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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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Sell-side
10/14/2014
$194,000

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10/14/2014 - Sell-side - $194,000

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Sell-side
09/19/2014
$137,800

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09/19/2014 - Sell-side - $137,800

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Sell-side
08/25/2014
$190,100

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08/25/2014 - Sell-side - $190,100

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Both-sides
08/22/2014
$175,000

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08/22/2014 - Both-sides - $175,000

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Buy-side
07/25/2014
$538,000

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07/25/2014 - Buy-side - $538,000

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Recent reviews

  
 

09/27/2014 - lizbeth72
Sold a home in 2014.

Dylan was a knowledgeable and efficient real estate agent. He was patient with regard to showing us homes and encouraging with regards to selling our home. He was honest with us, on time for appointments, and otherwise professional to work with. I would recommend him to a friend or family member.

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09/05/2014 - sarahnyc
Bought a home in 2014.

Dylan Taft is a phenomenal real estate Broker!! Let me repeat: PHE-NO-MENAL!!! He is the absolute BEST! I did not necessarily believe in working with a broker at first. Not because I do not appreciate their work, but because I am extremely picky and did not want to waste my time seeing houses and neighborhoods I didn't like. We were looking for the perfect house - of course - that was to become our home, as well as our offices and studios. Not an easy task! Dylan lined up all of our appointments and made our trips worth while without us ever feeling overwhelmed. Before we knew what we really wanted, Dylan knew! He just gets all the little details that are important to you, remembers them and then finds the perfect match. I never felt pushed. We always spent the time we needed at our prospect houses and his advice is the best and always very honest. Dylan then subtly suggested seeing a house that he felt we might like, that was not on our list. Guess what? It was our dream house and after looking at all the other ones, we made an offer and now I am writing this review from our very new dream house! I cannot rave enough about Dylan. He is always available and I mean ALWAYS! I don't know if he has a clone or how he does it. On top of it, he is extremely knowledgable about Ulster County. He is a local area expert and, knows the value of these homes and could very well be a contractor. He tells you exactly what needs to be fixed and gives you rough estimates of the costs, so you know right on the spot what you're dealing with. Dylan will tell you the truth about a house, which, very often, does not work to his advantage. At times we could not make it out to the house to see if some requested improvements were done, while we were in contract. Well, Dylan did. He always made it a point to check. Tirelessly! We found our house and closed in a little over 3 months. Last but not least: he negotiated a substantial amount off the sales price and made sure all of what we requested was repaired. I don't know how he got that done, but that's Dylan for you! Dylan Taft is the best Woodstock real estate Broker you can find.

And guess who I am calling now to get recommendations that have to do with the house? Dylan, of course! And he answers back just as fast as always. Or his clone. Either one of them.
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08/04/2014 - Peter Psiac
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $275K in Eddyville, NY.

Dylan was so incredibly easy to work with - he was my agent as a buyer and he was super patient and incredibly knowledgeable about the area. (I was looking to purchase a home in upstate NY). He was pragmatic and helped with the negotiations and continues to provide great advice on home ownership. He's a really nice guy who is always approachable and available and spends the time to make sure the client is happy. I would recommend him to anyone looking to purchase a home in the upstate NY area.  More Less 

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