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Veteran Vermont Brokerage Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Franchise Network

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has announced the addition of Jack Associates Real Estate to the network. The brokerage, headquartered in South Burlington, has served the area for 45 years and will operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Vermont Realty Group going forward.

Jack Russell said: “We were looking for leadership, innovation, brand recognition and great tools and systems. We found all that in Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.” The move was also inspired by Chairman Gino Blefari’s motto: “We help people achieve their goals faster than they would in our absence.” Said Lynn Russell, “We want that to be true for all our agents, staff, clients and customers.”

Jack Associates Real Estate adds 10 offices and 43 agents to the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network. The brokerage has been a leading real estate company in Vermont since 1972. Under the ownership of Jack and Lynn Russell, the brokerage has built a team of experienced professional real estate agents who always put their clients first.

“The network’s values of trust, integrity, longevity and stability have always been our values as well,” said Jack. Having served as Realtor Board Presidents and honored as Realtors of the Year, Jack Associates agents have always worked towards creating clients for life and becoming what Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices calls “Forever Agents.”

“We are proud to welcome Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Vermont Realty Group to the network,” said Chris Stuart, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “Jack and Lynn Russell have built their brokerage into a vital part of the Vermont market and we’re thrilled they have chosen to bring their Forever Agents to our network.”

Lynn added, “We did not make this decision lightly. Change is hard and we would not make this change unless we were very sure it will benefit our team and our clients and customers. We are doing this because we feel it is the best opportunity for us all to grow and succeed together.”

The company also gains access to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ ‘FOREVER Cloud’ technology suite powered by Salesforce including lead generation, marketing support, social media content, video production/distribution support and more. In addition, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices provides global listing syndication, professional training and the exclusive Luxury Collection marketing program for premier listings.

© 2020 David Mazor

Disclosure: David Mazor is a freelance writer focusing on Berkshire Hathaway. The author is long in Berkshire Hathaway and BYD, and this article is not a recommendation on whether to buy or sell a stock. The information contained in this article should not be construed as personalized or individualized investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Tiffany Curry Becomes First 100-Percent African American Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Franchise Owner

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Real estate leader Tiffany Curry has acquired a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchise in Houston, Texas, making her the first 100-percent African American owner of a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices worldwide.

The new company will operate as BHHS Tiffany Curry & Co., REALTORS®.

Curry’s new startup company has launched in Houston’s Upper Kirby area with agents that specialize throughout the Greater Houston and surrounding areas, including in the luxury and global markets. The firm pairs a franchise with a boutique appeal where agents and clients receive personal service and hands-on support. Curry looks to grow the company into one of the nation’s top 75 brokerages over the next 10 years with a location in each of Houston’s high traffic areas.

“Over the last 12 years I have traveled the nation, networking with some of real estate’s brightest talents. I’m thrilled to bring that mix of creativity and innovation to the Greater Houston real estate market,” said Curry. “I look forward to growing a diverse company for all generations, backgrounds and for professionals at different stages of life.”

Curry is excited to be an owner of a Warren Buffett-affiliated company and the first woman-owned BHHS in Houston.

A top Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices agent over the years, she has received numerous production recognitions including Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ President’s Circle and Chairman’s Circle awards. With a well-rounded, solid background as a certified relocation specialist for over 12 years, Curry has achieved outstanding success with many of the top relocation companies in the industry. From corporate executives, engineers, physicians, professional athletes and tech startups, she has worked with a number of Houston’s top professionals. Curry holds the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing Million Dollar GUILD designation for successfully marketing and selling million-dollar homes.

“Tiffany Curry is a talented leader who brings out the very best in those who work with her,” said Chris Stuart, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices CEO. “Over the years her teams have been motivated, well-trained and laser-focused on clients’ varying needs. The same should be expected of Tiffany Curry & Co., REALTORS®.

Curry encourages people to think bigger and to always press forward. “I refused to be defined by walls, and so should you,” said Curry. “In the words of Babe Ruth, ‘It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.’ I always tell aspiring entrepreneurs; you can achieve anything in life if you put your mind to it. More than 83 percent of my business has never looked like me; that has never deterred me from achieving my goals or business aspirations. I have always known that I wanted to own a real estate franchise even though the majority of owners I saw didn’t look like me. It never stopped me from seeing where I wanted to be.”

© 2020 David Mazor

Disclosure: David Mazor is a freelance writer focusing on Berkshire Hathaway. The author is long in Berkshire Hathaway and BYD, and this article is not a recommendation on whether to buy or sell a stock. The information contained in this article should not be construed as personalized or individualized investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Adds Québec Franchise

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Berkshire Hathaway’s real estate brokerage franchise network, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, has added the independently owned and operated Les Entreprises Sacha Brosseau Inc. to the network.

The franchise will operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Québec.

This new firm is led by Sacha Brosseau, the former Chief Brokerage Officer for Sotheby’s International Realty Canada. Sacha was inspired to go into real estate by his father. He started in the real estate industry in 2005 working in partnership with his mother, a 30 plus year real estate veteran. Fourteen years later, as he imagined what step to take next and hearing how highly his colleagues spoke of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, his father again provided inspiration. His father who has an “affinity for investment” had been closely following Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. and hearing great things about Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

Brosseau reached out to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices to see if the network would be a fit for his vision and met soon after with Michael Jalbert, Executive Vice President of Global Business Development for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. As they toured the city of Montreal and discussed plans and goals, they found themselves aligned in vision and core values. Brosseau described the application process as thorough, “we each conducted our own due diligence.”

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices saw the value that Brosseau had already created in the province of Québec, while Brosseau knew his aspirations would be strongly complemented by such a trusted brand. As a result of their meeting of the minds, Brosseau is set to launch Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Québec on June 1st 2020 — an office in Montreal with a vision for the network across the province.

In addition to the new physical presence, Sacha is building a team from his vision. “I want to be the firm that brokers aspire to join,” said Brosseau, “I won’t bring on brokers who are starting their careers, and I also won’t hire brokers who don’t play well with others. I am assembling a team of well-respected realtors who know the value of collaboration and will provide the highest level of professionalism and ethical standards to all of their clients”.

Brosseau’s vision benefits from the strength of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network. He recognizes that the best people want to work for the best network.

“You can always have a great brand,” Brosseau added. “You can always have a great broker. But success in residential real estate is when you’re able to combine the two. The greatest brand cannot flourish to what its possibilities are without the best brokers being part of it. At the same time, the greatest brokers can’t flourish unless they are part of a great brand which gives them the tools they need to reach the next level in their careers.”

The brand strength goes beyond the bottom line for Brosseau. Throughout his negotiations with the network, he could see that they cared about his philosophy and success. “I do not feel like I’m part of a large corporate structure that is concerned solely with the numbers. Whatever is good for them, they want to make sure it is good for me as well.”

The addition of the Montreal location furthers Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ global reach, who over the past three years has added franchisees in London (Kay & Co.); Dubai (Gulf Properties); Madrid and Barcelona (LARVIA); Lisbon (Portugal Property); Milan (MAGGI Properties); and Berlin and Frankfurt (Rubina Real Estate). Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Québec joins Toronto Living Realty to become the second network member in Canada.

When asked about Québec’s real estate future, Brosseau gave a positive but realistic assessment, “I feel very strongly about Québec. The Province of Québec has always been stable. The reality is that we always maintain a good stability. In this province, real estate is the best investment you can make for your future.”

“We are excited to work with Sacha Brosseau to bring his vision of a brokerage to the province of Québec,” said Chris Stuart, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “Sacha’s singular vision along with the reputation of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices creates a major player in the real estate market in Québec. We cannot wait to see where Sacha takes his brokerage.”

The company also gains access to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ ‘FOREVER Cloud’ technology suite powered by Salesforce including lead generation, marketing support, social media content, video production/distribution support and more. In addition, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices provides global listing syndication, professional training and the exclusive Luxury Collection marketing program for premier listings.

© 2020 David Mazor

Disclosure: David Mazor is a freelance writer focusing on Berkshire Hathaway. The author is long in Berkshire Hathaway and BYD, and this article is not a recommendation on whether to buy or sell a stock. The information contained in this article should not be construed as personalized or individualized investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Top 100 Real Estate Producer Sharp Group Atlanta Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties has announced that Sharp Group Atlanta has joined our Alpharetta/ North Fulton Office. Led by Phoenix Award recipient Ann-Marie Sharp, the team brings over 50 years of combined real estate experience.

“I am honored to welcome Sharp Group Atlanta to the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network,” said Dan Forsman, President and CEO Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties. “The exceptional value and service delivered by Ann-Marie and her team plus the iconic Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand and our advanced marketing & technology will create a very powerful combination to take their business to a higher level.”

Ann-Marie began her career as an on-site new construction agent and then moved into the resale market. During the real estate recession, she shifted gears and developed her expertise in short sales and foreclosures. With 15 years of experience, she and her team have proven experience in all aspects of residential real estate and are ready to help their clients and customers in Greater Metro Atlanta find the right place to love and call home.

Ann-Marie and her team pride themselves on delivering a client-centered approach that goes beyond typical real estate transactions. Her mission is to transform the client engagement into a gratifying and stress-free experience, catering to every client’s unique needs, and establishing personal relationships that last forever.

Sharp Group Atlanta has significant experience living and working on both sides of the perimeter which allows them to better advise clients across the greater metro Atlanta area. In 2019, Ann-Marie was named one of Atlanta’s Top 100 Producers by The Atlantan magazine.

“My team and I are delighted to be joining Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties at the company’s state-of-the-art office in downtown Alpharetta,” said Ann-Marie Sharp, Team Leader of Sharp Group Atlanta. “We look forward to offering our clients an elevated level of service, award-winning marketing, and new strategic resources. In addition to Residential Real Estate, my team is now able to offer Property Management, Commercial Services, and New Development Services. I have always admired the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices organization, culture, and professional approach to real estate. On day one, they did not disappoint. The entire Marketing Department welcomed us with a ready-to-go suite of beautiful materials already personalized for our team. We have always provided our clients with the highest level of service. We are excited to have now aligned our team with a brokerage with the same standard of excellence and superior level of marketing and technology. We are ready to go full speed ahead into the busy spring market.”

“We are so pleased to have Sharp Group Atlanta as a member of our Alpharetta/ North Fulton office family,” said Mary Wargula, Senior Vice President and Managing Broker Alpharetta/North Fulton Office. “Ann-Marie Sharp and her team are highly professional sales associates who have an unprecedented work ethic to deliver excellence for their clients and customers.”

© 2020 David Mazor

Disclosure: David Mazor is a freelance writer focusing on Berkshire Hathaway. The author is long in Berkshire Hathaway, and this article is not a recommendation on whether to buy or sell the stock. The information contained in this article should not be construed as personalized or individualized investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Begins Franchise Operations in Canada

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has begun operating in Canada, as Toronto-based Blue Elephant Realty joined the globally acclaimed brokerage network. Blue Elephant will begin operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Toronto Living Realty next month.

Blue Elephant Realty, founded in 2015 by Blair Johnson and Mark Wadden, has more than 100 innovative real estate professionals and has rapidly evolved into one of Toronto’s most sought after and respected luxury residential real estate firms.

Blue Elephant Realty agents have a well-earned reputation for providing their customers with unprecedented, personalized service, coupled with a comprehensive array of marketing services. Their agents focus on the Greater Toronto Area and will seek to rapidly expand through the new relationship.

The addition of Canada furthers Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ global reach, who over the past three years has added franchisees in London (Kay & Co.); Dubai (Gulf Properties); Madrid and Barcelona (Larvia); Lisbon (Portugal Property); Milan (Maggi Properties); and Berlin and Frankfurt (Rubina Real Estate).

“Establishing a franchise presence in Canada has been a major focus of our network’s global expansion,” said Gino Blefari, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “To that end, we are delighted to have innovative market leaders like Blair (Johnson), Mark (Wadden) and their team join the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network and we look forward to supporting their continued growth.”

“We are very pleased that this extraordinary team of professionals are our brokerage network’s entrée into Canada,” said Chris Stuart, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “Combining the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand with their well-established reputation for innovation and customer service is a win/win for their customers and Toronto’s real estate market as a whole.”

“We are excited about this next stage in our evolution as industry leaders,” said Stephanie Newlands, senior VP of sales. “By joining the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network, which carries the name of one of the world’s most respected companies, we will have the capabilities for providing our clients with an unparalleled level of resources and personalized services.”

“Blue Elephant Realty is a well-respected company with outstanding leadership and we are very proud that they will be a part of our real estate brokerage network family,” added Blefari.

The company also gains access to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ ‘FOREVER Cloud’ technology suite powered by Salesforce including lead generation, marketing support, social media content, video production/distribution support and more. In addition, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices provides global listing syndication, professional training and the exclusive Luxury Collection marketing program for premier listings.

© 2020 David Mazor

Disclosure: David Mazor is a freelance writer focusing on Berkshire Hathaway. The author is long in Berkshire Hathaway, and this article is not a recommendation on whether to buy or sell the stock. The information contained in this article should not be construed as personalized or individualized investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Chicago’s Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Starck Real Estate Adds QuickBuy

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Starck Real Estate, one of Chicagoland’s largest and most experienced real estate organizations, has introduced QuickBuy™, an alternative home sale option made available through a partnership with Moving Station, LLC, a leading U.S. iBuyer since 2012.

The relationship allows Starck Real Estate to present Midwest home sellers with a reliable “instant” offer for their home as an alternative to a traditional home sale. Consumers who request a QuickBuy™ offer from Starck can enjoy the certainty and convenience of an immediate offer with the expertise and guidance of a knowledgeable agent. Homes must qualify for the program before an offer is made. But once the seller accepts a QuickBuy™ offer, the home may close in as few as 14 days.

There is no cost for consumers to request a QuickBuy™ offer and home sellers in Northern Illinois are free to explore this new option through their local Starck Real Estate brokerage.

“Our business has always focused on the needs of consumers and adding an instant buying option is just one more way to respond to our clients and give them more choice and control over the sale of their home,” states Aaron Starck, President of Starck Real Estate. “The web is increasingly crowded with real estate algorithms and home value estimates, but the majority of consumers look to their local real estate broker for superior market intel and trusted guidance for their real estate transaction. People simply can’t get that from the internet,” he continued.

For sellers who want to test the sale of their home on the market to find a better price, but with the assurance of a cash buyout, if the home does not sell, they can also select QuickBuy™ Lock. If the home does not sell in 150 days, the seller can accept the QuickBuy™ Lock offer to close in 180 days.

Seller’s homes are qualified over the phone and after a visit from a Starck Broker, if the home qualifies, QuickBuy™ will generate an offer put together by our real estate professionals with over 25 years of residential property experience. The Starck broker will present the offer to the seller and upon acceptance typical home inspection will follow. If the offer is rejected, the agent will provide other home sale options.

© 2020 David Mazor

Disclosure: David Mazor is a freelance writer focusing on Berkshire Hathaway. The author is long in Berkshire Hathaway, and this article is not a recommendation on whether to buy or sell the stock. The information contained in this article should not be construed as personalized or individualized investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate Acquires Dooley and Mason Realty Group

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate has announced the acquisition of Dooley and Mason Realty Group, a local real estate firm that has served the region north of Boston for more than 11 years.

Dooley and Mason was launched in February 2008 by realtors Judy Mason and Lisa Dooley, both of whom had more than ten years’ experience before starting their company. For over 11 years, their agency covered not only the North Reading market but more than 25 surrounding towns and cities including Amesbury, Andover, Bedford, Beverly, Billerica, Boxford, Burlington, Chelmsford, Danvers, Dracut, Everett, Georgetown, Haverhill, Ipswich, Lowell, Lynn, Lynnfield, Somerville, Medford, Malden Manchester, Marblehead, Methuen, Middleton, North Andover, Peabody, Reading, Revere, Saugus, Stoneham, Salem, Tewksbury, Topsfield, Wakefield, Wilmington, Woburn, Swampscott and Winchester.
The agency closed nearly 500 transactions and achieved more than $200 million in sales volume.

“As the industry shifted, we realized we needed more to continue to deliver the quality service we were famous for,” said Dooley. “After a thorough search of our options, it became clear that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate was a perfect fit.

“It’s a big company with the small company feel, where everyone pitches in to help. We are so excited to become part of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices family. By joining Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate, we gain global recognition with a brand that has all the modern tools, technology and resources that we can implement on day one to help grow our business and better serve our customers and clients.”

The two principals and their team will join the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate family at their Reading office located at 360 North Main St. Their team will be known within Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate as The Dooley and Mason Realtor Group.

“We’re excited to go forward with the newest members of our growing brokerage,” said George Patsio, founding partner. “Judy and Lisa have done a phenomenal job of building their brand on the North Shore. We are confident that the combination of The Dooley and Mason Realtor Group and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate will be a major force throughout the region.”

© 2020 David Mazor

Disclosure: David Mazor is a freelance writer focusing on Berkshire Hathaway. The author is long in Berkshire Hathaway, and this article is not a recommendation on whether to buy or sell the stock. The information contained in this article should not be construed as personalized or individualized investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Forms Alliance with HomeKeepr

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has formed a strategic alliance with HomeKeepr, the nation’s only online home services marketplace.

HomeKeepr gathers and displays contractors and other home service pros based on more than six million word-of-mouth recommendations. Network agents receive a profile page and custom-branded mobile app on which they may add recommendations and refer home service pros to their clients. HomeKeepr’s referral platform is updated in real time so that only trusted home pros are available through the system.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ alliance with HomeKeepr is called “FOREVER Connected by HomeKeepr,” as it fits with the network’s “FOREVER” Brand mission to serve and keep clients for life.

“FOREVER Connected by HomeKeepr will empower our network agents to support their clients at every stage of homeownership and, by sharing trusted pros and useful information, those relationships stand the test of time,” said Chris Stuart, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “The platform is just one more resource available to our network professionals to help become ‘FOREVER Agents’ in the eyes of their clients.”
FOREVER Connected by HomeKeepr also includes a home improvement blog where visitors gain valuable information on home projects, design trends and much more.

“We are thrilled to align with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network professionals to help them nurture their local client relationships and also support local commerce,” said Rob Morelli, CEO and co-founder of HomeKeepr. “With FOREVER Connected by HomeKeepr, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network professionals remain at the center of those valuable, home services conversations and better connected with their clients over time.”

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices secures preferred alliances with selected vendors to strengthen the resources available to its network members across the world. The network remains one of America’s fastest-growing real estate brokerage franchise networks with more than 50,000 agents and nearly 1,500 offices added to the brand since its launch six years ago.

© 2019 David Mazor

Disclosure: David Mazor is a freelance writer focusing on Berkshire Hathaway. The author is long in Berkshire Hathaway, and this article is not a recommendation on whether to buy or sell the stock. The information contained in this article should not be construed as personalized or individualized investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Home Edge Realty Group Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has announced that Home Edge Realty Group has joined the network operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Home Edge Realty Group.

The company, founded in 2013 by owners Henry Chiarkas and Jacqui Chiarkas, is a market leader in State College, Bellefonte, Boalsburg and surrounding communities. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices remains one of America’s fastest-growing real estate brokerage franchise networks with more than 50,000 agents and nearly 1,500 offices added to the brand since its launch six years ago. This includes global network members across Western Europe and in Dubai, U.A.E.

“We are pleased to welcome Henry and Jacqui Chiarkas and their skilled Home Edge Realty Team to the network,” said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices CEO Chris Stuart. “The group is highly regarded for its market expertise, thorough preparation and relentless client service. In fact, much of its business comes through the referrals and repeat business of its many satisfied customers.”

“We are proud and excited to represent the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand in State College and our other markets,” said Henry Chiarkas, Home Edge Realty Group broker. “It seems the brand is everywhere but here, and that certainly changes with our brand membership.”

Jacqui Chiarkas explained that the brokerage had grown about as much as it could as an independent company. “By joining Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, we gain a prestigious, global brand with the tools and resources to help our agents grow their businesses and provide even better service,” she said.

With their brand transition, Home Edge Realty Group agents gain 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.

Henry Chiarkas said the brokerage will launch a recruiting campaign to double the size of its agent team over the next year. The entire staff will operate from Home Edge Realty Group’s brand-new corporate headquarters at 431 Science Park Road in State College starting in late December.

© 2019 David Mazor

Disclosure: David Mazor is a freelance writer focusing on Berkshire Hathaway. The author is long in Berkshire Hathaway, and this article is not a recommendation on whether to buy or sell the stock. The information contained in this article should not be construed as personalized or individualized investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Mountain Sky Properties Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Network

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, has announced that independent brokerage Mountain Sky Properties has joined its network operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Mountain Sky Properties.

The brokerage remains independently owned and operated by local real estate veteran Cindy Stuart. It serves the greater Blue Ridge Mountains region from its Wytheville headquarters and offices in Bland and Hillsville. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is one of America’s fastest-growing real estate brokerage franchise networks with more than 50,000 agents and nearly 1,500 offices added to the brand since its launch six years ago. This includes global network members in Berlin and Frankfurt, Germany; London, England; Milan, Italy; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Madrid and Barcelona, Spain; and Lisbon, Portugal.

“We’re proud to welcome Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Mountain Sky Properties as our brand ambassador to the incredible Blue Ridge Mountains,” said network CEO Chris Stuart. “Cindy is a passionate, highly engaged leader and her team is smart and works hard to ensure client satisfaction.”

Cindy Stuart said her brokerage, founded in 2006, had progressed as far as it could as an independent operation. “I wanted to grow my company and expand its reach and influence,” she explained. “I looked at just about every real estate brokerage network and chose Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. The brand has invested substantially in real estate technology and its tools, resources and support are second to none. In addition, we get to link the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices name to ours and that’s great for business.”

With their brand transition, Mountain Sky Properties agents gain 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.

Cindy Stuart said FOREVER Cloud components will help her team cover more ground with even greater efficiency. “This is great news for our agents and clients who are spread across as many as 10 counties in Southwestern Virginia.”

She believes the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand will help her as she recruits more of the region’s top sales professionals, and the brand will be an important asset as she expands Mountain Sky Properties to another key market: Blacksburg, home of Virginia Tech University, a percolating local economy and a healthy, growing real estate market.
“We couldn’t be more excited for the future,” Cindy Stuart said. “Our entire team is energized and ready to serve more of our region’s customers.”

© 2019 David Mazor

Disclosure: David Mazor is a freelance writer focusing on Berkshire Hathaway. The author is long in Berkshire Hathaway, and this article is not a recommendation on whether to buy or sell the stock. The information contained in this article should not be construed as personalized or individualized investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.