Hometown Realty Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices


Independent brokerage, a leader in Southeast Texas real estate, will operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Realty

LUMBERTON, Texas--()--Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today announced that independent brokerage Hometown Realty has joined its network operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Realty.

The company, led by local real estate veteran Hershel Manley, services the broader “Golden Triangle” region of Beaumont, Orange and Port Arthur, Texas with 30 agents and employees operating from its Lumberton headquarters. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices remains one of America’s fastest-growing real estate brokerage networks with nearly 50,000 agents and 1,500 offices added since its launch six years ago including global network members in Berlin, Germany; London, England; Milan, Italy; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

“We are pleased to welcome Hershel Manley and his Town and Country team to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices,” said Gino Blefari, chairman of the network. “The team works hard for its clients and accounts for more than half of the real estate transactions in greater Lumberton. As important, the brokerage wants to grow and that made it an ideal candidate for the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network.”

“Words can’t properly describe the pride and excitement I feel for my company, agents and clients in joining Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices,” said Manley, a U.S. Army veteran, former Beaumont firefighter and legendary real estate producer. “I want the very best for my agents and clients and that’s why I chose to join the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network.”

Manley said that as an independent owner it’s difficult and cost-prohibitive to provide a productive team with the tools, resources and training its members need to compete and be their best. “My team is so good,” he explained, “but it’s like having a performance race car with a four-cylinder engine. I needed to secure the best tools for the best professionals and I’ve done that through our new brand.”

Town and Country Realty agents now have access to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ active referral and relocation networks, and its “FOREVER Cloud” technology suite, a powerful source for lead generation, marketing support, social media, video production/distribution and more. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has aligned with Salesforce to deliver world-class technology support to its network members far into the future. The brand also provides global listing syndication, professional training and ongoing education and the exclusive Luxury Collection marketing program for premier listings. Its Prestige Magazine showcases network members’ premium listings with a strong lineup of feature stories covering topics that appeal to high-end real estate consumers.

Manley has ambitious growth plans for Town and Country Realty over the next three years -- at least quadrupling sales production while maintaining its high standards for service and expertise. “Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is our springboard to new heights,” he said. “We want to be the No. 1 brokerage in Southeast Texas with additional offices with Beaumont, Crystal Beach and other strategic locations. From the beach to the lakes, we want to dominate the market and be the go-to source for luxury real estate service and expertise.

“We strongly believe the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand will appeal to the marketplace and stand apart from the competition,” Manley added. “The future looks bright from our perspective.”

Chris Stuart, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and a native Texan, applauded Town and Country Realty’s brand membership. “Hershel and his team are great professionals and are willing to do the work to be the best in this important market. We’re excited for the brokerage and will help it grow each step of the way.”

About Berkshire Hathaway Town and Country Realty

Town and Country Realty, a full-service brokerage, is owned and operated by its founder Hershel Manley. The brokerage is a leader in greater Lumberton real estate accounting for more than half of the area’s real estate transactions. Visit www.BHHSTownandCountryRealty.com.

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. The brand was recognized for “Highest Satisfaction Among Repeat Home Buyers Among National Full Service Real Estate Firms” in J.D. Power’s 2018 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction StudySM. Visit www.berkshirehathawayhs.com.


Kevin Ostler
(949) 794-7980

Release Summary

Independent brokerage, Hometown Realty, has announced it will operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Realty.



Kevin Ostler
(949) 794-7980