Friday, December 21, 2018

Easy Home Projects You Can Do In The Winter

It may be cold outside, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop working on your home! There are plenty of home projects you can do while it’s cold outside. Check out these easy home renovation projects for winter:

Update your thermostat. If you haven’t already done so, get yourself a programmable thermostat. Not only will your home be more energy efficient, but you’ll also save a bundle of money on your heating bill in the new year!

Update the kitchen/bathroom. A great way to modernize your kitchen or bathroom is to add a backsplash. There are tons of options to choose from, and many of them will help make the installation process easier. Make sure you are comfortable with advanced home renovations as this is not an easy project for beginners.

Add crown molding to a room. One way to enhance a room is to add crown molding. This project requires a few tools and some time, but is worth the result!

Update your fireplace. Many of us enjoy the warmth of a fireplace in the winter. But when’s the last time you gave your fireplace a spruce? Upgrade your fire screen or change out your mantle.

Add insulation to your attic. The winter is an excellent time to consider adding additional insulation to your attic. This not only will make your home eco-friendly but will save you money on your heating bills!

There are plenty of other renovations you can do to your home during the winter months. Don’t let the weather stop you! If you’re interested in some larger scale projects, check out the HUNT Homeowners Club Moving Concierge, where you can find HUNT approved vendors for any project!

Monday, December 17, 2018

12/15 Radio Show: Jerry Jacobs Jr.

Your host, Peter Hunt, welcomes Jerry Jacobs Jr. to the show.

Jerry Jacobs Jr. is Co-Chief Executive Officer, Delaware North Companies, Inc.

Together, Peter leads the discussion on the family business.

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

Wednesday, December 12, 2018


We are pleased to welcome the following sales professionals to the HUNT Real Estate ERA family. Their association further affirms our commitment of offering the highest level of service to our clients.


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Rankings & Accolades

• #1 Family-Owned and Operated Real Estate Firm in New York State
• #2 Largest Broker in the ERA Real Estate network
• Ranked #33 in the Nation for Closed Transactions*
• Member of Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate
• Gene Francis Award Winner Honoring ERA's Top All-Around Company
• Ranked one of Western New York's Fastest Growing Companies

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• 1600 Licensed Real Estate Professionals in 50+ Branches
- 13,000+ Transactions
- Over $2.73 Billion in Closed Sales
- Per Person Productivity of Nearly 9 Transactions

If you're ready to take advantage of everything we have to offer AND make more money, join HUNT Real Estate ERA today!

* Source: RISMedia Power Brokers, 2018. Combined transactions with ERA Key Realty Services.

Monday, December 10, 2018

4 Things To Consider If You Want to Sell Your Home in 2019

Are you looking to sell your home in the next year? Start off the new year right and make sure your home is ready to sell. Here are a few things to consider if you’re looking to sell your home in 2019.

Make sure your home is up to code. All of your renovations should be done by professionals. For example, if your electrical panel needs fixing, make sure that your work is done by a licensed professional electrician. Need some advice on who to choose? Check out the HUNT Moving Concierge for a list of HUNT approved electricians who can help get your panel up to code.

Replace outdated appliances. Old white kitchen appliances may date the appearance of your kitchen. If it’s realistic, replace them with stainless steel, or make sure they are clean and in working order before listing. But this advice doesn’t just apply to kitchen appliances! Another important appliance in your home is your HVAC system (or boiler). Make sure you have regular maintenance on your heating and/or cooling system and keep a record.

Set realistic expectations about price. You may feel that your home is worth a certain amount, but it may not be realistic. Check out our What's My Home Worth tool and reach out to a HUNT Real Estate sales professional. Our professional real estate team is trained to make sure your home is accurately and competitively priced for your market.

List your home outside of “peak season.” While it may be appealing to wait until the spring market, listing in the “Off-season” may actually work to your benefit. Buyers who are looking for a home during this time of year are typically motivated, and you will have less competition on the market.

Are you having trouble selling your home? Reach out to a HUNT sales professional! Our knowledgeable team will work with you to help get your home sold!

12/8 Radio Show: Stefan Mychajliw

Your host, Peter Hunt, welcomes Stefan Mychajliw to the show.

Stefan Mychajliw is the Erie County Controller.

Together, Peter leads the discussion on Stefan's personal history and ambitions around government.

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