At a glance
Cold Spring, Garrison, Beacon, Cortlandt, Croton-On-Hudson, Kent, Peekskill, Putnam Valley
Handling transactions end-to-end with attention and care, Working with buyers and sellers, Working with first-time homebuyers and those relocating to the area, Small-scale commercial properties, Second home purchases
Welcome! With my decade-plus experience as a real estate associate at Houlihan Lawrence and my 30 years of living in and loving this very special region in the Lower Hudson Valley, I come to my work as a passionate advocate for you, the client.
I am proud to be a consistent top producer for Houlihan Lawrence, but believe that those professional awards and recognition are really about my personal touch, deep knowledge of the region, focus on details and in having the right team members to support and close your deal.
I am lucky to call Garrison my home, a neighbor hamlet to Cold Spring, both of which are part of Philipstown—and just more than an hour’s commute from Grand Central. This area is known for unique homes, a deep connection to the Hudson River and a history of environmental stewardship which translates to beautiful, private neighborhoods surrounded by nature’s best. Beacon to the north is a... More
Professional Awards & Achievements
• Award-winning consistent top producer at Houlihan Lawrence, recognized with Emerald Award Cold Spring Branch, as well as Silver and Platinum Awards.
• Named one of top 100 Agents in Houlihan Lawrence.
• Recognized with Silver Award from Westchester Putnam Multiple Listing System (MLIS).
•Continually earn repeat business from former clients.
Professional Associations & Designations
• Certified Buyer Representative (CBR)-Licensed Associate Broker Member
• Member of National Association of Realtors
•Member of New York State Association of Realtors
• Member of Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors
Member of Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service (MLS)
Member of Mid Hudson Listing Service (MLS)
Past board member of the well-attended, much-loved Cold Spring Farmer’s Market ~
New member of the Philipstown Garden Club ~
Creator and organizer of the Philipstown winter coat drive, now in its seventh year.
Hiking with friends on some of the lesser-known trails in Philipstown; going out to dinner to support local businesses and see what's happening in the area; cooking for my two daughters when they visit. Reading and watching movies are also favorites. My new hobby is embroidering.
Real Estate Expertise
Finding a new home is a deeply emotional experience, but the truth is there is no substitute for a good Real Estate professional. I love both sides of the work we'll do together: learning about you and what matters most to you, as well as working with all the critical minutiae that make a deal go smoothly and with no surprises. I'm happy to work with a support team I trust and can recommend to help you with every aspect of your transaction. Whether you are aiming to buy or to sell, I am dedicated to you as if you are my only client.
I thrive on learning and consider myself a learning-based agent. I continue to participate in advanced Real Estate courses in order to remain at the forefront of developments in our industry.
I can't say enough fantastic things about working with Abbie Carey: She showed immense professional knowledge and experience, very deep local knowledge, was endlessly patient and full of useful and helpful information about the area (I was relocating), and she couldn't show me enough houses, because I did want to see a lot of houses, and she did. She always listened to my parameters, showed me the right kinds of houses that didn't meet them -- I never felt I was wasting time. And, to get to the point, I bought a house that I adore adore adore adore. It's just perfect and every single day I am so happy I bought it. Thanks, Abbie!
I have known and worked with Abbie for almost ten years. We were new to the area in 2006 and interested in buying a home. Despite finding our dream home on Day 1 of our search, it took us two years and a lot of house hunting to finally close on a beautiful property overlooking the Hudson Valley in Garrison. Through it all, Abbie was patient, understanding and just solid in helping us find our ideal home. We never felt any pressure to close or that we were wasting her time. Instead, we ended up becoming great friends!
This past year, I asked Abbie to help find a site to establish a private school in the area. We ended up buying the Plumbush Inn in Cold Spring, which is an amazing property with historic significance. The process of finding a suitable site, negotiating the deal, and getting planning board approval was very trying. From start to finish, Abbie was a great partner: it took more than a year to complete the transaction and we could not have done it without Abbie's solid support and guidance.
If you have any needs in the area, I would strongly encourage you give Abbie a call.. she knows Putnam County inside-out and is a terrific person with two amazing daughters who grew up in Garrison. I am happy to speak as a reference if you need more details.
We recently purchased our perfect house with the expert guidance of Abbie Carey. Moving from city apartment living to a house up the Hudson was a huge change and we had much to learn about the market, about houses and about what we wanted. Abbie was extraordinarily helpful all along the way. She pointed out both the positive and negative features of every property she took us to. She listened to our every concern and wish. As a resident in the area herself she was extremely informative about the region. We never felt that Abbie was trying to sell us a house, but rather that she was skillfully facilitating what we ourselves wanted. Working with her was a completely pleasurable experience and we would recommend her wholeheartedly.
Our experience with Abbie was wonderful on all accounts. She guided us through preparation of our house for sale and helped us determine an appropriate list price—and we had a full price offer on our house within a week! Abbie was also very resourceful and responsive as we searched for a larger house in the same area. We are pleased to give Abbie our highest recommendation. She's a wonderful asset to the community.
CZ and EW
Abbie Carey has a special ability to balance emotion and business! I chose her as my agent to sell my home because I felt totally at ease with her guidance and suggestions. I trusted her knowledge and most of all, her sincerity. Abbie's experience and expertise of real estate in the Cold Spring area led to a successful sale for all parties involved.
When my son and his family became part of the equation for finding a new home in Cold Spring, it presented a special challenge...a multi-family challenge! Abbie not only did her research based on the data at the time, she offered many creative solutions for each situation. Finding a home that my son and I could share involved many opinions! Throughout the process, Abbie was patient and kind; she understood our personalities and needs. She was always positive and reassuring and we were able to find a home that we all loved.
Abbie is a true professional. She works hard to please her clients and make their dreams come true. I highly recommend her for anyone in the market looking for property. We became good friends and continue to share community minded events!