At its annual installation banquet, the Chautauqua Cattaraugus Board of Realtors announced Anne LaPaglia as 2016 Realtor of the Year.

Anne LaPaglia CCBR 2016 Realtor of the Year

“It was a total surprise to me,” said LaPaglia,a 27 year veteran in the industry and Broker Associate with Howard Hanna Holt Real Estate. “Knowing that I was recognized by my peers for my hard work and the ethical way I run my business means everything to me! It is an honor to be recognized for something I love to do. ”

The REALTOR of the Year is selected by members of the Chautauqua Cattaraugus Board of REALTORs, which makes its decision based on criteria set by the National Association of Realtors. The recipient must reflect the core values and ethical principals of the national organization.


“Anne is an active member of the community and a valuable member of the Chautauqua Cattaraugus Board of Realtors,” said Dennis Pezzimenti, CCBR Board President. “We’re lucky to have her as part of our family.”

He also noted that LaPaglia was selected because she is community minded and always willing to lend a hand. Anne has recently been awarded the Best of the Best Award, which rewards the top 2% of agents nationally by Realty Alliance, was recognized as part of REALTRENDS “Best Real Estate Agents In America Awards” and has been a consistent multi-million dollar producer.  LaPaglia also sits on the CCBR Board of Directors and serves as Secretary.

"It is fantastic that Anne has been recognized by the Board or REALTORS for her hard work," said Steve Holt, Vice President of Howard Hanna Holt Real Estate. "Anne's' customers enjoy working with her. They know she always puts their interest first!"

 Anne is the 6th member of Howard Hanna Holt Real Estate to win the award.  From left to right, Doug Hooper, Diana Holt, Sandy Haines, Steve Holt, Anne LaPaglia (Matt Wroda, not pictured).

     Howard Hanna Holt Real Estate is a family owned business and is the leading Real Estate Brokerage in Chautauqua County, with offices in Fredonia, Lakewood, and Mayville serving Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Erie Counties.  It is a franchise of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, the 3rd largest real estate company in America, the #1 privately owned broker in the nation and the largest home seller in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York.  . With 270 offices across PA, OH, VA, MI, NY, WV, NC and MD their more than 9,000 sales associates and staff are guided by a spirit of integrity in all aspects of the real estate process.