Exit Realty Search Joins Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty

NANUET, NY – Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty is proud to announce that Exit Realty Search, located in the Bronx, New York, has merged with their company.

“Throughout my time in this industry, I can’t think of a better opportunity than the one that I’ve had in leading my wonderful team,” said Benny Diasparra, broker/owner of Exit Realty Search.  “Our team has loved serving the Bronx real estate community and surrounding areas and will continue to provide the same excellent service.”

Prior to joining Rand Realty, Exit Realty Search serviced all areas of Westchester, Long Island, the Bronx, and Queens.  Their expertise lies in helping buyers, sellers, and investors with all forms of transactions, including residential leases, commercial transactions, short sales, and foreclosures.  In the merger with Rand Realty, Diasparra brings a team of over 60 agents.

“This is a momentous occasion, not only for our Westchester offices, but for our company as a whole,” said Denise Friend, Rand Realty’s regional manager of Westchester County and the Bronx.  “We couldn’t be happier to have Ben and his team join us as we continue to tackle these thriving markets.”

“Exit Realty Search is the largest and most-respected real estate brokerage in the Bronx,” said Matthew Rand, CEO of Rand Realty.  “With more than 60 agents, this is one of the biggest offices with which we’ve merged.  Our Bronx office will be moving into their space, which will now make us the top office in this region.”

 

About Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty

Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty, founded in 1984, is the No. 1 real estate brokerage firm in the Greater Hudson Valley, with 28 offices serving Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties in New York, as well as Bergen, Passaic, and Morris Counties in New Jersey. 

Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty has more than 1,000 residential real estate sales associates, as well as a commercial real estate company (Rand Commercial) and the Hudson United Group, which provides residential mortgage lending, title services, and commercial and residential insurance. 

These companies can be found online at www.RandRealty.com, www.RandCommercial.com, and www.HudsonUnited.com.  Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty can also be found and interacted with on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Posted on June 22, 2018 at 11:12 am
Vincent Abbatecola | Category: In the News, Rand Country Blog | Tagged , , , , ,

AXRE, Corp. Joins Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty

NANUET, NY – In what continues to be Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty’s further expansion throughout Westchester County, New York, they’re excited to announce that AXRE, Corp. of White Plains has merged with their company.

“My team and I have been working in this market for almost two years, and we’re thankful to have the opportunity to join Rand Realty, who’ve made a strong impression in Westchester,” said Nikolas Stanovic, president and principle broker of AXRE, Corp.  “Our team is passionate about this industry, and we’re thrilled to be taking this next big step in our profession.”

Stanovic has been involved with real estate since 2007, finding success in managing residential and commercial properties throughout New York and Connecticut, and he continues to do so today.  He holds a broker’s license. 

Stanovic opened AXRE, Corp. in July 2016.  Their brokerage served New York City, Westchester County, Putnam County, and from Greenwich to New Haven in Connecticut.  For the transition to Rand Realty, Stanovic brings his team of eight dedicated salespeople, who will be working out of Rand Realty’s branch in White Plains, while Nik will be working as the new manager at Rand’s branch in the Bronx.

“Nikolas and his agents have a strong ambition that makes them tailor-made for our company,” said Denise Friend, Rand Realty’s regional manager for Westchester County.  “It’s impossible for their achievements to go unnoticed, and their experience guarantees that they’ll bring us some of our highest successes to date.”

“AX Real Estate is a young, ambitious team that began with rentals and has grown into a respected boutique firm,” said Matthew Rand, CEO of Rand Realty.  “Not only are we proud to have these agents join our company, but we’re also excited to have Nikolas as our new Bronx manager.”

 

About Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty

Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty, founded in 1984, is the No. 1 real estate brokerage firm in the Greater Hudson Valley, with 28 offices serving Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties in New York, as well as Bergen, Passaic, and Morris Counties in New Jersey. 

Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty has more than 1,000 residential real estate sales associates, as well as a commercial real estate company (Rand Commercial) and the Hudson United Group, which provides residential mortgage lending, title services, and commercial and residential insurance. 

These companies can be found online at www.RandRealty.com, www.RandCommercial.com, and www.HudsonUnited.com.  Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty can also be found and interacted with on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Posted on June 21, 2018 at 3:50 pm
Vincent Abbatecola | Category: In the News, Rand Country Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty Launches RandConnect

NANUET, NY – Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty has announced a new mobile app called RandConnect, which is designed to keep lines of communication open between all of their agents, managers, and employees.

Created in partnership with Konverse, an enterprise-communication app developer, the app helps the Rand team share information throughout the company, right from their mobile devices. 

“Agents need to stay connected with one another, whether they’re in the office or on-the-go,” said Matthew Rand, CEO of Rand Realty.  “By using RandConnect, all of our agents and employees will have a more-efficient way of staying on top of what’s occurring within their brokerage.”

The app is being released with tools that will help share details about the newest listings that hit the market; local, regional, and company events; and training materials.  More functionality will be released by the Rand Management team on a regular basis.

“We’re always striving to give our people effective ways to communicate with each other and their customers,” said Joseph Rand, Chief Creative Officer of Rand Realty.  “This app ensures that our best internal practices are being shared and that important company information is at everyone’s fingertips.”

RandConnect is now available to all Rand Realty agents and employees through Apple’s App Store, the Google Play Store, and on the web via browser.

 

About Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty

Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty, founded in 1984, is the No. 1 real estate brokerage firm in the Greater Hudson Valley, with over 28 offices serving Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties in New York, as well as Bergen, Passaic, and Morris Counties in New Jersey. 

Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty has more than 900 residential real estate sales associates, as well as a commercial real estate company (Rand Commercial) and the Hudson United Group, which provides residential mortgage lending, title services, and commercial and residential insurance. 

These companies can be found online at www.RandRealty.com, www.RandCommercial.com, and www.HudsonUnited.com.  Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty can also be found and interacted with on Facebook and Twitter.

Posted on June 15, 2018 at 4:15 pm
Vincent Abbatecola | Category: In the News, Rand Country Blog | Tagged , , , ,

Sharon Tucker Appointed as Manager of Rand Realty’s Pearl River Office

NANUET, NY – Following the retirement of Teresa O’Shaughnessy, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty has selected Sharon Tucker as the new manager for their office in Pearl River, New York.

“This past year with Rand Realty has been one of the most-memorable of my career,” said Tucker. “I’ve learned so much in my time here thus far, and I’m thankful that I had Teresa to help me transition into this new role.”

Tucker came to Rand Realty in the spring of 2017, during the acquisition of her brokerage, ERA Tucker Associates, which was located in Nanuet and serviced Rockland County for 19 years. Throughout her career, Sharon has earned many REALTOR® designations, including: AHWD – At Home with Diversity; SRES – Senior Real Estate Specialist, and SFR – Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource. She also has dual certification as a real estate instructor in New York and New Jersey.

“I’m grateful for everything that Rand Realty has provided and taught me over the years,” said Teresa. “With Sharon’s experience in running her own brokerage, I’m sure she will do a superb job leading the Pearl River branch.”

“Sharon is an incredible leader and the perfect person to guide the Pearl River office as we continue to grow the number-one office in Orangetown,” said Matthew Rand, managing partner for Rand Realty.

 

About Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty

Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty, founded in 1984, is the No. 1 real estate brokerage firm in the Greater Hudson Valley, with 28 offices serving Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties in New York, as well as Bergen, Passaic, and Morris Counties in New Jersey.

Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty has more than 900 residential real estate sales associates, as well as a commercial real estate company (Rand Commercial) and the Hudson United Group, which provides residential mortgage lending, title services, and commercial and residential insurance.

These companies can be found online at www.RandRealty.com, www.RandCommercial.com, and www.HudsonUnited.com. Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty can also be found and interacted with on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Posted on June 11, 2018 at 3:44 pm
Vincent Abbatecola | Category: Rand Country Blog | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty Welcomes New Manager for Yonkers and Bronx Offices

NANUET, NY – Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty is thrilled to welcome Nicole Borsey to their leadership team for the Yonkers and Bronx offices.

“Rand Realty teaches their agents groundbreaking techniques for navigating the real estate industry, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to lead my agents as we use those strategies to tackle some of the Hudson Valley’s most-active markets,” said Borsey.

Borsey has 15 years of residential and commercial real estate experience. She has collaborated with homebuyers, homebuilders, and investors, and has gained a comprehensive knowledge in development, property management, real estate-owned asset management, and short sales. During her career, Borsey reached top-producer status as a sales agent, was named best real estate agent by Fairfield Weekly for two consecutive years, and has been given specialized training to sell distressed properties.

Borsey graduated from Fordham University, after which she attended New York University, where she earned a certificate in digital media production. She utilized that experience to establish her own residential real estate firm, The Property Network, which was based in Stamford.

Borsey’s dually licensed in New York and Connecticut. She’s a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, the Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS®, the Bronx-Manhattan North Association of REALTORS®, the Connecticut Association of REALTORS®, and the Stamford Board of REALTORS®.

“Nicole comes to us with a wealth of talent that will be of significant help as she guides her agents towards future successes,” said Denise Friend, Rand Realty’s regional manager for Westchester County. “I can’t think of anyone else who’s more qualified to lead these two offices.”

 

About Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty

Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty, founded in 1984, is the No. 1 real estate brokerage firm in the Greater Hudson Valley, with over 28 offices serving Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties in New York, as well as Bergen, Passaic, and Morris Counties in New Jersey.

Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty has over 900 residential real estate sales associates, as well as a commercial real estate company (Rand Commercial) and the Hudson United Group, which provides residential mortgage lending, title services, and commercial and residential insurance.

These companies can be found online at www.RandRealty.com, www.RandCommercial.com, and www.HudsonUnited.com. Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty can also be found and interacted with on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Posted on May 21, 2018 at 1:14 pm
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Joseph Rand Honored With 2018 RISMedia Real Estate Newsmakers Award


RISMedia, publisher of Real Estate magazine, will honor Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty General Manager and Chief Creative Officer Joseph Rand as a 2018 Real Estate Newsmaker during an awards ceremony to be held on May 17 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the National Association of REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo taking place that week.

RISMedia’s first annual Real Estate Newsmaker Awards are designed to recognize those individuals making headlines for their newsworthy contributions to the real estate industry. Designed specifically for a select group of more than 100 broker/owners, brand executives and real estate service leaders, the Real Estate Newsmaker Awards Reception & Dinner is an invitation-only event.

According to RISMedia President and CEO John Featherston, “RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmaker Awards will honor the industry’s real newsmakers: the people who are positively affecting our industry and the millions of consumers we serve. Our industry promotes and provides consumers with a pathway to responsible homeownership. Over the past three plus decades, RISMedia has covered, chronicled and celebrated the professionals making news in real estate, and we are honored to be formalizing these honors starting with the first-annual RISMedia Real Estate Newsmaker Awards.”

“I’m thankful to John Featherston and everyone at RISMedia for this amazing honor, and humbled to be in the company of some of the best and smartest people in our industry,” said Rand.  “The real estate business is always changing, but they have shown us all how to navigate through those challenges and thrive in any kind of market.”

Rand’s recently published book, ‘Disruptors, Discounters, and Doubters: Five Key Changes the Real Estate Industry Can Make to Improve Client Experiences and Protect Our Future’ reflects how the industry must embrace change in order to meet the demands of today’s empowered consumer. “Not only is Joe a leading brokerage operator, he is a constant challenger to the standard way of approaching the business,” said Featherston. “We are honored to present Joe with a 2018 Real Estate Newsmaker Award in recognition of his increasingly significant role as an industry thought leader and influencer.”

Earlier on May 17, RISMedia will be hosting its annual Power Broker Forum discussion panel during the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. The Forum, “Adapt, Compete, Win: How to Wow Customers—and Agents—in a Changing Real Estate World,” will take place from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Virginia Suite at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel in Washington, D.C. The Forum is open to all full and day NAR Conference attendees.

 

About Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty

Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty, founded in 1984, is the No. 1 real estate brokerage firm in the Greater Hudson Valley, with 28 offices serving Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties in New York, as well as Bergen, Passaic, and Morris Counties in New Jersey.

Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty has over 900 residential real estate sales associates, as well as a commercial real estate company (Rand Commercial) and the Hudson United Group, which provides residential mortgage lending, title services, and commercial and residential insurance.

These companies can be found online at www.RandRealty.com, www.RandCommercial.com, and www.HudsonUnited.com. Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty can also be found and interacted with on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

 

About RISMedia

RISMedia was founded in 1980 by CEO and Publisher John E. Featherston as the residential real estate industry’s definitive source for news and information for real estate’s most profitable and productive professionals. For over 35 years, RISMedia has provided the industry with news, trends, and strategies through Real Estate magazine and RISMedia.com, its blog, Housecall, and its renowned networking and educational events, including RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange; the Real Estate Newsmakers Awards, Reception & Dinner; and the Power Broker Forum, Reception & Dinner.

Posted on May 10, 2018 at 12:23 pm
Vincent Abbatecola | Category: In the News, Rand Country Blog | Tagged , , ,

Real Estate Market Report: 1st Quarter 2018 – Hudson County, NJ

Hudson County’s lack of inventory had its expected impact, driving sales down sharply but prices up dramatically in a strong first quarter. Although overall sales for all property types were up 1.6% from the prior rolling year, they were down 9% from last year’s first quarter, dropping for the first time in over three years. They were down for all property types, falling about 7% for single‑family and multi‑family homes, and over 10% for condos, simply because we don’t have enough inventory to meet demand. But lots of buyers chasing fewer homes had its expected impact on average prices, which spiked across the board: rising over 16% for single‑family, over 21% for multi‑family, and over 11% for condos. That kind of price appreciation is not sustainable, but even the yearlong trends are pretty impressive: up 5% for single-family, 15% for multi-family, and 5% for condos. The Hudson market, bolstered by demand emanating out of Manhattan, is simply on fire, and we expect that to continue for a torrid spring.

To learn more about Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty, visit their website and Facebook page, and make sure to “Like” their page. You can also follow them on Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Posted on April 11, 2018 at 4:56 pm
Vincent Abbatecola | Category: Quarter Market Report, Rand Country Blog | Tagged , , , , ,

Real Estate Market Report: 1st Quarter 2018 – Sussex County, NJ

Sales in the Sussex market continued to surge in the first quarter, rising almost 7% and marking over three straight years of increasing transactions. This demand continues to winnow down the inventory, which was down almost 22% and is now getting close to the six‑month level that usually denotes the beginning of a seller’s market. But Sussex homeowners are still waiting for some meaningful appreciation, with prices flat for the quarter and still down for the year. We continue to believe that these high levels of demand coupled with declining inventory will eventually drive some meaningful price appreciation, perhaps even as soon as this spring market.

To learn more about Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty, visit their website and Facebook page, and make sure to “Like” their page. You can also follow them on Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Posted on April 11, 2018 at 4:28 pm
Vincent Abbatecola | Category: Quarter Market Report, Rand Country Blog | Tagged , , , , ,

Real Estate Market Report: 1st Quarter 2018 – Essex County, NJ

Growth in the Essex market was stifled by a lack of inventory, which was down over 17% from last year and kept sales relatively flat. But increasing demand chasing fewer homes for sale drove prices up, with the average and median both rising about 2%. We’re now seeing sustained appreciation in Essex, with the yearlong prices up almost 2% on average and over 4% at the median. These rising prices will eventually attract more homeowners into selling their homes, but probably not in time for the spring market.  So we expect that the next quarter will continue to see low inventory suppress sales while driving prices higher.

To learn more about Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty, visit their website and Facebook page, and make sure to “Like” their page. You can also follow them on Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Posted on April 11, 2018 at 3:58 pm
Vincent Abbatecola | Category: Quarter Market Report, Rand Country Blog | Tagged , , , , ,

Real Estate Market Report: 1st Quarter 2018 – Morris County, NJ

The Morris market cruised through the first quarter, with increases in both sales and prices. Even an almost 20% drop in inventory did not hold sales back, with closings up over 4% from last year. But that lack of inventory did have its expected impact on pricing, which was up over 3% for both the average and the median. We’re now seeing sustained appreciation, with yearlong pricing up over 3% on average and almost 4% at the median. These rising prices will eventually attract more sellers into the market, but probably not in time for the spring market. So we expect that the next quarter will continue to see low inventory suppress sales while driving prices higher.

To learn more about Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty, visit their website and Facebook page, and make sure to “Like” their page. You can also follow them on Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Posted on April 11, 2018 at 3:26 pm
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