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Lori Hoffman-Chlapowski

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

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Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Consulting


Brandeis University, B.A. magna cum laude
Boston University School of Law, J.D., cum laude. Law Review

Client Testimonials

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"We first connected with Lori when we purchased our home in NY in 2020. Coming from out of state, we relied tremendously on Lori to help us narrow down the perfect location in Westchester County for us. We could not have been happier or more pleased with her during the buying process. Her ability to manage the sale during the beginning of COVID when NY was shutting down not only ensured the sale went through, but that everything went as smoothly as possible. Fast forward three years and we turned to Lori once again, due to a corporate relocation. As a seller, we appreciated her honesty and experience (and that of her colleague Usha) to get our house ready to list. She suggested smart and quick changes that we could do to improve how our home would show and she and Usha worked tirelessly to ensure our home was ready to go at the right time. Lori worked with our relocation company throughout the process, shielding us from a lot of back and forth so we could focus on our move. We absolutely recommend Lori for either buyers or sellers in WESTCHESTER COUNTY NY. Of the 6 houses we've sold previously, she stands out as our top realtor on both sides of the transaction."Jennifer and Jason- Sellers and Buyers, South Salem

"We don't know where we'd be without Lori! We met Lori when we first began our home search back in 2020- when there were so many unknowns. Lori was our guiding star throughout the entire home search process. Lori's unparalleled knowledge of the local area, coupled with her expertise in this ever-changing market proved absolutely invaluable. Lori is patient, kind, and a wealth of information. She helped us navigate this especially challenging market, helped us focus on the type of home that would meet our needs and ultimately found us our dream home! She consistently went above and beyond for us and our young family- including welcoming our children into open houses. We don't know what we would have done without Lori's unwavering support. She made this process seamless, supportive, and enjoyable from start to finish. Not to mention she's a fierce negotiator and also loads of fun to spend time with- the perfect combination! We whole-heartedly recommend Lori for anyone looking for their dream home. Lori is the one you want on your side!"- Maggie and Kevin, buyers in Chappaqua

"We have just closed on a house, ending a 7 month long search in a tough and volatile market, and we can't thank Lori enough for getting us here. She has been an amazing real estate agent, with the perfect set of skills to help us and anyone navigate the broad changes in the market as well as the local nuances. Her deep knowledge of the industry and process, paired with her understanding of the legal aspects, cost & local tax aspects, etc were extremely helpful and she was able to coach us throughout and keep us moving forward. She has also been invaluable as we went through inspection, showing her deep experience in evaluating the quality of a home, and also connecting us to folks that have also proven to be talented as we now undergo renovations and updates. In short, we highly recommend Lori - not only will you get a very talented and knowledgeable real estate agent, but you will also feel supported with someone strong in your corner to help you find your desired home! " - Gina and Maurice, Chappaqua NY

"Lori is a delight to work with— smart, savvy and generous with her time and knowledge. She is a consummate professional who understands the marketplace better than any other agent we’ve ever worked with. We highly recommend her to anyone who wants an expert to guide you through the daunting process of buying or selling a home. There is no one better." -Lisa and Eric Rich, Sellers, Chappaqua

"Lori is absolutely incredible. It's hard to fully articulate how amazing and effective she is. For context, we were first time home buyers; real estate novices by any measure. During an absolutely brutal housing market, Lori held our hands the entire time until we closed! For 12 months, we felt completely and utterly safe in her hands and confident in her ability to find us a home. She intently listened to our needs and wants and was able to translate them into actual potential homes. It was also immediately apparent to us that she is fiercely protective of her clients. Lori's knowledge and expertise of the local market is second to none. She gave us a comprehensive opinion of all the properties we visited, clearly outlining the pros and cons without being pushy. She also gave us deep insights into which offer that would give us the best chance of winning. On the other hand, she was also very honest when we just didn't have the strongest of offers considering the market trends at the time and budget constraints. This was incredibly valuable to us. During the numerous house showings she took us to, it was very evident that her peers also hold her in the highest regard. Lori's network of professional contacts felt limitless. Whenever we had a question about a particular showing (potential cost of repair for example), she knew exactly who could answer. We absolutely recommend Lori!!" -Tim and Joy, Buyers, Chappaqua

"Excellent agent. Went the extra mile to ensure the house was ready to be shown. She is a wonderful, warm and caring individual. I could not be more pleased the way she went out of her way to be available when workmen came and needed supervision. I highly recommend Lori." -Hubert, Seller, Chappaqua

"Lori Hoffman was recommended when I was ready to sell my home after 30 years. She has the skill set and marketing strategy that helped me decide what to fix in the house, and how best stage it for sale in today's market. She helped me sell my home in no time well over the asking price. I highly recommend her to be by your side guiding you through a very stressful process."-R.K. Seller, Chappaqua

"Lori is the absolute best! We were pretty uncertain what exactly we wanted in a home, but Lori took that in stride and trekked all over NY with us to help us find the perfect place. She's a great mix of very knowledgeable, hard-working, personable, and also protective of her clients. We really valued knowing that she didn't want to just sell us a home – she wanted to help us really find a dream home, and avoid buying something we wouldn't be happy with. She had our back through the whole process, across multiple dimensions (eg it comes in handy that she's a former lawyer, and that she's an experienced renovator). I have no idea where she finds the time to do everything she does, but she definitely goes above and beyond being always available by phone, or to pull records local building departments, or to come to multiple showings of the same house when her clients are being annoying and ambivalent :-). In sum, I would highly recommend that you NOT work with Lori because I want her time all to myself next time we hire her."-Aaron and Cadran

"Lori represented us faithfully and skillfully with her unbeatable blend of sharp negotiation, local expertise, warm personality, indefatigability, responsiveness, and professionalism. Lori was always on our side. In an extremely competitive market, Lori helped us win a home we adore, below asking price! Some details: (1) During the initial hunting (and throughout) Lori was always available and ready to talk homes. She listened to our needs and showed us properties that met them. Lori is indefatigable -- she genuinely seems to love her job and it shows. Because she knows Westchester as a long-term local, she was able to find us homes we had not noted online on our own. (2) Lori always helped us put our best foot forward, in viewings, bids, negotiations. She diffused many a situation and we were later told that an important part of our bid was that our broker was respectful and responsive, and knew the process of how to move to closing quickly. We could tell Lori was always fighting for us. (3) Lori went above and beyond. With her local connections, she helped us map out our plans for the house in preparing for the bid, and after too. She is highly regarded in the community. She quickly became our "ambassador" to the new town (friends, schools, contractors, etc). (4) Perhaps most importantly, Lori balances her sharp real estate mind and strong skill of negotiation with kindness, intuition, and patience." - Anna and Jens, Chappaqua, NY

"Lori was fantastic and helped us find our dream home! We were working under a tight deadline when our old house sold right before the holidays and she helped us get into a rental so we would be ready to hit the spring market. We were initially open to seeing everything from contemporary to traditional in a wide area. Lori was patient and incredibly knowledgeable, and helped us to identify what we were really looking for in a home and location when we couldn't articulate it ourselves. We absolutely recommend Lori!" - Jennifer M, South Salem, NY 

"Lori was amazingly helpful. She had learned our needs and resources and laid out a number of listings that would fit. Lori guided us through nuances of taxation and multiple regulations that make NYS a difficult place to navigate. I deeply appreciate Lori's work as our agent" - Vitaliy and Yelena, Briarcliff, NY

"Lori guided us through the process of prepping and listing out house with professionalism, grace and humor. We needed to sell quickly because of a new job opportunity. She helped get the house ready, and knew exactly how to price it in a competitive market. In less than a week, her acumen paid off with a solid full-price offer; and she was there through closing. I highly recommend her services." - Danna and Bruce, Chappaqua, NY

"Lori went above and beyond in selling our home. Her advice was invaluable, and our home sold the first weekend over asking. She helped us through the entire process from removing our oil tank to arranging to have electrical issues resolved." - Rich and Heidi, Mt Kisco, NY

"Lori did an exceptional job helping to sell my house. She offered critical advice in making my home more marketable and was always available when I had a question. She was always completely professional, respectful and personable. Her advice made a hard to sell property sell within a reasonable amount of time. Lori was unquestionably a delight in many ways. She really knew the local real estate market and offered suggestions in a very positive manner that were very helpful. I always admired her good sense and people skills." - Leslie

"Lori Hoffman-Chlapowski treated us like friends. She was honest, insightful, and seemed genuinely excited to show us every home. Where other agents would have lost patience, she dug in and found us the perfect home. We love her!" - Jennifer and Lior - Croton on Hudson

"I can’t praise Lori enough! She found our family a home amongst this challenging market. She listened, she was patient, and ultimately persistent in pursuing the home we wanted. She put together a full team through her various Compass contacts and we had a very smooth contract and closing process. Her knowledge of the local market is extensive as is her thoroughness during showings and inspections....like engineer level of thoroughness! A true professional in every sense. My husband and I can confidently recommend Lori!" - Elise and Christian - Briarcliff Manor

"Lori goes beyond the call of duty. She knew what our tastes were after one day of showing a few homes. She is also personable and doesn't rush. Call her!" - Sana and James, Chappaqua

"Amazing experience all around. Lori is a true professional and was extremely thorough. Our search was interrupted by the pandemic and Lori didn't miss a beat--making sure that everyone's safety was prioritized and that we were looking at the right houses for our family. In the end, we got the house we wanted. Can't ask for more from an agent." - Ryan and Anna - Croton on Hudson

"Lori was on point with everything we needed to get a house in a town we knew very little about. She stuck with us over a year and put up with our very specific choices about our home. In the end,we found exactly what we wanted, and she made the process seamless. We are so happy we found Lori, and elated at our home purchase!" - Chris and Karen - Chappaqua

"Lori is the most intelligent, thorough, dedicated, and indefatigable agent I could imagine working with. After buying one house and selling another with Lori, we were amazed and thrilled at the high level of commitment and personal attention she gave to us. She worked tirelessly on our behalf each and every step to get the transactions completed. I highly recommend Lori - she is simply the best!" - Victoria and Gary - Croton on Hudson


About Lori
Lori is a leading real estate professional representing buyers and sellers in Northern Westchester County. Her approach is candid and she sees her role as helping her clients make informed decisions.

As a former litigation attorney, Lori brings exceptional writing and negotiation skills to the real estate industry.  Her legal background has honed her ability to analyze complex situations, identify key issues, and find creative solutions that meet her clients' needs. With a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of contracts and negotiations, Lori strives to achieve the best possible outcomes for her clients.

My clients enjoy a bespoke and personalized experience. For sellers, that means helping through every stage of the process - from readying a home for listing to closing.  For buyers, I drill down on specifics, so my buyers understand the home they are buying.  I also draw on my deep community knowledge and experience that comes from growing up in Westchester and raising my family in here.

I joined the esteemed Usha Subramaniam Team because I believe that our clients are best served by the collaborative effort of a full time team. Unlike larger teams, our team works together for each of our clients offering creative approaches and solutions from a team of experts with different backgrounds. 

Whether it's helping you navigate a competitive bidding process, negotiating favorable terms on a home sale, or advising on considerations related to real estate transactions, I'm committed to providing top-notch service that exceeds your expectations.  So if you're looking for a real estate agent who can help you navigate the often-complex world of buying and selling property, look no further. Contact me today to learn how I can help you achieve your real estate goals.

Lori Hoffman-Chlapowski’s Listings

a view of a backyard with plants and a garden
a living room with patio furniture and a fireplace
a living room with furniture and a fireplace
a living room with patio furniture and a floor to ceiling window
a living room filled with furniture and a floor to ceiling window
a outdoor space with lots of furniture and wooden floor
a view of living room with furniture
a large white kitchen with cabinets and wooden floor
a view of a dining room with furniture and a kitchen
a living room with fireplace furniture and a flat screen tv
a bedroom with a bed and window
a spacious bedroom with a bed dresser and a large mirror
a bathroom with a tub sink and mirror
a view of walk in closet with clothes and shoes
a bedroom with a large bed and a window
a bathroom with a sink toilet vanity and shower
a room with gym equipment and a large window
a bathroom with a sink a toilet and shower
a outdoor space with furniture a table and chairs
a bathroom with a toilet sink and mirror
a utility room with dryer and washer
an aerial view of a house
a view of yard with swimming pool and green space
a view of house with backyard and trees
a living room with furniture hardwood floor and a table
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances a stove a sink and cabinets
a bathroom with a sink toilet and shower
a view of a tennis court
a view of a grassy field with trees
a view of a house with a yard
a view of a house with backyard and garden
a front view of a house with a yard
Listed By Compass


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a front view of a house with a garden
a front view of a house with garden
a living room with furniture fireplace and a potted plant
a view of empty room with wooden floor and fireplace
a view of a dining room with furniture window and wooden floor
a view of empty room with wooden floor and fan
a living room with furniture and a large window
a big room with windows and chandelier
a kitchen with a window a sink and cabinets
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop hardwood floor sink stove and a granite counter top
a kitchen with a sink stove and cabinets
a bath tub sitting in a bathroom next to a window
a bathroom with a toilet a sink a mirror and a window
a view of a hallway with wooden floor and entryway
a bedroom with a bed and wooden floor
a view of an empty room with wooden floor and a window
a bathroom with a sink a mirror and a shower
a bedroom with a bed and wooden floor
a view of a room with wooden floor and windows
a bathroom with a granite countertop sink and a mirror
wooden floor in a hall with an entryway
a bathroom with a toilet sink and mirror
a view of a entrance gate of the house
a view of a big yard with plants and large trees
a view of backyard with outdoor seating and plants
a backyard of a building
a front view of a house with a yard
a view of a garden with a building in the background
a view of a house with a garden
a view of a house with a big yard and potted plants
a picture of a park
a picture of a park
a picture of a park with a floor
Listed By CompassPending


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a front view of a house with a yard
a view of a dining room with furniture and wooden floor
a large kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a stove and a wooden floors
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a stove a sink and a refrigerator
a kitchen with granite countertop a refrigerator and a stove
a kitchen with kitchen island granite countertop a sink cabinets and wooden floor
a living room with furniture and a wooden floor
a living room with a couch and a view of kitchen
a bedroom with a bed and a window
a bathroom with a sink and a mirror
a bedroom with a bed and wooden floor
a bathroom with a sink and a mirror
a view of a hallway with wooden floor and staircase
a view of a hallway with wooden floor and entryway
a living room with furniture and a wooden floor
a view of entryway with wooden floor
a backyard of a house with table and chairs
a view of a house with a yard
a front view of a house with a yard
a view of a house with a garden
Listed By CompassPending


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