NYS Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, CBR, RSPS, SRS

Hart is Where Your Home is!

With 13 years experience and armed with knowledge of the local real estate market and of the industry as a whole, I can skillfully and diplomatically advocate on your behalf, educating, guiding you and communicating with you throughout.   If you’ll give me the opportunity to work with you to sell your home or help you buy one, I will be honest, down to earth, fun and informative, while we work together to get you what you want, or as close to it as possible! 

I live in Trumansburg with my husband and 2 sons and naturally, by living, raising a family, and volunteering here, I have a penchant for properties and the real estate market in Trumansburg; but I have listed and sold properties in Dryden, Lansing, Ithaca, Interlaken, Locke, Romulus, Corning, Elmira & throughout the Finger Lakes.

I am Ithaca’s 2017 REALTOR of the Year. I have received the Ithaca Journal’s Reader’s Choice Award for one of the best real estate agents three years in a row, the Ithaca Board of REALTORS President’s award, RE/MAX’s 100% club and am a 2017 RE/MAX Hall of Fame Inductee.

I've served as 2011-2013 local director, 2014 Secretary/Treasurer, 2015 President-Elect, 2016 President, and 2017 & 2018 Past- President of the Ithaca Board of REALTORS. I have volunteered on numerous state and local Association committees. I am a member of the Trumansburg Area Chamber of Commerce and am the 2018 Vice President. In addition, I am a member of the Ithaca Business Women group.


NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Karen Potter brings years of experience in customer service, sales, and negotiations to The Hart and Homes Real Estate Team at RE/MAX in Motion in Ithaca, NY. During her better than 20 years in a variety of sales and customer service roles, Karen has always placed the needs of her clients first and provided them with the highest level of service by being proactive and detail orientated. As your REALTOR, Karen will be your advocate and work tirelessly for your best interests. She will ensure that you are provided with the best market data and information so you can be a well informed buyer or seller.

Karen works with a team of tenured and respected REALTORS within a support network designed to ensure timely communication and client accessibility during all phases of the buying or selling process.  

Karen is married to her husband of over thirty years, Jeff, and they have lived in the area for over two decades. She enjoys cooking, entertaining, reading and spending time with her 3 grown sons.


NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Born with the heart of an adventurer, Tiffany did what many have thought to do but few have had the courage to execute: She chose a brand new home, literally, off a map. As recent college graduates living in Virginia, Tiffany and her husband decided to move to upstate New York and they fell in love with the Ithaca area. Ten years, three kids, two houses, and multiple pets later, they have become “locals” in the hometown they never knew they always wanted.
Tiffany’s love for Real Estate began as a supplement to her full-time job - motherhood. She was quickly reminded that being able to help people was in her blood, something she had first learned in her decade-long tenure with the American Cancer Society. This passion to help has been rekindled in a desire to assist people with their most personal possession – their home. Through personal experience, Tiffany has learned that having an agent who is truly on your side can make all the difference in the buying or selling process. Tiffany is committed to collaborating with you no matter what your real estate wants or needs may be. 
During her free time Tiffany enjoys life! She loves being a mom and a wife, she teaches fitness classes and has found a new passion for gardening and chickens! She is often found doing anything outdoors in this beautiful area she now calls home.


NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Born and raised in Ithaca, NY. I know this town like the back of my hand and I can’t wait to help you find the home of your dreams. Coming from a competitive background in baseball makes me ready to fulfil your Real Estate needs. 

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Chelsey is our Administrative Assistant and helps our entire team with anything and everything we may need in order to better serve our clients.  

Growing up, Chelsey always knew she wanted to work with others. She attended college and graduated with a degree in Early Childhood Education and then spent the last 11 years working in a local daycare and then as a personal nanny. As much as she absolutely loved working with children, she was still looking for something. That's when she became an administrative assistant and began learning the real estate biz from behind the scenes. From the very first listing, she knew she would have a future not only with real estate but with the Hart and Homes Team.

Chelsey lives in the beautiful country side just outside of Trumansburg with her husband, newborn baby girl and two labradors. If she's not busy helping the team, you can probably find her either binge watching HGTV/DIY shows or shopping in Hobby Lobby.

Chelsey Smith