Al Fair’s career was as a Systems Analyst working for Exxon and the Bank of New York in the city. During this time he was a weekender beginning in 1975 with a home near Copake Lake. When he retired he moved up full time to Columbia County, an area he came to cherish for its beauty and rural character. He bought his second home, a log home on 15 scenic acres, through Hillsdale Country Realty. He was so comfortable with this group that when he thought about selling real estate himself, he joined the agency.
Al has been an active agent for over nine years. During this time he has become even more familiar with many of the towns and has sold all different types of properties in both Columbia and Rensselaer Counties. In addition, he himself has owned four different houses to which he has made significant upgrades and improvements. He has subsequently used this “hands-on” experience to help clients see the potential of properties he is showing or advise them after they have purchased.