Howard Hanna Real Estate Services announced a merger with HER, REALTORS, the country’s largest agent-owned real estate firm. This transaction adds about 1,200 agents and 90 offices to Howard Hanna’s portfolio, expanding its footprint in Ohio, Michigan and northern Kentucky.

Founded in 1956 by Harley E. Rouda, Sr., HER, REALTORS has grown to become a powerhouse brokerage firm in Ohio. Closing out 2021 with 12,193 closed units and $3.4 billion in closed sales volume in Ohio, HER, REALTORS is the independent leader in the combined Columbus, Cincinnati and Dayton markets.

Similarly, Howard Hanna was founded in 1957 by Howard Hanna, Jr. and has evolved through the decades to become the largest independently owned brokerage firm in the United States.

“We are excited to welcome HER, REALTORS to the Hanna Family of Companies,” says Helen Hanna Casey, chief executive officer of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services.

Since entering the Ohio marketplace in the early 2000s, Howard Hanna has grown to become a driving force within the state. Howard Hanna finished 2021 with 28,810 closed units and $7.4 billion in closed sales volume, securing a market-leading position in northeast Ohio.