Realty Executives Integrity, which serves home buyers and sellers throughout the entire southeastern Wisconsin area, has been recognized by Realty Executives International as the Brokerage of the Month for April 2017.
The company has gained the attention of local and national press for outstanding office culture and 2016 sales production. On April 27, 2017 The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel awarded Realty Executives Integrity with a “Top Workplace Award” for 2017. Now in it’s eighth year, the annual feature recognizes the best places to work in southeastern Wisconsin, as ranked by the employees (and in this case, real estate agents) themselves.
The Top Workplace Awards are based on overall organizational health, including organizational alignment, efficiency and management fluidity, among other factors. “Realty Executives Integrity ranked high in all categories, with our leadership ranking the highest. I’m happy to report that we were the top ranked real estate company in the midsize business category and we ranked No. 3 overall in the midsize business category, regardless of industry type,” reported Chief Operating Officer and Partner of Realty Executives Integrity, Dana Keegan.
Realty Executives Integrity also received national recognition in both the 2017 REAL Trends 500 as well as the RISMedia’s 29th Power Broker Report for the fifth year in a row. Both reports honor top residential real estate companies for total closed sales volume and closed transaction sides in 2016.
The brokerage is led by Keegan, along with Dale Schaechterle (Broker/Owner and Founding Partner) and Claire Zastrow (Chief Administrative Director and Partner). The leadership team’s people-centric approach and focus on building a strong company culture has made a tremendous impact on sales productivity, and in turn, the company’s efforts to give back to the community.
“Every decision we make stems from one simple question ‘will this best serve our people?’” Keegan explains. “We strongly encourage our Executives to make a difference in the communities they serve to ensure their footprint extends past the closing table. Our foundation is based on four pillars: independence, profitability, support and culture. On a leadership level, we work diligently to keep each of those areas strong and that attracts the right individuals,” Keegan concludes.
The firm actively supports five charitable organizations: Habitat for Humanity, Lindsey’s Voice, Unite4Peyton, JR’s Pups-n-Stuff and Hope Street Ministries. Each organization connects personally with a member of the company.
“We’ve made it easy for our Executives to support these charities by allowing them to make donations directly from their closing checks. Outside of financial contributions, our leadership team and Executives donate their time and energy to work events associated with these charities as well,” Keegan said.
Realty Executives Integrity’s office culture has been widely recognized amongst the Realty Executives International network on more than one occasion. Notably, the company received special recognition as the recipient of the Extraordinary Brokerage Award during the 2016 Realty Excellence® Awards ceremony, held during the franchisor’s annual Broker Owner Conference at its hometown headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Pictured above, Dana Keegan (Chief Operating Officer), Claire Zastrow (Chief Administrative Director and Partner) and Dale Schaechterle (Broker/Owner and Founding Partner).