Century 21 Haviland of Pleasantville Merges with ERA Insite Realty
Real Estate In-Depth | September 20, 2017
PLEASANTVILLE—ERA Insite Realty Services, with offices in White Plains, Bronxville and Mount Pleasant, announced a merger deal on Sept. 18th with Century 21 Haviland in Pleasantville. The merger was announced by Louis and Debra Budetti, founders and owners of ERA Insite Realty Services, which is headquartered in White Plains.
The merger comes on the heels of a merger between ERA Insite and Carlson Real Estate of Bronxville that was announced on August 1st.
ERA Insite will be moving its Mount Pleasant operations, currently on Commerce Street in Thornwood, into the Haviland office space at 370 Manville Road in Pleasantville, adjacent to the Jacob Burns Theatre. The Pleasantville location is highly desirable, right in the center of town and within walking distance of many shops, restaurants and Metro North. It has also been the home of the Haviland firm since its inception in 1977, ERA Insite officials state.
ERA Insite Realty has been headquartered in White Plains for 32 years. The Haviland merger gives the company the opportunity to strengthen its presence and better serve the Mount Pleasant and central Westchester markets, while bringing exceptional new resources to both the agents and consumers, the brokerage firm notes.
The Haviland firm was acquired as a Century 21 franchise by partners Rosemary D’Addato and Faye Kallina in 1981. The brokerage later added an Ossining office that operated for almost 25 years until it was folded into the Pleasantville location. Many of the Haviland agents have been with the company for 15 years or longer, some in excess of 30 years.
Vincent D’Addato, Rosemary’s husband, joined the business in 1986, and has continued to run it since her passing last year. In talking about the reason he chose to merge with ERA Insite, D’Addato stressed the importance of finding a new broker that would be a good cultural match. “I know it’s a business, but I have an emotional attachment to it and to the people here,” he said. “The first time I met with Lou and Debra (Budetti) I knew this was the best fit. They are a family-owned business like ours, but one that can offer the agents so much more in the way of support and growth. They are also one of the Realogy companies, so there are many similarities. It will be a new but similar culture. ”
In addition to Mr. D’Addato, who will stay on with ERA Insite, other agents joining ERA Insite as part of the merger include: Susan Abraham, Tricia Albanese, Sam Arcidiacono, Mike Arcidiacono, Kathye Catalano, Kathy Davis, Rosalie DiLeo, Ellen Durko, Rosalind Echenthal, Theresa Ferrara, Sharon Foley, Carol Girardi, Jeanne Grasso, Roseann Jackette, Theresa Janson, Joanne Kessler, Patricia Kiley, Patrizia Kolman, Diane Mezzatesta, Linda Oppenheimer, Grace Priore, Roseann Racioppo, Emily Rubow, Tracy Salciccia, Judi Tushingham, Marilyn Vedovino and Catherine Zilay.
“We know that Vinny had many choices in deciding the future of his company, so we are thrilled and honored by his decision. We are excited to work with this impressive group of agents, and know that together we can do so much more,” states Louis Budetti. “Very similar to our recent merger with Carlson in Bronxville, there are many synergies between our firm and the Haviland office. The agents are energized on both sides of these mergers because they realize the enormous potential that joining together can bring,” he adds.