This section may be boring to anyone but my family, but if you want to know more about me, be my guest and read on.
I am a life long resident of Dutchess County and have been a dedicated real estate professional for more than 28 years. I began my career at R. Ferris Real Estate in Lagrange where I worked as an agent for eight years. In 1995 I joined Weichert, Realtors where I won many sales awards. In 1997 I was promoted to manager of the Weichert Fishkill office where I was twice named Manager of the Year.
In 2001 I left Weichert to open my own company, Realty Executives- Williams-Sykes Realty (Sykes being the maiden name of my wife, Beverly). I had no agents when I opened, it was just me. But I began to recruit talented professionals who shared my vision of what a real estate company should be, and over the last 13 years we had established ourselves as one of the top real estate companies in Dutchess County. Our agents average more than twice the number of sales than any other company in our marketplace.
In 2012 we broke our all-time record for closed transactions was 255. We exceeded that number in 2013 was 282 closed transactions, and broke that record again in 2014 with 338 closed transactions.
Why Experience Matters
I believe that nothing can replace experience. Today's real estate transactions are complicated and fraught with danger and pitfalls that can spoil your deal. Buyers and sellers need a professional who has successfully overcome any of the obstacles that can scuttle a deal. Trusting your future to someone without experience is an unnecessary gamble.
Over the course of my career I have participated in more than 3,000 sales as either an agent, manager, or broker owner. There is virtually no situation that could threaten your deal that I have not personally handled many times before.
This is a 'People Business' First
Real estate is a people business in my life is rich with experiences of accomplishment, leadership, and successful interaction with others. Roy C Ketcham high school, I graduated with honors, captained the track and cross country teams, and was inducted into the Wappingers school district sports Hall of Fame.
At Albany University, I was elected captain of the cross-country team by my teammates, as a sophomore – the first ever sophomore to be named captain. After I transferred to Binghamton University, once again I was elected captain of the track and cross country teams. I graduated with a degree in business management.
I have also served as president of the Mid-Hudson Road Runners Club, as an elder at Hopewell Reformed Church, as a board member of the Dutchess County Association of Realtors, and a trustee of the Lagrange Association library. I am also a freelance writer who has been published more than 300 times.
I have been married to Beverly for 31 years and we have been blessed with four wonderful children.
We serve the entire Hudson Valley. We are located in the virtual center of Dutchess County, NY. Our office is within a short drive of East Fishkill, Lagrange, Poughkeepsie, Beekman, Wappingers Falls, Beacon, Pleasant Valley, Hyde Park, Millbrook, Clinton, Rhinebeck, and Union Vale.
We also serve Putnam, Orange, Ulster, Westchester, and Columbia counties.
I specialize in satisfying the needs of area home sellers and homebuyers.
Over the 25+ years I have sold real estate in Dutchess County, I have helped thousands of home sellers and homebuyers with their real estate needs. Those experiences have taught me how to handle virtually any problem that may arise. Experience matters and my experience will help you reach your real estate goals.