Wine Country Group by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Names Top Producers of 2011

Posted by Jessica Boyd — February 23, 2012

1330042309Santa Rosa, CA – February 10, 2012 – Wine Country Group by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate has named its top producers for 2011 at a luncheon at the Oakmont Golf Club last Friday, February 3rd which was attended by all of the sales agents, managers and staff from throughout their nine offices. Keynote speaker, Robert Eyler, PhD from Sonoma State also attended and spoke about the economy, particularly as it relates to the local Wine Country real estate market.

The top honors were given to agents within the organization who were top producers based on either dollar volume, units closed or number of listings.

For the entire Wine Country Group, Sheila Deignan of the Sonoma office was awarded the sales agent with the highest Dollar Volume and Units Closed.

Units Closed, Team went to Larry Tristano and Charles Himes from the Santa Rosa office.

The award for Listings went to Lori Sacco from the Sebastopol office and the team of Jane and Ron Pavelka from Healdsburg.

Top office awards were also given:

The Healdsburg office awards went to Diandra Grohmann for Dollar Volume. Penelope La Montagne and Susan Montgomery tied for Units Closed, Individual and Jane and Ron Pavelka for Units Closed and Listings, Team. Listings, Individual went to Ann Amtower.

The Napa office awarded Lark Raymond with Dollar Volume and Units Closed.

The Petaluma office awarded Sharon Vallejo for Dollar Volume and Listings. John O’Keefe was awarded for Units Closed.

The Santa Rosa office awarded Larry Tristiano for Dollar Volume, Units Closed and Listings with Charles Himes. Coralee Barkela was awarded Listings, Individual.

The Sebastopol office awarded Lori Sacco with Dollar Volume, Units Closed and Listings.

The Sonoma office awarded Sheila Deignan with Dollar Volume, Units Closed and Listings.

The St. Helena office awarded Linda Alioto with Dollar Volume, Units Closed and Listings.

The Office of the Year was given to the Sebastopol office, which sold more homes than any other office in the Wine Country Group in 2011. The office is led by manager, Timothy Hedges. According to Ed Krafchow, CEO, of Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie, “Timothy is a very committed individual. He is a strong leader and dedicated to the success of his agents, and they truly like and respect him.”

Vera Bulcke, Office Administrator in the Sebastopol office was recognized as Wine Country Group ‘Employee of the Year’.

The Wine Country Group is part of the Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate’s network which now consists of 37 offices and 1,700 real estate agents throughout Northern California. It ranked as the 17th largest real estate company in the country in 2010. (Source: RISMedia)

About Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate

Our heritage began with the founding of Mason-McDuffie Real Estate in 1887. In 2010, the company was named the 17th largest real estate services firm in the nation (RIS Media), and Number One in the San Francisco East Bay (SF Business Times). The company provides comprehensive solutions to home buyers and sellers, and handled 7,790 transactions in 2011, generating $2.94 billion in sales. Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate is independently owned and operated and includes joint ventures with partners Highland Partners in Piedmont and Montclair, Wine Country Group Realtors in the North Bay, and Tri-Valley Realty in Pleasanton-Hopyard and Ruby Hill. The organization is comprised of more than 1,700 sales professionals in 37 offices. For more information, go to

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