Investing in a home is a huge step in one’s life and with this new path I was about to travel, I wanted someone whom was similar to my personality, familiar with the area and had a business background. During my research, I read/called about some of the area’s agents and with Yaman’s bios, which not all real estate agencies do, found my match with Tracy!!
After 20 years of raising our family in the Cortland area we decided to buy a farm to give us something to do “when we grow up”. Due to extenuating circumstances we ended up working with (2) different real estate agents: one to purchase the farm and one to sell our home. What a night and day difference in the two experiences. We chose our good friend Tracy Koenig from Yaman Real Estate to sell our home, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Tracy’s attention to detail and positive energy helped ensure that we presented our house properly from the get-go. She had a gentle yet firm way of guiding us through the de-cluttering process of our house so it presented well for perspective buyers, and she talked us through the market valuation process helping us understand how to best price the house for a quick but realistic sale. With her help and guidance we put the house on the market and it literally sold in 3 weeks! Magic? Maybe. Professional attitude and genuine care? Most definitely. Even after the offer was accepted, she helped keep the process moving in the right direction. She made us feel like we were the most important task on her daily “to-do” list always, even though I know she was working with other perspective clients as well. With Tracy you feel that the hometown consideration is alive and well in Cortland and the surrounding counties! You are not just another client to Tracy, you are an addition to her circle of friends – whether you’re an old or new one. Tracy Koenig is great at what she does because she cares about making people happy, and does it with honesty and integrity.
Before we contracted with Denise Allen to sell our rural home, we interviewed several other Realtors. We chose Denise because of the research she had done on comparable sales and her enthusiasm and honest assessment of the market situation. Once we signed on with her, she worked very creatively to market our property. She advertised in a rather broad area, and carefully screened buyers to make certain that they might be a good match. In the process of selling our property, we had several attractive offers, including two contracts that fell apart through no fault of ours or Denise’s. This was very stressful, but Denise was there to hold my hand and encourage me through the rough spots. She was always honest and realistic. Denise made herself available to us. She returned calls, texts and email very quickly, and more than once rearranged her schedule to meet our request. She was always very professional and knowledgeable. I have to add that she has a great sense of humor, which makes her very pleasant to work with. I would recommend Denise to sell a property, and have already done so with confidence.
It was by pure luck my husband and I found Jamie after many failed attempts to find a realtor who actually cared and took the time to help us find our first home. After my first inquiry on a house he was the listing agent for, he called me within 15 minutes to set up a time to go see it. Our questions were always answered in a timely manner and he always made the time to show us any house we asked to see. One of the best things was he set us up to receive automated emails with new and updated listings – we had been going on-line every few hours, every day for at least two months trying to catch that kind of information ourselves. He made the whole home buying process a breeze. He checked up every week to make sure the process was going smoothly and to give us updates on information concerning an approaching closing date and helped keep the process moving along. We highly recommend using Jamie to help you find the perfect house!
A great agent if you are looking for someone who is hardworking and efficient. We listed our property with Jamie from out of town. He talked with us regularly and put our minds at ease that everything would be properly taken care of. Our house was sold in a short amount of time and the closing went smoothly as well. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for an honest and trustworthy agent who will put a great amount of time and effort into selling your home.
We have just sold our parents home of 47 years through Yaman Real Estate. It was a difficult time for all four of us, and very bitter sweet. We came from different parts of the country one last time, to say good-bye to our home in Cortland.
Jamie Yaman walked us through the usual formalities, but it was his personal and caring manner, coupled with the ease of his professionalism that enabled us to close the door behind. We can’t thank him enough…
Jamie was extremely helpful in the recent purchase of our first home. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and very rapid in his response to all our needs. Early morning and late into the evening he was always ready and willing to answer any questions we had. My wife and I also appreciated how he saw the purchase through all the way to final closing. I would absolutely recommend Jamie to anyone looking to purchase a home in the area.
I am so pleased to have had the pleasure of working with Shuryl Menapace. She was both my realtor and property manager during the time it took to sell my apartment building. Her expertise in dealing with tenants and their problems, in supervising the services needed to keep the property in prime condition, and working with prospective buyers to facilitate the sale, was very effective and professional.
I’ve known Shuryl Menapace for the last five years. I first met her during a rental situation at a residential property. Since then she has become a great business asset and a good friend. Her knowledge of the Real Estate market impresses me on a regular basis. Property transactions were always handled quickly and effectively. Her ability to see the big picture is second to nobody in the local real estate market. She has always been there when I needed her to help close a deal on a property. Any arising problems during a transaction have been quickly resolved by Shuryl in a professional manner. I’m very glad that she is not only part of my real estate team, but also a good friend.
Gary A. Baccile
Buying a house for the first time seemed rather daunting. We were grateful to have Joan’s help in guiding us through the process. Joan helped us to refine what type of house would meet our needs. She persisted in looking throughout the area over a number of months in order to find what we were looking for. Joan’s knowledge of the area, the housing market and what to do at each phase helped us to close the deal.
Jamie Yaman recently sold our home in Cortland and found a new home for us to move into. We were very impressed with Jamie and his service was outstanding.
There were many difficult moments in buying and selling the two properties, but Jamie helped us through all of them with the utmost consideration, understanding and professionalism.
Jamie has a great demeanor, and is able to work with people to get the job done. I can remember several days where I needed ot talk with Jamie four or five times at least, and he never grew weary with me.
Melody and I would highly recommend Jamie to all our family and friends.
Just want to thank Ingrid Dunham for all that she has done for us during the recent purchase of our new home. After not having been looking for a new home, and one becoming available in our ideal neighborhood, we called Ingrid to ask if she would be willing to assist us in purchasing this awesome home in our neighborhood – she agreed immediately. It was a great pleasure working with her during the entire process and we thank her for everything. We are all moved and ready to enjoy the holidays in our new home!
Amy & Ryan
We live in the Owego area and once we determined we could not find the home we wanted in our area we reached out to the Cortland/Homer area in our search which is where we met Joan. One of our very first homes of interest we had lost out on as an offer was just put in place. From there, after viewing a couple homes with Joan she soon knew exactly what we were searching for. As the season was passing by we had a real active calendar ahead of us so we advised Joan we would be busy and wouldn’t be actively looking. A few weeks had passed and thanks to Joan’s knowledge of our interests, she wrote to advise us that the original house we were interested in had the first offer fall through and was back on the market. She advised us that there was actually an open house that night and if we had any interest we should try and get to it. We were due to head on vacation the following morning and plans were to go home and pack, but we opted to change our plans and attend this open house. Once we did our walkthrough we both realized that this was the house we wanted and being that there was some active interest we would need to move fast. We both had BIG concerns that our vacation plans could be interrupted. We immediately called Joan and discussed an offer. Joan pulled together the offer that evening and as we passed through Cortland headed on our vacation the following morning we stopped in Yaman Real Estate to sign the offer. We were able to still keep our vacation schedule and Joan called us after the offer was presented to the sellers with congratulating news! In our opinion Joan is to be thanked for keeping our search in mind even though we had pulled out of actively looking and as well knowing our wants and keeping up to date with the active market. As well, Joan knew our scheduling situation and worked hard to pull off the offer so we were able to keep our vacation schedule as planned! Our entire experience with Joan and Yaman Real Estate has been impressive!!
Thanks Joan…we both appreciate everything you did for us and your assistance in finding our dream home!!
Dick and Cindy Clark
I would like to extend my wishes to your company. We worked with Lori O’Donnell and would like to say that she was very professional and patient. She set up house showings late in the evening so we could see homes after work. She assisted with getting us to cosing prior to my surgery. She’s wonderful to work with and she really gets to know her customers. I highly recommend her and will refer her to my friends, people I meet.
Working with Shuryl in finding my new home was literally a wonderful experience! Although this wasn’t my first home, this was the first time I was buying the home on my own, and Shuryl made the process so easy! She was always accessible – only a phone call away – with her bright, energetic outlook about our prospects that week. Her knowledge and professionalism abound, and I feel totally secure knowing that Shuryl has my back; she has looked for and caught things that I had forgotten or didn’t even know to look for, down to the smallest detail. In being so attentive to details, including the details of our conversations, Shuryl helped me to find my new home, which has all of my needs and many of my wants. It’s a great fit, and working with Shuryl was a great fit, too! She really knows what she’s doing, and she makes you feel so comfortable during what can be a stressful process at times.
I not only recommend Shuryl, I highly recommend her.
Jamie is a professional in every sense of the word ! My husband and I had previously worked with a local real estate agency, regarding the sale of our property….nothing happened & we eventually removed the property from the market. Later, as we became more serious about selling our property & began to speak with different people about finding a real estate agent that could get the job done…. More than one person recommended Jamie Yaman. We are so glad that we listened. From the very start Jamie’s easy personality made getting the ball rolling very comfortable. Jamie checked in with us frequently, keeping us informed about property showings & progress with perspective buyers. Jamie was very respectful with the property tenants, and that was very important to us. Jamie handled everything & sold the property quickly. When I first met Jamie I immediately recognized as he spoke & asked us questions, that as we spoke, I could see him thinking. I liked him right away, and with great pleasure would recommend Jamie to anyone who wants the very best in a Real Estate Professional ! Laurie Knetch