Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

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About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is a real estate company that helps clients buy and sell residential and commercial properties. Sellers can get help pricing, listing and prepping their homes for sale. Buyers can work with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices agents throughout the entire purchase process, including home inspections. The company also has a Luxury Collection and a select network of agents for high-value properties.

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  • Available in 12 countries
  • Offers free home value reports
  • Special services for luxury listings
  • Experience may differ by location

What is Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices?

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is a real estate brokerage franchise network that serves property buyers and sellers in the United States and abroad. It offers a wide range of services through its agents and third-party partners to help people achieve their goals, and it works with clients ranging from first-time buyers to experienced, high-net-worth individuals interested in luxury real estate or commercial properties.

How does Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices work?

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices offers a blend of digital and in-person services. The organization employs agents around the world to help clients with their real estate needs, but prospective buyers and sellers can also use the company’s website to search for properties or learn more about what the company offers.

  • For homebuyers, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ website makes it simple to search and filter the company’s listings using a range of criteria, including location, price and keywords. Once an area has been chosen, prospective buyers can view properties, save them for later or reach out to the agent for more information. Agents can also help buyers find properties, get inspections and navigate the homebuying process.
  • Home sellers must contact an agent to get started. They can locate offices or agents by searching for a name, location, language or designation. Working with an agent gives a seller access to local market analyses and other services to help them decide on a price, like arranging an inspection of their own property before putting it on the market.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices also has a Luxury Collection for high-value properties, and its specialist agents exclusively work with luxury real estate.

Commercial clients, like investors, landlords and corporate tenants, can also locate an agent via the company’s website.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices prices

The cost of working with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices will vary based on what you need from the company. As a rule of thumb, sellers in real estate deals pay a commission (a percentage of the property’s sales price) to both the listing agent and the buyer’s agent. However, this cost is generally factored into the property’s purchase price.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices doesn’t disclose its agents' commission rates publicly, so you should talk to your local agent about costs before you commit to working with them.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices FAQ

Is Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices international?

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has nearly 1,500 offices across 12 countries, including:

  • Bahamas
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • India
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

International listings are available directly through the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices website, and international sellers can locate agents and offices the same way.

Who owns Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices?

Most Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchisees are independently owned and operated, but the network itself is an operating company of HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.

Where is Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices headquartered?

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices headquarters are in Irvine, California.

Is Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices good?

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is an established real estate brokerage network. However, because most of these franchises are independently owned and operated, your experience may be different depending on your local office. We recommend looking for reviews from people in your area to see what you can expect from your local branch.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Reviews

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    Reviewed April 6, 2024

    My family commissioned Henry ** to sell my father's home and he did a terrific job! My father's home was in Pleasant Gap and I live in Montana and Henry did a great job bridging the distance! Henry was quick to respond, gave my family informed advice, and got the house sold quickly. I highly recommend Henry and would use him again for selling or buying!

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    Reviewed Aug. 11, 2023

    I am four months into my lease and have had numerous issues with the property. For starters, it was filthy when I moved in. The bathroom fan was falling out of the ceiling, the AC filter was dirty, the back deck was filled with leaves, carpet had stains, light fixtures and blinds dirty, etc. Half the light bulbs were burnt out, the mailbox key barely goes in the lock, the bottom half of the inside of the front door isn’t painted with the correct color, and I could go on and on. The AC has already had issues and gone out for a weekend, now the dishwasher, garbage disposal and sink are backed up.

    Maybe it wouldn’t be a big deal but it’s been over two weeks since I turned in the work order and still nobody has come out to fix it. My kitchen is not functional and smells. I pour bleach down the sink and have complained and they hang up on me and tell me someone will be out Monday now. I should have money taken off my rent at this point. It’s not like my rent is cheap either. I pay $2200 a month for a small place.

    Oh, and did I mention the ac doesn’t cool off the upstairs? And they told me it’s a known issue from the tenants before me but that the HOA won’t allow a window unit. Shouldn’t they have to disclose known issues?! I would NEVER RENT from Berkshire Hathaway! They are a terrible company and you cannot even complain to anyone about the terrible service. I was told “do what you need to do” when I said I was going to turn Larry in for his treatment. They don’t care because they don’t have to.

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      Reviewed Nov. 19, 2022

      When I tell you stay away I MEAN IT! The minute we expressed we were not satisfied with the service they immediately removed all pictures of the listing. We were OBLIGATED to stay with the contract until the end. She was late to every open house, In the hospital for most of it and broker didn't assign someone else to us, we had to ask her to send out publication on property (that needed approval from admin), after property on the market 22 days she admits she knew nothing about our market and was going to seek help from a local, people that came in to open house were either not pre-approved, or this house was not what they were looking for (how I don't know). Her suggestions made you wonder if she was working for the seller or buyer. Even suggested reduce price, buy point, and the best one give buyer $10k.

      Ask her what's her plan when selling your house. I guarantee she will say, "Well I will have a broker open house (trust me no one will show up), then open house day 1 and 2, and then we will re-access where we are. Hopefully we will have offers." Our property sat 30 days with her and we can count with one hand how many people came during open house. She even said we had a private showing (it was a lie- no one came). The minute we realize WHAT HAVE WE DONE, was the minute we sat here and had to show the property to potential buyers ourselves.

      Be very careful! Her other listing is still sitting on the market after over 90 days. Her broker is even worst, we called to discuss releasing us out of the listing contract is over and we have yet to receive a call. Stay away! Don't ruin your ability to sell your property! Don't lose with APRIL **! Tip for consumers: End the listing contract and not hold our property hostage for 3 months. Products used: She was the seller for our property

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