Our Team

Portrait of Jamie Columbus, Associate Broker, Judy's Broker Network

Judy Columbus – Founder • Broker Associate, Director of Referrals and Rainbows

“You have to stay true to your heritage; that's what your brand is about.” - Alice Temperley, British fashion designer.

In 1978, Judy Columbus founded Judy Columbus Realtors®, the area's first woman-owned real estate firm, which over the past 40 years has become known for an extraordinary team of professionals committed to energetic and personal customer service, high-visibility branding, unique marketing creativity and corporate relocation programs.

Her daughter, Jamie, purchased the company in 1999, and when Jamie sold the firm in 2001, we became Judy’s Broker Network, retaining our reputation locally, and adding a focus on our ability to assist clients who were seeking a real estate professional anywhere in the country, a re-design which attracted a new market segment.

Judy holds a BA in Journalism/Public Relations from Ohio State University, and currently serves as an Honorary Member on the Board of Golisano Children’s Hospital. Her husband, Richard Columbus, earned Eastman Kodak’s recognition as Inventor of the year. Their daughter, Jamie’s sister, Tracy, a graduate of Cornell University, lives in Los Angeles where she is a professional within the entertainment industry.

You are welcome to download Judy's “wow” resume here.

Magical Knack – Helping others see that the “Rainbow is Now!”

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Portrait of Jamie Columbus, Associate Broker, Judy's Broker Network

Jamie Columbus, CEO • Broker

Jamie has 34 years experience in the real estate industry including the presidency of Judy Columbus inc. Real Estate and Relocation. She holds an MBA from Harvard, has worked as a fine artist and photographer, and has traveled the globe. Add to the blend her spirit, drive and focus, and you have the recipe for a spectacularly effective real estate broker.

Jamie has the process of marketing and selling a property down to a science and owners of many of Rochester’s Grand Homes recognize the added value of her representation. With an artist’s eye and marketer’s creativity, she manages the preparation of their home for its Opening Day. Project completed, the home enters the market, “Buyer Ready.” The result? Jamie’s listings often sell within their first week on the market.

"I enjoy utilizing my network and knowledge to introduce buyers to homes and investment opportunities both on and soon to be on the market. Offering my years of experience, I am able to help buyers obtain financing and prepare for their purchase in what is often a competitive buying situation with multiple offers."

Magical Knack – Plucking Buyers from Thin Air

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Sarah McAuliffe, Associate Broker, Judy's Broker Network

Sarah McAuliffe, Broker Associate, Real Estate Rock Star

Peek at Sarah’s Facebook reviews below to learn how a twelve-year labor and delivery nurse translates her experience into becoming a GRAR Sales Master Award Winner.

Educating families while holding their hands through childbirth turns out to be unusually on-target training for coaching clients through the life changing experiences of buying and selling a home. When Sarah bought her fourth residence in eight years, she recognized her calling as real estate investor and agent. Her love affair began with appreciating historic homes and their craftsmanship and soon expanded to studying HGTV, Pinterest, and Instagram for ideas everything real estate from design and decorating to home prep strategies. Now Sarah uses her tech savvy to client’s best interest as she’s mastered “authentisigning” offers from afar for those who need a quick offer to win in a time-sensitive competitive bidding situation.

Sarah graduated Cum Laude with a BA in psychology and sociology from St. John Fisher College, and Cum Laude from the University of Rochester School of Nursing with a BSN.

Sarah enjoys living at Victor’s Cobblestone Creek with her husband and two children where she loves playing golf, serving on the Cobblestone Creek Country Club Board of Advisors and selling homes in her neighborhood.

Magic Knack: Reducing a relocating family’s stress while buying and selling their home

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Laura Greene, Associate Broker, Judy's Broker Network

Laura Greene, Licensed Sales Associate, Home Stylist Guru

Laura brings out beauty 360° in every home, presenting delightful energy in every space she touches. Her twenty years of floral design enables her to intuitively select the hues, textures, and aromas that complement the ambience of each room. Laura approaches this art with a sensitivity and fervor that draws clients into the homes she and Judy’s Broker Network list.

Laura’s dedication to competitive rowing on Rochester’s rivers and canals has shaped both her inner and physical strength to make buyers and sellers experience fluid! She loves to show newcomers all that Rochester has to offer, and brings commitment and excellent listening skills to her clients, with resourcefulness as her hallmark.

Laura is an advocate for women who have suffered from breast cancer and domestic violence and is committed to raising funds for both.

Laura is a multi-talented mother of two vibrant boys.

Magical Knack: Making something special out of nothing

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portrait of office overlord Lorri Diggory

Lorri Diggory – Office Overlord, Director of Details

Don’t be deceived by her youthful glow! Lorri has been keeping the Columbus’ real estate businesses in check for 30 years. Her sound judgement and willingness to put 110% into supporting the team and clients, bring order to everyone’s day. She is an exceptional communicator with uber time management skills and a rare talent to complete every item on her checklist.

A University of Rochester graduate with a BA in English, Lorri is our in-house literary aficionado. She is a devoted wife, supportive mom of two and an active volunteer with Temple Sinai and RAIHN, a local homeless support organization.

Magical Knack – Divining Organization Amidst Disorder

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