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By Press Release | March 22, 2022

ERA® Real Estate, a global franchising leader within the Realogy family of brands, today announced its Circle of Success Award recipients, recognizing brokerages and affiliated agents for their outstanding accomplishments, commitment to service and professional triumphs. The announcement came during last week’s Fuel 2022 annual conference, held in Nashville, Tennessee.

“We are immensely proud of our ERA® affiliated companies and agents who have continued to grow their businesses and achieve great success this past year. Their dedication, commitment, passion and desire to provide the best service to their clients exemplifies how the ERA network has continued to move our industry forward for over five decades,” said Sherry Chris, President and CEO of ERA Real Estate. “At ERA® Real Estate, we take great pride in providing our community of real estate professionals with best-in-class resources, tools and programs to help them reach and exceed their goals. We are thrilled to celebrate our 2021 Circle of Success winners and their continued commitment to excellence.”   

Highlights from the 2021 ERA Circle of Success Awards include:

Gene Francis Memorial Award for Top All-Around Company – ERA Team VP Real Estate (Chautauqua, N.Y.)

Serving their clients and communities for over 25 years, ERA Team VP Real Estate, led by broker/owner, William “Bill” Soffel, represents the model ERA-affiliated company and exemplifies excellence and integrity in the real estate profession. Named after Gene Francis, the late ERA® Real Estate co-founder and Executive Vice President, the Gene Francis Memorial Award for Top All-Around Company is the highest honor an ERA-affiliated company can receive. ERA Team VP Real Estate successfully leverages ERA’s innovative technology and programs, puts customer satisfaction and agent productivity at the forefront and has strong community service values. In 2021, the company ranked in the Top 15 among the ERA network with 1,584 transactions, equating to more than $290 million in sales volume. Further, the company is a three-time finalist for this award in 2010, 2013 and 2014.

ERA Circle of Light Award for Community Leadership – ERA King Real Estate (Anniston, Ala.)

Giving back to others in the communities where the ERA King Real Estate agents, managers and brokers live and work is part of the company’s service culture. The company invests in its local community by providing charitable support through volunteering time, fundraising and providing resources to worthy causes, like Meals on Wheels, Backpack Buddies, Big Brothers Big Sisters and more. In 2021, ERA King Real Estate supported 50 local organizations, volunteered nearly 600 hours of their time and raised over $75,000. 

Jim Jackson Memorial Award – 1st in Service® Category 1 (500 or more transactions) – ERA First Advantage Realty, Inc. (Newburgh, Ind.) 

ERA First Advantage Realty, Inc. is a true ERA brand ambassador and upholds the legacy of Jim Jackson, the late ERA co-founder and former president, which includes superior customer service and sales productivity. The company offers customers a one-stop-shopping experience and is committed to guiding them through each step of the transaction, making it a seamless and easy process. In 2021, ERA First Advantage Real Estate Inc. ranked in the Top 10 Producing Companies for units and volume and received an overall customer satisfaction rating of 99%.

Jim Jackson Memorial Award – 1st in Service® Category 2 (100-499 transactions) – ERA Four Feathers Realty, L.C. (Sierra Vista, Ariz.)

ERA Four Feathers Realty, L.C., joined the ERA network in 2014 focused on exceptional customer service. The company prides itself on integrity and market knowledge, and their number one goal has always been to make their clients’ real estate transactions as smooth and easy as possible. In just a few short years, the company has shown consistent success among firms of their size, and in 2021 scored 100% in overall customer satisfaction.

Jim Jackson Memorial Award – 1st in Service® Sales Associate – Zackery Bobo, ERA Sunrise Realty (Canton, Ga.)

Since joining ERA Sunrise Realty in 2019, Zackery Bobo has made customer service his top priority, which in turn has led to his tremendous success in just two years. Zackery is an expert at engaging his sphere of influence to create leads and ultimately sales, and consistently utilizes ERA’s innovative tools and programs, giving him more time to spend with his clients. Zackery holds his clients’ hands throughout the entire process, is an expert in his market, has patience and is consistently responsive. As a result of his efforts, in 2021 Zackery received a customer satisfaction rating of 100%. From the start, Zackery proved that he is valuable to Team ERA and was honored with ERA’s Rookie of Year Award in 2020. 

Jim Jackson Memorial Award – 1st in Service® Team – The Crick Team, ERA First Advantage Realty, Inc. (Evansville, Ind.)

The Crick Team with ERA First Advantage Realty, Inc., joined the ERA network in 2021 and is consistently one of the most productive and results-driven teams in Southwest Indiana. Led by brokers/owners, Penny and Grodie Crick, The Crick Team brings unparalleled expertise to the table and has truly distinguished itself for its superior customer service and sales productivity. In 2021, the team received an overall customer satisfaction rating of 99%.

Brenda W. Casserly Memorial Award for Top All-Around Sales Associate – Jennifer Davis, ERA Realty Center (Cedar City, Utah)

Jennifer Davis is a 27-year real estate veteran who demonstrates excellence in every aspect of real estate, including production, year-over-year growth, overall engagement with the ERA network products, programs, resources and customer satisfaction. Her extensive knowledge, key market insights, high ethical standards and outstanding customer service have made her a true ERA brand champion. Her efforts have led to her recognition as the Top Producing Sale Associate in Units the past three consecutive years and ranked her in the top two for Top Producing Sales Associate in Volume since 2019. 

Top All-Around Team – The Domenech Group, ERA American Real Estate (Shalimar, Fla.)

The Domenech Group with ERA American Real Estate in Shalimar, Fla., is a powerhouse team that has excelled and risen to the top in just two short years. Led by Paul Domenench, the team pushes the limits, beats the odds and continues to thrive in the real estate industry by leveraging key ERA brand tools and services. In addition to landing in the top ten for Top Producing Associate Team in 2021, Paul achieved the ERA Rookie of the Year Award in 2016 and received ERA Real Estate International’s top customer service award in 2018. 

Rookie of the Year – Nicole Dudley, Schuler Bauer Real Estate Services ERA Powered (New Albany, Ind.)

Nicole Dudley started her real estate career in 2020 and has been on fire ever since. She has invested the time and energy in training and has gained traction in record speed.  In her first year with the ERA brand, Nicole has won the hearts of her clients and has proven to be a true Team ERA player. She consistently utilizes the ERA brand marketing, training and development, and business-management tools. Further, in her first year in the real estate industry, she has sold over $10 million in volume.

ERA Real Estate Distinctive PropertiesSM Sapphire Award – Dwayne Leatherwood, ERA Live Moore (Raleigh, N.C.)

With a successful career in real estate spanning nearly 20 years, Dwayne Leatherwood has grown his real estate business by $2 million each year since joining ERA Live Moore in 2019, while expanding his luxury portfolio. Dwayne is the go-to luxury expert in his market and has truly distinguished himself as a leader in the competitive luxury marketplace. In 2021, Dwayne’s luxury real estate sales performance was outstanding, exceeding $18.5 million. Further, he’s a Top Producer for ERA Live Moore, was honored with an ERA Leaders’ Circle Award in 2020 and is a member of the Real Estate Alliance’s 2021 LGBTQ+ Top Producers.

Office Coordinator of the Year – Lisa Burgener, ERA American Real Estate (Shalimar, Fla.)

In her 22 years with the brand, Lisa Burgener has proven that she is efficient and effective in coordinating ERA American Real Estate, making her a foundational piece for the company. She is a leader and problem-solver who is eager to learn and goes above and beyond to champion the company, brand and agents.

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 more than 40,000 affiliated brokers and independent sales associates and approximately 2,300 offices throughout the United States and 33 other countries and territories. ERA Franchise Systems LLC ( 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

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