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Maya Sheehan

Maya uses her 10+ years of Real Estate industry experience, combined with a trained eye for renovation design and vast network of contacts to find her clients their perfect home or the ideal buyer. Driven and personable, she prioritizes honesty, communication and integrity. Maya is passionate about the belief that our lives are deeply impacted by our environment, and that this begins in the home. She knows first-hand how stressful buying or selling your home can be, and uses her down-to-earth yet passionate approach to expertly guide her clients through the process. 

Maya grew up in Ardsley, and after 19 years of living in various cities around the world, she has settled back into life in Ardsley with her husband, 2 children and dog, Boomer. Having grown up in Westchester she has extensive knowledge of the area and all that the Rivertowns have to offer. 

Maya graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelors degree in Computer Science. She had a successful career at GE Capital Real Estate for over 10 years, working in their Paris, Tokyo, LA and NY offices. This extensive experience as a Finance Manager at a global commercial Real Estate company gave her deep understanding of the Real Estate industry and market. Prior to joining Compass, Maya started her own interior design and renovation business in Brooklyn.

Maya’s unique combination of real estate industry experience, renovation design knowledge and finance expertise gives her the ideal skillset in helping her clients find their perfect home or buyer.

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Lindsay Rothman

With an amazing eye for design, Lindsay Rothman helps clients see possibilities they might otherwise have missed, whether that's helping a seller to maximize their own property's best features or guiding a buyer who has overlooked a diamond in the rough. 

Lindsay got her start in the business by staging the homes of friends and family members, nearly all of which sold within weeks, proving that she had a natural gift for real estate marketing. Today, Lindsay applies that talent throughout her native Westchester County where loves helping clients see the possibilities in something that isn't perfect and assisting those relocating to the suburbs from the city, as she did herself. 

Prior to real estate, Lindsay was a special education teacher, an experience that formed important skills she uses to this day. "Being a teacher not only taught me how to communicate clearly, but it also taught me how to really listen, with patience and empathy," she explains. "It also gave me the thickest skin you can imagine!" 

In her free time, Lindsay loves spending time with friends and family, staying active and sampling Westchester's amazing restaurants.


Phil Patafio

Philip Patafio joined The Why Westchester Team after a successful career at a top-tier investment bank. Phil joined the team with expert knowledge in finance and real estate markets and has a proven track record of success. A seasoned associate in fixed income, Phil understands market risk and the correlation within the real estate market.

Phil uses his finance background to give him foresight into realty trends, allowing him to leverage and navigate investments and market positions for the first-time home buyer to the savvy investor.

Fostering his vast network of developers in Manhattan, Phil has turned friends into valued business partners. These relationships continue to thrive as Phil is able to work creatively and provide seasoned investment advice even when the real estate market becomes volatile.

A Westchester native born and raised in Bronxville, Phil currently lives in Greenwich, Connecticut. A Vespa aficionado, Phil fits right in with The SR Team and their fleet. He is an avid boater, loves traveling with his wife, and playing with their bulldog, Wally.

The SR Team

The SR Team is a dynamic group of nine top-tier brokers led by industry veterans Howard Spiegelman and Tim Rothman. Famous for their fleet of Vespas that whisk their agents and clients to open houses and events, The SR Team is devoted to providing knowledgeable, attentive service at a New York City pace. 

Howard and Tim came together nearly a decade ago based on a shared devotion to client satisfaction and a complementary business focus. During their shared history, they have done in excess of $700 million in transaction volume and cultivated a client-centric, full-service operation that encompasses buyers, sellers, renters, investors, as well as property management and relocation services. Never fussy or snobby, The SR team puts client needs first. "You give us a challenge and we are here to meet that challenge and make sure our clients come away from every transaction smiling," asserts Howard. 

Proffering, "The harder we work, the luckier we get," as a team motto, Howard and Tim have selected and carefully trained their team members, which assures that client needs are attended to with continuity and cohesiveness, while also incorporating a sincere focus on building team unity and loyalty. 

Howard and Tim believe in supporting local causes and the team donates to and participates in a number of charitable endeavors, including Julia's Wings Foundation and Cycle for Survival. Their multilingual team is happy to assist you in English, Spanish, or Italian.

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