You want top dollar for your home, so take a few minutes to put together a checklist of things to do before you put your home on the market. You want to make the most of each and every showing, so be sure to use the checklist below:

1. Your Agent
Finding the right agent is an important step in selling your home. You want someone who will represent you - someone that understand your potential buyer, the area, recent sales and an agent that is also an ace negotiator. You want to work with someone you like - good chemistry is important, someone professional, trustworthy, and an agent with a proven record of success in your area. Our qualified professionals specialize in helping you prepare and price your home, market it, show it to prospective…

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Often referred to as the most famous small town in America - you may think of Woodstock New York as a town filled with healing crystals, yoga classes, tie-dye shirts and the infamous concert of the sixties.  But Woodstock has changed a bit since then. Best know for that 1969 music festival that boasts the town’s name but never actually happened at this location - Woodstock is also a mecca for the arts with places like the Byrdcliffe art colony, The Woodstock Guild, Maverick, Woodstock Artist Association and Museum, The Woodstock Photo Center, The Woodstock School of Art and numerous galleries. The town's history goes back to the early 1900's.

Today the town boasts charming stores and unique local happenings like every Sunday's Drumming…

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Watching the snow fall from your country home is a wonderful experience. Watching the snow fall with the backdrop of a Hudson Valley mountain view? Pretty magical. Here's a handful of homes currently on the market that deliver magic mountain views. Added bonus: some houses even have pools. You'll never want to leave your home - and who can blame you? Give us a call or email us to set up a day to explore your dream home in the Hudson Valley. We'd love to hear from you - Lisa Halter

A Gated Property, Spectacular Home and Mountain Views in Woodstock NY - Click HERE to see House

A modern European aesthetic - this home breathes in big views  - Phoenicia NY / Click HERE to view House

Mid century architectural jewel, 12 private acres with…

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 Let’s face it, white is the perfect backdrop color to create a stunning room - be it the kitchen, bedroom, living room, bathroom or your home office. It pairs well with pastels, patterns, natural textures, bold color accents and smoky hues.  It works with modern, classic and older things. And best of all - there's something ethereal when you step into a white room. 

If we always listened to our parents - white rooms would never exist: "They get dirty so fast" "You can't have a white couch" "White floors are a disaster to keep clean". It would be a shame never to experience a white room, to be too afraid of having one. So, for those fearless home owners who adore white rooms, we've put together a collection of some of our favorite white on…

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Welcome to our new series of Agent Interviews. We wanted to have a little fun with this, so we chose to go with the now famous Proust style interviews - thank you Vanity Fair magazine. We hope you enjoy learning more about our talented staff - our zany dreams and the special things that make us happy. And so, we begin this series with yours truly….

 * Lisa Halter, Principal, Halter Associates Realty *

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Riding my mountain bike on the trails at Minnewaska State Park in New Paltz. The views are amazing.

Which living person do you most admire?

Captain “Sully” Sullenberger for his courage and calm in the most extreme situation.

What is your greatest extravagance?

I like to buy handmade…

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We're excited to share a real gem, an exclusive Halter Associates Realty Platinum property in Woodstock NY. The privacy and beauty of this home and its overall setting is unparalleled. If you dream of living in the Hudson Valley, with mountain views, a pool and a spacious home - you'll have to see this place. 

Find your Zen at this gated Woodstock retreat with panoramic mountain views, heated in-ground saltwater pool, enchanting bluestone paths and lush gardens. The property, featuring over 1100 square feet of outdoor living space, is fully fenced and gated, situated at the end of a well maintained private road, and backs up to over a thousand acres of forever wild land.

The 2400 square foot, 4BR, 2.5 bath home was completely renovated…

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