From the moment I arrived in Northampton, I knew the city would become my home. I’ve now lived here for 25 years and can understand why 19th-century opera singer Jenny Lind called Northampton “the paradise of America.” The city offers that rare combination: the beauty of the countryside and the excitement of urban life. It gives me great satisfaction to assist other people making a move to this unique city and the surrounding area. And while I live in Northampton, I will travel to the farthest reaches of the Pioneer Valley to help you buy or sell your home.
In the past year, I sold over $15 million in real-estate transactions conducted throughout the tri-county region. In 2016, the Realtor Association of the Pioneer Valley ranked me as one of the top 10 realtors for sales. I‘ve built my reputation on giving my clients honest and informed advice that draws on my deep knowledge of the area. I strive to make every transaction as stress-free as possible and look out for my clients’ best interests while helping them achieve their real-estate goals.
As a buyer’s agent, I provide personal and immediate attention and service. I’m patient throughout the home-seeking process and will never rush you into making important decisions. I’m a tough negotiator during the offer-and-inspection period and will stay in close contact with you throughout the buying process. As a seller’s agent, I will give your home the attention it deserves. I will meet with you to discuss current market conditions and develop a marketing strategy that includes extensive print and online advertising exposure for your house. I will offer helpful suggestions to prepare your home for sale. I will hold multiple open houses for your home until it sells.
I received my B.A. from Colgate University and my M.A. from Columbia University. Prior to becoming a realtor, I worked for 10 years as a public-school music teacher at the elementary and secondary levels. I maintain a strong interest in music, education and the arts and am involved in various musical endeavors. I’ve consistently earned the President’s Platinum and Gold Awards from the Realtor Association of the Pioneer Valley in recognition of superior sales and service (2006–2017). Prior to joining Delap Real Estate, I was the top-selling agent at the Coldwell Banker office in Northampton from 2006–2017.
I look forward to meeting with you. I’m easily accessible via phone, email or text and will respond to your requests within 24 hours.
• Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley President’s Gold and Platinum Awards, Outstanding Sales and Service, 2006–2017
• Top producer in Northampton’s Coldwell Banker office, 2006–2017
• Top-selling agent in the state of Massachusetts, Coldwell Banker Affiliates, 2007–2017
• Consistently recognized as a top agent in Boston’s Top 20 Realtors for Western Massachusetts
• ABR designation, Accredited Buyer Representative
• Colgate University, B.A.
• Columbia University, M.A.
• Fellow in Teaching Award, Columbia University
• Taught music for 10 years in the public schools of Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York at the elementary and secondary levels
• Singer/songwriter, choral director and multi-instrumentalist
I live a thousand miles away from the house I was selling in Easthampton, Massachusetts, and was unsure how I would possibly sell it from such a distance. My son helped with online research and collaboratively we decided on Lisa Palumbo. Not only did she make the sale seamless and effortless, she did so with a cheerful and easy demeanor that made her an absolute pleasure to work with. Many a time, I felt as if I were her only client. She was always readily available by phone or email. There wasn’t a problem she couldn’t solve; whether it was a plumbing problem or electrical repair, she always had the proper professionals available to tackle the task. Whether selling from near or afar, I wouldn’t hesitate to use Lisa’s services again.
After a failed attempt to sell our house, we contacted Lisa Palumbo for help. She came in with the right pricing, great marketing ideas and the ability to help us with the emotional roller coaster of selling a house. Shortly after her first open house, we were entertaining three offers! Lisa knows the market, respects her clients and always exhibits the utmost professionalism. She comes with our highest recommendation
I have bought and sold three homes over the past seven years and have used Lisa’s services for all six transactions. Lisa is a consummate professional with an excellent understanding of local market conditions and top-notch communication skills. I would gladly hire her again and can recommend her without hesitation.
When I started looking for a house, I was a complete newbie. I knew nothing about the house-buying process; I had never owned any property before. Then I met Lisa Palumbo — and that made all the difference! At our first meeting Lisa asked me all the right questions: What type of lifestyle did I live? What type of home was I looking for? In what town? What was my budget? Did I have any specific concerns or questions? Lisa let me set the pace in the house-hunting process, which was very important to me. I never felt pushed to make a bid on a house. And she showed me as many houses as I wanted to see. She was clearly not looking to make a quick commission and move on to the next client. And I very much valued her for her individualized attention. Another quality that I noticed in Lisa was her patience in tutoring me through the house-buying process. She reminded me of when I needed to get prequalified for a mortgage, when I needed to have a home-inspection appointment ready, when I needed to contact a lawyer. All of her recommendations were excellent. Everyone she referred us to was incredibly knowledgeable, efficient, and personable. I could not have found a better real-estate agent. After comparing notes with several friends and colleagues, I realize that I was very lucky to have stumbled upon one of the best real-estate agents in town. Her goal was to make sure that I found the home I wanted and to do everything she could to make it happen. For the record, thanks to Lisa’s guidance, I put a bid on one house only and that was the house I bought. I recommend Lisa Palumbo’s services very highly!
When our family decided to sell our house in Amherst, I interviewed several realtors. I found Lisa Palumbo on the internet and was very impressed by her website. I was impressed from the moment she returned my call — 10 minutes after I left a message. That is follow-up. We met and her presentation was impressive. From the moment we signed on with Lisa, the collaboration was incredible. She made some suggestions as to changes in staging the house and although it required significant effort on our part, we got busy. Lisa created a beautiful glossy brochure with amazing pictures and thoughtful comments that showcased our home beautifully. We had many showings and two open houses. Lisa’s suggestions really made the difference. We highly recommend Lisa Palumbo. Her hard work, market knowledge, and personal service are outstanding
I can’t speak highly enough about working with Lisa. We looked at houses for about a year, and Lisa was engaged and patient with us as we narrowed down our vision for our “dream home.” Lisa’s guidance on how to make a competitive offer on a multiple-bid property gave us the competitive edge we needed and she used her local contacts with an electrician and contractor to negotiate all closing costs to be covered by the sellers.
We had a fabulous experience working with Lisa when buying our first home. As first-time homebuyers, we had a ton of questions, anxieties, and a total lack of knowledge about the process. Lisa was amazing at walking us through the steps and explaining everything. She was a perfect balance of knowledgeable and very responsive, yet also laidback. Lisa made sure that we felt no pressure to make any decisions or take any steps that we didn’t feel ready for. We found Lisa to be professional, smart, proactive, experienced, personable, and friendly. She made the home-buying process fun and not too intimidating. Also, for any couples out there looking for an LGBT-friendly realtor, we’re gay and felt 100 percent comfortable working with Lisa. Long story short, Lisa is a gem and we recommend her to everyone we know.
We spent approximately four years working with Lisa Palumbo, trying to find the right house. Lisa’s patience, honesty, and optimism really brought us through the dark times when we felt we’d never find what we were after. She never tried to nudge us into buying something that wasn’t right and — in fact — she gently dissuaded us from settling for the wrong house a couple of times. She knows the real-estate market very well and has a good sense of prices; plus, she always pays attention to the nitty-gritty house details (furnace age, electrical updating, roof condition, etc.) that aren’t obvious at first glance. Lisa is friendly and fun to hang out with. She has great relationships with the other realtors in town so she’s able to arrange showings quickly and was able to negotiate strongly and effectively on our behalf. She’s just a really honest, genuine person and her authenticity and pleasant personality made all the difference during our stressful house search.