Diane Turton, Realtors Closes Over $1.25 Billion Dollars In Sales Volume In 2004

Posted by — January 16, 2005

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, New Jersey (January 17, 2005) - Diane Turton, Realtors has closed a record $1,269,391,584 in sales volume in 2004.  The 400 sales associates who work in the company's 23 offices serving the Jersey Shore as well as Florida's Palm Beach and Martin counties marketed 3,093 units. 

Diane Turton, the company's president, owner and broker of record, said, "Selling over $1B worth of homes is an incredible achievement and an important milestone in our 19-year history. Our experienced, knowledgeable and loyal team of sales associates, managers and staff continue to always go the extra mile to exceed our clients' expectations. The Turton Team lives, breathes and focuses on the real estate business each day, always finding  new ways to assist our clients."

In 2004, Diane Turton, Realtors continued to dominate the market maintaining its position as the top real estate agency in all of Ocean County with more than $700M in closed sales volume.  The company also continues to be the top real estate agency, with higher sales volume than any other Broker, in the following towns:  Avon-by-the-Sea, Bay Head, Belmar, Brielle, Mantoloking, Neptune City, Neptune Township, Point Pleasant, Point Pleasant Beach, Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights, and Wall.  Diane Turton, Realtors was also the top real estate agency in Bradley Beach with more units sold than any other Broker in 2004.*

Building a Brand Name and ImageEveryone at the full-service firm strives to enhance the company's brand name and image by improving their real estate skills. For example, in addition to the company's exclusive training program for new agents, in 2004 the firm began offering an eight-week class called Building Exceptional Sales People Through Training (BESTT), delivered by Ellen Boyle, an accomplished real estate sales agent and trainer.  Diane Turton, Realtors also sponsors an educational seminar program each fall.  In 2004, sales associates learned about pricing homes in today's fast-paced real estate market, which was presented by renowned real estate appraiser Jeffrey Otteau, president of The Otteau Appraisal Group. In addition, the company collaborates with Mr. Otteau to produce Turton Trends, a biannual bulletin that keeps clients informed about real estate trends on the Jersey Shore and in South Florida.

Focus on Unparalleled Customer ServiceThe company also invests its resources to improve all facets of the operation. In 2004, the firm revamped its Signature Service initiative, a proactive process for accessing customer needs and satisfaction at critical times during the selling process.  In the Spring of 2004, the firm's Web site was completely redesigned to give buyers and sellers an edge in the real estate market. Now, clients can view hundreds of properties listed on several Multiple Listing Services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The company also opened three new offices and renovated two others during 2004. The new offices, located in Middletown, Neptune City and Ocean Township, are each staffed with a team of sales associates serving northern Monmouth County. The sales offices in Brick and Lacey were remodeled to provide extra space for sales associates and customers. Office openings in Surf City and Sea Bright are planned for the first quarter of 2005.

Giving back to the communityThroughout the year, the company regularly gives back to the communities it serves.  Management and sales associates alike contribute their time, talents and financial resources to non-profit groups, sports teams and schools as well as individual students. For over a year, the firm has provided a rent-free storefront space in Spring Lake to the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties and the Greater Spring Lake Chamber of Commerce. Local residents have brought over 20 tons of food to this location during the last 12 months. Just before this holiday season began, the company helped "heat up" food contributions by donating over 150 Thanksgiving turkeys to the FoodBank.

Reinforcing the company's image as a leader in the community and the real estate industry, many organizations have praised the firm's corporate social responsibility. Ms. Turton was honored with several awards in 2004 including Humanitarian of the Year by the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean counties and the ATHENA award, which is presented to individuals who have achieved success in their business or profession, given back in a significant way to their community, and assisted women in reaching their full potential.

About Diane Turton, RealtorsFounded in 1986, Diane Turton, Realtors is a full-service real estate company with 22 offices throughout Monmouth and Ocean Counties. The firm also serves Palm Beach and Martin Counties with two offices in Florida. Divisions include Relocation Services, Signature Properties, Lifestyles (properties for Active Adults) and the Bed & Breakfast division. Turton Commercial Real Estate, an affiliate of Diane Turton, Realtors, sells or leases all types of commercial property, including retail, office and industrial space, and represents the buyers and sellers of land, investment property and mixed-use facilities. Diane Turton, Realtors, which consistently ranks in the top of the markets its serves, produced more than $1.25 billion in closed sales in 2004.

The company's Web site is www.dianeturton.com and its toll-free number is 1-877-DTURTON.

*Statistics according to the Monmouth/Ocean MLS 1/1/04-12/31/04, category: ALL.

Contact:  Corey Flowers                      Robert Rinklin  Diane Turton, Realtors                      Essential Communications  732-295-9601, extension                  208  973-509-1291

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