Two legendary companies, one bright future.

In 2018, we changed the course of history by merging together two of the area's largest and most respected real estate companies - Northwood Realty Services and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty.

Tom Hosack

Together under the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty name, we are the area's largest residential real estate brokerage.

While our future is looking very bright, it is our humble past that made us who we are today.

It all started in 1956 when retail store heir, Hal Autenreith, founded Northwood Realty Services - a one office, six desk operation located in Pittsburgh's North Hills. His ambition coupled with a talented team of real estate professionals turned it into the fastest growing real estate firm in Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio.

Through economic booms and recessions and periods of rapid expansion, Northwood stayed true to its values and found success by always placing people first.

In 2018, Northwood acquired Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty - a large locally owned and operated real estate brokerage.

Formerly Prudential Preferred Realty, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty maintained a reputation for providing top quality, professional real estate service to the Southwestern Pennsylvania area for over 50 years.

Together, these two companies created the leading residential real estate broker in the Pittsburgh region in volume, sales and listings*.

Today, we are a full-service real estate company that is able to provide all the services you need for your real estate transactions under one roof. Our affiliation with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices provides us with access to the most advanced technology and tools in the industry. Named Barron's Most Respected Brand, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brings to the real estate market the definitive mark of integrity, strength and above all quality -- all of which we are proud to continue to bring to the Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio area.

Our history is the story of helping this region's people see their dreams of home ownership come true. It is a history still being written every day, and for many decades to come.

* Based on West-Penn Multi-List data for 2018.

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