Wow, we are so happy we found Tecia! This was our first home, so we had no idea what to expect from the buying process, but Tecia immediately put us at ease with her friendliness and professionalism. She really helped us get our bearings and understand the differences in the areas and properties we were considering. From the very first time she took us out we felt like she was 100% on our side, and we always looked forward to spending the day with her. Throughout the entire process (and even after the closing) we could always count on Tecia to go above and beyond to help us in any way she could. She expertly guided us through the whole process -- taking the time to get to know what we wanted and needed in our home, and helping us understand the pros and cons of everything we saw. When we had a huge change of direction midway through, Tecia was patient and understanding and helped us find our way. She never pushed opinions on us, but was always prepared with a wealth of information to help guide us toward our perfect home. We are absolutely in love with the home she helped us find! It is better than we had even imagined, and are excited to build our life here. We feel so lucky to have had Tecia on our side through the whole buying process, and recommend her wholeheartedly! Carrie and Ezra Firestone
Tecia's professionalism and accessibility throughout our home selling process was excellent and greatly appreciated. She was extremely thorough, knowledgeable and detail oriented. Her calm confidence made what could have been an overwhelming experience very pleasurable. We highly recommend Tecia for all of your local real estate needs, five stars!
Jim & Kierstin DeCicco
Tecia understood our many wishes and concerns. She was careful to preview properties and never wasted our time. She quickly became a trusted advisor, and we were grateful for her experience and instincts. Dr. J. Lowry
Working with Tecia has been completely different from any other experience we've had with real estate agents. She is thoughtful, we always felt listened to, she never wasted our time with properties that didn't suit us, and she KNOWS the inventory - with every listing she sent us, she had either seen it or would make an appointment to see it prior to us making the trip up - with a baby and a 2 hour drive, this was a VERY big deal to us! Once we found our dream vacation home, she handled the paperwork for our offer, was extremely proactive with contacting and dealing with the other side, and got our offer accepted in record time. She kept working on pushing to get the close as quickly as possible, and on top of all that her recommendations for handymen, plumbers, electricians, etc have been top notch and 100% reliable. As we are not from the area, having strong recommendations for people we can trust has been so great in terms getting work done from a distance!Working with Tecia has been a fantastic experience from beginning to end - we feel that she has always gone above and beyond, and really showed us the value of a good agent, which we didn't actually think existed! Gwen & Dave Powers
'Tecia is smart, knows her business and cares about her clients. She listened to what I wanted and made sure that I got the right house for me. It was a pleasure from start-to-closing." Karen Sands
“From the time we met Tecia, we decided instantly to enlist her help as our broker. From the beginning, we had the sense that she understood very well what we liked and what we were after. As she drove us around the county showing us houses, we came to appreciate her strong knowledge of the area and of the ins and outs of house-buying (we are first-time buyers), as well as her fun sense of humor. Through a series of very difficult negotiations, she kept her cool and helped us get a fair deal, despite resistance from the sellers. Through a very difficult process because she in the end proving a forward-thinking and helpful strategy (for all parties involved). We feel sure that without Tecia, we wouldn't have gotten the house. Since the closing, she has been very helpful in offering advice about everything from furniture to handymen. I am sure that we will continue to use her as a resource about the area, and this is an invaluable service, especially for city buyers. Tecia is upbeat, hard-working and intelligent, qualities that helped us immensely over the last few months. Her kindness and patience spoke volumes about her as a real estate agent and beyond. Lenny Martino & Caran McLain
I wanted to write a quick note to let you know about the extraordinary service my wife and I received from Tecia Poulas in helping us to find our new house.Tecia very quickly grew to understand our taste and within one trip was able to filter the search to houses that were right for us – saving us a lot of time.She steered us through every step of the search and when she had found us the perfect home, helped us negotiate a great deal, manage the mortgage application, all the way through to closing.Due to Tecia's vigilance she was able to spot issues with the house that needed fixing before closing. Not only that, she coordinated all the corrections that were needed and managed to rush us to the closing date that our own lawyer has said would be "impossible".It is rare to find anyone that really embodies the spirit of customer service as much as Tecia does. I think you are very lucky to have her on your team. I rarely write notes like this and it is a pleasure to be able to do so. I will be certainly sending a lot of business in the direction of Nutshell Realty based on my experience with Tecia.All the best James James FoxCEO, Red Peak BrandingRED PEAK
As we warm our feet by the wood-burning stove, a view of Overlook Mountain from our picture window, we think to ourselves, “We’re living in heaven on earth,” and who do we have to thank for that? Tecia Poulas, of Prudential Nutshell Realty. Our quest for the perfect weekend home started over a year ago, when an on-line ad led us to Prudential Nutshell. Tecia took the call and the following weekend we met for the first of many excursions around the Hudson Valley. Tecia is a fount of knowledge about many things Ulster County, and that information was key for us in narrowing in on the perfect place. Over the course of many months, we got to know each other better and as Tecia learned about our specific tastes, she adjusted the kinds of listings she showed us. We fell in love with our place pretty much immediately, seeing the potential hidden deeply within. Looking out for our interests, Tecia advised caution and recommended home inspectors and building contractors who helped us assess whether we could pull this diamond out of the rough. Due to the restoration work needed on the place and a particularly challenging seller, the negotiating was protracted and often seemed hopeless, but Tecia and our crack team toughed it out and towards the end of the summer, we made it to closing and moved into our Dream House!In addition to all of the hard work Tecia did in finding our perfect home and going to great lengths to get us to closing, she’s also been extremely helpful in acclimating us to the neighborhood.Tecia’s outstanding knowledge of the real estate market, her connections throughout Ulster County, and her strong negotiating skills are the reason we now own this great place. But it is her ability to listen to what her clients want and then make it happen that we are most grateful. Thanks, Tecia, for all you have done for us! Midori and Michael Hills
Our excellent experience with Tecia was unlike any of our many prior experiences with a real estate agents. It's very rare to find an agent who listens as well as Tecia does. She is exceptionally well aware of the market place and very willing to look at places she's not familiar with. Her manner is professional, businesslike and low key. We have already recommended her to friends of ours. Warren Ashworth and Susan Kander
Tecia was amazing to work with. I was looking for a weekend home in Ulster County, but I didn't know the area terribly well before we started looking. I just cold e-mailed Nutshell Realty, not really expecting much more than a form email from the site. Tecia responded almost immediately and said she would be more than happy to show us all around the area that following weekend. We rented a car and met Tecia in Woodstock. From the start, she was really straightforward and down to earth. As a first time home buyer, I was fairly naive to the process and Tecia was really great about explaining everything in detail. She also knew almost every single property on the market up there (we couldn't stump her) and had points of view on most of them (good and bad), which was really helpful. We spent that day looking around the Woodstock area (we saw probably 7 or 8 properties) and fairly quickly realized that it wasn't really what we were looking for and we made a plan to look further South the following weekend. We saw another 7 or 8 properties that day and the very last one was our dream house. We knew it the second we walked in. We went back and forth a few times on the offer, but Tecia was on top of it every single day and into the evenings texting updates and we reached a deal within a week. I'm still a little shocked we found a house and closed on it so quickly, but Tecia knew the area, the properties and the parties involved so well, that it really put us at ease. Even after we closed on the house, Tecia continues to be a really helpful resource as we are learning about our amazing new town. I have already recommended Tecia to several of my friends who are now also looking for a home upstate. I couldn't have more great things to say about our experience with her and my friends are now reporting back the same thing. Especially for first time home buyers, I would highly recommend making it a lot easier on yourself and working with Tecia. Erik Hansen I bought my home over 20 years ago in Rosendale, NY. It was a compete fixer upper and I spent several years painstakingly renovating it by hand. I know Tecia from her involvement in the community and always thought she was bright, upbeat, & kind. She handled the listing of my home with the utmost skill, care, & thoughtfulness. I always felt like she always had my interest in the forefront. After dozens of showings I received 3 offers and Tecia navigated the negotiations so well that after going to highest & best she was able to get me a full price cash offer. I never understood how much a good real estate broker does. I had my whole life into my property and now that I had the experience I am eternally grateful to Tecia for the amazing job she did in selling my home. Nicholas Simile
Just wanted to say THANK YOU for all your hard work getting my property sold! You were literally a Godsend in helping me get through the selling process of my family property! I was really concerned trying to sell property in New York while living in Ohio, but you made the process so much easier with your great communication and your willingness to help out when things needed done at the property! Thanks for not only looking out for my best interest in the real estate market in New York but also for looking out for my emotional well being while selling my late father's property. Your outstanding professionalism is GREATLY APPRECIATED! Melissa Rosten We are fortunate to work with Tecia Poulas, a consummate professional who was completely thorough, generous with her time and never pressured us in any way. Her attention to detail, her assistance with following up on all aspects (a place to stay, bank, lawyer, insurance, inspection) was a surprise to us and we are eternally grateful. Her kindness is immeasurable and her enthusiasm is unending. But most of all, we respect Tecia’s profound honesty. We recommend her without reservation. Thank you so very much. Ruth Lapin and Brent Finley
Tecia Poulas is very knowledgable, thoughtful, intelligent and kind and also very interested in her work. She is terrific at what she does. Our experience with Tecia over the last year in selling one house and finding another that would work for us in a difficult situation, was not easy. Tecia's pricing skills were "on" and even after 10 months on the market and dozens of showing she skillfully negotiated 95% of asking cash deal after other brokers said I'd end up selling for much less.
In terms of a new home purchase Tecia was patient, endlessly energetic,previewing one house after the other, taking time to smooth the way forward until she found us the right home. Once again her negotiation skills got us an extra $10K that even our attorney thought would be impossible.
She was enormously helpful in suggesting home inspectors, movers, and various other connections so necessary in the process of starting up any new home, a process which by it's nature is a bit painful was made less so by Tecia's skill, professionalism and care.