Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty Welcomes Danielle Seals to its Management Team

PITTSBURGH, PA. – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty proudly welcomes Danielle Seals as the Sales Manager of its North Hills Regional office located in McCandless Township, Pennsylvania.

 

“We are thrilled to welcome Danielle to our team,” says Ron Croushore, CEO and owner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty. “Her extensive experience and knowledge paired with her contagious energy will be invaluable as we expand our growth in the North Hills region.”

 

Seals knew at a young age that she wanted to be in real estate. In fact, she grew up watching her uncle and grandfather run their family-owned company, Vacca Real Estate in Mt. Lebanon. Over the past fifteen years, Seals has held nearly every role in the in real estate industry. She has worked in title and settlement, appraisals and, even, mortgage processing.  From there, she spent five years a Realtor® for Coldwell Banker.  In 2012, she was promoted to Manager and oversaw Coldwell Banker’s Hampton office where she earned the prestigious President’s Council award that honored the top 5% of network managers. Seals earned this recognition three out of the four years she was Manager.

 

In regards to her decision to join Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty, Seals says, “As soon as I started seeing the cabernet and cream signs, I knew I wanted to be a part of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.I am very honored for this opportunity. [Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices] The Preferred Realty truly has the most professional real estate agents and I am excited to help coach and support them. I see some incredible success in our future!”

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty’s Annual Big Beaver Yard Sale Raises over $9,000 for the Make-a-Wish Foundation

Pittsburgh, PA (June 2016) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty is proud to announce that its Beaver office raised a total of $9,000 at their 20th Annual Yard Sale for the benefit of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Combined with previous years, this sale has raised over $126,000 for the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Southwestern PA and West Virginia.

Over 70 sales agents, family members and volunteers contributed their time over the past 3 months to organize, collect, store and price items. Additionally, over 150 people and businesses in the community donated items for the sale.

“It’s truly amazing to see all the time, effort and donations that our sales associates and their family and friends contribute to make this event possible,” says Ron Croushore, owner/CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty. “Since its start 20 years ago, we’re able to raise a significant donation to the Make-a-Wish foundation each year.”

All cash proceeds from the event are donated to the Make-a-Wish Foundation and unsold items are donated to a non-profit charity in New Brighton, PA that helps local people in need.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty Launches Home Value Estimator

PITTSBURGH, PA. – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty has launched a new estimator tool that will answer one of the most frequently asked questions from homeowners – “What’s my home worth?”  

The estimator allows homeowners to enter their address and instantly receive a home value report. The report shows the home’s average value as well as a high and low value from three different sources, including public records, Zillow and Realtors Property Resource® (RPR). Additionally, the report displays property details, sales history, comparable sales, a local market snapshot and nearby sold trends.

“We are very excited to be on the forefront of this new technology in our marketplace,” says Jim Saxon, President of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty. “Whether a homeowner is considering selling or trying to determine the equity in their home, they want to know what their home may be worth. This powerful new tool combined with the local insight and expertise of our sales associates will be extremely beneficial to home sellers and home buyers alike.”

The home value estimates provided by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty are powered by one of the most accurate sources in the lending industry. Whereas, home value estimates generated on real estate websites such as Zillow or Trulia are primarily based on tax records which can produce inaccurate results.

Homeowners can visit ThePreferredRealty.com to receive the home value estimate. The home value estimates are free and do not require registration.

 

 

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty

For more than 50 years, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty, formerly Prudential Preferred Realty, has provided quality and professional real estate services to the southwestern Pennsylvania area. The full-service brokerage, owned and operated by Pittsburgh native Ron Croushore, prides itself on building lifelong relationships with clients. Visit www.thepreferredrealty.com for details.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty Welcomes William Formato to its Management Team

PITTSBURGH, PA. – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty proudly welcomes William Formato as the Sales Manager of its Laurel Highlands Regional office in Donegal, Pennsylvania. With over 20 years of real estate experience, Formato has held nearly every role in the real estate industry including contractor, title officer, loan originator, real estate sales associate, broker of record and sales manager.

 

“William’s professional experience is as impressive as it is extensive,” says Ron Croushore, CEO and owner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty. “His real estate expertise, leadership skills and knowledge of the Laurel Highlands will be a tremendous asset to our company and sales associates.”

 

Formato began his career as a contractor where he built over 30 homes in just 19 years. In 1993, he obtained his real estate license and joined Davies Real Estate Company in Ligonier. Soon after, he took over as the Broker of Record for Ligonier Valley Real Estate. In just six months, Formato grew the company’s market share from the fourth positon to the first. He was able to sustain that top position until the company was acquired by another brokerage. Most recently, Formato has served as a Sales Manager for Howard Hanna Real Estate Services.

 

“The decision to join Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty was an easy one,” says Formato. “I was drawn to the quality reputation of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand, as well as the extreme professionalism of the sales associates and team associated with The Preferred Realty. I’m very excited to start this next chapter in my career.”