ASHLAND -- HER Downtown, formerly the HER Ashland Community Office, captured two top honors at this week’s HER annual awards banquet in Columbus.
Sales agent Jennifer McQuillen was named HER’s Rising Star for 2019. The Rising Star is awarded to the top newer agent in the company. McQuillen was licensed in 2018 and topped all other rookie agents in both sales units and volume with 26 closed units and nearly $4.5 million in sales last year.
“I am so excited to be named 2019 HER’s Rising Star,” McQuillen said. “I’m truly blessed to have the support of my family and community to make this award possible. It was a total surprise and an honor.”
Lead agent Brock Rader bested hundreds of other agents to claim the spot of top sales agent in the north central Ohio region for the second year in a row. He was also one of only nine agents out of 1,250 HER associates to achieve the Chairman’s Club level, which requires a minimum of $10 million in sales. Rader closed 59 properties for a total of $13 million in sales for 2019.
“Our agents are well trained and eager to work with clients,” said Randal Miller, District Sales Manager for Ashland/Wooster/Parma and a sales agent for HER Downtown. “Our small company in comparison to large HER offices really produces.”
Sales agent Mary Hartley was also recognized for her achievements, attaining Broker’s Club status by closing 23 units and nearly $3 million in sales.
“We are so proud of all of our agents, and thrilled that our office can compete with much larger offices in cities with higher real estate sales prices,” said lead agent Shannon Hill.
Hill, along with her teammate Wende Lance, who together comprise The Home Team, joined HER in October 2019. Rader, Hill, and Lance are business partners and lead agents for the newly formed HER Downtown office, which just relocated to 48 W Main St, Ashland.
HER is the top selling real estate brokerage in Ohio, with 82 offices and 1,250 agents.