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Safety Tips for Staten Island Home Buyers and Sellers

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – The recently released National Association of Realtors® “2018 Member Safety Report” surveyed over 3,000 Realtor® members about how safe they feel while on the job, their personal safety experiences and the safety procedures they follow. The report, published in September, found that nearly a third of Realtors® experienced a situation that made them fear for their personal safety or safety of their personal information. “Realtors® on Staten Island and elsewhere understand better than anyone the safety risks associated with real estate transactions, so it is imperative to share safety protocols with home buyers so they...

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7 Reasons to Work With a REALTOR® When Buying a Home in Staten Island, N.Y.

REALTOR® members of the Staten Island Board of REALTORS®  (SIBOR) aren’t just agents. They’re professional members of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict code of ethics. This is the REALTOR® difference for home buyers: Ethical treatment. Every REALTOR® must adhere to a strict code of ethics, which is based on professionalism and protection of the public. As a REALTOR®’s client, you can expect honest and ethical treatment in all transaction-related matters. The first obligation is to you, the client. An expert guide. Buying a home usually requires dozens of forms, reports, disclosures, and other technical documents....

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SIBOR Assembles and Distributes School Supplies to Kids at Richmond Pre-K Center

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (September 2018) – More than 300 students at the Richmond Pre-K Center’s three Staten Island locations started the new school year with an assortment of brand new classroom supplies, courtesy of the Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR). The center’s state-of-the-art facilities are located in Bloomfield, Port Richmond Center and St. George. Now in its 16th year, SIBOR’s “Pack To School” program has provided thousands of backpacks stocked with marble notebooks, a ruler, crayons, washable markers, pocket folders, glue sticks, pencils and a pencil box to Staten Island school children. This year, SIBOR’s goal was to once...

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Staten Island Realtors® Meet with Albany Lawmakers in Continued Support of NY First Home Legislation

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Representatives of the Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR) were among more than 270 REALTORS® from across New York state who gathered in Albany in late March to highlight important real estate-related issues. The Realtors® were there to ask state senators and Assembly members to support initiatives that are vital to the industry and to Empire State buyers, sellers and renters. Among the Island Realtors were SIBOR CEO Sandy Krueger; Phyllis Cangro, a SIBOR director; SIBOR past presidents Greg Sokol; John Vernazza; George K. Wonica; Dawn Carpenter, who is also the immediate past-president of the New...

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Staten Island Realtors Invite You to ‘Adopt-A-Senior’ in Advance of Holiday Season

Annual initiative has provided over 8,500 gifts donated by SIBOR members and caring Islanders to local senior care center residents STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – The Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR) Adopt-A-Senior Program is inviting you to be a Santa this winter holiday season by donating a present to a resident at a local senior care facility. Now marking its 19th year, the annual initiative has provided over 8,500 gifts donated by SIBOR members and caring Islanders to senior center residents, ages 41 to 108! The program provides personally requested holiday gifts to Island seniors who are alone, mainly without family,...

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