New & Newsworthy November 1, 2019

ERA Martin Associates Wins National Award


Originally published Nov 01, 2019

ERA Martin Associates Wins National Award for “Extraordinary Customer Service”


Among Top 45 Firms in the U.S. Receiving Coveted QE Award – Unique Industry Recognition


Salisbury MD – October 28, 2019 – ERA Martin Associates of Salisbury was recently recognized as one of America’s Top 45 real estate firms based on service excellence with the 2019 QE Award, which measures and independently verifies customer satisfaction in real estate. The QE Award was created by Quality Service Certification, Inc. (QSC), to foster, encourage, and recognize the highest levels of service excellence among real estate companies and agents. ERA Martin agents have received thousands of completed customer satisfaction surveys, with an average company rating of 4.92 / 5 stars.


The 2019 QE Award recognizes the Top 5 Large Companies, the Top 10 Midsize Companies and the Top 30 Small Companies, spanning 24 states, from California to Massachusetts, and Florida to Minnesota, and includes some of the most respected independent and well-known national and regional brand names.


“This award truly honors the hard work and dedication of our agents, who do everything they can to ensure every single client receives the best customer service experience,” says ERA Martin Associates Chairman, Bill Martin. “Winning a QE Award from Quality Service Certification puts us among the best real estate companies in America and is perhaps the highest honor any brokerage in real estate can receive,” he added. Joni Williamson, President of ERA Martin Associates, says, “As a smaller, locally-owned real estate firm, it can be hard to compete for recognition among large national brokerages. Receiving the QE Award sets our company apart and lets us stand out for what we feel is the most important aspect of real estate – the customer experience.”


The 2019 QE Award is based upon the results of an independent survey limited solely to buyers and sellers who were in a real estate transaction that actually closed with participating real estate companies. Quality Service Certification, Inc. and Leading Research Corporation, Laguna Niguel, CA administer the survey process to ensure that every past customer is surveyed, preventing agents or the company from selectivity, interference or influence in any way.


“Today’s consumers are seeking transparency, accountability, and trusted information to help them make better, more informed decisions and choices. ERA Martin Associates has elected to participate in service assessment and feedback following every transaction, which is setting a new and better standard for excellence,” said Kevin C. Romito, President, Quality Service Certification, Inc.


“ERA Martin Associates is not just raising the bar for customer service; they’ve committed to a whole new standard, knowing consumers are tired of seeing meaningless perfect reviews where every agent has a 5-star rating,” Romito adds. “We believe that in a consumer-centric world, the higher standard for gauging excellence in professional services should authentically measure how well each customer is served, not just how much business is done.”


Larry Romito, Chairman, CEO, notes that the QE Award is based upon aggregated overall Customer Satisfaction as a percentage of all returned surveys of real customers’ where every past customer has been surveyed without selectivity, editing, deletion, cleansing or manipulation. “No other system exists, anywhere, in the real estate industry that can legitimately make that claim,” he said, noting that “accurate, reliable, independently validated survey results of individual agents” can be accessed by visiting


Eligibility for the 2019 QE Award requires a minimum number of surveys sent and returned, which may be adjusted from year to year based upon market conditions and the number of participants. More than 30,000 real estate agents and 750 companies elected to participate in the customer satisfaction assessment survey process in 2018 for the 2019 QE Award.


This is the third, consecutive QE Award for ERA Martin Associates.