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image 1RISMEDIA (June 11, 2013)- Steven Calcagni, President of Calcagni Real Estate, recently announced the appointment of Gina Shumilla as the new Sales Manager of the company’s Cheshire office, and Betsy Bogin as the Director of New Homes and Land Consulting.

The change in leadership is a response to the changing local real estate market, creating a need for an expanded management role in the company’s new construction and land development department. In 2008, Bogin scaled back her role in new construction and stepped into the position of sales manager in the Cheshire office.  With a growing demand for new construction properties, Bogin’s expertise can once again be fully utilized to oversee development projects.  She brings 35 years of real estate experience and an extensive background in working with both builders and buyers, with a special talent in taking land from “raw” to subdivision status.

“The real estate market is turning around, and today’s home builders feel as good about their sales prospects as at any time in the last 5 years,” said Steven Calcagni.  “We are thrilled to have Betsy back in this key role at our company. She is a very effective leader and has a long history with our company. The timing is perfect for her to step back into this position.”

Gina Shumilla was thoughtfully chosen by Steven Calcagni and Betsy Bogin to be Bogin’s successor as the Cheshire sales manager. She will be responsible for leading a team of 40 real estate sales professionals serving the town of Cheshire and surrounding communities.

“We are very excited to have Gina fill this management position,” said Calcagni. “Gina is an accomplished professional whose energy, creativity and ties to the local community are the qualities that will enable her to lead our flagship office to continued success.”

Gina has lived in Cheshire since 1999 with her husband and three children. Her professional background includes insurance adjusting, management training, and most recently becoming a valued member of the Calcagni team as a successful agent. She loves living and working in her local community and is highly involved in her children’s school activities and organizations. “I am honored to lead a team of such accomplished and experienced agents- almost half of which each have 20+ years of real estate experience. My goal is to capitalize on this experience, grow the team, and ensure that we maintain our dominant market share over the next two decades.” said Shumilla.

Calcagni Real Estate is developing several new construction and commercial projects and is continuing to expand their team of real estate professionals. The company’s deep understanding of the local marketplace and long history of excellent service is evidenced by their industry, while at the same time leading 24 percent market share within their core towns of Cheshire, Hamden, Southington, and Wallingford. That is more than twice the market share of the nearest competitor, and is still climbing.

The company was honored as a Top Work Place two years in a row in 2011 and 2012, as well as being named Best Real Estate Agency in the “Record-Journal Readers’ Choice Awards 2012” and Cheshire Citizen “Best of Awards 2013”, and earning second place honors in the New Haven Advocate “Best of New Haven Readers’ Poll 2013”.

Calcagni expanded into the Southington market in late 2011, opening their fourth office. Larger space is already needed to accommodate their growing team and the office will relocate this month to the Plantsville section of Southington. “The solid upswing of the local real estate market is creating exciting opportunities for our company, our agents, and most importantly our customers.” said Calcagni.

About Calcagni Real Estate:

Calcagni Real Estate has offices in Cheshire, Hamden, Southington, and Wallingford. It is a fully diversified real estate company offering residential properties, new construction, land consulting and commercial properties.  All Calcagni offices provide a range of real estate services including market analysis, appraisals, residential foreclosures, property management and relocation services. Learn more at Follow Calcagni Associates at