Sharyn Richards Marks

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson


Hudson Valley

Your Country Home Destination

Kinderhook NY 12106. Agriculture is big business in Columbia County NY.

Hudson NY 12534. On the mighty Hudson River.

Round hay bales in Columbia County NY

Columbia County is Important to Me.
I was Raised Here.

Giving back...paying it forward, is part of who I am.

I am the past Columbia Greene Northern Dutchess MLS Board Treasurer and Columbia-Greene Board of Realtors Treasurer.

I am Past President and past Secretary for the Hudson Lions Club. The Hudson Lions are part of Lions International, the largest service organization in the world.

I am a board member of the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA.  We are in our new building! But funds are still needed to help pay the mortgage. Won't you consider helping by making your donation today?

I am a past board member of the CEDC (Columbia Economic Development Corporation). Columbia Economic Development Corporation is the lead economic development organization for Columbia County, New York.

Our mission is to strengthen the area’s tax base through economic development and job creation, to assist businesses locate and expand within the County, and to promote Columbia County as a premier spot for both business investment and personal opportunity.  Our commitment to our mission is strong.  Our staff and board are comprised of business professionals who know first-hand the challenges of new business ventures and market expansions.   We start with a comprehensive needs analysis, coach you through the startup or expansion process, and monitor your progress every step of the way.

I am a board member of the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce.  The chamber advocates for Columbia County NY business.

I am a member of the Hendrick Hudson Chapter, NSDAR (National Society Daughters of the American Revolution).  We are fortunate to own the Robert Jenkins House.  The house had been built in 1811 by Robert Jenkins, the son of one of the Proprietors of the City of Hudson, who served as the third and fifth Mayor of the City.  Today the Hendrick Hudson Chapter maintains the Robert Jenkins House Genealogical, Research, and History Reading Room, which contains a growing collection of Columbia County genealogy, and the Robert Jenkins Historical Collection as a repository for memorabilia relating to the history of Hudson and the whaling industry. Included is a fine collection of Civil War firearms, a rare Zouave (Civil War) uniform, whaling artifacts, and paintings by artists of the Hudson River School.  Tours are conducted for school groups, Scouts, and others interested in local history and is open to the public at specified times and by appointment.

Looking to Buy or Sell a Home in Columbia County?

Neat Places to Stay in Columbia County

The Farm Stay at Kinderhook Farm
Kinderhook Farm offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience rural life on a beautiful twelve hundred acre working farm.

Vanderbilt House Hotel & Restaurant
Built in 1860 by the Vanderbilts to serve their railroad employees and upstate travelers. The train station was across the street, and guests could step off the train and onto the hotel porch.

Great Places to Visit

The 250-acre Integrated Environment of famed Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church. The main house at Olana, sited impressively at the top of a long slope, is a unique mixture of Victorian architectural elements and Middle-Eastern decorative motifs. The view of the Hudson River is exquisite. There are plenty of walking trails, and regular tours of the house.

Walking Tours of Hudson, NY 12534
Saturday walking tour of historic district, fine art galleries, antique shops, tea / coffee at a charming vintage tea house, artist studio tour, local farm market, and lunch at a local food truck or your choice of one of the city's best restaurants.

FASNY Museum of Firefighting
FASNY Museum of Firefighting is the nation’s foremost repository of firefighting history. No other fire museum or private collection in North America offers the sheer depth and authenticity of the wheeled treasure to be found in every corner of this remarkable public gallery in Hudson. 

Great Places to Eat

Café Le Perche, Hudson NY
Café Le Perche—French bakery, bar and café. Inspired by a loaf of bread eaten by the owner on a trip to Le Perche, in the south of Normandy. "The baker handed me a baguette, sliced in half, and I began to eat it. Suddenly I discovered I had eaten the whole baguette."

Tanzy's, Hudson NY
Tanzy’s is a small café and gift shop featuring breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea run by two local sisters.  It features a simple menu of everyday items with daily specials depending on fresh product availability from local farmers and growers.


Kitchen and Bath Design with Melissa Crana of Mario's Home Center
From cabinets to countertops to tile, and everything in between, Mario’s True Value Home Center has the tools you need to successfully navigate a kitchen or bath remodel.

Mike Thomas House Painting
Mike Thomas Painting understands that the relationship between a contractor and customer is important.  Since 1994 we have built trust and ongoing relationships with our customers throughout the Columbia County.

GeoBarns: George Abetti, President
Geobarns specializes in building artistic barns using modified post and beam structures with diagonal framing to achieve a combination of strength, versatility and beauty at reasonable prices.


Private Jet Charters
Richmor Aviation is a jet management and jet charter corporation for clients who demand the ultimate in safety, luxury, and speed - worldwide.

Private Pilot Flight Training
Richmor Flight School. Richmor Aviation is proud to operate the largest flight school in the Northeast, with three locations throughout New York’s Hudson Valley. 

Kinderhook, NY

Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, NY 12534

FASNY "300 years of Heroism & Bravery!"

Outdoor dining at Vanderbilt House

Patio at the Vanderbuilt Hotel & Restaurant

Richmor Flight School