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Snyder Earns Award

OCEAN CITY – Joy Snyder of Re/Max Premier Properties in Ocean City has repeated the previous year’s achievement of being granted the highest level of service achievement in the real estate industry, Quality Service Certified® Platinum. The award is in recognition of earning 100% client service satisfaction in 2007, as measured by Leading Research Corporation (LRC).

Quality Service Certified (QSC) status is the only recognition in the real estate industry based on independently validated customer satisfaction survey results. After the conclusion of real estate transactions, clients of QSC agents receive a survey, asking them to rate the agent on various aspects of the service process. The surveys are administered and the results are received and compiled by LRC.

Client feedback from the surveys becomes part of the agent’s credentials. An overall satisfaction rating is displayed on a consumer website (www.QualityService.org) where sellers and buyers have the ability to select a real estate professional based upon each agent’s validated record of service satisfaction.

“Nothing is more important to a prospective client in selecting a professional than the service results achieved with past clients,” said Larry D. Romito, President and CEO of QSC. “Consumers have greater confidence in service reliability, results and satisfaction with a Quality Service Certified real estate professional because they know that the agent’s service record has been validated by an independent third party. The 100% service satisfaction on record Joy has achieved is just awesome.”

Brennan, Bennington Recognized

Edie Brennan, associate broker at Coldwell Banker in Ocean Pines, was named Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s top producer in the Ocean Pines office again in 2007. Brennan was given the International President’s Circle award for her real estate performance for 2007 and is in the top three for the Coastal Region of Coldwell Banker. Additionally, at the Coastal Association of Realtors’ award ceremony, Brennan received the coveted Diamond Award, the highest honor for attaining over $15 million in sales in one year. Brennan is pictured with her assistants Evelyn Angel, left, and Katrina McDonald, right. Submitted Photos

Debbie Bennington of Re/Max Premier Properties was recently named “Gold” Rookie of the Year by the Coastal Association of Realtors. As a rookie in 2007, she realized over $3 million in transactions.

Art Blends With Real Estate

BERLIN – Long and Foster Real Estate, located in the Odachowski Plaza on Route 50 in West Ocean City, invites the public to attend a showcasing of the work of local artists. Each month, on the third Tuesday of each month from 5-7 p.m., a different group of guest artists will be displaying their skills in the West Ocean City offices of Long and Foster. The next event will be held April 15. Light refreshments will be provided by area restaurants, demonstrating their culinary arts as well.

Artists showing during the month of April are the award-winning Rae Heimpel, locally-known Colette Sink and Bruce Zockoll.

These exhibitions are organized in an attempt to bring together the public, the art community and the area restaurants to promote a greater appreciation of their fine talents.

CBRB Office Leaders

OCEAN CITY – Ed Wehnert, branch vice president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Ocean City 52nd Street office, has announced that for March, Bob Miller was the top individual listing associate and Jenny Cropper-Rines and JoAnn Cropper were the top listing sales team. Peck Miller was the top individual sales associate and Rick Meehan and Katy Durham were the top selling sales team. Mike Higgins was the top individual settlement associate and Jenny Cropper-Rines and JoAnn Cropper were the top settlement team.

Jenny Cropper-Rines, JoAnn Cropper, and Rick Meehan and Katy Durham did over $1 million in sales or listing production for the month.

Marketing Partnership Announced

BERLIN – Mark S. Holloway, Vice President and Eastern Shore Regional Manager for Long and Foster Real Estate, has, announced a unique marketing partnership. Long and Foster has signed an agreement to partner with Lush Productions to bring the Delmarva area “This Week in Real Estate,” a weekly real estate lifestyle television show, to homeowners, homebuyers and homesellers on the Eastern Shore.

Brought to you exclusively each week by Long and Foster Real Estate, the show will feature homes for sale in the local area and will provide interesting ideas on making a home.

Delivered on FOX 21, the show will be available in Sussex and Kent counties in Delaware and in Somerset, Dorchester, Wicomico, Worcester and Caroline counties in Maryland. The show airs on Sundays from 11:30 a.m.-noon.

New Business Opens

BERLIN – Orsini Interiors, a professional interior decorating firm, opened its doors for business last week in historic downtown Berlin.

Serving clients in Maryland, Delaware and the Norfolk, Va. area, Orsini Interiors strives to make the experience of working with a decorator fun, friendly and affordable – whether the client needs a complete redesign or just wants to refresh or rearrange.  “One of the fastest and most affordable ways to transform a space is by adding color, by reorganizing and by rearranging,” said owner and Certified Interior Decorator (C.I.D.), Raquel Orsini. “People don’t have to spend a lot to get a huge result. But they often need the help of trained professional to make sure what they get is truly what they intended,” she says.

Orsini’s knowledge of materials needed to complete interior spaces, coupled with her artistic vision and application of design principles, help her understand how all these things interact to create a finished room.

Orsini Interiors shares office space with The Water’s Edge Gallery and is located at 4 Jefferson Street in Berlin.

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