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Dylan Taft's rapid rise to prominence in Ulster County real estate sales is easy to understand. It starts with his encyclopedic knowledge of the area, the kind that nothing short of living your whole life in the Hudson Valley can provide. And it ends with his thorough and intuitive grasp of the cutting-edge technology that is transforming the buying and selling of homes. He is a new breed-old-school values in a visionary, Digital-Age businessman, the first generation of a new type of broker.


Hudson Valley Roots...

Dylan's Ulster County roots are as deep as roots can go. A product of the local public school system, from which he graduated with honors, he went on to a B.A. in economics from SUNY Oneonta and a Masters in Business Management, with honors, from SUNY New Paltz in 2003. Global travel during those early adult years only strengthened his commitment to his lifelong home as he developed a growing conviction that the majesty of the soaring Catskills with their endless Huck-Finn-style rivers and fishing creeks, sleepy small towns, and bustling, sophisticated urban centers, offered a richly varied lifestyle second to none. He knew he would come back and start a business of his own as soon as he could.


Traditional Sales Training...

And so he did, though not immediately. Academic foundation behind him, it was now time to get some on-the-ground training and experience. During his student days, he had risen to the Captainship of the wait staff at the elegant and exclusive Mohonk Mountain House and discovered, in the process, a zest for anticipating what people want and finding a way to get it for them. Now it was time to apply those skills to his chosen profession. And so for several years Dylan "learned the ropes" as a junior agent with a large, established real estate agency, taking what was best from the traditional training and the usual way of doing business that he saw around him, and methodically laying his plans for big changes in his own, "next generation" brokerage.


A New Age Vision in Real Estate!

That vision was realized 2008 when Dylan boldly launched Taft Street Realty in the face of the worst economic downturn this country had seen in nearly a century. Young and ambitious, he believed that despite the discouraging business climate-perhaps because of the discouraging business climate-there was a need for a real estate brokerage using a whole new model. It would offer buyers and sellers the traditional and time-honored benefits of local knowledge, in-depth research, experience in skillful negotiations, and frank and fair dealings. But it would then go an important step further, bringing those benefits into the Digital Age by employing and exploiting every possible avenue of web-based research and marketing. Given his young years, Dylan has never lived in a world without the Internet. So unlike most other brokers, he knows instinctively how to make today's rapid-fire information technology work hard for him. And for you.


Taft Street Today...

Today, just a short time after Dylan launched it from the ground up; Taft Street Realty is already ranked among Ulster County's top 20 real estate firms. His clients have come to know and respect a professional who holds nothing back when it comes to the giving of his knowledge, his skills, and his time, and who does it all with scrupulous fairness and honesty, as well as firmness and frankness whenever the occasion calls for it.
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      - Highly likely to recommend
      09/15/2013 - user4830684
      Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $350K in Kingston, NY.
      From the moment we contacted Dylan about purchasing a home,( to the moment we signed on the dotted line), Dylan treated us like we were his only clients. He answered all of our questions immediately via telephone or text.(day-night-late evenings-early mornings-weekdays-weekends) He was available and willing to show us numerous houses until we found our "dreamhome" . We could not have asked for a more professional, caring real estate agent. We recommend Taft Street Realty to EVERYONE that mentions they are looking for a home!:) He is officially on our "Christmas Card list" I think that's speaks volumes about how we feel about him:)

      Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Ticknor
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      - Highly likely to recommend
      06/01/2013 - user1174871
      Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $375K in Highland, NY.
      Dylan Taft is the most honest and energetic real estate I have come across. He helped me to find a perfect house for my family. He showed me any house I asked about and was willing to aide in my search even on SuperBowl Sunday. I highly recommend his services. He was extremely helpful in the negotiations for the home and gave excellent advice so that we arrived at the right price for the house.  MoreLess
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      Response from Dylan on 06/03/2013
      Thanks so much, Edith! It was a pleasure working with you!

       

      - Highly likely to recommend
      05/30/2013 - user3440275
      Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $375K in Rosendale, NY.
      Dylan was an absolute pleasure to work with, and was extremely effective in helping us find the perfect home in Rosendale. We had a long wish list, and Dylan helped us to make it happen. He responded almost immediately to our emails-- even in the wee hours, and went above and beyond to research answers to those questions to which he did not know the answer. He kept our son entertained while we took our time walking in and around the homes he showed us. He was always extremely honest, and very helpful in offering his well informed understanding of the market. He really listened to us, asking us questions at every home he showed us to refine his understanding of what we wanted, and he never tried to push us to see things that were not plausible contenders. When we fell in love with a home (after only 3 days with Dylan), he was a gentle, but skilled negotiator. All around, the search and purchase process were easy and not stressful, thanks in large part to Dylan’s expertise, his laid back but extremely responsive style, and his intimate understanding of the area and the market. I enthusiastically recommend Dylan-- a great guy and a fantastic realtor!  MoreLess
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      Response from Dylan on 06/04/2013
      Such a pleasure working with you, Alison! I especially enjoyed meeting the kids and hunting for acorns! Thanks again for giving me the opportunity to serve you!

       

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      Address:
      Taft Street Realty, Inc.
      P.O. Box 763
      Stone Ridge, NY  12484
      Phone:
      (845) 687-3261
      Cell:
      (845) 204-3156
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      (866) 355-7996Click to view
       
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      Member since:
      11/08/2010
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