HomeServices of America

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services is a residential real estate services company. The company provides real estate brokerage services, mortgage loan origination, franchising, title insurance/escrow and closing services, home warranties, property insurance, casualty insurance, and relocation services.

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
IndustryReal estate
Founded1998; 24 years ago (1998)
HeadquartersMinneapolis, Minnesota
ServicesBrokerage firm
RevenueIncreaseUS$2.14 billion (2017)[1]
Total assetsIncreaseUS$7.02 billion (2017) [1]
OwnerBerkshire Hathaway
Number of employees
ParentBerkshire Hathaway Energy Edit this on Wikidata

The company's real estate brokerage division operates under 43 brand names, which are listed on its website.[2]

A HomeServices of America in Gillette, Wyoming


The company traces its roots to Amerus Home Services Inc.

In 1998, Amerus Home Services was acquired by MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company.[3][4][5]

In 1999, MidAmerican renamed its brokerage business HomeServices and acquired Semonin Realtors, operating in Louisville, and Long Realty, operating in Arizona.[6][7]

In 1999, Berkshire Hathaway acquired MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company.[8][9]

In 2006, the company acquired Atlanta based real estate brokerage Harry Norman, Realtors®.[10][11]

In 2012, the company acquired real estate brokerage firms from Prudential and Real Living.[12][13]

In August 2013, the company acquired Prudential Fox & Roach, Realtors®/Trident Group.[14][15][16]

In November 2013, the company acquired Prudential Rubloff Properties, operating in the Chicago area.[17]

In May 2014, the company acquired Intero Real Estate Services, operating in Silicon Valley.[18][19][20]

In July 2015, the company acquired Prudential Centennial Realty, operating in Westchester County,[21] and First Weber, the largest residential brokerage in Wisconsin.[22][23]

In January 2017, the company acquired Houlihan Lawrence, the largest residential brokerage in Westchester County.[24][25]

In April 2017, the company acquired Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate, a residential brokerage in New Jersey.[26][27] The company also formed a strategic alliance with, China's largest overseas property portal offering access to high-net-worth individual Chinese buyers looking to purchase homes.[28][29]

In June 2017, Robert Moline, president of the company, retired.[30]

In September 2017, the company acquired Long & Foster.[31][32]

In 2018, the company acquired North Texas real estate firm Ebby Halliday.[33]

In 2020, they originated 43,683 mortgages with a value of $13.8 billion.[34]

In 2022, Through it's Edina Realty[35] subsidiary acquired Sioux Falls, South Dakota based Hegg Realtors[36]


  1. ^ a b "2017 Annual Report" (PDF). HomeServices of America. 2017. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  2. ^ "HomeServices of America, Inc | A Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate". Retrieved 2019-04-23.
  3. ^ SALPUKAS, AGIS (April 7, 1998). "MidAmerican to Buy Real Estate Group". The New York Times.(subscription required)
  4. ^ Kerch, Steve (May 24, 1998). "What America's Homes Need Is A Conglomerate". Chicago Tribune.
  5. ^ "Edina Realty sold to energy company". American City Business Journals. April 6, 1998.
  6. ^ Dooley, Tom (2011-04-28). "Industry Watch: Moves into the Spotlight". Realtor Magazine. Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  7. ^ "Long Realty acquired". Phoenix Business Journal. Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  8. ^ Lipin, Steven; Miller, James P. (October 25, 1999). "Investors Led by Buffett to Buy Iowa's MidAmerican Energy". The Wall Street Journal.(subscription required)
  9. ^ "Buffett gets energetic". CNN Money. October 25, 1999.
  10. ^ "Warren Buffett buying Harry Norman Realtors". Atlanta Business Chronicle. May 23, 2006. Retrieved 2022-02-28.
  11. ^ "HomeServices buys Atlanta real estate company". Inman. Retrieved 2022-02-28.
  12. ^ "Warren Buffett buys Prudential real estate unit". Associated Press. USA Today. October 30, 2012.
  13. ^ Sichelman, Lew (September 20, 2013). "Berkshire Hathaway to shake up real estate franchise landscape". Los Angeles Times.
  14. ^ "HomeServices of America, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Prudential Fox & Roach, Realtors®/Trident Group" (Press release). Business Wire. August 14, 2013.
  15. ^ Kostelni, Natalie (November 12, 2013). "Fox & Roach finally gets its new name". American City Business Journals.
  16. ^ Simpson, Jake (August 15, 2013). "Berkshire Hathaway Unit Buys RE Broker Prudential Fox". Law360.
  17. ^ "HomeServices of America, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Prudential Rubloff Properties" (Press release). Business Wire. November 12, 2013.
  18. ^ "HomeServices of America, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Silicon Valley–based Intero Real Estate Services" (Press release). Business Wire. May 13, 2014.
  19. ^ Donato-Weinstein, Nathan (May 13, 2014). "Done deal: Buffett's Berkshire finalizes acquisition of Intero to cash in on Silicon Valley". American City Business Journals.
  20. ^ Buchta, Jim (May 13, 2014). "HomeServices buys Silicon Valley real estate brokerage". Star Tribune.
  21. ^ "Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties Acquires Westchester County Brokerage Leader" (Press release). Business Wire. July 1, 2015.
  22. ^ Buchta, Jim (July 28, 2015). "HomeServices of America buys First Weber, biggest brokerage in Wisconsin". Star Tribune.
  23. ^ Schiffman, Betsy (November 17, 2015). "Warren Buffett Can't Buy Real Estate Agencies Fast Enough". Forbes.
  24. ^ Stempel, Jonathan (January 17, 2017). "Berkshire Hathaway unit buys big NYC-area real estate firm". Reuters.[dead link]
  25. ^ Hall, Miriam (January 19, 2017). "Berkshire Hathaway is betting big on New York — will it work?". The Real Deal.
  26. ^ "HomeServices of America® Announces the Acquisition of Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate" (Press release). Business Wire. April 4, 2017.
  27. ^ Reilly, Mark (April 5, 2017). "HomeServices' latest deal takes it to Jersey Shore". American City Business Journals.
  28. ^ "Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Signs Marketing Agreement with, China's Largest International Property Portal" (Press release). Business Wire. April 17, 2017.
  29. ^ Stempel, Jonathan (April 17, 2017). "Buffett's Berkshire, Chinese property website team up". Reuters.
  30. ^ "HomeServices of America® Announces Executive Retirement" (Press release). Business Wire. June 21, 2017.
  31. ^ "HomeServices of America® Acquires The Long & Foster Companies" (Press release). Business Wire. September 7, 2017.
  32. ^ Gilgore, Sara (September 7, 2017). "Long & Foster acquired by Buffett affiliate HomeServices of America". American City Business Journals.
  33. ^ "It's Official, Warren Buffett Buys Ebby Halliday Companies". Archived from the original on 25 August 2019. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  34. ^ "Prosperity Home Mortgage". Retrieved December 7, 2021.
  35. ^ "Edina Realty Fact Sheet". Edina Realty. Retrieved 2022-01-11.
  36. ^ "Minnesota firm acquires Hegg Realtors". SiouxFalls.Business. 2022-01-11. Retrieved 2022-01-11.