LeadingRE Celebrates Top Performers at Annual Referral Performance Awards


CHICAGO – March 2, 2021 – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® celebrated top-performing member firms at its Annual Network Referral Performance Awards ceremony, held virtually March 1. Winners were recognized in a variety of areas relating to referral excellence.

The awards were presented by LeadingRE Chairman of the Board Diane M. Ramirez (Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales, New York, NY), LeadingRE President/CEO Paul Boomsma, LeadingRE Executive Vice President Kate Reisinger and members of LeadingRE’s Member Services team in a festive ceremony that featured music, acceptance speeches and insights from winning members on what they did differently in 2020 to build on their success.

According to Boomsma, “In a typical year, all of our awards are announced and celebrated during our Gala in Las Vegas, but, as we all know, this year was anything but typical. Considering the amazing success of our members, despite the extraordinary circumstances, we wanted to honor the many ways they adapted, stepped-up and came together to serve the evolving needs of home buyers and sellers. It was a privilege to recognize each of our winners and nominees for their exceptional work.”

Among the awards presented was the prestigious Crown of Excellence, awarded in seven company size categories based on superior referral performance: Allen Tate Company (Charlotte, NC); Realty Austin (Austin, TX); Beverly-Hanks & Associates (Asheville, NC); Dickens Mitchener (Charlotte, NC); Platinum Group, REALTORS (Colorado Springs, CO); Hamner Real Estate, LLC (Tuscaloosa, AL); CamTaylor Realtors (Columbus, OH); and Vista Encantada REALTORS, LLC (Albuquerque, NM).

Earning the Million Dollar Award for Highest Valued Outgoing Closings was Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate (Rye Brook, NY). The Global Alliance Club Award for Most Outgoing International Referral Closings was presented to Ebby Halliday Realtors (Plano, TX); Macdonald Realty Ltd. (Vancouver, Canada); and Reality Realty (San Juan, Puerto Rico).

Recognized for having the Top 5 Most Closed Outgoing Closings, were: WEICHERT, REALTORS® (Morris Plains, NJ); Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. (Chantilly, VA); Howard Hanna Company (Pittsburgh, PA); Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate (Rye Brook, NY); and Allen Tate Company (Charlotte, NC).

The Top 5 Global Referral Award, recognizing members from outside the U.S. that sent the most outgoing referrals in 2020, went to: CIR REALTY (Calgary, Canada); Macdonald Realty Ltd. (Vancouver, Canada); Dexter Realty (Vancouver, Canada); TrilliumWest Real Estate Brokerage (Guelph, Canada); DFH Real Estate (Victoria, Canada); and International Property Agent (Tokyo, Japan).

The firms recognized with the Pinnacle Award for having the most outgoing revenue-generating referrals were: Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. (Chantilly, VA); Lyon Real Estate (Sacramento, CA); Beverly-Hanks & Associates (Asheville, NC); Dickens Mitchener (Charlotte, NC); WK Real Estate (Boulder, CO); Marx-Bensdorf Realtors (Memphis, TN); and Premier Living Properties (Saint Charles, IL).

Winning Awards of Excellence for outstanding performance in various referral categories were: Allen Tate Company (Charlotte, NC); Beverly-Hanks & Associates (Asheville, NC); CamTaylor Realtors (Columbus, OH); CIR REALTY (Calgary, Canada); Craven & Company Realtors (Concord, NC); Dickens Mitchener (Charlotte, NC); Hamner Real Estate, LLC (Tuscaloosa, AL); Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate (Rye Brook, NY); Marx-Bensdorf Realtors (Memphis, TN); Meybohm Real Estate (Augusta, GA); Peabody & Smith Realty, Inc. (Franconia, NH); Platinum Group, REALTORS (Colorado Springs, CO); Randall Realtors (Sandwich, MA); Real Estate One, Inc. (Southfield, MI); Realty Austin (Austin, TX); The Janet Jones Company REALTORS (Little Rock, AR); Tracy Arnett Realty Ltd. Brokerage (Ottawa, Canada); Turpin Real Estate, Inc. (Far Hills, NJ); Vista Encantada REALTORS, LLC (Albuquerque, NM); and WK Real Estate (Boulder, CO).

Dudum Real Estate Group (Walnut Creek, CA) earned the Fast Tracker Award based on exemplary engagement and significant outgoing referral performance in their first full year of membership in LeadingRE. Winning the marketing award in the Referral Promotion category were were @properties (Chicago, IL); Cottingham Chalk (Charlotte, NC); and WK Real Estate (Boulder, CO). Dickens Mitchener (Charlotte, NC) received the Direct Connection Leads Award – Platinum from RELO Direct® for excellence in providing qualified leads and successfully collaborating with LeadingRE’s full-service relocation management company.

LeadingRE is currently planning its Conference Week for May 23 – 27 in Las Vegas and is working to reimagine a safe, socially distant, but energizing and empowering event for its members, while continuing to monitor all health and safety guidelines.

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