New & Newsworthy May 12, 2022

2022 Qe Platinum Award




Originally published May 12, 2022

ERA Martin Associates Wins National Award for

Service Excellence

Among Top Firms in the U.S. Receiving

Coveted QE Award – Unique Industry Recognition

ERA Martin Associates of Salisbury is among America’s Top Real Estate brokerage firms based on measurable service excellence and customer satisfaction. ERA Martin Associates has been recognized as a 2022 Platinum QE Award recipient with 99% Customer Satisfaction. Winning the national QE “Reflects measured and independently verified customer service excellence in the delivery of the highest levels of customer satisfaction in real estate service in North America,” according to Larry D. Romito, CEO, Quality Service Certification, Inc. (QSC), creators of the award.


The QE Award recognizes measurable Service Excellence in the delivery of the highest levels of customer satisfaction and service quality in real estate in North America. In 2022, a new category of recognition QE Platinum Award for 99% and 100% Customer Satisfaction for offices that have achieved what was not believed to be possible in complex emotionally charged service delivery –  Full Customer Service Satisfaction.


The 2022 QE Awards are based upon the results of an independent survey of every closed transaction for participating real estate companies and offices in the previous calendar year. The survey process is administered by Quality Service Certification, Inc., and Leading Research Corporation, Laguna Niguel, CA. Surveys provide feedback on both the assessment of overall satisfaction and satisfaction details of the key elements of service most important to consumers. The QE Award is based upon the aggregated percentage of very satisfied and satisfied returned surveys of real customers where every past customer has been surveyed without selectivity, editing, deletion, cleansing or manipulation. No other system anywhere exists that can legitimately make that claim. Accurate, reliable, independently validated survey results of individual agents from QSC can be accessed by visiting


“At ERA Martin Associates, we strive to ensure that every single client receives the best possible customer service experience,” says ERA Martin’s Chairman Bill Martin. President of ERA Martin Associates, Joni Williamson, adds “Winning the QE Award from Quality Service Certification is a great honor and we are proud to have a 99% Customer Satisfaction rating. ”


“At a time when consumer interest in transparency and greater accountability is very high, these companies and service professionals electing to participate in service assessment and feedback following every transaction are setting a new and better standard for excellence. These QE Award recipients are virtually eliminating customer dissatisfaction,” said Larry D. Romito, CEO, 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  


Quality Service Certification, Inc. created the QE Award to foster, encourage and recognize the highest levels of service quality and customer satisfaction.  QSC, with its sister company Leading Research Corporation, assures the careful measurement and independent validation of service and satisfaction results. 


Eligibility for the 2022 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 2021 for the 2022 QE Award.