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This Holiday Season Could Be the Right Time to Sell Your Staten Island Home

From Stapleton to Tottenville, Staten Island’s winter holiday season is a wonderful time of year for reflection, get-togethers with friends and family – and talking to a local real estate professional about selling your home. “There are number of reasons homeowners should consider listing their homes this winter,” said Sandy Krueger, CEO of the Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR). “For example,” he said, “fewer homes are available during this time of year. For many homeowners, selling their home during the winter holidays seems like too much of a hassle, and they will either take their home off the...

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Staten Island’s Largest Professional Group Elects its Leaders for 2019

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Next year’s leaders of Staten Island’s largest professional organization have been determined. Recently held elections completed the selection of officers and directors of the Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR) for 2019. The officers are: Scott Setaro, president; Sandy Krueger, CEO; Angelo Pappalardo, president-elect, and Frank J. Rizzo, secretary/treasurer. The following individuals were elected as SIBOR’s directors for 2019: Michael Blasi, immediate past president; Phyllis Cangro; Dawn M. Carpenter; Sandra Cascio; Ann Coppola; Christine DeHart; Georgianna Diaz; Michael Dukhovny; Laird Klein; Rosanne La Fata; Jessica Matute; Maurice Molcho; Erica Orlando;  Joyce A. Powers, and non-Realtor director Robert...

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Staten Island Realtors® Offer Voice-Enabled Searches for Homes

Consumers can now ask Alexa and Google Home to help them find their next house STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – If you are shopping for a home on Staten Island, your search has just gotten a bit easier thanks to a cutting-edge technology embraced by the Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR). The organization, provider of the Staten Island Multiple Listing Service Inc. (SIMLS), in October became the first Realtors association in New York City to offer Voiceter Pro’s voice-driven real estate listings search on Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant devices. Now, by saying “Alexa, Open Staten Island Real Estate”...

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Realtors’ Chief Economist Weighs in on Housing Market In Light of U.S. Economy

Economist Lawrence Yun Offers 5 Ways to Boost Home Sales STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – The United States is experiencing a relatively unvarying housing market despite a robust economy that would suggest an upswing in sales, according to Lawrence Yun, chief economist and senior vice president of research at the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Yun commented upon the state of the nation’s home sales during an address at the 12th annual Global Real Estate Summit NYC, presented by the Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR) and Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS® (HGAR) at the New York Marriott Marquis in...

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SIBOR Honors Outstanding Members, Community-Service Advocate

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (October 2018) – Real estate professionals and others making a positive mark in Richmond County were recently lauded by the Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR). The honor ceremony took place Oct. 18 during SIBOR’s Annual Membership Meeting at the Excelsior Grand, New Dorp. “I’m delighted to shine the spotlight on this year’s honorees, with each having placed the needs of others before themselves,” said Michael Blasi, president of SIBOR. REALTOR SERVICE AWARD The William (Bill) Coull Realtor Service Award was presented to Richie R. Alishahi. The award is given to a SIBOR Realtor who has distinguished...

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