Author: barthorowitz

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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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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