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We had the best experience selling our co-op with Sandra!

From pricing, to staging our apartment (which we needed a LOT of help with), to closing, Sandra was there for us every step of the way.

Rebecca Ramos

It’s easy to see why Casandra Properties is the leader in commercial real estate here on Staten Island.

I worked with Rob Nixon and he helped me get top dollar for my building. Using a ton of creative marketing tools to really maximize the exposure is just what I was looking for. Rob was just as accessible and there for me 24 hours a day. Really a great experience. A big thank you to the team and I would highly recommend to anyone.

Tony Maniscalco

I had a great experience with Casandra Properties.

I worked with Rob Nixon. He showed me almost 15 houses until we found the perfect one. Thank you again

joseph curatolo

Great agency to work with.

Very innovative. They do a lot to get your property sold.

Davis Whitewood

The professionalism is excellent .

Advertising , high exposure and hands on !

Celia Iervasi

Celia was a true professional!

She sold my house in Brooklyn and was very helpful when I purchased my house in SI. Excellent!

Maria Scalise

Rob Nixon at Casandra works around the clock.

He’s always accessible for any questions and he doesn’t stop until he gets the job done. Rob is knowledgeable and brings the most relevant information to the table without wasting time. He’s a professional and always a gentleman.

Lisa Gabriele

My parents were looking for a property in Staten Island NY, Michael Gandolfi was beyond patient, professional and understanding during the whole process.

He made the process Smooth and never made them feel pressured and helped them find the perfect home for them. Michael continues to help with any information or questions they may have. I highly recommend Michael if you are in the market for a home. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Juan Reyes

Fantastic experience with the Prendamano Real Estate!

! My house was sold in a short time and with no stress. It was such a pleasure to work with Anthony Volpe:) besides his extremely professional skills, Anthony is very kind and patient, which helped me to avoid stress and doubtful thoughts. The selling of my house was in the right hands, very reliable and responsible. I highly recommend the company!

Natasha Kim

Can’t say enough about how satisfied we were working with the PreReal team.

We worked with Rob Nixon and were very impressed with his knowledge and professionalism. He was very personable and extremely dedicated to getting us the best result. His Experience with the latest marketing strategies was extremely effective in getting our property sold quickly and at the right price. Overall we had a very positive experience that went beyond our expectations.

Patricia Borgailo

Brian is truly knowledgeable in his field.

I bought my house with confidence and trusted in his wisdom. An excellent choice.

Rosanna Forlano

My parents were selling their house in Brooklyn and looking to move to a home in Staten Island, we were referred to Mike Gandolfi.

. Mike new that we had two months to look for our new home and worked around the clock to find a home that fit our needs..He made us feel very comfortable and was patient with us throughout the whole transition and found exactly what we needed in our new home.. We are very grateful he helped us and I have also recommended Mike to my friends and relatives who are also looking into buying a home in Staten Island.

Nancy Reyes

Highly recommend PreReal.

Rob Nixon and his team really made our transaction easy and got the job done. Would definitely recommend and use PreReal again.

Steve A

Thank you Tom for your diligence, professionalism and communication.

It was a pleasure working with you.

Sal Azad

My husband and I have bought several homes over the years but our recent experience working with Rob Nixon and his assistant Laura Volgende was the best!

They were very knowledgable and made the whole buying and selling process effortless. I highly recommend them!

Sue L.

Love working with them.

Laura is very helpful.

George T

The best in the biz!

Baya Bar

Sandra Ashton is the only real estate agent for us.

In the past we had worked with her to rent our apartment in our 2-family home. When we decided to sell, we called her and she took care of everything. She was so knowledgeable and responsive she made a stressful situation a pleasure. Our buyers were so impressed, they tried to get her to represent them as well! Later on, when my in-laws wanted to sell their house, we called Sandra again. Same results! She is responsive, fast, efficient, friendly and well prepared. Reach out to her at PreReal Prendamano.

Sean Connolly

Professional and very knowledgeable.

Was a pleasure working with them on my office hunt! Thanks James

George Passariello

Robert Nixon was highly efficient and knowledgeable.

Would highly recommend. The best on the island.


Rob Nixon and his assistant work great with business owners.

He is knowledgeable and takes care of things very quick!

Margo A

My husband and I had the pleasure of having Sandra as our agent when we bought our first home.

Sandra is the most professional, incredibly diligent and kind person. She went above and beyond to make sure that we where happy. She was there supporting us with every step of the process. When there was situation she had a solution. We were so lucky to have had her as our agent. We have nothing but the upmost respect for Sandra. If you're in the market to buy or sell your home please consider using Sandra as your agen,, you will not be disappointed.

Grace Faulisi

I loved using Rob Nixon, he was so nice and got the job done for us.

Lizzie Taranto

I have known Rob Nixon for almost a decade.

In that time, I am continually impressed by his professionalism and knowledge of the real estate industry. Rob makes a point of getting to know his clients, their likes and dislikes and matching up their preferences with real estate offerings to obtain a positive outcome. Rob sold me my outstanding condo at the Accolade; and, he sold my home in a day. I cannot say enough positive compliments about him. The industry is fortunate to have such a dedicated young man in its midst. Thank you, Rob and thank you Casandra Properties.

Lillian Lagazzo

Highly recommended.

Wouldn’t want to do business with anyone else. Rob and his team were amazing.

Adrian Graham

We purchased our first house with Mr.

Mario Minelli ! We had a great experience! The professionalism, punctuality, great communication and a good will to make us happy with the purchase! Would definitely recommend this real estate agent ! You won’t be disappointed!!!

Albana Cullhaj

Anthony Volpe was such a pleasure to work with when we were selling our home.

He was extremely responsive , with great advice, whenever we had a question. He had our home sold in one weekend! He made the whole experience very stress free for us! We have and will continue to recommend him to anyone looking to sell their home!

Gina Giaimo

Great company.

Good people and excellent insight into the Staten Island Market. Easy group to work with that has over 100 years combined experience.

John Caufield

Fantastic team and excellent service all around.

Celia was our greatest advocate in our house hunt. When we were ready to make our offer, she did all we could have hoped for, and more, to get us into the perfect home for our family. The listing for the home we were selling was a great experience too - crisp photos brought immediate interest and her industry insights led to a quick sale at the right price point.

Anthony Reinhart

Cecile was very informative and helpful great salesperson

Sensei Ed

Thank you james Prendamano for selling both my houses we had a few problems with the houses but he handled them in a professional manner and always gave me good advice in less then 6 months we sold could of sold sooner if I took his advice.

Would recommend him to anyone who wants to sell. Thanks again James!

Linda merillo

Angie Master was the perfect agent.

Always pleasant, patient, detailed, knowledgeable, and informative. Could not have been happier with her service.

John Comito

We first met Mario in 2011 while house hunting on our own.

We had worked with other agents who were just not listening to us and not showing us homes within our criteria. We immediately made a connection with Mario and asked him to be our Realtor. He took his time, showed us homes that fit our list of 'wants'. We purchased our first home with him and years later when we decided to move out of state, we asked Mario to represent us again to sell our house. We highly recommend him to help achieve any real estate goals, including any commercial interests. We have recommended him to friends and family. It is now 4 years since we moved out of state but we still keep in touch, as he is a good friend and experienced Realtor.

Carrie Monem

If you want an stress-free real estate agent, Tom is the person for you.

He’s extremely responsive and has extensive knowledge. He was a tremendous help to us. He’s an all around a fantastic realtor!

Rosanna Liguoro

I have worked with Mario from Casandra twice now.

He has helped us purchase our new office and now we are purchasing a larger office space a couple of years later. Working with Mario was easy and he helped us negotiate a great deal. He knows the business inside out and gave us invaluable advice during the process. Highly recommend!

Steven Orlando

An effective advertising slogan is “catchy” yet powerful, and always succinct; short but very much to the point.

Slogans create indelible name recognition for that which is being offered to the public.The good slogans make us feel confident in our choice of product or service; assuring us that we haven’t settled for second best. We’re told we’re in good hands with Allstate. We’re advised to buy Hallmark when we care to give the very best. Chase told us we have a friend at their bank. John Vernazza is my real estate broker for the sale of my home. He has instilled in me a respect for his profession. I never knew how much a broker needs to know and understand in order to do the job at hand. He is expert in every facet of representing one’s most valuable asset. I’ve long believed that no one person can know everything about everything, and in my life, I’ve learned that we need to trust someone who knows everything about their field of business, and let them do for us what they do so well while we reap the rewards of the endeavors of such experts. Soon after contracting Mr. Vernazza, I was certain I had chosen wisely. He conducts himself professionally in that friendly manner that puts us at ease and strengthens our confidence. With a tip of the hat to the great slogan writers of all time, please know that I AM in good hands, I’m receiving the very best service, and I have a friend who is working tirelessly to help me realize my goal of selling my home for the best price possible. So now you know how I feel about my choice of broker. Which begs the question, why aren’t your real estate needs in the GOOD HANDS of the VERY BEST FRIEND you can have as you navigate one of the most important deals and purchases of your life? I assure you, you will have chosen wisely. John Vernazza, much more than just a slogan.

Felix DiPalma

I was Looking for a new office and needed to move quick.

I called Frank Dimattina and he found me a perfect fit right away and I was able to move in within a week. Process was fast and easy. I would definitely recommend Frank and the PreReal team to everyone in need of any type of real estate. Great Job and Thank you Frank!!

Ryan Tait

The best of the best!

Celia puts your best interest first and foremost always! She went above and beyond not only selling my mother's home but also made sure my newly married son got the best price on a home that was highly sought out! She's my real estate agent for life!!

Doris Canno

We had an amazing experience with Rob and Tom selling our home.

The staff was professional and extremely knowledgable. Would recommend Rob and Tom to everyone looking to sell or purchase a new home.

Frank Pisano

Rob and Tom were outstanding getting me my new home.

Extremely professional and knowledgeable about the area. Highly recommend PreReal.

chris Jones

I worked Anthony on a lot project been helping me with process all the way from begging to finish.

He also always available and ready to answer any question. I highly recommend working with Anthony if you want do any real state deals great guy and very easy do deal with thank you

Rits Homes

Frank DiMattina was the best.

Answered all questions and needs I had. He was always in contact with me and always on time. Very helpful with getting my family and I in a home we love. I highly recommend Frank as he was very helpful and knowledgeable.

Ricardo Cardenas

Rob & Laura were extremely helpful throughout the whole process.

Highly recommend and would definitely use again!!!

Gina Marisa

Robert Nixon provided me with a five star service.

He is extremely knowledgeable and never hesitated to respond to my questions. Highly recommend using him.

Mike Gia

Rob Nixon is incredibly knowledgeable about commercial real estate.

We came into this with little understanding and he and his team helped us figure out what we needed. We are really happy we had their help as this market can be difficult and confusing to newcomers.

Crystal Leanza

Working with Rob Nixon and his assistant Laura was an easy and very productive experience.

Highly recommend this agency


Used agent Rob Nixon.

He handled everything great. Would use again!

chung tong

I recently moved and my realtor was Ariana DiMattina.

I was so impressed with how she sold not only my house but my parents as well within months of each other. I cannot say enough good things about Ariana. She is one of the best realtors out there.. very professional, responsive and extremely dedicated to her clientele. As with every sale, there were a few bumps in the road along the way, but Ariana always did her best and stayed persistent in helping us in find our dream home!! I would highly recommend Ariana to all those who are looking to sell their house!! She is wonderful and will get the job done!!

Cheryl Berardi

Super happy with Robert Nixon.

He gets results quick. I would use him again and again.

Dawn Coe

I have worked with most if not all of the PreReal agents over the years.

The diverse group of talents and personalities makes this agency a great first phone call for anyone looking for representation that will come with a lasting relationship. Recently, Rob Nixon helped me with my own building purchase. He did an excellent job of knowing when to give advice and when to listen. His service extended beyond the closing, as he stayed in touch with questions and thoughts as we moved into the building. I couldn't have been happier with the experience.

James Thomson

I had the best experience dealing with this extraordinary team.

Rob Nixon and Anthony Volpe are knowledgeable, professional and committed to every detail of the process. They sold my home in one day and handled the entire transaction effortlessly with me being out of state. I highly recommend this highly competent, well accomplished firm.

Annmarie Ruta

Several of my friends and family members have listed their homes with Casandra Properties over the years.

Everyone I have spoken with was extremely satisfied with their service from the very beginning of the process to the end. When I decide to sell my home, Casandra will list it. I will not even entertain the thought of wasting my time elsewhere.

Michele Zall

Sandra was nothing but professional when it came to the selling of our home.

All details were carefully arranged in an organized manner, which certainly worked to our advantage since we were moving out of state. She consistently put in extra time and energy in order to successfully sell our home. I would highly recommend Sandra as your realtor to ensure that your buying/selling process goes smoothly.

Jackie Hjorleifsson

We have been clients of Celia’s for over 14 years and I can’t imagine buying or selling a home on Staten Island without her.

She sold our house for 10k over ask pre-pandemic and secured us, with her amazing negotiation skills, two houses below market value! Her knowledge of the market, comps and the Staten Island real estate community is unmatched. Anyone would be lucky to have Celia in their corner! We know we are.

Stephanie Bara

Anthony Volpe was the agent who sold my mothers home.

From the start of our meet, he was beyond professional. My mothers home was clean and neat but many areas of the home needed to be updated or finished. Anthony was amazing! He complimented her home like it was a castle. He immediately made my mother feel comfortable and that she was in good hands. We had some small road blocks, an existing tenant who took his time to leave. Anthony handled every issue with calmness and a smile. Our home was let go by the first buyer because of the tenant. Anthony put it back on the market and within 24 hours had the house sold a 2nd time. We highly recommend him to family and friends!

dolores scelzi

Casandra Properties team is a professional, courteous and they know how to get the job done.

I worked with Mr. Prendamano on large scale retail project. He is a master of retail leasing.

Leticia Remauro

I had the pleasure of working with Angie Master and Anthony DeLeo to sell a commercial property I owned in the Staten Island NY area.

It was a pleasure having them both as my realtors. They both were great professionals and you can tell they were experts in their field. They were always available to answer my questions, responded in a timely manner and made the process smooth. There dedication to meeting my needs and making sure this was the right thing for me is beyond measure. They are both personable, friendly but also very professional. I will make sure to recommend them both to anyone that needs commercial realtors. Thank you both so much for an easy sale and making everything go smoothly.

Daniela Ditta

Anthony was very tentative to our needs on selling our home of 50 yrs He worked diligently thru this process and we came out with smiles from ear to ear we highly recommend Anthony Volpe to our friends and family

John Schauder

Many thanks to John and his team for handling the sale of our home.

We are extremely pleased with the results. John explained each step along the way and his professionalism was exceptional. Sheila and Jeff Johnston

Sheila McGinn

In a very tough market for condos in NYC, Rob Nixon delivered five-star service.

He is a true professional with a great attitude and his persistence achieved our goal. Thanks, Rob, for all your hard work.


When it was time to sell my house there was no hesitation of whom I would use as my realtor.

As a physician in the area and a member of several local organizations, I personally knew many very good realtors but I chose someone I had known professionally and personally for many years, someone whom I respect as an individual, recognize his knowledge in the area of a real-estate, trust his honesty and straight forwardness and enjoy his sense of humor to keep a calming and relaxed atmosphere in what can be potentially a stressful time JOHN VERNAZZA is that man. John has been my realtor in the past and will be my realtor in the future. John sat down with me prior to the sale, discussed comparable houses, set up a plan and kept me up-to-date right through the closing. If you are selling or buying a house, MR. JOHN VERNAZZA is the person you want helping, guiding and representing you through the process.

Steph Mcgee

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