Joseph Briggs

Real Estate Salesperson

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Joseph Briggs
Real Estate Salesperson

Weekend Homes! Summer Homes! Vacation Homes! Waterfront Properties! Equestrian Properties! Organic Gardening!

At a glance

My Communities
Millbrook, Rhinebeck Village, Rhinebeck Town, Red Hook Town, Red Hook Village, Tivoli, Stanford, Clinton, Washington, Union Vale, Milan, Pine Plains, Hyde Park, Dover, Amenia, North East, Pleasant Valley

Additional Languages Spoken
German

Lives In
Chatham, NY

Experience
10 Years

About me

REAL ESTATE SALES As a New York State Realtor I sell country homes, vacation and second homes, equestrian properties, and waterfront homes in the Hudson Valley. I don't believe in sales, but in service - and in timely, thorough and responsible communication. I always treat my clients the way I want to be treated. I serve a broad range of clients - some seek quiet respite from the city, a launch pad for winter sports, perhaps an organic gardening paradise, equestrian or waterfront property, farms or agricultural land, or perhaps simply a reason to experience life anew in a beautiful area. No other Realtor works harder seeking out the perfect country home, and protecting clients during inspections, negotiations and relocation duties. FIDUCIARY DUTY: TRULY REPRESENTING YOU, THE CLIENT I understand the meaning of the word 'fiduciary' and strive to be the best fiduciary for each of my clients. This means, I always represent my client's best interests. I... More

Personal Interests

PERSONAL LIFE As a Manhattan native, I've been vacationing in the Hudson Valley since I was a child. My background is music composition, production and performance. In addition, I’ve always had a deep appreciation for natural beauty and creatively-designed buildings, as well as all things related to real estate. In 2003, my wife and I moved to Chatham, NY. At our quiet, private 5-acre homestead farm on a dead-end road, we raise organic, free-range, heritage-breed chickens - and have well over 6,000 square feet of diverse gardens,... More

Professional Associations & Designations

Member, National Association of Realtors Member, NY State Association of Realtors Member, Columbia Greene Board of Realtors Member, Columbia Greene Northern Dutchess MLS    

Testimonials

Buyer Agent, Seller Agent

"We have had the privilege of working with Joseph Briggs not only as a buyer's agent but also recently as a seller's agent. As a seller’s agent, Joseph proved to be a gentle and thorough ally. He helped us to define appropriate home repairs to tackle before we put the house on the market, he set-up and shot excellent pictures and he attended to the myriad details that can just drive a seller wacky – like dealing with buyer’s agents. As usual, Joseph did all of this with a wonderful sense of humor, speed and communication. You know what he is up to and you feel extremely well looked after, by someone who puts you first. Thanks Joseph !"

-Johnna Murray & Bill Camp, Kinderhook, NY - October, 2014

- June 5, 2017

Seller Agent

"Joseph has been an uncommonly attentive, supremely informative, helpful and constant presence through every phase of our home selling process.

My wife and I already knew Joseph as a person of the highest integrity and work and business ethic, not to mention a thoroughly enjoyable person to spend time with. The icing on the cake for us was the fun of working with him and Houlihan Lawrence, as they conscientiously and frankly educated us about the current market and devised a selling strategy we hadn't considered - which directly led to an accepted offer for the sale of our house.

I've bought and sold houses in the past. We used 3 Realtors for our current house before Joseph - and had a total of only 4 showings in 3 years. Those brokers just didn't make things happen. Joseph and Houlihan Lawrence did.

In all sincerity, I can't imagine having a better listing agent and broker relationship."

-James Lawrence, Old Chatham, NY - September, 2014

- June 5, 2017

Buyer Agent

"As a first-time buyer, I greatly appreciated Joseph's patience in helping me understand the process, down to the smallest detail. He knows his stuff, cuts through the nonsense, and does it all with a terrific sense of humor. I never once felt like Joseph was trying to earn a commission. Instead, it is abundantly clear that Joseph has a genuine passion -- and talent -- for helping his clients get to where they want to be."

-Emily A., Manhattan, NY - September, 2014

- June 5, 2017

Buyer Agent

"Joe is the man! I wasted no time looking for the wrong place, as Joe carefully and expertly filtered all the many choices. His knowledge of demographics and the topography of everything north of the Bronx saved me endless hours and days of choosing the perfect spot. His assistance with recommendations for inspections, surveys, sanitation and contracting - as well as all the other allied services necessary when you buy a new home - made it effortless. And always with a smile and a laugh. He has my unquestioned recommendation whether you are listing or buying."

-Brian Leahy, Manhattan, NY - September, 2014

- June 5, 2017

Buyer Agent

 

"My wife and I are considering relocation, and we decided to explore the Hudson Valley - an area unknown to us. We were referred to Joseph, and our experience working with him was outstanding. The day before we were scheduled to see the first group of homes, Joseph traveled a considerable distance and previewed all of these homes for us.

Having taken the time to understand our criteria - via email and phone conversations - he correctly assessed that the properties would not meet our needs or preferences. His advance work for us was an invaluable time-saver, and enabled us to visit a number of other homes in a larger geographic area, as well as those he thought might be of interest. Additionally, it gave us more time to become familiar with the unique hamlets, small cities, and river towns that make up the Hudson Valley.

Joseph is a professional – knowledgeable, interested in his clients, and committed to finding the right property even if it takes, as he told us, showing 200 homes. We haven’t made any final decisions about where we will move, but feel very lucky to have found Joseph. He is the gold standard!"

-Lynn Bailets & Katherine Crosson, Kensington, Maryland - September, 2014

- June 5, 2017

Buyer Agent

"Working with Joseph as our buying agent has been a thoroughly satisfying and illuminative experience. He understands the concerns of a buyer, and he has always put our interests first. I think that is the hallmark of his approach to his business -- the client's interests first, supported by his integrity, energy, goodwill, and good cheer. He is patient, informative and knowledgeable (about the region, about the buying process, about negotiating, about houses themselves), and when we have questions, he provides background and information -- his emails on different issues could provide a primer on various elements of buying a house. He is a pleasure to work with."

-David W., Manhattan, NY - July, 2014

- June 5, 2017

Buyer Agent

“What I love about working with Joseph is his complete dedication to understanding where, as a buyer, you are coming from. He understands and takes to heart that for a house to truly become a home it must be in harmony with the buyer's personality. It is fabulous to work with someone who is watching out for your interests and concerns in the real estate marketplace.“

-Bill Camp, Manhattan, NY - February, 2014

 

- June 5, 2017

Buyer Agent

“Joseph’s extensive knowledge of the region and its real estate is matched by his energy and enthusiasm, making each outing a real pleasure. When we found the house we wanted, he followed through by helping us find the people we needed to further inform us. He was there when we needed him and he was there when we couldn’t be there ourselves. It was a thoroughly positive experience. We love our new home!”

-Johnna Murray, Kinderhook, NY - February, 2014

- June 5, 2017

Buyer Agent

"We have had a terrific experience house shopping with Joseph Briggs! Having previously owned four properties, we have never experienced buyer-broker representation like Joseph has provided. He has extensive knowledge of the Hudson valley and provides thorough research on such issues as implications of tax assessments and surrounding properties on a prospective home. Joseph has provided wonderful references for lawyers, engineers, contractors, etc… making shopping for a country home the pleasure that it should be. We, without reservation, recommend Joseph to anyone looking for a home in the Hudson Valley."

-Paul & Helen Taylor, Manhattan, NY - January, 2014

- June 5, 2017

Buyer Agent

"Joseph Briggs is a great Realtor. He shows properties tailored to your requests and tastes, with humor and attentiveness. He is one of the few Realtors I trust -- many Realtors push you to buy what is in front of you, but Joseph gives very good advice, and is diligent about finding a lot of properties to choose from. He knows the Hudson Valley like the back of his hand. And, he has your best interest at heart. He's also a great guy, and if you are lucky, he will give you a dozen free-range, pesticide-free eggs from his well-loved chickens."

-Andrea Ryder, Brooklyn, NY - January, 2014

- June 5, 2017

Buyer Agent

"I dig Joseph Briggs. What started as a referral ended with a lakefront home and a friendship. From the search for just the right property to closing, he kept in constant communication, always having our best interest in mind and never pressuring us. Joseph is a true professional, and leaves the BS behind."

-Kim Schokman, Copake Lake, NY - January, 2014

- June 5, 2017

Buyer Agent

"My wife and I recently had the pleasure of using Joseph Briggs as our Realtor. Although we had been through the home-buying process before and had worked with several other Realtors, never have we felt like we truly had an advocate on our side as we did when working with Joseph. Joseph was patient with us, despite our request to see dozens upon dozens of houses, answered all of our questions and always gave us an independent view of a property when we asked for it. When my wife and I finally found our dream home, Joseph was right beside us every step of the way from negotiations to the closing. Our search for a new home spanned nearly a year and during that time I can gladly say that Joseph became more than a Realtor to us, he became a trusted friend. Hopefully we will not be venturing back into the housing market anytime soon, but if we do I can say without a doubt that I would not hesitate to contact Joseph again to help with my search or to list my own home."

-Chas & Chiara Farcher, Chatham, NY - January, 2014

- June 5, 2017

Seller Agent

"Joseph Briggs has been assisting me in helping to market one of our properties. He has provided me with a ton of information that has helped me get ideas. We both share an appreciation for homes and land. I am looking forward to working with him in the new year."

-John Reilly, Chatham, NY - January, 2014

- June 5, 2017

Buyer Agent

"Joseph Briggs was above all else, patient and insightful. He found properties that met our needs and expectations, before we knew what our needs and expectations were."

-Judith & Richard Wilde, Millbrook, NY - January, 2014

- June 5, 2017

Buyer Agent

"Joseph worked tirelessly on our behalf to help us find our new home, shepherding us through the process from the first visits all the way through closing, making every potentially frustrating or difficult step a breeze. We can't count all the occasions on which he went above and beyond the role of realtor, acting as an advocate, a sounding board, and a friend. He's the best!"

-James Askin, Rhinebeck - NY June, 2017

- June 8, 2017

Buyer Agent

"Joe is a true real estate professional. He has excellent knowledge of the markets he is involved in. Great insight into a homes potential and true value. My dealings with him have been a great experience, not pushy and always making sure the client gets what they want and need."

Dominick V., Rhinebeck - June, 2017

- June 8, 2017

Buyer Agent

We thoroughly enjoyed the shopping process with Joseph. My wife, Helen, and I had previously owned a country house and had a firm idea of what we were looking for. Unfortunately what we wanted was hard to find. Our desire was to have an historic house not close to the road. Joseph's patience allowed us to find the house that we love. We without reservation recommend Joseph!

-Paul & Helen Taylor, Manhattan, NY - June, 2017

- June 8, 2017

Buyer Agent, Seller Agent

"Joseph was (and still is) a fabulous coach and representative for us during both the buying of our new house and the selling of our old house. He asked us solid questions which helped in pin-pointing our final selection, then coached us through the negotiation process. He went more than the extra mile in terms of service and was always positive, personable, energetic, and most importantly - he listened. We couldn't have asked for more."

Bill Camp, Kinderhook, NY - June, 2017

- June 9, 2017