Meet The Team

Donna Bird, Broker/Owner

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Donna Bird is Broker/Owner of Bird Realty located at 19 Glenridge Road Suite D, in Glenville, NY.  She has been in a sales career since 1977 beginning with Avon and Home Interiors and Gifts then becoming a NYS Licensed Real Estate Agent and Broker since 1987.  Donna and her husband Tom have resided in Glenville, NY since 1983. Donna and her husband are blessed with 3 married children, and four beautiful grandchildren.

 

Designations:

NYS Licensed Principal Broker Owner of Bird Realty and a Certified Buyer Representative                     


Affiliations:

Member of Global MLS Service, Member of the New York State Association of Realtors (NYSAR), Member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), and a member of the Greater Capital Association of Realtors (GCAR).  Donna was also an adult Leader for Senior High Youth Group and Youth Praise Team at her former Church:  Donna is currently a member of Faith Baptist Church in Rexford, New York and enjoys singing on the Praise Team and as well as working with a Youth Worship Team.

 

Career Awards:

First Place in New Construction Sales in 1993 and 1994, Manager’s Award – Company wide 1992, Multi-Million Dollar Sales since 1988 and continues to pursue Multi Million Dollar Sales Goals.  President’s Club Member for outstanding Sales, Pinnacle Awards with former Brokerage and currently a VIP Member of the National Association of Professional Women. Donna is a member of the Better Business Bureau since 2015.

 

Hobbies:

Donna loves music and taught voice and piano in the 70’s and 80’s prior to her career in Real Estate.  Donna is an avid Baseball fan and especially loves the NY Yankees. Donna loves to play tennis (hasn’t played in years) and tries her hand at golf (She is not good so don’t invite her to play if you are a serious player).


Donna is very blessed to have an office of great agents who care about their clients as well as each other.



David J. Fyfe, Associate Broker

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I started my real estate career with Bird Realty in July 2008 and was immediately pleased to be part of a team of professionals that offered personal, caring service to all their clients. Their team emphasis was the perfect fit for me to bring my experience to serve both buyers and sellers. I enjoy home repair and remodeling and time with family. I have a lifelong love of learning and I’m an avid reader. My wife and I have always been active in our local church and community events. We have supported and participated in fund raising for the Making Strides event in Albany aimed at eradicating breast cancer. 


My professional background in education and teaching has allowed me to establish a vast network of personal contacts. My experience and training in real estate further helped me to serve my clients (both buyers and sellers). Whether you want to list your home for sale, buy a new home or find the perfect site to build your dream home - I have the expertise to make your endeavor successful. As a Realtor I am a member of the Greater Capital Area Realtors. I am also a member of the New York State Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. I have been an active member of the real estate community since I joined the Bird team. I enjoy analyzing the market to help both buyers and sellers make informed decisions. 


Whether you are buying or selling or if you just have real estate questions, feel free to contact me. My pledge to my clients is to represent them with the utmost professionalism and personal care.

Kerry Koch, Real Estate Agent

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Over 38 years ago our family located to Niskayuna from Fairfield CT.  Here we raised our 3 children who were very active in sports throughout their college careers.  My husband coached soccer and baseball and was active in putting up the lights on the football fields to allow Niskayuna to host evening events.

 

   After 23 years of teaching math grades 6 thru college at Schenectady Community College and in the Schenectady, and Niskayuna and North Colonie School Districts, I have retired to spend time with our grandchildren.

 

   Currently, I play tennis with The Schenectady and Niskayuna Tennis Association and play golf in two local golf leagues.  Throughout the season I enjoy playing in several charity events to give back to the community.

 

*Active sales associate for over 35 years.

 

*Have been employed by both large and small real estate firms as well as family owned companies.

 

* Privileged to have represented my clients in a wide variety of services throughout the Capital Region and as well as throughout the United States.

 

*Active in relocation referrals to secure reliable agents to work with buyers and sellers that are relocating.  Assisted my children, family and friends secure reliable agents for their moves to DC, NYC, Virginia, Texas, Northern and Southern CA and Boston.  I interviewed managers of real estate companies to secure an agent for a family selling their large home on Lake Winnipesaukee in NH.

 

* I have a Network of agents that I have that I stay in touch with throughout the USA.

 

*Assisted families when their loved ones have passed away both locally and out of state. When working with an estate, I will assist in getting contacts for the services you will need to sell the contents of the house as well as those services needed to prepare the house to list in a timely manner.

 

    No matter what your real estate need may be, Kerry is dedicated and committed to getting the job done.

 

    I look forward to working with you in the future for all your real estate endeavors.


Deb Kazmierczak, Real Estate Agent

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As a Licensed New York State Real Estate Agent, I have had the privilege of working with Bird Realty since April of 2006, helping friends and family find the perfect home for their individual needs. Whether it's with new-home buyer, folks looking to downsize, upgrade, or relocate, I am always delighted to help meet prospective clientele needs in a timely, professional manner.


I am a life-long resident of NY, originally from the Rotterdam area, and actively involved with my family, including my wonderful five grandchildren, and our amazing church family. I work with first-rate, A-list professionals including attorneys, banking professionals, and many others, with resources to help clients from start to finish, successfully complete their real estate transactions.



Leanne McCarty, Real Estate Agent

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My name is Leanne McCarty and I have been a licensed real estate agent with Bird Realty since 2016. I live in Glenville with my husband and we have 4 adult children.


 I am so happy God led me to this career.  I truly enjoy every aspect of my job.  The main thing that brings me joy in what I do is helping people achieve their goals and dreams.  Whether I am helping a buyer or seller, I realize this is a huge financial and emotional step in their life and I take that very seriously.  I always put my clients wants and needs first and acknowledge that this is not about me, but always 100% about my clients.


I feel I have a great understanding and knowledge of this business, but when in doubt,  I have a great support system at Bird Realty  All of the agents here work well together and we are led by our wonderful broker, Donna, who has been in the real estate business for over 30 years.  I  tell my clients that I have 30 years of experience in my "back pocket" as I always run things by my broker if in doubt about anything!


I realize that choosing a real estate agent is a very personal choice so I encourage people to interview a few agents to see who fits their needs and wants best.  I would consider it an honor if you would choose me to be one of those agents to help you with your real estate needs.

Courtney Macey, Real Estate Agent

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I have been a resident of Glenville and the surrounding areas for my entire life. With a passion for service I am ready to help you with your home buying and selling needs. As a proud member of the Bird Realty family and also affiliated with the New York state of Realtors I am ready to assist. I deeply carry the values of hard work, integrity and outstanding client service with everything I do. When I am not making homeownership dreams come true for my clients, my husband and I are raising our young family in the Glenville area. In the summer time, we enjoy camping in the Adirondacks with family and going to baseball games. I look forward to working with you and your family. 


Please call me if I can be of any assistance.

Jill Sullivan, Real Estate Agent

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Jill Sullivan is a new addition to the Bird Realty Group.  Prior to joining our group, Jill has had a long professional career in interior design and higher education administration.


She received her MBA from Endicott College and looks forward to bringing her design and business background to our group and the real estate industry.  Jill is from the Boston area but has called Clifton Park home for the past six years.

Renee Nardini, Real Estate Agent

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Renee has been a licensed Real Estate agent since 2016 with Bird Realty. She is a native of Scotia-Glenville, still residing in the area with her husband and two daughters. Renee started her career in real estate out of a passion for the home buying process. Whether you are selling your home or buying your first home she wants to make sure each client is comfortable with their decision and has the ultimate customer experience. With a background in sales and customer service Renee understands the importance of communication and will ensure you stay informed throughout the entire process.


When Renee is not helping her clients you will find her with her family enjoying all the outdoor activities upstate New York has to offer!


Brent Wolford, Real Estate Agent

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Born and raised in the capital region. I currently live in Glenville with my wife and 3 kids. I’m a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

My professional and personable working style will put you at ease as you can be confident in my ability to represent your best interest throughout the entire Real Estate Transaction.

Real Estate is not only my career but it’s my passion. My goal is to make every client, a client for life by providing a smooth and successful real estate experience. If you or someone you know is dreaming  or ready to buy, sell, or rent, please contact me to discuss how to make your Real Estate dreams a reality.


Education:

Notre Dame Bishop Gibbons

SUNY Empire State College

Manfred Real Estate School

 

Professional Associations:

NYS Real Estate Salesperson License

Member of National Association of Realtor (NAR)

Member of New York State Association of Realtors (NYSAR)

Member of Greater Capital Association of Realtors (GCAR)


Kenneth Moritz, Real Estate Agent

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Trusted Advisor of Real Estate Sellers and Buyers 

 

Passionate about helping Buyers and Sellers with the right solution for their real estate needs. My goal is to make real estate purchasing and selling a rewarding experience for myclients. I leverage a proven value methodology that ensures theright price, smooth transaction, and timely delivery of value. Mydiversified experience in customer service enables me to provide my clients with a successful real estate transaction experience. 

 

The following are my key skills and capabilities for deliveringreal estate value:

• 30 years of professional service experience

• Assistance with Financing

• Process expert

• Monitor escrow and closing

• Counsel with property searching

• Negotiate the right price and terms

• Comprehensive market analysis

 

As a trusted advisor my fiduciary responsibility is to my client!

 

Industry Affiliations:

• National Association of Realtors (NAR)

• Greater Capital Association of Realtors (GCAR)

• Eastern NY MLS 

• Bird Realty

Industry Training and certification:

• Manfred 75-hour course & exam

• NYS License Exam

Jen Van Slyck, Real Estate Agent

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I grew up in the Capital District, and currently reside in Guilderland with my husband and three children.  I am a graduate of Schalmont High School  and The College of St Rose.  I have been surrounded by real estate and new construction my entire life.  My father founded Hodorowski Homes in 1972, I began working in the business during high school and still work there part time.  My husband and I have also operated our own construction business, Van Slyck Contracting, for the past 18 years. 


Most of my professional career has involved working in various aspects of the building business.  I have experience in customer service, production and design. I was interested in getting involved in real estate sales,  and started working with Bird Realty in 2019.  I have a passion for helping others, so I find that real estate is a great fit with my background.  I realize that the purchase and sale of property is one of the biggest decisions and transactions that most people make in their lifetime, so I take my role very seriously, and will make every effort to educate and assist throughout the entire process.