Meet Zealie

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS


We sold our home in Larchmont, NY and moved upstate. We had lived in this house for 26 years and raised our two children. During those 26 years, we were typical suburbanites: we commuted by train to work in NYC, we carpooled, we coached little league, we participated in the PTA, and we joined community organizations.

This was our life until we took weekend trips to Saratoga Springs, and soon we began to dream about living there. In fact, we began to drive up regularly on weekends to enjoy the year-round activities, the sights, and the people. When our youngest child went off to college, we realized we were free to make a permanent move. In the fall of 2001, we moved to Saratoga Springs and we couldn’t be happier.

zealie van raalte, moving to saratoga springs








In spite of all the snow, we’re delighted that we made the move upstate. We initially rented a house. Shortly after moving in, we were shown a parcel of land just outside of town on Lake Lonely. We jumped at the opportunity to acquire this unique property. Working with local architects, we helped to design and build our “dream house.”

Whether you’re thinking of building or buying, I can help you make the transition from downstate to upstate. Having already made the move, I can guide you through the myriad of steps and decisions you’ll need to take and make.

You’ll find me easy to work with, highly organized, persistent on your behalf, and, of course, knowledgeable about the Saratoga Springs market and area. As a licensed real estate salesperson with Select Sotheby’s International Realty, I can offer you a scope and quality of services second to none.

I’m a great listener. Whether it’s for a primary residence or vacation home, new construction or an existing home, I’d love to help you to find a property that you will truly appreciate.

Please give me a call on my cell phone – (518) 928-3224 or at Select Sotheby’s International Realty – (518) 580-8500 x3033.

You can also email me, Thomas Zealie Van Raalte at:


Share and Enjoy