The number 1 means that our 2015 production makes us the #1 CENTURY 21 firm in the WORLD. To put that in perspective, there are approximately 7,500 other firms in more than 70 countries around the globe. The number 4 represents the number of years in a row that we’ve been in this spot. Earning the top spot is a remarkable accomplishment in itself but maintaining that position four consecutive years is unprecedented in our industry. We also learned this week that we have again earned the Cartus Broker Network’s Platinum Status in all 3 of our service areas. Cartus Broker Network is the nation’s leading relocation network and consists of 800 hand-selected real estate brokers, regardless of brand, who provide relocation services around the world. Platinum, their highest level of Excellence award, is based upon broker performance related to a wide variety of goals requiring superior customer care, outstanding asset management and effective marketing of homes. This is our 7th year in a row to earn this coveted recognition and an unprecedented 5th consecutive year that our Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. service areas have met the very demanding Cartus Platinum standards. “Triple Platinum” has a very nice ring to it.
Receiving the most coveted award in the relocation industry while concurrently maintaining our position at the very top of the CENTURY 21 organization is rewarding and humbling. It says we’ve done well, it challenges us to make the best even better, and it reminds us that we have the privilege of helping real people meet real needs every day. That’s the thing that keeps us going, keeps us vested in each other’s success, keeps us working together to discover new and better ways to do what we do better than anyone else. It’s our mantra: “Vested in You. Together We’re Better.” It’s the way we approach our business. Every day. While we are grateful to be large enough to have strong market presence and national recognition, it is the smiles and the Thank You notes from our clients that keep us going. We will never outgrow our emphasis on customer service. That’s what got us here. Together.