Century 21 Krall Real Estate Joins Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

Lebanon, PA (March 20, 2018) – Tom Schoeller, Senior Vice President, Howard Hanna Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, today announced that Century 21 Krall Real Estate has partnered with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services through their exclusive franchise program.

Founded in 1973 by Ronald W. Krall, Century 21 Krall Real Estate is one of the leading real estate office in Lebanon County, providing residential and commercial brokerage services.  Krall Real Estate is led by Broker/Owner Holly Krall-Heft, and in 2017 was voted the Best of Lebanon Valley in real estate by readers of the Lebanon Daily News.  Krall Real Estate has been the recipient of this award every year since its inception in 2011.

“We are thrilled to announce this new partnership for our company,” said Krall-Heft.   “Our business has changed dramatically over the last several years, and we knew we were going to need to make some changes to continue to grow.  After a long and detailed search, the decision was clear that Howard Hanna was the right partner for us.  They are a family-owned and operated company, just like us, and they provide us with real-world tools and programs that will bring tremendous value to our agents, who will in turn be able to help more buyers and sellers achieve their goals.  We couldn’t be more excited to be aligning our team with Howard Hanna.”

“To be the consumer’s choice in Lebanon County is our goal,” said Howard Hanna CEO Helen Hanna Casey.  “We are excited to welcome Holly and her team of professional sales associates, who have helped thousands of buyers and sellers over the years, to the Howard Hanna family.  Together we will do great things and carry on the reputation of excellence that Krall Real Estate has established.”

The Howard Hanna franchise program allows franchisees to retain ownership and decision-making locally, while utilizing exclusive Howard Hanna marketing tools and nationally acclaimed training and learning programs for sales associates, bringing more buyers and sellers together in successful transactions.

Howard Hanna has been helping people feel at home since 1957, when the real estate company was founded by Howard and Anne Hanna in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Through both organic growth and mergers/acquisitions, the company is now the 3rd largest real estate company* in the United States with 262 offices throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Michigan, Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Maryland and more than $18 billion in closed sales volume last year.  The full-service company provides residential and commercial brokerage, mortgage, insurance, closing and escrow, appraisal, relocation, and property management services.

The addition of Krall Real Estate continues Howard Hanna’s growth plan in the eastern United States and pairs the #1 home seller in Pennsylvania with one of the top real estate offices in Lebanon County.   “Holly and her team have worked very hard to earn the leading position in the market, and we are thrilled that she has chosen to join our team,” said Tom Schoeller. “Our franchising platform enables real estate companies to tap into our proprietary tools and systems, which provide agents with more opportunities, who in turn can provide better value for home buyers and sellers.  Everybody wins.”

Krall Real Estate will operate as Howard Hanna Krall Real Estate at 1640 Cornwall Road, Lebanon, PA 17042.  For more information, please call 717-273-1631.

Howard Hanna continues to look for strategic partnerships with market leading companies.  For information on franchising with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, please contact Tom Schoeller at 570-460-0272 or tomschoeller@howardhanna.com.

About Howard Hanna

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is the 3rd largest real estate company* in the United States, the #1 privately owned broker in the nation, and the largest home seller in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York. 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 262 offices across PA, OH, NY, VA, MI, WV, NC, and MD, more than 9,200 sales associates and staff are guided by a spirit of integrity in all aspects of the real estate process. For more information, visit www.howardhanna.com, or www.facebook.com/howardhanna

*Ranked by REAL Trends 500 annual report, May 2017, based on transactions 2016 calendar year.


Media contact:

Deborah Donahue, 412-784-3816, ddonahue@howardhanna.com





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