Jeffrey McKinney Earns Title of Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

Charles “Chuck” Bartolo, Principal Broker of Beach & Bartolo Realtors, is proud to announce that Jeffrey McKinney has earned the title of Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker. In order to receive this title you need to have a number of years experience, complete the required coursework and pass an exam with the state. Beach & Bartolo has 20 agents working in their office and with the addition of Jeff, 9 of those agents carry the coveted title of Associate Broker.

Jeff works with buyers, sellers, renters and property owners. He 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, or on his cell 917-225-8607.

JEFF MCKINNEY

Beach & Bartolo Realtors Welcomes Two New Agents

Chuck Bartolo Principal Broker of Beach & Bartolo Realtors, Inc of Chatham, NY is pleased to announce that Elizabeth “Betsy” VanAlstyne & Jennifer Sesma have joined the agency as Licensed Real Estate Salespersons. These additions bring Beach & Bartolo to a total of 19 licensees, 8 Associate Real Estate Brokers and 11 Real Estate Salespersons.

Elizabeth “Betsy” VanAlstyne

Betsy VanAlstyne, was born and raised in Ithaca, NY, and is currently a resident of the Village of Chatham. Betsy moved to the Capital District many years ago to finish her college career as an intern at ESIPA (Empire State Institute for the Performing Arts) when it was housed at The Egg in Albany. After that, she raised her family and worked as a real estate closing coordinator and paralegal, day care director, activities director at Emma Willard School and activities director at Eddy Hawthorne Ridge – a retirement community in East Greenbush.

Betsy has always had a genuine interest in both people and real estate. Her years of experience in customer service and human services have helped her find her way to Beach & Bartolo.

Betsy remarried and moved to Chatham in 2015. Betsy and her husband, Bill, share 6 grown children and 4 grandchildren. They are fortunate to be able to spend lots of time with their family, who all live within an hour of Chatham. In addition, Betsy enjoys spending her time with friends, gardening, travel and enjoying all that Columbia County and the Capital district have to offer.

Betsy 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 518-867-5236.

Jennifer Sesma

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 tothe 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.

Jennifer 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 617-359-1873.

Beach & Bartolo Realtors Celebrates Winning “Best Real Estate Company” In Columbia County For The Fourth Consecutive Year.

On August 4, 2019 Beach & Bartolo Realtors had a small celebration at Queechy Lake in Canaan celebrating their fourth year winning “Best Real Estate Company” in Columbia County for 2019. The Best of Columbia County Awards are an annual contest, where county residents can vote for their favorite local businesses in more than 90 categories. This is the fourth year the agency has won this prestigious award.

Chuck wanted to hold a celebration thanking the agents for all of their hard work. Chuck was quoted as saying; “ It is our mission to work hard each day to maintain our reputation as an honest, trustworthy and professional organization for all our many customers and clients.” To contact Beach & Bartolo Realtors, call 518-392-2700, visit their website beachandbartolo.com or just stop by their office at 34 Main Street in Chatham.

Brian David Wagner Joins Beach & Bartolo Realtors

Chuck Bartolo Principal Broker of Beach & Bartolo Realtors, Inc of Chatham, NY is pleased to announce that Brian Wagner has joined the agency as a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson. His addition brings Beach & Bartolo to a total of 17 licensees, 8 Associate Real Estate Brokers and 9 Real Estate Salespersons.

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!

Brian 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 617-276-2756.

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Kimberley Brusie Joins Beach & Bartolo Realtors

Chuck Bartolo Principal Broker of Beach & Bartolo Realtors, Inc of Chatham, NY is pleased to announce that Kimberley Brusie has joined the agency as a Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker. Her addition brings Beach & Bartolo to a total of 18 licensees, 8 Associate Real Estate Brokers and 10 Real Estate Salespersons.

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.

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Voted Best Real Estate Company For Third Year

Every year the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, along with the Chatham Courier and the Register Star, invites people to vote for their favorite Columbia County businesses. As a result, Beach & Bartolo Realtors was selected as the “Best Real Estate Company” in Columbia County for 2018. We are excited and so proud to have won this award for the last three years. We will continue the work hard to earn your trust & support in helping you find the way home.

Donna Knight Joins Beach & Bartolo Realtors

Chuck Bartolo Principal Broker of Beach & Bartolo Realtors, Inc of Chatham, NY is pleased to announce that Donna Knight has joined the agency as a Real Estate Salesperson. Her addition brings Beach & Bartolo to a total of 17 agents, 7 Associate Brokers and 10 Real Estate Salespersons.

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

She 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. She can be reached at the office at 518 392-2700, or on her cell at 413-854-8012.