Michael Blasi takes helm of borough’s largest professional organization

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Michael Blasi of Sherlock Homes of NY, Inc. has been inducted as the 56th president of the Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR).

Blasi was sworn into office Thursday evening [Jan. 11] by Congressman Daniel Donovan during a banquet ceremony at the Excelsior Grand, New Dorp.

Michael Blasi is sworn in as president of the Staten Island Board of Realtors® by Congressman Daniel Donovan during a banquet ceremony at the Excelsior Grand, New Dorp.

“I am honored to follow in the footsteps of President Greg Sokol as the Staten Island Board of Realtors® continues its mission of serving the community and protecting private property rights,” Blasi said. “Staten Island is not only where I work; it is my home. I am honored to represent this great organization and its membership, and I am proud to be a Realtor – because Realtors make dreams come true. It is going to be an amazing year, working with amazing people.”

Christine “CJ” DelVecchio, 2018 president of the New York State Association of Realtors®, presided over the swearing-in of all other officers and directors during the evening.

In addition to Blasi, SIBOR officers installed at the event included President-Elect Joseph Tirone, Community Home Brokerage LLC; Secretary/Treasurer Laird Klein, Laird Klein Realty, and Immediate Past President Greg. A. Sokol, Cangiano Estates Ltd.

Other inducted directors: Dawn M. Carpenter; Michael Dukhovny; Erica A. Orlando; Angelo R. Pappalardo; Joyce A. Powers; Sandra Cascio; Phyllis Cangro; Philip DeCarlo; Donna A. Iadarola; Ron Molcho; Frank J. Rizzo; Scott A. Setaro; Michael R.  Diaz, and Gerry McClean.

Two directors are non-Realtors: James Uston of Freedom Mortgage and attorney James R. Columbo Jr.


Newly inaugurated 2018 SIBOR President Michael Blasi accepts the leadership gavel from Immediate Past President Greg A. Sokol.

Sandy Krueger, president and CEO; Joseph Tirone of Community Home Brokerage LLC; Michael Gentilesco, Robert DeFalco Realty; Domenica (Mimi) Neuhaus, Neuhaus Realty Inc.; Sallyanne Malfi, Tom Crimmins Realty; Gerry McClean, Keller Williams Realty Empire; Sal Calabrese, Realty Executives Metro; Scott Setaro, Weichert REALTORS Appleseed; Ann Coppola, Master Associates Inc.; Dil Gillani, Gillani Homes Inc.; Ron Molcho, American Homes Group; Georgianna Diaz, Village Realty of Staten Island Ltd.; Daniel Fausak, Red Door Realty Group; Sari Kingsley, Sari Kingsley Real Estate, and George K. Wonica, Wonica Realtors & Appraisers.

Alfred M. Fazio, Esq., will continue as counsel to each of the boards.


Presenting sponsor of the event was Freedom Mortgage®.

Additional sponsors included: US Mortgage Corp; the law firm of Martin & Loiacono; the law offices of James R. Columbo, Jr., P.C.; GeoData Plus; Wells Fargo Home Mortgage; the law firm of Merlino & Gonzales; ShowingTime; the law offices of Daniel J. Byrnes, Esq.; Residential Home Funding Corp.; William J. Golding, Attorney at Law; InterContinental Capital Group, and BCB Community Bank.

Christine “CJ” DelVecchio, 2018 president of the New York State Association of Realtors®, presides over the swearing-in of SIBOR and Staten Island Multiple Listing Service officers and directors.

About the Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR)

Established in 1915, the Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR) is the largest professional 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 promote the preservation of the public’s right to own, transfer and use real property.

Comprised of more than 1,900 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 5,000 real estate transactions every year.

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

SIBOR may be reached at 718-928-3220 and viewed online at SIBORREALTORS.com. SIBOR may also be visited on Facebook at “Staten Island Board of Realtors” and on Twitter via @SIBOR.


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