We are a small, independent office. No automated answering here, when you call you will reach a live person at the end of the phone. (Or a live person’s voicemail because we are all out on the road with customers!) On the other hand we also believe in the technology that enables us to more efficiently service our clients and customers.

At Country Life Real Estate we believe in old fashioned values and service. Using our experience and skills in the real estate business and our knowledge of life in Columbia County, we strive for every transaction to be a positive experience for all of our customers and clients. We know that you are looking for more than four walls, you are looking for the home that speaks to you and to the lifestyle you live. We truly believe…it’s not just a property….it’s a lifestyle.
So give us a call.


Linnea VanTassel, Broker and Partner

Linnea VanTasste, broker at Country Life Real Estate

Linnea has enjoyed over 26 successful years in the Real Estate business in Columbia County. She knows the area and its properties inside and out. Linnea’s honesty and straightforward approach, sprinkled with humor have rewarded her with a strong following. Whether buying or selling, Linnea’s experience and professionalism are always present to provide a happy, successful transaction.

Linnea is “almost” a native, having resided in the county for 28 years.  She calls Chatham Center home and lives in an Eyebrow Colonial that is celebrating it’s 200th birthday this year.  Linnea also enjoys an active lifestyle and is an avid runner and cyclist.

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Anne Harrison, Broker and Partner

Anne has been selling Real Estate for over 15 years and has achieved the rank of top selling Agent in the County more than once with 2015 being a banner year. If you want to buy a piece of land or a farm… Anne is your go to person. Having said that, her knowledge and experience are certainly not confined to land. Experience and knowledge are just the tip of what you get when you work with Anne.

Anne grew up in the Southern part of Columbia County and spent the majority of her time learning about animals of all kinds, with a particular love of horses.  Today you can find Anne and her young daughter along with their dog Suzy spending time outdoors, working with horses or at the gym.

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Kelly Harrison, Broker and Partner

Kelly has spent the better part of her adult life providing great customer service to people in the community — from an iconic Chatham Dept Store to local Real Estate. Regardless of the industry she spent a good amount of time honing those skills. Kelly has been in and out of Real Estate in Columbia County for the 11 years and loves the challenge of matching people to just the right home. Together with her ability to hold down the fort inside the office, Kelly brings her deep rooted love of the area to the table.

Kelly grew up in Ghent, in the heart of Columbia County, she moved “over the hill” to Spencertown where she married and she and her husband of 33 years raised their three sons. Nowadays Kelly spends her time enjoying the opportunity to relax with her husband and friends or hosting family dinners — nothing better than a houseful.


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Peter Newman, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

For the past 25 years, Peter has been providing his clients with the “right fit”  He responds  to clients’ needs and wish lists with dedication.  He has recruited staff for companies large and small throughout the northeast and has transferred his developed skills to finding” the perfect property” when you are buying a home or  that “right” buyer when  selling a property in our community. Peter’s career in NYC, Columbia County and Albany has provided him the hands on experience to be successful in bringing people together for solutions  that work.

Peter is a NYC native.  For the past 20 years, he has lived in New Concord, a picturesque historic hamlet in East Chatham where he and his husband enjoy their 200 year old home, gardens, the 6 burner stove top…come over for a meal… and their big black lab. Peter is active in the community and has served on the board of the historic community organization, The Society of New Concord.

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