Agency News and Awards September 25, 2023

Meet Ed Finnerty

Meet Ed Finnerty, Your Partner in Real Estate from Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Green Team

Ed Finnerty is more than your typical real estate agent – he’s a local expert with a diverse background that uniquely positions him to help you navigate the exciting journey of buying or selling a home. With a career spanning education, financial coaching, writing, and community involvement, Ed brings a wealth of experience to the table.

A Well-Rounded Career

For over a quarter-century, Ed dedicated himself to education. He spent eight years as a 3rd-grade teacher before becoming a math teacher at Monroe-Woodbury Middle School for the last 19 years. But that’s just part of his story. From 2008 to 2011, Ed also worked as a financial and life coach, assisting people in reaching their goals. Ed has experience with helping individuals with budgeting and making solid financial decisions. This knowledge is especially useful when it comes to advising his clients in the world of real estate. Additionally, his experience buying two homes with his wife, Hollee, gives him practical insights into the process.

Beyond the classroom and coaching, his passion for serving others led him to write several  self-published books like “Drops of Wisdom,” “Maximize the Next 90 Days”, “A Special Christmas Tree,” and “Marvin the Magnificent.” These books aim to inspire families to instill values of hard work and perseverance in adults and children

Local Roots

A true local, Ed has lived in various parts of Orange County, including Goshen, Chester, and his childhood home in Monroe. This local knowledge helps him understand the nuances of the local real estate market.

Family is at the heart of Ed’s life. His wife, Hollee, and their college-going kids, Katelyn and Andrew, provide unwavering support. Katelyn is studying chemistry, while Andrew focuses on business administration, both at Liberty University in Virginia. The Finnerty family is an active part of Grace Community Church in Warwick, volunteering for events like the annual Tim Tebow Night to Shine, which celebrates special needs teens and adults.

Ed’s recent experience selling his parents’ home sparked a new direction in his career. Guiding this process made him realize that real estate was his true calling. After discussions with his wife, he chose to join BHGRE Green Team due to its mentorship program, which provides crucial support to newcomers like him.

Passions Beyond Real Estate

Outside of work, Ed leads an active life. Whether playing golf, racquetball, or the trendy sport of pickleball, he enjoys staying on the move. He’s a devoted fan of both the NY Giants and NY Yankees, showing his love for sports. Ed’s reading interests range from fiction to personal growth books, highlighting his commitment to continual self-improvement.

Ed Finnerty isn’t just a real estate agent; he’s your partner in making your real estate dreams a reality. With his local knowledge, diverse experience, and passion for helping others, he’s ready to guide you through every step of your journey with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Green Team.