ERA Team VP Real Estate has been named 1 of 5 finalists for the 2010 Gene Francis Memorial Award. This award, given by ERA Franchise Systems LLC, is named for the late ERA Real Estate co-founder and executive vice president Gene Francis. The overall winner will be announced at the 2011 ERA International Business Conference this March in Las Vegas, NV.
As stated by ERA Franchise Systems, “This award recognizes the ERA company which best exemplifies excellence and integrity in our profession. It is our system’s highest honor for companies, with its winner reflecting Gene’s standards of ethical conduct, strong business sense, consistent growth and a commitment to their community and the ERA brand.”
ERA also states the award requirements: “To be eligible for the Gene Francis Memorial Award, companies must be ERA system members for at least five years; other criteria include total performance and growth over past five years; participation in the ERA Select Services® programs; participation in ERA Mortgage; home warranty production through the ERA Home Protection Plan® and application of ERA system and tools. In addition, to emphasize the importance of community service to the ERA philosophy, MDA fundraising and/or community support is also a requirement for this award. One winner and four national finalists are chosen each year and honored at the International Business Conference, with the responsible broker also invited to join the influential ERA National Advisory Council.”
We are very proud of our entire team at ERA Team VP and all that we have accomplished together! Many of our Realtors will be attending the 2011 ERA International Business Conference this March. This will be a great opportunity for us to connect with ERA Realtors from all over the world, learn about great new innovative tools that ERA has to offer and learn from each other and other real estate experts so that we can apply it to our own market and help our company continue to help YOU!
You may have noticed that one of the requirements for this prestigious award is fundraising for MDA and community support. Last year we held our first annual Agents of Hope Golf Tournament and were thrilled to raise over $15,000 for the ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Division of MDA. We are already planning for next year’s tournament, which will be held in August at the Chautauqua Golf Club. Keep your eyes open – we’ll have more details coming soon! who is .