Lisa Palumbo Joins Delap Real Estate
NORTHAMPTON—Lisa Palumbo, a realtor in the Valley since March 2005, joined Delap Real Estate Nov. 20 and will work as a buyer’s and seller’s agent, covering Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden counties.
A resident of Northampton for 25 years, Palumbo most recently worked as the top-selling agent at the Coldwell Banker office in Northampton from 2006–2017. In the past year, she sold over $15 million in real-estate transactions in the tri-county region. In 2017, Palumbo was ranked among the Top 10 Realtors for sales in Hampshire county. From 2006-2017, she has been presented annually with the President’s Platinum and Gold Awards from the Realtor Association of the Pioneer Valley in recognition of superior sales and service.
“I work with clients ranging from first-time home buyers to those who are looking to downsize following retirement,” Palumbo said. “Some of my clients come from out of state and are relocating to the Pioneer Valley. I work to make the process smooth and stress-free. Giving honest advice for making sound real estate choices is what I strive to do.”
The late Dennis Delap founded Delap Real Estate in 2005 and passed away a little over five years ago, leaving his business to the agents who worked with him at the time. There are currently 18 agents in the firm, seven of whom are also co-owners.
Unique to the firm is its profit-sharing plan, a cooperative model through which participating agents benefit from each other’s sales, explained Carla Ness, a Delap agent for 12 years.
Delap serves the Pioneer Valley and the Hilltowns from northern Hampden County into Franklin County.
Before working as a realtor, Palumbo was a music teacher at Granby High School in Connecticut and White Brook Middle School in Easthampton. Fascinated with homes and interested in working with people, she became a realtor after poring over the real estate study guide while on a maternity leave. “Being a realtor is being part-lawyer, part-negotiator and strategist, part-photographer, part copy-editor, part-marketing manager, part-teacher and even sometimes, part-therapist,” she said. “Every day is different and challenging.”
Palumbo holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts with a concentration in philosophy, religion and Asian studies from Colgate University and a master’s degree in music and music education from Columbia University.
Palumbo lives in Florence with her husband, Greg, and daughter Julia. She is a musician and singer/songwriter.