By by Marc-Henri J. Kijner - Broker |
Published on January 28, 2016 at 12:00AM
Joe Barbaccia, Senior Vice President of Brokerage Services and Education at the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), recently explained in front of an audience of sales associates and Brokers during a mandatory new members Ethics course, that credible information is the currency of success in Real Estate.
Since REBNY’s inception in 1896, the Real Estate Board of New York through its members, has accompanied consumers consistently over 100 years of excellence in real estate. This excellence is achieved through credible, ethical and professional information and service we provide.
These words of higher standards resonate ever so strongly at KSI Realty New York Inc. Information held by one of our sales agents is often key to creating a successful trust relationship with clients, the community at large as well as with fellow licensees. The information we have and the availability to share it with you, does distinguish us from many other sales agents that exist out there.
Mr. Barbaccia went on to describe that REBNY® accounted nearly 13,500 residential members, 2,000 commercial members and 100 more of owner and management division professionals. Given that the entire State of New York accounts for roughly 118,000 licensed sales persons, with 56,000 alone in the city of New York and 30,000 in the borough of Manhattan, we can certainly consider ourselves proud to be part of the happy few selected specialists at REBNY®.
As a consumer who is learning about their options, you should also know that not all sales agents are born equal in terms of ethics, professionalism, training and business acumen. We, at KSI Realty New York Inc., respond to a higher authority and level of training.
Among major activities and achievements, the REBNY® brochure will teach you that our board lobbies and strives for such program as 421-a where REBNY® negotiated reforms that would result in the creation of more affordable housing targeted at broad band of income levels throughout NYC in exchange for a 35-year abatement on new property taxes.
Other programs include:
Co-op/Condo Abatement: advocating for the continuation of co-op/condo abetment programs
Brownfield Tax credit program: working the Governor and State Legislature to secure a 10-year extension of a reformed Brownfields Tax Credit Cleanup program which encourages the environmental cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties…which ultimately benefits all of us
EB-5 Regional Center Programs - one of KSI Realty Thailand’s Corporate sister firm specialties: working with federal officials and other business groups to secure an extension of the EB-5 program, which stimulates job growth through foreign investment in areas of high unemployment
The list goes on and on with amazing achievements and projects that benefit the real estate community as a whole.