Cream of the Crop

Have you ever thought of the expression ‘cream of the crop’? It’s a commonly used phrase that was probably borrowed from the French ‘la creme de la creme,’ the cream ...

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Cream of the Crop

Posted by Crystal Salazar on Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 at 1:53pm.

Have you ever thought of the expression ‘cream of the crop’? It’s a commonly used phrase that was probably borrowed from the French ‘la creme de la creme,’ the cream of the cream, the best of the best. The Circle of Excellence(SM) is much like that. It’s an annual awards program recognizing the association's top-producing REALTORS® in various categories all across Hampton Roads.

Technically speaking, to qualify for COE the amount of gross commission income or number of units sold are the main factors, but to The Real Estate Group, it’s about service. We believe in truly taking care of our clients and carrying them through the process well beyond the closing table. When you’re dedicated to real estate, a part of TREG, qualified for COE, what you’re really saying is that you’re dedicated to serving at the highest of levels.


We don’t want to throw numbers out there, but let’s just say a very high margin of our REALTORS® qualified for the Circle of Excellence awards… enough to rent out the ballroom at The Cavalier Hotel to celebrate their hard work and commitment to our community. When the staff was preparing for the luncheon, we led with asking ourselves ‘what is their why’ and had two giant projection screens showcasing their best life. The numbers behind Circle of Excellence mean so little without the passion and drive of the agents, and we don’t take that for granted. The icing on the cake? The laughs, hugs, great photos taken, and smiles from one end of the room to the other.

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