Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices recently announced that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Michigan Real Estate has acquired East Lansing-based Tomie Raines Inc., REALTORSÂ®. The agreement gives Michigan Real Estate, Michiganâ€™s third-largest real estate brokerage, entrance into the busy Lansing market with a company heralded for strong leadership, agents and reputation.
â€śWe are thrilled to welcome Tomie Raines Inc., REALTORSÂ® to our brokerage family,â€ť says Michigan Real Estate Broker/Owner Steve Fase. â€śThe company is led by Brokers Debbie Barnett and Lane Barnett, two of Michiganâ€™s finest real estate professionals. Their Tomie Raines brand is wonderfully established in greater Lansing with nearly 40 years of distinguished service in the market.â€ť
Debbie Barnett and Lane Barnett will continue leading the company, which now operates as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Tomie Raines REALTORSÂ®. The two are eager to grow the brokerage as part of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.
â€śThis is a proud day for our brokerage,â€ť says Debbie Barnett. â€śOur strong, local company just joined a regional powerhouse brokerage family, and a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand known nationally for trust, integrity and service. This is a fantastic scenario for our agents and clients.â€ť
Adds Lane Barnett: â€śWe are the same great company with access to far more tools and resources, and an active referral network,â€ť he explained. â€śThe future looks incredibly bright for Tomie Raines REALTORSÂ®.â€ť
As part of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Tomie Raines REALTORSÂ® agents gain access to the brandâ€™s Global Network Platform â€“ a suite of online tools, applications and services â€“ plus professional education, national marketing support and the exclusive Luxury Collection program for high-end and resort listings. Resources include lead generation, a social media platform, a handy mobile app, a video-production app and more.
â€śTwo fine teams have come together and Michigan real estate consumers will benefit,â€ť says Gino Blefari, CEO of HSF Affiliates, which operates Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. â€śCongratulations to Steve Fase and Debbie and Lane Barnett, and a warm welcome to Tomie Raines REALTORSÂ®.â€ť
For more information, visit www.bhhsmichiganrealestate.com.