Founded on June 1, 1987, the firm had one philosophy: By combining the most experienced professional sales team with the most innovative products and services available in the real estate industry, it would become a leading real estate firm in the Hanover area. This philosophy has enabled ERA Preferred Properties to achieve tremendous growth and become one of the Hanover area's consistent leaders in the real estate industry as measured by gross sales volume. The firm is the leading individually owned and operated ERA office within the tri-county region and in the Top 100 Presidents Club Circle among nearly 2,800 ERA offices nationwide.
ERA Preferred Properties Real Estate, Inc. is the only locally owned, independently operated ERA office in York and Adams counties and continues making giant steps forward to ensure that consumers receive the best possible products and service available to sell or buy a home. ERA Preferred Properties Real Estate, Inc. firmly believes that our company's growth is a direct reflection of the caliber of the real estate associates and support staff with the firm. Their award winning team of agents are professional, knowledgeable and are known for their dedication to customer service and satisfaction. All of the members of team ERA continue to stay on the cutting edge of the technology and services that are offered to the consumer by striving to be proactive, and grasp change as a means of growth and opportunity.
In 1990, ERA Preferred Properties Real Estate, Inc. was awarded the "Gene Francis Award" (Broker of the year) within the ERA Franchise System, which is the highest award given to a ERA member broker. The office has been the recepient for the "1st in Customer Satisfaction Award" for 1998, 2003, 2005 and 2008. In 2000, they were recognized for their outstanding marketing of properties for sale in the Hanover area, placing 2nd among all ERA franchises in the country for the year.
The firm is proud of the fact they have received many awards given to top fundraisers for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The "Jerry award" is given to ERA offices raising over $10,000, and this office has received this award for the past twelve years. The firm is grateful for the generosity and support of the Hanover area community toward their charity fundraising efforts.
ERA Preferred Properties Real Estate, Inc. is committed to serving the greater Hanover area (Hanover, Littlestown, Spring Grove, New Oxford, Abbottstown, East Berlin, Gettysburg and McSherrystown) and was recognized for their community service by being selected as the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce "Small Business of the Year" in 2000. The Broker/Owners and Sales Associates have consistently demonstrated their commitment to the Hanover area through their involvement in YMCA & YWCA programs, Rotary, Jaycee's, Lions Club, United Way, the Chamber of Commerce and many other organizations with the goal of giving back to the community whenever possible.