HomeServices of America: Delivering on Its Mission for 20 Years and Counting

Ron Peltier, CEO/Chairman, HomeServices of America Editor’s Note: This is the cover story in the June issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine. What started with the simple yet ambitious mission to deliver the best possible homeownership experience to consumers in markets across America has today evolved into the nation’s second-largest full-service real estate brokerage firm, […]

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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 …

Brace for Impact: A Look at Real Estate After Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

While the latest hurricane in a string of immensely powerful storms—Maria—has left Puerto Rico in a state of chaos and desolation, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma continue to haunt Florida and Texas where residents are struggling to adapt after weeks of cleanup to remove debris from the streets. Roads are heavily damaged from flooding and homes are […]

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The State of Real Estate: ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’

HomeServices Chairman Kicks Off RISMedia CEO Exchange With Candid Look at Industry Set within the hallowed halls of the Harvard Club of New York City, RISMedia’s 2017 Real Estate CEO Exchange opened last week with a candid look at the state of the real estate union from HomeServices of America Chairman and CEO Ron Peltier. […]

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HomeServices of America Acquires The Long & Foster Companies

HomeServices of America, Inc. has acquired The Long & Foster Companies, adding the firm’s 11,000 agents and 230 offices primarily in the Mid-Atlantic, the company recently announced. The acquisition includes Long & Foster Real Estate and its affiliates Long & Foster Insurance, Long & Foster Property Management, Long & Foster Settlement Services and Prosperity Mortgage. […]

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HomeServices of America Acquires The Long & Foster Companies

HomeServices of America, Inc. has acquired The Long & Foster Companies, adding the firm’s 11,000 agents and 230 offices primarily in the Mid-Atlantic, the company recently announced. The acquisition includes Long & Foster Real Estate and its affiliates Long & Foster Insurance, Long & Foster Property Management, Long & Foster Settlement Services and Prosperity Mortgage. […]

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HomeServices of America acquires PCG insurance agency

The affiliate of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway announced that independent insurance company PCG Agencies brings an array of personal property, casualty insurance products and risk management services to company’s continually expanding insurance bu…

Berkshire Hathaway brand rollout: Warren Buffett poised for global real estate expansion

Look around. All over the country, you may be seeing their for-sale signs: Berkshire Hathaway has arrived. It may have taken a while for him to get into franchising, but Warren Buffett is no newcomer to residential real estate. Berkshire …

Berkshire Hathaway brand rollout: Warren Buffett poised for global real estate expansion

Look around. All over the country, you may be seeing their for-sale signs: Berkshire Hathaway has arrived. It may have taken a while for him to get into franchising, but Warren Buffett is no newcomer to residential real estate. Berkshire …

Greg Mason succeeds Bob Peltier as CEO of Edina Realty Home Services

Berkshire Hathaway affiliate HomeServices of America has promoted a 27-year veteran of the company, Greg Mason, to succeed Bob Peltier as CEO of Edina Realty Home Services, the leading residential real estate brokerage in the Minneapolis-St. Paul marke…