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March 1, 2013
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Heritage House SIR Rumson Branch No. 1 in Rumson Sales


RUMSON – Mary Burke, president and broker of record, Heritage House Sotheby’s International Realty, and Joyce Wopat, branch manager, have announced that the Rumson branch office achieved the highest sold volume for Rumson properties that closed in 2012, according to data from the Monmouth/Ocean County MLS.

Together, the sales agents in the Rumson branch closed just under $69 million in volume for properties within that same town and more than $200 million throughout Monmouth County.

The staff at Heritage House Sotheby’s International Realty in Rumson are, from left, Karen Murphy, Nancy Golden, Elaine Eadon, owner Mary Burke, branch manager Joyce Wopat, Bernadette Barnett, Robin Hemphill, Kelly Zaccaro, Mary Lynn Hughes and Elizabeth “Liz” Lubin.

The staff at Heritage House Sotheby’s International Realty in Rumson are, from left, Karen Murphy, Nancy Golden, Elaine Eadon, owner Mary Burke, branch manager Joyce Wopat, Bernadette Barnett, Robin Hemphill, Kelly Zaccaro, Mary Lynn Hughes and Elizabeth “Liz” Lubin.

“This is the best compliment to this tireless team, because it is not just the effort of one agent, it is several of them and many times working together as partners or a team,” Wopat said. “All of the Rumson office agents are high achievers, focused on their clients’ wants and needs.”

The Rumson Office represented almost one-quarter of the 17 recipients of the NJAR Circle of Excellence® Platinum Award. Those four earners are Bernadette Barnett, Elaine Eadon, Kelly Zaccaro and Elizabeth “Liz” Lubin, who also wears the title of Company Top Producer this year. The office takes home five more NJAR Circle of Excellence® Sales Awards this year. Nancy Golden and Karen Murphy are recipients at the Silver Level and Jennie Bornhoeft, Robin Hemphill and Mary Lynn Hughes at the Bronze Level.

“I am so proud of all my earners in the Rumson office for bringing their office to new heights,” Burke said. “The agents are managed by Joyce Wopat, a leader in this industry who for 10 years, has fostered this atmosphere of camaraderie, enthusiasm and friendly competition that ultimately led to their motivation and success.”

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“Local Expertise, Global Exposure” is a commonly used tagline for the firm and this truly articulates how this branch represents its clients by creating a marketing plan that incorporates their local sales knowledge and experience with the international exposure these fine properties deserve.

Additional information about the team is available by visiting the Rumson office at 23 W. River Road, by calling 732-842-8100 or visiting the website at www.heritage

Heritage House Sotheby’s International Realty is an independently owned and operated full-service brokerage with four sales offices in Holmdel, Middletown, Rumson and Shrewsbury. The firm’s corporate headquarters is located at 834 Broad St., Shrewsbury.


Gorman Joins Resources Real Estate as New Sales Associate


RUMSON – Resources Real Estate welcomes Sharon Gorman to its Rumson team.

Sharon’s experience includes 25 years of work in marketing, management and customer service that add valuable depth to her interactions with clients.

“Sharon brings many talents to our team including interior design, which will be an asset to being a real estate sales professional,” said Carolynn Diakon, broker-senior partner.

Gorman is enthusiastic about joining the brokerage.

“I’m so happy to be part of a company that will enable me to provide the best possible real estate experience for my clients in this ever-changing market,” she said.

“We think that Resources’ boutique approach to residential real estate is a perfect fit for Sharon,” said Thomas McCormack, broker-managing partner. “We’re excited to have her on board.”

Resources Real Estate is a full-service independent residential brokerage opened by Diakon in 2000. McCormack, with the company since 2002, joined her as a partner in 2010.  Resources Real Estate is located at 112 E. River Road in Rumson, 36 Beach Road in Monmouth Beach and 4A West Front Street in Red Bank.

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Additional information is avaiable by calling 732-212-0440 or visiting


Initiative for Adults with Disabilities


FREEHOLD – The Investors Foundation, which provides supportive funding to nonprofit programs that enrich the communities served by Investors Bank, has announced a $2,500 grant award to The Arc of Monmouth.

Founded in 1949, The Arc of Monmouth has grown into a full-service outreach agency providing healthcare, vocational training, group home programs and other social services for approximately 1,400 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The grant will support an innovative program designed to help artistically talented adults with disabilities pursue employment opportunities that will make use of their creative abilities.

“Participants in the program will have access to professional art education, vocational training and other resources to support their success,” said Thea Strong, director of Employment Services at The Arc of Monmouth.

Working in collaboration with The Barn in Howell Township, The Arc will identify four individuals selected for their artistic ability, and work with them to develop artwork and handcrafted items for sale. The Barn, located on the premises of the Calgo’s Garden nursery and landscaping center, specializes in artisan-made furnishings, jewelry, and other unique gifts.

“We’re extremely grateful to the Investors Foundation, and to all the donors and corporate partners whose generosity makes programs like this possible,” said The Arc of Monmouth Executive Director Mary E. Scott.  “Their support enables us to continue the pursuit of our mission to improve the lives of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.”

The Arc of Monmouth is a charitable, nonprofit organization annually serving more than 1,400 individuals with Down Syndrome, autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities at 20 locations throughout the county.

Additional information is available by calling 732-493-1919 or visiting

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