“We both felt very assured that [Monique] was a perfect ‘fit’ for us the day [Monique] first stopped by. We loved [her] spunk, energy, and confidence! It helped us get through some stressful moments!”

Larry, Karen and Megan Spring

“Dear Monique,
Thank you for helping us find our new home!
We really appreciate the lovely gift basket you brought us on closing day. Everything was delicious!
It was so thoughtful of you to bring a gift for Megan. She loves the doll and animal crackers are her new favorite cookie.
Thanks!”

Ed and Bernice Bilodeau

“…great job selling the property at DeRuyter Lake. We were surprised that it went so fast! We appreciated the phone calls, paper work and other things that went with the sale.”

Larry and Marti Ayers

“We want to take this opportunity to express our appreciation for the manner in which you handled the sale of our home. At the outset, we were impressed with your professional, yet caring manner, in the sales process. We found that the more we understood the sales process, the less pressured we were, and the more comfortable it was to make decisions. Your periodic communication of the local real estate market showed that you care. Finally, the team effort and attitude displayed by you and your associates made our experience a pleasant one.”

Kevin Halpin

“Our Experiences with Yaman Real Estate have been wonderful. Joan Plew was always ready to help with anything we ever needed. Before we even had moved to Cortland, my in-laws came to do some “scouting” for us. Joan welcomed them, took them all over town, answered all their questions about Cortland. When we arrived, Joan helped us look for a rental property, we wanted to get a feel for the town before we purchased. When we were ready to buy, Joan and Yaman were with us every step of the way, finding us our perfect home. When we were getting my parents to move up to the area, Joan was there for us again. Working diligently to help them make this move. after 40+ years in the same house in Long Island. She was caring , patient, warm and always professional, going more than the extra mile, on what was a very challenging transaction. We have recommended Joan whole heartedly, always with very successful results. Joan Plew and Yaman Real Estate have been one of the most positive experiences we have had in real estate dealings.”

Greg & Danielle Miller

“We were impressed with Joan’s professionalism when we bought our house thru her over 10 years ago. When we chose to sell our house she was our first and only choice. Her experience and knowledge helped us to sell our house quickly and at a great price. “

Shawn and Erin Coolidge

“My husband and I chose Shuryl after a recommendation from another realtor and we couldn’t be more happy with her. We were trying to sell our current home and also purchase a new one but this was not a quick or simple transaction. However through the entire process there were many, many bumps and hurdles on other peoples parts and Shuryl was always on top of everyone to make sure they were doing what they needed to be doing. She never failed to text or call us back even if all we needed was some reassurance. Shuryl has definitely become not just a realtor but also a friend and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to someone else.”

Cheryl Husner

“I purchased a home March 29, 2010. Thanks to Shuryl Menapace. My new home has four bedrooms, two full baths, garage, and in ground pool. Shuryl had worked with me well over three years, trying to find that perfect house that was in my price range. It was not easy for her at all I definitely had my own visions of what I wanted. Many road trip for sure, but it was always fun. All the road trips paid off, I finally found something that worked for me. Shuryl was probably thinking it’s about time! I definitely tried her patience. Her time and patience was greatly appreciated. Thank you so much Shuryl for all that you did.

Shuryl always had time for me. Never put me on the back burner. I called up and she worked her magic to get me in to look at that potential dream house that could be mine. Shuryl and I looked at so many houses, I tell you, so many homes. Some OK, some just WOW. How could people do that to an investment they own?
Came time for my closing and what a better person to work with. When she said she would handle everything, I did not believe her at first, but once again she proved me wrong. All I had to do was to go to the bank and sign my name on many papers. Shuryl was right there all the way through everything.
Thanks again Shuryl you are a wonderful and appreciative person to work with. You know I will be buying another home from you for sure some day. I hope not to soon though. Thanks for all your help.”

Lauren Caldwell, Cortland, NY

“My husband and I purchased a home in October of 2009. We had the pleasure of working with Shuryl Menapace of Yaman Real Estate. Shuryl was recommended to us by a family member?s coworker, and I am so thankful for that recommendation. When I first contacted Shuryl by email, I had a response from her within 45 minutes. We met Shuryl at the Yaman Real Estate office later that week. From the beginning of our professional relationship she was outgoing, energetic, and excited to be working with us. We were immediately comfortable working with Shuryl to find our first home. Shuryl took us to countless listings, never pushing us but always lending us her much appreciated advice and wisdom. She was quick to respond to my emails and phone calls, always offering kind words and helpful answers. When we did find the home that was perfect for us, she kept us up to date on every detail of the purchasing process. Working with Shuryl was an absolute pleasure. In the time that we worked with her she was not just our realtor- she became a friend. We are always quick to recommend Shuryl Menapace to anyone buying or selling a house, and we will absolutely work with her again if we ever decide to sell or purchase another home. Thank you so much, Shuryl! You found our dream home!”

Gary Baccile

“I meet Shuryl Menapace at a property for the first time three years ago. I was immediately impressed by her enthusiasm to show off the property. Additionally her knowledge of financing certainly helped in the sale process. Over the last three years I?ve had the privilege of having Shuryl assist me in the purchase of three other properties in Cortland, NY.

These sales, along with the process of closing on the properties ended with no surprises to me as a new owner. My plans are to continue to rely on Shuryl as a necessary part of my team for future purchases. I’ve greatly appreciated her assistance in these matters. I would highly recommend her to anyone else who is looking to purchase a property.

If anyone is in need of a highly skilled real estate professional they should contact Shuryl for assistance at any time.”

Kathy Hemingway Jones/Lewis Rosengarten

“From the onset of our interaction with Cindy, she gave us exceptional personal and professional attention. Her knowledgeable and caring attitude, dedication, and expert skills as an agent proved vital, as we navigated a hasty and complex move into a new region.  Cindy was immediately and exceptionally  responsive to our needs and worked hard to protect our interests as buyers.  We quickly developed a beneficial and trustworthy alliance that served us well throughout the process of finding and buying a new home.  Her willingness to go the extra mile for us as her clients proved more than admirable. It was reassuring and truly inspiring. We are incredibly grateful for her utmost care and professionalism, and for her amazing commitment in helping we establish a new home. Thank you Cindy!”

Melinda Platt

“As a first-time homebuyer I was very unfamiliar with the process of buying a home. When I started working with Cindy, I knew I was in good hands. She made sure to explain everything to me throughout the entire process and was always patient, I never felt I was wasting her time with questions. Whenever I hit a bump in the road she was right there to help. She always pulled through and did whatever it took to make sure things were going smoothly. Cindy kept in constant contact with phone and email updates, I never felt like I was ‘out of the loop’. I absolutely could not have done this without Cindy on my team. I am so glad I had her working with me and I will be looking her up again when I decide to sell. I would recommend Cindy to anyone buying or selling a home.”

Steven Bossard and Chere’ DiIorio

“We can’t say enough about the great service that we received from Cindy Sloan during our recent home sale… Because of her excellent service, we decided to ask Cindy for her help in finding us another home. Although our plans changed from a single family in the country to a multi family home in the city, Cindy never gave up trying to help us find what we were looking for. Cindy worked, what seemed like, endless hours trying to organize our home sale and home purchase. We could not have been happier when the sale and purchase both closed on the same day, just hours apart. Cindy never left us guessing or wondering what was going on and was always there to answer questions or make viewing appointments. We would not hesitate to recommend Cindy to anyone asking about buying or selling a home. Thank you Cindy, for a wonderful selling and buying experience.”

Jeremy and Amy Arts

“As first time home buyers, my husband and I looked for a house and community that would be our home. The Cortland area seemed perfect for us,since I work in Syracuse and my husband works in Binghamton. We saw homes with the Yaman Signage and gave the agency a call and were introduced to Ingrid Dunham. We were happy, yet nervous, to go look at homes, knowing just how much were able to afford and where we would like to live. Ingrid was very flexible in scheduling the house search because were were limited to weekends. She was very helpful in scheduling the meetings needed with the lawyers and mortgaging agency. We would recommend any first time home buyer to give Ingrid a call.”

Casey Gross

“Thank you very much for finding me my little “dream house”. I am so very appreciative of your efforts in finding what I consider the perfect house for me and my desire to down size from a larger house. You were extremely attentive in listening to my needs in what I wanted in a new home. I knew I was in good hands because you showed tremendous professionalism in being attentive to my concerns, committed to finding just the right house, and always very helpful in answering my questions and providing me information as needed. It had been over 20+ years since purchasing a new home, and you walked me through the closing with ease; again, conscientious with every detail and question answered. Your commitment, dedication, and high level of professionalism in the real estate industry is to be commended and I would highly recommend you and Yaman Real Estate to family and friends who might be interested in buying or selling a home. Thank you again Ingrid!”

Amanda, Jeremy and Linda

“Thank you for everything you’ve done for us throughout the process of selling/buying the house. We appreciate all the hard work you put into helping us get into our new home….(and patience). We feel as though you really went above and beyond for us and kept us informed and “in the loop” during every step of the way. Thanks again SO MUCH”

Bob, Kacie and Lily Penrose

“Thank you so much for sticking with us all these years! Thank you so very much! We have already started tearing things apart-it looks better already. Thanks Again. Bob, Kacie and Lily Penrose.”

Tom and Gail Gordon

“Ingrid Dunham represented us as our Realtor in the sale of our home in Cortland, NY. In initiating putting our home on the market she helped us know a fair market value, which helped our house get a lot of looks from prospective buyers. She communicated clearly to us what might enhance the sale of our home and what people are looking for. She worked well with other Realtors, our lawyer and the potential buyers. In advertising she kept our home seen in newspapers, fliers, open houses and on the web. She allowed us to contact her without feeling we were imposing to know how things were proceeding. In the closing aspect of our home she was persistent in communicating with lawyers, buyers, Realtors, and banks. We were kept informed and encouraged through it all. We are very grateful for all she has done for us in the sale of our home and highly recommend her to represent others. Tom and Gail Gordon”

Jack and Julie Carr

“I would like to take a moment to list some of the reasons our family has stayed loyal to our Realtor, Kelly R. Rogers of Yaman Real Estate.

Kelly came recommended to us through mutual friends. Her networking skills, if not legendary considering her tender age, are extraordinary. Who doesn’t she know? Her attention to detail entails setting up and keeping appointments, staying in touch with clients, suggesting many creative alternatives, giving a reality check on market prices, and remembering the most picayune feature of houses she offered to show us. She at all times kept in mind the peculiar and various special needs our family was searching for in our next home. She answered questions and gave advice by conventional phone, cell phone, email and text messaging at all times of the day and the night, often juggling her own personal and family life to accommodate our wackadoodle schedules.

Often she was left in the position of showing certain houses to us individually in order to work with our own time constraints. In doing so she frequently had to double or even triple her face-time on-the-job with us. Cheerful and energized always, she didn’t blink an eye when we asked to see a particular house for the second or third time as we pondered our future. She gave us sound and honest advice when we submitted a purchase offer–which was immediately rejected by the sellers. Next, for a counter-offer, she kept us realistic and reasonable. As it turns out, when our second offer also was not accepted (and the house immediately taken off the market and rented by the month, fully furnished), we had come to the end of our searching rope and decided on new construction.

Again, without a batting of an eyelash, Kelly shifted into advice mode and gave us several helpful hints to avoid pitfalls she knows can come with building new. She sat with us at the closing of the purchase of the land and has kept on top of deadlines for submission of the endless forms and applications that we have gotten ourselves into.

Meanwhile, of course, she has become a member of our extended family. And isn’t that what a Realtor is, really, supposed to do? Here is a local young professional at the top of her game upon whom we can rely. We trust her. We feel comfortable asking her the most outlandish questions. She continues the search for qualified buyers for our current home and keeps us apprised of the local buying trends, ongoing advertising trends, and nibbles from her fellow Realtors.

We are proud to be working with Kelly R. Rogers and would recommend her enthusiastically.”

Kate Young and Chris Buttino

“Kelly Rogers was a phenomenal agent! When my fiance’ and I started looing for a home, she helped us every step of the way. She showed us some wonderful properties and gave us good advice about the houses. One example of her wonderful help was when we considered buying a house that would need some renovating. Kelly set up an appointment with a contractor for us so we could get his opinion on the project before we put an offer in. She was always available even in the middle of the night to answer questions for us; and we had a lot being 1st time home buyers. She dealt expertly with our mortgage contact and the bank when communications and deadline problems arose too. Kelly provided support and suggestions to expedite the process and to try and make it that much easier. We would recommend her (and already have) to anyone looking at buying a new home!!”