SOURCE: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties

December 03, 2014 09:30 ET

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties Awards Two High School Students $1,000 in Scholarship Funds

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Dec 3, 2014) - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties recently announced the two winners of its annual high school scholarship competition. The real estate firm asked students across the country to describe their experiences growing up in a home they could call their own, their dreams of one day owning a home or their volunteer experiences in their communities.

With close to 500 applicants, two individuals from opposite ends of the country stood out most. Aaron Borkovec from Newbury Park High School in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Jonathan Toong from Green Hope High School in Cary, N.C., each received $1,000 for their essays that best personified the "American Dream" and what it meant to them in a personal essay.

"We are so proud to announce this year's scholarship winners," said Dan Forsman, President & CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties. "Aaron and Jonathan submitted authentic and compelling stories. They really highlighted the invaluable role of a home to provide a more stable family life, and the confidence and pride that comes from owning a home. We're grateful we could help these young people further their education and pursue their own dreams."

Helping families achieve the American Dream of home ownership is a core philosophy of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties. Home ownership has been linked to better-educated children, stronger communities, job creation and many more benefits. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties will continue to value the importance of giving back to the community.

For more information about Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties and its community involvement, visit http://www.bhhsgeorgia.com/community-involvement.aspx.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties:
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties has 1,200 associates and 23 offices across the Greater Metro Atlanta area. Led by president and CEO, Dan Forsman, the organization offers a full suite of integrated real estate services including residential real estate, luxury real estate, new homes sales and marketing, commercial real estate, corporate relocation, property management, mortgage lending, title and settlement services, home warranties and insurance. BHHS Georgia Properties has been consistently ranked the No. 1 real estate company by Trendgraphix, RealValuator and SmartNumbers. Dan Forsman was named the 2014 Most Admired CEO in Residential Real Estate by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. The company was also named as one of Atlanta's 2014 Best Places to Work by the Atlanta Business Chronicle and received a 2014 Consumer's Choice Award for Residential and Commercial real estate. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices was named "Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year" in the 26th annual Harris Poll EquiTrend® study of consumers across the nation. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties is an independently operated subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, and a franchisee of BHH Affiliates, LLC. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices symbol are registered service marks of HomeServices of America, Inc.® Equal Housing Opportunity.

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