Kathleen B. Engel

Kathleen B. Engel

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
  • 518-640-4808
  • 518-383-6225
  • 518-640-4808
  • 1754 Rt. 9, Parkwood Plaza
    Clifton Park, NY 12065
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Welcome to my Website

You can see every available home for sale in the entire Eastern New York Regional Multiple Listing Service, including new construction, right here in my site.  Just enter a bit of search info in the search bar above and let's get started!

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Beware the "Licensed Realtor"

Getting a real estate license isn't really all that difficult.  In my opinion, any idiot can do it - and many of them do.  That's why you need to be sure you're working with someone who knows who they are, what they're doing, and why.  In real estate especially, details matter.

In New York State, a real estate license is issued ONLY by the New York State Department of State, under one of two categories: either as a "Licensed Salesperson" or as a "Broker," further split into either "Associate Broker" or "Broker/Owner."  Most agents work under the supervision of a Broker/Owner, initially as a Salesperson and perhaps if they choose to do so later, after gaining more experience and advanced levels of required education, as an Associate Broker.

There is no such thing as a "Licensed Realtor" because there is no license to BE a Realtor.  The term "Realtor" is actually registered by the National Association of Realtors, and can be used by someone - anyone - who is a dues-paying member of that organization.  That can include appraisers, home inspectors, lenders or political agents, among others, all of whom have a valid interest in the real estate industry.  However, anyone who claims to be a "Licensed Realtor" is lying, whether they know it or not, and it is a fineable offense.

Most people want a competent, knowledgeable agent.  If you see an advertisement, or a business card, or hear in conversation that someone says they are a "Licensed Realtor" - beware.  If they don't even know where their license comes from, and they are mis-representing themselves to the public as a result, how much do they know about their fiduciary responsibilities to represent a buyer or a seller in such a major transaction as the purchase or sale of a home?

Contact me to help you through this highly-detailed, sometimes-complicated process.  I am a Licensed Associate Broker, and a full-time, full service Realtor, who offers superior service and attention to detail.

 

Home Sweet Home

Professional Background

  • Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker - Full Time, Full Service REALTOR® since 1998
  • Certified Buyers' Representative
  • Designated Seniors' Real Estate Specialist  
  • "Fabulous Floors" certified
  • Superior Representation: **Seller's Agent** .~~. **Buyer's Agent**
  • Experienced, Professional and Attentive to Detail
  • Dedicated to Providing High Standards of Client Service
  • Comparative Market Analysis .~~. Local and New York State School Reports .~~. STAR Tax Credit Information .~~.

Designations

  • CBR: Certified Buyers Representative
  • Coldwell Banker Chairman's Circle
  • Equal Housing Opportunity
  • Realtor
  • Seniors Real Estate Specialist

Specialties

  • Sellers
  • Buyers - move-up
  • Buyers - first-tme
  • Seniors

Community Involvement

 I believe community involvement is important and rewarding.  Mine includes:

  • Builders' Showcase of Homes volunteer
  • Flurry Festival volunteer
  • Saratoga ArtsFest volunteer
  • First Night Saratoga volunteer
  • Vietnam Veterans' Traveling Wall volunteer
  • Stars for Our Troops volunteer
  • Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout mother
  • PTA Committee Chair
  • Fund-raising activities for non-profit groups
  • Student exchange host mother

Education

  • Certified Buyers' Representative desgination course
  • Seniors' Real Estate Specialist designation course
  • "Fabulous Floors" certified
  • Associate Broker licensure, NYS Department of State
  • JOIN Real Estate School, top of class
  • College of St. Rose
  • The Sage Colleges (formerly Junior College of Albany)
  • Schenectady County Community College

Professional Interests

 Membership in:

  • National Association of Realtors .~~. (If you're not a member, you're not a "Realtor."  It's a registered term.)
  • New York State Association of Realtors .~~.
  • Greater Capital Association of Realtors .~~.
  • Eastern New York Regional Multiple Listing Service  .~~.

Fully Compliant with NYS Department of State Licensing Requirements for Continuing Education

Regular Participant in Corporate Seminars and Training Programs

Happy Anniversary!

Celebrating 20 years in real estate in 2018!  Real estate was my very first job in high school and it’s been my chosen field for most of my adult life.  Join me on this journey of home ownership.

Personal Interests

  • Gardening & Landscape Design
  • Architecture & Interior Design
  • Theater & Concerts
  • Contra Dance & English Country Dance
  • Museums, History, & Travel
  • Skiing, Baking, & all things British

Personal Background

  • Capital District native and homeowner
  • Community Volunteer - Professional Agent
  • Familiar with local points of interest, schools, businesses, shopping & restaurants
  • Saratoga County Election Inspector