Property Grunt

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Things get NAR-LY for Kelly Kreth

Why is this man so confident? Because he is represented by Kelly Kreth.

The grand dame of real estate PR is now representing the Manhattan branch of NAR and Kelly Kreth Communications has released the following Press Release.

Manhattan association of reators ® [MANAR]




New York City , February 3, 2009 - The Manhattan Association of REALTORS® (MANAR) has announced the election of the 2009 Board of Directors and Officers. Philip Kiracofe will serve as President of the Association.

Kiracofe has been a member of MANAR since 2006, and has served on the Board of Directors for both the Manhattan MLS and The Manhattan Association of REALTORS®.

“There are 1.2 Million REALTORS® nationwide, so to be elected President of the REALTOR association here in Manhattan is both a tremendous honor and a humbling responsibility. Our industry is facing unprecedented challenges, and this is a unique opportunity to look at radical, innovative ways for brokers, buyers, sellers, and all related parties to work together,” says Kiracofe.

Kiracofe continues “We are incredibly fortunate to have a Board of Directors consisting of some of the most dedicated, motivated, and accomplished leaders in the industry, all volunteering their time and diverse talents to guide us to the next tier.” The 2009 Board of Directors includes:

Vice President – Jeff Wolk (Fenwick Keats Goodstein)

Treasurer – Steve Nardoni (Nardoni Realty)

Directors – Fanny Montalvo (Fenwick Keats Goodstein), William Clark II (Weichert REALTORS® Mazzeo Agency), Maria Goris (City Sites), Stephen Maycock (DJK Residential), and Phyllis Pezenik (DJK Residential)

The 2009 initiatives are bold in nature and audacious in scope, and are reflective of today’s market conditions – widespread access to accurate real estate data, the broadest possible marketing and distribution of listings, and the most seamless transactions possible between all parties.

Kiracofe was elected President based on his diverse skill set and broad experience leading companies in the real estate, technology, and venture capital industries. His role as Chief Technologist at Coldwell Bank Previews International makes him a natural fit for spearheading the pervasive technology initiatives as the organization leads the industry into a new era defined by transparency, collaboration, and disintermediation.

This year, recognizing the economic environment, the annual installation dinner was moved from the traditional January timeframe to March 12th in anticipation of a warming climate.

I asked Kelly if there was any conflict involving REBNY, Kelly assured that you can belong to both organizations without any problems. The key advantage of joining MANAR is that your listings will get more exposure through the NAR national site. From what I understand, the required REBNY membership does not offer that. So it wouldn't hurt to take a look at Manhattan Association of REALTORS®