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Meet Renee Guarino

Meet Renee Guarino

Green Team New York Realty is happy to welcome Renee Guarino. As a Slate Hill resident of 25 years, Renee is more than familiar with Orange County. Her knowledge of the area is an asset to her clients.

Renee brings a special skill set to GTNYR

Renee Guarino was a Human Resource Specialist for 10 years. During that time she interviewed, hired, and trained for all positions for the company she worked for. Further, she was a dental office manager for 5 years. There, she scheduled appointments and checked patients out, did accounts receivable and accounts payable. Both of these positions offered skills of great customer service, time management, and interpersonal skills. All of these skills are important for a real estate sales associate.

The transition to real estate

Renee has sold and purchased 5 homes of her own.  She thoroughly enjoys researching and viewing homes. Renee always wanted to sell real estate and decided now is the right time. She wants to help the next family find their dream home, just as she did. And, she believes, having experienced it herself, that while buying or selling a home can be challenging, with the right salesperson it can be an enjoyable event.

And in her free time

When she does have free time, Renee enjoys reading and traveling. She also likes to get out into the beautiful Orange County countryside by bicycling, hiking, and kayaking.


Krissy Many achieves CIREC Designation

Krissy Many achieves CIREC Designation

Krissy Many has achieved her CIREC Designation. She is expanding her expertise to better serve her clients with the Commercial & Investment Real Estate Certification

What The CIREC Designation Means

According to the NAR Code of Ethics, agents must have the proper training for specialized services. Agents undertaking the extensive CIREC course obtain the needed foundation to provide commercial and investment real estate services.  A wide range of topics are covered. Included are tax implications, 1031 Exchanges, valuing property, and more.  Also covered, preparation of financial analyses, and comparing financial impacts of leasing vs. buying. Furthermore, negotiating concepts and tactics are important parts of the course.

3rd Quarter 2020 Sales Leaders

3rd Quarter 2020 Sales Leaders

Congratulations from Geoff Green, President of Green Team Realty, to our 3rd Quarter Sales Leaders

3rd Quarter 2020 Sales Leaders for Green Team Realty have been announced. They are Jennifer DiCostanco for Green Team New York Realty and Keren Gonen of Green Team New Jersey Realty.

“Jennifer and Keren – Two big names in the Orange & Sussex County Real Estate business.  It’s not easy to be the third quarter sales leader because it’s the biggest production quarter of the year for Realtors.  Those who place the highest in Q3 are usually the annual winners as well.  Both Jennifer and Keren are perennial All Stars in this industry and for good reason.  They both work extremely hard in and on their businesses, and they both have exceptional reputations with their clients.   Congratulations to both ladies and I have to say that I won’t be one bit surprised to see both of them do it again year after year.”

Jennifer DiCostanzo, Green Team New York Realty

This is not the first Sales Leader Award for Jennifer DiCostanzo. She has been the Yearly Sales Leader since joining Green Team in 2015. In addition, she was 1st Quarter Sales Leader for 2020. Jen received the MVP Award in 2017 for more than $10 Million in sales. In 2019 she received that award for more than $12 Million in sales. She attributes her success to steadfast dedication to each of her clients. Furthermore, she has a plethora of knowledge and experience which is evident in each transaction and results in creating strategic approaches and facilitating solutions. Jen had this to say about achieving 3rd Quarter Sales Leader:

“Thank you to my clients and colleagues. We adapted to covid protocols and worked together safely during the strongest sales quarter of the year, during pandemic times.”

Keren Gonen, Green Team New Jersey Realty

This is not Keren Gonen‘s first time as a Sales Leader, either. This is her fourth time as Quarterly Sales Leader. Most recently, she was named Sales Leader for the 2nd Quarter of 2020. And in 2017, the year Keren started at Green Team New Jersey Realty, she was Yearly Sales Leader.

Keren said the following about her latest achievement:

“I was given this opportunity to say a few words about this achievement and although I am grateful for being in this place, at this time, I would like to say the following: I know how scary this time is for all of us.  America is in turmoil, due to Corona, The Elections, The Economy, Our rights and Freedom and so much more.  It is this uncertainty, now more than ever, that reminds us that our safe haven is our HOME.  This is the reason for the spike in sales in Real Estate. We all want to feel SAFE.  It is now, more than ever, that we look inside our homes and our hearts and decide what is important and what is not.  It is now that we must all come together, not fall farther apart.  To those who have chosen me as the one to accompany them on this journey, I am grateful.  I hope that I have made, at least in part, your need to relocate a bit easier, a bit less stressful, and that I contributed some peace in these difficult times. For all of that, I am grateful.”

Tiffany Megna achieves AHWD Designation

Tiffany Megna achieves AHWD Designation

Tiffany Megna of Green Team New York Realty has received AHWD designation. Tiffany was asked why she sought this designation. She replied:

“I was motivated to take this class based on our current issues with prejudice and discrimination.”

What is the AHWD (At Home With Diversity®) Designation?

According to the National Association of Realtors®, the course encompasses topics of diversity, equity, inclusion, fair housing, and risk reduction.


Meet Isaura Lopez

Meet Isaura Lopez

Meet Isaura (“Isy”) Lopez of Green Team New York Realty. Ask Isy what is important to her and she immediately replies, “Family!” She has one daughter and is the proud grandma of 4 and 6-year-old grandsons.

Of course, there are other things important to Isy as well. One of those is providing service to her clients, to her community, and to those in need.

Isy brings with her over 30 years of retail management experience. Her resume includes an extensive professional background in sales, management, and customer service. Isy has worked in Barney’s New York, Neiman Marcus, Target, and JCPenney. Furthermore, she was the Volunteer Captain at Target, helping to refurbish local playgrounds. In addition, in collaboration with other store employees, they collected gently warm coats and food for donation to those in need. She also ran the March of Dimes and raised funds for the Breast Cancer Walks through bake sales.

The Transition to Real Estate

Isy was always interested in real estate, but never dared to make the move. When she bought her own home 18 years ago, the process was very stressful. Recalling that, she wants to actually make the process fun. Isy has always been a service-oriented person. She looks forward to helping others find their first or their forever home. Making her customers/clients happy is what gives Isy a sense of achievement. Having been an Orange County Resident for 18 years, living in Maybrook, she is very familiar with the area and can help her clients find that special place to call home.

Isy checked out other agencies before signing on with Green Team. Some of those agencies actually made her feel uncomfortable. She didn’t get a warm welcoming feeling from them. Having been in the corporate world for too long, she wanted to work in a family environment. That was the feeling she got from the Green Team. And, when asked why she ultimately did decide to join the Green Team, her answer is a succinct “good vibes!”


Congrats To Kristi Anderson For Reaching The Cap!

Congrats To Kristi Anderson For Reaching The Cap!

Kristi Anderson reached the cap!

Congratulations from Geoffrey Green, President of Green Team Realty, to Kristi Anderson for reaching the commission cap for company dollar contribution in 2020!

A quote from Geoff:

“Kristi’s dedication to her clients and hard work has allowed her to reach the cap on her commission with Green Team Realty. This is an outstanding accomplishment and means Kristi will now receive a 100% commission split on any deal she closes during 2020.”


Kristi Anderson


“First, I would like to thank all my clients for making “capping out” possible.  This a  great program Green Team Realty offers and is a great motivator.  It has not been easy this year with the pandemic and following safety guidelines and the ever changing requirements.  However, with perseverance and determination I have helped many buyers and sellers accomplish their real estate goals during these trying times.  And it was my pleasure doing so and I hope to continue this in the future.”




Green Team Realty’s commission structure is, no doubt, one of the finest in the industry, but it doesn’t end there.  Our lead generation platform, certified sales assistant program, and dynamic training systems are just a few other things worth mentioning. 

To learn more about Green Team Realty and why you should join our team click here.

Congratulations, Kristi!

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