Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Companies Keep Home Sales Moving Forward Virtually


Supporting agents and clients with interactive virtual showing events and innovative solutions

Portland, OR – Real estate agents at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Professionals are forging new ground in the way buyers can tour their homes listed for sale in Oregon and Washington through Virtual Showings and Virtual Open House events.

In response to health safety practices brought on by Covid-19, the companies are now offering virtual showings and interactive, virtual events to give buyers real-time property tours from the comfort and safety of their own homes. In addition to hosting on-location Open Houses, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices agents in the Northwest can pre-schedule Virtual Open Houses where buyers register and get a link to join a personal, hosted walk-through with the listing agent. Questions can be answered and rooms can be revisited based on buyer interest.

The company websites have gone from featuring property listings and open houses to search options for Virtual Open Houses and Virtual Showings.

“In light of the current cautions around public interaction and safety, Virtual Open Houses are the next best thing to physically visiting a property,” said Jason Waugh, President and CEO of the two companies. “We can assure our clients, and anyone wondering if they should put their home search on hold, that we are open for business and committed to helping people buy and sell homes during this unique time. We’re fortunate to have trusted partnerships in place that allow us to quickly adapt our technology; and mortgage, insurance, and title service providers who conduct business digitally and even accommodate curbside signing with sanitized signing and key hand-offs.”

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate

Founded in 1942 and operating jointly with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Professionals, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate is a full-service residential and commercial real estate firm with nearly 1,000 brokers and staff. The company serves the greater Seattle and Portland metro areas, plus Southwest Washington, Central Oregon, the Yamhill County wine region, the Oregon coast, and from Salem through the I-5 corridor to Roseburg.

The company’s deep Northwest roots are complimented by the fast-paced global expansion of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, one of the few organizations entrusted to carry the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name. It is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Circle, ranking in the top ten in the network of more than 50,000 real estate professionals and nearly 1,500 offices. Its clients benefit from one-stop shopping for mortgage loans and insurance through Prosperity Home Mortgage and HomeServices Insurance, and in the Seattle metro area, title services through Equity Title of Washington. 

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Professionals are independently operated subsidiaries of HomeServices of America, the nation’s largest provider of total home services and highest-ranking residential brokerage in the U.S. in 2019 transaction sides. To learn more, please visit our websites at and