Hello. My name is Ruthie McLennan and I am excited that you are finding our site valuable. As a Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker specializing in luxury properties in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes area of New York for over 25 years, it is my commitment to make sure that you have an amazing experience whether you are buying a home, selling a home, investing in property, or relocating to or from the area.
During my career I have had the opportunity to serve well over a thousand home buyers and sellers with their real estate needs. In this time, I have seen and experienced the growth of cities like Painted Post,Corning, Big Flats, Horseheads, and West Elmira among others. As a native of Corning and part owner of the Horseheads Keller Williams Realty office, I have also experienced and been a part of the many changes in the real estate industry over the years.
When I am not helping buyers and sellers, I enjoy spending time reading, painting, exploring our nearby cities, and traveling to fun destination cities like Las Vegas.
It is a privilege to be in business with my husband, Charlie who retired from the IT world and joined me in real estate. While I love the sales side of our business, his strengths are in the operational side… a true symbiotic relationship which has served our clients well over the years.
Here are a few additional facts about me:
« Top Sales Associate Elmira-Corning Board of REALTORS
« Top Sales Associate Keller Williams Realty in Upstate NY Region
« Member National Association of REALTORS (NAR)
« Member New York State Association of REALTORS
« Member National Builders Association
« Bachelor’s of Psychology, State University of New York College at Potsdam
As the Lead Listing Agent for The McLennan Team, I am dedicated to providing you the highest level of service and support to get your home sold. There are many components to a successful real estate transaction; you can count on me to be there every step of the process and make sure no detail is overlooked. What’s the difference between selling your home or failing to do so? The Details! Whether it’s the proven sales approach, effective marketing campaigns, or utilizing our extensive network, at The McLennan Team no detail is overlooked.
The Finger Lakes is my home and I love this area! The unparalleled beauty of the landscape is complimented by small town values of the communities that make up our Southern Tier. My family has lived and worked in the Corning area for three generations beginning with my great grandfather who was a glass engraver for Corning Glass Works.
I am originally from Campbell, NY where I attended Campbell Central School. After high school, I enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served honorably in Anchorage, Alaska. I returned to the area to complete my degree at Elmira College and worked as a Marketing Specialist at the ARTS of the Southern Finger Lakes before becoming a teacher. I share my story because I have lived a life dedicated to honor and service.
I bring that dedication to my passion for service and helping home sellers and buyers meet their goals. I want to help my fellow community members and neighbors to enjoy this area as much as I do. If you’re serious about selling your home, I am serious about getting the job done!
Homes have been a life-long passion for me. I still have fond memories of my family’s search for a new home when I was 11-years-old. I was fascinated by every aspect of discovering the unique attributes of each home we visited. Even then, way before it was being done on home search TV shows, I took it upon myself to name each one we visited during our search based on one of its unique features! As the McLennan Team’s Lead Buyer’s agent, I bring this passion to your search for your new home. I truly love discovering each home I visit with my clients and identifying the features that will help you say “this is it!”
I first started visiting the Finger Lakes region of New York in 2001. After a few years of visits with friends and family in the area, my family and I decided we loved the combination of scenic beauty, small town charm and the level of amenities this area offers. In 2005, we moved to Corning, NY and my appreciation for everything the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes region has to offer has continued to grow year after year.
I bring to your home search the experience of a nearly 20 year-long career in information systems in which I have had responsibilities ranging from a corporate applications support technician for an international banking organization to website administrator for a high profile federal government funded website. With this professional experience, I can effectively leverage many powerful real estate tools to find you the perfect home.
Welcome to The McLennan Team!
As the Executive Administrator, be assured that I am aware and informed throughout each Real Estate transaction from the beginning to the closing. If you are a Seller, I will be scheduling your showings, providing you with showing feedback and with a Seller Gateway program for you to view everything about your listing on-line. If you are a Seller or a Buyer,I will keep daily track of structural inspections, mortgage commitment, and stay in close contact with your Attorney to make sure your Real Estate experience goes as smoothly as possible.
Communication is the key to any successful contract and with The McLennan Team, we make sure communication is our top priority for you. Being a Licensed Real Estate Agent for the past five years allows me to understand your needs, share in your excitement and combine my abilities with The McLennan Team to allow you to receive the service that you deserve.
As a lifelong resident of the beautiful Southern Tier & Finger Lakes, I enjoy time with my family, entertaining, and the abundance of nature that surrounds our community.
As Business Manager for the Team, I unequivocally state ‘I love my job’!
I have -what I consider- an exciting set of Team responsibilities including anything related to finances, the internet, systems development, Team standards, operations reporting and -my absolute favorite duty – marketing.I think the skill set I bring to the Team from my work in IT Systems Development has been helpful in developing a quality set of Standard Operating Procedures to ensure the Team provides a consistently high level of service to our clients.
We are continuously reviewing and updating our process to maintain our client services at the highest level. When wife Ruthie started her residential real estate career years ago, I never dreamed I could have so much fun! Ruthie immediately asked for my help learning the profession and supporting her efforts to grow the business and here we are. We are both very proud of The McLennan Team!