Meet Our Agents

Nikki-L.-HartNikki L. Hart

In Memoriam

Broker/Owner, Nikki Hart was truly the “heart” of Hart Real Properties. Unfortunately, she was taken from the world too soon, but her legacy of kindness and generosity will live on in those whose lives she touched. Originally licensed in 2003, Nikki took over the business from her father, Bill Hart, in 2008 and was able to combine her passion for helping people, her incredible work ethic and her meticulous attention to detail to further grow the family business.

A lifelong resident of East Greenbush, Nikki was proud to be raising her own daughters here, as well as helping others find their homes in the community she loved.

Nikki had touched so many in her short life and is deeply missed. We at Hart Real Properties are proud to carry on the tradition that she helped create by serving our clients with the service and professionalism they expect and deserve.

Bill-HartBill Hart, ABR

Broker / Owner

Bill started Hart Real Properties in 2001 with the dream of running a small hometown brokerage placing an emphasis on customer service. Being a lifelong resident of East Greenbush he established himself as a Capital Region real estate specialist and the business prospered.

He passed ownership to daughter Nikki in 2008 and worked as an Associate Broker until Nikki’s untimely passing in 2012, when he proudly resumed ownership to continue growing the family business.

With over twenty five years of real estate experience, Bill is most helpful in the field meeting people and assuring them of a stress-free, successful real estate experience.

Contact Bill: or 518-331-4755.

Ashley-HartAshley Hart

Licensed Real Estate Agent

Ashley has been involved in the real estate industry for more than a decade since her father, Bill, and sister, Nikki, opened Hart Real Properties. She has been involved in many aspects of the business, ranging from property management to the rehabilitation of residential properties. Ashley recently received her real estate license and is eager to jump into the residential home sales market.

As a lifelong resident of East Greenbush, Ashley has a superior knowledge of the Rensselaer County real estate market. Her young, energetic attitude will ensure that she is able to help you find the perfect home.

Her ambition and attention to detail allow her to provide the utmost in customer service and ensure that all clients receive the real estate experience they deserve. Ashley will walk each client through the home buying/selling process step by step to ensure that they are comfortable throughout the process. Ashley is excited to continue growing the business that her sister and father worked so hard to establish. Contact her today to find out what it means to truly be put first while looking for a new house to call your home.

Contact Ashley: or 518-542-1200.

Vanessa-SaariVanessa Saari

Licensed Real Estate Agent

Vanessa worked for two years at Hart Real Properties as Office Manager before securing a job with the State of New York in Albany. After working in an office for seven years, Vanessa could no longer ignore her true passion and calling for real estate sales and property management. Having recently acquired her real estate salesperson license, she joins Hart Real Properties as our newest member.

Vanessa has lived in Albany, Saratoga, and Rensselaer counties giving her a hands-on, in depth knowledge fo the neighborhoods and communities that make up our capital district area. She also owns several investment properties – bringing her knowledge of property management to the table as well. Vanessa knows that buying a home, or an investment or commercial property, is a journey – one that she is excited to go on with you every step of the way.

Contact Vanessa: or 518-316-3264.

Carolyn-PurnomoCarolyn Purnomo

Licensed Real Estate Agent

Carolyn Purnomo comes to Hart Real Estate with over eight years of experience in residential real estate. With a bachelor’s degree in interior design and architecture, her career focus has always been in the housing industry. Carolyn previously worked for St. Louis’s largest home builder, earning the Silver Circle Award from the NAHB for over 4 million dollars in new home sales in 2006.

In 2007, she returned home to Albany where she now focuses on residential resale, first time home buyers and new construction. Carolyn has earned her ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative) and CSP (Certified New Home Sales Professional) designations.

With great attention to detail and a true love for the business, Carolyn is able to provide superior customer service in all aspects of residential real estate.

Contact Carolyn: or 518-892-7941.