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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty uses facetime to show and sell homes

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty, Northeast Florida’s most dynamic and innovative real estate firm, offers a fully virtual home buying and selling experience using FaceTime.

Sarah Leuthold and Linda Maxwell

“Our team understands how challenging it can be to bring everyone together for a real estate transaction,” said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Founder, President and CEO Linda Sherrer. “With FaceTime, our real estate professionals can show a home with their smartphone. It is exciting to see how technology is helping to simplify and accomplish this part of the home buying and selling process.”

FaceTime, Apple’s video chat service for iPhone 4 and 5, as well as many iPads, has proven success connecting friends and families around the world. Businesses like Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices are also making the most of FaceTime and other technology applications for the benefit of its customers.

Realtors Sarah Leuthold and Linda Maxwell of the company’s Avondale/San Marco office recently sold two homes with the support of technology. They used FaceTime to show a home to a couple who were relocating to Northeast Florida from Arizona. Even though the couple had never visited Jacksonville, they put a contract on the home following the FaceTime showing.

The seller of the home was represented by Realtors Josh Nugent and Dee Burnett, also of the Avondale/San Marco office. Buyers and sellers often select Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices because the company provides technology with the most effective tools and services.

“Our seller was thrilled with the end result,” Nugent said. “Our company’s advanced technology gives us an edge. We have sold many of our listings using professional photography or video.”

As technology continues to transform the ways in which buyers search for homes and real estate professionals communicate with their clients, the company’s technology development group remains on the forefront of new advancements.

“Technology is helping us make the home buying and selling process as convenient for our clients as possible,” said Broker/Executive Vice President Christy Budnick. “Our company is the market leader and we are constantly challenging ourselves to use technology and applications to streamline the process and successfully achieve our clients’ goals.”

And while the company embraces the use of technology, leaders recognize that some clients choose to communicate in different ways.

“We recognize that some clients have hesitations about technology and prefer face-to-face interaction,” Budnick said. “While technology plays an important role, it all comes down to people and relationships. Exceptional customer service remains the core of our business.”

About Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty

Under the leadership of Founder, President and CEO Linda H. Sherrer and Executive Vice President Christy Budnick, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is one of the most dynamic and respected real estate firms in Northeast Florida. Founded in 1988, the company has a team of more than 300 real estate professionals in eight branch offices throughout Northeast Florida. The company owns and operates a corporate relocation division, a new home and condominium sales division, Florida Network Property Management, Gibraltar Title Services, and is in a mortgage partnership with EverBank. During the past decade, the company has sold more than 35,000 homes valued at more than $9.3 billion. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty ranks as one of the Top 30 companies in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network.

For more information about Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty please visit or call (904) 296-6400.


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