Wheeling Oglebay Park's Wilson Lodge hosted the annual Harvey Goodman Realtor Sales Award Ceremony, where awards were handed out in recognition of the largest volume record year in the 57-year history of Harvey Goodman Realtor.
John Sambuco, broker of Harvey Goodman Realtor began his awards presentation by first acknowledging the sales support staff employed by Goodman and its agents: Patricia Bruhn, Mary Goudy, Beth Francis, Sue McKitrick, Jackie Adams, Jomana Papillo, Karen Filburn, Vicki Marriott, Jessica Couch, Jennifer Christakis, and Amber Kralovic, Rita Gibbons, Jim Gibbons, Jamie Viskovich, Erin Roten , Kelly Algeo , Karen Vincenzo, Christine Knight, Dawn Vigoffi. He said, "Each of you help make it just a little bit easier and make us all a lot more professional in every facet of our business."
Sambuco continued, "Congratulations to you all. You have earned your 12th consecutive title as the Best Real Estate Company in the Ohio Valley, and last year, more than 7 out of every 10 homes in Belmont County were sold by a Goodman agent. Either the buyer chose you, the seller chose you, or both chose you to handle the buying and selling of their home in 359 of the 489 homes sold. If a home sold, chances were a Goodman agent sold it. I'd have to believe the top level service we deliver is one reason you've again been named the 'Best of the Valley,' and I believe the reason more than 7 of every 10 people chose you is that hiring an experienced agent is now more important than ever."
The Ohio market awards:
Karen Derosa earned the top spot for the Ohio market, achieving first place in sales volume, with $7,844,000 in sales from 70 closings. 2013 marked the sixth consecutive year Karen has been Harvey Goodman Realtor's sales volume leader.
Laney Ross was awarded the second place Ohio market award for sales volume with $7,147,012 in sales from 97 Ohio closings, and added an additional 8 closings in Goodman's West Virginia market for a total of 105 closings and $7,526,497 in sales, continuing a streak that began in 2003 for ranking #1 in unit sales.
Scott Connors accepted the third place Ohio market award for sales volume with $4,649,599 in sales from 65 Ohio closings and added an additional 22 closings in Goodman's West Virginia market for a total of 87 closings and total sales volume of $6,264,699.
The West Virginia market went to:
Scott Connors, who accepted the first place award for sales in the West Virginia market for sales volume with $1,615,100 in sales..
Jay Goodman, who accepted the second place award for sales in the West Virginia market for sales volume with $1,300,000 in sales.
Carl Nix, who accepted the third place award for sales in the West Virginia market for sales volume with $1,176,400.
Sambuco concluded the presentations by saying, "Last year's record sales year was a testimony to building lifelong relationships and earning the privilege of our clients' trust. I am proud to say I work with the #1 Sales Team in the Ohio Valley, the team at Harvey Goodman Realtor."