Today, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices – a member of HSF Affiliates LLC – just announced that they have been joined by Prudential Knight & Gardner Realty and will begin operating in the company as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Knight & Gardner Realty.
“We couldn’t imagine a better brand for our company than Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices,” said principal broker and co-owner Claude Gardner. “The network carries the name of one of the worlds most respected and trusted corporations, and it reflects Berkshire Hathaway’s values of trust, integrity, stability and longevity. We’re proud to represent this fine brand locally.”
Since first launching in September 2013, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has grown rapidly to have more than 1100 offices and 35,000 real estate agents that operate in 47 states. Last year, BHH was named “Startup of the Year” among entrants from a wide variety of industries in the United States as part of the American Business Awards Stevie Awards competition.
Ed Knight, co-owner of the brokerage, founded the company back in 1957. He said that he feels that the company is going to flourish even more as a member of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “We are excited to enter a new era as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Knight & Gardner Realty,” exclaimed Knight. “We believe that the transition to the brand will deliver unmatched national and international recognition to supplement our already established and market-leading presence in Key West and the Florida Keys. Real estate professionals who want to elevate their careers should look no farther than Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.”
Because of this transition, the Florida real estate agency will gain access to the Global Network Platform offered by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. This platform is a suite of services, applications and online tools. It also helps by providing ongoing business consultations, marketing support and professional education. Some of the resources include a mobile app, powerful lead generation and so much more.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Knight & Gardner Realty will also experience benefits by taking advantage of the national advertising campaign. The brand is the exclusive sponsor of the popular HGTV show “Fixer Upper” with Joanna and Chip Gaines. The show also helped to launch the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices $50,000 sweepstakes. You can register for a chance to win $50,000 toward a home improvement project until mid-June, and you can find the official rules for the contest on the website www.50kFixUp.com. The prize even includes a consultation with Chip and Joanna Gaines. “It would be fantastic if the sweepstakes winner came from Key West or the Florida Keys,” said Gardner. “We want all area homeowners and potential homeowners to register.”
Gino Blefari, CEO of HSF Affiliates, has welcomed the brokerage. “Knight & Gardner Realty is known throughout its marketplace for sound guidance and terrific customer service,” Blefari said. “We’re proud that they’ve joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.”