There's a new name in the local real estate game.  

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices announced Wednesday it is adding affiliates in our area. 

Prudential Premier Realtors and Prudential Waterfront Realtors have joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. They will remain separate compaines. They will now operate as Berkshire Hataway Premier, Realtors and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Smith Mountain Lake real Estate.

They are part of a number of affiliates that have joined the network since September.  

"It's a huge thing to bring the Berkshire Hathaway brand here.  This is the first place in Virginia that it's been brought.  It's not in the major metropolitan areas, it's coming, but it's not there yet," said Tom Wilson.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices now accounts for nearly 28-thousand agents and 750 offices in 37 states.