Pondra's Homes & Hearth Realty

We are proud to say that, with the great team at Pondra's Homes and Hearth Realty, we are very welcomed and productive in the Mohawk Valley, NY, which is comprised of Oneida, Herkimer, and Madison counties, since our founding in 2000.

The best part about our business is the friends we make and the communities we help build.

Mission Statement

Our Goal....

  • To provide to the community a highly educated and ethical group of professionals.
  • To provide and maintain honest and accurate information regarding our towns and communities.
  • To abide by a strict Code of Ethics of The National Association of Realtors.
  • To adhere to the state and local real estate laws.
  • To help promote community development.
  • Foremost to satisfy our clients and customers with dedicated service.

Meet Our Staff

Pondra Bowen, Licensed Real Estate Broker/Owner

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  • K-12 Clinton Central Schools
  • Associates Degree in Nursing
  • Registered Nurse since 1977
  • Bachelors Degree - Health Care Business Mgmt.
  • Real Estate Sales courses
  • Real Estate Brokers course
  • On-going hours of continuing education classes as I am very pro-active with the constant change of Real Estate
  • GRI Certified 2000
  • Current Ombudsman for the Mohawk Valley Board of Realtors


  • Member of the Mohawk Valley Association of Realtors since 1989, past President and Vice President
  • Member and Vice President of the Mid NY Regional MLS, past President
  • Clinton Chamber of Commerce - Member
  • Central Association of the Blind - Board of Directors
  • Westmoreland Kiwanis Member - Former Director
  • Charity Organizer for the Arthritis
  • Foundation and Pediatric Association - March of Dimes
  • H.O.G. - Chapter Member
  • American Diabetic Association


Motorcycling "Harley Owner"

Farming, Antiquing, Cooking

Enjoying family time with my husband and 3 children and 5 grandchildren.

Calvin (Cal) Lyon, Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker

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Service Areas and Specialties:

As a Realtor I am willing to help you as a buyer or seller to obtain any and all of your real estate needs. I am very familiar with the demographics of our multi-county area and can facilitate a smooth transaction for you. In addition, I am a member of the Mohawk Valley Association of Realtors.

Professional Experience:

As a full-time real estate professional, whether you have a property to sell, wish to buy, or need assistance with relocating to the area, I can help you! I can manage your income properties too. I am bound by my personal beliefs as well as our professional code of ethics.

Professional Education and Designations:

As a Realtor I have continued to take classes and attend seminars in order to keep on top of important real estate issues. This helps everyone involved in the transaction, my clients, customers and myself. I am designated as GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute), SRS (Seller Representative Specialist) and ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative). In addition, I am an Associate Broker within my Firm.

Personal / Comments:

I have always been interested in real estate and this drive led me to obtain my real estate license. I enjoy meeting new people and working with them to obtain their goals. In my opinion it’s all about you, not me. I am low pressure. I’m not the agent that will pressure you into something that you don’t want. The ultimate decision is yours. Price, location, size, type or whatever your needs or interest, I will do my best to get YOU what YOU WANT, not ME getting the sale. Let me help you obtain your goal of buying and/or selling your home, income property or acreage. Call me today!!

Primary Specialties:

Property Management – residential, single family home, multi-family, commercial, and investment property resales. I do it ALL!

William (Bill) Welch, Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker

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Licensed Associate Broker since 1983.  I'm very active in the community and a resident of New Hartford, NY.  I am a former owner/operator of John Deere Sales and Service store.

I am actively a Gentleman farmer/horsemen and enjoy riding.  I also enjoy restoring tractors.

I specialize in Residential sales in the Tri-County area.

Michael (Mike) Rahn, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

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Licensed Real Estate Salesperson since 2012.  I retired from NYS Dept of Corrections after 30 years of service.  I now serve as a Court Attendant for the Westmoreland Town Court.  I am a resident of Westmoreland, NY and am happily married with 4 children.

I am very active in the community.  I am currently the President of Westmoreland Little League, Head Coach of Pop Warner Football and an active member of the Town of Westmoreland Republican Committee.

I am also a member of the Whitestown Post 1113, Stanwix Veterans and Men's Club as well as the VFW of New York Mills.

I have resided in this area for over 50 years and have a very large network of contacts making my success rate great for all of my customers and clients as a Buyer or Seller agent.

Call me anytime!

Brittany Kitchen, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

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Erminio (Ernie) Sportello, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

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Having been active in the local real estate market for over 15 years as a Certified Real Estate Appraiser, I can also help you as a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson with Pondra's Homes and Hearth Realty.

I would be able to assist you in the planning of the sale of your home by giving you an accurate market valuation of your home resulting in the best listing price that would hopefully give you the largest return on your investment.  I will tell you what I believe to be fair and accurate in the hopes of producing quick results.

I can also help if you are in the market looking to buy a home.  I would use my expertise to point out both good and bad features but ultimately the decision is yours and I would never tell you what you should do.  Only you know that.

I am a resident of Deerfield, married, 2 adult children and two grandchildren who take up all of my spare time.

Angelo Gaetano, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

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Angelo Gaetano has been a part of the Mohawk Valley community his whole life. He graduated from Westmoreland High School in 1988 and went on to study Art Education at Oneonta State where he received his Bachelor’s degree in 1993.  He continued his education a few years later and received his Master’s degree from RPI in Human Computer Interaction.

Angelo resides in Clinton with his wife and four children and has been teaching art in the Clinton Central School District for the past 19 years.  Angelo’s interest in real estate began 20 years ago when he purchased his first multi-unit property and he has continued to manage rental properties and buy and sell single family homes.

Henry Lewis, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

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Henry, a life-long resident of Oneida County, has spent nearly 40 years immersed n residential and commercial construction.  With his experience and knowledge in building, Henry can answer any question you have in all aspects of housing.

In addition to extensive knowledge of state and local building codes, Henry has an agricultural background.  His community mindedness, charismatic nature and attention to detail will be what you can look forward to when you work together on one of the biggest and most important purchases of your life.

Gregory (Greg) Sacco, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

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Michael (Mike) Teesdale, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

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