HAMMOND, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today announced Coldwell Banker Bobby Tallo Realty has joined the network operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Bobby Tallo Realty.
Broker/Owner Kyle Tallo said the brand, which carries the name of world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is ideal for his brokerage’s future. “We believe Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is the most compelling brand opportunity in real estate,” he explained. “The network is fresh, intelligent and progressive. It’s also continuously growing with quality brokerages across America.”
Bobby Tallo Realty, founded in 1991, is one of the area’s leading real estate companies. The brokerage is respected for its expertise and customer care, and for the way it treats agents: The average tenure at Bobby Tallo Realty is 15 years. “We are a family as much as a brokerage,” Tallo said. “That was my father Bobby Tallo’s vision when he founded the company and that remains our vision for the future. We will always provide our agents with a great foundation and family environment, which allows us to continue serving clients to the best of our ability.
“As my father’s legacy lives on through me, I strive to build on his dreams and bring his ideals to light as a dedication to him,” Kyle Tallo continued. “His ideals in a company reflect what we see in our future with the new network – he would be delighted we affiliated with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.”
Johnnie Alfonso, Bobby Tallo Realty’s first agent and manager of the brokerage’s Hammond office, said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices will help the company expand. “We will extend our reach in the greater Baton Rouge and New Orleans markets,” he explained. “Consumers understand the marketing potential and strength of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and will look to us for their real estate needs.”
Recruiting has also gained momentum at the brokerage. In fact, Kyle Tallo recently recruited Tess Breaux, one of the region’s top brokerage managers, to lead his Denham Springs office. “I’m so proud to have my name associated with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Bobby Tallo Realty,” Breaux said. “The brand will certainly appeal to consumers who are looking for a higher level of service.”
With the transition, Bobby Tallo Realty agents will gain access to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ Global Network Platform – a suite of online tools, applications and services – plus ongoing business consultation, professional education, marketing support and the Luxury Collection program for high-end listings. Resources include powerful lead generation, a handy mobile app and more.
Gino Blefari, CEO of HSF Affiliates, welcomed the brokerage. “Kyle and his team do a wonderful job for their customers,” he said. “We’re delighted they’ve chosen to go forward with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.”
About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Bobby Tallo Realty
With offices in Hammond and Denham Springs, Bobby Tallo Realty serves Southeast Louisiana, including Tangipahoa Parish and surrounding areas, as well as greater Baton Rouge. The full-service residential and commercial brokerage, founded in 1991 by real estate and construction veteran Bobby Tallo, remains independently owned and operated.
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 nearly 38,000 agents and 1,100+ offices operating in 47 states since its launch in September 2013.
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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