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Ben G. Schachter is the Real Estate Broker and President of Boca Raton-based The Signature Real Estate Companies. Ben’s role is critical to Signature’s day-to-day operations and long range goals and his unique and extremely effective hands-on management style ensures top down quality control and proper delegation of tasks for an extremely diverse organization.
As an undergraduate at The University of Florida, Ben majored in Political Science and gained valuable experience working part-time at a Gainesville real estate brokerage. He quickly concluded that real estate was his passion. Upon graduation in 2000, Ben relocated to South Florida, where he became an integral part of his family’s mortgage banking business. He continued his real estate career, concentrating on the luxury and ultra-luxury real estate markets as well as commercial real estate development, which allowed him to develop valuable experience working hands-on with sophisticated customers from around the world. In 2006, Ben joined The Signature Real Estate Companies and soon became President and one of the firm’s owners. Under Ben’s leadership, Signature has grown to 16 residential and commercial real estate brokerage offices with over 1000 Real Estate Professionals! Signature’s exponential growth is evidenced by its approximately 5,000 annual resale and rental transactions, which ranked Signature as the #2 real estate brokerage in Boca Raton and #33 in Florida for transaction volume according to the 2020 Real Trends 500 Report.
With Ben’s guiding hand, Signature has also successfully ventured into several other real estate related industries, including Signature Title Group, LLC, an attorney-owned and operated title insurance company, Signature School of Real Estate, LLC, a fully-accredited real estate licensing and educational school, Signature Insurance Advisors, LLC, a full-service insurance agency, and Signature Senior Placement, LLC, a senior community placement service.
Ben is a Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Instructor and Property Manager and has earned the prestigious Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI)® designation. With unrivaled passion, a constant hunger for success, an unmatched support for his co-workers and an aggressive plan for growth, Ben is taking Signature in a very positive direction by focusing on the firm’s industry-first, “Agent Centric” culture that can be seen throughout the organization.
Ben is a loving husband and proud father and lives in Boynton Beach with his wife Jodi, two sons, Max and Brody, daughter, Sloane and the family’s two dogs, London and Aspen.
As a real estate agent my primary goals are to meet the needs of my clients as they are always top priority. Real Estate is my passion and it is an absolute privilege to help my clients achieve their dream home.
Continually staying within the real estate profession to stay up to date with the current trends as well as marketing.
Involved in the entire process from start to finish. My priority is to be available to answer any questions/concerns that my clients may have.
Bachelor of Science - College of New Jersey
Master of Business Administration – Rider University
Associate in Computer Science – College of New Jersey.
Appraisal Apprentice – Fairleigh Dickinson University
The advantages of living and working within the same Country Club community can reap great benefits for buyers and sellers who truly desire a complete and realistic picture of its social, recreational and lifestyle amenities..
As an active Gleneagles Country Club resident and on-site Gleneagles Country Club Real Estate Agent for the past nine years, Susan Altbach brings to the table a familiarity and knowledge of one of South Florida’s premier luxury clubs. This New York native and LIU/ Southhampton Graduate successfully listed and sold Real Estate in the Greater New York area before permanently relocating to South Florida in 2006.
Susan’s previous business experience includes working for NY Telephone, Mitsubishi International in the Commodities Sector and Liberty Mutual where she served as an Assistant Adjuster and 20 years residential sales experience in upstate New York as a broker-owner and associate broker.
She prides herself on her negotiating skills and her commitment, dedication, and willingness to go the extra mile to finalize a transaction for her many happy and satisfied clients over the years.
An avid golfer and a former Club Champion, Susan remains a active supporter of Cancer Research organizations and fundraising events hosted by Pap Corps, and Play for Pink.
Greg Anders is a retired United States Air Force pilot, now a licensed real estate professional, with his unique sense of humor, his passion for people, his patience and understanding he has a chosen the career that suites him well. Although new to the profession he has take flight immediately, becoming a extremely knowledgeable of the local market already has assisted a number of customers with buying and renting property.
I am well organized, highly disciplined, and possess an outstanding professional work ethic. I strive to anticipate the needs of my clients and react flexibly to those needs.
In addition to a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management, I have an extensive background in technology and in social media marketing. And my solid mathematics background gives me an edge over my counterparts when it comes to interpreting market data and numbers to your advantage.
I can get you the highest offer for your property when you are selling and can negotiate the lowest price for the property you are buying.
Hiring me means having someone who is committed to helping you buy or sell your home with the highest level of expertise in your local market. This means also in helping you through each step of the process, including the documentation, the offer, the negotiations, passing all inspections, and working with you through closing.
Nothing is more exciting to me than the gratifying feeling I get from helping people meet their real estate needs, now and throughout their lifetime. Call me today and put my expertise to work for you.
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No one could predict the changes in the 2020 real estate landscape. That’s part of why choosing a determined, reliable REALTOR® is central to any successful listing, homebuying or rental experience. How do you know when you’ve chosen correctly?
For a woman who admits she can talk about anything, the one thing that makes Patricia “Patti” Ashford most enthused is real estate. Ms. Ashford has certainly earned the liking and respect of those she’s homed for the past 13 years, in part due to her adventuresome attitude, her patience and her responsiveness to travel regionally in Broward, Palm Beach and Collier counties, Florida to find people their dream homes. She is as adept to working with out-of-staters and established Floridians looking to rent, buy and sell.
“To me, the perfect day is connecting with customers, going out and finding them their dream home. I believe you must have your customer understand every step of the process, because it’s a lot. We have to be one step ahead of the technology, because we have a lot of savvy new buyers, and the more seasoned set, like me, know the technology.”
One satisfied customer says, “My family has purchased a total of three homes and sold two, all with the guidance of Patti Ashford. Her knowledge of the industry, the market, and financial matters was extremely beneficial to us. We would highly recommend that you contact her for any home buying or selling needs. She is the best at what she does.”
Another ‘happy homeowner’ revealed Patti has assisted him with purchasing, selling and renting several homes. “As I do not live in the state of Florida, it was important that I have a REALTOR® that is knowledgeable, professional, and able to guide me through the various aspects, pros, and cons associated with home ownership. If Patti Ashford is your REALTOR, you are in good hands.”
A New York native, Ms. Ashford started her professional life with a Manhattan publishing company. With coursework in accounting and several bookkeeping positions preceding, she eventually earned a vice president of accounting position for a national franchising company, as well as trainer. Her ability to work deftly with data and people was evident early on.
“That background along with attention to detail and following up tenaciously has helped me tremendously in the home buying/selling process. Ms. Ashford started her real estate career in 2006, primarily transacting rentals, then joining REMAX Preferred in Ft. Lauderdale. In 2016, she enthusiastically joined both Signature Paradise in Boca Raton and Signature’s onsite office at King’s Point, Delray Beach.
Ms. Ashford’s most proud of her accomplishment as a mother and grandmother of her two sons, her daughter and her six grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling with her youngest son while he competed in Olympic Tae Kwon Do until joining the Marine Corp and being deployed to Iraq. His and her husband’s service to our country---her husband receiving the Purple Heart for his service as a Marine during the Vietnam War--- makes her excited to educate service members and veterans about VA mortgages, a skill she’s fine-tuned during her years in real estate.
“That is very near and dear to my heart and probably my favorite transaction, helping a veteran and their family buy a home.” Ms. Ashford also enjoys her time reading, walking and spending time with family and her animals.
Next time you’re thinking of real estate, remember Ms. Ashford has your best interests at heart. Contact Ms. Ashford (Patti) at (954) 461-5037 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss this catalogue of home listings.
Mark Askinazy brings decades of sales and marketing experience to Signature Commercial Realty.
After attending Voorhees Institute of Technology and majoring in Tool and Dye Engineering Design, Mark built a business manufacturing two and four drawer metal filing cabinets. After growing its sales to include major national retailers like Target, Ames and Jamesway, Mark successfully sold the business to pursue opportunities in the burgeoning voicemail / answering service industry. Within a few short years, starting with no customer base, Mark grew his new company into one of the largest answering services in Manhattan with more than 5,000 active accounts. Sensing the looming threat posed by cellular phones growing in popularity, Mark sold the business to a major telephone company in 2000. Since that time, Mark has owned and operated two eight-family apartment buildings in Brooklyn, New York while also owning and operating three different full service car washes in New York and New Jersey and also brokering the sales of multiple other car wash and oil service businesses to others in the Tristate area.
Mark also served as the Vice President of Palma at Mizner Country Club's Homeowner's Association from 2010-2015. After selling his multiple business in New York and moving to Florida as a full-time resident, Mark is utilizing his experience as a business owner to assist his clients with the purchase and sale of commercial real estate.
Mark is a current member of Florida Realtors, the National Association of Realtors, Beaches MLS and is a licensed Florida Real Estate Agent.
Myriam Aulestia has been an active member of her real community for 4 years now, and is so excited to be turning that community focus toward real estate.
With a passion for service in the Signature Real Estate ,Myriam Aulestia is ready to help with your homebuying and selling needs. As a proud member of the Ben G. Schachter family, Myriam Aulestia carries the values of hard work, integrity, and outstanding client service into everything she does.
When Myriam Aulestia isn’t making homeownership dreams come true for her clients, she enjoys spending time horse riding and traveling . Myriam Aulestia lives in Florida for over 20 years and have two beautiful daughters.
Brianna is a licensed Real Estate Agent who resides in Boca Raton, Florida. South Florida is known for its beautiful views and prosperous job opportunities, which is why Brianna chose to call it home. With family roots in Florida, Brianna came to Boca Raton in 2001 at the age of six months old. Growing up in the same house for the last twenty years has allowed Brianna to develop an expertise within her farming area.
Brianna was a proud member of the medical academy at her local middle and high school for a total of seven years. She has countless certifications and over 100+ hours of clinical experiences at local hospitals and rehab facilities. She was also a member of the National Honor Society and school sports teams which included: soccer, track, and flag football. Brianna attends Florida Atlantic University and is majoring in Business Finance. Not only did Brianna graduate high school with a 4.2 GPA but she was also a nominee for the Dean's List in recognition of receiving a 4.0 throughout college thus far. Helping others in addition to being involved within the community has always been a passion of Brianna’s. This is evidently observable throughout her seven-year medical academy experience, employment since the age of fourteen, her sportsmanship, and also her 500+ community service hours.
Real estate has always sparked an interest in Brianna and she is so eager and excited to be turning the community focus towards real estate. With a devotion for service in the Boca Raton area, Brianna is ready to help you with your home buying and selling needs. With her plethora of knowledge in regards to the South Florida area as well as her social media adroitness, she is devoted and determined to help you fall in love with the South Florida community just as much as she has. She wants to welcome you, HOME!
As a proud member of the Signature family, Brianna carries the values of hard work, integrity, and outstanding client service into everything she does.
Tamara Balbirer is a licensed real estate professional and member of the National Association of Realtors. She lives in Boca Raton, along with her husband, Louis, and children.
As it is for many REALTORS®, real estate is not her first career. Prior to becoming a Realtor, she was employed by AT&T. Her career with AT&T began as a software developer, then continued through a range of functions including system testing, hiring and technical training of new employees, then into management after a few years and completing her Master’s Certificate in project management.
As a Realtor specializing in residential properties in Palm Beach County, she brings energy, dedication, and personal knowledge to her customers. She has the technical background to creatively market your property for sale on the internet as well as encourage other agents to choose your home from the many available on the MLS. Her love of “the hunt” for the perfect home to match a buyer’s desires is her forte’.
Together, you and Tamara can find the perfect home for you. Please don’t hesitate to call her to market your property for sale or to partner with her to find your next home.
DIRECT: 561-706-3946 | EMAIL: TAMARA@SIGNATUREFLORIDA.COM
Michael Bell was born in southern New Jersey but grew up in Elkton, Maryland, a lovely town but a place he was ready to move on from as soon as possible. After graduating in 1981 with a degree in Interior Design and business from the University of Maryland he began his career working in Washington, DC for a commercial interiors firm. Throughout the twenty years of his commercial design experience he always had an interest in purchasing and renovating homes and did so with a house in DC built in 1932 and with a circa 1900 cottage in Maine.
After turning 40 he got the career itch and with the desire to try something new began Michael K. Bell Interior Design in 2000, specializing in residential interiors. Thanks to wonderful clients, creativity, attention to detail and an ability to listen and hear what people’s needs were for their homes he has had a very successful career with projects published in major magazines but more importantly very happy customers.
In addition to design Michael loves travel and has been fortunate to visit many corners of the world including Europe, Asia and Africa. He currently resides in West Palm Beach, Florida after living thirty-five years in Washington, DC and five years in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is a gourmet cook and along with his husband, artist Adrian Villeta, loves entertaining family and friends.
Now he is taking his extensive knowledge of home design and gracious living and applying it to real estate. Newly licensed in the state of Florida he not only will he be able to help clients with the sale and purchase of their homes but also help them visualize the potential in properties that they may otherwise overlook.
As a military spouse, I understand the challenges of relocating and settling into a new community. Having experience in the service industry I know the value of customer service and I am determined to provide superior value. Being passionate about making housing dreams come true, having patience, and being empathetic to your needs I can provide housing opportunities to buyers, sellers, and investors.
Ivan Benjamin is both a REALTOR® and Licensed Community Association Manager (CAM). Most successful real estate practitioners have experienced a variety of personal and business related endeavors. Ivan’s multi-talented and caring approach to his work has made him one of Signature International Real Estate’s (SIRE’s) most accomplished REALTORS®. He brings over 25 years of banking and investment management experience to SIRE. Following his successful transition from the financial service sector, where he held several senior positions, Ivan started his own small business here in South Florida and served as the CEO for several years. His entrepreneurial expertise as a CEO and business owner further reflects the knowledge, leadership, and drive so important to be successful in the real estate industry. Establishing, as well as earning trust & respect is a challenge that Ivan has met with great distinction, enthusiasm, and commitment. Ivan is also passionate about his community and he has served on the Board of Directors and/or Committees of numerous non-profit organizations from New York to Florida; and, currently he volunteers at the Wayne Barton Study Center, Boca Raton, FL.
Ivan is a graduate of Pace University and holds a BBA in Marketing. Ivan and his spouse have been residing in South Florida for over a decade.