FREDERICKSBURG, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today announced that Realty World Select will be the first brokerage outside of the Prudential Real Estate network to affiliate with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. The company will operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Realty starting in February 2015.
“Our new network represents one of the most compelling branding opportunities to come along in real estate,” said Broker/Owner Dan Lesher. “The brand, inspired by the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway Inc., has displayed tremendous growth in its first year and we’re excited to be a part of it.”
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices launched in September 2013 and now counts nearly 34,000 agents and 1,038 offices operating in 47 states. To date, all of its members are former franchisees of Prudential Real Estate.
Select Realty, founded in 2007, is known for best-in-class customer service and significant repeat and referral client bases in Northern Virginia. Lesher described the affiliation as a springboard for the brokerage’s continued growth. “We believe real estate professionals will want to represent Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and take their business to new heights,” he explained. “Our goal is to grow our agent roster by at least 30% over the next year.”
Following their February transition, Select Realty agents will gain access to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ Global Network Platform – a robust suite of real estate tools and resources – plus professional education, business consultation, marketing support and the exclusive Luxury Collection program for high-end listings. Resources include powerful lead generation, a handy mobile app and other tools powered by the most accurate real estate data available.
Jennifer Dorn, manager of Select Realty’s Dumfries office, said the Global Network Platform will provide Select Realty agents with even more advantages. “Our brokerage takes pride in constantly enhancing our value proposition and services,” she explained. “Our agents are excited and can’t wait to start using these tools.”
Gino Blefari, incoming CEO of HSF Affiliates, welcomed Select Realty to the network. “Dan and his team will be terrific brand ambassadors of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices,” he said. “We’re proud to welcome them as the first signee from outside the Prudential Real Estate network.”
About Select Realty
Select Realty is a full-service real estate brokerage with more than 70 agents serving Spotsylvania, Stafford and Prince William counties. With offices in Fredericksburg, Stafford and Dumfries, the brokerage is dedicated to helping home buyers and sellers make informed real estate decisions, and making the process more positive and rewarding.
About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, based in Irvine, CA, is a brand-new 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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