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At Upstate Country Realty, we have a clear focus on what matters - our clients.

Whether it's communication, marketing, negotiations or market expertise, we offer the very best in professional services.

Our goal is excellence in every aspect of your real estate experience.


Upstate Country Realty

specializes in character village, country, and farm homes as well as commercial properties in the Catskills and beyond. 


Each property is expertly marketed.

Each client is treated as a valued partner.

UCR puts you first

Get in touch and find out why It's Better Upstate.


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Residential Listings - Current and Sold

Investment and Commercial Properties
Who We Are

Who is Upstate Country Realty?


Susan Barnett,

owner and principal broker,

has been a full time Realtor in the Catskills and Hudson Valley for over a decade.

She brought her brand of innovative marketing and dedication to client service to the western Catskills in 2018, and has consistently been among the area's top agents.

She envisioned a boutique firm that specialized in what she loves - old houses, farms, and country properties.

Upstate Country Realty opened in 2022, with the goal of offering the best service, the best marketing, and the best results in the region.



Dine & Stay

Local Dining and Accommodations

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If you're looking for a great meal, a welcoming atmosphere and a restful night's sleep, It's Better Upstate.

Here are a few of our favorites - click the name to visit their websites:


Franklin: Yokel

Franklin: The Tulip and the Rose

Oneonta: Wise Guy's Sammys

Oneonta:  Azul

Oneonta: The Autumn Cafe

Meredith: Greenane Farms

Hobart: The Bull and Garland Pub

Delhi: The Blue Bee Cafe

Delhi: Hollow

Hamden:  The Hamden Inn

Unadilla:  Muddy River Farm Brewery

Sidney: Awestruck Ciders

Cooperstown:  Mel's at 22

Cooperstown: Stagecoach Coffee

Cherry Valley: The Rose and Kettle


Franklin Guest House

The Inn At Cooperstown

The Railroad Inn, Cooperstown

The American Hotel, Sharon Springs



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Susan is reliable, creative, sharp, and extremely knowledgeable when it comes to old houses - what looks intact, what doesn't - and properties overall. She's also just really fun to work with. We were looking for an old farmhouse on a piece of property that we could turn into a dream farm - sloping hills, old barn, mature trees, views, the whole shebang. She understood the project right away. She worked with us diligently for over a year, worked through various thought experiments to help us hone our vision, and got us what we wanted. I just can't say enough about how fantastic Susan is as an agent and as a person!!

I felt I could ask anything and get an honest, knowledgeable answer to my questions.  As a real estate agent, you went above and beyond to guide me through a challenging and stressful situation—especially while purchasing a home amidst the pandemic. I felt that I had a strong and intelligent voice on my side throughout the entire house buying process. Thank you for everything!


You were the perfect seller’s agent: you were kind, enthusiastic, insightful, and still told us the truth so we could get our home in the right place to sell it fast. I’m so glad we took your very wise “got” the house, understood how to represent it, and ultimately (and quickly) got results.


You kept on top of the process at all times, and acted when you thought action was needed to generate interest in the property.


In short, you don’t just list a house – you sell it.


It has been a pleasure working with you. I feel the advice and suggestions you shared to improve our house for showing were spot-on. I appreciate your diplomacy in dealing with us through negotiations. You are a master of your craft.

We will gladly give your names to friends that are looking for a real estate agent to help them success in selling their home.



Susan was absolutely amazing. She possesses the personality to deal with individuals on a personal level. She sold our home located in Cherry Valley.


We were very lucky to have such an amazing agent by our side. From start to finish her expertise in the real estate world was astonishing. We truly appreciate your hard work and dedication .


Susan is the best realtor we've ever dealt with--and we speak from the experience of house hunting across 6 states for over two years! Susan was punctual, always communicative, helpful with explanations and resources for every aspect of the house-buying process. She followed up swiftly and advocated for us tirelessly, always with good humor, energy and complete transparency. She has continued to be extremely helpful and welcoming as we've joined the Upstate community. There are not enough stars to rate her wonderful performance on the job, and we recommend her with highest marks!

We feel so fortunate that Susan was our agent for the sale of our home. Susan is so personable and responsive, two qualities that helped make the process go smoothly despite some challenges that came up. She was up on the current state of the market in our surrounding area and could counsel us wisely. Whether your deal happens quickly or takes some time, you'll find yourself working closely with your agent. Susan is a person that you'll appreciate working with from the outset and through to closing.



Why Upstate County Realty?

1. We want to be known as the best, not the biggest.

2. We focus on our clients. 

3. We specialize. Our love for historic and rural properties shows in our marketing, and our results.

4. We are local. That makes us experts in this area. We know about properties that aren't on the market yet, but will be.

5. We are experienced negotiators with a track record of success.

5. We guide you through the sale process.

6. We are bound by a strict code of ethics, and that code is enforced.

7. We are your neighbors.  Our relationship will last long past the sale.

If you are selling, you need a professional whose job is to look out for your interests.

If you are buying, you need a local expert on your side.

It's Better Upstate.

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