~ Passion ~ Experience ~ Talent ~
Meet Roseann Farrow
Always a student and a teacher at heart, Roseann Farrow played "school" as a child and knew she had found her calling. While in college at the State University of New York at New Paltz earning her BA in Secondary Ed English, she procured a real estate license to earn some extra money, thinking it would be easy and nicely would work around her college and personal schedule. These, she quickly learned, are two of the greatest myths in real estate sales. But helping buyers and sellers achieve the rights and benefits of home ownership grabbed her. Then, in 1979, when real estate pre-license courses and continuing education requirements were instituted in NY, Roseann’s teaching degree and real estate experience launched her 40+ years’ training career in real estate. She personally has trained and coached thousands of real estate agents, managers, brokers and other trainers who are lifted by her passion, humor, high energy and dedication to learning and to the real estate industry. A highly skilled leader, communicator and motivator, she strives to help individuals and companies realize excellence, fun, growth and profit. One of her favorite quotes is "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." - Mahatma Gandhi
While teaching courses for the first 20 years she also held various real estate related jobs that broadened her knowledge and scope and continue to help her think "out of the box." At Kahn Inc Realtors®, Better Homes & Gardens she spent 13 years as Training Director and Sales Manager of the home office in Newburgh, NY. In subsequent years she was a corporate trainer/consultant for 4 separate real estate brands (Better Homes & Gardens, HFS (now Realogy), RE/MAX, and Prudential) and was the Northeast Regional Real Estate Director for the marketing giant, Merrill Corp. Her educational programs reflect these varied experiences and are designed to enhance productivity, quality and profit while including risk reduction tips that add value. Not limited to sales agent training, her brokerage management experience has transferred to the popularity of brokerage courses and programs at conventions in states such as VT, MA, NY, NJ, PA, VA, SC, FL, LA, SD, CA & HI. A mentor to other trainers, she writes and delivers ‘Train the Trainer" programs for various real estate groups including the National Association of Realtors® where she has presented Instructor Workshops at their Washington, DC Mid-Year Meetings. In 2016 she co-developed the updated version of ITI (Instructor Training Institute) and facilitates the 3-day program every year. The next year she co-authored and is the sole presenter of the annual 2-day CDW (Course Development Workshop) for NYSAR.
Now a REALTOR® Emeritus, a National REBAC trainer, and a Senior Instructor at the NY State Association of REALTORS®, Roseann provides training, coaching and consulting nationwide as Roseann Farrow Seminars, an independent business she has operated since 2005. She co-authored a 36-hour course, Best Practices of Top Performers, for the NJ based Board for Excellence in Real Estate in 2007. In 2008 Roseann authored a 30-hour agent training program, Systems & Strategies for Success in Real Estate, which continues to be delivered by local trainers throughout NY State.

In addition to writing and presenting her own keynotes and programs, she instructs a plethora of national real estate designation courses, namely ABR, CIPS, CBR, CRB, GREEN, GRI, PSA, RSPS, SRES and SRS. After earning her CDEI (Certified Distance Education Instructor) designation in 2011, she augmented her real estate knowledge and writing skills by serving as a consultant/author for various online real estate companies and book publishers including McKissock, The CE Shop, PDH Academy, Interact Kaplan (Dearborn), RealNet and others.

Roseann maintains a NY State Real Estate Broker license and the real estate designations ABR, CDEI, CIPS, CBR, CRB, e-PRO, GREEN, GRI, ITI, RSPS, SFR, SRES, SRS. In contributing to the industry and the public she has served as President of both the New York State CRB Chapter and the NYS GRI Chapter, the Education Management Chair and Faculty Development Chair at the NY State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR) and on the Board of Directors for the Real Estate Educators Association (REEA), the Orange County Association of REALTORS®, the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, and the New Windsor-Cornwall Rotary Club. Currently she serves on various committees at NYSAR and is an active member of the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in Cornwall, NY. She was awarded "REALTOR® OF THE YEAR" for her continued contributions to her industry and community by both her local board of REALTORS® and her local Women’s Council of REALTORS®.

Originally from Long Island, NY, Roseann raised her family in the Mid-Hudson Valley’s Cornwall-On-Hudson and now resides in nearby Newburgh, 70 miles north of Manhattan. She maintains a NY State Real Estate Broker license in her own name and is an Associate Broker at Smitchger Realty in Cornwall, NY. Her greatest accomplishment is her family, and her greatest strength is her sense of humor.