At the Nothnagle REALTORS® Annual “Celebration of Excellence” awards event held January 27, 2012, the Company recognized two individual agents as Rookies of the Year: Sheila DiNapoli and Mandy Friend. The award is presented to an agent who is recognized for their outstanding sales achievements and leadership in their first full year in the business.
Sheila DiNapoli of Nothnagle’s Webster branch has been licensed since the spring of 2010. While maintaining outside employment, raising her family as a single mother and helping to care for her parents, Sheila closed $4.5 million in sales in 2011. She is also an active volunteer with various events connected to the Alzheimer’s Association.
At the luncheon, Sheila was also presented with the Platinum sales award for her 2011 production. This is a significant achievement for someone so early in their career. “Shelia is a complete real estate professional. She is honest, hardworking and determined to put the needs of her clients first. It is a pleasure to work have Shelia DiNapoli as part of my branch,” said Nothnagle Webster’s branch manager, Lou DiMartino.
Mandy Friend of Nothnagle’s Pittsford branch was licensed in October 2010. Mandy comes to the real estate industry with a background as a coach, fitness trainer and accomplished athlete. She had her first closing in February 2011 and closed nearly $2.4 million in sales by the end of the year. “Mandy approached her first year in real estate with the enthusiasm, tenacity and a drive to succeed. She has done just that. Utilizing our training, technology and support services to excel not only in her career but with her clients and customers,” said Nothnagle Pittsford’s senior sales manager, Bob Maves.
Mandy is a member of the Rochester Young Professionals network and serves as co-chair of their professional development. She also is involved with the Professional Women of the Finger Lakes and the Young Professionals Committee at the Rochester Business Alliance. She is the founder of Friendly Lax, a lacrosse business to train female athletes and is a member of the Canadian National Lacrosse team and is preparing for the 2013 World Club tryouts next month.