License Real Estate Associate Broker

Margaret M Niekrewicz

NYS License: 10491202055

Since: 1996

Providing comprehensive client service has always been a priority in Margaret Mondello’s career. In 1988 she worked as the Administrative Assistant to the President of a marketing communications firm in New York City, whose major clients were the C-level executives of Mobil Oil Corporation. She then moved to California and served guests needs as a VIP concierge at Le Meridian, a 5-star hotel located in Newport Beach. Subsequently, Margaret became tourism Director at The Newport Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau for several years. In 1996, Margaret returned to her roots in New York’s Hudson Valley to start her family and explore the world of real estate. Joining her mother and sisters at their Gallatin, NY offices of Audrey Mondello Real Estate, she found a career that was flexible enough and complementary to her newfound motherhood. She appreciates the beauty and varied seasons the Hudson Valley offers, coupled with its convenient proximity to Manhattan. Margaret is extremely familiar with the region and the many changes that have taken place in and around her hometown. In 2010, Margaret and her sisters relocated the family business from Gallatin into the heart of the village of Red Hook. From their quaint, comfortable new offices, they serve the real estate requirements of the Red Hook community and the surrounding area. Margaret specializes in a wide variety of clientele, from young families just starting out, to well-established second-home buyers. Her listing portfolio covers everything from a modest single-story home to multi-unit apartment complexes. She finds it fascinating and gratifying to work with a wide range of real estate buyers, and always pays close attention to their needs and dreams; she is proud to serve them and obtain the results they desire. Margaret resides in Tivoli, NY with her husband Dan, a local builder, and her two children, who attend Red Hook School system and are actively involved in many of the area’s programs such as karate, ballet and sports.“I look forward to working with you, whether you are buying or selling. I will give you my undivided attention and make sure that all the many details are covered. I am confident that you will be satisfied with my knowledge and expertise in handling your personal real estate transaction.”

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Margaret Mondello and her staff were fantastic to work with. They are professional, knowledgeable and very helpful. I would highly recommend Margaret and her team.

Andrea & David Sutton,

Rhinebeck, NY

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My husband and I reached out to Mondello Upstate Properties earlier this year when we began our search for a country home, and we ended up working with Margaret. Margaret was an amazing help to us every step of the way. She was very easy to work with and always prompt to reply to texts and emails with any questions we had. As first time home buyers we really relied on her to guide us through the process and we felt so lucky to have her on our side. She is extremely knowledgeable and was able to recommend inspectors etc. Because we live in the city and the home we were purchasing was in Columbia County, Margaret made multiple trips to the property to meet inspectors on our behalf. She really went above and beyond throughout the whole process and stood up for us when no one else would! We are so happy with our country home and I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home in the area. We would work with her again in a heartbeat!

Halie Hoffman

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Buying a home with land has a number of challenges that are not obvious to a first-time buyer (water wells, septic issues, federal wetlands, tax advantages, etc.) Margaret Mondello of Mondello Upstate Properties went beyond the call of duty in helping us understand and proactively manage those potentially difficult issues. No other broker I have worked with has been that helpful.

F. Pujol

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Buying a house is an exciting but can be an overwhelming process. Luckily, we found Margaret early on and we’re so happy we did! After working with her for just a few hours, Margaret knew exactly what we were looking for. Margaret paid such close attention to what we wanted that we ended up finding our dream home, fairly quickly. I’ll never forget the email that read “Hey, I found something great that you all are going to love!” …and that was it! Margaret expertly guided us through the home buying process, and she was great at keeping the process on track. Her energetic responses to the varying demands that arose constantly exceeded our expectations. I have nothing but praise for her professionalism and intend to recommend her whenever the chance arises. Thank you so much Margaret for being a part of this awesome experience!

Sarah Melissa Arbaugh

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Margaret has great local knowledge of the housing market and rented out our property in less than a week. Would call her first for any local property sale or rental.

Leigh Anne Clevenger,

Rhinebeck, NY

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Margaret was wonderful from the start. She listened to what we were looking for in a house and did not take us to homes that didn’t fit those requests. She was so patient with us even though we looked for a home for over a year. After having and problem hearing back from our lender in a timely manner, Margaret gave us a contact for another company who handles VA loans. They too were wonderful. I highly recommend Margaret and Mondello Upstate Properties.”

Kristen, Stanfordville

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Margaret is amazing. As first-time buyers we were newbies at everything. Margaret was the perfect blend of patient and proactive. She guided us through the process and was always available to answer our questions as well as provide honest opinions about properties. Don’t hesitate to use Mondello Upstate Properties.

Vanessa Evans,

Tivol, NY

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Over the years I have worked with about seven or eight brokers, both in the city and in the country. Margaret Mondello is the first one I have ever worked with more than one time, and whom I have wholeheartedly recommended to all of my friends. She listened to our needs and was a great, all-around advisor. Never pushed us to rush into a decision. It truly felt like I was working with a partner and had someone on my side.

R. Crafton

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My husband and I recently moved to the Hudson Valley and needed to find a rental. Not knowing anyone in the area, or where to start, we literally walked into the office of Mondello Upstate Properties. From the moment we walked into the office, the Mondello agents were incredibly kind, flexible, and accommodating. They had a nice selection of properties and were eager to help us in any way possible. One thing that makes this group stand out from others in the area, is that they truly have your best interest in mind. They are concerned with providing quality properties and quality service to their customers. We worked with Margaret, and she took the time to find a rental that was a good fit for us, rather than pressuring us into a rental that may not have be a good fit in the long run. She was very easy to communicate with and always responded promptly and honestly to any questions we had regarding a property. She found us a rental that we absolutely love (within a few days, no less), and we couldn’t have done it without her help. If you are looking for a Real Estate agency that is professional, accommodating, and flexible, we would highly recommend Mondello Upstate Properties!

Abigail & David Degge,

Staatsburg, NY

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I highly recommend Mondello Upstate Properties for all of your real estate needs. What a pleasure working with Margaret! Professional, thorough and supportive are just a few of the positive things I have to say. She recently represented us as the buyer of our new home, and we can’t thank her enough for all she did to make it a wonderful experience. Her sister Cathie and all office staff are a pleasure as well!! Thank you Mondello Upstate Properties!!

Kelly Griffin,

Tivoli, NY

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I became a trustee of my father’s estate in 2011. I went on the Internet, looking for a realtor. I found three and worked with the different companies, but Mondello Upstate Properties was more thorough – and compassionate – and I felt the woman I worked with, Margaret, really knew the market. She responded quickly and we were on our way. Margaret went above and beyond. She was professional, but I felt like she was my best friend. In a very short time, she matched us with a renter that suited our needs. We had never been landlords and did not know the first thing about what we were doing. Margaret led the way, with a lease, rental info and so much more. I recommend her and rate her service at a 10+! I am very grateful to have met her.

R. Hoyt

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I’ve worked with over a dozen Realtors over the years and Mondello Upstate Properties was the best. Margaret Mondello offered friendly, no-pressure service. Once I went into contract, she went the extra mile at every turn. Who says great service is dead? Her guidance was “spot on” and always came with a smile and personal touch. I recommend Mondello Upstate Properties to everyone who is looking in the Hudson Valley area.

E. Rothstein

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Selling a home requires an experienced, knowledgeable, and professional real estate agent. Margaret Mondello of Mondello Upstate Properties LLC gave me all that, plus her commitment and determination to sell my home. Margaret’s constant, positive communication and the high number of showings leaves me know doubt my home will be sold quickly.

R. Moir

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We started working with Margaret about two years ago, when we were looking to rent a place in Red Hook. Having seen the sign for the Mondello Upstate Properties, we decided to stop by their office. We asked Margaret to keep us in mind if something came up, not expecting to hear from her right away. Well, the very next evening she emailed us with the property listing that ended up being the right fit for us. A year later, we started looking to buy a house. Unlike our rental experience, finding the right house to buy took more than a year. Throughout this time, Margaret was professional, knowledgeable, responsive and (importantly!) patient with us. She expertly guided us through the whole process. But what made our experience with Margaret particularly special was the care she took to get to know us as a family and to understand what we were looking for. When we saw the house that we loved, I think she knew as well as we did that this was THE house. We would recommend Margaret with full confidence to anyone looking for a real estate agent.

Tamar Khitarishvili,

Red Hook, NY

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Hi Margaret Your BEST never goes unnoticed with us, you work VERY hard and your performance shows it! We feel VERY fortunate that our paths have crossed and with every transaction you consistently amaze us with your thoughtfulness and professionalism! Keep up the great work and always wear that great smile! Thanks Ron

Ron Odom,

Red Hook, NY

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As a first-time home buyer, I was navigating blindly and weary of being led down the wrong road. Once I met Margaret, all those fears dissipated. Margaret was beyond patient with me, helpful with her suggestions and seemed to “get me” and what I was looking for. I am so happy to say that what I thought would be a time consuming and tedious process was actually a fun experience with a knowledgeable professional who listened to me and didn’t stop looking until she found exactly what I wanted. Margret was so thoughtful that on the day of my scheduled home inspection with a home I found that had accepted my offer, in order to make sure I was happy with my intended purchase, she still showed me three more homes. I’m grateful that she did because I pulled my original offer and now, a year later, have been enjoying my new home with literally everything I was looking for. Thanks to Margaret’s diligence and thoroughness, I’m living in my ‘perfect ten’. Not many other realtors would have kept looking for their client when an offer has already been accepted on a home. Thank you, Mondello Real Estate!

Ellie Frank

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Margaret Mondello is amazing! My wife and I first contacted her about finding a place to rent in Red Hook, however that ended up changing into a search for a home to purchase. Throughout the whole process Margaret was professional, patient, easy to work with and very keyed in to the needs of our family. While dealing with a difficult seller, Margaret was always positive, and went the extra mile to ensure that our home buying process stayed on track. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a real estate agent to work with.

D. Bresnahan,

Red Hook, NY

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When I told a friend that my instinct when I put my house on the market was to list it with a smaller, family owned brokerage firm rather than one of the large corporate outfits, she recommended Mondello Real Estate. Margaret and her team turned out to be exactly what I was looking for. Margaret understood and shared what I believed were the attributes that made my house special. She also understood how essential a sale was so that I could undertake the next phase of my life. I faltered at times, but she never did. When I received all kinds of suggestions about ways to improve the appeal, she held steady;” it was fine. Don’t fall into the trap of trying to do a “fix” for every potential buyer. Well find a buyer who appreciates the value you do.” And indeed, just as I was ready to take the house off the market for the winter, a couple came to see it who fell in love with it for the same reasons I had. There is an old saying: “always trust your first instinct.” I know mine to list was Mondello was absolutely the right one.

Verne Newton

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My husband and I recently moved to the Hudson Valley and needed to find a rental. Not knowing anyone in the area, or where to start, we literally walked into the office of Mondello Upstate Properties. From the moment we walked into the office, the Mondello agents were incredibly kind, flexible, and accommodating. They had a nice selection of properties and were eager to help us in any way possible. One thing that makes this group stand out from others in the area, is that they truly have your best interest in mind. They are concerned with providing quality properties and quality service to their customers. We worked with Margaret, and she took the time to find a rental that was a good fit for us, rather than pressuring us into a rental that may not have be a good fit in the long run. She was very easy to communicate with and always responded promptly and honestly to any questions we had regarding a property. She found us a rental that we absolutely love (within a few days, no less), and we couldn’t have done it without her help. If you are looking for a Real Estate agency that is professional, accommodating, and flexible, we would highly recommend Mondello Upstate Properties!

Abigail Degge,

Red Hook

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“We started working with Margaret about two years ago, when we were looking to rent a place in Red Hook. Having seen the sign for the Mondello Upstate Properties, we decided to stop by their office. We asked Margaret to keep us in mind if something came up, not expecting to hear from her right way. Well, the very next evening she emailed us with the property listing that ended up being the right fit for us. A year later, we started looking to buy a house. Unlike our rental experience, finding the right house to buy took more than a year. Throughout this time, Margaret was professional, knowledgeable, responsive and (importantly!) patient with us. She expertly guided us through the whole process. But what made our experience with Margaret particularly special was the care she took to get to know us as a family and to understand what we were looking for. When we saw the house that we loved, I think she knew as well as we did that this was THE house. We would recommend Margaret with full confidence to anyone looking for a real estate agent.”

T. Khataris & K. Kim,

Rhinebeck, NY

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We found our new commercial space for our growing small business with the help of Margaret from Mondello Upstate Properties. We are so grateful for Margaret’s support and service. She was “in the know” and showed us a property that had not even been listed yet! She was flexible and able to meet us whenever we were available. She assisted us so much with the negotiations with our new landlord. She was super kind, patient, and understanding, as we grappled with this big decision. We cannot say enough good things about Margaret and Mondello!

Joanna Murphy,

Red Hook

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WOW!!! It can be very stressful buying a home, and even more so when you are planning a long-distance move. So many details including home inspections, surveys, communication with the sellers–the list goes on! We contacted Margaret Mondello by chance–a Google search of realtors –and it was our very lucky day. I cannot say enough about the incredible service–she was present for multiple visits to the home when we could not be there (inspections, etc.) and really paid attention to the finest of details. Our closing went smoothly–mostly due to her diligence. There was never a time when Margaret did not return our call, text or e-mail within a very short period of time–even when some things could have waited a bit. Honesty and integrity–she is the kind of gal that you wish was your sister, or daughter. Don’t bother searching for a “name” real estate company–the only one you need is Mondello. JAM, Red Hook NY

William Murphy,

Red Hook

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Margaret Mondello is amazing! My wife and I first contacted her about finding a place to rent in Red Hook, however that ended up changing into a search for a home to purchase. Throughout the whole process Margaret was professional, patient, easy to work with and very keyed in to the needs of our family. While dealing with a difficult seller, Margaret was always positive, and went the extra mile to ensure that our home buying process stayed on track. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a real estate agent to work with.

David Bresnahan,

Red Hook

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There’s only one thing better than moving into the home of your dreams and that is having found it with Margaret Mondello. She carries on the Mondello Family Legacy with personal interest, attention and warmth! I would highly recommend her services to both buyer & seller

Janie,

Tivoli, NY