VanDyke, Riley Join Forces

By Alicia Dziak

Buying or selling a home? Looking for that next vacation rental? There’s a new real estate agency in town, and the collaboration brings a high level of client-focused experience to its Salamanca-based business.

The VanDyke Agency LLC has just opened at 696 Broad Street in Salamanca’s VIP Plaza and is a joint venture between Todd VanDyke and Ciji Riley, both familiar faces in the local real estate arena.

VanDyke, Real Estate Broker, brings years of real estate experience to the table, most recently overseeing the real estate and vacation rental departments at a local agency, where he developed leading edge office, sales and rental strategies.

Riley, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, also has years of diverse real estate experience, focusing on marketing in her hometown of Salamanca, where she continues to have many family ties. Riley attributes her high level of client service to unique and out-of-the-box thinking.

What will set the VanDyke Agency apart from the competition? VanDyke believes it’s their “desire to serve our clients in a unique and personalized fashion,” citing caring about the clients more than the profits as a key goal of the new agency.

“No two homes are the same, no two clients are the same,” said Riley. “Everyone and every property has its own unique set of needs. That’s what we excel in – we tailor our service to fit the individual client and their property.”

Both VanDyke and Riley believe you need to have a passion for what it is you do for a living, and their passion for real estate shines through.

“This is a business we created — something we’ve put our hearts and souls into,” explained VanDyke. “It’s the kind of thing you dream about — owning your own business and being able to operate on your terms and offer your clients the absolute best level of service possible. We’re just like your mechanic, or florist or local pharmacist — we’re dedicated to what we do and are committed to excelling at it.”

The VanDyke Agency will specialize in residential real estate, long term rentals, vacation properties, and property management in Salamanca, Ellicottville, Great Valley, Little Valley, Olean, Allegany and surrounding areas.

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