Harvey Goodman Realtor agents honored

WHEELING “I wish I could give every agent a sales award,” commented John Sambuco, broker and managing partner of Harvey Goodman Realtor.

“All you heard or read last year was gloom and doom,” said Sambuco. “On the morning news, then again on the evening news, open a newspaper – you just couldn’t get away from it. New construction has slowed or stopped, prices were down, loans were difficult to get, and it seemed nothing was positive. Our West Virginia and Ohio Teams proved that was just nonsense.”

This winter, Harvey Goodman Realtor announced the highest sales year in the history of the company at its annual sales meeting. The team combined for more than 550 closings and nearly $48,000,000 in MLS reported sales.

“2010 was a year for the record books,” said Sambuco. “Mortgage interest rates hit a 50-year low, and prices were stable and attractive. If you had a job, it was the right time to buy a home, and that has continued to be the case into 2011.”

Handing out the Ohio market awards, Karen Derosa earned the top spot for the Ohio Market for the third year in a row, achieving first place in sales volume, with $6,948,700 in sales from 70 closings.

Laney Ross was awarded the second place Ohio Market award for sales volume with $4,359,745 in sales from 80 closings. Ross’ 80 closings continue a streak of no. 1 ranking in unit sales (55.5 MLS sides) that began in 2003.

Scott Connors accepted the third place Ohio Market award for sales volume with $3,528,845 is sales from 60 closings.

Diane Ackerman grabbed the fourth place Ohio Market award for sales volume with $3,227,280 in sales from 47 closings.

In West Virgina market, Paula Lawrence earned the top spot for the fourth year in a row with $2,081,850 in sales volume from 28 closings.

Carl Nix grabbed second place with $1,942,750 in sales volume on 18 closings.

Jean Ann Larese accepted the third place award with $1,261,500 with 24 closings.

In team awards, the team of Teri Cunningham and Bill Miller earned the first place award with $1,488,725 in sales volume with 22 closings.

Earning second place in team awards were Beth Key and Jody Salvatore with $1,441,902 in sales volume on 26 closings.

These top agents display a passion for sales and marketing, and are fierce negotiators, which leads to great results. If you have a question about that affordable house down the street, a farm, or an executive home, these agents are the experts.

“There was a tremendous amount of effort put forth by all our agents and employees,” said Sambuco.

The team’s service was also recognized as the “Best Real Estate Office” in the Ohio Valley by the readers of The Times Leader, with the company’s eighth Best of the Ohio Valley award.

“I can’t wait to see what 2011 brings,” Sambuco said.