DeWayne A. Powell

DeWayne A. Powell
I'm Local, I'm Mobile, and I Know the Hudson Valley Real Estate Market
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson NYS Licensed #10401286194
From the Office of: Kinderhook
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Blake, REALTORS
6 Hudson St.
Kinderhook, NY  12106
Direct: 917.748.5100
Mobile: 917.748.5100
Fax: 518.758.1307
Current Listings:  Click Here
Market Areas Served:  
Counties: Albany, Ulster, Columbia, Rensselaer, Greene, Dutchess
Cities: New York
For DeWayne A. Powell, real estate is the perfect combination of aesthetics and emotion. He enjoys the thrill of finding shelter that provides security and fulfills a personal, social, or community need. "I like the satisfaction of matching buyers and sellers (and their personalities and needs) with one another." An entrepreneur at heart, DeWayne is a dedicated professional and a skilled negotiator. He has over 30 years of experience in real estate and contract negotiation (in the legal and financial services industry) and brings all of that to bear in support of his clients.

DeWayne and his partner live between a classic-six pre-war apartment in Washington Heights and a ca. 1850 center hall colonial farmhouse in Ghent. The farmhouse sits on 50 acres of fertile land, where Hawthorne Valley Farm grows hay, wheat, and barley and grazes cattle in spring, summer, and fall. Politically active and a self-described "chronic volunteer," DeWayne is a member of the Hudson Area Library Board of Trustees and the board of Perfect Ten Afterschool Program, and he is an active member of his law school's black alumni organization.

DeWayne is a native of Nassau, Bahamas, and is a graduate of both Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business and Boston College Law School. He is a passionate traveler and lover of other cultures, and he speaks conversational Portuguese, Spanish and French, and a little German.


DeWayne helped us buy a home in upstate New York. It was in the midst of a global pandemic, and we were first-time buyers, new to the area. He was extremely responsive, patient, and flexible, working his schedule around ours and working magic, always managing a full day of showings on short notice. His knowledge about the area, renovation and maintenance, and local service providers made the entire process easier. And he made us laugh. Which kept everyone sane. ~ Dan L. & Phoebe J.

DeWayne was so incredible to work with. We started our journey giving him very little direction on where we wanted to be, but we knew, in general, the kind of property that we wanted. DeWayne tapped his local knowledge and spent a full weekend with us showing a wide variety of homes. From that weekend together, DeWayne quickly learned our aesthetic and what was important for our second home, and when the opportunity struck he didn't hesitate to tell us to move quickly. As first-time Hudson Valley homebuyers, DeWayne's referral list of local experts (inspectors, attorneys, etc.) was extremely helpful and enabled us to close quickly. We highly recommend DeWayne and hope to work with him again one day soon!  ~ Fiona M.

Working with DeWayne was an absolute pleasure. DP knows the area extremely well, navigating us around the Catskills towards our final (and now purchased) property. We gave DeWayne a pretty broad ask and he helped us narrow things down quickly and realistically according to the market demands. Once we were ready with an offer, DeWayne moved fast and assured both us and the sellers that we were a great match. We enjoyed spending the weekdays and weekends in his company as he curated many fabulous homes for us. DeWayne really is a treasure! We have been recommending him to our friends for their Catskills search. Thanks, DP!  ~ Karl S.
We can't recommend DeWayne more highly. We had a tough road to closing, and he held our hand every step of the way, helping us navigate everything from broker resources to where the basement light switch was when we moved in. We are sending all of our friends to him because he's full of integrity, kindness, and is also charming as all get out.  ~ Lodro R. and Adreanna L.

DeWayne is a truly wonderful person and the most impressive agent we have ever worked with. We had explored 5 different agents with vary degrees of dissatisfaction until we found DeWayne through Zillow. He answered our request immediately, was always professional and courteous, had amazing knowledge about potential properties and towns we looked at with him, and was an all-around brilliant and effective agent. I can think of no better person to represent us in a real estate transaction. He sent us relevant listings, connected us with fantastic people to execute the purchase when our offer was accepted and guided us generously through the home buying process. He is a true treasure and the best agent you will find!  ~ Brent and Melissa S.

DeWayne has an attention to detail and professionalism that made him the obvious choice for us. He staged our home beautifully and had helpful strategies to sell quickly and above ask. I would recommend him to anyone.  ~ Laura L.
DeWayne is great to work with. He knows the market, and provides honest, actionable counsel. I was very happy with the offers he generated and his ability to keep things moving forward in this challenging time. On top of that, he is a great guy to know in Hudson!  ~ Peter D.

DeWayne is an absolute gem of a realtor and human being. He's everything you want professionally: knowledgeable, hard working, intuitive, experienced, connected, patient, fun and committed. Knew from day one I was lucky to find him!  ~ Carolyn G.

Of all the real estate agents I've ever dealt with, DeWayne is by far the best. He is a great negotiator and is extremely detail oriented. In the past year, DeWayne has helped my wife and me navigate an all-cash purchase of an estate from the 1700s, and helped us sell three properties we owned - (1) a "regular" 4-bedroom, (2) a house with many unique features and (3) a small vacation cottage. He was knowledgeable in all facets of buying and selling these varied properties. The best part of working with DeWayne was his attention to detail; my wife and I both felt as though we didn't have to keep track of all the various things we needed to do because we were confident that DeWayne wouldn't let anything fall through the cracks.  ~ Scott & Katherine R.

DeWayne helped my family and me with every aspect of purchasing a vacant land parcel in Columbia County expertly and quickly! Even after the closing, he has been a great resource for advice on the area and finding professionals and other resources to help us with our home planning.  ~ Bill C.

DeWayne was a great partner. I looked at houses on the internet while living in San Francisco before I moved back east. DeWayne helped me line up showings of a bunch of properties in single weekend and found the one I ended up buying. As a first-time home buyer I found that he was super patient in helping me navigate the process. Thank you, DeWayne!!!  ~ Jared G.

Warm, personable, consummate professional! DeWayne was interested in knowing us and our specific needs. He has great knowledge of the market as well as local areas.  ~ Marianne & Howard Z.

DeWayne was thorough, knowledgeable, and conscientious. I would recommend him to anyone looking for New York real estate. He was also very interesting and engaged and I enjoyed spending time with him.  ~ Robert G.

“We were introduced to DeWayne via a mutual friend and I'm so grateful for that introduction. DeWayne more often than not knew more about the properties we were looking at than the selling broker. He was fantastic at following up with the selling brokers on any questions we had and keeping on them for answers. He's so well-researched and organized, giving us packets of information on every property we looked at. After our first day together, he immediately got to know our style and curated a list of properties for us to look at that he knew we'd like. I also love that DeWayne is incredibly genuine and calls things as they are; if something was off about a property, he'd call it out and not sugarcoat it just to push us to buy. My husband and I are starting to think about buying an apartment in Manhattan, and the thought of spending our weekends with DeWayne to look through properties makes me so happy! He's a true gem.” ~ Julia B. and Nick B.

“Mr. Powell is a sincere and creative professional who gets results for his clients. He is a tireless advocate who knows local market values and effective negotiation strategies. He is easy to work with and always maintains a professional demeanor. DeWayne is the professional who can locate or sell a home without the drama and frustration that is the hallmark of most realtors.”  ~ Randall and Pam J.

“In our search for property in Dutchess County, we worked with a number of brokers, including DeWayne Powell. DeWayne completely understood our goals and showed us properties that met and even exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend DeWayne.” ~ Ray B.

“DeWayne is extremely knowledgeable and was very perceptive as to what we were looking for. He was able to make our search efficient by sending us information on a broad but carefully curated set of listings so that we could narrow it down. Delightful to work with.” ~ Joanne D.

“We enjoyed having DeWayne help us on the Stewart House transaction, and we look forward to a long and happy friendship with him for many years to come.” ~ Lon and Lois B.

“DeWayne found us our dream house on the first day of house hunting. In fact, it was the first house he showed us. We saw about a dozen houses in the area where we were looking, and he just knew this one would be for us and it was. He also provided us with information to find a great contractor, lawyer, arborist, and everyone in between. We got a great deal, too. Buying a house with DeWayne's help was the best possible experience, and I would recommend him to everyone looking in the area. Thank you, DeWayne, for making a dream come true for us. We had so much fun with you!” ~ Patrick & Samantha P.

“DeWayne is an exceptional real estate agent. I was impressed with his knowledge of the area, his candor and demeanor, responsiveness and follow through. He did his job very well and I was happy to have worked with him. I'd recommend him to anyone buying or selling real estate!”  ~ Gregor P.

“DeWayne Powell was recommended to me–very highly–by a mortgage broker I've worked with for years. DeWayne proved to be extremely helpful, thoughtful, responsive and generous. I think DeWayne has excellent judgement. He definitely came through for me. In my opinion, DeWayne Powell is someone you can trust. I certainly do.” ~ Dr. Elizabeth T.

“I cannot say enough good things about DeWayne Powell! He helped our family make the difficult transition from Manhattan to West Hurley with patience, good humor, vast knowledge and a great deal of skillfulness. I really don't think we would have been able to do it without him! He found the house (after tirelessly finding us possible homes to peruse), a contractor and an inspector to look it over, carefully walked us though the offer and contract to completion, and even helped us find a realtor to sell our home in NYC! DeWayne is the best and we count ourselves as a family very lucky to have worked with him.” ~ Ayumi T. & Martin R.

“DeWayne knows what he's doing and working with him has been easy, enlightening, and overall very helpful. Though we ultimately decided not to buy the property that most interested us, I would not hesitate to recommend him, and look forward to the possibility of continuing our search with his assistance in the future.” ~ David A. & Suzanne N.

“Although I did not end up buying anything with DeWayne, he took the time to take my daughter and me around the Hudson area and introduce us to the local area, restaurants, events, etc., and show us many different properties. We decided to go for a home close to the beach, but we spent a lovely weekend with DeWayne in the Hudson Valley area. At some point, I was also considering getting something in Manhattan and, very patiently, he sent me a number of listings to show me what was available in my price range. DeWayne is personable, very knowledgeable of the markets he works in and has the patience of a saint. I can definitely recommend him.” ~ Diana W.

“DeWayne was the best real estate agent my husband and I could have hoped for in the search for our first home. He is very perceptive and a great listener, and always seemed to have our best interest in mind. While he encouraged us to consider some properties we wouldn't initially have noticed, we never felt like we were being upsold, and it helped all three of us better identify what we were really looking for in a home. We never felt pressured or rushed to make a decision, but when it was time to make a bid, he was ready, responsive, and immediately available to us. He had helpful advice for us about everything from home inspectors and contractors, to local restaurants and events. We really felt DeWayne was on our side, a strong advocate and guide to have through all stages of the homebuying experience.” ~ Dr. Christine L. & Bill G.

“DeWayne did an awesome job in showing properties and the community in helping me decide on a vacation home. He was unfailingly patient and interested, and extremely knowledgeable in the locality and the process. I highly recommend him!” ~ Dr. Karen H.

“DeWayne was thorough, knowledgeable, and conscientious. I would recommend him to anyone looking for New York real estate. He was also very interesting and engaged and I enjoyed spending time with him.” ~ Robert G.

“DeWayne is a warm, personable, and consummate professional! He was interested in knowing us and our specific needs. He has great knowledge of the market as well as local areas.” ~ Marianne & Howard Z.

“We worked with DeWayne for close to a year as we researched, assessed and began to understand the real estate market in the Hudson Valley, NY, area. From day one, DeWayne has been an invaluable resource and along the way he has become a trusted friend. He has deep knowledge of the market, a wealth of insight into the subtleties of certain listings and a wide network of other professionals (inspectors, builders, handymen, etc.) to help us in our search. DeWayne is incredibly polite, polished and professional. We feel more than comfortable recommending DeWayne to anyone looking for a house in the Hudson Valley.” ~ Charlie W. & Julie M.

“Having little to no experience of real estate outside of New York City, DeWayne was a godsend for us. He knew our worries before we did, pointed out the pros and cons of each potential property, and helped us with difficult process issues. His personality made this process pleasurable as well. I HIGHLY recommend working with DeWayne.”  ~ Hall C. & Michael K.

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