When you visit our consumer applications, including this web site, we may collect information about you that you share with us by using our consumer applications. This identification information typically includes your name, e¬mail address, and telephone number. You are not required to provide this information in order to use our web site. However, if you would like for a broker member of our real estate brokerage network to be permitted to share with you additional, non-public information about properties listed for sale or lease that would otherwise not be available to you, you must register on our site by providing this identification information. You can search for the name(s) of the network member(s) brokerage serving the market area(s) you are interested in by going here.
By supplying your name, email address and telephone number, you create a non-binding, default “buyer agency” relationship (a lawful consumer-broker relationship) with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and/or one of our real estate broker franchisees that permits use to provide you with non-public information about real properties for sale or lease for your personal, non-commercial use. If you wish, you may set up searches and email alerts to notify you when new or updated property listings matching the criteria you specify become available.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but will also provide controls that allow you to block or delete them. Instructions for blocking or deleting cookies are generally available in your browser’s privacy or help documentation. If you choose to delete cookies, some settings and preferences controlled by those cookies, including advertising preferences, will be deleted and may need to be recreated. You may deactivate cookies if you do not want your browsing to be tracked, but doing so may hinder your online experience on our site.
Pixels : We may also place pixels, which are used to collect information and that the information will be shared with our advertising agencies to provide you with targeted advertisements. You can learn more about tracking technologies and opt-out of receiving behavioral advertising by visiting the following websites: NAI and DAA.
Processing location : We process your personal information in the United States. For users located outside of the United States, please see the paragraph titled International Users below for more information.
Using Information Collected
We primarily use the identification information you voluntarily share with us to customize your online experience and to do what you have asked of us. We also use your identification information to tell you about our products and services, but you may instruct us not to send communications to you by following the procedure indicated below under “Contacting Us.” On occasion, we use your identification information to validate your identity. As for usage tracking data, we primarily use that information to operate and improve our consumer applications, and to further our marketing efforts. As a general rule, we do not share your information with unaffiliated third parties. We do, however, share your information with our own personnel, members of our real estate brokerage network and our service providers to the extent necessary to fulfill your requests. We do not share your information with unaffiliated third parties for direct marketing purposes. We reserve the right to disclose your information under limited circumstances, such as to cooperate with law enforcement or judicial authorities as required by law or legal process, to protect our own legal rights, or to protect the public good.
Please note that we will retain the information we collect from you for as long as needed to provide the services you request and to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.
If you would like to review the information about you that we have collected through our consumer applications, or to change that information, you can make that request by following the procedure indicated below under “Contacting Us.” We may require that you verify your identity before we process your request.