WESTERVILLE, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today announced that Prudential Platinum Realty Group has joined the network and is operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Platinum Realty Group.
The full-service brokerage, independently owned and operated by Roberta Melvin and son Jerry Melvin, joins a growing list of affiliates that has transitioned to the network since September 2013. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices now counts more than 33,300 agents and 1,014 offices operating in 47 states.
“We are honored to join Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, a brand inspired by one of the world’s most trusted and respected companies,” said Broker/Owner Roberta Melvin. “We see our new affiliation as an opportunity to grow and strengthen Platinum Realty Group.”
Melvin said the company embraces the responsibility of representing Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices locally. “The brand is inspired by Berkshire Hathaway Inc., one of the world’s most trusted and respected corporations, and it reflects Berkshire Hathaway’s values of trust, integrity, stability and longevity,” Melvin said. “We tell our clients that your home is your greatest asset, and your trust in us is our greatest asset.”
With their transition, Platinum Realty Group agents gain access to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ Global Network Platform, a robust suite of real estate tools and resources, in addition to the network’s professional education, business consultation and the exclusive Luxury Collection program that adds marketing clout for high-end listings.
“Our new technology platform will help us be the very best for our clients,” said Jerry Melvin. “Our agents are eager to begin using these terrific tools.”
Earl Lee, CEO of HSF Affiliates, welcomed the brokerage. “It is a pleasure to have Roberta Melvin and Platinum Realty Group join our network,” Lee said. “We’re proud they’re representing Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices locally.”
Platinum Realty Group will commemorate its brand transition with ceremonies and events today and Oct. 16. The company’s Cabernet and White yard signs are now appearing throughout Franklin and Delaware counties.
About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Platinum Realty Group
Platinum Realty Group is a full-service real estate agency based in Westerville, Ohio. The company was founded by the mother-and-son team of Roberta and Jerry Melvin and has served Franklin and Delaware counties since 1996. Visit www.BhhsPlatinum.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, brings to the real estate market a definitive mark of trust, integrity, stability and longevity. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in early 2014 was named “Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year” by consumers in the 26th annual Harris Poll EquiTrend® study of the largest real estate networks. 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.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices received the highest numerical Equity Score among real estate brands included in the 2014 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study. Visit www.berkshirehathawayhs.com for details.
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