Cheshire, CT (January 18, 2016)- Steven Calcagni, President of Calcagni Real Estate, recently announced the appointment of Anna Buono as the new Sales Manager of the company’s Wallingford office, and Joel Grossman, from Wallingford office manager to Director of New Homes and Land Consulting.
The change in leadership is a response to recent growth in the local new construction real estate market. In 2015, Calcagni Real Estate added close to 700 “units” to its new homes inventory, creating the need for an experienced leader to be at the helm of the company’s new construction and land division. Joel brings 30+ years of real estate sales experience to the position, including 5+ years as Sales Manager of the company’s Wallingford office and an impressive background working with both builders and buyers throughout his career. In addition to overseeing the company’s current development projects and new homes sales team, Grossman will seek out future development opportunities for Calcagni and its builders.
“After a lull in local new home sales and development, we started to see a significant increase in 2015, and according to realtor.com’s 2016 housing forecast, new home construction along with moderate gains in existing home sales are expected to push total home sales to the highest levels we’ve seen nationally since 2006.” cited Calcagni. “While it’s encouraging to hear the national predictions, Joel remains keenly aware of what’s happening locally and will use his extensive knowledge of our local market to tailor our company’s new homes marketing efforts accordingly.”
“I have been very fortunate throughout my real estate career to learn from and work with some of the best local builders around. Being asked to head up Calcagni’s New Homes and Land Consulting division is an opportunity that I am thrilled to undertake – allowing me to be hands on with our sales team and builders in a niche that I love – new home sales,” commented Grossman.
Joel’s new role left a vacancy in the company’s Wallingford office, and after thoughtful consideration, Anna Buono was chosen by Steven Calcagni and Joel Grossman as the new Wallingford Sales Manager. In this new role, Anna will be responsible for leading a team of 35 real estate sales professionals serving the town of Wallingford and surrounding communities. “We are very excited to have Anna assume this management role,” said Calcagni, “She began her real estate career with Calcagni back in 2003, and has worked very hard to build her business and establish her position as one of our most successful REALTORS. She is a professional, whose energy and fresh ideas are qualities that I am confident will enable her to lead our Wallingford office to continued success.”
Anna has always wanted to help make a difference in the lives of others. After graduating from the University of Connecticut, she worked as a research assistant at Yale University Medical School with aspirations of helping discover cures. However, Anna’s desire to pursue a career that would help others in a more immediate fashion led her to real estate and she fell in love. This passion has driven her to join an elite group of only 3% of all licensed REALTORS by earning her CRS certification (Certified Residential Specialist), additionally, she has received her GRI designation (Graduate of the REALTORS Institute) which required her to undergo in-depth training in such things as legal and regulatory issues, technology, professional standards and the sales process.
“I am truly honored to follow in my friend and mentor, Joel Grossman’s footsteps, and excited to lead a team of such accomplished and experienced agents whom I have worked alongside for many years. This office has been a dominant force in Wallingford real estate since it opened in 1991 and I intend to do my part to see to it that we continue to grow our sales force and maintain our dominant market share for some time to come,” commented Buono.
Calcagni Real Estate is developing several new construction and commercial projects and is continuing to expand their team of real estate professionals. The company’s deep understanding of the local marketplace and long history of excellent service is evidenced by their industry-leading 15 percent market share within their core towns of Cheshire, Hamden, Southington, and Wallingford. Participating in more than 1 in every 7 transactions in central Connecticut.