Photo (l-r): DJ Harris, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties Sales Associate Lynn Rival, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties Art Director and Mindy Ogan, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties Avon Office Leader

Wallingford, CT- Here in Connecticut, The HOBI awards are the state’s most prestigious housing industry program, recognizing excellence in new construction, land development, remodeling, sales and marketing and home financing. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties is proud to announce they were selected for two awards. Gary Emerito, sales associate was named for New Home Sales Manager of the Year. Johnnycake Mountain (Development site) was named for Best Community Web Site. The awards were presented at the 23rd annual HOBI Awards Banquet on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville.

Gary Emerito

Gary Emerito, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties Newington Office, winner of New Home Sales Manager of the Year.

For the award of New Homes Sales Manager of the Year, Gary Emerito, was recognized for his over 30 years’ experience in real estate. Starting out in construction management and sales, has worked with developers, builders, mortgage companies, and has been associated with both large and small real estate firms, including owning and running his own successful real estate company. He has served on various committees throughout the years and served as Director on both the CTR and GHAR Boards.

Mr. Emerito has distinguished himself as one of the most prominent, innovative sales managers in the industry. As a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices sales associate, Gary represents his clients, developers Ron Janeczko and Chris Nelson for Carson Way and Mill Pond Crossing in Simsbury. This successful collaboration was responsible for the highly successful townhome community Bradford Walk, the national award winning neighborhood Hamilton Way, and the expansion of the upscale Farmington community Somersby, to name a few.

“The New Homes Development expertise and insight Gary has is unsurpassed,” says Candace Adams, President and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties. “He knows exactly how to work with his clients to customize the home of their dreams. Carson Way and Mill Pond Crossing are both in the upper end of the market in Simsbury. Gary’s focus on client follow up, community programs and innovative marketing has kept the sales momentum in a challenging market.”

For the award of Best Community Website, Johnnycake Mountain’s website was updated this year in order to help sell the last phase of 35 lots. West of Burlington Center and located on a working farm high in the Hartford hills, Johnnycake Mountain offers buyers the land, space and community to build the home of their dreams. With a less defined market as the development isn’t restricted by price, bedrooms, or style; purchasers are those who want to build a custom home. They either fell in love with the development, community and views, or couldn’t find anything they liked existing and wanted to have complete freedom in regards to home design. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties’ DJ Harris has been the sales associate who has been working diligently to help consumers find their dream home at Johnnycake Mountain.

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