ERA Real Estate has named ERA Reardon Realty of Jackson, Michigan, as its national company of the year. The Gene Francis Memorial Award, given annually by ERA Real Estate to its top all-around company, was presented to ERA Reardon Realty at the ERA® 2016 International Business Conference, held March 30 to April 1 in Orlando, Florida.
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. Factored into the award selection are: high customer satisfaction ratings, strong brand engagement and use of ERA resources, and sales and company growth.
“Since joining the ERA franchise system in 2000, ERA Reardon Realty has leveraged formal business planning, tailored lead management practices and fostered a collaborative, agent-centric culture to fuel productivity and growth for the firm,” says Charlie Young, president and CEO of ERA Real Estate. “Under the leadership of Rick Reardon, the company has created a reputation for superior service above all else, which not only creates an exceptionally strong value proposition for both agents and clients, it also uniquely positions ERA Reardon Realty in their marketplace. The firm’s strong focus on growing organically through learning and coaching are just a few of the things that have helped them achieve their status as a true market leader and a model ERA company.”
With three offices and 60 agents, ERA Reardon Realty previously was a finalist for the Gene Francis Memorial Award in 2011 and 2012.
“Our 15-year affiliation with ERA Real Estate has played a key role in fueling incredible growth for the firm, and all of us at ERA Reardon Realty are deeply honored to earn ERA’s highest and most prestigious company award,” says Reardon, owner of ERA Reardon Realty. “Through ERA’s industry-leading technology, innovative marketing tools, proven learning platforms and most importantly the highly collaborative ERA network, we’ve been able to achieve the leading position in our market by sales volume and establish ourselves as a first-choice firm for top agents in the region.”
ERA Reardon Realty has a history of 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 other four finalists for the 2015 Gene Francis Memorial Award include:
- ERA American Real Estate of Shalimar, Fla. – Under the leadership of Gloria Frazier, the company balances a strong focus on recruiting with a specialized support team to maximize productivity. Part of the ERA system for more than 35 years, the company was named ERA’s top all-around company in 1991.
- ERA Davis & Linn of Jacksonville, Fla. – Owners Carole Davis and Jim Linn are widely known for their disciplined adherence to business planning and maintaining a company culture committed to service excellence. Together, this leadership team has sustained high levels of performance, earning Gene Francis Memorial Award finalist honors five times to date.
- ERA Colonial Real Estate of Harker Heights, Texas– Dennis DeWine and his son Tom DeWine drive performance with a focus on winning listings and providing company support to deliver unparalleled service. A strong commitment to maintaining a collaborative company culture creates a highly engaged team that further contributes to the firm’s success. A former Gene Francis Memorial Award winner in 2003, the company was named a finalist in 2007.
- ERA King Real Estate Company, Inc. of Anniston, Ala.– Under the leadership of Everett and Anna King, the firm is a consistent leader in a competitive market, leveraging savvy lead management tactics to fuel agent productivity and support recruiting and retention. This year marks the fifth time the company has been recognized as one of ERA’s top all-around company finalists.
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