Finger Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty Vision

At Finger Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty we understand our clients are searching for different lifestyles. For some an ideal setting is a stately village home, close to schools and the energy of downtown. Others may want a waterfront property and the opulent lifestyle living on the shoreline can provide. Upstate New York is a truly unique area that requires more than a one size fits all marketing approach.  Our team caters and customizes the sales and marketing process to provide our clients the unparalleled service they desire; to exceed expectations as they embark on a journey and a transition in life.  Finger Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty evolved from the need to provide a tailored, data-driven approach to high-end home sales. We live in the communities we serve.  We possess a range of marketing options to showcase your property in a preferential position; strategizing and adjusting as needed along the way.  Teaming with Finger Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty inherently adds value to homes and development sites; buyers know this is a local one-of-a-kind company that they trust and appreciate.

The Partners

Our team of real estate experts are committed to providing you the best realty services in the Finger Lakes area.

Jerry Morrissey

Jerry Morrissey

Jerry Morrissey grew up in Skaneateles and after graduating from college, spent five years pursuing his dream of playing professional ice hockey. Three of those years were spent in Europe playing semi-professionally. After ending his hockey career, he moved back to Skaneateles and began his quest as an entrepreneur in developing healthcare products, as well as in real estate.

After working for a global real estate franchise and winning numerous sales awards; Jerry and his partners started Finger Lakes Realty Partners in early 2010, in the midst of the down market. As managing partner, Jerry has lead the growth of the business extensively over the last 10 years, establishing FLR as the premier, independently owned, boutique real estate company in the Finger Lakes Region.  Whether you are searching for your dream home or looking to sell your current one; Jerry’s insider information and extensive years in the industry will garner you the best outcome for your next transition in life.

Ross & Ryan Team

Team Ross & Ryan

The team of Ross – Ryan brings 25+ years real estate experience to the Skaneateles market and surrounding Finger Lakes region. Jane Ross and Lauren Ryan have considerable knowledge of the current competitive market, past sales history and pricing, and upcoming listings.

Their innate ability to work together and individual strengths complement one another providing an unparalleled level of service with every transaction. (for clients)

Jane prides herself on her high level of organization and attention to detail. Her dedication in forming exceptional relationships with her clients has been rewarded with considerable repeat and referral business. Jane graduated from Clarkson University, and worked for 16 years as a Systems Analyst / Manufacturing Engineer before deciding to dedicate her career, full-time, to real estate. Jane’s problem-solving capabilities and direct approach provide her clients a unique skill set to help them navigate even the most complex transactions.

Lauren possesses an ambitious work ethic and experience utilizing new technology to reach her intended audience. Strong negotiation and communication skills have helped Lauren to build a diverse real estate portfolio. Third generation in Skaneateles; Lauren received a BS in biology from University at Albany and MSEd from LeMoyne College; working as a high school Special Education teacher before becoming a full time agent. Her leadership and communication strengths facilitate a strong partnership with clients for a seamless transaction from start to finish.

Ethical, conscientious, and hard working on all transactions; every buyer and seller receive the highest levels of honesty, dedication, and service.

Tom Morrissey

Tom Morrissey

Tom recently moved back to Upstate NY after 27 years of living in the Washington DC area. His expertise will allow the firm to provide  a full array of real estate advisory services; including tenant and landlord representation, leasing, sales and consulting, along with investment property valuations/asset management.

Tom will be leaning on his experience practicing real estate in Northern Virginia since 1998. Tom has been a licensed broker in the state of Virginia since 2004, and became a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) in 2008. CCIMs are recognized experts in all facets of commercial real estate brokerage, and Tom is excited to bring this level of professionalism and knowledge to the Finger Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty team. 

During his career, he has produced over $175 million in sales and leasing activities. His area of expertise will be Upstate NY with a   special emphasis on office and industrial properties as well as land sales. 

Ray Tapio

Ray Tapio

Ray permanently relocated to Central New York in 2013 while attending SUNY Oswego after falling in love with the region. While earning his bachelor’s in electrical engineering, he served as a founding member of the IEEE chapter at his alma mater, serving as vice president and campus ambassador.
After graduation, Ray’s employment in the engineering field at multiple global corporations put him hands on with technologies ranging from industrial furnaces to medical devices. On top of his commitment as an engineer, Ray’s service as a volunteer fireman includes two departments. He was voted a member of an emergency dive team after getting his certification wreck diving at Alexandria Bay.
He follows a three-generation family tradition of real estate and insurance brokers, and focused his interest in land and dwelling sales to his current position.
As an engineer, Ray brings attention to detail to his dealings with clients, with the same approach brought to complex land purchases and residential sales. Outside of his busy work schedule, Ray still finds time to continue his pursuit of a pilot’s license and regularly adds to his knowledge of the hidden gems of the region via motorcycle touring during the warmer months.

Heather Niland

With a background in law, research, and strategy, Heather offers a unique perspective and takes a creative, strategic approach to real estate.

Heather is a lifelong resident of Central New York with a true appreciation for the Finger Lakes Region. She grew up in Skaneateles, attended Penn State as an undergrad before pursuing a JD/MBA at Syracuse Law School and School of Management, and now lives in Marcellus.

Having worked as a business and real estate attorney, she knows how to assess business objectives, develop and execute growth plans, and draft and negotiate contracts to find the most efficient and effective means to achieve clients’ goals. She’s also familiar with the various perspectives of all parties to a transaction, having represented lenders, developers, businesses, and residential clients buying, selling, building, and refinancing. As a result, she knows how to help clients better identify and prioritize their goals, develop a plan, and negotiate throughout real estate transactions.

She also spent many years working in research and strategy, creating engaging experiences for major brands and retailers. She has extensive experience analyzing the competitive landscape, designing and executing research projects, identifying strategic opportunities, and informing influential interactions across physical and digital touch points. As a result, she understands how to continually analyze the real estate market, strategically leverage clients’ resources, and creatively communicate influential content.

Given her unique background and experience in real estate, Heather will help you take a strategic approach to all aspects of buying and selling throughout Central New York.

Bradley Wilson

Bradley stands out for his precise evaluation of properties and acknowledges the crucial role of strong advocacy in both buying and selling. Distinguished as a top agent on California’s coveted central coast market, he has solidified his position by aligning with the prestigious Sotheby’s brand for over 8 years.  For the past 15 years Upstate New York has been like a second home to Bradley and recently he and his family decided to move here full time and help others achieve their real estate goals.  Bradley’s distinctiveness lies in his unwavering professionalism, expertise, and profound knowledge of real estate.
Navigating the emotional and financial investment involved in buying or selling a home requires a nuanced approach. Bradley’s strength lies in effective communication, a keen understanding of his clients’ needs, and a wealth of experience. Partnering with Bradley isn’t just a transaction—it’s a strategic investment.
Madeline Johnson

Madeline Johnson

Madi started her professional career in Silicon Valley, where she specialized in marketing startup companies during their infancy stage. After discovering the world of short-term rental real estate, she realized she could combine her marketing experience with her love of real estate, while creating passive income for herself. In addition to growing her own investment property portfolio, Madi has dedicated the past 4 years to helping first-time and experienced investors identify their next real estate investment opportunity in areas across Upstate New York.

Madi’s experience, knowledge, and passion have given her a successful all-encompassing relationship with her investors to find, analyze, design, set up and manage properties. We believe the experience she brings to our office will be a great contribution to our team and for our clients – she’s looking forward to serving as a real estate agent for both single-family home buyers and investors exploring opportunities here in Upstate New York. 

The Benefits of Finger Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty

With Finger Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty you are not paired with one sales representative, you get a team of representatives.  A team approach comes with inherent advantages on day one; most notably working together collaborating through every aspect of buying and selling property. From a transactions conception to its completion, we are able to capture and accentuate each phase of the listing timeline. Our combined years of experience provide us an unparalleled network of clients, partners and vetted professional resources. The exclusivity that comes with being aligned with FLR as a client commands the attention of the region and world’s most qualified buyers; in turn yielding a higher premium for the properties we represent. Driven by our extensive experience in the luxury and waterfront markets, as well as country and village homes throughout the Finger Lakes, we are able to tailor our efforts to the unique attributes of your property.  Our team creatively approaches each transaction, dedicating more resources and capital, to leverage the sales process into specific marketing outlets within the Finger Lakes region, as well as national and international exposure.  FLR is not bound by corporate bureaucracy, providing us the flexibility to be innovative, competitive, and targeted on a grander scale than any other brokerage.

Our Marketing is Tailored Solutions

Every property is assessed with the homeowner, in partnership with the Finger Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty team. We will formulate a customized road map, creating accountability and deliverables tied to specific expectations and realistic time-frames. Our goal, from print and public relations, to targeted media outlets, is to elevate each property above others for sale in the Central Finger Lakes region and beyond. People recognize a Finger Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty listing when they see it, and appreciate the creativity in preparing the appropriate value proposition for their home.

Finger Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty Consultation

Daily market intelligence plays an active role in what we do every day. This knowledge paired with collaboration of some of the world’s top resources; help us to leverage the evolving local market for buyers and sellers, as well as every pertinent data point possible. We provide our clients the most accurate information possible; advise strategies based of market trends, local expertise and years of experience.  If you are a buyer or seller, Finger Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty has the distinct ability to find opportunities where there seemingly are none. Purchasing a home in the Central Finger Lakes is a unique experience, and demands a level of service and knowledge that is commensurate with the financial investment when selling. Let us use our technology, insight, and experience to help customize the unique marketing strategy and value proposition your property deserves.