County Real Estate Company Expands Through Two Acquisitions | Local company
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty, Lancaster County’s largest residential real estate brokerage, acquired two companies this summer, growing to 36 offices in Maryland and Pennsylvania.
In a deal that will take effect September 19, the Manor Township-based residential real estate company will acquire Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Bowen Realty, based in Hagerstown, Maryland, Homesale Realty announced this week. Bowen Realty’s 30 agents will join Homesale Realty’s workforce of approximately 1,390 agents.
“As a member of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, we have had the pleasure of communicating with owner Taylor Bowen and many of his agents over the past few years. This is a single office of approximately 30 agents that perfectly matches our values and culture. We look forward to welcoming them to the Homesale family,” Rod Messick, CEO of Homesale Realty, said in a press release.
Bowen said in the press release that agents will be able to take their business to the next level with the technology, tools, program and career development offered at Homesale Realty.
He is Home sale real estate second acquisition since July.
In July, Homesale Realty, located at 215 S. Centerville Road, Suite B, merged with Hershey-based Brownstone Real Estate Co. and added its offices in Hershey and Lebanon. Brownstone was jointly owned by Todd Lechleitner and Scott Campbell.
“After 51 years in business, it was important for us to join a company that combines a similar local ideology with the leadership of a great national brand,” the Brownstone co-owners said in a press release. “Homesale Realty has a proven track record that will enable our agents to ensure long-term stability, success and continued growth.”
RISMedia, a media company in the residential real estate and home services sectors, ranks Homesale Realty 67th in the nation for sales volume, which in 2021 topped $4.4 billion. Prior to the two acquisitions, Homesale Realty had 1,387 agents and completed 15,575 transactions in 2021.
The company also offers mortgage, settlement, insurance, property management, warranty, relocation, construction/developer services, career services and a comprehensive customer service center.