Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Are you from planet Phoenicia?

Phoenicia is a really great place in the Hudson Valley!  It was just voted in the top 10 on the coolest small towns in America list on Budget traveler's site and magazine!
It's a really similar town to Woodstock, very nearby (10 minutes), but much less of the "Woodstock" price tag, (and more to do)!  There are so many super cool houses for sale in the town right this super Catskill cabin!
There really are so many cool small towns all around here and buying a piece of Hudson Valley Real Estate is a super smart move!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

This week in Hudson Valley Real Estate

In this past week, there were 24 properties sold in Ulster County.  The lowest sold price was $73,400 and the highest sold was $1,525,000, (was asking $2,200,000).  Here is the list.  Notice list price, sold price, and the days on the market.
My business is suddenly really picking up with buyers, and I think people are starting to see interest rates creep up, and would like to get offers in before the winter.  My website is a great place to start your search.  You can look through listings and change your settings so that anything that comes on the market new, and matches your criteria, you are immediately notified! 
Thanks, and hope all is well.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Slowly creeping in the RIGHT direction...

It's looking like interest rates are creeping up, and so are "pending" (properties with accepted offers) sales!  Here is a great article from the National Association of Realtors...
Hudson Valley Real estate is also showing signs fo a pulse.  Here are this past week's sold properties...
This past MEDIAN sold price was $240,000.
It's a very exciting time to be in the market again!  What are YOU waiting for?  Look at the properties for sale on my website right now...
Thanks, and hope all is well!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Network Chiropractic has really helped me!

Network Chiropractic care is a very powerful and unique practice.  I went to a Network doctor about 16 years ago because I was in great back pain from my old job of installing monuments, (most weighed hundred of pounds).  I remember wondering if it was going to really do ANYTHING because it seemed like such a gentle approach and I was used to the regular chiropractors that forced everything back into place.  I knew right away when leaving the doctor's office that SOMETHING was different and better. 
Over the years I have gone and really love how it has brought be ease and peace in my stressful life. 
It can be a difficult thing for me to explain to people when I try and tell them about it.  I just can KNOW that it has worked and done seriously amazing healing in my life.  Here is the website that may explain it the way it should be explained...
Locally, I am under the care of Dr. Marc Rabinowitz.  Dr. Marc, like other network doctors, really does care about my wellness and wants me to feel better!  I know I do feel better, have a great flexibility, and control stress in my life that can turn right into tight back pain. 
This care really is powerful, and I know it works for me.  For that, I am filled with gratitude!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Having a deaf brother

can really help if selling Hudson Valley Real Estate to a hearing impaired client.  My middle brother Michael has been deaf his whole life and growing up with him was just "normal" for me.  Last year I had a deaf client who was looking to buy a home.  Mickey was a great help with communication because I don't know much sign language.  With today's technology my brother could really be a help if I have any other hearing impaired clients.  I use Skype and he has a "video relay" service that is just like Skype.  I sold my brother a house last year and he lives near me and would love to help me if I need sign language. 
Just another way I can help unique clients find homes! 
(my morning view from home)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Anthony Bourdain in Kingston last night!

Kingston was buzzing last night with foodies and fans of Anthony Bourdain!  Anthony came to town last night to do a show at the Ulster Performing Arts Center in midtown.  Every one of Kingston's new restaurant owners were out for this show!  UPAC is such a great venue and I have seen so many amazing shows there.  I have seen Patti Smith, Whoopie Goldberg, The Black Crowes, Jerry Lee Lewis, Natalie Merchant, and so many other great shows there!  It's a really classic old theatre and any show is great to see there!
Kingston is really becoming a scene with cool new restaurants.  The city reminds me of what happened to Williamsburg Brooklyn and I hope this continues.  I had to show buyer clients from Connecticut houses in Kingston all day yesterday and it was nice to see this city through their eyes. 
After a day of showing houses, I went to the show...
I am a big fan of Anthony's show "No reservations" and love his books, but didn't know what to expect him to do live.  His show was classic Bourdain.  He shredded celebrity chefs, food writers, dumb tourists, and really left nobody in the food world safe.  I ate all of it and it was a delicious show!
After the show I got to meet him and asked him to come to Rio again.  He did a show there once back when Rio was a whole different city and a way more dangerous place.  I told him how it's changed and ready for him to come back.  It would be sweet!
Now is the time to buy property here in Kingston.  Prices are ripe, and interest rates are simmering on low!
Here are a couple of the great new food places we have...
Elephant is Kingston's Tapas and wine bar...
Boitson's is my new favorite...
This is their Facebook page...
Of course if you want to stay home and cook, stop by Fleishers.  Kingston's organic butcher...
Now is the time for Kingston!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Hey Tim, what has been selling in the Hudson Valley market this past week?

I'm so glad you asked, (well nobody asked, but blogging sometimes feels like I'm talking to myself)!
This past 7 days there were 30 properties sold.  The highest price paid was $850,000 and the lowest at $35,000.  Here they are
If the above link 'Click Here to View Listings' does not function, copy and paste the following link into your browser address bar:
The average days on the market for these were 188 days.
Now is really the time for buying in the Hudson Valley.  My website has the entire MLS of ALL the properties for sale on it.  If you don't see something there, just let me know, and I'll find it for you!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Hudson Valley Real Estate in winter...

Can get  a little slow.  It's the time of the year when I head to Rio de Janeiro.  While I am there, I parade and compete in Rio's Carnaval.  It's the biggest show on the planet and I march with the same group, (samba school) Vila Isabel every year.  All 3,800 in our group go in to the stadium in from of 100,000, (and the global news) to perform this year's theme, song, and dance while the jury judge on many ddifferent categories.  I was with them when they won in 2006 and we won that year by only 1/10th of a point!  This year the supermodel Gisele is parading with us!  Our group's theme this year is HAIR, (not the musical)!  We have 75 minutes to get the group down the runway and through the stadium including our floats that can be 6 stories tall!  It's always a big suprise to get my costume each year.  One year I wore something that was 15 feet high, and had to parade at 4AM in 100 degree heat!
Here is the news about Gisele...
I still stay on top of the local market, just in a much warmer climate, (it's summer in Rio at that time)!
Here is part of our 2006 parade that we won!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Like to ski?

This is a really SWEET listing at the base of Hunter Mountain!
It's a really solid clean home right in town!  There is also a creek in the back of the large property, (1.3 acres)!  This home will make you want to fire up the fireplace, throw on some Dean Martin, and pourr the martinis!  Check out the virtual tour!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Pssssssssssst...wanna see the MLS?

You can look through the entire MLS on my website...
Looking for short sales and forclosures?  Shoot me an email!  I've got access to plenty of them.  Many thanks!

The past week of Hudson Valley Real Estate...

I usually post this on Friday, (or try to) but am going to be busy tomorrow morning.  There were 37 properties sold this past week.  Here is the link to them...
Notice the "original price" and "sold price".  Also notice the days on the market, ("DOM").
When pricing properties, I really want my sellers to price properties at least 10% LESS than the rest of the homes similar to theirs on the market, (below the competition).  This can be a tricky thing to explain to a seller, but I am always confidant it works!  There is also a chance that having a great property with a super price could cause a bidding war which could end in the property being sold HIGHER than it's actual value!
Thanks, and hope all is well.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Arghhhhhhhhhh ADS!!!

I just went on my blog here and see all sorts of political ads and ads for OTHER real estate companies.  I only endorse ME and would only use ME to find Hudson Valley Real Estate!
I do think EVERYONE should vote today!
(I'm Tim Hurley and I approve this message)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Look, I'm mobil!!

You can see my site on your smart phone and look at Hudson Valley real estate!
or just download the company app!
Just text CBVGR to 87778 and start looking at houses near YOU!  Then call ME to show them to you!  Lets go preview!
or just check my sweet site at

25 Poplar Court

I love this Hudson Valley home!
25 Poplar Court

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Upstate New York in the fall...leaves and homes!

This is the time of the year when I dread the cold and start to complain about it getting dark earlier every day...GROAN!  I start to daydream about going to Rio De Janerio in a few more months where it is again SUMMER!  I always forget this is FALL and the best time to live here in the Hudson Valley!  Selling Hudson Valley real estate this time of the year can be great when I take clients to a property with amazing views of the Fall colors like this home I am showing today...
It's also a great time to get to the Walkway over the Hudson!  Open a year now, it's the best local place to see the Fall colors!!!
Yesterday, the colors here were PERFECT!  I went out to the porch and took these photos of the Hudson River and last night's full moon...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

What has the Hudson Valley market been doing the past month?

From a search on the Ulster County MLS system...
Sold residential properties that closed sales between September 1st and today, (10/20).
There were 84 properties sold.  The highest sold at $1,100,000, the lowest sold at $32,500.  The average days on the market was 160 days.
There is so much in the news that makes the current market look dismal, but I see local homes selling!  I have really been busy working with buyers and getting properties marketed for my sellers.  Pricing in this market is so important.  The market is flooded with homes, and I really make sure my listings are the best priced homes out there! Look at "asking price" and "sold price".  You really get an idea of homes that are priced right, and those that may have not.  Here is the past month's list...
Thanks so much, and hope all is well!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Woodstock film fest tech gossip...

So, living in the Hudson Valley always has surprises!  A few weeks ago I went to Diesing's for breakfast...
While I was eating, I was listening to two Woodstock Film Festival
goers chatting (loudly, wanting to be heard and sound important) about tech stuff.  Normally I really try to  ignore the weekenders trying to look important to us locals, but they were actually chatting about something I knew a little about.  They were talking about the "new I-phone" that is coming out.  I have never owned an I-phone and love my Palm Pre, but I may have to get the newest I-phone when it comes out.  My sound system in my Subaru Legacy is awesome.  My friend owns stock in the sound chip that is in my car, (Cirrus Logic) and he tells me that is what makes my car sound system sound so amazing.  I don't follow sound and tech stuff, but my car really does sound awesome, and even clients have asked about it and I smartly tell them about what makes it sound so great!
These two tech geeks were chatting about how that same chip is expected to go into the new I-phone when it comes out.  I use my phone to listen to almost all of my music and if this new phone is as sweet as they were babbling about, I may have to just get one, (like EVERYONE else has done and I have fought the trendy)!
One interesting little bit if info picked up living here in the Hudson Valley...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The New York Times say...

Yes, it really is a great time to purchase property in the Hudson Valley.  The local market here in Ulster County is solid, and the New York Times thinks so also...
Here is a great article...
What are you waiting for?  Interest rates are predicted to start slowly creeping up, and so will the prices.  Look through the MLS on my website then let me help find your perfect upstate New York dram home!

25 Poplar Court, Kingston, NY | Powered by Postlets

25 Poplar Court, Kingston, NY Powered by Postlets

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Have YOU checked out my website?

It's everything you need for real estate in the Hudson Valley and if you don't find something, just email me so I can find ot for you!  I'm like your own real estate Bloodhound!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Forclosures in the Hudson Valley?

I am getting a lot of people lately asking if I have access to foreclosure properties.  Yes, I can find those for buyers!  Today (10/11/10) there are 38 properties in the MLS.  The lowest price is $27,900 (for a 900 square foot WRECK in Green County) and the highest price of $279,000 for a 2,800 square foot home that needs some work in Orange County.  There are many serious "hurdles" when buying a foreclosure from the bank and buyers are not protected like they would be just buying the same priced home from a listing agent.  If you really are interested in a Hudson Valley foreclosure property, give me a call so I can help you through the process.
Here is one of those houses on the market right now...

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Hey, look Ma...I'm a widget!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

O+ festival this weekend

This is a really great festival good friends of mine in Kingston have organized.  I may just take a break from Hudson Valley Real estate and enjoy this awesome event all weekend!  Some of my favorite musicians like Gail Ann Dorsey and Sara Lee are playing!  here is the site and info...

Sunday, September 26, 2010

The local market these past 30 days...

So, in the past 30 days...
There have been 71 residential properties sold in the Ulster County MLS.
The average sold price was $252,782 with the highest price being $1,100,000 and the lowest at $35,000.  The average days on the market was 160 days.
 Here they all are...
Selling Hudson Valley real estate in this current and challenging market can be tough, but this shows it can and is still being done!  One of the properties sold this month was here in the city of Kingston.  It was sold to a friend of mine and I saved her a lot of money by working as her "buyer's agent".  I explained that relationship to her by letting her know, "when you call the phone number on a sign in front of a house, you are most likely calling the company hired to work for the seller and get the seller the most money for their home".  She was also surprised to find out that it's the SELLER who almost always pays the buyer's agent not the buyer!  Here is her wonderful new home...
When I knew she was seriously interested in buying the house and asked me what I thought a good offer was, I looked up similar houses that have sold in the past six months and gave her an idea of what to offer.  The house was listed at $209,000 and I was able to get her the house for $185,000 based on what I found out "fair market value" was for the home.
I price my homes the same way when I am hired by sellers to get their homes on the market.  I defend the price of a house because I know the house I am trying to sell is priced right from my expert pricing skills! 
So, this market may be in a very tough time right now, but things are still selling and prices have seemed to have stopped falling, (whew)! - Buzz This, Integrate That!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Garlic festival time!

One of the first signs of the Hudson Valley fall season is the annual Garlic festival in Saugerties.  It's always the event that grows every year and brings great tourist traffic to our area.  As a Realtor, I always look at the event as a place to meet possible clients who may need help with Hudson valley real estate.  Many people come to the area and look for property in Woodstock.  Saugerties has many of the same things people look for in Woodstock, (country homes, farm stands, weekend quiet) but with much less of the price tag and just a few miles down the road from Woodstock.  Here is the website with all the info...
and here is one of the annual characters at the event...
Make sure to give me a call if you are here for this cool (smelly) event!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Hudson Valley history

Owning Hudson Valley Real Estate is very special, and may also bring you close to a piece of history.  Right near my office in Kingston is the only four corner intersection in the country with a stone house on all four corners, (from the 1600s)!  Here is a great local site with history news...

One of the great preserved homes on that intersection is the Persen House.  I just had a friend visit from Ireland and we took the tour.  It was really fascinating and I kept thinking, "right here a block from my office"!
There are many famous local people who lived here too.  Politicians, writers, and artists.  One person who is from here is Sojourner Truth.  She was a slave with an amazing story.  My best friend is working on a park in her name and can give people more information about this fascinating American hero that Wikipedia can...
Come and explore the local history of the Hudson Valley today!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hudson Valley summer life is the BEST!

I have friends from Florida visiting right now, and there is almost too much to pick from for things to do while they are here!  Over the weekend we went to Saratoga.  Saratoga is the "best six weeks of summer" and "what Vegas wants to be"!  I follow the horse owners and trainers all year and can't wait for them to come to NY and race.  I had such a great winning weekend, and so did my visiting friends!  After the races we usually go to the Horseshoe for some live music and great food.
After a wild fun weekend, we hot really bad Hudson Valley weather yesterday and couldn't figure out what to do with ourselves.  We decided to go someplace I haven't been to since being a kid...HOWE CAVERNS!  It was a blast in the underground caves and a really fun kooky guide!
Now, on today's menu...
One of the greatest county fairs in the country starts here today.  The Dutchess County Fair happens in Rhinebeck, and is the most classic fair that happens.  Just across the Hudson from my house and where the big Chelsea Clinton wedding just happened!
Living in the Hudson Valley, I sometimes just get used to being here in a place that is THE summer vacation destination for so many people.  Being a Realtor and selling Hudson Valley Real Estate lets me help people live this exciting life also!  Just let me know if I can help you!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I'm not always in the Hudson Valley

Winter here can be rough, (unless you love all the winter ski places we offer) so I take off to Rio every year for Carnaval.  I have been going to Rio for about ten years now, and spend about two months there.  Brasil is really home away from home for me in winter because it's their summer and I have lots of great friends there.  The economy in Brasil seems to be doing the opposite that ours is here.  One of my best friends there used to work on the beach by my apartment and was the classic "surfer dude".  Last year when I saw him, his hair was cut and he had a whole new look.  "I'm a Realtor now" he said!  He works at a really great company and loves it.  It was wild for me to hear how real estate works there and all the different laws.  Rio is having a real estate boom like NYC did, but they really can't build more, so people are selling at really crazy prices, (I should have bought years ago when it was cheap)!
Here is a site I like to read...
Selling Hudson Valley Real Estate may be my passion, but a break for the beach is my life!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The house that Ruth built?

Actually it may be the house that Mr. Goldrick built!  I just found out that bricks made at the property I live at were used to build Yankee Stadium!  Kingston was once several different brick companies along the Hudson river.  I live in Mr. Goldricks home and this once was one of the biggest brick companies in New York.  I just found an online NY Times page that is selling bricks from the old Yankee Stadium that was torn down...
I have these bricks all over my property!  There was also once a church for the workers here, and my neighbors found what used to be the shoe store for the workers just down the hill in my woods!
Pretty cool!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Charming Deer Run

Curb appeal and class in the desirable Deer Run development!  Tucked away at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac is this very sweet home with a great backyard!  This house is in EXCELLENT condition and ready for you to MOVE RIGHT IN!  Close to the NYS Thruway, Woodstock, New Paltz, Metro North, and right in the middle of the Hudson Valley!  Make this home yours today!

My fancy new site!

Not sure if I have blogged about my new site or not, but if so, I'll mention it again!  My new website is a great tool to log on and search the MLS for all the properties that are on the market today.  I have listings, and some local links on there too.  It's a great way to just site and pick thru the market!  Enjoy...

Things that can sell a home...

There are many creative things people are doing right now to sell homes.  "Staging" is one of the very popular things agents are doing for clients.  I have many local professional staging people I can refer to clients, and think it always helps.  I also have learned about a design consultant who has a great reputation with Realtors and I can't wait to use him.  Selling Hudson Valley Real Estate can be challenging and buyers really need to see some of the great qualities that make a Hudson Valley property different than most.  Allan Skriloff is one of the ways a home can be made to look perfect for a buyer.  Here is his site...

Friday, August 6, 2010

It's why I live here...AND LOVE IT!

Here is the county's latest plug...Come live here if you don't already!  the Hudson Valley is where it's at!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Rumors and hear say...

I have heard agents buzzing about local banks that plan on releasing a load of foreclosures in the Fall and they expect it to hurry the local Hudson Valley Real Estate market.  More fears without FACTS?  I'm going to try and find out where this buzz is coming from.  There are QUALIFIED buyers in the market with great jobs who are watching the news and afraid to buy homes for no reason at all.  I'm starting to believe that like the stock market people like to buy when prices are high.  Prices and interest rates are at an all time low and while I have some buyers going to contract on homes, I also see plenty who are just afraid to pull the trigger because they think something is wrong.  Not only are prices super low, but I negotiate for buyers to save them THOUSANDS on their new home!  Come on people, it's time to buy!!  Big love!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

The big Hudson Valley wedding is here!!

It was really great this morning watching all the morning news shows live here!  They are all right across the river from me in Rhinebeck for Chelsea Clinton's big wedding.  One news station even showed the Kingston/Rhinecliff Bridge that I live next to.  Hudson River living is really the best way to enjoy life!  Here is a Hudson River property I have on the market right now that is just down the road from me...
I really hope guests coming here for the first time this weekend think this is where they need to live also.  I can find the perfect Hudson valley Real estate for clients who have to be here!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

My sweet new wesite!

Well, I am finally up and running with my website!  You can look through all the houses on the Ulster County MLS, or sign up and have me update you with any new properties you may be looking for!  You really now have all you need for Hudson Valley Real Estate!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

This weekend is "THE wedding" here!

It really doesn't matter where most locals stand on the political isle, but just about everyone is really excited about this weekend's WEDDING!  I live on the Hudson River just across from Rhinebeck where Chelsea Clinton is getting married this weekend...
There is a very small airport almost in my backyard and because it's the closest airport to Rhinebeck, I have been hearing way more helicopters and planes landing than usual.  Stephen Spielberg, Oprah, Barbara Streisand, and many more have been invited, so my telescope is ready on the porch.
Our local paper "the Kingston Freeman" has been posting almost an article a day and just like everything else these days, people either think it's a great thing for the area, or the end of the world!
As a Hudson Valley Realtor, I can only see this as a good opportunity to possibly sell the area to people who may be here for the first time and need to buy property here!  I am lucky to have an ad for a Hudson River property in a very big glossy magazine that is all over the area...
Here is the NY Times ad for the property that is in the magazine...
Good luck Chelsea!  I wish I was selling Hudson valley Real Estate when your Dad was president!
Yes, all the wedding guests may just be whisked in and out again so they don't get to shop locally, but as the NY lottery ad says, "hey, ya never know"!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

GREAT new place for the foodies of Kingston...Boitson's!

The Hudson Valley is full of the best places to eat!  Just across the Hudson River from Kingston is the Culinary Institute of America...
Food and local farms are one of the best reasons for living in the Hudson Valley!
This is a super great new place in Kingston!  The food and drinks are stellar, and so is the owner Maria with chef Fred!  There is also a new "speakeasy" called, "Stockade" right around the corner!
Here is one review...
and here is what the same paper has to say about the new cocktail lounge...
Another great reason for living in Kingston!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

GREAT new County site!

Towns in my county are really different types of people and Geography.  Ulster County has lakes, rivers, mountains, towns, and cities!  Too much to do, and I often skip going away for the weekend to spend time here and have so many choices!  Check out this great new site...

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Some wedding picts...

Summer wedding in Tampa…

I just returned from a long weekend wedding in Tampa and had a blast!  Best friends oldest son Casey married college girlfriend Brittney.  The entire weekend made everyone realize how life changes, whole people and things do also.  We were taken on their boat to a remote island in the middle of the Ocean.  All I kept thinking was, “the oil is coming to destroy this paradise” and I was filled with gratitude for being able to see everything as it is right now.  After eating and drinking too much, it was so great to return home to the Hudson Valley far from the oil, and have an amazing meal at my favorite “Riccardi’s Hideaway”!  Gratitude filled weekend.CIMG0209

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Monday, June 21, 2010

My NY Times ad for a GREAT Hudson River house!

Do you have out app?

For your smart phone!  It's a really cool way to use your location to find homes on the market near where you are right NOW!

Questions? Need answers?

I am here for YOU and welcome any questions.  Send me an email and I will get right back to you with an answer!  I may also ask you if I may publish the Q&A to the blog for other readers to see.  Many thanks!

Hey, check out my new website!

I am finally complete with my very own website and reaching out to the web for property searchers and sellers!
I'd really love some feedback!  Many thanks!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Gosh, gee...them "virtual tours" sure have become FANCY!

Remember the older virtual tours that pretty much were just a zoom of a photo, or a 360 pan around the room from it's center?  Well, there is a whole new technology with virtual tours and clients are loving them!  I have been working on a site called, "Animoto".  It's a smart site, and I can do so much on it for clients.  A buyer could call me and say, "hey, Tim, I'd like more of the kitchen".  I just get to the house, film some things, and edit it into the site before sending it to the client.  Sellers like it too because it gives them input and choices on how their tour may look.  Please take a look at these two I just made...
Prett sweet huh?

Monday, April 12, 2010

Rosendale...the REAL Woodstock

I really love to show clients the town of Rosendale. Rosendale reminds people of Woodstock, but doesn't come with the same price tag. It's a country village with a very progressive, diverse group of people who live there. Here is what New York Magazine has to say...
Friends of mine right now are working to save a old movie house in the town with the help of Pepsi. Please vote here...
Call me and let me show you the Town of Rosendale today!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Tap this thing on?
In a Realtor high tech class and learning, (and I thought I knew EVERYTHING)! Go ahead, ask me about real estate!

Friday, March 26, 2010

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THE PERFECT listing!!

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What is a "buyer's agent"?

Most people don't know that when they are looking for a home, they drive by a house, see a sign, and call the number on that sign. The home buyer is most likely now calling an agent or company who is working for the SELLER! That seller has hired an agent, and is paying that agent to find a buyer for their home. If you call me and hire me as your, "Buyer's agent", I will now be working for only YOU! Everything we discuss is totally confidential and private. In this current "buyer's market" I have been loving helping buyers find the perfect homes and saving them thousands of dollars doing that! For me as a buyer's agent, the challenge is always negotiating to get the home for the lowest price I can! I am a very competitive person sometimes, and being hired as a "buyer's agent" tickles that competitive nature in me, (prrrrrrrrrrrrr)! The best part of using a "buyer's agent"? The SELLER is the person paying the "buyer's agent" commission! That makes sense if you think about it. I am a Realtor with a client interested in buying their home. That has a big value to the seller and they are usually willing to pay my commission! There are a lot of different things to know about having a "buyer's agent" and I would love to help you with any questions you may have. I am also a "global referral agent" and can help clients find a home anyplace in the planet!
I hope all this sounds as easy as it really is. Let me work for YOU today!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Kingston Digital Corridor geek meeting night last night at Keegan Ales ( was a blast! It was like a geek AA meeting! It's going to be held the first Wednesday of each month. They picked three people's business cards from a bowl and each person had to stand and speak for 45 seconds about who they are and what they do. After 45 seconds...BUZZ, and they are stopped, (think geek Gong show). Some of the things they are working on are very exciting, (working with Google to get Kingston wireless)!
Here is the story in the Kingston Freeman...
One of the group's success stories is a local media center...
Here are some clips from my cell, (a Palm Pre)...
See ya next month!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Oh, this is from my smart phone

OK, here we go....Tim Hurley blog

OK, I am starting YET another blog space! I'd like to use this space to post about Real Estate, Hudson valley happenings, places I travel to, things I am working on, and even just a place to vent, (the Real Estate world has been known to be filled with interesting DRAMA)!

I work at the BEST Real Estate company in the Hudson Valley! Please check out my page and our listings...

Here is a super site for my city, Kingston, NY (NY's first capital)

I am also involved with a exciting new project here in Kingston. The Kingston Digital Corridor, is a project for Realtors and city planners to market and brand Kingston as, "Brooklyn on the Hudson". We are trying to let people know that Kingston is a city very much like Brooklyn, but much more affordable! Please take a look at the site and project...

Feel free to send me an email about any listings, or even if you just need to ask a question about Real Estate. It's really my passion and I love to share my experience and knowledge with people!

I am just getting back after being in Rio DeJanerio for six weeks. I try and post all my photos from being places on my Flickr page...

I also have a few video clips I may add to Flickr like these...

OK, that is good for today. What do you think? Send me an email or Facebook message and let me know! Many thanks, and hope all is well!