No one in Columbia County has more experience selling houses than Old Ghent Realty. We’ve been selling houses since 1974; there are many homes that we’ve sold more than once!
We Know Columbia County
We are active in the community, bringing Art Omi, the Old Chatham Country Store, Katchkie Organic Farm and the Kinderhook Farm to the County, among other local landmarks. Our agents are involved in horse-riding, land conservancy, education and charitable organizations. Have a question about Columbia County? Just ask us!
We Are a Full-Service Agency
If we take your listing all of our agents will work as a team, seven days a week, to sell your home. Unlike most other agencies, we will not represent both buyer and seller on the same listing. This does not mean we don’t look out for buyers, we do – by being honest about the homes we sell, and referring them to the best home inspectors, mortgage brokers and attorneys.
Our reputation among buyers and sellers alike is our most important business asset.
We can determine a price range by finding comparable houses in your area that have sold recently or are on the market. The next step is adjusting that price to reflect the strengths of your home. Houses in Columbia County are rarely exactly comparable to each other. Old Ghent’s knowledge of houses and experience in selling will be crucial to ensuring your home sells for the highest price possible within the time frame that works for you.
We advertise every month in the Home Buyers and the Columbia County Real Estate Magazine. We regularly advertise homes on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal websites, and with local newspapers, magazines and websites.
We have redesigned our website to connect our listings with social media such as Facebook. Every listing we take will have its own page on our site with a good description and a photo slideshow. Customers can search our site for a home that meets their criteria, and use our contact form to inquire about the listing. Not to mention we take some of the finest property photos in the area.
Multiple Listing Services
We will list your house in the Columbia, Greene & Northern Dutchess Multiple Listing Service to give it the widest exposure possible. We can also list your house in the Capital Region and the Berkshire County Multiple Listing Services to bring buyers from the Albany area. We will cooperate with all the area’s other agencies to sell your home.
We can call on our extensive network of satisfied buyers and sellers to recommend your house to their friends and family. The power of a phone call to market a house can not be overestimated.
Showing Your Home
We never use lock boxes and one of our experienced agents will always be present to show your home. We will advise you on the best way to show the house, or any easy improvements that could make a difference.
We Keep You Informed
Old Ghent will give you feedback from potential buyers, convey any offers, and let you know changes to the market that may affect selling your home. We will help you negotiate an acceptable offer, and make sure the selling process moves to contract and closing as quickly as possible.