34 Main Street
Chatham NY , 12037
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Jeff McKinney is an Associate Real Estate Broker, who works with buyers, sellers, renters and property owners. He takes an extremely proactive, and "hands-on" approach with all his clients, and is there for them through every step of the buying, selling, or renting process. In order to provide his clients with a high level of attention, he prefers to work with a small number of clients at a given time.
Jeff brings his background in T.V. and Online production, and content development to the Real Estate profession, which gives him a unique perspective on staging, photographing, and marketing his client's properties. Jeff also combines social media savvy with proven Real Estate practices to help his clients sell their homes, and he has had proven success with helping homeowners sell previously "un-sellable" homes. When working with buyers, he makes it a personal mission to help clients find the home of their dreams.
Jeff was born in Philadelphia, PA, and made his way to NYC after graduating college. After a decade of weekend and holiday visits to Columbia County, Jeff left NYC in 2007, and became a permanent resident of this beautiful and unique region. At that time, he identified a lack of online resources covering the county, and some of it’s smaller towns, so he created one, ColumbiaCountyCurrent.com. The site provides visitors with regularly updated content that covers local news, arts and entertainment, calendar listings and a Real Estate section that provides Jeff’s clients with a unique means of showcasing their homes through feature-style home listings.
In his spare time, Jeff enjoys spending time with his family, a good happy hour drink with friends, listening to a great music playlist, and continuing to explore Columbia County, to find new and exciting locations.
"I am very happy to be able to recommend Jeff. I've tried to sell my house twice before with very poor results (listed for more than 1-1/2 years over a 5 year period). With Jeff's superb guidance, I had the first offer WITHIN A WEEK; 2nd offer 2 days later and a brief bidding war! The contrast with past efforts to sell couldn't have been greater. To begin with, Jeff is one of the most personable people I know. He is polite and kind, entirely non-judgmental. It was a pleasure to work with him. He was very responsive to my needs-throughout this very quick process. While being very kind and thoughtful about his comments about the house, he certainly had clear expectations for the presentation of the house. He was spot on. A critical component was Jeff's knowledge about the timing of listing the house-he encouraged me to list in late winter/early spring. The timing was perfect! Any question that Jeff couldn't answer immediately (very few), was quickly researched. His communication was consistent and clear. I was ambivalent at best about trying to sell again-the process had been slow, tedious and unsuccessful. With Jeff's help, the process went amazingly smoothly, quickly and successfully; I can't recommend him highly enough!" -06/10/2017 – sybeaupre from Zillow.com https://www.zillow.com/profile/jeffmmckinney
"Jeff was the best possible agent I could have hoped for. As a first-time home buyer, I was ignorant about pretty much everything, but he made the whole process easy. And fun! He's generous, patient, extremely knowledgeable, thoughtful; he listens and remembers and follows up on all my little concerns. I can't recommend him highly enough, and I plan to keep bugging him with questions for years to come." -06/08/2017 - zuser20161111125517741 from Zillow.com https://www.zillow.com/profile/jeffmmckinney
"After listing our house with two previous brokers who were less than stellar in their efforts to sell it, let alone even show it, we were able to list it with Jeff McKinney. Jeff did a fabulous job showing, and ultimately selling our house. He offered invaluable suggestions along the way and followed up on all our questions in a way that showed he took his profession seriously. He alerted us whenever he showed the house and kept us informed at all times. We are indebted to Jeff's commitment to us and would recommend his services to anyone seeking to buy a home in the beautiful Hudson Valley." - 9/19/17 - ckatyab from Zillow.com https://www.zillow.com/profile/jeffmmckinney
"Jeff, You did a fantastic job! We've had the house on the market for 10 years, and you were, by far, the most proactive and dedicated agent that we encountered. We appreciate your diligence and professionalism. Best, Andy" - 9/19/17 - andrew bauer0 from Zillow.com www.zillow.com/profile/jeffmmckinney/
"It was a great experience working with Jeff on seeking our home. We were very impressed with all aspects of the process from helping us set a price, using a great photograper for the shots of our house, and advising us on how to deal with multiple offers in a very short time. We have referred a number of friends to him and they to were very happy. If you need a competent hard working realtor in and around Columbia County Jeff is your person" -8/2/18 - jmcorigliano from https://www.zillow.com/profile/jeffmmckinney/
"Being from Massachusetts, my brothers and I knew of no realtors in the area when the time came to sell our Dad's house in NY state. On our initial meeting, Jeff talked WITH us to understand what we were looking for, then gave us good advise on how best to proceed. His expertise in marketing homes combined with his knowledge of the area was a winning combination. I found Jeff to be easy to work with, friendly, honest and will go the extra mile to help. I highly recommend Jeff McKinney to anyone who is looking for a realtor." -3/14/19 - sho395 from https://www.zillow.com/profile/jeffmmckinney/
"Jeff did such a good job selling my previous house that he was my choice when I was ready to purchase again. Importantly, Jeff is easy to work with. He’s also very thorough & particularly good with deadlines. I absolutely recommend Jeff." -6/14/19 - sybeaupee from https://www.zillow.com/profile/jeffmmckinney/
"Jeff was very helpful with the purchase process for my first home purchase. He was always available to contact, and answered all of my questions. Jeff did an excellent job of walking me through the steps in the purchase process, and was great at advising on related matters, such as inspections and contract contingencies. Jeff was also highly knowledgeable about the local area and gave insight as to the region." -8/7/19 - cthuwulf from https://www.zillow.com/profile/jeffmmckinney/
"The very best. Whether buying or selling, Jeff goes the extra mile in providing professional advice and patient explanations to make the transaction as smooth as possible. He is pleasant to deal with, and exceptionally responsive to your inquiries and needs." -10/15/19 - Bob Friedman