290 Birch Hill Road, Craryville (Copake Lake), NY 12521

[email protected]

REF: Lindsay LeBrecht

The following is a reference for Lindsay LeBrecht of Copake Lake Realty. I was referred to Lindsay LeBrecht after the contract on the sale of our home fell through in mid-year 2016. I do not live in the area of Copake Lake, and called Lindsay a day or two before I was in the area. Lindsay went out of her way to meet me on my time schedule. She also provided accurate and candid detail of what she felt was the property value. Soon after our first meeting I had decided I wanted to work with Lindsay. By the end of that first day she also worked late to sign the paperwork to begin working as our agent.

Soon after we began working together, Lindsay was hard at work showing the property. As it got later into the year, I was not expecting too much action on the house as Thanksgiving and Christmas approached. Lo and behold, Lindsay not only was busy showing the house, she actually sold it just before Christmas, in less than 60 days!! And her follow up until the closing was just as conscientious as the first day I met her.

If you have needs for a great real estate agent, who is good at follow up, and knows her markets, I wholeheartedly recommend Lindsay LeBrecht. She did everything she said she would do, and worked some magic in regards to how long it took.

Andrew Weinstein

Zillow 1

Lindsay took a difficult property in a difficult market and skillfully located the right buyer at a good price.  Beyond that, Lindsay handled inspections, repairs and orchestrated the mechanics of closing beautifully and made it very easy.


Zillow 2 and 3


We love Copake Lake and decided to sell our summer cottage in order to purchase a year-round home. Lindsay’s service was “above and beyond” attentive, caring and competent in helping us find the perfect new home. She also helped us ten years ago with the first purchase and it was the best decision of our lives. Her knowledge of Copake Lake real estate is matchless and she is meticulous in follow-up. I can’t say enough great things about her and how much we look forward to living in our new home!


Lindsay listed our house in the middle of October of 2014.  Yesterday was our closing! (January 9, 2015).  We could not have done this without her help and expertise.  We were so lucky to have her as our real estate agent and would highly recommend her again!!! Thank you!!
Thank you for all you did to make our dreams come true.  N&J
Schultz with Golf Carts
Lindsay LeBrecht shows me housed for three years before we found one we liked. She clearly is a very patient and kind woman. She was always enthusiastic and ready to answer questions or take me all over Columbia and Dutchess counties to look at houses. We grew to trust her explicitly and had extreme confidence in her ability to lead us to the right house. She was an excellent negotiator and a straight shooter all the way. She is warm and funny so all those car rides were not tedious. I cannot say enough about how great our experience was and she has a wealth of knowledge about both counties and is a true professional. Look no further. This is your broker.
The Greene Family




We were only THINKING about buying a second home in the area that Lindsay covers and called her office when we saw a “For Sale’ sign by chance.  Her associate, Millie, agreed to meet us same day and then Lindsay thought of a few more properties we might be interested in based on a quick introduction.  They both really helped us get a good feel and background on the area very quickly and treated us like friends.  Once we were hooked on a house, Lindsay led us through the whole process and recommended local resources to investigate the property we ultimately purchased  We weren’t disappointed at any point — she even helped to ensure our closing date didn’t slip when we had a last minute hiccup in the paperwork.  We look forward to seeing her and her dog, Gracie, around once we’re settled in!

Marika and Paul



Lindsay, we are eternally grateful for your professionalism and skill selling our house on Copake Lake. We were seeking a realtor who would be our partner – allowing us to be very involved and yet focusing us on the practical issues needed to sell our house quickly. We especially appreciated your calmness during negotiations, which is an especially difficult time for the homeowners.

 We would be happy to provide you a recommendation any time.

 Nancy & Jack Schultz



With Lindsay’s help we found a home in the country–an adventure for us city dwellers. Water wells, septic tanks, radon, deer carcasses, swimming pool heaters, the works. It seemed daunting but Lindsay made it simple. She knew the professionals to contact, she knew the issues that were important. No job was too odd for her, no mountain too steep to climb. Like a good shepherd, she guided everyone gently, but firmly, to the end result–a closing. We have dealt with many real estate professionals in many transactions and have never had the pleasure of dealing with someone as knowledgable, responsive and dedicated as she.

Michael Stutman








I would like to commend Lindsay and Copake Lake Realty on their outstanding service. One of the most professional real estate teams that I have had the pleasure of dealing with. Every concern was addressed immediately and the entire process was fast and easy.

Thank you Lindsay, you are second to none in the business!!!




Thanks Lindsay for everything you did for us in the purchase of this property.  You were so helpful.  I know we will be seeing you around!  Happy Holidays!

Charlotte and Jim Longo




I have sold two wonderful waterfront houses through Lindsay. She is a joy to work with. She’s smart, thorough, detail oriented, and finds perfect buyers for her properties. I can’t praise her enough. In fact, I wish I had more houses, so that I could work with her again.

–Jane Talcott



Ophransky to Smith


M Powers note


Lindsay’s can-do attitude, attention to detail and deep-rooted connections in Copake made selling our vacation house as stress free as possible.  Not only did Lindsay find qualified buyers, she went above and beyond what you would normally expect from a broker including waiting at the house for repair men.  Even though we were 100 miles away, we knew we could count on Lindsay to care for our house as if it were here own.  Thank you, Lindsay, for a job well done!

The Berg Family
















Lindsay was a great, personable realtor — she was able to quickly gain an understanding of what we were interested in and showed us some wonderful properties.  Once we chose a property, she supported us throughout the acquisition and dealing with the owner.

Lindsay was always on top of things and was always available to help us and ensure the deal happened.  Even after we closed, Lindsay continues to make herself available and helped guide us in learning about the area and all the great activities and shops Columbia County has to offer.

Sincerely,  The extremely pleased Robbins-Milne Family.


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We couldn’t be more pleased with Copake Lake Realty.  Lindsay did a wonderful job of guiding us and our transaction to a close.  There were a few sticky points throughout the process and we weren’t sure the deal was going to happen — but Lindsay did a great job of managing both parties to come to a fair deal for all involved.  And now our lake house dream has come true! — Carolyn & Paul






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In a very tough real estate market, Lindsay worked harder tan any broker I have ever seen to help me sell my lakefont land.  She was professional, eminently ethical and she balanced the emotional volatility of both buyer and seller.  While no one can dictate the market conditions, Lindsay worked successfully within them.  She even helped with property maintenance and septic testing for the buyers.  I cannoth think of anyone else who is willin to work so hard to complete the sale on behalf of her clients. — Gordon Zellner

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Hey guys   Just a quick note to thank you for all your hard work and support over the past few weeks.  After the closing, we went back to the house – our house!!   We did want to thank you both and say that we will be sure to recommend your services to any one who will listen!  Bruce and I (and Mum, Dad, Alex, Elliott and Kristy and everyone else we brought up to see the place) felt that you went so far beyond what one expects from one’s realtor – frank advice, strong recommendations, helpful tips and just showing up again and again to let us look at our purchase.  Thank you so much – NEIGHBORS!   Leigh and Bruce


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Wow – 6 weeks and we closed on it. We have been in the house for 5 of the last 9 nights. It is everything we wanted and more.
We cannot thank you enough for all your patience and hard work. When we first started looking it seemed as if we would never find the perfect house. We found it hard to compromise on the type of house and the privacy we were looking for. You were tireless in the amount of houses you found for us to see.  And each time we got closer and closer. You answered every question we could come up with: taxes, zoning, locations. The relationship we developed with you was one of trust and understanding. You made it easy. And you never gave up. We almost did – but you kept looking for us.
We hope we have been one of your fun “yearlings”. It has been an absolute pleasure working with you. Your candor and knowledge and energy was exactly what we needed and you saw it through. —  Be well – and see you soon. Best regards, Liz and Don

















4 years ago friends introduced us to Copake Lake, and Lindsay LeBrecht of Copake Lake Realty. Lindsay strives to understand your property needs and found us the best match for our family.  Not only did Lindsay work tirelessly to find us the property we were looking for, but a lot more.  She is the “go to person” on the lake when we needed to know anything about the area or help finding contactors and supplier.  Long after the deal is closed, we can still call on Lindsay who is always ready and willing to assist in anyway she can. We highly recommend Lindsay and her team to anyone looking for property in the Copake Lake area. –The Novielli Family

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Hi Lindsay,   Bob and I wanted to say thank you again for everything you have done during the purchase of our second home.  From the minute we met you at the first house we felt at ease and we knew we had a Real Estate Agent working for us.  The transaction went off without a hitch.  We were also very happy with the references you supplied to us, they were professional and good to work with.  The house-warming present is perfect! How did you know a blender and accessories is just what we wanted?  We look forward to seeing you around town and hopefully having a celebratory drink together. Sincerely, J K

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From the bottom of my heart I would like to thank you in expressing my appreciation for your continually keeping us “up-dated” on the sale of our property even when you were on vacation. Your thoughtfulness shows in every thing you do.

Blessings, Shirley & Ernie Knox

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Thanks, Lindsay, for going above and beyond in selling my cottage. It was hard to leave it, but you walked me through every step of the way — and got me very close to my asking price, which, in this market, is saying a lot. MK

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This comes to express our gratitude for the exceptionally attentive service in getting our house sold. Given the toughest of times, with few listings and even fewer buyers at our price range, Copake Lake Realty exhibited utmost diligent in searching out buyers.
Our opinion of Copake Lake Realty is such that we recommend both buyers and sellers contract their business with them. They are thorough in their assessments and comparisons; politely assertive in their business approach; widely marketed in many real estate literatures and very quick in their follow-ups and keeping us informed.
Our final transactions were timely and required much coordination. Thanks to Lindsay, we were able to gather and sign all documents in time to close on the Copake house and then close on our purchase of the Asheville, North Carolina house.
Our appreciation goes to Copake Lake Realty Corp. for a truly superb job.
Sincerely, Louis C. Kibler

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“The team at Copake Lake Realty really went above and beyond in helping us make sure we found the perfect weekend home.  Lindsay and Peggy always made themselves available to show us the house, and more importantly, made sure our best interests were represented throughout the process.”

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Poem Love Letter to Copake Lake Realty For Lindsay, Millie & Eric

     Dear You All,

Sometimes we never notice in this world so full of fuss

There are people who do things so well Right in the midst of us

A gentle sweet oasis full of niceness and respect

Using knowledge and experience, we never will forget!!

It’s the Lindsay LeBrecht aura,

You feel good just being there, . . . ‘cause her kindness and her nurturing, permeate the air

Thank you for everything!

And Copake Lake Realty’s ability to successfully handle every facet of selling our house.

All my love, Carole Berlin







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