RISMEDIA, May 1, 2007-ERA Franchise Systems, Inc. has reported that its franchise system continues to grow with 11 new residential brokerage companies joining its global franchise network in the first quarter 2007. ERA officials also stated that another 14 affiliated companies expanded their real estate brokerage operations in their respective markets across the country via mergers/acquisitions or opening new branch offices.
ERA Real Estate saw significant growth in the first three months of 2007 in Texas, California and South Carolina. The Lone Star State led the way with three new real estate brokerage grand openings along with three ERA affiliates expanding their operations in key Texas markets. South Carolina had two new brokerage openings and one existing franchise expansion. In addition, three new ERA franchised brokerage companies opened their doors for business in California.
The California and Texas markets continue to be a major source of growth for ERA Real Estate. In 2006, 17 new franchise brokerage companies in California joined ERA Real Estate and 10 new firms from Texas became part of the global network.
"As the residential real estate market continues to evolve one thing has remained constant, ERA Real Estate has continued to show impressive growth in both the domestic and international arenas," said Brenda W. Casserly, president and CEO of ERA Franchise Systems, Inc. "Our strong showing in the first quarter of 2007 is a testament to the state-of-the art technology and tools that draw more and more real estate professionals to the ERA family.
"This year we will continue to invest in our business practices by adding new world-class products and services that help our brokers and sales associates compete in today's changing real estate marketplace and support their success in the future," said Casserly.
New Company Affiliations Listed below are new real estate companies that affiliated with ERA Real Estate during the first quarter of 2007:
Company Town State Broker/Owner
ERA All Team Realty, Myrtle Beach, S.C. James Smith
ERA Capital Executive Realty, Torrance Calif. Melvin Burrell
ERA Classic Real Estate, Greeley, Colo. Fred Carollo
ERA Executive Realty, Smyrna, Ga. Janelle Dorvil
ERA First American, San Bernardino, Calif. Leon Garcia
ERA Holiday Real Estate, Ocean City, Md. Jerome Milko
ERA New Age Real Estate, Richardson, Texas Charlene Winter
ERA Pathfinder Properties, Katy, Texas Rex L. Brown JR
ERA Truvillion Realty Group, Dallas, Texas Capri Truvillion
ERA Upstate Realty, Greenville, S.C. Paul T. Hogan
ERA Vista Realty, Covina, Calif. Joe Rosales
Listed below are existing ERA affiliated companies that expanded operations through mergers/acquisitions or opening new offices in the first quarter of 2007:
Company Town State Broker/Owner
ERA Capital Executive Realty, Las Vegas, Nev. Melvin Burrell
ERA Brokers Consolidated, Saint George, Utah Thayne Houston
ERA Comprehensive Real Estate Services, Tipp City, Ohio Gary Yagley
ERA Courtyard Real Estate, Lubbock ,Texas Drury Roberts
ERA Courtyard Real Estate, Ransom Canyon, Texas Drury Roberts
ERA Fernandina Beach Realty, Callahan, Fla. Steve Simmons
ERA Goodfellow Homes, Danbury, Conn. Scott Cooney
ERA Network Real Estate, Grand Rapids, Mich. Dana Slocum
ERA The Masiello Group, Durham, N.H. Christopher J. Masiello
ERA The Masiello Group, Kennebunk, Maine Christopher J. Masiello
ERA Silver Star, La Porte, Texas Richard Skotak
ERA Town & Country Real Estate, Henderson, Nev. R. L. Stein
ERA Tucker Associates, Blauvelt, N.Y. Sharon Tucker
ERA Wilder Realty, Santee, S.C. Eddie Wilder
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