The KoenigRubloff Reader – March 20, 2014

KRRDear Agents, Employees and Leadership Team,

April is almost here and the excitement throughout our organization is palpable! Behind the scenes our Michigan Avenue and Northbrook Home Office teams are working furiously toward our April launch date.

Let us share some of the latest accomplishments with you:

▪ A beautiful new series of branding ads has been created. Look for ecards to be available very soon.

▪ Our Harbor Country Office has moved into its beautiful new location in the heart of downtown New Buffalo.

▪ Business card proofs have been sent to each office to ensure that all contact information is correct.

▪ Our sign installation company has started to change the black Prudential Rubloff sign posts to white posts in order to make panel conversion a quick operation.

▪ Brochures, HotSheets, and Open House directories have been designed. Stay tuned for exciting news about these hands-free, company-wide programs.

Please begin gathering your open house tent signs for the tent sign swap that will take place next week! Look for more details from your office in the coming days!

Increased showing activity, new listings and open houses all point to the start of a strong spring market!  April 1, 2014 will be here before you know it! We will be Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group!

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Home Stretch


Only a few more weeks before we officially become BHHS KoenigRubloff Realty Group! We are looking forward to sharing this momentous occasion with all of you on April 2nd.

Don’t forget, agents & offices will need to rebrand all social media pages on April 2nd!  Until then, it’s business as usual.  Soon, we will be sending communications to your branches about best practices, policy, and new naming conventions for those who use social media for business.

Merger Momentum Continues!
Here are the latest announcements from Prudential affiliates soon to share in the joy of joining the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network!

March 14, 2014
• Syracuse, NY – BHHS teams up with Prudential CNY

March 13, 2014
•  Las Vegas, NV – Prudential Americana Group joins BHHS

March 6, 2014
• St. Louis, MO – Prudential Select Makes Big Announcement

March 5, 2014
• Lancaster, PA – Prudential Homesale Joins BHHS

As we grow closer to launch, please check back for more conversion updates!

Countdown to Conversion Update | February 17, 2014


Dear Agents, Employees and Leadership Team,

It’s been a busy week for new listings, open houses and showing activity – all signs of a strong spring market. Behind the scenes our Michigan Avenue and Northbrook Home Office teams are working furiously toward our April launch date.


  • Our KoenigRubloff Express portal has been populated with a catalog of beautiful brochures and postcard options, that will be available for quick turnaround from XpressDocs.
  • A wide selection of BHHS KoenigRubloff branded apparel and gift items has been selected for our new online logo store.
  • The Luxury Collection program and materials are being finalized, and you can expect to see high quality presentations that will impress sellers, and a very robust program that will attract the most qualified buyers.
  • Our transition team traveled to BHHS HQ in Irvine, California and is hard at work building our presence on the BHHS national website, so that you’ll have the benefits of two powerful sites working for you.
  • Folders, portfolios and shopping bags have been ordered, and production will begin this week so that our offices are well-stocked for the April 1st launch.


Here are some things you can do right now:

  • Count your tent signs, and provide that information to your office transition coordinator BY NOON TODAY.  If you’ve already done this, thank you!
  • Save the dates April 2nd and April 9th for a ribbon cutting event in your office and our all-company brand launch and agent recognition event.

Look for more BHHS transition news in this space next week!


The Family Grows…

It has been another exciting week in the BHHS network! Please click on the headline to read the latest news about Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices affiliates.

Jan 22, 2014
• Londonderry, NH – Prudential Verani Realty joins BHHS

Jan 21, 2014
• Cerritos, CA – Prudential California Realty joins BHHS

Jan 17, 2014
• Boulder, CO – Prudential Rocky Mountain, REALTORS® joins BHHS

Jan 16, 2014
• Denver & Castle Pines, CO – Prudential Preferred Real Estate joins BHHS

Also, this article from RISMedia features quotes from colleagues who have already made the transition. Great insight as BHHS Quickly Gains Ground !

Have a great weekend everyone!

Countdown to Conversion Update


Dear Agents, Employees and Leadership Team,

It was great to see so many of you this morning at our One Magnificent Meeting event in Wheaton, and we’re looking forward to our North Suburban and City events being held this week at DePaul University Student Center in Chicago, and National Louis University in Skokie.  Join us to talk about how we’ll use the strength of our company and brand to make the most of all of the opportunities in 2014 as our market continues to recover.

On the national real estate scene, our network continues to grow and we warmly welcome the newest members of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices family, Preferred Properties in Pennsylvania, Austin-based Texas Realty and Hickory Metro Real Estate of North Carolina.


*         The Marketing & Conversion Team took a deep dive into some of the powerful new buyer and seller tools being offered through Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, and we’ve started working on roll-out training.

*         We’ve enhanced our social media presence; check out KoenigRubloff on Google+, PinterestLinkedIn, and Facebook.

*         The Berkshire Hathaway national luxury council has been formed and as a thought-leader among the national companies, KoenigRubloff will have a seat on this influential panel, ensuring our agents get maximum benefit from the luxury resources of our national network.

*         The yard sign panels are starting to roll off the assembly line, and we’re looking at some unique solutions for our SOLD signs to make our successful sales stand out from the crowd.

*         We’re making plans for ribbon cutting events in each of our offices during the first week of April, look for more details from your branch manager next month.


Here are some things you can do right now:

*         RSVP for our company sales meetings this week in Skokie or Chicago.

*         Review your business and marketing plan for 2014, and make sure it includes brand announcements in late March and early April. Our Marketing Team will have seller letters, e-cards and other great pieces for you to reach out to your sphere.

Look for more BHHS transition news in this space next week!


Happy New Year!


Dear Agents, Employees and Leadership Team,

The beginning of 2014 is the start of one magnificent year for our company.  The market is showing many positive signs for continued growth this year and in the long-term, and we are preparing to change the real estate game in the Chicago area.

The BHHS presence throughout the country is growing each week. We welcome Prudential Southeast Coast Properties in Savannah, Georgia, as the newest company to join BHHS.


·         Our architectural sign vendor has completed a survey of the exterior signs on our offices and will begin drawing up plans for the new BHHS signs on our offices.

·         Look for a new email signature option that showcases the BHHS KoenigRubloff logo in the next few weeks. You’ll want to start making clients aware of our impressive new name.

·         We’ve made great progress behind the scenes to add our company to the BHHS national website, which will help us reach even more potential buyers and sellers.

·         We have announced that we will strengthen our presence in Evanston and Winnetka by bringing together the Prudential Rubloff and Koenig & Strey agents in those cities.


We’re adding a new section to the Countdown to Conversion update, detailing how you can get ready for the brand launch in Spring.  Here are some things you can do right now:

·         Mark your calendars and make plans to attend our regional sales meetings January 21 – Western Suburban Offices, January 22 – North Suburban Offices, and January 23 – City Offices.

·         Organize your contact list. You’re going to want to share the great news with your sphere, and this is the time to get ready.  If you don’t use a CRM system, an Excel spreadsheet is a great first step.

We hope that you are taking extra precautions against the extreme winter weather conditions.  Stay warm and look for more BHHS transition news in this space next week!