Who We Are

“A home is one of the most important assets that most people will ever buy. Homes are also where memories are made and you want to work with someone you can trust.”
—Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Since the 1970’s Blake Realty has actively engaged in an extensive merger and acquisition campaign, creating affiliations with 20+ leading real estate companies serving various areas of Northeastern New York.


Through these efforts Blake Realty has attracted many of the top professionals in our industry and expanded our marketplace to cover an area of more than 6,500 square miles.


The most dramatic change in our organization took place on February 17th, 2015, when Blake Realty, Inc. became part of the most respected real estate company in the world, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.  This change was implemented to position our company and our agents to best meet the needs of the future.


We are prepared to face the challenges of the Real Estate Industry by providing our sales associates, clients and customers with the most innovative marketing and sales concepts available.


In our goal to help our sales agents become the most successful in the industry, our training program and marketing tools are second to none. Training programs are available for both the new and experienced associate on both a local and national level (utilizing both on-demand and live classroom training).

Blake Realty was founded in 1922 by Samuel E. Blake and in 1954 was incorporated as Blake Realty, Inc. In 1968 the first branch was opened in Amsterdam, NY and in 1970 divisions were developed to serve various segments of our business including residential, commercial, relocation, luxury, investment and development.


For nearly 100 years (1922 -2018) and four generations of local family direction, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Blake, REALTORS® have dedicated ourselves to continued growth, leadership and service throughout upstate New York.


Our outstanding team of sales associates, employees and managers have been recognized for incomparable service and culture for the past 5 years in a row… earning the Business Review’s “Best Places to Work” recognition for 2011, 2012, 2014 & 2015 and a “Top 3 Workplace” by Workplace Dynamics and The Times Union in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and most recently for 2018 (receiving special recognition & business leadership award and receiving special company recognition as “Doer’s”).  Berkshire Hathaway was recently recognized in 2017 as the #2 most respected company in the world by Barron’s “World’s Most Respected Companies” (Alongside Amazon, Nike & Apple).

You will not find a more dedicated, caring, committed, innovative, ethical and professionally trained group of salespeople, managers and department heads working in our local communities.  Our sales team, support staff and managers are truly Good to Know™.


I am proud of our company, sales associates, employees and leadership team who, like myself, place honesty, integrity and professionalism above all else. I am pleased to know that you are considering Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Blake, REALTORS® as your real estate company.  Please do not hesitate to contact me at jaychristiana@bhhsblake.com or  518.452.4298 extension 1219 and know that you have my commitment in helping you achieve your goals.  Also, feel free to follow me on twitter for company news and information about the local and national real estate market @jaychristiana.



Jason Christiana (Jay)
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Blake, REALTORS®
phone: 518.452.4298 ext. 1219

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