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River Realty & The CE Shop

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We believe that WHO YOU ARE makes you the best at what you do. See yourself here.

A winning career in real estate doesn’t come without a plan. At River Realty Services we offer you comprehensive marketing, technology
and business management tools to thrive.

Why River?

A MARKET LEADER SINCE 1985, River has experienced exceptional growth and earned its reputation not by acquisition, but by increasing the value, quality and range of its real estate services. 

  • 3500 Properties Sold in last 5 years
  • Wall Street Journal Ranked
  • Top MLS Ranked Agents


  • No Per Transaction Fee
  • No Desk Fees
  • No MLS Fees (listing entry, status change, sold)
  • No E & O (paid by River)
  • No MLS Membership Fee (Orange/Rockland & Westchester / Putnam)


    • Free Signs
    • Free Lock Boxes / E-key Boxes
    • Free Advertising*


    • Fully Automated and IDX Integrated Website / 15000-25000 Hits Per Week
    • Automated Listing Showcase
    • Advanced Property Search Tools
    • Agent Micro Websites Available


    • Distribution of listings to key national websites via ListHub and other sources including, Trulia, Zillow
    • Membership in 4 MLS listing services (Mid Hudson MLS, HGAR, Ulster County MLS, CT MLS)
    • Broadcast E-mail Services (available to all agents)


    • Residential Brokerage
    • Commercial Brokerage and Consultancy
    • Leasing / Rentals
    • Property / Asset Management Division
    • Default Servicing Division



    River’s SUPPORT ADVANTAGE program affords agents and associate brokers two levels of affiliation. At the Executive Level, experienced, top producing agents and associate brokers have access to an entire back office of seasoned executive assistants and support staff who have, collectively, processed thousands of residential and commercial transactions. At the Traditional Level, agents and associate brokers access River’s top notch business infrastructure, facilities and systems without back office support.

    Traditional Level

    Some agents prefer to work independently. For those agents, we offer a standard level of support that includes access to our class A office space and state of the art business technology, including: networked PC, desk, conference room access, digital phone system, ability to work remotely (remote access technology) and web-based lead generation system. 

    Traditional Level

    Desk Space In Class A Office Building

    Fully digital phone and voicemail, networked desktop computer, fax/copier/scanner, conference room, kitchen.

    Remote Access To Office Server and E-mail

    Work from home, work from mobile device, access company e-mail and files anywhere in the world.

    Company Signs, E-Key Boxes, Lock Boxes

    Free tools to help you market your property.

    Executive Level

    Our support program for experienced agents leverages a team approach that allows associates to focus on the business of listing and selling properties. Day to day duties related to managing and maintaining listings, the escrow/closing process and even offer processing/negotiation are supported by a team of executive assistants with a combined 50 plus years back office experience. Support services are bespoke and a la carte—you decide what services you need and how you need them.

    Executive Level

    Generalized Back Office / Administrative Assistance Support

    New listing prep, property tax research, school district confirmation, file/folder prep, mailings, filing, document preparation, farming assistance.

    MLS Data Entry /

    Status Changes

    Entering new listings, listing extensions, price changes, status changes, manage all MLS related paper work.

    Closing and Escrow Support

    Prepare contract info for attorneys, follow up for signatures, track mortgage process, schedule appraisal, address title issues, obtain contract closing extensions, prepare commission statements, coordinate utility transfer/final water readings.

    Online Offer Presentation and Negotiation Platform

    Secure and accountable online offer presentation website for outside and in house agent offer submission.

    Property Tracking Software

    Track all contracts, companies, vendors, property details, client / customer details, key dates, appointments, tasks, escrow status, property characteristics, showing data/feedback, all in real time.

    Complete Billing Support / REO Listing Agents

    All back office billing, LPS online billing submission, disbursements, delinquent payment follow up, monthly agent statements.



    Diana Lamando

    Executive Vice President

    Escrow / Closing Manager

    25 Years real estate back office experience with thousands of real estate transactions closed as well as real estate paralegal experience.

    Jean Perry

    Executive Assistant

    Offer Negotiation / Processing / Escrow

    10 years real estate and mortgage banking back office experience and thousands of deals negotiated.

    Kathleen Sweeney

    Executive Assistant

    Contracts / Escrow / Closing

    12 years real estate legal and mortgage banking back office experience.

    Donna Challacombe

    Executive Assistant

    Real Estate Back Office Support

    10 years general real estate back office support: MLS, file prep, tax research, data entry, farming support.

    Patty Smith

    Executive Assistant

    Real Estate Back Office Support

    7 years general real estate back office support: MLS, file prep, tax research, data entry, farming support.

    Sumetta Denman,


    Real Estate Billing, Bookeeping, Accounting

    10 years experienced real estate transactional billing, book keeping and accounting support.

    Linda Couto

    Executive Assistant

    Real Estate Billing, Bookeeping, Accounting

    5 years experienced real estate transactional billing, book keeping and accounting support.

    Lizzie Reyes

    Licensed Executive Assistant

    NYS Licensed Agent, Real Estate Marketing, Distressed Property Support

    10 plus years of real estate marketing, property management and distressed property experience.


    Sit down with us for a cup of coffee and a confidential discussion on what we can do for you.


    Diana Lamando, Executive Vice President

    845-564-2800 x110 /


    Lee A. Raphael, Principal Broker

    914-474-8146 /


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