Nora, a life long resident of Garrison, whose ancestors were among the first settlers in the area, is President and Principal Broker of ADP, Inc Real Estate in Cold Spring. The firm is the longest continually-operating real estate firm in the Philipstown area, and one of the oldest in the Hudson River Valley. As a lifelong resident, Nora's deep personal commitment to the region where she practices real estate has helped her understand and meet the needs of her clients for almost three decades. "Here in the Hudson Highlands, you are buying a lifestyle more than a property."

A home purchase in the Highlands provides entry into a world steeped in extraordinary natural beauty as well as vivid history. Nora's family has lived in the area since before the American Revolution, and her unmatched knowledge of the details and past of Philipstown's dwellings and landscape make her the best partner for anyone considering buying or selling.

Upon graduation from college as a Retail Major, Nora's career began as a Buyer for Mercantile Stores, a central buying office in Manhattan. Marrying a year later, she became a member of the Donohoe-Preusser family, an entrance that was to begin her real estate career. In 1968 Hollywood came to Garrison. Landing a job with Twentieth Century Fox, Nora became Personal Assistant to Barbra Streisand. While not yet a licensed realtor, this position would "set the stage" for Nora's vocation of sharing her beloved Hudson River Valley.

In 1976 Nora joined her mother-in-law Agnes, President and Principal Broker of ADP Inc., as a Licensed Real Estate Agent. In 1978 Nora became a New York Real Estate Broker and in 1980 a licensed Insurance Broker. In 1979, she took over the family business, and today she and her sons Edward and John offer the same level of commitment of excellence to anyone who steps through their door.

The building known as VanderGelder's Store during the filming of Hello Dolly, was originally a hotel owned by John P. Donohoe, founder of the family firm. More recently known as The Golden Eagle Building, it was here that Nora operated the business for many years prior to moving to her current location on Main Street, in the nearby village of Cold Spring.

Nora's dedication to her clients and customers, combined with unparalleled market knowledge and excellent negotiation skills, have established a business built on referrals and repeat clients who will tell you they come back to Nora because of her straight talking, no-nonsense approach.

"The thrust is to preserve the charm and simplicity of the past with the accessibility and conveniences of today."

Nora's thirty three years of real estate selling experience, specializing in the luxury second-home market for Buyers and Sellers, have included becoming a member of "Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate" since 1995, a member of the New York State Board of Realtors, the Westchester/Putnam Board of Realtors Multiple Listing Service, and the National Association of Realtors. Nora is also a well-known Property Manager for both private homes and larger real estate developments.

New York to Naples -- With today's global real estate market, Nora's client base has expanded down the east coast. To better service the needs of her clients, Nora became a member of the Naples Board of Realtors and the State of Florida Board of Realtors. From New York to Naples, Nora has established remarkable business relationships.

Other Memberships and Interests:
New York State School Board Member; Putnam County Historical Society; Philipstown and Garden Club of America; Friends of The Desmond Fish Library Association; Nora is also the Past President and Publisher of Homes and Land of Westchester and Putnam.

"Buying or Selling a home is a major-life decision". My years of experience can provide you with professionalism balanced with client sensitivity. I will represent you the old fashioned way - building trust and confidence while offering a level of service necessary to successfully accomplish your real estate transaction. Please allow my experience to help you find the Best in Real Estate - From New York to Naples."