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Budnick to oversee growth of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living Franchise Networks
MINNEAPOLIS – (BUSINESS WIRE) – HomeServices of America, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, today announced that Christy Budnick, President and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty, has been appointed Managing Director of HSF Affiliates, which operates and manages the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living Real Estate Real Estate Brokerage Franchise Networks. Budnick has also been appointed CEO of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network. Budnick replaces Chris Stuart who left the organization to pursue other opportunities.
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Christy Budnick, CEO of HSF Affiliates and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (Photo: Business Wire)
“I am pleased to welcome Christy as CEO of HSF Affiliates,” said Gino Blefari, president of HSF Affiliates and president and CEO of HomeServices of America. “She is a strong, charismatic and decisive leader who has done a great job earning the trust of her agents and their buyers and sellers. She brings a tremendous amount of experience, integrity and innovation and I have no doubts that she will take Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living to new levels of success.
As CEO of HSF Affiliates, Budnick will oversee both the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living Real Estate franchise networks. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is one of the fastest growing residential real estate brokerage franchise networks in the world, with over 50,000 real estate professionals and nearly 1,500 offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and the Middle East. In 2020, network associates facilitated over $ 138 billion in real estate sales volume. Real Living Real Estate is a full-service real estate brokerage franchise company with a full suite of resources for franchisees and sales professionals, as well as the consumers who work with them. In 2016 and 2017, Real Living Real Estate was named “Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year” in the ongoing Harris Poll EquiTrend® study; and has been named the “Most Beloved” and “Most Trusted” Real Estate Brand in the Study for consecutive years.
Most recently, Budnick was President and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty, one of Northeast Florida’s most respected real estate companies. “I am honored and honored to have the opportunity to lead HSF Affiliates and its brands,” said Budnick. “The owners and managers of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living are amazing operators and their teams of agents are among the most experienced, productive and talented. With the guidance and support of Gino Blefari, I look forward to growing our brands and continue to help our affiliates be more successful. ”
Budnick brings a unique perspective that combines his knowledge and experience in management and brokerage operations to his new role. She began her career working for Bank of America as vice president of sales and leadership training. She joined Florida Network Realty in 2002 as the Beaches branch manager and was promoted to executive vice president of residential real estate before advancing to president and chief executive officer in 2018. Budnick led the business to new levels of success by creating a one-stop shop. environment for residential real estate customers, providing the basic services needed to buy, sell or finance a home. Under his leadership the company has experienced year-over-year growth and with a team of over 475 real estate professionals in nine offices in Northeast Florida the company has achieved over 1 , $ 44 billion in 2020 sales and ranks among the Top 25 companies in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network.
Budnick’s leadership spans many industries, as well as civic and charitable organizations. She is a member of the board of directors of Dreams Come True, a Jacksonville nonprofit dedicated to making the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses come true, as chair of its 2019 board of directors. -2020. Budnick is a member of the JAX Chamber and the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors and supports the Donna Foundation and Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville. In 2019, Budnick was recognized as a Women of Influence Laureate by the Jacksonville Business Journal. Budnick is featured in the 2021 Swanepoel Power 200 ranking of the 200 most powerful and influential executives and leaders in the residential real estate brokerage industry.
“The future for HSF affiliates couldn’t be better,” Blefari concluded. “Christy’s unrivaled experience and fresh perspective, combined with her exceptional leadership skills, make her the ideal person to grow our networks and help our affiliates take their businesses to new heights.
About HSF Affiliates LLC
HSF Affiliates LLC, based in Irvine, Calif., Operates the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living Real Estate brokerage networks. The company is a subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., the nation’s largest full-service residential brokerage firm and a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc .. Visit www.hsfaffiliates.com.
About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, based in Irvine, Calif., Is one of America’s fastest growing real estate brokerage networks, with nearly 50,000 agents and over 1,400 brand-named offices since its launch in September. 2013. The brand was recognized as “Real estate agency brand of the year” and “Most trusted real estate brand” in the Harris Poll EquiTrend 2018 study; and for “Highest Satisfaction Among Repeat Home Buyers Among National Full-Service Real Estate Companies” in the 2018 JD Power Home Buyer / Seller Satisfaction Survey. Visit www.berkshirehathawayhs.com.
About Real Living Real Estate
Real Living Real Estate is a full-service real estate brokerage franchise company with a comprehensive, integrated suite of resources for franchisees and their sales professionals, as well as the consumers who work with them. Visit www.realliving.com.
About HomeServices of America
HomeServices of America, through its operating companies, is the nation’s largest deal-based residential real estate company and the nation’s leading provider of home ownership services, including homeownership services. brokerage, mortgage, franchising, settlement, insurance and relocation. HomeServices of America owns the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living Real Estate residential franchise networks. HomeServices is owned by Berkshire Hathaway Energy, a consolidated subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. For more information, visit www.homeservices.com.
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Source: HomeServices of America