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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Welcomes Koehler & Associates to its Global Brokerage Franchise Network

Findlay, Ohio-based real estate office will now operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Koehler Realty.

IRVINE, CA (November 1, 2020) — Effective today, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, welcomes Findlay, Ohio-based Koehler & Associates to its network. The company will add one office and thirty agents to the global brokerage network and operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Koehler Realty.

Koehler Realty agents are dedicated to upholding the integrity of their profession through building lasting relationships and exceeding expectations. As a third-generation real estate professional, James C. Koehler II, lead broker of Koehler Realty, said, “Our agents have a true passion and enthusiasm for advising based on their clients’ best interest. Making sure their clients are well informed and confident in the decisions they are making is always top priority. Our agents value honesty and fair treatment throughout the process for our clients and other professionals with whom we collaborate.”

Koehler added, “We are really looking toward the future with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. The network fits our current structure and it is our belief that our agents and clients will benefit the most from solid systems, tools and a platform that values a lifetime of advice and guidance versus the transactional nature of most real estate firms.”

With their brand transition, Koehler Realty agents gain access to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ active referral and relocation networks, and its “FOREVER Cloud” technology suite, a powerful source for lead generation, marketing support, social media, video production/distribution and more. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has aligned with best-in-class technology platforms to deliver world-class support to its network members far into the future.

The brand also provides global listing syndication, professional training and ongoing education and the exclusive Luxury Collection marketing program for premier listings. Its Prestige Magazine showcases network members’ premium listings with a strong lineup of feature stories covering topics that appeal to high-end real estate consumers.

Chris Stuart, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, welcomed the company: “We are excited to welcome Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Koehler Realty to our network. Koehler Realty agents represent the same Berkshire Hathaway principles of trust, integrity, stability and longevity. Their mission to uphold the integrity of their professionals through building lasting relationships with their clients creates the long-term success we are looking for.”

Koehler echoed that sentiment: “In a relationship-based business, excellent quality service is key, and we felt Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices shared the same belief. We anticipate seeing a good amount of growth from this change both in terms of services provided, number of agents and geographic coverage.”

Koehler Realty has multiple agents who hold designations from the National Association of Realtor, Ohio Association of Realtors and are ready to assist in specialty moves such as military relocation and senior living. Their corporate relocation team has grown significantly over the past few years. In addition, they have a few agents, including James C. Koehler II, who specialize in commercial real estate and are continually involved in new construction and development in the Findlay area.

Gino Blefari, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, also extended his own welcome to the company. “Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Koehler Realty is a perfect addition with their commitment to supporting the communities in which their clients live, work and play. We appreciate when our network expansions so closely mirror the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices mission to be dedicated to our clients and continuously improve their lives.”

Koehler Realty and their agents have a lot of ties to their community and the entire office enjoys getting involved. Agents and staff volunteer every month at the City Mission, about twice a year with the Habitat for Humanity Home Build and purchase gifts at Christmas for children currently in foster care with Keeping Kids Safe. In addition, Koehler Realty agents are excited about their yearly participation with the Cancer Patient Services and look forward to future involvement with the Sunshine Kids through Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

Koehler Realty is planning two celebration events while keeping the current pandemic in mind. They have scheduled, with appropriate caution, an announcement dinner with their agents and their families at the Hancock Hotel as well as an Open House in December that will be open to industry professionals, past clients, family and friends to feature their newly remodeled office space.


About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Koehler Realty

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Koehler Realty has been fulfilling the real estate needs of the Findlay and surrounding area for nearly 80 years. They highly value the trust that their clients have bestowed upon them over nearly a century and wish to build and improve their reputation by partnering with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is one of the world’s fastest-growing residential real estate brokerage franchise networks, with more than 50,000 real estate professionals, nearly 1,500 offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and the Middle East, and more than $119 billion in real estate sales volume. 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