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    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Recognized as Top Real Estate Company in Leading Consumer Survey

    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is widely known as a top real estate company among clients, and has now now been recognized as “Real Estate Agency of the Year” and “Most Trusted Real Estate Brand” in this year’s Harris Poll EquiTrend study. The poll surveyed over 77,000 U.S. consumers about their opinions of various brands, and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices received the highest ranking in the Real Estate Agency category.

    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Recognized as Top Real Estate Company in 2018

    What is the Harris Poll EquiTrend Study?

    The Harris Poll is among the longest-running and most-trusted surveys of U.S. public opinion. Organized by global consulting and market research firm Harris Insights & Analytics, the poll has gauged consumer sentiment in over 300 categories since 1989. The Harris Poll is particularly concerned with consumer trust and perceptions, and which brands stand out in customers’ minds. Measuring consumer’s emotional connection and familiarity with brands, as well as the brands’ influence and impact, the Harris Poll highlights leading names in each category, including the top real estate company.

    Why Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices?

    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ position as top real estate company in 2018 is made possible through the work of the exceptional agents supporting the brand. While Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices supplies a wide array of tools and a vast real estate network, it is the face-to-face interactions and world-class service of the agents that inspires customers’ confidence and trust.

    “[The recognition] is a tribute to our franchisees’ tireless work and support of clients, and the exemplary way they represent our brand in the marketplace,” Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices president and CEO Gino Blefari said in a press release.

    The CEO summarized a simple principle that is well-known among Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices agents; “trust is earned.” This ongoing mission to earn and keep customers’ trust and confidence has helped Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices win the title as America’s most recognized and trusted real estate brand.

    “Our network professionals are passionate about client satisfaction and service,” said Blefari. “We are elated their hard work and dedication to their professional has been recognized by consumers.”

    Giving What Consumers Want

    This year’s EquiTrend study illustrated a desire among consumers to trust and align with the businesses they work with. The homepage for the EquiTrend poll explains, “today’s most successful brand insinuate themselves into people’s lives.

    With this in mind, the poll studied the “4 A’s”; accessibility, action, attraction, attachment. Accessibility asks whether a brand has a positive image in a customers’ mind; does the brand operate ethically, produce a quality product, and/or offer outstanding service? Attraction asks if the brand captures customers’ imaginations; does the brand relate to them and inspire them? Action asks whether the brand inspires customers to act; does it help them move past purchasing uncertainty and inspire confidence? Attachment asks whether the brand is a part of the consumer’s mind; do they recognize, understand, and work with them?

    When it comes to voting the top real estate company of 2018, customers felt Berkshire Hathaway accomplished these things better than any other real estate company.

    Tomie Raines Realtors

    Tomie Raines Realtors is pleased to be a part of this award-winning real estate network. Berkshire Hathaway HomeService’s commitment to quality and service was and continues to be a natural fit for Tomie Raines Realtors. Voted one of the top Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Realtors in the nation and recognized with the QE Award for excellence in service, Tomie Raines Realtors is proud to be a top real estate company affiliated with the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand.

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