Joseph and Petra have collaborated as a real estate partnership since 2007. They have been building a real estate team at Keller Williams NY Realty since the beginning of 2013.
CONTRADA REAL ESTATE TEAM
The Contrada Real Estate Team at Keller Williams offers a wealth of professional experience, knowledge of the area’s real estate markets, commitment to deliver excellent service, and strong communication and negotiating skills that will help ensure the successful and profitable sale of your house and/or the purchase of a new home. We promote the values of heart, hearth and home. In our view, if we are to survive and thrive, we must bring Light and Warmth into our hearts, into our relationships with family and friends, and into the atmospheres of our homes and gardens.
JOSEPH M. CONTRADA
Joseph is a seasoned professional with a strong, positive outlook and high ethical standards. He brings a warm heart, a clear head, and solid business education and experience to his conscientious work for clients.
After undergraduate and graduate linguistic and literary studies in the U.S. and Germany, Joseph worked as a freelance writer, copyeditor and translator. He then moved on to several executive positions in Manhattan corporations. This was followed by employment in non-profit cultural institutions in New York and in Cologne and Munich, Germany.
Health Educator and Practitioner
In the mid-1990’s, Joseph and Petra founded and led the Aquarian Institute together. They designed, organized and facilitated weekend seminars, dedicated to meditation and healing, in major cities throughout Germany.
While in living in the Cologne and Munich regions, Joseph trained as a Heilpraktiker and qualified to practice medicine and psychotherapy in Germany and much of Europe. He built a successful practice employing integrative and complementary medical modalities.
Joseph worked as an inspector in the public health and environmental protection sections of the Westchester County Health Department prior to dedicating himself full-time to the Contrada Real Estate Team.
Advocate for Energy-Efficient, Healthy and Eco-Friendly Homes
As a realtor, Joseph is passionate about, and committed to, promoting human health and well-being while protecting the natural environment in which we live. Since the 1970s, he has studied environmental issues and advocated environmental conservation and protection. Joseph has earned the National Association of Realtor's Green Designation and is currently increasing his knowledge base through the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED courses.
PETRA H. CONTRADA
After a highly successful international business career, Petra, a native German, has proven that it is possible to start over in a new industry and in a new country. Petra loves being a Realtor and serves her clients as if she were buying a home or selling a property herself. She knows what it takes to exceed customer expectations and strives to make each transaction as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Since her debut in real estate in 2006, Petra quickly established a name and built an excellent reputation, and ranks among the top 5% agents in Westchester County. She is licensed in New York and Connecticut.
Business Development and Corporate Education
Petra has a solid background as a world-class professional business developer and corporate educator, with executive experience in the corporate industry, sales, retail and training environments. She brings an over 35 year proven successful track record in:
sales and negotiation marketing and advertising (print, TV, web, display) project management and organization customer service and client support
to her roles as co-leader of the team and real estate salesperson.
Petra is also a relocation specialist. She has travelled widely and can share the joys and traumas of changing one's household as she has done it herself a number of times: Germany to Egypt/Cairo and back; twice over the Atlantic Ocean from Germany to the New York Metropolitan region.