Why Work With Us?
Here's what our satisfied customers are saying about us:
Thank you so much for all of your help in finding us our first home! We truly appreciated your patience and dedication throughout this whole process. Thank you and we hope you get some down time after a busy summer season!
Warmly, Avery & Donnie VanBuren
I had the pleasure of working with Terry when she listed our Hudson Valley home. The housing market was slow and we were very concerned about getting a good price for our property. Though other realtors were eager to list the property we chose Terry because of her enthusiasm, tenacity and confidence. She assured us that she could get the job done. Terry was always available to talk and answer any question or concerns we might have had. She always told the truth even if it meant she might lose a sale. Not only did Terry sell our house within a few weeks of it being listed on the market, but she managed to represent both my husband and I, and the buyer of the house with the utmost honesty and integrity. She negotiated a fair deal for both parties and the whole experience went incredibly well with minimal stress. I give her the highest recommendation. Anyone looking to buy or sell their home will not be disappointed.
Meryl & Oren Kalus
Dear Friend, If you are thinking about listing your home for sale in the Hudson Valley, I have only one suggestion for you that will get your home sold quickly and for the price you’re looking for. List it with Terry Jacobus! I’ve known Terry for about ten years, and it was our mutual love of dogs that first brought us together. When it came time to sell my property in New Paltz, there was really only one choice for me: Terry. Not because she was a friend, but because I saw how darned good she was at selling homes. She is continually at the top – if not the TOP real estate agent in sales. Because my property was unique in nature, I knew I would need the market savvy of an experienced realtor. She understood my situation, and we quickly came up with a game plan. She gave me advice on what I needed to do to get it market ready and to get the highest price. She was there for me start to finish, including staging it for photos. Her pricing advice was right on for the market and the type of property being listed. In just a short time, she had a buyer and a closing date! For my sale, Terry represented me as well as the buyers. She was open, honest and transparent in every issue that came up. I always felt she had my back. Going above and beyond is just a normal day’s work for Terry. Terry’s grasp of the market, experience, professionalism and enthusiasm put her in a class by herself – unparalleled! Hands down, if you’re looking for a real estate agent to buy or sell, you need to make just one call, and that’s to Terry Jacobus. An exceedingly happy client
To Whom It May Concern When I decided to sell my house, I interviewed six agents. Terry Jacobus was recommended to me by a friend, who described her to me as someone who clearly loved her job and was very very good at doing it. So I met with her as well as the other agents. I love my house and wanted to sell it, of course, but wanted to go with an agent who understood how special and unique it was, while being able to guide me through the realities of readying me and my house for sale. I wanted someone who could give advice, but also someone who listened to me and be available to me. I wanted someone who was as excited to sell my house to someone who would love it as much as I do, and yet knew the financial and negotiating ins and outs of these transactions, which I certainly do not. I chose Terry to be my agent, and she has done all the above and more. She has made suggestions to help guide me in making the house more "sale worthy", things I did not see, having lived with them for so many years. When deciding on a price, I opted to go high. It is a seller's market after all. She told me it was a risk, that I might not sell at that price, We could always lower it. But if I wanted to do it that way, she was with me. The house did not sell at that higher price and is now at the price she originally suggested. She was right of course. But I really appreciated that she gave her opinion, yet let me see for myself how the potential buyers responded. There has been a marked uptick in viewers with the price adjustment and I am confident it will sell. Terry is always available to me. I really appreciate her taking the time, whenever I need it, to explain things to me, answer questions, give her opinion based on years in the business. In addition, she is just a pleasure to work with. This is such an intense and emotionally (and financially) fraught experience. It makes a huge difference for me to know that she is "on my team" and together we can make this happen. I cannot recommend her highly enough. The fact that she has a great dog and a wonderful sense of humor are additional bonuses! I would not hesitate to recommend Terry to anyone looking for a great real estate agent. She is that, and so much more. I admire her integrity and trust her completely.
To Whom it May Concern,
I met Terry Jacobus on a friend’s recommendation after working with a few other listing agents. Terry was exactly what I was looking for! She communicated clearly, honestly and promptly and I trusted her judgment as she carefully explained and provided evidence for her suggestions. She returned calls quickly and took time to clarify anything I did not understand. She worked well with my lawyer and I always felt like I could count on her. She was upfront and direct. She had my property sold in 4 months after it had been sitting on the market for over three years. I promptly recommended her to a friend who was looking to buy in the area and she and her husband thanked me for the recommendation as Terry found them a lovely house in a short time. Terry is a great fit and a pleasure to work with.
We decided to select Colucci Shand Realty when we sold our home in January 2018. We chose Colucci Shand because we had an excellent experience with them when they sold my wife's mothers house many years ago. They did an excellent job then. Colucci Shand Agent Linda Majetich Hansen came highly recommended from friends and family. She did not disappoint us! Linda is friendly, outgoing, helpful, caring, responsive and extremely knowledgable in the area of real estate. She took the time to meet with us several times to understand our thoughts, what our home was about and what our specific requirements were in order to sell our home. She made several suggestions on actions we could do to enhance the selling price without going overboard. She laid out all the activities and the timing of the sale requirements. She really knows how to best match up potential buyers with your wishes and the homes attributes. Our home sold in a week. Linda helped take the stress out of the whole experience! We highly recommend Colucci Shand Realty and Linda when you decide to sell your home!
Ed & Bernadette Koonz
My husband John Cordo and I have had the pleasure of working with one of your agents Terry Jacobus on the purchase of our summer/weekend home at 358 Guilford Road in Gardiner. Although we closed on the house over a year ago, I have long desired to write you a letter to express our sincere gratitude for all that Terry did for us.
Terry always had our best interest in mind whether it was securing a reputable contractor to receive an estimate on items that may need to be repaired, or helping us understand the negotiating process. She was very knowledgeable of the neighborhood and area as well, which allowed us to visualize our lives in Gardiner.
Terry was consistently poised and patient through every transaction. She also kept us calm when things were stressful and uncertain. I highly recommend Terry to anyone who may be looking to sell or buy a home in the area! We're very happy that we had her as our agent.
I wanted to share my feedback on my recent experience with Colucci Shand Realty. Our real estate agent, Monique McCutcheon successfully helped us buy land two years ago where we planned to build our future home. This year, my husband and I changed our minds and found a foreclosed home, thanks to Monique keeping us on a listing notification email that would better suit our growing family. She helped us maneuver the foreclosure process which proved to be quite lengthy and complicated. Thankfully we closed on the home earlier this month. At the same time, Monique helped us list and sell our land so quickly which helped us tremendously to have the funds needed to work on our new home.
Throughout all of these transactions, Monique was accessible, answering questions, making calls on our behalf, making sure we had all available information to make informed decisions. She is honest, trustworthy and dedicated to her clients. I highly recommend Monique McCutcheon and Colucci Shand Realty for any of your future real estate transactions.
Linda Majetich Hansen and Colucci Shand did a really magnificent job of selling our Gardiner country home. I own a real estate agency in Manhattan and was happy to work with the best agency in Ulster County. So appreciative of their dedication and expertise they offered throughout the whole process.
Realtor Monique McCutcheon found my family our dream home and then sold our previous house in under a week! Monique made the challenging and stressful process of house hunting a pleasure with her warmth and patience. She helped us to make thoughtful decisions that lead to us waiting for just the right house and getting above asking on our previous home. In a day and age when real estate apps promise immediate notice to new listings, I found that most good deals were gone before I could even preview the house. Our dream home would have slipped through our hands if it wasn't for Monique's insight into what we really wanted. Monique's warmth and generous spirit are matched only by her integrity and professionalism. In a process that results in thirty years of monthly payments, knowing that you can trust your realtor is a must.
--The Lyon family