Selling a home or property with the Upstate Curious Team is better than working with any other real estate company. Why? You get the power of an entire real estate team behind you, not just a single agent.
We move at your pace, and with your priorities — whether selling for top dollar, a quick turnaround, or any other needs you have. And, we have expert agents across 11 counties across the Hudson Valley and Catskills region. Curious about our home listing process?
I love the Upstate Curious Team. They were so helpful with finding us the exact right property upstate. We were the most annoying clients and they were the most patient realtors. They know what they're doing; they're also able to be flexible and have a sense of humor. Since buying our property we've now gotten to know the area more and are so impressed with how much the Upstate Curious Team is involved in the community. They are not just about selling real estate; they are really connected to the area and very supportive of organizations and businesses that define the various Upstate communities. Megan and her team are really knowledgeable about ...— Gwen R., Buyer, Accord
Monica is the BEST real estate agent you could ask for! I highly recommend Monica for her professional expertise in multiple counties, super fast response time to all questions, incredible memory (think 8 addresses to visit on a day-long search), her friendliness, and her incredible ability to put a first-time home buyer (me!) at ease. I was a challenging client in that I had a low price point and was picky with knowing I wanted a "diamond in the rough". Monica spent countless weekends tirelessly searching until she found me my DREAM HOME. She helped me every step of the way and stood up for me when I needed her help with a very difficult mortgage b...— Jennifer G., Westbrookville
Working with Katy Porte to sell our house was a dream, especially as first-time sellers. She anticipated our questions and helped us navigate from initial stages all the way past closing. She was extra communicative, quick, thorough, and went the extra mile to help us manage the sale while we were based in a different state. On a personal note -as a marketer, I especially appreciated the care and attention that went into the marketing of our property - truly top notch. Highest recommendation to Katy and the Upstate team!— Lauren E.
We had a wonderful experience with Hillary Kolos and the Upstate Curious team! She is incredible at what she does and made the whole process fun and easy. Hillary guided us through every step. She was super responsive, patient and knowledgeable, and great at explaining things. She immediately understood what we were looking for, and literally went the extra mile, driving to remote spots and tromping through the woods with us in her stylish and practical boots. She had fantastic recommendations for everything from fun hikes & places to eat to crafting our offer and connecting with home inspectors & attorneys. We felt really well looked after and luc...— Jodi E.
Monica was warm, communicative, and efficient. She was also a good advocate for us as buyers. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an agent!— Jorge H., Ferndale
I loved working with Jessica and Billy of the Upstate Curious real estate team. They truly go above and beyond and take everything off your plate. First-time home buyer here! The team will provide fantastic, trusted references to work with. I was very impressed with the teams knowledge, negotiation skills, and responsiveness. If you’re moving from the city or looking into a secondary home, I’d highly recommend the Upstate Curious Team. In just a few months, my upstate experience went from just looking to being a homeowner. Thanks for making it so easy.— Maura C., Glen Spey
Working with Danny and team was a breath of fresh air. They were responsive, professional and a joy to work with! Our house had offers in the first hour due to the website, professional photographs, and social feed. The company has an amazing client base. My biggest feedback is they are honest, and as a client I felt I could trust them. They did not push or suggest anything to sell the house faster that was dishonest. An amazing company!!!— Jeanette G., Rock Hill
We listed our house with the Upstate Curious Team and couldn't be more pleased. From the first contact with them and throughout the entire process they were extremely professional, knowledgeable and proficient. The listing photos, video and staging made our home look it's best. With their outstanding marketing efforts, we had an accepted offer within a few days! I would highly recommend them for your real estate needs.— Matt C., Claryville
A sincere thank you to the Upstate Curious team and our agent, Monica Schwerberg, for making our first excursion into home-buying such a pleasant experience! Monica took the time to really understand what we were looking for and guided us through every step, answering all of our questions and ultimately helping us find our awesome home. The rest of the team was incredibly professional and supportive and even stepped in to help us when we had a showing outside of Monica’s schedule, which we found to be a great sign of their teamwork. We highly recommend them!— Ciana F.
Working with Katy Brink was so enjoyable. She spent time getting to know us and really listened to what we were looking for, which was specific. Katy would travel hours in every direction to meet us. When we did make an offer on a house (twice), she made the process so easy. She was honest with us, made great recommendations and was always available to answer questions. We chose to work with the Upstate Curious Team because we wanted access to a wide network, but with a more personal, contemporary feel and Katy completely delivered. We really can’t say enough good things about our experience with her and the entire team.— Beth M.
Monica was absolutely outstanding and helped me find my dream home and scoop it up before anyone else could. She’s incredibly cool, responsive, thoughtful, thorough, and has great relationships throughout the Hudson Valley she leveraged to make the process as smooth as possible. Thanks again, Monica!— Nick G., Wawarsing
Echoing the superb reviews others have shared, my experience with Chelsea McGowan and the Upstate Curious team was fantastic. Every sale can have its challenges, and ours had a surprise septic issue as we entered contract. Chelsea was able to maintain the relationship with the buyers agent to keep the sale on track and secure. Our extended sale ended up overlapping Chelsea's wedding and honeymoon, yet I felt incredibly supported by her colleagues who stepped in to support us in the closing. The transition was seamless because of Chelsea's clear communication leading up to and after the closing. I chose Upstate Curious because of their astute use o...— Claire B.A
We had an amazing experience working with Upstate Curious! Hillary, our realtor was absolutely incredible. We are first time homebuyers and had a lot of questions and Hillary was incredibly informative, patient, and kind. I really couldn't recommend her and the team more highly. If you're looking for a more personal, hands-on experience Hillary should definitely be your go-to. Also, if you're ever looking for a good donut, she seems to know a good spot in every Catskills town 😋. We're both really looking forward to our new home in the Catskills and Upstate Curious made the experience feel extremely comfortable and easy.— Patrick S.
Danny is the absolute best. In a high-stress, highly emotional process, he made everything feel low-key in the best possible way. And with the whole Upstate Curious real estate team behind him, we were so pleased with the partnership beginning to end. The next time we sell, it’ll be with Danny again, no question.— Blake M., Catskill
When you are making the biggest purchase of your life, one that affects your family, you want to make sure you have a great agent working for you and one that fits you and your family. Jessica Maloney is that person! From the onset of our search, Jessica made us feel comfortable and relaxed throughout the process, which for most people can be stressful and comes with anxiety not knowing the outcome of the process. We were impressed with the level of knowledge Jessica had and the amount of data that she had about the market. At the time our family was looking for our second home, it was during the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic where the invento...— Karen C.
Danny and Upstate Curious team are 5 star all the way. From start to finish, service was impeccable. Photos, price decision, listing, and most importantly getting the house sold quickly and at a good price!! Frankly, would never buy or sell again without using Upstate Curious team. A++++— Yellow C.
My husband and I recently worked with Jessica Maloney to purchase a home in Sullivan county. We could not be more thankful for Jessica’s diligent attention to detail, patience with us, education provided, and endless time. Jessica is super kind, professional, and informative. She was a pleasure to work with and we would not hesitate to recommend her and the UC team to our friends and family!— Lucey C.
It was a pleasure to work with our realtor, Katy Porte, and the Upstate Curious Team when we sold our property in Ellenville, NY in 2022. Being unfamiliar with the process, we were so very grateful for Katy's knowledge, communication, advice and professionalism. I highly recommend Upstate Curious to anyone buying or selling property in the Hudson Valley and beyond!— Evan B.
A heartfelt shout out to Chelsea and her Upstate Curious Team for helping us successfully sell our property in the Ellenville area. Chelsea is a talented real estate broker with a broad array of resources. She brings a special blend of warmth, enthusiasm and reassurance to what can best be described as a stressful process. Chelsea was knowledgeable and incredibly patient in walking us through all aspects of the sale, from the initial inspection through pricing recommendation, showings and final negotiations. No question was too trivial for her. She remained attuned to our concerns but did not hesitate to share her insights and advice when we needed ...— Asma H.
Danny & team with their knowledge and experience of the market, architecture & design fused with a high tech communication system, we never experienced a missed appointment, call back or inquiry. Our journey was stress free. They went beyond a five star rating.— Mike R.
Upstate Curious team go above and beyond! Doesn't hurt that they have the best listing Upstate NY has to offer. I have both purchased and sold using them, I wouldn't trust any other realty team. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!— Patrick C.
Katy and the team helped me navigate the chaotic market in upstate NY and secure a home. For someone new to the area, they also have many great local referrals and tips. Highly recommended!— Eric C.
Danny was a dream to work with start to finish. He was thoughtful, communicative & the whole team made our sale a complete success. Would sell again with them in a heartbeat.— Jojo G.
My fiancé and I had the pleasure of working with Jessica on our recent home purchase. We can't say enough good things about our experience with being first time home buyers. She made the process easier as she took time to explain and make things understandable, she was with us every step of the way. Never once did we feel like she was only out for a paycheck or to make a sale but that she was taking care of friends. Never realized how invloved agents are in the home buying process start to finish, she went to bat for us. Highly recommend Jessica and her team for your realty needs!— Caroline C.
Chelsea and her entire team were nothing short of perfect throughout the entire sales process of selling our home in Roscoe. Their unparalleled knowledge of the upstate market helped us price our home at a number that we all felt would create a lot of interest in the market. They were spot on. We ended up in contract within a weeks time AND well over the original asking price. If you're considering selling your home or even buying in the upstate market, Chelsea and her entire team are who you should be speaking with.— Jeffrey C.
We had the pleasure of working with Megan and Leigh from the Upstate Curious Team. We were first-time buyers, looking for a house in the Catskills and we had very broad criteria. We were purchasing from out of state, so they understood the time constraints that we had. When we sent them links to homes that we were interested in, they helped us save time by noting any issues that they could tell without even seeing the house (calling the seller realtor, noting busy roads, etc.). Importantly, they were willing to travel much farther than other realtors that we contacted and helped us find our perfect home (Why do some realtors insist on only traveling...— Bonny T.
Danny is the realtor you want if you are looking to sell your home. He sold our house in Rhinebeck in spring 2021, and we got multiple offers and accepted the highest one within a week. The process was so stress-free and seamless it blew our minds. Danny (and everyone at KW) exudes a low-key coolness that embodies what everyone loves about the Hudson Valley and the Catskills. It’s a sort of easy-going intelligence. He isn’t pushy or aggressive, but behind the scenes there is an aggressive and intelligent marketing strategy going on. He knows the area really well, but more importantly knows what buyers from NYC are looking for and helps you to mark...— Hilary L., Rhinebeck
We worked with Leigh on the purchase of our first home and it was a dream experience. Leigh invested time in understanding what we wanted, then immediately set out in pursuit of some properties. The house we bought was one Leigh sourced herself and we fell in love right away. She coached us through the entire purchase process and made us feel all the love as we settled into our new home. So grateful for her and the whole Upstate Curious team - the app they designed is SO helpful for a Hudson Valley newbie like me.— Zack A.
What a wonderful experience we had while closing on our vacation home! Hillary was extremely responsive from start to finish, while also being personable with us. Thank you for everything and look forward to hanging out in Windham! :)— Michael S.
Katy is one of the best in the business! She and her team helped me navigate the housing market intelligently, and I can confidently say I would not have had as much success with other realtors in the area. She knew exactly how to position my specialty home to the right kind of buyers. Katy was also updating me routinely and it always made me feel at ease in moments of stressful decisions. Highly recommend!!!— Adam B.
We had a wonderful experience working with Upstate Curious - specifically with Hillary Kolos. Hillary was incredibly responsive and quick to act when we came across places that we wanted to see. She helped us work through offers (even when we were travelling abroad and in odd time zones) and when we finally found "the one" - she helped us negotiate an offer that was competitive without having us overpay. Throughout the period we were in contract, she was great at helping us line up multiple inspections, get answers during our due diligence period, and went above and beyond in dealing with atypical negotiations regarding furniture, etc. We couldn't b...— Julia L.
We’ve worked with the Upstate Curious Team a couple of times now - both buying and selling - and honestly couldn’t recommend them highly enough! They’re extremely knowledgeable about not only all things real estate, but they go above and beyond the role of a typical realtor. They’ve helped us source contractors and have navigated tricky situations at closings with ease. Not to mention they’re fun! 10/10 would recommend.— Michael M.
If you are looking for a realtor that cares about you and takes the time to understand you and what your likes and dislikes are. Then Lacey Brown is the ONE! From our first consultation all the way through she has been AMAZING!! She is patient answers all and any questions no matter how silly they may sound. She makes sure you fully understand the process and different terms. Her communication is amazing very responsive. She helped me and my fiancé found our forever home. We are so grateful and blessed to have gotten to work with Lacey.— Tanya H.
We can’t speak highly enough of Upstate Curious and in particular, Hillary Kolos. Hillary helped us find a beautiful home in Sullivan County and she was incredibly patient, supportive and helpful throughout the entire process.— Maria S.
Jessica Maloney is such a pleasure to work with. Her insight and hands on approach are absolutely invaluable. Whether you’re a seasoned buyer or a first time home buyer Jessica will be a tremendous value add to your home buying experience.— Maxwell K.
I love Megan and her team at Upstate Curious. Dynamic and willing to listen and try new things, while gently guiding us when we needed to be.— Leong O., High Falls
This is a great real estate group! I highly recommend Danny Romero! He is a spectacular agent! He helped us buy and sell multiple homes, the last sale happening during these more recent difficult times. He's very insightful, helping to provide thoughtful input along the way as we are builders/rehabbers who bought/sold on spec. He's a great agent to have in your corner (during the process of getting ready to list a home to sell and then when you're selling, he's great at negotiations too). If you're looking to sell a home in the Hudson Valley, choose Danny as your real estate agent!— Jeanine I
Danny, Chelsea, and the Upstate Curious Team were truly exceptional. From the first meeting until the closing, we felt like we were in the most capable hands. It took us a few months to prepare our buildings for listing, but it took less than 20 hours after the listings went live to receive a full price, accepted offer. No small feat on 3 huge commercial buildings, plus a small business in our tiny Hudson Valley village! The swift offer was largely due to the level of preparation and research that Danny & Chelsea put into presenting the listings. From the extensive listing information, informational brochures & pricing advice to the gorgeous profess...— Justine P.
I can't say enough good things about Danny and his team. Our first meeting we were left with a list of things to do. We followed his directions and when the time came his team displayed and marketed the house in an amazing light. Because of his work and knowledge we were blown away with the traffic he generated. Sold our house in 5 days!— Chris R.
Would highly recommend Upstate Curious, especially Leigh!! The whole process was simple, and we never once felt pressured. Leigh was so easy to communicate with, answered all of our questions in a way that felt extremely genuine, and gave us so many helpful tips along the way. At this point Leigh feels more like our friend than our realtor :)— Kate C.
Working with Monica and the team was absolutely incredible — we didn’t know that the process of buying a house could be so hassle-free and actually enjoyable (especially in this market!!). Monica went above and beyond, meeting our needs and always having our best interests in mind. I could not recommend her enough!— Vera K.
We worked with Katy Brink to find our home. She understood the specifics of what we were looking for, and acted fast whenever a new listing came up that fit our criteria. She’s very communicative. It’s competitive out there, so you need someone who quickly gets you the info you need to make a big decision. Katy did that for us. We love our new home. Thank you to Katy and the Upstate Curious team for getting us here!— Martha P.
I worked with Katy Porte a few months ago on a sale and I highly recommend her if you are looking to sell and want someone who is responsive, communicative, efficient, patient and with high professionalism and integrity. The rest of their team and service is equally impressive - from the initial intake to closing, they provide many tools and support that you'll find valuable and helpful in order for you to be well-prepared and have a successful closing.— Tao H.
Monica was great! She listened to what it was we were looking for and found some gems that we didn’t see even though we looked on sites everyday. She really understood what it was that made a house a home for us specifically.— Heather R.
Upstate Curious has an awesome culture of agents that create a wonderful sense of community especially for people in the city looking to buy upstate. We worked with Billy Golan who was kind, patient, knowledgeable, and knew how to hustle to get it done! So excited to be part of the Upstate Curious family now!— Connie C.
My wife and I worked with Jessica from the Upstate Curious team and we could not have been happier. Jess was patient and kind in helping us find a place in the Catskills that met our needs and had her eyes open to possible problems and issues that we were not experienced enough to know to look for. Her hard work paid off in the end and we could not be happier with our new place.— Marc H.
I’ve worked with the Upstate Curious team twice now to sell 2 different homes that I renovated and the returns have always exceed my expectations. My most recent experience with Katy Porte as my listing agent was outstanding. Katy came out multiple times to the project to consult and to provide input that would add value to the project. She was communicative, thoughtful, and diligent throughout the process. Most importantly, I felt valued even though my projects weren’t in the high-end price points. Megan (the founder) has organically built her following which in invaluable in getting eyes on your property. They operate like a well-oiled machine. Lo...— Mallory G.
Everyone was very helpful and worked together to run everything smoothly. Highly recommend Chelsea and the rest of the team!— Nima M.
Thanks you Chelsea McGown and the Upstate Curious team for helping up both buy and sell in the Hudson Valley! Your professionalism and care helped ease our big transition. Highly Recommend!— Lindsay S.
Our recommendation for Katy Porte of Upstate Curious could not be higher. Her knowledge, engagement, communication and advice as we navigated the beginning of a changing sellers market in Woodstock was spot on. The combination of her relaxed, but very engaged style, and the strong marketing platform available through Upstate Curious made our sale easy, fast and beneficial for us.— Maria B.C.