Home and place are probably the most important thing in all our lives. We’re a boutique company and while we are not big – quite intentionally so – we are certainly big-hearted. But big-hearted isn’t enough, so we’ve added knowledge, experience, style and a dash of charm here and there. What you get from us is what you’d get from a larger company yet with a human touch, but also the skills for when the going gets tough, as it can often do in real estate.
I’ve lived all over Ulster County, buying and living and selling, and have always kept a place in New York City, where we also do business, and have swum in the real estate shark tank that is Manhattan with the big players. Working for the top companies in the past such as Corocran and Douglas Elliman and doing country real estate for 16 years has given me a balanced perspective on both real estate and human nature
I was born and raised in a small fishing village in Newfoundland, Canada, (Anyone who has seen the Broadway musical Come From Away will get the general idea of what it was like.) The bulk of my education, however, came from the years I backpacked through Europe as a college student with a dog-eared book called Europe On $5 A Day (hard to believe that title now). I love travel and have been everywhere from bicycling across Easter Island to exploring Moscow’s subway system to driving a motorcycle through the hills of Ching Mai in Thailand. For many years I was a freelance journalist and wrote for many publications, the New York Times foremost among them. I even wrote a book, a memoir called Heart’s Longing: Newfoundland, New York and the Distance Home.
It’s always about home and place.