NYS Licensed Real Estate Broker (8 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Consulting

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John Kavaller is well known for his no-nonsense professionalism and dedication to customer service. He is the Owner-Broker of Catskill Country Real Estate and a Realtor®.

While John's clients often remark that he quickly becomes a friend, friendship is not his goal. His goal is to help his clients achieve their own goals of purchasing or selling New York real estate – with the least possible amount of stress or confusion.

John believes strongly in the value of market research. Because he takes the time to do it correctly, his listings are priced to sell for the highest price in the least amount of time. Such research, along with his extensive area knowledge, also helps his buyers. He saves them time by helping them narrow their choices to homes and areas in the Catskills that actually fit their needs.

Technological skills that allow him to put detailed information and photos of his listings in front of every possible buyer are, of course, a benefit to both.

John's patience is evident both in the time he takes to listen to his clients' wants and dreams and his willingness to keep searching for a buyer's perfect home. He never pushes a client to make a choice, but instead assists them as they weigh the pros and cons of each possibility. In addition to benefits, he'll point out drawbacks they might otherwise overlook.  First time buyers especially appreciate his willingness to explain each and every step of the process, including the how and why.

When it comes to negotiation, John doesn't believe in a "My way or the highway" approach to business. Instead he's skilled in showing others the value in legitimate compromise.

Due diligence is a hallmark of John's service. Once a purchase or sale is under contract, John stays on top of every detail – coordinating service providers and keeping everyone on track to a timely and successful closing. His dogged determination, tenacity, and creative approach to problem solving have often led to closing on transactions others believed were destined to fail. When he sets his sights on turning a client's goals into reality, he doesn't give up.

In addition to helping clients buy and sell real estate in the Catskills, John manages residential rentals and handles commercial leasing of income properties.

Before entering the real estate field, John retired from a career as a New York State Corrections Officer. Not surprisingly, he counts many law enforcement officers among his satisfied clients. They do seem drawn to his no-nonsense style of doing business. Among other things, he's also been a house painter, a handyman, a Job Corps Resident Advisor, and a musician.

John still enjoys music. He plays both bass and rhythm guitar, and sings both lead and harmony. He's a member of an Old Time Music Band, sometimes being paid and often doing volunteer gigs all over Sullivan County. John also enjoys reading and honing his skills in computer literacy.

When you're looking for a Sullivan County REALTOR® who will dedicate himself to turning your real estate goals into reality, call on John Kavaller. You'll soon understand why so many clients say they'd never recommend anyone else.

One Comment from a client:  ". . . your hard work, intelligence, tenacity and overall professionalism shined through throughout the entire process. I believe you are a consummate professional whose standard for excellence should be emulated by everyone in your industry."

Bob B.  (Will be happy to provide a direct recommendation upon your request)

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About John Kavaller: <p>John Kavaller is well known for his no-nonsense professionalism and dedication to customer service. He is the Owner-Broker of Catskill Country Real Estate and a Realtor&reg;.</p> <p>While John's clients often remark that he quickly becomes a friend, friendship is not his goal. His goal is to help his clients achieve their own goals of purchasing or selling New York real estate &ndash; with the least possible amount of stress or confusion.</p> <p>John believes strongly in the value of market research. Because he takes the time to do it correctly, his listings are priced to sell for the highest price in the least amount of time. Such research, along with his extensive area knowledge, also helps his buyers. He saves them time by helping them narrow their choices to homes and areas in the Catskills that actually fit their needs.</p> <p>Technological skills that allow him to put detailed information and photos of his listings in front of every possible buyer are, of course, a benefit to both.</p> <p>John's patience is evident both in the time he takes to listen to his clients' wants and dreams and his willingness to keep searching for a buyer's perfect home. He never pushes a client to make a choice, but instead assists them as they weigh the pros and cons of each possibility. In addition to benefits, he'll point out drawbacks they might otherwise overlook.&nbsp; First time buyers especially appreciate his willingness to explain each and every step of the process, including the how and why.</p> <p>When it comes to negotiation, John doesn't believe in a "My way or the highway" approach to business. Instead he's skilled in showing others the value in legitimate compromise.</p> <p>Due diligence is a hallmark of John's service. Once a purchase or sale is under contract, John stays on top of every detail &ndash; coordinating service providers and keeping everyone on track to a timely and successful closing. His dogged determination, tenacity, and creative approach to problem solving have often led to closing on transactions others believed were destined to fail. When he sets his sights on turning a client's goals into reality, he doesn't give up.</p> <p>In addition to helping clients buy and sell real estate in the Catskills, John manages residential rentals and handles commercial leasing of income properties.</p> <p>Before entering the real estate field, John retired from a career as a New York State Corrections Officer. Not surprisingly, he counts many law enforcement officers among his satisfied clients. They do seem drawn to his no-nonsense style of doing business. Among other things, he's also been a house painter, a handyman, a Job Corps Resident Advisor, and a musician.</p> <p>John still enjoys music. He plays both bass and rhythm guitar, and sings both lead and harmony. He's a member of an Old Time Music Band, sometimes being paid and often doing volunteer gigs all over Sullivan County. John also enjoys reading and honing his skills in computer literacy.</p> <p>When you're looking for a Sullivan County REALTOR&reg; who will dedicate himself to turning your real estate goals into reality, call on John Kavaller. You'll soon understand why so many clients say they'd never recommend anyone else.</p> <p><strong>One Comment from a client</strong>:&nbsp; ". . . your hard work, intelligence, tenacity and overall professionalism shined through throughout the entire process. I believe you are a consummate professional whose standard for excellence should be emulated by everyone in your industry."</p> <p>Bob B.&nbsp; (Will be happy to provide a direct recommendation upon your request)</p>

Listings & Sales  

  • For Sale
  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings  

(32)

Past Sales  

(44 all-time)
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Price
Buyer
04/14/2015
$113,000

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04/14/2015 - Buyer - $113,000

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Seller
03/31/2015
$130,000

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03/31/2015 - Seller - $130,000

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03/12/2015
$88,000

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03/12/2015 - Both - $88,000

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Seller
03/02/2015
$134,750

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03/02/2015 - Seller - $134,750

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Buyer
02/18/2015
$10,200

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02/18/2015 - Buyer - $10,200

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Ratings & Reviews

John Kavaller was sensitive to our needs and wishes, creative in his responses to potential buyers who came in with very unique offers, and was able to craft a deal that was quite satisfactory to us. He is articulate both verbally and in writing, which facilitated working with other sometimes difficult agents and our understanding the nuances of situations we were dealing with. With his deep understanding of human nature he balanced patience, tolerance and openness with clarity, wisdom, warmth and kindness. Our property was not an easy one to sell, it took a long time in a difficult market, and he did it!

  

03/08/2015 - padmadyvine
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $150K in Hurleyville, NY.

John Kavaller was sensitive to our needs and wishes, creative in his responses to potential buyers who came in with very unique offers, and was able to craft a deal that was quite satisfactory to us. He is articulate both verbally and in writing, which facilitated working with other sometimes difficult agents and our understanding the nuances of situations we were dealing with. With his deep understanding of human nature he balanced patience, tolerance and openness with clarity, wisdom, warmth and kindness. Our property was not an easy one to sell, it took a long time in a difficult market, and he did it!  More Less 

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Response from John on 03/11/2015

Hello Padma, Thanks for your review and comments. The art of making a deal is about compromise, excellent communication skills, and tenacious attention to detail. We worked as a team to accomplish the sale of your property. Mission accomplished. Thanks for the opportunity to serve your needs well.

 

  

03/05/2015 - SandyWagner8
Bought a home in 2015.

John was perfect in helping me find just the right home for a unique situation. He listened carefully and didn't waste my time showing me things I didn't want. John was professional but relaxed and easy to work with. He knew the area well and was willing to work around my schedule anytime. I'd recommend him to anyone looking for a home in the area. John kept in constant communication from the moment I told him what I was looking for until the day of closing. Every step of the way he was a great resource and an excellent representative for me! Thanks John!!  More Less 

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11/13/2014 - bartleyjessica
Showed home in 2014 in White Lake, Bethel, NY.

My husband and I really can't say enough positive things about John. We chose him off of a list on zillow because of other great reviews and have not been dissapointed. He was/is a real pleasure to work with. He is knowledgeable, patient and possibly the most kind person In all of Sullivan County. We are first time home buyers and John has walked us through the entire process with the patience of a kindergarden teacher. He answers every question we have and doesn't seem to have a pushy bone in his body. Something that is usually a dominant characteristic in many real estate agents I've met. His main concern truly is that we find "the right home for us". We have gone as far as a home inspection on one home, which turned up some information that, sadly, lead us to walk away from the deal. John was there every step of the way making sure that we did our "due diligence" and knew exactly what was happening and in turn how that could effect our purchase and our lives in our future home. Although we haven't found the perfect home for us yet, I know that when we do John will be right there by our sides. Needless to say, if you are looking for a lovely, honest, knowledable real estate agent John is just the guy!  More Less 

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Response from John on 11/13/2014

Hello Jessica and David. I am so pleased you've found my experience valuable. Realizing a purchase involves so many factors, it's important to define the most important requirements my clients wish to meet. You carefully shared your goals and we are still working together to meet them successfully--And, we will.

 

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