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  • About Rita


    • Educated in the UK
    • GCE O Levels in English, English Literature, Geography, Biology
    • Pitmans Certificate in Typing and Pitmans Shorthand
    • City and Guilds:  Business Studies, Fashion and Design


    Rita has been married for 30 years to her husband, Bill, who grew up in Rome, NY and eventually joined the Navy in Seattle where Rita and Bill met.  Rita was a flight attendant for British Airways on the Long-haul fleet and met Bill in Seattle on one of her stay overs.  They have lived back in this area in Westernville, NY for the past 22 years.

    Rita and Bill love to travel and Rita has been to nearly every country in the world.  Just recently they spent a year in Arizona where Rita decided to get her Arizona Real Estate License and sell real estate while there.

    Rita and Bill currently live on Buck Hill in Westernville on their farm with their two rescued children a four-legged Lab Retriever and the cat.

    Rita has maintained her British accent, even though she has been in the area for over 20 years.  She says that it gets stronger once she returns from the UK.  However, her husband Bill has been known to be her interpreter on many occasions.

    Rita has a passion for real estate and has been in the real estate business for over 10 years.  Rita is known for her honesty, energy, hard work, integrity, creative service and commitment to customer service in every detail of real estate transactions.  She brings with her a certain skill set to the market that will allow you to achieve all of your real estate goals.

    Her top priority is going beyond the expected to deliver an exceptional and fully-satisfying real estate experience for homebuyers and sellers.

    Rita's experience in Customer Service on British Airways has given her a proven record of achievement, advancement, leadership and commitment to great customer service.  In harmony with the many years of experience in marketing, negotiations, sales and analytics, this is a perfect blend to satisfy every client at every level of the real estate transaction.

    Rita's zest for life, care, love and passion for others and their needs will make your working experience with her like no other.

    When we asked Bill about Rita's success in Real Estate, this is what he had to say:   "if you are looking for a professional Realtor with years of experience, outstanding commitment and a passionate individual who will help you before, during and after the sale, Rita has the energy and enthusiasm and welcomes all opportunities to assist."

    Rita's Awards:

    Customer Service Award Century 21:   2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    Rita's Hobbies:

    • Has a passion for sewing.  She has made wedding dresses, children's clothes and also Christening gowns.  She also loves to quilt.  Rita has won several awards at the Syracuse Fair for her entries.
    • Is an educator for Martha Pullen Heirloom Sewing, Jenny Haskins Embroidered Quilting, and Sulky Threads Educator.
    • Loves gardening and landscaping
    • Walking and picnicking on their 128-acre farm.
    • Reading
    • Rita is a volunteer at the Humane Society of Rome, NY and the Verde Valley in Sedona, AZ
  • My Properties
    listing at 7161 Lock, Verona NY 13440
    3 beds, 1 baths
    2076 sqft
    listing at 128 Salisbury, LittleFallsCity NY 13365
    3 beds, 1 baths
    2056 sqft, 5.5 acres
  • Testimonials


    "Rita answered our questionsquickly. She was very professional and really wanted to help us find the right home."- James & Christine F.

    "I needed to sell my home.  Rita listened to what I was saying we came up with an amount that would sell the home quickly, within 2 days the home was sale pending.  Rita is really easy to talk to, very responsive, a true professional.  Would recommend Rita to anyone." - Jodie F.

    "Rita is a wonderful person.  She is a professional at what she does and it shows she cares.  She is very good at returning phone calls and emails and keeping you up-to-date on what is going on.  Rita showed us many homes in the process of us looking for a home as this was our first time buying a home.  Good at answering any questions we had at any time.  My husband and I would recommend Rita to anyone for sure." - Melissa D.

    "Rita is a top professional.  She combines both excellent skills as a real estate agent with great sensitivity as a guide to the first-time seller of a property.  She explained each step to me very clearly, contacted me daily by phone and email, and visited my home often for extremely helpful conversations.  Rita's great talent is to showcase the home, especially during an open house.  Far more than just cleaning the windows and removing most of the furnishings, showcasing involves creating a unique and powerful atmosphere in the home, so that buyers are intrigued.  I am an author, and Rita showcased my books, the rocking chairs, a piano, a Norwegian wood-burning stove, and a bottle of wine with glasses. . . to intrigue potential buyers.  Rita's vibrant energy is wonderful and genuine.  She cares deeply about her work and engages everyone on a personal level with enthusiasm.  She sold my home quickly, in a difficult market.  The buyers greatly appreciated her responsiveness and professionalism.  I am a professor of Business English in a graduate school of business, and thus have a keen eye for true professionals.  Rita is a top, deeply experienced, A-plus professional real estate agent." - John S.

    "Rita Gamela has been outstanding in the listing and sale of our home.  I have bought and sold several houses over the years, dealing with a number of realtors, and Rita has been a true professional.  Always timely and follows through.  It has been so nice to have good contact with her, as she keeps us up to speed on potential buyers, fills us in on the responses from those that view our home, and is now leading us through the process of closing on the sale.  She has shown herself to be a highly motivated realtor that looks out for her clients.  I would be happy to have her as our realtor next time, and would recommend her to anyone looking for that right person to help them buy or sell their home!" - Sandy M.

    "A real pleasure to work with.  Very helpful every step of the way and super patient when my bank was messing around.  I would highly recommend Rita to anyone buying a home here in Upstate." - Tom C.

    "Rita was wonderful in the sale and purchase of my homes.  I listened to her input when putting my home up for sale and thanks to her advice, I ended up with multiple offers within days of it going on the market.  As we hadn't begun looking yet, she immediately began providing me list after list of homes for sale and was available for me almost nightly for the next week, trying very hard to find us a home.  We were able to find our new home 8 days after the sale of our other home.  Rita genuinely cares about you as a client - as a person with a life.  She continued to be there for me during the very long closing process and was on the phone with the lawyers and agent daily near the end." - Janine B.

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