If Mr. Azoff is still watching the Woodstock, NY market since the initial question, it is noteworthy that recently many properties in this area, in the higher price ranges, have had substantial asking price reductions.
Not only are real estate markets local in their trends, to see what the market is doing, you want a knowledgable Realtor to go over the details of the recent stats in the specific market segment being considered. What's happening in that market? What's the competition? How many homes got sold in the last six months? How many are likely to get sold in the next year? If one is a seller, it's important right now to have a compelling list price. Buyers are skittish in general. They need to see value. If you are also a buyer, there are no doubt some highly motivated sellers on the market, even if they're not priced compellingly yet. You want a strong, highly knowledgable Realtor, who understands the statistics and can help you establish realistic values. Then you might find the deal of the decade in Woodstock. Sometimes a buyers agent needs to present your value proposition to the seller's agent and the seller on your behalf in order for the seller to grasp today's reality. You want a great agent.