Principal Broker / Owner (11 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Consulting,
Local Expert

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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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About ** Dylan Taft **: Dylan Taft''s rapid rise to prominence in <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.taftstreetrealty.com/ulster-county-real-estate.php">Ulster County real estate</a> sales is easy to understand. It starts with his encyclopedic knowledge of the area, the kind that nothing short of living your whole <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.taftstreetrealty.com/mls-hudson-valley.php">life in the Hudson Valley</a> 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.<br/><br/><br/>Hudson Valley Roots...<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.taftstreetrealty.com/dylan-taft-real-estate.php">Dylan''s Ulster County roots</a> 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.<br/><br/><br/>Traditional Sales Training...<br/><br/>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, <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.taftstreetrealty.com/about.php">"next generation" brokerage</a>.<br/><br/><br/>A New Age Vision in Real Estate!<br/><br/>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.<br/><br/><br/>Taft Street Today...<br/><br/>Today, just a short time after Dylan launched it from the ground up; Taft Street Realty is already ranked among <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.taftstreetrealty.com/">Ulster County''s top 20 real estate firms</a>. 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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08/14/2015
$465,000

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08/11/2015
$315,000

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08/07/2015
$212,000

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07/29/2015
$169,000

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07/13/2015
$243,000

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We worked with Dylan for several years as we strove to find our perfect home in the Hudson Valley. His guidance was spot-on when it came to homes, their values, the surrounding areas, and what he thought might and might not work for us. Having grown up in the area, his wealth of knowledge about the surrounding area was a huge plus. He always gave his opinion when asked, didn't push too hard one way or another, and let us guide the ship -- while stepping in when he thought we were overlooking an important detail. He was patient with us, but responsive in moments when were quite needy and nervous! He was an excellent bedrock in a nerve wracking process for first time home buyers. Highly recommended.

  

08/15/2015 - srhgdds
Bought a home in 2015 in Alligerville, High Falls, NY 12440.

We worked with Dylan for several years as we strove to find our perfect home in the Hudson Valley. His guidance was spot-on when it came to homes, their values, the surrounding areas, and what he thought might and might not work for us. Having grown up in the area, his wealth of knowledge about the surrounding area was a huge plus. He always gave his opinion when asked, didn't push too hard one way or another, and let us guide the ship -- while stepping in when he thought we were overlooking an important detail. He was patient with us, but responsive in moments when were quite needy and nervous! He was an excellent bedrock in a nerve wracking process for first time home buyers. Highly recommended.  More Less 

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08/13/2015 - ms kirwan
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $325K in High Falls, NY.

We didn't even shop around for agents. Dylan was the first to contact us without being pushy, and was the PERFECT agent for us. When we started looking we clearly weren't sure what we were looking for, and by the time we bought a home, Dylan had nailed down the type of homes to show us. This was key as we moved here (full-time) from Brooklyn and have a little kid, so we had limited time to look. Throughout the process, Dylan was clearly on our team, knowledgeable about houses, transparent about any issues he saw and more! We're just thrilled that now he is our neighbor too! He was also ace at negotiating for us. He clearly knows the local market, and was quick to school us on the "rules" out here...in other words, it's not like NYC (which is a good thing!). Thank you Dylan!  More Less 

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07/17/2015 - dsaulles
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Kingston, NY.

Dylan was exceptionally helpful in guiding me through the process of buying my first home. The process can be scary and overwhelming at times so having an extremely knowledgeable real estate professional on my team to help me through each and every step was critical! He helped to get the best price possible and keep things moving as quickly as they could. We closed in under a month from the time of the accepted offer. 3 years later he helped my wife and I sell this same home. His knowledge of the market and extreme sales skills got us a top dollar offer and in record time! We were again extremely impressed by Dylan and will continue to tell people about how impressed we are with his work. Knows the areas very well, very respectful, quick response times, great negotiation skills and a very nice person. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!  More Less 

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Response from ** Dylan on 07/17/2015

Thanks, Dan! You had such a beautiful home and the buyer really saw how Kingston was transforming so it was a perfect match! The buyer is so happy there and I'm sure she has a garden full of deliciousness! You guys were such pleasure to work with I'm actually bummed (but happy for you guys) that you've left the area. Best of luck and let's keep in touch! -Dylan

 

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