At Miner Realty, we're here to help you do more than just buy or sell a home. Our vast list of services offered is what makes us a unique agency in the world of real estate! We have experts in each service we offer, and will walk you through the process step by step to ensure you understand exactly what you hired us to do.
First Time Home Buyers
Purchasing a home for the first time can be a daunting task to tackle on your own. Our agents are here to assist you throughout the process to ensure every step of the way is a stress-free experience for you. We want you to love your first home, and your first home buying experience!
The benefits of purchasing or selling vacant land can be endless. Also referred to as raw land, farm land, or ready to develop property, vacant land can be the perfect start for a new building or an investment opportunity.
If you are a homeowner who is in foreclosure, you may have to sell your home for less than what you own on your mortgage. This is referred to as short sale and can be a stressful and complex process. Our certified agents can help you through the process of buying or selling a short sale home with ease.
Selling a business can mean many things in real estate. For example, it can be the sale of the actual business (not the physical building), the business name or LLC, it can mean selling the brick and mortar business (the business and the building), and even the sale of an online business! Regardless of the type of business you’re looking to sell, we can help you each step of the way.
There can be many reasons you are looking to sell your home be it relocating, downsizing, or even upgrading your current home. Whatever your needs to sell are, our agents are well versed and able to sell your home effectively and efficiently. No need to stress about the sale of your home - focus your time and energy on your move!
If you’re looking to buy or sell a newly built home in a residential or rural area, you’re in the business of new construction! We can help you easily navigate the buying or selling process for this branch of real estate.
Although not ideal, foreclosures can be part of the real estate process from time to time. If you are in the unfortunate circumstance where your home has been repossessed by a bank and is now for sale, this means your home is in foreclosure. Our certified agents are trained to handle the buying or selling of a foreclosed home with respect and professionalism.
If you are looking to come to a small town or city and open a franchise (Starbucks, McDonald’s, etc.) we can help find you the perfect real estate to get started today.
Commercial Real Estate
Commercial real estate is more than just corner stores, stand alone business buildings, and strip malls. It can also include multi-family rental properties and everything in between. Our experts can help you buy, sell or rent any commercial real estate you may need.
Our agents can help set investors up with ideal properties such as rehab properties. These distressed homes (which are often pre-foreclosures, foreclosures, and abandoned homes) are great opportunities to get your portfolio started today!
Farms seem to be everywhere you turn in Upstate New York. We can help you buy or sell any farm - be it a cattle, horse, or crop farm!
At Miner Realty we offer various consulting services for all types of real estate. These include but are not limited to commercial real estate, business, farming, and investing. Additionally, the Mike Miner Team offers consultations for anyone dealing with a divorce, estates, and portfolio building.
At Miner Realty we proudly coach individuals on how to invest in the following types of real estate: buying and holding rentals for portfolio building, flipping houses to create revenue, building partnerships, and creating commercial endeavors.
Your one stop shop real estate intermediary for New York State! Currently servicing the following areas including but not limited to:
Located along the Mohawk River and Erie Canal, Utica is a unique city which hosts a variety of events, and is home to many well-known traditions and historical sites. Each year Utica hosts the Boilermaker Road Race - a 15K and 5K road race throughout the heart of Utica’s streets, bringing in competitors from all over the nation and world. With easy access to the thruway I-90, the expressway Route 49, and the arterial, Utica is equidistant from Hancock International Airport (Syracuse) and Albany International Airport (Albany).
Utica rallies sports fanatics to witness the Utica Comets AHL team (affiliates of the NHL Vancouver Canucks) as well as the Utica City Football Club (UCFC) team - both of which compete in the historical Adirondack Bank Center (previously known as the Utica Memorial Auditorium). Along with their semi-professional sports teams, Utica is known for their successful collegiate teams as well at their vast choices of state and private colleges and universities.
Also known for their unique local cuisine, Utica offers hometown favorites including Utica Chicken Riggies, Utica Greens, Tomato Pie, and Halfmoon Cookies. During the summer they present What The Truck which is a food truck festival hosted each week featuring different types of local restaurants and their menus.
If you’re looking for entertainment, look no further! Utica is home to the Stanley Theatre which showcases US show tours, concerts, and more. Just down the street is the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute which hosts a yearly art contest and showcase, as well as houses many touring art galleries.
And don’t forget that each summer F.X. Matt Brewery (birthplace of Utica Club and Saranac products) hosts Saranac Thursdays. This weekly event features different artists at each of the bars throughout Varick St. and anyone 21+ is welcome to attend for a night of drinking, eating, and live entertainment!
Nicknamed “The Copper City” due to an estimated 10% of copper having been produced by metal industries, Rome is home to Griffiss International Airport (previously Griffiss Air Force Base), Fort Stanwix, and the John F. Kennedy Civic Arena. Rome, NY lies in the Leatherstocking Country and is the center of well-known historical landmarks as well as a variety of agricultural history.
Rome has what is considered the “oil of the soil” meaning there is famous muckland that many farmers have learned to take advantage of. With some of the best crops around, Rome offers fresh and locally grown foods to all its people. Additionally, Rome is home to the Teugega Country Club which offers a championship golf course and lies on the shore of Delta Lake.
Spend your summer days boating on Delta Lake, hanging out at Delta Lake State Park, or watching local sports teams compete. The Black Knights at Rome Free Academy (RFA) always have enticing games to watch for any fan. Even when winter comes around the days are not drab! There are tons of hockey games to catch and even local ski resorts to visit such as Woods Valley, where you and your family can enjoy hitting the slopes together!
With easy access to the thruway I-90, expressway Route 49, and freeway, Rome is a central part of New York State for a reason!
Fun facts: Did you know that latex paint, cheese wheels, and CD’s were all invented in Rome, NY?
Adjacent to the infamous Erie Canal, and on the east shore of Oneida Lake, the Sylvan Beach area is a fun and adventurous place to spend your days! Located right in town is the infamous Sylvan Beach public beach where you can view some of the best sunsets in Upstate New York. Additionally, Sylvan Beach is home to the Sylvan Beach Amusement Park, and many local restaurants and bars.
Enjoy drinks and live entertainment at Harpoon Eddie’s or stop by Eddie’s with the family and enjoy some of the best milkshakes and hot dogs around! If you’re looking for a more intimate evening stop by the Crazy Clam for some of the best seafood dishes.
New to the area is The Lake House at Sylvan Beach where you can spend the night enjoying food, gambling, entertainment and then relax at one of the local lodges or cottages for rent.
Considered to be the largest suburb of Utica, New Hartford, NY is known as the retail mecca of Oneida County. Spend your days exploring the various shopping centers such as the Sangertown Square Mall, Consumer Square, The Orchard, and the New Hartford Shopping Center. Take your kids for a movie night out at the local Marquee Cinema, or expend some energy in at the Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park!
With close proximity to the NYS thruway I-90, and easy access to the arterial, New Hartford is a well adjusted community with beautiful homes, commercial real estate, and investment opportunities available.
Home to the Whitesboro Warriors, Whitesboro is a quaint village located in between New Hartford and Utica. During the summer there are plenty of local and accessible parks and events for family fun. Additionally, there are many fresh local fruits, veggies, and flowers available throughout the seasons for sale or through picking your own!
With close proximity to the thruway I-90 and the expressway Route 49, you have easy access to the remainder of Central New York. But, if you’re looking to stick around town, stop by The Boulevard Diner for the best breakfast in town, or host an event at the beautiful Harts Hill Inn!
Central New York
Syracuse, Cicero, Brewerton, Skaneateles
Considered to be the 5th most populous city in New York State, Syracuse, NY is home to many elite universities and colleges such as Upstate Medical, Le Moyne College, SUNY ESF (The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry), and last but not least Syracuse University. Not only does Syracuse have revered collegiate sports teams, but they’re also home to the AHL hockey team the Syracuse Crunch (the NHL affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Nestled between Rochester (West), Buffalo (West), and Albany (East), Syracuse is considered to be the home of the Finger Lakes Region and offers a vast amount of wineries and distilleries to enjoy beverages unique to their location. You can also head downtown to Armory Square and enjoy some of the best daytime brunch spots and exhilarating nightlife around.
If you’re looking for live entertainment, look no further! Syracuse offers fun for the whole family starting with The MOST (The Museum of Science and Technology) which is a great way to spend the day with your kids. Catch a show at the historical Landmark Theatre, or view a concert at The OnCenter. Better yet, bring the whole family and then some to visit The New York State Fair and Fairgrounds each year to celebrate all of the best qualities New York State has to offer.
Syracuse also offers access to the NYS thruway I-90, as well as I-80, I-690, and I-481.
A northern suburb of Syracuse, Cicero, NY is a quaint area with a lot to offer! Due to its bordering of Oneida Lake and close proximity of Onondaga Lake, there are countless summertime activities to partake in. Spend a day at the beach with your kids, take the family out on a boat, or take your partner kayaking or paddle boarding for the day!
Cicero is split between two county lines, Oswego County and Madison County, and intersects with Route 11, I-481, I-81, and Route 31.
Located at the west end of Oneida Lake, Brewerton is considered to have the largest elementary school in the Central Square School District (which is the largest geographic district in the state of New York). Since both Route 11 and I-81 pass through this census-designated place (CDP), there’s access to all the heart of Syracuse has to offer within a 20-minute drive.
Brewerton has become a major port for fishing due to its close proximity to Oneida Lake and Oneida County Shores Park. Because of this recent shift, Brewerton is now a center of growth for housing developments near the lake such as Miralago and Champlain.
A beautiful town located adjacent to Skaneateles Lake and on the eastern end of the Finger Lakes, Skaneateles has a vast culture for you to dive into. Walk through their galleries and boutique shops for a one of a kind experience, or take a stroll next to the lake in one of the parks nearby.
If you’re a bit of a history buff, Skaneateles is a great place to check out some of the historical sites dating as far back as revolutionary times such as The Brook Farm, Community Place, and Kelsey-Davey Farm.
Aside from all the water-themed activities that are available in Skaneateles, this village is home to many traditions that are inclusive for all ages. Stop by the Antique & Classic Boat Show (which brings in nearly 12,000 annual visitors), peruse through the Merchants Annual Curbstone Festival (where you can roam the village of Skaneateles and shop), or partake in the holiday tradition of Dickens Christmas (held each weekend between Thanksgiving and Christmas).
Herkimer, Frankfort, Ilion, Little Falls
The Valley, more widely known as The Mohawk Valley, includes all the towns and villages that surround the Mohawk River. The Valley is rich with farmland as it lays between the Adirondack Mountains and the Catskill Mountains. With each village having its own exit on the NYS thruway I-90, trips across New York State become much easier!
Exit 30 off the NYS thruway I-90, Herkimer, NY is known for their infamous Herkimer diamonds found in their diamond mines. A little known fact, some of Herkimer’s diamonds even currently reside in the Smithsonian Museum of Science in D.C. Aside from their diamond mining excursions, Herkimer offers unique camping experiences along the West Canada Valley Creek!
Herkimer is known to bring lots of students into the area through Herkimer County Community College (HCCC) which is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. They offer a wide variety of Associate’s Degree programs that can help set students on the right path towards earning their Bachelor’s and even Masters Degrees. Their mascot, of course, is General Nicholas Herkimer himself who was the most notable family member of the area.
Kids can learn and grow through their many sports programs that often play at the Field of Dreams Sports Complex, or explore the arts in local community choirs and dance studios.
A small, but lively town in Upstate New York, Frankfort lies within Herkimer County and actually hosts the Herkimer County Fair! Frankfort is considered to be the 4th largest village in Herkimer County and lies 10 miles east of Utica, NY.
Catch a show at the local high school or stop by the local pub to enjoy a night out. Whether you’re from the area or not, Frankfort will make you feel right at home!
Another small village in Herkimer County, Ilion is well-known for being the birthplace of Remington Arms Company (the oldest U.S. firearms and ammunition manufacturer). With the completion of the Erie Canal in the 1800s, Ilion gained enough traction to request its own post office and therefore officially become the village of Ilion.
With a fairly recent merge of two schools in 2013 (Mohawk CSD and Ilion CSD), the Central Valley Academy (CVA) School District has brought new opportunities to its students in academic, artistic, and athletic fields.
The city of Little Falls, NY is special due its feel of a larger city, but with all the small town conveniences its residents enjoy most. During the 1800s this city was a major center for the manufacturing of cheese, and currently is known for their delivery of the best made stainless steel bulk containers in the country.
Homes are not only beautiful, but historical and they’re all in close proximity to local shops, restaurants, beautiful scenery, as well as a local hospital. The scenery alone is enough to make you stick around for a bit, or settle in for years to come!
Vernon, Verona, Sherrill, Oneida
VVS (Vernon, Verona, Sherrill) consists of the VVS School District and is located in the heart of New York.
Located in Oneida County, Vernon is home to Vernon Mills and the Sconondoa Creek. Vernon is known for Oneida Castle which is a railroad station that was built to uniquely serve two railroads on two different levels - this was a first in the area at the time!
Nearby, you can treat yourself to an evening out at the Vernon Downs Casino Hotel. If you’re more interested in the history of the area, take some time to stop at the Vernon Center Green Historic District. There you will find a rare surviving example of an eighteenth century New England type village green!
Just north of Vernon is the bustling town of Verona, NY. Verona is a quick drive to Sylvan Beach and Oneida Lake, as well as Verona Beach State Park. Aside from all the outdoor activities available to the residents of the town, Verona is home to the Turning Stone Resort and Casino!
People from all over New York State come to visit the Turning Stone for a large number of reasons. Not only can you enjoy some of the best cuisine (at the Steakhouse, or Pinot Bianco), but you can place your bets on the tables, visit The Lounge for some sports, and spend the night relaxing in their luxurious rooms!
Considered to be the smallest city in New York State, Sherrill is widely known specifically for its historical significance. Perhaps one of the most well-known pieces of Sherrill history is their silverware and tableware produced through Oneida Limited. Now known as Sherrill Manufacturing, the company is the only flatware company that still makes its products in the United States!
Apart from their manufacturing, Sherrill is a great place for children to grow and learn. With the easily accessible Community Activity Center (CAC), kids can play in the bowling lanes, gymnasium, youth center, and more. Additionally, there is a local swimming pool for families to enjoy, and in the winter the town offers an ice skating rink.
Watertown, Carthage, Alexandria Bay, Clayton, Adirondacks
Encompassing the extreme Northern NY frontier, North Country is bordered by Lake Champlain, the Adirondacks, the Canadian border, and Lake Ontario. It is also the location of the Army Base Fort Drum, and home to many prestigious colleges such as Clarkson University.
Located along the Black River and south of the Thousand Islands, Watertown is said to have more millionaires per capita than any other city in the nation! Also home to Watertown International Airport, the city of Watertown is the origin of the five and dime store and the safety pin.
For those who don’t know, Watertown is the location of the headquarters of Little Trees (yes, the car freshener company we all know and love). And surprise! They are also the manufacturers and distributors of Silly String across the United States.
With fun adventures for the whole family, Watertown offers the New York State Zoo, Thompson Park (a large public park with tennis courts, a swimming pool, picnic areas, and more), and the Duffy Fairgrounds (home to two sports teams - The Watertown Rapids (part of a 12-team collegiate baseball league) and The Watertown Wolves (part of a professional hockey league FPHL)).
East of Watertown, Carthage is a quaint village with much to offer. Residents can enjoy the newly renovated recreation building as well as multiple walking trails, baseball fields, and summer recreation programs! There’s even Riders Edge Skateboarders Park for all you Tony Hawk fans out there!
With the Carthage Central School District, public education is available for grades K-12, and higher education is provided by Jefferson Community College.
Located in the heart of the Thousand Islands on the St. Lawrence River, Alexandria Bay is widely known to many in New York State. Home to historical landmarks such as Boldt Castle, Singer Castle, Millionaires Row and many lighthouses, Alexandria Bay offers a unique experience to visitors and residents alike.
Whether you’re visiting the area or staying in a summer home, Alexandria Bay offers tons of fun such as boat tours, various water activities, and shopping. Take a trip to visit the infamous Heart Island, and if the kids are away stop by Thousand Islands Winery to enjoy some of their award-winning wines!
A peninsula surrounded by the St. Lawrence River, Clayton is mere minutes from the Canadian border. With many quaint shops and galleries to visit, you can spend endless hours taking in all that Clayton has to offer. If history is more your scene, there are also nationally known museums such as the Antique Boat Museum, the Handweaving Museum, and the Thousand Islands Museum.
If you’re a little more adventurous, partake in the many outdoor activities that are offered. From fishing to kayaking, golfing, diving, or hiking - you will not run out of things to do! As the cultural center of the Thousand Islands, Clayton is a must-see destination in North Country and a lovely place to call your next home!
The Adirondacks encompasses a large area of New York State and includes the Adirondack Mountains and Adirondack High Peaks. Containing more than 200 lakes, some of the most notable are Lake Placid, Lake George, Saranac Lake, Speculator, Long Lake, North Creek, Inlet, Tupper Lake, Ticonderoga, and Cranberry Lake. Any location within the Adirondacks is considered to be a top camping destination for families all over the world!
During the summer spend some time hiking, biking, boating, paddling, fishing, birding and more! Once winter hits, the fun doesn’t stop there. There are plenty of ski resorts like McCauley Mountain and snowmobile trails to follow. And once the lakes freeze you can even go ice fishing!
With some of the best views in the north east, the Adirondacks offer over 100 towns and villages with unique histories and atmospheres. In fact, Lake Placid is even known for hosting the 1932 & 1980 Winter Olympics!