A native of northeastern Pennsylvania, Jill Rosentel came to Ithaca in 2000, after hearing rumors that it boasted a more enlightened community than the one she grew up in. She worked for 7 years managing the service staff at Viva Cantina on the Ithaca Commons, while putting herself through school at Wells College in Aurora, NY. In 2006, with a brand new Cum Laude degree from Wells in Sociology and Cultural Anthropology, Jill decided to change careers and put her education to work. After obtaining her Associate Broker’s license, Jill worked for a larger, local real estate company for five years, enjoying the job, growing in the profession and learning from her many colleagues. Jill was pleased to join Carol Bushberg Real Estate, becoming a member of a small, locally owned grassroots company.
Since obtaining her Real Estate License in 2006, Jill has worked closely with buyer and seller clients in all aspects of the local real estate market. Jill is a four time winner of the Ithaca Times People’s Choice Award for Best Realtor in Ithaca, the first being in 2012, then again in 2015, 2019 and most recently in 2020.
Highly qualified in all aspects of real estate sales, Jill says, “I’m very passionate about helping people achieve their dream of home ownership.” To that end, she periodically teaches a first time home buyers class with Better Housing for Tompkins County in partnership with Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services. Jill’s dedication to first time homebuyer clients was recognized by the Ithaca Board of Realtors in January 2016 when Jill was awarded the 2015 Jane Schafrik Housing Opportunities Award. “I am extremely patient, thorough, and accommodating with my availability. My goal is to make this experience as stress free as possible while making it an enjoyable experience at the same time.”
In her leisure moments, Jill amazes us all with her crossfit training. She particularly treasures time spent with her family, tackling projects around the house or hiking the beautiful trails of the Finger Lakes.