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Rachael Heiss Manager of Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty Warwick Office

April 2016

Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty  reported that Rachael Heiss has been selected as the new manager of its Warwick office. Heiss has been a licensed Realtor since 2004, and has closed more than 350 transactions during her career. She is a member of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, the New York State Association…

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Weichert Announces Top Award Winners for January

April 2016

Weichert, Realtors announced recently its top awards winners for the month of January. Nicholas Germak, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced that the New City office was recognized for exceptional industry performance in January. The office led the region, which is comprised of offices throughout Orange, Westchester and Rockland counties in New York and…

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Brendon DeSimone Appointed Manager of Houlihan Lawrence's Bedford Office

April 2016

Houlihan Lawrence reported recently it had appointed Brendon DeSimone as manager of its Bedford office. DeSimone has more than a decade of real estate experience across the U.S. and is the author of the book, “Next Generation Real Estate: New Rules for Smarter Home Buying & Faster Selling” where he shares his advice and expertise…

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Elizabeth Poggiogalle Joins ERA Insite Realty Bronxville Office

April 2016

ERA Insite Realty principal broker Louis Budetti recently announced that Elizabeth Poggiogalle, licensed real estate salesperson, has joined the firm’s Bronxville office. Poggiogalle, a Yonkers native, is a graduate of Berkeley College in White Plains, earning her Bachelor degree in Business Administration with a major in fashion marketing and management.  She has an accomplished background…

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Andreea Waters, Surfing More Than Just Real Estate Listings

March 2016

  It is ironic, but Andreea Waters’ last name aptly reflects her passion—photographing surfers in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean right here in New York. The professional playground for the Irvington Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s agent is actually Rockaway Beach in Queens—not your typical venue for a “surfing safari.” While surfing normally conjures up…

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Cusson Named VP of Operations At Coldwell Banker Residential

March 2016

DANBURY, CT—Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Connecticut and Westchester County announced recently that Charles “Chuck” Cusson has been appointed vice president of operations and will report to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage President Joseph Valvano, Cusson will oversee the operational aspects of several key departments within the company, including the relocation, education, marketing and administrative support…

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HGAR’S Christiansen Honored With NYSAR Community Service Award

March 2016

Carol Christiansen, broker/owner of Café Realty in Katonah, was recently named as one of NYSAR’s Community Service Award winners for bringing the subject of drug addiction to the forefront of the local community. Christiansen, along with her late husband Lou and Susan and Steve Salomone founded “Drug Crisis in Our Backyard,” a program to promote…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Roberta Bangs

March 2016

Committed to Giving Back To the Industry, Community To say that Roberta Bangs is a busy woman is an understatement. In addition to her real estate career, the associate broker at Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty in New City is also a director serving on the HGAR Board of Directors, co-chair of the Faculty Committee,…

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Nick Davis of Weichert's Ridgefield Office Named the Region's Manager of the Year

March 2016

Nick Germak, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced that Nick Davis of the Ridgefield, CT office was named the region’s Manager of the Year. This award recognizes one manager from Weichert’s offices in Orange, Westchester, Dutchess and Rockland counties in New York and portions of Connecticut who demonstrated exceptional management skills and has led…

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Houlihan Lawrence Recruiting Millennials

March 2016

Houlihan Lawrence, which noted it has been recruiting Millennials in order to cater to Generation Y’s needs when they decide to buy a home, announced they have recruited three Millennials—James William Earl II, Stefhany Prado and Lawrence Nokaj—to the firm’s White Plains office. James William Earl IISefhany PradoLawrence Nokaj All three sales agents have experience in…

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Michelle Colabatistto, Nicole DiLapi and Carolyn DiLemme Join ERA Insite Realty's Thornwood Office

March 2016

ERA Insite Realty Principal Broker Louis Budetti announced that Realtors Michelle Colabatistto, Nicole DiLapi and Carolyn DiLemme have joined his firm’s Thornwood office as licensed real estate salespersons. Both were previously affiliated with a franchise brokerage in Valhalla. Colabatistto grew up in Mount Pleasant and currently resides in Valhalla. She holds a degree in fashion merchandising…

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Eric Lebenson Joins Café Realty as New Partner

March 2016

Café Realty in Katonah announced recently that Eric T. Lebenson, a New York State Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, has joined the firm as a new partner. An award winning community leader, real estate top producer and experienced businessman, Lebenson joins Carol Christiansen, Elisa Bruno-Midili and Walter Sadowski at the two-and-a-half-year-old independent brokerage. He has…

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Klein Appointed Regional Manager At Houlihan Lawrence Commercial

February 2016

RYE BROOK—Houlihan Lawrence Commercial Real Estate Group, a division of Houlihan Lawrence, announced recently that veteran commercial real estate broker Garry Klein has been appointed Westchester regional manager. In this role, Klein will work closely with Director Thomas LaPerch in recruiting, marketing and sales operations in Westchester County. Klein has been involved in commercial real…

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SPOTLIGHT ON:
Michael O'Connor

February 2016

Temporary Job Turns Into 40+ Year Career Coldwell Banker Associate Broker Michael O’Connor has worked in the exact same Yorktown real estate office where he first started out more than 40 years ago. While the location hasn’t changed, the industry is definitely very different from what is was in 1973. Armed with a degree in…

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Westchester Names Two New Commissioners

February 2016

WHITE PLAINS—Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino recently announced the appointments of Mary J. Mahon as Commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Human Resources and Adam Rodriguez as Director of Real Estate. Mahon, previously the county's Director of Real Estate, has extensive experience in the areas of labor and employment practices and related litigation.…

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Carmelo Milio Named President of Building and Realty Institute for 2016

February 2016

New York real estate investor and building industry executive Carmelo Milio, president of Trion Real Estate Management, has been named 2016 president of the Building and Realty Institute. Having just celebrated the 35th anniversary last year of Trion Real Estate, a tri-state area leader in full service property management headquartered in Yonkers, Milio brings unparalleled…

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