Lesley Lovallo, Andrea Scalzo and Paul Scalzo of Scalzo Group Real Estate Services announce to Eileen Hollerbach of Bethel that she has been chosen the Project Restoration recipient for 2005.

Eileen Hollerbach of Bethel has been chosen as the 2005 recipient of Project Restoration, a service provided by Scalzo Group Real Estate Services in Danbury. Hollerbach, a single mother of three, has worked hard to support her family and keep up with the maintenance on her home, which is over 40 years old.

With electrical problems, mold issues and roof repairs desperately needed, Hollerbach submitted an application to be considered for Project Restoration. Paul Scalzo, president of the company, and his steering committee visited her home to tell her she had been chosen.

“I am so shocked. This is just too wonderful to ever imagine could happen to my family,” she said.

“The goal of Project Restoration is to renovate homes and rebuild lives for those who truly are in need and to give back to the communities we serve,” Scalzo said. “Our companies and employees know the value of a good quality home and the impact that it has on a family in helping to support a stable and positive lifestyle. We can think of no better way to provide a bright future for the Hollerbach family than to renovate their home to improve their quality of life.” Renovations are scheduled to take place in October.

Katrina Benefit Planned
North Haven-based H. Pearce Real Estate Co.’s Madison office will hold a tag and bake sale to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The sale will be in the office parking lot located at 588 Boston Post Road this Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon. The rain date will be Sunday, Sept. 18.

The office will be donating all money collected to the Hurricane Katrina survivor relief efforts.

CBRB System Wins Award

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Connecticut/Westchester County, N.Y., recently announced that the lead management system deployed to its sales associates in August, LeadRouter, joined Google Earth as winners of the 2005 Inman Innovator Award in the category of “most innovative technology.” The Inman Innovator Awards, presented recently at the Real Estate Connect conference in San Francisco, recognize companies that use technology and innovation to enhance the real estate transaction.

“This award further underscores the tremendous advantages that LeadRouter brings to our real estate consumers,” said Peggy Doepper, president and chief operating officer of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Connecticut/Westchester, N.Y.

In an industry that rewards timeliness, fast responses to buyers can be the key to securing new business, said Doepper, who added that LeadRouter enables sales associates to respond to prospective customers’ online inquiries within minutes of their submission. The software-based system instantly converts Internet text or e-mail inquiries on all Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage listings or profile pages to an automated voice call that is routed to sales associates’ cell phones.