Prudential Executive Group Real Estate Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Brokerage Network

Valparaiso brokerage leader now operates as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Executive Group Real Estate

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VALPARAISO, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC real estate brokerage family, today announced that Prudential Executive Group Real Estate has joined the network and is operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Executive Group Real Estate.

The brokerage is the first in Indiana to affiliate with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, a brand that now counts more than 29,000 agents and 825 offices in 39 states since its launch in September 2013.

“This is not just a name change, it’s an opportunity of a lifetime,” said Broker/Owner Larry Hitz. “It’s not often you’re invited to be part of a brand inspired by Berkshire Hathaway, one of the world’s most respected corporations. We are more than ready for the opportunity and responsibility to represent Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.”

Hitz said the brand will resonate well in Valparaiso and throughout northwest Indiana and the southwest suburbs of Chicago. “The brand reflects Berkshire Hathaway’s values of trust, integrity, stability and longevity, and is a fresh alternative for real estate consumers. We strongly believe people will look for our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices yard signs as symbols of sound guidance and quality customer care.”

With the transition, Executive Group Real Estate agents gain access to the Global Network Platform, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ powerful suite of real estate tools and resources plus ongoing business consultation, professional education, national marketing support and the Luxury Collection program for high-end listings. “Our skilled agents have everything they need to provide clients with premium customer service.”

Hitz and his team commemorated their transition yesterday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception at their corporate office. Executive Group Real Estate’s new Cabernet and Cream yard signs will begin appearing throughout greater Valparaiso today.

Stephen Phillips, president of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, welcomed the brokerage. “Larry and the company are the heartbeat of real estate in Valparaiso and surrounding areas,” Phillips said. “We’re proud they’re a part of our network.”

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Executive Group Real Estate

Executive Group Real Estate is a full-service real estate brokerage serving Valparaiso, greater northwest Indiana and the southwest suburbs of Chicago. The company, founded in 1982, is independently owned and operated. Visit www.execgrp.com.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, based in Irvine, CA, is a 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.

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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