Giving Back to Ulster County

Giving back to ulster county
During this very unique year as well as the holiday season, the Ulster County Board of REALTORS® community service team and all of our members are committed to helping our local community, those less fortunate, and those in need. Giving back to Ulster County is an important part of our work and we’re happy to be part of such a great community. We know how important this is, especially during

Ulster County Board of REALTORS® Annual Meeting & REALTOR® of the Year Award for 2020

UCBR Annual Meeting 2020 and REALTOR of the Year
On November 19, 2020 the Ulster County Board of REALTORS® held their annual meeting where officers for Hudson Valley Catskill Region MLS as well as UCBR were announced for 2021. Industry news and updates were covered, and the REALTOR® of the Year was announced! We’re proud to announce the recipient of the REALTOR® of the Year Award is Mary Ann Miller of Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty. Congratulations, Mary Ann!

Easy Home Improvements to Add Value

small home improvements to add value
If like many consumers, you have contemplated selling your home during the pandemic boom, and want to ensure you can get the best price in this seller’s market, you are not alone. As the Mid Hudson Valley has seen a huge surge in home sales, it is a great time to put your home on the market. But getting the best price does require the seller being realistic in what

Tips for Homeowners: Now’s the Time to Winterize Your Home

winterize your home
We’ve had our first snowfall of the season and daylight savings, which only means one thing: winter is on the way. As the season changes and the temperature drops, it is important that you take the time before it gets too cold to prepare your home for the upcoming winter months. Not doing so could lead to some unfortunate trouble during the coldest time in the season, and an unnecessary

The Best Kid-Friendly Towns in Ulster County

best kid-friendly towns in Ulster County
When choosing the right place to settle down, there are often many factors that buyers consider when making their real estate decisions. Much of these factors rely on personal preferences, whether you have a family or not, whether you want to be in a rural area or something in town, and budget. For families, one major part of their buying decision will be based on the school district that the

Managing Real Estate Expectations as Home Prices Rise

home office key feature managing real estate expectations
The Real Estate market has rebounded in leaps and bounds as a response to consumers moving away from densely populated areas. With this unprecedented demand, and a shrinking supply, this has driven the median home price up across much of the US causing REALTORS® to learn to manage real estate expectations of both buyers and sellers to ensure the best experience possible. The Hudson Valley has become a popular destination

Branding Yourself As a Leader in Real Estate Equality

equality in real estate
The National Association of REALTORS® has always gone above and beyond in ensuring that their members adhere to the Code of Ethics, which has higher standards than the industry norm. Within the Code of Ethics, the NAR has always ensured that Fair Housing is a core part of their standards with a focus on real estate equality. Their Fair Housing standards have always gone above the basic standards, to ensure

Safely Explore Ulster County This Fall

Safely Explore Ulster County This Fall
It’s no secret that Ulster County has some of the most sought after landscapes and vistas to enjoy in the Mid Hudson Valley. The fall season is notoriously one of the most popular, with the autumnal colors, fall foliage and bountiful local farms. While this year has been vastly different than previous years, there are still safe and fun ways to safely explore Ulster County this fall season. Make sure

Mid-Hudson Valley Home Sales News: Home Sales Hit Highest Level Since 2006

Mid-Hudson Valley Home Sales
It’s no secret that real estate has been rebounding over the past few months as a direct result of consumers moving out of metropolitan areas to less densely populated areas. This has been fantastic for REALTORS®, especially when it comes to the Northeast and Mid-Hudson Valley home sales. The surge of sales has allowed the market to recover at an alarming rate, as well as see its highest level of

Online Safety Tips for REALTORS®

online safety tips for REALTORS®
We’ve seen a large increase in the amount of business that is done online because of the pandemic. For REALTORS®, much of buying and selling homes has moved online, with virtual showings, people searching listings online versus in person, and meeting with clients via Zoom or Facetime. The more time spent online, generally means more information is available on the web. While it is easy to just post information online,

Must-Have Home Features for Buyers in 2020

Must-Have Home Features for Buyers in 2020 the mudroom
As the market rebounds, people are looking to rethink their lifestyle, and where they choose to live, the real estate market has also seen a change in what people want in a property due to the pandemic. Features that may not have been a priority are now on the top of people’s lists. When helping clients look for a new property, here are some must-have home features that have been

Everyday REALTOR® Safety Tips While on the Job

Everyday REALTOR® Safety Tips - don't list a home as vacant
As the month of September highlights Safety for REALTORS®, the NAR has put together everyday REALTOR® safety tips to refresh their knowledge of safety while on the job. While it is important to consider your safety all year round, we’ve compiled some important tips to consider while on the job everyday.  Avoid listing a property as ‘vacant’: Criminals have been known to scour real estate listings in search of properties