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Real Estate Redefined.

About Us

Company History

When we founded Heritage Real Estate Services, LLC in 2006, our goal was to create a full service real estate company unlike any other, not only in terms of the breadth of services we offer but also the quality of representation we provide. "Real Estate Redefined" is more than just a slogan; it's our commitment to improving the entire real estate process. Our innovative approach removes many of the inefficiencies of the traditional real estate brokerage business model and replaces them with original, creative, and practical solutions. Furthermore, we are committed to providing unparalleled customer service to each and every client we represent. Simply put, we believe that our solutions-oriented approach, combined with exceptional client service and good old-fashioned hard work, deliver extraordinary results.

We have continued to expand our service offerings over the last few years so that we may better serve our growing client base. Our five primary business lines now include Traditional Services, Investor Services, Distressed Sales, Property Management, and Maintenance Services. While we will continue to improve the breadth and depth of our company with new and improved services, we remain committed to our core founding principles of integrity, hard work, and unparalleled client service. Please contact us by phone or email for more information. Thank you for your interest in Heritage Real Estate Services, LLC.

Meet the Owners

Fritz Luedke - Broker/Owner

Fritz Luedke has over 15 years experience operating and investing in real estate and the capital markets. In 2007, he became an owner of Heritage Real Estate Services LLC. While a traditional brokerage company at the time, Fritz and his business partners recognized the fragility of the residential housing market and identified three specific segments of the market on which to focus. Within the next 18 months, the company had expanded its existing services (Traditional Services and Investor Services) to include Distressed Sales, Property Management, and Property Maintenance Services. Today, he and business partner, Tom Harte, oversee daily operations of the company which provides comprehensive real estate services to its clients.

Prior to Heritage Real Estate Services LLC, Fritz and Tom founded HLW Property Group LLC, a real estate investment firm focused on residential, commercial, and raw land opportunities in the Northeast. From 1998-2003, Fritz worked as a Proprietary Trader for First New York Securities, responsible for investing firm capital in the equity and option markets. From 1994-1998, he held positions in trading, financial analysis, and accounting at Pinnacle Associates Limited and Mellon Bank, respectively.

Fritz holds a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Science from St. Lawrence University. He is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the state of Connecticut and an active member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the Connecticut Association of Realtors (CAR), and the Greater Waterbury Board of Realtors (GWBR). Fritz currently resides in Ridgefield, CT with his wife and son.


Tom Harte - Agent/Owner

Tom Harte and his family have been active participants within the local real estate market for more than 20 years. Originally focused on residential development and brokerage, Tom gained valuable insights from the family real estate business at an early age. In 2007, he became an owner of Heritage Real Estate Services LLC, a full service real estate firm whose primary business lines include Traditional Services, Investor Services, Distressed Sales, Property Management, and Maintenance Services. Tom has extensive knowledge and experience in the market segment known as Distressed Sales, specifically short sales and foreclosure-related transactions.

In addition to Heritage Real Estate Services LLC, Tom is Vice President of Harte Auto Group, parent company of 11 new and used car dealerships throughout Connecticut and New York.

Tom attended St. Margaret's McTernan School (now Chase Collegiate) in Waterbury, CT and Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, PA. He is a licensed Real Estate Agent in the state of Connecticut and an active member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the Connecticut Association of Realtors (CAR), and the Greater Waterbury Board of Realtors (GWBR). Tom currently resides in Cheshire, CT with his wife, four sons, and father-in-law.