As a long time resident of Putnam County and a mother of four children ages 18-35, I have a tremendous knowledge and connection with the community and the area schools.In 1985 I moved to Brewster from the New York City area like so many other current residents of Putnam County. My three boys all attended the Brewster Schools and went on to attend college and now enjoy professional careers.I have a strong connection with the local community, which I can greatly attribute to my career as a Realtor. I have been a Cub Scout leader, and was involved with the Brewster High School Track and Cross Country teams with two of my sons. As a result of my fundraising activities with the 1996 Cross Country team, they were able to attend a national meet in Alabama.I am also an avid dog lover, and can attribute to my career the adoption of two of my beloved dogs, which were previously owned by past clients. Most importantly, I have been blessed by a daughter as a result of my connection with the local real estate community. In 1997 I became her legal guardian after becoming acquainted with her through another local Realtor. My daughter is now a freshman in college, and she brings tremendous joy and happiness to my life.My commitment to real estate is evidenced through my many awards and the recognition I've received throughout my 27-year career, and I'm not done yet! I have consistently been a CENTURION Producer since 1992 and in the years 2000, '03, '04, '06 and '08, I was awarded as a DOUBLE CENTURION Producer. I have consistently been the top Century 21 agent, not only in Putnam County, but in the Hudson Valley Region since 2008. I have many Quality Service Awards, which mean a lot to me as they are determined by higher quality service ratings as submitted by my own clients. In addition, at the CENTURY 21 International Convention in Las Vegas on March 13, 2013, I was awarded the coveted Dick Loughlin International Hall of Fame Award. This award recognizes sales associates for their dedication and commitment to the Century 21 System, along with consistent, award-level production and extensive community involvement. It acknowledges the ultimate performance of a Century 21 sales associate and I am very grateful to have received such an honor.I am licensed in both New York and Connecticut. I specialize in representing my clients in the purchase and sale of single-family homes, townhomes, condos and new construction in Putnam, Westchester and Dutchess Counties in New York, and Fairfield County in Connecticut.In 2013 I obtained my Certified Buyers Representative designation (CBR). This designation allows consumers to identify a buyer agent who has been trained and who possesses the skills necessary to represent purchasers in a legal, ethical and non-adversarial fashion. By obtaining this designation I am demonstrating to my clients my commitment to full client level services and my ability to perform a level of diligence in the real estate transaction that is unparalleled in the industry.
You know the old saying: "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life." Annette loves real estate! Having sold and managed real estate for the past 27 years, and having trained and advised new and experienced agents, Annette has decided it is time to put her knowledge to work in full-time sales. A long-time member of the CENTURY 21 System, Annette has chosen to be associated with CENTURY 21 V.J.F. Realty, another highly successful office that has been with the CENTURY 21 System since 1978.Whether you are buying or selling, it is her responsibility to make the experience is as seamless as possible from beginning to closing. And it doesn't end there. "I want to be their real estate agent for life," Annette says. "Someone they can count on, whatever their needs or questions. My goal is to have both sellers and buyers happy and content with their real estate experience."Annette holds an Associate Real Estate Broker's license in the state of New York and is a member of the following organizations: Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS New York State Association of REALTORS National Association of REALTORS Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing ServiceEDUCATIONEmpire School of Real Estate - Salesperson and Associate Broker LicensesCollege of New RochellePERSONALAnnette has two grown up children and 6 grandchildren, with whom she likes to spend as much time as possible. She enjoys visiting her son's family in California, watching tennis and baseball, reading mystery novels and, most of all, watching her grandson perform in plays.Annette can be reached at her office, 845-279-7700, Ext. 186; on her cell phone, 845-661-4604; or by e-mail at Annette.Balestrieri@century21.com .