Elyse Harney established her Real Estate business in the family home in Salisbury, CT in 1987. It remains there today, occupying the front rooms in a beautiful historic Colonial just across the street from The Village Green. Elyse and her husband John have run hotels and restaurants since 1957. They were the well-known hosts of The White Hart Inn for many years.
Although much has changed over the years, new Real Estate offices have opened in Norfolk and Riverton, Falls Village and Millerton, NY, Elyse Harney Real Estate retains the charm of a small, local business. Harney says, “Our realtors will go that extra mile in helping people find and sell properties, developing a personal relationship with clients at critical, emotionally stressful times in their lives. We believe that working hard at something you love to do, with people you trust, is one of the greatest experiences in life.”
Eight years ago, Elyse Harney’s daughter, Elyse Morris, and her husband, Scott, both Cornell graduates, joined the agency, moving with their two young children to Salisbury from Bend, Oregon, where Scott Morris was general manager of Sunriver Resort, a facility of 4,200 condominiums and homes. Both are now broker/owners of the family run Real Estate business. Elyse Morris’ background is in sales and marketing in the resort and hospitality industries. Before moving East, she worked in sales and marketing representing the family owned Harney & Sons Teas on the West Coast.
The worlds of high tech and country living meet up each week in Elyse’s Country Journal, an email newsletter she sends to customers, past and present, clients, and city folk longing to visit – and possibly move to – the countryside. “People didn’t find out about our town’s neat events until the day they took place, because their local paper didn’t list them until the weekend edition,” says Elyse. The Journal informs people of upcoming and recent past events in the Berkshires, Litchfield Hills, and the Hudson River Valley, such as town picnics, ski jump competitions, nature walks and hikes, art gallery openings, lectures on our rich history, plays and concerts.
Over the years, Elyse Harney has expanded her use of the Internet to promote her business that includes residential properties for sale, ranging from luxury homes to starter homes for young families; homes for rent, whether lakefront for Summer or with views or near ski areas or private schools for the Winter; commercial properties for rent or sale; and land for spec builders as well as the home buyer who wants to build to their own taste and requirements. She has added more information to her web site that has won Best Web page awards over the years, including community links and Facebook.
It is the company’s goal to stay ahead of the curve, keeping it the best, most user-friendly and informative site for Real Estate in the region.