Benn Realty expands into Rome market with new location


Benn Realty, a local realtor well-known for it’s coverage of the Southern Adirondacks, has expanded with a location in Rome.

The new office, located in the MVEDGE building at 584 Phoenix Drive on the Griffiss Business and Technology Park, within the is the company’s fourth office. Benn Realty owner and real estate broker Natalie Roth is originally from Rome, so for her, this new location feels like a homecoming.

“As a 50 year Rome native, I am most excited to bring Benn Realty’s experience and reputation into the real estate arena there,” she said. “Having owned and operated, with my husband, Jim, two businesses in Rome for many years, it feels like coming back home to me. Although we moved North to our retirement home 10 years ago, we have many family members, associates, and friends in the Rome area.”

“I chose the Griffiss Park location to be part of the exciting growth and expansion that is occurring there,” Roth said, adding “Our proximity to Mohawk Valley EDGE and it’s cohesive relationship to growth in the Mohawk Valley, make it a perfect fit.”

The other three offices are located in Remsen, Inlet, and Old Forge.

“In addition to our original office at Kayuta Lake in Remsen, we acquired the former Rivet Realty team in Old Forge in late 2017, and added the Burkhard Evans Real Estate team in Inlet in 2020,” Roth said. “We have a total of 18 agents throughout the four offices, covering Oneida, Herkimer, Lewis and Hamilton counties. Our Old Forge office consists of five full time agents, living and working in the Adirondacks, and is an integral part of the community there. Our Inlet office, located in the Burkhard Evans Insurance office on Main Street, has three agents. Former broker/owner, Sarah Frey is third generation real estate/insurance, and shares the office with two other agents, both of which have been with her for 25-plus years, with combined knowledge of insurance and real estate. Both offices cover the entire Fulton Chain, and areas North and South as well. Our main office in Remsen has eight agents, living and working from New Hartford to White Lake, and offering buyer/seller client services throughout the four county area as well.”

The newest office in Rome has three agents, Sharron Puglio, Kayla Donley, and Kerry English. Roth plans to add more in the future.

““I have high hopes for Rome,” Roth said. “The market is largely untapped. We’re happy to break into the Rome market. Our plan is to expand with more agents covering Rome and the surrounding areas. With four offices, our agents can offer clients services on their primary homes, as well as work with investors and buyers looking to purchase a second home in the Southern Adirondacks.”

Anyone interested in more information about joining Benn Realty can contact Roth at 315-240-3443 or Benn Realty was founded in 1968 by Ed Benn and was purchased by Roth in 2017. She has owned, operated, and grown the brokerage since then. Benn still sells real estate part time.


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