* Giant Food announced its second annual "Ryland Dream Home Sweepstakes" with a grand prize of a Ryland home worth at least $125,000 and a 1994 Mercury Sable.
Entry forms are inside marked 12- and 24-count packages of Coca-Cola products sold in Giant stores. They will also be available at the manager's office in each Giant.
Completed entry forms must be mailed to the Soft Rock 97.1/Coca-Cola/Giant/Ryland Dream Home Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 5944, Washington, D.C. 20016 by 5 p.m. Aug. 19. Monday through Saturday mornings until Aug. 20, Soft Rock 97.1
(WASH-FM) will reveal the exact time it will announce that day's grand prize finalist. When the winner is announced, the entrant will have 30 minutes to call (202) 432-0097 to become one of 97 finalist.
In September all finalists will be invited to a grand prize key party at which they will select a key and attempt to open a door. The winner will have a choice of three standard floor plans from Ryland's Premier Collection and a lot in a Ryland Home community in the Baltimore/Washington area.
Arnold S. Tesh Advisors of Washington said its president, Arnold S. Tesh, has been elected 1995 vice president of The Counselors of Real Estate, the professional consulting affiliate of the National Association of Realtors.
* Builders 1st Choice has been chosen by two builders to handle new home sales and marketing at three locations. Mallard Homes in Kent County hired the company for Clover Field, a single-family home community; and Manor Homes selected the company for Chase Manor, a townhome development in Baltimore County, and Otter Creek, a single-family home community in Harford County.
* Coldwell Banker Home Realty Professionals announced that salespersons Ike Marfani, Myrna Davis, Mary Kirschke, Tal Simmons, Ron Pittinger, Donna Stout, Dan Fieldhouse, Al Tilghman and Paul Wiesman completed the firm's "FastStart Training Program." Coldwell Banker Home Realty Professionals has offices in Annapolis, Severna Park and Glen Burnie.
* Craftmark Homes of McLean, Va., has received an award of excellence from the HOW Corp. of the Southern Maryland Building Industry Association for the second quarter of 1994.
* GMAC Mortgage Corp. headquartered in Elkins Park, Pa., has opened an office in Severna Park, where Richard Cermak is sales manager.
* The Home Builders Association of Maryland recently presented its Salesperson of the Year award for 1993 to Esther Eraso of Builder's 1st Choice.
Dale Hevesy of Pulte Home Corp. was named Rookie Salesperson of the Year, and Mary Jane Miner of Builder's 1st Choice was selected Sales Manager Of The Year.
Foundation Homes was presented the Marketing Excellence Award for English Country Manor in Bel Air.
Ms. Eraso sold more than $5 million worth of new homes for Bozzuto Homes. Currently sales manager of Pulte's Maple Woods community in Catonsville, Mr. Hevesy had $2 million in home sales last year. Ms. Miner manages new home communities in Anne Arundel, Carroll and Frederick counties.
* W. H. C. Wilson & Co., a 42-year-old Roland Park-based realty, is displaying new ivory, burgundy and green "for sale" signs on the homes it is marketing in Baltimore and Baltimore County. The signs were created by Devaney & Associates, Advertising and Marketing, which is also designing a client brochure and overseeing print, radio and television advertising for Wilson.