Howard Hanna Holt Real Estate, DBP Realty and Penn Laurel Realty partner through Howard Hanna franchise program

Chautauqua, New York (March 23, 2017) – Pete Holt, Broker/Owner of Chautauqua County real estate company Howard Hanna Holt Real Estate today announced that DBP Realty in Olean, NY and Penn Laurel Realty in Bradford, PA have partnered with Holt through the Howard Hanna franchise program.  DBP Realty and Penn Laurel Realty will now operate as Howard Hanna Professionals.

“Today was a momentous day for us,” said Holt.  “We have after months of negotiation and inspiration, the partnership we have formed with these two companies, that are both #1 in their markets, to give Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania a new realty solution, Howard Hanna Professionals. We are honored.”

Dennis Pezzimenti, Broker/Owner of DBP Realty, and Mike DePalma, Broker/Owner of Penn Laurel Realty joined Holt for the announcements.  “We have seen the unique programs and services the Howard Hanna Holt company has been able to provide their buyers and sellers because of their relationship with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services.  We will now be able to do the same in our marketplaces,” said Pezzimenti.

Howard Hanna Professionals will immediately be able to offer the Howard Hanna 100% Money Back Guarantee while also benefiting from the company’s state-of-the-art marketing tools, training, and technology.

“The Howard Hanna franchise program allows us to retain decision-making locally while giving us an invaluable resource to expand our reach and capabilities for our agents and clients,” added DePalma.

Howard Hanna Professionals now has the strength and the outstanding resources of the family-owned and operated Howard Hanna Real Estate Services with 270 offices and more than 9,000 sales associates and employees across the eight states of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, Michigan, West Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina.

Helping people feel at home since 1957, Howard Hanna is the #1 home seller in Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York and the 3rd largest real estate company in the United States.

DBP Realty, located at 410 Wayne Street, Olean, NY 14760, and Penn Laurel Realty, located at 32 Bolivar Drive, Bradford, PA 16701 will begin to change their signs to Howard Hanna Professionals and Howard Hanna’s green and gold colors.

For more information, Dennis Pezzimenti can be reached at 716-372-1155 or at; Mike DePalma can be reached at 814-362-7450 or

For more information about franchise opportunities with Howard Hanna, contact Tom Schoeller at or at (570)-460-0272.

 About Howard Hanna – Howard Hanna Real Estate Services has been helping people feel at home since 1957, when the family-owned and operated company was founded in Pittsburgh, PA.  Sixty years later, the company is the third largest real estate company in America, the #1 privately owned broker in the nation, and the largest home seller in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York. The 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 more than 270 offices across PA, OH, NY, VA, MI, WV, NC and MD, more than 9,000 sales associates and staff are guided by a spirit of integrity in all aspects of the real estate process.  For more information, please visit: or


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