RISMEDIA, June 24, 2009-Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty announced that Marsha Rand, the CEO and Founder of the brokerage, was recently honored by the Rockland Business Women’s Network (RBWN) as the 2009 Woman of the Year. She was recognized for her success as an entrepreneur and her commitment to the local community.
Rand, a former nurse, earned her real estate license in 1977 and launched her own firm in 1984. The company first earned the No. 1 market share in Rockland County in 1989, a position it has owned ever since. When she looked to expand her growing business in 1997, Rand turned to her family, partnering with her own sons – Greg, Matt and Joe. Since then, business has continued to soar and Rand is regarded as one of the most successful real estate women in the northeast. Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty has become a dominant force in Hudson Valley Real Estate and its incredible success has made the firm one of the top 60 real estate companies in the entire US.
“Marsha Rand was RBWN’s unanimous choice for Woman of the Year,” said Judy Bachman, Esq., president of the Rockland Business Women’s Network. “She was selected not only for her remarkable business success but also for her deep connection to the community. Her willingness to innovate and change – integrating title and financial services along with the brokerage services and recently joining Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate – even when her firm was already the largest by market share in the area, serves as a model to all entrepreneurs. We are truly honored to have Marsha as RBWN’s Woman of the Year.”
As a concerned corporate citizen, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty has been an avid supporter of Nyack Hospital – where Marsha’s husband, Dr. Joseph Rand was a physician for more than 25 years, and she spent many years serving on the board of United Hospice of Rockland. The company also conducts annual campaigns to collect holiday toys and school supplies to benefit People to People and supports many local charity and community organizations.
“We are extremely proud of our mom for all of her achievements,” said Matt Rand, managing partner of Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty. “She has proven that a woman can build a powerful business and still prioritize her family and I thank the RBWN for recognizing that and honoring her.”
For more information, please visit www.RandRealty.com.