circle of light community leadership awadERAERA Justin RealtyJennifer Darby MetzgerRon Darby April 7, 2014


ERA Justin Realty brokers co-owners Jennifer Darby Metzger and Ron Darby and ERA President Charlie Young awarded the prestigious ERA Circle of Light Award at the recent ERA International Business Conference in Los Angeles, California. ERA Justin Realty was awarded as the only real estate firm from approximately 31,000 brokers and agents.

ERA Real Estate, a leading global real estate Franchisor has named ERA Justin Realty Co. of Rutherford, N.J., winner of the 2013 Circle of Light for Community Leadership Award in honor of the company’s consistent commitment to both community service and business.  
Ronald Darby, Carol Darby and Jennifer Darby Metzger, broker-owners of ERA Justin Realty Co. accepted the award on behalf of their company during the ERA Real Estate International Business Conference in Los Angeles, California.
The Circle of Light for Community Leadership Award recognizes ERA Justin Realty Co. for extraordinary commitment to community. This affiliate gives time, raises funds and provides resources to worthy causes, thereby creating a culture of civic service within their company and establishing themselves as a philanthropic leader in the areas they serve.
ERA Justin Realty Co. has a legacy of contributing to its local community, as well as national charitable organizations. The firm continues to uphold its annual commitment to the Muscular Dystrophy Association by contributing time and money to fund programs such as the MDA Summer Camp. Additionally, the company recently launched The ERA Starfish Project, an effort to make a difference in the communities they serve by dedicating their time to a wide range of charities including the Muscular Dystrophy Association, American Cancer Society, local girls softball teams, ERA Organic Fresh, supporting local farmers and growers, bringing vegetables and fruits to the communities, Rutherford Newcomers Club, Returning Veterans clothing drives and the local food pantries – to name a few. Their ERA Starfish Project, so aptly named, helps vast groups as well as one person at a time. They are also celebrating their 30th anniversary with ERA Franchise Systems.
“Every member of the ERA Justin Realty team embodies the commitment to community that is part of our brand’s DNA,” said Charlie Young, president and CEO of ERA Franchise Systems LLC. “Under Ron, Carol and Jen’s leadership, the firm not only advances the profession of real estate through their collaborative culture; they also enhance the lives of the people they serve through their philanthropic efforts.  I have always admired the genuine kindness exhibited by the members of ERA Justin Realty and I am honored to recognize the company as the 2013 Circle of Light for Community Leadership Award.”
ERA Justin Realty Co’s. own organic fruits and veggies co-op program with the goal of encouraging healthier lifestyles in the areas in which they serve while also supporting local farmers is on track for growing seasons 2014. In April and May 2014, the company will lead the charge in a local Muscular Dystrophy Color 5k Run and American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life fundraisers. In the spirit of ERA’s collaborative culture, they have rallied runners and walkers from their firm, other ERA companies and the ERA corporate office.
ERA Justin Realty is an innovative market leading working closely with ERA Franchise Systems in the residential real estate industry with more than 40 years of experience in developing consumer-oriented products and services. The ERA network includes approximately 31,000 brokers and sales associates and approximately 2,300 offices throughout the United States and 33 countries and territories. Each office is independently owned and operated. ERA Real Estate is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services.
Ron Darby, Broker added, “At ERA Justin Realty the words, ‘There is a difference in real estate companies’ is more than a phrase. We live it every day.  Because of our daily priorities, we continuously receive the prestigious ERA world-wide ‘Commitment to Excellence Award.’ For these reasons ERA Justin Realty has been selected by thousands of buyers and sellers as their Realtor of choice since 1950.”  
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