Welcome to New York RRC 


President's Letter / Welcome


What a wonderful start to the year we had at The NYS Residential Real Estate Council! 

On January 10th we held our first NYS Leaders Meeting to plan events taking place in the first quarter of the year. 

On January 31st CRS Instructor Alex Camelio joined us on our Member Zoom Meeting to speak about CYBER SECURITY! Alex informed us of how important it is to protect us and our clients by understanding todays cyber security issues. 

On February 6th it was standing room only at our Member Meeting in the Shaker Room at the Desmond Hotel during the NYSAR Midwinter Meetings! 

We had Randy Templeman a NY GRI Instructor and Joe Gehl a NY State DOS Approved Instructor speak on how the CRS Designation has helped them in their careers and the path to earn the designation. 

They inspired ten NY Realtors to submit RRC Member applications at the meeting and at least 5 more said they would sign up online. We are almost halfway to our goal of adding 33 new members in 2023.

On February 7th it was off to Atlanta for the 2023 CRS Sell-a-bration to network with RRC members and CRS Designees from all across the country. The CRS Classes were amazing. 

Kenny Parcels our 2023 President of The National Association of Realtors honored us with his presence for two days. He loves the Residential Real Estate Council, our top notch CRS Classes and Webinars and our dedication to professionalism.

Our hosts from the Georgia RRC arranged a wonderful night out at the famous Georgia Aquarium where we saw whales, sea turtles and many beautiful fish. 

Sell-a-bration 2023 was a fantastic experience! I encourage all our members to go next year when it will be in Vegas baby!! 

Please do not forget to click on the link below for our brief membership survey to voice your opinion and enter our drawing for a $100.00 gift card.

Please note the NYS RRC Leaders normally meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, the NYS RRC Member Meeting is normally the 4th Tuesday of each month except July and December. These Zoom meetings usually start at 10 am when we do not experience technical difficulties. All members are welcome to attend any meetings and are encouraged to attend the member meetings to get some free tips from our CRS instructors. 

We still need more Network Directors across the state and looking for help to recruit strategic partners. We need help planning classes and networking events across the state for the rest of 2023. Please let me or anyone on our leadership team know if you want to be involved!!!

Keep a look out and always always say yes to CRS!!

Ever Upward

Our New CRS Designees!

Athanasia Dimaggio, CRS
Todd Vanderlip, CRS
Laurie Saffran, CRS
Kristen Mezzacappa, CRS


Events & Courses

RRC’s events and courses allow you to connect and learn with like-minded individuals, who can be valuable referral sources in the future.

No upcoming events


State Leadership & Network Groups

State President
Susan Sommers, CRS
Loudonville, New York

Finance Leader
Craig Kaplan, CRS
Garden City, New York

Education Leader

Joseph Gehl, CRS
Endicott, New York

Membership Leader

City, State

Communication Leader

City, State


Network Director  |  Nassau Suffolk  |  Don Stirnweis

Network Director  |  Upstate NY  |  Richard Yeager

Network Director  |  CNY Syracuse  |  Peter Wynyard

Network Director  |  Buffalo / Western NY  |  Colleen Collier

Network Director  |  West Chester County, Pleasantville  |  Donna Bruno

Network Director  |  Rochester  |  Susan Hughes


Get Involved

Please know that whether it is 15 minutes a week, an hour once a month or an event once a year, volunteers are the backbone of RRC. Volunteering also connects you to other members and expands your referral network. 

Contact New York RRC Leaders with your questions, a description of your expertise or interest and how much time you have to give. We would love to have you join us!

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New York RRC Sponsorship

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