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Andrea B McFarren

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker


Andrea grew up in New York City and came to Ithaca College as a student in 1967, where she received a B.A. in French language and literature. To her amazement, this sophisticated city girl found herself falling in love with Ithaca and decided to settle here after graduation. Andrea loved the combination of breathtaking natural beauty, the small-town community feel, and the cosmopolitan atmosphere. Andrea taught secondary school for a brief time as a French language teacher and also was a freelance translator for Cornell University. Her training in language skills has been an asset to her communication abilities in working with real estate clients.


Andrea took great pleasure in  raising her two children, Josh and Alicia, in Ithaca, and she enthusiastically recommends Ithaca as a top-notch community for raising a family  Andrea is proud that they both visit frequently, bringing their friends to whom they love to show off Ithaca. Andrea and her husband Neil Weinberg are devoted grandparents to Clara (20 months old) and are thrilled that she resides in Ithaca with Neil's daughter, Maya and her husband, Seth.


Andrea began her career in real estate in 1987, which complemented her involvement with McFarren Builders, where she learned much about construction and gained experience in the home building market. Andrea has been successfully selling  homes ever since. Andrea attributes her success to her commitment to providing excellent service to her clients, who in turn have spread the word about Andrea to all their friends, family, and colleagues.


While earning a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2002, Andrea really developed the “art of listening.” Andrea’s clients say that they feel “heard” and that she is extremely skilled at helping them figure out and communicate what makes a home desirable to them. With that information Andrea dedicates herself to finding the right home in the right location in their price range. Andrea’s counseling skills are also invaluable in resolving any issues that come up in the buying and selling process.


Andrea loves both Latin and swing dancing. She is an avid reader of fiction, psychology, and philosophy and is a member of the board of the Ithaca Jung Society. She was the sponsor for five years of the Ithaca Ala-teen group which she found highly rewarding. She enjoys long walks in nature with her husband, Neil Weinberg, who is an acupuncturist at Ithaca’s Integrative Medicine Center. She loves participating in community events, being a connoisseur of all things Ithaca, and sharing her enthusiasm with those considering relocating.

Languages Spoken: French

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