Many of the Poughkeepsie area Member Agents have joined our website, HungryAgents.com®, where they compete for the business of sellers in the area by bidding. In competing for sellers, they will bid the total commission they will charge for selling your home and what part of the commission they will pay the buyer's agent. The average bid on our website in the Poughkeepsie area for sellers is currently 4.71% total commission rate. These bids are for Full Service only so you can compare them fairly. Currently, Member Agents in the Poughkeepsie area are making an average of three bids to sellers in the area.
Poughkeepsie is the largest principal city of the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which includes all of Dutchess and Orange counties. A 2007 estimate placed the population at 669,915. Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown is also a component of the larger New York-Newark-Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area.
The name derives from a Native American word meaning "the reed covered lodge by the little-water place," referring to a spring or stream feeding into the Hudson River, south of the present downtown area. Poughkeepsie is known as "The Queen City of the Hudson."
IBM has a large campus in Poughkeepsie once referred to as IBM's "Main Plant." The site once built the IBM Stretch Computer as well as later IBM mainframes. The RS/6000 SP2 family of computers, which came to fame after one of them won a chess match against world chess master Kasparov, were also manufactured by IBM in Poughkeepsie. In October 2008 IBM's Poughkeepsie facility was named "Assembly Plant of the Year 2008" by the editors of Assembly Magazine.
The area is home to several colleges: Marist, Vassar (one of the Seven Sisters), The Culinary Institute of America, and Dutchess Community, all of which are in the Town of Poughkeepsie.
Area demographic facts from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
The average bid on our website in the Poughkeepsie area for sellers is currently 4.71% total commission rate. Currently, Member Agents in the Poughkeepsie area are making an average of three bids to sellers in the area. The state of New York does not allow buyer rebates, but if you register you can choose one of our Member Agents and be assured that our economy-minded agents can get you the best deal available.