RISMEDIA, August 3, 2007—Prudential Rand Realty announced that it has strengthened its presence in Westchester County’s historic river towns with the acquisition of Michael A. Gibbons Realty Inc. in Dobbs Ferry, New York.
“Joining forces with Michael is a great thing for us and for his sales team,” said Arlyne Ashkinos, vice president of Prudential Rand Realty. “We are building a formidable presence in the river towns and Michael and his associates are a great addition to our sales force there.”
Gibbons, one of the best-respected real estate brokers in the Dobbs Ferry area according to Prudential Rand, said he was attracted to Prudential Rand by the firm’s state-of-the-art Web site and strong array of marketing tools.
“Each year it became more and more difficult to secure the technology and other tools you need to be the best in today’s real estate market,” said Gibbons, explaining his decision to merge with Prudential Rand. “Prudential Rand has a great Web site and the other sales tools I was looking for. Rand is a full-service brokerage and mortgage company, so it really was a no-brainer. They’re the best in the Hudson Valley.”
Prudential Rand, one of largest real estate brokerages in the Hudson Valley, has offices along the Westchester County riverfront in Yonkers and Tarrytown, with Dobbs Ferry strategically located in the middle. Across the Hudson River, on the Rockland County waterfront, Prudential Rand has offices in Nyack and Stony Point.
“The historic towns along the Hudson River are experiencing a renaissance as people rediscover the beauty of the waterfront,” said Ashkinos. “From Nyack and Yonkers north, Prudential Rand knows the market better than any other brokerage, giving people the widest service possible.”
Gibbons and eight sales associates from his firm will join the staff of Prudential Rand’s office at 108 Main Street in Dobbs Ferry. The phone number is (914)693-2224. Gibbons’ former office will be closed.
Gibbons, a former Marine, has been a Realtor for about 10 years and opened his own firm in 2000. He has received a Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) certification, given to people who have successfully completed a 90-hour course on real estate marketing, financing and law.
For more information, visit www.randrealty.com.