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!!”

Jeff Edwards

“I have worked with Kelly Rogers of Yaman Real Estate for many years, approximately the last 8. I have utilized other sales people from different agencies with less knowledge and understanding of what I need and expect. I only use Kelly now based on her friendliness, willingness, and ability to get the job done!! I hope to purchase and sell more houses in the future and will only use Kelly. Jeff Edwards”

Scott and Pam Abbott, Retired County Police Officer

“We purchased our first home at 74 Evergreen St. Cortland, N.Y. in 1983 through Yaman Real Estate, (our Realtor was Paul Yaman). In 2005 we were selling some income property so once again we looked to Yaman Real Estate for help. We met Kelly Rogers a new agent for Yaman Real Estate and she was instrumental in the sale. After 24 yrs on Evergreen St. it was time to move again and start a new chapter in our life. We were looking for a larger place that we could use as a home and a business. We contacted Kelly Rogers and yes once again we were able sell our home and purchase 91 North Main St (former Gonda Real Estate). Through Yaman Real Estate and Kelly Roger’s determination to help us during a difficult transition due to some unforeseen problems (a buyer for our home backed out of the deal days before closing) and we had already moved into our new home. Well Thanks to Kelly Rogers, she had another buyer interested in purchasing our home on Evergreen Street. In July of 2007 we purchased the property located at 91 North Main Street Cortland, New York. Mainstay Massage & Day Spa our dream and goal became a reality for us. Great job Kelly. Oh I forgot to mention, during all of this in 2007, Kelly Rogers was working hard with our daughter and son in-law Kelley & Ben Locke to purchase their first home in Cortland. Kelley and Ben were able to purchase their home in April of 2007, thanks again to Kelly Rogers and her skills as a Realtor. I believe Yaman Real Estate is successful due to the hard work they provide by their agents due to good communication skills.They all work with each other to help buyers and sellers achieve their goals. If you are looking to buy or sell a home, or purchase commercial real estate then I would highly recommend Kelly Rogers with Yaman Real Estate.”

Bruce & Debra Perine

“My wife and I have known Kelly since 2007 and she has worked with us to purchase as well as sell a home. We have always found Kelly to be knowledgeable about the local real estate market, hard working, enthusiastic and joy to work with. Our last home sold in just a couple of days and we were extremely happy! If we were to sell or buy another home in the future we would certainly contact Kelly again!”

Kristi & Luciano Giacco

“Kelly, Was an amazing real estate agent for us! She helped us buy our first home together and sell my husbands home both in a seem less short time! She knew our expectations and exceeded them. She was always very prompt in returning our calls and showing us houses when we were buying and also holding many open houses when we were selling. We truly felt she was a great advocate during showings and her relationships within the community were also helpful to us in our search for a new home to speed up the process. We are so satisfied that we always recommend her to all of our friends that are looking for Real Estate agents. She is top notch!!!”

Brian and Renae Moore

“After unsuccessfully attempting to sell our home two years ago, we changed agents last year and chose to work with Kelly Rogers. Our experiences between the two agents was like night and day. We were surprised at the timeliness, honesty, effort and professionalism we received with Kelly, and immediately knew we had made the right decision in making this change. We sold our home in no time without a single problem, turning what could normally be a stressful time into an enjoyable one. We would not hesitate to refer friends and family to Kelly, and would retain Kelly ourselves again if we are ever in the need to sell or buy a home again.
Brian and Renae Moore.”

Carl & Vicki Boise

“Kelly Rogers helped us sell our home and find/purchase a new home in the summer of 2009. She is very knowledgeable and was very helpful, available at all hours of the day, including weekends and went the extra mile to help us achieve our goals. Kelly has an excellent personality and is fun to work with and has become a personal friend. For any future real-estate needs, we would definitely contact Kelly Rogers of Yaman Real-Estate. We would and have recommended Kelly to others for their real-estate needs.”

Ed King and George Warren

“When we called Yaman Real Estate, we were directed to Denise. She was great! After showing us a few houses we wanted to see she got an intuitive feel for what we wanted. Then she show us THE house, and it was exactly us. She went above and beyond the call of duty to facilitate our needs and help us through the purchase offer and all the related paperwork. She even took the time to be at our closing to help us get it right. We highly recommend Denise, she is a very caring and knowledgeable person and agent.”

Crystal and Kristofer Brown

“Dear Mr. Yaman, We are writing to you in regard to Denise Allen and our experience with Yaman Real Estate. Our experience with Denise has been superb! Denise is very professional, knowledgeable and helpful. Being first time home buyers we were nervous starting the whole process. However, with Denise on our team, buying a house was a rather pleasant undertaking during a stressful time. Denise generously gave us her time and knowledge by showing us countless houses and has also spent many long hours with us. She listened to what we wanted, rather than steer us in a direction that would instead benefit her. Denise kept in constant contact through phone and email updates, instant gratification in sometimes stressful situations. I also admire Denise’s sincerity-this created a trust factor that was critical throughout our transaction. She worked diligently with us until we closed on our first home, handling little details we had not considered. Denise has proved herself invaluable in our eyes. We are so glad we had her working for us and we will be looking her up again when we decide to sell or to buy additional property. I imagine all her clients she works with recommend her to others because of the great overall experience-just as we are recommending her now. Than you again Denise and Yaman Real Estate. “