All I can say is thank goodness for Martin! He is so great in every way. He asked me all the right questions to get down to exactly what I wanted, spent the afternoon showing me options, and by 4 pm I was ready to make an offer! He is an incredible resource with buying tips, local info, and a deep address book of pros. Martin is responsive and caring with a great sense of humor. I really felt like he was invested in making the right sale and getting me a place I love. I just love this guy! ~ Christina DiBernando
We were fortunate to find Martin to help in the search for a second home outside of Hudson. He is knowledgeable about the region, genuine and straightforward. Once we were in the contract phase he worked to keep all the parties on track and the process moving. Even since the purchase, he continues to be helpful for recommendations and connections in area. If I’m looking to buy or sell in the future, Martin will be my first call. ~Jeff Hentze
A true professional, incredibly patient and diligent, Martin has deep acumen and knowledge of the local real estate market. He was extremely accommodating in setting up appointments and viewings and would also preview properties for us and make sure they were worth our time before scheduling our visits. Martin’s guidance and opinion were vital in our decision making process and allowed us to find the perfect home in the end. He never rushed or pressured us during the process and only had our best interest at heart. I think you would be hard pressed to find a better agent and after our experience we no longer consider him just our real estate agent but a friend. Thank you, Marty for all your hard work! ~ Andy Lee & Valerie Mcloughin
I can’t possibly say enough about Marty. He’s by far the best realtor I have ever worked with, extremely knowledgeable in all matters related to real estate, personable and fun to spend time with. Above all, he’s extremely detail oriented with contracts and negotiations and looks out for his client’s best interest. I’ve recommended him to others and highly recommend him to anyone considering buying or selling a home in Columbia County! ~ Erik Lepis
We loved the way Martin Salerno handled the sale of our house. From the beginning of the process, he advised us on the proper evaluation of the property and then presented it at its best on line and in person. He stayed in constant touch with us from beginning to end. He always responded to our questions within minutes and kept us informed regarding potential buyers. We had complete trust that he was putting our interests first. And he got great results, and in a short amount of time! By the way, Marty is also a really nice guy, extremely comfortable to talk to, and it was a joy to work with him. ~Carolyn & Neal Jacobowitz
We were looking for a distressed property with character. A project that required vision. After a year of looking unsuccessfully, our friends suggested we go out with Marty. He showed us 6 properties that met our criteria on the first day! Marty was incredibly thorough with all of the possible downsides of the various properties, which was great because the majority of the potential complications are specific to the area and could have had a huge impact during construction. He was also very prompt with all his communication and follow up. We ended up getting the perfect house and wouldn’t think of recommending anyone else. ~ Tim Wielgus
Marty worked hard to sell both my rental properties. Throughout the entire process, he kept me informed of showings and client’s feedback to the house. Marty also was extremely respectful of my tenants and worked well with them to gain access to their apartments. I received a fair offer for the property and appreciated all the effort and professionalism that he put into making the sale happen. ~ Dave Miller
Marty helped my husband and I find and buy our dream home—we didn’t even know it was our dream home at the time! He’s an amazing realtor and an amazing person. Marty was very knowledgeable about the area (Hudson, NY, Catskill, NY etc) and helped us through the entire process (literally) until the very end. We could not have been with a more knowledgeable and friendly realtor. I recommend Marty highly and unwaveringly! ~ Dustin Duncan
Marty is a dream come true. He single-handedly covered all our needs when we were buying our first country home. First he found us a great house, and there was a listing we were not aware of at the time, despite avid online research. He introduced us to a beautiful property that we now call home. Marty proved to be very knowledgeable of the local market and helped us navigate all the questions that came up with great ease. He connected us with a lawyer, a banker, an inspector, a contractor and a handyman. He will definitely go the extra mile for you. ~ Johanna Vogt & Dustin Duncan
Martin went above and beyond to ensure all details of our transaction were met and in on our best interest without compromising integrity. I highly recommend working with him. ~ Roman Valdez
Martin was wonderful. Highly ethical and professional, he helped us navigate the entire process. He answered our numerous questions and even talked me of the proverbial ledge a few times. I always felt he had our best interest at the forefront of all he did. I would highly recommend Martin. His marketing ideas and suggestions had our home sold in less than 3 months from the day we put it on the market. ~ Christine Perry
Martin helped us every step of the way through a very atypical new home sale. With a renovation loan, his local expertise helped us find the best craftsmen available to work on our 1870 farmhouse. He was instantly available when we had questions and was always in our corner. We can’t recommend him enough. Great guy, even better realtor. – Tom Ecobelli
Martin was a great help in helping find my first home. Although I decided to not buy a home he was there with me through the whole process. He was very kind and friendly and always looking to get me the best bang for my buck. He has much knowledge of the entire New York realty landscape and can swiftly guide you through the entire (sometimes grueling) home buying process. I would recommend Martin if looking to buy a home… Thank you again, Martin! ~ Ryan Brooks
Martin Salerno is the ultimate BEST! Starting this process as a first time home owner, I was nervous/did not know what to expect. From the very beginning of interacting with Marty, I felt as if I was talking to a friend. He was patient in listening to my husband and my concerns/wants/needs. It being our first time buying a house, we obviously had many questions. Marty went above and beyond with his answers—while also educating us on each and every process along the way. He helped us get our dream house and we cannot thank him enough! I can’t wait until my other friends are looking to purchase their next home because we have the perfect person for the job! ~ Jared & Kristen Raphel
Working with Marty was a pleasure from start to finish. He’s more than attentive and goes out of his way to help you in every step of the process. I was blown away with his attention to detail and follow-up/follow-through with me. All of this combined took out much of the home selling stress that you normally feel when you’re listing your home. I could not be any happier! ~ Mike Webber
Marty is the best real estate agent I have dealt with over the years. He is knowledgeable, reliable and very friendly. He goes above and beyond to find you the perfect house for your budget. He always answers your questions, and is extremely professional and courtesy. I had a very good experience with Marty. ~ Joseph Cappolino
Marty is AWESOME! We have been working with Marty on our first home purchase and he’s been above and beyond helpful…he’s professional, honest and knows a lot of great information about the area. When all is said and done we feel confident that we have not only found a great realtor to represent us but more importantly, a new friend. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell their home. ~ Rory Ellis
When I decided to put my house in Hillsdale, NY up for rent, I turned to Martin Salerno, who was recommended to me by close friends. The whole process couldn’t have been easier! He guided me through all the pro’s and cons, was honest about expectations, and answered all questions very clearly. He found tenants within two weeks and was able to negotiate a deal that I was very happy with. His follow-up was swift, I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to rent their home or seeking a rental in the Columbia County area. ~ Frank Muytjens
We didn’t find Marty; he found us. We couldn’t be happier! From the very first meeting, he felt like an old friend who would look out for our interests. He has a wealth of knowledge about the popular Hudson, NY area we are buying into…from the best eating establishments to the best contractors. It has been a true pleasure to work with Marty who made the purchase of our home totally painless. We have already recommended him to another friend who is looking for a second home in Hudson. ~ Ann Lee Fuller & Stuart Fuller
Meticulous, strategic, and open-minded, Marty steered us through a high volume of options very efficiently…and when the time came to negotiate, he was fair, honest and very effective. Great sense of humor, value-oriented. Highly recommended. ~ Neil Rhodes
Martin Salerno is an extremely impressive real estate professional. His knowledge of the towns, properties, people (and even the history) of Columbia County is encyclopedic and his relationships with other brokers are superb. His ability to convey pertinent information and data is matched by his ability to listen: he was able to show us more that a dozen properties – that met ALL of our criteria – in a very short period of time (sometimes by using his great relationships to get fellow agents to show us their listings at inconvenient times and on very short notice) and ultimately was a very effective negotiator in getting us to an accepted offer on the property we selected. ~ Brian Offitt
Marty was incredibly responsive. In the fast paced world of real estate, responsiveness is key. Knowledge of outside aspects of home buying and inside don’t always go hand in hand, but Marty has vision, which most home buyers need direction with. Helpful, knowledgeable and responsive. Great experience. ~ Thomas Berger
Martin helped us with a Columbia County rental. The first place he showed us was perfect and he helped us to secure the best price. He was also very helpful on educating us about all the area has to offer. Highly recommend working with him for your own real estate needs. ~ Tom Mendenhall
Marty is very knowledgeable about the neighborhood and surrounding areas, and had answers to ALL my questions. I felt that he really cared for me as his client and wasn’t just trying to “make the sale.” He is prompt with emails and calls, and he showed me a few places that fit all the righ criteria within my price range. I would highly recommend him and will definitely be working with him in the future when I’m ready to buy ~ Candice Michalowicz
Martin was great. Attentive and insanely knowledgable. He took the time to show me around Catskill and Hudson. He was really great at being able to understand the type of house I was looking for and to show me things I would not have found on my own. Highly recommended. ~ Nancy Mackins
My husband and I are in the process of buying our first home in Catskill and have been looking off and on in the Hudson Valley for about a year. We were pretty green at first/our budget wasn’t huge and although we met other realtors, often times we were not taken seriously. Luckily we met Martin Salerno who is an anomaly and an absolute pleasure to work with. Cannot say enough great things about him! He is professional, thoughtful, a strong negotiator, knowledgeable about the market/area, and is just an awesome person to collaborate with. He genuinely believed in our vision, adding to our sense of excitement and confidence in what can be a daunting process at times. Not only is he encouraging but he goes above and beyond. Throughout the home buying process, he kept us up to date with emails, gave us lots of good advice, advocated for us in some tough situations, and even helped push our car out of a steep snowy drive-way! He is a remarkable realtor and person. He introduced us to a few other lovely working professionals and believe it or not, we actually had some fun during the inspection! We feel so lucky to have met and work with Marty! We highly recommend working with him!!! ~ Heather Cetto & Andrew Smith
My husband and I are in the process of buying our first home in Catskill and have been looking off and on in the Hudson Valley for about a year. We were pretty green at first. Our budget wasn’t huge and although we met other realtors, often times we were not taken seriously. Luckily we met Martin Salerno, who is an anomaly and an absolute pleasure to work with. Cannot say enough great things about him! He is professional, thoughtful, a strong negotiator, knowledgeable about the market/area, and is just an awesome person to collaborate with. He genuinely believed in our vision, adding to our sense of excitement and confidence in what can be a daunting process at times. Not only is he encouraging but he goes above and beyond. Throughout the home buying process, he kept us up to date with emails, gave us lots of good advice, advocated for us in some tough situations, and even helped push our car out of a steep snowy driveway! He is a remarkable realtor and person. He introduced us to a few other lovely working professionals and believe it or not, we actually had some fun during the inspection! We feel so lucky to have met and work with Marty! We highly recommend working with him! ~ Heather Cetto & Andrew Smith
I had a great experience with Martin. He is organized, proactive and a pleasure to work with. Marty cares a lot about the client and is very professional and trustworthy. I would highly recommend him. ~ Mark Ciecko
Martin Salerno was very helpful throughout our process of renting a house. He was very knowledgeable on everything! He guided us through every step and made himself available to answer any questions we needed clarified and responded back within no time. He also gave great advice and has great negotiation skill. I highly recommend using Martin as your agent! ~ Adriana
I am writing this testimonial on behalf of Martin Salerno who made the experience of buying a second home in the Hudson/Catskill area a true pleasure.
When I decided it was time to buy a second home in upstate New York I spent several weekends driving around with friends to explore different areas. As I focused on the Hudson/Catskill area, I met Martin Salerno who came recommended by several friends who were weekenders and knew him on a social level.
Martin was friendly, knowledgeable and most importantly low pressure. In just one conversation, I was convinced he was the broker for me! I told him my priorities were to be close to Amtrak, access to a decent sized farmer’s market, great antique stores and a few nice restaurants. That said, he saved me so much time by focusing our search on just a few towns.
At first, Martin gave me a good understanding for the range of properties based on my tight budget that were out there. However, after another conversation he suggested a small ranch that was in foreclosure. To be honest, I never thought of buying a foreclosed property, having been told they can be nightmares. Most brokers usually push their clients to the upper limit of their budget while he actually suggested buying at a much lower price point.
After a short search, we found the perfect little house well below my original budget in the town of Athens. He literally helped me thru the entire process making things so understandable and easy. I saved so much money on buying my “foreclosed” place that I am using the difference to install a new kitchen, upgrading the bathroom and landscape the property with money to spare!
Since closing Martin has also been a great resource for finding a plumber, electrician and even recommended what water heater I should buy. He has a wealth of local information to offer his clients far beyond just buying a house!
That said, I would highly recommend Martin to anyone looking to buy, sell or even rent a place in the Columbia/Greene/N. Duchess County areas. He really made the process for me affordable, stress free and easy. Many thanks Marty for all your help! ~ Michiel Roesdi