About Us


Senecayuga Properties was founded by Broker/Owner Carmelo “Mel” Russo on February 9, of 1990 with the specific intent of specializing in real estate around Cayuga and Seneca Lakes. These are the two largest, deepest, and most central Finger Lakes of Upstate New York. Because of this, Senecayuga has developed the most unique and powerful marketing campaign in the Upstate area. The company now lists and sells all kinds of real estate including waterfront, village, country, farm, investment, and commercial properties.

In order to best service buyers, as well as market and sell these types of listings, Senecayuga Properties participates in the three multiple listing regions that surround Seneca and Cayuga Lakes. These systems are: New York MLS Alliance serving: Rochester, Syracuse, Buffalo and Niagara. Plus: Ithaca and Elmira-Corning MLS, which also covers Watkins Glen area. Unlike city or county systems, the MLS regions greatly overlap each other in large areas thereby making it difficult to search and market properties in the central Finger Lakes unless you belong to all three regional systems.

Senecayuga Properties is the ONLY real estate firm that can search the entire Finger Lakes region directly from its office. Conversely, each and every participating real estate firm anywhere in the Finger Lakes has our properties in full format in their office.