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RealtyUSA joins the Howard Hanna Family

by Victor Lund on July 13, 2016

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Two of the nation’s top real estate firms have entered into a definitive agreement for RealtyUSA (over 23,000 transactions) to join the Howard Hanna family of companies (over 66,000 transactions). Merle Whitehead of RealtyUSA will remain with the firm and operate all of the Hanna company business interests in New York. Congratulations to both of these firms on their transaction, among the largest seen in our industry since the HomeServices acquisition of Fox and Roach. Mr. Whitehead will continue to serve as Chairman of the Broker Public Portal. The event also recognizes that Howard Hanna extends their share of ownership of MLS systems, as many of the MLSs that RealtyUSA is a member of are broker owned. See the full press release below: Pittsburgh, PA (July 13, 2016) – Today at a joint press conference held in Buffalo, New York,  Howard W. “Hoddy” Hanna, III Chairman of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, and Merle L. Whitehead, President and CEO of RealtyUSA, announced that RealtyUSA has merged into the Howard Hanna family of companies.  This merger combines the largest residential real estate broker in New York State with the largest broker in Pennsylvania and Ohio. “I have known and respected the Hanna family for years. Their growth in the last decade has been amazing.  A common theme of commitment to our agents by developing the best in products and services for customers and clients will assure our combined success,” said Mr. Whitehead. RealtyUSA is the #1 broker in the state of New York with 65 office locations covering Western and Central New York, Northern New York, the Capital Region and the Southern Tier.  The company has more than 2,200 sales associates and employees and is ranked the 9th largest real estate company in the country with 23,023 closed transactions last year.* Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is the #1 broker is Pennsylvania and Ohio with 205 office locations in the eight states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Virginia, Michigan, West Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland.  The company has more than 7,100 agents and employees and is ranked the 4th largest real estate company in the country with 66,714 closed transactions last year.** The merger ranks Howard Hanna as the 3rd largest real estate company in the United States.  The combined performance of the joint company is $16.2 billion in closed sales volume last year and 89,737 closed transactions.  The combined strength […]

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