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White Plains Realtors Group Names Award Winners

Left to right are Carol Christiansen, HGAR’s 2014 Realtor of the Year; Drew Kessler, HGAR President; Maryann Tercasio, HGAR’s 2015 Realtor of the Year; and Sharlene Forman, Chair, HGAR Recognition Committee. Photo Credit: Contributed
HGAR aware winners (left to right) were Rich O’Donnell, (left) and Patsy Sposato (second from left) join Drew Kessler, HGAR President and Sharlene Forman, Chair, HGAR Recognition Committee. Photo Credit: Contributed

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors honored Maryann Tercasio of Better Homes & Garden Rand Realty in Central Valley as its Realtor of the Year for 2015 at its annual meeting.

Patsy Sposato, of Parkway Pest Services in Valhalla, was named the HGAR Affiliate Member of the Year for 2015.

Tercasio has been a Realtor for more than 25 years and has been actively involved in both the local Association and New York State Association of Realtors. She is a past President of the former Orange County Association of Realtors and helped to found HGAR’s Make-A-Wish Committee, which has held successful fundraising events for the past several years.

Active in her local community, Tercasio has also been a member of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce and has worked on local Boards of Elections in Orange County.

Sposato has been actively involved with the Association and has been an avid supporter of its various events for many years. His business has been helping both homeowners and commercial businesses in our area for more than 40 years.

Other award winners included:

  • Spirit Award: Chirag Shah of Gateway Realty Corp. of NY in Mamaroneck
  • Extra Mile Award: Barry Kramer of Westchester Choice Realty Inc. in Scarsdale
  • President’s Award: Michael Graessle of BHG Rand Realty in White Plains
  • Albert P. Schatz Legislative Advocacy Awards: Laurie DiFrancesco of BHG Rand Realty in Suffern and John Kope of Dorothy Jensen Realty Inc. in White Plains
  • Stephanie Crispinelli Humanitarian Award: Carol Cirieco of Houlihan Lawrence in Somers

“Congratulations to all of our award winners for their extraordinary contributions to this organization and to their communities,” said Richard Haggerty, HGAR CEO. “Their selfless volunteer work and ‘go-give’ attitude has continued to be an inspiration for us all.”

The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors is a not-for-profit trade association covering almost 10,000 real estate professionals doing business in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, and Orange counties. It is the second largest REALTOR® Association in New York, and one of the largest in the country. The Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service (HGMLS), owned and operated by HGAR, offers some 24,000 properties in the Bronx, Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties. It is among the top 50 largest MLSs in the country.

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