This year marks the 95th business anniversary of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Blake REALTORS®, (formerly Prudential Manor Homes, REALTORS®), a company led by the Christiana family ( Every family has a story. Here is one that celebrates that business anniversary milestone.

Sandy Nardoci

Sandra V. Nardoci began her real estate career in 1991 with Prudential Manor Homes, REALTORS®. After 26 years, she continues to be part of the same real estate company that became Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Blake REALTORS® in February 2015. She is an Associate Broker/Seniors Real Estate Specialist in the Albany corporate home office. She received the President’s Circle award for ranking among the top 4% of network nationwide. She resides in Guilderland.

After losing her father to cancer three decades ago, Sandra honored his memory by volunteering for numerous causes, particularly those serving the needs of seriously ill children. She co-founded Capital District YMCA “Circle of Champs,” a program dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and their families that are touched by life-threatening illnesses.

She also co-founded and currently chairs “Voices of Hope,” a Capital Region collaborative consortium of not-for-profits that share resources, bringing hope and services to children and families affected by life-altering conditions (

According to Sandra: “As an Ambassador for a multitude of charitable organizations throughout the Capital Region for almost three decades there has not been one organization that the Christiana’s have not supported. They are community spirited beyond anyone’s imagination and after 26 years it’s both a joy and privilege to still be a part of the Christiana’s BHHS family.”

The Altamont Enterprise profiled Sandy’s work with children and their families:

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