Monday July 14, 2003

The OCB Magazine Guide to Real Estate Professionals

Meet Oswego County's Top Realtors

    Robert A. Chetney

    Chetney Real Estate Inc.

    73 West Bridge Street

    Oswego, NY 13126


    Area of Expertise: Commercial, Industrial, Residential

    Education: Oswego High School, RBI, Onondaga Community College, SUNY, Cornell, GRI

    Career: Ad Manager, local paper, Chairman Os. Co. Board of Supervisors, Co. Legislative aid to Sen. Barclay, Sen. Wise Pres, N.Y.S. Election Commissioners

    Accomplishments: Realtor of the Year, Pres. Oswego County Board of Realtors, Realtor N.Y.S. Honor Society, State Senate Honor, for bringing over 400 retail jobs to area, chamber of commerce award for 25 years of commitment to area DAR award

    Community Involvement: Past chairman Os. Co. Industrial Dev. Agency, City Republican committee, Past Vice Pres. Operation Oswego Co., Oswego Heritage, Oswego Jaycees, Past chairman March of Dimes, Easter Seals, Red Cross

    Birth Place: Oswego, NY

    Words to Live By: Work hard, never give up. Treat your clients honestly as you would want to be treated.

    Bob and his wife Helen, also a broker, GRI started the business in 1975.

    Faye L. Beckwith

    Freedom Real Estate

    604 S. Fourth St. (Rt. 481)

    Fulton, NY 13069

    Area of Expertise: Real Estate Broker Faye L. Beckwith is owner of Freedom Real Estate. With over 18 years experience as a full time real estate professional, she counsels and assists people selling and purchasing homes, land and businesses. She is currently New York State's Certified Residential Specialist of the Year.

    Education: A graduate of Realtor Institute, Beckwith has accumulated more than 500 hours'advanced education in real estate sales, investment, appraisal/valuation, professional standards and ethics.

    Career: Beckwith is an Accredited Buyer Representative and past president of the Oswego County Board of Realtors and New York State Chapter of Certified Residential Specialists.

    Accomplishments: Beckwith holds the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist designation, which has been earned by fewer than 5 percent of realtors nationwide. She has been named Realtor of the Year by the Oswego County Board of Realtors, and is included in Who's Who of American Women. She has annually received the Oswego County Board of Realtors' highest achievement award as well as the Platinum Award from the Greater Syracuse Association of Realtors.

    Community Involvement: She serves as a trustee for Hannibal United Methodist Church, the American Red Cross and as a political committee person.

    Birthplace: Fulton.

    William R. Galloway

    Century 21 Galloway Realty

    351 West First Street

    Oswego, NY 13126


    Area of Expertise: Real Estate

    Education: College Graduate

    Career: Thomas and William Galloway purchased the CENTURY 21 franchise in 1993. Thomas Galloway has been a real estate broker for over 30 years and has owned and operated his own offices since 1969. William Galloway has been a licensed real estate agent since 1983 and purchased CENTURY 21 Galloway Realty in Oswego in 1995. William and Thomas Galloway have been part of the real estate community for many years and are continuing to service the area with the same integrity and commitment that the community has come to rely on.

    Accomplishments: Owner of the #1 Residential & Commercial real estate office in Oswego County. Owner of Whitewater Grill Restaurant. CENTURY 21 Corporation(r) Quality Service Award, 1994, CENTURY 21 Corporation(r) Quality Service Award, 1996, 3rd place office in Gross Closes Commissions for CENTURY 21(r) Central New York Region, 1996, People's Choice Award, 1997, CENTURY 21 Corporation(r) Quality Service Award, 1999

    Community Involvement: Member, Operation Oswego County Board of Directors, Oswego Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Vice President of Springside

    Birthplace: Oswego, NY

    Words to Live By: Always stay positive