Community NewsCompany News June 14, 2024

New Yorktown Office is Coming!

First, some backstory: When I joined Howard Hanna Rand, I had been based in Briarcliff Manor for almost 20 years. My company had other office locations in Pelham and Carmel, but I hung my hat near my home. This past December, I was asked to move a bit north and manage the Yorktown and Carmel offices. So far it’s been a wonderful experience. The agents are committed professionals, eager to learn and up their game, and they’ve made me feel warmly welcomed.

One of the plans I inherited was a short relocation to a storefront down the block, and we will be cutting the ribbon on that next month. There were a number of reasons for the move, but one fringe benefit is that we will be next door to the Bagel Emporium and all its delicious goodness.

Yorktown is a wonderful community. The business scene is vibrant, the neighborhoods are almost all idyllic, and it’s got a great proximity to anything you might like in northern Westchester. It’s got a 55 and over community, a newly-refurbished Jefferson Valley Mall, and one of the county’s largest parks at FDR Park.  The town also has farms of many types, including equestrian venues. One of my very favorite things about this place is that Yorktown is the home of Guiding Eyes, the wonderful folks who train seeing eye dogs. I see them walking the fur babies in this neighborhood all the time.

I’ve done business here since opening my doors in 2005, and while my drive to the office is slightly longer (15 minutes! Oh my!), I drive all over the place anyway, and it’s closer to Carmel. I checked my stats and I’ve actually brokered 150 transactions here over the years. I had some input into the layout, and I’m excited that the setup will be optimized for training of the agents, which is a big priority for me. The move to a shiny new location with an upgraded physical plant is a clear commitment to build our brand in this community, and I’m honored to lead the charge.