New York's Finest - Ulster County NY Broker Becomes NY State's First Verified Real Estate Professional

Posted by on Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 at 3:44pm.

VPA LogoDylan Taft, Broker / Owner of Taft Street Realty recently became New York State's first Verified Professional Agent. This notable distinction illustrates not only Dylan's standing as an established Ulster County, NY local area expert, but also Taft Street Realty's ability to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to real estate for sale in the Hudson Valley. Today's buyers and sellers want to know that their agent is qualified and experienced. Becoming a Verified Agent gives Dylan Taft's clients further assurances that they're working with an agent who can and will help them accomplish their goals.

What Does it Mean to be a Verified Professional Hudson Valley Agent?

This Pie Chart Displays Factors Involved in Choosing an AgentBeing a Verified Professional Agent means your credentials, qualifications, and reputation have been independently confirmed by an outside 3rd party. It is a process which includes interviews with past clients, testaments from fellow peer agents, and working directly with state licensing agencies to ensure that the agent has met strict guidelines. Performed by an unbiased, outside party, this verification ensures that buyers and sellers are being represented by a consummate professional with a demonstrated, proven record of success.

Completely Objective and More Reliable Than Review Sites

More reliable than agent review sites, the Verified Professional Agent process is completely objective as opposed to subjective. These days when you read online reviews, you should always question the source. Online reviews are too easily manipulated, either by competition looking to post say, a less-than-flattering review, or by the agents themselves, looking to artificially bolster their online reputation. The Verified Agents have met strict guidelines which include past sales performance, sales vs. years of experience ratio, and client and peer reviews. The Verified Professional Agent is not a designation! Designations require only yearly membership fees and maybe a class or two. In fact there are so many easily available designations these days that they're losing their impact on buyers and sellers. The Professional Agent Verification is the only system offered to Realtors. A Verification cannot be bought; it can only be earned through experience and hard work. That is what makes a Verified Agent stand out from the countless agents with endless designations.

Once Again, Taft Street Realty Leads the Pack

The Tafts

Dylan is the first Ulster County, NY agent to allow his peers (essentially his competition) to evaluate him in his Verification process. He's the first agent in New York State to have met the strict guidelines set in order to be Verified. There are already amazing online ratings and reviews for Dylan Taft and Taft Street Realty, as well as a fun, thought-provoking real estate blog. Becoming a Verified Professional Agent is just the next step for an agent and a brokerage that insists on standing out and being different! 

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