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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Gorgeous cape cod with so much custom character sits on an expansive lot in Ithaca school district. Nestled among the trees in a private setting set far back off the road. Big, bright windows stretch nearly floor to ceiling to let in the peaceful views and tons of sunshine. Open  floor plan features a beautiful kitchen, hickory cabinetry, and huge island. Walk out the dining room doors to a stunning locust wood deck overlooking the quiet forest. Master bedroom with en suite bathroom and tiled walk-in shower. On the other side of home sits two more spacious bedrooms with their own full bath. Upstairs be blown away by the custom woodwork and a complete in-law suite with radiant heat. Another beautifully tiled bathroom, bedroom, and bonus room emphasized by quaint dormers, built-ins, and beautiful architectural details. A partially finished basement insulated with Superior Walls walks out to the bountiful fenced in garden, fruit trees, flower gardens, and winter views of Ithaca's hills.


 Gorgeous custom home sitting in the last spot before a seasonal road. A totally private abode nestled in a large opening between forest trees and surrounded by electric pet fence. Ample big, bright windows that let in the peaceful views and tons of sunshine. Walk in to beautiful glass paned pocket doors and stunning tongue and groove cathedral ceilings.The wall of windows that line the living room opens up to a dining area warmed by a wood-look stove and a picture window view of the backyard. The kitchen overlooks the dining room and boasts a beautiful Wolf stove. The master bedroom features a skylight open to the treetops and another wood-love stove for winter nights in. Upstairs is another huge and enclosed loft style bedroom. The screened in back porch overlooks the spacious, fenced-in backyard and fire pit and includes stereo speakers for the most relaxing evenings. A short trip to the top of the road leads you to spectacular views and a state forest for hiking and skiing.  


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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