Recently, 16 members of ERA Team VP Real Estate attended the 2012 ERA International Business Conference in New Orleans, La.
While in attendance at the International Business Conference, Bill Soffel, a local real estate broker, was recognized as one of the nation's top ERA brokers by global real estate leader ERA Franchise Systems LLC. Soffel accepted the President's Circle designation for superior performance on behalf of ERA Team VP Real Estate.
The President's Circle is a group of ERA companies across the nation that rank among the Gold Level for the top 50, Silver Level for the top 100 or Bronze Level for the top 200 in either number of residential sales completed or total amount of completed sales in the ERA network.
"This is an excellent example, for our brokers and the entire real estate industry, of what can be accomplished through innovative thinking and close attention to customers' needs, regardless of market conditions," said Charlie Young, president and chief executive officer, ERA Franchise Systems LLC. "Bill's achievement is a testament to his unwavering commitment to ERA's core values of innovation, collaboration and superior service as well as his impressive business acumen and deep knowledge of this market - all of which are invaluable assets to homebuyers and sellers in Western New York."
Individual Associates of ERA Team VP Real Estate were honored as well. Jane Grice and Karen Goodell of ERA Team VP Real Estate in Chautauqua were each awarded a Beyond Excellence designation by ERA Franchise Systems LLC. The designation recognizes the ERA network's top producers for excellence in real estate sales.
To qualify for the Beyond Excellence designation, ERA sales associates or selling-brokers must have achieved 45 total closed units or $100,000 in adjusted gross commission in 2011.
"An unparalleled commitment to service has clearly contributed to the successes of both Jane Grice and Karen Goodell and I am pleased to congratulate each of them on this impressive accomplishment," Yuong said.
Anne Walters, ERA Team VP Real Estate's office coordinator, was also honored during the ERA International Business Conference. She was named a top three finalist for the ERA Office Coordinator of the Year Award by ERA Franchise Systems LLC, in recognition of her local and national contributions. Soffel nominated Mrs. Walters for the award because of the role she has played in the company's success.
"Anne has been with my organization since 2002, and has been instrumental in the successful coordination of our real estate sales division as we have navigated through both good and poor market conditions, through the rapid changes within the real estate industry, and most importantly, through all of the change and growth that is part and parcel to the transition from an independent company to a franchise company," Soffel said.
For more information about ERA Team VP Real Estate, visit www.myteamvp.com or call one of the main office locations at 789-2600 in Chautauqua; 699-4800 in Ellicottville; or 585-968-2113 in Cuba.