Kristopher Buchan established Tompkins Cortland Real Estate in 2009 and has been in the real estate business for 22 years, both in the Ithaca area and Florida. Ro Rukavena joined him in 2015 as a partner/owner, after being with two large real estate companies for thirteen years. Between them and their sales agents, they have created a successful real estate company in the Ithaca and Cortland marketplace.

Tompkins Cortland Real Estate stands for one thing: SERVICE! We pride ourselves on attention to detail, follow-through, communication, enthusiasm, expertise and a touch of humor. If you are a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned homeowner or investor, we lead you through the process from beginning to end. We are committed to YOU and work diligently with our local mortgage lenders, home inspectors, appraisers and attorneys to make each transaction go as smoothly and stress free, as possible.

We specialize in residential, land, HUD homes, investment and lakefronts and service the surrounding counties, including Tompkins, Cortland, Cayuga, Chemung, Schuyler, Seneca and Tioga.


We pride ourselves on the bond we share with our clients, which results in repeat and referral business and most importantly, lasting friendships!


We are members of:

National Association of Realtors®

New York State Association of Realtors®

Ithaca Board of Realtors®

Cortland Board of Realtors®

Elmira-Corning Board of Realtors® Multiple Listing Service