An agent that knows you can be exttremely insightful and helpful and they can jump in when things get tough and keep communications open between you as a buyer and the sellers.
Good luck with your journey and remember pick an agent that is willing to take the time to have patience with getting to know you, your son and your mother!
Best of luck!
Located right on Main Street, our Coldwell Banker office is convenient for buyers and we know the Ulster County market and the available properties and can help you target and find the best property for you.
I'd be happy to meet with you and tell you about New Paltz and all that Coldwell Banker can offer to you when you're ready to buy.
Making a move is never an easy task but it seems that you are on the right track doing your research, feeling out the area and agents alike. Being proactive in general is a great habit to have in any form, weather business or personal life it will give you the greatest desired result because you will have dotted all your i's and crossed all your t's before reaching your goals. I'm sure you on your way to finding out that the New Paltz area is everything that you are looking for to slow down your pace a little bit, put your kid in a great school system, and get your soap business off and running in all the local boutiques! The village seems like a great place for your family to settle for the proximity to the local shops, parks, bistros, schools, coffee shops, etc. Your mother is going to love it as everything is within walking distance. When your ready to go back to the city area the bus and metro are only minutes away. I wish you the best in finding your home and offer my expert guidance in getting you there. Not only do I know the local area I know homes as well. I am a expert in construction, have built many homes in the past, I know framing, roofing, siding,HVAC, plumbing, electrical, foundations, land, wells, septic's, etc... and can guide you to making an informed decision in your interest as a buyer, getting you the best price possible. I am available anytime and look forward to hearing from you.
The best advice I can give you about choosing a realtor is someone who knows the neighborhood where you'll want to make your next home. If that is New Paltz you don't need to look any further. I have lived here for 25 years and I guess you could say I have seen this community grow.
I do have a little more in common with you as I am familiar with Steinway St in Astoria, was born in Manhattan and moved to Flushing and Bellerose before coming to New Paltz. Aside from that I can tell you that I would be working for you as a buyer's agent and that my list of credentials is too long to post here. If you Google my name you will probably see the many websites that have information about my career. Better yet take it from my former clients who have remained friends. They have surprised me with leaving recommendations on zillow.com and Angies List.
I'm not only an agent but also a broker that works full time so my offices are open 9AM to 8PM every day. Finding a home is serious business but no one ever said that you can't have fun along the way. I do pay special attention to the first time homebuyer because there is so much to know when purchasing a home and you just can't condense all that information into one meeting or one booklet. Just consider me your guide and source of information so when you have a moment you can just give me a call at 845-255-0019 and we can see if the shoe fits, so to speak.
You are wise to develop a realionship with a Realtor early in the process. Our area has so many unique neighborhoods there is so much to learn and explore.
I work throughout the Hudson Valley and specialize in the New Paltz/Gardiner/Highland areas. I think it would be good the find an agent that covers the whole area. You have time to find out what neighborhood is a good fit.
I would be happy to answer any questions about the areas of the Mid Hudson Valley. Give me a call 845 505 3160. To learn more about me and my love of the area visit my Trulia Blog or you can find me on ActiveRain as well. My Blog, "Real Estate and More, New Paltz and Beyond" can also be found on my Website- http://www.UlsterNYHomes.
It helps to learn more about any agent you may work with to see if your personalities are a fit and if they are experienced in the area you are considering moving to-
I wish you the best of Luck- You will love it here!
John J Lease Realtors