BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES
Kathy Reid Realty
When asked “What do you admire most about Gino?” a former colleague, Chris Stuart, had this to say:
"His humility. Gino was the No. 1 agent in a county of almost 2 million people, the No. 1 manager and co-owner of a multi-office company that had a wildly successful acquisition, and then the key operator of one of the world’s largest and most successful real estate companies."
"On the heels of these exceptional accomplishments, Gino went on to found and grow from scratch a company, “Intero”, that was among the Top 7 brokerages in the country prior to its wildly successful acquisition by HomeServices of America. Additionally, his impact on Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has been epic. And despite a virtually unrivaled career of accomplishments, Gino remains completely modest and totally collaborative. Wherever Gino has gone, he has created a culture of confidence, collaboration and accountability. His dedication to helping other people grow, along with his approachability, is unlike anyone else I have ever met."
According to Allen Dalton, SVP Research and Development HSF Affiliates LLC, "The Forever Agent Movement began when Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chairman Gino Blefari first appeared on Rismedia’s Real Estate magazine cover. He shared with the magazine that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices would position itself as “The Forever Brand” – echoing Buffett’s statement that Berkshire Hathaway is a forever brand. Since then, the network’s MVPs have become known as Forever Agents."
When Gino Blefari, the CEO of HomeServices of America and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, selected Christy Budnick to serve as CEO of the global Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchise network, his decision was based upon her exceptional skills, brokerage experience, industry-wide respect and demonstrable and remarkable leadership.
Christy mentioned what one of her major goals would be if she became CEO: she would do everything in her power to ensure that the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand, its network members and their highly accomplished real estate professionals, would become synonymous amongst consumers and clients with one transcendent word, and that word is “invaluable.”
“Value is defined in most dictionaries as meaning useful or describing something of worth. Invaluable, on the other hand, is defined as indispensable, priceless, precious and valuable beyond estimation. These are the descriptions that I desire to have consumers and clients throughout the world associate with our network when they are evaluating the worth of our franchises, brand and, above all, our real estate professionals.” said Christie
“Invaluability, or value beyond estimation, leading to indispensability, is when a real estate professional – through their remarkable negotiating, staging, remodeling, social media, merchandising, creativity, innovation and high-impact communication skills – is now viewed as not merely an effective facilitator of transactions, but as a real estate trusted advisor. They now become a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network Forever Agent, who not only responds to real estate needs, but becomes a welcomed catalyst who influences when, where and how consumers make prudent real estate decisions.” concluded Christie.
BHHS Core Values/ Forever Brand