Beach Properties of Florida to Join Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Brokerage Network


Independent brokerage will operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Beach Properties of Florida

SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family
of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today announced that
independent brokerage Beach Properties of Florida will join the network
in January operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Beach Properties
of Florida.

The company, one of Northwest Florida’s leading brokerages, will become
part of a network that in just 26 months has grown to more than 40,000
agents and 1,200 offices across America. The brand’s namesake is
Berkshire Hathaway Inc., one of the world’s most trusted and respected

“We’re proud to represent Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices along
Florida’s Emerald Coast and throughout greater Northwest Florida,” said
Broker/Partner Hunter Harman. “The brand is well respected and ideally
suited for all clients, particularly those seeking high-end, resort and
second homes.”

“We couldn’t have chosen a better brokerage network,” added Price
Rainer, partner and sales executive. “Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is
fresh and smart – not part of the old guard in real estate. The brand
will provide our agents with even more distinction in our markets.”

Beach Properties of Florida, founded in 2007, leads its market for sales
volume and average sales price, reflecting its dominance in the
luxury-home arena. The brokerage, which also boasts a formidable new
homes division, benefits from strategic alliances with many of the
area’s top developers and landholders.

Accelerated growth is part of the company’s strategic plan, explained
J.D. Sullivan, partner and sales executive. “We’re stepping into a bold,
new future at Beach Properties of Florida,” he explained.

“A top priority is to expand our presence throughout the region and
we’ll do so through acquisition and by adding skilled agents. We believe
the combination of our brokerage and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
will be tough to beat in Northwest Florida.”

With their transition, Beach Properties of Florida agents will gain
access to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ Global Network Platform – a
suite of online tools, applications and services – plus ongoing business
consultation, professional education, national marketing support and
the exclusive Luxury Collection program for high-end listings. Resources
include powerful lead generation, a social media platform, a handy
mobile app, the Videolicious video-production app and more.

Gino Blefari, CEO of HSF Affiliates, welcomed Beach Properties of
Florida. “This fine company has it all – quality leadership, top agents
and a wonderful reputation,” he said. “We’re excited they’ve chosen
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices for their future.”

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Beach Properties of Florida
Properties of Florida is a full-service real estate agency serving
communities along Scenic Highway 30A including Rosemary Beach, Seagrove
Beach, Seaside, WaterColor, WaterSound Beach and the neighboring areas
of Destin and Panama City Beach.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Berkshire Hathaway
HomeServices, based in Irvine, CA, is a real estate brokerage network
built for a new era in residential real estate. 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

Irvine, CA-based HSF Affiliates LLC operates 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.

Prudential, the Prudential logo and the Rock symbol are service marks of
Prudential Financial, Inc. and its related entities, and are used under
license with no other affiliation with Prudential.


for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Kevin Ostler, 949-794-7980
Pincas, 212-704-8112