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Saturday, April 14, 2001


Coldwell Banker Real Estate Pittsburgh has added new sales associates to area offices. In the north, Linda Ludolff of Butler County has joined the Warrendale office. She worked for many years in the insurance business.

In the south, Earl Robinson Jr. of Observatory Hill has joined the South Hills office. He has 26 years of experience in industrial sales, account management and customer service. Jennifer Sniegocki and Marguerite Zanie have joined the Upper St. Clair office. Sniegocki, a Bethel Park resident, has a degree in education from the University of Pittsburgh. She taught in the Pine-Richland School District for five years. Zanie, a Scott resident, is a registered nurse who has worked for Baptist Homes in Castle Shannon for seven years.

In the east, Carol Steeves of Blairsville has joined the Murrysville office. She has 19 years of real estate experience, some with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, and is a member of the National Association of Realtors and the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors.

In the west, Randi Vallecorsa of Coraopolis has joined the Airport/West Regional office.

In the city, four sales associates have joined the Shadyside office. Lisa Harris of Stanton Heights taught in the Woodland Hills School District for 11 years. Carol Kortanek of Shadyside began her career in real estate in 1974. Since then she has been a branch manager, training director and owner of her own real estate firm, Choice Homes. She is the owner of Kortanek Management, a property management company. Loren and Sally Siegel, formerly with Howard Hanna, have lived in Schenley Farms for 24 years. They are a husband-and-wife team and have been selling real estate for eight years.

RE/MAX CSI said its top sales leader for January was Mary Machi and the top listing agent was Sue Kaczorek. For February, Mark Ratti Sr. led in sales, with his son, Mark Ratti Jr., joining him as top listing agents.

RE/MAX of Pennsylvania and Delaware named its top award winners for 2000 during the company's annual awards luncheon.

Joseph M. Yates, broker/owner of RE/MAX Realty Centre received the RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement award and platinum award.

Agents honored for sales production were:

Leslie Schupp, Rachel Kutch, Blair Cohen, Leonard Schockling, Debbie Ferraro-Muzzie, Mary McTiernan, Terri Givens, Nanci Jones, Susan Reiter, Richard Creo, Michelle Grasinger, Rick Coffman and Chris Ivory were acknowledged as recipients of the prestigious RE/MAX 100 Percent Club award.

Cyndie Stratiff, Marian Kubli, Rita Kelly, George Pribanic, Barry Masters, Starr Mikan, Rick Shaner and Michele Kelly were presented the RE/MAX Executives Club award.

John Brentley, Joseph Yates Jr., Ronald Murello, Marlan Cowan, Pat Sloan, Leslie Bacon-Schropp, Lynn Basilone, Alan Comanici, John Pavlik, Ron Binkley and Kevin Laughery were presented the RE/MAX President's Club award.

Nancy Kaclik was named top sales agent at Northwood Realty/BH&G's Cranberry office for the month of March. In March, Kaclik accounted for $1.4 million in sales.

Darla Jobkar of Northwood Realty/Better Homes & Gardens recently earned the Graduate Realtors Institute professional designation from the Pennsylvania Realtors Institute. The GRI designation is a nationally recognized mark of achievement in the real estate profession.

RE/MAX Heritage recognized Dennis Ruzicki for top associate for sales closed for month of March and Phil Marcus for top associate for listings closed for the month of March.

Jane Dodson of Bethel Park has joined the sales staff at the Upper St. Clair office of Northwood Realty/BH&G. She has four years of experience in real estate sales and formerly worked as a medical office manager.

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services has added three new sales associates:

Nichole Zimmerman of Freeport has joined the Allegheny Valley office. She worked at Market Place Realty for a year and a half, is a graduate of the Lolce Academy of Real Estate and is a member of the Alle-Kiski Board of Realtors.

Kadee Brittingham of O'Hara has joined the Allison Park office. She owned and operated a hair salon in Blawnox for 12 years.

Joan Tumbas of Mt. Lebanon has joined the Mt. Lebanon office. She was formerly an elementary schoolteacher in Virginia and is actively involved in local church and school activities.


In February, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services reported a collective volume of $465.2 million, based on listed, closed and written volume from 60 office locations and more than 1,200 sales associates.

The New Homes office, managed by Dave Progar, led the company with a collective listing, closed and written sales volume of $23.2 million. They are followed by the Shadyside office with $16.7 million and the Washington office with $15.5 million. The Mt. Lebanon office led in units sold with 67, followed by Shadyside with 55 and South Hills with 51. The Poland, Ohio office led in units listed with 45, followed by New Homes with 41 and East Suburban with 38.

Betty Moraca, Sewickley office, led the company in sales volume with $3.4 million. She is followed by Lee Goldblum of the Shadyside office with $2.9 million and Toni Riethmiller, Allison Park office, with $2.8 million. Bob Fox led the company in units sold with 14, followed by Deborah Kane of East Suburban with 11 and Mary Sohayda, Howland office, with 10 units.

Patricia Wright, Washington office, led the company in listing volume with $5.8 million. She is followed by Darlene Hunter, South Hills, with $3.6 million and Jim Wade, Grove City, with $3.6 million. Deborah Kane of East Suburban led the company with a listing unit volume of 13, followed by Darlene Hunter with 10.5 and Janet Langfried, Greenville, with 10.

Chuck Spirer led the company in both closed and written mortgage volume. He had a written volume of $2.2 million and a closed volume of $1.6 million.

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