ERA Team VP Real Estate & Vacation Rentals of Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania recently presented the top producing agents in 2017 at their annual agent awards luncheon. The event was held at the Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino in Salamanca on Feb. 8. Sales associates were recognized from all office locations, which include Chautauqua, Cuba, Ellicottville, Fredonia, Olean and Yorkshire, N.Y. and Bradford and Warren, Pa.

Sales associates received awards for their 2017 sales volume, total number of closed transactions, and total number of new listings acquired in comparison to their ERA Team VP Real Estate colleagues. The company awarded the top 10 agents company wide for total sales volume and the total number of closed transactions.

Sales Volume

1. Karen Goodell – Chautauqua

2. Jane Grice – Chautauqua

3. Cathy Pritchard – Ellicottville

4. Amy DeTine – Ellicottville

5. Melanie Pritchard – Ellicottville

6. Kathy Obermeyer – Bradford

7. Jerod Zahn – Chautauqua

8. Ruth Nelson – Chautauqua

9. Debbie Hackett – Yorkshire

10. Tonya Studley – Chautauqua/Ellicottville

Closed Transactions

1. Jerod Zahn – Chautauqua

2. Kathy Obermeyer – Bradford

3. Debbie Hackett – Yorkshire

4. Tonya Studley – Chautauqua/Ellicottville

5. Cathy Pritchard – Ellicottville

6. Melanie Pritchard – Ellicottville

7. Greg Spako – Ellicottville

8. Jane Grice – Chautauqua

9. Dave Zilker – Yorkshire

10. Amy DeTine – Ellicottville

ERA Team VP also awarded the top agents in three categories for each individual office. Those categories include: listings acquired, closed transactions, and total sales volume.

Chautauqua Office

Jerod Zahn – Listings Acquired and Closed Transactions

Karen Goodell – Sales Volume

Fredonia Office

Shane Zahm – Closed Transactions

Karen Goodell – Listings Acquired and Sales Volume

Ellicottville Office

Cathy Pritchard – Listings Acquired, Closed Transactions, and Sales Volume

Cuba Office

Linda Simons – Listings Acquired, Closed Transactions, and Sales Volume

Olean Office

Rob Mercier – Listings Acquired, Closed Transactions, and Sales Volume

Yorkshire Office

Dave Zilker – Listings Acquired

Debbie Hackett – Closed Transactions and Sales Volume

Warren Office

Joe Whipp – Listings Acquired, Closed Transactions, and Sales Volume

Bradford Office

Kathy Obermeyer – Listings Acquired, Closed Transactions, and Sales Volume

ERA Team VP awarded two agents with the ‘Rookie of the Year’ award for their achievement in sales volume and closed transactions. In her first year, Lynne Gruel, Chautauqua, had over $2 million in total sales volume and Tiffany Burgess, Bradford, closed 12 transactions since her start in April of 2017.

Debbie Rowe from the Chautauqua office was awarded with ERA Team VP’s ‘Teamwork. Trust. Results. Award’ for her continued growth and enthusiasm for ERA Team VP.

“Through their dedication, these professionals lead our local real estate markets by providing each client the most comprehensive products and services,” remarked Bill Soffel, Broker/CEO of ERA Team VP. “Our top producers truly embody the ERA core values of doing the right thing, working as a team, never stop learning, being the best at what they do, and having fun. They share ERA Team VP’s passion of building relationships and changing lives.”

ERA Team VP also awarded their Chautauqua and Ellicottville vacation rental teams with the ‘Customer Service Award’ for 2017 for their dedication and commitment to service. For a full list of awards, please visit our website at