MONROE, CT — Gaetano Marra led a team of real estate agents in doing 281 transactions in 40 communities, equating to $67 million in sales volume as a broker at Realty One in 2019, before leaving to open his own office in Monroe this spring. Marra decided to establish Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gaetano Marra Homes on May 11 and opened his office at 588 Monroe Turnpike on May 15 — and the team he started two years ago remains intact. “I want to thank all the agents who took a big leap of faith with me,” Marra said during a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday. “This came together quickly.” Marra and his wife Kimberly, a town native, have lived in Monroe since 2010 and have three children, Madison, Peyton and Morgan. “I only wanted to be here,” Marra said.