Howard Hanna Professionals Announces Merger with Chosen Acres Realty

Smethport (PA) October 25, 2016 – Dennis Pezzimenti, managing partner of Howard Hanna Professionals, and Nancy Rathbun, owner of Chosen Acres Realty, today announced that Chosen Acres Realty has merged with Howard Hanna Professionals.  Chosen Acres Realty has offices in Smethport, Bradford and Port Allegany, Pennsylvania.

Pezzimenti and Rathbun were joined by the Chosen Acres Realty agents and staff, as well as Pete Holt, broker/owner of Chautauqua County based Howard Hanna Holt Real Estate; Stephen Holt, Howard Hanna Professionals General Manager; and Tom Schoeller, Senior Vice President, Howard Hanna Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions.

With the addition of Nancy Rathbun and her team, Howard Hanna Professionals is the largest real estate brokerage business in McKean County and beyond.  According to Rathbun, “Our company has excelled in this region for years.  Joining forces with Dennis, Steve, and the team at Howard Hanna enables our team to provide even more services and programs to our clients.  We are thrilled to become a part of Howard Hanna, the #1 home seller in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York states.”

Howard Hanna Professionals was formed in March 2017 through a strategic franchise partnership among Chautauqua, NY based Howard Hanna Holt Real Estate, Olean, NY based DBP Realty, and Bradford, PA based Penn Laurel Realty.  The Howard Hanna franchise program allows franchisees to retain ownership and decision-making locally, while utilizing exclusive Howard Hanna marketing tools such as the 100% Money Back Guarantee and nationally acclaimed training and learning programs for sales associates, bringing more buyers and sellers together in successful transactions.

“To be the consumer’s top choice in McKean County is our goal,” said Schoeller.  “We are very proud to welcome Nancy 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 Chosen Acres has established.”

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. Through both organic growth and mergers/acquisitions, the family-owned and operated company is the 3rd largest real estate company in the United States with 259 offices throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Michigan, Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Maryland and more than $16 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.

Howard Hanna continues to look for strategic partnerships with market leading companies. For information on joining Howard Hanna Real Estate Services and/or its franchise program, please contact Tom Schoeller at 570-460-0272 or

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Pictured L to R:  Dennis Pezzimenti, Nancy Rathbun, Judy Porpiglia and Steve Holt

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