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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Expands in Pennsylvania with Addition of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Regional Realty

13 Local Top Agents Will Join the Global Franchise Network in the Keystone State

Warren, PA., April 8, 2022 - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, a global residential real estate brokerage franchise network, is pleased to announce its further expansion in the state of Pennsylvania with the addition of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Regional Realty. This addition marks the brand's continued growth in the Northeast region with its 93rd location in the state. 

The brokerage led by seasoned professional Karlene Smith and her team of real estate experts who will continue to provide commercial and residential real estate services throughout Warren, McKean, and Forest counties and the surrounding regions.

“We are thrilled to launch another location in Pennsylvania with the dynamic leadership of Kalene Smith,” said Christy Budnick, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “As the market continues to thrive, we are looking forward to assisting our network of forever agents with the best tools, technology and skills in the industry to better serve their clients.”

“We are continuously looking for ways to better serve our clients, bring them innovative solutions and maximize international exposure for their real estate experience,” said Karlene Smith. “Aligning with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices will allow us to do just that - sophisticated technology and unmatched support, allowing us to develop our business further and better serve our clients.”  

With their brand transition, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Regional 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 highlights network members’ premium listings with a strong lineup of feature stories covering topics that appeal to high-end real estate clients.

The brokerage has 13 agents and 2 offices with plans for continued growth. The company and its agents also give back to its local community and are passionate about supporting a variety of causes. Karlene is also a member of the Warren County Board of REALTORS and has held several board positions over the years from Vice President to President and is currently the head of the MLS Committee. She is also a founding board member of the Woofington Dog Park and is a commissioner for the Warren County Housing Authority. 

Gino Blefari, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, also welcomed the company to the network, “It is a great pleasure to welcome Karlene and the entire Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Regional Realty team to our global network. We look forward to supporting them as they continue to grow.”

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About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Regional Realty
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Regional Realty is a real estate brokerage that operates its primary office in Warren Pennsylvania, offering exceptional services and experience to clients throughout the Northeast region.

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 twelve 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.