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Top New Paltz real estate agents

New Paltz, NY has 96 active real estate agents. But how do you know whether the one you hire will do their job well? That's why HomeLight analyzes each agent's performance history to find the best ones in your area. Work with the top 3% of real estate agents in New Paltz and you can make $16,430 more on a home sale and save up to $23,736 more on a home purchase.

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See how 20 of the top REALTORS® and real estate agents in New Paltz stack up

Margaret Thorne
Keller Williams Hudson Valley North Realty
About Margaret

Margaret is a self starter hailing from Yonkers. More than 20 years ago she relocated to the Hudson Valley and is proud to call this area her home! Having lived in both Dutchess County and Ulster County, Margaret knows both sides of the river well, making her a valuable asset to those unsure of their landing place here in the Hudson Valley; as well as a Top Producer on both sides! Margaret's attention to detail is one of her strongest attributes. Her knowledge of the market, approachable personality & natural affinity for hard work is why she has a proven track record of providing extraordinary service and outstanding results. She continuously utilizes new technology and marketing to assist her sellers and buyers alike. Passionate about her work and highly dedicated to her clients, she will become your guide and expert source of information to help. My Credentials and Memberships: 2019 Centurion Award Winner 2018 Master Emerald Award Winner 2017 Masters Ruby Award 2017 Women's Council of Realtors Entrepreneur of the Year Award Certified Relocation Specialist Certified Luxury Fine Homes & Estates Certified Create 21 Member, Mid Hudson Multiple Listing Service Member, Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors Member, Dutchess County Association of Realtors Here’s what we know about Margaret’s work: - Margaret has sold homes in as little as 1 day. - Margaret is an agent who sells homes for top dollar.

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"Margaret was amazing and beyond our expectations in listing and selling our home for much more than ..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
32
Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
4
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Melissa Forsyth
Hudson Valley Home Connection, LLC
About Melissa

Melissa is a NYS Licensed Real Estate Broker / Owner of Hudson Valley Home Connection. Recently names one of the top 400 agents in the Hudson Valley by Hudson Valley Magazine for 2020. Located in Newburgh, NY. Melissa focuses on properties located in both Orange & Ulster County. Melissa has a background in mortgage financing holding a master degree in finance and has worked in all aspects of the real estate business throughout her career. Hudson Valley Home Connection has over 11 full time Realtors operating as a team within the brokerage and over 25 individual solo agents all together.

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"Melissa is a very knowledgeable real estate agent especially in the area of marketing our house. Sh..."

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Condo Transactions
7
Single Family Home Transactions
36
Townhome Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Blake Michaud
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties
About Blake

The Right Realtor DOES Make a Difference! As Dutchess County's all-time leader in home sales according to the MidHudson Multiple Listing Service, Blake Michaud can help YOU with any of your real estate needs. Blake has been recognized as a top realtor in Dutchess County N.Y. for the past 38 years, providing the highest level of service and integrity to buyers and sellers in over 3,000 transactions. According to the MidHudson Multiple Listing Service, Blake has been Dutchess County's top real estate agent since 2012. Blake and his team sold 148 homes in 2020, totaling over 61.5 million dollars in sales volume and was by far the leader in Dutchess County home sales. As the top agent for Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Hudson Valley Properties, the largest real estate agency in Dutchess County, Blake has access to all of BHHS marketing and tools to share with his buyers and sellers. Why work with the top agent when buying or selling your home? There are many reasons, but the most important is the extraordinary value in partnering with a seasoned professional to guide you through the process of such an important life decision. An expert in the marketing of homes and highly regarded for his professionalism, knowledge and enthusiasm, you will have Blake's commitment and promise to provide the very best service. Blake's team has all of the resources that you will need to buy or sell your home in Dutchess County N.Y. Call Blake today! In 2020, HomeLight ranked Blake in the top 5% of agents nationwide for the third year in a row. Homelight also ranks Blake in the top 1% of agents in Dutchess County for successfully selling homes.

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"Blake was excellent and during this difficult time was able to sell our home for a very reasonable p..."

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Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
10
Single Family Home Transactions
100
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Barbara Carter
Century 21 Alliance Realty Group
About Barbara

Barbara A Carter is an award winning licensed real estate associate broker in New York at Century 21 Alliance Realty Group 1136 Route 9 Wappingers Falls NY. She is a lifelong resident of Ulster County. Barbara has achieved the highest level awards Century 21 Centurion Award, Century 21 Quality Service Award, Century 21 Quality Service Pinnacle Award,Century 21 Presidents Producer Award, Hudson Valley Magazine Five Star Professional Real Estate Agent Award and Forbes Magazine Five Star Professional Realtor. She is also an active member of the Ulster County Board of Realtors, New York State Association of Realtors and The National Association of Realtors. Barbara participates in Hudson Valley Catskill Region Multiple Listing Service, Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service and Mid Hudson Multiple Listing Service. Barbara is committed to the highest standards of professionalism and customer service.

Single Family Home Transactions
41
Townhome Transactions
1
Condo Transactions
2
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
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John Oliveira
Douglas Elliman Real Estate
About John

John is a real estate agent with Douglas Elliman. John is a single family home expert. We’ve recorded data for 116 of John’s transactions. This real estate agent most often represents the seller (78% of the time), but they also have experience representing the buyer side of transactions, with 38 deals recorded. Here’s what we know about John’s work: - John recently sold a home for $1,200,000 in Chappaqua. - this real estate agent is skilled in fast home sales: they have listings that have sold in as little as 6 days. - John is a top dollar real estate agent. - this real estate agent is on a home selling roll: their transaction history shows that they have sold 50% more homes this year than last. John Oliveira is one of the most successful real estate agents in the Westchester area housing market. John has always been heavily involved in all aspects of real estate. For John, it started fifteen years ago when he bought his first house in 2005. It was a multifamily home that he purchased as an investment property. Nothing unusual about that. What was unusual was that John was only 19 years old. John was a freshman in college and balanced a full time academic schedule with the drive and motivation of being a realtor new to the business at that time. By pairing his education in Business Administration from Pace University in Westchester with his entrepreneurial drive, John implemented a business plan that allowed him to acquire two more properties and quickly rise to becoming a top producer within his brokerage successfully closing dozens of transactions per year. Oliveira didn’t just jump into real estate. His family owned multifamily investment properties in Westchester County, where they lived. From that, Oliveira learned at a young age how to interact with tenants and deal with home maintenance issues. John then used that experience as a basis to listen and understand his client's needs which allowed him to continuously achieve his client's goals and meet their expectations. After graduating with his bachelor’s degree, Oliveira then attained his real estate broker’s license. John started to look at real estate more regionally instead of focusing on one or two townships, and that was when he saw his business increase dramatically even though the housing market was in a downturn. So it did. In 2008, the first year he worked full-time, Oliveira was named as his office’s top producer. He got the same award in 2012 and 2013 and came in among the office’s top three producers in between. With his well-rounded experience in all areas of the Real Estate, John prides himself on being a one stop shop for his clients. Oliveira has combined his dedication and experience to increasing sales year over year. His personable and professional character allows him to build and maintain solid relationships, which explains why his business has grown mostly from repeat clients and referrals. John's experience and knowledge allows him to offer clients a diverse range of expertise from representing buyers and sellers, investments and land purchases, development and financing.

Condo Transactions
2
Single Family Home Transactions
10
TIC Transactions
0
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  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Simone Edwards
Edwards Properties
About Simone

Simone has been a licensed real estate agent for 12 years and is currently with Edwards Properties. Simone focuses on properties located in Poughkeepsie, Milton, Pleasant Valley, Wappingers Falls, New Paltz, Gardiner.

Single Family Home Transactions
5
Condo Transactions
3
TIC Transactions
0
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  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Bruna Rondinelli
Century21 Alliance Realty Group
About Bruna

My name is Bruna F Rondinelli and I am an Associate Broker with Century21 Alliance Realty Group with offices in New Paltz, Kingston, Rhinebeck, Newburgh, Wappinger and Fishkill. I am originally from Italy and I speak fluent Italian and Spanish. I have been in the Real Estate industry for over 15 years working in the Hudson Valley and New York State. I love what I do and it shows with the passion and hard work that I bring with me in every transaction. I am always available to talk and answer any questions. I work with buyers, sellers, investors; from residential to commercial to farms, investment properties, land and multi family.

Single Family Home Transactions
10
Condo Transactions
0
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Melinda White
Keller Williams Realty, First in New York
About Melinda

Marketing Specialist, PSA - Pricing Strategy Advisor, SFR - Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource Specialist, CIREC - Commercial & Investment Real Estate Certified

Single Family Home Transactions
22
TIC Transactions
0
Townhome Transactions
1
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John Summerford
Coldwell Banker Village Green
About John

As a resident of both the Hudson Valley and Manhattan, I offer sellers a broad reaching network of potential buyers ranging from hedge fund executives to artists. I strive to bring expertise, dedication, patience, candor and humor to what can be a stressful process. It's not just a house, it's your home and perhaps your biggest asset. I've chosen to raise my family in the Hudson Valley. I think we are all inspired by the riches the area has to offer - nature, arts, food. It's an amazing way of life. If you are buying or selling in the area, this is vital to remember. You are investing in a lifestyle that is very unique. I am passionate about real estate and I especially enjoy helping people attain their goals - whether it's a first home, a vacation home or an investment property. I look forward to discussing these goals with you and also sharing our enthusiasm for this incredible region we all call home.

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"When we met John we knew instantly that we wanted to work with him. Our instincts bore out. John pro..."

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John Durso
Keller Williams Realty Partners
About John

SELLERS! My name is John Durso and I am an Associate Broker at Keller Williams Realty Partners. I welcome the opportunity to meet with you to - go over your Real Estate needs - update you on current market conditions - help devise a plan that will get your home sold In this market, you need a Realtor experienced in your area who will advise you on pricing strategies to get your home sold for full market value in a reasonable amount of time. With my MANY years of experience, I have been through the best markets and the worst in history. Through my many years of experience, I have consistently remained a Top Selling agent. I have been a Realtor since 2003 and I am currently working for the #1 Company in the World in 3 aspects of rankings...#1 Largest Company, #1 Most Sales of Homes by Transactions and #1 Most Sales by Dollar Volume. As impressive as that is your hiring ME, and I am a Top Producing Agent ranked in the top 3% of all Dutchess County Realtors. I consistently close many millions of dollars of Real Estate Sales per year. As such my experience through the slow market trained me to pay attention to the details that not only get a home sold when others are not selling but to attract the most buyers when the market is booming. I have consistently sold homes for the top end of the market. Getting you more money offsets the fees to sell your home resulting in my services costing you less than others. As proof of my experience, you will receive an unconditional listing agreement that you can cancel at any time with no fees to you. I get paid when you get paid, AT CLOSING. Do You need to sell your home but owe more than you can sell your home for? I am Certified in Short Sales (Selling for less than you owe) by Americas Home Rescue - Certified Default Resolution Specialist (CDRS) program and I am "Short Sale Success Certified". Do not trust a Short Sale to just anyone. These are complicated sales different from a standard sale. Ask me about the Help for Homeowners Making Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives (HAFA) program. Also, FHA, VA, Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac Short Sale programs. All Realtors are not created equal! I am a Top Producing Realtor that sells more homes than 97% of other Realtors. I can & will get your home sold. View the Map above or Click on My Sales to the left and see a sampling of the many homes that I personally sold. I look forward to the opportunity to have just one hour of your time to discuss my unique marketing plan. If you are serious about selling your home then give me a call today and start packing! I look forward to hearing from you. If you're planning to sell your home in the next few months, nothing is more important than knowing a fair asking price. I would love to help you with a FREE Market Analysis. I will use comparable sold listings to help you determine the accurate market value of your home. Certifications and Recognitions I am an Associate Broker with Keller Williams Realty Partners... An Associate Broker licensing enhancement held by only 10% of Real Estate Salespeople. I have received the Realty Executives 100% Club Award Multiple Times. I also take Continuing Education courses every month for your benefit as well as my own. I have completed taking a series of courses for the Graduate of Realtor Institute Designation. I have already completed and I am an Accredited Buyers Representative and a Seniors Real Estate Specialist. I have also taken courses in 1031 Exchange, Appraisal, Inspection, Environmental, Negotiation Techniques, and many others including intensive Boot Camp and Starmakers training courses. Specialization I specialize in representing my clients in the purchases and sales of single-family residences and income property within the Towns of Poughkeepsie, Wappingers Falls, Fishkill, East Fishkill, Hopewell Junction, Lagrangeville, Beacon, Pleasant Valley, and Hyde Park. I specialize in Southern Dutchess County but I also represent clients in all of Dutchess County, Putnam, along with areas of Westchester, Orange and Ulster Counties. I keep current of all transactions in these areas, and I'm also very knowledgeable with the local schools. Personal I was born and raised in Brewster (Putnam County) and moved to Southern Dutchess County around 1995. I have been Self Employed all my life in various businesses in the local area and as such have always paid close attention to marketing. This experience has helped me in my Real Estate career and shows in my ability to "Think Outside the Box" along with my unique marketing systems.

Condo Transactions
2
Single Family Home Transactions
18
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Find your perfect real estate agent in New Paltz

Why you need a top real estate agent in New Paltz, NY

You’re making one of the biggest financial transactions of your life. Don’t you want an expert by your side? The top 3% of agents in New Paltz sell an average of 79.7% more homes than the city’s average agent, and they help 78.9% more buyers purchase homes. Top New Paltz agents don’t only have more experience. They also save their clients serious time and money, and HomeLight’s got the data to back it up.

Top Seller's Agents

New Paltz’s top 3% agents save their sellers $16,029, while average agents save their clients -$14,553. Top agents also sell homes quicker and far more frequently, selling 1.8x more homes than their average-performing counterparts, and doing so 43.0% faster.

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Top Buyer's Agents

In comparison to average real estate agents in New Paltz, top buyer's agents save clients 86.3% on their home and help buy 1.8x more properties.

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Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in New Paltz, NY

Top Agents
5 stars
Avg. Agents
1 stars

Top real estate agents in New Paltz score an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical New Paltz agent who scores only 1.0 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in New Paltz and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

Recent reviews for New Paltz real estate agents and REALTORS

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Sean
Howard Hanna Rand Realty
Nov 04, 2020

“John was an amazing partner in my home sale process. The ultimate professional who thoroughly understands the market, construction, pricing, staging of the home, and the sales process start to finish, including any troubleshooting along the way. As a result of John's partnership, I had a dozen offer...“

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Candace and Richard Haney
Howard Hanna Rand Realty
Nov 03, 2020

“ Our experience working with John Chewins was relaxing and very comfortable… If you want a realtor you can trust if you want a realtor that has compassion if you want a realtor that listens to you… If you want a realtor that is extremely knowledgeable in all all aspects of selling buying whatever th...“

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Anthony Sciarra
Howard Hanna Rand Realty
Nov 19, 2020

“John is absolutely amazing. He worked tirelessly for us from the beginning of buying a new home through selling our existing. He went well above and beyond what I've ever experienced with an agent including doing things that you would never expect but ended up being very impactful. Quick example ...“

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Catherine Clifford
Howard Hanna Rand Realty
Dec 15, 2020

“John was Awesome!!!!! He led me through the entire process with patience and understanding. He was a wealth of knowledge! He helped me resolve any issues that arose through the selling process. He had many contacts that helped complete inspections and resolve any issues. I couldn't have asked for a ...“

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Evelyn Santiago
Howard Hanna Rand Realty
Nov 09, 2020

“John has helped us buy our home not once, but twice! We moved from NYC back in 2006 when John helped us buy our first starter home. We were a young couple with 2 little ones and no home buying experience. He walked us through the process and made the transition easy. Fast-forward 13 years later to w...“

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does a top real estate agent do?
Top real estate agents have more local expertise, prepare in-depth market analyses, and have industry connections that you can’t find by yourself. They know your neighborhood like the back of their hand and use their market knowledge to sell your home faster than the average agent and for money.
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What should you look for when interviewing a real estate agent in New Paltz?
When you sell a house, your real estate agent becomes your business partner, financial advisor, and emotional support system. It’s crucial to partner with someone you trust, so make sure you’re looking for an agent who can answer all of your questions with confidence during the interview. During this process, you want to get to know the agent’s business and find out how well they know the area. You’re listening for things that signal experience, expertise in your community, and workload. Selling a home takes an enormous amount of work, so you need an agent who’s got a plan for prep, pricing, and marketing and who is ready to roll up their sleeves to get the job done.
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How important is it to hire a top real estate agent in New Paltz?
Our data shows that the top 5% of listing agents sell homes for as much as (+9%) more than the average real estate agent. A great agent makes a difference when you buy a house, too: We’ve found that the top 5% of buyer's agents on average save their clients 2.5% more on their home purchase. So, whether you’re in the market to find your dream home or sell your house at a great price, the right agent matters. We encourage you to connect with a top real estate agent if you’re buying or selling a home in New Paltz, NY.
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When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in New Paltz?
The best window to contact an agent to sell your home is anywhere from three to six months in advance of your list date. When you start the search for an agent several months before hitting the market, there’s plenty of time to find the best agent, make key renovations, and market your home effectively, all of which are essential steps in selling your home for a great price. You can also hire an agent based on the best time to sell to take advantage of seasonal and cyclical trends in the market. The right time to hire a real estate agent depends on the temperature of the housing market. For example, the best time to sell is in May. And since it takes around 3 months to close on a home, you should list in February. We recommend that you hire a real estate agent as soon as you're thinking of selling your home. Generally speaking, that's anywhere from 3 to 6 months prior to your desired move date.
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What is the average real estate agent commission for agents in New Paltz?
While individual real estate agent commissions do vary, most real estate agents in New Paltz work for 6% of the home price.
Why should I use HomeLight to find a New Paltz real estate agent?
HomeLight analyzes all real estate agent in New Paltz to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare New Paltz real estate agent and will only introduce you to the top performing agents. They do not pay to advertise on our site and we do not pay to list them. To give you the best object recommendations, we consider things like: how fast a real estate agent sells, how many properties they work on, how much money they save or earn their clients, and what cities and neighborhoods they specialize in. You can trust that we’ll match you with the right agents for your needs.
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