Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Presents the Best of 2014 Award Winners

Brand Recognizes Top Performers and Innovators within its National Network

April 20, 2015 // Franchising.com // MADISON, N.J. – Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate announced its 2014 award recipients at the brand’s international conference, Fusion 2015 held recently in Las Vegas with record- setting attendance. Based on stringent criteria in the categories of total closed unit volume and commission income, performance-based awards serve as a way to acknowledge the top producers within the network nationwide. The highest category, Emerald Elite, is bestowed to the top 2 percent of all affiliated agents and teams in the BHGRE® network; Platinum winners represent the top 3 percent; Gold winners represent the top 5 percent; and, Silver winners represent the top 15 percent. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate also recognizes companies, agents and teams throughout the network that excel in particular niches and areas of business vital to real estate through specialized nomination-based awards.

“Our brand continues to grow by affiliating with brokers and agents throughout the country who are not only strong performers in their marketplace, but who embrace innovation, and embody the values and culture of the BHGRE brand through their own local efforts,” said Sherry Chris, president and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC. “This winning combination continues to set the BHGRE network apart from its competition, and it is our great pleasure to celebrate the achievements of the many exceptional members of our network.”

National top ranking, performance-based winners include:

Commission

  • No. 1 Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Mason-McDuffie (Walnut Creek, CA)
  • No. 2 Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene (Houston, TX)
  • No. 3 Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty (New City, NY)

Units

  • No. 1 Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene (Houston, TX)
  • No. 2 Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers (Atlanta, GA)
  • No. 3 Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate The Masiello Group (Keene, NH)

Top Sales Associates

Commission

  • No. 1 Margo Bohlin, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty (New City, NY)
  • No. 2 Linnette Edwards, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Highland Partners (Oakland, CA)
  • No. 3 Attilio Adamo, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty (New City, NY)

Units

  • No. 1 Karen Lance, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers (Atlanta, GA)
  • No. 2 Mike Lewis, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Southwest Group (Republic, MO)
  • No. 3 Donna Cowey, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Bradfield Properties (Boerne, TX)

Top Teams

Commission

  • No. 1 The Ward Team, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes (Kansas City, KS)
  • No. 2 Lippincott Team, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene (Houston, TX)
  • No. 3 Hamilton Group, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Mason-McDuffie (Walnut Creek, CA)

Units

  • No. 1 The Carl Maurer Team, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates (Stroudsburg, PA)
  • No. 2 The Kaufman Team, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes (Kansas City, KS)
  • No. 3 The Murray Group, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Big Hill (Dayton, OH)

Nomination-based award winners include:

P.A.I.G.E Award - Recognizes the embodiment of BHGRE®’s core values of Passion, Authenticity, Innovation, Growth and Excellence.

  • Company Award: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Coccia Realty (Madison, NJ)
  • Agent Award: Ennis Antoine of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers (Atlanta, GA)

Marketing Excellence Award – Identifies excellence in marketing campaigns and overall marketing strategies.

  • Company Award: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers (Atlanta, GA)
  • Agent Award: Amy Lippincott of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene (Houston, TX)

Technology Excellence Award – Recognizes effective application of innovative technologies and BHGRE technology tools.

  • Company Award: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Go Realty (Cary, NC)
  • Agent Award: Derek Peterson of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Generations (Mobile, AL)

Rookie of the Year – Celebrates the success of the highest closed unit count and highest sales volume count for new affiliated agents who received their real estate licenses the year prior.

  • Units Count: Christopher Jenkins of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Native American Group (Virginia Beach, VA)
  • Commission Sales: Danielle Russodivito of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty (New City, NY)

Company Talent Attraction Award – Recognizes brokerages in three different company size categories that excelled in attracting and retaining exceptional talent.

  • Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers (Atlanta, GA)
  • Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Big Hill (Dayton, OH)
  • Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Coccia Realty (Madison, NJ)

Diversity Award – Recognizes excellence in initiating and adapting diversity strategies.

  • Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Native American Group (Virginia Beach, VA)

Community Involvement Award – Recognizes success in strengthening the communities in which they serve through fundraising and/or volunteerism.

  • Company Award: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene (Houston, TX)
  • Agent Award: Peter Mohylsky of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Emerald Coast (Destin, FL)

Young Entrepreneur Award - Celebrates young rising stars under the age of 30.

  • Zhen Wu from Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate JF Finnegan Realtors (Burlingame, CA)
  • Lindsay Grandquest from Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Generations (Mobile, AL)

About Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a dynamic real estate brand that offers a full range of services to brokers, sales associates and home buyers and sellers. Using innovative technology, sophisticated business systems and the broad appeal of a lifestyle brand, Better Homes and Gardens Estate LLC embodies the future of the real estate industry while remaining grounded in the tradition of home. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services.

The growing Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate network includes more than 9,100 affiliated sales associates and approximately 280 offices serving home buyers and sellers across the United States and Canada.

Better Homes and Gardens® is a registered trademark of Meredith Corporation licensed to Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC and used with permission. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Each Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Franchise is independently owned and operated.

SOURCE Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC

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