Movers & Shakers: BHGRE, BPP, CENTURY 21, ERA, Berkshire Hathaway

Mergers, acquisitions, executive appointments and more in the real estate industry.

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate BloomTree Realty voted #1 for Greater Prescott Area Best Real Estate Agency 2020 by Market Surveys of America. 

For three years running, leading local real estate agency Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate (BHGRE) BloomTree Realty has been named the #1 Real Estate Agency for the Greater Prescott Area 2020 by Market Surveys of America.

Co-Owner and Chief Operating Officer, Leslie Guiley said, “This award acknowledges the hard work, dedication and commitment that our leadership team and our agents have to this community. We are so proud to be named the Best Real Estate Agency of Prescott Greater Area for three years in a row!”

BloomTree Realty, and its owners Nick Malouff, Raymond Zogob, Leslie Guiley, and Paul Aslanian, partnered with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate in early 2019 to bring new opportunity to its agents through training and marketing.  In 2019, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate BloomTree Realty returned over $300K to its agents and the community through the merit fund and community charities.  With offices in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Cottonwood, Sedona and Phoenix, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate BloomTree Realty remains focused on providing exemplary service to its agents and their clients and is committed to doing more and giving more in 2020. 
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Real Estate Leader Joe Rand Named Executive Director of the Broker Public Portal with Homesnap

The Board of Managers of the National Broker Portal, a joint venture between Broker Public Portal (BPP) and Homesnap, announced that Joseph “Joe” Rand of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate (BHGRE) | Rand Realty, has been named Executive Director of the Broker Public Portal (BPP). As the Broker Public Portal’s Executive Director, Rand will be the voice of the BPP at industry events, on stage and off, and serve as a spokesperson for the organization, contributing articles and opinion pieces about the BPP.

“Joe Rand is one of the most trusted and well-known thought leaders in real estate,” said John Mosey, a National Broker Public Portal board member, Chairman of the BPP, and CEO of NorthstarMLS. “He is uniquely qualified – with his experience as a broker, agent educator, and industry insider – to take the Broker Public Portal with Homesnap movement to every market in America,” he added.

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Century 21 Real Estate LLC, franchisor with the largest operating global network in the residential real estate industry, announced its expansion into the Republic of Guyana, making CENTURY 21 Guyana the 84th country to call the CENTURY 21® brand home.

Afa Jamal Zada, a real estate industry and business development specialist, signed an exclusive 25-year franchise agreement to develop the CENTURY 21 brand throughout the Republic of Guyana.

“The entire country of Guyana as well as the northern mainland of South America is growing, and by affiliating with the CENTURY 21 System, I see an amazing opportunity to grow with it,” explained Zada. “After a long deliberation, I know that I made the right decision to affiliate with Century 21 Real Estate because there isn’t another real estate company that offers you a value proposition for growth that they do.”

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Growth continues for the global franchisor in 2020 thanks to a 50-year brand legacy, a focus on quality service ratings and a mission to perfect the consumer real estate experience as Century 21 Real Estate LLC announced that the CENTURY 21® System renewed 57 franchisees and added five new companies. To date this year, 112 relentless companies (95 renewals and 17 onboards) have chosen the CENTURY 21 family as the best choice for agent success and business growth.

“With Century 21 Real Estate LLC our people get to leverage not only a brand with an almost 50-year reputation for consumer relevance and industry leadership, but one whose primary focus today is delivering a productivity and marketing platform that helps our sales professionals get better leads, earn extraordinary client service ratings, and build relationships that last a lifetime,” said Tracy Hutton, broker and CEO, CENTURY 21 Scheetz, Indianapolis, Indiana. 

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ERA Real Estate Fortifies Connecticut Presence with Affiliation of Hart Real Estate in West Hartford

ERA® Real Estate announced the affiliation of Hart Real Estate in West Hartford, Conn. The company will now be known as ERA Hart Real Estate. Affiliation follows the brokerage’s acquisition of market leader ERA Sargis-Breen.

ERA Hart Real Estate and ERA Sargis-Breen will continue to serve the greater Hartford/West Hartford metro region consisting of Avon, Farmington, Canton, Simsbury, Southington, Bristol, Newington, New Britain, Berlin, Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, Cromwell, Windsor, South Windsor, Glastonbury and Bloomfield.

Both firms will be led by Levine while continuing to operate with separate identities. Along with Manchester and Coventry-based ERA Blanchard & Rosetto, Inc., the ERA brand now has five offices serving the Hartford market. 

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago Draws Attention to Childhood Cancer Awareness Month This September with Pizza, Dance Party

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago’s Kindness Foundation has planned several special activities for children undergoing cancer treatment as well as the medical staff who care for them this September during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. 

Each Autumn since 2016, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago has hosted a Teen Getaway for The Sunshine Kids, a national organization dedicated to serving kids undergoing cancer treatment. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, events this year will shift and be virtual, so the Sunshine Kids Chicago Reunion Virtual Dance Party will be held on September 23rd. The Zoom Dance Party Reunion is for Sunshine Kids who visited Chicago on the Teen Getaway trips in 2018 and 2019. The Sunshine Kids will enjoy a DJ and each attendee will receive a giant party box that includes a contest kit, treats, and disco gear.

 The Kindness Foundation is a 501C3 charitable organization whose mission is to support meaningful local initiatives that improve the communities it serves and enhances the quality of life for fellow citizens.



Most Popular Articles’s Damian Eales on the transformation of HW+

In today’s RealTrending, we speak with Damian Eales, CEO of Move, operator of Not happy with’s position as No. 2, Damian outlines the strategic moves the company will take to leverage the News Corp audience and launch new products to help agents get listings.

We also delve into the lessons he learned in his career and how his understanding of company culture has shifted over the years.

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