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What we mean by "Full Service"
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and New York's largest real estate company.

We can handle every aspect of any real estate transaction from appraisal to closing "IN-HOUSE".

Appraisal
The oldest of Howard Hanna's ancillary companies, Hanna Appraisal Services has been in operation since 1968.
Fully computerized, Hanna Appraisal Services employs a full-time staff of experienced, certified professionals. To serve valuation needs more efficiently, the company has created one of the largest data bases in Pittsburgh. Appraisal Services also includes residential, commercial and industrial valuations.

Branchise Division
Howard Hanna Real Estate Associates, Inc. an exclusive "branchise" program, was created to partner Howard Hanna Real Estate Services with other successful independent brokerages in the Eastern United States. This increases the service area offered to Howard Hanna sellers and buyers. Marketing efforts, management information, support and training are provided to each "branchise" partner.

Closing Services
Barristers Land Abstract Company is a title insurance agency that searches the public records and issues policies that protect the homeowner against defects in title, both recorded and unrecorded. All policies are fully insured and underwritten by Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation, a national company licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Barristers also assists buyers and sellers with real estate closings. To expedite the process, Barristers obtains all necessary closing exhibits--tax certifications, lien letters, etc. and completes all necessary paperwork. It is Barristers goal to make the transaction a convenient and pleasurable experience by closing at the time and place convenient to all parties.

Commercial
Howard Hanna Commercial Real Estate Services has grown to over 30 professional full-time associates with expertise in the sale and leasing of commercial, industrial, retail and investment properties. They also handle commercial appraisal, commercial development, tenant representation and property management.
Our associates concentrate on specific areas including the sale of apartment buildings, office buildings, the adaptive reuse of industrial properties, the leasing of office and retail space and the sale/conversion of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and motels.

Property Management Division
The Property Management Division acts as a receiver for bank and mortgage company properties. Other services include the day-to-day management of commercial buildings for corporate owned properties and contracted companies in the Pittsburgh area. The division compiles a daily list of available residential rental properties in the Greater Pittsburgh area using information collected from all Howard Hanna offices, and the Relocation Department. The Director and full time staff also manage residential properties for homeowners.

Mortgage Services
Howard Hanna Mortgage Services is western Pennsylvania's largest independent mortgage banker. Established in 1983, the company offers the area's largest selection of competitive mortgage programs from a wide range of national and local investors. From private banking products to fixed rate, adjustable rate and government loans, Howard Hanna Mortgage Services can customize a loan program to fit any buyer’s needs.
To accommodate their customers, Hanna Financial representatives are available to take applications seven days a week, including evenings. Initially, a prospective home buyer can be pre-approved for a loan, or can take advantage of Hanna's "Fast Track Loan" which provides a firm loan commitment to buyers and sellers just seven days after application.

Insurance Services
Hanna Insurance Services provides quality insurance from major companies, with 24-hour claim service as well as timely restoration service  in urgent situations. Their full line of products includes: homeowners, flood coverage, vacant homes, mine subsidence, scheduled personal valuable items, auto, watercraft, recreation vehicle, life, disability, health, mortgage protection, commercial, and business interruption insurance, as well as personal and business liability umbrellas.
Among the companies associated with Hanna Insurance are: Travelers, Chubb, Encompass, Progressive Casualty, Lincoln National, Donegal, Royal, Farmers, Bakerstown, Mutual, and Great American.

Relocation and Corporate Development Services
Best described as a "company within a company", Relocation and Corporate Development Services is staffed with 15 full time, highly trained people dedicated to assisting hundreds of families relocating to the Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia regions each year. A complete description of the relocation programs and services is further detailed under the Relocation tab.

Land Development
Howard Hanna Land Development is a full-service division which provides property owners and developers with every service necessary to complete a project quickly and efficiently. Land development:

  • Provides conceptual development designs for the residential or commercial site
  • Supervises the entire approval process of a development through the state and locate authorities
  • Establishes and monitors the bid process for contractors and subcontractors
  • Provides on-site supervision of actual field work to ensure quality and timely construction of the project
  • Prepares financial forecasts and budgets

Alan Kells Schools of Real Estate
Alan Kells Schools of Real Estate meets the needs of practicing real estate associates by offering ongoing associate broker and mandatory continuing education programs. Also, individuals who plan to begin a career in real estate can enroll in the school's pre-license classes. Real Estate Practice, Real Estate Fundamentals and coaching courses are offered at three campus locations.

Training and Career Development
Starting with two weeks of intensive Fast Start Training, Howard Hanna provides training at all levels for its sales associates to monitor their progress and designs programs to enhance and supplement their career goals. For more information about Training and Career Development, click here.

Priority Maintenance & Sign Company
Priority Maintenance provides maintenance services to all Howard Hanna owned and leased properties. It also handles set-up preparation for company special events, and provides a daily inter-office main/supply courier service to all Hanna sales and ancillary offices in western Pennsylvania and Ohio.

The Retail Alliance Service Partners
The Retail Alliance Service Partners is a premier Howard Hanna program to provide you with priority attention from various retail product and service providers. You can find them here in one easy step.

The Howard Hanna Real Estate Services network of 131 offices in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and New York constantly screen their experience with retail product and service providers through their daily experience in the home buying and selling process. Whether you need a moving company, a home protection system, carpeting, cable TV hook up or internet service, you can find that and more. You can ask your Howard Hanna Sales Associate to connect you or feel free to contact these product and service providers directly. While Howard Hanna makes no representation or warranty what so ever relative to the services/products offered, we provide this service for your convenience.

 
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