Ron's unique qualifications and years of experience have provided me with a well-rounded view of the real estate market from a variety of important perspectives. This enables him to deliver high quality, reliable and personal service to his brokerage and his appraisal clients. As a result, repeat and referral clients now comprise over 90% of his business.
Forty years of full time experience encompassing virtually all aspects of the real estate industry including appraisal, brokerage, investment, land development, new home construction, property management and rehabilitation of single and multi-family homes.
As a licensed real estate broker he has well over $150,000,000 in closed sales transactions.
As an Appraiser and Consultant, he has represented over 1,500 private clients for the purpose of lowering their tax assessments and won reductions in 98% (1,175) of those cases.
As an Appraiser, he has provided testimony as an expert witness in hundreds of legal proceedings ranging from informal hearings and Small Claims Court proceedings to cases heard in Family Court, Surrogate Court and State Supreme Court.
Ron has personally performed thousands of appraisals in twelve counties within New York State, with the majority of appraisals having been done in Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga and Rensselaer Counties.
Appraisals have been done for attorneys, banks, corporations, finance companies, government agencies, mortgage brokers, relocation companies and private individuals.
Major emphasis has been on the appraisal of single family homes, multi-family homes, apartment buildings, farms and vacant land. However, he has also appraised hundreds of commercial properties of various types.
As a land developer he has developed over 690 acres of land in nine residential subdivisions for which he was responsible for planning, securing all governmental approvals and supervising construction of infrastructure, including roads, water, sewer & utility lines as well as marketing the individual developed lots. He has also assisted other developers as a development and marketing consultant for two additional subdivisions.
PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS & LICENSES:
- New York State Licensed Real Estate Broker.
- New York State Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser.
CRB - Certified Real Estate Broker by the Real Estate Broker Manager’s Council.
CAS - Certified Appraiser Senior, by the American Association of Certified Appraisers.
CRS - Certified Residential Specialist by the National Association of Realtors.
GRI - Graduate of the Realtor’s Institute of the National Association of Realtors.
ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS & OFFICIAL POSITIONS HELD:
- Past Vice President of the Capital Region Multiple Listing Service.
- Past Vice President of the Schenectady/Schoharie Association of Realtors.
- Former Member of the Capital Region Multiple Listing Service Board of Directors.
- Member of the New York State Society of Real Estate Appraisers.
- Member of the Greater Capital District Association of Realtors.
- Member of the New York State Association and the National Association of Realtors.
Graduate of the State University of New York at Albany with a BA in Business and Political Science and began graduate studies at Albany Law School.