Kirsten Stoltmann Celebrates Anniversary

Congratulations to Kirsten Stoltmann who is celebrating her first year with Beach & Bartolo Realtors.

Kirsten Stoltmann, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Kirsten Stoltmann
Kirsten Stoltmann

After 15 years of buying, selling, building, managing and investing in homes on a personal level, Kirsten decided to share her wealth of knowledge and experience on a professional level and earned her license as a Real Estate Salesperson. She has also worked as a home stager and has a keen eye for detail when it comes to preparing homes for sale. Kirsten comes from a creative background, she is an artist and has worked as a college professor at such institutes as the Chicago Art Institute, Columbia College and the University of Los Angeles, California.

Kirsten has a unique understanding of the market and the patience to find the perfect place for her clients and their needs. If you are looking for a hard-working, communicative, and creative real estate agent, Kirsten is perfect for the job. She will work tirelessly to find the perfect home for you and can help envision the potential of any property you may be interested in.

Kirsten welcomes the opportunity to help you with any of your real estate needs, or simply to answer any Real Estate questions you may have. She can be reached at the office at 518-392-2700 X 125.

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Brian Wagner Celebrates Fifth Year!

Congratulations to Brian Wagner who is celebrating his fifth year with Beach & Bartolo Realtors.

Brian David Wagner, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Brian fell in love with real estate 24 years ago when he bought his first home in Boston. He became so enamored with the whole process and the thrill of finding that perfect home that he put that passion to great use over the years

Brian Wagner

by helping several friends navigate the waters on their way to finding the perfect home too, all while buying and selling several of his own. So, when he and his husband bought a weekend home in Austerlitz 13 years ago, it was only natural to begin a discussion of putting that passion to use in a more formal way once he was ready to leave the corporate world!

6 years ago Brian got his real estate license, 4 years ago he and his husband moved full time from NYC to their home in Austerlitz and the rest as they say is history! Brian brings over 30 years of business acumen to his career in real estate, having spent countless hours negotiating for and supporting his clients. This business knowledge coupled with his passion for real estate and love of Columbia County means someone who knows his way around a deal and will always be in your corner!

New Beginnings

After spending 13 memorable years at 34 Main Street in Chatham village, we unfortunately lost our lease and had to relocate our office.

New Beginnings at 25 Hudson Ave
Our New Office At 25 Hudson Ave

Luckily, we found a new office space that suits us perfectly within the village, at 25 Hudson Avenue. The new office is conveniently located at street level, providing ample space for all our staff and agents. Our new landlord was incredibly accommodating and assisted us greatly in ensuring a smooth transition.

Thanks to the exceptional organizational skills of our office manager, Sue Sperl-Knights, our sales manager Jeff McKinney, and my wife Rochelle Bartolo, the move went seamlessly. Our new office now features a spacious private conference room for meetings with our clients and customers.

Moving, whether to a new home, apartment, or office, is always challenging. It’s crucial to have a well-organized team for planning and executing the move smoothly. If you ever need to relocate, remember our experienced team of professionals with over 60 years of Real Estate expertise. Our Team will guide you through every step of the process.

Feel free to drop by and say hello if you’re in the area. We’d love to give you a tour.

Peter Newman Celebrates Anniversary

Congratulations to Peter Newman on his fourth anniversary with Beach & Bartolo Realtors a real estate agency located in Columbia County NY. Get to know more about Peter below.

Peter Newman, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Peter has an enthusiasm for his work because of the people he meets along the way.  Peter’s career has always been about creating opportunities for people.  For Peter, Real Estate is the perfect blend of experiences gained throughout his careers.   For many years, he was President of a recruitment firm working with clients in NYC, Albany, DC and Chicago.  In the 80’s and 90’s he owned and operated 7 men’s clothing shops in NYC and LA.  During that time, he also owned and operated one of the original Haagen Dazs shops.

Peter was born in Manhattan and raised mostly in NYC.  He holds an MA from CCNY in Speech Pathology.  For a short time after graduation, he worked as a Speech Pathologist in a Rehabilitation Center.Congratulations to Peter Newman on his fourth anniversary with Beach & Bartolo Realtors. Get to know more about Peter below. Anniversary Real Estate Columbia County

What was once a weekend home for Peter and his husband (and dog-s) became their full time residence after 9/11.  It was the best move of his life.  In the Hamlet of New Concord where they live, they have helped to create a community organization providing social events, lectures, music, yoga and more.

By listening, understanding and guiding, Peter’s goal is to create the right fit for every client.

Peter welcomes the opportunity to help you with any of your real estate needs, or simply to answer any Real Estate questions you may have. He can be reached at 518-392-2700 ext. 114.

Bret Coladner Celebrates 7 year Anniversary

Congratulations to Bret Coladner who is celebrating his 7 year anniversary with Beach & Bartolo Realtors.

Bret Coladner, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Having been a café owner for 20 years, Bret Coladner has extensive experience in customer service. He is accustomed to hard work and long hours, and has the organizational skills to keep a business running. He specializes in residential rental and sales, as well as commercial real estate, and enjoys being an informative resource for his clients.

A  graduate of Long Island University Southampton College, Bret spent 20 years as the owBret Coladnerner and operator of the Brooklyn Grind, a college campus espresso café on the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University. Before that, he lived in Japan for almost six years working as an English teacher, and was a stockbroker in California.

Though extremely business savvy, Bret is first and foremost a genuine person. “I will, and have always, done whatever it takes to make my customers happy. Whether preparing a cup of cappuccino exactly how they liked it or finding the perfect home in a community they covet, I find a way to fulfill my customers wants and desires.”

Bret is a Chatham resident. He has been married for 25 years and has a daughter who just graduated from college, plus he has a beautiful Bernese Mountain dog, Lilly, with whom he shares his home. He speaks passable Japanese, loves outdoor sports like fishing and snowshoeing, and is an avid bicycle rider who has cycled around Japan and parts of Indonesia. In his free time, you can find Bret out exploring the environs of Columbia County on his bike or at home tending to his vegetable garden.

“While I might not be the first agent you called, I want to be the last!”

Bret welcomes the opportunity to help you with any of your real estate needs, or simply to answer any Real Estate questions you may have. He can be reached at the office at 518-392-2700 ext. 105


Edward “Adam” Nielsen & Tia Nielsen Celebrate 11 Years With The Agency

We are happy to congratulate Adam and Tia on 11 years with the agency this month.

Edward “Adam” Nielsen, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

As a lifelong resident of Columbia County, Adam was born and raised in Copake Falls, NY. He spent most of his childhood ski racing down Catamount, and participating in numerous water sports on Copake Lake. Growing up into a family legacy of reputable builders, Adam has learned from the best

 carpenters in the county. His grandfather, father and uncles, taught him everything there is to know about building a custom home, from laying down the foundation all the way to the finishing touches. He currently continues the family tradition of exceptional building.

Besides knowing what our area consists of inside and out, his expertise regarding land, land development, and building site construction go hand in hand with the real estate industry. With his background in building, love for interacting with people, and ability for envisioning property potential, it only seemed natural to become a licensed agent, and help the home buyer/seller with this important investment in their life.

Adam enjoys many outdoor activities such as snowmobiling, hunting, golf and spending time with his family out on Copake Lake.

Tia Nielsen, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

As a Columbia County native and Chatham High School graduate, I have lived here in beautiful upstate NY nearly my entire life. I briefly left the area to attend college, earning a BA in Communications from the University of Central Florida. Prior to returning home, I had wonderful experiences being a brand representative for various marketing firms. I traveled nationwide to advertise and boost sales for a 2003 M&M’s candy campaign, and also team managed a product launch in the Northeast, including our Hudson Valley area, for Dunkin’ Donuts brand.

I always knew I would return to where my roots are and raise my family, which during the past six years I have been a stay at home mom for my two very active boys. I enjoy spending time with my family, and appreciating the incredible outdoors and community events that Columbia County has to offer.With my background in the marketing/promotional industry and love for interacting with people, I believe that strong morals such as honesty, courtesy and respect in all relationships are the most valuable characteristics one should possess when assisting consumers. My goal is to bring the upmost, friendly and positive experience to all home buyers and sellers that I may have the pleasure to work with. I am excited about joining such a reputable, hometown agency as Beach and Bartolo. I look forward to helping people find their dream home.


Jeffrey McKinney Celebrates 7 Years With Beach & Bartolo Realtors

Jeff McKinney is an Associate Real Estate Broker, and Beach & Bartolo’s Sales Manager. Jeff takes an extremely proactive, and “hands-on” approach with all his clients, and is there for them through every step of the buying, selling, or renting process. In order to provide his clients with a high level of attention, he prefers to work with a small number of clients at a given time.

Jeff brings his background in T.V. and Online production, and content development to the Real Estate profession, which gives him a unique perspective on staging, photographing, and marketing his client’s properties. Jeff also combines social media savvy with proven Real Estate practices to help his clients sell their homes, and he has had proven success with helping homeowners sell previously “un-sellable” homes. When working with buyers, he makes it a personal mission to help clients find the home of their dreams.

Jeff was born in Philadelphia, PA, and made his way to NYC after graduating college. After a decade of weekend and holiday visits to Columbia County, Jeff left NYC in 2007, and became a permanent resident of this beautiful and unique region. At that time, he identified a lack of online resources covering the county, and some of it’s smaller towns, so he created one, The site provides visitors with regularly updated content that covers local news, arts and entertainment, calendar listings and a Real Estate section that provides Jeff’s clients with a unique means of showcasing their homes through feature-style home listings.

In his spare time, Jeff enjoys spending time with his family, a good happy hour drink with friends, listening to a great music playlist, and continuing to explore Columbia County, to find new and exciting locations.

Jeff welcomes the opportunity to help you with any of your real estate needs, or simply to answer any Real Estate questions you may have. He can be reached at the office at 518-392-2700 ext 111.

Rochelle Bartolo Celebrates Anniversary

Congratulations to Rochelle Bartolo on her 32nd anniversary with Beach & Bartolo Realtors. Get to know more about Rochelle below

Rochelle Bartolo, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker 

Rochelle’s successful Real Estate career spans more than 20 years, having begun at Beach & Bartolo in 1991.

Her professionalism has been formally recognized twice by the Columbia County Board of Realtors when, in 1996 and in 1998, she was acclaimed as “Realtor of the Year”. In 2007 Rochelle was also recognized as the “Best Dressed Realtor.”

Adding still another dimension to her skills as a Realtor, Rochelle became an Appraiser Assistant, an Accredited Staging Professional, Buyer Agent and has received her professional standards certification.

A caring person by nature, she believes buying a home is among life’s most important financial and emotional decisions and brings that helpful attitude to clients in the Meals on Wheels program for the elderly and in all the volunteer work that she does. Rochelle’s extensive volunteer work involves the time and space limited in Hudson, Edith Casey Stocking Fund, Marion Stegman Food Drive as well as the Columbia County Cancer fund.

Rochelle also is a Former Trustee for the Austerlitz Historical Society as well as a former Board Member of the Columbia Greene Humane Society. Rochelle currently serves as the Vice President of the Chatham Business Alliance.

A former ‘New Yorker’, Rochelle made Columbia County her home in 1987, and today enjoys her husband, her pets, folk art painting, hiking, skiing, gardening, walking, singing and dancing.

Rochelle welcomes the opportunity to help you with any of your real estate needs, or simply to answer any Real Estate questions you may have. She can be reached at the office at 518-392-2700 ext 103, or on her cell 518-821-1774.

Marcy Heintz Celebrates 13 Years With Beach & Bartolo Realtors

With a background in accounting and bookkeeping, Marcy has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, covering every facet of the business from Residential to Land and Commercial sales as well.

She believes in helping buyers and sellers with honest, straight forward, one on one personal, professional service. Born in New York City, Marcy spent most of her life in Columbia County and currently resides in the town of Ghent. She was formerly on the Board of Directors for both the Columbia Northern Dutchess MLS Service, as well as, The Columbia Greene Board of Realtors and enjoys skiing, hiking, collecting antiques, supporting local charities, traveling and entertaining.

Marcy believes that combining ‘hard work, perseverance and a sense of humor” can help anyone achieve their goals in life.

Marcy welcomes the opportunity to help you with any of your real estate needs, or simply to answer any Real Estate questions you may have. She can be reached at the office at 518-392-2700 ext 106.

Sandra Buchanan Joins Beach & Bartolo Realtors

Chuck Bartolo, Principal Broker of Beach & Bartolo Realtors, Inc of Chatham, NY is pleased to announce that Sandra Buchanan has joined the agency as a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson. Her addition brings Beach & Bartolo to a total of 16 licensees, 9 Associate Real Estate Brokers and 7 Real Estate Salespersons.

Sandra earned an Associates Degree in Applied Science from Columbia Greene Community College in 2000. She proceeded to graduate in 2002 from the Center For Natural Wellness, in the field of massage therapy, and then went on to graduate from the Hudson Valley School of Esthetics In August 2007. She owned and operated Serenity Wellness Center Day Spa for 15 years, and continues to work there part time.

Sandra turned her long standing passion for Real Estate into a career in 2017, when she earned her NYS Real Estate License. Sandra is excited to continue her training and advance her career.

She has a Podcast TV show called Iron Sharpener Network, a not-for-profit organization that supports widows and orphans and fights against human trafficking internationally. She is also an Assistant Pastor at All Nations Church in Hudson.

Sandra welcomes the opportunity to help you with any of your real estate needs, or simply to answer any Real Estate questions you may have. She can be reached at the office at 518-392-2700 X 124.