FROM STAFF REPORTS
A local real estate company has been selected for membership in Chicago-based Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.
Bowen and Associates Realty’s selection to the global real estate community means it joins 565 companies that have also been awarded membership based on rigorous standards for service and performance, Debbie Bowen, broker-in-charge, said in a news release. With 4,300 offices and 130,000 sales associates in more than 70 countries, these firms represent 1.1 million transactions annually.
Bowen said the distinction ensures her company’s clients are working with local professionals who also deliver connections to buyers and quality companies across the country and around the world. The company benefits from LeadingRE’s industry-leading international referral network, award-winning professional development programs and events, professional marketing resources and more.
“We are delighted to have Bowen and Associates Realty as part of our distinguished network of premier brokerages,” said Paul Boomsma, president and CEO of LeadingRE, in the news release. “As a member of LeadingRE, Bowen and Associates Realty combines authentic, local expertise with global connections to the highest quality real estate firms worldwide.”
The Sumter-based company has experienced rapid growth in its two years in business. According to Bowen, sales volume doubled from fall 2019 to fall 2020. It was also voted best real estate company in The Sumter Item’s Best of Sumter readers’ choice contest for 2020.
“We are honored to partner with this prestigious, international relocation company. This is another valuable asset and advantage to our sales team to help them achieve their personal goals. It will certainly help us become a more dominant real estate brokerage in our market,” Bowen said. “We could not be happier about this opportunity to help families relocated from and to our great community.”