St. George, Utah February 3, 2014 – ERA Real Estate, a leading global real estate franchisor, has named ERA Brokers of St. George, UT, an honorable mention for its national company of the year for 2013.

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 2014, ERA Brokers posted remarkable results in 2013 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 Charlie Young, president and CEO of ERA Franchise Systems LLC. ”Earning an honorable mention for this award indicates that ERA Brokers 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 Brokers are deeply honored to earn this nomination,” said Thayne Houston, who oversees 5 offices and over 100 sales associates serving in Utah and Nevada.