Rip Van Winkle Realty
Rip Van Winkle Realty


Ted Banta
Ted Banta – Principal Broker 
Ted Banta offers courtesy, commitment, knowledge, experience, & professionalism to his clients & is highly motivated to meet their goals. Ted is a licensed full-time broker/owner of Rip Van Winkle Mountain Realty(known as Rip Van Winkle Realty) & Premier Realty Services in Upstate, NY-the Catskill Region, the Hudson Valley, possessing a vast range of knowledge in the respective real estate markets. In addition, Ted is a successful real estate investor & property manager employing such knowledge & experience to aid & guide his clients. Ted graduated Fordham University in 1992 earning a BA degree. Thereafter, he attended Fordham University’s Graduate School. Civically, Ted serves his community in charitable roles; and politically, served the Town of Cairo as Town Supervisor. Most importantly, Ted enjoys a wonderful family with his wife & five beautiful children.
Professional Affiliations & Organizations:
Licensed New York State Real Estate Broker
Licensed New York State Real Estate Instructor
President of the Columbia-Greene Board of REALTORS 2011-2012
Member of the NYSAR Honor Society 2009-2014
Graduate REALTOR
H.U.D (Housing & Urban Development) Registered Broker
Columbia-Greene Board of REALTORS 2008 REALTOR of the Year
Member of the National Association of REALTORS-NAR
Member of the New York State Association of REALTORS-NYSAR
Member of the Columbia-Greene Board of REALTORS
Town Supervisor of the Town of Cairo 2012-2015
Member of the NY State Fire Prevention & Building Code Council 2015
Member of the Greene County’s Business Advisory Committee 2014-2017
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Konrad Roman

KONRAD ROMAN –  Licensed Salesperson, Media Expert
Konrad Roman has been creating cutting edge sales content using the latest technology for over 19 years. He is an engineer, editor, graphic designer, camera man, emerging technology expert & licensed drone pilot. Konrad was embedded with troops during Operation Desert Storm, contributed to the early look of cable channels and created Sizzle Reels for every type of industry and company and pioneered digital compression for various online delivery formats. Konrad is a graduate of MIT and a world traveler so he combines technical expertise with an interest and zest for life that translates into dynamic sales videos for your properties. Whether buying or selling Konrad’s wide ranging expertises can not be matched in helping you achieve your goals. Contact Konrad today!
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Bette Watts – Bette “Kusisto” Watts well known in her home town as honest, trustworthy, hardworking and of upstanding character. Bette has been in the real estate industry for 9 years, starting out as the secretary in the real estate office, to then acquiring her NYS Real Estate Salesperson License. She not only knows the area very well, but will work diligently on behalf of her sellers and buyers. Bette personally sees all her transactions thru from beginning to end and very respected in her hometown. She brings a fresh, energetic, enthusiastic approach to buying and selling real estate. If you’re in the market to buy or sell a home, land, multi-family or commercial property, you can count on Bette to go above and beyond to get the job done. She loves assisting her clients thru every aspect of their real estate needs and has received very high reviews of satisfaction from all her clients. Bette believes in a lot of communication, always available and always up on the latest technology including all social media. Please call, text or email Bette for any real estate needs, you will be her top priority!
Contact BETTE:
Cell: 518-821-4485


Fred Muller

Fred Muller – I have been in real estate about thirteen years after retiring from 35 years of service with Verizon.I truly enjoy working with people and believe in treating everyone honestly and with integrity.I believe in professionalism with a down to earth approach. I work hard for my clients in trying to meet all their needs.
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Sue McKeown Roman
Sue McKeown Roman –  Licensed Salesperson, Online Expert
Besides being an avid gardener and Disaster Services Red Cross Volunteer, Sue is a full time licensed Real Estate Salesperson and an expert on SEO and META data with over 30 years’ experience managing data & as real estate has moved online, understanding data is the key to searching for what you are looking for.  “Real Estate Matchmaking” might sound silly but everyone is searching for the right one.  Every home has unique features and Sue will help find the one for you.
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Bridget Hernandez

Bridget Hernandez – Information Forthcoming
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Carol Decker – Carol has been a licensed Real Estate salesperson for 14 years. She is good at what she does and goes go out of the way to satisfy a buyers and sellers.  Carol will show you a home anytime you are available, weekdays or weekends. Besides being a pleasure to work with Carol specializes in foreclosures and for properties  & will search above and beyond to find the home you are looking for.  If you are looking for an Salesperson like this Carol Decker is the one to call!
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Nathaniel Galloway
Nathaniel Galloway – Nathaniel Galloway Is a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson with  Rip Van Winkle Realty in Catskill NY.

When working with Nathaniel you are guaranteed a professional yet energetic attitude with a fast tech savvy response, who will help/aid/labor  with you on selling, renting or buying your new home. A native of the Catskills, he knows the lay of the land and is a great resource to those not familiar with the region. Personable and intelligent Nathaniel is who you should contact today!

Nathaniel is a:
Member of the National Association of Realtors
Member of The Columbia-Greene Northern Dutchess MLS

Cell: 518-947-8571


Lisa StiefelLisa Stiefel – Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Lisa is a native of Greene County as well as a successful real estate investor and property manager. Lisa understands her client’s needs and is enthusiastic, diligent and responsive. Lisa is passionate about the needs and goals of her clients and she specializes in bringing peace of mind to home sellers and buyers. Lisa does absolutely everything in her power to ensure her clients’ success with high ethical standards. She has the experience and local know-how to help you make the best possible decisions. In her free time, Lisa enjoys taking her dogs on day trips, riding her bike on the Rail Trail and playing softball in the local league.Member of the Columbia Greene Northern Dutchess Multiple Listing Service
Member of the Hudson Valley Catskill Region Multiple Listing Service
Member of the Ulster Board of Realtors
Member of the Esopus Business Alliance
Director of the Greene County’s Catskill Caravan
Member of the National Association of REALTORS
Rip Van Winkle Realty Social Media Promotor
Member of the New York State Association of REALTORS-NYSAR
Member of the Columbia-Greene Board of REALTORS

Contact Lisa:
Cell: 518-929-5559

Ellen Boldis

Ellen Boldis has been in the real estate business for over 10 years and comes to us from Home Center Sotheby’s Realty in Massachusetts. She is knowledgable in all areas of the industry including sales, listings
and selling unique and luxurious homes. She recently moved back to New York afer living in Boston for 20+ years working in the advertising industry. Currently, she is licensed as an Associate Broker in both states.

Ellen attended Wood Tobe-Coburn School in Manhattan and has always had an appreciation of fashion design and merchandising. She loves life and people and combines her love for design and fashion in
the form of residential real estate.  She is able to utilize her staging experience to assist clients with properly showcasing their home for a sale realizing the full potential of each property she represents. She is devoted to serving your needs around the clock.

Ellen possesses natural and dynamic qualities that set her apart and enable her to successfully procure the goals of the discriminating
buyers and sellers she represents. Whether you are interested in a discreet ski chalet, a vineyard, or a condominium, or a pied-a-terre, Ellen is ready to show you the finest, most exclusive listings, with an eye to your own particular taste and needs. She faithfully serves her elite
clientele, and you can rely on her to help you realize the full potential of your luxury real estate investment while maintaining your privacy in the strictest fashion.


Meghan McCoy-Espel – Licensed Real Estate Salesperson  – If you’re looking for the Real McCoy, you’ve come to the right place.  My name is Meghan “McCoy” Espel.  Thank you for taking the time to learn a little more about me.  I came to Rip Van Winkle Mountain Realty with over 10 years of experience in marketing and advertising sales.   That experience, along with Rip Van Winkle Realty having latest technology in photography and videography, led me to transition from an administrative position here, to pursuing a career in real estate.  I grew up in Saugerties and Catskill, but have lived in all of the great regions of New York State.  I attended college in Farmingdale Long Island, as well as Rochester, NY.

After college I had the pleasure of living in Manhattan as well as traveling throughout Europe with my childhood best friend.  NYC is dynamic, and all of the European countries I visited were magical, but the scenery of the Hudson Valley and the Catskill Mountains will rival most any other.
I come from a big family, with 7 brothers and sisters, most of whom are scattered throughout the Hudson Valley and Dutchess County.  Besides spending time with family and friends, I enjoy the summer days with my daughter at the different swimming holes and hiking trails.  I love the fall, for the foliage that is unsurpassed, and the winter for skiing and watching football!
Having such a big family taught me the importance of listening.  I enjoy listening and consider it one of my greatest attributes.  I will listen and learn what you want and need when purchasing your home,  as well as what you want and need when selling your home.
You enjoy this great area, and let me take care of the rest.
Contact Meghan:
Cell: 518-441-9828


Enrique Ralat – Enrique Ralat came from Puerto Rico to New York in 2006 and has never left. Enrique chose to reside in the beautiful Hudson Valley area of New York where he fell in love with the breathtaking views of the distinctive upstate seasons and historical places of the Hudson Valley, the Catskills and the Adirondacks. He currently resides in Climax, in a charming rural hamlet of Coxsackie in Greene County. After many years in customer service, Enrique possesses experience and qualities that you are looking for in a REALTOR®, paying attention to details and listening to his clients and customersEnrique is bilingual – fluent in English and Spanish making him very capable to help and assist you in reaching your real estate goals and dreams faster and easier.

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Pamela Pisarri –  As an Associate Real Estate Broker, for over 30 years I have been devoted to providing quality service to all my clients and customers. I practice treating others the way I like to be treated and that has proven a successful way of conducting business. For honest and courteous service, please count on me.

I hold a Baccalaureate Degree in Organizational Psychology, which simply means that I studied in the multi-disciplinary fields of Business and Psychology or organizations and people.  Graduating with high honors including the distinguished Phi-Theta-Kapa, I attribute my accomplishment to base-line intelligence, diligence, competence, and good old-fashioned hard work.  I have consistently conducted myself the same way in the workplace and continue as a high-achiever.  I am certain that my
knowledge, skills, and work/life experiences can be utilized in assisting clients and customers to successful real estate outcomes.

Over 30 years in development, project management, public relations and new media, along with skills in fund-raising compliment my real estate career.

Having an awareness of the challenges pertaining to buying and  selling, a realtor needs to be client centered in order to realize client retention.  Providing services and acknowledgements expediently is key in reducing attrition.  Furthermore, building confidence and rapport is key. Lastly, it is imperative to work closely and successfully with the community and the municipal leaders.

  • Licensed New York State Associate Broker
  • Licensed New York State Notary Public
  • Member of the National Association of REALTORS-NAR
  • Member of the New York State Association of REALTORS-NYSAR
  • Member of the Columbia-Greene Board of REALTORS

Contact PAMELA:
Cell: 518-506- 1554


Chelsey Decker – Licensed Real Estate Salesperson  – Information Forthcoming