Blake Realty was founded in 1922 by Samuel E. Blake and in 1954 was incorporated as Blake Realty, Inc. In 1968 the first branch was opened in Amsterdam, NY and in 1970 divisions were developed to serve various segments of our business including residential, commercial, relocation, investment and development.
Since the 1970's Blake Realty has actively engaged in an extensive merger and acquisition campaign, creating affiliations with 20+ leading real estate companies serving various areas of Northeastern New York (most recently, CA North Realty of Malta and Tinkham Real Estate of Hoosick Falls in 2012).
Through these efforts Blake Realty has attracted many of the top professionals in our industry and expanded our marketplace to cover an area of more than 6,500 square miles.
The most dramatic change in our organization took place in February, 2014, when Blake Realty, Inc. became part of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. This change was implemented to position our company and our agents to best meet the needs of the future.
Warren Buffett's (CEO of Berkshire Hathaway) Home Services of America® and Brookfield Real Estate and Relocation Services in 2012 (nearly doubling the size of our network with close to 75,000 agents and 2,800 locations), is prepared to face the challenges of the Real Estate Industry by providing our sales associates, clients and customers with the most innovative marketing and sales concepts available.
In our goal to help our sales agents become the most successful in the industry, our training program is second to none. Training programs are available for both the new and experienced associate on both a local and national level.
For 93 years and four generations of local family direction, Berkshire Hathaway Blake, REALTORS® are dedicated to continued growth, leadership and service throughout upstate New York.
I am proud of our company, our sales associates and our leadership team who, like myself, place honesty, integrity and professionalism above all else. I am pleased to know that you are considering Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, REALTORS® as your real estate company. Please do not hesitate to call me at (518) 452-4298 extension 1219 and know that you have my commitment in helping you achieve your goals.
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- 2006-2011 Member of Education & Member Services Committee for CRMLS
- 2011 Treasurer -Capital Region Multiple Listing Service - CRMLS
- 2011 Chair of Educational Committee for Greater Capital Association of Realtors (GCAR)
- 2011 Chair of "Realtor Day" responsible for bringing Brian Buffini to Capital Region.
- 2012 Member Mayoral Task Force City of Schenectady "HOMES" Initiative
- 2012 President of the Capital Region Multiple Listing Service (CRMLS)
- 2012 Award Recognition by City of Schenectady Office of Fair Housing for Supporting Equal Housing Opportunities
- 2012 Recognition as "40 Under 40" by The Albany Business Review
- 2013 CRMLS President
- 2013 NYSAR Director
- 2014 GCAR Strategic Planning Committee
- 2014 NYSAR Director
- 2015 GCAR Director
- 2015 Junior Achievement Board Member