Roy Wheeler Realty Co. Merges With Real Estate Industry Leader Howard Hanna

Charlottesville, VA (March 3, 2021) – Roy Wheeler Realty Co., one of the leading brokers in Charlottesville, is excited to announce that it has joined forces with real estate leader Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. The Roy Wheeler Realty offices will now operate as Howard Hanna Roy Wheeler Realty.

“I have so much respect for the Roy Wheeler Realty Co., its leaders and agents. We are eager to welcome them to the Howard Hanna family,” said Dennis Cestra Jr, Southeast President. “Howard Hanna Roy Wheeler Realty is positioned well for the future and we are looking forward to tremendous growth in Virginia.”

The merger will allow Roy Wheeler Realty Co. to fully utilize the in-house services offered at Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. These include one-stop shopping offerings that serve homeowners through their entire buying or selling experience. Programs such as the 100% Money Back Guarantee are also exclusively available through Howard Hanna Real Estate Services.

“We have been proudly serving the Charlottesville and surrounding area for over ninety years and are looking forward to this exciting next chapter for our company and our family of agents,” said Michael Guthrie, owner and CEO of Roy Wheeler Realty Co. “The Howard Hanna marketing and technology tools are a competitive advantage that will enhance our unmatched service and local market understanding. Our clients and agents will benefit from this new affiliation with the Howard Hanna family.”

The merger of these real estate companies has enhanced their ability to serve homeowners in Virginia. 

“The synergies between our cultures made this partnership an easy choice. We are excited to have the Roy Wheeler Realty Co. join the Howard Hanna family. Together we will strive to deliver an unmatched real estate experience across the country consistently,” said Howard W. “Hoby” Hanna, IV, President of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services.  “This partnership advances Howard Hanna’s strategic growth plan to be one of the fastest-growing real estate companies in the United States.”

Howard Hanna finished 2019 with a closed sales volume of more than $23 billion and over 100,000 homes sold in total, according to an annual research report produced by REAL Trends in March 2020. 

Roy Wheeler Realty Co. currently has 90 sales associates, operates four real estate offices, and oversees a Farms & Estates Division. The company finished 2020 with a closed sales volume of more than $250 million. Roy Wheeler Realty will maintain its office locations in Charlottesville, Troy, Crozet and Ruckersville, Virginia.

About Howard Hanna: Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is the #1 family-owned and -operated independent broker in the U.S.A. The full-service real estate company has more than 350 real estate, mortgage, insurance, title and escrow service offices across 11 states, including Allen Tate Realtors in the Carolinas, with more than 12,000 sales associates and staff, including many of the industry’s top-producing real estate agents. For more information, visit www.HowardHanna.com.

Contact: Howard “Hoby” Hanna, hobyhanna@howardhanna.com, (216) 447-4477

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