Agency News and Awards July 4, 2021

Tom Folino receives CIREC Certification

Green Team New York Realty is pleased to announce that Tom Folino has received his Commercial and Investment Real Estate Certification (CIREC).

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 is 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.

From Teacher and Coach to Real Estate Salesperson

After 37 years as both a teacher and coach in the Warwick Valley School District, Tom changed his career path. His interest in real estate began with his personal experiences of buying and selling his own homes. Tom found that he actually enjoyed the process. In fact, he liked everything from obtaining financing to negotiating the best deals, and everything else involved. When he retired from teaching, he decided to pursue real estate full time.

Tom is motivated by a desire to help people sell their homes, and to find homes they’d love within the community he knows and loves. He brings the same enthusiasm and dedication that distinguished his career in education. Tom’s main goal is to place his clients’ needs and desires first. Furthermore, he has first-hand knowledge of the importance of a quality school system to a community. In addition, his knowledge of Warwick and its many neighborhoods and villages are definite assets.

Tom explained the benefits of this certification to clients seeking commercial and investment real estate.

“Having the Commercial & Investment Real Estate Certification will definitely enhance my ability to help and guide clients looking to get involved with the commercial and investment side of real estate. I have worked with many clients in the past that purchased properties for investments. Many of these clients looked at the combined use of commercial and single-family properties, I now have the resources and knowledge, in this area of real estate, to significantly help my clients as they pursue their dreams of getting involved with commercial and investment properties”.