At a glance
Poughkeepsie Town, Poughkeepsie City, Hyde Park, Rhinebeck Town, Rhinebeck Village, Millbrook, Washington, Pleasant Valley, Stanford, Pine Plains, LaGrange, Red Hook Town, Red Hook Village, Milan, Tivoli
Buyers and Sellers, Residentail and Commercial, First Time Homebuyers, Retiring and Relocating, Construction and Development
I'm a lifelong resident of Dutchess County, having grown up in the Village of Rhinebeck. Real Estate has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My grandfather was a real estate broker in Rhinebeck, my grandmother part of the development team for a luxury apartment complex in the Bahamas and my mother-in-law was a very successful real estate broker in the area for over 30 years. I first worked in residential mortgage origination, then moved onto administrative management, commercial real estate management and in-house marketing and sales for our family-held construction and development company. My continued interest in all matters real estate has always been hands-on and learning based.
For me, it's important to connect with my clients early on and spend time listening. I keep them well informed and up-to-date throughout the entire process. I work tirelessly to ensure they are happy with me, the buying/selling... More
Professional Associations & Designations
The National Association of Realtors,
The New York State Association of Realtors,
The Dutchess County Association of Realtors,
The Mid-Hudson Multiple Listing Service,
I've proudly spent many years serving the not-for-profit communities throughout Dutchess County by board membership and fundraising in support of Health Care, Youth sports programs and various Arts programs.
Northern Dutchess Hospital ,
Northern Dutchess Hospital Mothers' Club ,
Hyde Park Youth Soccer ,
Hyde Park Recreation ,
The Barrett Art Center ,
The Mill Street Loft (former) ,
Karen, who helped us to find the perfect weekend home in Rhinebeck, is an outstanding agent. She has a vast knowledge of the Hudson River Valley and the experience to guide someone new to the area, as I was. With a spectacular eye for properties, Karen was instrumental in pointing out the assets and liabilities of listings. She also listened keenly to my desires, and showed me an array of homes that fit the bill. Moreover, Karen is pleasant and professional, and fun to work with. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
- February 8, 2019
Our realtor, Karen Volino, made the search and purchase of our Rhinebeck home easy and enjoyable. She has a vast knowledge of the Hudson Valley and the available market. She listened to our wants and needs. Her patience was amazing as my husband and I didn’t always agree, LOL! After looking for three months, we ended up purchasing one of the first houses she showed us. She knew it was perfect for us. She was attentive to all the details and stayed on top of everything making the closing simple and stress free. I would highly recommend her for your real estate needs.
- August 1, 2018
I was recently tasked with selling a family home. Karen Volino from Houlihan Lawrence was my agent. She took me through the process from beginning to end. Her suggestions on preparing the property for sale and knowledge of the area market were very helpful and I believe, expedited the process. My concerns and questions were quickly addressed via text, emails and phone calls making for efficient communication particularly when I was out of the area. Karen's knowledge and attention to the process was professional and I would do business with her again.
- November 29, 2018
Karen knew I was looking for an investment property and contacted me as soon as a potential property came on the market. She negotiated the terms and pricing and guided me throughout the entire process. When I decided to sell the property a few years later, she recommended some updates and most importantly, staging. I got multiple offers and accepted an offer for over the asking price in 10 days! Karen's very knowledgeable, professional and I look forward to working with her again.
- February 21, 2019
Karen is very pleasant, sincere and honest. The house I wanted to buy was under renovation and I had to wait until it was finished to close. She knew I wanted to close as soon as possible and worked with the contractor to keep the project moving forward. Higher offers came in even after the contract was signed. Because of Karen's efforts, I was able to buy my dream house. There should be more people in the world like her. I definitely recommend Karen and Houlihan Lawrence to anyone looking to buy or sell their house.
- March 4, 2019
When my family and I decided to sell our 2 rental income properties in the Village of Millbrook we chose Karen Volino as our real estate agent. Karen's knowledge of the type of buyers that would be attracted to these houses was invaluable. She advised us to make minor renovations and stage the houses so they would be more appealing to the potential buyers. Karen was knowledgeable both as an agent and a decorator and her professionalism was outstanding. The houses sold very quickly and the closings went smoothly all because of Karen. I would highly recommend Karen to anyone who is looking for an outstanding realtor.
- January 17, 2017
Karen is an absolute pleasure to work with. While her knowledge and skills concerning all aspects of buying, selling, building, renting and financing are very impressive, the best part about working with Karen is her personality. She makes you feel like you are her only client. She’s incredibly diligent, efficient and responsive and always maintains a sunny, professional manner, even when things get challenging. Highly recommended!
Bill and Kathy F.
- April 17, 2019