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Ocean Atlantic Sotheby's announces top 2012 Realtors

Jan 19, 2013
Kim Hamer

The dust has settled and the final numbers are in: Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty has announced its top Realtors for 2012. Receiving honors are Kim Hamer as the company’s overall top producer for the year, followed by Jenn and Brian Barrows, Matt Brittingham, Mariya and Dustin Oldfather and Paul Maltaghati.

“We are thrilled to honor Kim, Brian and Jenn, Matt, Mariya and Dustin, and Paul for their outstanding sales performance in 2012,” said Justin Healy, broker at OA Sotheby’s.  “In addition to being exceptional real estate sales and marketing experts, they are extraordinary team players and we are delighted they choose to partner with us at Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty.”

Hamer is a native Delawarean and has been a Realtor in Sussex County since 1998. A member of the Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty sales team for the past nine years, Hamer closed 43 property transactions in 2012, logging over $20 million in sales volume.  She brings remarkable marketing and customer service experience to the Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty sales team as a result of her 13-year position in corporate banking with MBNA America.

“Helping buyers find and purchase their dream home is extremely rewarding.  I also love helping sellers make their homes stand out with the Sotheby’s marketing materials, professional photography, and virtual tours,” said Hamer.  Personally, Kim has deep local roots - her husband Jeff has owned local restaurants in town since 1991 and currently owns FINS Fish House & Raw Bar and CLAWS Seafood House of Rehoboth.

Both FINS and CLAWS are downtown Rehoboth landmarks and an integral part of community organizations. They donate time and goods to a variety of different organizations, including Worcester Preparatory School, the Children’s Beach House Art Show, Lewes Senior Center and Dewey Beach Lions Club.

“We have met so many great people, both visitors and locals, through real estate and the restaurants,” said Hamer.  “It’s really fun to recommend FINS and CLAWS to my real estate clients where a lot of times they end up meeting Jeff. To us, our clients are like an extended family.”

The Barrows of Barrows and Associates have over 20 years of collective experience as Realtors, and have been with Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty since September 2008.

“The most gratifying experience for us in this business is to maintain great relationships with our clients throughout the home buying process,” said Jenn Barrows.  “It means so much to us to receive referrals and maintain long-term relationships with our customers who many times become friends.”

In 2012, the Barrows successfully completed 46 transactions equating to over $16 million in volume. In 2013, they continue to be laser-focused on providing the strongest seller representation possible, from magazine-quality photography and video, to exclusive Realtor.com featured listing spots, to a customized marketing plan for each property listed. In addition to their top five sales ranking, both Jenn and Brian Barrows volunteer their time and efforts at Rehoboth Elementary, where their sons attend school, as part of the art docent program and parent classroom aides. “We love this area,” said Brian simply.  “We are committed to making it the best place possible to live, work, and enjoy life!”

Brittingham, a native of Sussex County, is a full time associate broker at OA Sotheby’s, operating primarily out its Lewes offices.  Upon graduating from Old Dominion University in Virginia, Brittingham moved back to his home state and has since built upon his extensive knowledge of the local real estate market.  Brittingham successfully participated in 44 real estate transactions in 2012, reporting close to $13 million in sales volume.

“My motto is to be positive, provide superior service, exceed the standard and get results; that is what I intend to accomplish for my clients,” said Brittingham.

The Oldfathers have carved a name for themselves in the competitive southern Delaware real estate market by delivering consistent results for homebuyers and sellers and providing superior customer service.

“They have built a dynamic, thriving business that has continued to exceed expectations, especially in our current economic environment,” said Healy.  The Oldfathers bring a unique set of skills to the area.  Dustin’s background includes training at the Florida Naval Base and earned his degree in molecular biology and nuclear physics.

Mariya obtained her degree in accounting from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria.  2012 was a busy year for the duo as they participated in close to 50 real estate transactions and expanded their team of five real estate professionals at The Oldfather Group of OA Sotheby’s.

Maltaghati heralds from New York City and began visiting the beach area in 1997.  After witnessing the rise in the market, he bought his first investment property in 2001 and was bitten by the real estate bug. Eventually, he was drawn to the coastal lifestyle of Delaware and decided to make Rehoboth his home. A fulltime Realtor at OA Sotheby’s since 2004, Maltaghati completed 22 real estate transactions in 2012 valued at over $9.2 million.

A creative dynamo with a degree in horticulture, Paul was the proud owner of a prestigious flower shop in midtown Manhattan for 25 years. Paul served Fortune 500 companies, scores of celebrities, and high profile personalities offering personalized customer care.

“I enjoy helping folks make their dreams come true. Quality service and respect is what I believe makes us successful in life,” said Maltaghati.

“We are so proud of our team at Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s,” said Healy. “The outstanding members of the Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty team are not only true professionals, but also exceptional community members and volunteers.  We are all looking forward to a great 2013!”

For more information about Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty, call 302-227-6767 or go to www.oasir.net.

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