WHO IS DONNA RUFFINO?
Realtor Donna Ruffino has made a major move from top producing sales associate to owner of a major real estate franchise. Now a member of Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. (WREA), Weichert Realtors® - Ruffino Real Estate, located 406 West Hartford Street in Milford.
Whie she focuses her experience and expertise on providing an ongoing mentoring program for new agents. Together with a professional sales team, the company serves the communities of Milford, Dingmans Ferry, Matamoras, Shohola, Lackawaxen, Greeley, Lords Valley, Mill Rift and Westfall.
"This partnership enables me to show other people how to do what I do, to come from where I came -- and succeed." In addition to mentoring, she pointed to the systems, tools, training and outreach that attracted her to the franchise company. An already successful up-the-ranks real estate professional, Ruffino said that "being part of an organized team affords me the ability to prosper on my own, while benefiting from outstanding support."
In addition to the traditional residential and commercial menu of services "now greatly enhanced by being a Weichert office," she said, her company is also uniquely qualified to specialize in new construction homes, house/lot packages, builder spec homes, resale homes, lakefront properties, vacant land, acreage and farms. They also work with first-time home buyers and are able to assist buyers with various $0 down-payment or low down-payment government programs.
A 17-year resident and mother of two teenage boys, Ruffino has an impressive background that began in 1995. She started out selling house/lot packages for builders, then went into general real estate and began breaking records, including "Top Rookie" in her first year and "Top Producer" in her second. Maintaining the top Realtor position in the real estate community, Ruffino was instrumental in opening and establishing a successful local branch office for a major agency, following which she made two acclaimed career moves with other companies before going out on her own and franchising.
WREA President Martin J. Rueter welcomed Ruffino and her staff saying, "We are excited about what Donna can bring to the partnership with her combination of experience, commitment and energy. "The community is going to realize great service from the Weichert Realtors® Ruffino Real Estate team."
A family of full-service real estate and financial services companies, Weichert helps customers buy and sell both residential and commercial real estate, and streamlines the delivery of mortgages and home and title insurance. Each Weichert franchise office is independently owned and operated. An ambitious recruiting program is under way. Weichert Realtors® - Ruffino Real Estate can be reached at 570-296-7570.