Monika Cronin, Alex Cooley and Melissa Shufelt, of “The Monika Cronin Team” have joined up with Sterling Real Estate Group, the Ballston Spa brokerage. All three have decided to join Sterling after many successful years of building trusted relationships with Capital Region home buyers and sellers.
Monika began her real estate career in the Capital District after her move from Chicago 15 years ago. She fell in love with the region and Saratoga Springs; where she resides. Her market knowledge and unequaled concern for her client’s needs has helped her in becoming a top producing agent. She loves helping people optimize their selling experience and assisting buyers find that place where they can call home. She is also a specialist in new construction. Monika enjoys constantly sharpening her skills, which makes the partnership with Sterling Real Estate Group an obvious choice with their continuous education. She holds several designations, including Certified Real Estate Team Specialist (C-RETS), Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE), Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) and Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP). Monika enjoys volunteering in her free time. She is the co-chair of the Saratoga Hospital Gala since 2021 and has been active with the committee of Equine Advocates since 2008. Monika and her husband are long time donors and supporters of many of the region’s organizations including, the American Cancer Society, The Center for the Disabled, Saratoga Hospital and Albany Medical Center, and Siena College.
Alex Cooley is also a Capital Region expert who was born and raised in Saratoga Springs. He has made his mark in the field and is known for his knowledge, professionalism, ethics and hard work for his clients. He holds the Military Relocation Professional (MRP) designation which allows him to help active duty and retired Veterans with their real estate needs. Alex also enjoys helping clients make their visions of new construction a reality. This is what Alex has to say about the transition “Above all else, giving my clients a 5-star home buying/selling experience is most important. Transitioning to Sterling Real Estate Group, I feel confident they will continue to receive that same treatment and even more with the additional training and organizational resources now available in my arsenal.”
With lifelong roots in the Greater Capital District, Melissa Shufelt found her passion in real estate. Melissa’s knowledge of the market from Albany to Lake George and surrounding counties has been an asset to anyone looking to call the area home. Her passion for building lasting relationships, coupled with her integrity, ambition, and positive attitude, has allowed her to help numerous clients purchase and sell in an extremely difficult and competitive market. Melissa can best be described as passionate, knowledgeable, honest and tenacious – all of the qualities you would want in a realtor to help you buy or sell a home! Melissa resides in Gansevoort with her husband, Matthew, and their children.