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Martin was amazing and we highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a house in the Hudson Valley! He helped us find an amazing property in Ancram. He was very knowledgeable about the area, assisted us with our home inspection and recommended an amazing local attorney to handle our closing. Even post-closing he has been extremely helpful–referring contractors and other services we need to work on our new home. If you want an agent who will work in your best interest and guide you with honest advice, you can’t go wrong with Martin. We are extremely satisfied and cannot thank him enough for everything he’s done for us. ~ J. Williford

We have nothing but amazing things to say about our experience with Martin and strongly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Martin is a highly experienced and exceptional real estate professional. He helped us find our home in a very competitive market, while always providing us with honest, balanced and thoughtful advice focusing exclusively on what was right for us. He is extremely professional and highly dedicated, working round the clock to adapt to our demanding schedules. He is responsive, reliable, respectful and has always shown high level of integrity. He truly went above and beyond to help us reach our goal and we are extremely grateful to him. He also happens to be one of the nicest and funniest people you’ll ever meet, always keeping his cool under any circumstances. We truly believe he is the only reason why we were able to find a home in this competitive market! ~ A. Papazian & S. Verdoux

From the moment we reached out to Marty, he was responsive and interested in helping us to achieve our goals. He is not pushy at all. We were searching for land on which to build a second home. We do not live in the Hudson Valley and we aren’t overly familiar with the area. Marty encouraged us to explore and was very helpful in giving us an understanding of the differences in the various towns—he knows the area well. Next, Marty was helpful in building a list of properties that fit our criteria and he supplemented that list as more properties became available. He was also helpful in identifying properties that ultimately should not be considered because of our criteria—that was extremely helpful given we are not super familiar with all of the towns and their proximity to various “nuisances.” When we finally landed on the property we fell in love with, 86+ acres, Marty was super helpful in the negotiation process. Marty also knows a lot of people and can help you find the people you need from surveyors to lawyers to landscaping and pond creators. We would definitely hire Marty again. ~ L & T Kobus

Martin was a professional from beginning to end. Within a week of signing my contract to list he had my house professionally photographed and listed. He updated me daily on any showings and/or offers. Any question or concern I had was quickly answered. I had never sold a house before and because of Martin I had a wonderful experience. He goes above and beyond. ~ L. Makoske

In this competitive market, you need an agent who is dedicated, understands specific neighborhood trends, is honest, and knows how to look out for your best interest… Martin is this agent! When my partner and I decided to buy a second home upstate, we found the market & process to be very different from our primary home in PA. Thankfully, we had Martin to guide us every step of the way. Martin took the time to truly get to know us. He ensured we were looking in areas that fit our lifestyle and budget. Martin was always flexible with showings, rearranging his schedule to get us into homes that we knew would not be available for long. When it came time to put in offers (and there were a few!), Martin’s ability to navigate multiple-offer situations and leverage his relationships with seller’s agents helped to ensure we were best positioned. Ultimately, we ended up with the perfect home upstate at a fair price. Martin started out as our agent but he has become our friend. I highly recommend him… give him a call, you won’t be disappointed. ~Stephen and Chris

Marty was—and continues to be—amazing! He helped us find the perfect house, and also in realizing what we truly wanted in a home. Extremely diligent in sending us listings as soon as they came on the market, he would follow up with us on particular homes he thought were really worth for us coming up from the city to see. Through the extremely slow buying process, he remained patient and was determined to find us not just a home, but the right home to meet our needs and budget. Even after we found our house, he’s been so helpful in connecting us with anyone/anything local we need. We highly recommend working with Marty! ~ Dominique & Matt

Martin was a joy to work with! He sent us a lot of great listings, took us to a number of showings, helped us navigate the offer process, and gave us great advice the whole way! We really can’t say enough about how great Martin was to have on this journey. ~ Faiz & Justin

Marty is incredible! He went above and beyond the call of duty to help us find our home. He didn’t push us to make a decision and was always conscious of our budget. He assisted us with the move as well. I can’t believe we found such an amazing broker. 5/5!! Call him if you’re looking for a home in the Hudson Valley. ~ A. Cohen

As a first-time home buyer, I feel extremely fortunate to have worked with Martin. I could not have made it through this process without him. He is incredibly supportive, responsive, knowledgeable, and well-connected to the people who can help you with the various services after you’ve purchased your home. He kept me on track during the process and helped and highlighted all the endless details that I wouldn’t think of as a first-time buyer. He is wonderful and I most highly recommend him! ~ L. Nahha

Martin sold my house in two weeks, for more than I expected. Nothing else needs to be said! But since reviews have to be at least 150 characters, I will say he is very, very knowledgeable and experienced and he is also a nice guy. It was a pleasure working with him. Thanks so much! ~ K & M

Knowledgeable, personable, communicative and honest are just a few of the qualities we found in Marty, all of which led us to purchase a home we know we will enjoy for years to come. To say we highly recommend Marty is an understatement, and we are not easy to please. Marty was with us on our journey to purchase a home in the Hudson Valley every step of the way. We started with little knowledge about the various towns but Marty educated us. His advice was (and still is) invaluable. He was patient, informative and candid without being pushy and went out of his way to make sure we were able to see the houses that piqued our interest in the middle of the pandemic, even if he had to go himself and FaceTime us from the location (and he didn’t just look at the house, he explored the neighborhood too!). Marty really took the time to understand our preferences and easily pivoted when those changed along the way. He respected our price range, and even talked us out of things he thought were too expensive or overpriced. Marty takes his job very seriously yet, at the same time, makes the process fun with his witty sense of humor. He connected us with an inspector, mortgage broker, pool service and more! We couldn’t be happier with our purchase, and couldn’t have done it without Marty. More than a realtor, we now consider Marty a friend. ~ Jill & Micheal

Martin exceeds expectation – he’s extremely knowledgeable of the Hudson Valley area, understands the entire process, moves quickly in finding the right properties for his clients and offers valuable insight when it comes to negotiating. However there are several areas where Martin exceeds even the best agents! His communication was exemplary, he listens well, asks questions and wastes no time in lining up properties that met our needs.  In the current market this was incredibly important given the speed with which properties were being snatched up. In just a few days of going out with him he found us the perfect weekend home. Once we were in contract, Marty was a resource for all participants, he made things happen! He knows who the players are and has a large referral network of lawyers, contractors, painters, surveyors and many others that you can rely on to get almost any job done. Marty is just a great guy. If you need an agent – he’s your man! ~T. Helling

I worked with Marty when looking to buy a small house in the Catskills. He identified a number of options and we talked through pros and cons of different houses, areas, communities, and what the market was like in my price range. Marty is very honest and candid, and asked all the right questions about my needs and wants, and was exceedingly responsive and available when for questions. He worked closely with me when I had zeroed in on a house, found a terrific inspector and recommended an excellent lawyer. Supportive and impressive throughout,Marty was an pleasure to work with. He gave me excellent, honest, and helpful advice, and also kept me calm as I went through the purchasing process. I recommend him very highly and without hesitation – he is terrific and experienced, very knowledgeable and honest. ~ Jenny duPont

We have done three transactions with Marty, and he’s been terrific. He understands the local market extremely well, and his judgment and guidance on marketing a house and dealing with offers are excellent. Our most recent sale went over the asking price. Working with Marty is like working with a trusted friend. We happily recommend him if you are buying or selling. ~ A. L. Fuller & S. Fuller

My husband and I were looking for a weekend home in Hudson when we came across one of Marty’s listings. My husband’s conversation with him went so well that we made him our agent. Hudson was the only town we knew upstate but Marty sent us listings in the surrounding area, which we happily explored. He exposed us to so many beautiful local towns, and entertained us with the history. We even explored some the shopping and eateries with him! Though the home search was always professional, it felt like we were with an old friend. We slowed down our search for a few months during the pandemic, and when we called Marty in May wanting to begin searching again, he worked through difficult circumstances and found new ways of searching which eventually lead us the home we purchased. I can’t thank him enough. Marty is a top notch agent who will find you the right home. He will walk you through the entire process from start to finish and even after! This was my first time buying a home and thanks to Marty it was fun and an overall great experience! We highly recommend him to anyone looking for a home in the Hudson Valley area. ~Joel A. & Doug W.

Marty was excellent at guiding us through the process and answering any questions we had along the way. His knowledge of the local area was very helpful as we looked for our new home. ~ Vicky & Justin Wilson

Marty was incredibly attentive, knowledgeable, and reliable throughout the entire process of buying and selling our home. He knew the market extremely well and was strategic in his approach. We felt we could text or call him with any question, and he was unfailingly warm and helpful. He paid such attention to detail that it allowed us confidence and ease in what could have been a very stressful experience. I would trust him with my own children! Marty comes with my highest recommendations. ~ Christine & Bill Gillim

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. He never rushed or pressured us 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 online and in person. He stayed in touch with us from beginning to end, always responding to our  questions within minutes and keeping us informed regarding potential buyers. We had complete trust that he was putting our interests first. He got great results in a short amount of time. Marty is 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. He 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 person. Marty was very knowledgeable about the area 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. He  introduced us to a listing we were not aware of despite avid online research—the beautiful property we now call home. Marty proved to be very knowledgeable of the local market and helped us navigate all the questions that came up. He connected us with a lawyer, banker, inspector, contractor and 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 and didn’t know what to expect. From the very beginning, Marty felt like talking to a friend. He was patient in listening to my husband and my concerns/wants/needs, we 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 for my friends to be ready to purchase a 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. 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 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 has a lot of great information about the area. When all was said and done we feel confident that we haven’t 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 pros 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. ~ 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 area, 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 work with him 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 other realtors often times did not take us 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 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 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 the process of renting a house. He was very knowledgeable on everything, guiding us through every step and making himself available to answer any questions and responding back in no time. He gave great advice and has great negotiation skills. I highly recommend using Martin as your agent! ~ Adriana

Martin Salerno made the experience of buying a second home a true pleasure. 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 socially. 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 farmer’s market, great antique stores & nice restaurants. He saved me so much time by focusing our search on just a few towns. Martin gave me a good understanding of the range of properties based on my tight budget. 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 through 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! 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 made the process affordable, stress-free and easy. Many thanks Marty for all your help! ~ Michiel Roesdi