MEET THE TEAM

Gateway Realty’s roots in Westchester County are seeded by owner and Principal Broker Chirag Shah’s lifelong residency. His family owned Futterman’s Stationary in Larchmont for over 25 years. Growing up in a family business that was part of the community in which he lived, Chirag learned the importance of good service, value to customers, and building an excellent reputation. With these fundamentals, Chirag opened Gateway Realty to best serve his clientele.

Gateway Realty is a family-style organization. The Gateway Realty Team concept allows for more than just one real estate professional to be vested in the transaction. As Principal Broker, Chirag is hands-on with both agents and clients to ensure an optimal outcome. All marketing and sales efforts are done together as a team where each client is treated like family.

Chirag has mastered the traditional skills of Real Estate including negotiation, area expertise, comparative market analysis, and old school home marketing. Many of these skills are trans-ferable and cardinal to every transaction; buying, selling, or renting.

By fusing a classical Real Estate office with unmatched technology, Gateway Realty engages in results oriented daily marketing. The Gateway Team collectively make hundreds of calls every-day for their sellers and put their boots on the ground knocking on doors to directly engage every prospect in the direct area. In addition, technologies such as Smart Signs, property specific websites, cinematic video tours, and direct responsive marketing opens up a home to many more buyer prospects than any other real estate agency could ever promise.

Buying or selling a home is a big step in life and a huge transaction. You deserve to work with a team of Realtors who understands your needs. With us, you will always have our one-on-one attention.


Chirag Shah

As Principal Broker and Owner of Gateway Realty, Chirag’s credentials are a testament to his skill, dedication, and hard work. He is an award winning salesperson, Chair of the Young Professionals Network for the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, MLS Board of Directors Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors and, holds accreditations in finance, marketing, and real-estate. He has been a featured speaker at both the MLSLI Tech Fair and the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors Members Day on the subject of technology in real estate. Born and brought up in Westchester County, Chirag knew he wanted to build his business in the community in which he was raised. After graduating from college, Chirag spent his time sharpening his knowledge of local markets and building relationships with mortgage specialists, attorneys, and home inspectors to compliment his real estate services. He leveraged his network and experience to found Gateway Realty Corp of New York as owner and principal broker. Check out his YouTube video blog which attracts hundreds of viewers every day!

Professional Designations:
Certified Negotiation Specialist (CNE)
Accredited Buyers Agent (ABR)
Short Sale Foreclosure Resource (SFR)

Email: Chirag@GatewayRealtyTeam.com
Phone: 914.715.0511

Maribel Garcia

If there is ever was a job which requires you to multi-task, it is being a Mom. The position requires lots of love, patience and commitment. Real estate happens to be a perfect fit for another set of “Multi-task” requirements. Little did I know that being a mom was actually giving me experience to be in Real Estate. I love being a RealtorⓇ, as I can transfer my patience, commitment and multi-tasking to best serve my clients.

Like many others, I chose Real Estate Sales to help families achieve their dreams of homeownership. With my work experience in the Mortgage industry, I sat behind a desk reviewing paperwork which did not fully link me to the families behind the credit score. Now as a Real Estate Agent with my desire to provide families my personal expertise; I am able to offer my honest and reliable services to bring the feeling of accomplishment into a full circle.

By providing my full-time commitment to helping others, I have obtained a proven success rate in Real Estate transactions. I have helped over 60 families both English and/or Spanish speaking clients reach their goals with buying, selling, relocating, downsizing, short sales, VA transactions, and rentals. I have been blessed to have been immersed into so many different scenarios giving me the ability to foresee any issues that may arise and pro-actively address them before they become a problem. Negotiating is just the beginning. The ability to guide you every step of the way…now that’s success!

Email: marigarcia88@gmail.com
Phone: 914.441.0504

Anthony D’Ippolito

Real estate salesperson and Penn State alumnus, with a professional background in sales and marketing. Anthony worked for the family business for 3 years starting from the bottom as a delivery driver and eventually working his way onto the sales team. Anthony then made the leap from furniture sales to real estate, using his drive for success and willingness to learn at any cost.

Anthony is passionate about the needs and goals of his clients, and he specializes in bringing piece of mind to home sellers who have previously struggled selling their home on their own or with another agent. He has made a commitment to continuously learning and practicing to constantly grow his education in the Real Estate industry.

Email: anthony@GatewayRealtyTeam.com
Phone: 914.843.0616

Andrea Perruzza

Andrea started her Real Estate career in 2004 while still in high school. She worked as an assistant to a principal broker and developed client relations, advertising, and marketing for the firm. Real Estate has been something Andrea has always been passionate about. Her clients benefit from her local market knowledge and results oriented negotiation skills.

Email: andrea@GatewayRealtyTeam.com
Phone: 914.490.2163

Kristen Shah

A picture is worth more than a thousand words in Real Estate. If the home marketing images are not great, home buyers will be turned off within seconds. Your home only has one chance to make a first impression, especially with online marketing, which is why we are so lucky to have her . Kristen is Gateway’s Visual Marketing Designer. She is a professional photographer, videographer, and certified home stager. She optimizes her skills to make a client’s home to appear visually attractive to buyers and at the top of their list. Kristen has spent years perfecting her craft from soup to nuts. She uses today’s best techniques for photography and is versed in the Adobe creative suite for editing. She takes great pride in the fact that she creates real, professional, high quality video presentations and considers still photography an art.

Vittina (Tina) Ruggiero

I started my career in the real estate industry in 1988. Working simultaneously as a Real estate agent and mortgage banker in the capacity of Vice President of Branch Operations for Yorkville Federal. I was recruited to become a manager for North Fork Savings Bank Special Projects where I was in charge of creating the Pension Services Division for the bank. I retired from banking in 1994 to run the family business in the funeral industry as Vice President and Office Manager of F. Ruggiero and Sons Funeral Home for thirty years. For years I have been involved with the community and dedicated to serving Westchester and the Bronx. In October 2013, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz presented me with a Citation of Merit in recognition of my commitment to community service. My service oriented people skills have already transformed me to become a highly effective agent. I am excited to represent your needs in real estate for buying, selling or renting. Let me help you realize your dreams. I am here to help you buy or sell your home in the Bronx or Westchester. Whatever your home needs are Condo or Co-op please let me find a place to call your home. Our office is located in Mamaroneck, NY serving the Bronx and Westchester to meet your needs.

Sincerely, Tina (Vittina) Ruggiero