At a glance
Katonah, Bedford, Chappaqua, Lewisboro, Mount Kisco, North Salem, Pound Ridge, South Salem, Somers
Premium Client Service, Selling & Listing Homes, Digital & Print Marketing, Skillful Negotiating, Certified Home Staging
Welcome to Northern Westchester, my home for many years. It is beautiful, serene, & relaxed, with an impressive array of cultural attractions, and both casual & fine dining, Our excellent schools, a wide variety of lifestyle options, an easy Metro-North commute, proximity to major highways & so much more, offer residents the best of Westchester.
Learning about your goals is my first priority, and you'll benefit from a personalized plan that we'll develop together. That, combined with my experience & knowledge of home values, prices and markets will provide you with a successful and stress-free real estate experience.
Previously, in a publishing career of 20+ years, I was Vice-President and Associate Publisher at SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN and have substantial marketing and management skills, all now put to work enthusiastically for the benefit of my real estate clients.
Professional Awards & Achievements
In the 20 years of my real estate career, I've earned Platinum, Gold, and Silver Achievement Awards, have been a Houlihan Lawrence and Westchester County Top Producer, a Katonah Office Top Producer, and have been Certified as a Houlihan Relocation Specialist for both Buyers and Sellers.
Professional Associations & Designations
In the professional organizations of the real estate world, I've served as a Director of the New York State Association of Realtors (NYSAR); a member of the NYSAR Education Management Committee; a Director of the Westchester County Board of Realtors (WCBR) and Chairperson of the Education Council; Vice Chair of the Education Council, Chair of the Faculty Audit (assessment) Committee & a member of the WCBR's Finance Committee. In addition, a member of the National Association of Realtors & the New York State Association of Realtors.
I've loved volunteering for the PEGASUS Foundation's therapeutic horseback riding program; for the past 13 years; have been the Katonah Office Team Leader for the Annual "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" Fund Raising Campaign; served three terms on the Board of Directors of my Homeowners' Association; and am a member of the League of Women Voters and two other local organizations.
I graduated from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts and live in Northern Westchester with my husband, two Corgis and one Siamese.
I've continued to enhance my real estate practice beyond the basics by taking specialized courses to earn advanced designations and accreditations. One of my favorites is the ASP ( Accredited Home Staging Professional), a real bonus for my Seller Clients and a creative plus for me. Other designations I've earned include the SRES Designation (Senior Real Estate Specialist), GRI... More
"A stroke of luck brought us to Hilary as my family made the decision to relocate from Maryland to New York for a career opportunity that could not be passed up. Tasked with finding a new dream home in a matter of weeks is no small feat, especially in a competitive market with a limited inventory. Throughout the process she served as an advocate for us and was responsive to every email, text or phone call and made sure that we had all the information that we needed. She asked questions to pinpoint exactly what sort of home we were looking for and when we found "the one" her instincts were spot on to make our offer stand out from the rest, in a multiple offer scenario. Her confidence helped to alleviate my stress and her network of contacts made relocating hundreds of miles away so much easier. While she was professional every step of the way, she had an extremely personal touch as well, making sure we felt well taken care of.
We can't say enough nice things about Hilary and highly recommend her.
Amanda & Will H, Katonah"
Amanda & Will H
You have shown us unending effort in helping to make this purchase come to fruition...And I cannot leave out your lovely and kind manner throughout it all. Today is the closing and wanted you to know, in writing, how we felt.
Ann & David Phillips, North Salem
I highly recommend Hilary Evans in two capacities...Hilary was dynamic and effective as the publisher of Scientific American Medicine and Scientific American Surgery...always professional, respectful, and fair...and a pleasure to work with ! Hilary is also highly knowledgeable and effective in her current career in real estate. She was my agent for a major home purchase as well as a subsequent sale, and she handled all aspects of the transactions with authority, professionalism, mutual trust and good humor !
John Cooke, formerly of Katonah
Thanks. You're the best... I truly appreciate your help. And might I mention what a great photographer/realtor you are. It's no surprise the house sold so quickly...
Janice M, formerly of Katonah
Please accept this long overdue thank you for all of your professional help connected to our buying and selling a house !
Judy & Ido H, Katonah
I would highly recommend Hilary Evans...Hilary was our first and only choice for a Real Estate Agent. Hilary's knowledge and experience are second to none. She is a consummate professional; honest and straightforward. She always kept in constant communication and guided us through every aspect of our sale as well as found us a beautiful new home. We are truly grateful for all Hilary did for us and we would recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home.
Leslee & Phil, Somers
Just a note of thanks for making selling our house so easy--that was by far the most painless real estate transaction we've ever had !
Susan & Gordon Z., formerly of Somers
Thanks, Hilary ! I know you have our back and I really appreciate it. I am very clear that you've been to this movie before and know how to get things done ! One of the many reasons we adore you... :-)
Susan & John K. , South Salem