We hope you’ll enjoy this page which can acquaint you with our real estate professionals. These men and women offer a deep commitment to customer service, whether you wish to buy or sell your home. They know how to make your real estate transactions go smoothly, and offer friendly and knowledgeable advice every step of the way. Feel free to reach out to any of our professionals; they each have their own websites to serve you
20 Years of experience. Anna Barcone has lived in Ulster County and the surrounding Hudson Valley for over 30 years and has watched the area grow and develop into the beautiful community that she calls home. Anna has been in the real estate industry since 2000 starting as a receptionist for an Ulster County real estate firm, she obtained her salespersons license in 2002. She has dedicated her entire professional life to real estate and believes the Hudson Valley to be the greatest place to live, work and play. Today she is an accomplished associate broker and office manager at one of the top ranking real estate companies in the area.
From the years of dedication and service to real estate industry, Anna has built a great business of referrals from people that have used her services and trust her enough to have her help out their family and friends. She finds helping first time home buyers the most rewarding but enjoys working with buyers and sellers on every level. Anna is a full time Real Estate professional and is a member of the Ulster County Board of REALTORS®, New York Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®. Anna is committed to making your real estate transaction a pleasant and rewarding experience.
I am a lifelong Ulster County resident with family roots dating back to farming in Marbletown, in the 1600s. I grew up in Stone Ridge, and spent much of my time either in my grandmother’s kitchen or exploring our homestead property and the remnants of the family farm that ceased operation in the 1960s. I appreciated at a young age all that Ulster County has to offer, the rich heritage, the community, the landscape, and realize now, more than ever how lucky I am to call this place my home.
After graduating high school at Rondout Valley I worked with local photographer, Jim Smith, and quickly understood what it takes to run a successful small business. Our work together brought us in and out of NYC, to Canada, Europe and the Caribbean. I learned about people and the importance of strong relationships in business, and in life. Working in numerous cities throughout the US was especially rewarding. I experienced what a diverse culture we have here in the states, and only through my travels did I truly realize what idyllic beauty lies here at home in Ulster County.
In 2008, I earned a degree in Automotive Technology from Colombia/Greene Community College and started a new career in the auto industry. My passion for all things automotive, my experience in business and with people quickly manifested into a service management job at Prestige Toyota in Kingston, NY. I very much enjoyed developing a large customer base and servicing the greater communities automotive needs at Toyota.
Now, with a vast knowledge of the area, real estate is an exciting progression for me. I enjoy working in my home town with people I know, and always look forward to meeting new clients. For buyers, sellers and investors alike, helping clients achieve their real estate goals is my purpose and my pleasure. Thank you for reading my profile and your interest in Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Nutshell Realty, and please do not hesitate to contact me at any time. I look forward to your call.
My best, Ryan Basten
My value as your realtor is my ability to deliver results that surpass your expectations. When you choose me as your licensed real estate associate you benefit from over 25 years of business experience, as well as my passion for real estate and my desire to make your real estate transaction a successful one. My approach is to conceptualize your objectives in big-picture terms, with immediate clarity for navigating the necessary details to achieve the best possible outcome. I embrace your stated objectives with a commitment to identify which, among many possible results, stand to deliver you the greatest benefits. After purchasing my home in the Hudson Valley in 1999 I have come to love the area and after 10 years of being a “weekender” decided to make it my full-time home in 2009. Whether buying or selling, my enthusiasm for the area coupled with my eagerness to fulfill your wishes will bring you the results you want.
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Hospitality is at the heart of everything I do. I understand how people want to be treated and believe that success is built on tenacity and meaningful relationships.
I was born and raised in NYC and spent summers in Ulster County. When my family was preparing to relocate in 2020, we knew the Hudson Valley was where we wanted to be for 3 reasons: Quality of life; Stunning natural beauty, and; Thriving community culture and services.
In NYC I worked for 15 years in hotels and restaurants and then spent the next 5 years as the CEO of a strategic consulting firm focused in the hospitality, real estate, education and healthcare sectors.
My years of experience in hospitality prepared me to serve clients on their home buying and selling journey and I am passionate about making the process as enjoyable as the outcome. My time as a CEO has sharpened my skills in complex contract negotiations. I am a careful listener, and I pride myself on being able to help folks define their goals and then achieve them.
Let’s chat about your Hudson Valley dream.
After more than 20 years as an executive at Food Network, I have launched a new career in real estate.
I’ve always been interested in real estate - as a homeowner, investor and serial renovator. I spend much of my free time hiking, gardening and cooking, and I really appreciate all the Hudson Valley has to offer.
My husband is a writer and editor on real estate, home design and gardening, and together we maintain an 8-acre former chicken farm in Stone Ridge and an apartment in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan.
As Vice President of Culinary Production at Food Network, I was the liaison to the outside design team that planned and oversaw the construction of the new 6,000-square-foot production kitchen in Chelsea Market.
Let me show you the Hudson Valley I’ve come to love after nearly 20 years of living here. Selling your home? Let me show you what creative marketing, staging and presentation can do.
Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker
A licensed full-time Realtor since 2014, I am serving our beautiful Mid-Hudson Valley region 90 miles North of NYC. My philosophy is simple – Clients first! My pledge is constant and responsive communication, diligence, and care. Should you choose to work with me, you can count on my strong commitment to achieve what is in your best interest - within your budget and timeframe. I will listen closely and identify your needs and priorities and dedicate my expertise and profound knowledge of the local real estate market to help you purchase or sell a home or investment property. My relationship with my clients does not end at the closing table as I remain available with advice and resources to facilitate post-closing real estate projects.
Growing up in the Black Forest in Germany, a region that reminds me in so many ways of the Catskills, I later lived in Frankfurt/Main where I earned a Master of Arts in American Studies from Goethe University. For over 20 years I love to call New York State home. I worked at a Commercial Real Estate Investment Bank followed by several years as an HR Administrator at Rockefeller University in NYC. Soon after my full-time move to Ulster County in 2012, I picked up on my passion for real estate and have been thriving in my profession ever since. I have well established relationships in the industry and believe in a firm yet kinder-is-better style of communication which makes me a successful negotiator able to keep doors open even when things get complicated. It is my priority to guide my clients through every step of the real estate purchasing/selling process with as little pain and as much fun as possible. Call me to explore what I can do for you!
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Growing up in Accord, NY I have learned to love everything about the Hudson Valley. I value my close friends and family, the culture of my town and the overall uniqueness of the landscape. These are just a few of the things that keep me drawn to this area. The charm of living in a local community is always knowing the perfect places to shop, the best restaurants around and all the different activities to do over the weekend. Selling Real Estate is the way I have always imagined sharing my passion for the Hudson Valley with anyone who crosses my path. My extensive, hands-on knowledge of the area has given me the tools to help you find your forever home.
I have lived in the Hudson Valley all my life and I know this area offers a wonderful quality of life for families as well as second home buyers. My enthusiasm for the area and my love of meeting and working with new people make me an excellent choice to help you with your real estate needs. When working with a buyer and seller, I am committed to quality service striving to make the real estate process easy to understand. My goal is to bring each and every transaction to a successful and happy conclusion.
I moved from Manhattan to Ulster County in the early 1980's to help launch WDST-FM, Woodstock's first radio station. Over the past 20 years I've hosted a number of radio talk programs and currently host a weekly Sunday morning talk program, "The Woodstock Roundtable," featuring nationally known authors, artists, musicians, health practitioners, and people who like to laugh.
When Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nutshell Realty opened for business I was encouraged to get a real estate license and I've really loved the work. The communication skills and extensive network of contacts and relationships I've built up through my radio career serve my real estate customers and clients very well.
I'm very persistent and honest and enjoy working with Nutshell Realty because of their successful track record (fastest growing agency in Ulster County) and their high ethical standards.
Thomas Jackson is a Licensed Real Estate Broker and co-owner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nutshell Realty. He has been a licensed real estate professional since 1994 and considers ethical standards, competence and compassion to be the most valued attributes of a successful broker. Company management duties are shared with co-owner Tim Sweeney, who founded Nutshell Realty, Inc. with Tom in 2002.
Tom is also currently employed by the County of Ulster as Director of Real Property. Based on his experience as a Licensed Land Surveyor, having spent 14 years as the managing partner of a local surveying firm, he brings to our company an extensive knowledge of property. He loves helping clients to understand the importance and value that the attributes of land bring to any real estate transaction.
Tom’s professional background includes many years of experience in municipal planning and government, including 10 years as Supervisor of the Town of Marbletown. He also served on the town Zoning Board of Appeals, Community Development Committee and Zoning Advisory Committee.
Tom’s daughter, Anna Barcone is a Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker and serves our company as Office Manager. Anna and Tom have joined forces to work for their mutual clients as an effective team, bringing over 34 years of collective experience in providing real estate services.
I understand what it takes to get from dreams to reality on your home buying and selling journey. Trust me to provide you with the benefits of my professional working relationships and knowledge of the Hudson Valley.
Over twenty-five years in local banking, specifically residential mortgages, provided lots of experience and knowledge to help achieve your real estate goals.
I’m a founding board member and current President of the Rosendale Theatre Collective. Proud of our community theatre and all the volunteers who support it and make it run!
Tim, along with Tom Jackson and Laurel Sweeney, started Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nutshell Realty in 2002. With 35 years of extensive sales and marketing background, Tim is the perfect person to market your home. Tim is expert in all aspects of the real estate transaction, enjoys bringing sellers and buyers together, and has been awarded an Ulster County Board of Realtors Top Producer award for 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009. Tim was also awarded Realtor of the year by his peers in 2009.
Tim is currently on the SUNY Ulster Board of Trustees, the Ulster County Multiple Listing Service Board of Directors, the Rondout Valley Business Association Board of Directors and is a past President of the Ulster County Board of Realtors. This community service, coupled with his tireless support of Mohonk Preserve, the Rondout Valley Growers Association, The Episcopal Church of Christ the King in Stone Ridge and Habitat for Humanity compliment the networking and marketing that Tim does so well. Call Tim today to find out how you can best work together.