The boutique real estate company and top-producing team build on their history
City Systems, a boutique real estate company based in Wilmington, Delaware, announced it has merged with The Mottola Group of Long & Foster, Delaware and Pennsylvania’s premier real estate team. City Systems has experienced tremendous growth since transitioning from a real estate company that changed the landscape of Wilmington through historic renovations to a company that today focuses solely on real estate brokerage.
“We are excited about this opportunity to strengthen our resources and to continue to grow our business,” said Bonnie Sherr, who founded City Systems in 1981 with her late husband Vino Cericola. “This is a wonderful new chapter for City Systems and we are thrilled to join The Mottola Group.”
“By combining our strengths, we will continue to offer our clients personalized, hands-on service,” said Meredith Rosenthal, who joined City Systems as a real estate agent in 2006. “This venture will allow us to build on each organization’s unique talents.”
City Systems and The Mottola Group, led by Stephen Mottola, have a long history of working together, and the merger brings this relationship full circle. In the mid-1990s, Mottola recognized the quality of and demand for City Systems’ home renovation services, and he was known to sell the homes even before work began. Mottola also worked closely with City Systems on the renovation of his personal residences. Combining teams is a testament to the amount of trust that exists between City Systems and The Mottola Group.
“We are thrilled to have Bonnie and Meredith of City Systems join our family of agents at The Mottola Group,” Mottola said. “They have a reputation for excellence, a philosophy of meeting the clients’ every need and a knack for building strong relationships. By combining our expertise and skills, we’ll be able to continue to grow our presence in Delaware and Pennsylvania and provide unparalleled service to each buyer, seller and investor we work with.”
“We are pleased to welcome City Systems to The Mottola Group and to Long & Foster Real Estate,” said R.T. Christopher, managing broker of Long & Foster’s Greenville sales office, of which The Mottola Group is an affiliate. “Bonnie and Meredith have high professional standards that fit well with our own values of integrity, honesty, innovation and the best possible customer service. We know they will be an excellent addition to The Mottola Group and our company.”
Sherr has been representing buyers and sellers since 1976 when she began her career in the relocation department of a local real estate firm. She has an eye for design, and is often tapped to be a consultant when other agents need input on pricing and staging homes. She’s known for her in-depth knowledge of the local real estate market, and clients have come to depend on her time and again when buying and selling. Sherr is very active in the non-profit community throughout the area and serves on the board of the Alzheimer’s Association of the Delaware Valley and as a founder with the Fund for Women.
Rosenthal has been a licensed real estate agent since January 2006. Born and raised in North Wilmington, she has the benefit of a thorough working knowledge of the local community. Rosenthal serves on the Siegel Jewish Community Center’s executive board as the vice president of membership. In June 2015, she was awarded the center’s Barbara Weiner Emerging Leader Award. She is also chair of the Advisory Committee for the Jewish Voice, a publication of the Jewish Federation of Delaware. Rosenthal’s business sense and strong communication skills are rooted in her background as a journalist and as the press secretary to two U.S. Senators. She is a graduate of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School.
The Mottola Group is a team of real estate professionals that includes licensed associates backed by an efficient network of administrative assistance and marketing coordinators. REAL Trends has consistently ranked them among the top real estate teams in the country. The team’s members are licensed in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland, and have extensive knowledge of the areas they serve. The Mottola Group focuses on helping buyers find the right community and home to meet their needs while facilitating a quick and easy sale for sellers. They also have extensive experience in marketing and selling new homes and establishing new communities.