community: Cafe Realty, Mount Kisco NY, 2017 Real Estate Review - 01/16/18 03:08 PM
It's time to turn the page on 2017, welcome 2018 and congratulate and thank those who made it possible. We helped 62 families sell or buy homes this past year, more than we anticipated, business was up by 50% as we approach year 5.  We educate beyond belief, advocate with authenticity and innovate with the latest trends. This means that we care for you and go the extra mile to create a stress free, smooth real estate experience! Our business was mostly referrals from friends, family and our strategic partners. Our agents are our ambassadors and thanks to them we have … (0 comments)

community: A 30 Year Celebration! - 07/11/17 12:30 PM

Maybe it was an independance day for me 30 years ago when I joined my first real estate company as a newly licensed salesperson? I took some advice (or did I lose a bet), got my license in 1987, and the market crashed that very October. The rest is history, mystery and a little magic...
Coldwell Banker was my company of choice, they were new to the east coast, from California, and seemed like a good fit. It was daunting, not only being new in Real Estate, but representing a company who people thought was a bank! It was … (1 comments)

community: A T.E.A.M. FOR ALL SEASONS - 02/07/17 05:25 AM

When I was young the meaning of a team was sports related like baseball, basketball or football teams competing against one another. As I matured I began to develop a keener sense of life and began to see the competition and the drive these teams had to win! I was a cheerleader (little known fact) in elementary school cheering on the CYO basketball teams with a resounding T-E-A-M…GO TEAM. Still thinking that the only meaning a team had referred to sports.
Fast forward to the post college business world and a team was a department in a corporate structure that needed to perform … (3 comments)

community: 🎄🎄🎄Real Estate & The Holidays: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - 12/19/16 03:42 AM

It's the most wonderful time of the year!
When the houses are selling and kids jingle belling,
And everyone saying "I bought it this year"!
It's the most wonderful time of the year!
It's the hap-happiest season of all,
With those holiday greetings, Cafe Realty meetings, 
When your agent happens to call.
It's the hap- happiest season of all!
There'll be appointments for hosting,
Adult beverages for toasting,
And showings out in the snow.
There'll be scary closing stories, 
And tales of the glories of 
Relationships long, long ago.
It's the most wonderful time of the year! 
There'll be much party going,
And hearts will be glowing, 
When closings are near... 
It's the most … (0 comments)

community: Cafe Realty: An Original Hudson Valley Company - 10/28/16 09:39 PM
October 19, 2016 was the day...Our family, friends, clients and colleagues were the audience...Great conversation, delicious food, and beverages were offered for the tasting!
THANK YOU for joining us as we celebrated the Grand Opening of our NEW Mount Kisco location and our 3rd year in business. The partners: Carol Christiansen, Elisa Bruno-Midili, Walter Sadowski and Eric Lebenson were delighted to welcome over 100 well-wishers to our world headquarters on Lexington Ave. The energy was high and the weather cooperated with sunshine and 80 degree temperatures. The Cafe Realty Team and Mayor J. Michael Cindrich were all on hand for our ribbon cutting!
Delightful tastings were prepared by Chef Elisa, extraordinary … (0 comments)

community: Celebrate With Us!!! - 10/16/16 09:06 PM

MOUNT KISCO—Café Realty will host a grand opening celebration at its new expanded location in Mount Kisco at 239 Lexington Ave. on October 19. The office opening coincides with the company’s third anniversary in business.
“We are pleased to extend this invitation to the real estate community, said Carol Christiansen Principal Broker/Owner. “The office is a center for education, advocacy and collaboration and we welcome our friends/family, clients and colleagues to stop in that day, anytime between 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 239 Lexington Avenue in Mount Kisco.”
Other partners in the firm are Elisa Bruno-Midili, Eric T. Lebenson and Walter Sadowski. The … (5 comments)

community: real - 10/02/16 12:02 PM
This is a story about a small real estate company that began a journey in 2013. During these 3 short years a 3 partner collaboration grew to 4 partners, 12 agents, 2 support staff, and a referral company of 11. We forged ahead at a time when many independents were retreating to corporate brokerage. We felt strong and powerful equipped with experience, charm and innovation. It was no small feat to orchestrate and ignite a start up, however, the companies we all were with formerly gave us the ability to be insightful. This truly collaborative company compelled us to combine forces that … (2 comments)

community: Cafe Realty Talks About Keller, Inman, Hogshead, Godin - 08/24/16 08:47 PM
I discovered Gary Keller and Keller Williams around 2006 while looking for something different in real estate. I was at Coldwell Banker for 19 years  and nothing was ringing my bell. I love the educational aspect of real estate and this man knew what he was talking about...trends, market analysis, and a sense of self! A true quantum leap for me!
Real estate is not magic, contrary to popular belief, it's just basics and whole lotta awareness. Simultaneously the behavioral aspect of the industry is fascinating and my own journey of self discovery was under way. Changing the way I looked at … (0 comments)

community: A Woman of Distinction! - 06/26/16 11:39 PM
Carol Christiansen, broker/owner of Café Realty has received the “Woman of Distinction” award by Terence Murphy, NYS 40th Senate District (June 13, 2016). This award is another in a series of recognitions Carol has received for her dedication and commitment to her community.
In June 2012, Carol and her husband Lou lost their son to heroin addiction. In light of their tragedy, they co-founded Drug Crisis in Our Backyard, a community- based non-profit offering education and support for families and individuals struggling with addiction. Carol has been recognized for her efforts by the Putnam County Sheriff's Honor Corps, a Congressional Proclamation, the Sid … (3 comments)

community: SPRING UP! Real Estate with YOU in mind! - 03/24/16 03:10 AM
The latest in Spring Market activity from the Real Estate company you keep...why hire one agent when you can hire an entire company!
The Team hosted a public open house that attracted over 100 people and 15 offers! Listed: A home that produced 20 showings in 2 days! Top agent Eric Lebenson listed 4 properties and received 4 accepted offers in less than 2 weeks! You may ask yourself HOW do they do it??? It takes a team to serve our clients. Adaptable to changing trends, aware of what is necessary to take a transaction from list to close, … (1 comments)

community: Cafe Realty + BURBIO (how the community gets connected) - 02/02/16 07:05 AM
It’s time to create community connections one calendar at a time!
Ever wonder how to get your calendars synced and organized. School, sports, …what else?
Now with Burbio all  calendars can be downloaded and/or subscribed to. Leave it up to Burbio to share your organizations’ calendar to your community .
After all, who doesn’t love all this time sensitive info in one place and highly accessible and downloadable!
Like Cafe Realty, Burbio is a resource and resources are meant to be utilized and shared. Sign up for ‘This Week in Somers’ at
Cafe Realty is a real estate brokerage, consulting and valuation services company connecting … (0 comments)

community: L I F E S T Y L E + C U L T U R E = COMMUNITY - 12/06/15 04:59 AM
What makes a community?
Do you have art, music, dance, theater? Parks, a pro-environment  attitude, sidewalks, coffee, pet friendliness, varied housing inventory, dining options, parking, happy hour?
Are you walkable, close to NYC access, public transportation, bike/walking/hiking paths, farms?
What do people want when searching for a home is more than a community, it’s the  neighborhoods inside. No perfect town/community /neighborhood exists so we prioritize according to our lifestyle and the culture we seek.
What attracts people to a community is it the ability to make an awesome cup of coffee? Is it a short walk to the RR station or the availability of farm … (0 comments)

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Elisa Bruno-Midili, NYS Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, Cafe Realty 914.230.0650 (Cafe Realty)

Elisa Bruno-Midili, NYS Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

Cafe Realty 914.230.0650

Mount Kisco, NY

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Cafe Realty

Address: 239 Lexington Ave, Mt Kisco, NY, 10549

Office: 914.230.0650

Mobile: 914.912.1355

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