The Ohio REALTORS (OR) awarded 17 Burgan Real Estate agents with the distinguished President's Sales Club Award for 2018, the most of any real estate company in the Mahoning Valley. This award is presented to individual Ohio real estate agents who successfully generated at least $1 million in annual home sales for the year. For the third year in a row, Burgan Real Estate had one of the highest percentages of active agents recognized by OR and, for the first time ever, led all real estate companies in having the most agents receive this award.
"In a year where Burgan Real Estate has produced the best month and quarter in over 40 years of being the most trusted local real estate experts in the Mahoning Valley, we know that none of it is possible without the work of our Burgan Bunch, especially the 17 individuals who were named to this year's President's Sales Club," said Sue Filipovich, co-owner of Burgan Real Estate. "This honor recognizes their expertise and dedication towards making a positive impact in the lives of the people they serve. For our company to have the most agents receiving this award is yet another affimration that the Better with Burgan culture and strategies we have implemented over the past 12 months is successfully empowering agents to grow their careers, achieve their goals with us and grow our company into one of the top performing brokerages in the Mahoning Valley."
This year's Burgan Real Estate President's Sales Club agents are:
Award of Excellence (at least $5 million in sales)
Tibitha Matheney ($5,394,106)
Award of Distinction (at least $2.5 million in sales)
Karen Ament ($3,495,425)
James Marzo ($2,332,527)
Valarie Park ($2,556,400)
Award of Achievement (at least $1.0 Million in sales)
Kathy Battisti ($1,963,491)
Joan Zarlenga ($1,947,300)
John Burgan ($1,707,665)
Steve Rogers ($1,666,500)
Dacia Allen ($1,623,850)
Traci Hardy ($1,488,776)
Julie Mills ($1,317,175)
Liz Salcedo ($1,234,800)
Amanda Hamilton ($1,181,355)
Kathy Szmaj ($1,180,450)
Mandie Dillon ($1,075,900)
Leon Turek ($1,057,200)
Rachel Thomas ($1,015,427)
Rachel Thomas was also recognized as a "Rookie Recipient," as she successfully achieved this honor within two years of receiving her REALTORS license.
In 2018, Burgan Real Estate has seen the largest increase in brand growth over the last 12 months than any real estate company in the Mahoning Valley, at just over 95%. As one of the only companies in the state of Ohio who are members of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the success has been fueled by their commitment to their three pillars of success, focusing on their Better with Burgan Culture, development of their Burgan Bunch agents and commitment to financial growth of the company and their team members. This approach has not only led them to experience the best month (June) and quarter (2ndQuarter) of volume in the company's 41 year history, but, according to data collected from YES-MLS date through September 30, 2018 for Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties, Burgan Real Estate has the lowest average days of houses listed on the market (62) and yields the highest percentage of list price to sale price of any real estate company in the Mahoning Valley (95.52%). Average for both are 89 days and 94%, respectively.
For James Marzo, who joined Burgan Real Estate in January of 2017, this marks the first year he has achieved the Award of Distinction. Since joining Burgan Real Estate and leveraging their real estate solutions, he has seen a 196% increase in volume and 231% increase in units sold compared to his previous real estate brokerage. "When I joined Burgan Real Estate, I knew it would offer me something better, but I couldn't have dreamed of what I have been able to achieve in just a year of being with the company. I am so humbled to be a member of the President's Sales Club as a winner of the Award of Distinction for 2018," said Marzo. "The support of my families, both at home and at Burgan, has propelled me to better for my clients, for Burgan and, most importanlty, for me. I am so proud to be a part of Burgan Real Estate and know that things are only going to get better."
OR awarded this distinction to 78 individual agents in the Youngstown Columbiana Association of REALTORS. Agents were recognized at the Ohio REALTORS Annual Convention and Expo on September 16-18 in Columbus, Ohio.