(Canton, GA) February 6, 2013 – ERA Real Estate, a leading global real estate franchisor, has named ERA SUNRISE REALTY of Canton, GA., an honorable mention for its national company of the year for 2012.

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 2012, ERA Sunrise Realty posted remarkable results in 2012 by effectively leveraging the tools and services of our global brand to take advantage of the momentum created by an improving real estate market,” said Young. ”Earning an honorable mention for this award indicates that ERA Sunrise Realty 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.

“Our affiliation with ERA Real Estate has proved critical to distinguishing our firm in the marketplace and all of us at ERA Sunrise Realty are deeply honored to earn this nomination,” said David Moody, Broker/Owner/CEO, who oversees 7 offices and 150 sales associates serving the greater metro Atlanta markets.

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