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September
2

Laffey Real Estate Welcomes Gavilla to Huntington Office

Greenvale, NY – Laffey Real Estate recently announced the hiring of veteran real estate broker, Hector Gavilla to the position of Branch Manager of the Huntington Office, Laffey Real Estate's easternmost location.  Gavilla is a Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker.  He is responsible for the office's recruitment, productivity, and daily management of agent success and staff workload. 

Gavilla comes to the firm with an extensive background in real estate.  As a training instructor and realtor, Hector brings a valuable combination of mentor and agent into his management skill set.  His hands-on coaching style and experience in the field has already produced results in the office he leads. 

Upon introducing Gavilla to the management team, Donnamarie Chaimanis, President offered this about the appointment, "Hector is a great find and perfect fit for the team in Huntington.  His almost two decades of real estate experience, local knowledge and marketing savvy is the trifecta of traits we are looking for in our branch leaders."  She added, "We know Hector will be a valuable part of our team." 

Gavilla owned and managed his own brokerage for nine years until selling to a competitor in 2019, where he stayed until making the leap to head up the Huntington Branch for Laffey Real Estate.

A resident of Huntington, Gavilla is active in Huntington politics.  He serves on the Town of Huntington Affordable Housing Advisory Board, a committee of non-paid Huntington Residents appointed by the Huntington Town Board to make recommendations with respect to the administration of the Affordable Housing Trust and Agency Fund.

August
13

Laffey Real Estate announced the appointment of Donnamarie Chaimanis, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, to the position of President of the brokerage effective immediately

In this newly created role, Chaimanis is tasked with maximizing branch productivity; supervise the daily sales operations, branch services, recruiting platforms and growth strategies in the markets served including Long Island and the five boroughs.  She will continue in the role of overseeing the team of branch managers and career leaders.

The announcement was made by Philip C. Laffey, Broker Owner via a senior management Zoom meeting.  "We are very pleased to have Donnamarie work alongside us.  Since joining the firm in 2005, she has been a proven leader, innovator and team player," explained Laffey.  "This offers both Mark and me the opportunity to continue to focus on more strategic initiatives while ensuring that our company is moving forward as we have envisioned." 

Chaimanis, a 15-year residential real estate veteran, has previously served in leadership positions including Branch Manager Brookville Office, Regional Vice President and Luxury Marketing Division Manager.  Before her promotion, she led the company's Luxury Marketing Division instituting training strategy, marketing initiatives and agent mentoring. 

Donnamarie has a real penchant for luxury real estate, as the market on the Gold Coast certainly warrants.  Overall, these legacy sales include the $36.5 Million Searingtown Road, Manhasset land; $20 Million Easton Estate, Muttontown; $19.88 Million Alan King Waterfront Estate, Kings Point; the $9.035 Million, Oyster Bay Cove Cassini residence and many other notable estates.  

In commenting on Donnamarie's appointment, Mark T. Laffey, Broker Owner added that "we've been grooming her for this position for a few years.  She stepped up naturally and efficiently. With her professionalism and knowledge, we are confident that Donnamarie will be an integral part of the strategic growth of Laffey Real Estate for years to come."

With her extensive experience and background in residential real estate, she will continue to work closely with the Broker Owners.  As the firm enters another chapter in their storied and well-regarded history, the vision for expansion will be well served under her guidance.  

July
21

Laffey Real Estate is proud to be featured in the July 2020 Delta Media Group's industry publication, Real Estate Marketing and Technology Magazine, titled In A Town Full of Apples, Be the Orange. How Long Island's Laffey Real Estate Stands Out from the Competition

An orange you might say?  Well, frankly, yes!  In terms of standing out, the metaphor works.  Laffey Real Estate has made it their mission to be unique in both brand and business model.  

if this pandemic has taught us anything, as a brokerage and as a society, it is that we have to learn to adapt.  And, adapt quickly!  Once the senior management team realized that the world as they knew it was coming to a screeching halt, they jumped in and, using Delta's Virtual Business Platform, began the training program that gave agents the tools to keep focused and help buyers and sellers once the world reset.

Laffey Real Estate is proud of the team that orchestrated the single most daunting responsibility in recent memory.  How could they maintain a safe environment for the agents and employees while keeping the doors open for the clients and customers?  Embracing the virtual platform was the answer.  Using Facebook Premiere, Zoom, Google Meet and a great technology partner, the months following the shutdown were certainly difficult but the Laffey Real Estate agents didn't miss out on being able to 'get in front of' their sellers and work with buyers and renters alike.

Kudos Team Laffey!  

 

Read the full article here -->  In a Town Full of Apples...

December
2

New Realtors Are Welcomed

Greenvale, NY – Laffey Real Estate, a leading residential real estate broker on Long Island recognized the last class of 2019 with a formal graduation ceremony and luncheon at their corporate headquarters. 

The Laffey Training Academy is the firm's flagship educational resource for real estate agents joining the firm.  There is an extensive syllabus ranging from how to properly present offers, identifying personality types, utilizing the agent based lead management system, personal branding techniques, marketing tools and much more. 

On hand to present the certificates was Philip Laffey, Broker Owner, and Bettie Meinel, Director of Career Development.  In addressing the group, Philip commended the newest graduates on the completion of the immersive training program.  "All of you in this room today have the opportunity to succeed.  It takes perseverance and hard work but the rewards are quite substantial."  He added that "this class was one of our most impressive.  In doing a quick review, we found that there was already some very encouraging listing activity including a new to market, under contracts and a few offers.  That is truly stellar." 

Combined with the award winning Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Certificate programs and the vast knowledge of the course instructors and corporate trainers, Laffey Realtors enter the market fully prepared.  

Academy attendees benefit greatly from the collective knowledge of the energetic trainers comprised of senior leaders in the firm.  These mentoring and coaching relationships extend past graduation day and into the daily lives of manager and agent. 

The management team wishes all 2019 Training Academy graduates a successful 2020. 

Pictured from left to right:

Back Row: Philip Laffey, Manny Rodriquez, Eliott Willis, John Bekiaris, Serge Siena, Sandeep Kumar, Jesse Raspler, Josh Kerben, Robert Strohl, Richard Weiss

Middle Row:  Bettie Meinel, Regina Williams, Alyssa Bonilla, Paula Kyriacos, Melissa Roger, Melody Richman, Jacqueline Clancy, Mohammed Khan, Frank Castelli, Pauline Conti, Linda Michael

Third row:  Cathy M. Poturny, Neshrita Shrestha, KumKum Majumdar, Diane Leyden

 

October
25

Laffey Real Estate, Long Island's premier family owned residential real estate brokerage, is pleased to announce the promotion of Christos Tsouratakis to the role of Branch Manager of the Little Neck office.  The announcement was made jointly by principals, Mark T. Laffey and Philip C. Laffey, the Broker-Owners of the old firm. 

In 2015, Christos came to the firm as a licensed real estate sales person in our Jackson Heights office.  For more than four years, he maintained consistent top producer status. With his knowledge of real estate and coaching abilities, he stepped into the role of mentor for new agents joining the firm.  Mr. Tsouratakis took the helm of Little Neck Branch Manager from Arpi Candan, who stepped down from the management team after 18 successful years. 

Christos' extensive entrepreneurial background combined with his residential and commercial real estate experience brings a wealth of knowledge to the manager's position.  A 2007 recipient of The Queens Chamber of Commerce Business "Person of the Year Award",  Christos' customer-focused energy and attention to detail that led to his success in his prior 25 years of business.   

"We know that Christos will be an invaluable asset to the Little Neck office and the firm.  His strong presence in our Jackson Heights Office is an example of his professionalism and leadership capabilities," offered Shaheen Abdin, Branch Manager and Western Queens Board Director.  "I look forward to working closely with him in his new role."

Christos is Treasurer for the Long Island Board of Realtor's Western Queens Chapter and the President Elect for 2020.  He is a member of the Jamaica Rotary Club and a former member of the Flushing Rotary Club and the Community Advisory Board for New York Hospital Queens in Flushing. Christos is also fluent in Greek.

Pictured from L to R:  Mark T. Laffey/Broker Owner, Christos Tsouratakis/Licensed Associate RE Broker, Philip C. Laffey/Broker Owner

April
18

The much anticipated 2019 Real Trends 500 and T3 Sixty's Mega 1000 annual real estate industry rankings reports has been released online. Laffey Real Estate, once again, has ranked among the nation's leading residential brokerages nationwide.  Both firm's are trusted sources for ranking the performance of residential real estate companies. 

REAL Trends, in its 32nd year, showed that the nation's leading realty firms outperformed the market with data from 1,757 firms, a record number, who qualified this year.  All data requires independent verification and REAL Trends is considered The Trusted Source for information about performance of the firms in the report. 

T3 Sixty, a newcomer to the industry ranking platform, released their second annual comprehensive brokerage and franchise report with the Mega 1000. T3 Sixty uses sales volume as its lead ranking criteria as a benchmark of a company's overall strength.  Placing in the top 50% of the list, Laffey Real Estate ranks among the region's best residential real estate independent brokerages. 

"Without the best data available, assumptions and decisions are flawed before they're even made," said T3 Sixty CEO Stefan Swanepoel. "The Mega 1000 is committed to provide the most accurate and complete information possible," Swanepoel added.

Among Top Leading Real Estate Companies of the World affiliates, Laffey Real Estate placed an impressive 111th with 13 offices in three counties.  Supporting the independent brokerage model, the firm placed at 186th among the nation's Largest Independent Brokerages and also placed in the top 500 in Total Sales Volume with $632 Million in residential home sales transactions. 

 "Statistically speaking, we are exceeding pleased with our placement in the rankings", explained Philip C. Laffey, Principal, Broker/Owner.  "However, we are more cognizant of the fact that every one of these closed transactions represents real people who have put their faith in our firm to represent them during one of the most important decisions they will ever make."

About REAL Trends
REAL Trends has been The Trusted Source of news, analysis, and information on the residential brokerage industry since 1987. We are a privately-held publishing, consulting and communications company based in Castle Rock, Colorado. Residential real estate leaders look to us for timely and trusted information and analysis through our monthly newsletter, news updates, conferences and publications.

About T3 Sixty
Exclusively serving the residential real estate brokerage industry, T3 Sixty provides real estate CEOs, business leaders, association and MLS executives, brokers and high-performance teams the knowledge, best practices and support to grow their businesses. The company does this through management consulting, training and in-depth research and quality publications, such as its hallmark Swanepoel Trends Report, an annual analysis of the top trends shaping the industry for the next 18 to 24 months. The firm's consulting divisions include brokerage, technology, mergers and acquisitions, and associations and MLSs. Find out more here.

About Laffey Real Estate
Laffey Real Estate is one of the largest privately held independent family-owned residential real estate firms on Long Island with a network of over 500 agents in 13 offices throughout Nassau, Western Suffolk and Queens Counties. Their global partnership with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, Luxury Portfolio® and Who's Who In Luxury Real Estate® extends their reach to more than 70 countries worldwide. The firm is a full-service provider offering expertise in sales, rentals, relocation, mortgage, new development marketing, mortgage and title insurance to the Long Island marketplace. Their pioneering sales management platforms, worldwide brand identity and industry-leading training curriculum embody best in class standards throughout the industry. Consumers trust in Laffey Real Estate name to represent their home buying and selling interests locally and globally.  Consistently ranked by the two of the industry's leading consulting and research firms, Laffey Real Estate has an exceptional record of success.  With over $645 Million in Sales in 2018 and 936 total transactions, REALTrends 500 placed the firm at #186 among the largest independent brokerages, #475 in total sales volume and # 111 among Leading RE affiliates nationwide.  T3 Sixty's Mega 1000 Report placed the firm at #504 among the nation's largest brokerages in the country.  

April
16

LeadingRE recognizes firm for Outstanding Marketing Designs

Greenvale, NY - Laffey Real Estate, Long Island's premier family owned residential real estate brokerage, is proud to accept the recognition of their marketing team's creative talent at the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.  The invitation-only global community of more than 565 independent real estate firms gala event took place in late February at the Wynn Las Vegas.  

Award-winning entries were chosen based on excellence in creativity, quality and overall presentation and effectiveness.  The firm was proud to accept their Honorable Mention in a field packed with talented successful brokerages.  Laffey Real Estate received the Honorable Mention recognition for Consumer Materials Category, based on originality in consumer materials, interactive media and video.

 "Our creative marketing team does an outstanding job of promoting the corporate brand seamlessly into the agent's personal advertising strategy without overshadowing the realtor's individuality," said Mark T. Laffey, Broker/Owner, Laffey Real Estate.  "In a world full of apples, we are outstanding oranges."

"Successful marketing combines compelling content, creative design and strategic delivery," said LeadingRE President/CEO Paul Boomsma.  "The winners of our marketing contest understand how to blend these elements to deliver materials and campaigns that engage consumers, while highlighting the distinctive character of their companies." 

February
13

Laffey Real Estate presents the distinguished recipients of the 2018 Sales Awards at the firm's gala event held at Carltun on the Park. 

"As a brokerage, we put quite a lot of stock in training and marketing education.  This year's group of award recipients is a demonstration that knowledge and dedication is a path to continued success", explains Philip C. Laffey, Principal and Broker/Owner.  "Clients, especially repeat customers, know that our agents work tirelessly and always have their best interests at heart.  We are both proud and grateful." 

About Laffey Real Estate
Laffey Real Estate is one of the largest privately held independent family-owned residential real estate firms on Long Island with a network of almost 500 agents in 13 offices throughout Nassau, Western Suffolk and Queens Counties. Their global partnership with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, Luxury Portfolio® and Who's Who In Luxury Real Estate® extends their reach to more than 50 countries worldwide. The firm is a full-service provider offering expertise in sales, rentals, relocation, mortgage, new development marketing, mortgage and title insurance to the marketplace. The cutting-edge technology supporting field agents, premium brand identity and industry-leading tools embody best in class standards. Consumers trust in the Laffey Real Estate name to provide tools and resources that help navigate the process of buying and selling residential real estate in any economic environment. Consistently ranked in the top 10% of the brokers locally and as a Top 500 Broker in the US based on the 2017 Real Trends reports, Laffey Real Estate has an exceptional record of success.

 Media Contact:  Cathy M. Poturny  Laffey Real Estate  516.626.1500 x390  cpoturny@laffeyre.com

February
12

Laffey Real Estate celebrates the success and accomplishments of Janet Berookhim, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker at the firm's annual year end celebration.  The awards ceremony was followed by a gala Holiday event at Carltun on the Park.

Janet received the 2018 Companywide Top Producer Overall Company Diamond Award for her exceptional business success.   As a consistent top producer in the Laffey Organization, member of the coveted Hall of Fame and a leader in residential new construction home sales industry wide, Berookhim epitomizes the best of the best. 

"Janet exemplifies the Top Producer," commented Philip C. Laffey, Broker Owner of Laffey Real Estate. "From her work ethics to personal integrity, she knows what it takes to succeed and to thrive. We are very proud to present her with this honor." 

Over Ms. Berookhim's real estate career, she has worked closely with buyers and sellers in all price ranges along the North Shore. She has worked tirelessly to cultivate a loyal referral network among the Gold Coast Developers representing luxury new construction in Nassau County.  Her long-standing success is a testament to her local area knowledge.  By year end 2018, Janet has sold close to $500 Million worth of residential real estate over the course of her illustrious career, a feat not easily topped in the highly competitive real estate industry.

About Laffey Real Estate
Laffey Real Estate is one of the largest privately held independent family-owned residential real estate firms on Long Island with a network of almost 500 agents in 13 offices throughout Nassau, Western Suffolk and Queens Counties. Their global partnership with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, Luxury Portfolio® and Who's Who In Luxury Real Estate® extends their reach to more than 50 countries worldwide. The firm is a full-service provider offering expertise in sales, rentals, relocation, mortgage, new development marketing, mortgage and title insurance to the marketplace. The cutting-edge technology supporting field agents, premium brand identity and industry-leading tools embody best in class standards. Consumers trust in the Laffey Real Estate name to provide tools and resources that help navigate the process of buying and selling residential real estate in any economic environment. Consistently ranked in the top 10% of the brokers locally and as a Top 500 Broker in the US based on the 2017 Real Trends reports, Laffey Real Estate has an exceptional record of success.

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