RE/MAX Connectionnbsp;#1nbsp;in Total Units Brought and Sold in New Jersey


Contact: Kevin Bayzath
Phone: (856) 988-1800


MARLTON (Feb. 15) ndash; RE/MAX Connection Realtors was the number one-ranked RE/MAX real estate company in New Jersey in 2011 and had three of the top four ranked individual agents in the state.

The three RE/MAX Connection offices ndash; in Marlton, Mantua and Turnersville ndash; successfully closed 1,417 transactions, more than any other multi-office operation in the state, as well as closing more than $218 million dollars in real estate transactions.nbsp; The company also ranked third statewide in overall agent commissions.

RE/MAX Connection agent Mark Petracci, from the Mantua office, was ndash; for the third-straight year -- the statersquo;s number one RE/MAX agent.nbsp; Joining him at the top of the list were Turnersville colleagues David Beach at number three in the state and Joseph Granato at number four.

Among individual office locations, RE/MAX Connectionrsquo;s Turnersville operation was second in the state in 2011 with the Marlton office being ranked number five.

"We have always said the best agents in the state work at RE/MAX Connection, the best real estate agency in the state,rdquo; said Christopher J. Brown, CEO of RE/MAX Connection.nbsp; ldquo;This yearrsquo;s rankings, once again, prove that point.

ldquo;Our goal is to produce the best results every day for our clients as we help them buy or sell property,rdquo; Brown continued, ldquo;and we are very proud of this recognition of our collective hard work.rdquo;

Three other agents from the RE/MAX Connection Turnersville office also received high honors in the 2011 rankings.nbsp; John Swartz, at number six, and Christopher McKenty, at number seven, finished in the top 10 in the Team Sales category for the year.nbsp; In addition, Peter Sklikas received the ldquo;First Year Performance Awardrdquo; as the agent who posted the best sales numbers among those joining RE/MAX midyear.

"While other companies in this economy are having a hard time closing deals, RE/MAX Connection agents have adapted and overcome these challenges,rdquo; Brown explained.nbsp; ldquo;Among the new techniques our agents are implementing to do this is our Home Price Protection program.rdquo;

Home Price Protection is a financial product that provides a payout to homeowners in the event the relative value of their home declines at the time they sell, regardless of what price the home sells for.nbsp; It is available exclusively in South Jersey by RE/MAX Connection.

Among other individual honors, a total of 36 agents from the three offices achieved three different sales levels of accomplishment.nbsp; The highest ranking, Platinum Club status, was reached by three agents from the Turnersville office: Joseph Granato, Christopher McKenty and Peter Sklikas.

Among the 16 RE/MAX Connection agents who achieved 100% Club status:

  • Eight were from the Marlton office:nbsp; Mark Cuccuini, Ines De La Cruz, Ron DiPinto, Bryant Lafferty, Brian Menchel, Yvette Veideman, Rochelle Yanchyshyn and Gina Ziegler.
  • Four were from the Mantua office: Brent Grigsby, Scott Kompa, Mark Petracci and Dave Sulvetta.
  • Four were from the Turnersville office: David Beach, John Swartz, Michael Walton and Frank Wible.

In addition, 17 RE/MAX Connection agents reached Executive Club status:

  • Six from Marlton: Joan Baines, Donna Clyde, Joanne Kim, Dawn McCann, Robert Millaway and Elisa Nicolaci.
  • Eight from Mantua: Richard Bradford, Donna Breland, Daniel Drsquo;Alonzo Jr., Janet Larsen, James Moller, Jennifer Pagliarini, Antoinette Wessel and Brian Ziegenfuss.
  • Three from Turnersville: Colleen Dorrego, Danielle McFadden and Heidi Rommel.

ldquo;We are especially proud that, despite there being more people and more homes in other portions of the state,rdquo; said Kevin Bayzath, Broker of Record for RE/MAX Connection, ldquo;our fournbsp;South Jersey offices, and our outstanding agents, closed more transactions than the competition.rdquo;

RE/MAX Connection - Marlton: 1000 Lincoln Drive East, Suite Two, Marlton, NJ 08053. Phone: (856) 988-1800. Fax: (856) 988-8020

RE/MAX Connection - Mantua: 140 Bridgeton Pike, Mantua, NJnbsp; 08051. Phone: (856) 415-1210. Fax: (856) 415-1291

RE/MAX Connection - Turnersville: 5701 Route 42, Turnersville, NJnbsp; 08012. Phone: 856-228-7990. Fax: 856-228-4433

RE/MAX Connection - Haddonfield: 14 Kings Highway West, Haddonfield, NJ 08033. Phone: 856-857-6800. Fax: 856-857-6820