ERA Real Estate, a leading global real estate franchisor, has named ERA First Advantage Realty, Inc. of Newburgh, Ind., its national company of the year for 2012. The Gene Francis Memorial Award, given annually by ERA Real Estate to its “Top All-Around Company,” was presented to co-owners Janice and Marc Miller at the ERA® 2013 International Business Conference, held March 21-24 in Austin, Texas.
“ERA First Advantage leaders Janice and Marc Miller epitomize the role of brand ambassador for their unwavering commitment to promoting ERA Real Estate’s core values while consistently achieving a strong record of growth,” says Charlie Young, president and CEO of ERA Real Estate. “A dedicated focus on the professional development of the company’s sales associates coupled with company-wide adoption of ERA tools and programs has served to distinguish the firm as the clear market leader and brokerage of choice for real estate professionals in the Newburgh market.”
The award, named after ERA Real Estate co-founder Gene Francis, is the highest honor given to an ERA company and reflects the qualities most respected throughout the global ERA system and the real estate industry. Known for his forward-thinking business acumen as well as his philanthropic spirit, Francis established a defining culture of service to which all ERA companies aspire.
ERA First Advantage Realty, with four offices and nearly 150 sales associates, earned finalist nominations in 2008 and 2011 before securing the top award by maintaining high personal and ethical standards, demonstrating a strong business sense and modeling a commitment to ERA Real Estate and its community – all while driving measurable growth in transactions, sales volume, per person productivity and sales rate.
“The unique ERA culture and value proposition have been instrumental in complementing our local market expertise for nearly 20 years and all of us at ERA First Advantage Realty are thrilled beyond measure to be recognized as ERA’s top all-around company,” says Janice Miller.
The firm also earned the Jim Jackson Memorial Award for 1ST IN SERVICE. Named for ERA Real Estate’s co-founder, the award recognizes the ERA company that distinguishes itself with superior customer service and sales productivity. This award is a direct reflection of customer input and service accolades as measured by customer satisfaction surveys.
Other notable achievements for ERA First Advantage Realty include:
• Increasing year over year sales units by 24 percent
• Increasing agent productivity year over year
• Consistently recruiting top talent
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