Monday, October 31, 2011

NYC Council Majority Leader Joel Rivera Closes his First Sale as a NYS Licensed Real Estate Agent

Besides becoming the youngest NYC Council Member at age twenty two and then the youngest NYC Majority Leader one year later, Councilman Joel Rivera was also pretty quick to secure his first side as a licensed NYS Real Estate Agent. On October 26th, 2011 agent Joel Rivera of Re/Max Results brought the buyer to the table and closed on 241 Revere Avenue. The house is located in the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx. The final sale price was $420,000, The property was listed by Associate Broker Aileen Padilla and Broker Owner Andrew Fernandez of Re/Max Voyage.

Since Councilman Rivera and I are part of the Empire Access MLS, it was a pleasure coming into contact with him as he hit the phones and the pavement securing leads and showing properties. Besides becoming a catalyst for real estate transactions that generate tax revenue and jobs, I am sure his first hand contact buyers and sellers will provide him powerful insight when reviewing and crafting legislation as the present NYC Council Majority Leader. Kudos to Joel on his accomplishment and many more!!! Welcome to the Bronx real estate world.


241 Revere Avenue, Bronx New York 10465, Sold on 10/26/2011 for $420,000


Anonymous said...

Throngs of people live in Throgs Neck. Sorry, couldn't resist.

Anonymous said...

If he does what you proposed, It's a BIG CONFLICT OF INTEREST. BUT HEY!! Don't let that stop them!!!Every other politician in the Bronx does it!!!

Boogiedowner said...

Dear Anonymous:

Please identify why you think there is a "Big" conflict of interest. He acted as an agent for a buyer seeking a 2 family home. How does that conflict with his position as a Councilman? If he was an attorney or a doctor would it be a conflict of interest? Many if not most council members have other professions. Are you advocating that there be a law stating council members be barred from other employment? Please do elaborate.


Anonymous said...

My Pleasure to elaborate. As per YOUR COMMENTS, you talk about him specificlly looking in to legislation regarding real estate. As one of the powerfull councilmen in the city, it's not his real estate job, it's his potential legislating on behalf of real estate that's the issue. He would have to exclude himself from any real estate legislation that could benefit him, or lobbying any other councilmembers regarding said legislation in his real estate job. Also remember, he either was an owner, or facilitator in Liberty Tax preperation. Which you know was cited for unfair loan practices with regards to there instant refund program.. Not the best honor for a councilman in his position.