Westchester County, NY Real Estate News

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
A key core competency in management and in sales is Relationship Management. Being able to influence people is a skill that needs to be developed.Those who are successful influencers are able to move people to action by showing them what is in it for them. All consultants (internal or external) and all managers will have great success if they learn this. Trust is vitally important, and this is built on credibility and respect. In this information age anyone can look something up. No one holds a knowledge monopoly anymore.Dan Pink, in his book, “To Sell is Human,” talks about how we are all in sales so to speak. He calls this the art of moving people and it applies to everyone from consultants to teachers. The old formula of sales no longer works. Those who remember sales from years ago ...
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
All of the Christmas decorations are lit up here in Armonk NY.The top picture is the the focal point of our town.  This is the town park and it has been lit up since Frosty the Snow Man Day which was the Sunday after Thanksgiving.Some homeowners go to great lengths to  celebrate the Christmas season in lights like this house below.Or this house below.This time next week most of the colorful decorations will be put away until next year.  The winter months of January and February will begin.New Years Day we will be flying to Florida for a few weeks.  Maybe if we are lucky we will catch this display on New Years Day.Happy New Year!  
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By Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange
(Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp)
Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp is looking for a residential architectural designer local to and familiar with the Westchester County NY area. Please contact us at your earliest convenience at 800-879-6001 for more details.Our web site can be found at http://wmhconstruction.com or go to our facebook job page at https://www.facebook.com/jobs/job-opening/504703607409905
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
Pocantico Hills School District - Large California Style Ranch for sale... a blank slate waiting for your personal touches and vision... sprawling ranch on 1.02 acres with 4400 square feet of living space on 2 floors. Great open floor plan for entertaining. Master suite with en-suite bath. Lots of natural light. Living room and dining area with massive granite stone fireplace in center of room and wall of glass overlooking front yard. Glass doors out to large balcony. Eat-in kitchen opens to garage. Door out to backyard patio. Spacious lower level with walk out to patio. Wall of glass over looking patio and front yard. Two glass doors out to patio. Great room with fireplace plus laundry room, utility room, full bath, 3 more rooms that can be used as needed. Den/office/exercise/play/hob...
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
For those agents who are solo I would simply add to the discussion below the following question.  Who is your accountability partner?  We all need one.  And if you have team members then the following will apply to your organization.  Incidentally, by organization I also mean the strategic alliance of professionals who assist in a transaction.How do you create a culture of accountability? Check your leaders. Who are the perceived heroes in your organization? What values do they exhibit by their actions?Try this. Write down the culture for which you want to strive. What actions and values create that culture? Do your leaders display those values and take those actions?   If not, then it is time to work on developing your leaders. Many times, we fear discussing these actions and behaviors...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
$2,400 per month - Nicely maintained 2 bed 1 bath condo apartment with two assigned parking spots... updated kitchen w/Granite counters... light & bright living room... hardwood floors throughout as seen... assigned parking plus guest parking... close to shopping, restaurants, train & major highways... no pets allowed... full rental application required... 1st month rent, 1 month security & non refundable move in/move out fee of $500 to be paid by tenant (landlord will pay all other fees to board) with signing of lease... hot water & heat included in rent... all other utilities are the responsibility of tenants... passes for 2 parking spots will be supplied by landlord once board has approved tenant... MORE DETAILS & PHOTOS  
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
$725,000 - Briarcliff Manor Duplex home close to village, restaurants, parks & shops. Legal side by side Colonial style two family home. Live in one side and rent the other to pay taxes, etc. Unit 196 details - 4 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Dining Room & Living Room with door to front porch. Bedrooms on 2nd and third floor. All rooms have wall to wall carpeting except kitchen which has new luxury vinyl plank flooring. Bath on second floor has tile floor. Unit 198 details - 3 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Dining Area & Living Room with door out to front porch. Bedrooms on 2nd and 3rd floor. Nice hardwood floors throughout. Bath on second floor has tile floor. Unit 196 has all new windows and furnace. Freshly painted and new floor in kitchen. Each unit has parking for 3 cars in the back and nice grass covere...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
YOU ARE INVITED! Register for the LIVE VIRTUAL FACTORY TOUR on Wednesday, December 15th, 2021 @ 5:00 PM EST www.vt-sign-up.com Experience a live virtual tour of our actual design center and factory plus models located at the factory, as well as custom homes that our clients have allowed us to shoot in 3D and share with you.Find out how the entire modular building process works - from initial site work and permits to completed, fully landscaped custom designed home. We can build your next home in any style, size and layout. If you are interested sign up at www.vt-sign-up.com What will you learn by attending the Live Virtual Factory Tour? The benefits & advantages of modular construction The design software & how you can take a 3D walkthrough of your home before its built How the entire ...
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
I thought long and hard about a miracle at Christmas time.  This about a fulfillment of a dream the Phyllis and I had for a long time and it happened just before Christmas 1988.  How appropriate this is too for a real estate blog!Ever since we were married in 1978 and had our first daughter in 1979 our house always seemed to be one size too small.  We went from a midrise luxury condo that I had just before we were married.  Then we moved to a nice townhouse with just enough room until our second daughter was born in 1987.We had dreamed of a beautiful big colonial and in 1988 the opportunity presented itself when we met a custom builder that would build the house and that house would be in Armonk which is an excellent town with a top rated school district.  Not just a dream house but a d...
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
When you are doing something that you really love you never work a day in your life. How true that statement is. That is good for the individual, but it is just as good for the employer. Inner engagement leads to higher quality work, less mistakes, less illness, and retention.Start with yourself. And as Simon Sinek says, Start with Why. If you do not have the WHY the HOW will not matter. Motivation and goal achievement are interrelated. Knowing what motivates you is a key to achievement and knowing how to find motivation in others is a key to leadership. Dwight Eisenhower said that leadership is getting others to do what you want because THEY want to do it. Reach down and find that motivation and bring it to the surface.I hear more and more newer workers say they left the job because th...
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
This past Sunday was Frosty Day in Armonk New York.  For the past 12 years this has been celebrated although last year was substantially toned down due to Covid.As I have mentioned in previous years' posts Frosty has a history in Armonk.  The composer of the song lived in Westchester and was inspired to write the song in Armonk.The festivities began at noon and lasted well past 5pm with some warm treats at the restaurants in town.We planned to attend this year with our grandson Max.  Unfortunately Max had a cold.  Look forward to next year when he will get more out of it.If you are looking to make your Westchester NY or Fairfield CT business thrive please contact me. Grant SchneiderPerformance Development Strategies914-953-4458
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Given the great resignation and difficulty finding people to join your team it might be very easy to overreact. Don’t do it. The wrong people will do more damage than no people. Please remember that culture combined with team engagement has proven to improve outcomes including financial performance. Culture influences every area of the organization. It affects the public and customer perception, but it also affects the way people do their jobs and their connection to the mission and values of the organization. In short, an organization’s culture is seen in actions and behaviors which model the values it lives by.You can adapt some of these practices when looking for strategic partners as well.  The people you associate with must support your culture.Your search process must support your...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
JUST SOLD - Property Overview - Beautifully updated, move in ready 3 bed 2.5 bath Edgemont Townhouse w/1st floor den/guestroom & 2 car tandem style garage possible. Covered entry opens up to foyer w/large coat closet & powder room. The entry foyer leads to a large living room w/dining area, an updated eat in kitchen w/a sizable breakfast area, plenty of cabinetry, SS appliances, tiled backsplashes & solid surface counter tops. There is also a 1st floor den/guest room w/library style built ins/desk. The living room has a wood burning fireplace, glass slider to a large raised deck w/storage. Dining Room w/custom built ins & shelving. Gleaming hardwood floors as seen. 2nd floor offers a primary bedroom suite w/a huge en-suite bath, 2 more good size bedrooms, utility/laundry room & an updat...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
PRICE REDUCTION - NOW $179,000... Well maintained, freshly painted. spacious, light & bright 1 bed 1 bath Briar Hill Co-Operative Apartments w/Briarcliff Manor schools & recreation. Gleaming hardwood floors as seen, all new paint & newer windows throughout. Laundry in unit. Close to all Briarcliff Manor has to offer, restaurants shops, beautiful Law Park. Plenty of free parking in complex. Monthly common charge shown includes all maintenance, heat, hot/cold water, sewer & taxes. Co-op required guidelines are: minimum of 20% down payment, minimum credit score of 700, maximum housing ratio 28% & total debt to income ratio 43%, plus all applicants must occupy the apartment. Beautiful complex and a great location...more photos & details here
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
I have enjoyed reading many of the gratitude posts this week.  I did not have time to participate but I want to add my comments.Like many in Active Rain we have friends and we care for each other.  Phyllis and I were in our house in Florida but arranged to be back in Armonk because one of our friends who moved away would be in town.Karenne and Richard Koo have been friends with all of us since our daughters were in 2nd grade.  Karenne and Richard moved to Tucson AZ about four years ago but returned to have Thanksgiving with their daughter who is in Washington DC.Having friends is very important and we support each other.  We are grateful to have our friends and so happy that we are able to share joys together.  Karenne (seated far right) and Richard (taking the picture) have announced t...
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
A Zoom event in person?  Can that be right.  Well it was.  This afternoon at 4:30 the Business Council of Westchester held another one of its Leadership Conversations.This one was with Harry Moseley who is the Global Chief Information Officer for Zoom.  This was a disappointment for me since I am not in Westchester this week.  What do you think the chances are that it was recorded.  Probably none!  That is one advantage of Zoom that I have found--you never miss anything and there are no excuses.The cover of the new directory has everyone in Zoom videos.If you are looking to make your Westchester NY or Fairfield CT business thrive please contact me. Grant SchneiderPerformance Development Strategies914-953-4458
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
Updated Pocantico Hills 4 bedroom/2.5 bath home close to school and Rockefeller state park. Gut renovation in 2017. Gorgeous kitchen with high end appliances opens to deck overlooking level private yard. Primary bedroom suite with 2 walk-in closets, updated bath and office. 3 more bedrooms and hall bath. Lower level Family Room with sliders to patio and yard. Two car garage and 1/2 bath with lots of storage. Pocantico Hills School, pre k to 8 and choice of high school between, Briarcliff, Pleasantville and Sleepy Hollow. Residents enjoy an Olympic size swimming pool, baby pool, basketball and new tennis courts on the way. Summer camp, walking trails and close to major highways and transportation. Low taxes! SOLD at $999,999.00
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Positive outlooks lead to positive results. Attitudes, behaviors, beliefs, and values make up a culture. Every organization has a culture, but the real question is whether it is a culture that produces positive outcomes. If it does not you may need an intervention to help sort out the culture you have versus the culture you want.Attitudes drive culture. Zig Ziglar said it best, “Your attitude determines your altitude.” The fact is that people do not put enough emphasis on how attitude affects performance. As leader you create the inspiration and model the optimum behavior.An organization that has a positive vision and values, and that has leadership that lives and promotes those values is creating a positive culture. But if there is a negative attitude at the top the culture of the orga...
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Today was an off year election.  I think that everywhere in the country there are elections.  It is unfortunate that many people don't take the time to vote in these elections.  I am not one who shares my political views but Phyllis and I always make our voice heard on election day.Many of the issues that affect everyday life occur at the local level.  Today we are electing a Town Supervisor, a town board, local judge, a county executive, and county legislators.These are people we know and we see every day.  We can ask them questions and voice our opinions.  The Town Supervisor is a part time position.  Our supervisor, Mike Schilero is also a banker and a fellow member of the Business Council of Westchester.  We have both gone to Albany Day with the Business Council. Good government wor...
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By Vanessa Saunders, Real Estate | Done Differently
(Global Property Systems Real Estate)
The express train from Grand Central is pulling into Peekskill station. All-day, you’ve been looking forward to tossing your tie and briefcase into your car parked steps from the station and taking a brisk walk along the riverfront before heading home. It's just five minutes away. Perhaps you’ll grab a taco, and a bottle of wine on-route, or visit the brewery for some craft beer with steak and salad. Maybe just head home to cook dinner in your pristine new kitchen. With dinner in the oven, strip off and dive into your incredibly private, pristine pool for a few laps. Then head inside and chill out to your favorite tunes in the cozy lower-level den while dinner cooks. Turn up the volume as loud as you want. There are no neighbors to disturb... Check out the website for the rest of the st...
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