The New Canaan office of Halstead Property announces Lauren Napoli has been named New Canaan's Realtor of the Year by the local Board of Realtors. Napoli was recognized for her significant dedication during her coordinating the exciting changeover to the new state-of-the-art MLS service used today.

This prestigious annual award is given to the one realtor who displays outstanding commitment and leadership to the New Canaan Board of Realtors. Napoli has given her time and know-how to help further the New Canaan MLS for all realtors. Serving as president of NC MLS Board of Directors, she lead the long-awaiting conversion from manual keyboxes to electronic ones, offering members the very latest in technology to enhance their daily business practices while simultaneously providing sellers with greater safety and security. She continues her role as president through 2012.

"We are so pleased that our peers have recognized the outstanding efforts of [Napoli.] She is such a talented realtor who constantly goes above and beyond for her clients, her community and her fellow realtors," Halstead's Executive Director of Sales in New Canaan, Sharon Daley Maasdorp, said. "This prestigious award is being given to such a deserving candidate and we are so proud of [Napoli]."

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Halstead Property is one of the largest residential real estate brokerage firms in the metropolitan area. Headquartered at 499 Park Ave., the firm has nearly 950 sales and rental agents primarily located in 21 premier offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Riverdale, the Hamptons, Hudson Valley, Hoboken, New Jersey and Fairfield County. In addition, the Development Marketing Division of Halstead Property is the exclusive sales and marketing firm for many new developments in the tri-state area and through the Property Management Division, Halstead manages more than 18,000 residential units within 180 buildings. To learn more, visit