Warren Buffett on HomeServices of America’s explosive growth

The Omaha native and American business magnate, who admitted that he had “paid little attention” to HomeServices when Berkshire Hathaway “backed into the business” in 2000, gave the brokerage arm of his operation a particularly glowing review in his 2017 letter released this week.  …

2017 will go down as a big year for real estate M&A

We projected 2017 would be a “good, but not great year” for merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the real estate space, and what unfolded was quite significant, including the biggest brokerage acquisition in decades, an ongoing fight for California market share and a busy stint for large regional independent firms …

Is HomeServices of America quietly taking over the Mid-Atlantic?

As an acquisition arms race goes down on the West Coast between Douglas Elliman and Pacific Union, Berkshire Hathway affiliate HomeServices of America (HOA) is making moves in the East …

HomeServices of America acquires Mid-Atlantic giant Long & Foster

HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, today announced its acquisition of Long & Foster, the country’s largest privately held residential real estate company by sales volume, for an undisclosed sum.  …

CEO of HomeServices of America’s brokerage division announces retirement

Robert (Bob) Moline, who’s been running the HomeServices of America affiliate for Berkshire Hathaway, today announced that he’ll be retiring. Moline is also on the board of managers for both the Broker Public Portal and Upstream …

HomeServices Expands, Announces Major Regional Brokerage Acquisition

HomeServices of America, Inc. has acquired Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate, adding the firm’s 25 offices and over 730 sales associates based largely in Central New Jersey, the company announced on Tuesday. The announcement follows the acquisition of Houlihan Lawrence and the addition of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New York Properties, which both took place […]

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Warren Buffett loves HomeServices of America

In Warren Buffett’s 2016 investor letter released this past weekend, the folksy tycoon called out HomeServices of America (HSA) and said to expect more acquisitions …

REAL Trends rankings: Top brokerages boasting best growth in years

Today, Real Trends released its 2015 Real Trends 500 report, which ranks the top 500 U.S. brokerages by transaction sides and sales volume. According to the report, the nation’s top real estate brokerages are growing ahead of the market as a whole duri…

Former Trulia exec Alon Chaver is now HomeServices of America CIO

Chaver’s responsibilities at HomeServices of America will include strategic business planning and development. An expert in MLS and brokerage data license agreements, his work will involve data gathering, analysis and integration across platforms. …

November 2015 industry partnerships and developments

Who joined forces in the real estate industry in November to help agents up their game? Here’s our rundown, in chronological order …