Howard Hanna Annual Franchise Conference Held at The Hotel Hershey

Hershey, PA (May 13, 2019) – The Howard Hanna Franchise Division hosted their Annual Spring Franchise Conference May 1-3, 2019 at The Hotel Hershey, a resort awarded the AAA Four Diamond designation in Hershey, PA. Over 50 attendees participated in the three-day conference, including franchise owners and managers, and members of Howard Hanna’s leadership team, including CEO Helen Hanna Casey and Chairman Howard W. “Hoddy” Hanna, III.

Each year, the conference is held in a different location, giving franchisees the opportunity to be the host office. Krall Real Estate in Lebanon, PA, joined Howard Hanna as a franchisee in the spring of 2018 and was selected to be the host office this year.   “Joining Howard Hanna last year was the perfect decision for us.  The fact that we got to be the host office for this year’s Franchise Conference was so exciting for our entire team.  The camaraderie, idea sharing, and teamwork at Howard Hanna are a perfect fit for our approach to the business,”  said Broker/Owner Holly Krall-Heft.  The agents and staff at Howard Hanna Krall Real Estate welcomed the group at their office for a tour and a toast to the team’s collective success.  After the office tour, a group dinner was held at The Hidden Still Spirits Distillery in Lebanon.

The group spent several sessions sharing best practices and learning about updates and enhancement to Howard Hanna’s cutting-edge technology platform.  They also celebrated their successes and recognized top offices and companies.  The award recipients were:

  • 2018 Loyal Service Award – Howard Hanna Hometowne Real Estate Services, Mt. Pleasant, PA
  • 2018 Top Office, Units – Howard Hanna Simon Real Estate Services, Belle Vernon, PA
  • 2018 Top Office, Volume – Howard Hanna The Frederick Group, Allentown, PA
  • 2018 Top Company, Units – Howard Hanna Holt Real Estate/Professionals, 8 offices serving SW NY and NW PA
  • 2018 Top Company, Volume – Howard Hanna RealCom Realty, 5 offices serving Columbus, OH
  • 2018 Top Growth Office, Howard Hanna RealCom Realty, Sunbury, OH
  • 2018 Top Growth Company, Howard Hanna Holt Real Estate/Professionals, 8 offices serving SW NY and NW PA

The Franchise Group also presented a brand new award, the “Hanna 1 Club”, recognizing office dominance in market share. Offices recognized were:

  • Howard Hanna Bainbridge Kaufman, Andover, OH; Cochranton, PA; Conneaut Lake, PA; Jamestown, PA; Meadville, PA
  • Howard Hanna Bardell Realty, Bedford, PA
  • Howard Hanna Forest Realty, Tionesta, PA
  • Howard Hanna Holt Real Estate, Chautauqua, NY
  • Howard Hanna Holt Real Estate, Fredonia, NY
  • Howard Hanna Lake Group, Hammondsport and Penn Yan, NY
  • Howard Hanna Krall Real Estate, Lebanon, PA
  • Howard Hanna Mortimer Realty, Weirton, WV
  • Howard Hanna Myers Real Estate Services, Uniontown, PA
  • Howard Hanna Premier Properties by Barbara Alexander, Morgantown, WV
  • Howard Hanna Professionals, Bradford, PA
  • Howard Hanna Professionals, Kane, PA
  • Howard Hanna Professionals, Olean, NY
  • Howard Hanna Professionals, Smethport, PA
  • Howard Hanna Realty Pioneers, Wellsboro, PA
  • Howard Hanna Simon Real Estate Services, Belle Vernon, PA

Tom Schoeller, Senior Vice President of Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, presented the awards.  “It was wonderful to celebrate the successes of our franchise partners.  Together, they led our franchise division to a sixth straight record-setting year, based on total closed units and volume.  As part of the largest family-owned real estate company in the United States, our franchise partners recognize the importance of supporting their agents with some of the top marketing tools and programs available in our industry to help them bring buyers and sellers together every day.”

About Howard Hanna Franchising: Howard Hanna awards franchises to select real estate companies throughout their rapidly expanding market area.  To learn more or to find out if your company would qualify, 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 has 312 offices across PA, OH, NY, VA, MI, WV, MD, NC and SC, 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,


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