About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty
In 2018, we changed the course of history by merging two of the area's largest and most respected real estate companies - Northwood Realty Services and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty.
Together under the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty name, we are the area's largest residential real estate brokerage.
While our future is looking very bright, it is our humble past that made us who we are today.
It all started in 1956 when retail store heir, Hal Autenreith, founded Northwood Realty Services - one office, six desk operations located in Pittsburgh's North Hills. His ambition coupled with a talented team of real estate professionals turned it into the fastest-growing real estate firm in Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio.
Through economic booms and recessions and periods of rapid expansion, Northwood stayed true to its values and found success by always placing people first.
In 2018, Northwood acquired Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty - a large locally owned and operated real estate brokerage.