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 attended SUNY Brockport and graduated in May 2016.
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®.
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.
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.Trulia.com Review,
Jill has helped us to buy our main home, several rental properties as well as a vacation home. She has always been very knowledgeable and is always looking out for our best interest. I would recommend her highly to anyone looking to buy real estate both the novice and seasoned buyer.Monica M.,
Jill worked really hard for us both in the buying and selling of our house. She is quick to respond to any questions we had, knowledgeable of the market, and easy to get along with. I know she works with many clients but we always felt as though she was working just for us because of the personal attention she gave us.Tracy H.,
When Jill says she goes the extra mile she means it. Jill certainly did for us as we were buying our first home. Jill was thorough, knowledgeable about the area and the different local communities, familiar with local contractors, and always available. She was there with a smile from our first meeting through to the final closing. Jill is 100% professional. We will go to her if/when we decide to sell, and I recommend her for anyone in the market for a new home. Jill is top-notch!Doug L.,
Excellent in all areas. Knowledgeable, available, strong integrity. Puts the interests of the client first. Would recommend her without hesitation.Larry Q.,
Jill has the second real estate agent I met with in Ithaca and the last! From our first meeting she was timely, on the mark, knowledgeable about the intricacies of the Ithaca housing market (which is not the easiest market to gain a solid understanding)and doesn’t miss the details. She also is fun, humorous and a favorite of my 11 year old son…he actually looked forward to house hunting with Jill. As a real estate agent, she will be the first I recommend and the only one I will call should other housing needs arise. But for now after a long search we are in an amazingly renovated downtown home and loving it! Oh and going the extra mile is bang on for Jill Burlington….our house was actually on craigslist when she found it for us!Kara T.,