Florida’s Top Rated Local® Real Estate Brokers Award Winner: Real Estate Sales Force

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Real Estate Sales Force is a 2019 award winner for real estate brokers in Florida!

When it comes to buying, selling and leasing in South Florida, you won’t find a better team to have on your side than Real Estate Sales Force.

Real Estate Sales Force has received hundreds of reviews with an average rating of 4.84 stars, earning them a fantastic Rating Score™ of 96.40 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five real estate brokers in all of Florida!

Here’s just one of the many five-star reviews that got them there:

“[This is the] best brokerage in town. They know what they’re doing, and they are the best at it. I’ve bought and sold many times, and have never had such a great experience…” – Marcia G.

Not Your Average Real Estate Brokerage

We wanted to learn what makes this award-winning business tick, so we took a few minutes to talk with Yvonne, the director of marketing, and Jorge, the President of Real Estate Sales Force.

To kick off our conversation, we asked Yvonne and Jorge about what it is that makes Real Estate Sales Force unique compared to the many other real estate brokerages in Florida. Yvonne and Jorge told us:

“We are a company that understands the local market and the world market in real estate.”

We also asked Yvonne and Jorge about the Real Estate Sales Force mission and how they work to make the world a better place. Yvonne and Jorge shared with us the company’s mission statement with us, which is:

“A high technology brokerage offering our clients a unique advantage over other brokerages, RESF is leading the revolution in today’s evolving market and implementing an out-of-the-box approach in an industry where entrepreneurship and working at ‘the speed of now’ are the key drivers of our success. Using the latest technology to buy, sell and lease properties in South Florida, today, RESF’s use of social media, HD virtual walk-throughs, aerial videos and grassroots branding campaigns have received national acclaim and helped the brokerage expand to over 450 agents and five offices – using state-of-the-art visual tools to attract buyers and prospective clients from around the world.”

Yvonne and Jorge went on to add:

“We have 12 months of giving. Every month, we have one our agents take the lead and pick a charity to give a monetary donation and our time.”

Building Success by Asking for Feedback

Yvonne and Jorge credit Real Estate Sales Force’s strong online reputation to the fact that asking if they did a good job is a part of their process. They added:

“We grew our company with our online reputation in mind. Consumers will trust after they verify online these days.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Real Estate Sales Force has grown through aggressive digital advertising, but they’ve also done some ads in print and on bus benches. This multi-channel approach ensures that they cover all of their clientele.

There are many business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here’s Yvonne and Jorge’s expert advice for them:

“Don’t be shy about going to your past clients for reviews.”


Congratulations to Real Estate Sales Force for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Yvonne and Jorge, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Real Estate Sales Force in Coral Gables. Visit their website today!

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Real Estate Brokers Award Winner: Team Lassen

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Team Lassen is an award winner for real estate brokers in 2019.

If you are looking for a trusted, local real estate brokerage, look no further than this award-winning company!

Team Lassen has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across five different verified sites with an average rating of 4.91 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 99.10 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as the number one real estate brokerage in Colorado!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Team Lassen made the process of selling our home absolutely painless. Charlie is an absolute dream to work with. They were very prompt with responses and were able to answer any questions we had. The entire team is incredibly professional and knowledgeable. If you’re in the market for a real estate agent, look no further! They are highly recommended!” – S.M.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Team Lassen is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Real Estate Brokerage

We were excited to learn all about Team Lassen and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with Sarah Lassen, who owns the company with Charlie.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Team Lassen stand apart from its competitors. Sarah and Charlie told us about their business’ more than 20 years of outstanding service and how their team helps them to stand out. They said:

“When you choose team Lassen, you are getting the best. Our team has been here for a very long time. We have been in business since 1999 and have been top-performing in the Denver metro area, both in booming markets as well as in recessions. Our team is different for very basic reasons: we care about what we do, we like what we do, and we show up to do the work diligently every day. We put our clients before commissions and maintain a genuine, straightforward approach.”

When it comes to their business mission, Sarah and Charlie said:

“Good business is built on relationships, care, and a dedication to getting the job done exceptionally well! We are committed to putting our experience, technology, and negotiation-savvy to work in every transaction to ensure that our clients’ best interests are represented. We love helping people accomplish their goals!”

Building Success With Excellent Customer Service

Team Lassen has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Sarah and Charlie what their secret is to getting such incredible feedback. They said:

“There is no secret to getting good online reviews. It is a bi-product of the service we are dedicated to providing our clients. We focus on their needs and goals, and combine our expertise to get them where they want to go. Our clients love to share their stories with others online.”

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Team Lassen has spread the word about who they are and what they do by keeping in touch with their community and taking care of their clients. Sarah and Charlie told us:

“Every year, we take 400 clients to a Rockies game, and between Thanksgiving and Christmas, we host our seasonal soiree. It is a top-notch [event where] we get to wine and dine our clients. Last year, we [threw a] masquerade ball, and everyone came dressed to the nines! Our clients hear from us, probably every month. We tell clients when they should get an inspection; we host two client appreciation events a year, and we also do local happy hour events to connect with people.”

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Team Lassen has managed to. We asked if Sarah and Charlie could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what they had to say:

“The most important thing you can do is put systems in place. You can’t do and be everything, so find people who are good at a specific thing.”


Congratulations to Team Lassen for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Sarah and Charlie for taking the time to speak with us!

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Real Estate Brokers Award Winner: The Fowler Group

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that The Fowler Group is an award winner for real estate brokers in Colorado for the second year in a row!

When you need a professional, experienced team behind you for your buying and selling needs, you need The Fowler Group in Erie.

The Fowler Group has received dozens of reviews with an average rating of 4.87 stars, earning them a wonderful Rating Score™ of 94.73 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five real estate brokers in all of Colorado!

Here’s just one of the many five-star reviews that helped them win for the second year in a row:

“Brandon and Brie helped us through the journey of finding our perfect new home. They are both very experienced, very friendly, easy to communicate with, always hardworking and always have such a great attitude towards everything. Whenever we needed help or [had] questions, they were always open and free to answer everything. They are the BEST real estate agents that we have ever worked with, and we HIGHLY recommend them.” – Pema D.

Maintaining a Strong Online Reputation by Building Great Relationships

Brie Fowler, the owner of The Fowler Group, sat down with us for a few minutes so that we could catch up about what her team has been up to over the last year.

Winning a Top Rated Local award once is a sign that a company knows how to build a solid online reputation, but as a second-time award winner, The Fowler Group clearly has a lot of insight into also maintaining their online reputation. Brie told us that they have done so by maintaining great relationships with their clients, which leads to clients being willing to write reviews for them:

“Our business is built on referrals. We are super grateful to all our past and future clients for their referrals and reviews!”

When asked what makes The Fowler Group stand out, Brie told us that their team always helps each other and shares their wisdom, and that as a tech-forward team, they use a wide range of tools to stay current and cutting-edge. They also offer free staging and pictures!

Brie went on to add:

“We apply old-world knowledge, experience and wisdom with new-school ways of thinking and market implementation to provide the best and most efficient experience for each and every client.”

Every new year comes with new lessons and new achievements, and when we asked what those were for The Fowler Group, Brie told us that the biggest thing they are working on learning is SEO (search engine optimization) and that their biggest accomplishment has been the difference they’ve made in the community of Erie:

“We have given back in many ways, and it is very rewarding to be heavily involved in the local community. …We also donated $10,000 to the Erie community food bank! I’m on the Erie Economic Development Council.”

Looking Forward with The Fowler Group

Being a part of a small business is not always easy, and that’s why we wanted to know why they do what they do at The Fowler Group. Brie shared with us that the most rewarding thing for them has been changing and bettering their clients’ lives:

“We really thrive on changing lives and bettering lives… People are always buying or selling due to a life change. It’s my job to make that transition as easy as possible. We maintain loving and working relationships with each person we come into contact with. We want to be your friends and REALTORS for life.”

As an award-winning company, we expect big things out of The Fowler Group, and we were excited to find out what comes next. Brie told us that their plan is to increase the number of agents they have and to grow into other towns and communities, ensuring that they can help more people the way they have in Erie.

It’s clear to us that, as the owner of a second-time award winner, Brie has learned a lot about growing a successful business and building an online reputation. When we asked what advice she has for business owners who are just starting out, she said:

“Join a team. It’s challenging to start off on your own, and it’s important to get the right education from a seasoned agent…”

Brie ended our conversation by giving a shoutout to her amazing team:

“I’m thankful for all of the agents on my team for their commitment and passion for helping the clients and their community as a whole! Without this ace team, we would not be here today!”


When you need a real estate broker on your side in Erie, we highly recommend The Fowler Group!

Congratulations to Brie and the team at The Fowler Group for a Top Rated Local award winner for the second year in a row. Visit their website today.

District of Columbia’s Top Rated Local® Real Estate Brokers Award Winner: Rob Carter Group

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Rob Carter Group is an award winner for real estate brokers in 2019.

If you are looking for a trusted real estate brokerage that will deliver a comfortable, no-pressure experience for you, look no further than this award-winning company!

Rob Carter Group has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.98 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 97.78 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 20 businesses and the number one real estate brokerage in the District of Columbia!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“We worked with Rob to buy our first home, and we couldn’t have asked for a better Realtor®. He proved to be incredibly knowledgeable about real estate in the area; he was patient in answering our endless questions, and we never felt rushed or pressured into making uninformed decisions during our home search. Rob was thoughtful, responsive, and thorough in all aspects of the home buying process. We cannot overstate how highly we recommend him to anyone looking to buy a home in the DC area! – G.S.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Rob Carter Group is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Real Estate Brokerage

We were excited to learn all about Rob Carter Group and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Rob Carter.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Rob Carter Group stand apart from its competitors. Rob told us that they provide great service and work honestly and ethically. He said:

“I have built my reputation as a trusted real estate advisor through my enduring commitment to my clients. I work to be dependably responsive, and my clients value my communication skills, passion for analysis, and consistent focus on providing the best customer service. I recognize that buying or selling a home is both exciting and emotional, so I work hard to deliver a comfortable, seamless, no-pressure, and enjoyable experience for every client I serve. I pair unrivaled knowledge of the D.C. Metro area with my creative problem-solving skills to deliver optimal outcomes at each step of the process.”

Rob continued:

“With over 20 years of experience, I lead a group of accomplished professionals with the expertise, work ethic, and market insight needed to assist you with all of your real estate needs.”

We asked Rob about the Rob Carter Group business mission, and he told us:

“We help our clients make well-informed decisions regarding their unique real estate needs by leveraging our experience and focused, thoughtful analysis. These sound decisions are the foundation of our clients’ financial success, prosperity, and happiness.”

Building Success, Online And Off

Rob Carter Group has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Rob how they have managed to grow their business and get their name out. He said that about 90 percent of their business comes from referrals and the other 10 percent comes from people who have found the business online.

When it comes to how they have gotten their excellent reviews, Rob told us:

“We focus on listening and working to understand the clients’ needs so I can help meet them. We endeavor to treat people well and ask that, if they are happy with our service, to please tell others, either friends, colleagues, neighbors or online, [through] a review on the site from which they found me.”

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Rob Carter Group has managed to. We asked if Rob could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“Focus on doing right by your customer, and the rest will come. Enjoy your career, and do your very best each and every day.”

Rob ended our chat with these words of gratitude:

“Being trusted to work with buyers and sellers is a huge accomplishment. I try to do my best and keep a good head on my shoulders. Thank you to my team, Andrea Paro and Mary Lynn Mullen. You two are fantastic to work with, and I appreciate everything we have accomplished together.”


Congratulations to Rob Carter Group for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Rob for taking the time to speak with us!

Illinois’ Top Rated Local® Real Estate Brokers Award Winner: The Winterroth Team

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that The Winterroth Team is a 2019 award winner for real estate brokers in Illinois!

If you’re looking for an experienced team that can help with all of your buying and selling needs, look no further than The Winterroth Team.

The Winterroth Team has received more than 100 reviews with an average rating of 4.95 stars, earning them a tremendous Rating Score™ of 98.50 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five real estate brokers in all of Illinois!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Kelly Winterroth is an outstanding Realtor®. Kelly is very knowledgeable on the market and provides good advice during the process. She worked with us every day to find a new home and sell ours quickly. Kelly was also able to get three offers within two days of [our home] being on the market. Everything was top notch and exceptional. I would highly recommend Kelly again to buy or sell.” – Justin M.

Not Your Average Real Estate Company

We wanted to learn all about The Winterroth Team and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with Team Leader and Broker, Kelly Winterroth.

The first question we had for Kelly was what is it that sets The Winterroth Team apart from their competition in Illinois. Kelly told us that her team is driven by service, not sales, and that they always customize their plan around what their clients want and what their goals are. The Winterroth Team understands that people don’t care about a business’ stats or if they’re number one; they care about what the business will do for them. Kelly added:

“We do it with gratitude, too. We don’t have egos. We appreciate their business and the trust that they put in us.”

We also wanted to know what their mission is at The Winterroth Team and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Kelly had to say:

“We are a team that is focused more on the culture versus sales and numbers. We hire based on culture. Everything else can be trained. Who a person is internally and deeply is not something that can be trained…”

Building Success Through Great Service

Kelly attributes The Winterroth Team’s strong online reputation to their commitment to providing great service for their clients day in and day out. Kelly says that, while they do ask for some reviews, some of their clients take it upon themselves, which is a testament to the kind of service they provide.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, The Winterroth Team has gotten their name out there through various avenues, including radio ads, commercials, their endorsements from Barbara Corcoran and Gary LaVox, who is the lead singer of Rascal Flatts, as well as by giving back to their community, which they do by volunteering at and raising goods for the food pantry and by organizing a drawing to recognize outstanding teachers.

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation The Winterroth Team has. When we asked what advice she has for them, Kelly emphasized the importance of providing good service and doing what you say you’re going to do, as well as being real and vulnerable both online and offline.


Congratulations to the team at The Winterroth Team for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Kelly, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend The Winterroth Team in Bourbonnais. Visit them online today!

Pennsylvania’s Top Rated Local® Real Estate Brokers Award Winner: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodrick Realty

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodrick Realty is a 2019 award winner for real estate brokers in Pennsylvania!

If you’re looking for a real estate team that can help to make the process of buying or selling a home stress-free, look no further than Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodrick Realty.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodrick Realty has received dozens of reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 4.93 stars, earning them an outstanding Rating Score™ of 95.28 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five real estate brokers in all of Pennsylvania!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I cannot say enough great things about Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodrick Realty. I had a really great experience working with them. I am very happy to say that I found what I was looking for, and they have a huge part in that. The agent I worked with really stayed on top of everything for me, and I appreciated it so much. They really took the time to make sure we were looking at what we were interested in; they listened. Everyone I talked to during our time working together was super personable and easy to talk with. I would recommend Berkshire to anyone looking to have a positive and successful experience.” – Alexander B.

Not Your Average Real Estate Brokerage

Kevin Hodrick, Broker and the owner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodrick Realty, generously gave us a few minutes of his time to tell us about this one-of-a-kind business and its award-winning online reputation.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that sets Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodrick Realty apart from the many other real estate brokers in Pennsylvania. Here’s Kevin’s response:

“Ultimately, it comes down to how the clients are treated. We treat our clients like family. We’ve been in business since 1991 and have always and will continue to put the client’s needs first.”

We also wanted to know why they do what they do at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodrick Realty and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Kevin had to say:

“We help our clients find the home they want and provide them with everything they need in the process. Our agents live in these communities. We participate and make our communities stronger by giving back and sponsoring little league teams and other charity events. We are active members of the community.”

Building Success by Putting Clients’ Needs First

When we asked Kevin about Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodrick Realty’s secret to such a strong online reputation, he attributed it to their commitment to putting their clients’ needs first, while being there to support and guide them throughout every step of the process.

Outside of building the kind of online reputation any business owner would envy, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodrick Realty has spread the word about who they are and what they do by being an active, visible part of their community and giving back.

Clearly, Kevin knows a thing or two about growing a business and building an online reputation. Here’s his expert advice for the many other business owners out there:

“It’s about consistency; be consistent, repeatable and known.”


Congratulations to the team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodrick Realty for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Kevin, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodrick Realty in Williamsport. Visit their website today!

Iowa’s Top Rated Local® Real Estate Brokers Award Winner: CENTURY 21 Signature Real Estate

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that CENTURY 21 Signature Real Estate is a 2019 award winner for real estate brokers in Iowa!

If you’re looking for a real estate team that can help you with your buying or selling needs, look no further than CENTURY 21 Signature Real Estate in Urbandale.

CENTURY 21 Signature Real Estate has received almost 150 reviews with an average rating of 4.97 stars, earning them an incredible Rating Score™ of 95.74 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five real estate brokers in all of Iowa!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Megan and Nichole were great to work with! We were living out of state and were short on time, and they made the process so easy! After looking at several houses with Nichole over the weekend, we had to go back to Kansas, and Megan took us on a ‘virtual’ FaceTime tour. She even climbed a giant hill in our backyard while pregnant just so we could have a better look of the yard. [That’s] dedication! Because she was so detailed in the tour, we bought the house sight unseen, and we are loving our new home. Thanks for everything, ladies!” – Jessica J.

Not Your Average Real Estate Company

We wanted to learn all about CENTURY 21 Signature Real Estate and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the owner, Megan Mitchum.

The first question we had for Megan was what is it that sets CENTURY 21 Signature Real Estate apart from their competition in Iowa. Megan pointed to their 14 years in business and that her team is made up of herself and her Director of Client Experience. She added:

“I am a highly relational person, and I would take it personally if someone did not have a good experience. My goal is to leave someone excited to leave a review. If they generally have a good experience, most people are willing to do that.”

We also wanted to know what their mission is at CENTURY 21 Signature Real Estate and how they work to make the world a better place. Megan told us about a few of the ways they’ve given back to their community, which includes donating to Cure Rett Iowa — which raises funds for an organization treating Rett syndrome — being involved in local and state associations and doing their Facebook Live series on Mondays at 2 PM. They’ve done 63 episodes of the series so far, and it involves finding a person to highlight in the community and having them as a guest. They ask questions, promote other small businesses and touch on real estate.

Building Success by Taking Care of Clients and Encouraging Reviews

Megan attributes CENTURY 21 Signature Real Estate’s strong online reputation to their commitment to taking care of their clients and encouraging reviews. They also send out testimonial requests, and if their clients don’t give them one, they’ll send out a reminder.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, CENTURY 21 Signature Real Estate has gotten their name out there by focusing on referrals and their clients through appreciation events and their anniversary program.

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation CENTURY 21 Signature Real Estate has. Here’s Megan’s expert advice for them:

“Just put the client’s needs first. If you always do the right thing, you never have anything to worry about. Things become a lot less stressful when you know you are doing the right thing.”


Congratulations to the team at CENTURY 21 Signature Real Estate for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Megan, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend CENTURY 21 Signature Real Estate in Urbandale. Visit their website today!

New Hampshire’s Top Rated Local® Real Estate Brokers Award Winner: Red Post Realty LLC

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Red Post Realty LLC is an award winner for real estate brokers in 2019.

If you are looking for a real estate brokerage that will provide you with a streamlined, efficient, and wonderful experience, look no further than this award-winning company!

Red Post Realty LLC has received hundreds of overwhelmingly positive reviews across five different verified sites with an average rating of 4.90 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 98.98 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as the number one real estate brokerage in New Hampshire!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I bought my house through Red Post Realty over a year ago, and I’ve also worked with each of the agents there. The current team is packed with the integrity, honesty, and dedication needed to provide services that leave buyers and sellers feeling satisfied and refreshed with their transactions. I’ve recommended them for the last six years, and I’ll continue to do so! You can’t go wrong with any agent at Red Post.” – J.S.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Red Post Realty LLC is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Real Estate Brokerage

We were excited to learn all about Red Post Realty LLC and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Todd.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Red Post Realty LLC stand apart from its competitors. Todd told us about their incredible service and commitment to communication. He said:

“The quality of our agents makes us different. We truly care about the buyers and sellers. It’s not about commission; it’s all about finding out what they really need and helping them find the perfect fit. The biggest difference is that we are a younger team that knows how important communication is. We will Skype, WhatsApp, FaceTime, text, email, or call a client from the other side of the world if that means we can help them. We work around you because we want the process of buying a home to be as stress-free as possible.”

Building Success And Giving Back

Red Post Realty LLC has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Todd how they have managed to grow their business and get their name out. He said that word of mouth goes a long way and that they post on every available platform so they can get their name in front of people.

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Red Post Realty LLC has spread the word about who they are and what they do by finding ways to give back. Todd shared:

“We do a lot of local sponsorships. We throw a block party with local food, music, and things to do. All of our agents work with communities that they are in. Giving back is something we pride ourselves on. We also work a lot with the military and understand the VA loan.”

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Red Post Realty LLC has managed to. We asked if Todd could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“Focus on what you’re doing, on your goals, and on your customers. Customers are the biggest thing you should be focusing on, and the money will follow. Better service and knowledge goes a long way.”

Todd ended our chat with this thoughtful sentiment:

“Thank you to my loved ones, our friends, family, and clients!”


Congratulations to Red Post Realty LLC for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Todd for taking the time to speak with us!

District of Columbia’s Top Rated Local® Real Estate Brokers Award Winner: City Chic Real Estate

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that City Chic Real Estate is an award winner for real estate brokers in 2019.

If you are looking for a trusted real estate brokerage, look no further than this award-winning company!

City Chic Real Estate has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 4.87 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 94.72 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 100 businesses and one of the top five real estate brokers in District of Columbia!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Working with City Chic was a great experience. I was relocating to DC and needed to find a rental apartment on short notice. [They were] there for me at each and every step of the process from reviewing rental listings, visiting apartments and submitting an application, to signing the lease and coordinating my move-in. I highly recommend working with [them]! – V.K.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that City Chic Real Estate is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Real Estate Brokerage

We were excited to learn all about City Chic Real Estate and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the Director of Marketing and Growth, Lizzie Russo.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes City Chic Real Estate stand apart from its competitors.

Lizzie said that it has a lot to do with their client interaction. At City Chic Real Estate, they make sure they are part of every single part of the buying process. Their clients like the fact that they provide transparency about the process so they are completely aware of what is going on at all times. Home buying is a huge process, and one of the most important purchases you ever make. The majority of their clients are first-time homebuyers, so their staff works hard to make sure the client is comfortable, aware, and excited. They are a boutique broker that is thriving in an area that isn’t always boutique friendly. Clearly, their agents are doing something right!

Building Success And Giving Back

City Chic Real Estate has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Lizzie how they have managed to grow their business and get their name out. Lizzie said that, while they primarily utilize online resources to spread the word about their company, they always offer a personal touch to their clients.

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, City Chic Real Estate has spread the word about who they are and what they do by getting involved with the community, where they participate in a variety of charitable works. This year, they hosted a clothing donation for a local women’s shelter, called Dress for Success. They also offer first-time buyer seminars for everybody at any stage of the process and make sure their clients are very aware of first-time buyer programs in all three states. It is important for them to make sure their clients are aware of all the options available to them.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as City Chic Real Estate has managed to. We asked if Lizzie could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“Know your audience, neighborhood, and demographic. Keep the consistency of your brand, and be authentic.”


Congratulations to City Chic Real Estate for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Lizzie for taking the time to speak with us!

Oklahoma’s Top Rated Local® Real Estate Brokers Award Winner: Levinson Real Estate Team

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Levinson Real Estate Team is an award winner for real estate brokers in 2019.

Whether you are looking to buy or sell, you need a full-service real estate brokerage you can trust; look no further than this award-winning company!

Levinson Real Estate Team has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.90 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 96.96 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top three real estate brokers in Oklahoma!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“This is our first experience selling a home, and the people at Levinson Real Estate made it an enjoyable one. The service we had from the real estate team was awesome. [They] were available to answer questions at any time and kept us informed at all times. Their marketing team is the best, too. Anyone looking to buy or sell, this is the team you need.” – S.P.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Levinson Real Estate Team is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Real Estate Firm

We were excited to learn all about Levinson Real Estate Team and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Tara Levinson.

Levinson Real Estate Team is made up of 13 agents, plus administrative staff. They have been in business since 2003 and started building their team in 2010. Tara told us that they run their business like a family, not a family business, and said that both of their kids work with the company.

Tara told us about their desire to always continue educating themselves, and said:

“We live by a set of core values. I continually encourage growth and learning. As the market shifts, we shift with it. You can never stop learning and never stop growing.”

Building Success And Giving Back

Levinson Real Estate Team has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Tara how they have managed to grow their business and get their name out. Tara said that they have a presence on Zillow, and that word of mouth and referrals from past clients are big for their business.

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Levinson Real Estate Team has spread the word about who they are and what they do by attending church and by finding ways to give back to the community. Tara shared that they have been involved in finding ways to help with events that benefit children with cancer, because they have a client who recently lost their son. She shared:

“If you want to have a good real estate career, you have to have a good life. We don’t want to have just a one time client; we want to have a relationship for life.”

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Levinson Real Estate Team has managed to. We asked if Tara could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“Don’t try to do it all yourself. I have a team of people, and for a long time, I thought I had to do everything, but the pool of knowledge grows the more people you have involved.”


Congratulations to Levinson Real Estate Team for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Tara for taking the time to speak with us!