"Life is service. The one who progresses is the one who gives his fellow human beings a little more, a little better service."

-E.M. Statler
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James R. Orcutt Jr. - Principal Broker


Focused on delivering a higher level of customer service, James has leveraged his experience in the luxury hotel industry to bring his clients a level of service worthy of Five Stars.  As a former manager of New York City’s famed Carlyle Hotel, James is well tenured in anticipating the needs of his clients and delivering on those needs.

James’ hospitality experience coupled with his higher education (Master of Management in Hospitality – Cornell Hotel School 2002) allow him to deliver both a higher level of service as well as a higher level of analysis to both buyers and sellers.

 As a native of Ithaca and alumnus of Cornell University (BS ’95, MMH ’02), James knows the community well and is a wonderful resource of information.

 In addition to working in real estate full time, James actively follows and invests in the US financial markets.  In his spare time, James enjoys inline-skating, bicycling, and fly-fishing.

 Whether buying, selling, or just inquiring, James is confident that he can help you in a polite, courteous, prompt and professional manner. 

Email James:  james@jamesorcutt.com   


Xuhua Jing Orcutt - Sales Associate

Xuhua was born in Haiyang, Yantai District, Shandong Province of P.R. China.  She graduated from China University of Geosciences in Beijing with an Associate of Arts in Business English.  Post graduation Xuhua honed her customer service and communication skills as an insurance sales rep and later as a marketing sales rep in Beijing.  Xuhua's fascination with the West, strong interest in the English language, and pursuit of higher education ultimately brought her to the US where she has been fulfilling her dreams.  Xuhua earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Binghamton University in June of 2009.

 After meeting her husband (James R. Orcutt Jr.), Xuhua became interested in joining the family business and in 2008 became licensed as a NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson. Besides real estate business, she is also good at social media marketing and internet marketing.

In addition to working, Xuhua enjoys family hours and activities, fitness activities and artistic activities.  She likes singing, Karaoke, writing, painting, jogging, travelling and photography. She also became a supporter of organic, green ethical food businesses for sustainable living and mother earth, engaging the world, her friends, and her family into green living.

Xuhua takes pride in her client focused approach and her attention to detail.  Her cheery personality is contagious.  Xuhua enjoys working with clients and helping them meet their objectives.  Whether you speak Mandarin or English, you count on Xuhua to meet your expectations for buying, selling or renting. 

Email Xuhua: 
xuhua@jamesorcutt.com


Dianne Orcutt - Sales Associate

As a licensed dental hygienist practicing in the Ithaca Community for 37 years, Dianne is will tenured in personal service and a wonderful resource of local information.  At the urging of  her son, Dianne joined the firm in March of 2008. Dianne moved to Ithaca in 1970 with her husband, Jim, and raised her four adult children in this wonderful community.  Dianne is a devoted fan of the theater having served on the Board of the Hangar Theatre and presently serving on the Board of the Kitchen Theatre Company.  Dianne is also a member of the Ithaca Garden Club, the National Association of Realtor's®, New York State Association of Realtors® and Ithaca Board of Realtor's® .  When Dianne is not showing houses and apartments, she enjoys traveling, volunteering, and spending time in her fabulous gardens.  Contact Dianne today to discuss your real estate needs.

 Email Dianne:  dianne@jamesorcutt.com