N. Zavaski

Jamie made this experience simple and much less stressful than it could have been, I don’t think there is anything else he could have done to improve it.

A. Ganoung

I met him at a open house years ago and he’s very polite. Yaman Realtor works for the seller’s best interest.

Andrew & Lisa Hull

“In society today I have recognized that people in general find it unappealing to send praise, kudos, and a simple thank you. We personally would like to take the opportunity to publically send a genuine Thank You to Yaman Real Estate, Jamie Yaman & Tracey Brown for their exemplary professionalism. In the last several months we have had the pleasure of working with Yaman Real Estate in particularly Jamie and Tracey and I honestly have never had such a wonderful professional business experience with a personal touch. From a quick phone call, to a voice mail and a Saturday evening text message, all ending with “hope all is well”, “have a great night”, “enjoy the rest of your weekend”. During our 3 month business relationship, my husband and I endured the loss of a very important family member and again, without hesitation, we received very heartfelt sentiments and condolences, from a beautiful card, to a follow up voice mail from Jamie Yaman even after our business was concluded. My wish is to put a clear image in the minds of the readers of this editorial to know humanity still exists, professionalism is held to the highest standards and people do care about you and your business. From the bottom of our hearts we Thank You, Yaman Real Estate, Jamie & Tracey. Very truly yours, Andrew & Lisa Hull

Shannon MacCarrick, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins and Cortland Counties

“Jamie has been a pleasure to work with and we’re lucky to have him in our community! He is personable, enthusiastic, attentive, and professional. Jamie was generous enough to donate his time and services to our Habitat Humanity affiliate for the sale of a property and I was impressed that he gave us so much of his time, attention, and effort as if we were a traditional client. He is a thorough communicator, hard worker, and very knowledgeable about the Cortland market. We’d recommend him without reservation – he went above and beyond the call to help us with our sale!”

Carey Williams & Nick Peters

Being first time home buyers we were expecting the process to be a long and hard one. However, working with Jamie made it comforting and easy. We found a great home and Jamie was an incredible help throughout the entire process.

Tim & Deb Tryon

From the moment we met Jamie we knew he was the right Real Estate agent for us. Jamie has a wonderfully calm and laid back attitude that immediately puts you at ease. However we also found Jamie to be highly motivated and extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of selling and buying a home. Jamie was always available to answer all of our questions and concerns no matter the time or day. While selling or buying a house can be extremely stressful we were so grateful to have Jamie there to guide us and reassure us through out the entire process. He also sold our house 2 days after listing it which proves he can get results quickly!

Todd and Brittany Van Loon

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!

Meghan Wade

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.

The Vanaria Sisters

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…

James & Stephanie McGuinness

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.

Jeff Fredrickson

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.


Laurie Knetch

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

Michael Saccone

I was working with a previous real estate agent to sell the newly constructed home that was built. The contract came up for renewal and I decided to not renew with this agent as I felt it was time to work with a different agent. I thoroughly researched and interviewed two agents from different brokers, one being Jamie. My decision to work with Jamie was a very strong one and was the right decision. He presented himself to be very professional with a wealth of knowledge about the market and knew the right price to list my home for a quick sale. Jamie had a very positive attitude and understood my needs. My house was listed for 30 days when Jamie brought me a buyer with an offer that I accepted. Jamie assisted me with the process up to and including the closing to make is flow smoothly. I would recommend Jamie and his agency to work with you in selling your home based on my enjoyable experience that I had.
Michael Saccone

Kevin Murray

We sold our home with Jamie’s help in 2010. The buyers have actually posted their opinion of working through Jamie and also rated him very high. If BOTH the buyer AND the seller report a great experience, that should tell you something. Jamie was professional, helpful, supportive, informative, logical, realistic and most of all, genuine. You won’t find a better agent. Period. Kevin Murray

Kathleen Perry

Jamie first provided a significant amount of information for me to price my house competitively in the market. He gave excellent advise on the best way to show my house and what was needed to get it ‘ready for market’. Jamie was also very responsive to all my questions during the entire process. He is extremely personable, understanding and a good listener. He gets the job done without being overly aggressive. I would recommend him without reservation.
Kathleen Perry
West Main Street

Marylou Leach

I have been through a few real estate transactions and I had delayed selling my home for about a year. I had even tried selling my house myself because I was not looking forward to dealing with a real estate company again. I finally called Jamie Yaman back. Best thing I have done in years!!! I purchased my home as a “fixer – upper” and it was not finished by any means. Jamie was courteous, straight forward, and always responded to my questions big or small with patience! His communication with me was fantastic as I was selling the home from out of state. Through every step (choosing a lawyer, surveyors, septic service, water tests, buyers questions, paperwork) Jamie was there for me. The home was sold quickly, painlessly and very smoothly. I never felt pushed or left out in the whole transaction! I would highly recommend Jamie whether you are selling a $50,000 home or a $500,000 home. You will not regret working with Jamie! So don’t wait…call Jamie Yaman today!!!!

Betsey Meldrim

Working with Jamie to find the house that was right for me was incredibly easy. He is a very relaxed yet professional agent who was able to give me informed advice on the searching and purchasing process. I purchased a house and then sought Jamie’s services again as my property needs changed. The best part about working with Jamie was the freedom he gave me to explore and then the expertise he provided to help me better define my needs and wants in a home.


Derek and Nickie Fredenburg

Our experience with Jamie Yaman was outstanding! From beginning to end, he was thorough, prompt, and committed to satisfying our needs. We couldn’t imagine working with anyone else and we are certainly glad that we chose Jamie to assist us with buying our first home.

Matt McNerney

I had the pleasure of having Jamie Yaman help me buy my first house 2 1/2 years ago in Cortland. I have known Jamie a long time, as he is friends with my sister, and we have played lacrosse together. He was a natural choice for me in my search. We spent a few weeks looking for the perfect house, and his knowledge and perseverance helped me find just the right property. He was honest and straightforward with all the aspects of a first time home buyer, and didn’t pressure me into anything. He knew what I was looking for, and always kept me in mind for properties he thought I may have an interest in. I will certainly go to Jamie the next time I want to purchase another property.


Helen Burt

“I grew up in Cortland and then moved away several years ago. I was not familiar with the area as i once was and had some concerns about selling a house when i lived out of town, Then I met Jamie. He handled the sale Quickly, professionally and efficiently. The house was sold in just two days. Thank you Jamie!”