Aurora M. Banaszek

Associate Real Estate Broker

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Aurora M. Banaszek
Associate Real Estate Broker

At a glance

My Communities
Armonk, Bedford, Chappaqua, Cross River, Katonah, Lewisboro, Mount Kisco, Pleasantville, Pound Ridge, Thornwood, Waccabuc, White Plains

Personal Attention, Listing Agent, Buyers Agent, Creative Marketing, Area Knowledge

Lives In

16 Years

About me

  Redefining partnership.   Aurora is constantly in motion. With fervor and energy, she offers guidance, personal attention and availability to her clients throughout the real estate process and long after. As an Armonk resident for nearly her entire life she is deeply entrenched in the community. With over fourteen years’ experience in real estate, Aurora has resolved many challenges that home buying and selling bring. She is your skilled negotiator and problem solver.      Aurora takes pride in educating her clients on comparable sales and market conditions so that they are empowered to make the best decisions possible. Her long-standing relationships in the local community has garnered a curated list of recommended service providers. She has first-hand knowledge of the community amenities and the Byram Hills School District. If there is a question, Aurora will have an answer.   Aurora’s previous... More

Professional Awards & Achievements

Consistent Award Winner, Houlihan Lawrence Award Winner, Westchester Assocaition of Realtors

Professional Associations & Designations

Member, National Association of Realtors Member, New York State Association of Realtors Member, Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors Member, Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service Byram Hills High School Athletic Council Accredited Buyer Respresentative (ABR) Associate Broker, Houlihan Lawrence Armonk

Community Involvement

Currently on the Byram Hills HS Athletic Council, Byram Hills Middle School, Book Fair Committee, Grade Coordinator Class Parents


B. A. University of Richmond, Aurora is a learning based agent and continues to participate in advanced Real Estate Courses in order to remain at the forefront of the industry.

Real Estate Expertise

In today's real estate market, there is no substitute for a good Real Estate Professional. Whether aiming to buy or sell, Aurora is dedicated and knowledgeable. She can provide specialized information that will help you make the right decision.


"I buy real estate for rentals and have relied on Aurora for a number of years. She has helped me buy multiple properties. I relied on her to find properties to fit within my investment formula and also on her ability to determine market rental rates. She has always been spot on. She has a real sense of market value, pointing me to properties which would work with my investment model. She also helped in removing obstacles in negotiations. Off course I will continue to use her as a valuable partner. "

Barry - November 9, 2017

"We spent a lot of time with a number of brokers and Aurora stands out as our clear favorite. Not only does she know the community very well, she really takes time to get to know her clients and make sure she is showing them homes that make sense for them. Additionally, she was very knowledgeable on the market and very good and figuring out what the 'real' price of a home should be. We also never felt once that she was pressuring us to make a decision, and even when we went back and forth on a home, she did everything she could to make sure we were making the right decision. Aurora also helped us with the settling in process and even three years later always helps us with any questions we have (finding contractors, plumbers, babysitters, you name it). Anyone who gets to work with Aurora is truly lucky and we very highly recommend her."

Rahul - November 10, 2017

"Aurora is exceptionally knowledgable and patient and identified a variety of houses in various communities in Westchester that met our needs.  She was always responsive when we requested to view listings.  Her persistence and negotiation skills helped us to settle on a competitive price at the time   of purchase.  She followed-up after our purchase and provided recommendations for service providers (for example:  tree removal) that saved us thousands of dollars.

We highly recommend Aurora!"

Bought a home in 2011 in Armonk, North Castle, NY 10504.


spamdujour - November 5, 2017

"My husband and I highly recommend Aurora.  She provides honest advice with a thorough knowledge of the market.  She won't steer you in the wrong direction."

Showed home in 2017 in Armonk, North Castle, NY.

Julia - November 2, 2017

"When it came time to start house hunting, a colleague of my husband referred Aurora to us. I’m so happy he did; on top of being friendly and easy to talk to, she is also very experienced and knowledgeable in the field. It took us a while to find our home but she was very patient and kept us in the loop of new listings within our preference and budget. Once we found our home, she helped guide us through the process. When it was time to sell our condo, we also enlisted her services. Aurora made a sometimes daunting experience of buying/selling very pleasant My husband and I recommend Aurora, she helped us find our dream home!"

Sold a home in 2017 in Bedford Corners, Town of Portville, NY.

Antonella - November 2, 2017

"Aurora knows the market inside and out, has grown up in the community, and knows where everything trades, where there is value and all the ins and outs of an area that you need to know and more.  She also very knowledgeable about houses, and in very honest and straight-forward, which provides so   much comfort in the always stressful but exciting process of buying a home.  We are using her to sell our as well!"

Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2017 in Armonk, NY.

Bob - November 2, 2017

"As I licensed real estate broker, I was considering selling my house myself.  After meeting Aurora, I was immediately sold on using her instead.

Long story short, with Aurora’s knowledge of the market, negotiation tactics, relationships with other brokers, and Houlihan Lawrence’s stellar use of media and promotion, she was able to schedule a showing the day after my house went live, and received a FULL PRICE OFFER at that time.  To further praise her, she helped expedite the contract which was fully executed and delivered within 1 week from the showing.  There were ZERO problems during the ENTIRE process.  My wife and I couldn’t be happier and will give her name to anybody looking to buy or sell a house."

Laurence and Karol - April 20, 2017

"Aurora has by far exceeded all the brokers we have come across in the past. She helped our family find the right home and location through her experience and knowledge. After meeting with us and discussing what we were looking for, she was on board and wouldn't give up. She went out of her way to   help us and guide us through the process of purchasing our new home. When we weren't available, Aurora was there. With two small kids schools was very important for us and she helped us narrow it down to school districts which meet our criteria. I have never before met a broker with so much knowledge about school districts, she was incredible. Besides the real estate, she introduced us to the town and to some individuals whom we might use in the future for home improvements. It was an all package deal with Aurora. Her knowledge of construction, a big plus, helped us make the decision toward our property of purchase. We are very grateful that we crossed paths and lucky to have had Aurora as our broker and friend."

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 in Bedford, NY.

Lena - November 17, 2016

"Aurora helped my family purchase a home recently.  She is the best person to have on your side.  She is so knowledgeable of the business of real estate.  Aurora has excellent communication skills, is always available to answer any questions( we had a ton).  She is the person to go the extra mile in getting the job done.  When I decide to sell the property she helped us purchase, Aurora will definitely be the one selling the property."

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 in Bedford, NY.

Eddie - November 4, 2016

"Aurora is by far the greatest agent in the area -- her personal and detailed knowledge of the area in which she works, lives and was raised gives her a unique context few in the business have. Combine that with 20+ years in the business, the sharpest deal-making acumen and a work ethic to match,   having the deepest and most vast network in real estate, and you truly cannot often even find agents in Aurora's league. In addition, Aurora is so wonderfully kind and genuine, she will bring happiness and ease to a process renown for stress and pain! We cannot say enough good things about her. Thank you Aurora!"

Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Bedford, NY.

Steve - March 23, 2015

"In working with Aurora for the search of our home, we have nothing but the highest praise for her professionalism, good counsel and patience.  She is very knowledgeable about the neighborhoods and the real estate market and guided us well through our home search giving us the benefit of her valuable insights.  We worked with Aurora over the course of several months to find our home and in all the time we never felt rushed to make a decision.  It was evident that our best interests were at heart.  She understood our requirements well and worked hard to find a suitable home.  We would certainly recommend Aurora - she is an absolute pleasure to work with!"


Anjali - October 2, 2011

"Aurora was extraordinarily patient and insightful in helping our family search for a home outside of the city.  She listened carefully to what we were looking for and helped us find the right area.  She provided timely information on current market trends and home pricing.  We were unable to sell   our apartment in time to make the move to the city, but this didn't bother Aurora at all.  She warmly let us know when to resume our search next year.  In the meantime, she has provided thoughtful updates on the properties that we were most interested in."

Showed home in 2011 in Katonah, Town of Bedford, NY.

Ann Marie - July 13, 2011

"Aurora did a a fantastic job selling my house. She clearly knows the market and shared her knowledge and expertise with me.  I felt so comfortable and confident working with her.  I've never worked with anyone who was more knowledgeable, dedicated and caring.  She listened to everything we said and   made extremely helpful suggestions throughout the entire process. I would recommend her many times over!"

Sold a Single Family home in 2010 in Brewster

Diana - April 13, 2011

"Aurora was our agent for our townhouse rental, purchase of home, and sale of our home all in Armonk. She was an expert in all three categories. She provided great insight and strategy when we purchased our home to ensure we were in at the right price. She was not directing us to just paid the  offer but provided comparable comps that helped us bid at just the right price.
Her focus completely changed when we were selling our house. She worked very hard at helping us market our house. Her recommendations on getting our house "ready" were clearly evident by all the positive feedback we received from agents and buyers. She understood what buyers wanted and made us showcase those features in our home. We had an accepted offer within a few weeks and closed shortly thereafter.
‚ÄčAurora was a pleasure to work. Her professionalism and knowledge of the housing market made each transaction as smooth as possible. I would highly recommend her!"

Will - April 12, 2011

"Jerry and I wanted to thank you very much for the great job that you did selling our house and for helping us find the wonderful place where we are living now. It is clear that your knowledge and experience in the Armonk market and the surrounding areas was invaluable in helping to sell our home. All of your contacts, great relationships with other brokers, and the fact that you grew up in the area gave us that extra edge to help us get to the finish line!

We were also amazed with your energy and willingness to always go the extra mile. Thanks again, we look forwards to working with you in the future!"

Lorry - September 27, 2010

Aurora helped my husband and I buy our house in Bedford. We were so lucky and grateful to have her as our agent. She is hands down the best and I would recommend her to anyone- friends. family, etc. and we will absolutely work with her again in the future. Aurora put so much time into helping us find the perfect house, and she worked tirelessly on our behalf to negotiate a fair price. Aurora is intelligent, dedicated, personable, passionate, and always professional. She made the search for our house enjoyable. And although she is no longer our agent, she is now our friend and continues to assist us in any way she can. I can not speak highly enough of Aurora.


Kimberly - June 21, 2010