John Summerford Associate R.E. Broker
Certified Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Property Specialist
My wife Denise 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.
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 a GRI® Graduate from the REALTOR® Institute as well as a RSPS® Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist to my business.
I truly enjoy sharing my enthusiasm and expertise about our region with its abundance of creative talents across all areas. The region is home to many top national wineries, vineyards, distilleries, culinary treats, and of course the amazing outdoors with all of the hiking trails, ridge climbing, jaw-dropping views and stargazing you could possibly imagine.
As a family we are very active in the arts community, performing at local Equity theatres such as Ellenville’s jewel Shadowland Stages and Woodstock’s Voice Theatre. 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 actors. Broadway Arts Collective has offered numerous workshops to local kids with Broadway stars from Hamilton, Wicked and more! We’ve also been honored to partner with SUNY New Paltz for week long summer workshops.
My connection to the local arts community and love of the outdoors has rooted me in the lifestyle of the area. As a real estate agent it’s vital to understand that we aren’t just selling houses - we’re selling a 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.
For buyers I provide dedication, patience, candor and humor to what can be a stressful process. Send me your Wish List and let's get started!
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