James J. Elek, president of J.J. Elek Realty, Woodbridge, announces that Elba Lupo, broker-associate and Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI), has been named Salesperson of the Year at J.J. Elek Realty for 2014. Lupo received the NJAR Circle of Excellence Award at the Silver level for 2014. She has been with J.J. Elek Realty for nine years and has received the Circle of Excellence Award every year. In addition to the GRI designation, Lupo has also earned the e-PRO and REO designations. e-PRO helps to meet the challenges of today’s real estate market by expanding her skills in email marketing, social media, and web site promotion, and REO helps her better understand the complex procedures, tasks and guidelines in today’s bank-owned real estate market. New Jersey Monthly Magazine also namedLupoa5StarAgentforoutstanding service and client satisfaction. Call Elba Lupo at her office at 732-596-2137 or on her cell at 201-697-3844.

RE/MAX First Realty in East Brunswick announces the addition of broker associate Jane Mueller and her team to the office. Mueller brings with her a number of impressive accomplishments, including achieving the highest level of the New Jersey Association of Realtors’ Platinum Club Award with more than $20 million in transactions for 2014. Relatively new to the industry, Mueller began her career in real estate in September 2009. By 2010 she attained New Jersey Association of Realtors’ Bronze Level and then again in 2011. In 2012 she catapulted to Silver Level and received her broker license; then she achieved Gold Level in 2013. She has been a consistent award winner and top agent in Middlesex County, specializing in East Brunswick, with more than 500 closed transactions and over $50 million in listings and sales. Members of Muellers’s team include her personal assistant, agent Rita Ross; lawyer and agent, Kenneth Mueller; and agent Grace Chang. Each member of the team has played a critical role in her success and ability to dominate the market as she has since 2009. Mueller attributes her success to focusing on her clients’ needs first, overcoming challenges, and accomplishing the goal entrusted to her by her loyal clients while earning the respect of her professional colleagues. Mueller can be reached on her cell at 732-322- 2908.