Diane Turton, Realtors Announce Circle of Excellence Sales Award Winners

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NEW JERSEY (February 11, 2009) -Eighteen sales associates from Diane Turton, Realtors earned the coveted New Jersey Association of Realtors' (NJAR®) Circle of Excellence Sales Award for superb sales performance in 2008.

Gold Award recipient Lauren Gill, based in the firm's Spring Lake office, reports that properly marketing and pricing her clients' homes is the reason she generated over $15M in sales last year.

Gill agrees with leading real estate agents in Monmouth and Ocean Counties, New Jersey, who say that using innovative new marketing tactics, along with a strategic knowledge of pricing strategies, is often the key factor between rapidly selling a home and slowly finding a buyer.

There are four levels of achievement within Circle of Excellence: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Sales associates qualify for awards based on their annual sales in dollars and number of units sold. To qualify for Bronze, agents must sell a minimum of $3M and 15 units, or a total of 30 units; Silver, $7.5M and 20 units, or a total of 70 units; Gold, $15M and 25 units, or a total of 90 units; and Platinum, $25M and 30 units, or a total of 125 units. Awards may also be presented based solely on the number of units sold by a sales associate in one year.

"Our Circle of Excellence honorees are the best of the best," said Diane Turton, the firm's founder, owner and broker of record. "They are sales associates who are dedicated to their profession, totally service oriented and superb marketers of homes, which includes knowledge of pricing strategies."

In addition to Gold award-winner Ms. Gill, Circle of Excellence recipients from Diane Turton, Realtors are: *Silver Award: Robert McLaughlin and Toula Rosebrock, Lacey; Melissa Raffay, Sea Girt; Erin Hunt, Spring Lake; Edward Vespi and Michael Milano, Brick; David Turton, Point Pleasant *Bronze Award: Denise Godfrey and Colleen Lindsey-Silver, Toms River; Ed Scullion, Ocean Grove; Susan Anderson, Jessica Brinegar and Laura Dunlap, Beach Haven; Patrick Parker, Ocean Township; Nita Rose and Barbara Furdyna, Spring Lake; Bonnie Schall, Point Pleasant.