About Martin Salerno

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Meet Martin

Licensed Salesperson/ Sales Manager, Kingston Office

Martin was born in Staten Island, but spent most of his adult life in Manhattan.  After graduating from William Patterson University with degrees in Radio and TV Production, he then attended the Fashion Institute of Technology.  Throughout college he worked full time in retail at Bloomingdale's, so once he graduated, it was an easy transition to enter the company's executive buying program.  He spent 5 years working at the premier department store, leaving for additional opportunities in the NY fashion industry. 

Over the next 27 years, Martin worked his way up to SVP of Sales and Marketing at several major clothing/accessory brands.  His work allowed him to travel throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. 

After looking for a weekend home, his search ended in Columbia County.  He purchased a "fixer-upper" on Mt. Merino, just outside Hudson, and over several years turned his house into a midcentury modern open concept classic!

With the downturn of the economy hitting the NY garment industry, he decided it was time to pursue his true passion REAL ESTATE!  He spent two years with Citi-Habitats/Corcoran and Douglas Elliman, but on Sunday evenings he dreaded leaving his peaceful upstate home for the crazy city.  He decided it was time to become a full-time upstate resident.

Being a weekender for so long, he really understands the stress/concerns in having just those 2 short days to work on a home upstate.  He guides his clients to the perfect house on the perfect size lot for their needs and within their budget.  He has a practical view of homeownership, and can be a great resource.  Need a plumber, lawyer, wood-stove, pool service, someone to plow/mow? Ask Martin.  He will save you time, money, and frustration.  When not working, Martin enjoys traveling, cooking, and consults with the local community colleges on fashion/marketing.  And he loves animals.  

Let Martin find you the perfect home.  He's there for you before, during, and ever after the sale!

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Lauren Stoops

I recently worked with Marty Salerno and was extremely impressed by him. He was very knowledgeable of the market and is overall a polite and super friendly guy. I had a lot of specifics for my apartment and he made a great effo...


Ariana J

Martin Salerno was very helpful throughout our process of renting a house. He was very knowledgeable on everything! Martin guided us through every step and made himself available to answer any questions we needed clarified and ...


Newin MKE

My experience of working with Martin Salerno has been positive and a true pleasure during the entire process. As I connected with Marty during the decision making phase of where to look for properties he helped me identify diff...


Mark Cieko

I had a great experience with Martin. He is organized, proactive and a pleasure to work with. Marty cares a lot about the client and is very professional and trustworthy. I would highly recommend him.



My husband and I are in the process of buying our first home in Catskill and have been looking off and on in the Hudson Valley for about a year. We were pretty green at first/our budget wasn’t huge and although we met other rea...


Smith J Andrew

As first-time homebuyers, Martin was an incredibly helpful partner throughout the process. The property we bought had some complications, and Martin advocated strongly on behalf of the interests of my wife and I. He was always ...


Karen Tully

Martin was a pleasure to look work with. I am new to the area so he was very caring and extremely helpful and a great person to spend the day with! I would highly recommend Martin as he has the knowledge of the area and the p...



Martin was great. Attentive and insanely knowledgable. He took the time to show me around Catskill and Hudson. He was really great at being able to understand the type of house I was looking for and to show me things I would no...


Candice M

Marty is very knowledgeable about the neighborhood and surrounding areas, and had answers to ALL my questions. I felt that he really cared for me as his client and wasn't just trying to "make the sale." He is prompt with emails...


Tom Mendenhall

Martin helped us with a Columbia County rental. The first place he showed us was perfect and he helped us to secure the best price. He was also very helpful on educating us about all the area has to offer. Highly recommend w...


N Mackin

Marty was incredibly responsive. In the fast paced world of real estate, responsiveness is key. Knowledge of outside aspects of home buying and inside don't always go hand in hand, but Marty has vision, which most home buyers...



Meticulous, strategic, and open-minded, Marty steered us through a high volume of options very efficiently...and when the time came to negotiate, he was fair, honest and very effective. Great sense of humor, value-oriented. H...



Martin Salerno is an extremely impressive real estate professional. His knowledge of the towns, properties, people (and even the history) of Columbia County is encyclopedic and his relationships with other brokers are superb. ...



We didn't find Marty; he found us. We couldn't be happier! From the very first meeting, he felt like an old friend who would look out for our interests. He has a wealth of knowledge about the popular Hudson, NY area we are buyi...


Frank Muyjtens

When I had to put my house in Hillsdale up for rent, I turned to Martin Salerno, who was recommended to me by close friends. The whole process couldn't have been easier. He guided me through all the pro's and cons, was honest a...


Rory Ellis

Marty is AWESOME! We have been working with Marty on our first home purchase and he's been above and beyond helpful...he's professional, honest, knows a lot of great info about the area, and when all is said and done we feel w...


Christine Perry

Martin was wonderful. Highly ethical and professional, he helped us navigate the entire process. He answered our numerous questions and eve talked me of of the proverbial ledge a few times. I always felt he had our best interes...


Johannes Vogt

Marty is a dream come true. He single-handedly covered all our needs when buying our first country home. First he found us a great house, and it was a listing we were not aware of at the time despite avid online research. He in...


Dustin Duncan

Marty helped us (my husband and I) find and buy our dream home (…and we didn’t even know it was our dream home at the time)! He’s an amazing realtor and an amazing person. Marty was very knowledgeable about the area (Hudson, NY...



Marty worked hard to sell my rental house. Throughout the entire process, he kept me informed of showings and clients reactions to the house. Marty also was extremely respectful of my tenants, and worked well with them to gai...


Tim Artpaint

We were looking for a distressed property with character. A project that required vision. After a year of looking unsuccessfully, our friends suggested we go out with Marty. He showed us 6 properties that met our criteria on...



We loved the way Martin Salerno handled the sale of our house. From the beginning of the process, he advised us on the proper evaluation of the property and then presented it at its best on line and in person. He stayed in cons...


Erik V Lepis

I can’t possibly say enough about Marty. He is by far the best realtor I have ever worked with. He is extremely knowledgeable in all matters related to real estate. He is personable and fun to spend time with. Above all, he ...


J Kauffmann

I can only recommend Marty if you're looking for a house in the greater Hudson area. He listens to what you want and makes great suggestions and challenges you to really think about what matters most in selecting your new home....


Andy T Lee

Martin was a true professional and who was incredibly patient and diligent. Martin has deep acumen and knowledge of the local real estate market and was extremely accommodating in setting up appointments and viewings. Martin wo...



I recently purchased a second home outside of Hudson. I was fortunate to find Martin to help in the search. He was great about showing houses to narrow down what we wanted. He is knowledgeable about the region, genuine and s...


Christina DiBernardo

All I can say is thank goodness for Martin! He is so great in every way. He asked me all the right questions to get down to exactly what I wanted, spent the afternoon showing me options, and by 4 pm I was ready to make an off...


Christine A Lee

Marty was incredibly attentive, knowledgeable, and reliable throughout the entire process of buying and selling our home. He knew the market extremely well, and was strategic in his approach. We felt we could text or call him ...



Marty was excellent at guiding us through the process and answering any questions we had along the way. His knowledge of the local area was very helpful as we looked for our new home.


Joel Acevedo

My husband and I were looking for a weekend home in Hudson when we came across one of his listings. My husband spoke with Marty and the conversation went well enough that we decided to make him our agent. We wanted a place in H...


Erin Koen

Marty helped us buy our first but not our last place in the Hudson Valley. He knows everyone, and has great market color. He helped to negotiate a few discounts for us at the closing table. I have referred several close friends...


Dmitry Ravinoff

We have done three transactions with Marty, and he's been terrific. He understands the local market extremely well, and his judgment and guidance on marketing a house and dealing with offers are excellent. Our most recent sal...


Jenny DuPont

I worked with Marty when I was looking to buy a small house in the Catskills - he helped me identify a number of options and we talked through the pros and cons of different houses, areas, communities, and what the market was l...


J Shevach

My husband and I had the great good luck to have worked with Martin Salerno on our recent (successful) house hunt. Martin's honesty and integrity (and humor) were evident from our first call. To say that Martin went above and b...


K Flavourm

Knowledgeable, personable, communicative and honest are just a few of the qualities we found in Marty, all of which led us to purchase a home we know we will enjoy for years to come. To say we highly recommend Marty is an under...



Martin Sold my house in 2 weeks for more then I expected. Nothing else needs to be said!!! But reviews have to be 150 characters so I will say he is Very, Very Very, Knowledgeable and experienced and he's also a nice guy! Was a...


Adam Cohen

Marty is incredible! He went above and beyond the call of duty to help us find our home. He didn’t push us to make any particular decision and was always conscious of our goals and budget. He assisted us with the move as well. ...



Martin was a joy to work with! He sent us a lot of great listings, took us to a number of walk-thrus, helped us navigate the offer process, and gave us great advice along the whole way! We really can't say enough of how great M...


Dominique Guarino

Marty was (and continues to be) amazing! He helped us find the perfect house, and also helped us realize what we truly wanted in a home. He was extremely diligent in sending us many listings as soon as they came on the market...



In this competitive market, you need an agent who is dedicated, understands specific neighborhood trends, is honest, and knows how to look out for your interest – Martin is this agent. When my partner and I decided to buy a se...


User 7427843

From the moment we reached out to Marty, he was responsive and interested in helping us to achieve our goals. He is not pushy at all. We were searching for land on which to build a second home. We do not live in the Hudson Val...



Martin was a professional from beginning to end. Within a week of signing my contract to list he had my house professionally photographed and listed. He updated me daily on any showings and or offers. Any question or concer...


User 6813295

Martin is a highly experienced and an exceptional Real Estate professional. He helped us find our home in a very competitive market, while always providing us with honest, balanced and thoughtful advice focusing exclusively on ...


Ercole John

Martin Salerno was so helpful in my search for a property that fit my requirements. He understood what my criteria was and never tried to steer me away from that. Once we found a property, his communication skills were outsta...


Tom Mendenhall

Marty helped us to find our dream home in this very difficult seller’s market. He was diligent about making sure we saw all options. Great on site as he is very knowledgeable about potential associated costs you may incur. He’s...


Al and Tyler

Marty helped us buy our first home! He was a great agent with an incredibly extensive knowledge of both Columbia and Dutchess county as well as the surrounding areas. His attention to detail and personal/professional insight is...


Janine O

My husband and I loved working with Martin (aka Marty) on the purchase of our country home. Throughout the process he advised us on the steps, what to do and more importantly what not to. He has incredible local knowledge and c...


Frank M

This was the first time I've ever put a house on the market, so I was not that familiar with the process. Martin held my hand every step of the way. Questions ( and I had many) were answered in a clear and understandable manner...



Marty was a great agent for us. We sold our house while we were out of state and he handled many extra details like meeting with plumbers and making sure the house was in good condition(no dead birds in the fireplace) and lots ...



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