PHOTOS ordered top to bottom, left to right: H. Wilson Guernsey; Homer W. Guernsey & Friends 1938;
H.W. Guernsey Jr., early 1970ís; Grandfather 1958, Homer W. Guernsey working in the real estate
office he founded in 1908; Circa 1948, H. Wilson Guernsey Jr., Homer W. Guernsey III,
Homer W. Guernsey
Since 1908, when the young entrepreneur and agency founder, Homer W. Guernsey, drove off in a
Model T to list his first farm, H.W. Guernsey Realtors, Inc. has had a singular goal: to
provide the finest, most personalized real estate service.
The guidelines then, as now, were professionalism and integrity. Today, over a century later, the
firm is proud to be the oldest real estate agency in beautiful and historic Dutchess Country. The
founder’s grandson, H.W. Guernsey III, is the principal broker and guiding force behind the
business today. With clients both domestic and international, and property and land values
ranging from six figures to millions, the agency has developed a distinctive style of marketing
which is largely responsible for its impressive history of accomplishments. Seasoned by experience
and influenced by prosperity, staff and management function as a winning team, offering the kind
of collaboration, insight and astute judgement which is critical to success in our volatile
industry. By adhering to early guidelines, we have established a reputation for vision, acumen
and perseverance. A century of real estate transactions is indicative of one thing: customer
It is our pleasure to serve you.
H.W. Guernsey Relators orchestrated the sale of the several-thousand acre prestigious Ogden Mills
Estate during the 1920’s.
Close to 1930, H.W. Guernsey Realtors negotiated from Dutchess County landowners the magnificent
land needed for the Taconic State Parkway.
In the late fifties, the famous 500-acre Franklin D. Roosevelt “Dream House” retreat was sold by
H.W. Guernsey Realtors. During the sixties, H.W. Guernsey Realtors arranged the intricate sale
of a million-dollar-plus farm to New York’s first farm-owned syndicate.
In the mid-eighties, H.W. Guernsey Realtors sold the former private wildlife preserve owned by
Andrew Carnegie’s daughter.
A highlight of the nineties involved the marketing and sale of the extraordinary 106+ acre
estate of the late Ambassador John Hay Whitney adjacent to the Saratoga Race Track. In sixty
years of horse racing, this legendary property and home of Greentree Stables produced more
than 160 stakes’ winners including “1953 Horse of the Year” Tom Fool.
After the turn of the century, H.W. Guernsey Realtors continues to be the top selling firm in the
county for luxury properties, culminating the decade with a record breaking sale of a 15 million
dollar estate in Millbrook.
Today, H.W. Guernsey Realtors represents with utmost discretion some of the world’s highest
profile personalities from top levels of government, finance, business and entertainment,
who seek the firm’s professional execution of the sensitive sale of country homes, historic
and classic estates, and premier land to its discerning group of local, national and