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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Reviews

Updated November 21, 2017
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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chief Executive Officer Gino Blefari
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Pros
  • Great company Resources available to staff (in 20 reviews)

  • Great training/support, all around professionals throughout the company (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Not for new agents just starting out (in 14 reviews)

  • Commission split includes franchise fees passed to agents (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Real Estate Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Luxury Collection Specialist in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Luxury Collection Specialist in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    BHHS Towne has a fantastic culture and a very good reputation especially in the area of luxury sales

    Cons

    Not for everyone. you must be proactive to be successful

    Advice to Management

    keep it up.


  2. "Full-time Realtor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Realtor in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Realtor in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great culture, value employees and clients

    Cons

    100% commission, no starting salary

  3. "Realtor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Realtor
    Current Employee - Realtor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great education, office atmosphere.

    Cons

    Commission Splits, broker at changes at branches were hard to keep up with.


  4. "VP of office"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Name recognition but lots of politics

    Cons

    Too late too little in recognition, pay, support...


  5. "Good company, good benefits!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team to work with. Good company, large company countrywide and great benefits. Lots of experience and industry knowledge. Upper management is really understanding and down to earth.

    Cons

    It could sometimes be challenging working with the sales agents who can be demanding. Subsidiary is not allowed to make some decisions on their own with parent company approval.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Realtor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Realtor in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Realtor in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Standing on the shoulders of giants. There are a ton of resources. Great training and mentoring.

    Cons

    Being a realtor is hard of you are not good at sales. This is a sales job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep putting more effort into great training programs and mentoring.


  7. "Great Overall Experience"

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    Former Employee - Digital Marketing in Berwyn, PA
    Former Employee - Digital Marketing in Berwyn, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of work flexibility, ability to work from home

    Cons

    Improve the compensation for employees

    Advice to Management

    Involve employees on more projects, teach them more.

  8. "Support for new Agents"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Realtor in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Realtor in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The training and development Berkshire offers is amazing! Very helpful for a new agent just getting started! Having several offices allows you to better serve your clients

    Cons

    There really are no cons, other than commission split is tough to swallow sometimes, but I understand why and what their share goes toward.

    Advice to Management

    Be patient with new agents who may have a lot of questions, remember when you were new...


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great environment, communication to be desired"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices full-time

    Pros

    Nice office atmosphere and friendly office staff

    Cons

    No communication on the company level with changes in process or who is responsible for what. Feels like a run around

    Advice to Management

    Be more clear and concise in direction and don't flip flop


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices part-time

    Pros

    Able to meet interesting people from all walks of life. The job provided a lot of good skills that can be used in many other areas of life.

    Cons

    Don't pay enough for how much work they want you to do and some people can be very rude. They don't always handle the complaints in a professional and assuring manner.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees when complaints come up.


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