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Metro Brokers was started with one office and a handful of sales associates in 1979 by John Hartrampf. More than 25 years later, Metro Brokers is one of the nation's largest full service real estate companies and the world's largest GMAC Real Estate franchise.

Under the leadership of Kevin Levent, who became President and CEO in 1996, the company has experienced exponential sales growth facilitated by the addition of nearly 2,000 new sales associates. Levent is considered a visionary by employees and sales associates alike, especially in the area of technology. He is also responsible for designing the most exciting new real estate offices in the South, featuring custom Italian light fixtures, modern art and furniture, loft style exposed rafters and ceiling conduits, elliptical coffee bars and private listing showrooms.

Another key decision by Levent was Metro Brokers' affiliation with GMAC Real Estate in 2001. While Metro Brokers remains an independently owned and operated company, its affiliation with GMAC Real Estate has translated into increased brand name recognition in Atlanta and throughout the country. Metro Brokers has also benefited from the adoption of GMAC Real Estate's Premier Serviceฎ philosophy which focuses on meeting the needs of consumers.



Milestones
  • In 2000, became the fastest growing residential real estate company in metro Atlanta, growing 8.8% vs. an average market share loss of 3.6% by the competition.
  • In 2001, became the largest GMAC Real Estate franchise in the U.S. (units sold).
  • In 2002, became the first and only Atlanta real estate company to successfully manage the migration process of both MLS' to the company website with photos and no data duplication.
  • In 2004, became the largest license holder in the state of Georgia with almost 2,100 licensees.
  • In 2004, Metro Brokers' real estate sales volume reached $2 + billion.
  • In 2005 Metro Brokers' commercial real estate division ranks among the top 15 in metro Atlanta.
  • In 2005, named the fastest growing real estate company for the fifth consecutive year. All other companies in the top five show negative market share growth for the last five years.
  • In 2006, hired the 2,900th sales associate and opened its 23rd office in metro Atlanta and north Georgia.
  • In 2008, Metro Brokers expands its service to the North Georgia region by adding 3 offices in Ellijay, Jasper and Blue Ridge, for a total of 26 branch offices.





Company Stats

Number of offices:  26

Number of sales associates:  2,800

National ranking based on number of transactions: 20th

Sales volume in 2007:  $2+ billion

 



Management

President & CEO – Kevin Levent

Director of Broker Support – Ann Bone

Vice President of Branch Operations – Trish Harris

Director of Real Estate Academy – Alison Trevor

Vice President Metro Brokers Financial – Judy Jones

Vice President Metro Brokers Insurance – Glen Curry

Vice President Relocation Services – Dana Eskridge

Vice President Career Development – Brenda Waters

Director of Marketing – Tisha Gay

Director of New Homes Services – Michael McFadden

Director of IT – Eddie Krebs





References


External Links
www.metrobrokers.com
 
 
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Real Estate Companies - Real Estate Brokerage Companies
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