PALM COAST, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today announced that Prudential East Coast Real Estate has joined the network operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fortune Group Properties.
Broker/Owner Victoria Mounteer said she and her team are proud to represent Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices throughout Palm Coast, St. Augustine and greater St. Johns County. “Our network’s namesake is Berkshire Hathaway Inc., one of the world’s most respected corporations,” Mounteer explained. “The brand is fresh, intelligent and represents a new era in real estate. We believe real estate consumers of all types will want to do business with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.”
Mounteer said her company’s new name, “Fortune Group Properties,” underscores its strong position in the marketplace. “The future looks incredibly bright for our company and our clients,” she added. “We’re excited to move forward as part of our new network.”
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has grown rapidly since its launch 18 months ago, and now counts nearly 35,000 agents and 1,100 offices operating in 47 states. The network was named “Startup of the Year” among entrants from a wide range of U.S. industries in the 2014 American Business Awards Stevie Awards competition.
Gloria Dumas, the brokerage’s executive administrator, said timing is ideal for Fortune Group Properties’ brand transition. “The outlook for our local markets is bright with sales and price growth backed by a percolating economy,” she explained. “As clients look to real estate they can be confident they’re in good hands with Fortune Group Properties.”
With their transition, brokerage agents gain access to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ powerful Global Network Platform – a suite of online tools, applications and services – plus ongoing business consultation, professional education and marketing support. Resources include lead generation, a handy mobile app and other tools.
Fortune Group Properties will commemorate its transition March 18 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration at its Palm Coast headquarters at 101 Palm Harbor Pkwy. Clients, builders and other business alliances will join agents at the event.
Gino Blefari, CEO of HSF Affiliates LLC, welcomed Fortune Group Properties. “Victoria Mounteer and her team are terrific real estate professionals and we’re proud to welcome them to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices,” he said.
About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fortune Group Properties
Fortune Group Properties, whose heritage dates back to the 1980s, provides a complete line of real estate services in greater St. Johns County and surrounding areas.
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. 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.
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