October 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // MADISON, N.J - ERA Real Estate, a global real estate franchisor, today announced the affiliation of American Property Brokers, based in Billings, Montana, and Watford City, North Dakota, marking entry into two new markets for the brand. The firm's two offices will now do business as ERA American Real Estate.
Established in 2002 by Jim Huskey, his son Brian Huskey and Jeff Reiter, the company was responsible for $17 million in sales volume in 2014, involving a combination of residential, commercial, ranch and land, and new construction deals. The company's success thus far is due in large part to the many opportunities afforded by the region's growth in the oil, gas and mining industries.
"Under the leadership of this dynamic and experienced team, ERA American Real Estate has built a highly successful company by capitalizing on the ever-expanding referral corridor between Montana and North Dakota, providing counsel to energy companies on innovative ways to meet the unique housing needs of the industry's workers and collaborating with foreign investors using EB-5 visas to bring international attention to the region," said Charlie Young, president and CEO of ERA Real Estate. "The addition of ERA American Real Estate to the ERA system is poised to create new connections and significantly expand our service area into this region of immense potential."
"With an eye on growth, we affiliated with ERA Real Estate in order to bring our firm to the next level by expanding both our agent base and our footprint," said Jim Huskey, founder and owner of ERA American Real Estate. "We are confident that aligning with a forward thinking brand like ERA will accelerate our opportunities into new areas - westward to Seattle and eastward into North Dakota," he said.
An open house for residents and agents in the surrounding companies will be held at the firm's headquarters on 2725 Montana Avenue in Billings on October 27th to formally introduce ERA American Real Estate to the community.
The open house will give local agents the opportunity to learn about how the firm can help fuel growth for agents by leveraging ERA's tools, technology and marketing programs.
In addition, community members can stop by to explore real estate opportunities in the areas.
The open house will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the main office on 2725 Montana Avenue in Billings and feature a fall picnic and barbeque co-sponsored by Mann Mortgage and First Montana Title. A networking reception will take place next door at Wild Ginger from 5 to 7 p.m.
ERA Real Estate is an innovative franchising leader in the residential real estate industry with 40 years of experience in developing consumer-oriented products and services. The ERA network includes approximately 35,000 brokers and sales associates and approximately 2,300 offices throughout the United States and 34 countries and territories. Each office is independently owned and operated. ERA Real Estate 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. ERA Real Estate information is available at: ERA.com.
SOURCE ERA Real Estate