Agency News and Awards June 7, 2023

Welcome Stephanie Landeck

We are thrilled to introduce and welcome Stephanie Landeck to Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Green Team

With her extensive experience in property management, finance, and a passion for real estate investment, Stephanie Landeck brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team. Her commitment to helping clients navigate the world of real estate aligns perfectly with our mission of providing exceptional service and creating lasting relationships. Let’s take a closer look at Stephanie’s background and what makes her a valuable addition to our team.

Property Management and Investment Expertise

Stephanie’s journey in the real estate industry spans over 15 years of hands-on property management in Queens, NY, coupled with managing Airbnb properties in Westchester, NY. Her deep understanding of property management and her experience with short-term rentals have equipped her with a unique perspective on the industry. Stephanie’s keen interest in the investment aspect of real estate led her to incorporate real estate into her own investment portfolio successfully.

Skilled in Finance and Marketing 

With a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Marketing, Stephanie brings a solid educational foundation to her real estate career. Prior to joining BHGRE Green Team, she worked in finance for 15 years, specializing in treasury for insurance, private equity, and fund administration companies. Stephanie’s experience in finance and her certified treasury designation enhance her ability to provide clients with valuable insights into the financial aspects of real estate transactions.

Community Involvement and Personal Life

Stephanie is not only dedicated to her professional pursuits but also actively involved in her community. She recently moved from Yonkers, NY, to Warwick, NY, with her husband and their adorable two-year-old son. Stephanie’s commitment to community engagement is evident through her involvement in fundraising events for her son’s Creative Kids preschool and St. Stephens Church. Her passion for building strong relationships extends beyond her professional life, making her an invaluable asset to Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Green Team.

Joining the BHGRE Green Team

Stephanie’s decision to join the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Green Team was driven by her desire to be part of a strong, supportive team. She recognizes the importance of collaboration, synergy, and the shared commitment to providing exceptional service to clients. Stephanie’s expertise in property management, finance, and her passion for real estate investment makes her an excellent fit for our team’s values and vision.

Stephanie Landeck’s arrival to Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Green Team marks an exciting new chapter for our group. We are confident that Stephanie’s passion for real estate investment and her commitment to helping others navigate the industry will contribute to the continued success of our team. Please join us in warmly welcoming Stephanie to the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Green Team!

Contact Stephanie today to learn how she can help you with all of your real estate needs!

Cell:(732) 673-5163

Agency News and Awards May 17, 2023

Celebrating BHGRE Green Team’s Goshen Office!

Celebrating the Opening of a New Office in Goshen, NY

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Green Team celebrated the opening of their new office in Goshen, NY on April 26th, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The event marked an important milestone for the brokerage, which has been serving the Hudson Valley and Northern NJ areas for the past 18 years.

Continued Growth and Expansion

Founded with a vision to provide exceptional service to their clients, Green Team has grown over the years, with the opening of their first office in Warwick, followed by the Vernon office, their affiliation with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, and now the opening of their third office in Goshen, NY. The success of the brokerage can be attributed to the dedication and hard work of their team, who have built a reputation as a trusted brokerage in the region.

A Hotspot for Productivity and Collaboration

The new office in Goshen is set to be a hotspot for Green Team’s agents, providing a comfortable and functional workspace. The spacious conference room and natural light will undoubtedly create an ideal environment for productive meetings and collaboration. Additionally, the team has access to a kitchenette and a cozy lounge for well-deserved breaks. Located next to an ice cream shop, the new space is the perfect place for the team to thrive and grow.

A Grand Celebration and Inspiring Speeches

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was a grand success, with a fantastic turnout from the team and the community. Attendees enjoyed delicious refreshments and good company while celebrating BHGRE Green Team’s new office.

The brokerage’s President, Vikki Garby, and CEO, Geoff Green, also gave speeches, expressing their excitement about the new office and their vision for the future of the brokerage. According to Vikki,

“We are nine months into our new brand and this is the first of hopefully many new offices to come. Growth is our mission right now and thank you for being a part of it. Thank you for supporting us and thank you for being here to share this celebration with us. We’re excited to be in Goshen, the center of the county, so we can grow our business naturally.”

Geoff also took the opportunity to recount his personal experiences in Goshen and the factors that influenced his decision to expand the brokerage in this vibrant community.

“My father, Joe Green, operated here for many years. In fact, when I first became a Realtor I worked with him out of his office at 255 Greenwich Ave, the old, white, hospital building, which he was there for many years;  Krissy (Many) actually worked with my father as well. I started my career in real estate here (in Goshen) in 2005 and then I opened up the Green Team Home Selling System in Warwick New York. I didn’t think it would take me 18 years to get back to Goshen but all good things, in due time and we’re here and we’re very happy to be here.”

Community Support and Congratulations

Additionally, Green Team had many people come out to congratulate them and expressed their gratitude for the brokerage’s contribution to the community. This included Molly O’Donnell, the Mayor of Goshen, George Lyons from the Town of Goshen, as well as the Goshen Chamber of Commerce, and finally Evelyn from the office of Assemblyman Brian Maher.

The new office in Goshen is a testament to BHGRE Green Team’s commitment to providing their clients with the best service possible. With the expanded space and resources, the team will be better equipped to serve their community and continue to build on their success. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Green Team is excited to see what the future holds for their brokerage and is grateful for the continued support of their team and community.

Agency News and Awards May 15, 2023

Agent Spotlight – Barbara Tesa

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Green Team is happy to announce this month’s Agent Spotlight is shining on Barbara Tesa!

Barbara Tesa is a remarkable real estate agent who has been helping clients buy and sell properties since 2009. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of New Hampshire – Durham Campus and a Certificate of Interior Design from Bergen Community College. Barbara has earned numerous awards for her excellent work, including the:

The Key to Success …

Barbara believes that the key to success in real estate is to have a genuine interest in her client’s goals and to be diligent in helping them achieve them. Although she works with clients from all walks of life, she has recently been focusing on helping sellers. Referrals from satisfied clients are the best promotion of her business, and she takes pride in representing their homes in the best possible light.

Barbara goes above and beyond the basic requirements of a real estate agent. She pays for professional photography and videos of her client’s properties, promotes them on social media, and showcases them in local publication ads. She also creates and delivers colorful marketing brochures that potential buyers can pick up at open houses or other showings. These efforts demonstrate her commitment to her clients and their goals.

Barbara’s motto… 

“YOUR Property is MY Priority,” and she lives by it every day. She is always responsive to her clients’ needs and goals, whether they are buying or selling a property. Her clients appreciate her dedication and professionalism, and they are happy to refer her to their friends and family.

In addition to her impressive individual achievements, Barbara is also a valued member of BHGRE Green Team. She works alongside a great team of professionals who provide her with vital support. Barbara appreciates the assistance she receives from each team member, and she believes that their collaborative efforts help enable her to deliver exceptional service to her clients. She understands the importance of having a reliable and knowledgeable team behind her, and she is proud to be part of a group of experts who share her dedication to real estate.

If you are looking for a real estate agent who will work tirelessly to help you achieve your goals, look no further than Barbara Tesa. She is an outstanding agent who is committed to her client’s success.

Contact Barbara today to learn how she can help you buy or sell a property!

Cell:(973) 704-8164


Agency News and Awards May 4, 2023

Jacqueline Kraszewski Celebrates 10 years with BHGRE Green Team!

Congratulations to Jacqueline (Jacque) Kraszewski on her 10-year anniversary with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Green Team!

Jacque is an amazing and hardworking realtor who is loved dearly by our team. Her dedication, passion, and tireless efforts have not only contributed to her success but to the success of BHGRE Green Team as a whole.

Over the past decade, Jacque has established herself as a trusted and respected real estate professional in the community. Her commitment to excellence, attention to detail, and outstanding customer service have helped countless clients find their dream homes.

We are truly grateful for Jacque’s contributions to BHGRE Green Team and the real estate industry. Her contagious enthusiasm and unwavering work ethic are truly inspiring.

Here’s to many more years of success, growth, and achievements for Jacque and BHGRE Green Team! Congratulations, Jacqueline!

Agency News and Awards May 1, 2023

Rick Harrison joins Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Green Team

Rick Harrison brings his Real Estate Experience, Competitiveness, and Humor to BHGRE Green Team

Richard “Rick” Harrison attended the University of Arkansas with a major in Business Administration. For eighteen years, before becoming a real estate agent, Rick was a professional tennis coach. 

About Rick

Rick has lived in Vernon since 2003.  He spends his weekdays doing real estate, working out, playing golf, and being Adam’s dad; he pretty much spends his weekends doing the same. Rick is a huge sports fan and loves the Razorbacks. An athlete his whole life, Rick still plays golf, tennis, basketball, and baseball; you’ll often see him working out at Minerals or running at Maple Grange Park. 

Rick Harrison in Real Estate

Rick decided to pivot his career, four years ago, when he entered into Real Estate. When asked why he decided to switch paths?  he said, “I knew I would be good at it and I didn’t want to have a real job anymore.”  Joking aside, the real estate world is extremely competitive, yet in the four years he has been in business, Rick’s numbers prove how devoted he is to his clients. 

Rick Harrison is happy to help with any of your real estate needs; when it comes to golf, he’s good to have in your foursome and he usually picks up the check.

It is no doubt that a realtor with Rick’s innate competitive sportsmanship and experience will be an unbeatable asset to every client that he meets. 

Agency News and Awards April 28, 2023

Servpro visits our BHGRE Green Team Goshen Office

Creating Connections and Friends 

Building strong business connections is essential for realtors. These connections allow you to provide your clients with the best recommendations and solutions for their needs. That’s why our Broker-Manager Krissy Many invited SERVPRO of North Orange County to our New Goshen office for a visit and a delicious lunch.

Lunch was not only enjoyable but also provided a valuable opportunity for both teams to get to know each other. Afterward, Brittany, the co-owner of Servpro shared with us the services they can provide to benefit our clients. 

Servpro offers a wide range of services for both commercial and residential clients. Their free emergency manual for commercial clients is a great resource that can help ensure the safety of employees and customers in the event of an emergency.

On the residential side, their services for water damage, leaks, storm damage, fire restoration, mold remediation, vent cleaning, bio-hazard clean up, deep cleaning and trash-outs can help homeowners deal with a variety of issues that can arise in their homes.

Furthermore, Servpro is a local family-owned franchise started by Brittany’s parents. Following their retirement, She and her sister took over and are continuing to carry on the great service their parents started. Servpro is a company that values quality and customer satisfaction. Having Brittany and her sister at the helm ensures that this tradition will continue for years to come.

According to Krissy, 

“I have known Brittany for 10 years and wouldn’t hesitate to call her with any questions. She is a source of info for our clients with many networking contacts that she is willing to share when you need to find the right vendor or professional.” 


It’s clear that Servpro is a reliable and trustworthy company that can help both commercial and residential clients with a variety of needs. We are so happy to have gotten the opportunity to get to know more about them and we look forward to sharing their skills with our future clients.

Agency News and Awards April 26, 2023

Krissy Many Promoted to Broker Manager

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Green Team is proud to announce that Kristine “Krissy” Many has been promoted to Broker Manager of our new Goshen Office.

Since beginning her Real Estate career in 2015 Krissy’s hard work and dedication has made her one of the best in the business. She has ranked as one of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Green Team’s Top 10 agents for the last three years and counting. Additionally, she has accumulated over 100 Five Star reviews on her website which is not only a huge accomplishment but a homage to her devotion. 

As a Real Estate Consultant, Krissy is committed to helping her clients achieve their real estate goals. She has gone above and beyond to expand her knowledge so that she is able to better assist her clients. In addition to passing the rigorous course to become an associate broker, Krissy has obtained multiple designations over the years. These include Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA), Military Relocation Professional (MRP), as well as Commercial & Investment Real Estate Certification. Additionally, she went on to graduate from Dr. Karrass’s Effective Negotiations.

According to BHGRE President Vikki Garby:

“We are extremely fortunate to have Krissy Many as the Broker Manager of our new Goshen office. Giving Krissy this position was a very easy decision to make. Krissy has been one of the best mentors in our office for years. No matter how long you have been in this business, there is always something to learn. Krissy recognizes this and she consistently seeks ways to improve her service to her clients and is willing to share her knowledge with our agents. She also has excellent suggestions and ideas on how we can be better, for our agents and for our clients. Krissy is proactive, very personable, and easy to work with, all making her a great leader for our newest office. We can not wait to watch her thrive in her new role.”

Krissy’s vast knowledge of the business as well as her determination to excel in everything she does makes her the perfect fit for this position. Congratulations Krissy, we look forward to your continued success!

Agency News and Awards April 24, 2023

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Green Team announces the opening of their new Office in Goshen, NY. 

We at BHGRE Green Team are excited to announce the opening of our new office in Goshen, NY! When the original Green Team Home Selling System was founded we never could have imagined the success that would follow. Over the last 18 years, we have grown and expanded in many ways. From the opening of our first office in Warwick, then our Vernon office, and most recently our affiliation with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. The dedication and hard work of our team have undoubtedly contributed to our success and reputation as a trusted brokerage in the Hudson Valley and Northern NJ. With the addition of this new office, our team will be able to better serve our community and continue to build on our success. 

Our newest office is sure to be a hot spot for our agents who need a comfortable and functional workspace. The spacious conference room and natural light will no doubt create an ideal environment for productive meetings and collaboration. Additionally, our team has access to a kitchenette as well as a cozy lounge for well-deserved breaks. To add to the sweetness of this new space, we are located right next to an ice cream shop. Overall, this new space is the perfect place for us to thrive and grow!

According to BHGRE Green Teams President Vikki Garby,

“We are so excited about our beautiful and conveniently located office in Goshen, NY. Our new location benefits from ample parking, close proximity to 17, and an ideal central location within Orange County. The goal was to find a location that would be convenient for agents who serve clients throughout the county. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Green Team is growing and our new location is an important step towards our expansion. We look forward to making 40 Matthews St. home to many more agents as our company continues to grow.  We invite you to stop by and visit us soon.”

Agency News and Awards March 2, 2023

Agent Spotlight – Cara Dumond

A Motivated, Dynamic, And Innovative Business Professional Is How Cara Dumond Is Described.

As an accomplished MBA Graduate, Cara has a long record of success. Her love of being around people and ability to spark up a conversation with just about anyone is shown in her articulate communication skills.

Growing Up Local

In 1997 Cara graduated from Monroe-Woodbury High School in Central Valley, New York. Following graduation, she went on to attend AACSB-accredited Marist Business School at Marist College in Poughkeepsie. She received a Bachelor of Science degree and majored in Business Administration with a minor in Fashion Merchandising.

Following this, Cara decided to further her education and went on to attend MBA school. She graduated in 2003 on the dean’s list with high honors in all semesters. Upon graduation, she received her Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing.

Hard Work And Dedication

For 10 years Cara worked as a project support manager at a manufacturing consulting company. While there she took part in innovative lean, lean sigma, and six Sigma solutions that improved the company’s business performance. Additionally, she was part of deploying tailored training, implantation, and consulting services. This helped her customers create an organizational culture of continuous and sustainable improvement.

Following her time there Cara spent 5 years in management and retail positions for Ann Taylor (Loft), Levis Strauss and Company, and Lafayette 148. Throughout this time, she developed hundreds of personal relationships with clientele. Through email, personal outreach, and social media she grew these connections and kept her clients up to date.

In addition, Cara was given many different roles of responsibility including planning and executing many private events for C-Level professionals in the outside community. Thanks to her hard work and dedication Cara sold over $100,000 in commissions during her first five months at Lafayette 148.

Building A Life And A New Career

Cara and her amazing husband Eric have been married for over 19 years. 18 years ago they began building their home in Greenville, New York. Shortly after they welcomed their twins into the world.

Throughout the experience of selling their townhouse and building their dream home, Cara got her first taste of Real Estate.  It was extremely stressful and overwhelming but she loved the excitement and challenge that came with it.

In 2019 Cara wanted a change and decided to leave corporate America. The experience she had while building her house stuck with her. When her friend bought a house with Tammy Scotto from Green Team, Cara loved her professional manner and dedication to the industry. She soon decided that Real Estate was the best choice for her.

As a people person, Cara loves being out in the world and the flexibility that comes with this career fits perfectly with her family life. The ability to help her clients navigate such an important decision as buying or selling a home is an extremely rewarding experience for her. Cara always puts her client’s needs, wants, and desires first and foremost. Being born and raised in Orange County Cara has a strong love, as well as extensive knowledge of the area.

A Calling For Real Estate

Over the last 3 years that she’s spent as a Realtor, she has loved all facets of the business. Whether it be helping a first-time buyer navigate the market or finding the perfect distressed property to bring back to life. She finds every aspect exciting and fascinating.

Cara’s most memorable sale was her first listing. During the height of COVID-19 Cara had 48 showings in 2 days and 17 offers. She went to the local hardware store and bought every box of booties and gloves to prepare. This was just the beginning of her dedication to her clients. She continues to do anything and everything in her power to get the job done and accomplish her client’s dreams.

This dedication has paid off in many ways. In 2022 Cara had the highest residential sale for BHGRE Green Team which sold for an amazing $1,622,000. Additionally, Cara was 2nd for BHGRE Green Teams fourth quarter sales leaders.

Time For Her Passions

Although Cara dedicates much of her time to real estate she hasn’t forgotten to make time for herself and her family.

Throughout the years her kids attended Minisink Valley CSD they played many sports. Whether it was basketball, football, wrestling, lacrosse, or snowboarding Cara was there for them. She was always ready to attend their games and help out their teams however they needed her.

She enjoys spending time doing yoga, reading, and trying different restaurants throughout the Hudson Valley. In addition, Cara loves to explore her passion for home decorating and staging. In addition, Cara volunteers at Mini Wellness Retreats. She loves being able to support a great cause and have such a positive impact on her community.

Cara’s Dedication And Love For Her Clients And Community Make Her An Amazing Agent To Work With.