At a glance
Katonah, Bedford, Mount Kisco, Lewisboro, South Salem, Goldens Bridge, North Salem, Pawling, Pound Ridge, Somers
Staging Properties, Working with Sellers and Buyer, Experienced Negotiator, Problem Solver
I work with buyers and sellers in Northern Westchester, Putnam & Dutchess counties. Having lived in Bedford Hills, Carmel and Pawling, I offer first hand knowledge of a broad area.
I began my career in Real Estate after working at Pepsi Co in the field of Finance. Working with Houlihan-Lawrence since 1997, I have a large clientele with transactions involving single family homes, condominiums, relocations, new construction and vacant land. I have enjoyed working on multiple transactions over the years with many clients as their needs have changed and their families have grown. They are my best references for new clients looking for a knowledgeable agent. I appreciate the Testimonials that my clients have shared on my website.
I offer Staging to my clients as part of my listing services.
My success in Real Estate is attributed to EXPERIENCE, PROFESSIONALISM and commitment to SERVICE in an area in which I enjoy living and working.
Professional Associations & Designations
Pawling Chamber of Commerce. Carol is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the New York State Association of Realtors, Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, and the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service.
John Jay Homestead, Katonah, NY
Caramoor House & Garden Tour, Katonah, NY
Pawling Chamber of Commerce
Pawling Garden Club
BA-Secondary Ed/French, SUNY New Paltz, NY, MBA Finance, Pace University
Selling a childhood home is never easy, but Carol made the process doable and even joyous. Thanks to Carol, my sister and I were able to secure the best craftsmen to redo the interior of the house--incuding painters, flooring specialists, electricians and landscapers. These professionals did exactly what they promised, completing their work on or ahead of schedule. When everything seemed overwhelming, Carol was there to lend a hand and give perspective. Your intimate knowledge allowed us to secure all the necessary documentation, select a terrific attorney and to close without a hitch. In a challenging market, we received an offer within the first week and we are forever indebted to her. Thank you for everything.
Victoria White, Bedford Hills
In my professional capacity as the Development Director of the Katonah Museum of Art (KMA), I have greatly appreciated how supportive the Katonah office of Houlihan Lawrence has been to the museum. Through Carol and manager Roselyn Harburger, Houlihan Lawrence has financially supported and eagerly collaborated with the KMA, knowing and valuing how important cultural institutions are to this unique community.
On a personal level, Carol Aprile was our fantastic realtor when my family moved from the city to Katonah. It was our first (and so far, only) home purchase and Carol held our hands, guided us through the bidding and financing process, and showed us only prospective houses that she knew would satisfy our needs. Through her proactive work, we found the house--a converted barn in the center of the village--that we have adored for over 14 years and can never image leaving. We enthusiastically recommend Carol to any friends who plan to move to the area.
Allison Chernow, Katonah
We bought our North Salem house through Carol Aprile and when we sold it 13 years later, we had no hesitation about asking Carol to be our Broker again. She is highly professional, made the whole process easy for us, and her delightful personality and good humor helped us get over the predictable rough spots. We never for a moment doubted that she was firmly in our corner, an extra plus.
Renee and Donald Bain, North Salem
Ten years ago when we were considering moving to Katonah, Carol took the time to educate us on the area. After viewing a few houses, Carol got a clear understanding of the type of house and specific location we were looking for and she was succesful in securing a great house for us in town. As time passed and our space needs grew, Carol kept showing us properties, many just as they came on the market, and she did a tremendous job in securing a lovely property for us last February that looks perfect for us.
Helen O'Gorman Myers, Katonah
Thinking back on the past 11 months is almost a pleasure, no kidding. You were always the consummate professional, but we also connected on a more personal level. So, please, don't be embarrassed, but I'd like to thank you in writing so you know for sure how much we appreciate your help from beginning to end. You had other clients along the way, but we always felt we had at least 100% of your attention.
We always imagined it would be a total nightmare to do a major spruce-up of our 111-year old Victorian family home and put it on the market. So, we procastinated for years.
But as soon as we followed a friend's recommendation to contact you, you outlined the entire selling process for us in detail and made it all seem possible. You consulted on what repairs and cosmetic work would get the most bang for our buck. When I called you in a panic as the painters stood by, you used your considerable decorating talents to suggest paint colors (so many friends and realtives have raved over the paints and want to use the same ones in their homes). Later you offered valuable advice about staging so that our historic home would keep its charm but also appeal to younger buyers. And let's not forget the fabulous photos you took of the house during three seasons, so it would be shown off to its very best.
We were especially impressed with your expertise during the all-important decision of listing price, your enthusiasm during open houses and your masterful handling of the mulitple bid situation that let to an accepted offer at a better price than we had even hoped for. Kudos to you!
In short, you were our coach, cheerleader and constant guardian angel.
Judith Bianciardi, Bedford Hills
I had the pleasure of working with Carol Aprile through two real estate transactions. She was the broker I selected for the sale of my father's house in Katonah and then later for the sale of my own home in Pawling. Living in the same village, I had heard how skilled and professional she was in every aspect of the real estate business. In the sale of both homes, she did a superb job staging each house, artfully photographing both inside and outside of each home, and crafting vivid descriptions of each house for the brochure. She scheduled regular open houses and worked hard to publicize each event. Her work on each webpage was timely and beautifully done. Throughout the marketing process, she maintained close contact with me and sent me regular updates on feedback from prospective buyers. Her advice and suggestions clearly reflected her knowledge of current market conditions. When asked by a friend to describe her work as a realtor, I replied, 'thorough'. She gave remarkable attention to detail in every part of the process and she put extraordinary effort into each sale. I had not ever sold a home before, so I was grateful for her knowledge and expertise.
Although I cared about the marketing of both homes, the most important aspect for me was maintaining regular communication through the buyer's offer, contract, and closing process. At this stage, experience truly matters. Here again, Carol was the consummate professional - always in close contact with me, with the real estate agent for the buyers, and also with the attorney handling the closing. She called me promptly with any offers, conditions or information pertinent to the sale of each house. Her experience and knowledge of real estate procedures and her smooth handling of all the various stages of the sale gave me confidence in the process and inspired me to do all I could on my end to support the efforts. Carol Aprile is a hard working, experienced professional who will guide even the most inexperienced seller or buyer through the often complex process of real estate. I am grateful to have had her as my agent.
Nancy J. Murphy, Pawling