News and Updates

2018 VAR Scholarship Winners Receive Scholarship Checks

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Aug 17, 2018

Pictured l-r are: 2018 VAR president Rosalie Averill, Vincent Costanzo (Woodland Regional), Chelsie Lazaro (Shelton), Samantha Katrenya (Seymour), VAR Scholarship Chair Ellen Zern, Kaylan O'Banner (Oxford), Nicholas Gruttadauria (Derby) and VAR Treasurer Pat Laskowski. Not pictured are: Justin Stewart and Saimin Shamim (Ansonia), Shenella Tertullien (Derby), Matthew Rossetti (Seymour), Tea Young Kim (Shelton) and Kristen Persico (Woodland).

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 selected have a 3.0 average or higher, are officially enrolled in higher education for the 2018 school year, and are selected on a “Need Basis” by income or multiple family members attending college from the immediate family.

July 2018 REALTORS® on the Move!

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Aug 01, 2018

The Valley Association of REALTORS®, Inc. Membership Committee held a meeting on Tuesday,  July 31, 2018 at 11 a.m.

The Committee posted the following applications:

  • Alison Molyneux, Coldwell Banker RB, 71 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478
  • Gavasa Minor and Nisa Soto, Keller Williams. 126 Monroe Turnpike, Trumbull, CT 06611
  • Rosa Carrero, Affiliate, Liberty Bank, 315 Main St., Middletown, CT 06457
  • Katrina Heintzman, Broker, Trevi Realty, LLC, 9 Swift Lane, Naugatuck, CT 06770
  • Katherine Morehead, Realty One Group Connect, 2 Trap Falls 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.

June 2018 REALTORS® on the Move!

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Aug 01, 2018

The Valley Association of REALTORS®, Inc. Membership Committee held a meeting on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 11 a.m.

The Committee posted the following applications:

  • Cynthia Anderson, Broker/DR, Anderson Realty Group, 43 Laborde, Oxford, CT 06478
  • Ermir Coko, Laz Real Estate, 146 Bradley Terrace, Derby, CT 06418
  • Marcelina Lombardi, Coldwell Banker Frascatore Rlty., 5 Commerce Dr., Shelton, CT 06484
  • Joseph Racanelli, William Raveis R.E., 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.

 

Ansonia High School VAR Scholarship Award Winners

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Jun 20, 2018

 

Ansonia High School student Saimin Shaman being presented a $500 Valley Association of REALTOR® Scholarship award by John Izzo of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Orange.

Ansonia High School student Justin Stewart being presented a $500 Valley Association of REALTOR® Scholarship award by John Izzo of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Orange.

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 2018 school year, and will be selected on a “Need Basis” by income or multiple family members attending college from the immediate family.

MAY 2018 REALTORS® on the Move!

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Jun 12, 2018

The Valley Association of REALTORS®, Inc. Membership Committee held a meeting on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 11 a.m.

The Committee posted the following applications:

  • Keith Coley, Carey & Guarrera R.E., 59 Old Shelton Road, Shelton, CT 06484
  • Tabitha Freeman, Maria Pereira, reinstating and Chanel Sinclair, Keller Williams Realty, 126 Monroe Turnpike, Trumbull, CT  06611
  • Lorri Lea, reinstating, Higgins Group, South Broad St., Milford, CT 06460
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 REALTOR® DAY-Save the Date June 7, 2018

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
May 02, 2018

SAVE THE DATE:
Thursday, June 7, 2018
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Please join us for
"Valley REALTOR® Day"
This free event for
Valley Association of REALTORS® members
will be held at
The Tri-Town Plaza
814 Derby Ave
Seymour, CT 06483
Join us for a day to celebrate Valley REALTORS® and all you do to help bring families and businesses to the Valley.
Registration is required
The first 50 people to register AND ATTEND  the event will be entered into a raffle to have your ENTIRE (National, State and Local)
2019 REALTOR® Dues Paid.
**You must attend the event to win, those who do not sign-in at the event will have their names removed from the raffle, however, you need not be present at the time of the drawing to win.
We will be raffling off other prizes throughout the day. Each person who registers will be given 1 raffle ticket when you sign in.
**you need not be present at the time of the drawing to win.
Shirley Harpool, CCIM
Harpool Commercial Realty, LLC,
will be giving a tour of the vacant Tri-Town plaza building and an update as to the demolition and renovation of the plaza will be given.
There will be speakers (To be announced) giving updates on the economic status and developement from the 6 local towns that we represent: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Oxford, Seymour and Shelton.
Lunch will be provided and
there will be music and booths from local businesses and the
Connecticut Association of REALTORS®.
We want to thank all of our members for helping to keep the Valley strong and vital and for helping to attract new residents and businesses.

April 2018 REALTORS® on the Move

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
May 02, 2018

The Valley Association of REALTORS®, Inc. Membership Committee held a meeting on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 11 a.m.

The Committee posted the following applications:

  • Joseph Warren, BHHS New England, 88 Main St., South, Southbury, CT 06488
  • Rachel Bonnanzio, Executive R.E., 17 School St., Glastonbury, CT 06033
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.

CT REALTORS® Election Coverage / Gubernatorial Debates

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Apr 19, 2018

 

NARCAN TRAINING / Thursday, May 17, 2018

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Apr 19, 2018

Please call the VAR office to register 203-735-7815

March REALTORS® on the Move!

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Apr 04, 2018

The Valley Association of REALTORS®, Inc. Membership Committee held a meeting on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 11 a.m.

The Committee posted the following applications:

  • Sebastian Costantini Coldwell Banker RB, 71 Oxford Rd., Oxford, CT 06478
  • Jennifer Fusarelli, Coldwell Banker RB, 236 Boston Post Rd., Orange, CT 06477
  • Elizabeth Larkin and John McBride, Secondary DR , Realty One Group Connect, 2 Trap Falls Rd., Shelton, CT 06484
  • Seth Lesselbaum, Secondary DR, Carrington R.E. Services, LLC, 503 Newbridge Rd., East Meadow, NY 11554
  • Maureen Miller, Coldwell Banker RB, 2 Corporate Drive, Trumbull, CT 06611
  • Aileen O’Connell, Carrington RE Services, LLC, 93 North Rd., Groton, CT 06340
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.

February 2018 REALTORS® in the Move!

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Mar 23, 2018

The Valley Association of REALTORS®, Inc. Membership Committee held a meeting on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 11 a.m.

The Committee posted the following applications:

  • Matthew Brown, Keller Williams, 126 Monroe Turnpike, Trumbull, CT 06611
  • Diana Cajigas, LAZ Real Estate, LLC, 146 Bradley Terrace, Derby, CT 06418
  • Robert Filippone, Affiliate, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, 670 Boston Post Rd., Milford, CT 06460
  • Eveline Kubick , BHHS New England, 456 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877
  • Thomas Mascitelli, Botti Realty, 368 Derby Avenue, Derby, CT 06418
  • Alba McGinnis, All Connecticut Realty, 7 Meadow Woods Road, Seymour, CT 06483
  • Michael Rodrigue, Weichert Realtors Gateway, 250 Main St., South, Southbury, CT  06488
  • Lisa Vane, William Raveis RE, 945 White Plains Road, Trumbull, CT 06611
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.

January 2018 VAR REALTORS® on the Move!

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Feb 21, 2018

The Valley Association of REALTORS®, Inc. Membership Committee held a meeting on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.

The Committee posted the following applications:

  • Susan Coyle, Secondary DR and Pamela Matto, Real Estate Two, 100 Huntington St., Shelton, CT 06484
  • Katie Dansereau, BHHS New England, 504B Bridgeport Ave., Shelton, CT 06484
  • Kathryn Ekstrom, Secondary DR, Haynes RE Services, 30D Progress Ave., Seymour, CT 06483
  • Jonathan Makovsky, Secondary DR, The Jonathan Marx Group, 23 Strawberry Patch Lane, Stamford, CT  06902
  • Doreen O’Banner and David Popowchak, Coldwell Banker RB, 71 Oxford Rd., Oxford, CT  06478
  • Michael Richetelli, Secondary DR, Colonial Properties, 200 Boston Post Rd., Orange, CT 06477
  • Tania Shannon, Keller Williams Prestige Prop., 2777 Summer St., Stamford, CT 06905
  • Patricia Tesserolli and Mala Vaish, Keller Williams, 126 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT 06468
  • Annette Tice, 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 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.

December 2017 VAR REALTORS® on the Move!

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Feb 21, 2018

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

The Committee posted the following applications:

  • Jennifer Barrett, Carey & Guarrera RE, 59 Old Shelton Rd., Shelton, CT 06484
  • Diane Camara, Higgins Group, 2 Trap Falls Rd., Shelton, CT 06484
  • Geehee Park, Charles Sienkiewicz, Jeff Gagliardo and Wendy Trudeau, BHHSNE, 504B Bridgeport Ave., Shelton, CT  06484
  • Peter Rosato, Secondary DR and Grindel Spinks, The Relocation Group, 1872 Bedford St., Stamford, CT 06905
  • Shawna Vallillo, Coldwell Banker, 71 Oxford Road, 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.

November 2017 REALTORS® on the Move!

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Feb 21, 2018

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

The Committee posted the following applications:

  • Amy Koscal, Laz Real Estate, LLC, 146 Bradley Terrace, Derby, CT 06418
  • Ryshaun Phillips, Keller Williams, 126 Monroe Turnpike, Trumbull, CT 06611
  • Julie Ribeiro, Norcom Mortgage, 7F Garage Road, Southbury, CT 06488
  • Liang Lin, Coldwell Banker RB, 71 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478
  • Lawrence Carbone, William Raveis RE, 141 Main St., North, Southbury, CT 06488
  • Frank Lazowski, Designated REALTOR®/Broker, Laz Real Estate, LLC, 146 Bradley Terrace, Derby, CT 06418
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.

October 2017 REALTORS® on the Move!

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Nov 28, 2017

The Valley Association of REALTORS®, Inc. Membership Committee held a meeting on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Committee members present were Chair Rosalie Averill, Evelyn Kinney and Ellen Zern.

The Committee posted the following applications:

  • Noah Wood, Nickie O’Toole Realty, LLC, 29 Deer Run Dr, Seymour, CT 06483
  • Christina Smith, 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.

September 2017 REALTORS® on the Move

By Valley Association of REALTORS®
Oct 19, 2017

The Valley Association of REALTORS®, Inc. Membership Committee held a meeting on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
The Committee posted the following applications:
  • Nancy Addessio, Secondary DR/Broker and Lynn Weitzner (reinstating)             Showcase Realty, Inc., 1810 Meriden Road, Wolcott, CT  06716
  • Melissa Gittens, Secondary DR/Broker and Treverne Brown-Thomas, Your Dream Home Realty Group, 360 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor, CT  06095
  • Liliane Miller and Louis Wystup, Coldwell Banker Frascatore, 5 Commerce Drive, Suite 1, Shelton, CT 06484
  • Richard Rhatigan, DR/Broker, Richard T. Rhatigan , 67 River Rd., Shelton, CT 06484
  • Karli Spera, William Raveis RE, 141 Main Street, 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.

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.