ST. LOUIS—Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices hasjust added three local brokerages to its network, giving each theopportunity to start doing business under one of the most respectedcorporate brands in the US. Adding the independently ownedcompanies brings nearly 1,000 agents and 21 offices to theBerkshire network. Since its September 2013 launch, the Irvine,CA-based Berkshire network has grown to more than 29,000 agents and825 offices in 37 states.


The new members include Prudential Alliance,REALTORS®, which will operate as BerkshireHathaway HomeServices Alliance Real Estate;Prudential Select Properties, which will becomeBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties;and Prudential Advantage, REALTORS®, which goesforward as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Advantage,REALTORS®.


“We are proud and elated to join forces with Berkshire HathawayHomeServices, a brand inspired by the world-renowned BerkshireHathaway Inc.,” says Alliance broker/owner AndreaLawrence. “The brand reflects Berkshire Hathaway's valuesof trust, integrity, stability and longevity, which complements thevalues and strong tradition of Alliance Real Estate and ourdedicated agents.”


“The St. Louis real estate market is bouncing back, and St.Louisans are looking for quality representation and high-caliberservice for their real estate needs,” adds Maryann VitaleAlles, president and chief executive officer of SelectProperties. “The combination of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices andour strong, established company will resonate well in theregion.”


The brokers gain access to Berkshire's technology platform andmarketing support, and can also access ongoing businessconsultation and professional education. Furthermore, customerswill encounter new and interactive websites, which offer accuratehome-valuation tools, neighborhood data, drive-time assessments andmore.

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Brian J. Rogal

Brian J. Rogal is a Chicago-based freelance writer with years of experience as an investigative reporter and editor, most notably at The Chicago Reporter, where he concentrated on housing issues. He also has written extensively on alternative energy and the payments card industry for national trade publications.