Total existing-home sales—completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops—rose 3.1% from December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.00 million in January.
ERA Insite Realty Grows Its Sales Team With The Addition Of Five New Agents
Lou Budetti, principal broker at ERA Insite Realty, has announced the growth of his company’s sales team with the addition of five agents to the firm’s headquarters office in White Plains. Joining the firm are Wasfiyah Talib, James Bauer, Tara Koby, Viktoria Shkreli and George Kingma. The new hires include a mix of experienced and rookie agents, each adding their unique talents to the organization.
Talib started her real estate career at McGrath Realty in northern Westchester before opting to focus closer to areas she has a deeper knowledge of. She previously built a public service career of more than 25 years with the Westchester County government in White Plains. She grew up in Singapore, moved to the U.S. as a young woman, and earned her college degree from Iona. Besides New York and Singapore, she has also lived and worked in Turkey and Hawaii; she speaks fluent Indonesian and Malay.
Bauer is a Westchester native who grew up in a real estate family. He is an alumnus of Fordham Prep and a graduate of Stony Brook University. His recent work experience at Castlerock REO, a firm that specializes in the purchase of bank-owned real estate, provides him with related but different perspectives to the industry.
Koby of Yonkers has joined the very successful Cynthia Leite team at ERA Insite. She spent more than 30 years as a dental assistant in southern Westchester before coming to real estate.
Shkreli is a full-time Realtor with six years of experience in the Westchester and Connecticut markets. She holds a degree in business management and worked in medical publishing and marketing prior to embarking on her career in real estate. She is bi-lingual in English and Albanian.
Kingma is a native New Yorker who moved to the New York City metropolitan area after graduating from Syracuse University, drawn by his love for authentic restaurants, great entertainment and historic architecture. He joined a team of top-producing agents at Douglas Elliman in New York City in 2015 and has helped more than 300 clients find homes, including partnering with corporations to relocate their domestic and international employees. He has now moved his family and his business north to focus on Westchester and Fairfield counties.
“These five agents each bring something unique in their backgrounds, their skills, and their perspectives that will allow them to connect with clients and serve them in valuable ways,” stated Budetti. “We’re proud to provide the best industry tools, resources and training that brought these exceptional agents to our company, and we look forward to supporting their continued success in the years to come.”
ERA Insite Realty Services, part of the ERA global network, has been serving the Westchester and Fairfield markets for more than 35 years out of the same headquarters location at 600 North Broadway in White Plains, in addition to offices in Bronxville, Pleasantville and Yonkers, as well as Bethel, CT.