Buying Columbia County real estate in New York is often the most consequential monetary decision in a person’s life. You deserve to have the best representation in helping you make this decision. Choose a Columbia County broker with the experience, knowledge and negotiating skills to put you in the best possible position. That is why we offer the option of exclusive buyer representation.
Buying Columbia County Real Estate With a Buyer Broker
You hire an agent who has your confidence and works totally in your interest. That agent will search all multiple list sources as well as non-MLS sources to ensure that you are alerted to all properties currently on the market, including FSBOs (For Sale By Owners). We are members of 5 different Multiple List Systems so can search throughout the Hudson Valley for your property.
Then your buyer’s agent will arrange for you to visit the property. The agent will also advise you about the property and if you choose to make an offer on that property present your offer and negotiate for you. If your offer is accepted your Agent will advise you about the contract process, undertaking inspections, dealing with problems and finally closing if that is your wish. Typically a buyer’s agent involves not additional charge since the agent shares in the commission offered by the seller. If the transaction involves a charge by your agent you will always know prior to making an offer on the property so you can take that into consideration.
Buying Columbia County Real Estate Means Searching
While a competent buyer’s agent will search to find you the best listings, that does not mean that you cannot search on your own. The internet offers unlimited opportunities to search for your ideal property. Start with our own website Columbiacountyrealestatebroker.com. This website has our most current listings and provides you with critical information about the Columbia County real estate world. Restaurants, accommodation, weather conditions, news, events, local government, educational services, hospitals and medical services, banks, mortgages, real estate attorneys, house inspectors and contractors. Just look at the left margin and you will find links to independent real estate brokers and to a variety of information throughout the region or county.
To broaden your search try the Columbia-Greene-Northern Dutchess MLS. Or choose one of the MLS systems adjoining Columbia County: the Mid-Hudson (Dutchess County); the Eastern New York (Albany Capital Region); and the Berkshire County MLS. Searching these MLS systems directly is far superior to using general search sites such as Trulia, Zillow, and Realtor.com, or sites maintained by brokers such as Weichert, Coldwell Banker or Century 21. By going to the multiple list systems directly you get the most accurate, detailed, up-to-date information available. We can show you any property you find on these MLS searches.
Buying Columbia County Real Estate Through the Hudson Valley Real Estate Network
We are also members of the Hudson Valley Real Estate Network, the largest group of independent brokers in the Hudson Valley. The network maintains the most comprehensive website for Hudson Valley Real Estate, HVREAL.COM. A critical aspect of HVREAL.COM is the categorization of property which facilitates searching in 12 specific categories. Go to the homepage where you will see 12 boxes addressing the following real estate categories: luxury homes, farms, waterfront, affordable homes, new homes, commercial, condominiums, multi-family, vacant land, auction/deals, foreclosures and rentals. Go to the category that is most relevant to your own interests.
Or if you know where you want to purchase go the county page for: Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Ulster, Berkshire, Albany, Rensselaer, Schoharie or Saratoga and then search by the category you want. From the county page you can also search by town by going to the drop-down box and selecting the appropriate town in that county.
Buying Columbia County Real Estate Through Barns & Farms Realty, LLC
We are ready to serve you as your exclusive buyer broker. Buying Columbia County real estate is getting more difficult as the market improves. It is more important than ever that you select the best local, independent broker to represent you. You want a local broker with strategically located offices. We have five offices in Columbia County: Hudson, Chatham, Hillsdale, Canaan and Ancram-Taghkanic.
We make a commitment to search our own listings, those of our members of the Hudson Valley Real Estate Network and those of our MLS partners. We also search all relevant MLS systems whether or not we are members as well as properties which are not formally listed or are for sale by owner. And you commit from to work exclusively with us for a period of 90 days. If we cannot find a property to purchase during that period we can extend the period or part ways in which case your are free to hire a new buyer broker or work on your own.
Call 800-398-8802 or one of our local numbers: Hudson: 518-822-0226; Chatham: 518-392-6400; Hillsdale: 518325-3111; Ancram-Taghkanic 518-851-7727; Pine Plains 518-398-6180; Amenia: 845-373-8775; Catskill: 518-943-5511 to have an agent visit with you and discuss how he or she can help you have a pleasant and successful experience in buying Columbia County Real Estate.