Listen to What They Have to Say!

Anna Barcone

"We have both listed with and purchased homes with Anne Barcone and Tom Jackson. They are both refreshingly open, honest and professional. Both have great knowledge about Ulster County and go above and beyond answering questions and offering detailed information. They are patient and never try and push you. We have trust and respect for them and would highly recommend them."
- Jim and Lili Warnot

"Anna helped us find our land to build on, which had a fair amount of complications, she was patient, did research and was knowledgeable. We later engaged Anna to help us find commercial property for sale. She listened to our needs, and kept us up on the most recent listings with it what we were seeking. She was a pleasure to work with."
- R Varano

"Anna was fantastic to work with. She was honest and always available. She worked hard and kept me updated throughout the entire process. I highly recommend her!"
- Erin Mahoney

"I have known Anna for more years than I can remember. As soon as I knew that I was seriously considering buying a home, I knew she was the person I wanted to call. I can't say enough for her help, knowledge, and dedication throughout this entire process, especially for having the patience to deal with me and my father, as we can be a handful to say the least! I would recommend Anna to anyone, especially a first time home buyer, as the whole process can be quite overwhelming, and a lot to take on at once. With her experience and know how, I knew I was in good hands, and I had nothing to fear. Giving Anna only 5 stars, is an understatement to say the very least."
- Sean Becker

"As a home builder in the Hudson Valley, I’ve worked with Tom and Anna for over 15 years and found their knowledge and integrity to be unmatched."
- David Wyncoop, Stillmeadow Habitat & Home

Steve Asher Cohen

"Steve really knows the area and really knows real estate.  He sincerely listens to your dreams and goals, as well as practical concerns and considerations. Steve is always accessible and thoughtful, great at explaining things, and an expert at solving challenging issues. He has a terrific perspective on when to be a tough negotiator, and when to craft a creative solution. His experience and tenacity are incredible assets. Steve will find you what you want and get the deal done!"
- Diane Dickensheid - Stone Ridge, NY   

"When we were first in the market of buying a home upstate, we didn't really know where to begin. Luckily, we were referred to Steven Cohen by 2 of our good friends that had also been looking for property in the Catskill region. When we first met Steven, he was a breath of fresh air. Real, compassionate, listened to what we wanted, easy to get along with, and knew his stuff. After a few months of looking without much luck, we got an urgent call from Steven to literally "drop what we were doing and come see this home!" We listened, and drove the 2 hours on a Sunday to see what is now, our new home. Steven was spot on with delivering what we wanted, and it even happened to be in our budget. Although buying a home can be stressful as hell, Steven was able to keep up with our demands and fought for us every step of the way. He is truly a godsent when it comes to buying a home in Upstate New York. We closed on our beautiful home December 17th, 2014. We can't thank him and his team enough for going through this process with us and ultimately getting us what we wanted. Thank you Steven! We can't wait to build that garden in your honor!"
- Sloane & Samantha Barbour - Stone Ridge, NY

"Nancy and I would like to thank Steve again for the outstanding piece of work he did in the sale of our home. We do appreciate his honesty and frankness when he mapped out the various selling prices and the potential associated waiting times for a sale. As many agents do, he could have just told us what we wanted to hear in order to get the contract. He didn’t do that and we are grateful for that. We got the sale within his projected window at the price we agreed was achievable."

"When we did get the binder, his negotiation skills got us the best price for the house with the best of all options.  There’s no doubt in our mind, given that the buyers spouse was in China, the extra photo’s he took and published on the listing made the decision making possible without an actual onsite look at the property. His photography was exceptional by the way; he really made the place look great bringing out all of its best features."

"Thank you again and best wishes for future success"
- Andrew and Nancy Silvestri - Olivebridge, NY

"The right realtor makes all the difference, and there is nobody who is more the right realtor than Steve Cohen of Prudential Nutshell Realty.  He listened carefully to our needs and wants, was very patient, wasn't the least bit pushy except appropriately on our behalf, and in every interaction made abundantly clear that our happiness was his primary concern.  As a result, we found our dream home and we got it at a great price, but Steve didn't stop there.  He wanted to make sure we had all the resources we needed to make living in our home easy and perfectly enjoyable.  When we asked him for help, he went right to his rolodex and connected us to everything from contractors to lawn maintenance people, all of whom have been just like Steve -- friendly, efficient, get-it-done professionals."
- Felix & Heather

"We just purchased a weekend home in Accord, NY. We were not that familiar with the area,but knew we wanted to look in the areas of Ulster and Dutchess counties. We met Steven Asher Cohen by chance, when we asked for more information regarding an online listing from Prudential Nutshell Realty. Steven responded promptly, and was more interested in what we were looking for, rather than just focusing on his listings. He was extremely knowledgeable about the area, and was very patient in showing us many different houses. He was so patient that he didn't even flinch when we asked to see one house four times! We are thrilled with the final result, and would highly recommend our broker, Steven Asher Cohen, and Prudential Nutshell Realty."
- Rhonda and Craig Friedman - Accord, NY


Douglas Grunther

"It was great working with Doug, and we got the results we wanted.   He found the perfect property that met our needs and wants- and one that was in the price range we set.    Doug is upbeat, and knowledgeable, so it made our search less stressful and more fun! He's truly a great person to work with."
- Jan Curley

"After looking in the area for almost a year and a half through several brokers, I connected with Doug. Within weeks I was in closing on a perfect place. Doug not only had the uncanny ability to identify properties that none of the other brokers had, but he went the extra mile in helping negotiate a good deal, and providing useful orientation in the new neighborhood. I recommend him highly."
- Tim McInnerney

"Thank you again for you exceptional diligence and handling of us and the real estate process. It's been like a lovely dream. There will always be a stream of ex-patriots from the city and you will be the first person we recommend as we try to develop the community around us."
- James Harmon and Kate Sears

"Doug Grunther worked with us to find a home for our daughter and son-in-law who were relocating to the New Paltz area from Colorado. It was so important to have a knowledgeable realtor who has lived and worked in the county for a long time. Doug is incredibly knowledgeable,, pleasant to work with, and is able to quickly read the needs of his clients. He did a great job."
- Franny Ilany

"Doug has been extraordinarily helpful, knowledgeable, honest, and persistent. He's quick to make a special trip out to see a property that might fit our specs, and has a vast insider's understanding of the Ulster County real estate business. Doug's advice has been invaluable."
- Mike and Barbara Harvey


Laurel Sweeney

"Laurel is not only an amazing real estate broker, she's both kind and honest. She looked out for us and paid close attention to our needs when we were selling our home, as well as looking for a new home. We highly recommend her."
- Nick and Carrie Brigden

"Laurel's guidance as our rep was the best experience. In our transaction, she actually worked as the dual agent. And she was incredibly upfront, honest, ethical and informative throughout the entire experience. And once we got to an accepted offer, the experience of closing was incredibly smooth due to Laurel's advice as well as her real estate market connections. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy in the Ulster County region. She has a wide knowledge and a sincere love for the area, which helps inform her dealings in real estate."

"If you want to find the perfect home or sell your unique property in the Hudson Valley, Laurel and her team are the way to go. Nutshell will bring all of their local knowledge, financial acumen and negotiating skills to the table. You never wait for a call back and her team works tirelessly on the details no matter how big or small. Laurel and Nutshell were excellent partners in my sale and I would recommend them to anyone looking in this hot market."
- Gretchen Nadasky

"I engaged Laurel’s services for the sale of my BnB property, which was suitable as a private home as well.  She did extensive and comprehensive marketing from both ends. As it happens, she ended up representing the buyer as well. She handled this often tricky situation with complete professionalism. I was very pleased as was the buyer.  I’d highly recommend her as she is honest, direct, very prompt and thorough."
- Pam Hoveling, High Falls   

"My wife and I met Laurel in 2012 when we decided to purchase a weekender house in Kerhonkson. I am originally from New Paltz so my wife and I had been coming up for years most weekends staying at B&B' was time. We were immediately drawn to Laurel's website and her approach when presenting properties, so I decided to call her. Fast forward to 2016 and not only did she help us find our wonderful house in Kerhonkson in 2012, she also helped with the sale when we decided to move to New Paltz permanently. The house sold in 6 days!!! About a week after contracts were finalized, we began our search for our "forever home". We had an offer out that night and won the bid against another buyer because of her wonderful insight and advice. I am still pinching myself... is this really OUR home?! It's impossible to fully express our gratitude to Laurel in this review, but I will say she literally changed our lives. An absolute professional with a completely approachable manner. She answers every question, checks in to make sure business is moving along and things are done on time, and she's simply a wonderful person to work with. I can't recommend her enough."
- Joel 

"Working with you, Laurel, in finding our new home was an exceptional experience.  We could not have asked for a more personable, knowledgeable and attentive broker to be guiding us through this sometimes stressful process.  You were always there to answer our questions, research issues and with great patience put up with our many anxieties.  We would recommend you to anyone, enthusiastically!"

"Looking forward to having you and Tim come over and share a glass of two together gawking at the river. Thank you again for everything."
- xo  Talya and Gene