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Beth Hargraves, Maria Carlino and Bernadette Haley have joined Julia B Fee Sotheby’s International Realty as The HCH Team. The agent team was the first to operate out of the company’s new Irvington, N.Y. brokerage and will primarily service Westchester County’s Rivertowns including Ardsley, Briarcliff Manor, Cortlandt, Croton on Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington, Ossining, Peekskill, Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown to name a few. 

Bernadette's goal is provide strategic expert advice to sellers, buyers, landlords and renters, entering an increasingly more sophisticated real estate market. Bernadette will guide you through the necessary steps, making sure you get the market knowledge, professionalism and service you deserve. By "putting my clients first", she provides personal attention, guidance and comprehensive information, including schools and recreation, for a wide range of neighborhoods and communities. Bernadette listens carefully and responds quickly to her clients' needs. Prior to entering Real Estate, Bernadette spent 30 years in magazine publishing. She served as publisher of America's largest monthly magazine, Reader's Digest, and as launch publisher of Rodale's Organic Style and Hearst Magazines Quick & Simple. She brings the same results-oriented energy and ability to analyze markets to the real estate profession, as well as an understanding of people's needs, the hopes and dreams that come with home ownership. Bernadette has a natural talent for creating "Win-Win" scenarios that helps her efforts on behalf of buyers and sellers to make the Real Estate transaction smooth with minimal anxiety. Bernadette and her husband raised their daughter in Irvington-on-Hudson. Their daughter attended the Irvington Public Schools from kindergarten through high school. Bernadette has served on the Publishing Advisory Board for Pace University and currently volunteers for Breast Cancer Awareness and is a Member of the Irvington Chamber of Commerce Board. Bernadette's interests include homes, cooking, entertaining, hiking, reading, movies and traveling with family and friends.

The three agents are joining together as The HCH Team for the first time; although all three have worked together closely over the years. The HCH Team will provide 3x the service, 3x the passion, 3x the expertise, 3x the support to help you with all your real estate needs.

  • Born In New Jersey
  • Lives In The Rivertowns
  • Favorite Movie "Dr. Zhivago"
  • Passion Traveling
  • Interests Travel
  • Favorite Lyric "Because I'm happy..."
  • Inspiration My Family
  • Can't Live Without Pizza & French Fries

Agent Designations

  • Graduate, REALTOR® Institute

My Awards

  • Gold Award

My Listings and Sales

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Testimonials (27)

We could not have been happier with the marketing of our apartment. The HCH team did an amazing job and ended up securing an exceptional price, well above our expectations. 5 stars all the way!  Doug and Sue G. | Seller Clients | Hudson House | Irvington
Working with the HCH Team was a great experience. We were very happy with their level of professionalism. Beth, Bernadette and Maria were always responsive, communicative and accommodating. The App they used to communicate showings etc. was efficient and easy to use. They provided guidance every step of the way. On a personal level, we enjoyed dealing with them. Nothing was ever an issue.  Joe and Ellen G. | Seller Clients | Tarrytown
"Bernadette was very helpful with the our search and helping us find a perfect home for us.  Pasqual F. | Buyer Client | Ossining
We were very pleased with the efforts of the team. Bernadette took the lead because I knew her and engaged her. The entire HCH team was excellent. Always followed up promptly and made good suggestions about pricing. We are happy with the result that we obtained.  Jeffrey J. | Seller Client | Tarrytown
Bernadette and the HCH Team were very organized and easy to work with. They were responsive during the search and purchasing process. I would definitely work with Bernadette again for the sale or purchase of another home.  Maria Amparo R. | Buyer Client | Peekskill
Bernadette Haley and the HCH Team were our MVPs throughout our entire home-buying process in Westchester, in 2022. We began our search in the River Towns, and, when we realized what we wanted was further afield, Bernadette remained our diligent partner in the process. At each viewing, and there were many, she brought detailed information about the listing, comps in the area, and tax information. She remained extremely responsive throughout our extensive search and truly understands the competitive nature of the NYC suburban market. Within minutes she’d return our calls, and often within the hour would confirm our next viewing. Once we had an accepted offer, Bernadette was able to refer us to inspectors, mortgage brokers, real estate attorneys, etc., who were as professional as herself. She also happens to be an absolute delight to work with. This was not our first home purchase, and Bernadette has forever raised the bar in what we will expect from an agent. Tracy S and Ariel S | Buyer Client | Somers
Bernadette was great and very helpful with the sale of my property.    Pasqual F. | Seller Client | Tarrytown
We are so thankful to Bernadette for her expertise and help in finding us the perfect home! As first time homebuyers who were living out of state, Bernadette made the process incredibly smooth for us. She was always easy to reach, answered all our questions, and walked us through the next steps. She has an amazing attention to detail and was a strong advocate for us throughout the process. We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with her and the HCH Team. Richard L & Esther M | Buyer Client | Scarsdale
Our home search was a long, twisty road through a difficult and tight real estate market, and Bernadette Haley stuck with us and supported us the whole time—and ultimately helped us prevail. She was great. Due to the low inventory/high price housing market in Westchester — only made worse when mortgage rates skyrocketed — we were searching for a long time, nearly two years. But Bernadette never let us give up hope. She was always available for showings, or just to answer questions or help us to understand different towns. Her expertise helped us narrow our focus on what we really wanted. When it came time to make an offer she helped us craft one that won a frenzied bidding war, and then she was with us every step of the way to closing. She helped us find topnotch professionals throughout the process — mortgage lender, insurance, inspector, lawyer — and made sure everything always moved along without a hitch. We love our home, and we'd wholeheartedly recommend Bernadette and The HCH Team to anyone looking for a home in Westchester Jim and Pam K. |Buyer Clients | Katonah | NY
We were very pleased with the efforts of the team. Bernadette took the lead because I knew her and engaged her. The entire HCH team was excellent. Always followed up promptly and made good suggestions about pricing. We are happy with the result that we obtained.  Jeffrey J. | Seller Client | Tarrytown
The HCH team of Bernadette, Elizabeth and Maria were outstanding. They were always available to help and answer any questions. They went far and above my expectations. Not only are they extremely professional, but are also very nice individuals. It was a pleasure working with them. Neil and Roslyn K. | Buyer Clients | Irvington
We can highly recommend the HCH Team at Julia B Fee Sotheby's Realty in Irvington. The entire process of selling our home including market evaluation, preparing to list the property, and showing the house was handled with expertise and thoughtfulness. The sale and closing process was seamless. Every step of the way we were confident that we were receiving the utmost attention. We cannot recommend the team more highly and will use them again when buying or selling a home again in the future.  Julia D | Seller Client | Irvington
"My experience with Bernadette Haley and team has been wonderful. All were great to work with and did a fantastic job of networking for the sale of my condo. I’m very appreciative of their time and effort in helping me buy and sell this past year.. Bernadette’ thank you. You’ve been a pleasure to work with and very patient and understanding!! Thank you all for a job well done! Couldn’t be happier!!!!" Lisa M. Seller Client | Tarrytown
I had a wonderful experience working with Bernadette. She was incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and caring. Anytime I needed her, she made herself available and answered every text quickly. I’m a first time home owner and she guided me every step of the way.  Ruthie K. | Buyer Client | Tarrytown
Bernadette Haley helped our family find a beautiful home on a gorgeous street in Pelham during a very hot Sellers' market. We had a somewhat tricky situation, coming out of state and racing against a deadline. Bernadette always made herself available and quickly arranged showings (we saw no fewer than 14 houses). She was very well prepared, patient, and professional. She gave us all the necessary information promptly, whatever the request (market analysis, house information, etc). She was always calm and reassuring, but never overpromised, as she gave facts not wishes. Bernadette is the agent you want to have in your corner. Highly recommended! Filip K Swirksi | Buyer Client | Pelham
We selected Bernadette Haley to sell our home in Irvington. Bernadette prepared a thorough analysis of the market showed us what recently sold as well as what else would be our competition. Her guidance helped us set the sales price. Then Bernadette went to work. She had a beautiful brochure made, promoted our home in a variety of places, compiled community information for all prospective buyers who visited the home. And, she was very diligent about scheduling Open Houses. We had several offers and recently closed. It was such a pleasure dealing with Bernadette. As a realtor Bernadette is a savvy professional who is detail oriented, courteous and respectful. She is easy to talk to, a great listener, and at all times responsive -- always returns calls or responded to our queries in a timely fashion. I highly recommend Bernadette to any seller (or buyer). She will help you realize your goal as she did for us. Angelina B.
Finding the perfect place to live can be a difficult experience. My wife and I had seen many properties over a six month search and were becoming increasingly frustrated as the vast majority were not as advertised . That was until we met Bernadette Haley who listened attentively to our requirements. We wanted a unique residence, not too large but with interesting architecture and water views if possible. Sure enough, Bernadette had the perfect place in mind for us and we are now living in a beautiful apartment in Ardsley on Hudson right on the Hudson River. We are thoroughly enjoying the Hudson River town experience and have Bernadette to thank. She was a pleasure to work with and we recommend her without reservation. Doug G.
It was such a pleasure working with Bernadette, my husband and I are so excited to have purchased our new home in Tarrytown, NY. Bernadette was invaluable guiding us through the negotiations from start to finish. She is diligent, responsive and understanding. Bernadette's personal knowledge of the Rivertown's represents a significant advantage when considering the Lower Hudson Valley. If you want a professional, honest and personable agent to work with we highly recommended Bernadette! Today we are happy to call her our friend and neighbor. Joyce S.
We first met Bernadette when we were browsing for our dream home in Westchester. As newlyweds moving out of the city, we were not entirely certain of our wants and needs; not the easiest client. Bernadette gave us expert advice, beyond anything that was originally in our scope (type of heating, flooring, schools, community, weekend crowds, etc) and patiently showed us homes in each area meeting our criteria. Sonia A.
Bernadette Haley is a reliable and knowledgeable realtor who is completely dedicated to her profession. As baby boomers we were looking to downsize. She spent two years showing us properties until she found us the right one. She advised us on bidding and on executing the close. She spent the next six months finding a buyer for our larger home. She personally conducted 5 weekend open houses, she showed the house to multiple buyers without disrupting our lifestyle. As a member of the HCH team, she had excellent coverage the few times she was not available. She steered us to a tax reduction expert who lowered our assessment by 11%, which made the house more sellable. Whenever we had a question she expeditiously provided us with an accurate answer or referral. She has excellent relationships with other realtors, which made transactions easy. She is pleasant, not overbearing , dresses professional, and always greets you with a smile. Bernadette's previous 25 years of corporate experience has given her an edge in the real estate business and we have benefited from this in the buying and selling of homes. Stephen & Janet - Irvington
As first time home buyers, Bernadette was a pleasure to work with. Her personality lent itself to easy communication making it easy for us to express our needs and desires, concerns and questions in ways that allowed her to quickly hone in on the right house for us. Then, throughout the entire home buying process she was always easy to reach, to schedule with and to receive information from, taking any confusion or guesswork out of the negotiation, contracting and closing processes. Even after the sale ways complete, she stayed in touch providing true end-to-end service with poise and professionalism. We could not have anticipated a better result. Vanessa P.
As first time home buyers, Bernadette was a pleasure to work with. Her personality lent itself to easy communication making it easy for us to express our needs and desires, concerns and questions in ways that allowed her to quickly hone in on the right house for us. Vanessa P.
Bernadette was recommended to us by a work colleague and became our trusted partner throughout the search for our new home. She was patient and responsive and went above and beyond what we expected from a real estate agent. From picking us up at the train station to view homes to bringing us food when she thought we might be hungry, Bernadette was an absolute pleasure to work with. Pamela S.
I can't say enough about how refreshing it was to work with Bernadette. She has a very positive attitude and listens and understands what her client is looking for and only shows properties that fit those requirements. She is really knowledgeable and knows the market well and always went above and beyond her call of duty. She is very diligent and follows up on open issues and responds promptly to phone calls. She is a consummate professional and I highly recommend her and look forward to working with her again in the future. Kevin K.
I was about to give up finding my dream Condo along the Hudson, when I met Bernadette Haley. I was at my wits end. She put me completely at ease and was always congenial and so very helpful. Bernadette showed me easy to understand statistics of past sales in the immediate area, when I saw a property I wanted. This way I could feel good about my home, and its real value. She solidified the purchase of my Condo for less than the asking price. We closed in 27 days. She went above and beyond any expectation, she escorted me to Town Hall, and the DMV after the closing, to be eligible for a tax credit that was due the next day. I could not be more pleased. She was always on time and in communication and a complete Joy to work with. She has such a pleasant disposition and always gave me hope. Of course, I ended up with a new home that has more than I ever imagined. Just Perfect. Lucia R.
Bernadette Haley is a very professional and knowledgeable realtor who never seems to tire. I was looking to downsize and being a first time seller, it was quite overwhelming. She assisted in getting my house ready for sale as we looked for condos at the same time. She assisted with closing out open COs, advised me on on the bidding process, organized open houses and assisted straight through to closing day. We spent years looking for the right condo and she never tired. She gave honest and good advice on each property and was never overbearing. Although in the end I decided to rent, she worked endlessly to find me the perfect rental unit. I highly recommend Bernadette. I will probably decide to buy in the next year or so and she will be my first call. Linda B.
My wife and I had a wonderful 8+ month experience with Bernadette, methodically searching much of Westchester County for the perfect home. Our patience along with Bernadette's patience with us paid off in the end and we found a wonderful home in Dobbs Ferry where we can start growing a family together. Without Bernadette's intimate knowledge of Westchester County and its current housing market I'm sure we would not have fared as well as we did. Not only did she help us find our home, but she put us in contact with lender who was professional, speedy, and ultra-communicative through the entire loan process! We received an amazing rate and could not have been happier at closing where everything went smoothly and stress free. I highly recommend Bernadette for your Real Estate needs. Thomas M., Dobbs Ferry

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