Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 -- Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) announced today that PenFed Realty, LLC is the newest national real estate brokerage to join the network. Prudential Texas Properties joined PenFed Realty in 2013, and will assume the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty name by December 2014.
Rick Wylie, managing broker of Prudential Texas Properties, sees the move as a way to deliver more value and powerful tools to agents in the brokerage. “Berkshire Hathaway is a brand that will create an outstanding opportunity for our real estate professionals and their clients. We look forward to the branding change with enthusiasm as BHHS has a proven track record for success.”
The BHHS network currently boasts over 31,000 real estate professionals and 905 offices in 42 states. It is a finalist in the 2014 Inman News Inman Innovator Awards for the “Most Innovative Brokerage or Franchise” category. It won the 2014 Harris Poll Equitrend “Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year” as chosen by a poll of 40,000 consumers ranked by brand familiarity and quality. Last month, BHHS won a Gold Stevie Award in the American Business Awards as “Startup of the Year” for 2014 across 3,300 nominations from all business categories.
Shashi Vohra, president and CEO of PenFed Realty, said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices offers its agents an “exclusive network with world class marketing and technology, managed by the top leadership in the industry. Aligning our value propositions with the top tier BHHS brand offers even more power to our agents and clients.”
PenFed Realty was established in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area in 2006 as a full-service real estate brokerage firm that is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed). Since 2006, it has experienced a 650% growth in number of agents and now has 50+ locations nationwide. In 2013, it sold 10,965 units with a total settled volume of $2.8 billion. Prudential PenFed Realty serves its clients in Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, North Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, Texas, and Kansas.
Since 2011, PenFed Realty has paid over $3 million in agent bonuses and benefits. It has also seen a 2100% growth in units and was ranked #31 in 2013 and 6th fastest growing real estate brokerage in the country by Real Trends 2013.
“Both our existing company and our new brand are universally respected for their track record of growth, financial performance, and operational efficiency. No other broker in the industry will be able to match the value we deliver to our sales professionals and our agents,” Vohra continued. “We made this choice because it’s the best match for the future of our organization.”
For more information, please contact Rick Wylie at 214.733.7525.
About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices:
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, based in Irvine, CA, is a brand-new real estate brokerage network built for a new era in residential real estate. The network, among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name, brings to the real estate market a definitive mark of trust, integrity, stability, and longevity.
About HSF Affiliates LLC:
Irvine, CA-based HSF Affiliates LLC operates Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Prudential Real Estate, and Real Living Real Estate franchise networks. The company is a joint venture of which HomeServices of America, Inc., the nation’s second-largest, full-service residential brokerage firm, is a majority owner. HomeServices of America is an affiliate of world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
About PenFed Realty:
PenFed Realty, wholly-owned by PenFed (Pentagon Federal Credit Union). It is a full-service real estate company with an annual sales volume over $2.8 billion; serving PenFed members as well as the general public. Recognized as a leading real estate company in its service area, it is ranked among the top 10 Prudential affiliates nationwide. Over 1,700 top-notch sales professionals work out of PenFed Realty’s 50+ offices to provide complete real estate services nationwide.
Miranda Opiela, PenFed Realty, http://www.penfedrealty.com, +1 703.838.1528, [email protected]
SOURCE PenFed Realty