MADISON, N.J., March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ERA Real Estate, a leading global real estate franchisor, has named Hunt Real Estate ERA/ERA Key Realty Services, serving New York, Arizona, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island, 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 Hunt Real Estate ERA/ERA Key Realty Services at the 2019 FUEL ERA® global conference, held March 19-22 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 ERA companies aspire. Factored into the award selection are: high customer satisfaction ratings, strong brand engagement and use of ERA resources, as well as sales and company growth.
Hunt Real Estate ERA has proudly closed well over 100,000 residential transactions since their 1911 founding, growing to become a powerhouse in the ERA Franchise system. In early 2018 they announced their acquisition of ERA Key Realty Services, creating a combined family of real estate brokerage companies that now boast a strong foothold in New England and Upstate New York, significantly expanding their reach and increasing options for homebuyers and sellers, particularly in the Northeast. Between the two companies, they now operate a combined 57 offices across seven states with over 1,600 real estate professionals on their team.
"The Gene Francis winner personifies the model ERA company and Hunt Real Estate ERA/ERA Key Realty Services is no exception," said Simon Chen, President and CEO of ERA Real Estate. "Their consistently strong sales numbers, dedication to growing their network and expanding into new territories, and commitment to upholding the values of the ERA brand and community with the highest levels of integrity made the decision to highlight them as this year's winner an easy one."
As Hunt continues into its second century of operation, the company remains committed to its Western New York roots while still providing exceptional service and premium products to their customers under the leadership of Peter Hunt, the company's chairman and CEO. "It's an incredible honor to receive the Gene Francis Award," said Hunt. "We are so fortunate to have such a devoted, hardworking group of staff and independent licensed real estate professionals, and it is their dedication to Hunt's continuous growth, and to creating an encouraging, simplified and satisfying home selling and buying experience for our customers that has led to us being recognized today."
About ERA Real Estate
At ERA Real Estate, we don't adapt to change, we create it. We believe that our core business values of collaboration, innovation, diversity and growth are needed now more than ever. As a global leader in the residential real estate industry for more than 40 years, ERA was the first real estate franchise to expand internationally, the first to post listings online, and is the only national company that offers the Sellers Security® Plan program. The ERA Real Estate network includes 40,000 affiliated brokers and independent sales associates and approximately 2,300 offices throughout the United States and 34 other countries and territories. ERA Franchise Systems LLC (www.ERA.com) which operates the ERA Real Estate system, is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (RLGY), a global provider of real estate services. ERA Real Estate information is available at www.ExploreERA.com.
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