Alain Pinel Realtors Retains Prestigious RELO Quality Certification

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Alain Pinel Realtors has completed the RELO Quality Certification, affording the Northern California brokerage another five-year renewal of its prestigious designation as a provider of outstanding relocation service excellence.

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Only 25 brokers in the U.S. have successfully earned the right to this prestigious designation, and Alain Pinel Realtors is proud to be counted among this distinguished group.

Alain Pinel Realtors has successfully completed the re-certification process for the prestigious RELO® Quality Certification by Chicago-based Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.  The RELO Quality Certification (RQC) was the first program in the relocation industry to quantify and qualify what true relocation service excellence means. Modeled after the Malcolm Baldrige national quality award, it was created by the network to provide measurable standards for the pursuit of relocation excellence.

Under the guidance of Michi Olson, vice president of Global Business Development & Relocation, Alain Pinel Realtors has demonstrated that it continues to meet the specific criteria used to evaluate performance and production, staffing, training and continuing education, quality and scope of relocation service, program marketing, customer satisfaction, technology resources, office facilities, and more.

After earning the certification, a company must complete a re-certification process every five years to ensure it continues to meet the program’s rigorous standards and remains current in terms of technology, relocation trends and other relevant areas.

“Only 26 brokers in the U.S. have successfully earned the right to this prestigious designation, and Alain Pinel Realtors is proud to be counted among this distinguished group,” said Olson. “Relocation is a competitive business. Being able to successfully complete the RQC process and the rigorous documentation it requires is a team effort that begins, first and foremost, with our outstanding Realtors who work most directly with our relocation clients from around the world.”

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World President/CEO Pam O’Connor credits Alain Pinel Relators for its dedication to excellence in relocation. “Being re-certified for the RQC reflects Alain Pinel Realtors’ ongoing commitment to delivering a superior level of service to its relocation clients and operating a highly efficient and responsive program that is among the best in the business.”

Alain Pinel Realtors has more than 30 offices throughout Northern California and, according to Olson, is the preferred broker for nearly every major corporation in the Bay Area. The brokerage requires all of its agents seeking to become relocation experts to have been a licensed real estate professional for at least three years as well as having closed $15 million in transactions within a three year period. Additionally, Alain Pinel Realtors recertifies all of its relocation experts annually.

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About Alain Pinel Realtors®
Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) is the sixth largest residential real estate firm in the United States and the largest privately-owned residential real estate company in Northern California based on its closed-sales volume. The firm has 1,400 agents in more than 30 offices throughout Northern California. APR was founded in 1990 by CEO and President Paul L. Hulme, and is based in Saratoga, Calif. Visit us at,,, and @AlainPinel.

About Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® is a selective global community of the highest quality independent real estate companies. We exist to make our members better by connecting them to opportunities and people around the globe, supporting them with a global referral network, professional development programs, unique events and connections to people and opportunities worldwide. For more information on our 500 firms that span over 50 countries with 120,000 sales professional, visit

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