Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Michigan Real Estate Acquires Tomie Raines Inc., REALTORS®

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The union gives Michigan’s third-largest brokerage entrance into the Lansing market with a strong and long-tenured company

EAST LANSING, Mich.--()--Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices today announced that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Michigan Real Estate has acquired East Lansing-based Tomie Raines Inc., REALTORS®. The agreement gives Michigan Real Estate, Michigan’s third-largest real estate brokerage, entrance into the busy Lansing market with a company heralded for strong leadership, agents and reputation.

“We are thrilled to welcome Tomie Raines Inc., REALTORS® to our brokerage family,” said Michigan Real Estate Broker/Owner Steve Fase. “The company is led by Brokers Debbie Barnett and Lane Barnett, two of Michigan’s finest real estate professionals. Their Tomie Raines brand is wonderfully established in greater Lansing with nearly 40 years of distinguished service in the market.”

Debbie Barnett and Lane Barnett will continue leading the company, which now operates as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Tomie Raines REALTORS®. The two are eager to grow the brokerage as part of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

“This is a proud day for our brokerage,” said Debbie Barnett. “Our strong, local company just joined a regional powerhouse brokerage family, and a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand known nationally for trust, integrity and service. This is a fantastic scenario for our agents and clients.”

Added Lane Barnett: “We are the same great company with access to far more tools and resources, and an active referral network,” he explained. “The future looks incredibly bright for Tomie Raines REALTORS®.”

As part of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Tomie Raines REALTORS® agents gain access to the brand’s Global Network Platform – a suite of online tools, applications and services – plus professional education, national marketing support and the exclusive Luxury Collection program for high-end and resort listings. Resources include lead generation, a social media platform, a handy mobile app, a video-production app and more.

“Two fine teams have come together and Michigan real estate consumers will benefit,” said Gino Blefari, CEO of HSF Affiliates, which operates Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “Congratulations to Steve Fase and Debbie and Lane Barnett, and a warm welcome to Tomie Raines REALTORS®.”

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Michigan Real Estate/Northern Indiana Real Estate/Tomie Raines REALTORS®

Michigan Real Estate and sister companies Northern Indiana Real Estate and Tomie Raines REALTORS® serve two states with 46 offices and 800 agents covering Michigan’s greater Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Lansing markets including North Oakland County, Clarkston to Grand Blanc; Northern Michigan, Traverse City to Charlevoix; and South Bend, Elkhart County and surrounding Northern Indiana communities. The brokerage family generates more than $1.5 billion in closed sales volume annually. Visit www.bhhsmichiganrealestate.com, www.bhhsnorthernindianarealestate.com and www.Tomieraines.com for details.

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, has grown to 42,200 agents and 1,211 offices in 47 states since its September 2013 launch. Visit www.berkshirehathawayhs.com.

Irvine, CA-based HSF Affiliates LLC operates Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Prudential Real Estate and Real Living Real Estate franchise networks. The company is a joint venture of which HomeServices of America, Inc., the nation’s second-largest, full-service residential brokerage firm, is a majority owner. HomeServices of America is an affiliate of world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Prudential, the Prudential logo and the Rock symbol are service marks of Prudential Financial, Inc. and its related entities, and are used under license with no other affiliation with Prudential.

Contacts

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Kevin Ostler, 949-794-7980
kevinostler@hsfranchise.com
or
Marisa Pincas, 212-704-8112
marisa.pincas@edelman.com

Release Summary

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices today announced that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Michigan Real Estate has acquired East Lansing-based Tomie Raines Inc., REALTORS.

Contacts

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Kevin Ostler, 949-794-7980
kevinostler@hsfranchise.com
or
Marisa Pincas, 212-704-8112
marisa.pincas@edelman.com