Daniel Gale Sotheby’s Expands Management Role for Marianne Koke


Cold Spring Harbor, NY – January 29, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty (DGSIR), one of the nation’s leading realtors, has named Marianne Koke sales manager of its Stony Brook sales office. This new role is an expansion of her current duties, as Marianne will continue to manage sales at the organization’s St. James office. Patricia J. Petersen, President and CEO of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty and Angela Anderson, SVP and regional manager of DGSIR jointly made the announcement.

“I am extremely pleased to expand Marianne’s responsibility as manager of the St. James/Smithtown office to include Stony Brook,” said Ms. Anderson. “There is a clear connection between the two offices, and under Marianne’s guidance we expect that synergy to further develop into a regional force as we grow into 2013 and beyond. Marianne has clearly demonstrated her ability to lead her sales professionals to a higher level of performance.”

With more than 25 years of experience in residential real estate and as a longtime resident of the area, Marianne Koke has proven to be both an exceptional mentor and source of information. Marianne was previously assigned to DGSIR’s Business Development Team, an agent-led initiative that provides an on-the-job orientation and coaching program for new and veteran agents. The program, which has helped agents increase their production dramatically, addresses a variety of issues from day-to-day procedures to the challenges of an emerging and rapidly changing market through discussion, role-play and technical support.

“Being able to carefully listen to our clients and customers and offer them reasonable strategies to help them reach their goals is critical to success,” said Marianne. “Sound, honest advice is one of the best services you can give your clients.”

Founded in 1922, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty consistently leads the nation in achieving one of the highest average sales prices in the country. DGSIR is a $1.8 billion dollar plus organization with close to 600 sales associates in 21 sales offices spanning Long Island. Services include a Relocation Division, an award-winning Marketing & Technology Department, a newly formed Development Marketing Group, Commercial and Rental Divisions; Ambassador Abstract title company, and a Wells Fargo Home Mortgage affiliation. The Sotheby’s International Realty® affiliate for Long Island’s North Shore since 1976, DGSIR has gained national and international recognition, including top honors worldwide.

In addition to its place on the Regents Board of “Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate,” Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty is active in Real Trends and The Realty Alliance (comprising some of the real estate industry’s most influential companies with participation “by invitation only”). For more information visit www.danielgale.com.

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