It takes an experienced agent to help buyers and sellers navigate the ups and downs of an evolving real estate market. While my expertise is real estate, my true passion is all about helping people. My passion, paired with my talent of being a savvy negotiator and combined with excellent customer service, is what makes me one of the premier agents in Ithaca and the surrounding areas year after year. I have what it takes to go the extra mile for my clients. As a marathon runner, my energy, endurance and attention to detail are what clients need to successfully complete a home purchase or sale. Having lived in the Ithaca area for 25 years, I know the local terrain well. I have grown to appreciate all that the region has to offer. Our diverse and well-educated population, thriving culture, safe and friendly neighborhoods, and unique natural landscape make Ithaca an ideal place to put down roots. I have two sons that both attended Ithaca City Schools. My older son attended Smeal College of Business at Penn State and played football. My younger son attends SUNY Brockport and is also a football player. Currently, I serve on the Board of Directors for Challenge Workforce Solutions and serve on the Community Foundation for Tompkins County’s Women’s Fund. I have also contributed to the Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency, the city's Economic Development Committee and the Ithaca Planning Board. I am also actively involved with the Ithaca Board of Realtors®, serving on the MLS & Grievance Committees. These roles have led to lifelong friendships and community contacts that make up an invaluable pool of resources that I believe helps to leverage me as one of Ithaca’s top realtors®. Going the extra mile is something I take very seriously. A recent Trulia from a seller expressed this: “Jill has all the attributes it takes to be a top flight Real Estate Professional. She is fully knowledgeable about the market conditions in Tompkins County, has a wonderful personality that puts you to ease and have confidence in her, fully committed to keep you informed… during every phase of the transaction, and her negotiating ability is second to none. I might mention that she not only looks out for your interest as the seller, but very fair toward the buyers as well. The person who purchased our house had also high praise for her. It was really easy for us to sit back, follow her recommendations and have a very satisfactory sale of our property.” I'm hardworking, honest, dedicated and loyal. I give each of my clients 100% effort in finding answers to their questions. I love meeting people, getting them excited about Ithaca and finding them the homes and properties that fulfill their unique needs and goals. Whether you want to find the perfect home and neighborhood, discover that unique lakeside getaway, or locate that ideal property for additional income, I can guide you through the Ithaca real estate landscape.