In late April, The New York Times reported on migration patterns during the pandemic. Out of 926 metro areas across the country, the cities of Hudson and Kingston were both in the top 10 of places folks moved to in the past year. This influx has triggered an unprecedented rise in home prices across the Hudson Valley, Catskills, and Berkshires, continuing a trend that’s been building over the past few years. It’s also meant that buying and selling property in the most competitive market the region has ever seen can be tricky. All-cash offers, sales 30 percent over asking price, sight-unseen sales, and bidding wars have become common.
If you’re looking to buy or sell, having a broker or real estate agent you trust to help guide you through the lengthy process is essential. Trying to choose the right person or firm to work with can be confusing—especially for first-time home buyers, since they most likely have little or no experience in what’s involved in the real estate-buying process. Read on for an introduction to select real estate professionals in the Hudson Valley, Catskills, and Berkshires.