Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Adds 22 Affiliate Signees

Brokerages to Join the New Real Estate Network During 2014’s Second and Third Quarters

Business Wire

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the new real estate brokerage network operated by HSF Affiliates LLC, today announced the signing of 22 additional affiliates to the network. Several signees come from Prudential Real Estate’s Gibraltar Circle of Top 50 brokerages based on overall production.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices now accounts for more than 26,000 agents and 700 offices in 33 states since it began transitioning affiliates in September.

The following brokerages will begin operating under the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ flag during the second and third quarters: KoenigRubloff Realty Group, Chicago, IL; Prudential Advantage Realty, Owatonna, MN; Prudential Alliance, REALTORS®, Chesterfield, MO; Prudential California Realty (Visalia); Prudential CNY Realty, Syracuse, NY; Prudential Enchanted Lands, REALTORS®, Roswell, NM; Prudential Gateway Real Estate, Madison, MS; Prudential Gouger, O’Neal & Saunders Real Estate Services, Pinehurst, NC; Prudential Hallmark Properties, Paso Robles, CA; Prudential Homesale Services Group, Lancaster, PA; Prudential Lake Ozark Realty, Lake Ozark, MO; Prudential Lovejoy Realty Inc., Onalaska, WI; Prudential New Jersey Properties, Somerset, NJ; Prudential New Mexico Real Estate, Albuquerque; Prudential Prairie Path Real Estate, Elmhurst, IL; Prudential Preferred Properties, Gillette, WY; Prudential Preferred Realty, Pittsburgh, PA; Prudential Premier, REALTORS®, Roanoke, VA; Prudential Select Properties, St. Louis, MO; Prudential Simpson & Associates, REALTORS®, Fredericksburg, VA; Prudential Stark, Realtors®, Palatine, IL; and Prudential Waterfront Properties, Smith Mountain Lake, VA.

“We’re pleased with the rapid growth of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and our momentum continues to build,” said Earl Lee, CEO of HSF Affiliates LLC. “Affiliates understand the strength and long-term potential of a real estate brand whose namesake is Berkshire Hathaway Inc., the world’s most respected corporation according to Barron’s.”

Added Nancy Nagy, CEO of KoenigRubloff Realty Group: “We have the greatest agents and we’re proud to bring them the finest brand in real estate. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices will resonate well throughout Chicago, and we look forward to maximizing the brand to its fullest potential.”

Ron Croushore, broker/owner of Prudential Preferred Realty, said his leading company just reached a new level with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “Our new brand adds jet fuel to an already great brokerage organization,” he explained. “We’re proud to bring the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices name to our Pittsburgh market.”

HSF Affiliates LLC plans to transition the majority of Prudential Real Estate affiliates by the end of 2014. More growth is expected as the company engages with companies outside of the network and pursues international expansion.

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. 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.

Prudential, the Prudential logo and the Rock symbol are service marks of Prudential Financial, Inc. and its related entities, and are used under license with no other affiliation with Prudential.

Contact:
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Kevin Ostler, 949-794-7980
kevinostler@hsfranchise.com
or
Marisa Mulqueen, 212-704-8112
marisa.mulqueen@edelman.com

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