Brian Wagner Celebrates Second Year!

Congratulations to Brian Wagner who is celebrating his Second 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 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!

Donna Knight Celebrates 3 Year Anniversary

Congratulations to Donna Knight who is celebrating her third anniversary 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 Schoo

l 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.

Ann Levitt Celebrates Anniversary

Congratulations to Ann Levitt who is celebrating her 15th year anniversary of being an Associate Broker with Beach & Bartolo Realtors.

Ann Levitt, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker 

Born and raised in Westchester County, Ann attended Cornell University and embarked on a successful career in advertising sales and marketing in Long Island and Manhattan.

Almost 20 years ago, Ann and her husband discovered Columbia County and became typical weekenders. Enjoying the beauty of the mountains, farmland, the Hudson River, cultural events, boating, fishing, they decided 10 years ago, to make Columbia County their full time home.

Joining Beach and Bartolo as an Associate Broker, Ann brought her experience as both a weekender and a full time resident in both listing homes for sale and finding the best values for her home buyers. Her professional credentials represent the broad base of her knowledge. She has the National Association of Realtors credentials as a Resort and Second Home Specialist and as a Senior Residential Specialist. In addition, she has background as a “Buyer’s Agent” and can represent buyers who wish to use those services.

Consistently one of the top agents in the County, Ann welcomes any questions buyers and sellers may have about the current real estate market in Columbia County. Licensed In Massachusetts.

Peter Newman Celebrates First Year With Beach & Bartolo

Congratulations to Peter Newman on his one year anniversary with Beach & Bartolo Realtors. 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.

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 the office at 518-392-2700, or on his cell 917-885-0701.

 

Bret Coladner Celebrates 4 year Anniversary

Congratulations to Bret Coladner who is celebrating his 4 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 owner 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, or on his cell 917-676-4727.

 

Jennifer Sesma Named Rookie of the Year by Columbia Greene Board of Realtors

Beach & Bartolo Realtors is proud to announce that Jennifer Sesma was named Rookie of the Year by the Columbia Greene Board of Realtors at their January 20 meeting. The Columbia Greene Board of Realtors recognizes one active member who has been in the business three years or less that demonstrates outstanding service to the industry and the Columbia Greene Board of Realtors.

Jennifer started her real estate career in September 2019 as a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson with Beach & Bartolo Realtors. Principal Broker , Chuck Bartolo, said “She truly deserved the recognition. After only a short time in real estate Jennifer has proven that one can excel in any endeavor if they are willing to work hard, be diligent in their duties, be honest and a team player.”

Sixteen plus years of specialty retail, consultative and management experience within retail stores across Manhattan, Westchester County and Connecticut enabled Jennifer to adapt quickly.

Last year, Jennifer assisted the Columbia Greene Board of Realtors in a variety of aspects including a seat on the Education Committee. In 2021, Jennifer will take on the role of Chairperson of that Committee.

You can learn more about Jennifer here. Jennifer welcomes the opportunity to help you with any of your real estate needs, or simply to answer any questions you may have. She can be reached at the office at 518-392-2700, or on her cell 617-359-1873.

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.