34 Main Street
Chatham NY , 12037
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Having been a café owner for 20 years, Bret Coladner has extensive experience in customer service. He is accustomed to hard work and long hours, and has the organizational skills to keep a business running. He specializes in residential rental and sales, as well as commercial real estate, and enjoys being an informative resource for his clients.
A graduate of Long Island University Southampton College, Bret spent 20 years as the owner and operator of the Brooklyn Grind, a college campus espresso café on the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University. Before that, he lived in Japan for almost six years working as an English teacher, and was a stockbroker in California.
Though extremely business savvy, Bret is first and foremost a genuine person. “I will, and have always, done whatever it takes to make my customers happy. Whether preparing a cup of cappuccino exactly how they liked it or finding the perfect home in a community they covet, I find a way to fulfill my customers wants and desires.”
Bret is a Chatham resident. He has been married for 25 years and has a daughter who just graduated from college, plus he has a beautiful Bernese Mountain dog, Lilly, with whom he shares his home. He speaks passable Japanese, loves outdoor sports like fishing and snowshoeing, and is an avid bicycle rider who has cycled around Japan and parts of Indonesia. In his free time, you can find Bret out exploring the environs of Columbia County on his bike or at home tending to his vegetable garden.
“While I might not be the first agent you called, I want to be the last!”
"I had a great experience with Bret buying my first home in Brooklyn, NY. He was extremely knowledgeable and easy to communicate. The process was absolutely smooth. I can't thank enough to him!" - 9/23/19 - user0810830 from zillow.com https://www.zillow.com/profile/bcoladner/
"Bret is an excellent and knowledgeable agent. He listens, suggests, and offers advice. I found working with him to be a most pleasant and rewarding experiece." - 11/26/18 - zuser20151003135203218 from zillow.com https://www.zillow.com/profile/bcoladner/
"Bret has everything one would wish for in a realtor - a great personality, enthusiasm, boundless energy, and a true passion for his job. He listened to us, heard our love for the home we were selling, and was able to capture our passion in the way he marketted our home. That passion drew interest, and the people who came to view the house had picked up on its qualities before seeing it. He is open, honest, and a really wonderful person to work" - 2/14/18 - bvjeetze from zillow.com https://www.zillow.com/profile/bcoladner/
"Bret has my interests in mind and goes the extra mile to send me listings that meet my criteria. He is pleasant and smart. He sent listings and contacted other agents to find out specific information. He also offered to see a place before I came out to see it (as I travel about two hours to get to this area." - 2/14/19 - limitediation from zillow.com https://www.zillow.com/profile/bcoladner/
"I'd highly recommend using Bret to buy your next home! We used Bret to buy our new home and then to sell our old home as well. Our experience was wonderful. He was so patient with us while we looked for the perfect new house when the housing market was so sparse. He also was so easy to communicate with, he was more than willing to text since my boyfriend and I both work during the day and can't be on the phone all the time to set things up. He kept us so involved on the status of houses we were interested in throughout our time looking (which was about 3 months or so!) When we finally found our new place, he helped us get the inspection done, and to negotiate the closing in a quick and efficient way. I will definitely be using him again in the future." -2/14/18 -user682905943 from zillow.com https://www.zillow.com/profile/bcoladner/