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Monday, June 19, 2017

HUNT COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE HIRES ALICIA WITTMAN AS NEW OPERATIONS MANAGER

HUNT Commercial Real Estate has announced the hiring of Alicia Wittman as the Commercial Operations Manager for New York State. Ms. Wittman will be responsible for growing the Commercial Sales Organization within New York, as well as, implementing strategic initiatives that will continue to benefit the long term goals of the business.

“We are excited to add Alicia to our leadership team. She brings tremendous experience and energy to HUNT and possesses a strong desire to grow our presence within the New York markets,” said Charlie Hunt, Chief Operations Officer of HUNT Real Estate Corporation. “Alicia’s track record of achievement mixed with her various experiences as an entrepreneur will prove to be a huge asset to all HUNT salespeople.”

"I am beyond excited with the opportunity to apply 18+ years of strategic sales experience, territory management and business development to this leadership role within HUNT Commercial Real Estate,” said Wittman.

Ms. Wittman joins HUNT Commercial Real Estate from AT&T where she managed several territories for DIRECTV. Prior to AT&T, she worked for Ingram Micro, where she was responsible for managing accounts totaling in excess of $90M. Her experience spans across multiple regions within the northeast, southeast and upper midwest, and across various industries such as entertainment, information technology, and wireless.

Ms. Wittman is a graduate of Niagara University with a BS in Marketing/Management. She also holds an MBA from FMU-Orlando and is honorably discharged from the United States Army Reserve.


HUNT REAL ESTATE ERA OPENS BRANCH IN CLIFTON PARK

Grand Opening celebration planned for June 21, 2017


HUNT Real Estate ERA has expanded their presence in the Capital Region, opening the doors of a brand new, state-of-the-art facility in the Town of Clifton Park. The occasion will be marked by a Grand Opening celebration on Wednesday, June 21 from 4:00-7:00pm, with the official ribbon cutting at 5:00pm.

"This office offers agents and consumers alike a bright and pleasant space to collaborate and meet together," says Mark Phoenix, Clifton Park Branch Director. “With HUNT’s innovative technology and marketing, coupled with our new location, we've positioned ourselves on the leading edge of the real estate industry such that our agents can offer superior real estate services."

"More exciting than the overall design and location of the office is the caliber of the agents inside the office," says Peter Hunt, Chairman & CEO of HUNT Real Estate Corporation. "This talented and selfless group of people reflect the core values of HUNT Real Estate precisely and we couldn't be more proud of them."

The opening of the Clifton Park branch brings the total number of HUNT Real Estate ERA offices to 39 across upstate, central and western New York. The Clifton Park branch address is:

HUNT Real Estate ERA
1750 Route 9
Clifton Park, NY 12065
(518) 831-0300


6/17 Radio Show: Adele Cloutier

Guest host, Jonathan Orlow, welcomes Adele Cloudier to the show.

Adele Cloutier is one of our leading real estate professionals working out of our Buffalo Metropolitan office.

Together, Jonathan leads the discussion on the upcoming Elmwood Village summer concert series.

To find out more, listen to this week's show. 



Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tips to Avoid Becoming a Wire Fraud Victim


We would like to alert you to a sophisticated wire fraud scam targeting home buyers that is sweeping the nation. This scam is being perpetrated by hackers that are gaining access to real estate agent, attorney and/or home buyer/seller email accounts. Once they gain access, they create fraudulent email accounts to communicate directly with the client -- all without the real estate agent or attorney knowing. The intent of the scam is to make the home buyer believe they are speaking via email with their agent or attorney in an effort to get them to wire money (typically closing funds) to them. In some cases across the country, it has ended up costing home buyers that have fallen for this scam hundreds of thousands of dollars.

At HUNT Real Estate ERA, we take every security measure possible to protect our clients' data. Ultimately, though, the responsibility is yours to ensure you are not sharing your personal information with a scammer. If you receive a suspicious email, the simplest way to identify if it is legit is to look at the email address of the sender. If it does not match your real estate agent or attorney's address, report it to them immediately.

To further ensure you are protected, we recommend the following:


  • NEVER WIRE MONEY without first verballing confirming with your real estate attorney
  • Do not visit unreliable websites
  • Never click on a link that you do not trust.
  • If you receive any suspicious communication about your real estate transaction, contact your real estate agent and/or your attorney immediately.
  • Always use antivirus software with the latest updates
  • Ensure your computer's operating system has the latest security updates
  • Make sure all of your online passwords are secure (email, banking, etc.) and change them frequently
  • Do not use the same password on multiple accounts


For more information and ways you can help protect yourself against wire fraud, please read this article and download the white paper:

Reducing the Risk of Real Estate Wire Fraud


Monday, June 12, 2017

6/10 Radio Show: William Abels

Guest host, Jonathan Orlow, welcomes William Abels to the show!

William Abels is one of our leading agents working out of our Buffalo Metropolitan office.

Together, Jonathan leads the discussion on careers in real estate.

To find out more, listen to this weeks show. 

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