Blefari is an industry leader whose real estate career spans four decades.
- Current role:
- President and CEO, HomeServices of America
- Irvine, CA
- Power 200 Leadership Ranking:
Other notable roles
Chairman, HSF Affiliates LLC, the franchise arm of HomeServices of America.
After a successful career as an agent with Fox & Carskadon in the 1980s, Blefari joined Contempo Realty Group where he became a partner. Contempo was acquired by Realogy (now Anywhere) in 1997, and after his 5-year non-compete agreement expired, Blefari founded Intero Real Estate Services. In 2014, Berkshire Hathaway bought Intero and installed Blefari as CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. In January of 2019, he was named CEO of the parent company, HomeServices of America.
In his own words
“Leaders should always lead with connection over direction. When you lead by connecting (rather than directing people in their actions), you immediately add a level of compassion, trust and respect to everything you and your team accomplish.”
How others describe him
“Blefari is the real estate agent’s real estate agent: He is confidence wrapped in a great suit, a consummate dealmaker, a beam of energy and he’s seen and done just about everything one can do in the real estate business,” according to Franchise Times.
Did you know?
Blefari writes a blog called “Thoughts on Leadership.” His father wanted him to be a dentist, but a high school job at a golf course that was bought by a housing developer introduced him to real estate and reset his life’s course.