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Bahamians Earn Coveted Awards from Global Real Estate Brand
By Diane Philips & Associates
May 8, 2018 - 8:32:32 PM

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A rental queen, a top rookie and a broker who racked up over $1 million in sales in less than a year were among five agents at Better Homes and Gardens MCR Bahamas Group recognized by the international franchise for outstanding sales performance.

It is a landmark achievement for the local company that bought into the global franchise just two years ago, essentially making it is a division of the world’s fastest growing residential real estate brand.

The four-tier, performance-based award system bestows Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Emerald Elite to sales associates and teams that exceed targets, taking their firm to the next level. Stringent guidelines encompass total closed units and commission.

“I’m proud of all my team members who continue to demonstrate their commitment to the profession and to the company,” said Mario Carey, CEO & Broker of MCR Bahamas Group.  “As a team we are all successful when the noted top performers excel.”

The benefits of being a part of BHGRE is the global recognition the agents in The Bahamas receive, said Carey, who has handled more than $2 billion in transactions in a career of more than 30 years with the highest certification in luxury marketing in the international real estate industry. Sheldon Pitt and Tim Rodland were recipients of the Platinum Award, which recognized the top three percent of all affiliated agents and teams in the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Franchise nationwide and internationally.

“It’s a pleasure to be recognized at the top of thousands of agents in the world. It took hard work and a lot of patience,” said Pitt, a Bimini native who found his passion for real estate flipping homes in Toronto.

Pitt, who in less than a year in the real estate market in The Bahamas, reached over $1 million in sales, looks forward to another prosperous year.

Although flattered by the accolade, agents have not taken the recognition for granted. “I was just focused on doing the best I can and making my clients happy,” said broker Tim Rodland, a member of The Institute of Luxury Home Marketing.

The only female in the group, Samia Donaldson, received a Gold Award, bestowed to those in the top five percent in the BHGRE franchise. The Freeport native was among the newest and youngest agents at MCR when she was dubbed “the rental queen” for signing 13 residential and commercial property contracts in 15 days.

“It's an honour to be in the top five per cent of 15,000 top producing agents in the Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Franchise world-wide,” said Donaldson.

Both Danny Lowe and Antoine Adderley received a Silver Award, signifying their place in the franchise’s top 15 percent of agents.

“Last year was a great year and I’ve already sold more this year than last. You always want to demonstrate progress and improve your performance and I’m set to just that,” said Lowe, who attributed the uptick to a buoyant market exhibiting more investor confidence.

Likewise, Adderley feels his year is off to a good start, even though he’s not in it for the awards.

“I do it for the joy of satisfying the needs of persons looking for a home. It feels good to take their dreams of home ownership and turn them into reality.”

MCR Bahamas Group is the first firm outside the U.S. granted a franchise for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, the fast-growing real estate brand links property purchases with how-to helpful hints through its strong online and social media presence, a brand that reaffirms the reliability of its popular magazine.

MCR Bahamas Group is a full-service real estate firm handling sales and rentals, commercial and residential property management, luxury property marketing, vacation rentals, expedited financing assistance and relocation services.

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