Green Team Realty 2019 Summer Social

Green Team Realty 2019 Summer Social

We’re only days away from the Green Team 2019 Summer Social. Many of us have had 2 p.m., August 24, blocked off on our calendars for months now, and with good reason. According to Geoff Green, President of Green Team Realty,

“The Green Team Realty Summer Social is a great opportunity for all of us to take a break, reconnect, and have some fun. Bringing our extended Green Team Family together for a day at Spring Brook Farm is always something to look forward to.”

Spring Brook Farm

Spring Brook Farm in Warwick is a 15-acre family-owned and operated event venue. Incredible views surround you.  Furthermore, with an in-ground pool and lots of space for games, it’s the perfect place for the Summer Social.  Of course, adding to the charm is the authentic barn which was built back in 1850.

Summer Social is a way for the sales associates of Green Team New York Realty and Green Team New Jersey Realty to kick back and enjoy a day that is all about family. It’s a great way to get to know each other, introduce our families to our “work” family, and to network. In this relaxed setting, our sales associates share information and resources that will benefit Green Team clients. And with the weather forecast looking promising, the pool is sounding very inviting!

Thank you to our Sponsors

As the number of sales associates grows, these company social events become even more important  And we appreciate the sponsors who are helping to make this summer social possible … and even more fun!

Thanks to Road Trip RV Service, Pillar to Post, Guaranteed Rate Donahue, O”Connell & Riley PLLC, Classic Mortgage and Askin & Hooker, LLDC.

 

 

 

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The Merry Month of May – places to go in Orange and Sussex Counties and ideas for your home

The Merry Month of May – places to go in Orange and Sussex Counties and ideas for your home

It is feeling more and more like summer every day! The merry month of May is that wonderful blend of summer-like weather, mixed with rain that brings everything green to life! Trees have blossomed, grass is green. And the farms, wooded areas, low lying mountain ranges and country roads beckon us with a beauty that is the backdrop to living in Orange and Sussex Counties. With almost a month to go before the official start of summer, here are ideas for outdoor and indoor living, and events and places to go in Orange and Sussex Counties.

Love spending time outside? Try these ideas for outdoor living…  

Homebnc.com has 42 Summer Porch Ideas to inspire you. And the wonderful thing about some of these ideas and projects are their flexibility. Use your imagination to customize them for your porch, deck, lawn, or even inside your home. If you like to garden and want to try raised beds, Homebnc.com as some terrific ideas to get your garden growing. Try one or more of their best DIY raised garden bed ideas.

…And for indoor living!

When the family spends a lot of time outside, eventually they have to come in. And we all know what a day of yard work, gardening, playing, or beach going means. Dirt, sand, mud, etc. into getting tracked in your spring-cleaned home! Again, Homebnc.com has the best mudroom ideas – even if you don’t have an actual mudroom!

Now that you’re back inside, Housebeautiful.com will inspire you with 18 Fresh Summer Paint Colors That Make Every Day Feel Like a Vacation.  Further, if you decide you’d like to take on another DIY Project, Housebeautiful.com has 10 Contact Paper Decorations Ideas to Spruce Up Your Home Without Overspending. From creating your own artwork, to updates in kitchens and more, contact paper and removable wallpaper can help beautify your home.

Orange and Sussex Counties – Things to Do, Places to Go

Woodstock’s Golden Anniversary!

It’s hard for some of us to believe that Woodstock was half a century ago! It seems like yesterday that some of the greatest musicians of our time got up on that stage at Bethel Woods and performed for over 400,000 people in a 3-day concert that helped define a generation. AAA Northeast has a good article about Woodstock in Your AAA Magazine. And, of course, visit the website for Bethel Woods Center for the Arts for program updates. While the celebration doesn’t take place until August, you might want to order your tickets for a concert or two now! While not in Orange County, the site of Woodstock is close to both Orange and Sussex Counties.

Farmer’s Markets

Support our local farmers and enjoy your own fresh and delicious farm to table meals. Orange County Tourism breaks down the Markets by the days they’re held and gives you opening dates and times of operation. And each market has its own distinct character. So you may want to visit a few of these.

Orange County Farmers Market 2019 Schedule

Sussex County Farmer’s Markets are listed by County in this list from NJMom.com.

And Yelp.com lists reviews of some great places in addition to the above. While the heading reads the Best 10 Farmers Markets in Sussex County, NJ, the list also includes places to go in adjoining Orange County as well.

Vernon Day Food Truck Festival!

This fun event features great food, local vendors and live music. So check it out on Sunday, June 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. 7 Sammis Rd in Vernon. Rain date is June 9.  Event is sponsored by Vernon PAL. So, for more information check their website.

Wineries

We are fortunate to have several local wineries in our area. They provide a relaxing way to enjoy an afternoon or evening. A glass or two of wine. Some offer food. And many offer entertainment during the summer months, so check their websites for schedules.

https://orangetourism.org/explore/attractions/wineries-and-breweries/wineries/

Yelp.com shares reviews by customers for Orange County Wineries.

Crystal Springs Resorts in Sussex, NJ shares some local wineries on their website. Again, because of the close proximity, some are Orange County wineries and are listed above. They also list Ventimiglia Vineyard in Wantage, NJ.

Memorial Day Events

Sometimes the meaning of Memorial Day gets lost in store sales, and a 3-day weekend for many. Let’s remember the reason for this day and think about those who gave their lives in the service of our nation… There are many events throughout Orange and Sussex Counties and surrounding areas…

New Jersey 101.5 Memorial Day Parades and Ceremonies in New Jersey

News12’s Guide to Memorial Day Parades in the Hudson Valley

Recordonline.com Memorial Day Events and Services, Orange County

In Warwick there will be a Memorial Day Remembrance at the Buckbee Center on Colonial Avenue on Thursday, May 23 from 7-8 p.m. Visit the Warwick Chamber of Commerce website for more details.

Thanksgiving Pie – A Green Team Tradition

Thanksgiving Pie – A Green Team Tradition

Thanksgiving Pie – A Green Team Tradition

Thanksgiving.  It’s a time of gratitude, friends and family; of turkey and all the trimmings.  And at the Green Team, it’s a time to let clients know how much they are valued.  The Client Appreciation Program, or CAP, is the cornerstone of the Green Team’s foundation.  The Green Team doesn’t take its clients for granted.  Through the CAP program sales associates find ways to say “I appreciate you” throughout the year.  However, one of the highlights of the program is Thanksgiving Pie.  A Green Team CAP tradition,  clients are invited to come to the office for a casual party. And to pick up their Thanksgiving pie. Because this gift from their sales associate is a way of saying “Thank You.”  Thank you for your business, your referrals, and your friendship.

 


Thanksgiving Pie… A “family” event for both the Warwick and Vernon Offices

Walking into either office you can feel the warmth and joy and know that you are welcome.  Pies are stacked high, waiting to be distributed.  Being a local brokerage, it’s important to the Green Team to support other local businesses.  Thus Noble Pies has become part of the tradition. Their pies are baked from locally sourced ingredients when available. Cider, wine, donuts and more await the clients as they drop in to pick up their pies.   And, of course, there is laughter; lots of laughter!

Green Team Sales Associates agree that the Client Appreciation Program is something they themselves appreciate.  It keeps the focus on the people who are most important to their businesses:  their clients.  And events like this one bring everyone together, strengthening bonds between associates and between clients and associates.  Probably one of the best things is that two days later pies from the Green Team’s sales associates will be sweetening Thanksgiving Dinners at many homes.  Again letting clients know how much they are appreciated.

 

 

Open House – 60 Little York Road in Warwick

Open House – 60 Little York Road in Warwick

Open House at 60 Little York Road in Warwick on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 1:00-3:00PM. Snacks will be served.

Come see this charming 1890 Farmhouse nestled in the picturesque setting of the black dirt region with beautiful property and barns. This country home or weekend retreat provides all the elements for relaxing, comfort and easy living. The home offers 1,287-sq.-ft. of space with 2 bedrooms/1 bathroom PLUS an additional room with closet on the main level and yet ANOTHER room on the second floor providing additional space and room for expansion. Feel at home in the sun drenched living room or spend time on the rocking chair porch as you soak in the peace and quiet of the countryside. With spectacular curb appeal on 3/4 of an acre of land your family and friends will love the property, ideal for gatherings and parties. The chicken coop is complete with a roosting loft and egg laying chicken nests. This home is close to parks, shopping, restaurants, farms & wineries.

https://www.greenteamhq.com/events-and-community-news/open-house-60-little-york-road-in-warwick/

Team Up for Hope: The Green Team Went Live with NAMI Orange County, NY

Team Up for Hope: The Green Team Went Live with NAMI Orange County, NY

Team Up for Hope

As a copywriter for the Green Team, one of my jobs is to do write-ups of the various webinars held by the company.  On October  10, 2018 a special webinar was held on Facebook.  Team Up for Hope: The Green Team Live with NAMI Orange County, NY.   For those unfamiliar with the organization, NAMI stands for the National Alliance on Mental Illness.   It is the largest grassroots organization in the nation dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.  It operates on national, state and local levels by volunteers who are themselves impacted by mental illness.  And these volunteers go through extensive training to offer education, support and advocacy to those of us who have had our lives turned upside down.

So why is a real estate company spending time talking about mental illness? Because the Green Team cares about what happens in the communities we’re part of and which we serve. Every year we raise money for a local charity. This year, our committee felt that we should do something more than hold a fundraiser. We decided to team up with NAMI for an initiative to help end the stigma surrounding mental illness and to provide much needed information to our communities. Thus, this webinar was held, featuring two members of NAMI Orange who presented the personal side of mental illness as well as information and the services NAMI offers.

About our guest panelists

Marcy Felter and Sheila Sutton are working with the Green Team’s Team Up for Hope Committee, educating us on mental illness and the services that NAMI offers.  We are also working with Annie Glynn, President,  and Jeri Doherty, Treasurer, of NAMI Sussex.  Marcy and Sheila volunteered to do the webinar on behalf of both NAMI Affiliates.

Marcy is Chair of the Education Committee, teaches the NAMI Basics and Family to Family Courses, is a Family Support Group Facilitator and serves as a volunteer for Families Helping Families at Orange Regional Medical Center.  She is also teaching a new NEABPD (National Education Alliance on Borderline Personality Disorder) class on Borderline Personality Disorder.  Hosted by NAMI, this is the first class of its kind being offered in Orange County.

Sheila is a member of the Board of Directors and manages the lending library.  She also teaches the NAMI Basics and Family to Family Courses, is a Family Support Group Facilitator and serves as a volunteer for Families Helping Families at Orange Regional Medical Center. In the webinar, Sheila shares her powerful story of the effects of mental illness on her son and her family and how NAMI  changed her life.

To write or not to write, that is the question

As I watched the webinar, I realized that I could not do justice to what I was hearing and seeing.  To do so would be to rob it of its power, its intent, and its ability to reach people.  So I am going to ask everyone reading this to watch the webinar.  Spend a few minutes learning about the lives many of you, your family, your friends and your neighbors are living.  There are people living in the shadows, afraid of discrimination, bullying, being deserted by friends and family… being judged.  Imagine living in fear for a loved one, not understanding what had happened, where that person went, what to do when things got out of control and scary…    And then being thrown a lifeline by people like the two women talking to us. And that is exactly what NAMI is, a lifeline.

Today the Green Team was Live with NAMI Orange County to talk about the amazing efforts of support, education, and advocacy that NAMI offers to the community, families and individuals who battle Mental Illness.

Posted by Green Team Realty on Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Want to learn more?  Here are some facts and resources from NAMI.ORG

Mental Health Facts in America

Mental Health Facts Children & Teens

Mental Health Conditions

Navigating a Mental Health Crisis

Taking Charge of your Mental Health

Want to Know How to Help a Friend?

Where to go for help

Local Nami Affiliates:

Orange County, NY

Email:  [email protected]

Website:  namiorangeny.org

Telephone:  845-956-NAMI (6264) or Toll-free: 1-866-906-NAMI (6264)

FaceBook:  @namiorangecountyny, NAMI Orange Discussion Group

Sussex County, NJ

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.nami-sussex-nj.org

Telephone: 9793-214-0632

Facebook:  @namisussex

NAMI National Helpline:

1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or [email protected]

Crisis Text Line:  Text 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

Call 1-800-273-8255

Online Chat:  https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat

Mental Health First Aid Class – to learn how to identify, understand and respond to symptoms of mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders in your community

Website: https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/

 

 

 

Green Team New Jersey Realty celebrates the opening of their new office building.

Green Team New Jersey Realty celebrates the opening of their new office building.

 

 

Green Team New Jersey Realty celebrates the opening of their new office building

Just two years and five days after the ribbon cutting that launched the opening of the Green Team’s Vernon office, a new ribbon cutting was held.   On Thursday, September 13, Green Team New Jersey Realty (“GTNJR”) celebrated the official opening of its new office building at 293 South Route 94, Vernon, New Jersey.  And the ample parking lot was perfect for the celebration that followed.  

A little history…

The Green Team Home Selling System, founded in 2005, is in the top ten of all brokerages in Orange County, New York.   When Geoffrey Green was approached by agents wanting to open an office in Vernon, New Jersey, it made perfect sense. Vernon was an underserved market, just across the border from Warwick, New York where the Green Team is based. However, even Geoff and equity partners Kim Lasalandra, Charles Nagy and Ted VanLaar couldn’t foresee the rapid growth of  Green Team New Jersey Realty.   For Charles, real estate has always been about people and making relationships.   It’s what he truly loves about the business.  However, his long term plans included retirement and relaxation.  Now Green Team New Jersey Realty and its rapid success has put all talks of retirement on hold.  There are new people to meet, new relationships to forge, and an exciting business to grow.

Utilizing the systems developed by Geoff Green, the Vernon office flourished.  At six months there were 8 sales associates. That number kept growing as agents learned about the Green Team’s core values, its unique training and mentoring programs, and its commitment to providing the best possible client service.

In 2017, six GTNJR sales associates were recognized by the New Jersey Association of Realtors for achievement and excellence in sales.  Considered among the most prestigious honors awarded to Realtors in the Garden State, the NJAR Circle of Excellence recognizes members who have excelled in the field of salesmanship.   Ann Nussberger achieved the Silver Level ($6.5 million and 20 units minimum or 70 units). Recipients of the Bronze award ($2.5 million and 15 units minimum or 30 units) were Barbara Tesa, Joyce Rogers, Charles Nagy, Keren Gonen and Theodore Van Laar.

The future looks great…

As Geoff Green so eloquently put it, “Even though we’re here to celebrate the grand opening of the new building, it’s really a celebration of the people of the Green Team.” In less than two years, Green Team New Jersey Realty has become one of the top 20 real estate agencies in all of Sussex County and is one of the top five in Vernon.  Thus, with 18 Sales Associates and a new home, the sky’s the limit. Yes, the Green Team has good reason to celebrate.

 

 

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