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Platinum Drive’s Bill Doescher Wins Top PR Award

May 22, 2014

Bill Doescher, of Scarsdale, NY, has won the prestigious John W. Hill Award that is given annually by the New York Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. Doescher received the top award on May 22 at PRSA-NY’s Big Apple Gala at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City. For 22 years Mr. Doescher served seven CEOs in a number of senior management positions at Dun & Bradstreet, rising to the position of senior vice president & chief communications officer and publisher of D&B Reports, a magazine for small-business management. Following his retirement from D&B, Mr. Doescher joined Platinum Drive Realty in Westchester, where he serves as a licensed real estate salesperson.


Highly active as a volunteer in the public relations field and with a number of non-profit organizations, Doescher has touched the lives of hundreds of students. He has taught or lectured at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, Columbia University, Colgate University, Utica College, the University of Maryland, New York University and Iona College. He also is a member of the Board of Ed Randall’s Fans for the Cure, the Cancer Support Team’s Advisory Board in Westchester County, and is member of the Cable TV Commission in Scarsdale, NY. Doescher was awarded the Philip Dorf Award by PRSA-NY in 2009 for outstanding leadership in guiding and inspiring the careers of young public relations professionals. He has mentored numerous high-school-and-college students, including those through the PRSA Foundation, where as president he started and managed the Foundation’s career academies initiative in 11 high schools in the U.S.

Follow Platinum Drive to Career Success!

January 4, 2014

We are currently hiring experienced and new agents to join the most exciting real estate firm in New York and Connecticut! Our sales dollar volume has increased over 800% in a matter of years! Join us in our mission to make real estate an enjoyable, rewarding, and first-rate experience! Don’t miss out on a wonderful opportunity to make a great income with a flexible schedule! Contact Platinum Drive President Zachary Harrison at 917.299.7832 or zharrison@platinumdr.com for more details. We offer competitive splits, cutting edge technology and first-rate training and support, in a positive and energetic team-based environment! All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.

Happy Holidays From Platinum Drive!

December 24, 2013

Marco Vitolo Closes Two Deals at Year’s End

December 24, 2013

Congratulations to Marco Vitolo on his recent sale of 20 Nethermont Avenue in White Plains and rental at 110-112 South Broadway! For excellent service and professional assistance with your next real estate sale, purchase or lease, contact Marco at 917.438.0567 or marcov@platinumdr.com. You'll be very glad you did!

Platinum Drive Holiday Party

December 20, 2013

Platinum Drive held its annual holiday party at Arrosto. Congratulations to our award-winning agents on their excellence in sales and client service: Jennifer Goldfarb, Seth Keslow, Dana Goldman, Linda Kermanshachi, Randi Culang, To-Dao Casey, Liza Levy, and Alicia Gold. A good time was had by all!

Seth Keslow Sells Hartsdale Home

December 17, 2013

Congrats to Seth Keslow on his recent sale of 19 Old Farm Lane! Thinking of listing your home or starting the home buying process? Contact Seth today for award winning professional assistance at 917.626.9568 or skeslow@platinumdr.com.

Please Contribute to Toys For Tots

December 9, 2013

Please join us in donating toys to our Toys for Tots bin at Platinum Drive’s Golden Horseshoe office, 1082 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale. Thank you!

Liza Levy Sells Scarsdale Estate

December 5, 2013

Congratulations to Liza Levy on her recent sale of a high end estate in Scarsdale! For dedicated and professional assistance with your next real estate transaction, please contact Liza at 917.751.5171 or LizaL@platinumdr.com

Dana Goldman Sells Homes in Armonk and Pleasantville

December 4, 2013

Congrats to Dana Goldman on her recent sales of 43 Evergreen Row in Armonk and 2 Stella Lane in Pleasantville! Looking to list your home or start the home buying process? Contact Dana today for outstanding professional assistance at 917.757.4953 or dgoldman@platinumdr.com. You'll be very glad you did!

Jennifer Goldfarb Sells Prestigious Scarsdale Estate

December 3, 2013

Congratulations to Jennifer Goldfarb on closing one of the most prestigious sales this year in the Murray Hill estates area of Scarsdale! For award winning professional assistance with your next real estate transaction, contact Jennifer at 646.221.7249 or jgoldfarb@platinumdr.com

Alice Kornfeld Joins Platinum Drive Realty

December 3, 2013

Platinum Drive Realty is very excited to welcome Alice Kornfeld to our team as an Associate Broker!

Alice was raised in Scarsdale, where she continues to reside with her husband and three daughters, Molly, Hannah, and Sarah. She has a wealth of knowledge regarding living and raising children in Westchester.

Alice has twenty years of experience as a real estate attorney, both in New York City and in Westchester, giving her a deep understanding of the needs of her clients as she guides them through the process of purchasing and selling a home. Her years of real estate experience have made her a dedicated advocate and an avid negotiator for her clients.

Contact Alice today at 914-262-4470 or akornfeld@platinumdr.com for experienced professional assistance with your next real estate purchase, sale, or lease!

Linda Blair and Bill Doescher to Speak Tonight at Empty Nester Seminar

November 19, 2013

Join us for an Empty Nester Seminar tonight at the Scarsdale Women’s Club featuring speakers Bill Doescher, Real Estate Salesperson at Platinum Drive Realty, Inc and Linda Blair, published author and interior designer with The Blair Interiors Group of Scarsdale! 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, 37 Drake Road, Scarsdale, New York. Refreshments will be served!

Heather Harrison Sells in Scarsdale

November 11, 2013

Just Sold by Heather Harrison of Platinum Drive Realty, Inc : 14 Black Birch Road. For award-winning assistance with your next real estate transaction, contact Heather at 917.299.7490 or hharrison@platinumdr.com

Platinum Drive Sponsors Big City Moms Biggest Baby Shower

November 11, 2013

Join Platinum Drive Realty for the Big City Moms Biggest Baby Shower this Wednesday!! A Truly Great Event!

Wednesday, November 13th at The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm

Dana Goldman Sells in Armonk

November 8, 2013

Congratulations to Dana Goldman on her recent sales of 9 West Seymour in Armonk and 3 Peppercorn Place in Bedford! Let Dana be your real estate pro for buying, selling, or renting a home in Westchester! Contact her today at 917.757.4953 or dgoldman@platinumdr.com.

Platinum Drive Sponsors Pound Ridge Harvest Festival

October 19, 2013

Platinum Drive Realty was excited to be a lead sponsor of the Pound Ridge Harvest Festival. Saturday, October 19th, 2:00 - 6:00 pm. Westchester Avenue Pound Ridge @ Scott's Corner. Beer Garden by Magic Hat, Wine Tastings, Family Fun, plus a Live performance by The Smithereens made it a great night for all!

Heather Harrison Sells Throughout Westchester

October 7, 2013

Congratulations to Heather Harrison on her recent sales of 15-A Richbell Road, 118 Spier Road, and 25 Black Birch in Scarsdale, 132 Longview Drive in Edgemont, and 15 Stonewall Lane in Mamaroneck. For award-winning real estate assistance from one of Westchester’s top real estate agents, contact Heather at 917.299.7490 or hharrison@platinumdr.com.

Platinum Drive Realty and Wells Fargo Enter Into Marketing Agreement

September 30, 2013

Scarsdale, NY, 9/30/2013 – Platinum Drive Realty is pleased to announce it has entered into a marketing agreement with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. The purpose of the agreement is to provide Platinum Drive clients with highly personal service, consistent with the exceptional service Platinum Drive provides to its clients.

“Wells Fargo shares our firm's strong dedication to clients, and we are really excited about working with Michael Wolfe NMLSR 442555, Pat Ciulla NMLSR 653866, and Nancy Rilander NMLSR 624469 to give our clients premium service,” said Zach Harrison, President of Platinum Drive. “Wells Fargo will also be working with our team on recent developments in mortgages and mortgage products so that that our clients are apprised of all the latest developments when they obtain a mortgage,” Harrison added.

Platinum Drive has assembled a team of energetic agents, many of whom that not only grew up in the areas they serve, but who also have worked in professional industries prior to joining the real estate field. According to their bios on the firm’s web site www.platinumdr.com, the firm’s agents have worked as lawyers, business owners, marketing and finance professionals, as well as teachers. “Our agents understand the importance of client relationships, responsiveness and the need for detailed analysis. We are on top of every technological advancement, and bring cutting edge research and marketing strategies to each transaction,” said Zach Harrison.

Platinum Drive’s approach has been paying dividends for their clients. HGMLS data shows that Platinum Drive has quickly become one of the top 20 firms in Westchester and one of the fastest growing real estate firms in the area. Platinum Drive Realty serves a wide variety of clients from first-time homebuyers and sellers to experienced homeowners, builders and investors. They cover all of Westchester and Connecticut.

Platinum Drive is committed to giving back to the community. They participate in various charitable causes including the Four Diamonds Fund, which supports the fight against pediatric cancer, Albert Einstein National Women’s Division which supports research in Women’s Health and Cancers, the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, a worldwide leader in research to cure type 1 diabetes, The Junior League of Westchester, Quaker Ridge Elementary school, Kids Base and The Little School, and the Byram Hills Preschool Association.

Heather Harrison is Quoted in New York Times

September 13, 2013

Heather Harrison is quoted in the real estate section of today’s New York Times!

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/15/realestate/when-appraisals-come-in-low.html?ref=realestate&_r=0

Julie Potack Joins Platinum Drive

September 13, 2013

Platinum Drive Realty is very pleased to welcome Julie Leonzio Potack as a licensed salesperson! Julie grew up in Scarsdale and now lives with her husband and two sons in Westport, CT. She is licensed in both New York and Connecticut, and focuses primarily on the Fairfield County market.

Julie graduated from Duke University with a BA in Public Policy and is a graduate of Scarsdale High School. She was a recruiter for a top NYC law firm as well as for a large retail company. Julie also served as the Business Manager for a small bridal company for 5 years.

After 10 years in Manhattan, Julie moved with her family to Westport. She spent two years researching the Westchester and Fairfield County markets and eventually decided that Westport was the right fit for her family. Julie worked with a local builder to build her home and as a result, knows the ins and outs of new construction. Having grown up in Scarsdale, and now raising a family in Westport, Julie has a good understanding of what a young family needs in a home.

Julie serves as Co-President of the Board of Directors at her son’s pre-school. In her spare time she enjoys eating out, traveling, and visiting the local beaches with her children.

Welcome Julie!

Platinum Drive Realty Supports The Peter Alderman Foundation

September 11, 2013

Platinum Drive is pleased to support the Peter Alderman Foundation in memory of our fellow SHS classmate who died on 9/11. Please join us for the Fifth Annual Friends of Peter Alderman Walk in Mt. Kisco, New York on September 15, 2013 at 11:00 am.

Alison Brown Joins Platinum Drive

September 6, 2013

Platinum Drive Realty is very pleased to welcome Alison Brown to our team as a licensed salesperson!

Alison resides in Rye Brook, NY with her husband, 3 year-old son and 1 year-old daughter. She graduated magna cum laude from Duke University in 2001 with a B.S. in Mathematics. Upon graduation, Alison returned home to New York City where she worked as an analyst specializing in the bond market at a premiere investment bank. She then pursued a career in wholesale and retail planning for companies such as Macy's, Izod and Jones New York.

Alison’s search for her own home sparked a passion for real estate. She has been an active member of the Rye Brook community since moving there in 2008. Alison's expertise for the unique Rye Brook market, coupled with her background in financial analysis, make her the right person to find or sell your home in this inviting, close-knit community.

Please contact Alison at 917.570.9966 or abrown@platinumdr.com for high level, professional assistance with your next real estate transaction!

Just Sold by Zach Harrison in Scarsdale and Edgemont

August 30, 2013

Congratulations to Zach Harrison on his recent sales of 3 Adrian Circle and 9 Huntington Avenue in Scarsdale and 5 Thomas Street in Edgemont! For award-winning professional assistance buying, selling, or renting a home in Westchester or Connecticut, contact Zach today at 917.299.7832 or zharrison@platinumdr.com.

Platinum Drive’s Print Ad this Week!

July 19, 2013

Our Print Ad this Week Featuring some of our Great Listings and Phenomenal Real Estate professionals!!

Seth Keslow Sells In Purchase and Ardsley

July 17, 2013

Congratulations to Seth Keslow on his sale of 23 Cypress Point Drive in Purchase and 7 Park Ave in Ardsley! Thinking of buying, selling or renting real estate in Westchester or CT or know someone who is? Contact Seth at 917.626.9568 or skeslow@platinumdr.com!

Sumiko Uehara-Curry Joins Platinum Drive Realty

July 2, 2013

Platinum Drive is very excited to announce Sumiko Uehara-Curry has joined our team of talented real estate professionals!

As a member of the Platinum Drive Realty team, Sumiko combines a unique blend of worldly experience coupled with an intricate knowledge of the Scarsdale community and the greater Westchester area. She speaks Japanese, Cantonese, Mandarin, and English. Sumiko currently resides in Scarsdale, where she and her husband Dan are raising a family.

Please contact Sumiko at 917.386.3142 or sumiko@platinumdr.com for high-level professional assistance with your next real estate purchase, sale, or lease.

Seth Keslow Sells in Greenwich

June 18, 2013

Just Sold by Seth Keslow in Greenwich! 351 Pemberwick Road. Whether it's New York or Connecticut, contact Seth for all your real estate needs at 917.626.9568 or skeslow@platinumdr.com. You'll be very happy you did!

Randi Culang Sells in Scarsdale

June 13, 2013

Congrats to Randi Culang on her sale of 52 Paddington Road in Scarsdale! Contact Randi at 917.957.2700 or rculang@platinumdr.com for experienced professional assistance with your next real estate transaction.

Just Sold by Alicia Gold in Armonk

June 11, 2013

Congratulations to Alicia Gold on her sale of 7 Whippoorwill in Armonk! Contact Alicia at 914.844.2760 or agold@platinumdr.com for high-level professional assistance with your next real estate sale, purchase, or lease!

Seth Keslow Sells in Dobbs Ferry

June 8, 2013

Congrats to Seth Keslow on his sale of 290 Clinton Avenue in Dobbs Ferry! Contact Seth at 917.626.9568 or skeslow@platinumdr.com for high level professional assistance with your next real estate transaction in New York or Connecticut.

Join Us for the Golden Horseshoe Sidewalk Sale!

June 3, 2013

Join us for the Golden Horseshoe Shopping Center's 25th Annual SIDEWALK SALE!! THIS Thursday June 6th through Sunday June 9th. Exciting sales, fun rides for the kids, music, festivities and more!!

To-Dao Casey Sells In Scarsdale

May 29, 2013

Congratulations to To-Dao Casey on her sale of 168 Delhi Road in Scarsdale! Thinking of buying or selling a home? Contact To-Dao at 917.446.9445 or tcasey@platinumdr.com. You'll be glad you did!

Just Sold by Randi Culang in Chappaqua

May 28, 2013

Congrats to Randi Culang on her sale of 10 Bedford Road in Chappaqua!! Contact Randi for top notch professional assistance with your next real estate transaction at 917.957.2700 or rculang@platinumdr.com

Platinum Drive Realty Sponsors the Byram Hills Preschool Association Home Tour!

May 17, 2013

Our table at today’s Byram Hills Preschool Association Home Tour. Thanks to everyone who attended!! Platinum Drive Realty was honored to be a lead sponsor of this event, one of the great events in Westchester each year!!

Platinum Drive Welcomes Amy Travis

April 25, 2013

Platinum Drive Realty is very pleased to welcome Amy Travis to our team as a Licensed Salesperson!

Amy resides in Pound Ridge and grew up in Scarsdale, and with children in the Bedford school district, has a strong knowledge not only of Pound Ridge, but the Bedford Hamlets and Mt. Kisco, as well as southern Westchester.

Amy graduated from Scarsdale High School, and attended the George Washington University, where she earned a BA in Psychology.

After college, Amy moved to Manhattan where she worked in advertising sales for 5 years. Looking for a career change, Amy got her real estate license, and worked in the city until moving back to Westchester in 2006.

Contact Amy at 914.420.7381 or atravis@platinumdr.com for experienced, professional assistance with your next real estate transaction!

Platinum Drive Realty Sponsors Gans JDRF Carnival

April 24, 2013

Platinum Drive is very excited to be once again sponsoring the Gans Carnival benefitting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, one of the great annual events in Westchester!

Sunday, May 19th, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

45 Harvest Drive, Scarsdale Purchase tickets at http://www.jdrf.org/ganscarnival

Don't Miss It!!

Wyatt Gallery To Speak at Platinum Drive Realty

March 2013

Photographer Wyatt Gallery will be speaking on Tuesday, March 19th about his new project, “The Jews and Synagogues of the Caribbean: A 520 Year History.” The event begins at 7:00 pm at Platinum Drive Realty’s office at 1082 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale in the Golden Horseshoe Shopping Center.

Wyatt Gallery has received numerous awards for his photography, including the Fulbright Fellowship. His photographs have been exhibited throughout the U.S. and are in major private and public collections such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the George Eastman House, and American Express. He was an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania and has been published in The New York Times, Esquire, Newsweek, Geo Saison, and Mother Jones, amongst other international publications. Mr. Gallery will be signing copies of his book Tent Life: Haiti, after the talk and Q&A. Refreshments will be served.

Randi Culang Sells In Armonk

February 27, 2013

Congratulations to Randi Culang on her sale of 2 Hardscrabble Circle, the second highest home sale in Armonk so far this year!!

Contact Randi at 917.957.2700 or rculang@platinumdr.com for high-level professional assistance with your next real estate sale or purchase!

Dana Goldman Sells In Armonk

February 26, 2013

Congrats to Dana Goldman on her recent sale of 2 Hardscrabble Circle, the second highest home sale in Armonk so far this year!!

Contact Dana at 917.757.4953 or dgoldman@platinumdr.com if you or someone you know is thinking of buying or selling a home.

Seth Keslow Sells In Scarsdale

February 16, 2013

Congratulations to Seth Keslow on his sale of 7 Oakstwain Road, one of the biggest home sales in Scarsdale so far this year!!

Contact Seth at 917.626.9568 or skeslow@platinumdr.com for top-notch professional assistance with your next real estate transaction!

http://www.platinumdr.com/agents/seth-keslow.html