Prudential Palms Realty Awarded 2009 President’s Circle Award

The Your Global Agents team consisting of Carla Rayman, Patricia Tan, Esti Baughen, Valentina Pippin, and Lee Pippin of Prudential Palms Realty were just awarded the 2009 President’s Circle Award. The President’s Circle Award is granted by the Prudential Real Estate Network to top performing agents who are in the top 3% of sales professionals/teams in all of North America.

In December, Rayman and Tan, Directors of Prudential Palms’ International Division, were also presented with the 2009 President’s Award by the Sarasota Association of Realtors for their contribution to the association in marketing Sarasota real estate worldwide.

About Prudential Palms Realty

Helen Sosso and her son, Mark, operate Prudential Palms. Helen and Mark have more than 30 years of experience in the real estate industry, and they stress that first-hand knowledge is what keeps them in touch with the area’s home buyers and sellers. In 2006, the firm combined with Prudential Cascade Realty and in 2009, the firm combined with Lakewood Ranch Realty to form the fourth-largest local real estate brokerage, with more than 250 agents in 6 offices.

Since first entering the real estate profession as an agent in 1976, Helen has served in active roles in realtor associations in Florida and Pennsylvania, acting on a local, state and national level. Helen joined the Sarasota Association of Realtors® in 2001. In 2003-2004 she served on the Board of Directors of both FAR and SAR as well as chairing the Realtor®/Attorney Committee.

Prior to her affiliation with SAR, Helen was active in the Realtor® Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh since 1978. There she served on various committees as well as serving as 1998 Board President. In 2002 she was named “Realtor of the Year.” She also served as a director for the Pennsylvania Association from 1993-2002. On a national level, Helen has served as a NAR director and on several committees. In 2000 she was appointed to a special NAR strategic planning committee, and in 1999 she was named by National Relocation one of the most powerful women in Real Estate in Relocation.

Locally, Helen is an active board member for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, ASOLO Theatre and the Sarasota Film Festival. Helen is constantly changing and growing to keep the Prudential Palms Realty family of companies on the cutting edge. They have pioneered the most advanced tools in the industry to create solutions for our customers’ home selling and buying needs. They concern themselves with the quality of agents more than the quantity. Their commitment to providing outstanding service is exemplified by hiring only the best professionals to represent the Prudential name.

Patricia Tan and Carla Rayman formed “Your Global Agents” to serve clients in international real estate transactions. The team operates through a global network of professionals whose local expertise ensures a successful real estate transaction – immigration, real estate law and taxes for instance. Together with six other team members, Patricia and Carla currently serve property buyers and sellers in Florida, Central and South America, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia.

For those buying real estate, Your Global Agents will identify suitable properties, advise on market conditions, property values, finance, currency exchange, legal and tax implications. For those looking to sell real estate, Your Global Agents provide comprehensive international marketing to draw prospective purchasers from around the world. This includes internet and print advertising, public relations, showcasing properties at international property shows and through their global partner network.

Both ladies contribute articles to U.S. and overseas magazines on a regular basis, and are involved with international activities of the Sarasota, Florida and National Associations of Realtors. They were accepted to the Top 5 in Real Estate Network® as a result of their sales performance, education, professional skills and service to the consumer and the community. For more information please visit

Carla Rayman
Director of International Business Development
+1 941 487 5181 – Office
+1 941 487 5106 – Direct
0845 338 5260 UK (phone number)
Skype: carlarayman
Prudential Palms Realty – International Division
130 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236
Patricia Tan
International Sales Director
+1 941 487 5181 – Office
+1 941 487 5107 – Direct
Prudential Palms Realty – International Division
130 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236