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Keller Williams Realty: First in NY Opens New Office in Newburgh
CHESTER—Locally-based Keller Williams Realty: First in New York reported that its new office in Newburgh has launched operations recently, the result of the firm’s prior acquisition of the top-producing “Licensed2Sell Team,” which consists of eight agents led by veteran Realtors Dickie Baxter and Vinny Reda.
The firm’s new office is located at 254 Route 17K, Suite 101 in Newburgh. Chris Scibelli, Broker-Owner of Keller Williams Realty: First in New York, said the expansion to Newburgh was prompted by the addition of the Licensed2Sell team.
“In every business there come inflection points that change its course,” said Scibelli. “With the addition of the Licensed2Sell team, not only are we destined to reach new heights, but we’re now partnered with the most creative team in the industry. The knowledge and dedication they bring our marketplace as well as their commitment to the community is so evident with Dickie and his team, that it will propel us to open more channels of service, fine tune our technological advances and enhance our customer experiences.”
Keller Williams Realty: First in New York CEO Kevin Tuhy noted that discussions with the Licensed2Sell team began a year-and-half before they joined the brokerage firm. “It was apparent to me immediately that this was the type of entrepreneur that we want to be in business with. As I followed the entire team on social media and saw the amount of time and effort they put into giving back to the community, it became even more apparent that this is someone we needed to be associated with professionally,” he said.
Baxter has deep roots in Orange County, where he was a business owner most of his life before he got his start in real estate seven years ago. Reda, a high school friend of Baxter’s, worked as a business manager for various companies throughout Orange County before he entered the real estate field.
In addition to Baxter and Reda, the other members of the Licensed2Sell team that are now part of Keller Williams include: Laura Fanizzi. Francesca Spotts, Gary MacEntee, Heather Geissler, Randi Picarello, Erin Slattery and administrative assistant Katie Newhall.
Keller Williams Realty: First In New York, owned by Scibelli, was the first Keller Williams franchise awarded in the State of New York in 2003.