THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2011

             Island Realtors ‘Seize The Day’  With Colleagues From Across The Nation

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.  – A group of Staten Island Realtors spent the past weekend in California, supporting the rights of homeowners throughout the Island and the nation.

Kathleen O'Leary Garbarino, president of the Staten Island Board of Realtors

Representing the Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR), the Island envoys were among 20,000 Realtors® and guests from across the country who attended the annual National Association of REALTORS® Conference & Expo held in Anaheim, Nov. 11–14. 

The meetings encouraged Realtors to “Seize The Day” for the real estate industry by defending and supporting the rights of homeowners and real estate investors across the nation.

“Concerns about the general economy and state of the nation’s housing market have led some to question the value of owning a home,” said Kathy O’Leary Garbarino, president of SIBOR. “Realtors know how important homeownership is to individuals, families, communities and our nation’s economy. As the leading advocate for private property rights, homeownership and housing issues, Realtors are committed to keeping housing first on the nation’s public policy agenda.”

Attending the conference with Mrs. Garbarino were Sandy Krueger, CEO of SIBOR; Dawn Carpenter, 2011 New York State Realtor of the Year; Realtors George K. Wonica, George S. Wonica, John Vernazza, Mary Jane O’Connell, Sari Kingsley, and SIBOR affiliate Raj Rajpal.

 Attendees participated in forums and shared their insights into the challenges and opportunities of local markets across the country. They examined how changing political and economic landscapes are likely to affect the real estate industry.

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