Marie Aiello

Marie Aiello of Page-Taft Real Estate has secured one of the very limited Featured Homes positions on the Internet’s No. 1 real estate Web site,, the official Web site of the National Association of Realtors.

Through the marketing system’s Featured Homes program, when potential homebuyers and sellers search for homes on the Connecticut shoreline, they will see featured properties prominently displayed at the top of the page with color photographs and pricing details. Statistics show that on average, such prominence could provide Aiello’s listings with 20 times more exposure than other listings. Additionally, her clients’ properties will benefit from the more than 6.1 million individuals per months who, on average, spend 86 percent of the time they search for a home online on

“I want to ensure that both the properties I market and the communities I represent enjoy optimum positioning online,” Aiello said. “Displaying my listings as Featured Homes will give them a competitive edge over other properties on the market.”

Aiello added that Featured Homes is just one of the many ways she is using the marketing system to help her clients on the Connecticut shoreline.

Page-Taft Real Estate is one of the foremost independently owned and managed real estate firms in its area. With offices in Essex, Guilford, Madison and Old Lyme, Page-Taft is in the position to represent properties along the Connecticut shoreline and in the river towns of the lower Connecticut Valley. Since opening its doors in 1980, the company has grown to include 55 full-time agents and a staff of 12.

Pearce’s Jacobson Produces

Susan Jacobson of H. Pearce Real Estate Co.’s Guilford office was the company’s top producer for this year’s second quarter. Jacobson topped the company’s more than 140 residential and commercial sales associates based on commission earnings.

Finishing second among all active associates was Bonnie McManamy of the Madison office. McManamy was followed in the top five by Mary Jane Burt of the New Haven office, Ray Baldelli of the New Haven office and Rich Guralnick of the Commercial North Haven office.

Rounding out the top 10 for 2004 were Phil Barber of the Commercial North Haven office, Melanie Clark of the Madison office, Cecilia Jones of the Guilford office, Sue Popplewell of the Guilford office and Jo Ann Stirling of the Madison office.

Stewart Joins Century 21

Everton Stewart has joined Century 21 Home Services Scalzo Group. He is a member of the Northern Fairfield County Association of Realtors, the Connecticut Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.

Stewart is a graduate of Western Connecticut State University and recently completed Century 21’s Create 21 training class. He was previously employed by Do It Right Glass and worked at the Western Connecticut State University summer basketball camp for four years.

Stewart lives in New Milford and has two children, Shanell and Trishell. When not busy selling real estate and spending time with his family, he enjoys playing basketball, reading and studying history.

Prudential Ranked No. 5

Prudential Connecticut Realty was recently invited to attend The Prudential Gibraltar Conference in recognition of its ranking as Prudential’s No. 5 company out of 600 firms nationwide. The conference is a gathering of the top echelon of Prudential companies and was held at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island in South Carolina.

“Prudential Connecticut Realty is in a tremendous growth mode,” said Peter G. Helie, Prudential Connecticut Realty chairman and chief executive officer. “It is extremely beneficial networking with other highly respected Prudential companies that share the same challenges associated with growing and operating successful organizations.”

Peter Helie, along with Paul Gagliardi, senior vice president and chief financial officer, have grown the firm by 46 percent in the past five months with the acquisition of Pequot Properties and The Beazley Co.