ABOUT US

NY Land Quest, LLC, unlike any other real estate company, concentrates their efforts on LAND! Our Mission: “Help individuals and families find the right parcel that fits their lifestyle and budget and complete their Quest for Land in New York. A place where they can Build Dreams and Memories for a Lifetime”.

All of our licensed real estate salespeople are Land Specialist with years of experience in selling land for new family homes, country getaways, recreation, hunting, fishing, farming and investment. We don’t list a property, put it on the local MLS and hope another agent finds a buyer. We review each property before listing and confirm that it fits what we do and then we work with the seller to agree on a fair market price based on all of the features of the land, amenities in the area and comparable of recent sales. When we believe that we have found what you are looking for, we will schedule an appointment for a private showing. We will show you properties that we know have the qualities that you desire and that we are confident are priced right. We’ll have complete knowledge of our listed properties and answer all of your questions. We’ll walk all or as many of the acres that you wish to walk and we’ll point out the best spot to build, where to find the best views or the best location to place your stand for hunting or to shoot wildlife photos.

If you are looking for land in the Enchanted Mountains of our Western Region, the incredibly beautiful Finger Lakes Region, the popular Central Region, the adventurous Catskill Region, along the shore line of Lake Ontario in the Thousand Island Region, the four season Tug Hill / Adirondack Region or in our great Capital Region of New York State, chances are we have several land and property listings that will be of interest. We look forward to showing you your land soon! Enjoy the Great Outdoors – We do!

Why NYLQ?

Selling Land is Our Specialty — Selling All Types of Real Estate is Our Business! Under no obligation, we will discuss your real estate and the opportunity to sell it in today’s market. If your property includes a home, camp or other structures, we will evaluate the total value that you can expect from a sale. Our marketing plan will include advertising options that we know will find us the right buyer – internet sites, direct mail, local, statewide and out of state newspapers. The listing price is the key to selling your land. We will agree on a listing price, follow our marketing plan, find a buyer in the shortest period of time with an acceptable offer and help you reach your goal – maximizing your return on investment.

Our Agents:

Girard Kelly - See listings from Girard Kelly

License Title: Licensed Real Estate Broker/Owner

Phone Number: 585-466-3446

Email: girard@nylandquest.com

Girard Kelly is a resident of Allegany County, in the Southern Tier, and has been for most of his life. During the past 15 years he has completed many land acquisitions, subdivisions and has sold land in the Southern Tier, including sales in the housing market. He was employed by a municipality for almost 20 years, many of those years in an elected official position as the Highway Superintendent. He also has 30+ years experience working in agriculture. Girard is the President of the Allegany County Chamber, a member of the Lion's Club, Sons of the American Legion, the Conservation Club, and elected Town Councilman for the Town of Angelica. Girard is an outdoorsman and during his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family on the property they own. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, motorcycle and 4-wheeler riding. Girard has two adult children (a daughter and a son) and 3 grandchildren. Girard has vast experience in sales of land and houses so whether you are looking to buy or sell in the Southern Tier, he will be happy to assist you in fulfilling your needs.

Daniel Heisey - See listings from Daniel Heisey

License Title: Licensed Real Estate Broker/Owner

Phone Number: 607-661-0029

Email: dan@nylandquest.com

Dan is from Steuben County, Southern Tier where he grew up on the family farm started by his father. Dan, with his family of 3 children, currently reside just outside the city of Hornell, in Hartsville, NY. Dan attended the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford graduating in 2011 with a double major in Business Management and Accounting. His professional career started in the land industry where he worked across several states in the Northeast negotiating land deals for several different companies. A strong desire to raise his family and live in the region where he grew up led him to become a full-time licensed real estate broker in 2017. In 2019, Dan established himself as the leading sales agent in the company and is the leader of land sales in Steuben County, NY. He prides himself on hard work and honesty that was ingrained in him at an early age. Dan has a strong understanding of what the area offers and knowledge of the local farming practices. He is an avid outdoorsman with a strong passion for hunting Whitetail and Spring Turkey. When he is not out showing property, he enjoys spending time with family and coaching youth sports. Dan enjoys the freedom of owning and managing his own properties while also helping on the family farm. His favorite part about real estate is the opportunity learn the local history while connecting with sellers to understand the values of their property. It would be his pleasure to speak with you and understand your desires as you look to buy or sell a property of your own.

Brian Jackson - See listings from Brian Jackson

License Title: Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

Phone Number: 607-280-1058

Email: brian@nylandquest.com

Brian was born in the Finger Lakes Region and has lived in the Tompkins County area for most of his life. Brian and his 2 sons reside in North Lansing. Brian attended Alfred State as an Electric Service Tech and is a 2002 graduate of Tompkins Cortland Community College with a Business Degree. Brian has been self-employed for a decade and has worked in the automotive business with a background in sales and construction and enjoys meeting new people. He has remodeled older homes and completed site planning for new homes. Brian has a vast array of hobbies including hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, snowmobiling, welding and is very knowledgeable about forests, farms and orchards. Family time is spent camping, gardening, biking, sightseeing and sporting events. His family has increasingly lived a life style of sustainable agriculture with pasture raised pork and organic gardening for the past ten years and takes an interest in alternative energy and permaculture. Brian is a land owner who understands what it means to own and enjoy a piece of property. He looks forward to talking with you and helping you find your own piece of paradise. He is in his natural element in the outdoors. Brian enjoys just spending time outdoors whether it's walking land with clients, cutting firewood with his family or scouting creek bottoms for fossils with his boys. Whatever it is you're looking for in a property, country acreage, building lot, farm, orchard, recreational camp or residential home, he would love to help you find it!

Amy Werner - See listings from Amy Werner

License Title: Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Phone Number: 585-610-8934

Email: amy@nyhomequest.com

Amy was born and raised in Allegany County and has lived there her whole life. She has two children, one in high school and one in college. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, loves photography and seeking adventures in the outdoors. She is an enthusiastic member of the community and currently serves as vice president on the board of education for the Genesee Valley School District. Amy earned her degree in Medical Laboratory Science from Alfred State College and has worked in the field for 23 years. She also serves as an instructional support technician for the sciences at Alfred State College. She has made a high level of commitment to her real estate education and is a licensed professional realtor specializing in residential properties. With her work-life experiences, she pays particular attention to detail, is dependable and has a strong passion to help people. She is excited to be working in the real estate market and is ready to help you find that perfect home.

Travis Thurston - See listings from Travis Thurston

License Title: Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Phone Number: 585-386-9413

Email: travis@nylandquest.com

Travis currently resides in Cattaraugus County and grew up in Allegany County, Southern Tier. Travis has always had a true love for the outdoors and the many activities it offers such as hunting, fishing, hiking, kayaking and so much more. Travis volunteered in 2011 for the US Army as a Military Police Officer where he was stationed in Louisiana with the 272nd Military Police CO. While in the military he received his Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and continued his education after his military service and received his Master's in Science-Administration Justice & Security. Ready for a new challenge, Travis received his real estate license and has joined New York Land Quest. Honesty and integrity, along with determination and dedication are philosophies Travis strives for in all aspects of his life. Travis understands the importance of customer service due to working in sales for nearly two years. During this time he learned the importance of providing feedback immediately with information requested, meeting people's personal needs and most importantly, honesty. With the skills and dedication he has picked up throughout the years, Travis will work tirelessly on your behalf to sell your real estate or to help you find your perfect piece of land or forever home.

Dani Hoeverman - See listings from Dani Hoeverman

License Title: Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Phone Number: 845-901-3560

Email: dani@nylandquest.com

Dani resides in Ulster County and has lived there for the majority of her life. She maintains great familiarity for the area having explored the outdoors all her life. Having a family background in construction, she has gained great knowledge of recognizing quality building sites. She enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking and horseback riding in the Hudson Valley. With great regard to building a trustworthy and satisfactory relationship to each and every client, Dani is eager to join the real estate market to help you find the perfect place to call your own.

Carl Snyder - See listings from Carl Snyder

License Title: Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

Phone Number: 607-280-5770

Email: carl@nylandquest.com

Carl is originally from northern New York State. He and his wife currently reside in Ithaca located in the Finger Lakes Region. They have 3 adult daughters and 7 grandchildren. He enjoys hunting, fishing, trapping, canoeing and camping. His hobbies include woodworking and spending time with his grandchildren. He earned his degree in Forestry from Paul Smiths College in '71 and his original real estate salesperson license in '75. He worked part-time for 2 different Brokers until he was transferred with his primary employer to the Southern Tier of NYS. Carl worked in management and sales within the building material supply-construction industry for over 25 years and rediscovered the real estate business in 2001 and more particularly the land business. He worked for 2 different land development companies and another Broker before earning his broker's license and starting NY Land Quest. He has completed land acquisitions, subdivisions and sold land in most regions of NYS. Carl is always very interested in helping a customer in their quest for land and customers that are seeking to sell their land.

Ashley Hink - See listings from Ashley Hink

License Title: Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Phone Number: 607-368-4029

Email: ashley@nylandquest.com

Ilze Lemesis - See listings from Ilze Lemesis

License Title: Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Phone Number: 607-793-0076

Email: ilze@nylandquest.com

Ilze is originally from the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes Region, where she grew up outdoors raised by horses, navigating deer paths, and exploring. Enjoying the many experiences this area offers led to a lifelong love of New York State. With a BFA from SUNY she worked in art and design in Manhattan for advertising agencies and Wall Street: communications, marketing, illustration, fine art, and media. Buying and restoring a brownstone in a pioneer neighborhood in Brooklyn led to interest in restoration and design, which continued through subsequent projects, freelancing for architectural companies, salesperson certification, and working as a realtor and administrator with a national real estate agency in the Hudson Valley region and Ithaca. With a deep respect for land and the people who live and work in New York State, knowledge of the buying and selling process, and extensive design and marketing experience, Ilze can help you maximize your quest of selling, buying, and everything in between. Your quest is my mission.

Angie Moore - See listings from Angie Moore

License Title: Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Phone Number: 801-499-6385

Email: angie@nylandquest.com

Angie Moore has been a member of the Southern Tier community since 2015, and is very excited to be turning her community focus toward real estate. With a passion for real estate, rural living, and community connections she is ready to help with your property buying and selling needs. As a proud member of the New York Land Quest family, Angie carries the values of hard work, integrity, and a never-give-up attitude into everything she does. These values and her love of land and home were instilled in her as a young girl growing up on a dairy farm. She spent many hours with her family working, hunting, fishing, and camping. When she isn't making homeownership dreams come true for her clients, she enjoys traveling to new places, hosting farm stay guests at the late 1800's farmhouse she helped remodel, and best of all, spending time with her children and grandchildren. She is passionate about learning and is currently studying business as well as social media marketing to ensure that every client's (seller's) property is successfully marketed to a specific target audience. Whether you are looking for recreational land, a house to call home, or looking to sell your property, she will work diligently to help you reach your goals.

Karen Herdman - See listings from Karen Herdman

License Title: Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Phone Number: 585-610-0750

Email: karen@nylandquest.com

Karen has lived in Allegany County her whole life. She currently resides in Angelica, NY with her husband and two college-aged children. She appreciates the time she has spending with friends and family, especially her children. She enjoys camping and watching sports. She has worked for a municipality over the past 20 years as the Clerk-Treasurer and enjoys working with the public. Karen has been ready for a new challenge and recently received her real estate license. Karen consistently strives to improve her knowledge-base to succeed in further endeavors. Her choice to become a realtor shows her commitment to continue to move forward in her life and help others do the same. Karen is reliable and compassionate. She is excited to be working in the real estate market and is ready to help you find the place you can enjoy and call home or a getaway for the weekends.

Keith Egresi - See listings from Keith Egresi

License Title: Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Phone Number: 607-329-5172

Email: keith@nylandquest.com

Keith has spent his entire life in the Finger Lakes Region living in the peaceful town of Pulteney, NY. Keith, his wife, and two young boys reside next door to the 3rd generation family farm he was raised on, overlooking Keuka Lake. It is there he developed a strong passion for agriculture, the outdoors, and country living at a young age. Keith is always on the go and spends any free time in the outdoors, managing properties of his own for quality hunting. He enjoys working in the vineyards with his father and his hobbies include hunting, fishing, ATV riding, and boating. He is a volunteer fireman in the local community and President of the local NWTF Chapter. Whether you are looking to sell or buy a home, farm, lake cottage or country property Keith has the expertise needed to guide you along the way. He brings to the team over 10 years of experience negotiating land acquisitions across several states. Living in the farmhouse he remodeled himself, Keith understands all aspects of a quality structure. Both buyers and sellers benefit from his familiarity of the region. Keith prides himself on taking an honest and straight forward approach. He is eager to assist and understand the desires of all clients.

Kurt Washo - See listings from Kurt Washo

License Title: Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

Phone Number: 315-559-3070

Email: kurt@nylandquest.com

Kurt grew up in Central New York. After serving four years in the U.S.M.C. in North Carolina he decided to move back to New York. He enjoys the great outdoors from farming to cutting firewood. Having lived in both urban and rural communities; he simply prefers to be in the country, currently residing in Madison County. Kurt enjoys hiking, long walks, ax throwing and Cruises! Searching for the right property is something Kurt really enjoys as he is a landowner himself and understands the unique uses a property can deliver. He will gladly help you find the right fit when it comes to your property needs and interests regarding hunting, recreational, or residential land use!

Marion Decker - See listings from Marion Decker

License Title: Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Phone Number: 607-738-5610

Email: marion@nylandquest.com

Marion has lived in Chemung County, Southern Tier her whole life. Marion resides with her husband and two college-aged daughters. Marion has a Master's Degree in Financial Planning and Law that was obtained through Regent University where she uses her knowledge and experience in operating her successful independent insurance agency. She holds licenses in New York and Pennsylvania. With Marion's passion for real estate and the great outdoors, she pursued her real estate license to help people find their forever home, farm or plot of land to make their dreams come true. Marion is excited to be working in the real estate market and whether you are buying or selling, Marion is here to help you through the process. When Marion has down time, she truly enjoys spending time with her family, fishing, watching the local asphalt and dirt track racing, traveling to new places and going to Georgia to spend time with her daughter, son-in-law and grandson. Marion is very compassionate, honest and determined who will give you her all.

Melissa Stephenson - See listings from Melissa Stephenson

License Title: Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, CBR, and Marketing Manager

Phone Number: 607-351-9621

Email: Melissa@nylandquest.com

Melissa has lived in Upstate New York for the past 20 years. Before joining NY Land Quest, she worked for several non-profits while living in New York, specializing in technology and resource development. Melissa is a poet and writer and has had several poems published in literary journals across the United States. She enjoys hiking in the spring and summer and snowshoeing in the winter. Fall is Melissa's favorite season, and she loves driving the country roads to photograph the colorful leaves and light. Along with being a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson and a Certified Buyer's Representative, Melissa is responsible for advertising and marketing all of our quality NY properties. She is also responsible for maintaining our website.

Mike Dunn - See listings from Mike Dunn

License Title: Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Phone Number: 716-397-5791

Email: mike@nylandquest.com

Being outdoorsmen and sportsmen ourselves, we spend a tremendous amount of time researching, evaluating and preparing our properties for our customers. Living and working in the Southern Tier, we appreciate the rural nature and natural resources this area has to offer. Hiking, hunting and fishing the Southern Tier is Mike's passion. While growing up in the foothills of the Tug Hill Region, Mike spent summers camping with his family, learning the love of nature from his grandfather. After obtaining a degree in Forestry from Syracuse University ESF, he has been in the land business for the last 20 years. Mike is currently a resident of Geneseo NY, and is a former resident of Angelica NY. New York Land Quest's philosophy is to provide quality properties at reasonable prices with our client's satisfaction our primary concern. This is Mike's philosophy as well. With this philosophy in mind, Mike has assisted many clients over the years who end up being repeat customers and lifelong friends.

Norm Niggli - See listings from Norm Niggli

License Title: Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

Phone Number: 607-237-1949

Email: norm@nylandquest.com

Norm was born and raised in Chenango County, New York. He grew up in a family that made a living in the trades and a life in the fields and streams of upstate New York. His fondest memories are of fishing, camping and hunting outings; catching a beautiful native brookie in the pool beneath a woodland falls, his first buck, fireside stories and in later years sharing these same experiences with his sons. After graduating from Albany State University, Norm worked for twenty-eight years, becoming Vice President for a hundred year old seed company that sells seed to businesses, home gardeners, farmers, landscapers, greenhouses and golf courses. For the last thirteen years, Norm has been a realtor specializing in the buying and selling of rural property in upstate New York. He also lives on a small lake in upstate New York in a home he remodeled himself, enjoying family time with his wife, sons and seven grandchildren. All of his many interests and joys involve his love and appreciation of the outdoors, nature and rural life. Norm says he stays young and excited by serving his clients and sharing their joy and love of the land. He loves walking your lot or hiking your hill and sitting down to enjoy the views, listen to your needs and share his insight on your property. He looks forward to helping you find your Dreamland! Seeing your satisfaction and feeling your appreciation for a job well done is his greatest reward.

Scott VanRoy - See listings from Scott VanRoy

License Title: Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Phone Number: 518-369-0487

Email: scott@nylandquest.com

Scott grew up in the Catskills exploring the woods and waters, spawning his lifelong interest and passion for all things wild. An avid fly fisherman and bird dog enthusiast, Scott is interested in sharing his outdoor knowledge to help you sell or purchase a property of your dreams. With more than 20 years of business development and client relationship experience in private and public industry, Scott has learned to listen to his clients' needs and help them achieve their goals. Honesty and professionalism drive his approach, and he wants to help you benefit from his experience. Scott graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh and now lives with his wife in Averill Park in Rensselaer County. He is the father of 3 grown children who share his passion for the outdoors. They've spent years camping, hiking, fishing and exploring mountains and open spaces, from the Catskills to the Adirondacks. Scott assists in managing an 80 acre outdoor sporting camp, is a member of QDMA, and has experience with 480-a applications, a NYS property tax savings program. Please don't hesitate to reach out and chat with Scott regarding your real estate needs and dreams.

Jim Wilson - See listings from Jim Wilson

License Title: Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Phone Number: 615-812-1286

Email: jim@nylandquest.com

James (Jim) Wilson was born and raised just outside of Nashville Tennessee, and graduated from Belmont University in June of 2000 with a major in Political Science and a minor in Business Management. Jim moved to New York in 2009. He has spent the last 15 years in the natural gas industry acquiring property rights, facilitating the sale of private and commercial properties, and assessing the values of property based on current market trends. Jim is an avid hunter and fisherman, and his general love and enthusiasm for nature and the outdoors is easily recognized.