HUDSON VALLEY MLS – WHY SEARCH?
The Hudson Valley and upstate New York have 9 different multiple list systems (MLS) covering different areas which you can access below. The central counties are Ulster, Dutchess, Greene and Columbia. Also included are the counties to the South: Orange, Rockland, Putnam and Westchester. Counties to the West: Sullivan, Delaware, Otsego. And the counties to the North: Schoharie, Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Saratoga and Washington.
The MLS are the Most Up-to-Date Source of Information
Many buyers and sellers don’t realize they can directly access these systems and find out what properties are on the market in their area of interest. The MLS search provides the most up to date information. Almost all other real estate sites derive their information from the MLS and so are less accurate and less up to date.
Try HVREAL.COM for Information by County, Town and School District
Before you begin your search of the thousands of MLS listing in 9 different MLS systems, you may want to go to the home page of HVREAL.COM. There you can access listings in 11 different counties and the websites of 100 independent real estate brokers from New York City to the Canadian Border. The listings are arranged by county, town, school district and type, (e.g. luxury homes, farms, commercial, multifamily, vacant land.)
CLICK ON A BUTTON TO SEARCH THE CORRESPONDING HUDSON VALLEY MLS SYSTEMS
Search the MID-HUDSON MLS and COLUMBIA-GREENE-NORTHERN DUTCHESS MLS for Dutchess and Columbia Counties. For Ulster County search the HUDSON VALLLEY CATSKILL REGION MLS. Search the HUDSON GATEWAY MLS for Rockland, Westchester, Sullivan and Putnam Counties. Search the GLOBAL MLS for Albany, Schoharie, Schenectady, Rennselaer, Saratoga and Washington counties. For the Catskills search the DELAWARE, OTSEGO, CHENANGO MLS.
HOW TO USE THE HUDSON VALLEY MLS
The MLS is the most powerful and accurate tool for finding homes, land, multifamily and commercial real estate. You can go right to the area you are interested in and find most homes currently on the market. Once you click on one of the Hudson Valley or Upstate NY MLS systems you can select the county, town, type of listing, price range and additional criteria for your search. When you find properties that you are interested in, select a local independent broker to help you in your search.
SELECTING AN INDEPENDENT HUDSON VALLEY REAL ESTATE BROKER
A real estate broker has direct knowledge of the current real estate market and access to the multiple list systems which are active in your area. The broker can also guide you through the many pitfalls you may encounter in completing the sale of the property. The broker will help you negotiate an acceptable sales price, evaluate the various contingencies such as inspections and mortgages and make sure you close the deal. Brokers can represent Sellers or Buyers. For more information about buyer brokers click here. Or for more information about seller brokers click here.
You cannot over estimate these aspects of the Broker’s job. Make sure you spend time with your broker and feel secure that your broker is experienced and will truly represent you and protect your interests in reaching a closing. In selecting a real estate broker speak to friends who have worked with Brokers.
That is why we have created the Hudson Valley Real Estate Network of independent local brokers to serve you where you are selling or purchasing real estate. Independent brokers are usually more experienced and successful in local markets than national franchise brokers. The franchises typically attract large numbers of inexperienced salespersons. Your local independent broker will usually charge you less commission because they avoid costly national franchise fees. Do not be swayed by nationally recognized names such as Coldwell Banker or Century 21. The importance to you is the quality of the individual representing you.
Call our 800 number 800-398-8802 to identify an outstanding local independent broker. Or contact one of our local office numbers on the website to have an agent visit with you and discuss how he or she can help you have a pleasant and successful experience in selling Hudson Valley Real Estate.