Howard Hanna Adds First Location in Indiana

Top South Bend team joins #1 family-owned real estate company in America

Mishawaka (IN) September 23, 2019 – Sara and Steve Bizzaro, together with Tom Schoeller, Howard Hanna Senior Vice President of Franchising, today announced a strategic partnership for their new company, Howard Hanna SB Real Estate.  This is the first Howard Hanna office located in the state of Indiana.

Industry veterans and top South Bend agents Sara and Steve Bizzaro will lead the new company, which is the newest of over 300 Howard Hanna offices, in now ten states, throughout the Midwest, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

For several decades, the Bizzaros have served the real estate needs of buyers and sellers in South Bend, Mishawaka, Granger, Notre Dame, and many other communities throughout Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan.

“We are very excited to announce our new partnership with Howard Hanna,” said Steve Bizzaro.   “Our focus is to serve our clients with innovation, excellence and integrity.  Howard Hanna is the nation’s leading family-owned real estate company, and their vision is perfectly aligned with ours.”

“I am thrilled to bring Howard Hanna’s world-class marketing and technology to the agents in our company.  Our buyers will benefit from exclusive search tools, and sellers will receive maximum exposure for their properties on,” added Sara Bizzaro.

The Howard Hanna franchise program allows franchisees to make decisions that are in the best interest of their clients based on local market conditions.  Their agents have access to an exclusive suite of marketing tools and nationally acclaimed training and learning programs, bringing more buyers and sellers together in successful transactions.

“Sara and Steve are true industry professionals, and we are so proud to welcome them as partners in our first Indiana-based operation,” said Howard Hanna Real Estate Services CEO Helen Hanna Casey.

The addition of SB Real Estate continues Howard Hanna’s growth plan in the Midwest, and represents the first office in the state of Indiana for third largest real estate company in the United States.  “Sara and Steve have built an incredible business by bringing a full-service experience to every client they serve,” said Schoeller.  “With years of relationships and experience in Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan, Howard Hanna SB Real Estate is a fantastic new partnership that fills a need for us as well as for buyers, sellers and agents in that  region.  This is a perfect example of right opportunity, right place, right time.”

The flagship office of Howard Hanna SB Real Estate is located at 3640 Edison Lakes Parkway, Mishawaka, IN.  Additional office locations will be announced in the near future.  For more information or to schedule a confidential interview, please call 574-207-7777.

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

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 more than 300 offices across the ten states of 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 or

Contact: Deborah Donahue, 412-784-3816,

Photo L to R:  Gabe Bizzaro Iams, Steve Bizzaro, Sara Bizzaro.