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Written by Top Agent Magazine; New York Edition on April 23rd, 2018.

Though he is now one of the most respected and in-demand realtors working in New York City, Rashid Bhuiyan didn’t initially plan on becoming a Realtor®. When his parents were selling their home, Rashid felt like they weren’t get- ting the service they deserved. Deciding he wanted to learn more

about the process, he began taking classes and was quickly hooked. He soon got his license, and real estate has been his passion for the past five years. “This business is all about help- ing people, and that’s why I love it. Everyone deserves to have a Realtor® who gives them an exceptional customer experi- ence, and there are a lot of us out there doing that. I want to be a great agent. My goal is to always change people’s minds if they’ve had a bad experience in the past.”

Rashid’s work has experienced rapid growth since starting, and he currently leads a small team. His wife Oksana became his partner, and they have an administrative assistant. They are currently in the process of training new recruits, and will hopefully be bringing on more agents in the coming year. Rashid specializes in the Brooklyn and Staten Island markets, and is currently looking to move into the lucrative northern New Jersey market next.

One of the keys to Rashid’s rapid success in the business is that he doesn’t see what he does as being sales work. For Rashid, it’s all about building relationships. “This isn’t just one transaction for me. I want to be their Realtor® for life. I’m working for my clients and they see that. I’m looking out for their best interests at all times. I don’t disappear once the transaction is over. I stay in contact with them in numerous

ways and always offer myself as a resource to them long after the active transaction.”

Rashid also takes an educational approach to working with clients that relies heavily on constant and clear communica- tion. “If you read my testimonials, most of my clients will say that I was there for them when they needed me. I always respond to texts and calls, and I communicate and explain the process throughout the entire transaction. I never want them to feel like they’re in the dark about anything. I do this every day, so it really is my job to make sure they understand what’s happening. I want the process to be as stress-free as possible.”

Another distinct advantage Rashid offers his clients is a comprehensive approach to marketing his listings. He hires professional photographers to show the property in the best light, and every marketing aspect is done to the highest level. He is always looking for ways to make his listings stand out by using innovative techniques that have given him an excellent track record of selling properties quickly and for top dollar.

Rashid believes strongly in giving back to his community and supports several local charities, including an organization that helps the homeless. When he isn’t working, he enjoys spend- ing time with his family and going camping.

Rashid couldn’t be more thrilled with how far he’s come in five years, and is excited about the future. “I want to continue to grow my business, but I also want to venture more into educating the community on the process of buying or selling a home. I love what I do. It’s so rewarding to be able to help people achieve their real estate dreams.”


Top Producer Team of 2017!

Written by Staten Island Board of Realtors on March 23rd, 2018.


Staten Island Board of Realtors® celebrates outstanding performance during day showcasing many of the latest innovations in real estate products, services and technologies

Staten Island, N.Y. – The Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR) honored its best-achieving members on March 22 during an awards breakfast at the start of its annual Realtor® Day & Trade Show at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bloomfield.

The SIBOR Top Producer Club designations are awarded annually to associate brokers and sales associates for exceptional listing and selling activity. The breakfast was sponsored by Freedom Mortgage.

Gathering at the Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR) Top Producer Club Awards Breakfast at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bloomfield, are Phyllis Cangro, chair of Realtor® Day & Trade Show; Michael Blasi, president of SIBOR; Wan Qing Wu, recipient of the 2017 SIBOR Rising Star Award, and Sandy Kreuger, CEO of SIBOR.

The featured guest speaker at the breakfast, which recognized SIBOR’s Top Producers of 2017, was Laura Gadja, vice president of development at Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC). SIBOR is helping to raise funds for RUMC’s efforts to help children with cancer.

The awards ceremony was followed by the trade expo, which attracted hundreds of attendees, and over 90 vendors who showcased agent-supporting innovations in real estate products, services and technologies.

“Our Top Producers are an asset to the clients and customers they represent and the community of Staten Island,” said Michael Blasi, president of SIBOR. “It is a joy to celebrate their achievements.”

Among those honored were Bella Grossman and Matthew Black, who were each inducted into SIBOR’s Top Producer Club Hall of Fame for being a Top Producer for a minimum of 10 consecutive years. Wan Qing Wu received the SIBOR Rising Star Award, given each year to the Top Producer honoree with the least amount of time in the industry. Winners in the Commercial category were Antoneta Licollari, the McGowan–Nixon Team, and the Scott Dobrin Team.

The other recipients of the SIBOR Top Producer Club awards for performance in 2017 are:


Eric Bacelli; Robert Bianco; Cindy Cheung; Kawing Chiu; Elizabeth Del Priore; Cynthia Dgheim; Hong Agnes Fong; Dritan (Tony) Gashi; Maged Girgis; Ann Grande; Jiayi Hu; Matthew Jablonsky; Tsun Ming Lau; Gaetano Marasa; Nicole Molinini; Margaret Power; Anthony Ragucci; Giovanni Randazzo; Michael Santangelo; Gail Sweeney; Salvatore Taormina; Wei Liang Zhen, and the following real estate teams: Team Finest; Lebron Team Real Estate; The McKenna Team, and the Papirov-Tsomik Team.


Vladimir BarmanTeresa CarmonaSandra CascioBecky ChumChanpen CroninRaya DanielsJo Ann Della RoccaDenis DonovanAtef DosseTiffany Feng; Ilona Fotiadou-Bludov; Elaine GilBella GrossmanTianting HuangTeresa IeraciCelia IervasiKrzysztof KaniaEdie LedermanIrene LeeVictor LiChristopher Long; Joyce MarchioneJessica MatuteNedzmijia MetjaicAllison MireauJames MolinellJose OropezaLauren OroszNicola PapandreaKristina PatafioKristen PetinoNancy PezzollaMichele PiccialloFrancis Shearon; Lori SinagraVirginia SpaventaNicholas TortoraLaura ValloneYanFen Fanny YangSheng Shawn YeDiane YetmanJoyce YuPamela ZappullaNatalia Zukhovich, and the teams of: Agents to the Heroes Team; the DeLese-Malfi Sales Team, and the Scott Dobrin Team.                                                


Maria Albanesi-CorteseJesse AronovichRagheb BaigJoanne BarraccaValerie BartoloneKathleen BarzalMaryann BatiancelaAlbert BenzakenMatthew BlackJason BlakeAnthony CammarotoDominick CanovaAudrey CassoNikki Nusrat ChaudryDun Ce ChenJinglin ChenPia CiccarelliMelissa CosentinoCristina DattoloDawn EugenioTheresa FerraraSkender Alex Fici; Giovanni GalanteNatalie GarberKristina GershteynKim GohRonald GuidoneJoseph HaskellChristine InnamoratoXiaoxin JinRoman KatsToni Lynn KirbyAntoneta LicollariJames LisaLi LiuGina LiveranoZalton MappSteven MonterossoRoseAngela MooreAndrew NapoliRobert NixonErica OrlandoMarylou PalladinoTheresa PanarellaJoyce PowersJohn RodaFatmir Frank SelovicChaim SteinbergMarina SulavaCosimo TacopinoShi Cui TangDale TarantoDenise TarkentonNina TimponeCatherine VolpeElizabeth WalshAnthony WhalenDonna WongValerie WonicaWan Qing WuStephanie Zhang, and the teams of: Bhuiyan Properties TeamCrossing Bridges TeamTeam GucciardoThe Mesa TeamTeam Mucci, and The O’Connell Team.

The day’s sponsors were Freedom Mortgage; Residential Home Funding Corp., the Law Offices of Daniel J. Byrnes, Esq.; MLB Residential Lending; Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, and the Staten Island Multiple Listing Service.

The Top Producer Committee was co-chaired by Greg A. Sokol and Kevin M. Swetsky. The chair and vice chair of Realtor® Day & Trade Show were Phyllis Cangro and Erica Orlando, respectively.

About the Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR)

Established in 1915, the Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR) is the largest professional and trade association in Staten Island, N.Y.

SIBOR exists to enhance the ability and opportunity of its members to conduct their business successfully and ethically, and promote the preservation of the public’s right to own, transfer and use real property.

Comprised of more than 1,900 members, SIBOR serves real estate agents, brokers and affiliated professionals throughout the borough and surrounding areas.

SIBOR is the provider of the Staten Island Multiple Listing Service Inc. (SIMLS), which works as a clearinghouse through which more than 250 local real estate firms exchange information on properties they have listed for sale. Together, its members participate in over 5,000 real estate transactions every year.

All SIBOR Realtors belong to the New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).


Project Hospitality Recieves $3700 in Donations

Written by Bhuiyan Properties on February 8th, 2018.

Rashid & Oksana has show that they not only work hard, they share hard! This was their 2nd Annual Event where they have invited those less fortunate & gave them a merry time at Fun Station USA in Staten Island. They have also collected & donated $3700.00 to Project Hospitality to help support them with their day-to-day struggle with those less fortunate and needs shelter, food & other necessary things. Learn more about Project Hospitality here.



Written by Top Agent Magazine on Saturday, June 20th, 2017.

The first time someone hired Rashid Bhuiyan to list and sell a house, he sold the property for more than asking price. Just a few months earlier, that same property was listed at the same price, but only garnered few low-ball offers that the previous agent insisted were the best the house could command. “I understood the comps and these offers just seemed wrong,” says Rashid, whose father was the seller. At the time, Rashid was studying for his real estate license and believed the agent wasn’t representing his father’s best interests. “When I got my license, we put it back on the market at the same price. I incorporated my knowledge from what I had done prior to getting my license,” he says, explaining his degree in marketing. With proper staging and advertising, a bidding war ensued.

Nearly five years later, Rashid is a top-producing Staten Island, New York, REALTOR earning Silver honors. He works with seller and buyers at any price point, either helping them fix up and sell or finding the perfect home for their lifestyle. “I like giving buyers and sellers an honest, fair transaction and moving them through a deal they’ll remember as a happy experience.” In addi- tion to running his independent real estate business with his wife, Oksana, through Tom Crimmins Realty, Rashid and his clients benefit from his strong business relationships with builders and contractors in the home improvement industry.

The Bhuiyans focus on Staten Island and Brooklyn, striving for excellence. “Some agents just want to look for a buyer or a seller, do the job and take their commission,” says Rashid. “But my cli- ents always tell me, ‘Rashid, you are actually here to help us!’ In a competitive market, I’m there for them and looking out for their best interests, making sure they’re happy at full arms-length transactions.” One way he shows his commitment is by going above and beyond. “If there are things to be done with a property, I’m more than willing to do it any way I have to,” he says. He further distinguishes himself with his knowledge of which home improvements can result in faster sales at higher sale prices.

Rashid has even authored three books on the topics of Home Improvements that Improve Values Ways to Advertise and Pro- mote your Home and How to Sell Your Home for More Money. After ensuring a home is market ready, Rashid spares no expense. “I market online any way possible,” he says, mentioning a host of online real estate portals plus his own website along with various social media outlets. “I also do a lot by word-of-mouth, emails, and networking.”

In addition, as community member who sought out Staten Island for its ideal family setting, Rashid speaks from the heart when helping sellers find buyers and buyers find homes. “I credit my life experience in Brooklyn and Staten Island for my ability to close transactions in these neighborhoods,” he says, noting the quality of life that includes abundant parks and recreation. Rashid and Oksana are very involved in their daughter’s education and extracurricular activities and also love traveling and camping. In addition, Rashid finds time to help locally however possible. “This community gives so much to us and we love giving back,” he says. Among their recent outreach efforts, the Bhuiyans led fundraising efforts raising $3,400 for Carl’s House, a center that helps prevent and stop drug use and offers support to those in recovery.

Extremely grateful for the success he has reached in only five years as a REALTOR, Rashid plans to continue to promote the unique way he does business. In the future, he may consider his own firm. But for now, he is thrilled to explore new ways to make people happy through smooth real estate experiences. “I want to build my brand and become a more recognized REALTOR ® not just in great sales but with more opportunities to help people,” he says. “I want to be remembered as a person who helps unconditionally and does the right thing when it comes helping people with their real estate transactions.”


 Top Producers 2016

Posted by Tom Crimmins Realty, Ltd. on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at 3:55pm.



Just announced as one of Staten Island's Top Producers two years in a row! The true thanks goes to all our clients that made the right decision on using us for their Real Estate Services.We are honored to help you & we hope to keep helping you for the many years to come!

Thank you to all our clients & partners that makes these things come true! Being Staten Island best means working with the best!

Thanks to all our great clients that makes this possible! You all know we don't take a "no" for an answer when we work your deals with us!


The Real Estate profession might be one of the toughest careers around. However, with a lot of hard work, honesty, knowledge, and determination, it can be one of the most rewarding. Those who survive in this commission based profession have to love their job and persevere. Suzanne and I recently told our agents that our policy of surrounding ourselves with good people allow great things to happen. We are very proud of each and every agent and staff member because of these amazing people, Tom Crimmins Realty sold 532 homes in 2016 and opened a third location in the Tottenville area. We now have a presence in the North Shore, Mid-Island, and the South Shore. This past Thursday, March 23rd, SIBOR recognized Top Producers islandwide. These Top Producers represent the top 10% of sales in 2016. We are thrilled to say that we had 12 Top Producers in our company.

The Gold Top Producer was Kawing Chiu

The Silver Top Producers were Rashid Bhuiyan, Ross Buxbaum, Thomas Gugliucci, Dale Taranto, and Antonio Vega

The Silver Team Top Producers were Tom Delese and Sallyanne Malfi, Marion Alameda and Lesley Evans

The Bronze Top Producers were Francine Gilberto and Alison Ponterio. 

We are so very proud of these Top Producers as well as each and every agent on our team. And yes we are a team! It's wonderful to watch the admiration, support, and respect they all have for each other! Thanks guys, keep up the great work!

Suzanne & Tom

Carl’s House Receives $3,400 Donation From Community Partner Rashid Bhuiyan & Bhuiyan Properties

1/19/2017: Anthony Rapacciuolo,

Rashid Bhuiyan & Bhuiyan Properties Donates to Carl's House

STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK, USA, January 19, 2017 / -- Rashid Bhuiyan & Bhuiyan Properties hosted an event at Fun Station on Staten Island to raise awareness about the drug epidemic the borough is facing. More than 400 people attended the event which featured entertainment for children, as well as a drug awareness seminar for adults moderated by volunteers from, Carl’s House, Staten Island's first and only free community drug resource center.

“We were pleased that so many people came out to support the event,” said Rashid Bhuiyan, Team Leader of Bhuiyan Properties. “Ultimately, through sponsorships we were able to raise over $3,000 which we are donating to Carl’s House so that they can continue raising awareness and helping those affected by substance abuse.”

The money generated from the event will be used to fund a series of seminars that Carl’s House will roll out at schools across the island.

“Drugs are a community issue,” said Marco DiDonna of Carl’s House. “We hope that by continuing to partner with organizations such as Bhuiyan Properties that we as a community can help educate our children and protect future generations from struggles with addiction.”

Carl’s House has already hosted sessions at Our Lady Star of the Sea, Tottenville High School, and St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School among others. The slate of future school visits is currently being built out for 2017.

For more information about Carl’s House, or to request more information about hosting a seminar please visit or dial (718) 412-1851 For more information about Bhuiyan Properties please visit or dial (718) 370-3200. Read More...

2015 Staten Island Board of Realtor's Top Silver Producer

3/26/2016: Tom Crimmins Realty


With much pride and gratitude, Tom Crimmins Realty would like to sincerely thank the following Top Producer:

Kawing Chiu (GOLD) Dale Taranto & Mahabubul "Rashid" Bhuiyan (SILVER) Tony Vega, Rosanne Fischer & Renee Bocignone (BRONZE) Tom Delese and Sallyanne Malfi (BRONZE TEAM)

Along with these Top Producers we would also like to thank all our hardworking professional agents for their loyalty and success. The team effort is noticed and appreciated!

Check out more pictures from a great morning at the SIBOR Top Producers Breakfast gallery. Read More..