Leading Westchester Real Estate Firm Presents Donation to The Bridge Fund

Posted by Barbara Wollenberg — April 18, 2011

1303170000White Plains, NY (April 18, 2011) – ERA Insite Realty Services, a full-service residential real estate firm in White Plains, recently hosted a special ceremony at which they presented The Bridge Fund of Westchester with a generous contribution to directly assist county residents who are struggling to keep their homes. The donation check represented $25 from every first quarter home sale closed by ERA Insite Realty, who has committed to donate to The Bridge Fund of Westchester at the end of each quarter throughout the remainder of 2011.

In addition to their donation to The Bridge Fund, ERA Insite Realty Services recognized top-performing sales associates for their individual achievements in 2010. Awards included recognition for total volume. Silver Award Level was presented to Iwona Solinski, Carla Palacios, Susan Leone, Wendy Topper, Dana Topper, and Terry O’Grady. Gold Award Level winners were Lori Mastrangelo, Fred Palma, Raisa Yekimova, Sonia Velasco, Susanne Thiessen, and Michelle Prisco, and Diamond Award Level recipients were Rosemarie Smalheiser and Gail Silverstein. ERA Insite Realty also presented awards in recognition of number of sales units in 2010. Awards were presented to Melanie Patrick (Bronze), Isaac Guobadia (Silver), Michael D’onofrio (Gold), and Drew Slack (Diamond).

Lou Budetti, Co-founder and President of ERA Insite Realty Services, presented the awards with his wife, Debra Budetti, also a Founder and Principal Broker. “Our firm has found new ways to connect with our clients, which has led to continued success despite the struggling market,” said Lou. “Regardless of individual performance, each agent has contributed to the success of our team.” Some of ERA Insite Realty’s notable accomplishments this past year include being named a Top 100 ERA company for the tenth consecutive year, celebrating their 25th anniversary, and receiving their 8th national award for outstanding relocation services.

The Bridge Fund of Westchester is a privately funded organization that prevents homelessness among the working poor by offering financial counseling, food, and small loans and grants. As a result of their efforts, 90% of their cases achieve long-term success. “We are so grateful for ERA Insite Realty’s support this year,” said Lisa Buck, Executive Director of The Bridge Fund of Westchester. “It’s always nice to work with real estate agents because they truly understand the meaning of home.”

ERA Insite Realty has built a reputation of outstanding service and has an experienced team of over 100 knowledgeable agents. If you are interested in buying or selling a home, joining their team, or donating to The Bridge Fund, call ERA Insite Realty, 914-949-9600, or email erainsiterealty@msn.com to be placed on their mailing list. ERA Insite Realty Services is headquartered at 600 North Broadway in White Plains, NY with a second location at 639 McLean Avenue in Yonkers, NY.


Photo: Lou Budetti, Co-founder and President of ERA Insite Realty Services in White Plains, presents Lisa Buck, Executive Director of The Bridge Fund of Westchester, with a donation check representing $25 from every first quarter sales transaction. Budetti will present Buck with three more donation checks in 2011.



Photo: Lou and Debra Budetti, Founders of ERA Insite Realty Services, with their top-performing sales associates. (Left to right): Susanne Thiessen, Melanie Patrick, Debra Budetti, Rosemarie Smalheiser, Drew Slack, Raisa Yekimova, Isaac Guobadia, Wendy Topper, Michael D’onofrio, Dana Topper, Lou Budetti, Sonia Velasco. (Not pictured): Sue Leone, Lori Mastrangelo, Terry O'Grady, Carla Palacios, Fred Palma, Michelle Prisco, Gail Silverstein, and Iwona Solinski.

About ERA Insite Realty Services

Founded in 1985 by brokers Lou and Debra Budetti, ERA Insite Realty Services (www.erainsiterealty.com) is a family-owned, full service residential real estate firm. ERA Insite Realty is part of the ERA global network and is the region’s #1 ERA company. ERA Insite Realty serves Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties in New York, as well as Fairfield County in Connecticut.

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