ERA Real Estate has named ERA Brokers Consolidated, serving Utah and Nevada, 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 Brokers Consolidated at the 2018 ERA® International Business Conference, held February 19-21 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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 ERAcompanies aspire. Factored into the award selection are: high customer satisfaction ratings, strong brand engagement and use of ERA resources, and sales and company growth.
From a bold beginning in 1982, ERA Brokers Consolidated has grown to become a powerhouse in the ERA Franchise system. Still headquartered at its original location in St. George, the company has seen dramatic growth in recent years, adding over 200 new real estate independent sales associates in 2016-2017. The organization now operates eight offices across Utah and Nevada. With over 300 sales associates and staff, the combined operations closed nearly 3,000 transactions worth $732 million in value in 2017.
This is the fifth time ERA Brokers Consolidated has been recognized as a finalist for the Gene Francis award in their 39-year history. It has also been named as a top 10 company in the ERA Real Estate network and achieved ERA Platinum status, a recognition offered to only the top producing ERAfranchisees.
"The Gene Francis winner personifies the model ERA company and ERA Brokers Consolidated is no exception. Their consistent, exceptional growth, longevity with ERA and their unfettered commitment to representing themselves and the brand with the highest levels of integrity made them the obvious choice," said Sue Yannaccone, president and CEO of ERA Real Estate.
Second generation leaders Neil, Jon and Matt Walter along with founding partners Mark Walter and Thayne Houston are committed to the continued growth and expansion of the company within the ERA System. Fully integrating ERA programs, tools and branding, along with their proprietary technology suite, into their strategic plans gives them the differentiation they need to stand out in the markets they serve.
Neil Walter, CEO for ERA Brokers Consolidated said, "This is a tremendous honor. We are so fortunate to have the best people in the real estate industry affiliated with our organization. Our staff and licensed real estate professionals' commitment to focusing on their clients is the reason we are being recognized today."
Thayne Houston, partner and principal broker added, "We have worked hard for many years to have this opportunity. Over the 39 years our firm has been affiliated with ERA, we have weathered good markets, tough markets, high interest rates and low interest rates. It's the quality of the people in our organization that have paved the way for today's recognition."
ERA Brokers Consolidated has a history of tomorrow-focused thinking and specializes in providing high-level support for high-caliber agents – all while keeping clients and communities up to date about buying and selling real estate in Utah and Nevada.