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Company welcomes Lorraine Arora

Company welcomes Lorraine Arora, the new managing broker of the company’s Alexandria and Annandale branch offices

January 31, 2019

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, one of the country’s fastest-growing real estate brokerages, is proud to announce the appointment of Lorraine Arora as the new managing broker of the company’s Alexandria and Annandale branch offices.

“We are very excited to welcome a professional of Lorraine’s caliber and experience into the company,” said Judy Rudat, Senior Vice President, Virginia/DC Metro region. “Lorraine’s impressive track record of leading successful sales offices built on her grassroots experience as an agent herself is a combination that’s hard to beat. Her positive energy and commitment to professional service at the highest level are such incredible assets to the agents in our Alexandria and Annandale offices and to the company as a whole.”


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Company welcomes Kathy Panco and Lola Panco

Top Ranked Realtors® Join Ocean City Office, Company welcomes Kathy Panco and Lola Panco

January 3, 2019

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, one of the country’s fastest - growing real estate brokerages, announced today that award - wi nning REALTOR® Kathy Panco, a 38 year icon of the Ocean City real estate industry, has affiliated with the company . Joining her in the Ocean City offic e is fellow real estate professional and daughter - in - law Lola Panco.

We are beyond delighted that Kathy and Lola have joined our team,” said Baltimore Metro Regional President Terri Bracciale. “Kathy brings an impressive record of success and a depth of knowledge of Ocean City that’s unmatched, and we are fully committed to supporting them every step of the way in their new journey with us.

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Chesterfield, Virginia Realtor® Sandra Francisco Receives Industry Award

Chesterfield, Virginia Realtor® Receives Industry Award

December 12, 2018

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, one of the country's fastest-growing real estate brokerages, today announced that Sandra Francisco, REALTOR® in the company's Chesterfield office, received the Virginia Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) of the Year award from the Residential Real Estate Council, honoring its members who have made an indelible impact on the council and the real estate industry in the past year.

I'm extremely honored to be named CRS of the Year for the Commonwealth of Virginia," Francisco said. "Experience and education are so important when selecting an agent, and it's gratifying and humbling to know that my colleagues have recognized the hard work and dedication I've put into broadening my knowledge and deepening my expertise in the industry.

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ranked Highest for Repeat Home Buyer Satisfaction

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ranked Highest for Repeat Home Buyer Satisfaction in J.D. Power’s 2018 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study

November 21, 2018

The study, now in its 11th year, measured satisfaction with the nation’s largest real estate companies among customers in four segments: first-time buyers; repeat buyers; first-time sellers; and repeat sellers. Overall satisfaction was tracked on a 1,000-point scale across four factors of the home-buying experience: agent/salesperson; real estate company office; closing process; and variety of additional services.

Our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network represents top-quality service and representation across the U.S. and in Berlin, London and other parts of the world,” said Gino Blefari, CEO and president of the network. “The ranking ‘highest for repeat home buyer satisfaction’ says a lot about our network agents and brokerages. In simple terms, clients experienced our network’s service and expertise, successfully navigated the real estate process, and returned for another transaction. Our network agents earn repeat business and that is the true mark of quality service.

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Company introduces innovative technology that automatically creates high-quality print and digital materials for property listings

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty Launches New Listing Automation Platform

October 16, 2018

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, one of the country’s fastest-growing real estate brokerages, today launched a powerful new platform that automates the production of high-quality print and digital marketing materials for property listings, saving time and money for the company’s 1,100 real estate professionals and giving them a powerful advantage in the marketplace.

As part of our overall innovation strategy, we constantly seek to provide the most powerful and effective tools and programs to help our agents grow their business and achieve success," said Mid-Atlantic CEO & President Kevin Wiles. "Our new Listing Automation Program will be a game-changer for our REALTORS® because it takes them out of the business of producing marketing materials—a time-consuming and sometimes expensive activity—and places them squarely back to doing what they love, which is helping buyers buy and sellers sell homes.

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Veteran REALTOR® to lead the company’s Central Virginia sales offices

Ray Ferguson Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty as Vice President

October 11, 2018

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, one of the country’s fastest-growing real estate brokerages, today announced that real estate industry veteran and Richmond native Ray Ferguson has joined the company as vice president of sales operations for the Mid-Atlantic region’s Central Virginia operations.

What I found most compelling about Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty is its innovative leadership in delivering best-in-class services, tools and technology to its sales professionals, and its recognized reputation in providing topnotch customer service to its clients,” Ferguson said. “The company is poised for tremendous growth, especially in the Richmond market. I’m excited to join the company during this pivotal time and I’m pleased to contribute my experience, skills and knowledge to this very worthy endeavor.

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Carter Hall

Carter Hall, a Virginia conference center loaded with history, is on the market for $12M

December 20, 2018

Carter Hall, the 18th century Virginia plantation loaded with history that’s served as the headquarters of health care nonprofit Project HOPE since 1978, is on the market for $12 million.

The 87-acre property is located in Millwood, Virginia, about 70 miles from downtown Washington. Along with serving as the home of Project HOPE, Carter Hall also functions as a conference center for corporate and private events, with room for up to 42 overnight guests...

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How the Grinch stole the show

How the Grinch stole the show in this Baltimore real estate listing

December 13, 2018

The Grinch may have all the tender sweetness of a seasick crocodile, but prospective home buyers may overlook that when they see the rowhome he’s helping to sell in Hampden.

That’s the hope Berkshire Hathaway’s Dudley Frank team had when they decided to stage a Baltimore home with the green Dr. Seuss character...

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Michelle Cloney

Before and After: A Home Stager Reveals Her Secrets

August 23, 2016

It makes sense that an attractive, pleasant, and functional space is easiest to sell. But how can someone achieve that elusive state where a home appeals immediately to a buyer? A professional home stager offered to show us some of her secrets to success.

Michelle Cloney is a native Restonian and UVA grad who lives in Reston Town Center. Her mother is a local real estate agent who took her to open houses as a child and inspired her with an early understanding of the industry. For the past decade, Michelle as worked as a professional organizer and stager, and now she is also a realtor with Berkshire Hathaway...

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Coastal Sales Associates

Mid-Atlantic Region Recently Held Its Coastal Awards Ceremony

May 13, 2016

PenFed Realty’s Mid-Atlantic region recently held its Eastern Shore Sales Associate Appreciation Luncheon and Awards Ceremony at Lighthouse Sound, recognizing its top REALTORS® on the Eastern Shore, and celebrating last year’s success.

Our agents are the greatest assets for the company,” said Kevin Wiles, president of the Mid-Atlantic Region. “They contribute to the success and growth of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty. We are extremely proud of our award winning sales professionals. They provide dedicated service and expert representation to each and every client.

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New Construction Home

Why Military Families and Newly Built Homes Make a Good Match

January 3, 2016

As a Realtor, your duty is to serve your clients with the best possible insight into how to match their wish list with their budget.

When your clients are active-duty members of the military or veterans, your duty comes with an added sense of responsibility: to do the best you can for those who have given their best to protect our country...

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