About

Born, raised and currently living in the City of Ithaca, I am a local who decided to stay local. Upon graduating from college the decision to come back home was not a difficult one. In doing so I have had the pleasure of watching Ithaca transform from a sleepy Upstate New York community to a progressive cultural center rich in history and overflowing with natural beauty. As a city resident, both now and as a youth, I have developed a strong appreciation as to what makes Ithaca special and unique. While traveling throughout the country I constantly observe other communities and it has become hard pressed to find a community that can match what Ithaca has to offer.

Over 30 plus years of success established on the principles of honesty, integrity and service with attention to professionalism and hard work. Your time is precious and you need to be able to depend on a professional to handle your real estate investment with the utmost care. As a seller you will see innovative and tech savvy marketing tools backed by 60+ years of real estate service from market leading Warren Real Estate. As a buyer expect top notch care, valuable knowledge, expertise and a great deal of patience.

Whether you are looking for a community exploration tour filled with local knowledge, a market analysis of your home or just an answer to a simple real estate question, you can always count on a timely response with experienced backed results.

Serving the communities of Ithaca, Cayuga Heights, Lansing, Trumansburg, Dryden, Groton, Newfield, Danby, Caroline, Etna, Freeville, Mclean, Aurora, Genoa, King Ferry, Moravia, Jacksonville, Enfield, Interlaken, Ovid, Hector, Mecklenburg, Burdett, Spencer, Van Etten, Candor, Brooktondale, Caroline, Slaterville, Richford and all points in between!


Testimonials

Great Experience

Working with Steve was a great experience and I can't recommend him highly enough! He's knowledgeable, responsive, kind, and incredibly patient (helpful for indecisive, first-time homebuyers!) Every house we visited Steve was already familiar with the history and it was clear he has a great understanding of the Ithaca market. Always felt like Steve had my back

TOWN OF ITHACA / WEST HILL 2018

Great to Work With

Steve was so great to work with on selling our home! He provided us with fantastic advice on projects to focus on when getting ready to sell, was very available when we had questions, and took on all of the stress from the process so we didn’t have to (not an easy feat!). He is the consummate  professional with great local knowledge and keen negotiating skills. I’ve bought and sold 5 homes over several years and Steve is the best realtor I’ve worked with, hands down.

Caroline Area 2017

Highly Personable

Steve superbly sold my house. He is highly personable, known in the community, and knows local real estate activity and trends. His advice on details was remarkably accurate - assessment of price based on recently sold homes, timing of placement on the market, moving logistics, final house presentation, and market promotion. The house sold in 3 days and was bid up by multiple offers.

CITY OF ITHACA / WEST HILL 2017

Highly Recommend

Highly recommend Steve if you are selling your home. He was extremely patient with us and always had the right answers. His negotiating skills were excellent and he was readily available. Great communicator and listener. Would definitely use Steve's services again when we sell.

CITY OF ITHACA 2016

Knowledgeable

I do not often write online recommendations but had such great service with Steve that I felt like I had to. I have bought and sold several homes throughout my life and have never had an agent like Steve. He was knowledgable, friendly, and available whenever I had questions. Although he had many other clients, he always made my husband and I feel like we were his only! He got our house sold quickly and for the price we wanted. We even had multiple offers - he handled everything with professionalism and had great patience explaining the process to us. I highly recommend Steve Saggese if you are looking for a great Realtor in the Ithaca area.

LANSING 2015

Highly Recommend

Steve helped my wife and I buy and sell a home during our brief stay in Ithaca. His knowledge of both the real estate market and the local vibe was invaluable during our search. We have moved around the states numerous times and if I could bring him along on everyone of our purchases I would do so. Highly recommend!!

NEWFIELD 2014

Extremely Knowledgeable

Steve was extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of buying and selling a home in the Ithaca area. We sold our home relatively fast and then had to secure a new home and close that at the same time. We expected the process to be very stressful but Steve's expertise and experience made our lives so much easier. Truly a positive and wonderful experience. Highly recommend!!

TOWN OF ITHACA / SOUTH HILL 2015

Completely Professional

We have worked with Steve for many years and recommend him to everyone we know. He is completely professional and has an amazing amount of knowledge about the local housing market. Steve has always given us excellent advice, and no matter the cost of the homes we were buying or selling - he always made us feel like we were his only customers. He also provides excellent customer service after the sale.We will always use Steve for all our real estate transactions.

TOWN OF ITHACA 2015

Could not have been happier

Could not have been happier with the services I received from Steve. Very professional and gave great advice during the whole process. Highly recommend!

CITY OF ITHACA 2014

Great agent

We had been online searching for a real estate agent in Ithaca for a few months before we moved to Ithaca and we really connected with Steve. We only had a few days to find a house when we relocated to Ithaca and we were absolutely clueless about the neighborhoods, schools, lenders, inspectors and just the local process itself. Steve was with us from beginning to end and never left us feeling in the dark. Great agent!

Town of Ithaca 2012

Cannot say enough good things

I would highly recommend Steve! I sold and bought a house with Steve and cannot say enough good things about him. He continuously impressed me with his thoroughness, knowledge and follow up. I have heard that selling and buying can be extremely trying but my experience was fantastic and I owe that to Steve. A great person and an amazing Realtor. After having several less than great experiences, I am happy i have finally found an agent I can recommend!

Lansing 2015