Toni Chrystal

PRO

Real Estate Professional, Associate Broker, Education Coordinator with Houlihan Lawrence White Plains

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About Me

A Little About Toni Chrystal (part of "The Twin Team")

As business partners, identical twin sisters, and friends; Toni and Terri have an incredible synergy. To ask them where this comes from, they'd tell you it's just what happens when you combine their unique personalities and hard work ethic they both have. The passion for real estate and the compassion to educate and consult their seller and buyer clients is their first goal when listing or selling a home. They are both tech savvy with extensive computer and internet experience. Born and raised in White Plains, two veteran agents with a combined 35 years experience as Professional Realtors.

Let "The Twins" Empower You

For each and every client their goal is to empower you with up to date information about current market conditions. Their approach has earned them the respect of collegues and clients throughout Westchester County and especially in their marketplace "White Plains". If you speak to Toni she would tell you "with over 93% of the consumers searching on line today; it is essential to be a tech saavy agent and be able to market for today's consumer on line."

"We Listen"

It's not about us ... it's about "YOU" whether a Seller Client or Buyer Client we appreciate your business and respect your goals and needs. As your real estate professionals our job is to "LISTEN" as well as "COMMUNICATE" to you so we all arrive at the closing table with a successful experience. Allow our expertise and guidance to take you through the process of selling or buying your next home.

Call on The Twins today, Toni Chrystal and Terri Crozier.

My Awards

Consistent Award Winner since entering the business in 1994.
Recently named Entrepreneur of the Year "2012 Women's Council of Realtors Empire Westchester Chapter
* Associate Broker, White Plains Branch Office
* Education Coordinator for Houlihan Lawrence

My Designations

Assocaiton Broker

My Groups & Associations

Past President, Women's Council of Realtors, Empire Chapter (2009 and 2010) a national organization with over 17,000 members nationally.
* Served on the Executive Commitee for the Westchester Multiple Listings Service in the Secretarial position (2008 and 2009)
* Served as the Director of Zone 4 for the Westchester County Board of Realtors (2006 through 2009)
* Served as the Director of Zone 4 for the Westchester Multiple Listing Service now Empire Access Multiple Service (2003 - 2008)
* Served as the Chairman of the Zone 4 Holdiay and Funder Raiser 2004 - and Committee member each year after up to today
* A member of the Professional Standards Committee since (2008)
* A past member of the Toastmaster Public Speaking Club
* Member of New York State Association of Realtors (NYSAR)
Member of National Association of Realtors (NAR)
Member Women's Council of Realtors Empire Westchester Chapter (WCR)
Member Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service
Member Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors

My Service Locations

Eastchester, Greenburgh, Harrison, Hartsdale, Scarsdale, Valhalla, White Plains

Office

237 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY (Google map)

Websites

Local Links

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+
Editors Choice

"Hamlet of Valhalla North of White Plains"

VALHALLA - Great Hamlet North of White Plains - has it's own train station for commuters.

Valhalla is a small Hamlet part of Mt. Pleasant and just north of White Plains with a mere population of 3,200. Valhalla, Most of the Hamlet is a hilly division between the Bronx River Parkway and the Kensico Reservoir. It has a small town feeling with just a short two blocks of restaurants and local Deli. Because of the close proximity to White Plains Valhalla is a great place to hang your hat and just a stone throw away from a city with plenty of shopping, nightlife, restaurants. Valhalla is situated with easy access to the major highways.

Valhalla has it's own little train station and is much more reasonable than most Westchester Stations. West of the Bronx River Parkway are more homes and just 3 miles up the road is one of Westchester’s main hospitals: Westchester Medical Center, which also has the only childrens specialty hospital in the region.

Valhalla is well known because of Westchester Community College, and one of the best Medical Schools in the County, New York Medical College School of Medicine. As well as one of the largest cemetary's.

You may think you were visiting the pyramids but.........
One focal point of Valhalla is the Kenisco Dam Plaza and Kensico Reservoir!
The next time you find yourself on a Metro-North train going past Valhalla Station, be sure to take a look out your window, facing eastward. You’ll be able to catch a quick glimpse of the Kensico Dam as the train goes by. The dam holds back the waters of the Kensico Reservoir, the primary source of water for the city of New York. The 98-acre grounds around the dam are a county park called the Kensico Dam Plaza.In the warm weather, you will find many people eating their lunch, walking, roller blading, bike riding, kids are playing, people are sunbathing. I remember in my childhood we would even ice skate and the boys would play hockey on the reflective water in front of the dam. A spectacular fire works display takes place each year on 4th of July. In addition to the dam, the grounds also contains a September 11th Memorial, called The Rising, designed by architect Frederic Schwartz. The memorial lists the names of all one hundred and eleven Westchester County residents that died in the attacks.

If you're looking for a small hamlet that is affordable close to the City of White Plains, consider Valhalla in your search. a Diverse sytel of homes with old and new.
Pros
  • Beautiful Reservoir
  • Good Fishing
  • Home to three major schools
  • A few good eats
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Home of many firsts, Hartsdale, New York"

Hartsdale, a hamlet/post-office in the town of Greenburgh, New York, lies on the Bronx River just 20 miles (32 km) north of New York City. It is served by the Metro-North Harlem River commuter rail line into Grand Central Terminal. Hartsdale is well known for the charming train station and easy walk from some of the condo/co-op and single family homes nearby. Some of the neighbrohoods have a mini bus for commuters to NYC.

Growing up in nearby White Plains, I remember a few things about Hartsdale. The animal cemetery, the home of America's first canine pet cemetery (started by veterinarian Samuel Johnson in 1896), and the world's first Carvel Ice Cream store (1934), which closed in 2008. Sad to see that go. Central Avenue, close to Hartsdales neighborhoods is a mecca for shopping for just about anything you need. Furniture, food, clothing, you name it Central Avenue has it.

Hartsdale is one of the few communities immediately surrounding New York City that still has two working farms, both on Secor Road. It also has several parks, including the 25-acre (100,000 m2) Secor Woods Park, the 170-acre (0.69 km2) Ridge Road Park, and 86-acre (350,000 m2) Rumbrook Park.

The town can generally be subdivided into several areas, including the "Village" or downtown part (East Hartsdale Avenue), where the train station is located. Manor Park, Windsor Park, (with older tudors and colonials) within walking distance to the train station. Poet's Corners, (streets named after all our famous Poets), Ridge Road, Orchard Hill, College Corners, (streets named after all our ivy league colleges). Let's not forget more specifically one of the several condominium developments built since the 1970s, and the many co-op buildings on E. Hartsdale Ave.. Over the years, the town has attracted many different ethnic groups, and the downtown village has a significant Japanese population with Japanese shops, restaurants, real-estate brokers, and even a Japanese supermarket all within walking distance of East Hartsdale Avenue. Several new and delightful restaurants are located in the village on E. Hartsdale Ave.

Ferncliff Cemetery is located on Secor Road in Hartsdale, famous as the burial grounds for many celebrities including Aaliyah, Malcolm X, Judy Garland, Jerome Kern, Joan Crawford, Basil Rathbone, Ed Sullivan, Jam-Master Jay, James Baldwin, Michel Fokine, Tom Carvel, Oscar Hammerstein, Thelonious Monk, Paul Robeson and others. British rocker John Lennon and Muppets creator Jim Henson were cremated there. Composer Béla Bartók was initially buried in Hartsdale before being reinterred in his native Hungary in 1988. Radio DJ Alan Freed was also initially buried in Hartsdale until his ashes were moved to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. Not celebrities, but related to me my parents and grandparents all buried here.
Pros
  • Easy commute to New York City
  • Located next to White Plains and Hartsdale
  • Nice parks
  • Relatively low housing costs
  • Very friendly neighbors
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
Editors Choice

"Born and raised in White Plains, New York"

White Plains is a city like no other in Westchester County. We have suburban and urban neighborhoods. We have a diverse style of housing, as well as a diverse style of people. I always say "White Plains is a community with sophisticated diversity that welcomes everyone." A city with people that make you feel comfortable no matter what race, religion, or sexual prefrence. A short 35 minute express train makes for an easy commute to Manhattan. White Plains is centrally located with easy access to all major highways, North, South, East and West. The newly devleoped downtown is alive and kicking with many new restaurants and nighlife that is happening. White Plains is known for shopping, with Bloomingdales, The Westchester our Indoor high end Mall, and The Galleria a modest shopping mall. Whether shopping for clothing or food you have many choices. The famous Whole Foods is in White Plains, along with Stop &Shop, a new Super Shop Rite are a few of our supermarkets. We even have a small town village like Store called Rooster Market, located on the South side of town with an amazing butcher named "Frank". He has the best meats in town. Since the development of downtown White Plains we have a multiplex movie theater, as well as a cultural arts theater, the City Center is active day and night. It's all here for you. The residential suburban neighborhoods in White Plains are complete with tree lined streets, old and new housing styles. Each neighborhood has a Neighborhood Association to go along with it's dedicated name, for exmple: The Highlands, "famous for trick or treating", Reynal Park, "famous for it's walking trail", Hillair Circle "an old horse farm" now the location of older and newer homes. You may recognize: Battle Hill, Fisher Hill, Gedney Farms, Gedney Manor, Rosedale. To the North, Westminister Ridge, Woodcrest Heights, Church Street and extremely popular with the younger community because of it's proximity to downtown is North Broadway. All our neighbrohoods are well maintained with green lawns and well kept homes We have every style home ranging from Tudor and Colonial Style, Ranchs, Splits, Contemporary, and Victorian. Some multifamily neighborhoods, Condos and townhouses, and of course our beautiful old buildings some pre war tudor style now house our co-ops. Over 200,000 visitors step foot into the City of White Plains, many never having the opportunity to visit our beautiful neighborhoods. We have many golf courses, some private and some public. White Plains is conscious about it's Green space and continues to maintain beautiful parks and recreational areas for our residents. The municipal services are second to none, and when it snows; the streets are cleaned.

White Plains schools are well known for their choice program implemented some 20 years ago, and followed by many cities around the country because of how well the program works. Each school has a theme they enforce and each family has a choice as to which elementary school they wish to attend. It's your choice. You can choose your neighborhoods school if that's what you wish, but you can also choose the school across town if that is where you feel more comfortable. Before entering your children into White Plains Public Schools, a visit takes place something like when you visit colleges. You get a feel for the atmosphere, and the environment. You choose the place you feel most comfortable.

If the Public School isn't what you had in mind, White Plains also has many private schools to pick from, to name a few, Winward, Solomon Schechter School o Westchester, The German School, NY School for the Deaf, Kodomono Kuni, Academy of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Our Lady of Sorrows, and Stepinac.

White Plains is filled with history In 1758, White Plains became the seat of Westchester County when the colonial government for the county left West Chester, which was located in what is now the northern part of the borough of the Bronx, in New York City. The unincorporated village remained part of the Town of Rye until 1788, when the Town of White Plains was created.

On July 9, 1776, a copy of the Declaration of Independence was delivered to the New York Provincial Congress, which was meeting in the county courthouse. The delegates quickly adopted a resolution approving the Declaration, thus declaring both the colony's independence and the formation of the State of New York. The Declaration itself was first publicly read from the steps of the courthouse on July 11.

During September and October 1776, troops led by George Washington took up positions in the hills of the village, hotly pursued by the British under General Sir William Howe, who attacked on October 28. The Battle of White Plains took place primarily on Chatterton Hill, (later known as "Battle Hill," and located just west of what was then a swamp but is now the downtown area) and the Bronx River.

If your interested in moving to a city within suburbia, White Plains is the place for you. We have it all and we welcome all of you.
Pros
  • Relatively affordable
  • Shopping
  • Family friendly
  • A ton of nightlife
  • Incredibly variety of shops
Cons
  • Traffic & parking

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