RISMEDIA, April 5, 2007-Four companies were presented with the prestigious RELO® Quality Certification designation at the 2007 Leading Real Estate Companies of the WorldTM Conference Mar. 16 in Palm Desert, Calif.: Baird & Warner (Chicago, Ill.), Comey & Shepherd (Cincinnati, Ohio), Marx & Bensdorf (Memphis, Tenn.), and Russ Lyon Realty (Scottsdale, Ariz.).
Leading Real Estate Companies of the WorldTM (LeadingRE) introduced the RELO® Quality Certification (RQC) in April 2001 to recognize service excellence, professionalism and industry expertise in relocation departments. These four companies join 30 other companies that have earned the RQC distinction since 2001.
"To earn the certification, candidates undergo an in-depth evaluation of virtually every facet of their departments – including facilities, technology, performance, staffing, training, services offered, marketing, customer satisfaction and more," notes Cecelia Chott, CRP, GMS, LeadingRE director of education.
According to Rich Mundt, vice president, business development for Baird & Warner, the designation is a notable achievement for the company. "Baird & Warner is over 150 years old and, and we were among the first firms to establish a relocation department in 1964, known as RESET (Real Estate Services for Employee Transfers). Achieving the RQC is yet another great milestone for the relocation division and our company."
Cheryl Preston, relocation director for Russ Lyon shares his pride. "All of us at Russ Lyon Realty Company are extremely excited about receiving this certification. I am very fortunate to have a staff with many years of experience and a company that has had a relocation division for over 30 years. This year we have two reasons to celebrate: Russ Lyon Realty Company will enjoy its 60th anniversary and we received the RQC," Preston said.
Upon learning they had been awarded the RQC, Comey & Shepherd Relocation Director Bonnie Casper exclaimed, "We are flying high here at Comey! We are all very excited about reaching this achievement and receiving this prestigious award. It is an incredible honor to be counted amongst such elite companies and such celebrated relocation directors."
Marx & Bensdorf Relocation Director Eileen Cherny is also enthused. "Being in business for over 138 years, as well as being a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the WorldTM since the mid 1960s, it was important to us to ensure we were among the top five percent of this network by attaining the RQC Certification. The extensive, comprehensive, in-depth evaluation our relocation department underwent confirmed that we met the criteria to reach the pinnacle of the finest global network of realtors," Cherny said.