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New Year, New Listings, Same Great Service!

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

It Might Be a New Year, But Our Agents Are Still Great At What They Do! Read a Wonderful Testimonial About Our Own Sheri Wolfe.

Rated 5 stars in all categories: This is the first time we have ever rented a property, and Sheri was extremely helpful throughout the entire process. She came in while we were cleaning up the house and identified areas that we needed to update and repair, allowing us to get the maximum rental value for the home. Sheri is extremely knowledgeable about the local area, and was able to recommend excellent contractors to us during the process. She excels in follow-through, and kept working for us throughout the transaction, up to and including following up with the new tenants while they were moving into the house. We highly recommend her as a true real estate professional.

Donna Boyle Schwartz
David L. Schwartz

Visit to see how she can help you with your next Real Estate transaction!

Beautifully Designed and Still Time to Customize!


$2,595,000 | 5 bedrooms | 4.1 bathrooms

Co-exclusive listing walking distance to Murray Avenue School, Larchmont Village and Metro North Train. Features include high ceilings, generous rooms, fabulous gourmet dine-in kitchen and family room with doors to the covered Bluestone patio.  4 zone hydro air, house generator, pre-wired audio system with speakers indoor and outside, cable and cat 5 in each bedroom and deep, level backyard. There is every amenity and the highest quality in every finish and detail.

For more information or to view this home Text M164219 to 85377 or for information on any Real Estate question call us directly (800) 723-2368.

Front Rendering

MLS# 4500422 – New Construction in Larchmont, NY 10538

Multi- Family Property with Buildable Lot | $659,000 | 1,800 square feet

Great investment opportunity! Two family residence in Mamaroneck Village with a buildable lot. All units are fully rented. Subdivision process in progress. Property is located within walking distance to Mamaroneck Village: Schools, Restaurants, Parks, Marina and Metro North Train.

Grand - View of House

Open Listing – Mamaroneck, NY 10543


For more information on this property contact Natasa Ivetic today!
Direct: (914)600-6019 or Email:

Impeccably Maintained Center Hall Colonial on a Quiet Cul-De-Sac That is Move in Ready! | $699,000 | 2370 Rela Lane, Yorktown Heights, NY

Meticulously well kept and landscaped property perfect for a game of catch, back yard barbeques, hosting parties or just enjoying a night on the generously sized deck. Updated kitchen is perfect for any chef and boasts beautiful granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. 4 Bedrooms | 2.1 Baths | 2,762 square feet. Contact us today for more information on this or any home. Text M445361 to 85377 or call us directly at (800) 723-2368.

Call today for a viewing on this home!

Great Home… Great Price… Move Right In!

Nothing Short of Amazing … See what these sellers have to say about our own Sheri Wolfe, listing agent for this Hartsdale, NY home.


Dear Mark,

RE:  Sheri Wolfe, agent

Our experience with Sheri during the recent sale of our home was excellent, so I wanted to share with you some of the highlights of our experience.

Our first contact with Sheri was during the interview process, during which she prepared a detailed market analysis and proposal on very short notice, and without prior interaction.   We found it quite amazing that she had gathered so much valuable information so quickly.    We selected her as our top choice from the many agents from different firms that we interviewed.

We found that Sheri was pleasant, courteous and friendly during all stages of the process.  She helped with all the details of our selling project.   We were still preparing the house for showing but Sheri started working with us then, offering suggestions on the things that would show the house well and things that buyers value highly. 

Once we were ready to show, her expertise on pricing and staging put us at ease.   She even brought some things from her own closets to help give the house a family oriented setting.   She was very willing to offer suggestions and discuss options.   She helped us maintain focus on what is important to both buyers and other agents.

During the showing stage, the agency was very supportive with scheduling showings and updating us on status.  Sheri always followed up to get feedback from the buyer’s agent to let us know how they were reacting.      This was a stressful time but Sheri helped us through it with her support and positive outlook.

One issue that we faced was getting the proper COs (Certificates of Occupancy) needed for the transaction.   Once again, Sheri came to our rescue with reputable contractor recommendations and other help with the process.   We managed to navigate this little minefield successfully.    

Sheri is very professional and knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.   She even took on the odd tasks such as paying a water bill on our behalf and bringing the receipt to the closing.  She is persistent without being pushy and insistent without being intractable.    If you have a home to sell, you’re in good hands with her.


Philip and Violet Wade


Going above and beyond… here are two amazing testimonials about our own Shelley Grafstein, listing agent for both homes in Westchester County.


From the seller at Ronbru Drive in New Rochelle, NY:

“Shelley knew the market inside and out, and coupled that with a keen understanding of the process of preparing the house, pricing it correctly, marketing it, and negotiating contracts. She was quick and thorough responding to an enormous number of questions (this was an estate sale, so she actually had three sellers). Start to finish, she showed grace, humor, a low-key and very adept business manner, and just the right amount of hand-holding. One important skill that she aced, which I only recognize as key in hindsight, was an understanding of the emotions involved in the process. Highly, highly recommended!”

From the seller at Beechwood Rd in Hartsdale, NY:

“From the moment Shelley walked in our door, she was focused and thinking creatively of ways to make our house and grounds more appealing.  She behaved like a dynamo, doing a mini staging of our home that very first day.  She arranged for many showings and was in frequent contact with the showing agents. In the negotiations with our “buyer”, she drew a line as to selling price and stuck to it, helping us to correct any minor flaws to get our price. We would recommend Shelley unequivocally.”

So proud of all of my agents…here is another glowing commentary about our own Elyse Pace, exclusive agent for a property on Garth Road in Scarsdale, NY.

Dear Mr. Nadler,

The sale of my brother-in-law’s co-op on Garth Road in Scarsdale occurred yesterday. Your associate, Elyse Pace, did a remarkable job for him. She not only was helpful to him in evaluating the market for appropriate pricing, but also helped him to find a local contractor to do such things as removing carpets to reveal parquet floors, removing wallpaper to make his kitchen appear bigger and brighter. She worked closely with us in the staging, photographing and listing of the property. She held open houses and followed up on each lead until the sale was consummated. She became a friend as well as a realtor. She sheparded the paperwork through to Co-op Board approval process and the move out process as well as their requirements related to the renovation and sale. She was in constant touch with me, my wife and her brother, the successful seller. She recommended an attorney who was not only available and competent, but even funny. The closing was actually a pleasure. How rare.

 I practiced real estate law in Massachusetts and Connecticut for about 40 years. I have bought, sold and held substantial amounts of my own personal real estate, including residential, commercial and rental for decades. I have never come across a realtor more polite, competent and available than Elyse. You are fortunate to have her as a part of your office. We were fortunate to have her as the captain of our sales team. That sale has allowed my brother-in-law to move to a Connecticut home that he is purchasing which will bring us closer geographically as well as bringing him closer to more family.

 I recommend Elyse without reservation and with joy.

 Feel free to call me with any questions.



Go Wendy! We’re proud to share this testimonial of our agent Wendy Pomerantz.


“Dear Mr. Nadler, We had the extreme fortune of finding Wendy Pomerantz as our buyer’s agent when we sought to purchase a home in Larchmont this past summer. … She was absolutely outstanding.Before choosing a real estate agent, I conducted a lot of research on the real estate agents who served the area. We wanted to find someone who is both financially savvy and trustworthy who is also intimately familiar with the neighborhood. With Wendy we found a real estate agent who possessed all those key elements and she was pleasant and personable to boot! As our realtor she helped us find the right house in the right neighborhood and for the right price.

To put it simply: Wendy was always on our side working diligently to make our home purchase as simple and smooth as possible. The best part about working with Wendy was that she was always considerate of our needs and she patiently answered our questions, gave us good advice, and found the perfect home that met all of our criteria. Her professionalism, mentorship, knowledge, honesty, and hard work ethic were much appreciated. I never felt that she was just trying to sell me a house, but that she was establishing a new and lasting relationship with us.

I now consider Wendy a friend and would highly recommend her to anyone who is searching for a new home in the Larchmont area. Thanks again to Wendy and the entire Prudential Centennial Team for being such a pleasure to work with.


Sincerely, Michael R.”


This amazing email from a recent home buyer represented by Denise Breda, licensed real estate salesperson with Prudential Centennial Realty, is such a great way to end a successful year in Westchester real estate!

“I recently worked with your agent, Denise Breda, in connection with the purchase of my first home. For purposes of context, you should know that we were paired by sheer happenstance as I saw a listing online and was directed to call the general number for the Larchmon…t Prudential Centennial office. Shortly thereafter Denise returned my call and we set up an appointment for later that afternoon. We toured the home and while I didn’t like the property, I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with Denise. I knew from that point that I wanted her to help me find my perfect home. Throughout the entire process Denise was thorough, extremely responsive, readily available to answer my many questions, and incredibly knowledgeable about the entire process. As a first time home buyer, my biggest concern was that I wanted to feel good about the price I’d end up paying for the property. With respect to this, Denise was certainly able to allay my fears. She provided excellent guidance in a transaction that proved to be quite challenging. We were negotiating with sellers who were in the midst of a divorce; the wife had recently endured a car accident, the husband had a host of financial issues and they were trying their best to evade the negotiation process. Despite these obstacles Denise helped me remain patient and grounded, and she fully represented my interests while negotiating with the sellers. I was very happy to end up getting the house for even less than I was willing to pay.

I am very grateful to have worked with Denise (who happens to now be my neighbor) and would absolutely recommend her to family and friends.”

‪#‎Congratulations‬ to the our new homeowner!

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Out of the Wilderness: The Emergence of Eastchester

 The first book ever to be published on the history of Eastchester NY will be available in 2014 to mark “Keeping the Covenant,” the 350th Anniversary Celebration. Titled Out of the Wilderness: The Emergence of Eastchester, Tuchahoe, and Bronxville, it will trace turning points and major events in the development of Eastchester.

The book is a hard-cover, coffee table-style book and combines extensive color and black and white images, old and new maps, custom graphics with engaging, well-documented chapters rooted in extensive research.

Topics in this beautiful new publication include:

·          The town’s most treasured document, the 1665 Covenant that governed Eastchester’s first settlers.

·          The horror of life in the Neutral Zone during the Revolution.

·          The community altering changes brought about by the arrival of two railroad lines.

·          The exponential growth and dramatic ethnic change of the Roaring Twenties.

·          Anne Hutchinson, Eastchester’s first white settler.

·          The famous and controversial 1733 election on the Eastchester Green.

·          The impact of the Civil War on this northern community.

·          The significance of the town’s two river borders and their parkways.

·          The school districts as they came of age during the early twentieth century.

·          The importance of early twentieth century sports and athletics to the town.

·          The deprivations and recovery efforts of the Great Depression.

·          Slavery and African-American life in Eastchester before the twentieth century.

·          The factors that reduced the size of colonial Eastchester and led to the three separate but interconnected municipalities of today.

Against the backdrop of the communities’ shared past and the progress of the nation, this tome highlights Eastchester’s remarkable story with fresh insights and newly discovered information. This once-in-350 years volume consists of more than 300 pages written by a team of local volunteers – local historians, lawyers, teachers, and writers who were led by Eastchester Town Historian Richard Forliano and Bronxville Village Historian Eloise L. Morgan.

Eastchester has a rich heritage that encompasses its people, customs, characters, and challenges. It is a beautiful place to live and work and raise a family. At Prudential Centennial Realty, we understand our rich heritage and look forward to a future that is just as rich. If we can be of assistance in helping you find the perfect Eastchester NY Home for sale, contact our experienced management team. We are here 7 days a week to help you become a part of the future of Eastchester.

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