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Published 5:07 pm, Friday, January 12, 2018
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WASHINGTON — Moments after Klemm Real Estate received a Five Star award for the Best Real Estate Agency in Connecticut, the firm received the regional nomination from the International Property and was named Best Real Estate Agency in the USA for 2017-18. This is the first time Klemm has received this tremendous recognition.
“We were proud to be recognized among this distinguished field of leading international real estate companies as Best Real Estate Agency in the State,” said Graham Klemm, President of Klemm Real Estate, in a written statement. “And now we have moved into the Best in the USA.”
The International Property Awards are judged by an independent panel of over 70 industry experts. Judging focuses on design, quality, service, innovation, originality, and commitment to sustainability. During the past year, a panel of more than 80 expert judges, chaired by four United Kingdom Lords, have studied and assessed thousands of entries from 115 countries to the world-renowned International Property Awards. In their 25th year, the International Property Awards are the largest, most prestigious, and widely recognized throughout the world.
Klemm Real Estate has offices located in Washington Depot, Woodbury, Litchfield, Roxbury, Lakeville/Salisbury and Sharon, and is staffed by 40 associates serving Litchfield County for more than 30 years. Learn more at www.klemmrealestate.com.
Slade joins Pearce Real Estate
NORTH HAVEN — Charles Slade has joined the Pearce Clinton office as a residential sales agent. He reports to Nanette Pastore, Senior Vice President and Shoreline Office manager.
Slade has many years of experience as a broker, having been licensed since 1976, and was an owner/operator of a RE/Max franchise in Farmington. Slade has won several real estate awards, including the Executive Club, the Presidents’ Club, and the 100% Club. He also has ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative) and GRI (Graduate Realtor® Institute) designations. He is a graduate of the Morse School of Business in Hartford.
In the community, Slade has volunteered at the Grace Church Soup Kitchen in Old Saybrook, and at the Westbrook Congregational Church in Westbrook. Charles enjoys gardening, yard work, and volunteering in his spare time.
Slade can be contacted at email@example.com
Owne by Barbara Pearce, Pearce Real Estate is a full-service real estate company with more than 100 agents and eight branch offices in greater New Haven and the shoreline. Commercial real estate offices are located in North Haven, Milford, and Rocky Hill. All listings are available at www.hpearce.com
Cantone joins EXIT Realty in Glastonbury
GLASTONBURY — Hilary Cantone has joined the team of real estate professionals at EXIT Realty Black Rock in Glastonbury.
“We’re excited to welcome Hilary to EXIT Realty,” said owners Sanam Solati & Tom Yurczyk, in a written statement. “EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Hilary each and every day.”
Cantone has extensive knowledge in the real estate industry, always seeks new learning opportunities and LOVES helping people, we wish her much success. Cantone can be reached at 860-883-9561.
EXIT is a proven real estate business model that has to-date paid out more than a third of a billion dollars in single-level residual income to its associates across the U.S. and Canada. EXIT Realty’s Expert Marketing Suite™ including geolocation Smart Sign™ technology gives home sellers the edge in a competitive marketplace. The company’s Focus on Good Health initiative promotes wellness at work and home. A portion of every transaction fee collected by EXIT Realty Corp. International is applied to its charitable fund and to-date, $4 million has been pledged to charity. For more information, visit www.exitrealty.com.
EXIT Realty Black Rock is located at 154 Naubuc Ave. Glastonbury, CT 06033.
REALTORS install new board members, collect donations
HARTFORD —The Greater Hartford Association of REALTORS® (GHAR) held the annual Volunteer Appreciation and Holiday Party at The Riverview in Simsbury last month. Members recognized the 2018 installation of Board of Directors and incoming President Dale Stevens, of RE/MAX Hometown, who will represent the largest local real estate association in Connecticut.
Joining Stevens on the board are the following officers: President-Elect, Robert Levine; Vice President, Diane McAdams; and Treasurer, Alexa Kebalo-Hughes.
As a result of the generous support of over 260 event attendees, sponsors and volunteers, numerous non-perishable goods as well as monetary donations were presented to Freshplace, a fresh food pantry serving the Upper Albany and Asylum Hill neighborhoods in Hartford.
“I look forward to my role as president of this well-respected Realtor Association and am proud that GHAR has an ongoing commitment to provide support to housing related charities,” said Stevens. “This year our generous members supported Freshplace, which provides fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat and staple items to low-income families.”
GHAR members also extended a special thank you to all of the attendees and sponsors for making the event such a great success.
The Greater Hartford Association of REALTORS® (GHAR) is the largest local real estate trade association in Connecticut, serving nearly 4,000 members in the 57 town Greater Hartford real estate brokerage community. The association provides technology, training, networking and business support to members, and supports a healthy real estate market by upholding high professional and ethical standards through a Code of Ethics, ongoing education and certification programs. As the advocate for the real estate brokerage industry, GHAR is the Voice for Real Estate® in the Greater Hartford region. For more information, call 860-561-1800 or visit www.gharonline.com.
Median sales price drops in November
HARTFORD — According to the Greater Hartford Association of REALTORS® (GHAR), closed sales of single family homes in greater Hartford increased 8.17 percent (from 893 to 966) over November of last year. The median sale price decreased 1.83 percent (from $219,000 to $215,000) and new listings rose 1.47 percent (from 1020 to 1035). Inventory decreased 16.62 percent (from 5236 to 4366) and the average number of days on market increased 29.03 percent (from 62 to 80), over November of last year.
In year-to-date statistics, closed sales increased 3.45 percent (from 11,004 to 11,384) and the median sale price decreased 0.68 percent (from $222,000 to $222,500). New listings decreased 3.41 percent (from 18,119 to 17,501) and the average days on market dropped 3.08 percent (from 65 to 63 days) from the beginning of the year when comparing to the previous year.
Condominium sales increased 2.49 percent (from 201 to 206) over November of last year. The median sale price decreased 3.35 percent (from $142,000 to $137,250) and the average days a condo spent on the market decreased 3.09 percent (from 69 to 76 days). Condo inventory dropped 31.89 percent (from 1458 to 993), over November of last year.
In year-to-date statistics, condominium closed sales increased 6.00 percent (from 2415 to 2560) and the median sale price dropped 0.35 percent (from $144,500 to $145,000). The average days a condo spent on the market from the beginning of the year, when compared to last year, decreased 6.58 percent (from 76 days to 71).
In the national outlook, Lawrence Yun, National Association of REALTORS® chief economist, says “Listings — especially those in the affordable price range — continue to go under contract typically a week faster than a year ago, and even quicker in many areas where healthy job markets are driving sustained demand for buying,” said Yun. “With the seasonal decline in inventory beginning to occur in most markets, prospective buyers will likely continue to see competitive conditions through the winter.”
The Greater Hartford Association of REALTORS® (GHAR) is the largest local real estate trade association in Connecticut, serving over 4000 members in the 57 town Greater Hartford real estate brokerage community. The Association provides technology, training, networking and business support to members, and supports a healthy real estate market by upholding high professional and ethical standards through a Code of Ethics, ongoing education and certification programs. As the advocate for the real estate brokerage industry, GHAR is the Voice for Real Estate® in the Greater Hartford region. For more information, call 1.860.561.1800 or visit www.gharonline.com.