Westchester County, NY Real Estate News

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
The town of North Castle New York which includes Armonk is very patriotic.  Flags line main street as was shown in my first post.  Today was primary election day and the flag above flies over town hall below.Just down the street is the American Legion Hall.  When our girls were in school the town supervisor was a member of the Legion and promoted patriotic celebrations.That American Flag flies in front of the American Legion post with the POW and MIA flag below it.  Our family has special memories of Memorial Day services in front.  The Byram Hills High School Band played in formation under the tree.  Both of our daughters played here during their high school years.This is my third and final post for the challenge sponsored by Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho and Endre Barath, Jr.  
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
There are some fundamental qualities of all effective leaders. Here are seven habits seen in effective leaders. Proper business leadership is crucial to the success of any business of any size. No company can be more successful than the effectiveness of its leaders. If the head of a company lacks positive leadership qualities, he or she will be unsuccessful motivating and leading the staff. This in turn will result in lost customers and business opportunities.Leadership is complex and what works well in one environment may not be a good fit for another. When a leader is focused on results he or she will adapt to the environment. However, just as there are habits of highly successful people there are also habits of highly successful leaders.   Here are seven habits of highly effective le...
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Tomorrow night we will have a chance to meet our Westchester County Legislators.  The event will be live at hotel in downtown White Plains.The New Chair of the Board, Legislator Catherine Borgia and the Vice Chair Legislator Nancy Barr will give an overview of the Board’s 2022 legislative agenda and discuss the work they are doing to prepare for the county’s 2023 Executive Budget.Members of the Business Council of Westchester will have the opportunity to have conversations with all the members of the Board of Legislature to discuss key issues that affect their businesses.This has been a quiet year as far as projects but it will be good to resume these yearly events again, the first since 2019.If you are looking to make your Westchester NY or Fairfield CT business thrive please contact m...
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
I see blogs about value here on Active Rain.  How do you and/or your team create value? You should have a powerful customer value proposition. But don’t forget your staff, your team. Do you have a powerful employee value proposition? Successful companies with loyal customers have both.When I consult with business owners in Westchester County New York often I hear comments about getting the staff to do the right things. Sometimes an owner is willing to place all the blame on the staff being lazy, unmotivated, or the like. Fortunately, most will ask how they can improve their ability to get the team behind them.You can change things by being laser focused on the goals and leading by example. Your laser focus empowers your employees who in turn create loyal customers by their actions.Being...
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
The picture above is Old Glory proudly displayed on the corner and front porch of the historic Kear House on Underhill Ave in Yorktown Heights.  Kear was a supervisor of the town many years ago.  Now the house is the home of the Grace & Grace law firm.  This is also the home of the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce.What a wonderful location for a networking mixer in this very patriotic backdrop.Walk down Underhill Ave to the Pinebridge Monument below.Fought within Yorktown’s borders, the “Battle of Pines Bridge” was one of the bloodiest small unit actions in the first military undertaking of this great nation, the War for Independence.This is my second post of the challenge sponsored by Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho and Endre Barath, Jr. 
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
$1,399,999 - Pocantico Hills 5 bedroom 4.5 bath colonial on over an acre of level lush grounds. First floor features over sized eat-in kitchen with large center island. Kitchen opens to great room featuring 20' ceiling & stone fireplace. Formal dining room, powder room, living room/office, full bath, mud room & back stairs to upper level. Doors out to large partially covered patio overlooking yard. Upper level, loft area, primary bedroom suite w/walk in closet & elegant bath, 3 more large bedrooms plus hall bath and laundry room. Lower level 5th bedroom/guest suite w/ full bath. Door to garage & large unfinished portion of basement which can easily be finished. Pocantico Hills School, pre-k to 8th grade & choice of high school: Briarcliff, Pleasantville or Sleepy Hollow. Residents enjoy...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
$3,200 per month / parking, heat & hot water included - Pocantico Hills Schools & Recreation included - bright & airy, 2 Bedroom, 1 full Bath, very spacious 2nd floor apartment on beautiful grounds. Apartment has 2 parking spaces, shared playground, stone patio & lots of outside lawn space. Over sized Living Room. Large Eat-in Kitchen w/ new quartz counters, built in desk, breakfast nook & lots of cabinetry. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout. High ceilings. Freshly painted throughout. Communal laundry room & bike storage in building. Large parking lot for tenants in front of building. Pretty side yard w/ seating area, grill & kayak storage. Free access to Pocantico Hills Olympic size pool, baby pool, ballfields, playgrounds, picnic areas, new basketball, tennis & pickle ball courts p...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
$630,000 - Pocantico Hills School & Recreation. Come make this home your own lots of possibilities - solid home in sought after area in need of some TLC. Large 3/4 bedroom 2 bath home with level yard & 1 car garage. Entry hall opens up to family room/den/bedroom, full bath, door to garage & basement. Up a few steps to large living room with high ceiling, dining area & kitchen with door to large raised deck. Upstairs are 3 good size bedrooms & a hall bath. Basement is a walk out with great space & utility room. New oil tank, hot water heater 5 years old & new electric 200amp service installed in 2018. Pocantico Hills School District: Pre-k to 8th grade with choice of high school - Briarcliff Manor, Pleasantville or Sleepy Hollow. Summer camp at school. Olympic size swimming pool, baby po...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
$ 735,000 - Welcome to 88 Longview Avenue located in the sought after Highlands neighborhood of White Plains. This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom Sidecar Dutch Colonial has all of the classic charm with select upgrades to meet the standards of modern living. The large inviting front porch provides a venue where you can entertain guests, enjoy a sunny spring day, take in a summer storm, or simply relax with a book, drink or coffee. Upon stepping into the entry foyer you'll gaze upon the welcoming living room with a brick wood burning fireplace and built-in bookshelves equipped with cabinet storage below. You'll also notice the house to be teeming with natural light pouring in from the numerous well located windows on all sides. From here, a spacious doorway leads into the formal dining room whe...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
$945,000- Meticulously maintained 3 family home in the Webber Park neighborhood of Sleepy Hollow. This “legal" 3 family home features a main level owners suite with 3 bedrooms / 2 bathroom, glorious amounts of natural light, 8 foot + ceilings, hard wood floors, large living room, spacious eat-in-kitchen, dining room, generous size bedrooms, central A/C, central vacuum, finished lower level w/ laundry, utility room, walk-in refrigerator, and access to a private back yard with mature plantings, covered patio/bbq station while all bordering tranquil Douglas Park and the Pocantico River. On the second floor there is a light filled apartment with partial views of the Hudson River offering a large Living room, large eat-in Kitchen, large bedroom, den, full bath, central A/C and a shared tenan...
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Do you like to play it safe? Taking the path of least resistance is a choice many people take. People feel that avoiding risk safe because you won’t lose anything. But doing so may cause you to lose a great opportunity, then you lose your competitive edge or your business. Personal or professional progress only happens outside your comfort zone.Risk! No Risk no Gain! Even worse, possible loss. There is risk of acting but there is also risk of inaction. Being fearful of acting may be much riskier that taking that action. How many times have you said, I should have, I could have, I would have?I recently coached a Westchester County NY business executive. She wanted to advance in her career, but she was playing it safe and waiting for the right time. What could she lose by playing it safe?...
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
I have caught just one of many flags which line Main Street in Armonk, NY.  The flags have been lining the street since Memorial Day.  Our town has a parade down this main center of down on Memorial Day and then turns left on to Bedford Road passing the town hall and ending in the front of the American Legion Lodge.I have not noticed when they are taken down but there are up like this past the 4th of July. This past weekend the Lion's club put on their annual Fol de Rol Carnival in the town in Wampus Brook Park.  In the Center of the Park it the Gazebo with old glory.This is my first week's entry into the challenge hosted by Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho and Endre Barath, Jr. .
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
“Salesperson wanted – No experience necessary” How many times do we see that? I contend not very often. Employers and hiring managers make a big mistake when they use experience as the primary criteria for hiring a candidate. Looking primarily for experience will produce disappointing results.I have worked with many industries ranging from real estate, construction, retail, service and hospitality, nonprofit, and manufacturing. I have seen on thread running through all these organizations. That is that those running the business believe that their industry is different from others, so unique that the primary requirement is experience. Because of that mindset I have seen many bad candidates hired and many qualified candidates screened out. The hiring manager is using the assumption that ...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
$945,000 - Large, meticulously maintained 3 family home in the Webber Park neighborhood of Sleepy Hollow. This “legal" 3 family home features a main level owners suite with 3 bedrooms / 2 bathroom, glorious amounts of natural light, 8 foot + ceilings, hard wood floors, large living room, spacious eat-in-kitchen, dining room, generous size bedrooms, central A/C, central vacuum, finished lower level w/ laundry, utility room, walk-in refrigerator, and access to a private back yard with mature plantings, covered patio/bbq station while all bordering tranquil Douglas Park and the Pocantico River. On the second floor there is a light filled apartment with partial views of the Hudson River offering a large Living room, large eat-in Kitchen, large bedroom, den, full bath, central A/C and a shar...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
$735,000 - Welcome to 88 Longview Avenue located in the sought after Highlands neighborhood of White Plains. This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom Sidecar Dutch Colonial has all of the classic charm with select upgrades to meet the standards of modern living. The large inviting front porch provides a venue where you can entertain guests, enjoy a sunny spring day, take in a summer storm, or simply relax with a book, drink or coffee. Upon stepping into the entry foyer you'll gaze upon the welcoming living room with a brick wood burning fireplace and built-in bookshelves equipped with cabinet storage below. You'll also notice the house to be teeming with natural light pouring in from the numerous well located windows on all sides. From here, a spacious doorway leads into the formal dining room wher...
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By Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange
(Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp)
$735,000 - Welcome to 88 Longview Avenue located in the sought after Highlands neighborhood of White Plains. This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom Sidecar Dutch Colonial has all of the classic charm with select upgrades to meet the standards of modern living. The large inviting front porch provides a venue where you can entertain guests, enjoy a sunny spring day, take in a summer storm, or simply relax with a book, drink or coffee. Upon stepping into the entry foyer you'll gaze upon the welcoming living room with a brick wood burning fireplace and built-in bookshelves equipped with cabinet storage below. You'll also notice the house to be teeming with natural light pouring in from the numerous well located windows on all sides. From here, a spacious doorway leads into the formal dining room wher...
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Every now and then I ask the question, “How many people work at your company?” It is only about one third replied one executive. While that was meant to be a wise crack, the Gallup organization learned that the statement is accurate.  And this is true of real estate, insurance and other areas where people are considered independent and not employees.Here is why you should be concerned. The best way to illustrate the cost employee disengagement is with this story.I recently did a similar survey for an organization. This organization provides onsite catering and event services. Their requirements for success are a providing good service, great food, consistency, and a great guest experience. The ownership was struggling to get more business but having a hard time providing good service to...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
People do not buy your company. They buy you. You need to know what you do that keeps them continually buying you?  If you are a broker or a team leader any missteps by your team are seen as missteps by you.What is the best way to have a steady stream of these loyal customers?   Under promise and over deliver. Nothing is more important to a business than a loyal customer. Loyal customers are a leading indicator for the growth and success of your business followed by an engaged staff.Customers generally have a level of expectation when they engage your services. It is important to start by managing those expectations. Do that by being truthful about your procedures, deadlines, and outcomes. Failure to meet expectations of your customers will result in a lost customer. Doing exactly what ...
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
There are many real estate brokerages with a good business plan and a sound marketing plan but if they don’t know why they are in business or what business they are in the are missing a key ingredient. Surprisingly, many businesses cannot say why they are in business, nor can they articulate their basic business foundation and founding principles. Why you are running the business is more important than how you run it. Any successful business needs to have vision—that is what the business will look like when it is successful. Your vision is your dream and as the song goes, you have to have a dream if you want to have a dream to come true. Your values are even more important. These are your ideals you live by. These are your non negotiables. If you know why you are in business, if you hav...
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