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About Utica, NY
Welcome to the Handshake City! Founded on the site of Old Fort Schuyler in the late 1700s, Utica is a city steeped in history and tradition. Over the last few years, Utica has seen an upswing in urban renewal, with new homes and businesses being built. So whether you’ve been considering a newer, more modern style of home, or you’re more interested in an historic old Victorian, Coldwell Banker Sexton Real Estate can help you find the Utica, NY home you’re looking for. As a dedicated group of realtors, we’ll assist you in finding houses for sale, and help you choose the perfect one for your lifestyle – and your budget. There are numerous opportunities for homebuyers in the City of Utica, not to mention the many amenities you’ll find living in this small city.
When you buy a home in Utica, NY, you’ll have access to numerous amenities and experiences. Learn more about the many benefits living in Utica has to offer:
Dining: Whether you love hearty, traditional Italian fare or enjoy farm-to-table culinary delights, Utica has just the restaurant for you. In addition to familiar chain restaurants, you can enjoy locally owned eateries, such as Delmonico’s Steakhouse and the DiRoNA award-winning The Tailor & The Cook, located in historic Baggs Square. Just want to grab a quick cup of coffee? Stop in at Utica Coffee and enjoy one of their delicious brews.
Entertainment: The home of the FX Matt Brewing Company and Saranac craft beer, you can enjoy a day at the brewery, which offers tours on the weekend. Saranac Thursdays provides outdoor music concerts, featuring well-known local and national musicians. The Children’s Museum provides hours of fun for the entire family. And, enjoy shopping, crafters and more from summer through fall at the Farmer’s Market, held in Chancellor Park.
Shopping & Family Activities: There is no shortage of places to shop in Utica, NY. From small clothing boutiques to large home improvement stores and everything else in between, living in Utica makes it easy to get all of your shopping done – without having to go out-of-town. And, make sure you stop in and visit the wildlife at the Utica Zoo, where you’ll see lions, monkeys, birds of prey and more.
Education: Utica offers a public school system on the elementary, middle and high school levels. Additionally, there are charter and private educational opportunities available. There are also numerous college-level opportunities available, including Utica College, Mohawk Valley Community College, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Pratt Institute, and the St. Elizabeth College of Nursing.
Culture: When you live in Utica, NY, you can enjoy the best of Broadway right in your own backyard! The historic Stanley Theater offers world-class performances and entertainment. You can enjoy art in all its forms at the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, or take in a production by local actors at the Players of Utica. There are numerous other smaller venues where you can listen to local musicians, view art, watch dance, and more.
Sports: It goes without saying – Utica, NY is a hockey town! With the Utica Comets professional ice hockey team based in Utica, you’ll be able to watch games at the Utica Auditorium all season long! And, on the collegiate level, you won’t want to miss the Utica Pioneers of Utica College. Not to mention, if you love running, you’ll want to participate in the annual Boilermaker Road Race, one of the nation’s largest! Additionally, there are golf courses, skiing and more – right in the city!
Living in Utica, NY will offer you safety and security, too.
Homebuyers in Utica, NY can rest assured there is a dedicated force of public servants working to keep them safe. There are full fire and police forces on the job 24/7. Road crews work to keep the streets of Utica safe to travel no matter the season. And, there is full access to water and sewer.
Team Sexton is the real estate agency that can find you the perfect home in Utica, NY.
When you choose Team Sexton, we offer you homes that fit your budget and your lifestyle. No matter what type of house you prefer to call “home,” there is always a variety to choose from in Utica, NY:
You’ll notice the difference when you choose a real estate agent from Team Sexton. We take great pride in helping you learn all about the area, all while finding the perfect home in Utica for you and your family. To learn more, please call us at 315-853-3535, or visit our location at 16 College St. in Clinton, NY. We always focus on the client first, and go a step beyond.
More than a Century of Impeccable Customer Service
Founded in 1914, Sexton Real Estate is a 3rd generation family owned and operated Agency built on trust, history and exceptional customer service.
Why Choose Team Sexton for Real Estate?
“Extremely Knowledgeable, Sincere and Responsive”
Joe is the best! He is extremely knowledgeable, sincere and responsive. While looking for a house in New Hartford, Joe must have shown us upwards of 50 houses, always finding the time to do it. When we finally found what we liked, he helped throughout the process of negotiation and purchase, working smoothly with our out-of-state bank. You can count on Joe to be there for you.
Mehmet Sencicek – Home Buyer, New Hartford NY
“Matched our Preferences”
We enjoyed our experience working with Shirley to buy our home in Clinton, NY. Shirley is responsive, always responding quickly to email and text. She efficiently organized our ‘shopping’ trips to pack in as many, or few, listings as we wanted to see. And, she did a great job finding listing that matched our preferences. While we hope to stay in our new home for quite a while we’d definitely work with Shirley again on the next one!
Jessica Manna – Home Buyer, Clinton NY
“Up Front and Direct”
We worked with Carla in buying a home in the Village of Clinton — she was terrific! Carla knows the market well; was very responsive and an excellent communicator; and on several occasions went out of her way to meet with us and/or to show us the property we eventually purchased. Carla knows the nuances of the buying and closing processes and was able to refer us to other resources needed for the closing. Perhaps most important, she was up front and direct throughout and we very much valued her advice and assistance. We recommend her highly and would absolutely use her again for a sale or purchase.
Kino Ruth – Home Buyer, Clinton NY
“Made the Daunting Task of Buying a House Seem Nearly Seamless”
Ciro did an amazing job helping us find our perfect house. He was patient, knowledgeable, and professional throughout the process. He made the daunting task of buying a house seem nearly seamless. As first time home owners, we had a ton of questions. Ciro always seem to know the answer and gave us his honest opinion. If he didn’t know the answer, he put us in touch with someone that would be able to help us out. I would recommend him to friends, family members, or anyone that is looking to buy a house.
Karrie Moskal – First Time Home Buyer
“Always Patient and Understanding”
Shirley is wonderful person and agent. She is thorough in her guidance and understanding of todays challenges in the local market. I worked with Shirley for over a year to find the right house. She never once encouraged me to purchase a home that was not right or tried to sell/show me a house outside my budget. (in my past experiences many agents will do just that.) After losing two homes to other offers, we continued our search and eventually found the right house, If I had to guess Shirley showed us about 100 homes and many of them on more then one occasion, Shirley was always patient and understanding. She is easy to reach and responds as quickly as possible to all sources of communication. With her vast knowledge Shirley is someone I would recommend to a friend, a first time home buyer, experienced home buyer or a Veteran utilizing the VA backed home buying program.
Keith LaQuay – Home Buyer, Utica NY
“Above and Beyond”
I have a property listed with Mrs Eadline. This is not an easy listing. Undaunted, she continues to go “above and beyond” to market the property and bring it to a successful sale. Her professionalism and pleasent demeanor have made working with her a joy. Should I ever need a realtor again, she will be the first person I call.
Mike Dunn – Home Seller, Oneida NY
“Extremely Professional, Helpful and Responsive”
Joe is extremely professional, helpful and responsive to requests. He messaged me first thing in the morning before I even got to work (and I work early hours b4 6:30am!) Immediately directed me to the proper personnel in addition to recommending a highly reputable moving company. I ended up renting the unit. I would recommend anyone to him. A++ agent!
W. Lin – Home Renter, Clinton NY
“Prompt and Detail Oriented”
My wife and I met with several real estate agents before meeting Carla at an open house and none of them came even close to her level of professionalism. She was the only realtor to put an effort into getting house viewings setup and was able to make any date/time work that we needed to see several houses. Once we got into the process she was extremely helpful along the way with what to look for and what to avoid and where red flags were that we may have missed. She’s extremely prompt and detail oriented and willing to do whatever it takes to keep the ball rolling in the process of home buying, we wanted to submit an offer two days before an open house and after we viewed the house at 7PM she went straight to her office and got it written up and sent to us that night for signatures. Because of her extra effort we were able to get the perfect house for what we were looking for. If we ever go through this process again whether buying or selling she will be the only realtor we call.
Wayne Worden – First Time Home Buyer
“Stress-free, Fun and Easy!”
Mary helped my husband and I purchase our first home. As newlyweds, who worked in two different counties, we were looking for a home halfway for both of us. Mary helped us from start to finish! She set up appointments for all the houses we wanted to look at, and in addition emailed us with homes that we had not considered. We ended up purchasing a home that she had recommended and was not on our original list! Our first home will always be a special place, and Mary made the process of purchasing it stress-free, fun and easy! We will definitely use Mary again, and highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home!
E. Krager – Home Buyer
“Outstanding Knowledge of this Area”
My husband’s career has been the reason for many of our moves from city to city and state to state. We have had good realtors but Mary Combs, without a doubt, is the BEST realtor we have ever had work with us. Mary is there for her clients 24/7. If she cannot take your call, she responds in a very timely fashion. She is a native of the Utica, NY area and has an outstanding knowledge of this area. She is the utmost professional and she is honest. Mary worked with us when we were buying our home in 2008. She also listed and sold our home in 2013 when we moved out of the area. Both my husband and I highly recommend using Mary Combs for all of your real estate needs. We are very happy that we did!
P. Paparone – Home Buyer and Seller
“Home Buying Experience was Amazing”
Ciro, We can’t thank you enough for all your hard work and dedication! Our home buying experience was amazing thanks to your help. Thank you again.
Jillian and Derrick – Home Buyers
“Always Professional, Upbeat & Committed”
Magdalene Schmidt: Sandy was wonderful during the emotional process of selling not 1 but 2 family homes. Always professional, upbeat & committed. Always available for any of my questions or concerns. Sandy was recommended by a family member – now I know why.
Magdalene Schmidt – Home Seller
“Sold Our Current Home in 5 Days!”
Ciro is a very knowledgeable realtor. He is very patient with his customers, yet ambitious to their needs. Found us our new home and sold our current home in 5 days!
Rocco Labella – Home Buyer and Seller
“Genuine Desire to Help People”
Carla Mascaro is, in a word; fantastic. Fantastic to work with. Fantastic agent for this area. We would not hesitate to recommend her to friends and family members. We were downsizing and had set our sites on a very different life style, smaller home within walking distance to restaurants, etc. Carla worked with us for months. But sadly, we did not find the right home for us. However, Carla did not give up. Having worked with us, she knew what we wanted. And found it before it went on the market! Today, we are almost moved in. Downsizing is tough. We love our new home and walk to the market and restaurants. We are here because of Carla’s knowledge, professionalism and genuine desire to help people find the home that is right for them.
Susan Brigida – Home Buyer
“Could Not be More Pleased”
We are very happy working W/Sandy. From the start, Sandy answered all Q, responded quickly and sold our house while we were away @ contacted our attny. Could not be more pleased & will recommend her to anyone.
Vincent Hamlin – Home Seller
“Seemed to Work at All Hours for Us!”
We wanted to take a brief moment to express our thanks to Mary Combs for helping us buy our home. We were first time home buyers and Mary was perfect for us. She was very patient with us and took the time to help us through the process. Mary was always there to take a call or answer a question. She seemed to work at all hours for us! She is well connected and very knowledgeable about the area. She worked very hard for us to get what we were looking for and now we are so happy in our home! We had such a good experience with Mary that we still keep in touch. We can’t say enough about Mary and when the time comes for us to sell and buy again, she will be our first call.
J. Forbes – Home Buyer
“Definitely Would Recommend”
Jim Benson was very nice and helpful with our buying process. I definitely would recommend him to family and friends in the future!
Tung T Le – Home Buyer
“Will Take Great Care of You!”
If you have the opportunity to work with Sophia – you will not be disappointed! She is a thoughtful, hard working and kind individual. Her attention to detail and willingness to go above and beyond for her clients is what sets her above all the rest. Call Sophia for help finding your dream home – she will take great care of you!
Mary Henry – Utica NY
We were very satisfied by the assistance and guidance provided by Jim Benson. Our sale went off in a very timely manner!
“Overall Experience was Excellent”
I am very satisfied Mary did a great job! Overall experience was Excellent. You folks went “all out” and I really enjoyed working with you. Keep up the good work!
Very satisfied with Mary 2nd property we sold with her in the past 9 years. Based on our recommendation other family members continue to use her!
“Best Realtor in Our Area”
Mary is, hands down, the best realtor in our area. When my husband and I moved to Clinton 10 years ago, colleagues at Hamilton College recommended her office to assist us with our relocation. How right they were! We weren’t exactly sure what we wanted in a home and neighborhood, and Mary helped us figure that out…by showing us over 100 homes! Her knowledge of the area, patience with clients, relationships with local businesses and other realtors, and overall cheerfulness and positivism was exactly what we needed during what was, I now realize in hindsight, a very stressful time. I’m not sure how we would have survived without Mary Combs! Now that we have gotten to know her better over the past decade, as a professional colleague and a friend, I can honestly say that I don’t think there is another realtor (or professional in general) who works harder for her clients. You can’t go wrong with Mary Combs!!!
“Had Our Best Interest at Heart”
Mary Rocks! She has been a great comfort and helped us through a difficult situation. We were always very comfortable that she had our best interest at heart
“Kept Me Informed”
I was very pleased with my relationship with Jim Benson. Jim listened to my suggestions and offered helpful advise. Jim kept me informed on a regular basis and rates an A+!
Rev. Vincent Kelly
“Really Enjoyed My Experience”
I was very satisfied – Sandy was excellent – She wasn’t aggressive nor pushy. Let me make a decision. She was very personable & not just as an Agent she was like a Friend!! She kept me in touch w/everything – kept appts & etc. I really enjoyed my Experience w/ her. Thanks Sandy, Again.
“Knowledge, Insight and Compassion in Difficult Transitions”
We are impressed with Mary’s knowledge and insight, not only regarding how to best prepare and market our property for a quick sale, but she demonstrated knowledge, insight and compassion in difficult transitions!
“Did a Terrific Job in a Very Tough Market”
Jim Benson Did a terrific job in a very tough market! I will always use him in the future!
Sandy devoted a good amount of time to the selling process. She communicated very well with us & was constantly updating us throughout the time span. She was always punctual when we had to meet & always made herself available days, nights, @ weekends. This was a very good experience for our (my) first realestate experience. Thank you.