Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Presents Annual Award Winners

Brand Celebrates Top U.S. Performers and Innovators within its Franchise Network

 

MADISON, N.J. (May 25, 2016) – Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate today announced the annual award recipients from across its franchise network. Based on stringent criteria in the categories of total closed units and gross commission income (GCI), these performance-based awards recognize the top producers within the BHGRE® network nationwide.

 

“The strength of our brand continues to grow because of the quality and cultural alignment of our affiliated sales associates and forward-thinking nature of the brokerages that represent Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate,” said Sherry Chris, president and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC. “We are thrilled to celebrate the impressive 2015 achievements of the many exceptional members of our network.”

 

The highest category, Emerald Elite, is awarded to the top 2 percent of all affiliated sales associates 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.

 

National top ranking, performance-based winners include:

  • Top Companies (GCI)
    • 1 Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Mason-McDuffie (Walnut Creek, CA)
    • 2 Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene (Houston, TX)
    • 3 Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty (New City, NY)
  • Top Companies (Units)
    • 1 Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene (Houston, TX)
    • 2 Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers (Atlanta, GA)
    • 3 Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate The Masiello Group (Keene, NH)
  • Top Sales Associates (GCI)
    • 1 Heidi Marchesotti*, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Highland Partners (Piedmont, CA)
    • 2 Margo Bohlin, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty (New City, NY)
    • 3 Laura Wucher, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Mason-McDuffie (Walnut Creek, CA)
  • Top Sales Associates (Units)
    • 1 James Starwalt*, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes (Grayslake, IL)
    • 2 Steffany Farmer*, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Legacy (Savannah, GA)
    • 3 Kathy Bosteder, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Big Hill (Dayton, OH)
  • Top Teams (GCI)
    • 1 Myron Kiriu*, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty (Honolulu, HI)
    • 2 Lippincott Team, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene (Houston, TX)
    • 3 The Nancy Ward Real Estate Group, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kansas City (Overland Park, KS)
  • Top Teams (Units)
    • 1 The Carl Maurer Team, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates (Stroudsburg, PA)
    • 2 The Murray Group, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Big Hill (Dayton, OH)
    • 3 Andrew Gaydosh and Associates, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Big Hill (Dayton, OH and Richmond, IN)
  • Most Productive Brokerage: Based on per person productivity.
    • GCI: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty (Honolulu, HI)
    • Units: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Native American Group (Virginia Beach, VA)

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 Advantage Realty (Honolulu, HI)
    • Agent Award: Richie Campbell, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Edwards & Associates (Waco, TX)
  • 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: Lindsay Grandquest, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Generations (Mobile, AL)
  • Technology Excellence Award: Recognizes effective application of innovative technologies and BHGRE® technology resources.
    • Company Award: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Generations (Mobile, AL)
    • Agent Award: John Starwalt*, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes (Grayslake, IL)
  • Rookie of the Year: Celebrates the success of a recent licensee with the highest closed unit count for the current year.
    • Lauri McLeland, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Segars Realty (Hartsville, SC)
  • Talent Attraction Award: Recognizes the top brokerage based on highest net agent count increase for the year.
    • Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty (New City, NY)
  • Diversity Award: Recognizes excellence in initiating and adapting diversity and inclusion strategies.
    • Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Premier (Washington, DC)
  • 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 Rand Realty (New City, NY)
    • Agent Award: Susan Jenkins*, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Native American Group (Virginia Beach, VA)
  • Young Entrepreneur Award: Celebrates rising real estate stars under the age of 30.
    • GCI: Nero Chualong, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate J.F. Finnegan Realtors (San Mateo, CA)
    • Units: Lindsay Grandquest, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Generations (Mobile, AL)

*Broker / Owner / Office Manager

 

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 Real 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 10,000 affiliated sales associates and approximately 300 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.