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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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Staten Island Board of REALTORS® Inducts 2018 President

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. “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;...

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Staten Island Home Sellers May Find Winter to be a Hot Season

If you’re thinking of waiting until the spring thaw to sell your Staten Island home, you may want to rethink your plans. At first, it may seem logical to wait: The cold winter months can keep potential home buyers and sellers out of the market until the snow starts to melt and flower begin to bloom. And, home sales volume is normally higher in warmer months, with 40 percent of all homes sold last year during the summer, according to the Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR). “Yet, there are some advantages to selling a home during the winter,...

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