I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree at The State University of New York @ Buffalo in 1973. I began my professional business career in 1973 doing professional lawn-tree and shrub applications and injections. Then in 1974, I passed the first NYS Licensed Certification for Tree, Shrub and Lawn applications and injections. However, I had worked with my Dad since 1968 in his Franchise, Lawn-A-Mat. In 1978 (with $5000 and much motivation, effort, determination and perseverance,) I began my own landscape design and application company called Lawn Gro, while still assisting my dad with his company and growing my business to the point that I bought him out 2 years later . In 1985, I took on a Partner and began an irrigation design and build company. Two years later in 1987, I began another Partnership and started a professional carpet cleaning division. However, in 1984, while enjoying my successes and sensing the extreme day to day pressures, I decided to take the Real Estate Salesperson Exam and passed. However, it was not until 1993 that I took the State Exam and passed then sold my Landscape Design business and began my Real Estate Career.
I began working at my first office in September 1993 for Sandy R. Real Estate, located in Roslyn, NY for about one year. Then I went back to Great Neck and worked @ a Century 21 office for another year. I took all the advanced Century 1 and Century 21 Plus courses and absorbed the information like a sponge!! I became a licensed Real Estate Associate Broker after one and a half years while at the second office. In March of 1996, I went to Turn Key Realty, LLC @ 7 Bond St in Great Neck. Subsequently, I bought the company in June 1998 and changed the name to Turn Key Real Estate. I received my GRI designation (Graduate Realtor Institute) after completing 90 hours of additional continuing education credit over 5 years!!! I am also a C.I.P.S. Graduate (Certified International Property Specialist/sort of somewhat similar to a Masters Degree) and David Lauster, the head of the State Dept, who is in charge of securing, opening, closing, renovating and constructing embassys Globally for the U.S. was my teacher and mentor in the learning process! I have also have earned a Green designation from the National Association of Realtors. The latter designation has provided me with an abundance of information on Eco-friendly, low carbon footprint construction, 3-D printed foundations, Solar panels and Geo-thermal HVAC and much more enlightening me with greater education and knowledge as to the future of the construction of residential and commerical buildings. I am currently marketing properties in Voula, Greece, Athens, the Island of Sampos, Greece as well as Bella Vista, Uraguay, Luperon, Dominican, Republic, hotel and farmland in Montego, Jamaica, development land in Sicily, Italy,. Over the years, I have completed a multitude of Ethics, financial and mortgage, computer technology, customer relations and business efficiency enhancing courses...all the while running and building my office. I continue to always keep my knowledge and expertise current and update.
Married to my wife, Irene, who is an extraordinary and accomplished Graphic Artist who assists in many of our marketing and advertising programs but otherwise is currently involved and focused on a HealthCare startup as the CMO (Chief Marketing Officer). She has a home based office where she does her projects.
We were married on Dec. 28, 1975 (still happily married, but still arguing as usual, lol!!!)
We have a daughter 44, married w/2 children and a (Graduate of Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.) and study abroad program majoring in Spanish at the University of Salamanca, Spain. She was an extemely and highly successful Sales Executive with Bloomberg Financial Services for 11 years (The Mayor's Company) in New York City. Eleven years ago, she was recruited by LinkedIn, an Internet job portal Company, and was purchased by Microsoft in 2017 for 26.2 billion dollars in 2017. She has a large team that she overseas as an integral function of her mgmt position and responsibilities.
My son, Mattt, 40, married w/1 child. He has a Civil Engineering Degree from The University of Maryland @ College Park, MD. & also studied abroad @ The University of New South Wales, Australia in Civil Engineering. He is currently working his plan to gain as much experience as possible so to learn and gain knowledge in the processes of building commercial, townhomes, rental buildings and build-outs of medical facilities and restaurants . He has worked for Gotham Construction, G.F.I, Greystone Construction International, Bluestone Construction, Shawmut Constructon International and now with Vanguard Development International as a Leed Certified Project Manager. While at Gotham Construction he had completed his first major project, The Epic, On West 31 Street, in the fall of 2008, (@ 26 years of age), a 49 story tower of luxury rentals. This is a Leed Certified Gold building, meeting the eco-friendly certification requirements. He also had completed the Beekman Plaza Hotel and Condominium (@ age 32).
I have been a member of The Great Neck Rotary Club for the past 29 years (currently on a sabbatical); known for its "Gift of Life" providing heart operations to children from around the world. I am also a Paul Harris Fellow (2004), as well as a current Director of the Great Neck Chamber of Commerce which supports and performs ribbon cuttings for new business openings and networks with businesses locally in the Village of Great Neck Plaza as well as in and around the Long Island region.. I have been a volunteer driver for The American Cancer Association of Long Island, driving cancer patients to therapy who are not healthy enough to do so by themselves. I also am a Blood Platelet and Whole Blood donor through the New York Blood Center to Cancer & Burn patients. I am on 4 committes @ our local Long Island MLS/Long Island Board of Realtors , technology, Budget & Finance and Advertising and Global Committees and was a Zone 3 Director in 2010. I also manage the building @ 7 Bond St where my offices formally were locate. We now reside just down the street @ 3 Grace Ave Ste 180 Great Neck NY 11021-2415
GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute), CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist), Green Industry Certified.
We service the Metro New York Area (Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Westchester, and Staten Island. I am a consummate Professional Consultant, well trained and proficient in all areas of residential, Co-ops, Condos, Townhomes, Commercial, retail, shopping centers, malls, strips centers, gas stations(sales, rentals, end-user and investor purchases) businesses for sale, business consultations, set-ups, and efficiency expert. We have in-house mortgage financing and can provide our customers and clients with all forms of insurance: auto, home, business, life, long-term care, disability, and annuities. I can also give you a FREE, NO OBLIGATION LANDSCAPE DESIGN ESTIMATE WITH EVERY LISTING AGREEMENT!!! Currently, I would like to meet: Sellers who reside in the following Towns as well as individuals, couples, families & divorcees who would like to purchase, rent or lease or relocate residential or commercial properties in The Villages of Great Neck: Great Neck Plaza, Thomaston, Kensington, Village of Great Neck, Kings Point, Saddle Rock, Saddle Rock Estates, Harbor Hills, Great Neck Estates, Russell Gardens, University Gardens, and Lake Success. I also service, Manhasset, Port Washington, Sands Point, Greenvale, Brookville, Old Brookville, Upper Brookville, Glen Head, Sea Cliff, Glen Cove, Old Westbury, Westbury, Carle Place, Garden City, Roslyn, Roslyn Heights, Roslyn Harbor, Roslyn Estates, Mineola, East Meadow, Levittown, Hicksville, New Hyde Park, Manhasset Hills, Garden City Park, Glen Oaks, Floral Park, Bellerose, Little Neck, Douglaston, Bayside, Oakland Gardens, Whitestone, Beechhurst, Malba, College Point, Jackson Heights, Astoria, Fresh Meadows, Queens Village, Hollis, Hollis Hills, Cambria Heights, Saint Albans, Laurelton, Springfield Gardens, Rosedale, Jamaica Estates, Briarwood, Flushing, Kew Garden Hills, Kew Gardens, Forest Hills, Rego Park, Maspeth, Middle Village, Glendale, Woodside, Woodhaven, Elmhurst, East Elmhurst Glendale, all of New York City, the balance of Nassau & Suffolk Counties. Lastly, We also offer, Free No Obligation Relocation Services for People & Families who need to relocate to the other 49 States or other countries around the Globe!
Also, we are experts in helping people avoid foreclosure, doing short sales, assisting in loan modifications, and fixing or establishing credit if you have none!
1.) Awarded a Paul Harris Fellow Medal from the Rotary Club of Great Neck in 2004
2.) Business person of the Year in 2009, with a multitude of accolades and certificates and merits of honor from Tom Dinapoli, NYS Controller as well as many local Nassau County, Great Neck and national government officials.
3.) Honored as a Volunteer Driver for the American Cancer Society.
4.) Recognized and honored with cerfiticates as a Whole Blood and Platelet Donor for the NY Blood Supply Center.
1.) Expert & Professional Consult and Negotiator, always trying to create a "Win/Win" situation in all my dealings with my clients, investors, and customers.
2.) Marketing Guru in all phases of internet advertising, print media, and networking amongst my sphere of influencers!
3.) Extremely proficient in creating & devising situations, educating and showing many renters how to become owners instead of tenants.
4.) Efficiency expert in minimizing lost time and time-wasting activities in achieving increased earnings for our agents and greater profits for Turn Key Real Estate.
5.) Having "6 ears and one mouth" in listening, learning, absorbing, applying, and searching out what our clients, investors, primary resident purchasers, and even renters needs and wants, within a specific and calculated budget and price point.
6.) Be able to manage and perform 1031 Deferred Tax Exchanges for our investors and even homeowners, who we show how to do on their own homes!
7.) Consistent and "persistently nice? follow-up and year-over-year "staying in touch" with ALL our previous clients, investors, purchasers, and renters for "lifelong" business so we are considered and looked @ as their "Realtor For Life."
8.) Writer/Journalist for my weekly Real Estate/Business column for Blank Slate Media in 11 papers with a reach of 127,000+ locally and Globally! For a subscription delivered locally for 52 weeks go to: www.theislandnow.com/subscription ($50 per year but check out our "FREE 3-MONTH special: https://www.wallitbits.io/island360-offers)! As well as having our monthly printed and digitally produced, "American LifeStyle" magazine and separate monthly Newsletter distributed out to tens of thousands of our subscribers and readers locally and Internationally. https://www.li-realestate.com (email us your name, contact #, and email for a "Free, No Obligation," No Strings Attached," subscription to both of our "American LifeStyle" magazine and monthly Real Estate/Business Newsletter.
9.) Superb @ Consulting, showing and providing accurate and substantial information, as to the Pros and Cons of selling, investing, purchasing, and even renting, (as needed).
10.) Expert @ Purchasing, Fixing, and Flipping or holding investment properties
11.) Extremely knowledgeable in the "How To's" and benefits, of setting up the proper corporate entities for property ownership, some basic info on trusts (ask your Elder Care Attorney and Certified Financial Planner for a more in-depth dissertation on the subject)
We are a full service real estate brokerage, providing our clientele W/opportunities in selling, purchasing, investing, 1031 Exchanges, Short sales, rentals, financing, of Residential/Commercial Prop