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, ColumbiaCountyCurrent.com. 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. 

Jennifer Sesma Celebrates Four Years with Beach & Bartolo Realtors

Congratulations to Jennifer Sesma on her fourth anniversary with Beach & Bartolo Realtors and as a Real Estate Agent. Get to know more about Jennifer below.

Jennifer Sesma, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

Jennifer Sesma is a trusted Associate Real Estate Broker serving the northern Hudson Valley. Her refreshingly honest style and creative approach sets her apart from other brokers in her area. She has been licensed since 2019, and was named the 2020 Rookie of the Year by the Columbia Greene Board of Realtors.

A visual artist, Jennifer spent much of her early career using her keen design sense to merchandise and manage the Northeast region for a major player in the greeting card and paper industry. Leading a team of 130+ people for 16 years was a grind and after visiting friends in Columbia County, she knew it was time for a change. She loved the hustle and bustle of NYC, but knew a quiet home with ample gardens and historic character was just the new adventure she needed.

Jennifer understands that buying or selling a home is a deeply personal experience. A home is one of your largest assets and it must be handled professionally and with great care. With her creative background, years of visual merchandising, and customer service experience, she knows first impressions matter. She offers staging consultations, professional photography, video, floor plans and virtual tours for every listing. She markets her listings on social media along with traditional channels to reach the widest audience, as quickly as possible, a win for her seller clients. As an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) she goes the extra mile, guiding her buyer clients through the entire process, advocating for them, and making sure no detail slips thru the cracks. So whether you are selling your home, or buying your first home, forever home, or investment property, you will want Jennifer on your team to get the job done.

Real Estate is key to building generational wealth. It is Jennifer’s mission to help her clients wherever they are on their wealth journey by simplifying the real estate buying and selling process. She hosts free monthly events, providing market insight and education on the home buying and selling process. Find upcoming events here.

Jennifer currently serves as Chairperson of the Education Committee and on the Board of Directors for the Columbia Greene Board of Realtors. She also serves on the Planning Board for the Village of Chatham. In her spare time, you will likely find her gardening or hanging out with her dog and enjoying village life in Chatham.

While she hasn’t worked in real estate her entire life, she has fully immersed herself in the industry and has earned multiple National Association of REALTORS®’ [NAR’s] Designations and Certifications which you can read about below: ABR, AHWD, GREEN, GRI, PSA, RENE, RSPS


Susan Wendelboe Celebrates 14 Years With Beach & Bartolo Realtors

Susan Wendelboe was born and raised in England. After graduating from high school, she moved to Switzerland for several years, where she obtained her hotel certificate.

After traveling to different parts of the world, Susan arrived in New York City and attended the New York School of Interior Design, while working for the British American Chamber of Commerce. Susan attended Fordham University at Lincoln Center and graduated with a BA in English.

In 1973, she and her family bought a weekend house in Columbia County and began dabbling in the real estate market. In 1997 they decided to leave the city and make Old Chatham their full time home. Susan opened a small food and gift shop that she ran for several years but the love of real estate was too strong and before long she obtained her broker’s license and has been happily working in the business ever since.

Susan 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, or on her cell 518-755-9027.

Deborah Kinney Celebrates 19 years with Beach & Bartolo Realtors

Congratulations to Deborah Kinney for 19 years of working with Beach & Bartolo Realtors. Get to know more about Deborah below.

Deborah Kinney, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

Before I moved to this area, I worked as a real estate agent in NYC. I began with extensive training offered by Century 21, then joined MJ Raynes RE, moved onto William B. May, and there spent several years developing skills geared towards the investment RE market.

I was perfectly positioned then to assist my clients who had anticipated the RE market crash of the late 80’s. I eventually joined Morgan Barrington as Director Of Investment Sales. During those years I began visiting this region. My RE philosophy remains one in which the investment potential of purchasing RE is my primary focus in guiding my customers & clients.

It is my pleasure to find you your dream property or sell your current property, and I will work gladly at those tasks, but I will also do my best to enhance your financial portfolio with a profitable return.

Reta Meisner Celebrates Third Year With Beach & Bartolo

Congratulations to Reta Meisner on her third anniversary with Beach & Bartolo Realtors. Get to know more about Reta below.

Reta Meisner, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

I was fortunate enough to be born into a legacy of Columbia County real estate and agriculture, as my parents owned and operated Milton Meisner Realty, for decades.  And for over a century, we have farmed this beautiful county.  I was raised here and chose to do the same for the next generation.  This county is my community and in such a small area, everyone is connected.

My background is diverse, including knowledge in the fields of accounting, general contracting, farming and real estate.  I am not new to this industry, as I was licensed in real estate at age 18.  I hold a BBA in Accounting from Siena College and am the owner of Reta Tiano Consulting, a financial management business.

In some ways it feels as if I have come full circle, but with much more experience and wisdom.  I have learned the soul of money and the uniqueness of each individual’s needs, which like a garden, must be nurtured and respected.  It is a great honor to hold one’s trust and advocate on their behalf in order to assist in achieving their desired goals.

I look forward to servicing my clients to the best of my abilities and promise to bring honesty and integrity to every dealing.

Kirsten Stoltmann Joins Beach & Bartolo Realtors

Chuck Bartolo Principal Broker of Beach & Bartolo Realtors, Inc of Chatham, NY is pleased to announce that Kirsten Stoltmann has joined the agency as a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson. Her addition brings Beach & Bartolo to a total of 15 licensees, 9 Associate Real Estate Brokers and 6 Real Estate Salespersons.

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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