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We are excited to announce that the Ohio REALTORS ® (OR) has announced its President's Club Award winners for 2019 and 20 of our agents have been honored with the distinguished award.  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 fourth year in a row, we had one of the highest percentages of active agents recognized by OR (and, for the second year in a row, we led all real estate companies in having the most agents receive this award).

This year's Burgan Real Estate President's Sales Club agents are:

Award of Excellence (at least $5 million in sales)

Tibitha Matheney ($6,378,859)

Award of Distinction (at least $2.5 million in sales)

Karen Ament ($3,450,600)

Valarie Park ($2,872,728)

Kathy Battisti ($2,849,950)

Traci Hardy ($2,830,000)

James Marzo ($2,551,132)

Award of Team Achievement (at least $1.5 Million in sales)

Team Bunevich ($1,631,805)

Award of Achievement (at least $1.0 Million in sales)

Julie Mills ($2,135,145)

John Burgan ($2,106,666)

Joan Zarlenga ($1,856,000)

Lisa Resnick ($1,715,142)

Mandie Dillon ($1,447,225)

Lisa Goclano ($1,397,700)

Kim Sauerwein ($1,359,750)

Liz Salcedo ($1,221,125)

Amanda Hamilton ($1,167,872)

Scott Heffelfinger ($1,140,842)

Rhonda Rance ($1,007,375)

Kathy Szmaj ($1,004,950)

We couldn't ask for better agents and a better performance out of all of them this year…and there's still more ahead!


We all like a good adventure.  Whether it is a white water rafting trip, an escape room escapade or just a good movie, an adventure allows us to experience a thrill that we normally do not get the opportunity to have in our daily lives.  For Alesia Ritter, someone who loves "adventuring," her new career as a REALTOR® was missing something to quench that craving.  She found the adventure her career needed and recently became the latest edition to the Burgan Bunch as a residential real estate agent with Burgan Real Estate.

Originally from Vienna, Ohio, Alesia has not always been an adventurous REALTOR®.  Prior to earning her license two years ago, Alesia had careers in the bridal industry, as well as banking.  These experiences not only helped hone her skills for her current career but prepared her for her personal life.  Her bridal career prepared her for her own wedding day, as she married her husband, Jim, while her banking experiences helped prepare her for the financial demands of having two sons, Jaden (17) and Gage (12), as well her toy poodle dog, Izzy. 

When she is not spending time with her family or making the lives of her clients better by finding them their dream homes, she finds her adventures in other forms.  From woodworking and crafting, pushing her creativity, to more stressful adventures like cheering on the Browns and the Indians. Now a resident of Austintown, she proudly supports the Austintown Fitch and can be found at games all throughout the year, usually in fashionable attire.  To relax, Alesia puts her adventurous ways aside and likes essential oils or reading tragic romance novels, snacking on some chips and salsa while drinking some fruity teas or smoothies.

Whatever the adventure is, we are happy we found Alesia to add to our team.  We know that each day will not only be adventurous for her, but it will also be better for us and our clients because of her presence.  Welcome to the Burgan Bunch, Alesia!


We're excited to announce we are continuing on as a major partner of Youngstown State University (YSU) Athletics for this upcoming season.  We became the first-ever real estate agency to own the title of Official Real Estate Partner of YSU Athletics for the past two years.  The contract renewal will ensure that our brand and YSU Athletics will continue to help drive awareness, support, and attention to the University's events, student-athletes and commitment to the community. 

 "We are excited to continue to partner with YSU Athletics," said Patrick Burgan, President, and Co-owner of Burgan Real Estate.  "The relationship has grown into something bigger than we both thought was possible when we shook hands two years ago and we want to make it even better as we look towards what the future holds for our business and the athletic department at YSU."

Co-owners of Burgan Real Estate, Patrick Burgan and Sue Filipovich, both earned their undergraduate degrees from Youngstown State University, which continues to make this partnership very special to both alumni.  Over the past two years, Burgan Real Estate has held several promotions and activations that has helped grow interest in the athletics program as well as their brand, earning the honors as being the fastest growing real estate brand in the Mahoning Valley in 2018, according to Yes-MLS data in Mahoning, Columbiana and Trumbull Counties for the 2018 calendar year.  This year, they are already ahead of the record-setting pace they had in 2018 and this official partnership is a part of theirs and the University's ongoing strategy to grow the community and the athletic department.  

"The Youngstown State University Department of Athletics is very happy to continue its partnership with our friends at Burgan Real Estate," said Chris Sumner, Assistant Athletic Director for Youngstown State University. "It has been a pleasure to work with Sue and Patrick and we look forward to continuing our relationship for years to come, as they continue to be two of YSU's biggest advocates throughout the year."

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