December 31, 2015 – Robbinsville, NJ – With the upcoming opening of its fifth branch office at 20 Main Street in Robbinsville in January 2016, ERA Central Realty Group has come full circle, back to where it all began 30 years ago.
In 1986, Ann Davis challenged two industry standards when she opened the doors of her real estate brokerage at 19 Main Street in Robbinsville, across the street from the newest location.
In a field long dominated by men, Ann Davis & Associates was a brokerage owned and operated entirely by women. Furthermore, the company was founded on Ann’s unique vision – that by fostering a culture of teamwork, education and shared expertise, she could guarantee success for her growing organization of real estate professionals and ensure a higher level of professionalism to their clients.
This cooperative concept was a dramatic departure from the idea that competition was the key to success in real estate – and one that Ann Davis has stayed true to for her more than 30 years as a business owner and now trading as ERA Central Realty Group.
Ann’s daughter and business partner, Stephanie Bellanova, says of the expansion, “Having an office once again on Main Street in Robbinsville is like coming home. Because we’re a family business, we consider our agents and our clients to be family. I am proud that the ERA Central brand is synonymous with a culture that promotes the utmost professional integrity. From the quality of the yard sign, to the level of client care given by our agents, to the spirit of giving in our communities, it’s only natural that ERA Central has come back to its roots in Robbinsville.”
While the name of the company has changed since 1986, the internal drivers have not, and ERA Central Realty Group continues to move the vision forward.
Stronger now with partner Scott Lauri, Bellanova and Lauri have brought their own vision of change to the world of central New Jersey real estate. With their leadership, ERA Central continues to innovate on a local level with its work in marketing, training and successful implementation of technology – keeping pace with the modern agent as well as today’s real estate consumers.
Balance is key, and the company leaders partner with industry experts to maintain the cooperative culture at ERA Central Realty Group. In addition to the support of an in-house real estate instructor who offers continuing education, ERA Central has a marketing department and a technology team.
The philosophy of the leadership is that with a collaborative team, both agents and consumers benefit. In Davis’ words, “We are a family. Real estate agents are independent contractors so they may think, ‘I’m supposed to be independent,’ but in reality, real estate is interdependent. We rely on each other to achieve our successes.”