The Hybrid Work Schedule | Commuting From Ulster County, NY

managing a hybrid work schedule while living in Ulster County NY
We’re sure you’ve likely heard of and even experienced the rise of remote work following the pandemic. Many of us know the commonplace jokes about Zoom meetings and company “happy hours” as everyone worked to navigate all of the challenges and changes that came with quarantine restrictions. Have you heard of a hybrid work schedule, though? Reports in the first half of 2021 are predicting the rise of a mix

Real Estate Marketing Mistakes 101

marketing strategies to avoid common real estate marketing mistakes
May reports are confirming that even with price growth slowing down on homes for sale, homes are continuing to sell FAST. As a REALTOR®, you may have had plenty of success with new clients with zero shortage in homes to sell. To that we say, congratulations! Oftentimes when we’re super successful, this is the best time to level up our skills and continue to grow. When was the last time

Moving Hacks That Will Save You Time

use these moving hacks to help save you time
If you’re getting ready to move, you might be dreading all of the packing you need to do and how to keep everything organized. Some might enjoy the organizational aspect of moving. Organizing items into boxes by room and lovingly wrapping things in newspaper or bubble wrap might be your idea of fun! Whether you enjoy the process of packing or are putting it off as long as possible, this

Quick Tips for Prepping Your House For Sale This Summer

the housing market in summer 2021 is shaping up to be a seller’s market
As the weather gets warmer, the housing market is only continuing to flourish and in the seller’s favor! states: “Despite skyrocketing home prices, a majority of Americans believe now is a good time to buy a home, according to a new survey from Gallup. Some 53% of Americans believe it is a good time to buy, Gallup reported Tuesday, citing the results of a survey of nearly 1,000 U.S.

The Post-Pandemic Workplace | What Does It Look Like?

post-pandemic workplace trends might not be what you’d think
The pandemic has changed much of what we have accepted as normal. For example, working a 9 to 5 office job with a commute into or within the big city has been a standard for many industries for a long time. Within the past year, however, countless people have either lost their jobs or have been working from home for an extended period of time. Some companies have started bringing

A Review of the Housing Market Report Q1 2021

reviewing the housing market report for Q1 2021
As a REALTOR®, you know just how important it is to stay on top of the latest trends. Whether it’s taking the time to take classes on the latest relevant skills or brushing up on the trends affecting your local territory. This week we’re focusing on the latter with the latest housing market report from NYSAR. NYSAR’s website dedicates an entire section to updated reports that follow housing market trends

UCBR Community Service | Berme Cleanup on the Hurley Rail Trail

The UCBR Community Service Committee hard at work
Spring is here and we’re all excited to get outside and enjoy the most beautiful parts of Ulster County. Our own UCBR Community Service Committee was hard at work on April 14th, putting in the elbow grease needed to clean up our berme located on the Hurley Rail Trail. A berme, you ask? What exactly is that? According to, a berme (can also be spelled berm) is a “a

Professional Home Remodeling on the Rise for Summer

home remodeling on the rise this summer
Fellow REALTORS® ! Real estate professionals and industry trends are banking on people getting out and traveling more this spring and summer. As people are gearing up for their travel plans, we guarantee their minds aren’t going to be on their honey-do list they’ve been pushing to the side. Instead of doing their own research and putting the time into DIY projects, home remodeling trends are predicting people would rather

The Fair Housing Toolkit and How You Can Get Involved

educating people during Fair Housing month
Are you looking for ways to get more involved with your local community and support Fair Housing in April? After all, it’s Fair Housing Month! At UCBR, we’re dedicating April to supporting our fellow REALTORS® by sharing Fair Housing resources and encouraging growth within our circles. There’s always something new to learn and we take pride in helping educate by sharing important information.   UCBR has multiple Fair Housing blogs

Staying on Top of Spring Maintenance for Your Home

stay on top of spring maintenance for your home this year
The birds are starting to sing early in the morning and the soft sounds of crickets and owls are alive and well at night. Spring is officially here and we’re ready to welcome the warmer weather and sunshine! With the winter blues behind us, it’s time to start thinking about spring maintenance for your home. Using spring cleaning is an easy way to remember to do some of these annual

Celebrating Our 2020 Top Performing REALTORS®

congratulating our 2020 top producers in the Hudson Valley Catskill Region
Every year we take great pride in celebrating the achievements of our REALTORS®. Working with a great REALTOR® is a true pleasure. The knowledge and expertise of the real estate market paired with a compassionate individual who is skilled at helping their clients find their dream home is something to be proud of. Here at UCBR, we’re excited to elevate our own and help them to continue to crush their

First Time Home Buyer Trends in 2021

how first time home buyers are shaping the 2021 market
The housing market has been experiencing big changes over the past year, and this isn’t expected to change as we jump head first into 2021! This week, we’re diving into some of the trend information for those of our clients buying a first home. One of the best ways to stay ahead of the game in real estate is to know your market inside and out. This will help you