David had a successful career as one of New York’s Finest, retiring as a Sergeant in 2002 after responding to the 9/11 World Trade Center tragedy and losing his partner.
David then directed his focus and energy fully into real estate. He implemented technology systems, created websites that enhanced the selling and buying process that built trust, confidence, and positive results for their clients. This technology continues to evolve with Keller Williams® Realty with the goal of delivering the best consumer experience.
With his passion for real estate and his 2 decades of law enforcement, David soon realized the need to teach real estate professionals how to protect themselves while showing properties. David also co-authored a safety book named, “Safe Selling: A Practical Guide for Preventing Crime without Sacrificing the Sale” which helps agents and their clients.
David is the 2020 NYS Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR) President-Elect and was the 2017 Long Island Board of REALTORS® President and their REALTOR® of the Year in 2014. David has been a NAR Director since 2013 and a NYSAR Director since 2012.
Nancy Legaz entered the real estate industry in 1994. Born and raised in Long Island City and a Whitestone resident for many years Nancy has a true pulse and affinity to Queens and NYC.
She attended St.John’s University and was previously employed by Disney/ABC-TV and MTV Networks as a manager in the Marketing and Research Department. Nancy brings this strong marketing sales experience to the Legaz Team. As an Accredited Staging Professional, Nancy offers all seller clients her expertise in getting their homes ready to sell and maximizing its best potential.
Nancy has furthered her expertise in real estate by pursuing specific designations. She is a designated Senior Real Estate Specialist where seniors can work with Nancy as their advocate and voice. She loves working with seniors since they are always true to their word and share life lessons.
Associate Broker, Accredited Buyers Representative, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, Certified International Property Specialist.
Nancy has worked with a variety of clients with her designations. The one thing that is constant, is her dedication, integrity, and commitment to all.
Real estate has evolved in the 20+ years It is rewarding to help a client accomplish their goal and the relationships that develop as a result.
Nancy’s comprehensive knowledge and expertise in the real estate industry is a true value for her clients. Receiving repeat and referral clients is a true validation and reward.
Carol Vigorito is a lifelong resident of Northeast Queens area. She was drawn to a career in real estate after her own personal experience in buying and selling properties. Carol is detail-oriented and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the buying/selling experience.
She is dedicated to bringing a level of service that results in trust and repeat and referral business. Her goal is to provide knowledge and information as she ultimately “matches” her client with the perfect property. Communication is key and Carol is routinely complimented on her high level of follow up skills. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding and spending time with family.
As a buyer specialist & Accredited Buyer Representative began her Real Estate career in 2005. She has a Marketing & Management degree from Baruch College and several years of experience in Office Management, Interior Design, and Home Staging.
With a strong passion for art, technology, her kind nature, and a positive attitude, Karolina was a perfect match for the Legaz Team. Karolina is also an Accredited Staging Professional who provides clarity to a buyer with her enhanced creative vision and home functionality. Karolina is also very experienced and working knowledge of the flip and fix the market and can guide you through those hurdles.
Now living in Middle Village, Carl Caridi is originally from Sunnyside, Queens. His early years educated at St. Teresa Catholic School in Woodside and his love for sports-inspired him to give back to the community. Carl volunteered as a local youth basketball and baseball coach, running teen centers, coordinating summer basketball camps and outdoor leagues.
Carl graduated St. Francis Prep High School, also studied at St. John’s University and Queensboro Community College while finding the time to become a certified sports official for the CHSAA and PSAL in both baseball and basketball.
Carl acquired his real estate license in 2014 and immediately reached out to Nancy & David Legaz where he brought his property management experience and now specializes in the sales of cooperatives and residential properties.
Qian Qian (Emily) Chen
Emily is a second-generation immigrant that was raised in a small town in China. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economic Studies from Queens College. Emily obtained her real estate license while in college and upon graduation, her desire to grow her practice was sparked as she assisted a close friend in her purchase.
Her passion for learning leads her to join Keller Williams Realty Landmark where education, culture, and sharing of best practices are paramount.
Emily’s clients rave about her genuine ability to connect with them and look out for their best interests. Emily fluently speaks English, Mandarin, and Fujianese.
David joins The Legaz Team with 30 years of experience managing his own business as a manufacturers’ representative, brokering the purchasing of construction and interior building materials. As a result, he has extensive transaction negotiating experience, having brokered multi-millions of dollars in deals each year with developers and general contractors.
David has a B.S. degree in accounting, in addition to a wealth of experience in real estate-related industries.
Over the years, he has built a solid reputation and a loyal following with his willingness to go above and beyond all expectations in order to ensure a client’s happiness.
Believing whole-heartedly in always being available, reliable, accessible, and creative, Dave’s goal is to satisfy all parties in every transaction. He is excited to have the opportunity to use his expertise and creativity in both commercial and residential real estate.
A passionate fisherman whenever he finds the time, David’s hallmark is endurance and endless patience, so he will not rest until the client is satisfied!