Emily Kragness, R.E. Salesperson

Emily Kragness

R.E. Salesperson

Biography

After 17 meaningful years teaching in alternative high schools in the city I am excited to be able to use lifelong interests in architecture, geography, horticulture, and home improvement in order to help you find just the right location and home for you. 

Purchasing a home has the potential to be both exciting and stressful. Whether you are in the beginning phase of considering a first home or other property purchase, or you are an experienced homebuyer, having an agent advocate who understands the local market - its history and its contemporary developments - is essential. Over the years, I've gained a broad understanding about our region and its unique characteristics, first as a curious visitor and virtual house hunter and then weekender and, eventually, as a resident and neighbor. I bring a grounded and friendly presence to my work with others and am able to step back, ask questions and listen carefully as well as actively mentor a client through the home buying process. Being part of an accomplished CBVG team offers me a wealth of resources that will assure you are taken care of!

I grew up in both rural and urban areas and have lived in several regions of the United States, Canada and Germany, yet I've found myself especially at home in the Hudson Valley - living near the Hudson River often reminds me of growing up near the Mighty Mississippi and spending time on the rocky bluffs along Lake Superior. In my down time, I can be found taking on home improvement projects with my partner, gardening and studying horticulture, writing, or exploring the back roads and towns of wherever I am. It's hard not to appreciate the region’s diverse amenities - small farms, village charms and city conveniences, extensive recreational options and restaurants, and a down to earth, creative and engaged population.  I am grateful to be able to call Rosendale home as much as Brooklyn. You could say I'm a true City Mouse, Country Mouse but I've found my spot here. 

Whether you grew up in the area, you are relocating, or you are seeking a “weekend” home or other respite from the city, I look forward to helping you find your "spot" in the larger Hudson Valley!

 

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Testimonials

As first time home buyers, Emily Kragness was a helpful and personable companion through the often overwhelming house-hunting process. She listened carefully to our needs and helped us hone our vision for the ideal property through asking good questions, suggesting potential fits and bringing her keen eye for details to viewings. After seeing 20+ homes and making an offer, she was extremely responsive to our many questions as well as tackling paperwork and prompt problem solving. She is also just a lovely person! Would highly recommend her to just about anyone but especially first time home buyers.

- Rhonda M. Lowery

Emily Kragness was a joy to work with. Patient with these first time buyers, flexible around the schedule of a one year old, and extremely thoughtful about health and safety as we were living with elders at the time. Emily talked us through every aspect of the million questions we had from septic tanks to original floorboards and was extremely responsive, kind and funny throughout. Her deep bench of knowledge (and willingness to find out) along with her meticulous behind the scenes work made everything easy- we just had to show up and make a few decisions! We will probably never know the million and one things she did for us. She clearly loves here work, and nothing is too much trouble to get you the dream house you are looking for. The whole process was great- from looking at areas, finding and looking at houses, gently advice offered only at our request and nuanced negotiation and people skills with sellers agents. I would have no hesitation in recommending Emily Kragness to anyone who is looking to buy a house. She puts the 'real' in realtor and if you can get on her books you'll be a lucky duck.

- Kate Edmundson

Loved working with Emily Kragness! We were first time home buyers and she took her time with us explaining all of the processes. She was super responsive, generous with her time, and showed us places in many areas she thought we’d enjoy. Highly recommend working with her.

- Zillow User: Lbrown310

Emily Kragness is personable and knowledgeable about the local market. As our interests in the Hudson Valley shifted from more rural to a little more urban, Emily's style remained adaptable and agile. She was very responsive to questions and gave her opinion about properties only when we asked for a deeper perspective, and then was forthright about the value of homes and their potential for our plans. We've already recommended her to friends!

- Bryan Kutner

Emily Kragness is an aficionado of the area, and knows all of the awesome properties for your budget. She is calm and patient with excellent communication skills. She is reliable and available for all random questions and checkins - and despite the lengthy process times during COVID she kept the ball rolling on our purchase in Kingston. We loved working with Emily and highly recommend her!

- Zillow User: user359242

Emily Kragness spent an inordinate amount of time patiently guiding us through the process of buying our first home (from square one—we knew nothing!). She is highly knowledgeable, personable, insightful, and all around a pleasure to work with. She represented us very well and we ended up buying our dream home. Do yourself a favor and work with her!

- Emily AllenPaine

Emily Kragness is smart, responsible, and great to hang out with on those long days visiting houses. We'll genuinely miss our Saturdays with her! She's the most fantastic realtor we could have imagined.

- Miranda Javid

Wow I went through a whole lot with Emily Kragness and she was nothing short of solid, professional, kind and went above and beyond to help me find my home. Emily helped me find another home earlier in the year (after months of looking) where the buyer pulled out suddenly and relisted the home for $50k more in a hot market in the height of the pandemic. We had to start all over again in an extremely competitive market with new rules and hygiene and germs to worry about. Emily went extremely above and beyond by previewing homes for me when I couldn’t make the drive to upstate NY and showing me the homes via video chat. The home I eventually bought was shown to me in that way and she got her friend to actually show it to me in person when our schedules didn’t match up. Emily has been by my side for almost a year in finding a home that suited me! I constantly peppered her with a ton of questions since it was my first house purchase and she always got back to me and helped the process relatively painless and easy! And she’s also very positive attitude and very honest, which is hard to find in a person let alone an agent. I couldn’t recommend her enough!!!

- Sarinya Srisakul

We absolutely adore Emily Kragness. She was like our guardian angel during the entire home buying process. This was our first house, so we needed all the help we could get. Emily is awesome! Very knowledgeable, thoughtful, responsive, and helpful in every way. We can't recommend her enough.

- Zillow User: alexmarkbayer

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Emily's Active Listings

285 Dug Hill Road, Hurley
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,521 SqFt

285 Dug Hill Road, Hurley

$625,000

Emily's Sales

Sale Pending
746 Tom Hoag Road 432 Tom Hoag Road, Delhi
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,146 SqFt

746 Tom Hoag Road 432 Tom Hoag Road, Delhi

$725,000
Sale Pending
746 Tom Hoag Road 432 Tom Hoag Rd., Delhi
  • Land
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

746 Tom Hoag Road 432 Tom Hoag Rd., Delhi

$725,000
Sold
95 Goat Hill Road, Saugerties
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,680 SqFt

95 Goat Hill Road, Saugerties

$549,000
Sold
47 Canaan Road, New Paltz
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,736 SqFt

47 Canaan Road, New Paltz

$425,000
Sold
12 Traver Hollow Rd, Boiceville
  • Residential
  • 1 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,300 SqFt

12 Traver Hollow Rd, Boiceville

$425,000
Sold
79 Highland Avenue, Kingston
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,592 SqFt

79 Highland Avenue, Kingston

$415,000
Sold
60 Van Deusen Street, Kingston
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,420 SqFt

60 Van Deusen Street, Kingston

$319,000
Sold
79 Broad Street, West Hurley
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,248 SqFt

79 Broad Street, West Hurley

$295,000
Sold
76 Main Street, Napanoch
  • Multi-Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

76 Main Street, Napanoch

$140,000

Listing information last updated on August 8th, 2022 at 6:50pm EDT.

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