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Rita Gamela

Agent

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

6 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Short-Sale

Ratings & Reviews

 

  
 

10/01/2014 - melissa dowling1984
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $125K in Rome, NY.

Rita Gamela is a wonderful person. She is a professional at what she does and it shows she cares. She is very good at returning phone calls and emails and keeping you up to date on what is going on. Rita showed us many homes in the process of us looking for a home as this was our first time buying a home. Good at answer any questions we had at anytime. My husband and I would recommend Rita to anyone for sure.

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08/19/2014 - jslade3
Sold a home in 2014.

Rita Gamela is a top professional. She combines both excellent skills as a real estate agent with great sensitivity as a guide to the first-time seller of a property. She explained each step to me very clearly, contacted me daily by phone and email, and visited my home often for extremely helpful conversations.

Rita's great talent is to showcase the home, especially during an open house. Far more than just cleaning the windows and removing most of the furnishings, showcasing involves creating a unique and powerful atmosphere in the home, so that buyers are intrigued. I am an author, and Rita showcased my books, the rocking chairs, a piano, a Norwegian wood-burning stove, and a bottle of wine with glasses . . . to intrigue potential buyers.

Rita's vibrant energy is wonderful and genuine. She cares deeply about her work and engages everyone on a personal level with enthusiasm.

She sold my home quickly, in a difficult market. The buyers greatly appreciated her responsiveness and professionalism.

I am a professor of Business English in a graduate school of business, and thus have a keen eye for true professionals. Rita is a top, deeply experienced, A-plus professional real estate agent.

I would recommend her as the BEST.

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08/12/2014 - jdrake1784
Showed home in 2014.

The service that was given was poor to say the least. We were told that we needed to list our home before we could submit an offer. We understood the logic. We asked her to come over to list it as she was the one that showed us the home and she advised she was off that day. Understandable. But she would not say when she was open. She was then to busy to come over, so we went with another agent that we knew personally. We really wanted the home. The new agent advised us we did not have to list in order to put in an offer. Once our home went live on the search sites, we received a text advising we lost the house. We tried calling to see if we could still out bid and she would not answer her phone. A text message and then could not answer her phone is REALLY UNPROFESSIONAL. Especially since she NEVER returned our call. I understand she may have been busy, but to never return the call is just rude. I am happy to say that within 6 hours of our home being listed we had an offer, and a showing booked. We are now looking for that perfect home! We will not recommend Rita, real estate agents are to help you find the perfect home, not put you on the back burner.

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10/08/2013 - mwilliams6923
We connected, but it did not work out. Looking in Town of Remsen, NY

We called Rita initially to help us find a property on Kayuta Lake. We had been looking for a couple of years and were eager to find a place that fit us. After one showing and several discussions with her on various places, we finally found a property we were interested in. Unfortunately, for us, it was a property her husband owned with a partner of his that they bought on foreclosure. I say unfortunately because once we finished the negotiation process and settled on a price that was agreed upon, she called us stating "congratulations, you own a camp on Kayuta Lake", However, she continued to show the property. Out of the blue, she said she had another offer come in. We were stunned since we had an appointment to sign a contract with her which she cancelled on us. We tried several times to contact Rita. She would not return our calls, instead telling her husband to call us to let us know they went with another offer.....which was a cash deal. Buyer beware when dealing with Rita Gamela. She's not as sweet and as helpful as she comes across.

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09/17/2013 - Bill
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $250K in New Hartford, NY.

Rita helped us purchase a home in New Hartford as part of a military relocation in the summer of 2013. We had short notice but had done a lot of research prior to our short house hunting trip. We finally found a home and had an inspection done but between inspection and arrival a couple days prior to closing we only had contact with the mortgage company (her Husband to whom she steered the business). Rita should have stayed on top of things but we didn't hear from her and when we did the walk through we found numerous things wrong but it was too late to adequately negotiate a price concession. Plus these things should have been caught by the inspector (again someone she recommended who turned out to be incompetent and missed a lot of things). This was our first old home and it could have been better negotiated price wise at contract if we'd been educated although we were motivated to get out of the hotel we were staying in. We have had to expend a lot of money in repairs for things the inspector didn't catch and weren't negotiated. Yes there are regrets, but the thought of a fast closing with a lot of cash down by us may have been too juicy to pass up. Watch out and get your own mortgage broker, attorney and inspector (cover yourself) making sure they work for YOU without ulterior motives or relationships you don't know about.

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09/05/2013 - user2396040
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $75K in Rome, NY.

a real pleasure to work with. very helpful every step of the way and super patient when my bank was messing around. i would highly recommend rita to any one buying a home here in upstate.

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Response from Rita on 10/09/2013

It was so good working with you and I am thrilled that you found a lovely home for you and your family. Cannot wait to come to the open house. Stay in touch.

 

  

07/01/2013 - user23582500
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $100K in Yorkville, NY.

Rita was wonderful in the sale and purchase of my homes. I listened to her input when putting my home up for sale and thanks to her advice, I ended up with multiple offers within days of it going on the market. As we hadn't begun looking yet, she immediately began providing me list after list of homes for sale and was available for me almost nightly for the next week, trying very hard to find us a home. We were able to find our new home 8 days after the sale of our other home. Rita genuinely cares about you as a client; as a person with a life. She continued to be there for me during the very long closing process and was on the phone with the lawyers and agent daily near the end.

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Response from Rita on 10/09/2013

I thoroughly enjoyed working with you to sell your home quickly, our home was beautiful and I know that the new owners are loving the home too. It was very exciting finding your next home too and I cannot wait to come and see all the improvements you were talking about at the time. Stay in touch.

 

  

05/29/2013 - user5006640
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $175K in Boonville, NY.

I would recommend Rita when you are looking to buy a home. My husband and I spend over a year trying to find a house closer to school for our family. Rita was alway willing to answers our questions and showed us many houses. This was our first time buying a home, and it was very helpful to have Rita guide us though the process.

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Response from Rita on 10/09/2013

Thank you for the feedback it was so much fun working with you and your family cannot wait to come to the welcome party.

 

  

12/26/2012 - user573729
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $75K in Boonville, NY.

Rita Gamela was extremely helpful for us when looking for a house. She worked very hard to find us a home that we loved that was in our price range. She was very friendly and very good at her job. She was also very accommodating, always available by phone, e-mail, and face-to-face, her response time was quick. She was a great agent and I would recommend her to anyone!

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Response from Rita on 10/09/2013

It was a pleasure helping you find a home and I very much appreciate you choosing me to help with the extremely important process of finding a home! Good luck, enjoy and stay in touch! Rita

 

  

11/06/2012 - user7612367
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Alder Creek, NY.

Rita Gamela has been outstanding in the listing and sale of our home. I have bought and sold several houses over the years, dealing with a number of realtors, and Rita has been a true professional. Always timely and follows through. It has been so nice to have good contact with here, as she keeps us up to speed on potential buyers, fills us in on the responses from those that view our home, and is now leading us through the process of closing on the sale. She has shown herself to be a highly motivated realtor that looks out for her clients. I would be happy to have her as our realtor next time, and would recommend her to anyone looking for that right person to help them buy or sell their home!

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Response from Rita on 10/09/2013

It was a pleasure helping you and your family sell and find a new home. I very much appreciate you choosing me to help with the extremely important process of finding a home! Stay in touch. Rita