Elizabeth (Betsy) Ronel

Real Estate Salesperson

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Elizabeth (Betsy) Ronel
Real Estate Salesperson

At a glance

My Communities
Bedford, Pound Ridge, Armonk, Katonah, Chappaqua, Mount Kisco, Goldens Bridge, Lewisboro, North Salem, South Salem, Waccabuc

Specialties
Working with Sellers, Buyers, and Realtors, Starter homes, Mid-range homes, Estate and Antique properties, Relocation, Staging and Styling

Lives In
Pound Ridge

Experience
2 Years

About me

YOU are Betsy's priority.   Betsy gets right to it. She has a no nonsense approach when helping her clients reach their goals. When representing sellers, Betsy sees each home objectively and, with her concierge service, helps sellers stage their home to capitalize its’ best features for first rate offers. She prices to meet the market and stay ahead of it to get the property sold. Betsy’s extensive social media outreach gets clients’ homes on the world stage. As a buyers agent, Betsy’s in-depth knowledge of the ever changing market enables her to structure the best deals to fulfill her clients’ real estate visions. She's known for matching the buyer and new their home in one day! Betsy has good relationships with agents in her market; this is key to getting deals done.   Giving back to her community is critical to Betsy. Each quarter she chooses a local non-profit and donates a percentage of her income to it. Some... More

Professional Awards & Achievements

Sellers Representative Specialist, NYSAR
Relocation Specialist, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World,
2018 Silver Award Winner for Sales Achievement

Professional Associations & Designations

Betsy is a member of the National Association of Realtors, New York State Association of Realtors, Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service.

Community Involvement

Giving back is paramount to Betsy. Each quarter she donates a percentage of her net sales to non-profits in her community. In 2019 several organizations received donations from Betsy: A New Chance Animal Rescue, Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue, 13 Hands Equine, The Bedford Playhouse, Bedford 2020, and Pound Ridge Partnership. This is her commitment to the community which supports her. Betsy is an active member on the events and education committees of the Bedford Historical Society, the Pound Ridge Historical Society. She is a dedicated animal... More

Personal Interests

Canoeing, Mah Jong, hiking, walking in town, decorating, landscaping, yoga, classical ballet, tennis, reading, cooking, constantly tweaking her own property are some of Betsy's interests. 

Education

Parsons School of Design, Marketing Major with a focus in Fashion, BBA

Testimonials

Sharp Salesperson

Betsy was referred to me by a mutual friend. I had my house on the market for at least 2 years with no offers I would consider. The first thing Betsy asked me is why I thought my house hadn't sold. I gave her my answer and she gave me hers - it wasn't priced to meet the market and the offers I had had were telling me what buyers were willing to pay. She swiftly told me the price we needed to put the house on for and then predicted what it would actually sell for. She strongly counseled me as the market changed and through every bit of feedback. Within 3 months we had a deal and a swift sale. She is a STRONG listing agent.

Bedford Estate - January 16, 2019

Many offers and Contract in one Week!

We chose Betsy to sell our house for her enthusiasm and her energy. She's positive and so excited about her work. She has good energy and works so hard. She priced our house right and we had a few offers in one week and were in contract immediately. We didn't expect our house to go so quickly and were thrilled when it did. Betsy is fresh(ish) to real estate and that is EXACTLY what makes her so good at it. She is eager to get it done. We love her. Call her to get it done for you. Betsy knows.

- June 28, 2019

After renting, I bought

Betsy put me in a rental this past year after my home buying search didn't pan out. Betsy kept a sharp eye on the market daily for me. We must have seen over 50 houses. Finally, my house appeared. She guided me closely on how to bid and within one week we were in contract on a very competitive property. She's a saint.

Bedford Buyer - June 16, 2019

Working with a Pro

Let me take this opportunity to thank you for such a pleasant search. It is rare to have such an affable agent to work with. Both of us were talking about how nice our time with you was every time we left you.You made the area come to life through your understanding of it and imparted that to us. It is so nice working with a pro. Thank you.

Pound Ridge Buyer - May 4, 2019

Luxury Summer Rental

After an exhaustive search Betsy found the one and only I had to have for my family to summer in. I was referred to Betsy and right away saw her expertise in real estate, negotiations and diplomacy. She kept honing the search until she found the most special summer house for my family. If you want speed, accuracy, skills and humor thrown in for good measure Betsy is your agent.

- April 29, 2019

Utmost Privacy

I chose Ms. Ronel to represent my employer in the purchase of her new home. My employer  required the utmost privacy and discernment. Based on Ms. Ronel's pedigree in high fashion I knew she would understand our needs. We met Ms. Ronel on the phone. She immediately made quick work of her assignment. There were many particulars. She had to tell us point blank the adjustments we'd need to make to our requirements to get my boss into the exact type of setting she required. What we appreciated was Ms. Ronel's comfort and ease when speaking with us. She was not intimidated nor did she try to please us by letting my boss run the show - she rather quickly directed us to appropriate properties and explained things as we went along so my boss could make informed, critical decisions. In one day, she found us the new residence my boss would buy and by week's end we were in contract. Process was clean, direct, and quick. Ms. Ronel was everything we thought she would be based on her background.

Pound Ridge Estate purchase - December 10, 2018

First Timers

Thank you Betsy for guiding us to our first house in Pound Ridge. We love it so much. You made buying this house which we thought would be lengthy and hard, simple. You negotiated very well for us and got us the price we wanted. You dealt with the listing agent so nicely to get her onto our side of the fence, we felt. We never thought we'd find our forever house and own it in one month! All your recommendations have been helpful and great. We feel so lucky to have met you at the open house!

New Pound Ridgers - December 15, 2018

Looking and looking

We are driving Betsy crazy! She swears we aren't! We have been looking with her for 10 months. Every time she finds us what we asked her for we switch up the criteria. We have a bunch of MUST HAVES. She's cool. She makes an afternoon of it for us and our kids so we don't get exhausted on our never ending search. She sends us houses almost daily and we discuss the options with her weekly. One day, hopefully soon, we will decide on our weekend house and Betsy can get her life back! I am writing this because Betsy has found us exactly what we have asked for. She's uncannily good at that. But be careful what you wish for, because Betsy will deliver it to you. Once she brings us to what we thought we wanted we realize its not what we want. We appreciate and need her patience and her good humor. She's very upbeat. Anyway, wanted to give her a word of encouragement because she's an amazing agent! 

- January 10, 2019

Started and stopped

We are working with Betsy. We met her at an open house. She is so full of life and taps right into you and your needs. Betsy is searching for our new home, no easy task. We needed to take a break over the holidays and were nervous to tell her but she sensed something was up and reached out to us, as she had every week with updates. How did she know?! This is what I mean when she taps into you. She was so kind and sweet about our discomfort and promised to keep looking for us so when we resume in January we won't have missed anything. We love that she will wait for us and didn't put pressure on us to keep looking. She made us feel ok about our decision to take a break. We love her and can't wait to pick up again in the new year!

- December 1, 2018

Renting before Buying

I found Betsy on Zillow and was following her on Instagram before hiring her as my agent. She's so stylish, I had to be a part of her world. I wanted to move my daughter to the Bedford area from this city. We looked and looked and finally decided that renting before buying was my best bet. Within one day of that decision, Betsy found the perfect rental house for us. Smooth sailing with Betsy. Do yourself a favor and use her. 

Bedford Rental - November 1, 2018

Relocation from overseas

A mutual friend referred us to Betsy. We were relocated with my company and had to make an international move with kids. From the first phone call, Betsy was ON IT. She toured us through several different towns, took us to eat, took our kids shopping while we discussed things, told us where to go in our free time. Our kids were nervous to move countries and start new schools and Betsy had the magic touch with them. She kept us all calm and on task! We had to come back to NY weekend after weekend for 2 months before we finally chose a house. She had to walk us through the NY and US process of house buying. We knew nothing. She had to be our liaison for many things during the process. She went beyond for us to make our move as smooth as possible. She had to have some tough conversations with the sellers, negotiate very hard given our parameters were tight. Our transition not only to a new home but a new country and town was made easy in large part due to Betsy covering every base for us and foreseeing things we didn't even think of. And what's better, she stays in touch with us! She's one of the happiest, most straightforward people we have ever met. We had no idea Betsy had only been in real estate just a few months when we closed - she was a consummate professional all the way.

Bronxville - August 23, 2018

Happy Armonk Buyers!

Thank you for such a great day of showings. You taught us so much that helped us make the decision in one day.

Armonk Clients - August 17, 2018

Thank you for an extensive search, answering our texts, emails and calls at all hours and holding the course through the sale process. You never lost your cool and kept everybody on task.We are so glad we met you at the open house! Look for an invite to our pool party next spring. XO

New Bedford Homeowners - June 1, 2018