Land Source, Real Estate is a full service real estate brokerage. The selection of the firm name was influenced by and created in recognition that the land is the ultimate source of all value both aesthetic and temporal. In Columbia, Greene and Dutchess counties the rural character is a timeless reminder of our underlying need for an attachment to the land. Large tract or diminutive plot the land is always the anchor, always the place to set the foundations of HOME.
Barbara A. Hermance
Licensed Real Estate BrokerWith experience in both the residential and land marketplace, I have helped many individuals over the years to find, tranquility, peace and enhanced lifestyles either in a permanent home, a country, recreational home or an extraordinary parcel of land to build the home of their dreams.
Both buyers and sellers have told me that my greatest strength is in shouldering the responsibility for the pragmatic. I approach information exchanges on a “Just the Facts, Please!” basis. Perhaps it can be defined as old fashioned, but I believe spin, hype and glitz are distractions and not appropriate dialogue for the one of the largest investments most people make in a lifetime.
Years of experience have taught me that the most important quality I can offer is the ability to listen. Really listen. Occasionally, a caller will ask “Are you still there?”. My answer is “YES!! But, I cannot talk and write at the same time!” DETAILS ARE IMPORTANT! The understanding and commitment to respect seller’s and buyer’s need to make their own informed decisions is critical.
I have twenty five years of experience in municipal and land use law which contributes to a perspective on local issues which my clientele have found extremely beneficial. As a resource for my professional Realtor association, I have served as the Land Use Committee Chairman since 1990.
I have served the regional Columbia Greene Board of Realtors in multiple capacities over the years as an officer, director, State Director and was honored as the Recipient of the Realtor of the Year award.
With an extensive background in land sales and land use issues, I have functioned for many years as a Land Consultant for pre-purchase evaluations and municipal approvals.
I also provide services as a Buyer’s Broker. As the years have progressed and buyers referred by pervious buyers and sellers have become a larger segment of my business, I have developed substantial experience in buyer brokerage.
My greatest gift from my years in real estate has been the wonderful customers and clients who have become life time friends.
Welcome! I am looking forward to meeting you.
Columbia County Board of Realtors®: Realtor of the Year, 1994
New York State Association of Realtors®: State Director 1993-1994
New York State Association of Realtors®: Risk Reduction Committee/ Desk Top Manual Committee 1993-1994
New York State Association of Realtors®: 2011 Realtors Honor Society
Columbia County Board of Realtors®: Vice President 1989, 1990
Columbia Greene Board of Realtors®: Vice President 2011
Columbia Greene Board of Realtors®: President’s Award 2011
Columbia / Columbia Greene Board of Realtors®: Land Use Chairman: 1990-Present
New York State Department of State: Real Estate Instructor: 2001-Present
Columbia Greene Board of Realtors®: Professional Standards Committee
Columbia Greene Board of Realtors: Treasurer 2017.