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Stephen Walker Appointed to Board of Directors for The National Association of REALTORS

ATLANTA, Ga. -- The National Association of REALTORS(R) has appointed Stephen Walker as a large brokerage representative to the Board of Directors for 2020 on behalf of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties.

Stephen was recognized as the #3 overall Elite Associate in Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties in 2018 and attained the Chairman's Circle Diamond award level representing the top one half of 1% in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices global network in 2018.

He has previously served in numerous industry and local community roles including Georgia REALTOR(R) of the Year 2017, NAR Hall of Fame 2018, President of the Fayette County Board of REALTORS(R), Fayette County REALTOR of the Year (2017, 2014, 2004), Women's Council of REALTORS(R) at the local and state levels, Georgia Association of REALTORS(R), Kiwanis of Fayette County, Southside Church, and local Fayette county schools. Stephen has successfully attained certifications including ABR, ASR, CRS, GRI, PMN, SFR, SRES, and SRS.

"We are proud to have Stephen Walker represent our company on the NAR Board of Directors," said Dan Forsman, president & CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties. "Stephen is an accomplished leader and has an outstanding record of serving his clients, customer and fellow REALTORS. He is respected by his peers and we look forward to the difference he can make in this important and prestigious role."

Jan Baker, Regional Vice President at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties and member of the NAR Hall of Fame was the previous company representative as the NAR Director. Due to the outstanding engagement of leaders like Stephen Walker and Jan Baker, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS(R) is uniquely positioned to succeed in serving members, the real estate industry, and real estate clients.

"It has been my pleasure and privilege to serve as our company representative to The National Association of REALTORS Board of Directors for the past 8 years," said Jan Baker. "I am delighted to pass this honor to Stephen as he is held in high regard for his professionalism and integrity. I am confident he will have an auspicious future!"

"It has been a pleasure watching Stephen Walker grow as a REALTOR and leader for our industry," said Steve Quinn, Southern Crescent Regional Vice President & Managing Broker for the Peachtree City office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties. "Stephen has the experience, insight and passion to truly make a difference in this new role."

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties:

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties has over 1,650 associates and 26 locations across the Greater Metro Atlanta and North Georgia area. The company generated over $4 Billion in sales volume and 12,016 transaction sides in 2018. Trendgraphix reports that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties is ranked #1 in home sales for the Greater Metro Atlanta area.

Led by President and CEO Dan Forsman, the organization offers a full suite of real estate services including residential real estate, luxury real estate, new homes services, condo/ high-rise services, commercial real estate, corporate relocation, property management, mortgage lending, title and settlement services, home warranties and insurance. Equal Housing Opportunity.

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Let’s Taco ‘Bout Fountain Square: Home Tour 2019

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Indiana Realty, Indy Urban Design LLC, Homeward Bound Realty of Keller Williams, and Caliber Home Loans proudly present another fabulous and free Fountain Square Home Tour 2019!

Held in the heart of Fountain Square and scheduled during First Friday, Indy Mini, and Cinco de Mayo weekend, six locations will be open for public touring on Friday, May 3 from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday, May 4 from 1-4 p.m.

The best of the best homes in Fountain Square were selected for this tour, all featuring unique floor plans with modern designs and amenities. From gorgeous, new construction to stunning, renovated homes, enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes where urban living meets neighborhood charm.

Locations include:
* 917 Buchanan Street
* 910-912 Woodlawn Avenue
* 1217 Cottage Avenue
* 1515 Olive Street
* 1310 Olive Street
* 1139 Fletcher Avenue

"We are very honored to have local Fountain Square support and participation from El Arado Mexican Grill, Square Cat Vinyl, Gavel Curated Cafe, and Litterally Divine Chocolates. The community adds so much to the city of Indianapolis through its vibrant art scene and live performances, independent establishments, unique boutiques, and charming atmosphere," said Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Indiana Realty Realtor, Abigail Vivo.

"Through this free and fun event, we hope to drive more folks to the area who are curious and unfamiliar, as well as those interested in the experience of living in Fountain Square."

Start at any location where you'll be greeted by a realtor who will provide more information, maps and answer all your questions. End at 917 Buchanan Street for prizes from local sponsors and to be entered for the drawing. Loan Consultants and Title Reps will also be in the area to provide education and resources. Enjoy the weekend with snacks and half off tacos courtesy of Caliber Home Loans.

Berkshire Hathaway and Indy Urban Design bring you 917 Buchanan Street and 910-912 Woodlawn Avenue, contemporary, gorgeous homes in a class all their own, each with 3 beds/3.5 baths. 910/912 are specifically designed as "flats" with open concept floorplans. All have beautiful skyline views, gourmet kitchens, high quality finishes, raised ceilings, and flex rooms that can be used for whatever the heart desires. 1217 Cottage Avenue, a spacious 4 beds/2.5 baths safe haven has a must-see bonus room in the master bedroom as well as balconies throughout. 1515 Olive Street is a preview property with 3 beds/2.5 baths, nearing completion. It will be a very cool warehouse style house with a touch of high class.

Homeward Bound Realty of Keller Williams introduces 1139 Fletcher Avenue, an urban, contemporary 3 beds/2.5 baths home designed with luxury finishes and fixtures, offering a spacious 3 level loft, basement, open concept living with custom kitchen, enclosed view balconies, and full rear privacy fence. 1310 Olive Street, a stunning, renovated, Fountain Square charmer with 3 beds/2.5 baths and a "wow" amenity in a wine cellar not found in most homes. It also boasts backyard living with privacy fence, fire pit and plenty of storage and creative space in the garage for entertaining guests.

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Retired Las Vegas 911 Dispatcher Turns Successful Realtor and Pays it Forward in K-9 Community

HENDERSON, Nev. -- The Bentley Realty Group is proud to make the North Las Vegas Police Department's (NLVPD) K-9 unit its community partner. It's pledged to donate $100 from every real estate transaction that it closes. In October, it started out by donating $2,800 to account for all the deals made prior to the partnership.

After Erika Bentley retired from being a 911 dispatcher she launched a new career in 2016 - real estate. She and her partner, John Kelley, decided to give back to the community when her real estate business started to take off. In 2017, alone, Bentley did $10 million in sales and within 16 months she was named one of the top 10 agents in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchise for the state of Nevada.

"That's a really impressive number for someone just starting out," Kelley says. "She picked it up quickly and is just great at what she does."

Bentley's experience working in the community helped her to develop relationships with groups like the police and fire departments. As a result, she has developed a niche in the real estate market and does a great deal of business with these entities.

So, when the time came for her to give back, she decided a partnership with the NLVPD would align well with her business.

"It's also one of the smallest in the area, so our support has been welcomed," Kelley says.

Sgt. Scott Salkoff of the NLVPD said that when Erika reached out to them they were thrilled. "The donation will be used to benefit the overall health, safety and training of our police dogs and will go towards items for eye and hearing protection as well as medical costs. Erika's generous donation will go a long way to help keep our canine partners comfortable and safe."

So, what's in store for 2018?

"We're planning to add more staff and will continue to find houses that people can call home," Kelley says. "We're working to build the best Las Vegas real estate team out there while giving back to the community we care about."

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About the Bentley Realty Group:
Founded in 2016, the Bentley Realty Group is an independently owned and operated franchisee of BHHS Affiliates, LLC., Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties and focuses on real estate for sale in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada.

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