Dennis Pezzimenti, Nancy Rathbun, Judy Porpiglia, Steve Holt
Smethport (PA)
 October 25, 2017 –  Nancy Rathbun, Owner of Chosen Acres Realty, together with Dennis Pezzimenti, Managing Partner of Howard Hanna Professionals, today announced that Chosen Acres Realty, with offices in Smethport, Bradford and Port Allegany, Pennsylvania, has merged with Howard Hanna Professionals. 

Pezzimenti and Rathbun were joined by the Chosen Acres Realty Agents and Staff, as well as Pete Holt, Broker/Owner of Chautauqua County based Howard Hanna Holt Real Estate, Howard Hanna Professionals General Manager Stephen Holt and Tom Schoeller, Senior Vice President, Howard Hanna Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions.

Chosen Acres owner Nancy Rathbun and her team are joining forces with Howard Hanna Professionals to form the largest real estate brokerage business in McKean County and beyond.  According to Rathbun, “Our company has excelled in this region for years.  Joining forces with Dennis, Steve, and the team at Howard Hanna will enable our team to provide even better services to our clients than we could on our own.  We are thrilled to become a part of Howard Hanna, which was already the leading real estate company in PA.”

Howard Hanna Professionals was formed in March of 2017, through a strategic franchise partnership between Chautauqua, NY based Howard Hanna Holt Real Estate, Olean, NY based DBP Realty, and Bradford, PA based Penn Laurel Realty.  The Howard Hanna franchise program allows franchisees to retain ownership and decision-making locally, while utilizing exclusive Howard Hanna marketing tools such as the 100% Money Back Guarantee and nationally acclaimed training and learning programs for sales associates, bringing more buyers and sellers together in successful transactions.

“To be the consumer’s top choice in McKean County is our goal,” said Schoeller.  “We are very proud to welcome Nancy and her team of professional sales associates, who have helped thousands of  buyers and sellers over the years, to the Howard Hanna family.  Together we will do great things and carry on the reputation of excellence Chosen Acres has established.”

Howard Hanna has been helping people feel at home since 1957, when the real estate company was founded by Howard and Anne Hanna in Pittsburgh with one office.  Through both organic growth and mergers/acquisitions, the company is now the 3rd largest real estate company in the United States with 270 offices throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Michigan, Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia and Maryland and more than $16 billion in closed sales volume last year.  The full-service company provides residential and commercial brokerage, mortgage, insurance, closing and escrow, appraisal, relocation and property management services.

Howard Hanna continues to look for strategic partnerships with market leading companies. For information on joining Howard Hanna Real Estate Services and/or its franchise program, please contact Tom Schoeller at 570-460-0272 or

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is the 3rd largest real estate company in the United States. The family-owned and operated company specializes in residential and commercial brokerage service, mortgages, closing and title insurance, land development, appraisal services, insurance services, corporate relocation and property management. With 270 offices across PA, OH, NY, VA, MI, WV, NC & MD, Howard Hanna’s more than 9,000 sales associates and employees are guided by a spirit of integrity in all aspects of the real estate process.