Agency News and AwardsMentorship Program July 26, 2023

Barbara and Peggy’s Journey in BHGRE Green Team’s Mentorship Program

Fostering Success: BHGRE Green Team’s Transformative Mentorship Program.

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Green Team understands the value of mentorship. In the dynamic and competitive world of real estate, having a strong support system can make all the difference for new agents looking to establish their careers. This is why BHGRE Green Team developed a successful program that pairs seasoned agents with mentees seeking guidance and support. Recently Peggy Bradfield, a new agent, embarked on a mentorship journey with the esteemed Barbara Tesa, one of BHGRE Green Team’s top agents.

Knowledge Transfer and Industry Insights

Peggy Bradfield emphasizes that her mentorship with Barbara has been a game-changer, providing her with a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Barbara willingly shares her insights and industry know-how, enabling Peggy to gain a deep understanding of the nuances involved in real estate transactions. By imparting her experience, Barbara equips Peggy with the tools necessary to navigate the industry with confidence and competence.

Enhancing Real Estate Skills and Competency

A vital aspect of the mentorship program is the opportunity for mentees to develop and enhance their real estate skills. Peggy attests to the significant improvements she has seen in her own competency since working with Barbara. Through Barbara’s guidance, Peggy has honed her abilities, ensuring she can provide exceptional service to her clients. This investment in skill development sets Peggy up for long-term success in her real estate career.

Networking and Partnership Opportunities

Beyond knowledge and skill enhancement, mentorship also opens doors to valuable networking opportunities. Additionally, Barbara has not only introduced Peggy to key players in the industry but has also created potential avenues for partnerships, collaborations, and referrals. By facilitating these connections, Barbara demonstrates her commitment to Peggy’s growth and success, emphasizing the importance of building a strong professional network in the real estate field.

Advice, Support, and Guidance

One of the most significant advantages of having a mentor is the availability of advice, support, and guidance. Peggy describes Barbara as a reliable resource when faced with challenges or dilemmas in her real estate career. Barbara’s insights and expertise help Peggy navigate various situations, providing her with the necessary guidance to make informed decisions. Having someone like Barbara to turn to ensures that Peggy feels supported, fostering her confidence and professional growth.

Encouragement and Confidence Building

Barbara’s mentorship goes beyond technical training; it encompasses the emotional and personal aspects of professional development. She believes in John C. Crosby’s quote, “Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” Barbara understands that the real estate business is about people, and mentoring extends beyond textbooks and processes. By including Peggy in actual real estate transactions, such as listings, showings, inspections, due diligence, and closings, Barbara helps her mentee gain hands-on experience and instills a sense of encouragement and increased confidence in Peggy’s abilities.

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Green Team’s mentorship program stands out as a beacon of support for new agents like Peggy Bradfield. Through the guidance of seasoned agents like Barbara Tesa, mentees gain knowledge, industry insights, enhanced skills, networking opportunities, and unwavering support. The program empowers mentees to grow both professionally and personally, ensuring their success in the challenging real estate industry. By investing in mentorship, BHGRE Green Team demonstrates its commitment to nurturing talent and fostering a culture of collaboration, learning, and achievement.


Housing Market NewsMortgage and Home LoansWeekly Market Report July 22, 2023

Weekly Market Update for Week Ending 7/21/2023

Weekly Market Update from Cross Country Mortgage for the Week Ending 7/21/2023

Helping you navigate the market


Mortgage markets were relatively quiet over the past week. There were no significant surprises in the economic data, and Fed officials refrained from any speaking appearances ahead of the meeting next week. As a result, rates ended nearly unchanged. Weekly Market Report 7/21/2023
Since consumer spending accounts for over two-thirds of U.S. economic activity, the retail sales data is a closely watched measure of the health of the economy. In June, retail sales rose just 0.2% from May, far below the consensus forecast for an increase of 0.5%. However, upward revisions to the results for the prior month mostly offset the shortfall in June, making the report roughly neutral for mortgage rates overall. Looking at the details, online sales surged 1.9% and might be even stronger in the July report given the early readings seen for Amazon Prime Day. Furniture stores and appliance dealers also posted strong gains, while spending on building materials and garden equipment dropped sharply.

In housing news, sales of existing homes in June fell 3% from May and were 19% lower than last year at this time. This was the slowest sales pace for June since 2009. Inventory levels stand at just a 3.1-month supply nationally, far below the 6-month supply typical in a balanced market. The median existing-home price of $410,200 was slightly below the record high seen in June 2022. Homes purchased by first-time buyers fell to just 26% of total sales, the lowest level ever recorded.

With a severe shortage of previously owned homes available for sale in many regions, additional inventory is badly needed, but the latest data contained mixed news. After a huge surge last month, housing starts in June dropped 8% from May, falling short of the consensus forecast. More encouragingly, single-family building permits, a leading indicator, increased 2%. In addition, a separate survey of home builder sentiment from the NAHB rose to the highest reading since June 2022. Nevertheless, builders continue to list tight credit conditions for loans and high prices for land, labor, and materials as obstacles to a faster pace of construction.


The next US Fed meeting will take place on Wednesday. Investors anticipate that there will be a 25 basis point increase in the federal funds rate, but there is a much wider split about what will happen later in the year. The next European Central Bank meeting will follow on Thursday. For economic reports, New Home Sales will be released on Wednesday. Second quarter GDP, the broadest measure of economic activity, will come out on Thursday. Personal Income and the PCE price index, the inflation indicator favored by the Fed, will be released on Friday.

Weekly Market Report 7/21/2023

Information above was provided by Cross Country Mortgage.

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Agency News and Awards July 18, 2023

Rising Star – James “Jimmy” Cosenza

James “Jimmy” Cosenza: A Rising Star in Real Estate with a Passion for Service

In the dynamic world of real estate, new talents are constantly emerging, bringing fresh perspectives and unmatched dedication to their clients. Today, we shine the spotlight on James “Jimmy” Cosenza, a retired police detective turned real estate professional, whose passion for service and extensive local knowledge are propelling him to great heights. Join us as we delve into Jimmy’s journey and discover why he is quickly becoming a rising star in the industry.

A Diverse Background

Before venturing into the realm of real estate, Jimmy Cosenza spent years serving his community as a dedicated police detective in the city of Mount Vernon. His commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of others shines through in every aspect of his life. In 2002, Jimmy made the decision to settle in Orange County, a vibrant and welcoming community that captured his heart.

Business Ventures

Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, Jimmy opened Cosenza’s Gun Shop in Monroe in 2014. Through his business, he fostered strong relationships with the local community, gaining a deep understanding of the area’s residents and their needs. This experience served as a solid foundation for his future career in real estate.

Investing in Real Estate

As a seasoned investor himself, Jimmy understands the value of property ownership. Since 2004, he and his wife have successfully managed a rental property in Warwick, providing them with valuable insights into the landlord-tenant relationship. Furthermore, they have personally experienced the joys and challenges of homeownership. Jimmy and his wife purchased their own residence in Monroe in 2007 where they continue to live today. Jimmy’s personal experience empowers him to guide his clients confidently through the complexities of real estate transactions.

A Passion for Real Estate

Throughout his life, Jimmy Cosenza has nurtured a genuine interest in real estate. This passion, combined with his intricate knowledge of the local market, allows him to provide his clients with a competitive edge. Whether it’s assisting first-time homebuyers, helping sellers maximize their property’s value, or guiding investors towards profitable opportunities, Jimmy’s dedication to excellence is unwavering.

A Test of Tenacity

Jimmy’s commitment to his clients and the real estate industry was recently put to the test when he successfully closed one of the most challenging deals his mentor had ever witnessed. Throughout the ups and downs of the transaction, Jimmy demonstrated unwavering determination, creativity, and problem-solving skills. He refused to give up, keeping the deal alive with innovative solutions and keeping all parties engaged and hopeful. After four months in contract status, the deal finally closed, showcasing Jimmy’s perseverance, patience, and ever-expanding knowledge base.

Community Engagement

Beyond his professional endeavors, Jimmy actively participates in his community. An avid sports enthusiast, he not only owns and trains harness racehorses but also enjoys engaging in competitive Texas Hold’em games. These activities allow Jimmy to connect with individuals from all walks of life, fostering relationships and building a network that enhances his ability to serve his clients.


James “Jimmy” Cosenza is an emerging force in the real estate industry, combining his years of law enforcement experience, business acumen, and personal investment ventures to deliver exceptional results for his clients. With an unwavering commitment to service and a genuine passion for real estate, Jimmy has quickly become a rising star. Whether you are buying, selling, or investing in the Orange County market, you can trust Jimmy Cosenza to provide you with the knowledge, expertise, and dedication you need for a successful real estate journey. Reach out to Jimmy today and witness firsthand the difference he can make in your real estate endeavors.

Agency News and Awards July 5, 2023

Celebrating Success at the New Jersey Circle of Excellence Awards

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Green Team was Excited to see our Agents Shine at the New Jersey 2022 Circle of Excellence Awards.

The real estate industry is highly competitive, with agents striving to provide exceptional service and deliver outstanding results. Today, we have the privilege to recognize and congratulate the remarkable achievements of several BHGRE Green Team agents at the esteemed New Jersey Circle of Excellence Awards. Their dedication, professionalism, and unwavering commitment to their clients have earned them well-deserved accolades. Join us in celebrating the incredible accomplishments of Kristi Anderson, Barbara Tesa, Ted Van Laar, and Charles Nagy as they shine brightly at this prestigious event.

Gold Level Achievement $12-19.9 million: Kristi Anderson

We are thrilled to extend our warmest congratulations to Kristi Anderson for her remarkable achievement of receiving the Gold Level award. Kristi’s exceptional skills, industry knowledge, and unparalleled commitment to her clients have truly set her apart. Her relentless pursuit of excellence and passion for helping clients find their dream homes have made her a trusted and respected name in the real estate industry. Kristi’s Gold Level recognition is a testament to her unwavering dedication and outstanding accomplishments. Well done, Kristi!

Silver Level Recognition $6.5-11.99 million: Barbara Tesa and Ted Van Laar

We are delighted to honor Barbara Tesa and Ted Van Laar for their remarkable accomplishments. Both of these amazing agents have received the Silver Level award at the New Jersey Circle of Excellence Awards. Barbara and Ted’s unwavering commitment to their clients and exceptional service have consistently exceeded expectations. Their attention to detail, strong negotiation skills, and market expertise have contributed to their success in helping clients navigate the real estate market with ease. Barbara and Ted’s Silver Level recognition is a well-deserved tribute to their hard work and dedication. Congratulations, Barbara and Ted!

Bronze Level Achievement $2.5-6.49 million: Charles Nagy

We are delighted to congratulate Charles Nagy on receiving the Bronze Level award at the New Jersey Circle of Excellence Awards. Charles’s passion for real estate, combined with his dedication to his clients, has allowed him to achieve remarkable results. Additionally, his integrity, professionalism, and expertise have earned him the trust and admiration of his clients. Charles’s Bronze Level recognition is a testament to his commitment to excellence and his unwavering pursuit of client satisfaction. Well done, Charles!


The achievements of Kristi Anderson, Barbara Tesa, Ted Van Laar, and Charles Nagy at the New Jersey Circle of Excellence Awards serve as a testament to their exceptional skills, unwavering commitment, and outstanding contributions to the real estate industry. These agents have not only excelled professionally but have also made a significant impact on the lives of their clients. Their dedication, expertise, and commitment to providing exceptional service have set them apart as true industry leaders. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Kristi, Barbara, Ted, and Charles for their well-deserved recognition and wish them continued success in their future endeavors.


Agency News and Awards June 23, 2023

Celebrating Terry Gavan’s Dedication and Success

A True Real Estate Professional

In the fast-paced and competitive world of real estate, few agents possess the dedication and expertise required to navigate challenging deals successfully. Terry Gavan, a remarkable agent with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Green Team, is one such individual. Her recent achievement in closing a difficult deal, despite numerous obstacles, showcases her unwavering commitment to her clients and their needs. Let’s take a closer look at Terry’s journey and applaud her exceptional work in the real estate industry.

The Challenging Deal

Terry’s most recent triumph involved a log house in Westtown, which presented several unique hurdles, including an easement on the property. Marketing a property with such complexities is no easy task, but Terry accepted the challenge wholeheartedly. With her extensive knowledge and sharp negotiation skills, she tirelessly worked to secure a buyer, despite facing a series of unrealistic and unacceptable below market offers along the way.

Persistence and Dedication

Terry’s unwavering dedication to her clients was evident throughout the arduous ten-month process. While many might have been discouraged by the numerous setbacks and adversities, Terry remained steadfast and focused on achieving the best outcome for her client. Her ability to maintain a positive mindset and adapt to changing circumstances is a testament to her exceptional professionalism.

A Lasting Legacy

What makes Terry’s success even more remarkable is her long-standing relationship with the client/seller. Having sold his house in Greenwood Lake in 2005 and subsequently helped him purchase the Westtown property in 2006, Terry has built a deep connection with this client, as she has with so many other repeat clients – over the years. Now, once again, the client entrusted Terry with selling the property, allowing him to embark on a new chapter in his life. This story highlights Terry’s commitment to nurturing long-term relationships with her clients and the trust they place in her expertise. 

“When I decided to sell my home in Greenwood Lake in 2005, I was fortunate to somehow be referred to an excellent Realtor…Terry Gavan.
She listed the house and in under two months we were in contract. Terry’s knowledge, expertise, professionalism and pleasing personality came into play and made it work smoothly.
Terry then sold me my log house In Westtown in 2006. Assisting and guiding me in the buyer process with the same amount of effort, energy and knowledge.
Terry stayed in touch with me over the years ..always stopping by to say hello and checking in.
So of course when it came time to sell this log home I loved, Terry was there to explain all the nuances involved in a sale in the year 2022 and once again with a clear focus and constant updates and communication along with the bias for action that she adheres to, we got it done. It was no easy task. There were hurdles but Terry never deterred and stayed focused on the goal of selling.
She saw it through to the finish and I got a full price offer.. I could not have been happier with the entire transaction.
Another job well done! I would highly recommend calling Terry to get the job done!”  – Mike A. – Westtown seller

Terry’s Remarkable Portfolio

The client’s situation is not unique when it comes to Terry’s impressive portfolio. Over the years, she has established herself as a trusted real estate professional for her long-time clients, many of whom she has assisted in buying and selling multiple homes. This “legacy” relationship is a testament to the exceptional service Terry provides, the trust she inspires, and the profound impact she has on the lives of her clients.

Terry Gavan‘s recent triumph in closing a difficult deal exemplifies her unmatched dedication, unwavering persistence, and remarkable expertise in the real estate industry. Her ability to navigate complex situations, maintain strong client relationships, and achieve outstanding results sets her apart as a true professional. We congratulate Terry on her well-deserved success and commend her for the exceptional service she provides to her clients. Terry Gavan is an inspiration to aspiring real estate agents and a shining example of the impact one individual can make in their profession.

Agency News and Awards June 22, 2023

Kristine “Krissy” Many is now a Certified Real Estate Negotiator!

Better Home and Gardens Real Estate Green Team proudly announces that Krissy Many has received her CREN designation!

Since beginning her Real Estate career in 2015 Krissy’s hard work and dedication has made her one of the best in the business. Krissy 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 a huge accomplishment and a homage to her devotion. 


Krissy’s Dedication to excellent service

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 now becoming a Certified Real Estate Negotiator Krissy has obtained multiple designations over the years. This includes passing the rigorous course to become an associate broker, as well as becoming a Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA), Military Relocation Professional (MRP), as well as obtaining her Commercial & Investment Real Estate Certification. Additionally, Krissy went on to graduate from Dr. Karrass’s Effective Negotiations.

According to NAR®, 83% of buyers and sellers consider negotiation skills essential in a Realtor. As an agent who is always looking for ways to expand her skills, Krissy decided this designation would be an amazing asset to her clients. As a Certified Real Estate Negotiator she is prepared to tailor a specific negotiation strategy for both buyers and sellers. Additionally, with this knowledge, Krissy is ready to negotiate the highest price for her sellers and the lowest price for her buyers. 

If you are looking for an Expert Realtor who is prepared to get you the best price for your current or future home, Give Krissy a call.


Agency News and AwardsCommunity Support June 14, 2023

BHGRE Green Team’s Dedication to Mental Health Awareness

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Green Team’s Dedication to Mental Health Awareness with Team Up for Hope

For many years, BHGRE Green Team has been a dedicated sponsor of Team Up for Hope. Green Team deeply values Team Up for Hope‘s mission to raise awareness for mental health, suicide, and addiction within our community. The partnership between BHGRE Green Team and Team Up for Hope has flourished over the years, with Green Team being one of their top sponsors since the beginning. Moreover, BHGRE Green Team’s CEO, Geoffrey Green, played an integral role as the co-founder of Team Up for Hope. Their continued support was evident at the recent Warwick Cares event, where Green Team showcased their unwavering commitment.

Team Up for Hope

Team Up For Hope Members Angela Murphy, Trish Valentino, Jane Steinhoff, Amy Green, Wayne Patterson, Diva, and Geoffrey Green with BHGRE Green Team’s President Vikki Garby.

Uniting to Bring Awareness

BHGRE Green Team’s generous contributions and commitment to the cause have played a pivotal role in helping Team Up for Hope carry out its mission. By partnering with Team Up for Hope, Green Team has demonstrated their dedication to making a meaningful impact on the community’s well-being.

Geoffrey Green, the CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Green Team, is not only a successful leader but also a passionate advocate for mental health. As a co-founder of Team Up for Hope, he recognized the urgent need to address mental health issues and has been instrumental in guiding the organization’s mission. Through his leadership and vision, Geoffrey Green has played a crucial role in driving positive change and fostering a community that prioritizes mental health and well-being.

Wayne Patterson, President of Team Up for Hope and an agent with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Green Team is a dedicated mental health advocate. Wayne’s commitment to the cause goes beyond his role as President, as he actively participates in various organizations dedicated to helping the community. His involvement in these organizations showcases his unwavering dedication to promoting mental health and providing support to those in need. Wayne Patterson’s collaborative spirit and hard has helped Team Up for Hope become a well-known name in our community. Additionally, his tireless advocacy efforts make it possible to build a stronger community and uplift individuals and families facing mental health challenges.

Building a Stronger Community

True to their commitment to the community, Green Team proudly attended the Warwick Cares event, demonstrating their unwavering support for mental health initiatives. Their presence at the event showcased their dedication to the collective mission of spreading awareness and providing support for those in need. By actively participating, Green Team exemplified their commitment to making a difference and fostering a caring community.

Together, Green Team and Team Up for Hope continue to promote mental health and well-being, making a positive difference in the lives of individuals and families in need. Their partnership, fueled by the leadership of Geoffrey Green, the passion of Wayne Patterson, and the shared vision of both organizations, stands as a beacon of hope and resilience. With their unwavering support and dedication, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Green Team and Team Up for Hope are building a stronger community, one that prioritizes mental health and supports those in need.

Brokerage Listings June 9, 2023

9 Melissa Court, Warwick, NY

Nestled within one of Warwick’s most sought-after neighborhoods, 9 Melissa Court presents an exceptional opportunity for those seeking a beautiful yet convenient living experience. This stunning residence features 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, providing ample space for families, guests, and/or a home office.


As you step inside, you’ll immediately appreciate the 9 foot ceilings with crown molding on the main level. The floorplan offers comfortable flow from one space to the next. You’ll find hardwood floors on the main level with a beautifully tiled sun-room off the kitchen. In addition brand new carpeting on all three levels creates a fresh and homey atmosphere. The beautiful warm neutral color palette offers a versatile backdrop for any style of décor.


The heart of the home is the open concept kitchen, sun room and family room, which is perfect for entertaining guests and creating lasting memories with loved ones. This thoughtfully designed space provides a seamless flow, allowing for easy interaction between the kitchen and the family room. The kitchen boasts modern appliances, ample counter space, and plenty of storage making it a joy for both cooking enthusiasts and casual meal preparation. This home is completely wired for sound in all the common rooms, as well as the outdoors on the porch and deck. Additionally, it is wired for internet in all rooms. 9 Melissa Court


The second level offers four large bedrooms including a lovely primary suite with cathedral ceilings, a gorgeous en-suite bathroom, and a large walk-in closet. The second-level laundry room adds convenience to daily chores, making life a little easier for busy households.


The finished walk-out basement features a versatile rec room space, including  a treadmill and home gym that is yours to keep as well. This area is perfect for fitness enthusiasts or for anyone looking to stay active without leaving the comfort of home. The rec room is large enough to create several different spaces within this lower level depending on your needs. A home office, play room, or 2nd lounge area are just a few options to consider.


A wrap-around porch adds character to the exterior and serves as a welcoming spot to relax and enjoy the surrounding natural beauty. Whether you’re sipping your morning coffee or unwinding after a long day, this peaceful retreat is right at your doorstep.


Outdoor living is a delight at 9 Melissa Ct, as the property is being offered with a hot tub, lovely gazebo, and all deck furnishings. Whether you’re unwinding in the hot tub, hosting barbecues, or simply enjoying the fresh air, the outdoor space is designed for relaxation and entertainment. Despite its quaint size, the backyard at 9 Melissa Ct offers a cozy outdoor retreat. It’s perfect for enjoying a morning cup of coffee or unwinding in the evening, providing a manageable space that requires minimal maintenance.


Location-wise, this residence offers the best of both worlds. Its convenient proximity to the village, allows residents to easily access the charming shops, boutiques, restaurants, and cafes that contribute to Warwick’s vibrant village life. At the same time, the property maintains a sense of privacy within the village, offering a peaceful sanctuary of your own located on a quiet cul-de-sac.9 Melissa Court


The low-maintenance nature of the property makes it an ideal choice for families with busy weekends and summers (think travel sports or a family who enjoys a separate lake home or beach house during summer months). 9 Melissa Court is also ideal as a second home for someone looking for a weekend getaway. Instead of spending precious time on extensive outdoor upkeep, homeowners can focus on enjoying their leisure time and the amenities the village has to offer.


An additional feature worth mentioning is the brand new driveway leading up to the 2-car garage, providing not only convenience but also enhancing the property’s curb appeal. As you approach the house, the freshly paved driveway offers ample parking space for residents and guests .


9 Melissa Court located in the heart of the Historic Village of Warwick, NY presents an exceptional opportunity for comfortable living in a sought-after neighborhood. With its 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, brand new carpeting, beautiful warm neutral color palette, open concept kitchen-family room space, brand new driveway, wrap-around porch, walk-out finished rec room in the basement, hot tub, gazebo, and deck furnishings, this property offers a balance of relaxation, entertainment, and convenience. Its small backyard, proximity to the village, privacy within the village, and low-maintenance nature make it a perfect choice for second homes, village life, families with busy weekends or travel sports, or as a weekend getaway.9 Melissa Court

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.