POSSUM KINGDOM LAKE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices today announced that Pondera Properties has joined its real estate brokerage franchise network operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Pondera Properties.
The brokerage remains independently owned and operated by local real estate veterans Marsha Bettis and Jackie Fewell. It specializes in second homes, ranch and resort properties, and commercial real estate around Possum Kingdom Lake and throughout Palo Pinto County.
“Our new brand has ‘wow’ factor and we couldn’t be more excited about it,” said Bettis of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, whose namesake is Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. “The brand is fresh, intelligent and respected. It is wonderfully suited for our client base.”
Fewell said she’s proud to affiliate with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “Our network is built on the core values of Berkshire Hathaway itself – trust, integrity, stability and longevity,” she explained. “Our team strongly identifies with these values and is ready to represent the brand locally.”
Both owners expect their brokerage to grow as a result of their affiliation and the compelling value proposition that comes with it. Starting today, Pondera Properties agents gain access to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ Global Network Platform, a tool suite including lead generation, marketing and social media support, video production/distribution and more. The brand also provides national and international marketing, listing syndication to global search sites, extensive professional education and the exclusive Luxury Collection for high-end and resort listings.
“Pondera Properties has grown and matured nicely since its founding in 2010,” said Fewell. “We’re eager to take our brokerage to new levels of service and sales excellence as a member of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.”
Pondera Properties will commemorate its transition today from 4-6 p.m. with an open house reception at the Lush Resort on Possum Kingdom Lake. The event will be attended by Palo Pinto County officials, local chamber members and other guests. It will be catered by Twisted Branch Eatery and will include an international wine and food pairing in recognition of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ international expansion.
The brokerage also launched an advertising campaign today that includes 10 billboard placements touting the company, its agents and slogans “Good To Know” and “Even Better Now.” In addition, Pondera Properties will enter a float in the popular Possum Kingdom Mardi Gras Parade March 4.
“We’re proud and excited about our future with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices,” said Bettis. “Our brokerage is ‘Even Better Now’ and that’s great news for local buyers and sellers of real estate.”
Gino Blefari, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices CEO, welcomed Bettis, Fewell and their agents. “Pondera Properties is a terrific brokerage known for its expertise and customer care,” he said. “The company will be a strong ambassador of our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand.”
About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Pondera Properties
Pondera Properties is a full-service residential and commercial real estate company servicing clients’ single-family home, vacation home, condominium, townhome, resort property, ranch and building-lot needs. Visit www.ponderapk.com.
About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, based in Irvine, CA, is America’s fastest-growing real estate brokerage network with more than 42,500 agents and 1,270 offices admitted to the brand since its founding in September 2013. The network is among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name. Visit www.berkshirehathawayhs.com.
Irvine, CA-based HSF Affiliates LLC operates the 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.
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