• Vanessa Saunders

    Mother | Wife | CEO

  • What makes me tick... My family, my company team & our clients.

    Personally, I have owned and invested in many homes around the world.I love renovating historic homes, and currently live in a 200 year old stone barn, converted into a contemporary living space, which is used in many TV commercials and magazine shoots. Whether you are looking for your first home, working toward a 1031 Tax-deferred exchange, or hoping to maximize your CAP Rate with an investment purchase, I built my company so that you'll have an opportunity to work with someone who will help you reach your real estate goals, whatever and wherever that may be.


    My background in international sales & marketing serves me well in real estate. British Airways, starting as a junior marketing manager and ending up in VIP Passenger Relations. While at BA I gained my MBA in Business Marketing. Pilkington Communication Systems as International Sales & Marketing Director, and the George P. Johnson Group (GPJ) where I was SVP Global Marketing & Operations, traveling around the world organizing exhibitions and conferences for many fortune 500 companies. It was GPJ who sponsored my board position at the World Trade Centers Association here in NY which ultimately led me to pursue real estate after the tragedy of 9/11.


    As CEO of the company I formed, it was my goal to develop a very different style of real estate brokerage. GPS is more a Global Marketing Agency which specializes in selling real estate in the Hudson Valley of New York, and across the World. Over the past 5 years we have built a team of professionals, and offer far more than just a Realtor (Agent) to take care of your needs. Born of the frustration of coming into real estate from over 30 years in senior management marketing positions with Fortune 500 companies, I felt completely stifled by the traditional brokerage offerings to buyers and sellers alike, and decided to break out from the norm by building a team of professional personnel from Marketing & Media experts, to Writers, Photographers (and drone pilots) to a team of inside sales agents, transaction coordinators, and web developers, all intent on backing up our "boots on the ground team" of local area experts (LSA's) who are thoroughly trained to negotiate the best price for your purchases and sales.


    My no nonsense, ethical and technological approach to real estate combined with my international business background works well. The entire team and our clients benefit from my vast global network of professionals from attorney's to appraisers, bankers and builders our local experts ensure smooth transactions for all parties to a transaction.

    Specialties: Residential Sales & Global Property Marketing



    CIRE - Commercial & Investment real estate
    CDPE - Certified distressed property expert (Short Sale Negotiations to prevent foreclosure)
    CIPS - Certified International Property Specialist

    CRC - Corporate Relocation Certified



    FIABCI - Federation of International real estate brokers (holds special consultative status to UN)

    AREAA - Asian real estate association of america

    AFIRE - Association for foreign investors of real estate

    BNI Ambassadors


    COMPANY Memberships



    Sullivan County MLS, Ulster MLS, CTMLS




    Former Board Member - Keep Rockland Beautiful & Meals on Wheels - WTC Association

    Currently working with Habitat for Humanity in NY and the UN's Global Housing Foundation


    I love working with people!


    “We’ve sold two houses with Vanessa and could not have imagined better outcomes. Vanessa accurately read the market in both cases and gave us sound advice on the marketing and pricing of our homes. Consequently, we sold our houses in less than the average time on market and were very pleased with the selling prices. Vanessa is positive, professional and determined; she balances enthusiasm and realism. We felt she truly had our best interests at heart, which made a significant difference in both the business and the personal aspects of our real estate transactions.” AJ Grey Upper Grandview & Piermont

    Ms Saunders, who is in a league of her own, is by far the best residential broker we have ever met. She carefully listens to her clients and enthusiastically responds to every question, concern or new idea. Whereas most brokers only focus on the transaction- any transaction- she makes a sincere effort to understand the needs and aspirations of her clients. She also helps her client avoid the pitfalls and traps that so often annoy clients and harm the brokerage experience. We found her market knowledge comprehensive and she kept us focused but constructively challenged our expectations with new ideas.” N Gardiner.

    “Vanessa combines vision, passion and intelligence with hard work and a sense of fun which combined makes her a truly remarkable human being. I’m thrilled she combined all of her talents and put them to good use in real estate. If you haven’t met her, then make sure you do. She is a true marketing champion and easily on of the most genuine people I have met.”



    “I’m not surprised everyone loves working with Vanessa and her team. Truly a cut above the rest!”



    “Many friends have asked about the house and we have given your name (with high praise) to a number of them. We will continue to do so.”

    Kelly & Ray Castel.


    Matthew Dear

    Vanessa listed our house, and had two offers for us after the first two showings. She essentially had our property sold less than a week after it was put on the market. She was very attentive before the showings, creating a beautiful website and having 5-star photos taken of the property. I would recommend Vanessa if you are seeking a hands-on and direct realtor.


    Vince & Toni O'Brien

    Vanessa thinks creatively, understood our property, and marketed very aggressively. Vanessa found our buyer when other agents had failed to do so by understanding the NYC and international buyer and by marketing to them broadly.

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    Vanessa is a professional, experienced real estate wonder. She listed our home and 4 days later, after 20 showings we had 4 all cash offers..and we sold well above our asking price what could be better?!

      Highly likely to recommend

      06/23/2015 - komac09

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      I was most impressed with how GPS was able to bring buyers to my house. They have great marketing! Though their office was not in my immediate town, they were very knowledgeable about the area and could answer buyer's questions. They were very responsive to my requests and have a professional and pleasant office staff.


        Highly likely to recommend

        01/01/2015 - Robin011

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        When you’re ready to sell your home, call Vanessa Saunders at Global Property Systems. Do not waste your time with any other company. After three agents who failed miserably I received a call from Vanessa Saunders. WOW What a difference!!! I put my house on the market the weekend after Labor Day and Vanessa had me a solid offer on the house within a week and half; the closing was 3 months later. Many Realtors will tell you what you want to hear just to get your listing and then your house will end up sitting on the market for many months but that won’t happen with Vanessa. Vanessa is a master at her craft and a true professional and does not like to waste any time; she will have your house sold and you on to the next chapter of your life in record time.


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        Bought a home in 2015.

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        Vanessa is an amazing real estate agent! We are first time homebuyers that didn't know the first thing about purchasing a home... She is VERY knowledgable and quick to respond to all of our questions via emails/phone/texts. She is also extremely friendly and reliable. We would definitely recommend her!!!

      • Global Property Systems

        "finding home"

        NY State Licensed RE Principal Broker | CEO 


        Vanessa Saunders is the Founder, Principal Broker and CEO of Global Property Systems a full service real estate brokerage and global property marketing company. Created using the ground-breaking team concept which the real estate industry is rapidly moving toward. GPS utilizes cloud based technology and team driven client services. Our clients benefit from the combined local and professional knowledge of the entire team. If you are looking for a traditional real estate agent we are not the firm for you!

        Whether buying a property or selling one, investing or relocating, here or abroad, our cross-media marketing strategies make use of optimum media channels to maximize the exposure of your property as a seller, and to streamline the search process for buyers (from near or far,) saving you valuable time and effort.


        To Market Your Property to the Most Potential Buyers Go Global....


        When selling a property our marketing excels from concept to execution. Our marketing team provides well-designed multimedia and print materials, along with a generous advertising budget and key alliances, empowering promotion throughout the world through global exposure.

        Whether you live outside of the United States, out of state, or locally and you are looking to purchase, sell, lease, or invest in property here in New York, elsewhere in the United States, or globally, you can rest assured that our team of local real estate experts, and other professionals from Attorneys, Engineers, & Financial Advisers, will guide you through the entire process. Our goal is to ensure you are fully aware of the many local nuances, different customs and processes required to ensure a successful transaction wherever you decide to buy or sell.

        Commercial Services

        Our commercial division services investment properties including income producing properties, development sites and or bulk purchase opportunities ideal for EB-5 & E2 visa applicants, businesses and investors.

        We are confident you will find that GPS offers an unsurpassed personal and experienced touch. Our clients are accustomed to the highest level of service and professionalism, and with many decades of combined experience in every sector of the real estate industry, we confidentially provide the smartest and most technologically advanced platform to serve your real estate needs.


        We look forward to being at your service.


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