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December
23

Canfield, OH (January 5, 2021) – As we ring in 2021, all of us will inevitably make New Year's Resolutions for ourselves. Whether it is eating habits, exercise regimens or ways to stay in touch with those you love, the new year is the perfect time to assess how you can be better in the upcoming months ahead. At Burgan Real Estate, we are continuing to focus on making life better for everyone we help. To do this, we want to continue to find the right agents to join our Burgan Bunch of Realtors®, and if our first addition to our team in Carrie Gedeon is any indication, we are going to have not just a better year… but the best ever!

Gedeon was born and raised in Warren, Ohio. She is the middle of three children and from an early age, found a love of music. While she confesses, she probably sings more than she talks during the day, no tune was more beautiful than the one she felt in her heart when she married her husband. The two of them continue to live in Warren. While she is a devoted daughter, sister and wife, she was missing a rewarding career that she could be passionate about. After meeting with Patrick Burgan, she found her calling in becoming a residential Realtor® and is now the newest member of Burgan Real Estate.

"As we begin 2021, we have many exciting announcements happening in the new year and there is no better way to kick it off than announcing the latest addition to our team in Carrie Gedeon," said Patrick Burgan, co-owner and broker at Burgan Real Estate. "We are excited to have her as the latest member of the Burgan Bunch and the first of the new year."

When Carrie is not singing a happy tune through life, she seeks thrills in outdoor activities. From motorcycles and roller coasters, to kayaking and jet skis, she is a thrill seeker and loves to be out in the open air. If you happen to catch her singing, which is often, don't be surprised if it isn't a tune from Disney. As the newest member of Burgan Real Estate, Carrie is looking forward to having her clients sing a happy tune when they find their new home.

"While singing is one of my passions, I have always loved being able to help others and be there for them," said the Warren native. "Once I saw how Burgan Real Estate approached helping people buy or sell their home, I knew that this was not just a job for me, but a career I could excel at and make the lives of people better. I have always been a shoulder people can trust to lean on and now, I can provide this to them as I guide them to their new home."

As we kick off the new year, the addition of Carrie Gedeon has us all at Burgan Real Estate singing a happy tune. Welcome to Burgan Real Estate, Carrie! We can't wait to see how much better we are going to be now that you are a part of the Burgan Bunch!

About Burgan Real Estate
Burgan Real Estate has been a leader in the real estate industry in the Mahoning Valley for the past 43 years. By maintaining high standards of integrity, honesty, and transparency, Burgan has thrived and grown into one of the area's and region's most successful independent brokerages. As a second generation, locally owned business, Burgan Real Estate takes great pride in supporting the community it proudly calls "home." To see why life is Better with Burgan, visit www.burganrealestate.com or connect on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

December
22

December 21, 2020 (Canfield, OH) – As 2020 comes to a close (thank God), it is a time to celebrate with joy. Joy over the holidays that are upon us, joy over getting through another year which, for most of us at some point was a little "touch and go," and joy over what lies in front of us. We have had much to be thankful for at Burgan Real Estate this year and a big part of that has to do with the new agents we have welcomed into our Burgan Bunch family. So, as we prepare to ring in 2021, it brings us great joy to announce latest and final addition to our Burgan Bunch for 2020 – Kelly Klem!

Kelly is a native of Boardman, OH. For 10 years, Kelly found herself succeeding at a local law firm before seeing that there was a greater client she could serve in her children. Along with her husband, Kelly stayed at home to raise her two daughters and son. While they, along with her two cats, kept her busy and heart full of love in the family she and her husband created, she knew that there was more opportunity out there to satisfy her professional goals and aspirations. With the support of her husband, she decided to become a licensed real estate agent and found the perfect family to flourish in her new career with our Burgan Bunch.

"Many companies say they have a family-type atmosphere, but for 43 years, we truly offer that to our agents. What our (Sue Filipovich) fathers started, and what Sue and I continue to offer, is a company that values the aspects of a family and leverages it into our company's culture," said Patrick Burgan, broker and co-owner of Burgan Real Estate. "Just like with families, it is important to find someone who fits into the household we have created, and Kelly is someone we welcomed with open arms. We are excited to not only watch her professional career become better with Burgan, but to see how we will grow with her making us better as a family unit."

Kelly's family is at the core of everything she does and who she is. A devoted wife, selfless mother and compassionate role model, she finds the joy in life in being an important part of the lives of others. When she is not spending time with her family, Kelly finds joy in baking and making crafts. As she becomes the latest Realtor® with Burgan Real Estate, she is looking forward to finding joy in her new career.

"In choosing to be a stay-at-home parent, I discovered a joy in being a mother that most are not able to experience because of the demands of their professional careers," said Klem. "While it brought me a joy that can never be replaced, I knew I still had more to offer and fulfill professionally. Meeting Patrick and seeing the environment Burgan Real Estate offers Realtors® and their clients, it became very clear that this was the place where I can not only find a better professional career, but it would deliver a joy in my professional life I never imagined."

Kelly, we cannot begin to tell you how much joy you have already brought to the Burgan Bunch. We are so excited to have you as a part of our family and looking forward to what the future holds for both of us. Welcome to our Burgan family, Kelly!

About Burgan Real Estate
Burgan Real Estate has been a leader in the real estate industry in the Mahoning Valley for the past 43 years. By maintaining high standards of integrity, honesty, and transparency, Burgan has thrived and grown into one of the area's and region's most successful independent brokerages. As a second generation, locally owned business, Burgan Real Estate takes great pride in supporting the community it proudly calls "home." To see why life is Better with Burgan, visit www.burganrealestate.com or connect on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

December
14

After the year we have all had, let's be honest, this might be the most anticipated holiday season in 2000+ years. You can see it, feel it and hear it…thanks Mix 98.9 for giving us an extra dose of holiday music this year. From the larger number of homes decorated on your street, to the empty shelves in stores of both presents and holiday wrapping paper, ornaments and other items people are putting up to bring an extra dose of yule tide cheer, the holiday spirit is sweeping the Mahoning Valley. Maybe is because we all need a little cheer in our lives. Maybe it is because we are just excited the end of 2020 is near. Or maybe, it is because we are looking forward to Santa's gifts under the tree.

Whatever the reason, we are looking for joy. If accomplishing a special home remodeling is on your list to Santa this year, the National Association of Realtors® unveiled three projects you should look into that will not just bring you joy this holiday season, but, like Uncle Eddy said, will be the gift that keeps on giving the whole year.

DREAMING OF A WHITE KITCHEN
When it comes to remodeling projects in your home, the one most people look towards first is the kitchen. Let's face it, it's the lifeline of our home. From food and drink, to conversations and cookie baking with family, the kitchen has become a main feature of homes. It is not wonder why, according to the report from NAR®, it is the highest ranked project that brings the most joy to people upon completion. Redoing your kitchen might just be the secret ingredient to a special batch of cookies Santa will be looking forward to next year.

SANTA CLOSET
While you managed to be a good boy or girl this holiday season, the new wardrobe left underneath your tree may have to sit there for a while if you don't have the room in your closet. To accommodate the new look, you're going to be rocking after returning from the holidays, remodeling a closet sounds like it may be in order. This project may not only give you an excuse to add a more diverse selection than just a red coat with white trim, it is the second highest project you can do in your home that brings you the most joy throughout the year.

PAINT WALLS WITH BOUGHS OF HOLLY
While this may be the most tedious project, it adds a new look to your home will bringing you joy in every room. A fresh coat of paint can change the entire look of a home. Whether you want to lighten up a room or add some more peace and tranquility to your existence, a fresh coat of paint ranks third in terms of bringing the most joy to homeowners.

When you look around your house, the projects you want to tackle may be the longest wish list in recorded history. However, if you are truly looking to add joy to your life throughout the year, these three projects should be at the top of your list.

December
9

December 9, 2020 (Canfield, OH) – Everyone has their own unique taste in music. Different genres and instruments, voices and lyrics. We all march to the beat of our own drum in life, and, when it comes to finding our calling for our careers, it's much like creating your own soundtrack. As an agent with Burgan Real Estate, we are all conducting and producing a masterpiece in the new home we find for our clients. With the addition of Josh Allen, we know we have added more than just a passionate and empowered team member for our clients; we have found the perfect addition to our group of awarding winning Burgan Bunch agents.

While Josh resides in Canfield, he made his way to Northeast Ohio by way of Tucson, Arizona. He earned his degree with a focus in Telecommunications, as well as the Music Industry. While Allen put his degree to good use in both industries, his service to our country in our military, holding positions in active duty with the Navy as well as with the Air Force Reserves, is an honor he cherishes. He is not only loyal to our country, but also to his wife, with whom he has enjoyed 16-years of marriage. Allen was determined to discover a career he could apply the dedication and passion he demonstrated to his wife and our country. He followed the sounds to Burgan Real Estate where he is their newest licensed Realtor®.

"Finding the right person to join the Burgan Bunch takes a unique type of chemistry and talent," said Patrick Burgan, broker and co-owner of Burgan Real Estate. "Josh's approach to his professional and personal lives, his dedication to our country through his service and his passion for doing what is right, was not just a perfect fit for our company, but it will be music to the ears of his clients looking for him to find a better home."

In his spare time, Josh embraces his passion for music. Whether it is listening, recording or playing as a drummer, music is a way for him to unwind every day. When he's not playing music, he can be found playing video games. However, the majority of his free time is enjoyed with his wife and dogs.

"Music is a great passion of mine. It allows me to create something new with my own talents," said Allen. "When Patrick Burgan and I met, I discovered that same feeling can be found in assisting with buying or selling a home for someone. By helping them discover a new home, I know I can use my talents to create memories and experiences for them with a great team at Burgan Real Estate."

Josh, you have all of us singing a new tune by joining the Burgan Bunch. We can't wait to see the difference you will make for our clients, our company and our community. Welcome to our Burgan family, Josh!

About Burgan Real Estate
Burgan Real Estate has been a leader in the real estate industry in the Mahoning Valley for the past 43 years. By maintaining high standards of integrity, honesty, and transparency, Burgan has thrived and grown into one of the area's and region's most successful independent brokerages. As a second generation, locally owned business, Burgan Real Estate takes great pride in supporting the community it proudly calls "home." To see why life is Better with Burgan, visit www.burganrealestate.com or connect on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

December
2

December 1, 2020 (Canfield, OH) – When anyone sets out to achieve a goal in life, it is a commitment he or she is making to make a significant change for their own betterment. When that decision is made, it is one that will ultimately change his or her mind, body and soul. When someone decides to become a Realtor®, it is a decision that requires them to fully commit to this career with a passion to impact the lives of others in a positive way. To find that in a person is rare, so when we see it in a prospective real estate agent, we welcome them into the Burgan Bunch with open arms. We are excited to open our arms in welcoming Savannah Babcock as the latest addition to the Burgan Real Estate team.

A native of Cortland, Ohio, Savannah has always been one of the few and proud who committed to opportunities others could not. At a young age, she found bodybuilding to be a passion. For four years, she competed in various competitions and performed in two bodybuilding shows. A veteran, Babcock proudly served her country as a United State Marine for 8 years, continuing to compete in fitness competitions. Her commitment to her physical well-being and country was only surpassed by her commitment to her husband, son and two dogs. While she found a profession in medical billing and coding, she felt she had much more to give and commit to with her career. In 2020, she passed her real estate exam and became the latest addition to our Burgan Bunch.

"It isn't very often to meet someone that just blows you away," said Patrick Burgan, broker and co-owner of Burgan Real Estate. "When Savannah and I sat down, I was not only appreciative of all that she has accomplished already, including serving our country, but knew that this individual had a core sense of values we look for at Burgan Real Estate. I also knew that she was not going to be outworked by anyone for her clients, her community or her family. I know that whatever she says she is going to accomplish; she is going to do it better than she promised."

While Savannah still enjoys bodybuilding, she is has found relaxation in a commitment to her family. While her days in the military are behind her, she continues to proudly serve her family as a wife and mother. When she is not taking orders from her son or two dogs, she enjoys baking and escaping distractions by camping in the mountains.

"Anything I commit to doing, I take great pride in doing it the right way and better than anyone else," said Babcock. "A career in real estate is something I found appealing because of the dedication and commitment Realtors® have to their clients and the community around them. However, finding a company like Burgan Real Estate that respects and cultivates a culture of honesty, integrity and respect is something that I know is the perfect fit for me."

Savannah, while we appreciate and admire you for all that you have done for our country in serving in our military, the commitment you are making with us because of the trust we have earned from you leaves us speechless. On behalf of your new family at the Burgan Bunch, we not only thank you for serving our country, but welcome you to our team where we are all committed to making life better for everyone we encounter. Welcome to Burgan Real Estate, Savannah!

About Burgan Real Estate
Burgan Real Estate has been a leader in the real estate industry in the Mahoning Valley for the past 43 years. By maintaining high standards of integrity, honesty, and transparency, Burgan has thrived and grown into one of the area's and region's most successful independent brokerages. As a second generation, locally owned business, Burgan Real Estate takes great pride in supporting the community it proudly calls "home." To see why life is Better with Burgan, visit www.burganrealestate.com or connect on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

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