STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Last year, 45 percent of all home buyers in the nation used an “open house” as a source in their home search process. This weekend, those in the market for a new home on Staten Island will want to take advantage of the 2013 Realtors® Nationwide Open House event.

Realtors on the Island will be participating on Saturday and Sunday (April 20-21) in the nation’s largest open-house weekend with their colleagues from coast to coast.

“The two-day event will bring buyers and sellers together during a wonderful time of the year,” said Traci Cangiano, president of the Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR). “Realtors will be on hand to answer questions about the local housing market and the buying-and-selling process. And home buyers will have an opportunity to meet their new potential neighbors and learn a little more about the community and housing opportunities available to them.”

For additional information and locations of the open houses, log onto, and click on the “Open House Search” icon.


About The Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR)

The Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR) is the largest not-for-profit trade association in Staten Island, N.Y.

SIBOR exists to enhance the ability and opportunity of its members to conduct their business successfully and ethically; and to promote the preservation of the public’s right to own, transfer and use real property.

Comprised of over 1,600 members, SIBOR serves real estate agents, brokers and affiliated professionals throughout the borough and surrounding areas.

SIBOR is the provider of the Staten Island Multiple Listing Service Inc. (SIMLS), which works as a clearinghouse through which more than 250 local real estate firms exchange information on properties they have listed for sale. Together, its members participate in over 3,000 real estate transactions every year.

All SIBOR members belong to the New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

SIBOR may be reached at 718-979-0007 and viewed online at SIBOR may also be visited on Facebook at “Staten Island Board of Realtors,” on Twitter via @SIBOR, and on YouTube at the Staten Island Board of Realtors and RelevantPR channels.

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