Author: barthorowitz

‘Open House Weekend’ April 21-22 to Shine Spotlight on Staten Island’s Premier Home-Buying Season

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.  (APRIL 12, 2018) – If you are in the market for a new home, you won’t want to miss the upcoming Open House Weekend on Staten Island. The opportunity, presented by the Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR) Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22, is the largest coordinated event of its type in the borough, providing home buyers with a perfect opportunity to explore homes across the Island. “Open houses have traditionally been a helpful tool for buyers, and a wonderful option for sellers seeking to showcase their properties.” said Michael Blasi, president of SIBOR....

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Staten Island’s Realtors® Honor 2017 ‘Top Producers’

Staten Island Board of Realtors® celebrates outstanding performance during day showcasing many of the latest innovations in real estate products, services and technologies Staten Island, N.Y. – The Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR) honored its best-achieving members on March 22 during an awards breakfast at the start of its annual Realtor® Day & Trade Show at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bloomfield. The SIBOR Top Producer Club designations are awarded annually to associate brokers and sales associates for exceptional listing and selling activity. The breakfast was sponsored by Freedom Mortgage. The featured guest speaker at the breakfast, which recognized...

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Two Islanders Feted for Their Accomplishments By New York State Association of REALTORS®

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (Feb. 20, 2018) –  Two Staten Islanders were recently honored by the New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR) for exemplary service. Sari Kingsley received the 2017 Lawrence B. Caldwell RPAC Service Award, the highest honor bestowed by the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) of New York. John Vernazza was presented with NYSAR’s 2017 REALTOR® of the Year Award, which was initially announced last October. The awards were presented during NYSAR’s Mid-Winter Business Meetings in Albany. SARI KINGSLEY Mrs. Kingsley has been broker/owner of Sari Kingsley Real Estate on Staten Island for 37 years. Active within the Staten...

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SIBOR’S Realtor Day Trade Show March 22

THE VENDOR LIST IS GROWING — Get your sign-up information at STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR) Realtor Day is set to take place March 22 at the Hilton Garden Inn, in the borough’s Bloomfield community. The trade show annually attracts hundreds of Realtors, as well as other professionals serving the real estate industry. The event will feature more than 100 national and local exhibitors showcasing the latest developments in real estate products, services and innovative technology. The exhibition, which begins at 11 a.m., traditionally follows SIBOR’s Top Producer Awards Breakfast. Guest speakers at the breakfast...

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Realtors® Spotlight 2018 Housing Market Landscape

The start of the new year is a time when many people reflect on their goals and pledge personal resolutions. Whether optimistic about or hoping for changes in 2018, switching over the calendar also allows an opportunity to reassess one’s housing situation. This time of year, potential Staten Island home buyers and sellers are reflecting on last year’s market data – and examining the outlook for the months ahead; this is a means for preparing themselves for entering the housing market and buying or selling a home. Nationwide home sales and prices both increased in 2017. In 2018, existing-home...

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