Arij Kurzum

Real Estate Salesperson

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Arij Kurzum
Real Estate Salesperson

At a glance

My Communities
Stanford, Rhinebeck Village, Rhinebeck Town, Red Hook Village, Union Vale, Wappinger Town, Hopewell Junction, Washington, Wappingers Falls Village, Red Hook Town, Poughkeepsie Town, East Fishkill, Clinton, Beekman, Beacon, Fishkill, Hyde Park, Pleasant Valley, Millbrook, LaGrange, Amenia

Additional Languages Spoken
Arabic, English, Hebrew

Residential, Sellers, Buyers Specialist - ABR, Relocation, Senior Specialist - SRES

Lives In
Town of Poughkeepsie

13 Years

Properties Sold

About me

Arij Kurzum is a Dutchess County resident since 1992.  She is recognized by Houlihan Lawrence for her achievements in the Business, her contribution to the company, and her dedication to her clients.  She is a consistent  top producer and  is a recipient of  the Houlihan Lawrence Gold and Silver Awards, the WCR Red Carpet Award, and is recognized by the  Hudson Valley Magazine as a Five Star Realtor. Arij is a full time real estate professional who works with buyers and sellers throughout Dutchess County to achieve their real estate goals.  Arij is an Accredited Buyer Representative - ABR,  and a Senior Real Estate Specialist - SRES. Arij is a certified relocation specialist. She works with sellers and first time buyers. Arij's professionalism and excellent communication skills along with her extensive knowledge of the market and community are  great assets for her... More

Professional Awards & Achievements

Recipient of Houlihan Lawrence  Gold and Silver Awards, Top producer at Houlihan Lawrence Lagrange, Recipient of the Dutchess County WCR Red Carpet Award, Hudson Valley Magazine Five Star Realtor.


Professional Associations & Designations

  • ABR - Accredited Buyer Representative
  • SRES - Senior Real Estate Specialist
  • PSA - Pricing Strategy Advisor
  • Certified Relocation Expert
  • Member of Dutchess County Board of Realtors
  • Member of Mid-Hudson Multiple Listing Service
  • Member of Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service
  • Member of the New York State Association of Realtors
  • Member of the National Association of Realtors
  • Member of Women Council of Realtor - Dutchess Chapter (WCR)

Community Involvement

Past president of the Spackenkill Schools Board of Education, Past President of Spackenkill Schools PTA

Personal Interests

Gardening, reading, traveling, hiking, and spending time with the family

Real Estate Expertise

Seller and Buyer representation at all price points throughout Dutchess County. Certified Buyer Advisor, Senior Real Estate Specialist, Pricing Strategy Advisor, Certified Relocation Expert.


Master Of Professional Studies, SUNY New Paltz,  B.A. Haifa University


I couldn't say enough about Arij in this small space. She is truly a professional  in every sense of the word. She epitomizes the word realtor. To summarize her work ethics and service is difficult.
Arij is consistent in understanding your needs no matter how unique. She adapts to what you are
  looking for and how you wish to go about buying a home. In other words she can help you overcome any obstacles that may arise and help steer you in the right direction. I believe this is due to her experience and time in the business.
My wife and I looked at many homes and Arij was always on time to show and was so attentive keeping us informed on any new changes in particular homes. She made us feel like we were her number one clients even though she was busy with other deals. She is always a phone call away or email and boy did I email her plenty. So pleasant and easy going and not pushy. I'm happy we met her. We have known her a short time and feel very strongly about referring her to others. Thanks   Arij for all your help!  I sincerely mean that! Gill, 2017

Gill - November 26, 2017

We are new to the Poughkeepsie area and were looking for a home to buy. At first we contacted a random agent and had a mediocre experience. He was passive and unhelpful (we knew nothing about the area) and we felt like we were doing all of the work to find properties to view. So we asked some of  our new acquaintances for a recommendation and were given Arij's name. Once I contacted her she immediately responded. She is a great listener and question asker and before long, I felt like she had a solid idea of what we wanted. She emailed immediately when anything came on the market and was super flexible with setting up viewings. She did a wonderful job explaining the process, educating us along the way, and recommending great lenders and attorneys. We have nothing but positive things to say about our experience with Arij. She is enjoyable to work with and we give her our highest recommendations. Barb, 2016

Barb - November 26, 2017

Arij was helpful in my search for a new home. Her responsiveness and communication via text and email was very easy and appreciated. She has well-rounded knowledge of the surrounding area. Peter, 2017

Peter - November 26, 2017

I worked with Arij to both purchase and sell my townhouse in the City of Poughkeepsie.  In both instances she was very good to work with. She is extremely friendly, professional, and attentive to her client's needs.  She did a wonderful job helping prepare and taking photos for the sale of my home.  She put a lot of effort into marketing my home, utilizing many different media methods, as well as open houses and local home tours.  She has a lot of resources at her disposal being at Houlihan Lawrence. I would definitely recommend Arij if you are looking to purchase or sell a home. Christine, 2017

Christine - November 26, 2017

From the start to finish of our home selling/buying process, Arij was incredibly professional, knowledgeable and trustworthy.  She was able to help us sell our starter home and she found us our dream home!  I would highly recommend Arij as an ideal real estate agent.  Her expertise, positivity and  efficiency is second to none! Jovonna, 2017

Jovonna - November 26, 2017

It's hard to imagine a realtor doing a better job than Arij did for us! She listened carefully to our wish list, searched hard within our price range for the right house, and answered our questions promptly and well. We were completely satisfied! Rob & Sandy, 2016

Rob & Sandy - November 26, 2017

I was looking to relocate to Dutchess County and needed to find a knowledgeable realtor to help in my search for a new home.  Just by chance I contacted Arij Kurzum who was one of the listed agents for a home I might be interested in.  Almost immediately she knew what I was looking for and proved to  be  extremely helpful in the search for a new home,  the negotiations for the home and most importantly in setting up the finances for the purchase of my home in Hopewell Junction.   I  heartily recommend her services to anyone interested  in purchasing  in the Dutchess county area.  She is a complete pleasure to work with and I now count her as a personal friend. Tom, 2016

Tom - November 26, 2017

We were new to the Hudson Valley and had many questions about home styles, utilities, taxes, schools, and area amenities. Arij was a friendly and knowledgeable resource and gave us the information we needed to find a beautiful home that fit all of our needs. She provided calm and qualified guidance  and helped us to make it through the negotiation and closing process successfully. We highly recommend her and will contact her again for any real estate needs! Leanne, 2016

Leanne - November 26, 2017

We cannot say enough wonderful things about our experience with Arij.  We found out in March, that my husband's job was ending June 30th.  We made the decision to sell and move south.  We explained to her that we were working under a time constraint and really wanted to sell the house and close  before August 1st, so that our girls could start school on time in our new location.  Having never sold a house before, we were new to the entire experience.  Arij made the process so easy to understand and virtually stress-free.  From the time of our initial consultation with her, we knew she was extremely knowledgeable about the area, sales trends and what we needed to do to get our home sold quickly and for a fair price.  Our house was on the market quickly and our first open house was scheduled.  Her entire office was extremely professional and courteous to deal with.  We had several interested buyers and were in contract within 2 months!
            Throughout this entire process, Arij kept us informed of everything, explaining each step along the way. She has wonderful communication skills, she understood our concerns and made us feel at ease.  Our closing was scheduled in a timely manner and we were able to be in our new location in time for the start of school. Selling your home is certainly not an easy process, but Arij made it as painless as possible for us.  We would highly recommend her to anyone considering buying or selling their home! Michelle, 2016

Michelle - November 26, 2017

Arij helped my sister and me sell our father's home in Newburgh. Everything that could go wrong did. The banks gave the buyers (and us) huge problems, and the deal took more than a year to finalize. Arij was patient, thoughtful, and dogged at every step. Really, really terrific! Eric, 2015

Eric - November 26, 2017

Arij was amazing! We were looking for a home in a higher price range. There were a very limited number of homes which made things very challenging. Arij was extremely attentive to our needs and never pressured us despite the difficulty. In fact, she wouldn't let us settle for anything but the  perfect home for our family, which we ultimately found. We highly recommend Arij to anyone looking for a home in the Dutchess County area. Dana, 2015

Dana - November 26, 2017

Arij was professional, knowledgeable and overall did an excellent job with our first home purchase.  She was patient and always willing to talk or text. I do not think we would have been able to close on time if it was not for her tenacity and perseverance.  Over all, we are pleased and would  recommend Arij to anyone who wishes to purchase a home. She was able to make a stressful situation seem bearable. Melinda, 2015

Melinda - November 26, 2017

I would highly recommend Arij Kurzum without reservation. I made a cold call to Arij on another property and she promptly called me back. Arij understood exactly what I was interested in and sent me listings that fit my requirements almost immediately. She is efficient, accurate, extremely  competent and a very nice person. Arij is soft spoken and never flusters. She is not pushy and extremely pleasant. From my first phone call to the closing, took less than 2 months. Please note, Arij dealt with everything, as I was in another state. I could not have asked for a better experience and am very thankful to have had Arij representing me! Holly, 2016


I have already recommended Arij to friends.  She is knowledgeable about the market and priced our house perfectly.  We had an offer, which turned into a sale, within 2 weeks of listing our home.  She is always available for questions or concerns.  As a result of her expertise, we navigated the  process very smoothly. Lois, 2016

Lois - November 26, 2017

Arij was instrumental in helping us to get my parents house ready to sell. There were many issues that needed to be addressed such as encapsulating the crawlspace, cleaning out all the clutter and such. Arij was very personable, honest, forthright, and knowledgeable about what we needed to do and  when. She keep us on the right track throughout the process by weighing the pros and cons of each offer in a way that would most benefit us in the long run. She watched out for us to make sure we knew what to do and kept us from making any mistakes.  She showed genuine concern and gave us expert care in the navigation of the process seeing that we had not sold a house in many years and would do most of the transaction from out of state. I do highly recommend her.

Dean - November 26, 2017

In a tight and unforgiving real estate market, Arij sold our home which allowed us to relocate within our rather tight timeline. She was fantastic in every aspect of the sales process -consistently communicating and ensuring every detail was addressed as needed all the way to the closing! We highly  recommend Arij and any buyer or seller would be lucky to work with such a gracious and results orientated professional.

Kristina - November 26, 2017

Arij listened carefully to our (seller's) needs. She consistently responded kindly and with professional insight that helped us sell our home quickly and with as little disruption to our daily lives as was possible.  She understands the market locally and is skilled in guiding negotiations.  I  recommend her without reservation to anyone buying or selling a home.

Anne - November 26, 2017

Arij is very easy and helpful to work with.  She was able to help guide us through all the steps and keep the process on track. Often she handled many of the details and legwork herself, which was much appreciated.

She communicated with us regularly and we received comments after each
  showing of the house.  Her experience and many contacts in the industry were a definite plus.

We were anxious to sell our house quickly and Arij recommended several action steps that were successful in achieving the sale in the time frame we needed.

We thought she did a good job in both pricing the house and negotiating the final sale.

Rees - November 26, 2017

One of the most difficult tasks for anyone buying or selling a home is finding a competent real estate professional. And when moving cross-country it is even more difficult.  Arij Kurzum has proven to be a consummate professional in every aspect with tireless enthusiasm, dedication and immaculate  follow-up skills.

He knowledge of the local market is unsurpassed, and she was always ready to research or answer a question no matter how difficult.

Arij spent hours and hours finding us the perfect home - and she succeeded,  And unlike other real estate agents, she guided and assisted us at every step of the move from Las Vegas despite numerous showings and changes in our plans.

We give Arij the highest praise and totally recommend her to anyone seeking the perfect real estate pro.

Bob - November 26, 2017

Arij is the best!

I called Houlihan Lawrence randomly because I could no longer afford my home.  I was so very fortunate to have Arij sent out.  Right from the beginning I appreciated her focus.  She listened to the complicated story and began to inform me of ways we could work with the
  bank to sell the home.  It was a relief knowing that there was someone who could help us move forward.

It was a very long short sale and she was with us and on top of everything along the way.  If it wasn't for Arij I don't think we would have succeeded.  She is thorough, patient, kind, honest, persistent and professional.

I highly recommend Arij Kurzum.  Anyone would be lucky to have her as their Realtor.

Heidi - November 26, 2017

Arij was helpful in my search for a new home. Her responsiveness and communication via text and email was very easy and appreciated. She has well-rounded knowledge of the surrounding area. Amy 2017

Amy - November 26, 2017


I've known Arij for a number of years. Every time I asked for her help with anything, whether it was general market information or more specific information about particular properties, she always went over and above anything I could have expected from a realtor. When I was considering purchasing a property, she provided all the support and objective advice she could provide to help me make the right decisions for my situation. When it came time for me to sell a property, she was with me every step of the way, helping me to navigate some complicated permit-compliance issues, fielding multiple offers, and even doing some of the city paperwork follow up for me, since I was often either out of town or overseas. Arij is a consummate real estate professional, and she is also a wonderful, caring person whom I consider to be a friend. I cannot recommend her highly enough!

- February 9, 2018


our experience with Arij was wonderful. She was very helpful throughout the whole process. She was really patient with us, as being the first time buyers we really did not have a lot of insight but she guided us every step of the way and helped us find the house we were ready to call our home.

- February 9, 2018


From the start to finish of our home selling/buying process, Arij was incredibly professional, knowledgeable and trustworthy. She was able to help us sell our starter home and she found us our dream home! I would highly recommend Arij as an ideal real estate agent. Her expertise, positivity and efficiency is second to none

- February 9, 2018