Westchester County, NY Real Estate News

By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
$5.700 p. month - Large 3 Bed 3 Bath Colonial w. Greenhouse & 4 Car Garage set on over 1.2 acres of flat property. This beautiful turn-of-the-century home lives like a 4 bedroom house. Enveloped by large grass areas and woods in the middle of the Knollwood Country Club it offers serene privacy. Zoned Central A/C & Heating Systems. Heated Lord & Burnham glass greenhouse w. water & power. Circular driveway with additional parking. Large raised deck next to large stone patio for entertaining and relaxing. A paradise for kids and adults alike. Near White Plains and major highways. Easy commute to NYC. Close to shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Join Knollwood Country Club (not incl. in rent) offering golf, tennis, pool and much more. MORE DETAILS & PHOTOS
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Real Estate teams are no different than other teams.  Are you retaining?Gallup has two questions that are vital to retention. Every day I get to do what I do best. Someone has spoken to me about my progress this week. My Westchester employers are asking me how they can get their productive employees who will stay. You can’t just hire them. You then need to develop your employees so that they can produce better results. Your employees really want opportunities to grow and develop. There is so much out there written about performance reviews. Many of these writings focus on procedure. Here is a more practical bottom line approach but one that uses solid human relations skills.Performance management includes performance development. It is not merely enough to tell an employee here is your ...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
$5.700 p. month - Large 3 Bed 3 Bath Colonial w. Greenhouse & 4 Car Garage set on over 1.2 acres of flat property. This beautiful turn-of-the-century home lives like a 4 bedroom house. Enveloped by large grass areas and woods in the middle of the Knollwood Country Club it offers serene privacy. Zoned Central A/C & Heating Systems. Heated Lord & Burnham glass greenhouse w. water & power. Circular driveway with additional parking. Large raised deck next to large stone patio for entertaining and relaxing. A paradise for kids and adults alike. Near White Plains and major highways. Easy commute to NYC. Close to shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Join Knollwood Country Club (not incl. in rent) offering golf, tennis, pool and much more. MORE DETAILS & PHOTOS
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Many successful businesses are owned by Baby Boomers who would like to start stepping away and enjoying fruits of their years of labor.   This certainly includes successful real estate business.  Each business leader will need thought and planning and the time to begin is now. The planning will involve strategy, process, and people. There are number of steps that should be taken to prepare. These include legal, financial, and selection of the right person to shadow you and take over the business. In the first two areas you should work with an attorney and financial planner who understands tax laws. Remember too if this is a family business, and you have other children who will not follow the business how will their inheritance be handled. Now whether you seek succession of your busines...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
$899,000 - Fabulous turn-of-the-century 3 bed, 3 bath Carriage Home that lives like a 4 bedroom house. It is set on a very private 1.3 level acres with a four car detached garage and an attached professional glass greenhouse - right in the middle of gorgeous Knollwood Country Club. Large level grass and wooded areas surround this pretty home. A circular driveway framed by flowering shrubs and specimen trees brings you to the large stone patio and main entry door. There is also a raised deck with a fire pit in-between the garage and the home's stone patio. Enter through the formal foyer with coat closet or the door near the kitchen. Enormous great room with large living and dining areas, gas fireplace, built-in bar & TV. Large eat in kitchen with generous serving counter/opening to break...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE - Sunday July 18th 2022 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM - 311 Knollwood Rd, Elmsford NY 10523 - Knollwood Country Club LocationFor Sale $899,000 or rent $6,000 per month - Fabulous turn-of-the-century Carriage Home set on 1.3 level acres with a four car detached garage and an attached professional glass greenhouse. Large level grass areas surround this pretty home. A circular driveway framed by flowering shrubs and specimen trees brings you to the large stone patio and main entry door. There is also a raised deck with a fire pit in-between the garage and the home's stone patio. Enter through the formal foyer with coat closet or the door near the kitchen. Enormous great room with large living and dining areas, gas fireplace, built-in bar & TV. Large eat in kitchen with generou...
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
When you develop your real estate team or other team you can expect each person to be a clone of you.  Every individual is different.  A high performing team is made of of many different strengths that together may an unstoppable team.  Developing a high performing team starts with understanding each team member’s strength. Help your team use their strengths to push their performance to new levels. Unfortunately, many of us spend time trying to correct weaknesses. This is best illustrated with a story a parent can understand: A child comes home from school with his or her report card and it shows, for example, an A in math, B’s in history and science, and a C in English. What is the parent’s response? In most cases the parent talks to the child about raising the grade in English. But w...
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
The best way to predict the future is to create it. Creating the future will require change. Change really is so difficult. You must change or you will not survive. Let me illustrate the importance of change with story of a once great US company. Anyone who has done photography for years knows that Kodak was the gold standard of film. And if your film was processed by Kodak, you had the best quality picture. You really could tell the difference. Yes, Kodak was branded as a superior image because of high quality film, chemicals, and processing quality control. In the 1980’s someone at Kodak invented a prototype of a digital camera but Kodak did not want to develop it because they had a good thing going. Today, almost every camera (professional to low end) is digital. Those cameras are m...
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Today, July 3, 2022, the music fest and fireworks have returned to Kensico Dam Plaza.  As I am writing this I know it is a madhouse there.  However, we live close enough to see the fireworks from our house.I am so glad that we can because there is limited parking, carpooling is being recommended.   Nevertheless, if you get there, admission and parking are free.People who go can bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating as well as a picnic supper.The Music Fest is presented by Westchester County Parks and sponsored by Captain Lawrence Brewing Company and the Westchester Parks Foundation with support from radio station 100.7 WHUD.I just finished up making the potato salad for tomorrow.This is always a hit at our 4th of July picnic and I don't want to disappoint.  The color you see with th...
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
The town of North Castle New York which includes Armonk is very patriotic.  Flags line main street as was shown in my first post.  Today was primary election day and the flag above flies over town hall below.Just down the street is the American Legion Hall.  When our girls were in school the town supervisor was a member of the Legion and promoted patriotic celebrations.That American Flag flies in front of the American Legion post with the POW and MIA flag below it.  Our family has special memories of Memorial Day services in front.  The Byram Hills High School Band played in formation under the tree.  Both of our daughters played here during their high school years.This is my third and final post for the challenge sponsored by Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho and Endre Barath, Jr.  
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
There are some fundamental qualities of all effective leaders. Here are seven habits seen in effective leaders. Proper business leadership is crucial to the success of any business of any size. No company can be more successful than the effectiveness of its leaders. If the head of a company lacks positive leadership qualities, he or she will be unsuccessful motivating and leading the staff. This in turn will result in lost customers and business opportunities.Leadership is complex and what works well in one environment may not be a good fit for another. When a leader is focused on results he or she will adapt to the environment. However, just as there are habits of highly successful people there are also habits of highly successful leaders.   Here are seven habits of highly effective le...
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Tomorrow night we will have a chance to meet our Westchester County Legislators.  The event will be live at hotel in downtown White Plains.The New Chair of the Board, Legislator Catherine Borgia and the Vice Chair Legislator Nancy Barr will give an overview of the Board’s 2022 legislative agenda and discuss the work they are doing to prepare for the county’s 2023 Executive Budget.Members of the Business Council of Westchester will have the opportunity to have conversations with all the members of the Board of Legislature to discuss key issues that affect their businesses.This has been a quiet year as far as projects but it will be good to resume these yearly events again, the first since 2019.If you are looking to make your Westchester NY or Fairfield CT business thrive please contact m...
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
I see blogs about value here on Active Rain.  How do you and/or your team create value? You should have a powerful customer value proposition. But don’t forget your staff, your team. Do you have a powerful employee value proposition? Successful companies with loyal customers have both.When I consult with business owners in Westchester County New York often I hear comments about getting the staff to do the right things. Sometimes an owner is willing to place all the blame on the staff being lazy, unmotivated, or the like. Fortunately, most will ask how they can improve their ability to get the team behind them.You can change things by being laser focused on the goals and leading by example. Your laser focus empowers your employees who in turn create loyal customers by their actions.Being...
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
The picture above is Old Glory proudly displayed on the corner and front porch of the historic Kear House on Underhill Ave in Yorktown Heights.  Kear was a supervisor of the town many years ago.  Now the house is the home of the Grace & Grace law firm.  This is also the home of the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce.What a wonderful location for a networking mixer in this very patriotic backdrop.Walk down Underhill Ave to the Pinebridge Monument below.Fought within Yorktown’s borders, the “Battle of Pines Bridge” was one of the bloodiest small unit actions in the first military undertaking of this great nation, the War for Independence.This is my second post of the challenge sponsored by Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho and Endre Barath, Jr. 
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
$1,399,999 - Pocantico Hills 5 bedroom 4.5 bath colonial on over an acre of level lush grounds. First floor features over sized eat-in kitchen with large center island. Kitchen opens to great room featuring 20' ceiling & stone fireplace. Formal dining room, powder room, living room/office, full bath, mud room & back stairs to upper level. Doors out to large partially covered patio overlooking yard. Upper level, loft area, primary bedroom suite w/walk in closet & elegant bath, 3 more large bedrooms plus hall bath and laundry room. Lower level 5th bedroom/guest suite w/ full bath. Door to garage & large unfinished portion of basement which can easily be finished. Pocantico Hills School, pre-k to 8th grade & choice of high school: Briarcliff, Pleasantville or Sleepy Hollow. Residents enjoy...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
$3,200 per month / parking, heat & hot water included - Pocantico Hills Schools & Recreation included - bright & airy, 2 Bedroom, 1 full Bath, very spacious 2nd floor apartment on beautiful grounds. Apartment has 2 parking spaces, shared playground, stone patio & lots of outside lawn space. Over sized Living Room. Large Eat-in Kitchen w/ new quartz counters, built in desk, breakfast nook & lots of cabinetry. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout. High ceilings. Freshly painted throughout. Communal laundry room & bike storage in building. Large parking lot for tenants in front of building. Pretty side yard w/ seating area, grill & kayak storage. Free access to Pocantico Hills Olympic size pool, baby pool, ballfields, playgrounds, picnic areas, new basketball, tennis & pickle ball courts p...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
$630,000 - Pocantico Hills School & Recreation. Come make this home your own lots of possibilities - solid home in sought after area in need of some TLC. Large 3/4 bedroom 2 bath home with level yard & 1 car garage. Entry hall opens up to family room/den/bedroom, full bath, door to garage & basement. Up a few steps to large living room with high ceiling, dining area & kitchen with door to large raised deck. Upstairs are 3 good size bedrooms & a hall bath. Basement is a walk out with great space & utility room. New oil tank, hot water heater 5 years old & new electric 200amp service installed in 2018. Pocantico Hills School District: Pre-k to 8th grade with choice of high school - Briarcliff Manor, Pleasantville or Sleepy Hollow. Summer camp at school. Olympic size swimming pool, baby po...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
$ 735,000 - Welcome to 88 Longview Avenue located in the sought after Highlands neighborhood of White Plains. This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom Sidecar Dutch Colonial has all of the classic charm with select upgrades to meet the standards of modern living. The large inviting front porch provides a venue where you can entertain guests, enjoy a sunny spring day, take in a summer storm, or simply relax with a book, drink or coffee. Upon stepping into the entry foyer you'll gaze upon the welcoming living room with a brick wood burning fireplace and built-in bookshelves equipped with cabinet storage below. You'll also notice the house to be teeming with natural light pouring in from the numerous well located windows on all sides. From here, a spacious doorway leads into the formal dining room whe...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
$945,000- Meticulously maintained 3 family home in the Webber Park neighborhood of Sleepy Hollow. This “legal" 3 family home features a main level owners suite with 3 bedrooms / 2 bathroom, glorious amounts of natural light, 8 foot + ceilings, hard wood floors, large living room, spacious eat-in-kitchen, dining room, generous size bedrooms, central A/C, central vacuum, finished lower level w/ laundry, utility room, walk-in refrigerator, and access to a private back yard with mature plantings, covered patio/bbq station while all bordering tranquil Douglas Park and the Pocantico River. On the second floor there is a light filled apartment with partial views of the Hudson River offering a large Living room, large eat-in Kitchen, large bedroom, den, full bath, central A/C and a shared tenan...
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