Clients Kind Words

Julie was Phenomenal!

Julie was phenomenal from the start! In the beginning stages of searching for a home we were working with a very inexperienced realtor who we discovered was not responsive or customer focused. We were very pleased to have found Julie who is well-seasoned in her profession. As first-time home buyers, we found her expertise to be of significant value in our home buying experience. From the time we began working with her, she took the time to get to us and our needs for the ideal home in our price range. We experienced rather rare situations with both of the properties we were looking to purchase. However, Julie was very responsive to our concerns and acted very quickly to obtain the information we needed to make our decision. We came away from the home buying experience with Julie extremely satisfied with her services. She gets things done! She is there for her clients from the beginning to the time of closing. She cares about her clients, guides them through the process, and offers invaluable advice. We couldn't be happier with our new home and we would highly recommend her to anyone in need of a realtor. Jessica

Seneca Lakefront

Julie accommodated our desired property requirements in our property search and promptly responded to our phone calls. She was thorough in explaining or clarifying any query that we posed regarding the properties that we viewed and she went the extra mile to do any research that may have been necessary to fully answer our questions. Julie was a delight to work with and was energetic in assisting us with our property search. May & Al

We Loved Working With Julie

We loved working with Julie. She helped us to find the perfect home and made sure that everything went as smoothly as possible. As first-time homebuyers, her knowledge and expertise - of the market as well as the process - were invaluable assets. We would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home in the Ithaca area. -Rachel and Mike

Sheldrake Lakefront

Julie was great in the selling of our lakefront property. She was very good at communications with frequent updates. She did a great job and we have bought / sold about 12 different properties in several different states so we have a good experience base - with which to evaluate her performance. Jerry

Julie was Exceptional

Mrs. Houghton was an exceptional agent to work with. She provided suggestions that helped us to sell the home quickly at the best possible price. I am thankful we adhered to her advice. Not only was Julie extremely knowledgeable and responsive she was pleasant and patient through a somewhat challenging estate sale. Because I live outside the State of New York and did not know whom to use I had to rely on recommendations such as this one to choose an agent. Her expertise made our experience much less stressful. I would highly recommend Julie Houghton to anyone purchasing or selling real estate. Thank you, Michelle Newell

Great Job Julie

I explained we needed someone to sell the house, not just unlock the door for people to look around. Julie found a buyer in less than two weeks. She took excellent pictures and did a great job of presenting the house on line and answered all of our questions. Job well done and thank you Julie! Tom B.

Julia is Absolutely First Rate!

I've dealt with many realtors and I have to say that Julie Houghton is absolutely first rate. She is bright, thorough, prompt, sensitive to her clients' needs, and completely trustworthy. As a descendent of one of Ithaca's oldest and most respected families, she brings an extensive perspective to her work. Kathleen Lilley

Julia -professional, diligent & caring

Julie Houghton is not only the most professional real estate agent we have dealt with, she is also the most diligent and caring. She made the process of purchasing our home totally stress-free as we knew any questions or concerns we had would be answered promptly and with over-the-top service. We cannot praise her enough and are fortunate to consider her a friend as well.
Joan and Walter Torello

Julia-The Best Real Estate Agent

The Best Real Estate agent, She made the purchase of our first home the best experience. Her hard work and dedication saved use time and effort. I'd recommend her over any other agent.
Julie, Thanks for everything
George and Suzie Taylor

Julia-knowledgeable & ethical partner

We couldn't have asked for a better realtor. Having never sold a home before, we had some concerns and fears. Julie offered great advice and support from beginning to end. She went the extra mile and helped to pull the entire process together quickly and easily. Our home sold in less than 24 hours at a price we were very happy with. We recommend Julie to anyone looking for a knowledgeable, ethical realtor to partner with on such an important event.
Deb & Alan Pierce

Highest level of professionalism & Integrity

"Julie sold my house in less than a week! From sale to closing Julie maintained the highest level of professionalism and integrity." Debbie Hildreth

Looking forward to working with Julia for years to come!

Working with Julie to find the perfect property on which to build our small, environmentally sustainable home was an enjoyable and successful adventure! Julie really went the extra mile (literally and figuratively) to help us with our very specific wish list, and her knowledge of the area and the real estate market made it possible to find the property of our dreams. Julie has remained a good friend and is someone I hope to work together with for years to come!" Sheela Stainton

I recommend Julia highly!

Julie is super responsive and went out of her way to show us a lot of properties before we bought. She knows the area very well and really helped us find our way around. I recommend her highly. So much so that I have purchased 3 properties with her. Michael Whelan

Great Experience

I had a great experience working with Julie. To find what we wanted, Julie had to search high and low and be very patient with us. We looked at many properties, and eventually found the perfect fit. Bill McClure

Julie was a joy to work with

"Julie was extremely helpful finding us a home after relocating from Colorado. She showed us lots of homes, kept us informed of new homes on the market, and developed a solid sense of what we liked and didn't like. She was very accessible and a joy to work with!"
Lisa & Dave Stensland

Professionalism and ethics are beyond reproach!

Julie--Over the last month, during the cold winter weather, Jane and I enjoyed the warmth and comfort of our new home. I want to take this opportunity to offer our thanks to you for all you did to make this possible. As a realtor, you clearly understood our housing needs, and quickly and efficiently showed us properties that met those needs. You were always available to answer our questions, and your attention to detail made the complex home buying process seem simple. Your professionalism and ethics are beyond reproach. Through it all, you demonstrated kindness, caring, and friendship. We thank you for all that you did.
Regards, Len Weinstein

Definitely recommend you

We really appreciate everything you did to help us find our new home. You were very prompt getting back to us on any questions or concerns that we had. We enjoyed working with you and will definitely recommend you to other people in search of property.
Thanks John Edwards

A new friend in Julie

We knew the house we wanted to buy. Julie helped us buy it! She guided us through the process of making offers and counter offers, signing the contract and then giving us excellent advice on inspectors and a lawyer. She gave us helpful information on trades people and even provided us with a subscription to the Life in the Finger Lakes magazine. Every step of the way she was with us. She was always available and if she didn't have the answer immediately, she got right back to us. Now that's the kind of Real Estate Agent we had hoped for, and we were blessed to work with her. We now have a new friend in Julie.

Nancy and Richard Rice

Incredibly knowledgeable

We contacted Julie in the Spring of 2011 with the hope of finding a home for our family by the time we moved to Ithaca in the summer 2011. We found that she was incredibly knowledgeable about the area including schools and resources for children. Julie worked with as we expanded and later focused our search. She was sensitive to our needs and always provided options as we determined our criteria for a location and price range. She is very well respected and connected in the community and helped connect us with other resources. We couldn’t feel more fortunate to have had her help. Thank you!

Frank and Judy

Julie was a Pleasure to work with

Julie was a pleasure to work with. She provided us with enough houses that matched our requests and family needs (even the ones we were not aware of). She spent almost a full week with us touring houses, and she created a very efficient schedule in a short period of time. Julie was also very helpful highlighting important information to be aware of and helping me connect with different parties needed to complete the purchase process. Even after 6 months, I still reach out to her to ask her silly questions about the town, and she is always willing to provide assistance! You will definitely have someone on your corner, if you decide to work with her.
Luis & Tati

Julie was the most professional agent we have ever worked with!

We have bought and sold 10 homes in the last 12 years . We recently bought another property and Julia Duffee was our agent. She is the most professional agent we have ever done business with. The whole transaction was the easiest we have ever experienced. She kept up us up to date on every issue and navigated all the legal issues and every aspect of the transaction to completion. Everything was done in a timely fashion. We are looking forward to working with her again in the near future!
Paul Stewart & Robin Rosenthal