Ulster County Board of REALTORS® Views Work of Michael Gray

Our REALTOR® members had the honor and privilege of viewing the amazing art this local artist is famous for.   Last week we had the honor of American painter, Michael Gray, sharing his intricate artwork with our REALTORS®. Michael is famous for his interpretation of exploring the depths and promise of abstract art; his inspiration comes from all draws of life. He “pursues the possibilities alive within the realm of

September is REALTOR® Safety Month

REALTOR Safety
  As happens with many other professionals, real estate agents often go about their day on autopilot. Serving the client and customer promptly and attentively takes precedence over the agent’s safety, and sometimes that of a client or customer. Being in tune with your surroundings and using other strategies to keep yourself and those in your care safe provides a higher level of customer service, which is good business. September marks

Ulster County Board of REALTORS® Holds “Operation Backpack” 2022

With August coming to an end and children preparing to return to school in the next couple of weeks, parents are busy running to the stores to gather all the school supplies needed to start the new school year. Unfortunately, there are a number of families in the Ulster County area that are struggling to afford necessities and unable to afford the extra costs of school supplies, such as backpacks.

Ulster County Board of REALTORS® Hosts Lunch of Knowledge

Commercial Realty Knowledge
                        This past Wednesday, July 13, 2022, the Ulster County Board of REALTORS® held the “Lunch is Knowledge” at the Fireside Lounge at Diamond Mills in Saugerties. The event focused on providing important information regarding commercial real estate. Our members were treated to a plethora of the basics of commercial real estate from the various definitions of important commercial

June is Homeownership Month!

Keys to Newly Bought Home
One of the ultimate goals of the American Dream is to have a home of your very own to enjoy. June is our homeownership month and what better way to celebrate than to help your clients find the home of their dreams! This month we want to ensure our REALTOR® members showcase the benefits of homeownership, especially to the current millennial generation who have been searching for a home of

Berme Cleanup-Ulster County Board of REALTORS®

Ulster Country Board of REALTORS® held the Annual Berme Clean-Up on the Hurley Rail Trail on Wednesday, May 11th, 2022 at 9 am. The clean-up was assembled by the Ulster County Board of REALTORS® Committee to help give back to the local Ulster County community. With climate change becoming an ever-increasing issue in the world today, cleaning up the environment has become an important activity. The Ulster County Board of

April 2022 Ulster County Board of REALTORS® Fair Housing Symposium

April Fair Housing Symposium
Ulster Country Board of REALTORS® hosted and presented their Fair Housing Symposium Thursday, April 28th from 12 pm to 2 pm. The symposium was hosted at the YMCA in Kingston. There were guest speakers who attended, such as Robbie Pittleman from Prime Lending, The Value of FHA/VA Lending, and Eva Tenuto from the TMI Project. The focal point of the symposium was on diversity, equity, and inclusion programs to teach

Ulster County Board of REALTORS

UCBR Awards-Top Realtor Performers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 28, 2022 Ulster County Board of REALTORS® 845-338-5299 Allison@UCRealtors.com     Ulster County Board of REALTORS® Awards Program Awards Based on Multiple Listing Transactions Only and For UCBR Members Only!     Kingston, NY: Ulster County Board of REALTORS® today announced they have held their annual awards program virtually this past Wednesday, March 23, for member agents/brokers of the UCBR. NYS Senator, Michelle Hinchey, was the

Tips for Buying a Home in a Hot Market

tips for buying a home in a hot market
Buying a home in a hot market can be a challenge. Inventory is low, prices are high, and it feels like everyone is going into bidding wars to try to beat out the competition – leaving everyone stressed and frustrated with the process and results. If you’re a seller, this can all be great news, but even a hot market for sellers can come with its own headaches. Buyers needing

Technology in Real Estate

technology in real estate including in-home car chargers
With CES 2022 returning to Las Vegas to showcase the newest and biggest trends in the tech world, it’s also a good time to look at what may be on the horizon for technology in real estate. From smart lockboxes, keyless entry doors, always online video security systems, remote monitoring, and even in-home car charging stations, technology is absolutely revolutionizing how the real estate industry works. Ulster County and the

Can Sellers Require COVID Vaccine for Showings?

require vaccines for selling a house
With news around vaccine mandates making headlines at the local, regional, and national level, it’s important to understand how this relates to you as a REALTOR and to your clients. It’s easy to be confused about how vaccine mandate rules may apply to you, your clients, and even the properties you show and what you need to do to be in compliance. Recently, OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration)

Interest Rate Increase in 2022

real estate interest rate hike
As the unemployment rate continues to drop and the housing marking moves towards stabilization in many areas, there’s a push for the Federal Reserve to increase the interest rate. There is a hope that the interest rate increases will help put a lid on the current rate of inflation.  Presently, we’re in a hot labor market which means employers are paying more to retain employees and most people who are