Prudential will now be Berkshire Hathaway

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By Maria Leichty

Some of your “For Sale” signs may have a different name on them but the same people will be involved. Prudential Indiana Realty is joining the Warren Buffet-owned Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and displaying a new name.

The combined name will be Berkshire Hathaway Indiana Realty as of Oct. 7.

What does this mean for Carmel? There is a new office coming in at 12315 Hancock Street near City Center Drive amongst a hubbub of other office buildings.

Lifetime Carmel resident Holly Martin has helped oversee this process. Martin is the president of the Realty’s Indy Metro Division and a managing broker.

Martin worked on the name change with the president of Prudential Indiana Realty, Craig West.

“This change brings great opportunity for Carmel residents to buy and sell their home through the number one real estate company in the world,” Martin stated.

The Carmel office is one of 18 places in the Indianapolis area that will be changing its name.

Other offices and companies will be affected too. One example is The Wells Team, previously located in Carmel, who will be joining ranks with Berkshire as well.

Some differences in services are access to the BHHS website which provides off market data to customers and their Global Network Platform which is basically more real estate resources.

Prudential Indiana Realty was started in 1981 by Kevin Kirkpatrick and John Dick. They have served north central, central and southern Indiana in the real estate business for 35 years.

“We are honored to add Indiana Realty to our network ranks,” Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices President Stephen Phillips stated in a press release. “Kevin is a highly respected broker who holds industry leadership roles at the local, state and national level.”

BHHS has been acquiring real estate companies all over the United States. Some examples include BHHS Select Properties in St. Louis, which joined together in 2002.

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