MEDIA, PA—Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) Fox & Roach, REALTORSâ recently honored the Matt Russo Team, Media Office sales associates, with a Chairman’s Circle Gold Award for their excellent sales performance for 2017, placing them in the top 2 percent of all BHHS agents. “It’s a great honor for our team to earn the Chairman’s Circle Award for the 7th consecutive year. We want to acknowledge the wonderful communities that we work in that have continued to support us year after year,” remarks Matt Russo. Team members, lead by Matt Russo, include JoAnn Sapp, Gwen Skalish, Jennifer Tarquini and Tina Giantonio.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) Fox & Roach, REALTORS® is a part of HomeServices of America, the nation’s second largest provider of total home services. The company has more than 4,500 sales associates in over 65 sales offices across the Tri-State area. Through its affiliate, the Trident Group, the company provides one-stop shopping and facilitated services to its clients including mortgage financing and title, property and casualty insurance. BHHS Fox & Roach is the #1 broker in the nationwide BHHS network of 1,400 broker affiliates. Our company-sponsored charitable foundation, Fox & Roach Charities, is committed to addressing the needs of children and families in stressful life circumstances and has contributed over $6 million to more than 250 local organizations since its inception in 1995. Visit our Website at www.foxroach.com.
In a career distinguished by numerous accolades, awards and honors, Matt Russo, Associate Broker at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services – Fox and Roach Realtors, Media Home Marketing Center, has achieved a level of personal and professional success reserved for the very few.
In the 1990’s, Matt’s insatiable drive propelled him to become one of the country’s premier real estate sales agents, ranking him in the top one percent of all agents in the United States. He has personally amassed more than $300 million in sales production and has completed over 4,000 real estate transactions.
For these and other accomplishments, Matt is profiled frequently in national and regional industry publications, including Today’s Realtor. Most recently, he was featured in Real Estate Magazine as a “Realtor on the Rise,” one of only 50 realtors in the country to be so honored.
When Matt established his own agency at age 34, he became one of the youngest broker/owners in the region. As the Founder and CEO of Russo Real Estate, LLC, Matt lead one of the most respected real estate companies in the Delaware Valley, securing the areas highest Customer Satisfaction rate for many years running.
Matt and his Sales Team at BHHS – Fox & Roach Realtors are very proud or their consistent, precedent-setting 98% customer satisfaction rating, the highest in the industry. He credits his team’s success to a business philosophy that is closely aligned to his personal code of conduct:
To make sure that everyone, no matter their economic status or education, is treated equally and fairly. To Matt Russo, this means clients, customers, colleagues, and anyone who interacts with us.
A true citizen of the world, Matt and his wife founded the Ukrainian Children’s Fund in 2000, to raise money for the children’s orphanage in Kiev. The couple has organized community fundraising events and support the mission of the Fund through personal donations.
Despite the demands of his business and family life, Matt also sits on the Advisory Board at the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union and the Board of Managers at the Rocky Run YMCA.
Tina Giantonio is the quintessential real estate professional. Poised and impeccable, she inspires confidence in her clients, who appreciate that behind the understated elegance lies a wealth of industry knowledge and experience. These qualities, along with her reputation for superb customer service, have provided Tina with a loyal referral base of clients, who return to her again and again for their real estate needs.
Despite the vagaries of the real estate market, she is a consistently high performer, and steadily produces results that seem to be unaffected by externally driven forces. Tina’s work ethic is a habit she developed early on in her career; as a single, self-supporting woman, she put in long hours to learn her trade and develop her network. Years later, her experience stands her in good stead as she weathers the economic ups and downs that impact the real estate market.
Tina’s clients come to her from all ends of the spectrum and everywhere in between, but they all receive her particular brand of special handling and sophistication, whether they are first-time home buyers or someone looking to purchase an executive-level property. Her drive comes from the “people” aspect of real estate, she says, because she enjoys the challenge of finding just the right property to fit the individual needs of her clients, no matter what those requirements are. An erstwhile interior designer by avocation, Tina uses her keen sense of style to her clients’ benefit, helping them to present their homes as attractively as possible, or lending her special perspective to the possibilities inherent in a property they are considering for purchase.
When free time comes her way, Tina enjoys traveling, reading, cooking and spending time with her family. Tina, her husband and daughter reside in Middletown Township, PA.
Don’t take chances – experience counts!
Dotti’s experience in real estate spans more than 30 years. Over the course of her career with several local agencies as well as a national franchise real estate company, Dotti was honored continuously for performance and client satisfaction. While with the national real estate franchise, she earned the award as that agency’s Top Seller of the Year – while she was working as a part-time agent.
As one of The Matt Russo Team’s most dedicated and productive agents, Dotti maintains her place at the top of the leader’s list, frequently outpacing her colleagues in terms of settlements achieved, listings placed, and virtually every other measurable category. But the honor she values the most comes from her clients, who say “Dotti made us feel like family.”
Dotti works with clients at all levels, but she most enjoys helping people who believe home ownership is out of their reach. Her wealth of experience enables her to find solutions for first-time buyers and those with special circumstances. She is also “the answer” for owners whose properties linger on the market, possessing an uncanny accuracy in timing and pricing real estate.
Much of Dotti’s business comes from referrals from former clients, who appreciate her honesty, integrity, experience and old-fashioned work ethics. Whether you are looking to buy or sell a home or property, don’t take chances – trust Dotti to “get it right” the first time. Experience counts!
As a multiple winner of the “Agent of the Year” award, JoAnn is a continuing top performer. She has also been recognized numerous times with Agent of the Month honors, and knows how to get the job done – period. She is also a key leader of The Matt Russo Real Estate Team.
JoAnn’s record speaks for itself, but many of her considerable talents are not reflected in mere statistics. Her educational training and diverse background provide her a unique perspective that she applies to the benefit of her clients. As a Certified Paralegal, JoAnn thoroughly understands the fine print as well as the bold type of legal contracts. This ability helps her to troubleshoot for her clients and shield them from possible liability. Additionally, to expand her capacity to advocate for her clients, in 2005, JoAnn earned the prestigious Broker designation, after passing the State licensing exam and completing the rigorous 240-hour education course.
Perhaps the most obvious reason for JoAnn’s success is that she brings the same energy and enthusiasm to every real estate transaction, without regard to sales price. Her approach is caring, helpful and thoroughly focused on delivering high quality results. Among colleagues, she is considered the consummate professional – at the settlement table, JoAnn is always prepared, and all necessary details are accounted for.
A native of Ridley Township, JoAnn resides in Aston Township with her husband Tim. She has two daughters, Nicole (Nick) and Stephanie (Steve) and is the proud grandmother of Lillianna.
• ABR, CSR, e-Certified
• Licensed in PA & DE
• Real Estate Buyers Agent Council (REBAC)
• Seller Agency Council
• Suburban West Realtors Association
• National Association of Realtors
• Pennsylvania Association of Realtors
If there is one place in my community that will tell you all you want to know about your neighborhood, it’s the local mall. If there is one person with her finger on the pulse of what’s happening in southern Delaware County, it’s Gwen Skalish, who managed the MacDade Mall in Ridley Township for nearly three decades. Gwen’s experience and perspective bring a dimension to the practice of real estate that is unique – one that adds exponentially to her personal and professional arsenal when coordinating property transactions for her clients.
Gwen’s career success can be attributed in part to her ongoing active involvement in business and community organizations, including serving as Team Recruitment chair for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life; past president of the Glenolden Business Association; Youth County Committee member of the Delaware County Work Force Investment Group; Deacon of The First Presbyterian Church of Glenolden; Past member of the Board of Directors of the Ridley Community YMCA; and President of the Glenolden Citizens of July 4th Committee. Gwen’s hard work and participation in these and other local organizations have provided her with an impressive network throughout the region, but also have enabled her to contribute in a significant way to improving the standard of business and community life in Delaware County.
Making her community better is one of the reasons Gwen decided to join The Matt Russo Team. “Having been in the business for many years, I believe that this real estate team truly cares about the community, and I know that this team has made a difference in our area,” Gwen states.
Gwen previously lived in Glenolden for 45 years. She currently resides in Secane, Delaware County.
Jennifer Tarquini has been a licensed real estate professional for over five years and focus on serving the residents of Delaware and Chester Counties as well as the surrounding areas. She has been an integral part of The Matt Russo Real Estate as both a buyer and seller agent. Jennifer enjoys helping her clients achieve their real estate goals. She knows that each real estate transaction is different and approaches each one with professionalism and honesty to achieve successful results. She is committed to her clients and focuses on their individual needs and goals.
Jennifer resides in Swarthmore with her husband, Anthony , and their two children. Besides her love of real estate, Jennifer also enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and traveling with her husband and children.