Real Estate Salesperson
Licensed as Aimee Lynn DiBernardo
Office Phone: 845-694-7106
Aimee’s philosophy is, “Everyone deserves a home no matter what home may mean to them.” Aimee brings her attention to detail, eye for design, and extensive construction knowledge and experience to the Mary Collins Real Estate team. Her highest value is her ability to see potential. Aimee has renovated homes in the area where she not only created the design and layout, but also put forth the actual labor. One of Aimee’s strongest traits is her ability to help sellers by maximizing their homes potential through staging and guiding to make homes more appealing. Born and raised in Accord, NY, and currently residing in the New Paltz area, Aimee knows the Hudson Valley like the back of her hand, which helps buyers feel confident in knowing that her loyalty lies here. Aimee attended Quinnipiac College where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy. Aimee enjoys spending as much time with her kids as possible, baking, traveling, camping, and decorating and redesigning her house. She is a bit obsessive about everything being in its place. Her family makes a game out of it by moving things around the house to see if she notices. She always does!
Real Estate Salesperson
Licensed as Jessica Grace Birch
Office Phone: 845-406-9340
Jessica joined the team as an assistant in 2015 and continued on to get her Real Estate License in early 2018. Loyalty, dedication, and experience are just a few of Jessica’s attributes that make her successful and qualified in the Real Estate business. Jessica strives to build a connection of trust and honesty with each and every buyer. She understands exactly what a buyer wants and needs upon meeting them and her extensive amount of energy gives her the push to get them just that. Jessica is a Hudson Valley native, residing in the Ulster County area. Time well spent for Jessica includes helping at a local dairy farm, competing in Equestrian sports, and getting her hands dirty in the agricultural world. Jessica’s energy and drive have been a great asset to the Mary Collins Real Estate team!
Real Estate Associate Broker
Licensed as Joann C. Volante
Office Phone: 845-217-2385
JoAnna is not your average Real Estate Broker, she is an experienced facilitator whose main focus is to leave her clients happy. As a result, many clients come back to JoAnna 7 or 8 years later when they are ready to make another move. Her commitment, compassion, loyalty, attention to detail, and perseverance in helping her clients achieve their Real Estate dreams has given her the respected reputation and consistent clientele she has today. Born and raised in Brooklyn and now residing in the Hudson Valley area for the past 22 years, JoAnna presents her clients with exceptional Real Estate investment options. JoAnna was initially trained to do Real Estate Appraisals, later discovering that obtaining her Real Estate license was a more rewarding path. JoAnna has a background in fine arts, painting, and print-making. Her passion, outside of Real Estate, lies within her orchids, as gardening is her favorite hobby!
Real Estate Salesperson
Licensed as Lynn M. Archer
Office Phone: 845-605-4531
Lynn has been a part of the MCRE team since 2015, when, after owning a small business in High Falls, she finally gave in to Mary Collins telling her, “You should come work for me!” With over twenty years of banking experience, including eight years in JP Morgan Chase’s Mortgage Bank, Lynn’s extensive mortgage knowledge and banking experience contributed to her successful transition into the Real Estate world. Lynn is known for being a strong communicator and an even better negotiator. She enjoys being of service to both the buyer and seller and understands that assisting clients is a major investment, not just a sales transaction. Her diligence and loyalty helps in assuring clients that she is working on their behalf in moving towards the next chapter of their life while ensuring they find the right home that meets their needs. Lynn’s attention to detail, keen eye, and aesthetic allows her to assist a seller in getting their home ready to place on the market. Originally from Chicago, Lynn was a Manhattan resident for twenty years, and an Ulster County weekender. She is very involved in politics and is active on her town board where she now serves as County Legislator. When she is able to find some free time, Lynn enjoys gardening and traveling.
Real Estate Associate Broker
Office Phone: 845-495-0626
Margaret has been practicing real estate in Ulster County NY for 25 years, the last 22 of them with Mary Collins Real Estate! Enchanted by the picturesque historic architecture, and stunning Catskill vistas, she moved from New York City to the Hudson Valley in 1989 so that her young daughter might grow up in a place of infinite and variable natural beauty, surrounded by the unique culture of the Hudson Valley; a blended community of generations old farming families and artists from every discipline, supporting and inspiring an astonishing flow of creativity.
Delighted by the association between life and where it’s lived, Margaret’s favorite part of the job is discovering what’s unique in each individual client, whether buyer or seller, for the purpose of making a match, or smoothing a transition. Coming from a background in theatre, she has a reputation for being deeply intuitive and views communication… listening, observing, responding with knowledge & clarity…critical to providing good service in the very personal & often overwhelming process of buying and selling real estate. She takes great pride in the fact that her clients come back to her again and again as their housing needs change.
Real Estate Broker
Licensed as Jim B. Allred
Office Phone: 845-495-0587
Jim is an experienced broker whose confidence, conscientiousness and integrity supplement his abundant ability to be helpful and resourceful to his clients. Jim is honest, trustworthy, transparent and an excellent communicator, and he offers his clients strong knowledge of the real estate world, as well as local expertise. Jim’s sincerity and intrinsic drive to do the right thing for his clients, along with a good focus on their needs – to foster an open line of communication – is the key to his success. He knows how to create a marketing plan, and takes a professional approach in helping his clients achieve their goals.
When it comes to buying property Jim will walk his clients through every step of the process, all the way to the closing. He’ll scout property, help negotiate a good deal, and even assist in finding the right attorney to close the deal. Jim has plentiful experience with buying and selling many different types of properties and he knows the local market. Jim will also help new clients to the area obtain familiarity with the market before they make the decision where they want to live or work.
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Jim grew up in a real estate-centric family. His father owned a roofing business and his mother operated a home remodeling business. They were always buying properties, fixing them up, and selling them. He served seven years in the Air Force, and later, after ten years in Miami, Jim settled in New York with his spouse. Jim has over fifteen years experience working on the development of new homes and residential communities, commercial sales and leasing, and general real estate. Jim attended NYU where he earned his BA in Social Sciences Organizational Behavior & Communication and MA in Teaching, and was a teacher for two years. Outside of the real estate business, Jim enjoys working on his golf game, which is improving! He also likes to cook and make new things in the kitchen.