News and Updates

August 2017 REALTORS® on the Move!

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Sep 07, 2017

The Valley Association of REALTORS®, Inc. Membership Committee held a meeting on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

The Committee posted the following applications:

  • Gianna Alberti and Autumn Burns, Alberti Realty, 369 Oxford Rd., Oxford, CT 06478
  • Suzanne Mastroni, Carey & Guarrera RE, 59 Old Shelton Rd., Shelton, CT 06484 
  • Jeanna Munoz and Elizabeth Plantamura, BHHSNE Properties, 504B Bridgeport Ave., Shelton, CT 06484
  • Richard Scott, DR, Keller Williams Prestige Properties, 2777 Summer St., Suite 700, Stamford, CT 06905
If you have any good or adverse information regarding applicants, please notify the Valley Association of REALTORS® within 30 days of this posting. A reminder to members - be sure to notify the VAR if you change offices. You are required by VAR by-laws to notify us of any change within 30 days.

Photo Shoot at VAR Office

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Aug 08, 2017

VAR Photo Shoot August 28, 2017- Sign up Now 
On Monday, August 28, 2017, we will be having an exciting event at the Valley Association of Realtors! Image 1 Studios will be here to provide photographic services to upgrade our website.
Your 45-minute photo appointment includes all of the following at absolutely NO COST OR OBLIGATION FOR OUR WEBSITE:
  • Photo session with your Image 1 Studios photographer.
  • Pose selection immediately following photography.
  • Agent-directed image editing/retouching while you watch (remove/reduce wrinkles, blemishes, scars; brighten/straighten teeth; remove/reduce double chin; enhance eye color, etc.).
  • Copyright release of your selected image FOR OUR OFFICE WEBSITE.
 
We want everyone who does not have a current professional
photograph, needs an update, or is a new agent with us to schedule an appointment today. Please contact the VAR office at 203-735-7815 to schedule your appointment. Photography sessions will begin at 10:15 a.m.
  
There is absolutely no cost or obligation. Images will be available for purchase for your personal use, but again, there is no obligation. 
The first image is only $49.99 (plus a one-time archiving fee
of $19.95); and includes:
  • Pose selection.
  • Retouching while you watch.
  • Unlimited copyright release. 
  • Three year archiving with unlimited image retrieval and replacement. 
  • Complimentary thumb drive.
  • 96 FULL COLOR complimentary business cards!
 
Additional purchase options will be available.
Location: VAR Office: 50 Olivia Street, Derby CT 06418
You must call the office at 203-735-7818 to schedule your photo shoot.
Time slots are every 45 minutes beginning at 10:15 a.m. and ending at 4:15 p.m.

July 2017 REALTORS® on the Move!

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Aug 07, 2017

The Valley Association of REALTORS®, Inc. Membership Committee held a meeting on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

The Committee posted the following applications:

  • Angelo Catone, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 71 Oxford Rd., Oxford, CT 06478
  • Haysebell Cuadrado, Keller Williams Realty, 126 Monroe Turnpike, Trumbull, CT 06611
  • Brandon Eison, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 236 Boston Post Rd., Orange, CT 06477
  • Bart Gerardi, Broker of Record, B & G Real Estate, LLC, 325 Fairway Drive, Oxford, CT 06478
  • Olena Samodelko and Nancy Smetana, William Raveis RE, 141 Main St., North, Southbury, CT 06488
If you have any good or adverse information regarding applicants, please notify the Valley Association of REALTORS® within 30 days of this posting. A reminder to members - be sure to notify the VAR if you change offices. You are required by VAR by-laws to notify us of any change within 30 days.

Valley Social at Copper City in Ansonia

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Jul 25, 2017

We had a wonderful turnout for the Valley Social at Copper City Bar and Grill on Wednesday night. A great time was had by all.

Congratulations to the 2017 VAR Scholarship winners!

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Jul 18, 2017

This year VAR awarded 8 seniors with a $500 award to help with higher education costs. Pictured are l-r, Scholarship Commitee Chair Ellen Zern, Jay Vankawala (winner), Gosia Fryc (winner), Charles Ritchel (winner), Anna Chevarella (winner), Matthew Juliano (winner), 2017 VAR President and Scholarship Commitee member Rosalie Averill and Scholarship Commitee member Sandy Faulkner. Not pictured are Michael Szwaja, Alexandra DeGirolamo, and Natalie Kaczynski.
 The Valley Association of REALTORS® scholarship award is a $500 award given to one boy and one girl from the Valley’s public high schools in the following areas: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, and Shelton. Students should have a 3.0 average or higher, should be officially enrolled in higher education for the 2017 school year, and will be selected on a “Need Basis” by income or multiple family members attending college from the immediate family.

Raymond F. Gates Scholarship Recipients from the Valley Association of REALTORS®.

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Jul 11, 2017

Congratulations to Claire and Kelly (not pictured) Domogala on winning 2 of the $1,000 Gates Scholarships awarded by CTR. Claire and Kelly are the daughters of VAR member and REALTOR® Terri O'Brien of DCK Realty and Design. The Raymond F. Gates Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1976 in memory of Raymond F. Gates, Jr. following his tragic death in an automobile accident. Mr. Gates was the Executive Vice President of the Connecticut REALTORS®. Over the past 41 years, children of REALTORS® have been awarded scholarships totaling more than $886,000. Picutred are 2017 VAR President Rosalie Averill, Claire Domogala and Terri O'Brien accepting on behalf of her other daughter Kelly Domogala.

June 2017 REALTORS® on the Move

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Jul 11, 2017

The Valley Association of REALTORS®, Inc. Membership Committee held a meeting on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

The Committee posted the following applications:

  • Jose Berrios and Erin Prentice, Keller Williams, 126 Monroe Turnpike, Trumbull, CT 06611
  • Brian Michaud, William Raveis, 141 Main St., North, Southbury, CT 06488
  • Kristine Newell, Secondary DR, William Pitt Sotheby’s Int., 18 Titus Rd., Washington Depot, CT 06794
  • Lindsay Scianna, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 71 Oxford Rd., Oxford, CT 06478
If you have any good or adverse information regarding applicants, please notify the Valley Association of REALTORS® within 30 days of this posting. A reminder to members - be sure to notify the VAR if you change offices. You are required by VAR by-laws to notify us of any change within 30 days.

May 2017 REALTORS® on the Move!

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Jun 22, 2017

The Valley Association of REALTORS®, Inc. Membership Committee held a meeting on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

The Committee posted the following applications:

  • Shi Yin, Broker of Record, iRealty, 84 Cheesespring Road, Wilton, CT 06897
  • Kelsey Sewell, Carey & Guarrera RE, 59 Old Shelton Rd., Shelton, CT 06484
If you have any good or adverse information regarding applicants, please notify the Valley Association of REALTORS® within 30 days of this posting. A reminder to members - be sure to notify the VAR if you change offices. You are required by VAR by-laws to notify us of any change within 30 days.

April 2017 REALTORS® on the Move!

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Jun 22, 2017

The Valley Association of REALTORS®, Inc. Membership Committee held a meeting on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

The Committee posted the following applications:

  • Nicole Amico, Marc Dieudonne and Aracelis Gonzalez, Keller Williams Realty, 126 Monroe Turnpike, Trumbull, CT 06611
  • Eddy Estevez and Ralph Fensore, Weichert Realtors Gateway Properties, 250 Main Street, South, Southbury, CT 06488
  • Denise Ferris, Nancy Roy Collins RE LLC, 296 Soundview Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484
  • Josephine Jenkins, Henry RE Services LLC, 39 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury, CT 06033
  • Sarah Hegan, Weichert Realtors Regional Properties, 236 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT 06477
  • Christian Malerba, Espo’s Ace Realty, 24 Lakeview Terrace, Derby, CT 06418
  • Deborah Shuster, C21 Enterprise, 80 Huntington Street, Shelton, CT 06484
  • June Marcucio, Carey & Guarrera RE, 59 Old Shelton Road, Shelton, CT 06484
If you have any good or adverse information regarding applicants, please notify the Valley Association of REALTORS® within 30 days of this posting. A reminder to members - be sure to notify the VAR if you change offices. You are required by VAR by-laws to notify us of any change within 30 days.

Lunch and Learn 4/27/17 Sign up now for Norcom's Path2Buy!

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Apr 18, 2017

JOIN US FOR A LUNCH & LEARN / THURSDAY APRIL 27, 2017  12:30 P.M.-2:00 P.M.

Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce, 10 Progress Drive, Shelton

Deadline is May 4, 2017 to submit VAR 2017 Scholarship Application

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Apr 10, 2017

VALLEY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, INC.

2017 SCHOLARSHIP AWARD FOR "ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE"

The Valley Association of REALTORS® scholarship award is a $500 award given to one boy and one girl from the Valley's public high schools in the following areas: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, and Shelton. Students should have a 3.0 average or higher, should be officially enrolled in higher education for the 2017 school year, and will be selected on a "Need Basis" by income or multiple family members attending college from the immediate family. Please provide receipts for tuition/housing for other children attending an institute of higher education.

The deadline for submission is strictly enforced. If you are mailing your application, it must be postmarked May 4, 2017
 
Click here for a copy of the application.
Applications are also available at the Guidance Departments of all six high schools.

March 2017 REALTORS® on the Move

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Apr 10, 2017

The Valley Association of REALTORS®, Inc. Membership Committee held a meeting on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

The Committee posted the following applications:

  • Jamar Arbelo, Atherton & Associates, 702 Bridgeport Ave., Shelton, CT 06484
  • Vincent DiMella, Affiliate, Wells Fargo, 670 Boston Post Rd, Milford, CT 06460
  • Armin Hausler, Keller Williams, 126 Monroe Turnpike, Trumbull, CT 06611
  • Scott Henry, Secondary DR, Henry RE Services, LLC, 39 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury, CT 06033
  • Mary Kriz, Broker, Mary Kriz RE, 745 Whippoorwill Lane, Stratford, CT 06614
  • Adam Laszkiewicz, William Raveis RE, 141 Main St., North, Southbury, CT 06488
  • Brittney-Cai Powell, Ruspini Realty, LLC, 544 Riverside Ave., Westport, CT 06880
  • Jennifer Ruspini, Secondary DR, Ruspini Realty, LLC, 544 Riverside Ave., Westport, CT 06880
  • David Vaught, Lisa & Associates, 64 Main Street, Ansonia, CT 06401
  • Teresa DeCesare, Coldwell Banker Frascatore, 5 Commerce Drive, Shelton, CT 06484
 If you have any good or adverse information regarding applicants, please notify the Valley Association of REALTORS® within 30 days of this posting. A reminder to member - be sure to notify the VAR if you change offices. You are required by VAR by-laws to notify us of any change within 30 days.

2017 February REALTORS® on the Move!

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Mar 06, 2017

The Valley Association of REALTORS®, Inc. Membership Committee held a meeting on Tuesday, February 27, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

The Committee posted the following applications:

  • Cheryl Donarumo, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 71 Oxford Rd., Oxford, CT 06478
  • Leorah Elin, Kesher Realty, LLC, 301 Highland Ave., Waterbury, CT 06708
  • William Miller, William Raveis RE, 141 Main St., North, Southbury, CT 06488
  • Collin Monahan, Weichert Realtors Regional Prop., 236 Boston Post Rd., Orange, CT 06477
  • Catherine Zielinski, Carey & Guarrera RE, 59 Old Shelton, Rd., Shelton
If you have any good or adverse information regarding applicants, please notify the Valley Association of REALTORS® within 30 days of this posting. A reminder to member - be sure to notify the VAR if you change offices. You are required by VAR by-laws to notify us of any change within 30 days.

2017 January REALTORS® on the Move!

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Feb 01, 2017

The Valley Association of REALTORS®, Inc. Membership Committee held a meeting on Tuesday January 31, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

The Committee posted the following applications:

  • Mallory Cioana, William Raveis, 141 Main St., North, Southbury, CT 06488
  • Michael Fischer, Broker of Record, Kesher Realty, LLC, 301 Highland Ave., Waterbury, CT 06708
  • Christopher Lathem, Atherton & Associates, 702 Bridgeport Ave., Shelton, CT 06484
  • Rich Muttick, Weichert Realtors Gateway Properties, 250 Main St., South, Southbury, CT 06488
  • Michael Pompee, Coldwell Banker Frascatore Realty, 5 Commerce Drive, Shelton, CT 06484
  • Dan Rocano, Rupwani Associates, 1360 New Haven Rd., Naugatuck, CT 06770
  • Lisa Shamock, BHHS NE Properties, 88 Main St., South, Southbury, CT 06488
  • Aimee Willenbrock, BHHS NE Properties, 504 B Bridgeport Ave., Shelton, CT 06484
If you have any good or adverse information regarding applicants, please notify the Valley Association of REALTORS® within 30 days of this posting. A reminder to member - be sure to notify the VAR if you change offices. You are required by VAR by-laws to notify us of any change within 30 days.

REALTOR® Day at Fenway

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Jan 12, 2017

Fenway

The MA Association has planned a New England REALTOR® Day at Fenway. In the event you’d like to attend the information is below. Deadline to order tickets is January 31. Batter up! REALTOR® Day at Fenway Park is taking place on June 11 at 1:35 pm with the Boston Red Sox taking on the Detroit Tigers. The $38 tickets are located in center field and can be purchased by visiting this special event page:

https://groupmatics.events/event/realtor

Please note that the tickets will be emailed once payment is completed and that all sales are final. For ordering information or other questions, please contact Travis Pollio with the Boston Red Sox at the website linked above.

2016 December REALTORS® on the Move

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Jan 12, 2017

The Valley Association of REALTORS®, Inc. Membership Committee held a meeting on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

The Committee posted the following applications:

  • Fernando Goncalves and Jose Goncalves, Nancy Roy Collins RE, 296 Soundview Ave., Shelton, CT 06484
  • Frank Dease (reinstating), William Raveis RE, 141 Main St., North, Southbury, CT 06488
  • Iris Lin, Broker of Record, NYCT Real Estate & Management, 30 Cliff St., #4, Norwich, CT 06360
  • Pamela Nobel, William Raveis RE, 2 Huntington ST., Shelton, CT 06484

If you have any good or adverse information regarding applicants, please notify the Valley Association of REALTORS® within 30 days of this posting. A reminder to member - be sure to notify the VAR if you change offices. You are required by VAR by-laws to notify us of any change within 30 days.

2016 November REALTORS® on the Move

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Jan 12, 2017

 The Valley Association of REALTORS®, Inc. Membership Committee held a meeting on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

The Committee posted the following applications:

  • Martha Chouinard, William Raveis Real Estate, 141 Main Street North, Southbury, CT, 06488
  • Meryl Hartstein, William Ravies Real Estate, 141 Main Street North, Southbury ,CT 06488
  • Julie Ribeiro, PNC Mortgage Co., 921 White Plains Rd., Trumbull, CT 06611
  • Stephanie Priviti, Weichert Realtors-Regional Properties, 236 Boston Post Rd., Orange, CT 06477

If you have any good or adverse information regarding applicants, please notify the Valley Association of REALTORS® within 30 days of this posting. A reminder to member - be sure to notify the VAR if you change offices. You are required by VAR by-laws to notify us of any change within 30 days.

Congratulations to Nancy Roy Collins - 2016 VAR REALTOR® of the Year!

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Nov 21, 2016

Congratulations to Nancy Roy Collins pictured below at the CTR Installation Dinner with her CTR 2016 Valley Association of REALTORS®  Award!

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Congratulations to all the  CTR Local Board REALTORS ® of the Year (pictured below) on their awards!

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2016 Valley Association of REALTORS® Years of Service Awards

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Nov 08, 2016

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