My approach to real estate is one that is constantly changing simply because I understand that no two people are alike. I was brought up to take on challenges with open arms and a full head of steam. Real estate is by no means an exception to this. Each day it seems I realize more and more what this community has to offer. It can accommodate, as well as any other community, people from all walks of life. Those who enjoy the outdoors can walk a mile in any direction and be able to sit under a beautiful canopy of trees and enjoy our beautiful four seasons. Those who enjoy music and the arts can catch a live show most any night in any of the dozens of night clubs, cafes, and art galleries that this region has to offer. For the young families and those already established, Cortland has the educational system with all the essential ingredients to raise a healthy and well-rounded child. Our company has been building relationships for over 60 years with thousands of proven results. The results of a real estate transaction are relatively short term, but the relationships that we build in doing so are life lasting.
Jamie was born and raised in Cortland County. Attending Homer High School, he was passionate about lacrosse and music— participating in the 2001 Empire State Games and winning awards for Male Athlete of the Year and Jazz Band Musician of the Year while graduating with honors. In 2000, he was a guest musician in the fantastically popular Apple Jazz festival.
Upon graduating from Homer, he was recruited by the University of Massachusetts to play Division I lacrosse. He went to UMass on an athletic scholarship. UMass teams that Jamie played on advanced to the NCAA playoffs in three of the four years that he was on the team, making the quarterfinals twice and, in 2006, playing in the National Championship game.
During his tenure with UMass, Jamie was awarded the 2004 UMass Lacrosse Hammer Award and the 2006 UMass Lacrosse Goose Garber Award, signifying the most unselfish player with the best attitude and of a team player who demonstrates the qualities of the late Coach Dick Garber.
Jamie graduated from UMass with a BA in Real Estate Management and Development; emerging a motivational leader with unrivaled capabilities as a team player.
Jamie spent the spring of 2006 volunteering at elementary schools in Massachusetts and continued volunteering around the world in elementary schools in India before returning to his hometown where he joined his grandfather in the family business, Yaman Real Estate. In 2007 Jamie also obtained his associate brokers license.