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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

HUNT Real Estate Named Top Brokerage in ERA Real Estate Network

HUNT earns highest honors from ERA for top all-around company and total units sold in 2018.

ERA Real Estate has awarded HUNT Real Estate ERA with the 2018 Gene Francis Memorial Award. The annual award, named after ERA Real Estate co-founder Gene Francis, is the highest honor given to an ERA company and reflects the qualities most respected throughout the global ERA system and the real estate industry.

ERA also recognized HUNT as their top-ranked real estate firm for Total Units Sold in 2018. HUNT earned this achievement by selling 13,495 residential units last year. Additionally, HUNT received recognition as being second in the ERA Real Estate network in Total Sales Volume, with $2.756 billion in sales volume last year. The ERA Real Estate network includes 36,000 brokers and sales associates throughout the United States and 31 countries and territories.

"There are hundreds of very fine real estate companies in the ERA organization with whom we collaborate,” said Peter F. Hunt, Chairman and CEO of HUNT Real Estate Corporation. “It is a great tribute to the professionals inside HUNT in New York, Massachusetts and Arizona that their collective efforts have made us the number one firm in the entire ERA network for 2018.”

HUNT Real Estate ERA was recognized for their achievements at the 2019 ERA Fuel Conference in Las Vegas, NV on March 19-22, 2019.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

HUNT Real Estate ERA Sales Team Ranks First Worldwide

The Sokody Sales Team ranked #1 by ERA Real Estate for units sold in 2018
ERA Real Estate has named The Sokody Sales Team of HUNT Real Estate ERA as the #1 Sales Associate Team for Total Units Sold in 2018. The ERA Real Estate network includes 36,000 brokers and sales associates throughout the United States and 31 countries and territories. Sokody’s team also ranked in the top 20 worldwide for Sales Volume in 2018.

"When Jason joined us we knew he had the right chemistry with his small team, at the time, to make it into something much greater,” said Peter Hunt, Chairman and CEO of HUNT Real Estate ERA. “The strength and enthusiasm of his leadership of The Sokody Sales Team and its remarkable growth and success are appropriately recognized as being the #1 Team in all of the ERA real estate organization. We are honored that Jason and his team are part of HUNT -- the most team-friendly real estate company in the nation!"

“We are extremely thankful for the families we assisted in buying and selling homes last year,” commented The Sokody Sales Team leader, Jason Sokody, who works out of HUNT’s Grand Island branch. “We are grateful to work with such a progressive company as HUNT. Their complete support allows our team to grow in unique and innovative ways so we can continue to contribute to the Buffalo/Niagara region not only through real estate, but also local charitable efforts.”

The Sokody Sales Team will be recognized for his team’s achievement at the 2019 ERA Fuel Conference in Las Vegas, NV on March 19-22, 2019.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

HUNT Real Estate ERA Honored with Excellence Awards by Cartus Broker Network

HUNT Real Estate ERA has been recognized by the Cartus Broker Network with multiple Excellence Awards for outstanding performance during the past year, including one Platinum, two Gold, and one Silver Award. The honors will be presented at the 2019 Cartus Broker Network International Conference, held March 17-19, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Cartus Corporation is a worldwide leader in employee relocation solutions.

The Platinum Award, Cartus’ highest level of achievement for principal brokers, will be presented to HUNT in recognition of outstanding performance in 2018 in their Rochester region. Excellence Awards are based on performance results related to a wide variety of goals including customer service, cost management, and effective analysis and marketing of homes.

“Being presented with The Platinum Award is a recognition of extraordinary accomplishment,” said Mike Brannan, Cartus Senior Vice President, Broker Services. “To earn this distinction, a broker must have successfully demonstrated outstanding performance in a variety of areas, including addressing customer needs, understanding local market conditions, and executing best business practices so our customers may achieve their real estate goals. HUNT Real Estate has delivered the very highest levels of results to both their customers and the Cartus Broker Network, and ultimately, their performance has resulted in our ability to provide great value to our clients, their relocating employees, and to our Affinity organizations and their members.”

“We appreciate the partnership we have with Cartus and especially the confidence they have in us to serve their important clients,” said Mary Croglio, Director of Relocation for HUNT Real Estate ERA. “We are extremely proud of our entire team who year after year perform at such a high service level.”

Along with the Platinum recognition, HUNT also achieved Gold Award status for their Syracuse and Capital regions and earned a Silver Award for their Buffalo/Niagara region.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

HUNT Real Estate Corp. Appoints Director of Career Development

HUNT Real Estate announces the promotion of Jennifer Maxian to the position of Director of Career Development. Maxian has been with HUNT since 2010, most recently as the Manager of Agent Technology. Maxian holds a Master’s Degree in Business and Marketing Education from Buffalo State College and brings to HUNT a background in teaching and curriculum design at both the secondary and collegiate levels, as well as years of experience as a high-performing real estate professional.

In her role as Director of Career Development, Maxian is responsible for developing and maintaining the training curriculum and methodology across all regions and core businesses of HUNT Real Estate. This includes coordinating the creation, production and delivery of all training materials. Maxian will also guide a team of Regional Trainers to ensure consistency across the organization.

Peter Hunt, Chairman and CEO of HUNT Real Estate, said “We at HUNT are honored to have someone with Jennifer’s experience and background in this role as we continue to grow and enhance our professional education and training programs, which we believe to be the best in the industry.”

In addition to managing the training of HUNT’s over 50 residential real estate sales offices and 1,500 salespeople in New York, Arizona and Massachusetts, Maxian is responsible for the development and delivery of consistent education and training programs by the company’s other core businesses - HUNT Mortgage, HUNT Commercial, HUNT Insurance, Network Title Agency of New York and Arizona, and Realty Express.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be involved in the continued growth of our top-notch education and training program at HUNT Real Estate,” commented Maxian. “HUNT is one of the most respected and recognized names within the real estate industry. To have the opportunity to lead the education and training efforts of a company with such a long tradition of excellence is something in which I take great pride.”

Thursday, February 14, 2019

HUNT Real Estate ERA Sales Professional Ranks First Worldwide For 4th Straight Year

Larry Magguilli ranked #1 by ERA Real Estate for units sold in 2018

Rochester, NY – February 14, 2019 – ERA Real Estate has named Larry Magguilli of HUNT Real Estate ERA as the #1 Sales Associate for Total Units Sold in 2018. The ERA Real Estate network includes 36,000 brokers and sales associates throughout the United States and 31 countries and territories. This is the fourth consecutive year Magguilli has earned this award, selling 315 units last year.

“All of us at HUNT Real Estate are honored to have Larry as part of our company,” said Charlie Hunt, Chief Operating Officer for HUNT Real Estate ERA. “To earn the highest honor from ERA as the top sales associate in units for four straight years is an incredible accomplishment.”

“Even though it is almost one house per day, each sale is a unique story that ends with a
new beginning for the house and the owner,” commented Magguilli, who works out of HUNT’s Brighton/Pittsford branch in Rochester. “Thanks to my team, HUNT Real Estate, and the leading power of the ERA Real Estate, I was able to meet this goal for the
4th year in a row.”
Magguilli will be recognized for his achievement at the 2019 ERA Fuel Conference in Las Vegas, NV on March 19-22, 2019.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

HUNT Real Estate Partners with Clearview Social to Create the HUNT Social Stream

One-click social media sharing and scheduling for all HUNT sales professionals

January 18, 2019 – Buffalo, NY – HUNT Real Estate ERA has partnered with fellow Buffalo-based company, Clearview Social, to provide their social media advocacy software, called the HUNT Social Stream, to each of its nearly 1,300 sales professionals.

Clearview Social is a web-based software that allows a designated marketer within a firm to send out email queues of approved content for employees to share to their individual LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter accounts. The software also gamifies sharing through leaderboards, badges, and competitions while providing detailed analytics and automated lead generation.

“Clearview simplifies social media for our sales professionals,” said Dan Mirsky, Marketing Director of HUNT Real Estate Corp. “Due to the busy nature of our industry, our agents do not always have the time to dedicate to social media. Clearview enables us to deliver curated, real estate-relevant content directly to them. With just the click of a button, Clearview automatically schedules it to all of their social media channels, helping them stay top-of-mind with their clients.”

“We initially created Clearview for busy lawyers who didn’t have time to post to their social media accounts,” shared founder Adrian Dayton. “Since then we’ve expanded to many different industries and have learned that the number one indicator of success with social media is having a clear content marketing strategy in place. We are a perfect fit for HUNT because they realize that thought leadership isn’t about advertising at all, it's about leading.”

“For us, Clearview checks all the boxes,” said Charlie Hunt, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of HUNT Real Estate Corp. “It’s easy to implement, empowers our agents with timely social media content, and allows us to cast a much wider net with our digital marketing.”

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

HUNT Agents & Teams Appear on America's Best Real Estate Professionals List

REAL Trends has released it's annual list of America's Best Real Estate Professionals. This list takes into consideration nearly 14,000 real estate professionals in the U.S. and ranks them by state. Individuals must have closed a minimum of 50 transactions or $20 million in closed sales volume, while teams must have closed 75 transaction sides or $30 million in closed sales volume. Here are how our agents ranked in New York State.

For Teams by Sides (Out of 104)

  • #13 The Sokody Sales Team 
  • #27 The Hodgkins Homes Team 
  • #34 The CNY Key Team 
  • #40 The James Hoffman Team 
  • #63 The Roch Testa Team   
  • #68 The Smith & Bush Team
  • #96 The Sandra Van Camp Team

For Individuals by Sides (Out of 191)

  • #1 in NYS: Larry Magguilli 
  • #15 John Denniston
  • #21 George Correa
  • #25 Joseph Trifilo 
  • #28 Robert Blake
  • #59 Barbara Owens 
  • #63 Millie Blasz Achtyl 
  • #65 Judy Jack Lewis
  • #68 Jennifer Ball
  • #87 Jennifer Ranaletti
  • #90 Judy Winslow
  • #93 Richard Orczyk
  • #113 Anthony Jupin
  • #149 Enas Latif
  • #160 Marcia Weston
  • #163 Timothy Domanski
  • #163 Vince Lo Castro
  • #183 Elizabeth Losty
  • #183 Kelly Poulos
For Individuals by Volume (Out of 454)
  • #344 Judy Jack Lewis
  • #365 Larry Magguilli

Congratulations to all of our teams and individuals! To see the full list, visit

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

HUNT Property Solutions Selected to Provide Property Management Services for Aero Business Park

HUNT Property Solutions (HPS) was recently selected to provide property management services for The Aero Business Park in Buffalo, NY.
The complex includes two large office and warehouse buildings totaling 162,000 square feet. HPS services will include full property management and building maintenance services. The assignment will begin July 1, 2018.

For more information about HUNT Property Solutions, please contact

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

HUNT Agents Bring Home Top Honors from ERA IBC 2018

We are thrilled to report that two HUNT sales professionals and one HUNT Real Estate team were recognized for their sales achievements in 2017 at this year’s ERA’s International Business Conference (IBC), held February 19-21, 2018 at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
The Magguilli Team
For the third consecutive year, Larry Magguilli from our Brighton/Pittsford branch was awarded ERA’s #1 Sales Associate for Total Units Sold. Larry earned this honor by selling 465 units in 2017, besting his 2016 total of 428 units. To be named the top agent in the entire ERA Real Estate network once is an incredible accomplishment, but to earn this achievement three straight years is truly remarkable!
Jason Sokody

In addition to this recognition, two other HUNT agents were recognized at IBC.

In the Teams category, the Jason Sokody Sales Team from our Grand Island branch ranked as the #6 team within ERA for Units Sold last year.

Syed and Jason are three of the hardest working professionals in the business and we couldn’t be prouder to have them on our team,” said Peter Hunt, Chairman & CEO of HUNT Real Estate Corp.

Please join us in congratulating Larry, Syed and the Sokody Team for their outstanding achievements in 2017!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

HUNT Real Estate Partners with Adwerx to Power Online and Social Media Advertising Strategy

Adwerx technology enables HUNT to advertise every new listing across Facebook, mobile and web, geo-targeted to a radius of potential homebuyers around the property’s street address.
HUNT Real Estate ERA, a historic real estate brokerage with 40+ offices in both New York and Arizona, today announces that it has joined the Adwerx Enterprise automated listing advertising program. The new program will power listing ads for all of HUNT’s agents throughout both states. Adwerx has helped over 100,000 real estate agents and other professionals grow their businesses through the power of digital advertising.

“We carefully vet each new technology we bring to our agents,” said Charlie Hunt, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of HUNT Real Estate ERA. “For us, Adwerx checks all the boxes, it’s easy to implement and it empowers our agents with a comprehensive digital advertising strategy that deploys automatically whenever a property is listed for sale.”

With their Adwerx partnership, every HUNT sales professional receives a dynamic digital advertising campaign spanning Facebook, mobile and the web for every property that they list. The property’s marketing campaign is geographically targeted around the home’s address and behaviorally targeted to specifically deliver to an audience of potential real estate buyers.

“HUNT Real Estate ERA has a peerless reputation in the industry and we are honored to have been selected to power their digital advertising,” said Jed Carlson, CEO of Adwerx. “Automated listings ads deliver instant reach and range to every listing that launches with HUNT.”

Adwerx has seen a rapid adoption of its automated real estate listing ads since the launch in 2017. A recent case study showed that nearly 82 percent of agents expected an increase in referrals due to the high level of seller satisfaction received when sellers saw their homes advertised on popular websites.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

HUNT Real Estate Expands to Massachusetts

ERA Key Real Estate Services merges with HUNT Real Estate to create the only real estate brokerage to have a strong foothold along the 495 corridor and Upstate New York.

From left to right: Charlie Hunt of HUNT Real Estate Corporation, Cheryl Taylor & Bruce Taylor of Key Realty Services

HUNT Real Estate ERA, the second largest brokerage firm in the ERA® network, today announced it has joined forces with ERA Key Realty Services, which also ranks in ERA’s top ten. This merger significantly expands the reach of the combined companies, increasing options for homebuyers and sellers, especially in the Northeast.

HUNT Real Estate ERA brings to the merger its expertise and deep connections in four fast growth real estate markets in Upstate New York – Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester and Albany, as well as Phoenix, Arizona. ERA Key Realty Services brings markets in Massachusetts - north and west of Boston, as well as Connecticut, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. The combined company will have more than 50 offices and nearly 1600 experienced affiliated agents. The offices will continue to do business under their existing trade names and local management will remain in place.

To support the continued growth and achieve the full potential of this merger, this combined organization will continue to leverage the suite of digital tools and best-in-class infrastructure provided by the ERA brand. It will also continue to build on both families’ long history and track record of serving the needs of families looking for homes at pivotal moments of their lives.

“This is an exciting day for the ERA brand network. Two of our oldest and largest brokerages coming together speaks to the strength and longevity of the ERA culture,” said Sue Yannaccone, President and Chief Executive Officer, ERA Real Estate. “We are especially pleased to see the Hunt and Taylor families join forces.”

“We have brought together two powerful real estate companies, with shared values, but with distinct regional footprints. Our family-owned companies share a focus on providing a great culture for agents, and a compelling attention to quality and trust for our customers,” said
Peter F. Hunt, CEO, HUNT Real Estate ERA.

“Joining forces with ERA Key Realty Services creates an opportunity to provide homebuyers and sellers access to a wider range of options. With this stellar combination, HUNT and ERA Key are setting the benchmark for how to grow while maintaining the highest standards of service,” said Charles F. Hunt, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, HUNT Real Estate ERA.

“HUNT’s outstanding reputation and success in the ERA Real Estate network makes them a perfect match for our clients and helps fulfill our desire to expand our impact,” said Cheryl Eidinger-Taylor, President, ERA Key Realty Services.

“Family is important to us and it’s important to our customers. We are thrilled to be partnering with another major family-owned brokerage, and we are proud to share a long partnership as part of the ERA family,” said Bruce Taylor, founder of ERA Key Realty Services.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Engineered Facility Solutions and HUNT Real Estate Corp. announce merger to form HUNT Property Solutions, LLC

Engineered Facility Solutions (EFS) has merged with HUNT Real Estate Corp. to form HUNT Property Solutions, LLC (HPS).

EFS, a leader in commercial, industrial, retail, and healthcare property management services was formed by William (Bill) Hibbard in 2005. The company grew substantially to provide property management and building maintenance services to clients across the United States and Canada, including: Quebecor Printing, Quad Graphics, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Stryker Medical, Hero Beech-Nut, and Silgan Plastics. EFS clients in Buffalo, New York include Calspan Business Park, Dent Tower, PostMedia, Grand Island Plaza, and the Darwin Martin House, among others. EFS is ranked #14 on the Buffalo Business First list of Largest Property Management Companies, and was named the M&T Bank Small Business of the Year in 2014. Following the merger, the combined square footage locally under HPS management will be approximately 1.8 million square feet and growing.

The new company will focus on acquiring new properties where HPS can bring added value to the building ownership, as well as the tenants. The combination of the individual strengths of EFS and HUNT will allow HPS to reduce building expenses, increase tenancy rates, and manage the overall valuation of the property.

“The benefits to both companies are immediate, with potential for growth in Western New York and across New York State,” explained Bill Hibbard, who will remain as President of the new entity.

HUNT brings a significant portfolio of properties owned by the Hunt family, as well as a salesforce of over 1,200 licensed salespeople, who can drive properties to the company and work to increase tenancy rates in any building under management.

The unique approach developed by EFS to property management is what enticed HUNT to join forces. Through a proprietary building condition assessment and planning system, EFS has been successful at reducing the cost to operate a property, while increasing profits to the owner. With the addition of HUNT, building owners will now benefit from in-house leasing representation and property management services.

“With the creation of HUNT Property Solutions, we have added a new layer of service that we can offer our customers and clients that we have not had before,” said Charles Hunt, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Office for HUNT Real Estate Corp and Chief Operating Officer for HUNT Property Solutions. “Bill brings a wealth of knowledge through his many years of experience in property management, energy management and building maintenance services. That skill set will be the foundation HPS is built on,” said Hunt.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Rochester Home Prices Reach New Peak in 2017

Inventories Critically Low

Home prices in the Rochester market reached a new annual peak price in 2017, rising to an average of $102,482, up 8.5 percent from 2016 and higher than peak prices attained during the housing boom ten years ago. Though prices slumped during the holiday season, falling to $101,468 in the fourth quarter, a strong spring and summer sales season set the pace for the new peak annual price.
Rising prices were helped by critically low inventories of homes for sale in the Rochester market. Supplies of active listings fell from 874 in December 2017 to just 442 listings in the fourth quarter. Inventories trailed 2016 by 45 percent and was about a third of the size of active listings in December 2015, according to the HUNT Real Estate ERA Market Report.
Demand was modest throughout 2017, and sales ended the year less than 1 percent higher than in 2016. Homes sold much more slowly in the fourth quarter as temperatures dropped. As demand slowed, the time it took to sell a home in the Rochester market increased to an average of 56 days.
Sales improved in the fourth quarter as sellers became more willing to negotiate on price.  Sellers’ ratio of list to sale price fell from over 100 percent in September to 93.5 percent in December. The stronger sales that resulted pushed fourth quarter sales 7 percent higher in 2017 than they were in 2016. 
“Rochester’s prices are reaching new peaks as demand grows. Though supplies are low, buyers can find bargains in today’s market. In 2018, sellers will find conditions to be ideal as prices are expected to continue to rise during the the year,” said Peter F. Hunt, Chairman and CEO of HUNT Real Estate Corporation.

Rochester home prices reached a new peak in 2017.

Source: NYSMLS Matrix

The HUNT Market Report is a quarterly analysis of real estate trends in Western New York designed to help real estate consumers keep up with local market trends. Reports are based on HUNT Real Estate’s analysis of multiple listing service data.

Syracuse Home Prices Reach Ten-Year Peak

Home Sales Rose 8.5 Percent in 2017

Annual home prices in the Syracuse market reached a peak of $81,400 and a median price of $81,128 in 2017, an increase of 8.5 percent over 2016 and the highest annual prices for the market since the housing boom a decade ago. Sales in the market rose 12.6 percent over 2016 in the fourth quarter as motivated buyers and sellers closed more homes than any other time of the year and 12 percent more than the second quarter, traditionally the hottest time of the year for home sales.

Healthy demand coupled with fewer homes for sale helped prices rise faster than usual. Sales in the fourth quarter were 20.6 percent greater than the fourth quarter of 2016. As cold weather and the holiday season slowed slowed the pace of home sales in November and December, the median time it took to sell a home in Syracuse increased from 15 days in September to 25 days in December. Homes still sold faster than a year ago at the same time, when the median time to sell a home was 45 days.
A drought of homes for sale throughout the year reflected the national decline in real estate inventories. By the end of the fourth quarter, active listings fell 47 percent below supplies compared to 2016 as fewer owners listed their properties in the final months of the year. The 409 active listings for sale at the end of the year resulted in the the smallest monthly inventory in the Syracuse market since September 2010.
In Monroe County, sales fell less than 1 percent while prices fell only 2.2 percent over the course of 2017, ending the year at a median price of $132,500.  Inventories in the county fell 42 percent compared to 2016. Demand was not strong enough to push prices over last year’s median. 
“Syracuse and Monroe County as a whole have become one of the best markets for housing bargains in the nation. Even though inventories are down, sales and prices are in good shape. Stable prices should motivate owners to list their homes next spring. For buyers, Syracuse is a very affordable market,” said Peter F. Hunt, Chairman and CEO of HUNT Real Estate Corporation.
Syracuse Inventories of Homes for Sale, 2017 
Source: NYSMLS Matrix 
The HUNT Market Report is a quarterly analysis of real estate trends in Central New York designed to help real estate consumers keep up with local market trends. Reports are based on HUNT Real Estate’s analysis of multiple listing service data.