Mary Ellen Byrne

Mary Ellen Byrne

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

Mary Ellen Byrne
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49 Purchase Street
Rye, NY 10580

About Me About Me

Mary Ellen has built long term relationships with her clients forged in business acumen, a friendly style, and the firm belief that you - the buyer or seller - matter most in any transaction.   Mary Ellen has over twenty-five years’ experience in residential real estate in the Sound Shore area and across lower Westchester County.  She draws on her extensive background in marketing management to skillfully guide buyers and sellers through the process of targeting, positioning, negotiating and closing.  Consistently a top producer, Mary Ellen is tenacious and agile, serving as a partner with her clients.

The scope of her knowledge ranges from rentals to multi-million dollar properties – from your first home to your forever home. Mary Ellen is adept at providing the market and neighborhood data you require to make sound decisions. She has deep expertise in new construction, able to assist developers through all phases of a project. 

With a BA in Art History from Manhattanville College, she brings an abiding appreciation for all homes and architecture to her assignments.  She remains current in Marketing and Real Estate practices through Executive Ed. and Continuing Ed. programs.   A Licensed Broker, Mary Ellen is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the New York State Association of Realtors, The Westchester County Board of Realtors and the Rye/Harrison MLS.

Rye residents for forty years, Mary Ellen and her family have been active participants in Rye City Schools and community activities and the Manursing Island Club. She has served on the board of the Rye Historical Society and is a volunteer at the Metropolitan Museum.  Mary Ellen and her husband Bob have three children, Peter, Max and Claire, who are scattered across the country in San Francisco, Denver and Winnetka, IL, where their three grandchildren call home.



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Agent Designations

  • Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

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Testimonials (3)

Mary Ellen Byrne hit a “first pitch home-run” for me. The sale of my home was a very personal thing for me. Mary Ellen has been my neighbor since I moved in 26 years ago. In that time I grew to know her as a calm, caring, intellectual individual. I also felt she “knew the ins and outs of Rye.” So I asked her to represent me…from among several lovely, well-qualified, well-intentioned people. Mary Ellen procured our buyer instantaneously. When roadblocks appeared, she skillfully intervened to help us successfully navigate them. We closed on schedule. I could not be happier! Sincerely, Robert S. Draper Robert Draper
Mary Ellen Byrne is a delight to work with. During the 2021 hot housing frenzy, Mary Ellen's years of experience, marketplace knowledge, calm demeanor and sense of humor helped ease my home selling & buying process. Mary Ellen's collaborative style and counsel helped us identify the "sweet spot" for our home sale price and target an appealing offer for the new home. The "old" house and the "new" closed within a week of each other. Thanks Mary Ellen for everything you did along the way to make this journey a lot more pleasurable! Kathleen Riley
Efficient and friendly and knew market extremely well. Found what we wanted and ensured negotiations progressed smoothly. John John; Ann Tinker; Hobart

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    Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
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