Professional Profile: Joseph Vitali 1973

Joseph Vitali - 1973

Name: Joseph Vitali - 1973

Title: President

Company: Allied Brokers

Location: Old Saybrook, CT

Birthplace: Connecticut

Joseph Vitali, 42, president of Allied Brokers, Old Saybrook, advocates education as a means to elevate the real estate industry to the level of professionalism associated with doctors and lawyers. He was only the fourth Realtor in Conn. to have been designated by the National Association of Real Estate Boards (NAREB) as a Certified Residential broker. To earn the unique designation, Vitali had to accumulate more than 200 credit hours studying in a graduate institute sponsored by NAREB. After obtaining his certification, Vitali became actively involved in NAREB’s education projects in his native state. Currently, he is an instructor in advertising for the Graduate Realtor Institute of Conn. Last year, as state chairman for the Institute he participated in a drive, which raised the institute’s membership by 178 per cent. Vitali entered the real estate business about 10 years ago when he decided he enjoyed his part time job selling tract houses more than being an advertising representative for a New London newspaper. When he decided to enter real estate full time, he knew little of the business and picked up most of his lessons through hard knocks, he remembered. These hard knocks convinced him that more formal education in real estate could be invaluable. After that decision to pursue real estate full time a decade ago, Vitali has risen to president of Allied Brokers, which has five offices throughout Conn. He is also marketing vice president of Achenbach Realty Co., of Essex. He proudly points out that Achenbach is one of the largest firms in the state doing approximately $20 million annually in apartments and single family housing. Even when he is out of the office, Vitali is still actively involved in the real estate business of Conn. He is district vice president of the Conn. Association of Real Estate Brokers and has been its education chairman for the past two years. He also has served on four real estate boards and is past president of the Lower Conn. River Board. When he manages to break away from his real estate obligations, Vitali and his family are avid skiers an have their own place near Mt. Snow, Vt., where they ski. The Vitalis have lived in Old Lyme about 12 years. His wife Barbara, who is also a Conn. Native, and he have three children: Kara, 12; David, 10’ and Brenda, eight.