Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Choosing the right Realtor is a critically important decision, and one that involves careful consideration so your financial interests and home buying and selling process is a successful experience. If you are in the market for a Realtor, and care to learn more about me and how I can best serve you, please read on!
My Specialties: Seller Representation (Residential/Commercial), Valuation, Negotiation, Site Selection, Creative Deal Structuring
Core Values: Honesty, Integrity, Client-First Mentality, Mutual Respect for Someone's Time, Ethics, Doing the Right Thing
Personal Background: Born and raised in the Southtowns, a graduate of Orchard Park High School and Babson College (Boston, MA), ranked #1 in the US for Entrepreneurship; Former D-III Lacrosse Athlete; 5 year NYC resident. My mother and father are Dominic & Peggy Corto, owners of Corto's Salons and I am the proud brother of former Buffalo Bills walk-on linebacker Jon Corto! I am a huge Buffalo booster and LOVE our community, our people, our restaurants, our sports teams, and truly enjoy being in a job that improves the community and assists clients make critical financial decisions that change their lives! As of June 2016, I became married to my beautiful wife Carol Constantine-Corto and we love nothing more than dining out in Buffalo and travelling to Europe and other cool places in the world! If you happen to spot me out, she will likely be right by my side!
Professional Background: Active Real Estate Investor since 2010, Licensed Realtor since 2012, beginning in Commercial (Arista Real Estate) and expanded to Residential in 2016 with Hunt ERA and as Principal/Founder of Buffalo Renaissance Properties (www.bflorenaissance.com).
Notable Deals: Some of my notable larger deals include a 55 unit adaptive reuse apartment complex, SPoT Coffee Kenmore, Sun Restaurant Main Street, a 10,000 sq. ft. MattressFirm lease as well as the sale of a large Class A office suite, and most recently the leasing of PriceRite (Wakefern Food Group) a national grocery-anchored retail plaza! These kinds of deals taught me a great deal about negotiation, managing process, problem solving and how be creative to make deals work!
Past Experience: Prior to real estate, I was Director of Marketing for my family retail businesses, Corto's Salons and Spas, where I dealt heavily in traditional and digital marketing, branding, and client service within the retail space. Marketing is one of most CRITICAL aspects of residential, which is what I bring to my clients when marketing their home! So important...
Thanks for taking the time to learn a little about my background. Hopefully you will see value in how I can help you and your specific real estate needs. I would be happy to represent you on your next real estate deal and I look forward to working with you in the near future!
What Makes Me Different: Creativity, Resourcefulness, Salesmanship, Marketing and Critical Thinking are my strong suits which were developed while acting solely as a Commercial Agent. What I've learned over the past few years is that Residential negotiation, while far less complex, is much more process and system oriented. I have since mastered this process, yet am still able to offer clients additional value from my extensive commercial negotiation experience, and aim to provide a unique skills and perspective vs the everyday residential agent that may not have had experience with complexities commercial deals bring.
Another way I set myself apart from other agents is I actually purchase several homes per year myself to renovate and resell. Check some of my current investment deals here. By doing so, I am very experienced with what to look for in homes, how to create equity in purchases, how to re-invent space and functionality, deal with contractors, being a visionary with space and design and avoiding major issues/pitfalls.
My unique background that enables me to help clients with a multi-perspective valuation approach, proven contract negotiation, equity-minded rehab strategies, and creatively marketing property listings to yield successful transactions. I don't know something, I will be open and honest to communicate with you and find you the answer quickly.