New City, NY (PRWEB) April 17, 2013
Matt Rand, managing partner of Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty announced today that award-winning real estate veteran Laurie DiFrancesco has joined the firm.
DiFrancesco, a REALTOR® for 28 years, is a licensed associate broker, formerly of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New City, NY and Ramsey, NJ. Among her many achievements in real estate, DiFrancesco served as president of the Rockland County Board of REALTORS (RCBOR) for two terms and was a director for 11 years. DiFrancesco has also served on the Professional Standards Committee and was chair of the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC). DiFrancesco was named RCBOR REALTOR® Associate of the Year in 1992 and REALTOR® of the Year in 1997. In addition to her many accolades, DiFrancesco has been a New York State Department of State approved instructor for real estate continuing education and qualifying courses since 1990.
"We are extremely excited to have Laurie join our team," said Matt Rand. "A real estate professional of Laurie DiFrancesco's caliber is something every broker is looking for, we are extremely happy to work and learn from her." At the state level, DiFrancesco has served on or chaired numerous committees and working groups including: legislative steering, professional standards, education management, Article 12 A, and the local board education forum. She is a current member of the New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR) Board of Directors where she has served since 1995. She held the position of NYSAR Regional Vice President for the Lower Hudson Valley in 2011 and 2012. DiFrancesco has also been an RPAC trustee and was the 2009 recipient of the Lawrence B. Caldwell RPAC Service Award, the highest honor presented by RPAC of New York.
DiFrancesco was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, but has been a Rockland County resident for the past 40 years. She has been a resident of the town of Airmont for the past 35 years, where she has raised her two children, Adam and Paige. DiFrancesco will be working out of BHG Rand Realty's Suffern office. She may be reached directly at 845-548-5880 or at laurie.difrancesco(at)randrealty(dot)com.
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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate - Rand Realty, founded in 1984, is the No. 1 real estate brokerage in the Greater Hudson Valley with over 25 offices serving Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam and Dutchess counties in New York and Bergen and Passaic counties in New Jersey. Rand has more than 800 residential real estate sales associates, as well as a commercial real estate company (Rand Commercial Services), and the Hudson United Group providing residential mortgage lending, title services, and commercial and residential insurance. The companies can be found on the Internet at: http://www.randrealty.com, http://www.randcommercial.com, and http://www.hudsonunited.com. Follow Rand Realty on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.