Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of the world’s largest residential real estate franchise sales organization, announced that CENTURY 21 Affiliated is the No.1 company worldwide in the CENTURY 21® System in 2013 in both residential (based on units sold) and commercial real estate (based on production). The company was honored at the CENTURY 21 Global Conference in Las Vegas last month. CENTURY 21 Affiliated CEO Bill Kessler and President Dan Kruse were on hand to accept the award.
“CENTURY 21 Affiliated’s commitment to the philosophy that the customer comes first, along with their forward thinking approach, have made them a model for others in our industry,” said Rick Davidson, president and CEO of Century 21 Real Estate LLC. “I am proud to congratulate Bill Kessler, Dan Kruse and everyone at CENTURY 21 Affiliated for their accomplishments in 2013.”
CENTURY 21 Affiliated has been family owned since 1977. It became a franchise member of the CENTURY 21 System when it moved to Wisconsin in 1978. Their team consists of over 1,000 sales associates covering Wisconsin, Northern Illinois and Indiana.
“The key to our success is our team,” said Kessler. “Our team is a huge piece of the puzzle. You need great brokers, agents, staff members and leadership. When we provide the people affiliated with our company with the systems we have in place we are able to accomplish great things.”
In a tough real estate market, CENTURY 21 Affiliated put a growth plan in place to weather the storm. “Either we try to expand to put us in a good position for the future, or we go down with the economy,” Kruse remembered thinking. That plan led to the position of No. 1 company worldwide. “The success we achieved in 2013 is the direct result of the plan we developed years ago.”
About Century 21 Affiliated
CENTURY 21 Affiliated, located at 221 W. Beltline Highway in Madison, WI, strives to provide the most stimulating and productive environment possible so that its independent sales associates can provide the best professional service to home buyers and sellers. CENTURY 21 Affiliated specializes in residential and commercial real estate in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Indiana.
CENTURY 21 Affiliated is an independently owned and operated franchise affiliate of Century 21 Real Estate LLC (CENTURY21.com), the franchisor of the world’s largest residential real estate franchise sales organization, comprised of approximately 7,100 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices in 74 countries and territories worldwide with more than 103,000 independent sales professionals.