Agent Profiles

Chris Gross

Chris is the founder and owner/broker of Upper Delaware Real Estate. He brings unmatched experience of over 30 years in real estate and nearly impeccable customer reviews. In addition, Chris is an expert in the field of natural resources, including Forestry and holds an AAS degree in Natural Resources Conservation. He also has significant expertise in land development and planning, Bluestone and Bluestone mining, natural gas development, surveying and timber harvesting. He has been involved in all aspects of real estate brokerage, including residential, land, commercial and investment property. Chris is more than qualified to cater to your real estate needs, and adds the personal care and attention that makes Upper Delaware the place it is.

607-434-3318 | [email protected]

Joseph Gross, MBA

Joe is an Associate Real Estate Broker in New York and Pennsylvania and is one of the very few agents in either state with an MBA (Master's degree in Business). Joe created his own website that caters to high end real estate in NY and PA, which can be found at There are few agents in NY or PA who carry the same level of professionalism and financial/industry knowledge! Outside of his real estate expertise, Joe is also an assistant baseball coach for the NYS Champion Deposit/Hancock Eagles baseball team. Give Joe a call today for your real estate needs!

607-221-5298 | [email protected]

Mary-joe MacRabie

Mary-joe joined our Downsville office in 2005, making her the most experienced agent with Upper Delaware. Mary-joe's customer service skills combined with her years of experience make her a very valuable member of our team. She knows the Walton, Downsville, Sidney, and Unadilla areas like no other. No matter how busy her day is, just give her a call and she will make time for you.

607-267-6355 | [email protected]

Bonnie Elmore

Bonnie has been with Upper Delaware since 2016, being a crucial part of the Hancock office. Pennsylvania is her specialty, but still has exceptional knowledge of Hancock and the surrounding areas. Give Bonnie a call and she will surely help you beyond your expectations!

607-743-4463 | [email protected]

Barry Jones

Barry Jones has worked as a licensed salesperson in our Downsville Branch office since 2018. Although a 35-year resident of Downsville, Barry began visiting the area on summer vacations with his family in 1956. Before real estate, Barry worked as Director of Field Operations for Ron Mullinex Land Surveying for 32 years and now brings that expertise into his real estate practice, which is a great asset to buyers and sellers, as well as the entire team at UDRE.

845-853-4499 | [email protected]

Tara D'Addezio

Tara has lived in Walton for over 30 years and has over 14 years of banking, finance, customer service and lending experience. She currently works as an office manager in Pennsylvania and is excited to add real estate to her list of accomplishments. Tara has joined our staff in the Downsville office part-time in 2018 with a passion for service in upstate New York and she is ready to help with your home buying and selling needs. As a proud sales agent for Upper Delaware Real Estate, Tara carries the values of hard work, integrity and outstanding client service into everything she does.

607-287-8375 | [email protected]

Jim Shields

(July 29, 1944 - March 30, 2023)

Jim Shields is a Downsville native and has been a licensed real estate salesman and broker for over 40 years. Currently, he is an Associate Broker and Office Manager at the Downsville Branch Office of Upper Delaware Real Estate, where he specializes in overseeing agent production and public relations. Jim has participated in special projects, such as the Dollar General deals in Walton and Downsville.

607-363-2008 | [email protected]