Entrance into impressive Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchise network an important milestone in company's nearly 60-year history as top agency, Knight-Gardner Berkshire Hathaway Realty reports
Key West, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/27/2015 -- Knight-Gardner Realty, one of the state's leading residential and commercial real estate agencies, announced that the company will become a member of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchise network. Most recently known as Prudential Knight & Gardner Realty, the agency now becomes Knight-Gardner Berkshire Hathaway Realty as part of the changeover, delivering the same impeccable service that residents and businesses in Key West and beyond have sought out and trusted for decades.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is one of the nation's newest real estate networks and is already delivering on the reputation for integrity and trustworthiness that accompanies the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name. With an almost 60-year record of stability and industry-leading real estate services in Key West, Knight-Gardner Berkshire Hathaway Realty will become a particularly fitting member of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchise family.
"We are excited and humbled to align our interests with a company so respected around the world for its values and integrity," said Claude J. Garner, Principal Broker of the newly named Knight-Gardner Berkshire Hathaway Realty, "We look forward to adding Berkshire Hathaway's global marketing strength and presence to the real estate services we offer to our clients and customers."
Created through a joint venture aimed at ushering in a new era for the real estate industry, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is majority-owned by Berkshire Hathaway affiliate HomeServices of America, one of the country's top residential real estate brokerages. The network's strong, reliable performance earned it a Brand of the Year distinction in last year's Harris Poll EquiTrend® consumer survey, reflecting the trust and confidence that it inspires across the country.
Since its founding in 1957 by Joan & Edward Knight as Knight Realty, today's Knight-Gardner Berkshire Hathaway Realty has been one of Florida's leading real estate agencies on both the commercial and residential fronts. With iconic, instantly recognizable black-and-yellow signage that stands for quality service from Key West northward, the agency has consistently been one of the state's most productive and innovative of all.
After selling the agency in 1994, founder Edward B. Knight returned to the helm in 2009 along with partner Claude J. Gardner, buying it back and christening it Prudential Knight & Gardner Realty. Five productive years of stewardship saw the agency return to its longtime place of leadership, leaving it even more vital and influential today than before.
The newly renamed Knight-Gardner Berkshire Hathaway Realty will therefore be an especially valuable and significant addition to the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchise network. With over 40 highly skilled commercial and residential real estate professionals operating from the company's office at 336 Duval Street in the Old Town of Key West, Knight-Gardner Berkshire Hathaway Realty is already a leading force in the region's real estate market. The new agreement with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices will grow the company's reach and capabilities even further.
Those interested in what the agency has to offer can read more at its website, where the Knight-Gardner Key West Home Search offers easy access to the region's best selection of residential listings and a timely blog keeps visitors up to date with the latest Key West Real Estate News.
About Knight-Gardner Berkshire Hathaway Realty
Key West's leading residential and commercial real estate agency for nearly 60 years, Knight-Gardner Berkshire Hathaway Realty couples the power and scope of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network with unbeatable dedication, experience, and service.