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SPOTLIGHT ON: HGAR Affiliate of the Year JoAnne Murray

December 2016

JoAnne Murray, president of the Allan M. Block Agency, Inc. in Tarrytown, had no idea that she was going to be honored as the HGAR “Affiliate Member of the Year” at the Annual Meeting and Member Appreciation Day in October. “When I heard my name called, I was so shocked that I just sat there…

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Natasha Pazdzerskaia Joins Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Somers

December 2016

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Connecticut and Westchester County announced that that Natasha Pazdzerskaia has affiliated with the firm’s brokerage office in Somers.As a licensed real estate salesperson, Pazdzerskaia will provide residential real estate services in Somers, as well as Northern Westchester and Putnam counties, including the communities of Katonah, Yorktown, North Salem, South Salem,…

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Marsha Talbot of BHG Rand Realty to Serve on BOD of OC Arts Council

December 2016

Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty reported that Marsha Talbot, a real estate associate broker with its Warwick office, has been selected to serve on the board of directors for the Orange County Arts Council. “I’m very excited to be involved with the Arts Council,” said Talbot.  “The arts are a more important part of…

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Marko Milinovich Joins Keller Williams White Plains

December 2016

Marko Milinovich has joined Keller Williams, White Plains. After completing a marketing degree, Milinovich chose to pursue a career in real estate. As a Certified Buyer Representative, he has successfully closed more than 150 transactions, was awarded the "Rookie of the Year" Award in 2012, Million Dollar Club and Executive Club in 2012, 2013, and 2015.…

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Sherri Malone Earns AREP Designation

December 2016

Sherri Malone, a real estate salesperson affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Somers, has earned the Accredited Real Estate Professional designation by successfully completing the comprehensive SkillBuilder educational program, offered and designed by the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Education Department.  

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Rand Commercial Expands Team With Jean Marie Powers.

December 2016

Rand Commercial is expanding its team with the addition of Jean Marie Powers. She has been added to a group of hybrid agents that will serve both the commercial real estate industry through Rand Commercial and the residential markets through Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty. Powers has been working in real estate since November…

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Ian Olondo Jackson Joins Hollingsworth Real Estate Group

December 2016

Hollingsworth Real Estate Group announced that licensed real estate salesperson Ian Olondo Jackson has joined the group. Jackson is a member of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, New York State Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. He is a graduate of CUNY York College, where he received a BS in Business…

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Janet Kovacs Named Manager of Houlihan Lawrence Irvington & Ardsley Offices

December 2016

Houlihan Lawrence recently announced the appointment of Janet Kovacs as manager of its Irvington and Ardsley brokerage offices. “As a lifelong resident of Irvington, I am delighted by the opportunity to help lead the Houlihan Lawrence team serving the place I call home,” says Kovacs. “I look forward to promoting a high standard of service…

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Meryl Bernstein Receives Weichert Regional Award for Month of October

December 2016

Nicholas Germak, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced that sales associate Meryl Bernstein of the Suffern office was individually recognized with a regional award in October. A top producer, Bernstein led her Weichert sales region, which is comprised of offices throughout Orange, Dutchess, Westchester and Rockland counties in New York and Fairfield County, CT…

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Donna Frost Gordon Joins William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance Armonk

December 2016

William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance has announced that Donna Frost Gordon, a licensed real estate salesperson, has joined the firm’s Armonk location. With 17 years of real estate experience, including 11 years as a top-producer with Houlihan Lawrence in Armonk, Gordon has received multiple awards for excellence in sales. Gordon is a graduate…

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"The Appliance Doctor" Recipient of Manhattan Resident Managers Club Award

December 2016

The Manhattan Resident Managers Club, Inc. gave its annual “William Key Award” recently at a gala dinner attended by more than 400 guests held at Gotham Hall in Manhattan to Anthony Attanasio, a.k.a. “The Appliance Doctor.” Attansio was the recipient of this year’s award for his 36 years of service as president of The Appliance…

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Anne Kozak Joins Century 21 Alliance Realty Group

December 2016

Century 21 Alliance Realty Group reports that veteran Realtor Anne Kozak has joined the firm. Kozak has a 30-year sales career that has included a host of major awards and achievements. She has sold homes in excess of $200 million and has been consistently among the top in sales among Dutchess County Realtors since 1987.…

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Young Realtor and Cancer Survivor Publishes First Book

November 2016

WEST NYACK—Tiera Rice, 27, has joined the growing number of Hudson Valley real estate professionals who are also authors. The West Nyack Realtor, who works with R2M Realty Inc. in Nyack, just finished her first novel, “Awakening” the Bloodline Series, Book 1. It’s a fictional story about a subject that is far removed from real…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: 2016 Realtor of the Year Gary Leogrande

November 2016

After spending more than 30 years in real estate, Gary Leogrande, broker for Keller Williams New York Realty in White Plains, was still quite surprised to be named the 2016 HGAR “Realtor of the Year” at Member Appreciation Day last month. “Sometimes over the years, I’d be sitting in the audience and thinking, ‘well maybe…

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A.S.A.P. Mortgage’s Nunez Named ‘Rookie of the Year’

November 2016

NEW ROCHELLE— The NAHREP Westchester Bronx chapter honored A.S.A.P. Mortgage’s Dulce Nunez at its Awards Gala on Nov. 10 at the Glen Island Harbour Club here. Nunez was awarded the Rookie of the Year award. The entire staff of A.S.A.P. Mortgage was present to celebrate the accomplishment. “Rookie of The Year” is awarded to the…

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Valerie Moldow Joins BHG Rand Realty Nyack

November 2016

Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty reported that Valerie Moldow has joined its office in Nyack as an associate broker. Moldow has been a licensed Realtor since 1996, working as a full-time agent in New York, covering properties in all of Rockland County.  She is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the New…

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Joseph Rand to be Presented Rockland County YMCA Award

November 2016

Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty announced recently that managing partner Joseph Rand will be presented with the Community Service Award at the Rockland County YMCA’s “Night of MAGIC” (Making a Genuine Impact on Children) on Thursday, Dec.1 at the Nyack Seaport in Nyack. “Over time, the YMCA has done exemplary work in promoting healthy…

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Selsey Appointed to Mount Vernon's Planning Board

November 2016

Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas recently announced two appointments to Mount Vernon's Planning Board. Darryl Selsey will be Board Chairman and Greg Bonaparte has been appointed as a member of the Board. Selsey is the co-owner and co-founder of Four Seasons Real Estate Center and has more than 25 years experience in real estate. He…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Ron Garafalo - Downsizing Brings Opportunities

October 2016

Being downsized from a corporate position with a large company does have its advantages sometimes. Just ask Ron Garafalo, an associate broker with John J. Lease Realtors in Middletown, who is celebrating his 16th year as a Realtor. “It was back in 2000 when Nestle Foods decided to reduce its workforce,” said Garafalo. “I was…

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