Read the DePrisco Campaign Insider Newsletter written by Tom DePrisco, candidate for the 38th Senate District in New York for August 17, 2016.
Just last week, I wrote about this problem that concerns so many residents and also questioned my opponent’s lack of assertiveness in asking for documentation from homeowners. Is it a mere coincidence that my opponent scheduled a press conference this past Friday to ask for action from the Department of State after my articles were recently published?
Several times I have written that, in the interim, homeowners can write a letter to realtors demanding that they no longer be contacted by that realty company. This is existing New York State law.
Why hasn’t my opponent provided this information as well?
NYS Rules and Regulations Title 19 NYCRR, Part 175.17 (2)(i) states:
“No licensed real estate broker or salesperson shall solicit the sale, lease or the listing for sale or lease of residential property after such licensee has received written notice from an owner there of that such owner or owners do not desire to sell, lease or list such property.”
Along with my findings that have been highlighted through my press releases, I have been “walking the beat” personally meeting people and discussing issues that concern them. On Sunday, I had a great breakfast at Hogan’s Diner in Orangeburg and spoke with many residents in the area. Afterwards, while driving through Chestnut Ridge, I met several active community leaders and discussed aggressive realtor solicitations with them. Later, I was so impressed with the American flags posted along the Freedom Causeway in Clarkstown.
Following my time meeting residents throughout the community, I published my thoughts regarding tax reform in an article entitled, “Will our Children and Grandchildren be able to Afford to Live in our Communities?”
The young adults who are working on my campaign remind me of this very important issue and how many elected officials talk about it, but few of them act upon it. Thank you Theresa, Liam and Nick for being a part of Team DePrisco. It is so necessary to hear your view points on the issues that face our community and your generation.
Through my website and social media pages, I have been contacted by community and professional groups who want to meet with me to discuss concerns. If you would like to speak with me, have any questions, or would like to get more involved in the campaign, you can do so by contacting me here. Also, if you haven't done so already, like our official Facebook page here.