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Howard Hanna Real Estate Services Joins Forces With Welcome Home Real Estate

PITTSBURGH, PA (OCT. 25, 2023) – Howard Hanna Real Estate Services (HHRES) is pleased to announce that it will be joining forces with Welcome Home Real Estate, the oldest real estate company in Lancaster County, which has been in continuous operation since 1892.  

“As a family-owned and -operated real estate firm, we’re excited to partner with another family firm that shares our values and culture,” said Dennis Cestra, president, Pennsylvania. “This partnership will double our market share in Lancaster County, which translates to greater opportunities for our agents and clients.” 

Today, HHRES stands as the largest family-owned and -operated real estate brokerage in the country. As part of the merger, agents with Welcome Home will gain immediate access to the LeadingRE global relocation network, Howard Hanna’s suite of advanced marketing technologies, lead generation services and the infamous Howard Hanna 100% Money Back Guarantee, as well as a variety of unique mortgage programs, including Hanna Cash Guarantee and Buy Before You Sell. 

“We are excited to join Howard Hanna Real Estate Services,” said Michelle Wiley, owner, Welcome Home Real Estate. “They have innovative products and services that we are excited to offer our clients, making for a better real estate transaction experience.”

“The team of Welcome Home Real Estate has been respected in the Lancaster County community for years and we are thrilled to have them join us,” said Jo Anne Friendly, vice president and manager, Lancaster office. 

“These two teams have a shared commitment to creating exceptional real estate experiences,” said James Kubasko, vice president and regional manager, Central Pennsylvania region, HHRES. “By joining forces, we are opening the door to a brighter future for our clients and the communities we serve.”

The merger will combine the best of both companies to better support agents, buyers and sellers across their markets. Together, the two family-owned firms will strengthen their position as leaders in the real estate industry. 

About Howard Hanna: The Hanna Family of Companies proudly provide real estate, title, insurance and mortgage services to clients across 13 states. As the largest family-owned and -operated real estate brokerage in the United States, this full-service real estate company has nearly 400 offices and 15,000 sales associates and staff, including many of the industry’s top-producing real estate, title, mortgage and insurance agents. For more information, visit www.HowardHanna.com

Contact: Lindsay Kovach | LindsayKovach@howardhanna.com

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