While I’m generally up and ready to go while most are still asleep, with the promise of warm weather today, I’m especially excited to get this Monday started! I’ll begin the morning with a final walk-through for a wonderful couple that I’ve had such pleasure working with. I am very excited for them to close on this property, immediately following our final inspection,  and make this house their home.

I’m so looking forward to the Women of Achievement reception at the Hilton’s Tea House Garden today. I’m excited for all the honorees! This annual event celebrates the spirit of volunteerism of six special women in our unique borough. Even though I was not officially honored this year, I am please to share an excerpt from the Staten Island Advance, because you all know I never miss an opportunity to create an opportunity:


Fran Reali (Class of 2008) said she was grateful to be attending the luncheon, having undergone a double-mastectomy in the fall. “I’m still on the mend, but feeling stronger day by day. They took really good care of me at Staten Island University Hospital/Northwell Health,” she reported. 

She encourages all women over 40 to schedule an annual mammography —  a point that was  made later in the program by Borough President James Oddo — and invited any woman going through breast cancer to call her at her office, Safari Realty, if they “need to talk about it.” And, on the lighter, Fran said she is writing a graphic novel about her experiences with breast cancer. “You have to try to find the humor, the lighter side, to recovery.”

Incidentally, she came wearing electric blue eyeliner. And she said she always wears red lipstick. “Power lips, instead of a power tie,” she noted. And, she added, her trademark shoe blog is still “going strong.”

Enough about me, let’s get back to me! With so many of us looking to feel fulfilled in our personal and professional life, I’d like to invite you to consider a career in Real Estate. The satisfaction it has brought me over the years has been immeasurable. The hours are flexible, and the support from community is like no other career. Are you ready to get started? Give me a call at 718-442-5200. I’d love to share my experiences with you.

Coming up is the event most near to my heart, the 7th Annual Golf Classic benefitting the “Protecting One Young Heart at a Time” Foundation in memory of my son Frank J. Reali 3rd. Please come out and join us at the Grand Oaks Country Club on Friday, May 6, 2016. Need more information? Call us at 718-420-2331.


And remember, It’s Always a Woman’s Right to Shoes!