Edward “Adam” Nielsen & Tia Nielsen Celebrate 8 Years With The Agency

We are happy to congratulate Adam and Tia on 8 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.

 

Rochelle Bartolo Celebrates Anniversary

Congratulations to Rochelle Bartolo on her 29th 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, or on her cell 518-821-1774.

Marcy Heintz Celebrates Ten Years With Beach & Bartolo Realtors

Congratulations to Marcy Heintz on her ten year anniversary with Beach & Bartolo Realtors. Get to know more about Marcy below.

Marcy Heintz, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

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, or on her cell 518-821-8632.

Susan Wendelboe Celebrates Eleven Years With Beach & Bartolo Realtors

Congratulations to Susan Wendelboe on her eleven year anniversary with Beach & Bartolo Realtors. Get to know more about Susan below.

Susan Wendelboe, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

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.

Kimberley Brusie Celebrates Second Year With Beach & Bartolo Realtors

Congratulations to Kimberley Brusie on her one Second anniversary with Beach & Bartolo Realtors. Get to know more about Kimberley below.

Kimberley Brusie, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

Raised in the agricultural world of dairy farming and educated at the University of Vermont in ag economics, Kim immersed herself in getting business done in the fields of milk marketing, healthcare, property insurance and real estate.

Kim is a native of Columbia County and resides in Copake Falls. She considers southeast Columbia and northeastern Dutchess counties especially BEAUTIFUL, FRIENDLY AND SAFE. Ancram, Copake, Hillsdale and Millerton are great places to do business and enjoy the rural life.

A REALTOR with many years of success arranging home and land sales, Kim is expecting to see you long after your closing and thus the Golden Rule is her guiding principle.

Kim is passionate about her family, working and playing outdoors, skiing and studying American history.

Kim 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 at her home office 518-329-7220.

Jennifer Sesma Celebrates First Year with Beach & Bartolo Realtors

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

Jennifer Sesma, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Jennifer was introduced to Columbia County and the Hudson Valley through weekend trips, escaping the city and the corporate world.  After 13+ years living in Brooklyn, she finally bought a house and moved to the Village of Chatham full time in 2018.  Jennifer joined Beach & Bartolo as a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in 2019 with the goal of helping others have a great experience with real estate whether they are selling their house/land or buying their first home, forever home or investment property.

She previously has 16+ years of specialty retail experience with a national chain of high end greeting card, stationery and women’s lifestyle stores. As a Director, she managed 26 retail stores across Manhattan, Westchester County and

Connecticut, and also frequently consulted with the real estate team on the portfolio of stores in those markets.  She attended Massachusetts College of Art in Design and graduated in 2001 with a BFA in Printmaking.

Jennifer loves meeting and working with new people.  She is hands on, has an eye for detail, is up front and honest, and works with a sense of urgency to get the job done.  She is not afraid to think outside the box, is solution oriented and loves a challenge.

In her spare time you will find Jennifer gardening, fixing up her 1890 Victorian home, running or cycling country roads, or out exploring and enjoying everything Columbia County and the region has to offer.

Deborah Kinney Celebrates 16 years with Beach & Bartolo Realtors

Congratulations to Deborah Kinney for 16 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.

Jessica Nayowith Celebrates 12 Years at Beach & Bartolo Realtors

Congratulations to Jessica Nayowith for 12 years of working with Beach & Bartolo Realtors. Get to know more about Jessica below.

Jessica Nayowith, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

A Philadelphia native, Jessica spent all her childhood summers on an apple orchard in Columbia County and became a full-time resident in 1994. She has been a hydroponic farmer and has grown gourmet mushrooms for localrestaurants.

Having been a stay-at-home mom to two young daughters for six years, Jess’ love of working with people and her interest in real estate led her to Beach and Bartolo and is proud to join its professional and well respected team.

Jess also volunteers for a local charity and is a free-lance reporter for a local newspaper.

Donna Knight Celebrates Two Years With Beach & Bartolo Realtors

Congratulations to Donna Knight who is celebrating two years with Beach & Bartolo Realtors.

Donna Knight, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Donna believes that treating customers like family is both a guiding principle and a way of life.

Donna has lived in Columbia County for the past thirty years. She initially worked in computer software design.  Her second child’s complicated medical and educational needs, created a passion to advocate for the disabled.  She has worked closely with many families with disabled children in the Chatham School District and beyond. She also serves on the board of COARC which is a chapter of the ARC of New York serving the disabled population of Columbia County as well as High-N-Mighty which is a PATH certified riding center.

Donna and her husband Jeff have been investing in real estate throughout the area for many years. She was a member of the Town of Canaan Planning board for ten years. She now brings this experience to help guide and advise buyers and sellers. Real Estate ownership and management has been the perfect avocation for an active mother of three now adult children. It is not uncommon to see her walking into the local building supply store in her paint stained jeans to pick up the materials needed to complete a repair.

In her free time, you will often see Donna in the warm weather months working in her flower gardens or soaking up the sun at Queechy Lake.

Donna welcomes the opportunity to help you with any of your real estate needs, or simply to answer any Real Estate questions you may have.

Why Buyers Need Their Own Agent in Today’s Market

For most buyers, searching for a new home begins Online. Sites such as Zillow.comTrulia.com, and Realtor.com get their data directly from local Multiple Listing Services (MLSs). Typically, when a buyer sees a property of interest, they often contact the listing agent for additional information, or to arrange a showing. Here is where buyer beware comes into play. That listing agent has a written contract with the seller to represent the seller’s interest in the sale, by attempting to sell the house at the highest price possible. When a buyer visits the property, they will be required to sign a NYS Disclosure, indicating that the listing agent will now be a Dual Agent, meaning they will represent both the buyer and seller. In such a case, the agent is prohibited from offering any guidance or help in the negotiations when a buyer wants to make an offer. If, on the other hand, the agent does not choose to represent both parties, then the buyer is considered a customer, and the agent will continue to only represent the seller. This leaves buyers without their own agent and representation. Not a smart move. Here’s a better idea. Rather than starting a search for properties in the area, instead search for an agent who is experienced in that market. They know the area, and very well may already know the properties. If they don’t have firsthand knowledge of a specific property, a Buyer’s Agent can preview homes, which saves a buyer time. When it comes time to make an offer, a Buyer’s Agent is very experienced in negotiations, and local market values, which can save buyers thousands in the purchase price. And finally, the Buyer’s Agents fees are typically paid for by the sellers. Now more than ever, with multiple offers very common, you should have your own agent. Don’t shop without one.
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