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.
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 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.
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]
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]
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:
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
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.