About

BUSINESS:

  • Co-Owner and Broker of Safari Realty with Frank Reali
  • Wife of 39 years to Frank Reali
  • Mother of 4 sons,Frank, David, Christopher & Thomas
  • Grandmother of 10
  • Realtor for over 28 years having personally helped several thousand realize the
    American dream
  • International Real Estate Award winner
  • Designated CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
    – Only 4% of all realtors have this designation. This raises the bar and benefits the consumer
  • SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist)
    – First realtor on Staten Island to raise the issue of protecting our ever-growing senior population and to receive the SRES designation
  • ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative)
    – Bringing to light the buyer’s issues of who realtor’s work for with full disclosure buyers have a choice
  • Certified National Real Estate Trainer
    – This position brings a higher level to the Safari Real Estate team and therefore benefiting consumers with higher quality transactions

Past Board/Director/Trustee/Officer/Member of:

  • On Your Mark
  • Heart Association
  • Rotary Club of Staten Island
  • Rotary SERF Foundation
  • Treasurer-Rotary Club of Staten Island
  • Vice President Metro NY Broker Council
  • Staten Island Board of Realtors Board of Directors 8 years
  • President Women’s Council of Realtors
  • Trustee & Vice President of the Staten Island Children’s Museum
  • Board & 2nd Vice President of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of Staten Island
  • Charter & Board Member – DaVinci Society of Wagner College
  • Board Member – Community Health Action
  • Soroptomist of Staten Island
  • Business Network International
  • World of Women – Staten Island Chapter
  • Women’s Council of Realtor’s – Brooklyn Chapter
  • Certified Residential Specialist Organization
  • Accredited Buyer Representative Organization
  • Senior Real Estate Specialist Organization
  • Real Estate Political Action Committee – Co-Chair
  • Vice President St. Teresa’s Mother’s Guild

Committee Member/Fundraiser/Supporter:

  • Staten Island Zoo
  • Staten Island Children’s Museum
  • Alice Austen House
  • Staten Island Board of Realtors
  • A Very Special Place
  • Staten Island Museum
  • American Cancer Society Staten Island
  • Children’s Campaign
  • Good Scout Committee
    (All with the one focus of preserving the quality of life on Staten Island)
  • Board Member of the Alice Austen House

Recipient of:

  • Chamber of Commerce Louis R. Miller Award
  • Staten Island Advance Power Couple Selection
  • Staten Island Board of Realtors Fair Housing Award
  • Business Fellow Award – Staten Island Museum
  • Alzheimer’s Association Community Service Award
  • 2008 Staten Island Advance Woman of Achievement

Founder and Chairperson of:

  • Author of The Battered Woman’s Cookbook – A portion of the proceeds will go to bettering the shelter’s woman go to for help
  • Alzheimer’s Foundation’s Celebrity Charity Softball Game – Benefit- $80,000 raised to give respite to the 24/7 caregiver of Alzheimer’s victims to help assist with their quality of life
  • World’s Largest Game of Musical Chairs Event – Benefit – To assist 17 not for profit agencies who’s funds were cut and Fran did not want to see the quality of service cut to Staten Island residents. Raised over $40,000.
  • Co-Chair of Wagner College DaVinci Society Scholarship Program
  • Co-Chair of the Greenbelt Fundraiser Gala Journal
  • Current RPAC Chairperson for SIBOR
  • Frank J Reali III Family Foundation – Benefit – Fran’s biggest challenge was to remain standing thru the sudden death of her oldest son Frank while at the same time discovering she had lymphoma (including surgery & radiation). Once slightly back on her feet she took the tragedy and declared war against what killed her son – An undiagnosed heart defect and turned it into a positive, life saving foundation. Although in it’s infancy, Fran & Frank have raised awareness and funds to develop (with help) a protocol to test young adults before giving the green light to high school sports. A CNN medical report just published that over 400,000 young adults die each year from sudden cardiac arrest (undetected heart issues). So the quality of life is forever on Fran’s mind to help keep parent’s from losing a child
  • Prayer Shawl Ministry of St. Teresa’s Church – Fran started a prayer shawl ministry at St. Teresa’s Church whereby shawls are handmade and sent to people who are broker, grieving or just alone. This quality of life issue is a hug from God thru the handwork of God’s children
  • Chair Ambassador for SIEDC – Outspoken delegate for SIEDC to raise awareness for shaping a better Staten Island thru business leaders and Islanders alike
  • Chairperson for SIEDC Conference – Helped bring awareness to business leaders and consumers of the resource opportunities and platform for exposure to keep business on Staten Island
  • Chairperson for Charter of Women’s Leadership Council – Bringing women together to let them know that there is a support system in place to help women reach their full potential
  • Member of Steering Committee and spoke at City Council to spark the first Business Improvement District on Staten Island to help keep local businesses in full bloom and for the residential neighborhood to continue to reap the rewards. The Forest Avenue B.I.D. is that current Staten Island quality of life due to the hard work and efforts of Fran Reali
  • Victory Boulevard Business Improvement District – Currently on steering committee for Staten Island’s second B.I.D. on Victory Boulevard. Again, helping to raise quality of life issues including graffiti removal, cleaner, brighter streets, better parking and traffic flow and more
  • Thanksgiving Baskets – Each year food baskets go out from Fran & Frank personally as well as to Project Hospitality to help change someone’s outlook for a small moment in time. Also sponsors Thanksgiving baskets thru Rotary Club of Staten Island
  • Speaking Engagement – AARP Staten Island Chapter – To help senior citizens on Staten Island. Golden Age Clubs

Honored By:

  • Alzheimer’s Foundation for raising funds to assist patients
    and caregivers in their quality of life
  • Staten Island Aids Task Force for supporting the children of
    parents with Aids and helping with holiday parties each year to give kids a bright spot
  • Community Service Award by Jim Oddo
  • 2007 Business Fellow Award for supporting the Staten Island museum

 

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