Madison Stefanchik, the face behind Upstate Valley Homes, is an enthusiastic, born-and-raised Hudson Valley resident (with a short stint in NYC for college), hyper-local supporter, mental wellness advocate, amateur photographer, cat mom, foodie, and regional day-tripping adventurer. She also happens to be a passionate, NYS licensed real estate agent in the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountain regions.
Madison will happily stand with you from start to finish, and beyond. It's of the utmost importance that each unique situation is handled with a tremendous amount of care, so she facilitates each step of the process (and there are plenty past finding your ideal home) in the most efficient way, while not compromising on offering sincere, compassionate and truthful guidance. It is really important to Madison that you go through what can sometimes seem like an exciting and simultaneously daunting event, as seamlessly and effortlessly as possible. She confidently does so by using her 15+ years of professional experience managing time-sensitive, confidential projects across multiple internal and external teams, as well as social media marketing on multiple platforms to her advantage. Madison prides herself on being a high-touch, trauma-informed, education-forward real estate agent. She realizes that for a majority of her clients, this may be the biggest financial decision they ever make. Madison does not take that lightly, and personally holds a lot of weight that the experience is a positive one, for you and yours.
Whether you are just poking around or you're ready to move forward, she is happy to be a resource, and help guide you wherever you are in your journey.
Backed by the Best in the Industry
UVH works in connection with Halter Associates Realty with offices in Woodstock and Kingston, NY.
Lisa Halter is the award-winning Founder, Owner, and Principal Broker of Halter Associates Realty, a local, independent agency established in 2014 with a focus on simplifying and streamlining the real estate business in Upstate New York.
Before that, she served for 15 years as a broker and top-producing agent in Hudson Valley residential and commercial real estate. Lisa also worked for more than two decades in digital marketing and graphic design, earning awards for campaigns in London and New York City — and she established Halter Associates to apply her skills and experience on behalf of local home sellers in Woodstock, Ulster County, and throughout the Hudson Valley.
Lisa created Halter Associates to empower local real estate professionals to excel by providing a safe, supportive hub for continual learning and collaboration.
Authenticity · Trustworthy
Kindness · Accountability
Building meaningful relationships is a focal point of UVH. If there is something that legally cannot be advised on, you'll be quickly connected with a large network of trusted professionals in various sectors so you have what you need to feel empowered in all of your decisions.
Inclusivity · Equality
UVH treats all of clients equally, period. We deeply believe in and stand by offering a boutique-style, premium quality real estate experience regardless of income, budget, age, gender, race, or sexual orientation. UVH believes that everyone deserves a safe place to call home.
Curiosity · Growth
It can be easy to fall into routine and habit — but we believe that in doing so, it lays the perfect breeding ground for complacency. As a “forever student,” it's top-of-mind to stay in the know regarding real estate, marketing, tech, and design trends, as well as community assistance programs and grants.
It’s not just what you say, but what you do. In addition to attending various volunteer events that touch on several different initiatives, UVH has made a commitment to donate 2% of gross income from real estate sales to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh and Ulster County Habitat for Humanity which provide channels for all to become homeowners.
My husband and I recently purchased a home in Chester, New York, with Madison there to guide us every step of the way. From our first phone call, we were put at ease by her expansive knowledge of the market and the minutiae of home-buying, plus her willingness and ability to explain everything to us.
As first-time homeowners, the process was intimidating but Madison made sure we always felt empowered about every decision we made. She broke down everything for us, step by step, making sure we understood everything before we moved forward. She helped manage our expectations and was transparent and honest about all our options.
We always felt like she was available for a quick question, and she’s lightning quick with responses.
Through her local network, she helped us find a lender, legal representation, and an inspector -- all of whom were as fantastic as she had promised.
I cannot recommend her highly enough, hiring her was the best choice we made and if you do the same, you’ll be in great hands.