Hillcrest Estate


1687 Glenwood Rd, Vernon

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Beautiful, secluded country retreat on 9.6 quiet, wooded acres with mountain top and in-ground pool just one-hour drive from NYC. Garden, nature and mountain views from every window in spacious, well-preserved and tastefully updated 4-bed, 2.5-bath custom colonial - PLUS, separate building for guest quarters OR business suite.  Income-producing tree farm enjoys exceptionally low taxes from its farm-assessment. Large, oversized 3.5-car garage and workshop with large unfinished second story cabana for potential rental income.

 Luxury lifestyle: 3 miles from Mountain Creek Ski Resort and Water Park in the Warwick Valley, and NUMEROUS other popular year-round resorts, artistic and seasonal festivals and the vast Wawayanda State Park offering hiking, swimming, horseback riding, boating, fishing and hunting. Many extras: central air, Wood-burning fireplace, built-in library shelving and window seats, spacious sun room, brick patio, generator hookup, walk-up attic, 8 off-street parking spaces, and flat, wooded mountain top.

DSC_4584 Walk to Garage and Gazebo
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Service Commendation

Hi James,

Selecting James as our selling agent was a great decision.  Our property, HIllcrest Estate, is unique. By utilizing his professional photographic skills, he was able to show all the characteristics that made our home special.  He spent a great deal of time and thought into taking the photos, video & drone images.   His written descriptions were also very well done. Certainly not your cookie-cutter real estate agent blurbs.

At a time when scheduling open houses have declined in popularity, James scheduled them frequently. He has demonstrated how to use them effectively, establishing strong and productive relationships with prospective buyers.  As a result of the aggressive scheduling of open houses, along with the high level of professional sales and marketing expertise he displayed, James provided great results. He produced multiple offers and numerous other interested buyers for us to choose from.

At Hillcrest Estate, there exists a particularly important element of historical appeal which required a special sensitivity as well as knowledge of the origin and background of our home.  James’ drew upon personal knowledge, appreciation of the preservation and renovation we had over the many years we owned the property.  He was able to share his contagious enthusiasm with all the visitors who came to see our home.  James has excellent verbal, written and graphic communication skills that went above and beyond the normal expectations we would have of a real estate broker. His interaction with all our prospective buyers, as well as his collaboration on producing an illustrated history of Hillcrest Estate which was shared with visitors.

James’ experience, knowledge and perceptive diplomacy give him and his clients an advantage in all the interfaces required to complete a real estate transfer.  He is fully committed to the best interests of his clients and is fair and honest with every party involved in bringing a sale to completion.

Thanks again,

Allison & Jack

James Bean


Expanding on years of business leadership in marketing, sales, professional consulting, account management, database systems and civic and cultural service, James has established a real estate business as a Broker-Associate with Christie’s International in Northern New Jersey, Westchester and the Hudson Valley. James is recognized for his ability to market and sell a wide spectrum of unique and challenging properties.

In addition to his Villanova MBA, James is Degreed in Computer Science, Project Management and Education/Training.

James is a licensed real estate broker in both New York and New Jersey who publishes The Real Estate Dashboard newsletter.  His service on real estate committees includes: Global Business Council, Advocacy & Communications, Awards Verification, MLS Users, Professional Development, Grievance, Young Professionals Network and NJR Strategy Committee.

James honors and affiliations include, President, Rotary Club of Estero, Paul Harris Fellow of Distinction, U. S. Navy Distinguished Service Citation, Chairman Lockheed Martin Center of Excellence, IBM Divisional Team Excellence Award, Board of Directors, MasterWorks Chorus.


James Bean


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