Roberta Allen

Roberta Allen of Century 21 Home Services-Scalzo Group in New Milford recently earned the prestigious Achiever of the Year Award presented by the Northern Fairfield County Association of Realtors.

Each year the recipient of the award is chosen based on agent production, participation in NFCAR board functions and community involvement.

A Bridgewater resident, Allen is a member of NFCAR, the Connecticut Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors, as well as the Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Department. She also volunteers for the New Milford Homeless Shelter and the Scalzo Group Project Restoration and as an English as a Second Language educator. In addition, she spearheads C21 Home Services Scalzo Group’s participation in The United Way’s annual Back to School Campaign.

Pearce Employees Volunteer

The various offices of North Haven-based H. Pearce Real Estate Co. closed for a day in September to spend their “Day of Caring” volunteering at various sites throughout the Greater New Haven and Shoreline areas.

H. Pearce’s Madison agents spent a morning learning how to prepare for emergencies with the Madison Emergency Preparedness Response Program. Guilford agents manned various drop-off sites and collected canned foods and donations for the Guilford Food Bank and landscaped that organization’s property. The Branford office collected books, as well as read to students at various elementary schools in the Branford area in conjunction with the Read to Grow Program. The New Haven agents went to two different sites: They were landscaping and painting at The Park Street Residence, and painting at the ALSO-Cornerstone Pendleton House.

The H. Pearce Commercial Division did yard work and painted at the Columbus House Program’s Sojourners Place. The Corporate Services Division unpacked books and stacked shelves at the New Haven Reads Book Bank. The company’s Orange regional office painted the Orange Senior Center. The Wallingford agents worked hand in hand with the Wallingford American Red Cross Blood Drive.

Barbara Pearce, president and chief executive officer of the company, visited the H. Pearce sites where the agents were volunteering.

“The spirit of giving and giving back that I saw in every location was heartwarming, and it made me feel even prouder to be both a volunteer for The United Way and president and CEO of the H. Pearce Co.,” she said.

H. Pearce Real Estate Co. has been actively involved in its local communities since 1958. As a companywide effort and in honor of those who help others, all of the branch offices worked in their own local communities.

Broker Earns ASP

Linda Lang-Bankowski, broker-owner of Quinnipiac Realty in North Haven, has been awarded the designation of Accredited Staging Professional.

Lang-Bankowski successfully completed a detailed course and passed a thorough examination on preparing homes for sale. Homes that are staged, or prepared for sale, by an Accredited Staging Professional look better than other homes on the market by being clean, clutter-free, and ready to show to prospective buyers. Staged homes traditionally sell faster and/or for more money in today’s real estate market. The ASP designation is considered a benchmark of true excellence in customer service for home sellers.

Lang-Bankowski said she is dedicated to the principles and practices of staging and the many benefits the service will bring to her clients.