Welcome to KBB...the premier Real Estate Agency in Central Pennsylvania...celebrating 80 years of putting YOU first!
Historically, we have deep roots in Centre County, initially established as The Kissinger Agency in 1933. Gordon D. Kissinger was born in Williamsport, PA in 1908. He entered Penn State as a freshman the same year that Joe Paterno was born - 1926. He graduated with a degree in Architechtural Engineering in 1931. In 1933, he opened the Gordon D Kissinger Agency (real estate and insurance) in a one room office on the 2nd floor of the State College Hotel (above the Corner Room). He gained the confidence of Morris Baum, one of the community's early entrepreneurs who purchased the farmland that became W. Fairmount Avenue, S
. Patterson Street, Robin Road and was Morris' real estate broker in the developement of those areas. In 1946, Gordon moved his office to the 2nd floor of the People's National Bank Building, now First National Bank of PA, at 117 S. Allen Street, where he remained until 1966 when he designed and built a new office building at 245 S. Allen Street (part of the current site of the State College Boro Hall). Gordon remained active in the business until 1980, when he semi-retired. Gordon passed in 1994, the founder of what is now Kissinger, Bigatel & Brower REALTORS®, the largest and oldest real estate brokerage in Central Pennsylvania. Gordon was the developer of Zion Heights, Lynnwood Heights, Park Hills, Centre Hills and Nittany Hills East.
In 1964, Gordon's middle son, Fred, joined him in the business. He has been involved in the growth of the company. In 1972, Bill Leonard and Bruce Hein became partners and the firm name became Kissinger, Leonard & Heim. In 1977, the firm name was again changed to Kissinger, Leonard & Associates. In 1983, Ralph Brower became a partner and the firm name became Kissinger, Leonard & Brower. In 1993, Mark Bigatel, along with his company, Associated Realty, became a partner and the firm name once again changed to what it remains today: Kissinger, Bigatel & Brower REALTORS®, thus our nickname, "KBB." Today, there are five more partners, for a total of eight; Fred Kissinger, Mark Bigatel, Ralph Brower, Jan Graci, Brad Karch, Beth Richards, Chris Turley & Larry Walker. The firm has over 50 full time agents and 2 offices; North Atherton and South Atherton Street in State College. Today, Kissinger Bigatel & Brower REALTORS® is the largest, independent, full service real estate firm in Central Pennsylvania, and is celebrating 80 years of helping people buy and sell homes, farms, land, investment and commercial properties!
In addition to working on your behalf, KBB REALTORS® spend a lot of time and effort involved in community services. We all contribute evey month to a fund named "KBB Cares". Although each REALTOR® has their own favorite charity, the money in this fund is distributed based on a committee vote and it supports local and national charities like the local Youth Services Bureau, THON, The State College Theather, Housing Transitions and United Way. We support Toys for Tots, the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, Leadership Centre County and numerous other charities. In short, we love this community and want to continue to contribute to making it a great place to live, work and play. So when you come to one of our State College offices, don't be surprised if you see a friendly and familar face.
We have been honored as Best Real Estate Brokerage in State College by State College Magazine and as the CBICC winner of Business of the Year. BUT, as nice as awards are, what reallly matters most to us is YOU. We measure our success by YOUR success and that's how we have done it for 80 strong years!
We have 2 State College offices in highly visible areas which are open 7 days a week. This makes doing business with KBB convenient for you. Our professional sales staff of over 50 full time REALTORS® is available to help you at either location. An integral part of our success is also due to our quality staff people who are always eager to offer their expertise.
Our affiliation with Cartus Broker Network (formerly Cendant Mobility), the largest relocation and referral company in the world, has enabled us to help hundreds of clients moving to or from Centre County. We are members of both the National Association of REALTORS, the Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS, and the Centre County Board of REALTORS®.
KBB’s mission is to provide the best real estate expertise by understanding YOUR needs, knowing our market, professional training, continuing education and quality management.
It is our hope that our website will help to acquaint you with the Centre County area, (home to Penn State University). Please browse and let us know your thoughts or suggestions. Our goal is to make 1kbb.com both user friendly and informative for searching real estate in Centre County PA and beyond. For this reason, we display ALL the MLS listings...every single property that is for sale in the Centre County Association of REALTORS. We dispaly ALL the Open Houses in Centre County and the surrounding counties that any REALTOR is hosting. We know that posting only the KBB Open Houses and only our MLS listings doesn't provide you with all the choices you have and since we can help you buy ANY property that is for sale, we want you to have that information. We post weekly updates about the Centre County PA real estate market...LOCAL numbers because real estate IS LOCAL. We'll post short videos recapping the State College real estate market's activity and more. We offer a mobile website for browsing real estate on your smartphone, iPad or tablet. In short, we want to make your online home shopping experience a GREAT experience.
And if you are selling real estate, we will displaly your property on all the major national real estate websites including Zillow, Trulia, REALTOR.com, HotPads, CNN Money, Comcast real estate, MSN real estate, Yahoo and more. If you are selling a commercial property, we couple the exposure on 1kbb.com with exposure on the CBICC commercial website, Co-Star and Loopnet. We want every possible qualified buyer to see your property!
Visit our Meet our REALTORS® page, stop by one of our offices, email us or call us. We look forward to representing you.
KBB is for every real estate reason.