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Saturday, June 01, 2002

Compiled by Natalie Hill


RE/MAX Select Realty has announced that Gere Edwards of McCandless has joined the Wexford office as an agent. She is a 10-year real estate veteran and a Professional Edge awardee for exceptional personal service.

Barbara Boyle, manager of Coldwell Banker Real Estate's Route 8 office, recently received her broker's license.

Brokers must complete 240 hours of real estate instruction and must have worked at least three years as a sales associate.

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Boyle joined the North Hills office of Coldwell Banker in 1984 and became a top producer and mentor to other sales associates. She was promoted to assistant sales director of the North Hills office and, in June 2001, became sales director of the Route 8 office.

Howard Hanna has added three new agents.

Jimmy Curran of the North Side has joined the Allison Park office. He has worked as a plasterer and done remodeling work for the past 22 years. He is a member of Plasterers Local 31.

C.J. Rohleder of Perry Hilltop has joined the North Hills office. He previously worked in construction sales. He has a bachelor's degree from Duquesne University and is involved in the Lions Club of Bellevue.

Kristie Stauff of Greenfield has joined the Squirrel Hill office. She previously worked as an office manager at a dentist's office for 13 years. She attended the University of Pittsburgh and received her real estate education at the Alan Kells School of Real Estate.

Darla Jobkar and Dan Kite, both multimillion dollar producers with Northwood Realty Services, recently attended the Howard Brinton Star Power seminar in Denver. The course is an intense, three-day workshop detailing how to use technology to improve service delivery and make it more personal.

Howard "Hoddy" Hanna, president and CEO of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, testified May 22 before a U.S. Senate subcommittee on the need for open competition between banks and real estate agencies.

"Any bank should be able to compete with us in providing home buyers with one-stop shopping programs," said Hanna, vice chairman of the Real Estate Service Providers Council and past chairman of The Realty Alliance.

The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs and its Subcommittee on Financial Institutions are examining the implications of the 1999 bank modernization law, which allows banks to expand into the real estate brokerage business.

Coldwell Banker Real Estate, Pittsburgh, has added three new sales associates.

Maryann Petrozza-Guzik of Peters has joined the Upper St. Clair office. She has worked as a nurse manager and staff nurse for various hospitals in the Pittsburgh area for the past 25 years.

Angela Hall of Dravosburg has joined the West Mifflin office. She has an associate's degree in business administration from Community College of Allegheny County and has worked for PNC Bank for 11 years.

Minta Bauer of Sewickley has joined the Airport/West Region office. She worked as a facilities planning consultant for Westinghouse Electric and as a residential and commercial designer for the architectural firms of Auroville Designs and John Petrus. She is active in the Women's Association of the Presbyterian Church of Sewickley, Valley Care Nursing Home Woman's Auxiliary and Seedlings Garden Club of Sewickley.

Linda Honeywill of Prudential Preferred Realty's North Hills office was the company's top sales associate for residential sales for the month of April.

Judy Mortimer and Chuck Swidzinski of Butler were tops in residential listings andVicki Rutherford of Murrysville led in residential listings sold. Bob Main and Barb Baker from the Route 19 South office were No. 1 in new construction listings and Vallee Shore-Fallat of Murrysville was the top associate in new construction listings sold. The top loan originator for Pennsylvania Preferred Mortgage Corp. was Sue Klose.

Northwood Realty Services has announced a job change and 10 new hires.

Pam Gorsak has moved to the company's Peters office. She has more than 15 years' experience and is a member of the Million Dollar Club and Northwood's Top 10. She and her husband live on a 14-acre farm in Nottingham where they board, breed and train horses.

Barbara Sellers of Trafford and Peggy Richards of North Hills have joined the Murrysville office. Sellers has been a licensed agent for 25 years and is a member of the Westmoreland West Board of Realtors. Richards worked previously as a licensed agent in West Virginia and Ohio.

Other recent hires: Helen Canney, Airport; David Hixson, Greensburg; Missy Vehovic, Murrysville; Karen McLellan, North Hills; Tammy Ulm, Pleasant Hills; and Carol Frazetta and Colette Garmer, Sarver.

In April, Hanna Holdings Inc. reported a collective volume of $767 million. The Mt. Lebanon office, managed by Vice President Ruth Foltz, led the company with a collective volume of $26.7 million.

Roz Neiman, Shadyside office, led in sales volume with $5 million and Deborah Kane, East Suburban, was No. 1 in units sold with 25.

Mia Kail, Sewickley, led in listing volume with $4.6 million and Bob Fox, West Suburban, led in units listed with 10.

Howard Hanna Financial reported that Vicki Vento led in written mortgage volume with 16 units for $2.9 million and Chuck Spirer led in closed volume with 41 units for $5 million.


Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is holding Twilight Open House Tours from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at homes in Sewickley, Edgeworth, Mt. Lebanon and Lower Burrell. All who attend will be eligible to win four Pirates tickets.


The Realtors Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh and the Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh recently raised $10,589 for Action Housing Inc. through a silent auction at the Annual Housing Excellence Awards Banquet.

Action Housing Inc. serves local organizations that provide housing and other survival and social services to homeless families and needy individuals. Major contributors to the auction included 84 Lumber, Andersen Windows, HomeShow Live, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Colucci Tile, The Meritage Group, Ryan Homes and CBBT Insurance.

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