St. George, Utah February 4, 2014 – ERA Real Estate, a global leader in real estate franchising, has named ERA Brokers Consolidated of Saint George, Utah, a finalist for its 2013 Innovation Award for Pioneering Business Concepts, which celebrates the brand’s commitment to innovation as a way to transform and improve the practice of real estate. The award winner will be announced at the ERA® 2014 International Business Conference to be held March 24-27 at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, Calif.

Led by broker Thayne Houston, the firm is being recognized for its significant contributions to ERA Real Estate’s tradition of innovation by presenting a well-planned and measurable innovative idea. It is one of six finalists. The winning company will be awarded $10,000 to implement their idea.

“In order to keep pace with today’s dynamic real estate market and business landscape, an embrace of innovation is critical,” said Charlie Young, president and CEO of ERA Franchise Systems LLC. “Thayne and his team are a shining example of ERA Real Estate’s commitment – I am pleased to recognize their efforts with this Innovation Award finalist designation.”

“We are thrilled to be nominated for the 2013 Innovation Award. We have designed ERA Maps to provide our agents and clients with up to date information about any property in Utah and Southern Nevada in an easy to use and display mapping format. ERA Maps is another tool that sets us apart from competitors by making our agents smarter,” said Thayne Houston, broker or ERA Brokers.

This video is about ERA Maps and was a part of our submission to be nominated for the award.