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Former Better Homes and Gardens Franchisee Joins Howard Hanna

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Albany, NY (January 23, 2020) – Former Better Homes and Gardens franchisee Tech Valley Homes announced yesterday that they are joining Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, the 3rd largest real estate company in the United States, and the largest home seller in the state of New York, effective immediately.

Tech Valley Homes, founded in 2001 as an independent brokerage, has operated as a Better Homes and Gardens franchise since 2011. Led by regional real estate powerhouse Miguel Berger, who has been in the real estate industry for over 30 years, Tech Valley Homes brings 24 real estate agents and $57 million in sales volume to Howard Hanna.

“When we were exploring our options for growth, Howard Hanna’s innovative products, services, and technology really were a standout. By incorporating their technology mix, which exceeds what was available for our business under our current banner, we’re confident that Howard Hanna gives our agents the ability to grow in 2020 and beyond,” said Berger.

Howard W. “Hoby” Hanna, IV, President of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, added, “Miguel and his tremendous group of real estate professionals at Tech Valley Homes are a wonderful addition to our team. We’re pleased to join forces with such a forward-thinking group, and to extend the reach of America’s largest family-owned real estate firm to even more buyers and sellers.”

The venture will combine the two offices, with Howard Hanna Loudonville moving into the space occupied by the former Tech Valley Homes group. The office, located at 471 Albany Shaker Road, across the street from Howard Hanna’s existing office at 498 Albany Shaker Road, will bring together a real estate team of 50 professionals with over $100 million in sales volume in 2019. The two offices will be combined over the next several weeks.

Agents from the former Tech Valley Homes will gain access to Howard Hanna’s award-winning marketing and advanced technology, in addition to industry-leading training and learning programs. They will also be able to offer Howard Hanna’s exclusive programs, including the 100% Money-Back Guarantee, to buyers and sellers. Home buyers will benefit from Howard Hanna’s extensive array of search options on HowardHanna.com, while home sellers will gain maximum exposure for their property on the website, which receives more than two million visitors per month.

An announcement and welcome event was held on January 22, 2020 at the former Tech Valley Homes office.

To buy or sell a home in the Capital Region, contact Howard Hanna Loudonville at 518-438-4511.

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, New York, and the Carolinas. The family-owned and -operated real estate company specializes in residential and commercial brokerage service, mortgage, closing and title insurance, land development, appraisal, property and casualty insurance, corporate relocation, and property management. In early 2019, Howard Hanna completed a partnership with the Allen Tate Companies, the 14th largest real estate company in the nation. The combined company has more than 300 offices across PA, OH, NY, VA, MI, WV, MD, NC, SC and IN, with more than 11,000 sales associates and staff who 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.

Contact: Jasmine Davis, JasmineDavis@HowardHanna.com, 412-784-3821

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