My partner and I sold our home at 709 Vly Road in Olivebridge, NY, 12484. After interviewing three Realtors, we selected Mr. Dylan Taft. During the interviews, Mr. Taft impressed us with his no-nonsense approach, giving us well researched insight into the market in which we were selling our home without overpromising or depicting an unrealistic picture. I was entirely comfortable with his suggested listing price even though it was not the highest we heard from those we interviewed.
Mr. Taft worked closely with us throughout the period in which the house was shown to ensure that he and his agency kept their commitment to advertise our home in the venues promised when we engaged his services. As we were “weekenders,” it was important that Mr. Taft keep us informed from afar – and he did so to our complete satisfaction. When we found a prospective buyer, Mr. Taft handled the negotiations and subsequent inspections and maintenance items required before the closing with sensitivity to our requirements. The actual closing went smoothly even without our being present thanks to Mr. Taft's attention.
I can unhesitatingly recommend Mr. Taft to anyone contemplating a sale of their home.
Bruce L. Moskovitz, MD
I am delighted to provide a letter of reference for Dylan Taft, who worked with me in the sale of a property in Rosendale.
I chose Dylan after obtaining offers from several other Realtors in the area, and even though I had a good relationship with another realtor who had originally helped me buy the house many years earlier, I still felt Dylan was a better fit for me at that time. In fact, originally, I only obtained offers from his company and others as an exercise in due diligence. In my mind, I already knew who I was going to work with. Dylan did not give me the highest sale estimate, and I informed him that I had decided to work with someone else. But Dylan did not give up. He demonstrated an impressive persistence that was professional without being pushy. He promised to work closely with me on this and assured me that he went the extra mile for his customers.
Reluctantly, I decided to go with someone new, and I now know it was the right decision. The sale was not an easy one, with many complications and a difficult market environment. Dylan really came through on his promise of going the extra mile. I was often traveling and did not live in the area, which further complicated things. Sometimes I would hesitate about asking him for yet another favor – and before I could ask him he would often volunteer his help.
I feel that Dylan has strong negotiation skills and a distaste for nonsense. He tells it like he sees it. They are good skills in any business, and particularly in real estate. From my experience, I know Dylan to be someone of integrity who promises what he can deliver and delivers on that promise. He also proved to have the most accurate sense of the market because his valuation was much nearer the mark than anyone else's.
Thomas H. Wiles
Dylan is a rarity in real estate—a thorough, frank, and serious-minded man of few words (all of them helpful), and a good listener. And he has just one goal: exceeding his clients' expectations. Dylan has lived in Ulster County all his young life and it shows, with a global knowledge of the area and an intuitive grasp of the real estate market here, including up-to-the-minute familiarity with prices and sales. If you're looking for a “Mr. Real Estate” in whom you can place complete trust and who routinely goes the extra mile, you've found him.--James Dennis
We didn't even shop around for agents. Dylan was the first to contact us without being pushy, and was the PERFECT agent for us. When we started looking we clearly weren't sure what we were looking for, and by the time we bought a home, Dylan had nailed down the type of homes to show us. This was key as we moved here (full-time) from Brooklyn and have a little kid, so we had limited time to look. Throughout the process, Dylan was clearly on our team, knowledgeable about houses, transparent about any issues he saw and more! We're just thrilled that now he is our neighbor too! He was also ace at negotiating for us. He clearly knows the local market, and was quick to school us on the "rules" out here...in other words, it's not like NYC (which is a good thing!). Thank you Dylan
Dylan was exceptionally helpful in guiding me through the process of buying my first home. The process can be scary and overwhelming at times so having an extremely knowledgeable real estate professional on my team to help me through each and every step was critical! He helped to get the best price possible and keep things moving as quickly as they could. We closed in under a month from the time of the accepted offer.
3 years later he helped my wife and I sell this same home. His knowledge of the market and extreme sales skills got us a top dollar offer and in record time! We were again extremely impressed by Dylan and will continue to tell people about how impressed we are with his work. Knows the areas very well, very respectful, quick response times, great negotiation skills and a very nice person. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
We worked with Dylan for several years as we strove to find our perfect home in the Hudson Valley. His guidance was spot-on when it came to homes, their values, the surrounding areas, and what he thought might and might not work for us. Having grown up in the area, his wealth of knowledge about the surrounding area was a huge plus. He always gave his opinion when asked, didn't push too hard one way or another, and let us guide the ship -- while stepping in when he thought we were overlooking an important detail. He was patient with us, but responsive in moments when were quite needy and nervous! He was an excellent bedrock in a nerve wracking process for first time home buyers. Highly recommended.
Dylan just sold our beloved home. He was highly professional, and at the same time kind and understanding. He gave us advice on how to present the home in the best light. He researched the comps so well that I thought he was a statistician. Dylan knew it was difficult for us to leave our home and move on. He knows the area very well and was meticulous in the description of the home, property, and things to do in the area. He brought in a professional photographer that showed the home as it truly is. Dylan was the agent for us and the buyer. We never got the feeling that he was favoring one party over the other. He kept us informed at each step of the way, within minutes!! We are so fortunate to have had Dylan as a realtor. I recommend him highly!