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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Expands Further Throughout Georgia

Brokerage to Operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices First Magnolia Realty

Columbus, GA., 2022, May 24, 2022 - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, a global residential real estate brokerage franchise network, is pleased to announce its further expansion in the state of Georgia with the addition of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices First Magnolia Realty. This addition marks the brand’s continued growth in the South region and its 33rd franchise company. 

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices First Magnolia Realty is Co-Founded by industry trailblazers, Cal Knecht and Crystal Rush. Known as the top two agents in Georgia, Phenix City and the Alabama area, the duo will serve the luxury, residential and commercial real estate markets.

“The luxury residential real estate market in Columbus, Georgia continues to thrive and we are excited to align with one of the best brand names in real estate to bring our clients an optimal experience from start to finish when buying a home,” said Cal Knecht, Co-Founder, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices First Magnolia Realty. 

“We pride ourselves in offering the best experience for clients when it comes to real estate,” said Crystal Rush, Co-Founder, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices First Magnolia Realty. “The Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand is the pinnacle in the real estate industry and now that we are aligned with impeccable global leadership and more than 50,000 real estate professionals around the globe, we can now provide even further quality to our team to continue to uphold the standard of excellence.” 

By joining the network, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices First Magnolia 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.

The brand also provides an 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 clients.

“Cal and Crystal bring more than 17 years of market experience and we are pleased to welcome such a dynamic group of agents to our global brand,” said Christy Budnick, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “With their powerful leadership and the successful team they have built, their legacy is only beginning.”

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices First Magnolia Realty has plans for continued growth within the area over the next few years and is actively involved with the Columbus and East Alabama Board of Realtors, Lee Country Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors.  

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About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices First Magnolia Realty
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices First Magnolia Realty is a full-service real estate brokerage serving the Columbus, Georgia and Phenix City, Alabama areas. The company was Co-Founded by top agents Cal Knecht and Crystal Rush. The company services the luxury and residential real estate markets.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices 
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is a global residential real estate brokerage franchise network with more than 50,000 real estate professionals and nearly 1,500 offices across 12 countries including, the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, The Bahamas, and India. In 2021, the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices global network represented more than $179.9 billion (USD) 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.