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Joseph Ponte
Office:  508-324-4800
Fax:  508-324-4805

Cell:  508-328-8500
Email: Joe@PonteAssociates.com

Joe has been in the real estate profession since 1998.  He started his career as a part-time Sales Associate and Real Estate Investor.   After having great success in the real estate business, in 2002 Joe made the leap to a Full-Time Real Estate Agent.  Joe went on to become a top producer for Highland Real Estate Group.  In 2006 he opened his own office, Ponte & Associates Real Estate Group, Inc.  Using his philosophy of providing excellent customer service, Joe is a top producer amongst his real estate colleagues in the business.  Joe is fluent in English and Portuguese.


Apryl Oliveira
Sales Associate
Office:  508-324-4800
Fax:  508-324-4805
Cell Phone:  508-989-4014
Email: Apryl@PonteAssociates.com

Apryl has been in the real estate business as a Commercial Investor for the past 15 years.   She has hands on experience as a property manager and has an entrepreneurial background, having previously owned a retail business.   This gives Apryl the first hand knowledge of how to get the job done and to be able to get answers to any questions you may have.   She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Charlton College of Business  with a Bachelor of Finance and a Minor in Accounting.   If you are looking for a hardworking, personable real estate agent, please call Apryl and put her to work for you!


Sil Pavao
Sales Associate
Office:  508-324-4800
Fax:  508-324-4805
Cell: 774-930-9558
Email: Sil@PonteAssociates.com

Sil is a Part-Time Sales Agent fluent in English & Portuguese. He has always lived in Fall River & considers this community an excellent place to reside. He currently owns & operates a flooring business and has always gained the respect of his clients. He has been in the housing/construction field for the past 15 yrs. His real estate knowledge & effective marketing skills give Sellers the exposure & edge they need to sell their home quickly for top dollar. Sil also enjoys helping Buyers select the home of their dreams by taking time to listen to their needs & desires. It is his goal to provide his clients with superior customer service at all times.

Tom Carcieri
Sales Associate
Office:  508-324-4800
Fax:  508-324-4805
Cell: 774-229-6385
Email: Tom@PonteAssociates.com

Tom comes from a long line of entrepreneurs, his father had a very successful jewelry plating business in Providence. A unique opportunity to purchase a golf course presented it self Tom’s family jumped on it. They worked very hard and made this venture very profitable. Tom learned at an early age what it means to put in a full day’s work and also how to provide excellent customer services that exceed expectations. When the time came to make his own way Tom spent years in the retail business where he quickly became Assistant Store Manager of a nation wide chain. With his passion for negotiating and self-driven personality he is a perfect fit for the challenging real estate profession. If given the chance Tom will give 110% to his clients.

Grace Cardoso
Sales Associate
Office:  508-324-4800
Fax:  508-324-4805
Email: Grace@PonteAssociates.com

Grace Cardoso is licensed since 1986, a Real Estate Broker with a reputation of providing personalized customer service. Grace is committed to making your real estate transaction as smooth as possible. A Real Estate Investor herself, she has the knowledge and experience to make selling or buying of your property an enjoyable event, as it should be.  An Entrepreneur, with a background in Accounting, she has always strived to help her clients, learning about new programs. She is well associated with local lenders, has the knowledge of available financing programs, such as FHA, 203K and Conventional loans. She is fluent in Portuguese and English.

Mike Arruda
Sales Associate
Office:  508-324-4800
Fax:  508-324-4805
Cell: 508-916-0181
Email: mike@ponteassociates.com

Mike was born in Fall River and has been a long time resident of Somerset since 1996. He has been in the real estate profession since 2006 and was top producer in 2011 in his field. He has worked as a designer for 22 years in the textile industry and this has helped with innovative ideas in today’s homes. Mike specializes in residential bank owned, short sales and foreclosures. He enjoys working with first time homebuyers and helping them get into the right home the first time. If you’re buying or selling, Mike's goal is to give his client’s loyalty, attention and treat them as family.

 George Melo George Melo
Sales Associate
Office:  508-324-4800
Fax:  508-324-4805
Cell: 508-496-7848
Email: george@ponteassociates.com

As a longtime native to Fall River, I have been serving clients and investors in our city and surroundings areas for nearly 15 years. I became a full time realtor in 2000 and have sold hundreds of properties over the years, successfully finding motivated investors and first time home buyers and sellers the best deals on the market. I truly enjoy my work in real estate and I have enjoyed developing many relationships with clients and realtors throughout the south coast area. As a professional in the field and successful property investor, I commit myself to optimal customer service and improving my knowledge of the market each and every day in order to provide clients with the best deals possible. I am also fluent in Portuguese and have had the privilege of working with many members of our Portuguese community.

Steven Melo
Sales Associate

Phone: 508-246-0614
Email: steven@ponteassociates.com

Steven was born and is a lifelong resident of Fal River. He owned and operated his own business where he gained the respect of his clients and excelled in his customer service skills. He is fluent in Enlish and Portuguese and loves helping others.  Give Steven a call if you are looking for an agent that is hard working, self motivated, and determined to help you with all your real estate needs.


Kevin Teves
Sales Associate

Phone: 508-596-3615
Email: kevin@ponteassociates.com

Kevin has been a long time Sales Associate and Real Estate Investor for over 16 years. Kevin's philosophy is if you provide excellent customer service, and listen to what the client wants then you will always exceed their expectations! Being born into an immigrant family Kevin learned at an early age what it means to put in a full day’s work and not take things for for granted. Kevin is fluent in English and Portuguese and his clients favorite quote is " Kevin Doesn't Sleep" He will work around the clock to earn your business!


Nellie Affonso
Sales Associate

Phone: 508-944-8728
Email: nellie@ponteassociates.com

I began my career in real estate in 1997 as a legal secretary for Attorney William G. Kenney.  My responsibilities included preparing and coordinating real estate closing packages and transactions.   I also managed a multitude of tasks that go along with the day to day operations of the real estate profession.  In 2000, I took the next step in my career and accepted a Paralegal position at Saulino and Silvia, P.C.  It was during  my tenure at Saulino & Silvia and developed a passion for sales and customer service so I decided to become a part-time real estate agent. 

Over the last 15 years, I have continued my work as a valued real estate agent who is able to bring my extensive knowledge and outgoing personality to deliver a delightful experience to my clients.   In addition to my professional work, I also do extensive amount of community service.  I volunteer and fundraise for the Brain Aneurysm Foundation & the Jimmy Fund.  In 2009, I Co-founded the David M. Affonso Memorial Foundation Inc. which provides financial assistance to local cancer patients. 

In June of 2016, I brought my skills and expertise to Ponte & Associates Real Estate, Inc. to continue my work in the community which I know and love.   I am fluent in Portuguese. I realize the challenges that both new buyers and experienced homeowners encounter and I am prepared to meet those challenges with you. 


Steve Greany
Sales Associate

Phone: 508-728-5204
Email: steve@ponteassociates.com

Since I have become a Real Estate Agent , it has become a passion of mine. Helping people sell and buy their homes is more than gratifying. I have the experience working in law enforcement, which helps me educate my clients in the areas of New Bedford. I lived in the far north end of New Bedford (Sassaquin)  for 20 years and the Buttonwood Park area for 7 years and both areas are in high demand. Being able to speak Spanish has also helped me in the "Real Estate Field" Contact me for any of your Real Estate needs.........Thank You


Joseph Melendez
Sales Associate

Phone: 508-493-1225
Email: joseph@ponteassociates.com

I am a licensed realtor for Ponte & Associates where I have been able to start my career in real estate. I am a graduate of Durfee High School, class of 1998.  I am married to my best friend since 2005 and have two wonderful children. In 2001 I graduated from Rob Roy Academy with a license as a professional barber. Since then I have had the joy of meeting great people and helping them fulfill their dream of owning their own home.  I have been blessed with two careers that I truly enjoy. A big reason I decided to get into real estate is for the idea that I get to help someone in one of the biggest moments in their lives in purchasing their own home and helping them in an investment for their future. Whether it is a single family, muti-family or commercial investment, I love to see the happiness on their face on the day of the closing and knowing I was a small part of making that dream happen. 


Ruben Almeida
Sales Associate

Phone: 774-644-2068
Email: ruben@ponteassociates.com

I first fell in love with real estate when I witnessed my parents purchase their first home. The smiles it brings to clients faces is rewarding. As a long time resident of Fall River, I have got to know the south coast really well. Coming from a family that works in the construction field along with my 8 years of personal experience, I can offer plenty of advice. As a newer agent, you can see that I am very aggressive. I have worked with buyers and sellers and consider my clients more as family/friends. Real Estate is the biggest investment you can make. Let me help make it a smooth and easy transaction. Eu falo portugues para os meus clients que precisam.


Wanda Brito

Wanda Brito

Phone: 508-880-3330
Email: WandaBrito@comcast.net

Attorney Wanda Brito maintains an Estate and Medicaid Planning practice in Fall River and Raynham, Massachusetts where she assists clients and their families with long-term care planning, MassHealth (Medicaid) eligibility for Nursing Home Care, General Estate Planning, Probate of Estates and Guardian Matters.
Attorney Brito is a Cum Laude Graduate of Suffolk University Law School and a Member of the National Academy of Elderlaw Attorneys (NAELA) and has been a speaker at numerous seminars relating to Estate and Medicaid Planning.


Gary Ivanson
Office 508-324-1122
Fax 508-324-4805
Cell 401-954-3020
Email gsivanson1744@verizon.net

Attorney Ivanson has been a practicing attorney for more than 38 years. He is a member of the Bar of both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of Rhode Island. He maintains a real estate, probate, estate planning, elder law, business law and general civil legal practice in both states. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at Roger Williams University in a number of legal areas.