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Company celebrates first year as Berkshire Hathaway franchise with $2.7 billion in 2014 sales

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties Recognizes Leading Sales Executives

Company celebrates first year as Berkshire Hathaway franchise with $2.7 billion in 2014 sales

2015 real estate awards

PHOENIX (February 26, 2015) Today, leaders and representatives from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties gathered at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa to recognize the company’s top sales executives for 2014.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties and its sister company, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties, together comprise the third largest Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchise in the world. Combined, the companies sold $2.7 billion in Arizona and Nevada real estate in 2014.

Three Arizona teams were named among Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ Top 100 and will be recognized next month at the national Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices sales convention among the top 100 teams in the country. The Alan Levanson Team, The Joffe Group and John Turco will be recognized in the Top 100 out of 80,000 sales executives in the company’s global network.

“2014 was an exciting year for our company and for our nearly 800 real estate executives in Arizona,” said Mark Stark, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties. “Aligning our company with Berkshire Hathaway in 2014 gave our executives increased brand recognition and even more technology, education and support to make their jobs easier and their clients’ experiences top notch.”

“Our sales executives do an amazing job, providing the best customer care in the business and exceeding growth expectations year-after-year,” said Gordon Miles, president and COO. “This annual event is a way for us to recognize and celebrate the achievements and contributions of some of the best real estate executives in Arizona.”

Berkshire Hathaways HomeServices Arizona Properties’ Top 10 Individual sales executives in 2014 were:

#1 – Katie Dabe

#2 – Linda Salkow

#3 – Olga Griffin

#4 – Kelly McLain

#5 – Joan Pike

#6 – Jeena Ronan

#7 – Sharon Helland

#8 – Beth Butner

#9 – Andrew Filipowicz

#10 – Holly Hoepfner

The company’s Top 10 Teams for 2014 were:

#1 – The Joffe Group

#2 – Sterling Elite Properties Group

#3 – Alan Levanson Team

#4 – Colleen Seymour & Associates

#5 – The Ray Group

#6 – The Murphy Team

#7 – Team Santistevan

#8 – John Turco Team

#9 – FHG-Fine Homes Group

#10 – The Berrett Team

Marlene Moore, branch transaction administrator, was named Employee of the Year and the team of Erin and Michael Hensel were named Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties’ Rookie of the Year for 2014.

“We welcomed approximately 250 new sales executives in our first year as a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchise,” said Stark. Among them were nine individuals or teams that sold $7.1 million or more in Arizona real estate in 2014. These top individuals and teams were:

  • Power of 4 team (Kathleen Benoit, Karen Baldwin, Anne Morrissey, Bee Francis)  – $76 million
  • The Ocotillo-Chandler Team (Rebecca & James Raines and Janet & Mike Rogers) – $28 million
  • Heather Maclean – $17 million
  • Chris Meyer – $12 million
  • Brian Kusmer – $9.5 million
  • Kathy Kallner – $8.3 million
  • Sylvester “Wojo” Wojtowicz – $8.3 million
  • Eric Heil and Grett Hayes – $8.1 million
  • Laura Dye and Heidi Felix – $7.1 million

 

ABOUT BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties is a part of Americana Holdings, which also includes Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties. The firms are leaders in their respective markets with 21 offices and nearly 2,000 agents, comprising the third largest Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchise in the world. Combined, the companies sold $2.7 billion in real estate in 2014.

In 2014, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices was named “Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year” by consumers in the 26th annual Harris Poll EquiTrend® study of the largest real estate networks. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has 54,000 agents in 1,600 offices nationwide and an international network of 80,000 real estate agents and 2,800 real estate brokerage locations around the world.

For more information, visit www.bhhsaz.com or call 480-505-6300.

 

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