said Christopher Rosati, president and CEO of HomeServices Insurance, Inc. “We are thrilled to have Jay join the HomeServices Insurance Agency team. We are confident that with his experience and his dedication to the client, he will play a pivotal role in the success of HomeServices Insurance Agency within the Intero network.”

“Delivering insurance services is key to rounding out the core offering that Intero provides to their clients,” said Gino Blefari, CEO of HomeServices of America, the parent company to Intero, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. “I can’t think of a better partnership than Intero and HomeServices Insurance Agency. Both companies are dedicated to providing top-of-the-line service to their clients and working tirelessly to make sure that every customer walks away with a smile on their face.”

About the Intero Brand:

Intero, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America Inc., serves Northern California and Nevada with 23 offices throughout the greater Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Calaveras County, Western Nevada and the Greater Lake Tahoe Region. The Intero Franchise network is comprised of 38 affiliates located in Alabama, California, Nevada, Tennessee and Texas. The company is headquartered in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley.

Find more information about Intero at www.intero.com. Find more information about HomeServices of America at www.homeservices.com.

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Welcomes Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Atlantic Portugal to Global Network

IRVINE, Calif. & Cascais, Portugal, April 22, 2021 – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, one of the world’s fastest-growing residential real estate brokerage franchise networks, is pleased to announce that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Atlantic Portugal has joined its worldwide network. The startup company will add one additional office and eight agents to the global network. The brokerage will service Cascais, Lisbon, Porto, Comporta, Algarve and all over Portugal.

“In Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices we have found a network that truly recognizes that real estate is more than a transaction, but a relationship,” says Patrícia Salgueiro, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Atlantic Portugal. “The network aligns seamlessly with our values and I am looking forward to continuing the promise of trust, integrity, stability and longevity of work due to our tailor-made services within our brokerage. The Clients are my priority and I want to leave an unforgettable memory of the beginning of a great relationship!”

Patrícia Salgueiro brings years of valuable experience to her role. With a background immersed in the luxury market, she has acquired the necessary skills designed to persevere in a competitive market and create strong relationships all across the globe.

With their brand transition, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Atlantic Portugal 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. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has aligned with best-in-class technology platforms to deliver world-class support to its network members far into the future.

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.

“We’re proud to welcome Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Atlantic Portugal,” said Chris Stuart, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “Patrícia is a skilled and seasoned leader who will effortlessly lead, guide and inspire her team of real estate professionals.”

The new brokerage will also leverage the strength and reliability of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Luxury Collection division, which utilizes an elite network of experienced, service-oriented professionals that combines local expertise with vast global connections, together with marketing resources to deliver the best-in-class results.

Gino Blefari, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, also welcomed the company to the network, “We’re thrilled to have Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Atlantic Portugal join the network. Patrícia and her team share our vision to create long-lasting relationships with their clients and truly become Forever Agents.”

To learn more visit: bhhsatlanticportugal.com

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Atlantic Portugal

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Atlantic Portugal is dedicated to helping its clients through the entire experience of the homebuying process and establishing connections all over the world. Its first-class service in supporting people to find their forever home in Portugal turns dreams into a reality. Serving the region in Cascais, Lisbon, Porto and Comporta, Portugal the company prides its reputation on providing excellence to its customers through professional advisory and support teams. Its elite clientele has entrusted Atlantic Portugal with Portugal’s most unique properties.

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, Mexico, Europe, and the Middle East, and more than $138 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.

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HomeServices of America®Welcomes Steven James and Brad Loe to Leadership Team

Minneapolis, MN (April 20, 2021) — HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, today welcomed iconic leaders Steven James and Brad Loe to the company’s leadership team as Executive Directors of Brokerage Development.

James and Loe are among real estate’s most recognized and influential leaders, known for their industry expertise, high profile clientele and superior customer service. In their new roles, James and Loe will provide guidance and support to multiple strategic growth initiatives, all while advancing the expansion of state-of-the-art technology platforms as HomeServices strengthens its value proposition to its agents and consumers.

James and Loe will divide their time between HomeServices’ corporate headquarters in Minneapolis and offices in Westchester County.

Prior to joining HomeServices, James served as President and CEO of Douglas Elliman’s New York City brokerage and director of sales for its East Side office, the single most profitable residential real estate office in the U.S. for over 15 years. 

Loe served as Executive Manager of Sales at Douglas Elliman’s 1995 Broadway and 575 Madison Avenue offices and is highly respected as a mentor to his agents, bringing almost two decades of experience.

“Steven and Brad have each had exceptionally successful careers and understand the needs and preferences of agents, buyers and sellers,” said Gino Blefari, president and CEO of HomeServices of America. “This perspective will be invaluable as HomeServices works to reimagine the home buying and selling experience for consumers and the process by which our real estate agents serve them.”

“HomeServices is a strong, rapidly-evolving company with a sterling reputation,” added James. “In today’s fluid residential real estate brokerage landscape, the opportunity to work with a company of HomeServices’ caliber, one that offers such an exceptional value proposition to agents, is extremely compelling.  I look forward to furthering HomeServices’ offerings on both a domestic and global scale.”

“HomeServices is an outstanding organization with a talented and experienced leadership team all committed to delivering exceptional customer service,” noted Loe. “I couldn’t be more excited to join this extraordinary company and to play a role in their continued growth and success.”

HomeServices of America is the nation’s largest residential real estate company based on closed transactions and is the nation’s premier provider of homeownership services including brokerage, mortgage, franchising, settlement, insurance, and relocation services. HomeServices is the owner of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living Real Estate residential real estate franchise networks. The company is consistently lauded for its operational excellence with many of its leaders recognized year after year for their merits and industry accomplishments, most recently including a multitude of appointments to the 2020 Swanepoel Power 200 roster.

“Steven and Brad are well known for their energy, charisma and powerful industry presence,” concluded Blefari. “And we’re thrilled to welcome them to the HomeServices family.”

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Welcomes First Real Estate Company in India

Orenda, India, April 15, 2021 – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, one of the world’s fastest-growing residential real estate brokerage franchise networks, announced today its expansion into India. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Orenda India will mark the brokerage’s first global footprint in India, adding one office and 20 agents, and servicing Northern India including, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune, Ludhiana, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Jaipur, and Goa.

“As things are changing quickly from a global perspective, the need to evolve and adapt is only increasing,” said Shrey Aeren, Managing Director, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Orenda India. “The values, recognition and consistency of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand are unmatched by any other and my team and I look forward to bringing that same real estate experience to India.”

“We are excited to welcome Shrey Aeren and his dynamic team to our global network,” said Chris Stuart, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “Shrey’s leadership, combined with his team’s dedication brings the experience and first-class services that are in perfect alignment with the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices core values.”

With their brand transition, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Orenda India agents gain 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. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has aligned with best-in-class technology platforms to deliver world-class support to its network members far into the future.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Orenda India will also have full access to the recently unveiled, Real Estate I.Q. System. The System combines the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand, marketing resources and technology with progressive education, training, coaching and consulting. 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.

Gino Blefari, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, welcomed the brokerage, “We are thrilled to expand the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices global footprint into India. We are looking forward to assisting them with their goal of expanding services to all of the major cities throughout India and building a team of over 1,000 real estate professionals.”

The addition of India 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) and Marbella; Lisbon (Portugal Property); Milan (MAGGI Properties); and Berlin and Frankfurt (Rubina Real Estate), Toronto and Quebec in Canada and San Miquel de Allende and Cancun in Mexico.


About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Orenda India
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Orenda India is a full-service brokerage servicing all of Northern India. Its unique model includes a supportive broker and staff to ensure agents have a great experience and can service their clients in the most professional way.

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, Mexico, Europe and the Middle East, and more than $138 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.

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INTERO CONTINUES NORTHERN CALIFORNIA EXPANSION WITH ACQUISITION OF BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES CALIFORNIA REALTY OFFICE

CUPERTINO, Calif. (April 1, 2021) — Intero®, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., today announced the acquisition of San Bruno-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Realty. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The selling ownership group of Larry Franzella, Brian Boisson and John Gieseker will stay on with the new Intero office in various capacities. Mr. Franzella will continue as vice president and managing officer of the Intero San Bruno office, while Mr. Boisson and Mr. Gieseker will continue as top-producing REALTORS®.

“This acquisition furthers our momentum as we continue our expansion in Northern California,” said Brian Crane, co-founder and CEO of Intero. “We couldn’t have found a better group to partner with as we continue to grow. Larry, Brian and John share a similar vision and culture that will be seamless to assimilate into the rest of our company.”

Intero’s newest office is located at 180 El Camino Real in San Bruno, Calif., and is home to more than 70 real estate professionals and four staff members. In 2020, the office had 327 transactions, totaling more than $331 million in sales volume.

“I am very proud to welcome Larry, Brian and John to Intero and the HomeServices’ family of companies,” said Gino Blefari, CEO of HomeServices of America, the parent company to Intero, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. “They have built an incredible team of talented, top-producing agents known for their commitment to providing their clients with the highest level of customer service, expertise and resources, which aligns perfectly with the dynamic and innovative culture that has made Intero the market leader. Congratulations to the entire team!”

“When we decided to sell our brokerage, Brian, John and I knew we had to associate with a company that shared our values and culture,” said Franzella. “Not only did we find that shared synergy with Intero, but we are honored and excited to be joining the HomeServices family of companies.”

About the Intero Brand:

Intero, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America Inc., serves Northern California and Nevada with 23 offices throughout the greater Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Calaveras County, Western Nevada and the Greater Lake Tahoe Region. The Intero Franchise network is comprised of 38 affiliates located in Alabama, California, Nevada, Tennessee and Texas. The company is headquartered in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley.

Find more information about Intero at www.intero.com. Find more information about HomeServices of America at www.homeservices.com.

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HOMESERVICES OF AMERICA, BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES AND REAL LIVING REAL ESTATE ARE THE LATEST REAL ESTATE POWERS TO PARTNER WITH THE LGBTQ+ REAL ESTATE ALLIANCE

Minneapolis, Minn. (February 23, 2021) –The LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance announced today that the joint operations of HomeServices of America, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living Real Estate have signed a sponsorship agreement supporting The Alliance at the highest “Champions” level.

“This is an important step for us in continuing our support of the LGBTQ+ community,” said Teresa Palacios Smith, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer at HomeServices of America who spearheaded the partnership. “We want to help remove the barriers the LGBTQ+ community faces in the journey to homeownership including discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. We are working hard to help our employees, affiliated agents and franchise network members recognize how unconscious bias impacts behavior and how we can better serve the LGBTQ+ community. And, we have a unique opportunity to utilize our market presence to allow LGBTQ+ agents to flourish while also attracting more from the community into our industry.”

HomeServices of America, led by CEO Gino Blefari, is the nation’s largest residential real estate company based on closed transactions and is a premier provider of homeownership services including brokerage, mortgage, franchising, title, escrow, insurance and relocation services. HomeServices is the owner of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living Real Estate franchise networks.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is led by Chairman Gino Blefari and CEO Chris Stuart. The company has more than 50,000 real estate professionals, nearly 1,500 offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and the Middle East, and closed more than $138 billion in sales volume in 2020.

Real Living Real Estate, led by Chairman Gino Blefari and CEO Allan Dalton, is a full-service real estate brokerage franchise system and network with nearly 3,000 member agents in 160 offices nationally.

As a Champion sponsor, Blefari will now participate in a variety of Alliance national events while Palacios Smith will sit on The Alliance’s sponsor advisory board.

“Teresa, Gino, Chris and Allan have been extremely supportive of The Alliance behind the scenes for months and we recognize how today’s announcement further propels us forward,” said Ryan Weyandt, CEO of the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance. “They have been strong allies of our community and recognize how much more we can accomplish together to further expose the emotional and financial benefits of homeownership to the LGBTQ+ community. Along with our advocacy and member business development work, they are eager to help The Alliance showcase our industry to those within the LGBTQ+ community who may be looking for a career change and who have the entrepreneurial spirit that might allow them to thrive in real estate.”

The Alliance, which launched on October 1, 2020, is an inclusive member-based organization founded in June 2020 as a 501(c)6 non-profit corporation dedicated to enhancing the professional lives of its members while providing consumers with the proper resources to assist in buying, selling and enjoying their home.

ABOUT THE LGBTQ+ REAL ESTATE ALLIANCE

The LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance is a 501(c)6 non-profit dedicated to empowering the LGBTQ+ community on the path to homeownership as we also advocate on behalf of the community on housing issues. The Alliance, founded in June 2020, is an all-inclusive organization that works to improve the professional lives of its members through a public-facing Alliance Referral Community. The Alliance began accepting members in October 2020 and has more than 50 chapters in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. For more information visit realestatealliance.org.   

ABOUT HOMESERVICES of AMERICA
Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, is the nation’s largest residential real estate company (based on closed transactions) and through its operating companies, is one of the country’s premier providers of homeownership services, including brokerage, mortgage, franchising, title, escrow, insurance, and relocation services. HomeServices of America is the owner of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living Real Estate franchise networks. HomeServices is owned by Berkshire Hathaway Energy, a consolidated subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Visit www.homeservices.com.

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, Mexico, Europe and the Middle East, and more than $138 billion in real estate sales volume in 2020. 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.

About Real Living Real Estate
Real Living Real Estate is a full-service real estate brokerage franchise system and network 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