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Welcome to Lacy Realty, your source for Gouverneur and Black Lake real estate!     

Lacy Realty, home of Gouverneur Real Estate

2021 marks Lacy Realty's 21st year, making us the area's longest-established real estate brokerage. Experience and professionalism have kept this brick-and-mortar business going with traditional customer service coupled with modern technologies.

We are the only local business to feature our own aerial photography, taken by our experienced, in-house pilot and photographer. Unlike virtual offices, Lacy Realty continues to use print advertising in addition to its internet and social media marketing.

Not only does Lacy Realty guide you through the buying and selling process but they continue to be available to you after the sale from their full service, handicapped accessible office at 176 W. Main Street in Gouverneur with off-street parking.



Why Lacy Realty?

We feel that maintaining office hours (Monday-Friday) and being readily available by appointment after 5:00 and weekends creates great client and customer service.  We also know that the “team” approach is a major asset because our sellers and buyers always get experienced brokers and professional sales associates, putting many years of combined experience to work helping them fulfill their dreams. Please stop and visit our private office at 176 West Main Street, Gouverneur with off-street parking.

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We can show you any properties listed with other real estate companies as well as our own properties. 

With so many special programs available we are able to help first time home buyers with good credit purchase a home with little or no money down. Stop by our office for a list of grant programs.  There is grant money available for qualified buyers. Our local lenders are featuring “no closing costs” mortgages.  We can help you arrange VA mortgages with no money down and closing costs included. We also can put you in touch with lenders that will help buyers with past credit problems and high debt to income ratios.



Lacy Realty is ...

Penny Bogardus

Licensed Real Estate Broker

(315) 287-4194

In real estate, people sometimes base their hopes and dreams for the future on a sale or purchase and that can make for a stressful time. Penny knows the way to smooth the move is to make sure that everything runs efficiently in the background while keeping all parties informed. Creative thinking and attention to detail are two of Penny’s many strengths. As a Broker and a full-time REALTOR®, Penny handles all of Lacy Realty’s advertising and PR as well as listing and selling. She specializes in custom virtual tours using original photos taken by land, sea, or air.

When not working at Lacy Realty, Penny can be found with family and friends at her summer home on Black Lake or flying with husband Pete, an aerial photographer, in their Cessna 172.
As the Broker/Owner of Lacy Realty, Penny constantly strives to ensure that the firm’s clients experience a smooth transition in buying or selling whether they are moving across the village or across the country.




Bill Lacy PhotoWilliam (Bill) Lacy

Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker

Known as the most knowledgeable and experienced REALTOR® in Gouverneur, Bill Lacy recently retired after 50 years in real estate! After retiring from teaching Social Studies at Gouverneur Central School and from the St. Lawrence County Legislature, Bill dedicated himself full-time to real estate sales. He earned the reputation of a well-informed and trustworthy professional in the Gouverneur Community.

Real estate wasn't Bill’s job, but his passion and his passion for people influenced his decision to stay licensed as an Associate Broker even after moving with wife, Hollie, to Colorado. He stays in touch with the office daily and continues to offer his invaluable support!




Alexander MacKinnon

Licensed Associate Broker

(315) 778-1287

Alex was born and raised in Washington’s Crossing, New Jersey near the famous spot where George Washington crossed the Delaware River. He moved into the Governeur area in 1972 with his wife Nancy and resides in Fowler. Alex owned and operated a large dairy farm in the Gouverneur area for 34 years before retiring in 2006.
Originally intending a slower pace after retiring, Alex was immediately captivated by real estate. He is well versed in all types of farms that operate in the area.
Alex was elected to the St. Lawrence County Board of Legislators in 1993, serving as Chairman 2002-3 and most recently reelected in 2010. Alex now utilizes his negotiating skills in helping his clients move their transactions smoothly and quickly.




Valerie Bogardus 

Licensed Real Estate Broker
(315) 221-0634
Valerie Bogardus is a lifelong Gouverneur girl who enjoys a rural lifestyle happily living in her North Gouverneur log home. Val and husband Ryan share their love of country living with their two children, their dogs, and a fine flock of chickens. 
Always out-going, Valerie enjoys helping people. She has entered the real estate profession to use her knowledge of the area to assist others in finding the perfect home to fit their dreams.



Want to Sell?

Give us a no-obligation call to inspect your property and demonstrate our marketing plan. It includes our powerful multiple listing service that gives your property worldwide 24/7 internet exposure.  We are getting inquiries from military buyers as well as others on a daily basis. With sales being very strong in the last few years we need more properties to sell!
When selling property, any company can give you the proverbial 3 “P”s of real estate:
Put up a sign
Put it on the MLS, and 
Lacy Realty goes that extra step with the 3 “E”s  of real estate: Experience, Education and Expertise. We strongly feel that modern technology and old-fashioned service are not mutually exclusive. Our company's paradigm includes striving for accuracy and quality in our listing information and photos. “Quick & Slick” is not Lacy Realty’s mantra.