Dylan Taft

11 years of work experience
Taft Street Realty, Inc.
P.O. Box 763
Stone Ridge, NY, 12484
(845) 232-0449

Ratings & reviews (58)

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Highly likely to recommend
03/03/2015
shane848
Helped me buy home
Dylan took my wife and I to view several homes in the New Paltz area. He has always made a diligent effort to arrange appointments to view all the homes we have requested. He spent ample time during each viewing identifying and discussing his observations of a particular home. He has a vast array of knowledge regarding what consitutues a good home and was able to answer practicially any question we had. He has made our first home purchase a smooth one. I would certainly use his services again. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/26/2015
brendan mclaughlin
Helped me buy home
Dylan was very helpful to this first time home owner. He is in touch with the community, had great advice (even outside the purchase), and helped negotiate a great solution when the discussions with the seller hit a roadblock.
Response fromDylan Taft
Thanks, Brendan! We did run up against some challenges but we made it! And I think we came out on top! Best of luck going forward and you know I'm here for you if you need anything! -Dylan
Highly likely to recommend
02/24/2015
valgunning
Helped me buy home
I called Dylan because I was originally interested in seeing the house he had listed in Kingston. As a retiree my goal was to relocate from the Boston area to the Hudson Valley region closer to family, and I was in the process of clarifying exactly what my "musts" were. I arranged a weekend coordinated with a NYC daughter and with Dylan's help we looked at many properties and neighborhoods. At no time did I feel any pressure to buy rather I trusted his evaluation and advice As a result I determined to proceed to next steps and ultimately my purchase of the original property. I was very impressed with Dylan's patience and calm managing all the various players in the situation; he listened to me well and ensured that all my concerns were appropriately addressed; his market analysis was thorough and led to a what I believe was a fair offer. After the inspection was completed he oversaw completion of all required repairs and arranged for external maintenance and personally monitors my empty house and mail to this day (until Boston digs out of the snow so I can move in.) Less ... More
Response fromDylan Taft
Thanks, Val! It was a real pleasure working with you and I'm just glad you found exactly what you were hoping to find. It's a special house and has been well cared for over the years. I'm sure you will put your stamp on it and carry the torch going forward. Good luck and I'm here for you if you need anything! Spring can't come soon enough for you I bet!
Highly likely to recommend
02/18/2015
gilletterose
Helped me buy home
Dylan Taft listened so well to what we were looking for in an Ulster County home, it only took one afternoon of house tours for him to find us our ideal home. Seriously. We would not have even stepped inside this house had it not been for Dylan. Nor would we have gotten it for such a fair price! Thank you Taft Street Realty for helping us navigate this real estate transaction with such ease and success!
Highly likely to recommend
02/05/2015
user98305451
Helped me buy and sell homes
I presently purchased a house and am sell a house. Dylan Taft with Taft street realty represented us in the buying process and is our agent for the house we are selling. Dylan and his firm met and exceeded our expectation in a realtor. He showed knowledge of the area and listened to what my husband and I were looking for in our new home. He was able to answer our questions and concern and when he didn't have a answer he found one in a timely manner. Dylan was also very accommodating when showing our house because we do have animals and he accounted for that. We would highly recommend Dylan and Taft Street realty weather you are buying or selling a home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/04/2015
roy79
Helped me buy home
Dylan was great, we met him through a house showing and knew we wanted him. He seems like he is working around the clock. We text him at 9pm, instantly get a reply, 6am, instantly get a reply. We werent the easiest of home-buyers being very cautious, seeing everything several times and not really knowing what we wanted. Dylan helped us through the whole process and even gave his suggestions and recommendations which we really appreciated. He was always there for us and still checks in on us and the house which shows he cares. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy a house in the area! Less ... More
Response fromDylan Taft
Thanks, Roy! You and Shannon were not as difficult as you think. Your father on the other hand...;) Glad you guys are happy and I'm just pumped we scored you a unit that you liked at a really good price. Let's keep in touch and don't forget to send me the pics after you renovate! -Dylan
Highly likely to recommend
02/03/2015
KarateOTMOM
Listed and sold a home
Dylan was awesome!! We put our house on the market and within a very short period of time it was sold. He was always available for any questions i had. I had to sell this house due to a pending divorce and facing possible foreclosure. He not only got it sold before it went into foreclosure but he fond a place for my kids and I to live without taking any fee for it. It was a pleasure to due business with Dylan!!!!
Response fromDylan Taft
Thanks, Kathy! It was a pleasure helping you out and we accomplished all the goals you had. I'm happy to hear you're settled in now and I wish you and the kids all the best!
Highly likely to recommend
01/06/2015
danny1131
Helped me buy home
Dylan was completely professional and knowledgeable throughout our whole process of searching for and eventually finding us a home. He knew the area really well, was very transparent, and really listened to us, which helped us find just what we were looking for. We had met with a previous broker a month earlier and the difference was night and day. He was extremely responsive and attentive, and helped us through every step of the process from the search, to making an offer, to the final closing. Looking back on it I feel extremely lucky that I had Dylan on our side helping us find and close on our new home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/05/2015
jillc88
Helped me buy home
My husband and I had a fantastic experience with Taft Street Reality, who helped us find and close on our first home at the end of 2014. Our primary residence is a rental in NYC, and we had been searching for a second home in Ulster County for a couple of months. We had been having a frustrating and stressful experience with another broker, and decided to change, and are so glad we did! The first time we met Dylan, we were immediately impressed by his genuine desire to understand exactly what we were looking for. He asked that we visit houses we thought we didn't like on paper, just so he could really get a sense of why we liked and disliked what we did. We are so happy we took his advice and saw all the listings he prepared for us, because it was one of those houses that wound up being our perfect home. We felt absolutely no pressure to buy (the main problem we had with our last agent), yet were reassured by the numerous comparables he sent us. Each set of comps came with a detailed explanation, his assessment, of what the comps could mean for us. He went to great lengths to ensure that our decision would be a well-informed one. When we decided to move forward with an offer, Dylan negotiated with incredible skill and got us a fantastic price. We experienced a LOT of roadblocks in between making our initial offer and finally closing, and Dylan was professional and reassuring in the face of each one. We completely trusted him and were so grateful to have such a solid ally. We are now happily settled in our new home, and feel we have Taft Street Reality to thank for this exciting new phase our lives! Less ... More
Response fromDylan Taft
Wow, that is quite the review guys! Thank you!! You were such a pleasure to work with and I'm so happy we scored that house for you. They just don't make views like that anymore! Best of luck and thanks again for giving me the opportunity to work with you! -Dylan
Highly likely to recommend
11/13/2014
buddydog1
Helped me buy home
Dylan was immediately responsive to each of our requests for information whether about utilities, neighborhood, and the region generally. He has an impressive list of contacts for services from home inspection to legal to contracting. At each stage of the buying process we trusted his guidance and were never disappointed.
Response fromDylan Taft
I appreciate those kind words! I can't thank you enough for choosing me on Zillow out of all the other options you had. And these reviews certainly help others find the right broker so thanks for sharing your experience. Let's keep in touch! -Dylan
Highly likely to recommend
10/31/2014
acemgongo
Listed and sold a home
I can?t recommend Dylan Taft highly enough. At our first meeting Dylan took time to really learn what our situation was, where we were in our lives, and get an idea where we were headed. All his information was clear and complete, well researched and in context. He gave us very close estimates of how long each stage of the process was likely to take and what our choices were for all scenarios. All of Dylan?s ?best guesses? around how the marketing, negotiation and closing process would go proved accurate. He showed a deep knowledge of this part of the Hudson Valley in his presentation of the house and how he described it to buyers. Dylan was very much in touch with us throughout, and always completely accessible. He was able to get us where we wanted to move our lives on time and on budget. Less ... More
Response fromDylan Taft
Killer review, J thanks! I enjoyed working with you guys and wish you all the best moving forward. You know where to find me if you need anything! Thanks! -Dylan
Highly likely to recommend
10/28/2014
j jasper3
Listed and sold a home
From start to finish, working with Dylan Taft was the most positive experience with an agent I?ve had, on either side of the table. Most importantly, Dylan got the job done. He presented the house attractively and helped us price it exactly right for the current market. He saw to getting a steady traffic of viewers through the house week after week, and was always in touch with updates. Throughout the negotiating process Dylan was a very strong advocate but always above board and honest. He?s exactly who you want to represent you - true to your wishes but with added gusto. Dylan Taft earned my highest recommendation. Less ... More
Likely to recommend
09/27/2014
lizbeth72
Listed and sold a home
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.
Highly likely to recommend
09/05/2014
sarahnyc
Helped me buy home
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. Less ... More
Response fromDylan Taft
I wish I could clone myself! My wife might not like that, though ;) Thanks for giving me the chance to work with you! -Dylan
Highly likely to recommend
08/04/2014
peter psiac
Helped me buy home
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. Less ... More
Response fromDylan Taft
thanks, Peter! You and Paul were also super easy to work with. We had fun seeing houses and I think we ended up with a real gem! If you need anything post closing please don't hesitate to reach out! Best, Dylan
Highly likely to recommend
07/17/2014
judithgayle3
Listed and sold a home
After rather broad research we selected Dylan Taft to list our house in Ulster Park. Dylan came prepared with thorough market analysis and suggestions for preparing the house for listing. We had bought a house across the country, so we were not in upstate NY much of the time the house was on the market. Dylan went above and beyond the normal scope of a realtor's duties, bringing in professionals to maintain the landscaping and photograph the property. We are convinced Dylan's attention to every detail (promptly, graciously, and often without our even asking) was instrumental in the timely sale of the house. Thanks, Dylan. You're the best!!! Less ... More
Response fromDylan Taft
Thanks, Judy! We appreciate your kind words and look forward to working with you. Thanks for trusting us with the sale of your home!
Highly likely to recommend
07/03/2014
fischerskiz
Helped me buy home
We were first time home buyers looking for a house between Kingston and New Paltz. We had certain needs and a limited price point. We found a house that ,I feel ,Dylan could have sold us but u opted to show us a house he knew we would love at a Much lower price. The man knows real estate and is working for you, the buyer, not himself. If your looking for a realtor for the Ulster county area please give him a call. You won't be disappointed.
Response fromDylan Taft
Very appreciative of the opportunity to work with you guys! Glad we scored something special that you love. If you need anything going forward you know where to find me!
Highly likely to recommend
06/30/2014
lou venech
Helped me buy home
Thanks to Dylan Taft at Taft Street Realty, my wife and I are enjoying a newly purchased (June 2014) home in Rosendale. Dylan's efforts were first-rate from start to finish. His up-to-the-minute knowledge of the local market was evident at our first meeting this spring. He was quick to understand the combination of features of house and location that we were seeking. In short order, he called to alert us to an affordable property that met our criteria, and we took his advice to come see it quickly. We made a offer promptly and relied on his counsel to conclude the negotiation successfully within days. At our request, he provided referrals to an inspector and attorney, saw us through a convivial closing, and advised us as newcomers to Ulster County on getting household arrangements and accounts in order. We recommend him enthusiastically. Less ... More
Response fromDylan Taft
Thanks, Lou for the really nice review. We found that special home in exactly the location you were hoping for. I'm so happy for you guys! I'm sure we'll run into each other at some point this summer! Hope all is well! And thanks again for choosing me as your trusted local expert! -Dylan
Highly likely to recommend
06/11/2014
user92498950
Helped me buy home
Nothing but good things to say about Dylan. We relied on Zillow and Yelp reviews in picking an agent to help us buy a place and Dylan was a great pick. He was always available to answer any of our questions, quick to respond with listing availability and make a plan that worked around our schedule. He helped us all through the process - finding houses that were interesting to us based on questions he'd asked and by asking for feedback as we went through the process, then in helping identify local experts to help with the inspection, financing and an attorney. In all cases he gave us a number of recommendations. On top of this is he is such a nice guy. 5-stars - buy or sell your house with Dylan, am sure it will be like ours - a great experience. Less ... More
Response fromDylan Taft
Thanks, Steve! I really enjoyed helping you guys! I'm happy to have helped another cool couple from Brooklyn! Enjoy the summer and thanks again for the kind words! -Dylan
Highly likely to recommend
06/10/2014
user0389868
Helped me buy home
When my husband and I decided to finally start looking to buy our first house, Dylan Taft was highly recommended to us by a friend. Dylan went above and beyond to find us our dream house. He was respectful, so easy to deal with, punctual and over all a really nice guy. We had to travel a few hours with our baby in order to come see the houses and Dyaln was super accommodating to our schedule and needs. We found our dream get-away home thanks to Dylan - in fact - it was the first house he showed us. Dylan also helped us find the right people to do some work on the house, could recommend great stuff in the area and saw us through the whole buying process. We were intimidated and a bit scared about the whole house buying process and Dylan Taft made it an easy, smooth and a fun experience! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/23/2014
user92980048
Helped me buy home
Let me take a minute to be super honest, we are not usually the review writers, but it didn?t seem right not to share an experience like this. See, Dylan knew every single step, every single time, and made sure we stayed 10 steps ahead of what was to come. It was truly empowering. We went from rookies to veterans overnight, with his guidance. Even with 8 months of preparation, we had no idea the process to come. Now, that?s all just the praise, how about the negotiations, you may say? Ok, Well how do I put this, Dylan makes it very clear he works hard for YOU. His allegiance is with YOU and at no point do you question that. He fights to get that last thousand off by justifying professionally, the value of something to someone from a perspective the seller AND buyer can relate to. He makes EVERYTHING a win/win. He is the most outstanding coach, he explains EVERYTHING fully and in its? entirety so that you fully understand and he NEVER loses his cool. No question is dumb, no paperwork is ?thrown at you? to sign, everything is done cordially and handled delicately so you know what the heck all the jargon on the bottom means (every word, thanks Dylan) what every disclosure means, what will happen next if A,B,or C happens and we were READY every time. Dylan has been doing this for years and he gets it. Sure he gets paid for it, but it?s as if it is your own father or uncle walking you through this war zone of a process. Then a month after you?ve moved in and you sit down in your home and you look at your wife and go ?Wow, Dylan just called to say hey and asked about the roof rake lol, and if the azaleas bloomed?. This write up is for people looking for a real review, from a real experience, but is mostly for you Dylan. Let us take this moment, to thank YOU for choosing a profession that you get up every morning to go to work to, and remind people that you are working with family at a comfortable no pressure pace. We looked at tons of houses, second looks, third looks, went back to just look at a basement, every time he said ?ok, let me schedule that. And he actually scheduled it! He is THAT professional. You may not know this but SOME realtors just bring you to houses and you get there and they are like ?I have a showing right now, I didn?t get a call from you?? AWKWARD, but not Dylan, every time we looked at a house, we were both expected and welcomed. Let us, from the absolute bottom of our hearts say, Thank you Dylan. Thank you for all you did for us, and for making an unknown process so seamless and educational. We will never forget the days we spent learning with you about life and thanks for finding us a place we call home, and being the type of guy we call family. Michael and Ashley Campbell Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/01/2014
user7085855
Helped me buy home
Dylan was just superb as an agent for us. He was patient as we struggled to find just the right house. He was our advocate right through settlement always working hard on our behalf to get the best deal and to make sure that concerns we had about the home we purchased were addressed. But it did not stop there. Dylan has been available after settlement providing the names of service people and contractors as we adapt to a new community. We were delighted to have Dylan as our agent and recommend him to anyone looking to relocate to this area of the Hudson Valley. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/29/2014
user8527596
Helped me buy home
Dylan Taft is without a doubt the agent you want on your side. As first-time buyers, we had the normal nerves, apprehensions and concerns that most newbies experience. Adding to the usual stress was the unfortunate fact that the seller?s behavior was extremely challenging; we felt that the seller made (passive and actively) aggressive efforts throughout the purchase process to make us withdraw our offer. Dylan has a deep knowledge of the area, and he shared comps and other research throughout our house hunt so that we had a very complete idea of the local market and average home values. Once he understood our ?must have? checklist, Dylan was in constant contact with us, sending new and ?soon to be on the market? listings for us to review. His response time to calls and emails was prompt, if not immediate, nearly 100 percent of the time (exception would be when he was with other clients!). Because our purchase was for a second home, we were not able to see houses during the week; Dylan was always available to us on weekends so that we could maximize our time. We?re not sure that we would have been able to close on the purchase without Dylan?s constant interventions with the seller?s agent; his availability to answer our questions and listen to us vent; and his intelligent, rational approaches to issues that always teetered on the edge of becoming very emotional. We made the offer on the home we eventually purchased in very early September. We did not close until the end of December. Over that span of time, we felt that Dylan was ?in it? with us at every step. He clearly takes a tremendous amount of pride and ownership in his work, and our success with the transaction was his success as well. He was very careful about not pushing us in one direction or another when we were weighing whether or not to pull out of the deal ? he always presented us with the pros and cons of each decision, and he did not force his opinions on us. The property we bought is located in a FEMA high-risk area that was affected by Hurricane Irene in 2011. Because there are so many new changes to flood insurance mandates, we all learned about flood insurance together, and Dylan has followed up with us since we closed to share with us news articles and updates on ongoing flood insurance legislation. As an added bonus, after we closed, Dylan was able to share with us some contact information for reliable tradespeople in the area ? a contractor, an electrician ? all people that we really needed to help us with renovations post-purchase. We would have been flying blind without his referrals. We have no plans to buy another home in the near future, but if we did, Dylan would be our first call. We can only hope that in the very distant future, he will be able to help us sell the one we bought! If you?re looking to buy in Ulster County or the Catskills, you definitely need to contact Dylan. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/28/2014
enaj1025
Helped me buy home
Dylan "gets" his client. He did not waste our time taking us to homes that did not fit what we were looking for. Every home we visited with Dylan was a strong candidate for us in terms of price and home characteristics. This ultimately resulted in a purchase by us. We found Dylan very strong on the pricing side. He is not afraid to give a pricing opinion, and does not simply fall back on realtor speak that the value is what a buyer wants to pay. He is also strong on the home inspection side. He knows housing from both the deal side and the nuts/bolts side. We highly recommend Dylan. He is professional, timely, listens, and finds great properties. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/15/2013
user4830684
Helped me buy home
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 Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/01/2013
user1174871
Helped me buy home
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.
Response fromDylan Taft
Thanks so much, Edith! It was a pleasure working with you!
Highly likely to recommend
05/30/2013
user3440275
Helped me buy home
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! Less ... More
Response fromDylan Taft
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!
Highly likely to recommend
05/13/2013
user39680454
Helped me buy home
I know how stressful finding a new place to live can be. i had been thinking of getting a house for a few months, but the task seems so daunting that i couldnt even thing of where to begin. i had considered linking up with a few agents from the internet, until I saw a old high school friend on the list of realtors --and i couldnt have been more pleased. In my experience most agents have one or two places to show you that meet your budget, necessities, and location...but this wasnt the case with dylan. first, we gave him our criteria and scheduled a meeting with him to show us a few places. i had planned on meeting for an hour or so to see a place or two, but dylan had something different in mind--he had planned to spend the entire morning and early afternoon with us until we found the perfect house. As a first time home buyer I was wary and inexperienced about most of the process, but dylan was very honest and knowledgeable. Communication was easy with him through emails, text messages, and phone calls. I couldnt have been more pleased with the selection of house that dylan showed us. we met early in the morning, and he was punctual meeting us at the first location. from there, he was able to show us at least a dozen more places that were within our location and our budeget! in general, we were able to see one place after the other with very little downtime between the two places. i expected the house search to continue for months, but within a day, we found the house that we were dreaming of! When I finally found the perfect home he worked very fast to make sure I would land it at the price I wanted. he handled negotiating the entire deal very well and helped me coordinate all the other aspects of appraisals, inspections, and other services. We've been living in our new home for a couple weeks now and we couldn't be happier with our decision on the home and of going with dylan. We felt like we had an all-star cast working for us and that has made this potentially nerve-wracking home-buying experience a very pleasant and smooth one for us. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/21/2013
jamespereira6
Helped me buy home
It's with great enthusiasm that we recommend Dylan Taft! As first-time buyers with limited knowledge of the area, we felt fortunate to connect with him. Dylan is a wealth of information in all aspects of Ulster County. He spent a lot of time understanding not only what we were looking for in a house, but also how it would fit into our lifestyle. As we began to shape what we needed, Dylan was always one step ahead of us, surfacing aspects of the different houses we saw, that we didn't even think about. He was always calm and diplomatic and didn't scare away from any of my temper tantrums. :-) If ANYONE were looking to do anything from buying or selling to even remodeling or project work, Dylan would be the first person I would reach out to since he has not only deep ties to the area, but genuinely cares about it as well. He always responded quickly and treated us like we were VIPs. Dylan is an honorable, hard-working person who earned a tremendous amount of respect from us. THANK YOU Dylan for helping to make this happen for us. We can't even put a price tag on the value (and genuine kindness) you provided us. Less ... More
Response fromDylan Taft
Wow, James thank you! it was my pleasure working with you guys and I sincerely appreciate the feedback. Congrats again and I'm glad you're enjoying the new digs!
Highly likely to recommend
11/27/2012
user8000034
Helped me buy home
We worked with Dylan throughout the summer and fall on purchasing a two family home for grandparents and married son with kids. It was a difficult job to find a home that we could both afford and that all of us approved of. Dylan stayed with us and kept finding places that could fit our needs. He was great a negotiating and helped us to acquire a placed we love in the right are. Mike B
Response fromDylan Taft
Finding that special property in the right location wasn't easy but we did it! With the right plan of attack and the right representation the buying process is that much easier and less stressful. Thanks again for the review and if there is anything else I can help with just let me know! Best, Dylan Taft - Ulster County NY local area advisor/consultant.
Highly likely to recommend
10/23/2012
user7105816
Helped me buy home
Dylan was definitely on my side! He was always professional and always helpful. I highly recommend him to anyone wanting to buy a home they will be happy in.
Highly likely to recommend
10/23/2012
user6002836
Helped me buy home
I highly recommend Dylan to anyone looking for a home. He responded within minutes to my inquiry on Zillow. The next fastest realtor reponded a day later. By then, Dylan had me lined up to look at 5 homes in the New Paltz area. Because of my tight work schedule, Dylan made sure to get me appointments at times that were convenient for me. Being a first time buyer in New Paltz I was nervous about finding the right agent to help me. Dylan made me feel comfortable right at the first meeting. His extensive local knowledge of homes in the New Paltz market and negotiating skills led me to quickly find and buy a beautiful house. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/05/2012
JChontos
Helped me buy home
We were very pleased with Dylan as our realtor for our home purchase, especially through a loan process that was very difficult. Dylan went the extra mile to ensure that our needs were fully met. We would absolutely recommend him to potential homebuyers.
Response fromDylan Taft
The Chontos' were great to work with. Although a very long process with the lender, they hung in there and got a great deal on their home. A great interest rate too! Best of luck to you both and your new addition too!!
Highly likely to recommend
08/27/2012
user8717420
Helped me buy home
I have always dreamed of owning my own home. Mr. Taft not only helped me to reach that dream, but help me to find the perfect home. From start to finish Dylan made me feel like he wanted me to have a place as much as I did. He made me feel like I was searching with someone who cared and not just another client. With Dylan's help I was able to find and buy more than just a house. I walked away with my dream home. Thank you Dylan.
Highly likely to recommend
08/06/2012
user930911
Helped me buy home
Dylan helped us to buy our fist house. Needless to say, we had a lot of questions and needed extra guidance through the process. Dylan?s responses were always fast, professional and effective. His knowledge of local contractors also saved us some money on inspection, plumbing cost etc. Finally, he provided a contact and helped us to get a mortgage from the local bank. The whole process went through smooth and fast. It was a true pleasure to work with him. Thank you, Dylan!
Highly likely to recommend
08/06/2012
user25306
Listed and sold a home
Bought a house, and feel like i wasn't dealing with an agent, but with a friend, who is very knowledgeable in real estate. All small things - local stuff, property taxes, advice for new homeowner about house systems - septic, water, air, lawn - he got it. Never waited for email longer than an hour. So the whole experience changed the way i think about real estate agents - extremely positive.
Highly likely to recommend
04/18/2012
user7343127
Helped me buy home
My husband and I started working with Dylan in 2006. First, he helped us find property in Accord that we really love and just last week, with his expert help, we found a great house near Stone Ridge. Over the years, Dylan's ability to really listen, his attention to detail and amazing patience with us led us beyond being just clients to being friends. His local knowledge is wonderful and his expertise and negotiation skills led us to getting a great deal on our new home. Dylan took great care to understand our needs, and his patience with us as we figured out what we really wanted and could afford was simply amazing. Five stars plus! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/08/2012
user164987
Helped me buy home
Dylan made our home-buying experience very pleasant. He helped us find exactly what we were looking for and helped us get it for the price we wanted to pay. It was great working with him.
Highly likely to recommend
03/07/2012
user01269
Helped me buy home
We would use Dylan again and would recommend him to friends. He met us at all different times when we were available. Dylan recognized us as first time buyers and was patient and understanding. He has connections with in the industry and can provide helpful recommendations.
Highly likely to recommend
03/06/2012
user249816
Helped me buy home
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. I have recommended Dylan to several of my friends and will continue to do so. Knows the areas very well, very respectful, quick response times, great negotiation skills and a very nice person. HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/09/2012
emulvaney1
Listed and sold a home
Dylan handled my property sale and in working with a large bank (Bank of America) who made Dylan "jump through hoops" to get the home sold. I was kept informed and, being out of state, Dylan was able to help by keeping an eye on the house, checked the heat system to ensure there were no pipe freezes due to the cold weather. I can't thank Dylan enough for the effort and time he put in to this transaction. Highly recommended!!!
Highly likely to recommend
01/13/2012
bsherm
Helped me buy home
Dylan was a huge help. He never pressured me to buy and made sure all my questions were answered when I had them. He grew up in the area and really knows the market. I just felt like he was there when I needed him. Dylan was able to secure and negotiate the deal in a multiple offer scenario. Everyone told me buying a home was a stressful undertaking but Dylan helped every step of the way making for a seemingly effortless process. I highly encourage any buyer looking in Ulster County to reach out to him...you will be glad you did! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/12/2012
hkoegel
Helped me buy home
Dylan Taft of Taft Street Realty provided me with highly professional realty services. He is extremely honest, trustworthy and knowledgeable about real estate in Ulster County, NY. His knowledge of the local area and its history was impressive as well. He was very patient and eager to show me as many properties as I wanted to see. When I found the property I was looking for, Dylan was highly skillful in negotiating and obtaining the exact price I was willing to pay for it. Moreover, Dylan was highly supportive and responsive to my needs during the process. I would definitely recommend him as an agent to family and friends without hesitation.He is a true gem among the many real estate agent options in Stone Ridge! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/22/2011
bernanke
Helped me buy and sell homes
We enjoyed our experience with Dylan. He's an agent with integrity, intelligence, and a real desire to make deals work and make his clients happy.
Highly likely to recommend
12/06/2011
LisaDavisAlbright
Helped me buy home
Dylan was amazing, every step of the way. I would strongly recommend him to anyone considering buying (or selling) a home. We were first time home buyers, and understood practically nothing about the process, and Dylan educated us and guided us each step of the way, helping us to make decisions without pushing his own opinion on us. He is a lifelong resident of the area, so his knowledge is first-rate. Dylan is direct, reliable, patient, knowledgable, and extremely responsive to his client's needs. He listened carefully to what we were looking for in our home, and did not waste time showing us homes that were not suitable to our needs. Dylan was also first-rate in helping us through the negotiation process, dealing with the sometimes-difficult sellers, and their agent. We love our home! If we ever need to sell, for whatever reason, Dylan would most definitely be our realtor! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/30/2011
lorriex711
Listed and sold a home
dylan taft was a awesome realtor...he helped me out alot....he was their when i need him...i would recommend him highly to anyone...thank you lorrie martino
Highly likely to recommend
11/30/2011
user33096
Helped me buy home
In 2007 I purchased my first house with expert help from Dylan . I dealt with other agents but they didn't take there job to seriously . Dylan on the other hand was more educated in all ways . He knew about heating systems and water . He knows what houses to show once you tell him what your looking for also . Dylan was a master of negation . Easy to talk to and deal with. I think Taft Street realty is far superior then others and more professional . I'm very happy with their services . I highly recommend them . Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/16/2011
asweeneyaj
Helped me buy home
Can't say enough about how pleased I was with Dylan's service as my real estate agent. Dylan worked extremely hard and found the perfect house for me, and was always prompt and professional throughout our experience. As a first time home buyer I was a little nervous, but Dylan walked me through the process step by step. Highly recommend him!
Highly likely to recommend
11/16/2011
overwhelmed57
Helped me buy home
Dylan did a great job helping us find a home with all the things we wanted - In this market with slow sales he was very helpful in getting our house sold and then quickly working with us to find a house to move into as I was 7 months pregnant at the time! We really appreciated everything Dylan did for us above and beyond his "role" as our realtor -- He really cares about his clients and it shows in the way he conducts his business! I would be more than happy to recommend Dylan to any prospective homeowner! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/14/2011
MandySun
Helped me buy home
Dylan was extremely helpful and patient during my whole buying process. He is very professional and motivated as well as friendly, he has a lot of knowledge about the area. Whenever there was new listings that around my budget or fit my desire, he would send to me immediately, but never made me feel being pushed. He always find time to fit my schedule to look at houses, rain or shine. He also help us negotiated a short sale house and got us an excellent deal. It was definitely the right decision to have him help me purchase my first home, and I would highly recommend Dylan. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/06/2011
dancind55
Helped me buy home
I met Dylan while working as a real estate paralegal in Kingston. During that time I found him to be a true advocate for his client, whether buying or selling. So when it came time for me to purchase a home, I put Dylan to task! And mine was not so easy; being physically challenged, I knew I needed all my living space on one level. My wish list wasn't long but it took almost 6 months of Dylan's patience in finding me a home that fit me. To this day, if there is something I need to have done, I will call Dylan to get recommendations for contractors. Once when we have alot of snow, he even came to my house with a roof rake to help with the ice dam that was building up. That is what I call a full service realtor! I highly recommend Dylan to anyone who is seriously interested in purchasing or selling a home. He will not only be your realtor, but he will also be your friend! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/06/2011
ganterg
Helped me buy home
Dylan helped us a buy a property in Stone Ridge with some very difficult sellers. In addition to being patient and coolheaded in very stressful situations, he was incredibly hardworking (we had been working with several other agents for almost two years before that) and more knowledgeable about the area than many other agents we had met. We had such a good experience that we recommended him to other friends who also bought or sold houses with him and who thanked us repeatedly for the recommendation. We watched the process from the sidelines with those deals, too, and Dylan was very good at getting what his clients wanted---which can be difficult in this market---without being a jerk. He's da Man. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/05/2011
RobD330
Helped me buy home
Dylan was very meticulous in first learning my requirements and preferences prior to setting up any appointments to view available properties. He was easily available (even when his office lost power due to hurricane Irene which happened as I was just beginning my search). He wasn't a high pressure salesman, but did get the job done to my complete satisfaction, including recommending a reputable house inspector and a very competent real estate lawyer. The entire process from viewing my first prospective house to closing took less than 6 weeks. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/31/2011
badhussar
Helped me buy home
Dylan was very patient with us. We spent over two years looking for a house in Ulster county. He never pushed us, and was always willing to go above and beyond the call to show us what he found or, in some cases, what we had stumbled upon. His in depth knowledge of the area combined with his awesome personality and easy going attitude convinced me I was with the right agent. Thanks again Dylan for helping me find my perfect house!
Highly likely to recommend
10/30/2011
user15617
Helped me buy home
Dylan worked extremely hard to find us the house that was perfect for us. We always felt like we were his only client because he was attentive and available to show us houses at our convenience. He quickly understood what type of house we were looking for and would contact us as soon as something came on the market that he thought we should look at. Dylan did everything he could in negotiations to get us a great price. We highly recommend Taft Street Realty.
Highly likely to recommend
10/27/2011
amfaber
Listed and sold a home
I recently bought a house in Rosendale, my third real estate transaction using Dylan Taft. Needless to say, at this point the decision about what agent to use is a slam dunk. I know I will always get an honest opinion and appraisal from Dylan. He knows the area and he knows the market and he builds a strong strategy around that knowledge; he's not just trying to pocket a commission (a nice change). Dylan is a first-rate agent and a quality guy.
Highly likely to recommend
10/19/2011
berk04
Listed and sold a home
Happy to recommend Dylan. He is a great agent with deep knowledge of the area. He is responsive and informative. In these difficult times he never stopped trying to sell my house for me!!
Highly likely to recommend
10/17/2011
rja333
Helped me buy home
Dylan worked with me for two years, and helped me find the perfect house in Ulster County. He understood what I was looking for and didn't show me things that weren't appropriate or were too high priced for my budget. He was responsive, punctual (more than I was!), personable, and friendly. He knows the area really well, having grown up here, and that made a huge difference. He made the process painless, even fun. I would recommend him to anyone that is looking for a home in Ulster County. He will take good care of you. Less ... More