Howard Hanna Hires New Manager for Toledo, Ohio Office

Cleveland, OH (January 14, 2015) – The fourth largest real estate company in the nation is moving into a new market with a new manager. Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is now ready to do business in Toledo. Expanding west into this market has been a vital piece of the company’s development goals for the past few years, bridging the gap between the Michigan and Northeast Ohio markets. The newest office in Toledo will join the successful Ohio West region of the company.

Michael Aughinbaugh has been named office manager and currently lives in Perrysburg. He received his business degree from the University of Toledo. For nine years, he has been working in the real estate industry and as a Howard Hanna agent, he has been a million-dollar producer.

“The Toledo real estate market experienced fantastic growth in 2014, with the outlook being brighter for 2015. As an office, I believe that we stand to gain on this momentum by offering programs and incentives that no one else does or can,” said Aughinbaugh. The area realtors have done business the same way since the 1980s, so I believe change to the area will not only be wonderful for the realtors but the buyers and sellers as well.”

Howard W. “Hoby” Hanna, IV, President of Howard Hanna’s Midwest Region, is proud to be starting off 2015 with this expansion. “We’re excited to finally be opening in the Toledo real estate marketplace. Our customer-leaning philosophy has created marketing tools to help differentiate the home buying and selling experience,” said Hanna. “We will be offering our 100% Money Back Guarantee in this first quarter. Our spirit of integrity has helped us to grow to the fourth largest real estate company in the United States, and we are bringing this spirit to Toledo.”

Including the new Toledo location, there are 171 offices throughout the eight states the company serves. In the office will be ten top performing agents: Alma Fesh, Gloria Leonard, Kristy Pelchat, Lauren Gilmore, Lila Csortos, Mark Hopkins, Pam King, Russell Sheerin and Vicky Pelchat. Ultimately, the space will accommodate fifty agents.

Vice President and Ohio West Regional Manager Sherri Johnson can’t wait to bring Howard Hanna programs to the area. “We will offer the exclusive Howard Hanna value proposition, and agents are already joining us because our programs help buyers buy and sellers sell. We believe in Toledo and strong communities where we work, live and play,” said Johnson. “Our one-stop-shopping, agent tools, free coaching and client programs like “Buy Before You Sell” all combine to offer services that benefit agents, buyers and sellers alike.”

Howard Hanna’s customer-centric attitude accounts for its impressive 44 percent market share of closed sales volume in the company’s West Region. Over the course of the calendar year, the region sold a volume of $1.04 billion dollars and 5,784 units.

Watch for our signs popping up everywhere in Toledo!

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is the top real estate company in Pennsylvania and Ohio, and ranks nationally as one of the four largest real estate companies. The family-owned and operated real estate company specializes in residential and commercial brokerage service, mortgages, closing and title insurance, land development, appraisal services, insurance services, corporate relocation and property management. With 171 offices across PA, OH, VA, MI, NY, WV, NC and MD our more than 6,200 sales associates and staff are guided by a spirit of integrity in all aspects of the real estate process.

To learn more please visit www.howardhanna.com or www.facebook.com/howardhanna

Media contacts:

Elizabeth Grepp, 216-447-4477 x115, elizabethgrepp@howardhanna.com

Deborah Donahue, 412-967-9000 x328, ddonahue@howardhanna.com

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