As a professional Realtor, working largely by referral and supported by a team of professionals, I'll put 20 years of experience to work for you and your family.

As an artist with considerable skill in marketing and sales promotion, I'll create compelling visuals that capture the essence of a residential property and support your efforts to buy or sell.

As your neighbor, a homeowner in this stunning region of the country, I can help you settle in, maintain and improve your home, keep up with the market, and enjoy the Hudson Valley and Westchester County to its fullest.

Buyer Questionnaire

If you understand what’s most important to you, your new home search will go much more smoothly. Answer as many of these questions as you possibly can. I will be happy to sit down with you and help sort through your answers and help with new questions that arise from your answers.

Area amenities
  • Work – Will you commute or work locally?
  • Where might you commute? New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut, upstate?
  • What are the local job opportunities?
  • Would you like to walk or bike to work or take the train?
  • Are sidewalks important?
  • Do the commuter lines and highways matter to your work life?
  • How much time will you commit to commuting?
  • Do you need to be near an airport?
Recreation – What do you like to do?
  • Active sports: hike, camp, boat, play golf, water-ski, swim, sail, fish, target shoot?
  • Are parks important and what must they offer?
  • Attend concerts and or films?
  • Spend time in museums?
  • Perform in theater or music?
  • Paint, draw, sculpt?
Schools and childcare – How important are they?
  • Do you have special-needs children?
  • Do you prefer a large school district or small one?
  • Do you prefer public, private or parochial education?
  • Will you need a childcare facility?
Worship – How far are you willing to travel?
  • Do you want to be able to walk to services?
Shopping and other services
  • Do you want restaurants and gourmet food shops?
  • Do you like farmer’s markets, organic produce or food co-ops?
  • Is home delivery important?
  • What kinds of local shopping do you expect?
  • Is proximity to hospitals and medical facilities important?
  • Are senior services important? What’s available?
Choosing the right setting for your home – village, suburb, city, country
  • What setting most appeals to you?
  • Do you want to see or hear your neighbors, live in a neighborhood rather than the country?
  • Will you feel isolated if you don’t?
  • Will you want to participate in community life or live quietly and privately?
  • What are the opportunities that exist for community participation?
  • How much value do you place on privacy?
  • Would a street with some traffic bother you or would you miss not hearing passers-by?
  • How might you feel about a narrow country road?
  • Is a cul-de-sac important?
How much property do you need and for what purposes?
  • Is a level yard necessary for children’s play sets, toss and bike riding?
  • Will you garden?
  • Is fencing important?
  • Do you require sunlight, lawn, open spaces or trees and shade?
  • How much property are you willing to maintain?
  • Are you hoping for a babbling brook?
  • How important is the view?
What are the non-negotiables in your new home?
  • Do you have style and size preferences?
  • Vintage, traditional or modern?
  • Attached or unattached?
  • Would you prefer new construction?
Which features are absolute musts and which are those just would be nice to have?
  • Single level living?
  • Master bedroom on the first floor?
  • Number of bedrooms?
  • Guest quarters?
  • Number of baths?
  • Closets and storage?
  • Office or studio?
  • Open floor plan?
  • Eat-in kitchen?
  • Formal dining room?
  • Family room?
  • Flooring materials?
  • Central air conditioning?
  • Finished basement?
  • Garage? How many cars?
  • Barn, asset or liability?
What condition must the home be in?
  • Move-in ready, or are you prepared to do some work to make it your own?
  • A real fixer-upper with plenty of upside potential?
How important is on-premises outdoor living?
  • Porch, deck and or patio?
  • Swimming pool?
  • Tennis court?
How important are environmental concerns?
  • Solar heat and/or water
  • Orientation
  • Fuel source
  • Insulation
  • Windows

If you can answer these questions and decide which items are non-negotiable, items you are able to relinquish and those which you’ll be willing to reconsider,  you will be well on your way to simplifying the home buying process!