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IN MEMORIAM: John L. Mirra III, Monroe Realtor

February 2016

The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtor regrets to inform its membership of the passing of Realtor John L. Mirra III. Mirra, 60, of Chester, passed away on Feb. 5 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Wayne, NJ. He was born November 12, 1955 in New York, NY, the son of John L. Mirra, Jr. and the late…

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Douglas Elliman Announces Appointment of Two Executive Managers of Sales

January 2016

Douglas Elliman Real Estate announced recently that that Louise Colonna and Paul Tollefson have joined the firm as executive managers of sales in Westchester. Colonna will lead the Scarsdale office, and Tollefson will head up the firm’s Chappaqua, Armonk and Pleasantville offices. “We’re thrilled to have established such a strong leadership team in Westchester, and…

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Dan Dable Transitions to Full-Time Real Estate Salesperson

January 2016

THORNWOOD - Louis Budetti, principal broker at ERA Insite Realty Services, recently announced that Thornwood resident and licensed real estate salesperson Dan Dable will be transitioning into a full-time salesperson role with the company’s Thornwood office. Dable, who grew up in New Jersey and graduated from Pace University in Pleasantville with a B.A. in Economics and…

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Ardsley Resident Anna Chou Lee Joins Coldwell Banker

January 2016

DOBBS FERRY - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Connecticut and Westchester County announced recently that Ardsley resident Anna Chou Lee has affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Dobbs Ferry. As an associate real estate broker, Lee will provide residential real estate services in Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown and…

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Annette Triano joins McClellan Sotheby’s International Realty of Pelham

January 2016

PELHAM - McClellan Sotheby’s International Realty of Pelham reported that Annette Triano has joined the firm as a licensed real estate salesperson. Annette and her husband, Jim, moved to City Island, NY from the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, where she had been a licensed real estate salesperson since 1990 and a co-owner of a large…

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Lisa Carroll Joins Houlihan Lawrence’s Irvington Brokerage

January 2016

IRVINGTON - Lisa Carroll has joined Houlihan Lawrence’s Irvington brokerage office as a real estate salesperson. Carroll moved to Hastings-on-Hudson with her husband, son and two dogs 24 years ago after living in New York City for many years. Prior to becoming a Realtor, she attended the School of Visual Arts where she received her…

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Kathryn Walter and Toni Kreusch Join The Green Team

January 2016

WARWICK - The Green Team Home Selling System also reported that Kathryn Walter and Toni Kreusch have joined the firm. Walter has called Warwick, home for the past 10 years. After earning a bachelor’s degree in literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey, she ran her own retail store in Warwick. Kreusch earned her MA…

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The Green Team Names Three "Team Captains"

January 2016

WARWICK - Geoff Green, principal broker and owner of the Green Team Home Selling System in the Village of Warwick, recently named three of his most successful agents as “Team Captains.” Those honored were Dean Diltz, Pip Klein and Jen DiCostanzo. Qualifications for the honor include exceeding $3 million in closed sales volume during any…

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Bill Raveis Passes Torch Of Brokerages to Sons

January 2016

  SHELTON, CT—Bill Raveis, chairman and CEO of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, the largest family-owned real estate brokerage company in the Northeast, recently named his two sons, Chris Raveis and Ryan Raveis, as Co-Presidents of William Raveis, Inc. William Raveis, Inc. is comprised of real estate, mortgage and insurance and commercial assets.…

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SPOTLIGHT ON:
Bernice Gottlieb

January 2016

Veteran Realtor Creates ‘Havoc-on-Hudson’ Bernice Gottlieb has seen many things in her more than 30-year real estate career, but it was the shocking murder of Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter that prompted her to pen her first novel, “Havoc-on-Hudson.” The William Raveis Legends broker calls her book “a cautionary tale.” “The book is fiction,…

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Valvano Named President of CB Residential in Westchester/CT

January 2016

MADISON, NJ—NRT LLC, the nation's largest residential real estate brokerage company, announced on Jan. 13 that Joseph Valvano has been promoted to the role of president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Connecticut and Westchester County. In his new position, Valvano will lead the company’s sales operations and business development, and oversee the daily operations…

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Veteran Realtor Takes Seat on Clarkstown Council

January 2016

NEW CITY—Valerie Moldow, an Associate Broker with Keller Williams Hudson Valley Realty of New City, was selected on Tuesday evening to serve on the Clarkstown Town Council. According to a report in the Journal News, Moldow will fill the position vacated by newly elected Town Supervisor George Hoehmann, who upset six-term Democratic incumbent Alex Gromack…

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Stephen Langsam has joined Hudson Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

January 2016

Stephen Langsam has joined Hudson Homes Sotheby’s International Realty in Tarrytown as a licensed real estate salesperson. Langsam has an extensive background in residential mortgage lending. He was a mortgage broker and mortgage loan officer from 1984 to 2014. Langsam has a Master of Science in Banking and Money Management.

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Linda Kermanshahchi Joins William Raveis Real Estate Scarsdale Office

January 2016

Top producer and long time Scarsdale resident Linda Kermanshahchi has joined William Raveis Real Estate and will serve as the Associate Manager of the company's new Scarsdale office, which was slated to open this month. Kermanshahchi was raised in Scarsdale and graduated from Scarsdale High School. Her deep routes in the community and her proven…

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Patricia Palumbo named Women's Council of Realtors Empire Chapter President

December 2015

Patricia E. Palumbo, a real estate salesperson with the Somers brokerage of Houlihan Lawrence, has been named president of the Women's Council of Realtors Empire Westchester Business Resource Network. In this role, Palumbo will lead fellow members in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Orange counties, as well as some areas of the Bronx. The installation took…

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Sarah Jones-Maturo Named President of Friedland Realty Advisors

December 2015

Friedland Realty Advisors announced recently that Sarah Jones-Maturo has been named president of the company, effective immediately. In this role, Jones-Maturo will oversee day-to-day operations, with a particular focus on recruiting and internal training efforts. She will work alongside Founder and CEO Bob Friedland and work out of the company’s Harrison headquarters. “I am excited…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Meet HGAR’s 2015 Affiliate of the Year

December 2015

When Patsy Sposato of Parkway Pest Services heard his named called for “Affiliate of the Year” at HGAR’s Annual Meeting this year, he was stunned. “It was a big surprise, to say the least,” he said. “I am so honored and still have so many people congratulating me.” Sposato, who has been involved with the…

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Neuhaus Elected to County Executives of America’s Board

December 2015

  Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus has been elected unanimously to serve on the County Executives of America’s (CEA) board of directors. The CEA board consists of 28 members. Neuhaus was nominated and elected during the CEA’s recent Board of Directors meeting in Washington, D.C. “It’s a privilege to be named by my peers…

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Francie Malina Joins Houlihan Lawrence’s Irvington Brokerage

December 2015

Francie Malina has joined Houlihan Lawrence’s Irvington brokerage office as a real estate salesperson. A consistent top producer, Malina is one of the top 50 agents in total volume in all of Westchester County. Having lived and raised her family in Irvington for decades, she is excited to begin work in the Rivertowns, company officials…

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Murphy Brothers Contracting Receives Award from AIA Westchester Hudson Valley

December 2015

The AIA Westchester Hudson Valley recognized local business Murphy Brothers Contracting as its 2015 Professional Affiliate Award winner. The award was presented at the chapter’s annual year-end celebration held at The Capitol Theatre/Garcia’s in Port Chester recently. According to the AIAWHV Chapter, the award recognizes exemplary leadership beyond their own professional efforts and accomplishments. Other…

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