Testimonials


Hasan P., Irma A-P., Sellers.
Elvina has been a super agent for selling our house in Ithaca from beginning to the end each step of the way. We are not first time sellers and had "okay" experiences with our previous real estate agents so had our antenna up. Elvina did not disappoint. She took her time and came very well prepared from our very first meeting. We were impressed by her integrity when she informed us about her fiduciary responsibility in that she would only represent us as the seller. She gave us terrific advice about the price, publicity, and staging, so our place would look good and be posted at a fair price. She even loaned us some flowers and helped us to decorate the place, gave us great advice right from the beginning on what to store, how to declutter, and how to place furniture to show off our home's assets. She held many open-house events for agents and constantly sought feedback from agents who showed the house. When it came time to negotiate offers, she always took the trouble to come over to our house and discuss all the pros and cons of the next step and answer our almost unending questions. She made great recommendations for helpers to do final odd jobs, clean up and haul junk out of garage. We are highly pleased with her efforts, and strongly recommend her to any seller who wants to sell their house and have a solid positive experience.


Carol and Joe C., Sellers. Elvina was instrumental in the quick sale of our house. We first met Elvina a few years ago and told her about our future plans to sell. When the time came to sell, she led us the whole way. She was honest and fair. She supported her assessment of our house value with documentation. She worked quickly to post our house on the web and efficiently scheduled potential buyers. Given our lifestyle, we used email and text messaging to stay in contact with her and she always responded quickly. We had the good fortune of several offers. During the whole process, we felt she had our back and was there for us.Thank you Elvina.


Dave K., Seller. Elvina was such a pleasure to work with.  She was on top of things every step of the way, especially when unexpected events and issues arose.  I would recommend her to anyone contemplating the sale of their house.


Jane, Gordon R., Sellers. Selling a house from afar can be a challenge.  Elvina made that process not only workable but effortless on our part.  Every phone conversation, every mail and every text were responded to promptly, professionally, and competently as Elvina guided us through the sale of our house.  When we returned, every piece necessary for the closing was in place. Her warm and friendly personality enhanced her expertise in realty, her attention to details, and her professionalism in all she did for us.  Elvina was a pleasure to work with.


PJ, Casey B. Buyers/Sellers. Working with Elvina has always been a delight. She is proactive, incredibly knowledgeable, thorough and KIND.  We have worked with Elvina multiple times over a decade, now, and have nothing but wonderful things to say about her. Even our toddlers adore her!  She has helped us find our dream home, twice now. We are deeply grateful to have found such a wonderful asset to help us navigate the tricky world of real estate.


Lots of love and absolute best wishes to you, from all of us!


Wayne, Barbara S. Sellers."Elvina spent a lot of time and effort advertising our property, showing it to other realtors, keeping us informed of other real estate activity that could influence our sale price, and helping us assess the quality of purchase offers. If we were to buy or sell another property in Ithaca, we would certainly contact her for professional help."



Mike S., Buyer "My husband and I bought our first house with Elvina’s help. She was always on our side, always made time for us, and never applied any pressure. She taught us so much about home buying and the Ithaca area, and was eager to help us get everything out of the process we could have hoped for. Thanks, Elvina, we’ll definitely be calling you when we’re looking to move again"


 

Paul C., Seller “ I had a great experience selling my home … working with Elvina.  She was very professional and thorough in the process of listing the home, showing it and completing the transaction. I would certainly use her again if the opportunity arose”


Ann Prince Rivkin, Seller



"Elvina is a true Professional, knowledgeable in all aspects of her field, caring, an excellent and fair negotiator. Good judge of people, prefers a reasonable win solution for all parties, however, a no nonsense response to unreasonable or difficult agents and/or others clients. Totally a five star experience for me, the buyers and both agents. I recommend her without reservation to both sellers or buyers. Thank you Elvina!"



Dan and Mary Ellen, Sellers



"My husband and I after two years of searching found a home that met our criteria. In that search we found our realtor Elvina Amati to be reliable, dedicated, hard working and flexible. Due to our busy lives Sunday's was the only day we could view homes. Elvina never made us feel guilty as we did for intruding on her Sunday's.

She returned my calls promptly and I never felt pressure from her or frustration from her when homes were not right for us.

When our water service needed to be turned off and the meter read someone had to be at the home and Elvina was that person. This took burden off my husband and I.

I felt she was not just there for the commission she is committed to making sure the process which is stressful is diminished since she had to coordinate the purchase of our new home and the sale of our old home."





  • Ramona and Richard, Sellers


    "Our home was a bit out of the ordinary, and rather difficult to sell. Elvina worked with us to determine what needed to be done on our part, and also held open houses for realtors and buyers. She was very level during the negotiation phase, and made the process easier for us. I highly recommend Elvina."






  • Andrea and Jesse, Sellers

    "Elvina was extremely organized and very helpful. She was always available to answer questions. My husband and I highly recommend her as an agent!"







  • Greg and Sharon, Sellers


    "Elvina's calm approach and knowledgeable experience helped us sell our home quickly. Her guidance during the negotiation process enabled us to close the deal efficiently. She's a real pro, dedicated to making it happen. Thanks Elvina!"





  • Haiyan and Jun, Buyers


    "Elvina has helped us find our first home. She's a great pleasure to work with. Super patient, highly accessible, always paying attention to every and each of our specific questions and concerns, no matter how naive they might sound. Elvina is very knowledgeable of her profession and impeccable in details. Both of us feel very comfortable working with her as first time buyers. Highly recommended."









  • raugustinos, Buyer

    "Elvina has worked with me for the past three years in search of the right investment property in Ithaca. She has demonstrated great patience, knowledge of the market, and perseverance. Elvina's accessability and willingness to help educate are unmatched. She's a pleasure to work with and I look forward to working with her again."





  •  Alex G ClientBuyer


    "Elvina was very helpful in helping us buy our home and making the process easy. She always made herself available to accommodate our (fairly inflexible) schedule. She also helped us with miscellaneous issues such as figuring how and when to get in touch with utility companies. Highly recommended!"





  •  Melissa Whitaker, Buyer


    "We found Elvina to be very efficient, professional, and helpful. We highly recommend her and would definitely use her again as an agent."





  •  Jennifer NixonBuyer


    "Elvina was our agent while we were buying our first home. She was trustworthy and honest throughout the entire process. She worked hard to find homes in our price range that suited our needs. Elvina was also extremely patient with my husband and I and never pushed us out of our comfort zone. In the end we got a beautiful home, better than we imagined thanks to Elvinas patience and hard work. I would HIGHLY recommend her services to anyone!"







  • Kimberly L. and Robert A., Buyers

    "We had the pleasure of having Elvina as out Realtor. She is highly professional and organized, and willing to go further than many of the other realtors we have previously worked with. She always makes herself available and does anything to help you find the house you are looking for. We have had a lot of experience with other realtors and she is truly the most reliable, organized, professional, helping, and trustworthy realtor we have found. I highly recommend her for her honesty, kindness, and all around willingness to assist you."    










  • Rosa and Winston DeS., Buyers

    "It was a pleasure to know you. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you forever. Thank you for helping us to find the house we wanted. Thank you for doing such a good job.  We wish you the best now and always."







  • Olena G., Buyer







  • "Highly professional, knowledgeable, helpful, and simply kind - was the experience we received in finding a great place in Ithaca. Thank you Elvina!"





  • Tom H, Buyer



  • Elvina was terrific help in finding our new home last year, and has been great to work with as we put our old home on the market this year.

    Larry and Pat D., Sellers


  • "Larry and I want to thank you for all the help you gave us in selling our house in Trumansburg. We want you to know that we hold you in high esteem and praise your name to all our friends and tell them if they need a realtor that you are the best."