Richard & Cheryl Wagner

We would like to let you know of our experience in working with Sheila Shipton.  She came to our house and did a favorable assessment on our property, she did open houses, worked very patiently with nervous home sellers, she marketed our property very well.  There was much more interest in it than when it was marketed by another real estate company.  She worked her tail off trying to find comparable properties for us to look at.  We have nothing but praise for Sheila! We had a positive experience and we would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone that is looking to sell or buy real estate.

Alissa Shore

I recently had the pleasure of working with Shuryl Menapace through Yaman Realty while looking at a home. I found Shuryl to be extremely personable and knowledgeable in all aspects of real estate. Communication with her via phone, email and in person, was quick and easy. Throughout the process, Shuryl was there to respond to my questions in a timely fashion. When asked, Shuryl provided contact information for people she had worked with who could assist with legal services as well as repairs to the home. I had a very positive experience working with Shuryl  and plan to call on her with future real estate needs.

Gary A. Baccile

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.


Sincerely Yours,

Gary A. Baccile

“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.

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.”

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.”