Agency News and Awards November 22, 2020

Meet James J. Cosenza

When you first meet James J. Cosenza (“Jimmy”), there are a few things you’ll notice right away. Jimmy is a goal setter. He’ll do whatever is necessary to achieve his goals. He wants you to be a customer for life. Furthermore, Jimmy is happiest when he’s busy! All of these traits have served him well in the past, and they continue to do so now.

A Formula For Success

Jimmy grew up in Eastchester, which is located in Westchester County, New York. Playing sports was a big part of his high school experience. Many of his friends turned their sports skills into scholarship money. However, Jimmy realized that college was not in his future. Instead, he had other plans and other goals. Jimmy became a police officer in Mount Vernon, New York. Setting goals and achieving them guided his path in the police force. Jimmy worked his way up to Community Policing, then Street Crimes, and finally, he was promoted to Detective in the Narcotics Division.

Of course, life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans, and that’s what happened to Jimmy. He was injured in the line of duty and had to “retire” from the police department. Jimmy had to make new goals and adjustments had to be made. One of Jimmys passions was owning and training harness racehorses. His injury prevented him from training his horses, but he was still a proud owner. Another change was also happening.

A Friendly Place

Jimmys wife was born and raised in Orange County and in 2002 he moved from suburban Westchester to the beautiful rural landscape that is Orange. He readily admits that it was quite a culture shock coming from Westchester to Orange. When asked what it was that caused this culture shock, he immediately replied, “Everyone was so friendly!”  He was also shocked by how peaceful and quiet Orange County is. Jimmy had another goal. In 2014 he opened his own business, Cosenza’s Gun Shop, in Monroe. With the spirit of an entrepreneur, an affinity for customer service, and a natural ability to negotiate, Jimmy has achieved the high standards he has set for himself. He strives to make every customer a customer for life.

The Road To Real Estate

With each goal that Jimmy achieved, he was closer to realizing another dream. Real estate had always been of interest. In fact, Jimmy and his wife purchased their first home in Warwick which then became a rental for them.  They moved and currently reside in Monroe. Skills that Jimmy developed over the years are important for a real estate professional to have.  His attention to detail, investigative and negotiating skills, and solving problems are all essential traits in his real estate business. So is the work ethic that led to opening a successful business. He does strive to make every customer a customer for life, and still sets goals and does whatever it takes to achieve them.

With his knowledge of Westchester and Orange Counties, Jimmy enjoys introducing clients to the warm and friendly lifestyle he and his family found here. His dedication to his clients also translates into providing the best service and negotiating the best deal for them.