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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.

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.”

© 2022 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 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 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.

© 2022 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 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 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.

© 2022 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 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 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.

© 2022 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 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 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.

© 2022 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 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 Expands California Footprint

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, a global residential real estate brokerage franchise network, a global residential real estate brokerage franchise network, is pleased to announce its further expansion in the West Region with the addition of Divine Properties.

The award-winning brokerage brings a team of seasoned real estate professionals to the global network and will operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Divine Properties. The addition marks the brand’s continued growth in the golden state and its 30th network company in California.

The brokerage will be led by real estate veteran, Kandi Thompson. Having a heart for real estate, Kandi brings over a decade of experience to the real estate industry. On why they chose to join the network, Kandi Thompson, owner of the brokerage said, “It was important to align ourselves with a brand that was synonymous with trust and success. A person’s home is the largest investment that most people make in their lives, and for that, we wanted to align with a brand that could help bring certainty in uncertain times.”

“We are excited to welcome Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Divine Properties to the network,” said Christy Budnick, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “Kandi Thompson and her team of professionals share our values of Integrity, Trust, Stability and Longevity and lead by example to value education and a strong work ethic.”

By joining the network, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Divine 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.

Gino Blefari, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, also welcomed the company to the network, “We are thrilled to welcome such an impressive group of real estate agents to represent Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in Jackson, California. Kandi and her team are known for their dedication to providing exceptional service to their buyers and sellers, and I am confident that they will be a great addition to our global network.”

© 2022 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 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 Expands to Memphis, Tennessee

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, a global residential real estate brokerage franchise network, is pleased to announce its expansion in the South region with the addition of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices McLemore & Co., Realty.

This marks the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand’s continued growth with its 10th location in the state of Tennessee adding 32 network agents to the global brokerage.

The brokerage is led by industry veteran David McLemore who began his real estate career with Collins-Maury Realtors over two decades ago. Earning many accolades and recognition throughout his successful career in real estate, David has been awarded Rookie of the Year, the Presidential Award and the Inner Circle Award and became a Lifetime Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Club. He is also the proud owner of McLemore Home Builders specializing in residential new construction. Additionally, David is very active in the West Tennessee Home Builders Association where he currently serves as Vice President and will serve as the President in 2023.

“The Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices global brand comes with unlimited potential,” said David McLemore, Owner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices McLemore & Co., Realty. “This move gives us the ability to expedite our growth and the growth of our agents with a brand that is highly respected.”

“We are thrilled to welcome David and his dynamic team to the global network,” said Christy Budnick, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “David and his team bring decades of combined experience to our network. It is exciting to have them begin a new venture and we look forward to working together to grow the firm they have always wanted.”

By joining the network, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices McLemore & Co., 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 renowned 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, “Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices McLemore & Co., Realty are trusted resources within the communities in which they serve and to their buyers and sellers. These qualities align well with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ mission of delivering superior customer service and improving the lives of their clients.”

David McLemore is a Memphis native whose family also has strong entrepreneurial roots in the community and at one time had 21 convenience stores throughout the Midsouth, McLemore Markets. David met his wife of 16 years, Tiffany McLemore, through real estate. She also holds the title of Broker and is a former Relocation Director.

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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.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Adds 11th Location in South Carolina

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, a global residential real estate brokerage franchise network, has added a franchise in the coastal Southeastern region with the addition of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Coastal Real Estate.

This marks the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand’s continued growth with its 11th location in the state of South Carolina.

Jim Parker and John Jobson, real estate entrepreneurs, local influencers, and community differentiators, have taken the next step in their careers as broker-owners of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Coastal Real Estate. “The relationship-driven approach and laser-like focus on quality service and industry ratings align perfectly with our culture,” said Jim. “Building memorable experiences that help make the comprehensive process of buying and selling real estate an invaluable journey worth celebrating.”

“Jim and John have a long history of making an impact on the lives of the people and families they work with, and their local philanthropic work is unmatched,” said Christy Budnick, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “We are thrilled to welcome them to our global network. This is wonderful news for us but more importantly, it’s even better news for the clients and customers they serve in eastern South Carolina.”

By joining the network, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Coastal Real Estate’s 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, “It is with great pleasure that we welcome Jim and his extraordinary team of agents to our global network. We look forward to supporting them in their mission of continued growth and expansion.”

Jim’s commitment to the community began over 43 years ago when Jim was stationed at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base from 1978-1983. After leaving the USAF in 1983, he remained in the area, understanding the significance of being embedded in the community. John came to Myrtle Beach during the golf development boom in 1988 as a new golf course development project coordinator. Jim and John began their partnership in their commercial and land sales efforts in 1993. “Real estate has been at the center of our success, and our desire has always been to connect, promote and support local businesses, consumers, and heroes. The company plans to continue giving back to the community under the new brand,” Jim added.

© 2022 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 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 Expands in Southeastern Region

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, a global residential real estate brokerage franchise network, is pleased to announce its further expansion in the Southeastern region with the addition of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Blue Ridge, REALTORS®.

This marks the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand’s continued growth in North Carolina and its 13th franchise in the state.

Owned and operated by Michael Watts, a seasoned real estate master with over 25 years of industry experience. The franchise is located in Morganton, North Carolina and adds 44 real estate professionals and 2 offices serving Morganton and the Western North Carolina area.

“The impeccable reputation and the global brand presence that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices holds is exactly what I want to align with,” said Michael Watts, Broker and Owner, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Blue Ridge, REALTORS®. “With access to brand global leadership and over 50,000 real estate professionals around the globe, our legacy is just beginning.”

“We are pleased to welcome Michael and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Blue Ridge, REALTORS® to the network,” said Christy Budnick, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “The company’s vision, mission and culture align with ours seamlessly. With demand in the residential real estate market continuing to increase in Morganton, North Carolina, the timing couldn’t be more perfect.”

By joining the network, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Blue Ridge, REALTORS® 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 best-in-class technology platforms to deliver world-class support to its network members far into the future.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Blue Ridge, REALTORS® will also have full access to the recently unveiled, Real Estate I.Q. System®. The system combines the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand, marketing resources and technology with continuing education, training, mentoring and consulting. 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 clients.

Gino Blefari, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, also welcomed the company to the network, “As we expand our footprint further through the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, Michael Watts and his dynamic team of agents bring valuable experience and local market expertise to our global network. We look forward to supporting them on their mission of expanding their business throughout the region.”

© 2021 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.