Merle Whitehead

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Merle Whitehead, CRB
Chairman, New York State
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, Inc
Orchard Park, NY


Merle Whitehead is the Chairman of New York State for Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. He is a Realtor Emeritus with 48 years of experience. Inman News, Real Estate Executive Magazine, and Stefan Swanepoel all named Merle as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Leaders in the Real Estate Industry. In 2016 after growing one of the Top 10 Firms in America, Whitehead sold both RealtyUSA and 1st Priority Mortgage to Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, helping Hanna to become the third largest brokerage firm in America. Merle is the Past Chairman of the Broker Public Portal and continues to serve on its Board of Managers. Merle is a member of the National Association of Realtors Leadership Team. He is the 2018 Liaison for the MLS’s and Data Management. He was a charter member of the Realtor University Board of Regents and Chairs the Curriculum Review Committee.  He and serves on the Board of the New York State Alliance of MLS’s.