Griffith, Olivero merge Brokerages

Griffith Realtors and John Olivero are GO!

TIMES HERALD RECORD – JANUARY 19, 2016 BY GERI COREY

On Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, John Tham, on behalf of Griffith Real Estate, made a surprise announcement: Griffith Real Estate had merged with John Olivero Real Estate.

The company is now known as Griffith Olivero Realtors, touting a catchy new slogan: “Remember to always GO! With Griffith Olivero.”

With Griffith Real Estate — headed by Mary-Gray Griffith — recently celebrating its 40th anniversary, and John Olivero in the real estate business for more than 25 years, both brokers are experienced and leaders in the field.

As Griffith stepped down from her leadership position, it was an opportune time for the real estate office to merge with another firm.

”We’re delighted and we welcome John; he has the talent and energy, and combined with the Griffith team, will meet the needs of Goshen and the surrounding area,” said Griffith, adding she has much to be thankful for with her business growing by 40 percent since last year.

“Mary-Gray, through over 50 years of hard work and determination, has developed what I believe to be one of the most successful real estate teams in the industry to date,” said Olivero. “I have always held them in high regard using their standards and professionalism as a benchmark for how I conduct myself in my business. That is why I am especially proud and honored to see my name being associated with Mary-Gray and Griffith Realtors.”

Combining forces is the Griffith team — Linda Clark, Pat Strong, Eveline White and Gloria Gromaki — with John Olivero, Deirdre Wansor, and Ciro Gagliardi.

Olivero is a licensed real estate broker, who came to Goshen from Staten Island. Once a New York City fireman, Olivero said he took a ride up to Goshen one day, and fell in love with it. He is overseeing day-to-day operations of the sales office while Tham, who is Griffith’s son-in-law, is responsible for the non-real estate end of business.

“We’re happy to have John join us, and we look forward to working with him,” said Clark.

“Together, we’re continuing the tradition of being the best, independent, small town, real estate firm, with a county-wide reach,” Olivero said.

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