ERA Real Estate expands Texas presence with Legacy Living affiliation

by Lindsey Wells

ERA Real Estate has affiliated with ERA Legacy Living, making Legacy Living the 19th Texas brokerage in the ERA network, according to a press release.

In addition to Houston, ERA Real Estate has locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin metropolitan areas. 

Jemila and Patrick Winsey founded the company in 2006 as an independent brokerage. They purchased their previous franchise in 2016 and opened their flagship location with eight agents. Today, the firm’s nearly 70 agents work with luxury, first-time and move-up home buyers and those looking to downsize or relocate to the area.

Headquartered in Richmond, Texas, ERA Legacy Living serves the Greater Houston market from Ford Bend County to Galveston County. 

“We are passionate about cultivating a company that empowers motivated, innovative and driven real estate professionals through personalized mentoring,” Jemila Winsey said. “This commitment to professional development will now be complemented by ERA’s industry-leading learning opportunities and powerful business-building tools to help our agents stand out in today’s competitive market. What sets us apart as a company is that we believe in building an enterprising business for our associates rather than simply cultivating real estate sales.”

In 2021, ERA Legacy Living was recognized in the REAL Trends 500 rankings, the press release noted.

“Jemila and Patrick are not only successful and savvy business owners, but they are also selfless champions of their agents’ development,” said Sherry Chris, president and CEO of ERA Real Estate. “Their mission is to help agents create a legacy by building a viable business, which is a key differentiator and will support their ambitious recruiting goals.”

Initiatives such as recruiting new and experienced agents and team-building will be a primary focus of driving growth for the firm going forward.

The Winseys plan to tap into the training materials provided by Team ERA University’s learning and professional development platform to increase agent productivity in the real estate industry and market share, according to the release.

“Having the right franchise partner — one that provides real value — is critical to achieving our aspirations,” said Patrick Winsey. “ERA’s fresh, modern approach and advanced technology, combined with the power of a legacy brand, creates tremendous opportunities for us to scale and expand our business in the Greater Houston market. In addition, ERA is clearly walking the walk when it comes to diversity and inclusion, which resonates with our multicultural firm and the people we serve.”

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