Hi, I’m Monica, a senior buyer’s agent on the Upstate Curious Team. A Hudson Valley local born and raised in Newburg, NY, I use my background in sales — running luxury boutiques like Diane von Furstenberg, Karl Lagerfeld, and Michael Kors — to close deals and build relationships with clients. Every transaction has its own set of unique issues, and I’m on top of current market trends and have strong connections to help tackle any hurdles that may arise!
I have a deep love for style and architecture, so real estate always seemed like a natural fit. My empathic nature also has me looking at situations from every perspective, which is crucial for smooth negotiations and winning offers. I’ve also been published in NPR and the NY Post for local real estate.
In the Hudson Valley, there’s always a new place to explore and beauty everywhere you turn. I enjoy hanging out with my cat, Winston, or exploring new towns, going to concerts, and finding the best culinary gems with friends.
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Monica is the BEST real estate agent you could ask for! I highly recommend Monica for her professional expertise in multiple counties, super fast response time to all questions, incredible memory (think 8 addresses to visit on a day-long search), her friendliness, and her incredible ability to put a first-time home buyer (me!) at ease. I was a challenging client in that I had a low price point and was picky with knowing I wanted a "diamond in the rough". Monica spent countless weekends tirelessly searching until she found me my DREAM HOME. She helped me every step of the way and stood up for me when I needed her help with a very difficult mortgage b...— Jennifer G., Westbrookville
Monica was warm, communicative, and efficient. She was also a good advocate for us as buyers. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an agent!— Jorge H., Ferndale
A sincere thank you to the Upstate Curious team and our agent, Monica Schwerberg, for making our first excursion into home-buying such a pleasant experience! Monica took the time to really understand what we were looking for and guided us through every step, answering all of our questions and ultimately helping us find our awesome home. The rest of the team was incredibly professional and supportive and even stepped in to help us when we had a showing outside of Monica’s schedule, which we found to be a great sign of their teamwork. We highly recommend them!— Ciana F.
Monica was absolutely outstanding and helped me find my dream home and scoop it up before anyone else could. She’s incredibly cool, responsive, thoughtful, thorough, and has great relationships throughout the Hudson Valley she leveraged to make the process as smooth as possible. Thanks again, Monica!— Nick G., Wawarsing
Working with Monica and the team was absolutely incredible — we didn’t know that the process of buying a house could be so hassle-free and actually enjoyable (especially in this market!!). Monica went above and beyond, meeting our needs and always having our best interests in mind. I could not recommend her enough!— Vera K.
Monica was great! She listened to what it was we were looking for and found some gems that we didn’t see even though we looked on sites everyday. She really understood what it was that made a house a home for us specifically.— Heather R.
Working with Monica and the team was absolutely incredible — we didn’t know that the process of buying a house could be so hassle-free and actually enjoyable (especially in this market!!). Monica went above and beyond, meeting our needs and always having our best interests in mind. I could not recommend her enough!— Vera