Real Estate Newsmakers

Staff Writer
Standard-Times
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Ford tops Mel Antonio Group

WEICHERT, REALTORS - Mel Antonio Group is proud to announce Byron R. Ford, Jr., CBR, is its Top Agent of the Month for September. Ford earned the Top Sales Agent and Top Listing Agent titles. This the fourth time in 2014 that Ford has topped both the sales and listings categories.

“Byron has a passion for his work and a drive to succeed,” said manager Mel Antonio. “We see that in the consistent, quality service he provides to our clients and we’re happy to recognize him for this dedication and excellence.”

Ford’s passion for real estate can be seen in his many achievements. He placed seventh on the Weichert Real Estate Affiliate’s July Leader Board Report for Gross Commission Income across all franchise offices in the U.S. Ford has consistently been named a Top Listing Agent from 2007 through 2014 and earned Top Producer honors in 2010, 2012 and 2014. He received the national Presidents Club Award in 2013 and the Five Star Professional Award in 2012, 2013 and 2014. He was also honored as an Executive Club Winner from 2007 through 2012 and set a WEICHERT, REALTORS - Mel Antonio Group office record in 2013 for over $9.5 million in sales. Ford’s website is GreaterNewBedfordHomes.com

Ford is part of a team of knowledgeable agents at WEICHERT, REALTORS - Mel Antonio Group which serves the Greater New Bedford area including Bristol and Plymouth counties. The team brings over 15 years of combined real estate expertise to clients.

For more information, call (508) 991-6661 or visit MelAntonioRE.com.

Big years for Tetreault, Martin at Pelletier Realty

Pelletier Realty is proud to announce that Pat Tetreault has recently crossed the $3 million mark in closed sales for the year.

“Pat has had a great year and continues to be among the leaders in the industry for the past 27 years. Her dedication and strong work ethic has attributed to her success," said David A. Pelletier, president of Pelletier Realty. Pat currently resides in Acushnet and can be reached at 508-965-5427.

Pelletier Realty also is proud to announce that Dee Martin has recently crossed the $2 million mark in closed sales for the year.

“Dee has been very productive this year. Her enthusiasm, optimistic outlook and genuine passion for the business has led to her success over the many years in the business,” Pelletier said. Dee currently resides in East Freetown and can be reached at 508-965-6523.

Ivo Almeida is Gold Star's Broker of the Month

Ivo Almeida has been intrigued with real estate since early childhood. Born in New Bedford, Ivo's parents both emigrated from Portugal with a desire to achieve the American dream. Through hard work and determination, Ivo witnessed firsthand the challenges and opportunities in the residential and commercial property business.

He was exposed to many diverse neighborhoods growing up, and has witnessed the dramatic changes over the years.  Ivo graduated from Bishop Stang High School and began to pursue his real estate sales license at 17 by taking night classes at Southeastern Massachusetts University.

Ivo obtained a Bachelor's degree in Finance from Bentley University. While at Bentley, he interned at the Massachusetts State House for a few different Legislative members. Each assignment gave him a different perspective on the importance of good government. After graduating from Bentley he was appointed as the Outreach Coordinator of the New Bedford Harbor Trustee Council, which was charged with the environmental remediation efforts that resulted from the dumping of the PCBs and heavy metal contamination in the New Bedford Harbor.

In 1997 he founded his own successful web based company providing corporate housing throughout New England market. In April 2013, Ivo became an active representative for Primerica Financial Services and successfully completed his licensing requirements to advise people on securities, investments and life insurance needs.

As a real estate professional, Ivo strives every day to diligently work for each of his clients, providing the highest level of customer service, individualized attention, and thorough knowledge of the SouthCoast real estate market, all while maintaining the utmost levels of integrity, confidentiality, and respect.

Working at Gold Star Realty, he is committed to the highest level of service and professionalism, serving his clients' needs, while making the process enjoyable.

Contact Ivo at 508-989-6394 and make your real estate dreams come true.

BOLD Moves hosts Client Appreciation Party

BOLD Moves Real Estate held its client appreciation party recently, in which it invited family, friends, and clients of BOLD Moves Real Estate, Beyond BOLD Media and Agent Rising Real Estate School to go for a magical haunted hayride through the MacGregor woods in Rochester.

Kate Lanagan MacGregor and her husband, Dan, turn their property into a spooktacular event every year with the help of their team "The BOLDIES", three generations of family and friends.The preparation was seamless and definitely a hit. Here are a few  "Moments of Magic:" 3 generations of zombies; Flying 50 year old man; The haunting 8 foot MacGregor bull; A woman who recently had amputation surgery, and the people who helped her; A Real Estate School student and her husband joining us as witches; BOLDIE spouses and families getting in on the fun; and plenty of food.