About Central NY Real Estate Group

Client Reviews

There are many things we can say about the high quality of service we provide to our home seller and home buyer clients, but probably none would be as credible as testimonials from some of our recent clients themselves.

So please take a moment to read the following. We hope they indicate our experience and integrity, as well as make it clear how much we enjoy helping people with their real estate needs.
We would be happy to email you additional testimonials if you are interested. And by all means, send us any comments about our service and we'll post them here.

David and Judy are absolutely hands down, the best realtors in New York and possibly America. They are absolutely on top of everything, stress free, encouraging, and NEVER make you feel dumb or forcing you into a decision. They sold our house in record speed with no stress on our end! All we had to do was choose which deal we wanted to accept. We have bought and sold our homes with them since 2018 and they are always amazing. They started off as just a realtor couple and ended as part of our own family. We love them dearly and will ALWAYS recommend them.
- Matthew and Samantha Currey

I cannot say enough about David and Judy NuHavun when it comes to there dedication and experience. They sold my wife and I the house on Oneida Lake that we reside in now and sold another house for us in Cicero for a great price. David went over the top when he painted my neighbors shed because of the way it looked to help the sale. I would recommend there very personal expertise to anyone looking to purchase or sell real estate. Thank you very much, Kevin and Melissa Niezabytowski

- Kevin and Melissa Niezabytowski

David and Judy NuHavun have been extremely professional and very easy to deal with. They sold us our existing house and just sold our previous residence. David went over and beyond when he painted my neighbors shed to help the sale of the house. There are not to many relators that will put on painters clothes on a beautiful Saturday afternoon during the summer to do that. I would recommend the Nuhavuns for all of your relator needs. Thank you so much, Kevin and Melissa Niezabytowski

- Kevin and Melissa Niezabytowski

We were first time homebuyers who were fortunate enough to work with Judy and David. Right from the beginning before we ever put a pen to paper, the NuHavuns gave us such an informative overview of the entire home buying process. It really helped us understand what we were getting ourselves into and made us feel much less overwhelmed about the whole process! It wasn't long at all before we truly felt like they were family members, not just our realtors. They were so responsive, knowledgeable, organized, and hardworking. But it's David and Judy's personable, caring relationship they build with clients that really sets them apart. We had a great time visiting houses with them. They had the answers to every one of our questions, including the ones we didn't know enough to ask. When it came time to make the purchase, we got everything on our wish list, below our budget, and they helped us close weeks ahead of schedule. We were in great hands every step of the way and I cannot recommend the NuHavuns enough!

- Chad and Rachel Casey

"My husband & I have sold 3 homes in the past and we both agree that our experience with David & Judy has been the best ever experience with real estate agents. From the very beginning David & Judy impressed us with their experience, knowledge of the market in our area, and their kind but honest advice about our home's readiness and the best listing price to sell our home in a timely manner. David & Judy both worked hard to keep our home visible to potential buyers through great pictures for the MLS, flyers, and open houses. They kept us informed all along the way and always responded in a timely manner to our calls, emails and text messages. Gary & I highly recommend David & Judy as a great team to sell your home! They are truly the best!"

8285 Gabion Way, Liverpool, NY 13090

- Patricia and Gary Box

"Judy and David helped us sell our house during a very stressful time. They helped to make the process easier for us. We could ask them any question that we had and they would answer it for us honestly. They were very professional during our open houses and actively did their best to sell our house as quickly as possible. Thank you!"

127 Iroquois Ln, Liverpool, NY 13088

- Karen and Russell Perez

When we saw a house we were interested in and reached out to David and Judy to view it, they were quick to setting up an appointment and extremely friendly right from the start. Only a week went by between listing and four offers going in on the house. That quick response and eagerness to help meant everything in our ability to get the house we wanted. But it didn't end there. They stayed in contact throughout the process and didn't just help see it through. They went above and beyond! One or both of them were at the house several times a week making sure everything was just right and perfect before we moved in. Even providing some expert handy skills that they really didn't have to do, making it more than just a house sale. They helped make sure it was HOME! We couldn't have asked for anything more and had our expectations exceeded. And we made some very good friends along the way!!

- Joe & Wendy Simko

We were very happy with David and Judy NuHavun . They helped us find the perfect house in the Syracuse area in record time (2 days!). They are very familiar with all the neighborhoods, understood our needs from the interview, and did not waste precious time. They were very friendly and accommodating during and after the process; they followed up diligently until the closing and afterwards. We would definitely recommend them.

- Dr. Dimitrios and Marianna Mastrogiannis

To whom it may concern,

Relocating is a very taxing process; and is often far from straightforward. For your reference, I am a
physician who is relocating from New York City with my wife and two dogs.

During my search for that perfect job opportunity, I have traveled to a total of five different locations,
and I had pending four more interviews when I decided that Syracuse in Central New York would be an
ideal place to call home.

Every Hospital I visited was an excellent professional opportunity, and they offered me permanent
positions. However, that was 50% of the decision, and many questions arose as I googled around the

Where could my wife go when I was at work? How much I could realistically afford if I relocated? What
options for financing tn ere available in the area? Where can I get my grocery shopping done, get a nice
dinner or watch a movie?

Those factors were overlooked by realtors in my previous site visits, even though this was not myfirst site
visit in the Syracuse area. The defining factor for my decision making was the attention to detail and care
that was provided by Judy and David NuHavun from Central NY Real Estate Group.

They reached out to us two weeks in advance and inquired about our interests and goals. They provided
a binder with all of the information that we could possibly need in regards to the area, tailored the
information to our tastes. They provided an itinerary of their own that covered points of interest,
highlights and housing options. They toured us through the different neighborhoods for over an hour and
made appointments for us to see houses that fit our proposed budget.

They made me and my wife feel like Rock stars, and lt did not take long for us to realize that they are
proud of their trade and of the city they live in.

I would highly recommend Judy and David to anyone considering to relocate to Syracuse, do not hesitate
to contact me if more information is needed.

Samuel DeYcaza Singh

Internal Medicine

- Dr Samuel and Chelsea DeYcaza

The are both "super". They combine realty, legal matters as well as construction understanding. Their availability is outstanding, be it in morning, noon or night. Any legal or financial questions are addressed in a timely manner with accurate information. The party of "successful negotiations" involves warmth, membership and sincerity.

- Dr and Mrs Chuck Nichter
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
Dave and Judy are simply the best. I have bought two house with them and sold one. They are on top of the market, very professional with a seemingly impossibly flexible schedule making them always available and willing to help their clients, and they advocate strongly for their clients. They started out as my realtors and I was their client, now we are lifelong friends. I wouldn't think of buying real estate in CNY with anyone else.

Dave and Judy are truly one of a kind. They go above and beyond to assist and serve others. They genuinely care about their clients, listen to their wants and needs, offer suggestions and give hope for what will come. We were so fortunate to find the house that fit our family fairly quickly and Dave and Judy made the sale happen seamlessly. They are professional, experienced, kind and upbeat! They are good people and we are so lucky to know them. We can't say enough about our experience working with the best of the best!

- Matt & Melissa Hoskins

04/13/2021 - genelats
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2020 in Jamesville, NY.

My wife and I have worked with Judy and David NuHavun on several occasions (from 2011 to 2020) which turned out to be beneficial for us. They assisted us on the purchase and sale of our first lake house, sale of our primary residence, and purchase of our current primary residence/lake house. In all instances, they were available when we needed their services. They cared about our houses so much that David even took care of a roof problem while I was away for work. They made it easy for us to complete the home buying and selling process by referring us to real estate attorneys, home inspectors, home appraisers, handyman, and loan officers. They are excellent in what they do, and more importantly, they are a nice and friendly couple who will not stop until their clients sell and/or buy their house.

- Dr and Mrs Gene Latorre

03/29/2021 - jcappello21
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Liverpool, NY.

David and Judy were so awesome to work with ! They are very knowledgeable with the area . They are not only just our realtors but now lifelong friends !
- Jessica Cappello

03/24/2021 - ghanlon1
Sold a Townhouse home in 2019 in Camillus, NY.

Dave and Judy were a great help to me in preparing , marketing and ultimately selling a townhouse that was in probate. Great folks to work with. I will be selling my current home after I retire and fully plan on utilizing their services again!

- Grant Hanlon
Alice Smith
2 weeks ago NEW
Positive: Professionalism
Very organized, communicative and tenacious. Very pleased and happy with their hard work.
- Alice Smith & Mike Hughes

Dear Central NY Real Estate Group,

 I was a first time sole homeowner and wanted to move out of state as well and I had no idea what that would all entail.
.Judy and David came highly recommended to me.
They gently became two of the most important people in my life.
They helped me find all the resources I would need for this daunting challenge.
Inspectors, cleaners, painters, and any other kind of help I would need.
The showings went so well my four bedroom home was sold quickly and I was more than pleased with the selling price.
I believe that they took my home and treated it with the care they would their own.
I highly recommend them to everyone, first time sellers or old hands at it, they won't disappoint.


Giddings Crest, Baldwinsville, NY

- CJ OConnor

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My husband and I used David and Judy NuHavun as our realtors in the sale of our home. They demonstrated a high level of professionalism working with potential buyers, other realtors, and ourselves. We felt very comfortable working with them through the process of selling our home. They exuded a high level of knowledge of the local market. They made recommendations which enabled our home to sell quickly. We encourage anyone who wants a smooth and professional realtor experience to use them.

- Joe and Nicole Landers

Stonebridge Development Group, LLC
421 Gilbert St, Utica, NY

Dear Judy and Dave,

I have been buying and developing properties in the greater Utica area for the past 40 years. When we decided to buy a waterfront home on Oneida Lake we were blessed to have come across you. We were totally overwhelmed and impressed with the professionalism, caring, patience and understanding, let along the unbelievable knowledge of waterfront properties, that you had.

After many waterfront homes you patiently took the time to show us over a 2 years period, we were thrilled with our purchase of the Dragonfly Lake House @ Oneida Lake.

From the time the purchase offer went in, to the time of the closing, you were constantly in touch with us throughout the entire process. We were totally impressed how you both went above and beyond what normal Realtors do!

In this fast paced, hurry up, let's get the job done world, it was totally refreshing and inspiring to come to know your husband/wife real estate team that sets you in a league of your own.

I do believe that God has a plan and he truly blessed us in finding you for our real estate needs in the greater Syracuse area.

- Felix and Jackie LaBella

I had the distinct pleasure of David and Judy representing me for the purchase of my home. When I later had to sell due to job relocation, their's was the first and only number I called. Their professionalism is unparalled, and their devotion to making both the purchase and sale of my home as painless as possible was much appreciated. They seemlessly guided me through a first-time home purchase and responded in a kind, caring manner that made me feel as though I was more than a client.

Without reservation I recommend David and Judy NuHaven as the real estate professionals you need for the purchase or sale of your home.

- Dr Rebecca Andersen

David & Judy... Just wanted to take the time to tell you how happy our family is with your services. Its not easy moving to a new area, but with your experience and kind understanding, you put up with all our tedious questions and helped handle whatever problems we couldn't be there to handle ourselves. We not only had an easy move, but were so thankful that you helped us get acquainted with our neighborhood and local schools. Thank you for going above and beyond our expectations.

- Julie & David Rathbun, Cazenovia, NY

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David & Judy Nuhavun are an AWESOME team!! We used them to help us find the perfect home in 2007 when our family relocated to the Cazenovia area from Northern Indiana. And, we were so impressed with their professionalism, detail oriented project management style and commitment to excellence that we decided to solicit their services again this year to help us resell that same home. We also recommended them to our buyers and they ended up acting as Dual Agents for both sides. They truly know the area and expend many hours going out of their way to make you feel well serviced. On a personal note we just love them and so appreciate their faith based approach to understanding the family dynamic. If your looking for the perfect team, one that truly complements the others efforts than look know further...your home!

- Debbie and Ed Robinson

Dave and Judy NuHaven showed tireless commitment over a period of more than one year to help find the right home for us. My family and I were consistently impressed with their dedication and resourcefulness, their knowledge of the field, and the breadth of their contacts. Most important, however, was their unimpeachable integrity. It was enormously reassuring to us as first-time buyers to have advisors educate us at every step in the process and make recommendations with our best interests at heart. On a few occasions Dave and Judy counseled me to reject a property, or walk away from a negotiation, when it was the right decision for us but meant significantly more effort for them, and effectively meant starting our search over from scratch.

My Family and I highly recommend Dave and Judy. A buyer could not hope for better agents.


The Smith Family

- Sam Smith

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Judy and David expertly helped us navigate an extensive house hunt during a move from another state. We had very specific location and home requirements that led to a lengthy property search. Judy and David were infinitely patient and when we did find the right property they facilitated the deal with thorough due diligence, attention to detail and sharp negotiation techniques. We would whole-heartedly recommend them as well as use their services again, should the need arise.

- Mike and Kim Higgins

Moving from one coast to the other and not knowing anyone was quite challenging for us - until we met Dave and Judy! They went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Not only did they find us our new home, they showed us around Syracuse and helped us find a motel until we could move in. They took alot of their time with us and didn't make us feel rushed or pressured. Not only were they our Realtors, they became our friends. They have remained our friends and helped our daughter find her home. We would recommend them to anyone! Vern and Susan Johnson

- Vern and Susan Johnson
"As first time buyers David and Judy Nuhavun made our process very easy and were extremely helpful throughout the whole thing. We were 100% pleased with our experience working with both of them. David and Judy clearly are two realtors who clearly care about you in the home buying process. 

As first time buyers we walked into the process very nervous and slightly scared of what was to come. They eased our stress overnight and left no stoned unturned in the process of making sure we understood the process as well as explaining everything along the way. I would highly recommend the Nuhavun team for any realtor needs. I am pleased and happy to have worked with them. I feel their understanding of the home buying process makes them extremely easy to work with. I also do not know any other people who would drop everything at 9pm at night to sign paperwork, so you don't lose out on the perfect house. I am honored to have worked with two individuals who clearly put your needs first and make the process second to none. The Nuhavun team is hands down the reason I own the house I do today and I am 110% happy I was able to work with such a great team."
- Chris and Melanie Merrihew

On our journey for a new home we've experienced many different realtors, always ending in the same frustrating place. While our credit was not perfect, we always felt we had a lot of positives in our favor and just needed someone to go the extra mile and take a chance on us. Perhaps by fate, one day our paths crossed with Dave and Judy, and instead of seeing our warts and giving up on us, like all of the previous realtors, they chose to see all of our positives. The end result is that we are now living in a beautiful new home, that perfectly meets the needs of every family member, including the dogs.

Thank you Dave and Judy for believing in us and having the faith in us to go the extra mile that clients sometimes need.

- Andy Hazeltine

It is all coming together, and I am so excited. I want to thank you and David for taking a chance on us when everyone else had written us off. You are an amazing couple, Andy and I thank you so much! We got our dream house and its all because of you both.

- Jenn Hazeltine

I had recovered from foreclosure and was intimidated by starting the home owning process all over again. Judy and David, you were truly a gift from God, especially for me. You were patient, sensitive, thorough, and made the process fun. You were never pushy or demanding, but were driven enough to keep the process fluid. I had a plan to surprise my children with our new home and you were completely in on it, video camera and all! I am so grateful to you both for allowing the process to be my journey and helping every step of the way! Love you much!!

- Gia Irons

Dear David and Judy,

Most review their real estate agents with intricate details! I spent an hour writing my thoughts about working with you guys and I kept erasing and rewriting my words and every time I came up with same three words!!!

Thanks for for finding us the perfect home!

- Rasem and Razan Mere

Judy and David have been more than accommodating with our search for a new house.  Our search was longer than expected, and they did everything they could to keep us on track to finding our dream home. They helped us find and realize what it was we were looking for, without ever being pushy.  They were a great resource to us, were always available and did constant check-ins with us, showing they cared that we made the right decision.  They are extremely energetic, and quick to reply to any of our questions or concerns.  It was a wonderful experience working with them, and we highly recommend them to anyone searching for a new home.

- Diana and Sime Atanasov

When we began looking at houses, we really weren’t planning on buying right away. We told Judy and David that our move was at least a year away and that we were just curious to see what the market had to offer. They agreed to work with us, even though we were casual lookers and arranged appointments for every house that piqued our interest. David and Judy were always very patient. There must have been times during our 8 month search that they were frustrated with us, but we didn’t feel pressured to hurry up and buy something. They never lost their willingness to work with us and more importantly, never lost their sense of humor.
Judy’s knowledge, efficiency, and attentiveness overcame the paperwork and legal hurdles of making a final purchase. She was involved to the very end to make certain that we were well-informed at all times and that the closing ran smoothly.

- Lynn and Joy Carlson

Shopping for a new home can be timely, stressful, and fun. Judy and David made it more fun and less stressful. I really appreciate the time they spent going back and fourth with us. They listened to what we were looking for and did their best to accommodate our wants and needs. We had a deadline and appreciated their help in finding our warm beautiful home we have today. So I thank you Judy and David.

The Ballards

- Regina and Luevell Ballard

Dave and Judy:

You took me to look at several houses. One on Route 11 even had a free flowing spring in the basement. Thank you for talking me out of that one! I am very pleased with the house I purchased on Noel Road. A few months after I bought the house, I had a party in my basement enjoying my bar, listening to music and playing some pool. Really enjoying my bachelor pad for this first time. Which was short lived. LOL My brother Paul and his wife Stephanie, invited one of Stephanie's cousins to my house. Her name is Jen and we had such a great time. This turned into another date the following night and we have been together ever since. If it wasn't for you, helping me get this house, I may never have met her and been living happily. This started out as a house for a single guy and it has turned into a home for my new wife and our children. My wife and I have recently been remodeling the house together and it really looks different. We have alot more plans for the inside and outside later this year. Thank you for all the time you spent with me in finding the right home. It was a pleasure working with you and you both made finding a home a pleasant experience.


Dan DeCook & Jen DeCook

- Dan and Jen DeCook

We relocated to the Syracuse area from the Midwest. David and Judy were great advocates for us as we purchased a property while closing up jobs 700 miles away. They patiently showed us 14 homes in 48 hours, took us back through our finalist homes, and helped us navigate the offer and purchase in a whirlwind visit.

They were even patient with our sons who were 9 and 7 and very involved with our decision.

David Grindle
Executive Director

- David and Julie Grindle

When I learned that I was relocating to Central NY, I went online to Realtor.com to find an agent to help me. I called a few agents and not one returned my call. Then I saw an ad for a downtown Syracuse condo listed by Judy NuHavun. I called her on a Sunday afternoon and we had a long conversation. I had a feeling that she was the right agent for me, but I didn’t know how right I was until I made an offer on a condo. There were all kinds of major issues connected to the sale and neither the listing agent nor the seller’s attorney was being helpful. Judy just stepped in and took care of everything, even things that were definitely not part of her role as my buyer’s agent. I never would have gotten through it without her, but now I have my condo and a close friend in Judy. She is absolutely amazing.

- Mike Marcus

I was extremely pleased with the service I received from David and Judy NuHavun. They were very profound and professional. Both David and Judy went to their furthest lengths to accommodate me in every fashion necessary. They exceeded every expectation of mine and made my buying experience very easy and pleasurable. I enjoyed working with David and Judy very much, it would be a pleasure to work with them again. Thank you!

- Jianni Settineri

I would highly recommend The NuHavun Team to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. In my case I was buying my first home. They were there for me through all of the rough spots and millions of questions. Within less than a week I had my questions answered and was able to buy the home of my dreams. Both David and Judy have the amazing ability to relate to all of their clients. Talking to them is like talking to family, there is no pressure, and they are not pushy about the process of making you decide to do anything before you are ready. You get more than just a Realtor when the NuHavun's are working for you, you benefit from their business skills and their ability to make the art of negotiation work for you. They are both great people and a pleasure to work with.

When you commit yourself to buying or selling a home there are a lot of important decisions to make, selecting a great Realtor is the best place to start. I will never regret selecting David and Judy NuHavun. 

Good luck!

- Melanie Gallace

To Whom IT May Concern:

My husband and I run a financial service business in many areas of Upstate New York and we have had the pleasure of working with Judy NuHavun. She helped us recently find a home in the Syracuse area and has gone way above and beyond to accommodate us with the 45 minute commute we have now. She is friendly, passionate, she does what she says she is going to do and she is a hard worker. Her follow up skills are impeccable and you can tell she will go far in this business.

I can be reached at (315) 768-8973 if you would like to discuss this further.

Sherry B. Royce

May 19, 2006

- Sherry Royce

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