John Summerford, Associate R.E. Broker

Biography

Excellence. Expertise. Ethics. Your Personal Real Estate Advisor.

            

  • Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Specialist
  • 2021 Ulster County Board of Realtors Top Producer
  • Member of the Coldwell Banker International Sterling Society
    Awarded to the Top 25% of Coldwell Banker Agents Worldwide
  • 2021 Ulster County Board of Realtors Top Producer
  • Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist
  • Graduate REALTOR Institute®

I am a full time real estate agent, with consistent sales in the multi-million dollar category and a recipient of the Coldwell Banker International Sterling Society Award for being amongst the top 25% of 93,000 Coldwell Banker agents worldwide. I focus on offering home sellers and homebuyers a proven excellence in client services. I hold a degree in Economics from Trinity College in Hartford, CT and bring the knowledge and know-how of being a GRI® Graduate from the REALTOR® Institute,  a RSPS® Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist and a Certified Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Property Specialist.

Whether you are buying or selling, I enjoy helping clients achieve their real estate goals and I strive to be the best real estate agent you’ll ever work with as well as your personal real estate advisor! Give me a call and let’s get started!

 

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Testimonials

John Summerford helped us to find our first home, the search was over a year long to find the perfect home in the perfect neighborhood. John is professional and detail oriented and always got back to us quickly with what ever we needed (house info, scheduling appointments to see houses.) Even during the closing process he was diligent with the mortgage broker, lawyers, other seller's realtor, and inspectors to keep the process moving. Overall John is truly a champion for his clients throughout the whole process, providing a lot of knowledge and experience to inexperienced home owners (like ourselves).

- Anonymous

John Summerford did an awesome job at helping us sell our house.  John was with us from the beginning in helping us price the house to sell thru the sale and closing process.  John kept us informed each step of the way and if we had questions, John was quick to answer or get the correct answers. Highly recommend John for your real estate needs.

- Anonymous

It is pleasure to have John Summerford's help in searching for the right home. He is very attentive to our interests and provides us with immediate feedback regarding property details and showings.

- Anonymous

John Summerford is a wonderful real estate agent. He patient, forthright/honest, responsive and willing to honor the restrictions of the buyer (location, price, "must haves" etc...). I believe these are valuable skills that are increasingly hard to find.
He has a great sense of humor and offers valuable insights into the real estate process.

- Anonymous

John Summerford is extremely kind and thorough. He has expanded our search beyond our initial radius and has always balanced his comments with both the positives and drawbacks of every property we have considered - which is very important to us.

- Anonymous

We had a wonderful experience working with John Summerford. We were on the hunt for a weekend home in Ulster County and John was patient and attentive throughout the process, but never pushy. Since we could only come up on the weekends, he always made himself available. He also provided us tips on what to look for in a weekend home and was a great resource throughout our search. Once we found the house, John kept things moving all the way to closing. We highly recommend him!

- Lisa Kim

John Summerford was very helpful showing us many home that met our descriptions we had given. He had a great knowledge of the village and the surrounding area. He help us through the entire process making it very easy.

- Anonymous

John Summerford was always early for meetings, very kind, knowledgeable, very helpful, and works quickly. I'd highly recommend him to a friend. Very trustworthy and a nice guy in general.

- Anonymous

John Summerford is incredibly hard-working, diligent, and honest. He is by far the best realtor I've worked with. He provided me with impressively thorough information on a consistent basis. My family hasn't yet bought something with him, but I plan on working with him until we do.

- Anonymous

As First time home buyers.. We moved from a too-hipsterized-for-its-own-good-Greenpoint Brooklyn NY apartment, to Beacon NY (just an hour and 15 minutes upstate, with its own Metro-North station: double YAY!), all with the help of John Summerford, and we couldn't be more thrilled!. He's been a true class act from the get go- something that most realtors are sadly lacking these days. His smiley, assertive, serene and respectful demeanor totally won us over. He was patient with us and always had something positive to say, reassuring us in our concerns or questions. The 3 of us just had a great time looking at homes, and he was always so on time , whether we met early mornings driving in from the city, or later in the day, he always had such a professional attitude, we were psyched. We ended up finding the right home here in Beacon, just what we wanted, for us and our ''fur-child''-- our adorable rescued pitbull girl! We are enjoying the incredibly beautiful Hudson Valley in all its glory--winter move and all-- No more waking up to Brooklyn BQE-Greenpoint contamination, crammed living quarters and walking the dog amongst garbage! We wake up refreshed here. Beacon is a sweet little town with a lot to offer, everybody is SO friendly here,! we are slowly discovering it all and are looking forward to hiking the trails, eating at every little restaurant, trying the local beers and come springtime, hittin' the abundant local farmers markets. John was SO good to us that we actually consider him a friend, and look forward to hanging out with him at our housewarming get together--although that may not happen until spring.....summer? --lol!- *boxes everywhere still*-- but hey-- there's room in here! haha! We even have a crawlspace! no more paying for ridiculous storage rooms! Yas! :) Thank you, John, for such a refreshing house hunting experience. We will be recommending you to family and friends for their real estate needs. You're the Man!!

- Anonymous

Thanks to John Summerford, my first venture into home ownership was successful. As a first time buyer, I very much needed to be educated on all aspects of purchasing real estate. John not only took the time to explain each and every detail of the process but also was extremely patient when answering my many questions. He also really listened to me and kept my search realistic by only showing me properties in my price range that met my criteria.

- Anonymous

John Summerford was truly a pleasure to work with while selling our house. He kept us fully informed with every step and provided honest feedback and advice. He was extremely thorough, available, and responsive. As soon as we accepted an offer, John managed to keep all parties in the loop and kept things moving smoothly. John is not only experienced and professional, he is the kind of person that both buyer and seller's agents like to work with and he is an expert at keeping negotiations positive. I'm thrilled that we've closed but will miss working with John.

- Anonymous

John Summerford was extremely helpful, professional, and always responded to our questions promptly. We had a quick and easy selling experience and are very grateful for his help.

- Anonymous

Mr. John Summerford is as kind and generous with his time as he is professional. I highly recommend him as a real estate agent. He is one of those people who goes the extra mile for you.

- Anonymous

Awesome, knowledgeable, honest, attentive, never wasted our time, friendly and always put us at ease… Plain and simple John Summerford is a fantastic agent who "gets it" and as business owners it meant a lot! I have already recommended him to friends. Thank you John!

- Anonymous

John Summerford is awesome!!!!! We had a wonderful experience working with him and will definitely be recommending him to or friends/ family as well as keeping in contact for any other real estate related needs. (He's) responsive, very patient, always willing to help and explain what I needed as it was my first time buying a home. Very happy :)

- Anonymous

We just closed on a beautiful house in New Paltz through John Summerford's detailed and patient guidance. We were looking for a second home in the Hudson Valley and did not know what town in Ulster County would best fit the needs of our extended family. We brought our wish list to John, and he coordinated showings, accommodated us at the last minute, always stayed in touch, and helped us navigate the search for a country home. We're city dwellers that don't know anything about septic tanks, water filtration or the test for radon, for example. He helped educate us, while putting our worries at ease. There's a lot to think about when you buy a 2nd home, but with the help of an expert like John, the process is much smoother and fun. John went above and beyond to represent our best interests. The work of a good broker goes way beyond just showing the home - it's also answering questions post inspection, presenting the offer sealing the winning bid, and conducting a thorough walk through before closing. He is personal, patient and professional.

Solid choice for a broker in the Hudson Valley!

- Anonymous

(John Summerford is a) Great guy to work with - knows his stuff, is honest and took the time to show us and discuss the pro's and cons of each place that we saw. Highly recommended.

- Anonymous

John Summerford recently helped us sell our property and Is currently helping us find a new dream home. He brought a wreath of knowledge and expertly marketed our remote rural second home to like minded buyers in New York City. It is a pleasure to work with him.

- Anonymous

John Summerford was excellent. He was personable, professional, and knowledgeable. He made our experience seamless. He showed us all the homes we asked. Gave us great advice. Once we found the one that was perfect, he helped us through every step. He kept us well informed about the progress of our purchase. He was great! We would use him again and recommend him to everyone!

- Anonymous

I was very pleased with John Summerford and the way he handled our house for sale. Always professional and on top of matters. Always responded to our e-mails and questions. I would recommend him to anyone that would ask.

- Anonymous

John Summerford always had (or obtained) the answers to all our questions. John always gave us direct and accurate answers to our questions. If he didn't know, he would say so and find out the answer rather than feed us false information. He really made the selling process quite simple for us all as we were not familiar and somewhat afraid of the entire process. John always returned our emails and phone calls immediately. (it was like he slept with his phone and computer on next to him...maybe he does) John always dressed and acted in a professional manner.

- Anonymous

John Summerford is an accomplished agent. Working with him in the New Paltz market was not only a pleasure but a success. As a long time investor, I know that transactions can be complicated and stressful. John provided a smooth process in a timely manner.

- Anonymous

Working with John Summerford was a pleasure. Not only was he able to quickly point us to the right properties but was instrumental in helping the sale come through by being actively there in all the little difficult moments and hiccups that do come up. Highly recommend working with him.

- Anonymous

I had a house for up for sale for over a year, with no luck. I moved my listing to John Summerford, and he did a great job working with me to come up with a realistic price that would sell the house. Within a week or so we had multiple showings, and within a couple of weeks we had offers. John did an outstanding job getting this house sold for me.... which allowed me to sleep again at night!

- Anonymous

We went through several agents before we had the good fortune of meeting John Summerford. He was extremely professional, prompt at returning emails and calls, and really knew his stuff. John was very patient with us (first-time buyers), and we never felt pressured, or like he was rushing us. When we finally found the right property, John was a huge help with navigating the bidding/closing process. I could not recommend him more.

- Anonymous

I can't say enough great things about John Summerford!  I found him through a friend who was very happy with his search for her and her husband's home and I was not disappointed. Rather, I was very impressed! He stuck with me through a long search process. This was my first home purchase and he was extremely informative and provided me with an overview of the entire process at the beginning so that I understood fully what buying a home entails (from getting a bank pre-approval letter, to signing the mortgage papers). I found him to be very accessible to answer questions, was flexible with times to show the  homes, and really got to know me (my likes and dislikes) so that we could narrow down the search process. I would recommend him highly to anybody searching for a home and if I were to look for another home in the future (which I don't anticipate because I LOVE my home) I wouldn't go with anybody else.

- Anonymous

John Summerford of Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty is a pleasure to work with. He is deeply knowledgable about the Ulster County real estate market and  gives advice tactfully and and completely on point. We have worked with John on a few real estate sales and purchases, on every one he was vital in keeping the deal alive.  Any time there was a problem or glitch John always moved the transaction forward and came up with solutions.  He never needs to be asked. I have no hesitation in recommending John Summerford heartily.

 
- Cathy Crawford

I've worked with 3 different RE Agents in the past 10 years and have finally found my go-to guy. John Summerford is knowledgeable, persistent, detailed, responsive, reliable, and aggressive, all for the benefit of his client. He is also an interesting, gregarious, sincere and genuinely nice guy. John helped me through the search, providing comps and options, negotiation the deal with owner financing, navigating some DEC issues, and closing on my new building. He comes with my highest recommendation.

- Anonymous

John Summerford made our experience stress-free. We truly felt at ease due to his proactive approach, diligence, and knowledge. We are first-time home buyers who had been looking for about a year, and were feeling overwhelmed and a little jaded until we were connected with John. A huge thanks!!!

- Anonymous

John Summerford is the Best real estate agent I've ever worked with. He is extremely knowledgeable, patient, trustworthy and reliable. He brought all the pieces together and help create one of the fastest and easiest home closings I've ever experienced. I highly recommend him.

- Anonymous

Our family is relocating to the area and John Summerford has been a great resource in helping us get to know the area and narrow down our search for a home. We haven't found a place yet, but John's expertise and promptness have helped us to quickly narrow down our search area and focus on a few specific locations. We'd recommend him to anyone looking to buy/sell, especially if you're unfamiliar with the area.

- Anonymous

We had such a great experience with John Summerford. He is relaxed, knowledgeable and not pushy. He knew the area well and had many great suggestions for local activities. You will be in good hands working with him.

- Anonymous

We listed our beautiful home in Plattekill, NY, for more than 9 months with another agent with very little action and NO offers. I remembered that I'd saved a mailer from another agent and we decided to give him a call.  John Summerford worked patiently with us (first-time sellers). He made suggestions and listened to our concerns. We decided to sign with him and we had our first showing through him within 48 hours. That was impressive!  My husband and I would highly recommend him.

- Anonymous

John Summerford was great! My fiancé and I were first time home buyers and were still looking for an agent to represent us while buying our new home. We contacted John to show us a home and he impressed us so much that we knew we wanted him to be our agent. John took the time to get to know us and what we were looking for and lead us to the home we purchased. It was great working with John and I highly recommend him!

- Anonymous

John Summerford recently helped us purchase a property in Ulster County.  We were looking at the low end of the market so his commission was minimal but I always felt that he treated completely equally to more exclusive clients.  He is deeply informed about the local real estate market, got us a fabulous deal   on a hard to negotiate auction property and made the whole event seamless and easy.  He has an impressive array of contacts and recommendations to help you on your way. I have referred friends to him and everyone has been delighted.

- Anonymous

Very knowledgeable, flexible and pleasing personality. Helped us at every step of the process. We are first time buyers and were able to leverage his local knowledge and contacts. I wholeheartedly recommend John Summerford.

- Anonymous

Working with John to purchase property resulted in a successful and smooth transaction. His realistic feedback concerning the true value as well as the potential value of various considered properties were of great benefit and extremely valuable when we were ready to negotiate. In addition, his personal honesty and his professional guidance throughout the process were outstanding. I highly recommend John Summerford.

- Anonymous

From the very first meeting, we were confident that John Summerford would be able to help us sell our home-- he was both pragmatic and reassuring. We also can't overstate John's ability to capture our home visually. He took stunning photos/video which made our home stand out. In addition, John was a   consummate professional in dealing with our complicated out-of-state negotiations. We highly recommend him!

- Anonymous

I recently purchased a house in Kingston -- with the first half of my house search happening while I lived 350 miles away -- and John Summerford was immensely accommodating, professional, responsive, punctual and KIND throughout the entire process. Not once did I have to wonder how to reach him, if a question was too big or too small ... he made the experience feel like I had a trusted friend at my elbow to help guide me every step of the way.

I connected with him by chance very early in the process, and I will be forever grateful for that stroke of luck! In a business that can sometimes make you wonder who you can trust, I felt really protected and cared for under the "helm" of John. I recommend him wholeheartedly and I hope that he soon becomes one of the premier realtors of the Hudson Valley. That's what he deserves!

- Anonymous

In Real Estate

Through my connection to the local arts community and love of the outdoors, I understand that we aren’t just selling houses - we are sharing the very unique and special Hudson Valley lifestyle. As a resident of both the Hudson Valley and Manhattan, I offer sellers a broad reaching network of potential buyers ranging from hedge fund executives to artists. My client centered, proactive approach along with my unmatched marketing team make for a winning strategy to sell your home at the best price possible. For both buyers and sellers, I provide dedication, patience, expertise, candor and humor to what can sometimes be a stressful process. Check out the long and growing list of 5 Star Reviews from happy clients! 



Our Move

My wife and I first discovered the Hudson Valley in 2005 while working in the area as performing artists. We were instantly won over by the incredible beauty of the region as well as the strong arts community and of course the food & wine! We had been searching for some more elbow room and fresh air while still staying close enough to the City and our Upper West Side pad. What was intended as a second home soon became our main hub after the birth of our first daughter. We now feel so fortunate to be raising our two incredible girls in such an inspiring place, and while we’ve kept our place in the City, the Hudson Valley has become our home. 

Community

As a family we are very active in the local arts community, performing at Equity theatres such as Ellenville’s jewel Shadowland Stages and on local film sets. I am so proud of my wife, award winning Broadway actress Denise Summerford. Denise founded Broadway Arts Collective in order to connect young Hudson Valley artists to our network of NYC professional artists. Broadway Arts Collective is honored to be the recipient of the Ulster County Executive’s Arts Award for Arts in Education.

 


 

More About John

  • Apple Winter

  • Apple Country

  • Sunset at our hudson valley home

  • Our view: Shawangunk ridge and catskills

  • prod photo: a christmas carol

  • prod photo: it's a wonderful life

  • recharging

  • recharging

  • city view

  • that time a goat wanted to go to school

  • Denise and I at a culinary institute of america gala event

  • excited to see 3 of our friends star in hamilton!

  • in my garden

  • in my garden

  • in my garden

  • in my garden

  • Apple country

  • Apple Blossoms

  • Walk in the park - gardiner

  • city view

  • wine with a view

  • at the drama desk awards - and she won!!!

  • hudson river valley view

  • in my garden

  • in my garden

  • in my garden

John's Sales

Sold
6 Downer Lane, Woodstock
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,406 SqFt

6 Downer Lane, Woodstock

$599,000
Sold
1300 Old Post Road, Ulster Park
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,688 SqFt

1300 Old Post Road, Ulster Park

$470,000
Sold
Guilford Road, New Paltz
  • Land
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

Guilford Road, New Paltz

$355,000
Sold
Tbd Burnt Meadow Road, Gardiner
  • Land
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

Tbd Burnt Meadow Road, Gardiner

$335,000
Sold
271 State Route 32s, New Paltz
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,200 SqFt

271 State Route 32s, New Paltz

$325,000
Sold
92 Weber Lane, Olivebridge
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,456 SqFt

92 Weber Lane, Olivebridge

$235,000
Sold
143 Beaverkill Road, Kingston
  • Land
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

143 Beaverkill Road, Kingston

$165,000
Sold
206 Strawridge Road, Wallkill
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,236 SqFt

206 Strawridge Road, Wallkill

$349,900
Sold
271 State Route 32 S, New Paltz
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,200 SqFt

271 State Route 32 S, New Paltz

$325,000

Listing information last updated on August 18th, 2022 at 10:21pm EDT.

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