At a recent press conference held in Virginia Beach, Va., Howard Hanna Real Estate Services announced the merger with William E. Wood and Associates, REALTORS® and its subsidiaries, Heritage Title and Towne Mortgage.
According to the release, William E. Wood and Associates, REALTORS® is the No. 1 real estate company in Southeastern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina with 17 offices. Locally owned and operated, William E. Wood & Associates, REALTORS® was founded nearly 42 years ago and has grown to include nearly 700 sales associates and employees. 15 offices are located in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, which is ranked as the 9th largest metropolitan area in the Southeast United States and includes Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Williamsburg, Newport News, and Hampton. The other two offices are located in Elizabeth City and Currituck, North Carolina.
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, the nation’s 4th largest real estate company, is entering the states of Virginia and North Carolina for the first time. Now with 167 offices and more than 5,700 sales associates and staff operating in the eight states of PA, OH, MI, MD, VA, NC, NY and WV, Howard Hanna continues to grow their well-respected brand in the Mid-Atlantic region.
“William E. Wood is a great established company, known for its quality and integrity. They are a market leader and align well with our growth strategy. They are a great fit with Howard Hanna,” said CEO Howard W. “Hoddy” Hanna, III. “There is a great future of success for everyone in the company. We are confident that together we will do great things.”
Dick Thurmond, President of William E. Wood and Associates, REALTORS® said, “We have known and admired the Howard Hanna family for many years. Their integrity, commitment to quality service and family ownership closely mirror the culture of our company.”