Westchester County, NY Real Estate News

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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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Do you like to play it safe? Taking the path of least resistance is a choice many people take. People feel that avoiding risk safe because you won’t lose anything. But doing so may cause you to lose a great opportunity, then you lose your competitive edge or your business. Personal or professional progress only happens outside your comfort zone.Risk! No Risk no Gain! Even worse, possible loss. There is risk of acting but there is also risk of inaction. Being fearful of acting may be much riskier that taking that action. How many times have you said, I should have, I could have, I would have?I recently coached a Westchester County NY business executive. She wanted to advance in her career, but she was playing it safe and waiting for the right time. What could she lose by playing it safe?...
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
I have caught just one of many flags which line Main Street in Armonk, NY.  The flags have been lining the street since Memorial Day.  Our town has a parade down this main center of down on Memorial Day and then turns left on to Bedford Road passing the town hall and ending in the front of the American Legion Lodge.I have not noticed when they are taken down but there are up like this past the 4th of July. This past weekend the Lion's club put on their annual Fol de Rol Carnival in the town in Wampus Brook Park.  In the Center of the Park it the Gazebo with old glory.This is my first week's entry into the challenge hosted 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)
“Salesperson wanted – No experience necessary” How many times do we see that? I contend not very often. Employers and hiring managers make a big mistake when they use experience as the primary criteria for hiring a candidate. Looking primarily for experience will produce disappointing results.I have worked with many industries ranging from real estate, construction, retail, service and hospitality, nonprofit, and manufacturing. I have seen on thread running through all these organizations. That is that those running the business believe that their industry is different from others, so unique that the primary requirement is experience. Because of that mindset I have seen many bad candidates hired and many qualified candidates screened out. The hiring manager is using the assumption that ...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
$945,000 - Large, 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 shar...
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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 wher...
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By Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange
(Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp)
$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 wher...
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Every now and then I ask the question, “How many people work at your company?” It is only about one third replied one executive. While that was meant to be a wise crack, the Gallup organization learned that the statement is accurate.  And this is true of real estate, insurance and other areas where people are considered independent and not employees.Here is why you should be concerned. The best way to illustrate the cost employee disengagement is with this story.I recently did a similar survey for an organization. This organization provides onsite catering and event services. Their requirements for success are a providing good service, great food, consistency, and a great guest experience. The ownership was struggling to get more business but having a hard time providing good service to...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
People do not buy your company. They buy you. You need to know what you do that keeps them continually buying you?  If you are a broker or a team leader any missteps by your team are seen as missteps by you.What is the best way to have a steady stream of these loyal customers?   Under promise and over deliver. Nothing is more important to a business than a loyal customer. Loyal customers are a leading indicator for the growth and success of your business followed by an engaged staff.Customers generally have a level of expectation when they engage your services. It is important to start by managing those expectations. Do that by being truthful about your procedures, deadlines, and outcomes. Failure to meet expectations of your customers will result in a lost customer. Doing exactly what ...
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
There are many real estate brokerages with a good business plan and a sound marketing plan but if they don’t know why they are in business or what business they are in the are missing a key ingredient. Surprisingly, many businesses cannot say why they are in business, nor can they articulate their basic business foundation and founding principles. Why you are running the business is more important than how you run it. Any successful business needs to have vision—that is what the business will look like when it is successful. Your vision is your dream and as the song goes, you have to have a dream if you want to have a dream to come true. Your values are even more important. These are your ideals you live by. These are your non negotiables. If you know why you are in business, if you hav...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
Pocantico Hills Schools & Recreation included - over sized, 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 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 plus Rockefeller State Park walking trails. Poca...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
$1.399.999POCANTICO HILLS - 4,500 sq ft, 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, fireplace in breakfast area, doors out to backyard patio & large opening to great room. Kitchen opens to great room featuring 20' ceiling & stone fireplace and formal dining room plus a 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 has a large loft area framed by bannisters which overlooks the lower level, primary bedroom suite w/walk in closet & elegant bath, 3 more large bedrooms plus hall bath and laundry room. Lower level offers a 5th bedroom/guest suite with full bath. Door to garage & large unfi...
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Carol Williams and Kathy Streib have invited us to answer 21 questions below to tell about ourselves. After some thought here are my answers. 1. What was your first job and what did you learn from it?My first job other than newspaper carrier was as a janitor (sexton) for the church we attended. The sexton just quit because of construction going on. I grabbed it and learned the floor machine. Later, while still in high school I put an ad in the paper and got a job after school doing floors in an office building.2. How long have you been in the real estate or related service industry? Working with agents started when Keller Williams agents offered to have me sponsor their training breakfast and talk about my service. That was in 2009.3. What is your biggest fear and what have you done to ...
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
If you are doing fine you might not be interested but sometimes we look for things to improve and are disappointed when we see no change. It is almost as if we are waiting for something to happen. But there are some who know that if they want something to happen, they must be the ones to make it happen.Those who are waiting for it to happen have a much different approach to going on vacation. Many of us spend a considerable amount of time and effort planning a vacation. We will figure out exactly where we want to go and what type of things we want to do while we are there. We’ll make reservations, schedule appointments, and prepare a list of all the appropriate things we need to pack. This planning is usually very detailed, somewhat tedious, and time consuming. But because we want the t...
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