These are excerpts from actual letters/mails written to me over the past 20+ years of selling real estate in Ithaca. The last names have been omitted in many cases to protect the privacy of my clients.






From buyers:

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"CJ, thanks so much for the lovely housewarming gift -- it will come in very handy as we work with my friend the landscape architect to tame the grounds!

Thanks, too, for all your assistance over the past year. Tom and I are so pleased with not only our location but with our new home as well, and you played a big part in making the whole experience so memorable and relatively stress free."

-Beth & Tom D., Trumansburg July 28, 2017

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"Dear CJ, we want to thank you again for all your help throughout the house-buying process. We love our house! 🙂 We feel really grateful and lucky to be able to own this place, and so much of that is because of your help. Thank you."

-Elizabeth & Paul, Danby July 20, 2017

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"Thank you for the valuable advice and time you shared with us as we explored our options for purchasing...It was a pleasure working with you and we'll gladly recommend your services to anyone we know who may be looking to buy or sell in the Ithaca/Cortland area"

Mimi & Tom, Ithaca May 25, 2017

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"Your (market) snapshot is wonderful. You do great work, and go above and beyond. Thank you so much, it really helps me make decisions."

Hugh B., Lansing February 2, 2017

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Dear CJ, We are happy with your new home. We always feel thankful for all your guiding and help and warm heart.

Hongbin & Yi, Ithaca December 19, 2016

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Thank you so much for all your help this past year.

Lisa A., Lansing December 19, 2016

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Thank you for being our advocate and advisor!

Jamie W. & Nikki L., Lansing December 19, 2016

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Hi CJ, Knowing that I had your knowledge & experience at my disposal helped me to approach the purchase of my first home with an unusual degree of confidence. You've been working in this local market for a long time, and you work hard to keep your knowledge up-to-date. Your involvement in other industry activities outside of individual sales strengthens your power as a buyer and/or seller's advocate. The numerous excellent experiences my family and colleagues have had with your services would have been more than enough to prompt me to engage you as my real estate agent, but I have also followed you throughout your career, and I have never met anyone else in this area with your winning combination of prefessionalism, skill, knowledge, and INTEGRITY. I was making the biggest purchase of my life, and I was so fortunate to have someone like CJ that I could trust implicitly to give me the straight story, and to help guide me through the process. Just one afternoon looking at houses with CJ was an educational esperience that I still benefit from. Five years later, my wife and I are still so very happy with your home. You really did hand-ick the perfect place for us, CJ! Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!

Bruce W., Cortland December 19, 2016

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Thank you so much for the book about Candor. I don't know if you know, but we really enjoy history. We can't wait to do some exploring and see how many of these buildings are still standing. Thank you again for your help with our journey to this house. Without you, we know that we wouldn't live here.

Jeff and Nancy, Candor December 19, 2016

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Thanks for all your guidance and your friendship - You'll always be REALTOR® of the YEAR to me!

Geoff D., Dryden December 19, 2016

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I want to tell you how much I appreciated your being so generous with your time last week, for compiling the information package, and for setting up the appointments for viewing. Even with only a few days of looking, I feel that a lot was gained in terms of becoming introduced to various areas and neighborhoods. This will be invaluable when I continue searching...

Diane M, Ithaca December 19, 2016

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We just wanted to thank you so much for your patience in this whole process - and for guiding us through such an overwhelming experience. We had a lot to learn, and you taught us what we needed to know. We are so happy in this house - it feels like home.

Thomas C. & Jessica C., Skaneateles December 19, 2016

Dear CJ, Thank you for the new home announcement cards. It was very nice and thoughtful of you to give us the gift. They will become useful. We also like the other card you gave us. The picture is very cute. We also would like to thank you for being our realtor, and finding such a wonderful house for us. Best wishes,

Chengkun H. and Zhihong L., Ithaca

We love our new place! Everything about it, from the gorgeous views and the peaceful setting to the charm of the house is absolutely perfect for us…Again, thank you for helping us find our paradise!

Doug & Marissa M., Candor

By the way, I love my house!  Thanks sooo much!

Trina, Ithaca

I want to tell you how much I appreciated your being so generous with your time last week, for compiling the information package, and for setting up the appointments for viewing. Even with only a few days of looking, I feel that a lot was gained in terms of becoming introduced to various areas and neighborhoods. This will be invaluable when I continue searching…

Diane M, Ithaca 

Really enjoying our new home. We have you to thank!

Linda & Dave A., (fornerly of) Ithaca

Thank you for helping us find our new home.

Franziska & Erik E., Ithaca

Chad and I are still happy in Ovid! 🙂

Chad & Melissa H., Ovid

Each time we’ve been in the market for a house, we have contacted CJ DelVecchio to be our Certified Buyers Representative. We’ve purchased 2 houses with her help; and are currently looking for our 3rd. CJ has provided us with outstanding service, attention to detail, and her high personal integrity. These qualities have reassured us that our interests are being looked after in the home buying process. She has been a pleasure to work with, and would be a strong asset for anyone looking to buy or sell real estate.

Julia & Erik G., Ithaca

Just a note to say thank you for your efforts.  Your attentiveness has been wonderful and reassuring.

Jennifer G., Lansing

We could not be happier in our new home. It was a long and stressful road, but somehow you continued to keep house-hunting fun! You seemed to muster the energy when ours was faltering…You remained optimistic, professional, knowledgeable, hard working and fun throughout. Thanks so much. We will whole-heartedly recommend you to everyone we know. You’re the best!

Terri & Terry, Odessa 

Thank you for making it possible to enjoy this years holidays in a house of my own!

Jeffrey A., Ithaca

We want to thank you for your time and energy during this search of ours…you were a pleasure to work with. You have a lot of enthusiasm and knowledge. You do not seem to tire out and were willing to meet at all hours.

Lezlie & Gary N., Danby

I’m not sure we properly thanked you for all you did to help us find our home. We are so happy here. You were so patient with us in our house search.

David & Beth P., Dryden

Thanks again for all your hard work on our behalf! We will keep you posted at to our whereabouts, and will ALWAYS be happy to refer people to you wheneer the occasion arises.

Andrew & Dana W., Ithaca 

Thank you so much for all of your help and support in purchasing our new home! (We) will certainly recommend you to (our) friends who may be interested in purchasing a home in the future.

Annette & Tom P., Dryden

Thanks for all your hard work. P.S. Stop by anytime.

Rachel and Bill F., Lansing 

Thank you so much for your patience & guidance through this often daunting process. It was often hard to imagine there was a “home” at the end of it all! I will certainly recommend you to others I meet who are looking for a great agent…Thanks again,

Melissa H., Trumansburg

CJ, You were awesome! Thank you!

Sherry N., Groton 

We would like to thank you for working with us over the past year. You have been great to work with! You were always there to answer our emails and phone messages! We will be extremely happy in our new home! Thanks again for all of your help through the buying process.

Chad and Melissa H., Lodi

CJ – Thank you so much for all of your help in getting us our new home. It’s starting to feel like our home…We really appreciate all that you have done for us. Thank you so much.”

Chris B. and Joe R., Newfield

Thank you for all your time in making our dream come true…finally!

TJ & Annette Z., King Ferry

CJ, I have no doubt that we STILL would be negotiating closing if it had not been for your help every step of the way! Thanks again.

Diane and Jim A., Brooktondale

Thank you for all your help. We couldn’t have gotten through this without you…

David and Kelly W., Cortland

Thanks for everything! It was a pleasure working with you. Have a great holiday and we’ll see you next year.

Ken & Carrie C, Freeville

Thank you for all that you have done to get us into this beautiful home!

Jennifer & Scott M., Ithaca

I want to thank you for everything you’ve done for me throughout the entire (and I mean, the entire) process of securing the perfect house for me. I love it here…you are by far the best real estate agent coast to coast. Thank you C.J.!

Katherine L., California and Ithaca

We all appreciate your hard work…and patience!

Sharon, Johnny, Mike, Mona and Vern, Ithaca

Many Thanks for your hard work!

Joel and Jane-Margaret B., Ithaca

We have given your name out when anyone has mentioned needing a Realtor. Thanks for all of your help!

Joe R., Newfield

 Just a note to thank you for all your hard work. I appreciate your professionalism and look forward to working with you again.

Joel and Jane-Margaret B., Ithaca

 I will miss our visits, you are the coolest realtor I know!

Darius T., Lansing

Thank you for your support, professionalism, attention to details, and a dated timeline for me to follow.

Valerie F., Trumansburg

Thanks for your work. Mel and I are grateful!

Tom and Mel, still looking to buy

January seems so far away when we started the adventure…our family deeply appreciates all your help and advice to get us to this Spring day.

Caroline & Gerry C., Fall Creek

From sellers:

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"I have been receiving many positive comments from family and friends about your description of the property. It is respectful and emphasizes the essence and important features of the property.  i love it.  The pictures are also great.  One of my sons said it looks like a resort. "

-Lori A., Lansing July 1, 2017

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We want to thank you for all your help with our house sale. We certainly couldn't have done it without you. Your advice during the whole process was invaluable.

Bob & Betsy S., formerly of Trumansburg January 3, 2017

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Thank you again for your thoughtful, patient guidance and assistance in helping us through the process of selling our home. It was such a comfort to know we had a realtor who was highly competent and so responsive. You never left us handing, waiting for answers. You really 'get' that it's all about service!

Steve & Fran S., formerly of Dryden January 3, 2017

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Many, many thanks for your great work in getting our house SOLD! If you ever need a good recommendation - please let us speak for you.

Dick & MaryLou T., Danby January 3, 2017

Your patience and professionalism and persistence are greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Jean & Craig T., formerly of Newfield

My thanks for your good work in making the sale of Juniper Hill go as well as it did. Your professionalism and personal-ism made it ever so much easier for me to accept the inevitable.

Libbie P., formerly from Trumansburg

Dear CJ, I wanted to send you another note to say THANK YOU for selling my house! It has been a month and I am thrilled to be free of the mortgage. I am truly, sincerely grateful that you took the time to give advice on home repairs and staging. It truly helped ensure a quick sell.

Gloria L, formerly of Lansing

I can’t thank you enough for all your patience and help!

David S, formerly of Ithaca

Can’t thank you enough for all you did to sell 129…

Morley & Marjorie S.., formerly of Freeville

We appreciate all your help in making this happen and especially for the cleaning service referral.

Steve and Robbin W., formerly of Ithaca

It’s a big day tomorrow, selling the family home after all these years, in some ways it doesn’t even seem real. I just want to thank you for being so helpful and supportive with my mother. It’s greatly appreciated!

Brad O., formerly of Dryden

Just wanted to say thank you for all your hard work. It was much appreciated! Best wishes,

Benjy F. & Jennifer C., formerly of Caroline

We thank you for all of the work that you did to help us sell our home…

Susan & Paul S., formerly of Dryden

Glad to have you working for us.

Nick & Susan B., Trumansburg

Please know how much I appreciate you doing that and listening to our gripes about pesky buyers.  You really have a way of working with people and making everyone happy.  Once again, thank you so much.

Stacy S., Lansing

Thanks so much for all your hard work and patience with me during the sale of our house in Interlaken. You have been great and I really appreciate all your efforts.

Wendy L., formerly of Interlaken

Many thanks for the nice picture of the house! I never thought to take a recent picture -so am most grateful to you for it. And need I tell you that i was very delighted about the price you suggested we ask for it – and even more surprised how soon you found a buyer!! Thanks so much for your expertise!!!

Clella M., Ithaca

Thank you hardly seems sufficient. We appreciate you so very much. You are more than just a professional. You are a woman of excellence. You go the extra distance every time. Your thoroughness and wonderful demeanor command confidence and respect. Thank you, thank you for seeing us this far. You are the realtor for us and we will tell all our family and friends to go to CJ.

Shirley & Dennis R., Freeville

CJ performed personably and professionally at all times. She speedily listed the property, introduced it to the market using appropriate methods, and captured the essence of the property on her well designed website. She kept in close touch with me throughout the process.

Katie M., Ithaca 

Want to thank you and the office staff for all the kindness shown me during the sale of my property. All the phone calls. Would also like to extend my appreciation and a whole lot of thanks to C.J. for all the time and effort she put into the selling of my property. She was very professional and did a job well above her regular duties. I am very satisfied and am glad I had her as my agent.

Marge L., Lansing

 Thanks for working with us and being such a cheerful person while you’re at it.

Carolyn and Dan S., formerly of Ithaca

Hi CJ, I have to say that I have heard great things about you from my friends.  The e-mail thing makes sense – in that our communication got mixed up.  I ended up going with a friend’s husband, and it all went well, luckily :).  But I really appreciate the e-mails, and like I said, everyone that I talked to had great things to say about you.  Thanks, take care,”

Marnie, Enfield

Hi CJ, Thanks so much for all you did for us. You are much appreciated! Warmest regards,

Bill & Peg C., formerly of Groton

CJ, you’ve made this whole thing about as smooth as it could possibly be. Five stars!

Roxanne, Trumansburg

From other agents, relocation managers and community leaders:

It is a privilege to work with a professional. Your attitude and consistent efficiency assisted greatly to make the deal work…experience of many years and thousands of transactions would allow me to say your sensitivity in this field should contribute greatly to lasting success.

Peg Kimball, former Real Estate Broker, Kimbal Real Estate & Rentals, Ithaca

 I feel very fortunate to be working with agents like you who care about expressing the highest standards when serving their clients. Your generosity in sharing your time and expertise with us is greatly appreciated.

Susan Sweetnam, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, Coldwell Banker/Shaw Real Estate

Thank you for your guidance, support, and friendship…you have been a wonderful mentor to me.

David Wahl, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, Warren Real Estate

Thank you for the information…It is actually very informative and good to know. Also, I am very impressed with your ability and intelligence in the development  and presentation of information re: your listings.

Bob Shaw, former Broker owner/Manager, Coldwell Banker/Shaw R.E.

I appreciate your professionalism and look forward to working with you again.

Grace McMenamin, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, formerly of Coldwell Banker Shaw R.E.

Thanks again for your ‘Great’ help!

Marie Cerrone, Brookfield Global Relocation Services 

Good luck in your new endeavor – I’m sure you will excel – you always do – I look forward to our next transaction.

Cathy Webb, former Licensed Associate RE Broker, Audrey Edelman & Associates Realty USA

Thank you for your contributions of time and talent to our successful breakfast. We have gotten a lot of positive feedback on the event. Thank you too for your ongoing leadership. Sincerely,

John Spence, Executive Director, Better Housing for Tompkins County, Inc.

Hi, C J — Thanks very much for the pumpkin pie recipe! Also, I was just admiring your outstanding web site … you supply lots of really fabulous information!  Please feel free to include my email address on the grid of local lender contacts (martha.preston@mycfcu.com).  Have a great rest of the day!”

You flourish wherever you are planted…wishing you continued success with your new office! Always a pleasure working with you CJ!

Martha Preston, Mortgage Officer, CFCU 

“CJ, I want you to know that your creative and informative website is well done. In our training classes we spend a lot of time on prospecting, developing mission statements and a presence in the market place. You certainly have accomplished a focus for yourself and I congratulate you wholeheartedly.

Ethelyn Enos,  Coldwell Banker George T. Decker

“CJ, thank you for all your great help with this sale and your continued work with Schuyler Couty, Jim Howell and the septic issues. You made this transaction very smooth. You are definitely an asset!

Amie Sweeney, Paralegal for Mariette Geldenhuys

Dear CJ, Thanks for being so wonderful to work with – we are lucky to have you on our team!

Tam Lam, Manager, Warren Real Estate

I am very glad that you are part of Warren and cannot wait until we are in the new office!

Bryan Warren, Broker/Owner, Warren Real Estate