HomeServices of America, Inc. Expands Footprint in Kansas City With Addition of ERA Manning & Associates, Inc.

Minneapolis, Minn. (April 2, 2013) – HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, announced today that Lenexa, Kan. – based ERA Manning & Associates, Inc. is joining Prudential KC Realty.

ERA Manning & Associates, Inc., which serves the communities of Kansas City, Overland Park, Lenexa, Leawood, and Olathe, closed more than 440 transactions in 2012 representing $99 million in sales volume, making ERA Manning & Associates among the top 20 companies in the Kansas City area with an average annual sales volume exceeding $4,000,000 per sales associate. Owners Jim Manning, Wendy Manning, Scott Strevell and Judy Jones have been real estate business leaders for nearly 30 years and will continue on with Prudential KC Realty.

“We are looking forward to our new partnership with Prudential KC Realty,” noted Jim Manning, previous Broker/Owner at ERA Manning & Associates, Inc. “The Prudential brand is one of the most recognized and most respected brands in the real estate industry. The impending transition to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is something we are equally excited to extend to our client base.”

“We will continue to specialize in the home buying and selling process for professional athletes, coaches and front office personnel,” continued Manning. “With more than 90 percent of today’s homebuyers starting their home search online, the new website will offer easy property search and mobile convenience.”

“The addition of ERA Manning & Associates, Inc. to Prudential KC Realty expands our presence in the Kansas City region,” said Ron Peltier, chairman and CEO of HomeServices. “Our goal is to grow HomeServices’ brands through strategic acquisitions similar to this one.”

About HomeServices of America

HomeServices of America, Inc., based in Minneapolis, Minn., is the second-largest, full-service residential real estate brokerage firm and the largest brokerage-owned settlement services provider in the U.S and is the majority owner in the Prudential Real Estate and Real Living Real Estate franchise networks. Owned by MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, a consolidated subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., HomeServices’ operating companies offer integrated real estate services, including brokerage services, mortgage originations, title and closing services, property and casualty insurance, home warranties and other homeownership services. HomeServices Relocation, LLC is the full-service relocation arm of HomeServices of America, which provides every aspect of domestic and international relocation to corporations around the world. HomeServices operates under the following residential real estate brands: Carol Jones REALTORS®; CBSHOME Real Estate; Champion Realty Inc.; Edina Realty; EWM REALTORS®; Guarantee Real Estate; Harry Norman, REALTORS®; HOME Real Estate; Huff Realty; Iowa Realty; Koenig & Strey Real Living; Long Companies; Prudential California Realty; Prudential Carolinas Realty; Prudential Connecticut Realty, Prudential First Realty; Prudential Georgia Realty; Prudential KC Realty; Prudential Northwest Realty Associates; Prudential Northwest Properties; Prudential Rhode Island Realty; Prudential York Simpson Underwood Realty; Prudential Yost & Little; RealtySouth; Rector-Hayden REALTORS®; Reece & Nichols; Roberts Brothers Inc.; Semonin REALTORS® and Woods Bros. Realty.

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