Category Archives: 1st Time Home Buyer

Over 1,000 Reasons We Love What We Do (and it shows)…

 
Check out our 2011 Sales Resume Ad, running in this weekend’s Cheshire Herald, New Haven Register & Record-Journal…We’re excited to announce that  Calcagni Associates has assisted 1,000 Home Buyers & Sellers in 2011!

 

Calcagni Associates Real Estate is Expanding!

New Haven county’s leading independent real estate company is poised for big growth…

For 40 years, Calcagni Associates Real Estate has been helping families throughout Central Connecticut find their homes. Now they’re helping themselves find another new home in Southington, Connecticut. 

Despite a sluggish real estate economy, it’s been a big year for Calcagni. Since January, 20 agents have joined their team. They have continued to establish trust in the marketplace as evidenced by their industry-leading 24 percent market share within their core towns of Cheshire, Hamden and Wallingford, more than twice their nearest competitor and climbing. They were honored as a  Top Work Places 2011 and ranked Number 2 for small firms in all industries. And now they’ve announced their acquisition of all of the operations of North Star Real Estate of Southington.

“We’ve been disciplined and strategic. We’ve been monitoring the market, our colleagues, the forecast and are confident that it is time,” said Steven Calcagni, president. “This is the first of many strategic opportunities we are exploring as part of our blueprint for growth over the next year. Our plan is to bring on more full-time agents and double in size.”

North Star’s Southington office fit the profile for Calcagni’s strategic growth plan: its market size, the stagnant competition, its proximity to Calcagni’s core towns of service and the new construction opportunities. 

The new office will be a fully-equipped functional business center with wireless internet, professional printer, conference room with plasma television and full-time expert support staff to make working on the go convenient for agents and their clients. Calcagni has also invested heavily in technology to develop proprietary software to help enhance client relationships—but not replace them.

Calcagni is planning to grow the Southington office, located at 722 West Street on the Bristol town line and minutes from ESPN headquarters, to approximately 20 full-time agents, the first of whom is Linda Tosta, former owner of North Star Real Estate. “Linda will be a great addition to our team. We see tremendous growth potential in the new construction arena in a variety of markets throughout Connecticut and Linda’s experience will be a valuable asset for us,” said Calcagni.

“I am thrilled to be joining a forward-thinking and enthusiastic organization. The recognition of best workplace of the year speaks volumes. I know that our past, present and future clients in Southington and adjacent markets will benefit from the combination of these two solid businesses,” said Tosta.

Calcagni has also built a strong reputation within the new construction sector. Currently representing 15 new home communities, they were pleased to recently announce 100% sales for the Stonegate Community, Sterling Ridge and Spring Meadow. “Our growth is going to be more dramatic because of our specialty in new construction. Banks are cooperating financially to reposition the prices of residential new construction projects that will allow them to sell,” said Calcagni.

Calcagni has a unique philosophy about real estate. Their firm is capturing market share by providing a higher level of service and support to its agents. As a result, agents are joining their team from other brokers and entirely different industries based on their reputation for helping them become more productive, and in turn, successful.

Our growth as a Connecticut-based independent real estate company and the value we deliver to our clients is a direct result of the values, vision and energy of our people. We felt it was important to continue to establish roots in the community and continue to add to the area’s economic recovery. I’m excited for what’s next.” Steve Calcagni.

About Calcagni: Calcagni Associates Real Estate is a fully diversified real estate agency offering residential properties, new construction, land consulting and commercial properties. Calcagni has four offices—Cheshire, Hamden, Wallingford and Southington. All offices provide a range of real estate services including market analysis, appraisals, residential foreclosures and relocation services. Learn more at Calcagni.com and Facebook.com/CalcagniAssociates.

Calcagni OPEN HOUSE BLITZ – Sunday October 23!

Fall in love with your new home… We’re excited to introduce Calcagni’s OPEN HOUSE BLITZ on Sunday, October 23! Visit Calcagni.com for our full list of properties.

Calcagni Associates Welcomes REALTOR® Suzanne (Sue) Mikosz

Calcagni Associates President, Steve Calcagni, recently announced the appointment of residential sales agent, Suzanne (Sue) Mikosz, to the company’s Cheshire office. 

Sue, a resident of Southington, is a full time REALTOR who services all cities and towns in New Haven and Hartford Counties. She specializes in seller and buyer representation, assisting first-time homebuyers, and is a member of the Greater New Haven Board of Realtors, Connecticut Association of Realtors, and National Association of Realtors. We are excited to welcome Sue to our Calcagni family! She is a great addition to our Cheshire office,” said Steve Calcagni.

Sue has always had an interest in the real estate profession. After teaching school on the elementary level, she was fortunate enough to be a stay-at-home-mom for several years to raise her two sons. She and her family experienced relocating a few times, prior to settling back in Southington. This naturally led Sue to embark on a career in real estate. “Having gone through the moving process on multiple occasions, and experiencing being on both sides of the table, (as a seller and a buyer), I believe that patience along with having a strong, honest and open relationship with your client is key to success in real estate” commented Sue.

When she is not assisting her clients, Sue enjoys golfing, skiing, shopping and entertaining with family and friends.  Sue’s office at Calcagni Associates is located at 330 South Main Street, Cheshire, and she can be reached by calling (203) 272-1821 Ext. 317 or by visiting:  http://www.calcagni.com/suemikosz

 About Calcagni Associates Real Estate: Calcagni Associates has offices in Cheshire, Wallingford and Hamden, and is a fully diversified real estate agency offering residential properties, new construction, land consulting and commercial properties.  All Calcagni offices provide a range of real estate services including market analysis, appraisals, residential foreclosures, property management and relocation services. Learn more at www.calcagni.com. Follow Calcagni Associates at www.facebook.com/calcagniassociates  ###

Many exciting things happening here at Calcagni Associates…Stay tuned…

Calcagni Associates Welcomes REALTOR® Matthew Kaman

HAMDEN, Conn. – Calcagni Associates President, Steve Calcagni, recently announced the appointment of residential sales agent, Matthew Kaman, to the company’s Hamden Office. 

Matthew, a resident of North Haven, is a full time REALTOR® who services all cities and towns in New Haven County. He specializes in seller and buyer representation, assisting first-time homebuyers, and is a member of the Greater New Haven Board of Realtors, Connecticut Association of Realtors, and National Association of Realtors. “Matthew has an incredible amount of professionalism and enthusiasm, which make him a great addition to the Calcagni team,” said Steve Calcagni.

Prior to joining Calcagni Associates, Matthew worked in the automotive field and developed and operated a small business. The skills he learned running his own business along with all the personal connections he made naturally led him to a career in real estate. When asked which strengths are his greatest as a REALTOR, Matthew said, “It is definitely my thoroughness and desire to do better than my best…Also, my personal experiences purchasing and selling my own home motivated me to want to help others have a truly positive and memorable real estate experience.”

When he is not assisting his clients, Matthew, who is a lifelong Yankees fan, enjoys working on old cars and trucks, which is still a passion of his. He also enjoys traveling, snowboarding, snowmobiling, running road races and staying active. 

Matthew’s office at Calcagni Associates is located at 2620 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, and he can be reached by calling (203) 288-1821 Ext. 441 or by visiting:  http://www.calcagni.com/matthewkaman

About Calcagni Associates Real Estate: Calcagni Associates has offices in Cheshire, Wallingford and Hamden, and is a fully diversified real estate agency offering residential properties, new construction, land consulting and commercial properties.  All Calcagni offices provide a range of real estate services including market analysis, appraisals, residential foreclosures, property management and relocation services.

Learn more at www.calcagni.com. Follow Calcagni Associates at www.facebook.com/calcagniassociates

Calcagni Associates Welcomes REALTOR® Shadin Nimery

HAMDEN, Conn. – Calcagni Associates President, Steve Calcagni, recently announced the appointment of residential sales agent, Shadin Nimery, to the company’s Hamden Office. 

Shadin, a resident of Hamden, is a full time REALTOR who services all cities and towns in New Haven County. She specializes in seller and buyer representation, assisting first-time homebuyers, and is a member of the Greater New Haven Board of Realtors, Connecticut Association of Realtors, and National Association of Realtors. “Shadin is committed to providing professional and personal service to all of her clients. She is a great addition to our Hamden office,” said Steve Calcagni.

 Shadin holds a B.S. degree in architecture and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree. Her previous work experience includes customer service and working in architectural firms.

 When asked why she decided to join Calcagni Associates, Shadin said, “I’m very glad to have joined Calcagni. The company is very well known and trusted, and they have a great team of agents and staff who provide excellent customer service.”

Shadin’s office at Calcagni Associates is located on 2620 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, and can be reached by calling (203) 288-1821 Ext. 455 or by visiting http://www.calcagni.com/shadinnimery

 About Calcagni Associates Real Estate: Calcagni Associates has offices in Cheshire, Wallingford and Hamden, and is a fully diversified real estate agency offering residential properties, new construction, land consulting and commercial properties.  All Calcagni offices provide a range of real estate services including market analysis, appraisals, residential foreclosures, property management and relocation services. Learn more at www.calcagni.com. Follow Calcagni Associates at www.facebook.com/calcagniassociates