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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Expands on Mexico’s Pacific Coast

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has announced that Applegate Realtors, one of the most respected real estate agencies in Puerto Vallarta and the Banderas Bay region, has joined the global network and will operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Applegate Realtors.

The company will be owned and operated by Moray Applegate, an industry veteran who has more than 25 years of experience in the Puerto Vallarta real estate market. As one of the most respected real estate agencies in Puerto Vallarta and the Banderas Bay region, the company will continue to nourish relationships with previous clients as well as build relationships with new clients.

“Joining forces with a renowned brand like Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices allows us to provide an added level of global exposure to our clients and listings,” said Moray Applegate, Broker and Owner, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Applegate Realtors. “Our company culture is built on trust and integrity, and it was important that we aligned ourselves with a brand that values these same principles.”

“The real estate market in Puerto Vallarta continues to flourish,” said Christy Budnick, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “Moray and his incredible team have a passion for and are highly respected in this market, and we are proud to welcome them as an affiliate.”

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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 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.

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Grows in Spain

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, a global residential real estate brokerage network is pleased to announce, that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Spain has acquired Nova Mallorca Real Estate, Palma de Mallorca’s leading real estate company since 1969. This addition marks the brand’s continued growth throughout Europe.

Formerly, Nova Mallorca Real Estate Agency, the brokerage will now operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nova Mallorca under the leadership of Jorge Forteza, serving as CEO and Co-Owner. Bringing more than 50 years of industry experience to the brand, the company will serve the luxury and residential market of Balearic Islands.

“Joining forces with one of the most renowned names in business and in real estate, we could not be prouder to now be operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nova Mallorca,” said Jorge Forteza, CEO and Co-Owner, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nova Mallorca. “This business initiative will allow us to provide an added level of international exposure to our clients and listings.”

“Mallorca and its neighboring islands have long been favorite investment and vacation markets for many decades,” said Christy Budnick, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “We are excited to welcome Jorge and his team to the brand, instantaneously connecting them to more than 50,000 real estate professionals around the globe. The opportunities for current and future clients will be endless!”

By joining the network, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nova Mallorca 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.

The brand also provides an 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 clients.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nova Mallorca has offices located in the Palma de Mallorca Metropolitan Area as well as in the prestigious Puerto Portals and is made up of over 20 multi-lingual real estate professionals with decades of experience.

“The luxury and residential real estate market in Spain are seeing strong demand,” said Bruno Rabassa, Partner and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Spain. “People want, more than ever, to spend their time efficiently and live the life they want. Spain has a lot to offer to both locals, foreigners, and remote workers. With the demand, it was important our next business move was to align with the right team and Jorge and his agents will flawlessly serve the clients in this respected market.”

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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 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.

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Expands Presence in Italy

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, a global residential real estate brokerage franchise network, has announced its further expansion in Rome, Italy. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices MAGGI Properties Agency has acquired ROMA IMMOBILIARE, a key player in the industry, who has been active in the market for nearly a decade. The brokerage will now operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices ROMA IMMOBILIARE.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices ROMA IMMOBILIARE displays know-how and offerings for national and international business expansion. The expertise and vision of future challenges in the market are summed up by its CEO, Francesco Minervini, “All indicators confirm that right now the Capital is the most important bet for national and international investment funds and entrepreneurs. The growing attention is also confirmed by the flow of capital from the global product, service, and hospitality chains. Our extensive experience in real estate in the central areas of the city will be crucial.”

By joining the network, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices ROMA IMMOBILIARE 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.

The brand also provides an 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 clients.

Christy Budnick, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, commented, “Italy and Rome need no presentation worldwide. The Bel Paese has always garnered incredible and growing interest from foreign investors looking for prestigious solutions. Since our arrival in 2019, our global investors’ enthusiasm for the Roman market and all the “flagship” destinations in the world has been growing steadily. The pandemic crisis and geopolitical instability have created shocks, but luxury does not lose its attractiveness. Our growth continues: joining our network means opening a window of opportunity from around the world.”

Marcus Benussi, Managing Partner & General Counsel of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices MAGGI Properties Agency, emphasized, “We have found the best partner in the Rome market, and we are confident that this expansion will be preparatory to further growth of our network towards the south, which attracts the international audience of investors. We have great ambitions.”

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices ROMA IMMOBILIARE has three offices with plans for continued growth within the area over the next few years and is actively involved in several charity programs, including the Cystic Fibrosis Association. Its team of highly experiences real estate professionals collectively has over a decade of experience to service its clients.

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 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.

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Grows in Ohio

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, a global residential real estate brokerage franchise network, is pleased to announce its further expansion in the state of Ohio with the addition of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Metro & Fields Realty. This addition marks the brand’s continued growth in the state as its 12th franchise company.

“Our company is laser-focused on operating with integrity and supporting our clients with superior services that align seamlessly with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices,” said Lisa Yates, Broker and Owner, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Metro & Fields Realty. “The brand is built on the core values of trust, integrity, stability and longevity, which seamlessly align with our vision and mission.”

With over 24 years of industry experience, Lisa Yates has had the honor of representing a multitude of clients from first-time homebuyers with all the challenges they encounter to selling prestigious and noteworthy properties for the most experienced sellers. The brokerage will service Central and West Central Ohio, including Champaign, Union, Franklin, Clark, Green, Madison and Logan counties.

“I cannot emphasize enough what valuable industry knowledge, and experience Lisa and her team bring to our global brand,” said, Christy Budnick, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “The team has great expertise at the local and regional level, and we are proud to welcome them as a new affiliate.”

By joining the network, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Metro & Fields Realty 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.
The brand also provides an 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 clients.

Gino Blefari, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, also welcomed the company to the network, “As we expand further throughout Ohio it’s important we align with industry leaders and teams who convey the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices core values seamlessly but execute them even more effortless. Lisa and her team are prime examples of just that.”

The brokerage has plans for continued growth throughout the state of Ohio over the next few years and is actively involved in the community with organizations including Future Farmers of America, the Champaign County Historical Society and Champaign County Preservation Alliance where the team assists in restoring historical buildings and the downtown areas of the county.

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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 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.

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Has Further Expansion Throughout Georgia

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has announced its further expansion in the state of Georgia with the addition of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices First Magnolia Realty. This addition marks the brand’s continued growth in the South region and its 33rd franchise company.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices First Magnolia Realty is Co-Founded by industry trailblazers, Cal Knecht and Crystal Rush. Known as the top two agents in Georgia, Phenix City and the Alabama area, the duo will serve the luxury, residential and commercial real estate markets.

“The luxury residential real estate market in Columbus, Georgia continues to thrive and we are excited to align with one of the best brand names in real estate to bring our clients an optimal experience from start to finish when buying a home,” said Cal Knecht, Co-Founder, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices First Magnolia Realty.

“We pride ourselves in offering the best experience for clients when it comes to real estate,” said Crystal Rush, Co-Founder, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices First Magnolia Realty. “The Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand is the pinnacle in the real estate industry and now that we are aligned with impeccable global leadership and more than 50,000 real estate professionals around the globe, we can now provide even further quality to our team to continue to uphold the standard of excellence.”

By joining the network, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices First Magnolia Realty 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.

The brand also provides an 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 clients.

“Cal and Crystal bring more than 17 years of market experience and we are pleased to welcome such a dynamic group of agents to our global brand,” said Christy Budnick, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “With their powerful leadership and the successful team they have built, their legacy is only beginning.”

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices First Magnolia Realty has plans for continued growth within the area over the next few years and is actively involved with the Columbus and East Alabama Board of Realtors, Lee Country Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors.

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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 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.

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Expands in Wisconsin

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has announced its further expansion in the state of Wisconsin with the addition of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Matson Real Estate. The growth comes on the heels of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network’s growth in Massachusetts and Florida.

With over 45 years of industry experience, President Thomas W. Matson will lead the brokerage. On joining the brand Thomas said, “Having the opportunity to align with one of the country’s largest names in real estate and brand recognition, paired with our firm’s wealth of experience is a winning combination. We share the same values of trust, integrity, stability and longevity. This is an affiliation that will help us to provide an even more stellar experience to our clients from start to finish.”

By joining the network, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Matson Real Estate 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.

The brand also provides an 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 clients.

“We are thrilled to align with such a remarkable group of professionals to grow our presence in Wisconsin further,” said Christy Budnick, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “The leadership, agents and teams joining the brand are known for their work ethic, professionalism and dedication to client services. We are excited to bring the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Forever Agent℠ story to the clients in Stoughton, Wisconsin and beyond.”

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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 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.

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Adds Homegenius Technology

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is adding homegenius, a full-service ecosystem of real estate services leveraging advanced technology and the latest developments in data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), for its 50,418 U.S. based agents.

Through this agreement with homegenius Inc., a subsidiary of Radian Group Inc., homegenius will enable Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ network agents, brokers and owners to access homegenius’s geniusprice property intelligence engine. geniusprice technology gives brokers and agents access to next-level analytics and insights in an interface that’s easy to use and takes home price estimates to a new level.

“By leveraging powerful computer vision technology, homegenius’ revolutionary property intelligence engine has made the traditional Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) report obsolete by marrying advanced valuation automation with local property data in an entirely new way. With the opportunities provided by this relationship, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ network agents can save time, streamline their workflow, deepen their market analyses, and build their pipelines of qualified leads, while offering a truly personalized search for homes that meet a buyers’ specific requirements,” added Jose Perez, Senior Vice President, Business Development.

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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 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.

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New York Properties Plans “Explosive Growth” and Appoints New Leadership

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A newly appointed New York City-based leadership team will oversee Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New York Properties’ “explosive growth” across the city, inclusive of exponential agent count and new office locations on the Upper West Side, Downtown Manhattan and in Brooklyn, with more to follow.

Steven James will serve as the New York City brokerage’s president & CEO; Brad Loe has been appointed executive vice president, director of sales. The pair will work alongside Candace Adams, president & CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England/New York/Hudson Valley Properties, and Diane Ramirez, the New York City brokerage’s chief strategy officer – who joined the executive team at the end of last year – to form the company’s leadership team. Adams will continue overseeing all three brokerages (New England/New York/Hudson Valley Properties), while James, Loe and Ramirez will govern the company’s New York City operations.

“With Steven, Brad, and Diane at the helm, BHHSNYP will expand strategically across New York City while creating a productive, inclusive, and professional work environment that also focuses on personal growth and mentorship,” said Adams. “Our goal is to be the absolute best brokerage in New York, knowing that we are leveraging the venerable Berkshire Hathaway brand.”

“No other firm in New York has this caliber of experienced, proven leadership, coupled with the backing of Berkshire Hathaway,” continued Adams. “Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices marries the local, national, and global real estate markets for its clients.”

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties/New York Properties/Hudson Valley Properties is a leading real estate brokerage firm with more than 2,200 REALTORS® in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Manhattan, Westchester, NY, and Hudson Valley, NY.

“This is the right moment…the right brand,” said James. “To be able to create a new platform that addresses what agents do on a day-to-day basis is incomparable. Agents get lost in the shuffle at big companies — or their achievements go unrecognized. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices diligently works to be particularly agent centric. We are the ideal brokerage for agents who may have long-term concerns about the stability of their career trajectories. Through our work here, we want to be advocates and sounding boards for these individuals, maintaining an open-door policy that fosters growth as well as greatness.”

James and Loe most recently served as executive directors of brokerage development for HomeServices of America, the parent company of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchise network.

Prior to those roles, James was president and CEO of Douglas Elliman’s New York City brokerage and director of sales for its East Side office. Loe, highly respected as a mentor to his agents for nearly two decades, was executive manager of sales at Douglas Elliman’s 1995 Broadway and 575 Madison Avenue offices.
James and Loe most recently served as executive directors of brokerage development for HomeServices of America, the parent company of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchise network.

Prior to those roles, James was president and CEO of Douglas Elliman’s New York City brokerage and director of sales for its East Side office. Loe, highly respected as a mentor to his agents for nearly two decades, was executive manager of sales at Douglas Elliman’s 1995 Broadway and 575 Madison Avenue offices.

Just last month, the firm signed a new, seven-year lease for its offices at 590 Madison Ave., almost doubling the size of its current space. James, Loe and Ramirez will work out of this office, effective immediately.

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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 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.

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Expands in Colorado

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, a global residential real estate brokerage franchise network, has announced its further expansion in the West region with the addition of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Signature Properties. The renowned brokerage brings an additional office and 12 real estate professionals to the global network. The addition marks the brand’s continued growth in the Centennial State and its ninth network company in Colorado.

The brokerage is owned and led by real estate veteran, Brenda Wild. On why she chose to join the network, Wild said, “The mission of our company stems from our desire to provide our clients with relationship-based service from start to finish. The Aspen real estate market is currently setting records and is a globally known second home destination. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is synonymous with world-class marketing for a global reach, and our alliance enables us to service our clients with exceptional service, marketing and global outreach on our listings.

“With the market setting records we are excited to welcome Brenda and her team to the network,” said Christy Budnick, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “The region’s wide variety of luxury properties and high-class accommodations continues to develop. Brenda and her team have experience representing some of the finest properties.”

By joining the network, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Signature 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.

The brand also provides an 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 clients.

“Aspen, Colorado continues to be a popular destination for those looking to match a home with their lifestyle,” said Gino Blefari, Chairman, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “Brenda has led a successful company for 10 years and has been in the industry over 20 years and is a true expert in her community. Her team strives to provide their clients with a seamless experience from start to finish and we look forward to welcoming them to the network.”

In the past 12 months, there have been 205 single-family homes sold in the Aspen market. This is a record-setting number of home sales for Aspen in any 12-month period — and twice the sales volume the market experienced during the pre-pandemic years of 2018 and 2019. The last record year for Aspen home sales was back in 2006 when 146 Aspen homes traded hands in a single year.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Signature Properties has one office in the area with plans for additional locations in Basalt and Carbondale.

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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 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.

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Expands in Michigan

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, a global residential real estate brokerage franchise network, has announced its further expansion in the state of Michigan, with the addition of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kee Realty. This addition marks the brand’s continued growth throughout the state with its 11th network location.

With offices throughout Michigan including Clinton Township, Rochester, Oxford, New Baltimore and more, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kee Realty will add more than 400 network agents to the global brokerage under the leadership of industry veteran John Meesseman.

“Our company principles of family, teamwork, fun, agent experience and superior service to our clients support the Berkshire Hathaway principles of trust, integrity, stability and longevity,” said John Meesseman, president, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kee Realty. “With this transition, our company will continue to uphold these values with the support of the global brand.”

“We’re thrilled to expand in Michigan with such an esteemed group of network agents,” said Christy Budnick, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “These market-leading agents are known for their exceptional client service, and we can’t wait to advance their businesses with the brand’s top-of-the-line technology and programming. Our continued growth throughout the Midwest region will provide them with an expanding referral network.”

By joining the network, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kee Realty 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.

The brand also provides an 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 clients.

“We are excited to welcome John and his talented group of agents to the network,” commented Gino Blefari, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “And we are looking forward to supporting their growth as they assist home buyers and home sellers throughout the state of Michigan and beyond.”

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kee Realty has 10 offices with plans for continued growth. The company is actively involved in the community with local charities such as Big Family of Michigan where John Meesseman sits on the Board of Directors.

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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 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.