Our Realtors

Carl H. Snyder – Licensed Real Estate Broker

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 one grandson. He enjoys hunting, fishing, trapping, canoeing and camping. His hobbies include woodworking and spending time with his grandson.

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. He can be reached at 607-280-5770 (c) or by e-mail at carl@nylandquest.com.


melissa-stephensonMelissa Stephenson – Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Certified Buyer Representative, Marketing Manager

Originally from Texas, Melissa has lived in Upstate New York for the past 20 years and currently resides in Lansing, NY. 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.

You can contact Melissa at 607-351-9621 (c), or by e-mail: Melissa@nylandquest.com


leeanne-chevalierLee Anne Chevalier, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Office Manager, Closing Coordinator

Originally from Florida, Lee Anne has been a New York resident for over 10 years, and currently resides in Virgil with her two children who enjoy racing dirt bikes, hiking, swimming and skiing.  She began her career in real estate in 2008, and tremendously enjoyed learning about the emerging “Green Market” as well as creating lasting friendships with her clients.  In her spare time, Lee Anne enjoys sewing, carpentry, gardening, painting, writing, local music and hooping!

You can contact Lee Anne at 607-844-9690, or by email: leeanne@nylandquest.com





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Becky Farrell, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Becky has worked as a kitchen designer for the past 16 years and has worked closely with several realtors which led to an interest in selling real estate.

When she’s not working, she is active in dog rescue, focusing on cocker spaniels.  Becky is a retired ski instructor and enjoys hiking and kayaking in the Adirondacks.  She spends summers at camp on the St. Lawrence River for the past 30+ years.  She has a daughter who is a school teacher.

You can contact Becky at 315-527-2696, or by email: becky@newyorkhomequest.com



brian-jacksonBrian Jackson – Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, Certified Buyer Representative

Brian was born in the Finger Lakes Region and has lived in the Tompkins County area for most of his life. Brian, his wife, and their 2 young 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 as well.

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.  I truly enjoy just spending time outdoors whether it’s walking land with clients, cutting firewood with my family or scouting creek bottoms for fossils with my boys. Whatever it is you’re looking for in a property, country acreage, building lot, Farm, Orchard, recreational camp or residential home I would love to help you find it!

Brian can be reached at 607-280-1058 (c), or by e-mail: brian@nylandquest.com


pete-martinoPete Martino – Manager of the Northern Division, Licensed Associate Broker

Pete Martino graduated from the University of Montana in 1991 and began his career as a Middle School Teacher and baseball coach for various private schools, and a seasonal National Park Service employee throughout the summers. His teaching career ended in 1997 when he moved to upstate NY and joined forces with a large Central New York Land Company.

While working in the land business for 13 years, he specialized in marketing and selling rural, secluded tracts of land geared towards hunting, fishing, country getaways and camp life. While working full time with customers in upstate NY, he also managed, marketed and sold ranchland in Central Montana via monthly flights to Big Sky Country. He would be the first to tell you that the experience of meeting people from all over the country has been the best part of the job.

He recognizes the dream of owning land and how it is shared by everyone from all walks of life. Finding a way to make the dream a reality is very fulfilling to Pete and customers see his commitment to them very early in their property search. Pete currently resides in Clinton, NY with his wife Laura and two children. His interests include family time, fishing, boating, hunting and exploring the North Country.

His hobbies include maple sugaring, and maintaining a small fruit orchard. Starting January 2012, Pete officially began as Manager of the Northern Division of NY Land Quest and he looks forward to another successful journey into the world of marketing and selling rural properties.

His contact information is the following: Toll Free: 1-877-236-1117; Cell: 315-269-3487; email: pete@nylandquest.com


Matt Klink, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Matt lives near Syracuse, NY with his wife. They have three grown children. Born in Auburn his roots run deep in CNY. Prior experience in land sales & real estate made for a perfect fit. The army’s 82nd airborne division was his home for many years. He volunteered after high school and made it to the rank of sergeant. As a paratrooper Matt reflects on the discipline, camaraderie and attitude of those he served with. A passion for land & the outdoors started almost from birth. He was tying dry flies & egg sacks before middle school. These days he is outdoors much more than in, enjoying nature on every level. He has three Labs one of which is his waterfowl companion. Matt has a great respect for all animals. His personal experience buying and owning land & real estate gives him additional insight which is very helpful to his clients. He owns recreational acreage as well as investment property & a residential home. Being a steward of nature is key to him. Matt has a creedo that is simple but very effective. “Show up, be straight up & follow-up”. Simple right? Elusive at best these days. You will likely discover within moments of meeting Matt that he gives off a positive “good” first impression which he prides himself on maintaining. Based on what past clients have said, you are in very capable hands with Matt.

You can contact Matt at 315-406-5470 (c), or by e-mail: matt@nylandquest.com


GirardPHOTO2Girard Kelly, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

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, and the Conservation Club.

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 a grandson.

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.

If you want someone who will get the job done, contact Girard at 585-466-3446 (c), or by email: girard@nylandquest.com


Mike's PhotoMike Dunn, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

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.

If you are searching for your next property, call Mike at 716-397-5791 (c), or by email:  mike@nylandquest.com



Join Our Team

If you are an experienced licensed real estate salesperson contact us for a confidential discussion about a possible opportunity with NY Home Quest. You must be honest and trustworthy and be willing to work hard for results. You must enjoy working on your own and making money while working from your home office. Call Carl Snyder – Broker/Owner 877-257-0617.