Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty

Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty held its 2020 awards ceremony today. In a year when our business, which has always been built around handshakes, getting to know one another while driving country country roads, and giving hugs on closing day was turned upside-down, our agents pivoted and achieved. We are so proud. 

A Year of Accolades

2020 was a banner year for accolades at Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty. Coldwell Banker awarded Village Green the honor of becoming part of Coldwell Banker's Chairman's Circle. Coldwell Banker's Chairman's Circle is reserved for Coldwell Banker affiliates in the Top 1% of Coldwell Banker affiliates worldwide. 

CBVGR was also voted Hudson Valley Magazine's "Best Real Estate Firm Of The Hudson

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I've noticed something about a lot of our clients - boy are they moving fast! Our clients are buying and selling homes at what feels like warp speed to them; from offer to closing day is a blur, and suddenly it's time to move in and "make it home".

When you're making a move it can be hard to plan out your new space during the blur of closing prep. And because so many people are moving in order to have the space they never knew they needed before, they have lots of space to fill up with comfort on closing day but often don't have enough of their own furnishings to fill that space. You've all heard the warnings about just "Ikea-ing" the heck out of your new home. Heed them! You don't want to look around after a month in your new house and wonder who

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(Oh, how the photo above warms our heart - handmade snowshoes, snow, pretty trees, silent woods. Don't worry - we're not going to send you to rent these kind of snowshoes tough; just look at those bindings! These are here for the ambiance. Read on for where to rent snowshoes that reliably stay ON your feet.)

Please raise your hand if you are so, so tired of being cooped up inside...I'm imagining hands going up from Southern New Jersey to Albany.

The state of our social lives has kept us inside this year and I'll be the first to admit that it's getting to be a real drag. Sometimes the ski resorts are booked and as a last-minute planner I'm left without a lift ticket and avoiding the lodge and large groups of people takes a commitment I don't

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Hudson Valley & Catskills Region Real Estate Brokerage Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty’s Agents Recognized By Peers And Consumers For Three Prestigious Regional Honors In 2020

2020 was a banner year for real estate in the Hudson Valley & Catskills region of Upstate New York and an honor-filled year for Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty, Ulster and Greene Counties’ long-time #1 selling real estate brokerage.* First, Coldwell Banker Village Green was selected by Hudson Valley consumers as the best Real Estate Firm in Hudson Valley Magazine’s “The Best of The Hudson Valley” survey. Second, Associate Real Estate Broker Mary Ann Miller was honored as 2020 REALTOR® of the Year by the Ulster County Board of REALTORS®. This week, Associate Real

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Lauree Ostrofsky (second row, fifth from left) and company at the Hudson Valley Women in Business event.

Hudson Valley One

These Women Business Owners Are Paving The Way

By Cloey Callahan, Hudson Valley One

Joan Lonergan, Principal Broker/Owner and founder of Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty was featured in Hudson Valley One's article on January 23, 2021.

Inauguration day is here, and for the first time in American history the vice president is a woman – Kamala Harris. Women have been increasingly breaking the glass ceiling in a lot of places. Five Ulster County women businesspersons – Cheryl Bowers, Lagusta Yarwood, Joan Lonergan, Tamara Ehlin and Karianna Haasch – were asked how they got their businesses off the ground

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5 New Years Resolutions

(That Can Only Be Completed In Upstate NY!)


How was your 2020? I know, let’s not talk about it, right?! Instead, let’s look forward with real excitement to 2021 and all we can accomplish! I’m really inspired to move on and get busy enjoying a new year.

Of course, I have the standard New Year’s resolutions: Workout every day, stop eating sugar, good old standards like that. But along with the ordinary goals I set myself the task of making a few resolutions that befit a "Local Expert" in the Hudson Valley and Catskills Real Estate. Goals that can only be accomplished right here in Upstate, NY. These goals will help me root myself even deeper in the Catskills and Hudson Valley in new ways, and they're fun!

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Mari Lyons: From The Garden

October 31, 2020 - January 30, 2021

Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty: 268 Fair St, Kingston, NY 12401

Open 9-5 Daily | 845-331-5357 


Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty’s Kingston Office is proud to present the art of Mari Lyons in an exhibition titled “From the Garden” running from October 31, 2020 – January 30, 2021 as part of our "Gallery At Work" series. 

Mari painted from her home in Woodstock looking out to a hillside on one side and her gardens on the other. Her love of flowers and her unique collection of vases and sculptural objects always inspired Mari to create her bold and colorful paintings. The flowers span three seasons and the color wheel in striking strokes of oil paint. Mari’s

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Photo by Ariel Camilo Photography

Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty Partnership with The Kingston Design Connection

The 2020 Kingston Design Showhouse

This week I chatted with Maryline Damour, the creative inspiration behind the 2020 Kingston Design Showhouse and a partner at Damour Drake, a design and construction company based in the Hudson Valley. We talked about, amongst other things, pulling together the showhouse in the time of COVID, Maryline’s efforts to keep Hudson Valley interior design in front of the media and the exciting 3D Matterport tour created for the Kingston Design Connection by Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty’s on-staff videographer so anyone can virtually walk through the showhouse online.

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9/14/20 - Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty is proud to announce and welcome Guy Barretta as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. In this newly created role, Barretta will join partner Principal Brokers Candida Ellis and Joan Lonergan at the helm of the top-selling 28 year-old brokerage - a Coldwell Banker affiliate*. Barretta will be responsible for guiding Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty’s growth.

Guy Barretta joins Village Green Realty from Coldwell Banker Corporate in Madison, NJ where he was Senior Director for Strategic Growth for the Coldwell Banker brand. During his tenure with the Coldwell Banker brand he was responsible for the renewal of Coldwell Banker affiliates which put him in contact with hundreds of affiliates nationwide,

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From Cheese to Pie - Oysters To Bourbon

This year, Thanksgiving is going to be a local affair. That's ok! That's how the tradition started - neighbors sharing the fruits of their labor in thanksgiving for surviving a really rough year. Sound familiar? Staying close to home this year has an upside. Forgoing the car ride to your relatives will allow you the time to seek out local treasures and give them a try. We put together this list of local providers to share with you. Each one of these local businesses has the stamp of approval from a "Local Expert". 

General Provisions

While it's easy to head to the supermarket to buy a bag of carrots and a case of paper towels, we are lucky enough to have other options. There are farmers markets

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