845-687-2200

      1209 Route 213

      High Falls, NY 12440




Raving Fans

Laurel Sweeney    Click to visit Website

 



 

 

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's...it 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

 

 

 

Please accept our congratulations for surpassing your 2014 numbers and for having been voted Realtor of the Year for Ulster County.  Based on our experience working with you, we have no doubt it is well deserved!

In a prior email, you asked us how we decided to ask you to be our buyer's agent.  We found you while looking through recent listings on Zillow.  We focused in on real estate agents that had represented buyers/sellers on homes in our price range, in regions that were of interest, and that had a decent number of positive reviews.  Then we took a look at the bios on the agency websites.  How the agents presented themselves in their bios was important, as was years of experience.  That yielded us three agents that we wanted to meet with in person.  You, of course, were one of those three.

In meeting you in person, we found you to be confident, cheerful, and candid.  You put thought into what you wanted us to know about you, and you took the time to prepare a packet of materials.  That gave us the impression that you were driven and well-organized.  Overall, Jackie and I felt that we'd be in good hands, and that we'd get along well.  Very important when considering all the time we'd be spending together!  We're happy to say that our impressions/hopes matched our experience working with you.

Your genuine friendliness put us at ease and the depth and breadth of local insights you shared with us, as we toured houses, helped us feel more knowledgeable about the area.  You listened carefully to what our needs were and helped us conduct an effective search.  You were a guide for us through the entire process, from start to finish, and we felt cared for every step of the way. 

Your cheerfulness made home searching a fun and stress-free experience.  We couldn't be happier with the home that we found, and we're looking forward to using it to relax and enjoy the tranquility, lovely landscapes, and charming towns of Ulster County.  Thank you for finding us a lovely home. 

We wish you the best, 

Jackie & Kristian

 

 

 

Nancy and I have settled nicely into our home. We have many plans for the future, but truly you made the purchase of our home transpire as smoothly as possible. Gracious, knowledgeable, energetic, a wealth of information is the best way I can describe you. We look forward to working with you again. All the best in your endeavors.
Rebecca


 

 

We feel extremely lucky to have had Laurel Sweeney on our side. We were first-time home buyers, and Laurel made sure that the process never felt intimidating. It was a pleasure to see her at every house viewing; she’s warm, intelligent, and incredibly knowledgeable about the ins and outs of real estate, as well as about the area. Even now that we’ve settled into our dream home, we still ask her advice about the details of owning and improving a house. Laurel represented both us and the seller for the home we purchased. We had complete faith in her, and know you will, too. Simply put, Laurel is a first-class broker and a wonderful person. We’re grateful to have found her.
Marie Rutkowski and Thomas Philippon

I hired Nutshell Realty and specifically Laurel. and Petra to sell my High Falls properties. Between April and September they sold all 3 of my properties. Even in today's market, each property sold within a month of listing. Laurel's knowledge of the clientele looking and Petra's fabulous pictures tremendously helped the process. Working with both of them was truly a pleasure.

Penny Switlik

 

 


We are writing to express our appreciation to Nutshell Realty for selling our 1860 farmhouse in record time. Laurel Sweeney was most helpful in highlighting the selling points of a house without most of the modern "improvements" that are sought by many buyers, and minimizing that fact that the house, with all its antique charm, would soon be needing exterior and interior painting, and a new roof. Steven Cohen, our primary contact, was extremely supportive and sensitive to our needs, and always instantly available as questions arose. He was skillful in conveying the specialness of the property, including the barns , landscaping, and adjacent woods. He was a pleasure to work with. David Chernis' photographs beautifully captured the character of the interior and exterior spaces, some of which presented a real challenge to portray convincingly. Several prospective buyers commented on how it was these pictures on MLS that made them interested in seeing the property. We always felt that we were in expert hands, and the happy outcome was a bidding contest that obtained more than the asking price. 
Harvey and Sybil Barten

 

 

If you are interested in real estate in Ulster County, I highly recommend you work with Laurel Sweeney.  Not only is she incredibly knowledgable about the market, but she is also flexible, kind, and client centered.  We worked with Laurel over a year and a half to find just the right property for our needs, and she remained patient, generous and strategic throughout the process.  Laurel was helpful to us in getting to know the area, making introductions to trusted resources and suggesting prudent next steps during the buying process.  We felt very confident about our approach and process in working with Laurel, and have already highly recommended her to friends interested in the area.

Jennifer Glueck Bezoza


Prudential Nutshell Realty is a stellar company with which to work.  The job of selling my family’s home was a task for which I had no training or experience.  It all seemed overwhelming at first.  Laurel Sweeney and her staff soon chased these feelings away!  Their informative explanations and personal guidance enabled me to be a team player in the preparation and sale of the property.  They were available to answer all my questions, give advice and provide referrals to the service people I needed.  Through regular communication, I was kept informed of the listing activity and where we were in the selling process.  The professionalism and dedication of the staff were always apparent.  Everyone worked together as a team to get the job done well.  The best part was that after careful preparation of the property, we had a buyer and a signed contract just six weeks after the property was first listed!

Patricia Jansen

 

 

 

If you are interested in real estate in Ulster County, I highly recommend you work with Laurel Sweeney.  Not only is she incredibly knowledgeable about the market, but she is also flexible, kind, and client centered.  We worked with Laurel over a year and a half to find just the right property for our needs, and she remained patient, generous and strategic throughout the process.  Laurel was helpful to us in getting to know the area, making introductions to trusted resources and suggesting prudent next steps during the buying process.  We felt very confident about our approach and process in working with Laurel, and have already highly recommended her to friends interested in the area. 

Jennifer Glueck Bezoza

 

 

 

If Laurel ran for Mayor it would be a landslide. She knows everyone and has been an integral part of the community for a long time. A real asset when looking for homes as she knows where the good areas are, how much things are selling for, who to talk to about renovations, etc. Would highly recommend her for anyone not familiar with the area or even if you are - she seems to have the inside track on what is available. 

Andrew and Kat Shafer

 

 

 

Working with Laurel has been an absolute pleasure. Being first time homebuyers - and it being a weekend home - meant a mix of nerves, doubts, and fears. But from the moment we met Laurel to even this day, she has done wonders to guide us with knowledge, confidence and compassion. If the world's smartest real estate broker mixed with the most loving mom, that'd be how we would describe Laurel. 

 

Cynthia and Arnava

 


My husband and I just purchased a home. Needless to say I was quite nervous as this was my first home purchase. Laurel Sweeney made the process seamless. She talked me down many times when I was freaking out and made me feel like I was her #1 priority. She explained everything in great detail and always got back to me in a timely manner. She is the ultimate professional, and very knowledgeable. We would highly recommend Laurel to anyone that is buy a home. We are so happy with our new house! Thank you Laurel.
Janis and Scott Apicella

Just a quick note to Thank you for so successfully representing the sale of our 132 year young Victorian farmhouse. Our decision to downsize to one house was difficult as we would sell the house we raised our children in. So many happy times in that house. We wanted to complete the last of the renovations we started but we were getting numb on the best next steps. Watching HGTV made us more confused on what to do next. Our initial meeting with you cleared up all of the confusion as we moved from room to room and you expertly answered all of our questions. Your ideas on finishing the kitchen were spot on and the contractor you recommended worked out so well. Your knowledge of the Mid-Hudson Valley real estate market provided us with accurate comps that were so vital to accurate pricing. Thank you for explaining the process, answering our questions, giving us regular status updates, negotiating on our behalf and guiding us through the closure with true professionalism. Thank You for listing our house and selling our house in such a quick time. Best Regards!
John and Sue Turek

For three years I searched for the perfect home for myself and with the help of Laurel Sweeney of Nutshell Realty I found it. Laurel took such care and really listened to what was important to me and made this almost daunting task a fun adventure. She was there every step of the way always representing me in a professional manner and making sure to protect my concerns.
With Laurel Sweeney as my realtor i not only found my new home, the house of my dreams but a new and cherished friendship.
Barbara Scott-Fisher
 

 

I just wanted to let you know that we greatly appreciate the very professional manner in which you handled the sale of Greer's home. You epitomized the highest standard  of client expectation from any residential agent/broker. Please feel free at any time to recommend me as a reference to any prospective client.

Steve K.   

 

 
Hi Laurel!!  I just wanted to thank you again for all you have done for us.   I can't thank you enough.  It was bitter sweet yesterday.  I was so glad the house was sold but it is sad because another thing of my dads is gone.  This was a really hard time and you made it go so smoothly!!  Thank you so much!!! 
Kathy

 

 

 

As first-time homebuyers, to call us high maintenance would be an understatement! But Laurel remained calm, supportive and consistently super-served us with her million-watt smile, taking great care to meet our needs. We were so grateful to have an expert we could genuinely trust, especially in the face of so very much new information (overwhelming at times). Quite literally, without Laurel, we wouldn't have what truly is our dream home; she guided us steadfastly and occasionally moved mountains! It was especially validating, too, to hear from others (lenders, lawyers, service providers, an endless list), again and again, how lucky we were to have Laurel as our realtor. Thank God she was recommended to us! World-class.

 

Kate Bradley Chernis

 


Thank you for taking such good care of us. Your professionalism was wonderful. And we are thrilled this is coming to a close. We will definitely recommend your services if anyone asks. We are sorry you will be absent at the closing, we will be thinking of you.
Bette and Glenn

 

Hi Laurel!!  I just wanted to thank you again for all you have done for us. I can't thank you enough.  It was bitter sweet yesterday.  I was so glad the house was sold but it is sad because another thing of my dads is gone. This was a really hard time and you made it go so smoothly!!  Thank you so much!!! 

Kathy Duignan

 

As first-time homebuyers, to call us high maintenance would be an understatement! But Laurel remained calm, supportive and consistently super-served us with her million-watt smile, taking great care to meet our needs. We were so grateful to have an expert we could genuinely trust, especially in the face of so very much new information (overwhelming at times). Quite literally, without Laurel, we wouldn't have what truly is our dream home; she guided us steadfastly and occasionally moved mountains! It was especially validating, too, to hear from others (lenders, lawyers, service providers, an endless list), again and again, how lucky we were to have Laurel as our realtor. Thank God she was recommended to us! World-class
Kate Bradley Chernis

 

  

I first met Laurel when my husband and I were looking for a new home. We loved working with Laurel, and recommend her to our friends for a few reasons. Laurel was easily available. Whether it was by phone, email, or texting, we were always able to get our questions answered. As well, she knew what we were looking for, and did a great job showing us homes we would be interested in. Finally, Laurel emailed us all the MLS listings in our price range. Each week, we were aware of the new houses on the market. Jon, myself, and our two daughters are very happy with our new home and look forward to working with Laurel again.  

Amy Tuscanes

 

We wanted to thank you for helping us find our new home on Ashokan Road. Your extensive knowledge of the area and tireless efforts showing us the type of homes that you thought would meet our needs was much appreciated. Thanks to your help, we found a wonderful home that we are very excited about living in for many years to come. Your overall professionalism in conjunction with the support of your expert staff, helped make our purchase very smooth and trouble free. It is clear that your personal touch, warmth, and sense of humor made the house hunt a more enjoyable experience. We would gladly recommend you and your office to anyone seeking a home in the area of Ulster County.

David and Julie Schwartz

 

Exceeded my expectations! Due to fallout from the current economic climate, I found myself in a situation where it was absolutely necessary to liquidate and sell my beloved home. I choose Laurel since I knew she had the experience and connections to make the sale happen and in a timely way. I am delighted on how well things turned out.    

Tim Hefele

 

Focused and Devoted Laurel Sweeny was very professional and a big help selling my property in a tough market. From our first encounter to after closing, Laurel stayed focused and devoted to taking care of even the smallest details. Thank you Laurel for your hard work and efforts!   

Tim McIntosh

 

It was a pleasure to work with you on the sale of my house. Selling a house is never easy since we have many emotional ties to our homes. The fact that this was a second home and I don't live up in Stone Ridge meant that all the little glitches and repairs had to be accomplished from afar. But, thanks to you and the staff at Nutshell, all my worries were put to rest. You took care of everything for me and I really felt that I was in the best hands. In short, you went way above and beyond the call of duty and you did it with cheerfulness and grace. Thanks again for everything. 

Barbara

 

I have never experienced such a smooth buying process and closing. After discussing with Tom Edwards the types of houses in which I was interested and my price range, he put together a portfolio of five houses to show me. Each one fit my specifications in its own way. Tom did not waste my time or his by showing me possibilities or long shots. The house I decided on could not have been a more perfect fit to my vision. Nutshell Realty made the entire process effortless. House buying by nature is a very stressful life event. Nutshell worked with the seller's realtor, my attorney, financier and inspector on all the details. I have never experienced such a smooth buying process and closing.   

 Elbert Rogers

 

Thank you so much for doing such a great job in selling the house. We are grateful to you, Tim and your team. It is nice to be free of the house, being so far away and we hope the the owner is happy there. - Sarah and Michael Killick Laurel Sweeney is a walking dynamo. She is realistic, focused and determined. We originally used another realtor when we first put our home on the market and after that retainer expired we immediately signed up with Laurel. Laurel and her team mobilized by immediately setting up a virtual tour on the Nutshell website, blasting the details of our home onto various sales tools and we had more potential buyers in the first month with Laurel than we had during the length of the retainer with the other realtor. Needless to say, we are very pleased that we sold our home through Nutshell and we can’t say enough good things about Laurel.  

Bill and Denise Martin

 

Repeat Customer, Laurel was a tremendous resource in helping us find our home. Laurel and her team stuck with us through an exhaustive search process and countless home tours over many months. Resourceful, sophisticated, and organized, Laurel brings a business like approach to the home buying process yet somehow always remains bright, friendly, and supportive through what, in the end, is a very personal exercise for any family. We recommend Laurel and her team without reservation.    

Brian Kelley

 

Laurel was a pleasure to work with. Throughout our home search process, she was quick to respond to any questions we had or to set up appointments to view houses. She was always prepared with information on the home we were viewing and willing to make numerous phone calls to obtain additional information. She was also patient and never pressured us as we searched for a home. She offered us great advice and guidance as we navigated the home purchasing process for the first time and she provided us with excellent referrals for other real estate professionals with which we had to work.   

Ellen and Nathan Hart

 

A can do attitude and a smile that never quits At the advice of a highly respected and successful New York City real estate agent, who is a business colleague, I approached Laurel about her interest in selling my home in High Falls. As part of the interview process I looked for the basics in making my selection of a listing broker. Of importance to me was an informed agent, a strong supportive team, community connections, intelligence, patience, professionalism, strong sales history, knowledge of technological sales tools, realistic appraisal of property's value, dedication, love of craft, and strong constitution. It was a tough decision as the list of brokers was extensive. After a dynamic PowerPoint presentation on her team's capabilities, I was near signing the contract with Nutshell. However, the factor that pushed me to make the commitment, a decision I have never regretted, was a personal connection that she was able to establish with me. As the home sales landscape continued to flatten during our working together, Laurel was steadfast in her support and encouragement. At every turning point she provided assistance without reservation along with professional resources that were both responsive and knowledgeable. With a can do attitude and a smile that never quits, she provided a steady course to a sale that was seemingly effortless. With team member Tom Edwards' insight and Ben Shors' offer-inducing website for the property, it doesn't surprise me that we succeeded not only in finding a buyer for the property, but a couple who promise to be excellent stewards for years to come. 

Gary Osland

 

Her expertise in understanding what we were looking for. Working with Laurel Sweeney at Nutshell Realty has been a great experience. Laurel's personality combined with her expertise in understanding what we were looking for, were essential factors which enabled us to ultimately find the right house. Despite the obstacles we and Laurel faced, due to the fact that we were living overseas and looking to buy a house here in America, her perseverance and positive attitude made our house-hunting a success. We would highly recommend working with Laurel. She is a dedicated realtor and works very hard for her clients.

Nik & Nelda Gerner

 

“We were able to enjoy piece of mind”Our experience selling our house with Nutshell Realty could not have gone more smoothly. Our agents, Laurel Sweeney and Tom Goss gave us great advice on preparing our home for sale and were very attentive to our concerns along the way. Relocating out of state before our house sold, we were able to enjoy peace of mind that we were leaving our house in very capable hands. Working from afar with Laurel and Tom was a breeze and we could not be happier with the result - a quick sale and a very positive experience.    

Unknown

 

Laurel Sweeney gets the job done. Having moved out of the area, we needed someone we could trust, who could work with us long distance, deal with any issues as they arose, and keep us focused as well. Laurel did all these things with sensitivity and intelligence, and creative problem-solving when required. She is good-humored and diligent, and she understands the uniqueness of every property. She was always optimistic, and never stopped selling our house until it was sold, which happened much faster than we had imagined it might. We would recommend Laurel unhesitatingly, and in fact, already have.  

Christine Healy

 

She listened carefully, was candid and complete with information. Laurel Sweeney has been a big help, both before and after the purchase of our house in Stone Ridge. She listened carefully, was candid and complete with information about the houses we saw, and has continued to help us with quality referrals after the sale. We recommend Laurel and Nutshell Realty.   

Mike & Alice Haller

 

Helped us Through a Very Challenging Sale I am writing to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your hardwork in the sale of my home. You & Ben went above & beyond the call of duty in every facet. From the beautiful pictures that Ben took of my home to the countless tedious tasks that it took to complete the sale made it all possible. Working with you and your staff, I always felt that I was your first priority. You all have been more than gracious with your time & your professionalism helped us through a very challenging sale.  

Laura, Rowan, Ella Bleu, and Scarlett Kormondy

 

"... you stood by us during the whole process." Yes, it has been a little over a year since we closed on our house. We wanted to let you know that we are so happy that you helped us find our new home. We let you know the approximate cost we wanted to spend and could afford, and you helped us find a home within our budget. You had information to increase our knowledge about the process, and you stood by us during the whole process, from seeing the home to dealing with the bank, all the way through to the closing. At any turn, I could call you, and you were there to answer any questions I had. Thanks for helping our family achieve our goal of becoming homeowners. It truly is our dream come true. --Jim, Betty, Kate, James & Heather Noon  

The Noon Family

 

Laurel Sweeney was patient and supportive. As a city girl, on my own, looking for a country house was a bit indimidating. Laurel Sweeney was patient and supportive, and I found the perfect house. I love my log cabin and my five acres, I love the area, and I love Laurel and Nutshell.  

Nancy Drexler

 

Now that the sale of our home has been completed, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all the hard work that you have done to see this sale to completion. Despite moments of stress due to buyer financing issues, I got to witness your patience and tact, which definitely allowed things to go smoothly, and was greatly appreciated. Your consummate, honed, professional skill set and knowledgeable manner kept you on top of the endeavor and kept us calm every step of the way. THANK YOU!!!   

Connie Fiedler

Laurel reviewed our home and gave us recommendations that were spot on in helping us prepare our home for its SWIFT sale. She is professional and warm which is a combination that I believe to be necessary during the emotional whirlwind whether you are buying or selling a home.   

Daria and Peter Dollard

 

Laurel made buying our first home easier than we could have imagined. She had the ability to understand exactly what we were looking for, and took us straight to the perfect property on our first meeting! I can't thank her enough for her insight, knowledge and skill. Our home exceeds our wildest dreams - Mary Workman and Ed Smit You may remember the observation I made about halfway through the first day we spent looking at houses together, which was that I was beginning to see that you have a very hard job. That was one year and dozens of houses ago. In a conversation we were having recently about this process, Natalie added some nuance. She said the real estate agent's job is less about getting to the sale, and more about keeping it from falling apart. Natalie and I want to thank you for your patience, endless hours of hard work, and attention to detail, all those details. Whatever you're making on this transaction, it isn't enough. We're looking forward to being your neighbors.   

Russell Bliss

 

I did not realize how much work selling a home could be. Now that my family is finally settled in our new home, I just wanted to compliment you and your staff on the excellent, high quality, professional care I received. I did not realize how much work selling a home could be. I am so thankful to you for all your support. The details for setting up the sale, contact with the buyers, realtors, lawyers, corresponding with banks, etc. and carrying on my own day-to-day work and family schedule would have been overwhelming for me to handle on my own. I relied on your expertise in these areas and was very satisfied. I could not have done it without you. Not only did you organize the sale of my home, at the same time you helped me find a new home. Your step-by-step advice made the transition for my family as smooth as could be expected during a stressful yet exciting time. Your office staff was also very knowledgeable and helpful. Someone always returned my call quickly with answers to my questions. My house was listed previously with other realty companies, and I did not receive the high quality care I received from Prudential Nutshell. I cannot thank you enough for being there for me every step of the way. We couldn't be happier with the end result of our sale and purchase.    

Bonnie Markle

 

An Excellent Experience. It was a pleasure to have Laurel with us as we searched for our first home. She is open and honest and we could tell she actually cared about us. She was never pushy and always gave an open assessment of each home. Also, her schedule was flexible, and she always had plenty of patience! Overall, an excellent experience all around!  

Mitchell & Maryellen Link

 

Would like to thank Laurel Sweeney for her efforts in the sale of our home. In the fall of 2011 (after Hurricane Irene), my wife and I decided we wanted to head to a warmer climate. We consulted with Laurel as to what had to be done to prepare our home for sale. Over the winter and early spring we spent considerable time in preparing the upgrading of our property according to her recommendations.. When our home was ready for sale, Laurel put up the "for sale" sign, and we beat a retreat to Florida. Laurel kept a watchful eye on our property as we left the area in May. She guided us through necessary maintenance issues and several complications even though we were out of the area. She made arrangements for last minute glitches and other unexpected problems. Laurel and her recommended lawyer (Mike Graff) served us well in the transfer and sale of our High Falls home. While selling the home and property was a stressful event (after living there nearly forty years), Laurel's help and expertise led to the sale of the property and made a difficult ordeal, easier than I expected. Many thanks,  

Jeff Fingerman

 

Laurel Sweeney helped us buy the weekend home of our dreams in our favorite place in the Hudson Valley. She quickly identified our likes and dislikes and with her extensive knowledge of the area took us to many properties all of which met our specifications. During the buying process, Laurel's good judgment and experience were invaluable. She kept our interests at the forefront of her mind and gave us plenty of good advice. Throughout Laurel was professional but friendly and a pleasure to work with.  

Louise Kuhn and Mark Sanders

 

Laurel reviewed our home and gave us recommendations that were spot on in helping us prepare our home for its SWIFT sale. She is professional and warm which is a combination that I believe to be necessary during the emotional whirlwind whether you are buying or selling a home.   - Daria and Peter Dollard   Laurel represented me in the sale of my house, and she exhibited true professionalism. She is honest, thorough, understanding, and she showed a thorough understanding of the home selling process, which can be difficult and stressful! I recommend her with the utmost of confidence.   

Fritz Fiedler

 

Laurel was extremely professional throughout the entire process of marketing and closing the house. Nutshell’s marketing strategy was highly effective, given the significant number of offers received in just the first week of marketing, particularly in the soft housing market that we are currently in. I would definitely use Laurel and Nutshell if I were to sell a house in the Hudson Valley area again and would certainly recommend them to anyone looking to sell a home in the area.   

Dave Monahan

Laurel and her colleagues at Prudential Nutshell have been consistently sophisticated, knowledgeable, and responsive. With the sale of our home, Laurel was careful to craft a sales strategy that matched our specific needs, and she was diligent and successful in meeting our timing and pricing objectives. Very much a part of the local community, Laurel and her team related well to potential buyers and their agents while advancing our interests as sellers. We enjoyed an entirely pleasant sales process and ultimately a very successful transaction for all parties involved, due in large part to Laurel's professionalism and care. 

Brian Kelley

 

In a very difficult market, Laurel's professionalism and knowledge of the market was always evident. She was able to quickly negotatate a sale of my property even though the market for this type of home was extremely slow. She gave good guidance throughout the process and I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to sell property in Ulster County.    

Harris Mehos

 

My Husband and I would like to thank Laurel Sweeney and the Team at Nutshell Realty for making the purchase of our first home an enjoyable experience. Laurel has been with us for a few years... since we first moved up from Brooklyn. Given our narrow criteria for a suitable home, she stuck with us, forwarding listings and showing houses until we landed on a perfect fit. If Laurel happened to be unavailable, other members of the Nutshell staff were happy to step in. This team approach is what makes Nutshell Realty stand out from other agencies. They are modern, forward thinking individuals with the kindness and compassion needed to guide potential home owners to their goal. 

Liz & Dan Kirkus

 

You were great at understanding our needs. Thank you so much, Laurel. We love our house. You were great at understanding our needs and working through the details of what was a difficult situation. I am happy to recommend you, plus you were fun to work with!    

Anne Miller

 

We chose Prudential Nutshell Realty, more specifically Laurel Sweeney, as our selling agent when we decided to sell our house. My wife and I weren't sure what we were getting ourselves into since the market was experiencing such a historic downturn and we chose the winter to list the house. We just knew we had to try since our family had grown and we needed a bigger house. Laurel met with us and showed us unmatched friendliness and professionalism. Laurel and her team made the sale of our house as smooth as possible from the first meeting before we actually listed the house, right up to and after the closing, always there to answer any questions and guide us through this tricky market. Using her extensive resources and contacts, she had our house sold in an amazingly short period of time. While using Laurel and her team to sell our house, we felt confident and secure enough to have Laurel assist us in buying our new house. Her experience was invaluable and key to the smooth transition we made selling one house and purchasing another simultaneously. Thank you to Laurel and Team Ulster.   

Mike and Dawn Burdick

 

Her high energy, creativity, strong follow-up skills and delightful personality. Laurel is an extremely resourceful team and consensus builder. She has successfully demonstrated that attribute in her multi-faceted career and as a volunteer in many community organizations. Her high energy, creativity, strong follow-up skills and delightful personality make her exceptional person to deal with both professionally and personally. I have total confidence in Laurel's ability to deliver in any situation. 

Claus Kinder


My experience working with you Laurel was absolutely an incredible one. You were very patient with me, since I was extremely picky in what I was looking for, and it was such a long process. You never got frustrated with me when I asked you to look at more and more houses. You made it painless for us even though I was fighting and kicking the whole way. You got to know exactly what I was looking for and knew I was not going to settle for less. I know I was at times hard to work with, yet you never showed it. You are great at what you do, and Roger and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts for finding us the home of our dreams. Bless you! 

Alexa Latimore

 

 

 

Thank you for taking such good care of us. Your professionalism was wonderful And we are thrilled this is coming to a close. We will definitely recommend your services if anyone asks. We are sorry you will be absent at the closing, we will be thinking of you. Thanks again,
Bette and Glenn

 

 

 

Laurel Sweeeney is the best. My wife and I found her through Google, and after reading testimonial after testimonial that sounded a lot like this one, we gave her a call. That was the smartest decision we could have made. We had lots of questions, very particular needs, and a modest budget. She treated us with respect, professionalism, and a type of kindness that demonstrated she really cared about us and our home and our future. Throughout the entire process -- from looking, to making an offer, to inspecting, to closing, and even now, months later when we're fixing things up and needing the number for a reliable somebody -- she has been available, engaged, eager to help, and quick to go above and beyond. 

 

We could not recommend Laurel more highly.

-Graham T. Beck and Lydia Turner. 

 

 

 

 We have purchased and sold many houses.  We have dealt with a lot of realtors - some good some not so good.  Laurel is extremely good at what she does. The professionalism that we experienced was outstanding.  It seems that our search is over for a respected, knowledgeable and experienced realtor. 

Stephanie and Travis Fries

 

 

I want to thank you for handling the sale of our property so expeditiously and in such a professional manner. You were able to sell our property in record time and with virtually no issues that we had to contend with. We will certainly contact you for any future real estate needs that might arise. It was so wonderful to put our trust in someone with your great reputation. 

Jim and Judy Milne 


 

                Just a quick note to Thank you for so successfully representing the sale of our 132 year young Victorian farmhouse. Our decision to downsize to one house was difficult as we would sell the house we raised our children in. So many happy times in that house. We wanted to complete the last of the renovations we started but we were getting numb on the best next steps. Watching HGTV made us more confused on what to do next.
                     Our initial meeting with you cleared up all of the confusion as we moved from room to room and you expertly answered all of our questions. Your ideas on finishing the kitchen were spot on and the contractor you recommended worked out so well. Your knowledge of the Mid-Hudson Valley real estate market provided us with accurate comps that were so vital to accurate pricing. Thank you for explaining the process, answering our questions, giving us regular status updates, negotiating on our behalf and guiding us through the closure with true professionalism. Thank You for listing our house and selling our house in such a quick time.                                                                                                                                                Best Regards! John and Sue Turek

 

 

 

  

 

For three years I searched for the perfect home for myself and with the help of Laurel Sweeney of Nutshell Realty I found it. Laurel took such care and really listened to what was important to me and made this almost daunting task a fun adventure. She was there every step of the way always representing me in a professional manner and making sure to protect my concerns.
With Laurel Sweeney as my realtor i not only found my new home, the house of my dreams but a new and cherished friendship.
Barbara Scott-Fisher