Mel Russo — Licensed Real Estate Broker / Owner
Cell: 315-246-3997 — E-mail
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Mel Russo was born and raised in Geneva New York around the shores of Seneca Lake. It was here that he was inspired to attend SUNY Brockport where he achieved his B.S. in Biology with a major concentration in fresh water studies. Mr. Russo has also done extensive graduate work at Cornell University and other graduate institutes where he continued his study of nature. In 1968 he became a biology and chemistry instructor at Romulus High School and later vested his retirement there in 1988. Throughout much of his teaching career he was also involved in agriculture on his family farm overlooking Cayuga Lake in the Town of Varick. During this time, Mel also ran a lake shore construction business during summers, mainly building docks. He also performed most of his own building and repairs around the farm. Coupled with his formal education, these hands-on experiences would prove to be a valuable tool in his new profession.
Mel became a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in 1983 for a local Finger Lakes area firm and then acquired a full time Associate Broker status with the firm in 1988. Subsequently he established Senecayuga Properties in 1990 which became an LLC in 2003.
Broker/Owner Russo has lived, worked, and studied all of his life around the shores of Seneca Lake and Cayuga Lake where he still owns a home and small farm. He is well known as a specialist in lake property but also has expertise in farms and country properties. He has however, sold all kinds of real estate in his 25 years of experience in the business. His excellent sales achievements, he claims, are not only because of his hard work ethic, but also because of his background in biology, chemistry, natural history, agriculture and just plain old hands-on experience about lake life.
In short, Mel Russo believes that buying, selling, and evaluating properties around the Finger Lakes involves a holistic approach to real estate sales. This involves an ability to effectively convey ideas about the lakes, the environment, the community, and the ecology of the Finger Lakes area as well as the improvements and implications imposed on the land by humans and other organisms. Mel says "There's no better place to live than in the Finger Lakes of Upstate, NY."
Mel is author of the Senecayuga Chronicles, which entail a series of many articles about various aspects of the Finger Lakes, often published with Senecayuga Properties, LLC advertisements.
James Horton — Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Cell: 315-730-1368 — E-mail
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I am more than willing to go the extra mile to assist you in all your real estate needs. With over 17 years as a Licensed Realtor and over 30 years as a real estate investor, my experience and knowledge will benefit you. Growing up in the Finger Lakes I appreciate the natural beauty of the region and look forward to sharing it with you.
James Kellogg — Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Cell: 607-351-0404 — E-mail
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Born 11/4/45. Grew up in Waverly, NY. Attended and Graduated from Waverly High School. Corning Community College and Elmira College with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration.
1994 -1987 Owned and Operated several small businesses throughout Central NY.
1987 - Real Estate Sales - Ithaca NY
1989 - Aquired Brokers License
1994-1998 Sold Real Estate in Watkins Glen and Ithaca NY.
1998 - Joined Senecayuga Properties with focus on selling in Ithaca, Watkins Glen and between the two Lakes.
Sue Ellen Balluff — Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Cell: 315-246-9405 — E-mail
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"Meeting your needs, exceeding your expectations." As a full time real estate professional, I am pleased to assist you in your search for a home in the Seneca and Cayuga Lakes area. I have extensive experience in selling village, lake and country homes. My comprehensive marketing plans will be adapted to fit your particular needs. For a comparative market analysis, simply call 315-246-9405 (my direct line). Continuing education is important in any business and particularly so with Real Estate as the market changes, the laws change and new financing options and products evolve. As a Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker I have attained the following accreditations: ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), QSC (Quality Service Certified), and GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute).
Sharon Morehouse — Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Cell: 607-227-2167 — E-mail
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I was born and raised in Seneca Falls, NY. In 1986, after several moves with my husband, Jeff, and our two sons, I started my real estate career. I knew what we needed and wanted in a real estate agent and became determined to provide that knd of service to my customers.
I have always thought that education and experience are the cornerstones to serve your real estate needs. I earned my Associate Broker's license in 1990. I am a Graduate of the Realtor Institute, an Accredited Buyer Representative, and have my certified Residential Specialist designation. I keep up to date with the ever changing market and trends.
Whether looking for a home, an investment property, that dream cottage on the lake, or selling your present place, I will work hard for you with honesty and integrity. I will use my 25+ years of experience, dedication and passion for the industry to serve you best!
Karen Tumbiolo — Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Cell: 315-730-3448 — E-mail
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I am a native of Seneca Falls, and the Daughter of Gino and Phyllis Frappolli. My husband, Vic and I live in Ken Mor Estates with our four children. I have been an investor in real estate for the last 15 years, so I know what I want and need in a Real Estate Agent and I provide that to my customers. Whether you're a first time home buyer, shopping for investment properties, searching for that perfect retirement home, or planning to sell your home, I promise to give you honesty and dedication with all your Real Estate needs. Call me!
Bob Markel — Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Cell: 315-283-8111 — E-mail
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Bob grew up in Seneca Falls and is a graduate of Mynderse Academy. He went on to earn a degree in accounting from the University at Albany. Bob spent five years working for PricewaterhouseCoopers before discovering his passion for real estate. He lives on Cayuga Lake with his wife Emily and son Rowan. Bob is a member of multiple local service organizations and the Greater Rochester Association of REALTORS (GRAR). Although he is focused on lakefront property, he is available to help you regardless of location or need. You can learn more about Bob by visiting his personal website homesofthefingerlakes.com. My goal to be the most trusted real estate professional in the Finger Lakes Region. This will require a blend of continuing education, staying up to date on technology, focusing on customer service, and an uncompromising commitment to integrity. I have adopted a simple business philosophy from my father-in-law. You are not doing your clients a favor. They are doing you a favor by allowing you to serve them. A personal service professional needs to be available around the clock. I look forward to serving our local communities for years to come.