Ithaca is home, and home is a big deal. Rio Lange Real Estate handles all things home, working in Ithaca and the surrounding Finger Lakes region of New York. An entrepreneurial approach with a hospitality background, aiming to set a higher standard of service for the industry. 

Real estate is more than sales- it's service, marketing, relationships, lifestyle, and a deep understanding of the area and the people who sell, buy, and live here. 


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A truly remarkable, one-of-a-kind home. This colonial dates back to the early 1800s and is the most well cared for and restored piece of history you'll have the pleasure of walking into. Perfectly located in the quaint Village of Homer while being a short trip to Syracuse, Cortland, Ithaca, and other Finger Lakes destinations. The spacious yard is adorned with gardens, a patio/pergola, and plenty of room to sprawl out and enjoy yard activities. Inside boasts tall ceilings, incredible molding, and ample windows that let in all of the natural sunlight and lovely porch and neighborhood views. A floor plan with excellent flow and tons of character that you won't want to leave. 7 total bedrooms means no shortage of space with the 2.5 bathrooms conveniently placed throughout. Perfect for necessary home offices, entertaining guests, or even your own BnB. A third floor walk up attic offers even more space to be finished and utilized. So much potential with a home that has this much to offer.



 Gorgeous property with so many options and so much potential! The two bedroom two bathroom home was converted to and run as a successful veterinary office complete with a waiting room, exam rooms, x-ray room, and outdoor kennel. Upstairs remain the 2 bedrooms with beautiful hardwood floors, making it easy to live above your business. With all new windows and easy access to electrical and plumbing, a kitchen could be put back in and the house made into a home with minimal changes. Next to the house is a large barn with extra large doors perfect for storage as well as a large heated workshop with loft with its own endless possibilities. All of this on over an acre of sweeping yard set far back from the road while maintaining the option of easy visibility from NY-38B and backing up to a creek. A truly beautiful setting for whatever your plans may be. 


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Staging can have a pretty broad definition when it comes to getting houses ready to list. While we might not see tons of beautifully staged homes in our market, don't discount the value it can add to your sale! Time and again I've seen how staging has helped houses sell faster and for more money and it is something I'm passionate about including in every home I sell.

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What it's like to open your bedroom door and suddenly be looking down into your stone wall basement- and other words on old home renovations.

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Ithaca is such a family friendly town. It is a big reason why I felt so confident in raising my family here. Click below to see all of the area's opportunities and events!



Rio Lange graduated from Cornell’s Business School with a focus in Marketing and Design and chose Ithaca as the perfect place to raise her family and start a career.


During her time at Cornell, she studied hospitality management, marketing, architecture and design, property management, event planning, finance, and entrepreneurial business planning. Rio considered many different career paths in these fields until she found that running a real estate business would utilize every single one.   

After Rio's own home-search and real estate agent interactions, she was determined to set a higher standard of service than she was coming across time and again. Rio joined Keller Williams and started her own business as a REALTOR. She focused on exceeding client expectations and redefining home-marketing, quickly realizing this business is a true passion of hers. 

Rio started Welcome Home Ithaca to showcase all things Ithaca and all things home. She loves her area, this industry, the people she meets, and the outcomes she brings. Call, text, or email for residential or commercial buying, selling, and investing. She looks forward to earning your business and referrals.  


" Rio went above and beyond the call of duty, showing us so many houses in a short amount of time. We moved from out of state and Rio's knowledge of the neighborhoods, her connections with contractors, and her understanding of the Ithaca market made it easy for us to find the perfect home! You can  count on Rio to be responsive and she is easy to work with -- we highly recommend her. "

" We could not ask for more in an Agent. Rio's work was completely seamless, she was great to work with and advised us accurately and we are now settled in our beautiful new home. We would recommend Rio to anyone and everyone looking to make a home purchase. "

Dave & Jen

Kate & Tom

" You'll have your own opinion of realtors after your first experience with property, but if you are first time buyers or new to the Ithaca/Finger Lakes area, I can recommend young Rio Lange. She knows her market: new construction, old neighborhoods, and farm properties, and will find you a home  and shepherd you through finalization details. She's knowledgeable, tireless, detail oriented, and extremely pleasant to work with. Her firm Keller Williams is nationwide and holds a reputation for superior service. "

Jack & Jerri

Rio has been absolutely fabulous during our home buying journey! Being brand new to the area we were originally set up with a realtor through USAA as part of a promotional program and were highly disappointed, we were having to pull teeth to even get answers about homes. From the minute I  contacted Rio about using her services, she did not stop going at bat for us. Any request or question I had she had an answer within a few minutes. There was a home not even on the market yet that she got us first showing for since she knew how much I loved it! We will be closing on that home tomorrow because of her persistence of getting us in there. She gave amazing recommendations of a lender to work with as well! Definitely cannot go wrong with using Rio! If you want somebody who is accessible and will get things done quickly for you, shes your gal!

Kara & Justin