ERA Real Estate, a leading global real estate franchisor, has named ERA Team VP Real Estate of Western New York & Northwestern Pennsylvania, led by Bill Soffel, Broker/Owner, an honorable mention for the brand’s national top company of the year for 2015.

The award, named after ERA Real Estate co-founder Gene Francis, is the highest honor given to an ERA® company, and reflects the qualities most respected throughout the global ERA system and the real estate industry. Known for his forward-thinking business acumen as well as his philanthropic spirit, Francis established a defining culture of service to which all ERA companies aspire.

“One of our top-performing companies since joining the ERA franchise system in 2004, ERA Team VP Real Estate posted remarkable results in 2015 by effectively leveraging the tools and services of our global brand to take advantage of the momentum created by and improving the real estate market,” said Young. “Earning an honorable mention for this award indicates that ERA Team VP is poised to achieve even higher levels of success moving forward.”

ERA companies earn a nomination for the award by maintaining high personal and ethical standards, demonstrating a strong business sense and modeling a commitment to ERA Real Estate and its community all while driving measurable growth in transactions, sales volume, per person productivity and sales rate.

“In addition, this is an especially momentous year for ERA Team VP to secure this honor,” said Young. “Last year, ERA Real Estate announced an extensive brand revitalization, which our honorees fully embraced with quick adaptation and local celebration of the brand’s new identity. It was a monumental undertaking but these honorees led the charge in exposing their local markets and the real estate industry to the “New ERA.”

“All of us at ERA Team VP Real Estate are thrilled to be named as an honorable mention for the ERA Gene Francis Award. Being recognized as one of the top all-around ERA companies nationwide takes a total team effort, and this honor exemplifies what a truly great team we have,” said Bill Soffel, who oversees 11 offices and 90+ sales associates serving Western New York & Northwestern Pennsylvania.

ERA Team VP Real Estate has 11 office locations throughout the Southern Tier of Western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania.  For more information about ERA Team VP Real Estate and the local real estate market visit www.erateamvp.com or call one of the main office locations: (716) 789-2600 Chautauqua County Offices; (716) 699-4800 Ellicottville; (814) 726-3456 Warren.