At a glance
Katonah, Armonk, Amenia, Mount Kisco, Chappaqua, Bedford, Briarcliff Manor
Additional Languages Spoken
Negotiations & Valuations, Marketing/Sales/Strategy, Luxury Homes
Usha brings buyers and sellers together, carefully listening to them and understanding their needs. Her focus on client needs, her reliability, and attention to details underlie her professional reputation. She brings a wide range of skills and her tremendous professional experience to guide buyers and sellers every step of the way.
Usha started her career at Christie’s Auction house then Phillips NYC auction house, where she successfully managed the decorative arts department setting the record sale price for a Tiffany glass lamp at $1.87 million, and then created her own fine arts auction house, Icon20. While working in the fine art auction business, Usha was a regular appraiser on the Antiques Road Show, on PBS.
Usha is a lifelong resident of Chappaqua. She attended and graduated from the Chappaqua Schools and is now a respected member of the community raising her two children in Chappaqua. She has been an... More
Professional Associations & Designations
Member, National Association of Realtors, New York State Association of Realtors, Hudson Gateway Association of Relators, Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service
Tennis, gardening, museums
Chappaqua Schools PTA, Chappaqua School Foundation Board Member
Professional Awards & Achievements
2016 Top Producer ,
Zillow 5 Star Premier Agent
Extremely satisfied and happy with Usha's support to us. We are Expats into US, so I was steeling myself for a really hard time finding a home and setting things up. I wrote to 8-10 odd agents in the area seeking support to find a home, and Usha was the most responsive.
I would recommend Usha to anyone looking for home in the Westchester area for the following reasons:
1. She was the most responsive of 8-10 odd agents we reached out to in the area. She was very prompt on emails, phone making it easy for us to select our top picks much before we actually landed in the area. This upfront work helped us sign the lease on our home literally a day after we arrived in the US saving us time and hotel stay expenses, not to mention the mental peace that comes with finding a base.
2. Her local area knowledge and existing relationships make it easier to find the right home which compliments the lifestyle. She spent good amount of time initially in understanding our requirements, budget, priorities and throughout the process her recommendations for the home were based on the lifestyle we wanted to have, rather than just the home alone. This in hindsight is the BIGGEST reason I would go to her again and again (this is why perhaps just Zillow searches on the internet are not enough and one needs a REAL person/ agent). It's little things like - this house is by a nature trail, avoid this area as no park nearby for your kid, heavy traffic on this road, etc that only a local person can help with, and in that regard Usha's knowledge is unmatched. As a result we now have a home that's working for us holistically as against just finding us " roof over our heads".
3. When we arrived in the US, she again spent considerable time with us driving around various towns and showing us simple things like local schools, train station, eateries, banks, etc. All this on day 1 made me very confident of my choice of location and house.
4. She knows the process inside out.
Thanks again Usha and Houlihan Lawrence you're very lucky to have her!! She believes in Human Connect first and foremost and I wish more agents imbibe the same Mantra. - Help the clients find a home that brings their whole lifestyle together rather than just a house.
- June 30, 2016
Usha is unlike any other realtor we've dealt with. She agreed to help us search for our home and was not deterred by the fact that we had already spent 2 unsuccessful years searching ourselves. Usha stayed positive and tirelessly searched to help us with our admittedly difficult wish list. We were excited to find the house we had been waiting for and Usha was quick to place our offer. Throughout the course of our time spent in contracts she communicated with us and the seller regularly and kept everyone in motion so that we would not lose our rate lock. Usha managed to help us close on time in a down-to-the-minute situation and we are thrilled to now own an amazing home. We highly recommend Usha!
- June 30, 2016
Jackpot. Winning the lottery. Dumb luck. These are the terms my husband and I regularly use when we talk about how we managed to land Usha as our realtor. We purchased our first home through her -- an extremely competitive property that had a multitude of offers that were likely better than ours -- and have no doubt that it was because of Usha's efforts that we acquired it. We had very little experience going in, but from the beginning of our search, Usha worked tirelessly and patiently with us (all the more remarkable given that we started looking with her with a newborn who required constant nursing!), and made certain that we were well-informed and comfortable every step of the way. I could speak at length about her professionalism, responsiveness, intelligence, and unflagging commitment to finding you a home. I could also tell you that everyone we came across that had worked with her (sellers, lawyers, etc.) all commented on these exact traits and more, and spoke of her with utmost regard. But what I found most special about Usha was her unfailing positivity, which in turn never failed to buoy our spirits. There's no better way to put it: Usha is the Hermione Granger of Westchester real estate. We hope to buy and sell all our future properties through her
- January 23, 2017