RISMEDIA, March 18, 2011—Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC announced it won Franchise Business Review’s Best in Category for Real Estate Franchisee Satisfaction award for the fourth year in a row.
The Best in Category award measures franchisee satisfaction with their franchisors and is part of the 6th annual Franchisee Satisfaction Awards presented by Franchise Business Review. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC was also ranked fourth overall among all franchise categories with more than 200 locations. This is the fourth year that the Sotheby’s International Realty brand was rated in the top 10 of all award categories. The brand also ranked eighth in the Best of the Best Overall Top 50, a new category this year.
“We are dedicated to providing the highest level of quality service to our affiliates, so this is a true testament to our success in achieving that goal,” said Michael R. Good, chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “To receive this award for the fourth year in a row is an accomplishment we are very proud of, and a reflection of the value our affiliates find in the support services we offer.”
Franchise Business Review surveyed franchisees from more than 500 leading systems, representing more than 100,000 franchisees, for the 6th annual Franchisee Satisfaction Awards. Franchises were evaluated in five areas: training and support, franchise system, franchisor/franchisee relations, financial opportunity and overall satisfaction. Additionally, demographic and lifestyle questions gave a 360-degree view of the franchise ownership experience.
“Franchisee satisfaction and performance is what separates the very best franchise systems from all the rest,” said Eric Stites, Franchise Business Review president and chief executive officer. “The Sotheby’s International Realty brand is in a very elite group of franchise opportunities, and their high satisfaction ratings reflect the commitment to their franchisees’ success.”
Franchise Business Review is a national franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction and franchise buyer experiences. For a complete list of this year’s award winners, visit www.FBR50.com.
For more information, visit www.sothebysrealty.com.