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REAL ESTATE - ALL IN THE FAMILY




Real Estate Pioneer
Sam J. Piazza 

 

In 1973, Realtor® Sam J. Piazza brought the first computerized MLS home search system (Realtron) to Western NY. At that time, Realtors® had the tedious process of having to manually file and search new weekly multiple listing cards. As soon as the new cards were filed, they were already outdated as new listings had come in to the MLS system. Thanks to this real estate pioneer, the MLS is computerized as we now know it in Western & Central NY and Realtors can now search a centralized computer for their clients instead of using an outdated manual filing system. Sam Piazza was also responsible for bringing one of the first Century 21 franchises to all of New York State & Rochester in the mid 1970's. Sam also was on the committee which brought private mortgage insurance (PMI) to New York State. PMI allows buyers to buy a home with a small down payment instead of the traditional 20% down. Sam was in the real estate business for over 50 years and recently passed away in Florida in 2014 and will be greatly missed. R.I P Dad.

 

 Circa 1973

The very first use of the computerized MLS in Western NY and one of the first in the entire state was by Sam Piazza.


 

Circa 1965

Circa 1963

Sam Piazza (Dad) in one of the first uses of colored blazer uniforms in real estate long before Century 21 gold or ERA Real Estate blue did.

 

Circa late 1970's

Dee Piazza (Mom) at the Century 21 Mattle & Lee office. She was an award winning multi million dollar producer and top agent many times in her career and is still active in real estate today after almost 40 years in the business.

 

Circa 1982

Bob Piazza in his gold Century 21 blazer in his first year in the business training under his Broker Dad - Sam at Century 21 Rexford Realty.

 

R.I.P  Dad

 

Now in 2014, Bob Piazza, a 2nd generation Realtor with 31 yrs. experience, and Northern Star Realty continue that tradition with a cutting edge trend offering flat fee MLS for those homeowners that want to save approximately half of the commissions that full service brokers charge or more. The system is simple but very high tech, so you can use the same MLS the local Realtors use to get your house sold. In today's challenging economy, we felt there is a need for another viable option (Flat Fee MLS) for those home sellers who need or want to save a huge amount of money by using a system that combines the MLS and "For Sale By Owner" with Realtor® support.
 

 NORTHERN STAR REALTY  
Robert J. Piazza, Real Estate Broker
Owner-Realtor®

866-781-1296 Toll Free
northernstarrealty@yahoo.com


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