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June
27

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate The Masiello Group (BHGRE The Masiello Group) Wells Office recently made a sizable donation of building materials to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Kennebunk, Maine. With supply and demand issues affecting all industries, BHGRE The Masiello Group, in preparation of their new office construction on Route 1 in Wells, understood the value of these materials within the local community.

Masiello agents and Habitat for Humanity ReStore representatives

The structure at 1465 Post Road was built in 1920 and has been home to The Masiello Group's real estate office since 2005. Over the years, the building began to show its age and so, with heavy hearts the Masiello team came to realize that the building was beyond repair. Plans to construct a new building on the site came to fruition, maintaining views of the peaceful Ocean View cemetery and the beautiful distant Maine seaside.

As the team began preparations for demolition, it was clear many materials would not be used in the redesign, but these items would have significant value to others. Rebecca Mann, Regional Sales Director in York County for The Masiello Group, reached out to the ReStore team and coordinated a donation day.

"We feel it is our duty to help the local communities, and by partnering with Habitat for Humanity, we know how far our donation can stretch. The Masiello Group and Habitat for Humanity are united in the need to find increasingly creative ways to place more families in their forever homes," said Rebecca Mann. "The Masiello Group looks forward to working with ReStore again in the near future and strengthening an already fruitful partnership for the benefit of the Southern Maine communities."

The Masiello Group's real estate agents have assisted with many Habitat for Humanity building projects in the past and were eager to lend a hand with the Wells ReStore pick-up. Through their mutual efforts, the ReStore truck was loaded with 37 new custom windows, miscellaneous building materials, and gently-used furniture which may be used directly in an upcoming project or sold in the ReStore to help fund a new home build for a local family in need.

The Masiello Group's Wells office has temporarily moved their operations to 2178 Post Road during this construction. The new 3,500 square-foot office building at 1465 Post Road is anticipated for completion June 2023.


Top photo left to right: Masiello agents Mario Real, Jim (ReStore) Rebecca Mann (Sales Director), Diane Hanson, Patricia Berry, Danielle DeFelice (Great East Title), Rindy Stark, Paula Standley, Steve Bousquet, Jon Safford, Roy Fava, Martha Fava

March
31

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate The Masiello Group has been recognized as Northern New England's real estate leader in closed transactions, volume and total value of deals closed by the top rankings organization for real estate brokerage firms, agents and teams.

In the 2022 RealTrends 500 Brokerage Rankings released on March 25, The Masiello Group ranked #105 in sides and #183 in volume, coming in ahead of its biggest competitors in New England. The Masiello Group also earned a spot in the RealTrends Billionaires Club, consisting of agencies that closed at least $1 billion of real estate in 2021. Last year, The Masiello Group's sales volume was nearly $2.2 billion.

"I am extremely proud of The Masiello Group team and the hard work they put in every day," said Chris Masiello, President and CEO of The Masiello Group. "It's clear from these rankings that the agents' commitment to service has brought results, even in a year as unusual as 2021."

The RealTrends 500 Brokerage Rankings evaluates the transaction sides and volume of residential sales at America's real estate brokerages during the previous calendar year. The numbers submitted by the firms are independently confirmed by a third-party. To be considered, teams of agents must close 75 residential transaction sides or $30 million in closed sales volume.

The rankings report noted that 2022 was a record year, with low interest rates and housing inventory combined with record-high home prices and sales. These rankings also represent a large number of the total sales made across the country last year. All firms in the 2022 RealTrends 500 did approximately 40.6% of all brokerage-controlled sales in the country. Agents with RealTrends 500 firms had an average of 7.9 transactions per agent and the average number of agents per RealTrends firm was 1,138, up from 1,025 last year.

For more than 50 years, The Masiello Group has been known as the region's leader in all matters relating to the buying and selling of real estate. With 39 offices throughout Northern New England, The Masiello Group and our family of home ownership-related service providers deliver quality real estate experiences with enthusiasm, expertise and integrity.

You can view the 2022 RealTrends Rankings online at realtrends.com.

For more information about The Masiello Group, go to masiello.com.

April
5

NORTH CONWAY, N.H., March 1, 2022 -- Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate The Masiello Group is pleased to announce the addition of Kerry MacDougall as Sales Director for the North Conway office.

MacDougall brings extensive knowledge of the New England real estate market and proven experience managing and supporting agents.

For more than a decade, Kerry has worked in real estate and for eight of those years a member of the Badger Realty team.  She brings to us more than twenty years of experience in leading teams, a passion for training and coaching and true excitement to help us achieve top market share in the Mount Washington Valley. 

Kerry is a resident of North Conway, serves on a number of local non-profit boards including Mount Washington Habitat for Humanity, Eastern Slope Ski Club and MVW Kiwanis Club. 

The Masiello Group's North Conway Office, located at 3631 White Mountain Highway in Intervale, NH, serves clients in a four-season vacation wonderland. With a backdrop of over 700,000 acres of protected White Mountain National Forest and boasting the tallest peak in the North East (Mt. Washington 6,288 FT.), visitors to the North Conway NH area have many activities to choose from which span all four seasons including some of the finest skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, golfing, fishing, canoeing, camping, family attractions, scenic tours, shopping and leaf peeping in the entire country!

For more information:

Reach out to Kerry directly: http://kerrymacdougall.masiello.com 

Learn more about the North Conway office: https://www.masiello.com/north-conway-nh 

March
23

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate The Masiello Group has a new Director of Relocation Services to lead our highly-recognized relocation team.

Diane Stuart Director of Relocation ServicesDiane Stuart was named Director of Relocation Services & Business Development this month, bringing nearly 25 years of experience as a licensed real estate agent and extensive expertise in relocation services. The Masiello Group's relocation department works with the highest ranking brokerages in the country to relocate corporate employees as they move in and out of New England.

"Diane is a proven agent and leader in the relocation field," said Chris Masiello, Chairman and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate The Masiello Group. "We couldn't be more pleased she's taken this role to lead this important part of the Masiello business portfolio."

Stuart has been an agent with the Masiello Group for the past 22 years and a resident of New Hampshire for more than 30 years, giving her on-the-ground expertise and understanding of which communities will best fit families as when they move into New England. She has served as Closing Coordinator, Business Support Specialist, and Relocation Coordinator/Affinity Manager for The Masiello Group, building affinity relationships with organizations like AARP and Navy Federal Credit Union (NFCU).

"First and foremost, I hope to maintain the high level of service this award-winning department has consistently delivered," said Stuart. "The real estate market has grown hyper-competitive in recent years. By leveraging our deep experience in the New England real estate market and stand-out service, we can continue to meet the needs of our corporate relocation clients."

The Masiello Group has been widely recognized as a leader in relocation services, named a Top 25 Broker by Realogy Leads Group in 2022 for its excellent performance and customer satisfaction. This prestigious annual award honors the top 25 companies across the Realogy Advantage Network of more than 500 brokerages nationwide. Award criteria are based on rigorous scoring and success in a variety of performance metrics surrounding customer satisfaction.

Since 2012, The Masiello Group has received 19 awards for its relocation services from organizations such as the Cartus Broker Network, RealTrends 500, AIRES Broker Network, and USAA.

March
4

The Masiello Group named Top 25 BrokerageBetter Homes and Gardens Real Estate The Masiello Group has been named a Top 25 Broker by Realogy Leads Group in recognition of its excellent performance and customer satisfaction. The award will be celebrated at the annual Realogy Advantage Network LEAD 2022 conference, held this year in Florida April 4-6.


Realogy Leads Group is a dedicated organization within Realogy Holdings Corp (NYSE: RLGY), the largest full-service residential real estate services company in the United States, focused on delivering high-quality, high-converting referrals to its affiliated brokers and agents in the Realogy Advantage Network, of which The Masiello Group is a premium member.


This prestigious annual award honors the top 25 companies across the Realogy Advantage Network of more than 500 brokerages nationwide. Award criteria are based on rigorous scoring and success in a variety of performance metrics surrounding customer satisfaction.


"The Masiello Group joins an exclusive group of brokers recognized as leaders in our Network," said Robert Way, Senior Vice President of Realogy Leads Group. "This award celebrates the work, commitment and adaptability from the The Masiello Group team in 2021, which was an especially unique year for the real estate industry."

Christopher Masiello, BHGRE The Masiello Group's Chairman and CEO underscores the importance of this recognition. "We are incredibly proud to receive this award, which is reflective of the high caliber of our agents and their unwavering commitment to providing exemplary service to our customers every day."


About the Realogy Advantage Network
The Realogy Advantage Network helps clients and customers realize their true real estate advantage by recruiting nationwide high-performance network of brokers and agents, recognized for exceptional customer service, from some of the most recognizable names in real estate.

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