10/24/16 - I am a Realtor in Florida, but I knew that selling my house in Phoenicia would require a Realtor with knowledge, experience, and connections in the local market. Alfred Peavy and Ruth Gale Realty proved to be the perfect choice. Alfred was my “boots on the ground” in Phoenicia, helping to coordinate repairs, cleaning, yard work, and so many things that would be impossible from 1,100 miles away. Thank you Alfred Peavy for a quick and painless sale. Don Daley, Gainesville, FL
Thanks for sticking with us and seeing the process through. I can't think of anyone who would have done things so thoroughly and diligently – or hung in there with us. It has also been nice to find a friend and someone I respect, both hard to find these days. - From: Robert G., Brooklyn, NY
Once again Carl and I would like to thank you for all your help in our land sale. It made it so easy for us with all the difficulties that we encountered the last few years to be able to have complete confidence in you handling this part of our life. - From: Wendy C., Hunter, NY
Alfred Peavy and Ruth Gale Realty were critical in finding our home. Alfred showed us a few houses, really listened to our feed back and then said “I think I have the place.” He did and it's our home today. He stayed engaged through closing, providing useful and candid views based on deep knowledge of the region. He's been an advisor and friend since. This is the broker experience you want to have. - From: Jonathan B., NY
Dear Alfred - I just wanted to take a moment and express my gratitude for all you did in selling my mom's home. You always acted in a very professional manner as well as helping us keep our eyes on reality. In the very beginning you set a standard above your competition. You learned about the house, and where that product fit in with prospective buyers and very candid in your approach. With both my mom and I living out of state, you went above and beyond the typical realtor responsibilities. Whether it be putting in extra hours, picking up certain items or just making sure it was staged properly. I think the best way to express my feelings are I now have a new friend and if I had another home to sell, you certainly would be my first and only choice. You're an asset to your profession and the community, which I know you care so much about. - From: Mike B
We recently purchased a home in Big Indian, though we started our search in the Chichester area. I called the realtor who had the listing for a property I was interested in, and was very lucky that it was Alfred Peavy who happened to answer the phone. Alfred was wonderful. He really listened to what I said we were looking for in a property, and because he knows the area so well, he was able to find other properties that we might like, and he was spot on! He suggested that I consider another property up in the hills of Oliverea Valley, and it turned out to be our dream home! And Alfred was such a pleasure to work with! As is often the case with real estate transactions, sometimes there are bumps in the road on the way to ownership, but Alfred made everything as easy as it could possibly be, always keeping us up to date and assisting in whatever way he could to get information for us as we did our diligence about the property. He even introduced us to some people who would be our neighbors, and it was extremely helpful. I highly recommend Alfred and Ruth Gale Realty! - 6/05/14 M.C. Brooklyn, NY
11/28/16: Selling our house has been one of the hardest things we have ever done. We could not have done without your guidance and help all along the way. Thanks so much for everything from the bottom of our hearts. - Amy Berson-Sayers
Looking for a house in Bearsville/Woodstock area, Faye was the third real estate agent I contacted. And finally someone got it! She listened to what I was looking for, only showed me options that met my criteria and was within my budget. I had some of the best years of my life in the house she found for me and she was essential in establishing a network in the area, from plumber to art events. - Danny Christensen
Faye Storms has a unique knack for matching property and buyer. She found a house that was perfect for my husband and I (she showed it to us the day it was listed!). We then listed our former house with Faye to sell, and in three days we signed a binder with our buyers.
Faye, We wanted to thank you for the effort you put into selling our house. You brought many prospective buyers and ultimately found the perfect match. We welcomed your attentiveness, patience and knowledge. Regards, The Bells
I had the pleasure of doing business with Faye Storms. I was pre-approved for a loan in early spring 2012 and after she showed me a number of houses on the market, I asked if she could research a property I had seen over the years that seemed to be neglected. Within a week she had the owners' information and sure enough they wanted to sell! One week later we had a signed binder and in less then three months I got the keys to my first home. Faye made sure all parties moved along in a timely manner. She kept me organized and there were never too many questions she wasn't more than happy to answer. She made a difficult process friendly and informative. She has great knowledge of the Catskill region and all the unique aspects of life there. She is a get it done stand up realtor who was recently elected to the town board. So it seems like I am not alone in knowing how great of a person Faye is. I highly recommend her if you are interested in owning in the Catskills. - Chris Eckert
Faye really has helped my family not only buy a great home but has provided tremendous support in the "settling in" aspects of moving to a new area. She is very community and people oriented and this is reflected in the way she approaches her profession. I have called Faye with questions many times since we bought our home 2 years ago and she has consistently provided both information and insight. I feel very fortunate to have had Faye as our real estate agent! - Jane Hofverberg
If I am correct, our house was the first house Faye sold. I am proud to be one of her first, as I can see she is becoming a very successful agent, and for good reason. Faye is very comforting and unpretentious, and she never blinked at our many requests for her to show us something, sometimes again and again. She had a knack for understanding what we were looking for, and worked hard and long bargaining with the seller who seemed like they would not budge an inch... but finally she got our price, and we got a great house! Thanks Faye! - From: Cindy
April, 2017 - Sara F: *Rich Greenspan is great! He found us the perfect Phoenicia cabin and navigated us through a tricky closing. His love of the area is contagious and his knowledge impressive. I give his card to everyone in Brooklyn looking for a little spot in the woods.*
April, 2017 - David H: Rich Greenspan figured out right away what I needed to focus on in my search for a vacation home in the Catskills. He was very responsive and helped me negotiate the best price!
January, 2016 - Chris: Rich has a calm and collected voice making him a fantastic agent. He didn't rush me and guided me away from problem properties with a professional business acumen, which led to me closing on my dream home. He knows the Catskills well, and sees the enormous potential in the area. His optimism and personable character made the whole process a delightful experience.
July, 2016 & November 2016 (2 properties) - Abbey: We had the pleasure of working with Rich Greenspan during our family's search for a vacation home and new business. We have recently purchased our dream vacation cottage and entered into a new business venture. Rich's highly professional approach to managing the sale is only surpassed by his personal attention to fulfilling our dreams!
June, 2016 - Michael & Deidre: Rich Greenspan did an outstanding job for us finding and purchasing a house in Phoenicia. He has the right combination of professionalism and congeniality and we're happy to call him our friend.
May, 2016 - Katrine: Rich Greenspan is a truly great realtor. He helped me through a difficult short sale and was so helpful and efficient. Nothing was too much trouble and he attended to everything detail, keeping the sale on track and dealing with the seller and informing me of every part of the sale. I highly recommend Rich and Ruth Gale Realty who are a great company to work with. Huge thanks for finding my dream home.