ERA Insite Realty Helps Franchise Celebrate 50-Year Milestone
Real Estate In-Depth | May 19, 2022
WHITE PLAINS—ERA Insite Realty Services, a Top 50 ERA company headquartered in White Plains, is joining in the celebration of the franchise’s 50 years of global residential real estate franchising. The kickoff began at the franchise’s annual international business conference, FUEL 2022, held in Nashville, TN in March, which was attended by several of ERA Insite’s top agents. Next up was an awards celebration on April 28, 2022.
ERA Insite will also participate in the ERA Cares Across Communities Volunteer Challenge as part of this milestone year. To exemplify the brand’s philanthropic spirit and celebrate its 50th birthday, each ERA affiliated office is being asked to volunteer at least 50 hours to the charities and organizations making a difference in their communities. ERA Insite has a long history of supporting numerous local charities, including The Bridge Fund of Westchester, Feeding Westchester, Friends of Karen, Part of the Solution (POTS) in the Bronx, and many others. ERA Insite Co-owner Debra Budetti said, “As a successful community business, we have always been committed to sharing the responsibility of helping our neighbors who need support.”
For half a century, the ERA brand has been at the forefront of the global real estate industry. ERA holds the distinction of being the first real estate franchise to expand internationally with the launch of ERA Japan in 1981. It was also the first brand to offer home warranties in 1973, the first to post listings online and roll out an internet site in 1996, and the first to offer a guaranteed home sale program in 1980, well before anyone heard the term iBuyer! The ERA global network now boasts more than 39,000 affiliated brokers and sales associates worldwide across the U.S. and in 33 other countries and territories, with nearly 35 affiliates that have been with the brand for more than 40 years.
When asked what has made ERA Real Estate so successful as a brand over the past 50 years, ERA Insite broker/owner Lou Budetti stated, “It’s a combination of staying current with the needs of agents and brokerages and providing the right tools, but it’s also about the culture of the brand. ERA focuses on collaboration among all its franchisees; what we learn from other ERA brokers across the country and around the globe is equally as valuable as the resources we get from the corporate network.”
ERA Insite is a member of the ERA franchise brand since 1985. The firm’s owners and founders Lou and Debra Budetti grew the brokerage firm from a single office to five offices serving Westchester, Putnam, Bronx, Rockland, Dutchess and Fairfield (CT) counties with more than 125 agents.