New & Newsworthy March 1, 2019

Bill Martin Awarded Emeritus Status

Originally published Mar 01, 2019

Bill Martin Awarded National Association of REALTORS® Emeritus Status

Broker/Co-Owner of ERA Martin Associates Achieves 40 Years of NAR Membership

Salisbury, MD, February 15, 2019 – Bill Martin, Broker/Co-Owner of ERA Martin Associates, has been awarded REALTOR® Emeritus status, which is presented to those who have held membership in the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) as a Realtor®, Realtor-Associate or both for a cumulative period of 40 years. Martin received the Emeritus recognition on Wednesday, February 13 by Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) President Bernie Flax, and was awarded with a REALTOR® Emeritus certificate, an official letter of his achievement signed by 2018 NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall, and a gold lapel pin.


Originally from Montvale, NJ, Martin, a second generation Realtor, began his career in the real estate industry working as an office assistant for his mother’s real estate company. After attending college at Ohio Wesleyan College, he moved to Salisbury and became a licensed Realtor® in 1977. After working for Porter & Strott Realtors (which later became Porter-Dennis Better Homes & Gardens, Martin opened his own company, Bill Martin & Associates, in 1985.



In 1996, Martin franchised with ERA Real Estate to form ERA Martin Associates, which is currently the largest locally-owned real estate firm in Wicomico County. Bill operates the company alongside his daughter, Joni Williamson, and is still very active in the local real estate community.


Martin has always been actively involved in the industry, serving on numerous Realtor committees at a local and state level, and twice serving as President of the Coastal Association of REALTORS®. Martin was recognized as the CAR REALTOR® of the Year in both 1984 and 1993, and received the CAR Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013. He is also very involved with the local community with organizations like the Wicomico Rotary Club, the Alzheimer’s Association, and Trinity Methodist Church.


ERA Martin Associates is a full-service real estate company that has been serving the residential and commercial real estate needs of Delmarva for over 30 years. ERA is the largest locally-owned real estate firm in the area and serves Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. Telephone: (410) 749-1818. Website: