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Diane Ramirez no real estate lightweight

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"Residential real estate has always been female friendly," explains Diane Ramirez, president of Halstead Property LLC since 1999. As head of 400 agents in seven offices throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, Ramirez is a prime example of a woman who's found success in the residential real estate business. She began her real estate career in 1973 in Palm Beach, Fla., where she continues to maintain her license, and in 1975, she returned to her hometown of New York with her husband and two children. She obtained her New York real estate license and worked at a competing firm until joining forces with Clark Halstead, the founder of Halstead Property. Ramirez worked as a selling broker with Halstead Property from the time it was founded in 1984 until 1987. She quickly raced to the top 5 percent of the firm's brokers during those years, winning various sales and listings awards, as well as the Real Estate Board of New York's "Deal of the Year" award in 1988. Though women today are still not a...