I am closer, are you?
I am closer, are you?
Andrea Rudkowski rightfully calls herself The Closer, and she closes deals with more integrity and speed than anyone I’ve ever encountered. But she’s also The Opener. She is Open to honestly discussing the pros and cons of buying and selling a property. She is Open about how the process works, beginning to end. She opens new communities and new worlds to everyone she meets. She opens supportive and informative dialogues and she opens her clients, friends and colleagues to the wonders of new possibilities and adventures. She opens doors to new homes and she opens her heart to everyone she meets.
When I first toyed with the idea of selling my house, Andrea sat with me helping me work out the pros and cons, discussing the market and finances, and wanting to know what my hopes and dreams were for my next move. Though several years passed before I was ready to put the house on the market, Andrea was my first and only call. Selling a home is quite a journey. It’s confounding and exciting, daunting, and at moments overwhelming. Andrea stood by me every step of the way. She patiently walked me through each step in the process, offered much needed advice, and helped to keep me sane when the thought of packing one more box or handling one more logistic was enough to send me over the edge.
Andrea priced the house perfectly, we set a goal of when the house should sell and she got to work. I not only got asking price, but the house sold faster than either of us anticipated. She is a consummate professional and put as much love and care into showing the house as I did in my decades of making it my home.
Being a realtor is about much more than the final transaction, for Andrea. It’s about establishing relationships, building trust, and working as a confident and colleague to ensure that the goals of her clients are, at the very least, met, and most often, they are exceeded.
Would I recommend Andrea Rudkowski, The Closer (and Opener)? Hell yes. And I have and will continue to do so. Thank you, Andrea.
M. Clark, Putnam Valley
We purchased our first home with Andrea in 2015. The process was so easy and fast that we decided to use her for the sale of the same home 4 years later. She did such a great job staging the home, taking pictures and being very detailed of the description of the home that we got an offer $25k above asking price in less than 24 hours of Andrea listing the home. She was so efficient in having everything processed quickly and smoothly all over again. The buyers of our home were super happy and so were we. We sold our home because we decided to move to Florida and Andrea although she would of preferred us to stay in NY because we became like family to her (she has a way of doing that with her charm, clients needs and protectiveness) was quick to find us a realtor in the area we were interested in. The realtor she referred us to is just as amazing and we are so thankful that Andrea took the time to do this for us. She herself made the introduction and has made sure we are still taken care of every step of the way. None of this would of been possible without Andrea. We were two young newlyweds who didn't know how to navigate the realty world. You can call us experts now thanks to Andrea's guidance. We are beyond thankful because all of our greatest milestones as a family were made possible because of Andrea. I truly do hope everyone gets to experience someone as great as her at least once in their lifetime.
The Rhevskys, Nepperham Heights
We chose Andrea because we needed both a realtor and a designer. She EXCEEDED our expectations!!! First of all, you never have to guess what she is thinking. I loved this because it was not about sweet talking us into buying something, but providing facts. We met other realtors that agreed with us in everything, but having somebody who would tell us the truth and be very upfront about the process made us feel confident that we made the right decision. On top of that she has this ability to walk into a house and tell you what it will look like IN DETAIL! It was hard for me to see what she saw, and at first I thought she was just dreaming, but that is where her design skills impressed us even more than we expected. She asked exactly what we wanted, and then pretty much told us what we needed. It shocked me a bit at the beginning since I just expected her to say yes and draw something pretty, but she really knows what will make your life easier! I can finally sit down in my home office (thank you Andrea for that) I write this review. I can't believe I get to own my dream home! The husband and I and I couldn't be more grateful! If you don't hire her you will be missing out. And I highly recommend hiring her as your designer because this woman has a magic eye.
Andrea sold us our home 3 years ago and after having another baby it was time for an upgrade. I called Andrea when we were ready to start a new journey searching for a new home. I wouldn’t pick anyone else for my agent. She is so knowledgeable and picks up the phone to answer any questions you have. Her attention to detail is impeccable! We found our perfect house to raise our boys and Andrea really went to bat for us after 4 other people put in offers. I’m happy to say we got our home but without Andrea it wouldn’t have happened. Andrea was at both our closings and always guided us through any obstacles that came up. It’s really hard to find a good agent and I’m happy to say we have found ours for life. I look forward to buying an investment property soon with the help from Andrea. I really wouldn’t look any further for an agent pick Andrea, it will be the best decision for buying or selling your home. Much love!
The Kowalczyks, Mahopac
I would totally recommend Andrea Rudkowski as your Realtor. She will fight and work hard for you to find the perfect house for you! She is passionate and knowledgeable which makes you feel safe when purchasing a home. Next your looking for a home DO NOT hesitate to contact her!
The Pellicias, Beacon
Andrea found us our awesome home in Ossining, NY! She was fantastic every step of the way. If you're looking for a broker for any of your real estate needs you'd be hard pressed to find anyone more knowledgeable and personable.
Kim and Chris, Ossining
Let me start this off by saying that as a first-time home buyer, as well as a business owner, I had certain expectations & reservations when it came to the home buying process. Andrea completely met & exceeded all expectations as a realtor. She was honest when I requested her opinion, she was extremely knowledgeable about the house/property/community always ready to answer any questions myself or my contractor asked & she was there when I needed her (open houses, viewings, questions). The closing process can be extremely stressful, in which she consistently provided a positive attitude as well as the information I was looking for BEFORE I even asked the question. She truly is an incredibly intelligent, efficient, & cheerful person to work with, which is all you can ask for when you just want to move in already! Stop searching, because she IS the agent you've been looking for.
Kristen - Putnam Valley
I met Andrea when she sold a home in my mom's neighborhood and asked for her card. When we decided to sell my mothers house we contacted her and it was the best decision we ever made. She is extremely professional, very knowledgeable and has an amazing personality. She helped with everything even staging! She responded to every text, email and call quickly. The house sold in record time! It went on the market and within 2 days we had an offer at full asking price and closed 22 days later. She made the sale of the house easy and stress free. She also found her the perfect Condo. She was with us every step of the way! So if your looking to sell your home don't hesitate to call Andrea. It will also be the best decision you ever made!!!
We sold in Yonkers and bought in Peekskil
When we were going to put our house in Putnam Valley on the market, I knew we had to use Andrea Rudkowski. She is the epitome of what anyone could possibly want in an agent. She is friendly, outgoing, communicative and aggressive when needed. She is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of the selling process, from staging the house, taking professional pictures, advertising, to closing quickly for top dollar! She makes selling a house, which can be daunting and stressful, a piece of cake. We had our house on the market a couple of years before we tried to sell again with Andrea. It sat on the market for a year with minimal showings. With Andrea the house sold in record time for full ask! We could not be happier. If you or anyone you know is looking to sell their home, I urge you to use Andrea. You will not be disappointed!
Alanna & Bob - Putnam Valley
I have bought and sold houses before, but I have never had an agent as helpful as Andrea. She went out of her way to help me as the buyer and she helped the seller as well, to make this deal happen. This was not easy because it was a short sale. She is just great. If I decide to buy another house in this area, I will call her. I felt like she was my friend helping me with the deal, not just a salesperson doing her job. I strongly recommend her. You will not be sorry if you call her.
Anthony - Putnam Valley
Where do I start with this amazing woman!! Andrea was everything we wanted and needed being first time home buyers. She was so patient and knowledgeable on every home she showed us. Andrea was there helping us make the right decision the whole way. If you are looking for someone who is more than just a realtor, who is a friend with your best interest in mind give Andrea a call!
Theresa - Putnam Valley
I cannot tell you how lucky we are that we had Andrea Rudkowski as our Realtor in Putnam Valley. Richard and I really did not know the area well coming from the city; it's a big change! Andrea put us at ease and made us feel right at home. The first day we met, I swear it was like hanging out with a favorite family member. When we were making offers, she just happened to have a vacation planned, and was still always an email or a phone call away. I feel so blessed to have met her and we are so excited to be moving into our new home next week. I would recommend her to anyone that is looking for a house she is super knowledgeable and honest. Don't hesitate to reach out to her I promise you won't regret it. :*)
Richard and Silvia - Putnam Valley
We have had an amazing experience working with Andrea! We were looking for our first real property and didn't even know what state, town, or area would suit us or if it was better to build a new house or buy an already existing one. As it was our first experience, we were unsure about many things and were changing our opinion several times. Andrea was able to address all our mutual and individual concerns and finally help us find a place that would really address the needs of our family. Andrea's professionalism was evident from the first day of our acquaintance when she met us with a list of properties of different value and locations to help us decide which type of property we like more (newer or older houses, their potential and the correlation between price and quality). For the showings we had to travel from NYC area and each time Andrea was very helpful in arranging the viewings for us to see as many places as possible. She knows every step of the process, starting with the conceptual matters (type of the house, location, etc.) and up to the required paperwork, consequences of any action parties can take, and the legal side of the business. Possessing great negotiation skills, Andrea helped us to substantially lower the purchase price. The lawyer and the lender she recommended did a good job too, and everything went smoothly up to the closing and our actual move to the new house. Besides being savvy in all technical aspects of a house purchase, Andrea is very thoughtful and attentive – she has always given us great advice on the places to visit and things to do in the community as well as recommended stores, cafes, sport centers, even the moving company, and other things useful for a homeowner. After the closing she gave a printed booklet she compiled herself with the much-needed information on heating options, local regulations, nearby government offices locations, social media groups of the community and much more. Communication with her and house hunting overall was a pleasure and very positive experience, we felt well taken care of and confident in the process, for which we are grateful to Andrea very much! She deserves the highest recommendations!
Natalia - Putnam Valley
My wife and I moved into our very first own home last week thanks to Andrea. Being first time home buyers, we were eager to trade our cramped and noisy city apartment rental for a spacious, quiet and relaxed Putnam Valley home. Andrea struck us as a knowledgeable and experienced agent from the start - she had no trouble showing us any and all properties we were interested in and more importantly, offered invaluable tips and advice about what to look for and what to avoid. Although it probably took us longer than usual in terms of the number of properties seen, we were finally able to settle on the one that stood out to us. Thanks to Andrea's negotiation skills we were able to lower the asking price by a considerable amount and settle on the contract terms. The process was simplified still because she provided us a list of local attorneys and recommended lenders. Andrea's recommendations proved right as both the mortgage company and the lawyer we worked with turned out to be attentive and professional and we were able to secure a loan and close on the house in just over a month after getting an accepted offer. I don't have anything else to compare my experience to, however I don't see how our home buying process could have gone any better.
Mr & Mrs Prokofyev - Putnam Valley
Andrea is truly one of the nicest and kindest people you will ever meet. We could not have chosen a better realtor. She goes above and beyond for her clients to get the best deal possible and is extremely knowledgeable in all areas. She will guide you through the entire process and make sure you understand what to expect. The process was at times stressful, but she always kept a positive attitude and didn't allow us to get discouraged. Not only did she get us full asking price on the sale of our home, we are currently in contract on the purchase of our new home, and we couldn't have done it without her. If you are you looking for a realtor who is knowledgeable and who will go above and beyond to get the job done with the utmost professionalism, then she's the one!
The Wendols - Putnam Valley
Andrea is very knowledgeable in not only real estate, but in house value and construction. Very nice to deal with. She even got me a better deal than I expected!!!
Thank you Andrea!!!
Charles - Mahopac
HER BROAD KNOWLEDGE OF THE FIELD MADE THE PROCESS MOVE SMOOTHLY
Andrea was an absolute pleasure to work with. Her broad knowledge of the field made the process move smoothly. Not only is she a true professional, she's one of the nicest and kindest people you'll ever meet. Her efforts and professionalism were truly appreciated.
Justin - Putnam Valley
My fiancé and I met Andrea while we were looking for our first home. She was the seller's agent at a house we were interested in and she couldn't have been more helpful or knowledgeable about the property or the area in which we were looking. We decided not to buy at that point but knew that we would use her services when we were ready to buy. In the meantime, we enlisted her help in finding an apartment. She went above and beyond to help us find the perfect spot. She is incredibly friendly, professional and even has some great design tips! :) We couldn't be more pleased. Thank you Andrea!
Kim Buelta - Peekskill
Today I closed on my first home and I can't recommend Andrea enough!! On our first day of looking at houses, Andrea could tell exactly what we were looking for and brought us to our dream home. She was very helpful and responsive when we put in an immediate offer that night!!! She helped guide me through some issues that came up during the process of going into contract. As a first time home buyer, I was often stressed and at times panicked, lol, but she was always there to calm my nerves, offer her advice, and help move things along. I would highly recommend Andrea, not only is she a calming voice, but she is so knowledgeable about the area and able to give me so many recommendations, on everything from where to eat to which utility companies to look into, which is extremely helpful since I am not from the area. I can tell that she loves her job and goes the extra mile to make sure her clients are happy. Thank you Andrea!!!!
Maeve - Putnam Valley
We did our research to look for a real estate agent that can help us beyond just "opening the door for us" and we were lucky to cross paths with Andrea on this house hunting journey. She made the entire process easy from the moment we met to closing and we still communicate as she is VERY knowledgeable of my local area. Andrea is very meticulous in finding the perfect home for her clients and has the patience to learn, observe and understand her client’s requirements/needs for a home. She goes above and beyond to assist in this complicated process of home purchasing. You will not regret giving her a call, she will find the perfect home for you.
Sam - Putnam Valley
We went through a lot of realtors before we were blessed with the opportunity to meet Andrea. I emailed her to view a home and her knowledge of the area in which we were looking amazed us. Not only did she have an answer to all our questions, she gave us so much information on the process of buying a home that we decided to make her our realtor. She was quick and organized with everything she did. She listens to your needs and makes sure that you as a home buyer are comfortable and informed. As first-time home buyers, my husband and I would do this all over again because of Andrea. Words cannot express how deeply thankful we are to have had her as a realtor.
Anton & Jandy - Yonkers
I met Andrea last year when she helped us buy our home. This year after having our first child my husband and I decided to relocate for a quality of life change and asked Andrea to help us sell our home. She was eager to do so even though she was facing the challenge of us selling our home too quickly. Which meant we wanted to at least break even so we do not lose money. She was very informative with us in understanding the sellers’ market. Andrea quickly sprang into action and came over to our home to give us details on what should be done and what we should expect. These details not only included her explanation in what we as home sellers should expect, but also the staging of our home and making it buyer friendly. She did an exquisite job on helping us stage our home with the furniture we already had. She advised me on buying a can of paint and painting my kitchen cabinets so they can look fresh and modern. She told us a fresh coat of paint can go a very long way. We painted our entire house including our kitchen cabinets. By the time we were done we were amazed. Our home looked bright, airy, and very spacious. We also had functionality because of the way she told us to arrange our furniture. I wish I could post a before picture of my kitchen which was my biggest concern with buyers, but every single viewing we had made a comment about our kitchen. To them it was an upgraded kitchen. Thanks to Andrea's suggestion to buy a $37 gallon of paint we got the best feedbacks on our kitchen. After the painting and staging was done Andrea took the time to take pictures of our home for posting. Aside from being a realtor and a home stager she should definitely take up photography too. The pictures showed the home as it was and its greatest light. Home buyers knew as soon as they stepped in that the home looked exactly like the pictures. The time and effort she put into making sure she captured the beauty in our home is worth praise. Everything she did for us was worth it because we were getting viewings and offers. Our house was priced higher than we bought it for, but the fresh coat of paint and staging made it the selling price seem reasonable. We received a full price offer in record time. Unfortunately, at the time we were received this amazing full price offer we had to decline due to a personal injury at work and an emergency surgery my husband had to have. This not only postponed our quality of life move but also the sale of the home. The buyers loved the home so much that they were willing to go into contract and wait till we were ready to move. However, we didn't want the burden of not knowing when we would be ready again, so we kindly declined and wished them the best of luck in their home search. Although I secretly hope they are still looking for a home when we can put the house back up on the market, so they can finally buy it from us. Andrea did such an amazing job. She exceeded all our expectations. We have dealt with over 15 realtors in the past. You can combine them all and they still wouldn't be as amazing as Andrea is. Any question we had, any concern, every worry, she made sure we were well informed, educated on the matter, and at ease. The entire process whether it is buying, or selling is a stressful one but when you have a realtor and what I now like to also call a friend like Andrea I guarantee you will get the results you expected in the end. A job well done. I do want to add that even though our plans to sell are put on hold we are enjoying our home more than ever now. Who knows everything happens for a reason. Maybe we were meant to stay in NY. The staging Andrea did for us, definitely made us feel more at home and with an infant, a dog, and husband that works long hours, I as a housewife feel very content with the way our home looks and feels now. I can't thank Andrea enough. You will lose out on an amazing buying or selling experience if you do not choose Andrea as your go to realtor.
Mrs. Rzhevskiy - Yonkers
Andrea is a true professional. I had read previous reviews about how nice she is, and they were spot on. She truly is the nicest and kindest person you will ever meet. From the beginning she sat with us to explain the entire buying process. Before we met her, we would meet with different agents at each property we wanted to see, but were not able to find anything we truly liked. Then we figured we would call a local agent (we were looking in Putnam Valley and she lives there) and finding her was the best thing to happen to us during our search! She asked us to meet at her office, which was a bit awkward for us, but now I understand why. She had an entire folder ready for us with information on the property we asked her to show us, as well as the house buying process. She first explained the process from beginning to end, and then she drove us around the neighborhood. She showed us where the school is, her favorite deli, even the nail salon! It really helped us get a feel for the neighborhood. Thank you for taking the time to explain everything in terms we would understand. Can't wait for our next outing to see the homes you have suggested and find our dream home. We have learned so much just meeting with you that one time, we feel we really need you to know how much we appreciate how much you care. Thank you for being our "real estate teacher"!!!
Maria - Putnam Valley
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