NANTUCKET, Mass.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today announced that independent brokerage Island Properties Real Estate joined the network operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Island Properties.
“As a market leader, we are confident they will be great stewards of our brand in the marketplace.”
The company, led by Broker/Owner Michael O’Mara, operates across the island of Nantucket with a strong, experienced team of agents. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is America’s fastest-growing real estate brokerage network with more than 42,350 agents and 1,270 offices admitted to the brand since its founding in September 2013.
“We could not be more excited to join the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network and for all of the opportunity that comes with it,” said Michael O’Mara, broker/owner. “We first began conversations about making the transition to the brand about a year ago. Since then, I’ve connected with people in different Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchises around the country and they all speak incredibly highly about the brand and the ways in which being part of the network has strengthened their business.”
Island Properties is a top-five market share leader on Nantucket. O’Mara is excited about operating as part of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network, a move that will position his brokerage to capitalize on growth in the vibrant Nantucket real estate market. Nantucket in 2016 enjoyed one of most productive years in real estate with roughly $1 billion in transaction volume and an average sales price exceeding $2 million. “We think the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices name will resonate nicely in our market,” said Meagan Malloy, office manager. “Our clientele will identify with the strength and stature of the brand.”
With their transition, Island Properties agents gain access to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ Global Network Platform, a powerful tool suite focusing on lead generation, marketing support, social media, video production/distribution and more. Beyond technology, the brand provides national and international marketing support, professional education and the exclusive Luxury Collection for high-end and resort listings.
“We’re eager to begin using the various components of the Global Network Platform,” said Agent Antonija Mulichkoska, who oversees technology for the brokerage. “Ultimately, these tools will help us achieve gains in efficiency and effectiveness, which means even better service for clients.”
Gino Blefari, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices CEO, welcomed Island Properties to the network. “The Island Properties team truly emulates our brand values of trust, integrity, stability and longevity, and we are thrilled to have them represent Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in Nantucket,” he said. “As a market leader, we are confident they will be great stewards of our brand in the marketplace.”
Island Properties operates at 35 A Old South Road, Nantucket, MA 02554; 508-228-6999.
About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Island Properties
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Island Properties is a privately owned real estate boutique that has been serving Nantucket Island for over 30 years. The full-service real estate company handles the listing, sale and rental of properties and is comprised of skilled, experienced agents working primarily in residential sales and rentals. The team specializes in water-influenced properties, but listings and expertise run the gamut from vacant land to prestigious estate properties. Visit www.islandpropertiesre.com.
About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is based in Irvine, CA. 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. Visit www.berkshirehathawayhs.com.
Irvine, CA-based HSF Affiliates LLC operates the 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.
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