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ABOUT US

“Tireless professionalism . . . fierce and tenacious advocate . . . knowledge of the market is extraordinary.”

Client satisfaction is our number one priority at J. Ettenson Realty. Whether you are selling your house or looking for your dream home in the Hudson Valley, no one will work harder for you than we will.

We live here. We live and breathe real estate. It’s our passion. Our sales volume consistently puts us in the top 5% of Rhinebeck firms because we are devoted to getting it right . . . however long it takes, no matter how many houses you need to see. We haven’t done our job until you are in the home that makes you happy.

We’re with you from our first meeting through your closing. And we promise that nothing will ever keep us from keeping your interests first. We’d love to talk to you about your search. Let’s get you home!

James S. Ettenson

Jim has held his real estate license since 1992, and is the principal broker and owner of J. Ettenson Realty in the village of Rhinebeck, New York. With the exception of his college years spent in Ithaca New York, Jim has always called the Mid-Hudson Valley home. Rhinebeck has been his place of residence since 1984. During his tenure in real estate, Jim has consistently been a Multi-Million dollar seller and one of the region’s Top Producers.  Jim can be reached on his cell at 914-489-2479 or his email: jim@jettensonrealty.com

As his interest and involvement with the field of real estate increased, Jim pursued additional course work beyond his Bachelors degree. As a result, he holds the following accreditations: Certified Residential Specialist from the Council of Residential Specialists, Accredited Buyers Representative, offered by REBAC, the Real Estate Buyers Agent Council and a graduate of The Graduate Realtor Institute.

Jim will be happy to assist you in buying or selling a property, residential or commercial, in the Hudson Valley. His reputation as a highly professional, ethical and efficient broker since 1992 assures every client high quality, individualized service.

Jim can be reached on his cell at 914-489-2479 or his email: jim@jettensonrealty.com

James S. Ettenson

Jim has held his real estate license since 1992, and is the principal broker and owner of J. Ettenson Realty in the village of Rhinebeck, New York. With the exception of his college years spent in Ithaca New York, Jim has always called the Mid-Hudson Valley home. Rhinebeck has been his place of residence since 1984. During his tenure in real estate, Jim has consistently been a Multi-Million dollar seller and one of the region’s Top Producers.

As his interest and involvement with the field of real estate increased, Jim pursued additional course work beyond his Bachelors degree. As a result, he holds the following accreditations: Certified Residential Specialist from the Council of Residential Specialists, Accredited Buyers Representative, offered by REBAC, the Real Estate Buyers Agent Council and a graduate of The Graduate Realtor Institute.

Jim will be happy to assist you in buying or selling a property, residential or commercial, in the Hudson Valley. His reputation as a highly professional, ethical and efficient broker since 1992 assures every client high quality, individualized service.

Jim can be reached on his cell at 914-489-2479 or his email: jim@jettensonrealty.com

OUR STAFF

 Rhonda Hammond

Rhonda Hammond

Administrative Manager

As the Administrative Manager for J. Ettenson Realty, Rhonda Hammond runs day-to-day operations. No one has more experience in writing advertising copy, computer software and putting listings into the multiple listing services than Rhonda.

Rhonda prides herself in giving 110% on everything she does for all of our clients. In addition to real estate, Rhonda is a tireless advocate for seniors. She serves as the President of the Board Directors of The Terraces of Brookmeade, the Vice-President of Arbor Ridge of Brookmeade, Secretary of the Baptist Home and Community of Brookmeade board of directors.  In addition, Rhonda is a member of the Board of Directors of CASA Ulster County.

Rhonda is also a New York State Real Estate Salesperson and can list and sell properties, in turn helping J. Ettenson Realty become the best real estate firm in the Northern Dutchess County market. Rhonda has been in the business since 2003.

Rhonda can be reached on her cell: 845-705-0208 or her email:  rhonda@jettensonrealty.com

 Karolina Czekaj Trevena

Karolina Czekaj Trevena

Sales Associate

joined J. Ettenson Realty in the summer of 2009. She has lived and worked in the Hudson Valley for the last 10 years. Clinton Corners is home for her and her family. Karolina is very active and supportive in her local community and school districts. She has chaired PTSA and fundraiser benefits in the private and public school sectors. In addition she volunteers for Pointer Rescue and The Vanderbilt Gardens.

Prior to the Hudson Valley, NYC’s east side was home for her and her family. Karolina is a graduate of The Fashion Institute of Technology with a BSA in Marketing. The streets of Seventh Ave were her home. She has extensive experience in the fashion industry working for Elle Magazine, Bergdorf Goodman and Fendi to name a few.

Working in Real Estate here in the Hudson Valley has married her love of the land and its beauty with her flair for style, attention to detail and quality customer service. She looks forward to assisting you in attaining your Hudson valley dream.

Karolina can be reached on her cell:  845-781-6598 or her email:  karolinat@optonline.net

Mary Ann Harvey

Mary Ann Harvey

Associate Broker

Mary Anne Harvey enjoys serving buyers and sellers of residential and commercial real estate in the Northern Dutchess County area. With more than 14 years of experience in the real estate profession in both Florida and New York, she understands the intricacies of the business. She says, “We have to be constantly alert first to the wants and needs of our customers and clients, keeping them informed and updated, then following-through as quickly as possible to make sure they are successful in their real estate transactions.”

Mary Anne recently returned to Upstate New York after 28 years in southeast and central Florida. After graduating from Bard College in 1982 with a degree in Industrial Sociology, Mary Anne moved to Florida to pursue a career in marketing and public relations. She also holds a degree in Business Administration from Dutchess Community College and is a graduate of Leadership St. Lucie (FL). She was an adjunct faculty member at Indian River College and was actively involved with several civic and non-profit organizations, including the St. Lucie Country and Mount Dora Area Chambers of Commerce, Hospice of the Treasure Coast and the Florida Public Relations Assn.

Mary Anne can be reached on her cell:  352-552-5465 or email:  towngreeters@hotmail.com

Maria Youle

Maria Youle

Sales Associate

Maria fell in love with the Hudson River Valley in 2001. She came here for a weekend get-away and never left. Maria is passionate about looking at houses and finding the ideal match for her clients. Her love of homes deepened recently, after a whole-home renovation project in Rhinebeck. Maria general managed the construction of her home and worked hand in hand with the architect. Before Rhinebeck, Maria was from just a bit of everywhere, having been raised in Italy, Colombia, Uruguay, Ecuador and Argentina prior to coming to the United States for college at Dartmouth, and for additional studies in media and fine arts at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Maria and her family are active members of the community through school, cultural and sporting activities. Her family’s interests, and her own, have allowed her to get to know many communities and areas of the Hudson Valley.

Maria is looking forward to learning about you, sharing her passion for the region, and helping you find the perfect home.

Maria can be reached on her cell:  561-901-6082 or email: maria.youle@gmail.com

Lisa Walsh

Lisa Corrado Walsh

Sales Associate

Lisa has been a licensed realtor since 2007.   Lisa was born and raised in Southern Dutchess County and in 1998 moved to Columbia County.  She is also has her paralegal certificate and has worked in the area of real estate law, giving her better understanding to the entire process of buying and selling a home.  She shares her knowledge with her clients to make the process a stress free as possible.

Lisa is an avid runner with the Walkway Over the Hudson being her favorite trail put on the miles.  She also enjoys the many opportunities the Hudson Valley offers to partake in her love of photography.

Lisa would love to be able to help you buy or sell your home in the community she is so fond of.

Lisa can be reached on her cell:  914-466-8656  or email: lisaco1234@hotmail.com

Marie Monroe

Marie Monroe

Sales Associate

Since beginning her Real Estate career Marie has prided herself in her passionate and heartfelt drive to serve her clients’ best interests. She is dedicated, knowledgeable, and committed to finding the perfect fit for her clientele, whether it is an apartment, home or business location. Her goal is to make the buying and/or selling process for her clients a seamless, enjoyable and effortless experience. Her devotion and exceptional customer service has resulted in a continuously expanding network of loyal clients and referrals. She continuously seeks to stay ahead of the game when it comes to market education and trends.

A Hudson Valley native born, Marie loves and appreciates the beauty that surrounds her, and all the Hudson Valley has to offer. An avid fisher “woman”, and hiker keeps her outdoors many months of the year! She is also very involved with Northern Dutchess Hospital. Employed there as an exercise specialist and wellness coach, she works one-on-one with many different types of individuals with all sorts of needs.

Her love of people is always evident, whether assisting them with their Real Estate needs, or helping them on the road to a healthier life! She is always looking forward to her next project!

Marie can be reached on her cell:  845-337-1432 or email: mariem230@hotmail.com

 

Marie Monroe

Michelle Francese

Sales Associate

Native born to the Hudson Valley, Michelle has lived and worked here all her life. Prior to joining the J. Ettenson Realty team she owned F & M Printing in Red Hook since 2006. During that time she was involved with many local community events. The Red Hook Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament and Chocolate Festival, The Red Hook Rotary Club Apple Blossom Day, serving on the Advisory Board of Wilderstein Historic Site.

Previous experience includes being privately trained in fine arts and oil painting, she holds a degree in Graphic Design from Dutchess Community College and has held management positions in restaurants in both Dutchess and Columbia Counties.

Her love of working with the public and ability to work independently has drawn her to embark on a career in real estate. High energy with attention to detail ensure she will do her best to put you in your dream home.

Michelle can be reached on her cell:  845-233-1525 or email: propeller1@optimum.net

Marie Monroe

Joseph Rauen

Sales Associate

Joseph Rauen comes to real estate from a career in marketing and advertising in New York City.  Serving demanding clients with some of the world’s most respected brands has taught him the value of listening, anticipating and being accountable for successful outcomes.

Joe has a deep affinity for design and a passion for renovating houses.  He sees what can be – not merely what is.  He’s a strategic negotiator and a powerful client advocate.  As important, he has experienced first-hand the joy of finding just the right place to call home.  And for him, that place is Rhinebeck.

Joe looks forward to meeting you and helping you find your Hudson Valley home.

Joe can be reached on his cell:  917-771-6700 or his email: joerauen@gmail.com

 

Fred

Fred

Human Resources

Fred is the keeper of the company’s sense of humor and an overall charmer.  While small in stature, his impact on everyone around him is great indeed.

TESTIMONIALS

“We cannot thank you enough for all the hard work you did for us over the past few years. The countless house visits, the many emails, the numerous phone calls. Not to mention clients whose idea of what they wanted definitely evolved over time, making your job meeting our needs have to keep changing and evolving too. And of course hearding one thing in your left ear from me and something different in your right ear from Jay, and having to navigate that.”

“But finally, we got exactly what we wanted. And I think this is in large part bacause of how well you know the local market, not just as a long-term reall estate agent, but also as a long time local resident. I loved that you seemed to know every single road in Rhinebeck, Red Hook, Clinton, Millbrook, and Standfordville, not to mention most of the individual houses for sale!”

“I think one of the reasons you are so great at what you do is that you seem to genuinely love it… At the end of this process, we not only have a beautiful house, but a new friend. I think most people do not like their real estate agents, but when we closed, it was you we wanted to toast and celebrate with.”

Cybele & Jay

“…you truly shine as a star in your chosen profession. [We] are so happy you represented us a our Sales Agent during the recent selling of our home in Tivoli, N.Y. I cannot recommend you any more than to have given your business card to my own daughter & son-in-law who are now looking for a home. Thanks again for a job well done.”

A. & G. Stewart

“Over three years ago I contacted your office because I was interested in buying a house. I had first used other Realtors in the area but was less than satisfied with the quality of service I received. Jim took us on as clients and from day one treated us like we were million dollar customers even though we were looking for a minimal first time purchase. His tireless effort, extreme flexibility and availability in scheduling make us feel like we were his only customers. And thanks to “weekends with Jim”; we found a home that we love!”

R. Arsenault

“My wife and I worked with Jim for several months looking for a house in the area. It was quite an undertaking given our strict requirements. Jim served us admirably. He never waned in his belief that we would find the right house. We had almost given up after seeing dozens of listings, when Jim located a home that was the perfect fit in Red Hook.”

P. Finch

“My wife and I are very grateful for the tireless professionalism that Jim exhibited on our behalf. It was indeed a pleasure working with Jim, and the result of his efforts is the lovely house that we now call home. We would highly recommend Jim Ettenson to anyone looking for a new house.”

J. W. Barbey

“We could not have finally owned the house at N. Randolph Avenue without your many, persistent efforts. You really went the extra mile and no matter how doubtful things looked at times, not matter how frustrating things became now and then, you were always supportive, professional, and a gentleman.”

Ina Claire G & Dave C

“I want to send my heartfelt thanks for all your hard work and patience in selling my home in Germantown. Your professionalism and knowledge of the market were extraordinary. You made the whole process easier than I thought possible. I would recommend you and your company with complete confidence to anyone interested in selling or buying a home in the Hudson Valley.”

Sara B.

“I wanted to drop you a note to thank you for all of your efforts on assisting with the sale of our family’s property in Pine Plains. You clearly went above and beyond the call of duty in dealing with a difficult situation and helping us successfully navigate the various problems as they arose. There is no doubt we would not have been able to obtain a successful closing without all of your efforts. Should we need any further real estate services in your area, I would not hesitate to contact you or recommend you to anyone. Again, thank you very much.”

M. Indek

“When we found an ideal house, Jim showed himself to be a fierce and tenacious advocate for our interests, negotiating a substantial reduction in an already reasonable price. Jim was always available to us by phone, even on his vacation, and kept us fully informed throughout the negotiations. We came to rely on his good judgment and experience and his excellent advice was invaluable. After the initial contract was signed Jim stayed involved and continued to be an enormous help from the inspection through the closing and after, giving generously of his time and knowledge of local resources.”

T. Farkas

“We can’t stop bragging about our crackerjack Jim to all our family and friends! We do so appreciate all your hard work, dedication, guidance and patience. Thank you for being with us every step of the way with speedy answers, professional advice and reassurances throughout what was, to us, a confusing and chaotic period. You made it a breeze!”

J. and T. Germano

“Jim has been working with me on and off for the past few years, in order to locate the right property in your area. I was very pleased with his assistance and patience, showing me various homes and his help with pertinent information to help me make the proper decision. He was extremely professional with which he treated me.”

M. S. Main