If you’ve followed my blog for some time, you probably know that I’ve been associated with RealtyUSA. Well, that independent company was recently bought by Howard Hanna Real Estate Services and I’m now technically with them. This is a good thing because Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is a family-owned company which has built up a huge real estate empire providing me (and you) nearly unlimited resources. I’m here to stay, providing Western New Yorkers and soon-to-be Western New Yorkers with the same great service you’ve come to expect.
RealtyUSA had been the largest real estate firm in Buffalo and throughout upstate New York. However, now RealtyUSA has merged into the Howard Hanna company of Pittsburgh, creating the third-largest real estate brokerage in the entire nation! Interestingly, RealtyUSA will continue to operate under the same brand name you’ve come to know, but this time around as a division of Howard Hanna. The combined company now has 270 offices and 9,000 agents/employees in eight states. In New York State, there are 101 offices with about 3,400 agents and employees– me being one of them. I still love and look forward to showing houses in nice suburbs like Wheatfield, Pendleton, and Amherst.
RealtyUSA wasn’t in trouble– it was debt-free and profitable… So, this is a merger of strength. The leadership of RealtyUSA felt that Howard Hanna Real Estate Services had a similar business philosophy and would be a great new owner, operationally, helping many New Yorkers fulfill the dream of home ownership.
Perhaps one of the most intriguing new things to come of this merger is the 100% Money Back Guarantee. I’ll soon be able to offer that to clients, offering the promise to repurchase a home from a buyer for full purchase price after six months of marketing if they change their minds or have to move in the first year after closing a transaction.
If you would like to know more about the people behind Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, please visit their about us page.
It’s an exciting time for real estate in upstate New York as the market is quite strong. Should you want to buy or sell a home in Western New York, don’t hesitate to contact me. I’d love to help you make the process less stressful and more efficient.