About Me

Chautauqua Lake Real Estate - RichardI was born and raised here in the Chautauqua Lake area, where I chose to raise my two children, Jacob; currently serving proudly in the US Navy since 2003 & Sarina; following her dreams and residing in the Chautauqua Lake area as well.

I started selling Chautauqua Lake real estate in 1985, then along with my business partner, we opened Real Estate Advantage in 1987. We have since grown to over 35+ agents strong. For many years, people like you have trusted us to aid them in some of the biggest and most important real estate buying decisions in their life. For some, it is their first home or as time goes on, a larger family home or even an empty-nester home. For others, it’s a second or vacation home. I have assisted with them all! When choosing to work with  me you will be getting a wealth of knowledge and experience surrounding the Chautauqua Lake area and your real estate experience.

I also own Chautauqua Lake Rentals, so weather you are looking to rent a vacation home or even have your vacation property managed by my professional team, I am here to help. You can check out our FAQs or feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you may have.

My personal cellphone number is: 716-665-9403
I look forward to serving you & thank you for visiting!


The Chautauqua Lake Area

Chautauqua Lake offer 41 miles of shoreline and stretches from Jamestown NY to Mayville NY with many places in between to stop and enjoy yourself for the day.  A few places to mention, Chautauqua Institution, multiple restaurants, a floating stage in Bemus Point where you can spend the day listing to local talent on land or in the comfort of your own boat.

Another attraction is at the southern basin of Chautauqua Lake is the Chadakoin River. This is a unique boat ride which most of the shoreline is untouched and will bring you back in time. Chautauqua Lake is also home to the Chautauqua Bell an authentic river-style sternwheeler steamboat one of only a few left in North America.Chautauqua Belle

Chautauqua County offers many other vacation destinations including one of our main attractions Chautauqua Institution.

Chautauqua Institution has 750 acres or 2 square miles located on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in Chautauqua NY. You will find Chautauqua Institution listed on National Register of Historic Places.  Chautauqua Institution is an adult education center that operates 9 weeks out of the summer starting the third week in June and ending the third week of August. With-in the 9-week season Chautauqua Institution has over 100,000 visitors and is world renown. During the 9-week season Chautauqua Institution will have world-renowned entertainers and Lecture Platform Themes anywhere from “Rising Superpower” to “Feeding the Hungry Planet”. While visiting Chautauqua County this is a must stop attraction.Chautauqua Institution

Chautauqua County is a great place to live and raise your family. All the convenience of a BIG CITY yet the quality of life still remains in Chautauqua County. We attract vacationers from all of the following areas and more.

We are located just 40 miles east of Erie Pennsylvania and 40 miles south of Buffalo NY, not to mention 120 miles from Pittsburgh PA ,120 miles from Cleveland Oh and 150 miles from Toronto Canada.

Chautauqua Lake and Chautauqua Institution and the quality of life are the few JEWELS Chautauqua County has to offer. So come visit us.

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What you can expect from me

  • A professional, positive attitude.
  • Deep knowledge of Chautauqua Lake real estate.
  • An enjoyable home-buying experience from beginning to end.