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Harvey Goodman Realtor Honors Top Agents

Jay Goodman presents the first place plaque to Karen DeRosa.

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Harvey Goodman Realtor recently held its 2020 Kickoff and Convention at Belmont Hills Country Club in St. Clairsville.

“This is our one day a year where we ask our agents to reschedule their day, and join us to celebrate last year and focus on what improvements we are focusing on this year,” said John Sambuco, managing partner for Harvey Goodman Realtor.

The Harvey Goodman Realtor Convention keynote speaker for 2020 was Charles Zelek, PhD., U.S. Department of Energy. Zelek is a senior economist with the Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy in Washington, D.C. There were approximately 150 in attendance as Zelek shared a plethora of information with the convention attendees representing the leading mortgage, title and legal teams, etc., in the area serving the real estate industry, and the Goodman team.

Zelek explained energy market analyses and how oil and gas will greatly impact the Ohio Valley. Zelek shared economic changes around the country following the expansion of the oil and gas industry. Average incomes in areas may double or even triple. The positive impact of plants, factories and various supporting industries will have a generational positive impact that will be felt everywhere, not the least of which is a booming real estate market.

The event included a private breakfast for the members of the Goodman team and a chef’s creation lunch for all 150 in attendance. Everyone enjoyed participating in the HGR Affiliate Scavenger Hunt, ‘The Treasure Among Us!’ where the Goodman team and affiliates enjoyed learning something new and fun about each business.

Every year Goodman honors its sales team and presents awards to the top producing agents of the prior year, which were presented by John H. “Jay” Goodman, III and John Sambuco, along with Mary Goudy, corporate sales manager.

Sales awards were presented for top honors for sales in Belmont County to Karen Derosa first place, Laney Ross second place, and Scott Connors third place. In Jefferson County Lorrie Raymond earned the top spot, second place was Coleena Groch and Emal Westling achieved third place. In Harrison County Karen Derosa earned another first-place prize, Bill Mehl took second place and David Miller realized the third-place award. The top sales volume award for sales in the state of Ohio for the Goodman team went to Laney Ross.

Kristine Roberts earned first place for sales in Hancock County, followed by Jay Pederson in second place, and Miriam Solomon took the third place award. The Brooke County top sales award went to Sam Matheny, with Kristine Roberts finishing second and Miriam Soloman accepting third place. In Ohio County, Scott Connors took the first place award, Patti Hoskins came in second and Carl Nix took third place. In Marshall County, Scott Connors earned first place, John Kazemka took second place and Sam Matheny came in third. Sam Matheny took the award for top sale in the state of West Virginia for the Goodman team.

The following agents were awarded a 2019 Harvey Goodman Pinnacle of Excellence Founder’s Award: Laney Ross, Karen Derosa, Scott Connors, Sam Matheny, John Kazemka, Kristine Roberts, Lorrie Raymond, Anna Smith, Patti Hoskins, Becky McNeely, Hilary Lucki, Bill Mehl, Maria Reynolds, Ed Eberhart, Kathy Osovich, Nate Harler, Stacey Seidler, Paula Porter, Coleene Groch, Tom Young, Trisha Mamula, Carl Nix, Judi Nemeti, Jay Pederson, Mark McNeely.

Sambuco closed the meeting, saying, “We are so very proud and honored as our team was again recognized as the ‘Best Real Estate Company’ in the Ohio Valley. In 2019 our teams were voted “Best of the Best” in both West Virginia and Ohio. We covet these people’s choice style awards by the readers of the Wheeling News-Register, The Times Leader and the Weirton (Daily Times and Steubenville) Herald-Star.

“Today we recognized each of you for your achievements, however, there is no higher level of praise than when the public awards you the title of The Best Real Estate Company in the Ohio Valley.”

Harvey Goodman Realtor currently has eight offices with locations in Weirton, Steubenville, Cadiz, Martins Ferry, Wheeling, Moundsville St. Clairsville and Barnesville, and operates a state of the art website ClickHarvey.com.

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