RISMedia's Real Estate Magazine

FEB 2014 A

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to the philosophy of Berkshire Hathaway as it has always been to us. BP: What, if anything, may change, and what are your plans for continuing to grow the company? LS: We will continue to be open to expansion opportunities that ft into our company culture. But the values we have always held are closely aligned with the values that have made Berkshire Hathaway such a sterling and respected brand. Our leadership goals and our own operational strategies will remain local and unchanged, as will our long and proven commitment to innovation. If there is a secret to our success, it is that we have always made an effort to look ahead, anticipate change and reinvent our approach to deal with current market problems and opportunities, whatever they might be. RE swim with the dolphins from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Florida Network Realty. During a Dreams Come True "Life Party" for Tyler Harpe and his family at the company's general sales meeting last year, the team presented gifts, including a vacation package to the theme parks at Disney World and to Discovery Cove to swim with the dolphins. In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Florida Network Realty is making a donation to Dreams Come True for every closed listing and sale. Since launching the campaign, the company has raised more than $11,000 toward its $25,000 minimum commitment. www.BHHSFloridaNetworkRealty.com Crystal Gardner-Phillips of GARDNER REALTORS®, was recently awarded second place for the New Orleans Saints 2013 Community Quarterback Award. This award For more information, please visit www.BHHSFloridaNetworkRealty.com. RREIN Network News The McColly Foundation and McColly companies of Northwest Indiana and Chicago Southland collected more than 3,000 pounds of food for their Holiday Food Drive held between November 15 and December 13, 2013. The McColly Foundation exceeded their goal of 1,000 pounds of food. The food collected was donated to: The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, Gary, Ind; Together We Cope, Tinley Park, Ill.; Westchester Neighbors Food Pantry, Chesterton, Ind.; and Good Neighbor Food Pantry, DeMotte, Ind. www.mccolly.com is given to those who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, dedication and commitment to improving local communities. Due to GARDNER REALTORS®' response to the increasing population of homeless women in Metro New Orleans and dedication to giving homeless women a safe place to turn their lives around, the Saints donated $2,500 to the expansion of the New Orleans Mission Women's Facility. The award was presented on Sunday, December 29, during the Saints vs. Buccaneers game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. www.GardnerRealtors.com/GARDNERLOVE A 17-year-old boy undergoing medical treatment for a lifethreatening illness recently received a "dream" trip to J. Rockcliff REALTORS® recently announced that Zach Knapp of the company's Blackhawk offce has earned the Military Relocation Professional (MRP) certifcation from the National Association of REALTORS®(NAR.) Knapp, a member of the Knapp Real Estate Team, is one of only a handful of REALTORS® in the San Francisco Bay Area to earn this designation. The MRP certifcation is earned after an intensive course of study that provides REALTORS® with an extensive array of knowledge and tools that allows them to help military personnel and veterans fnd housing solutions. www.rockcliff.com; www.ZachKnappHomes.com RISMedia's REAL ESTATE February 2014 21

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