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Buyer Representation

Why Buy New Paltz Real Estate on Your Own?

Our Real Estate Team can show you any home or property in the Hudson Valley or Catskills, regardless of whether we are the listing agency.  Why would anyone try to make one of the most important investments of their life without a commited team to support and guide them? 

Buyers who are pre-approved, sign a buyer-broker agreement and work with us exclusively can enlist us to perform these services:

  • Locate suitable properties
  • Preview properties
  • Suggest necessary inspections by experts
  • Help buyers determine what they can afford
  • Verify property taxes and utilities
  • Verify the value of the property
  • Advise clients on structuring an offer
  • Present the offer to the seller's representative
  • Negotiate favorable contract terms for the buyer
  • Assist in securing financing
  • Assist buyers and their attorny in clarifying title, zoning, building codes and access easements
  • Refer clients to qualified vendors
  • Analyze the future salability of the property

How do I know who a particular agent works for?

Before seeing a house with an agent, it should be apparent to you what their role is and who they work for.  New York State mandates that any potential customers should receive an New York State Agency Disclosure  upon your first substantive contact with a real estate agent. 

Some customers become confused when a real estate broker takes them to see a home which has a lawn sign of different real estate company posted.  Most buyers assume that since that broker does not work for the listing agency (company on the sign) they are working on behalf of them.  In this case, that broker could still be working for the seller even though his company is not the listing company (company on the lawn sign). 

Enlisting out team as your buyer's broker can eliminate this confusion by providing an assurance that this broker is always working on your behalf and in your best interest.


Shouldn't I just call the broker on the lawn sign?

You can call the broker on the lawn sign, but you must be aware that this broker is working on behalf of the seller.  Their goal is to get the best price and terms for the seller, so they do not have your interest in mind. 

By selecting a buyer broker to represent you exclusively, you can allow that broker to set up an appointment to show you the home.  While showing the home to you, the buyer broker can offer you an objective opinion about it.  Should you want to make an offer, your buyer broker negotiates to help you obtain the best price and terms for you.

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Barbara Carter
RE Associate Broker
Century 21 Alliance
Realty Group

203 Main Street
New Paltz NY 12561
Cell: 845-505-3160  

2015-2016 Century 21 Centurion Award
2014 Century 21 Quality Service Award
2015-2016 Century 21 Quality Service Pinnacle Award
2015-2016 Century 21 Presidents Producer Award
2015-2016 Hudson Valley Magazine "Five Star Professional Real Estate Agent Award"


It's important to know oneself when choosing a realtor. Knowing that my wife and I would be buyers that need a patient and highly responsive agent, we met with several experienced realtors before choosing Barbara Carter. We chose Barbara in part because of her excellent reputation and in part because of her extraordinary knowledge of the mid-Hudson Valley market. But most of all, we just knew that Barbara had the warm and conscientious personality we could work with. In every way, Barbara exceeded our expectations. Ours was a two year process to find the right home. We started with one idea and ended with a very different one. Dozens of properties were visited. Throughout the process, Barbara was remarkably patient, carefully listening to and responding to our evolving criteria. She was quick to bring newly listed properties to our attention. If we had questions about a property, she was quick to get us answers. Property after property, Barbara never wavered. When we found what we wanted, a number of complexities unfolded. Most were unexpected and many would have rattled a less experienced realtor. It is here that a buyer wants a real pro, and Barbara skillfully guided us through the details of a very challenging 6 month offer-to-closing process. Often she did much more for us than her professional duties required. From the first day we started looking for a home to the day of closing, Barbara never missed a beat. She is a total professional . Eugene Lebwohl
Having Barbara Carter as your Realtor is equivalent to the ultimate professional, successful, and pleasurable real estate experience. My house was on the market with another agency for over a year and no offers were achieved. When Barbara became my agent; a marketing report was generated within days, proper pricing was achieved, and three bids were received within the first week. From the first days of showing to the actual closing on the property, Barbara was brilliant and enthusiastic about all matters related to the sale of my home. Her attention to detail, knowledge of the market conditions, willingness to share her wisdom, high standard of ethics, and generosity of spirit are the best I have ever experienced. Barbara Carter receives my absolute highest level of recommendation. Marda Reid
It was our great pleasure working with Barbara.Barbara is very professional, informative,honest hard working and all the good qualities.She will get you a beautiful home for your money in a nice environment. Barbara had found a dream home for me and my husband in a short period of time.She did not only sold us this house she chose a home that she likes for herself too. We fell in love with the house and made our decision the first time we saw it.I would highly recomend Barbara she is the BEST.Thanks again Barbara. Deneise Clacken
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