ERA® Real estate, the global franchise leader in the Realogy group of brands, announced today that ERA Evergreen Real Estate Company (Hilton Head, SC), ERA Martin Associates (Salisbury, MD) and ERA OakCrest Realty, Inc. (Winchester, VA) signed new long-term agreements to stay with the ERA brand for the next decade. The three companies merge over 72 years of brand ownership.
ERA Evergreen Real Estate, led by owners Michael and Christie Gonzalez, has renewed the ERA brand for the second time. ERA Evergreen Real Estate, founded in 1999, joined the ERA brand in 2003. In 2010, she became a finalist for the Gene Francis Memorial Award, a testament to her status as a leading universal company in the ERA system.
The company has grown from a boutique brokerage with one office to four offices serving Hilton Head, SC and surrounding areas, including Bluffton and Beaufort, South Carolina, and expanded its presence in Savannah, Georgia. According to internal ERA data, the company’s sales have increased 50% over the past 12 months, with 56 agents securing 473 parties to the deal in 2020. The company has more than doubled its production since joining the ERA brand in 2003.
ERA Martin Associatesheaded by President Joni Williamson first joined the ERA brand in 1997. The firm is currently one of ERA’s five most productive single-office subsidiaries and specializes in the sale of residential, coastal, land, farms and commercial real estate. … In 2016 and 2017, the company was named a Gene Francis Semi-Finalist for Best All-Purpose ERA Brand.
In 2020, ERA Martin Associates continued to be the regional leader in the Delmarwa Peninsula (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia) with 64 agents supporting 814 parties to transactions. The company was also ranked among the top 35 US firms to receive the award. 2021 QE National Award from Quality Service Certification, Inc., for outstanding customer service. Over the past 25 years, the company has nearly doubled its agent count and more than tripled its unit production, according to internal ERA data. In 2016, further growth accelerated significantly, making the company the most productive group on the chain.
ERA OakCrest Realty, Inc.under the leadership of President Suzette Neff, has renewed its involvement with the ERA brand for the second time since its first accession 30 years ago in 1991. The company and its 63 agents operate in Winchester and Frederick Counties in Virginia with a 35% market share and have completed 758 transactions. parties in 2020. Leveraging the best-in-class training and education programs offered by the ERA brand, the firm’s affiliated agents benefit from robust support systems and growth opportunities.
ERA OakCrest Realty, Inc. has received numerous manufacturing and top honors and is one of the top 5 most productive companies with one office in the ERA system. In addition, ERA Oakcrest Realty, Inc. has earned numerous awards, most notably as a finalist for the 1999 Gene Francis Memorial Award for Best Universal Company in the ERA System.
“The renewal of the three high performing affiliates with ERA® Real Estate demonstrates the value of the ERA brand. As a pioneer in real estate franchising, ERA invests fully in the success of our partners, helping them reach new levels of success. We proudly offer our affiliates customized tools, state of the art resources and best-in-class training to support and empower their businesses. Participation in ERA Real Estate allows affiliated brokers and agents to gain access to something more and take advantage of new growth opportunities.
Sherri Chris, President and CEO, ERA Real Estate
“Before we joined ERA, we didn’t have the resources to run our company the way we wanted and we had to reinvent the wheel for everything. The ERA Network is extremely dynamic and provides us with access to a suite of tools, sophisticated marketing programs and a dynamic network that is not duplicated by any other real estate brand. We could not have achieved this without the ERA, and we hope to continue to grow across the region using M&A and in-house real estate professionals who share our family culture. ”
– Michael Gonzalez, Broker / Owner, ERA Evergreen Real Estate
“Our ERA membership allows us to compete at a higher level than if we were independent. We now have access to trusted brand technology, educational resources, and top-notch support to empower our business and help us better serve our customers, agents, and the community. We look forward to continuing our partnership with ERA to provide additional growth for our company and support the success of our agents. ”
– Johnny Williamson, President, ERA Martin Associates
“We are very proud to be part of the ERA network and brand. Collaboration within the ERA Network is unmatched and without it we would not have reached our current level. At any time, we have access to real estate leaders across the country to help realize new ideas and growth opportunities. Our goal is to provide the impeccable customer service that our agents provide to their clients time and time again. I think one of the reasons we can achieve this is because of our collaboration with ERA. With award-winning marketing, powerful technology and state-of-the-art resources, we are able to stay ahead of the competition and drive the success of our agents. ”
– Suzette Neff, President, ERA OakCrest Realty
About ERA Real Estate
IN ERA® Real Estate, we do not adapt to changes, we create them. We believe our core business values - collaboration, innovation, diversity and growth – are needed now more than ever. A global leader in residential real estate for over 40 years, the ERA brand was the first real estate franchise to expand internationally, the first to advertise online, and is the only national company to offer the Sellers Security® Plan. …
ERA Real Estate’s network includes more than 36,000 affiliated brokers and independent trading partners and approximately 2,200 offices in the United States and 31 other countries and territories. ERA Franchising Systems LLC (www.ERA.com), which operates the ERA Real Estate system, is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global provider of real estate services. ERA Real Estate information is available at TeamERA.com