Zambito Realtors aligning with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 February 2021 at 2:03 pm

Local company will be Berkshire franchise, running offices in Medina, Wrights Corners and Orchard Park

Provided photo: Rita Zambito is pictured with her son Mark and her daughter Mandy Gotham. They will be running three real estate offices as part of a franchise with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

MEDINA – A local real estate business, that has grown to be in the top 10 in sales in Western New York in recent years, announced today it is becoming a new franchise for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

Zambito Realtors, which started in 2006 by Rita Zambito, sees advantages for customers and her 35 employees in joining Berkshire, a company with a national presence. Zambito will continue to run its offices in Medina and Wrights Corners, Niagara County, and will be opening a new office in Orchard Park.

The Medina and Wrights Corners offices will be called Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Zambito Realtors, while the Orchard Park site will be Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Western New York Properties. Zambito’s daughter, Mandy Gotham, lives in Orchard Park and will run that office.

“We decided to join the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network because of its unique technology and marketing tools that will give our agents access to more when assisting clients in looking for their next home, more data, more properties and more neighborhood information,” Zambito said in a news release. “Taking our local expertise and adding the global network and reach that only Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices can offer us, our agents and our clients will have an unbeatable advantage in the marketplace.”

With their brand transition, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Zambito Realtors and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Western New York Properties agents gain access to Berkshire’s referral and relocation networks, and its “FOREVER Cloud” technology suite, a powerful source for lead generation, marketing support, social media, video production/distribution and more.

“We feel it will truly benefit our clients and our agents,” said Zambito’s son Mark Zambito, an associate broker and co-owner of the business. “Their brand is globally known. Their technology and reach is why we aligned ourselves with them.”

Berkshire vetted the Zambito business for several months, to make sure it was a good match, Zambito said in an interview.

He praised his mother for her work in building the business. She started as a real estate agent in the mid-1990s for Stovroff-Potter. She opened her own business about a decade later and Mark joined her after he graduated from college.

Zambito Realtors opened in December 2006 with the mother and son running the business with four agents on North Main Street. In 2019, they moved to a bigger site on Maple Ridge Road and also opened the office in Wrights Corners.

Mandy Gotham, Rita Zambito’s daughter, also has joined the real estate company and she will be running the Orchard Park office.

“We are thrilled to welcome Zambito Realtors to our network,” said Chris Stuart, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “Zambito Realtors has long been Western New York’s hometown real estate company and I know their service to the community will expand moving forward. Zambito agents represent the same Berkshire Hathaway principles of trust, integrity, stability and longevity. Their leadership’s mission to uphold the integrity of their professionals through building lasting relationships with their clients creates the long-term success we are looking for.”

Zambito Realtors will continue to offer insight and guidance for all types of real estate transactions, from single-family homes, multi-family homes, vacant land, commercial listings, farms with specific expertise in equestrian properties, according to the news release from Berkshire.

Gino Blefari, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, also welcomed the company to the network.

“Zambito Realtors demonstrates a commitment to their community beyond their business, which is a wonderful example of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices mission to be dedicated to our clients and continuously improve their lives,” Blefari said.