The r – House Radio Show: Robert Shibley

On the latest episode of The R – House your host Peter Hunt chats with Robert Shibley, Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo! During this episode Peter and Robert talk about how the current state of the world has affected and is changing learning, and the sector of architecture and planning.

Beyond the Yard Sign: Pride at HUNT

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On the latest episode of the Beyond the Yard Sign podcast this episode is about Pride and the LGBTQ+ community here at HUNT Real Estate! Your host Sarah chatted with Sales Professional Brian Szkatulski and Branch Director Nikki Henry. In this episode, they discussed HUNT’s participation in this year’s Pride Festival and much more! 

Summer Staging – 4 Ideas for Warm Weather Decor

Now that you’ve taken care of your spring cleaning, is your home ready to be listed for the summer season? Here are 4 ways you can refresh and update your home to be staged, both inside and out, to showcase your home at its best for summer: 

1.) Choose summer-inspired color schemes and patterns

What colors come to your mind when you think of the season? For an easy refresh, change out the bedding, pillows, window coverings, and decor in your home to reflect colors that are brighter or inspired by nature for the summer. Neutral, earth-inspired tones such as beiges, tans, whites, and certain shades of green can provide a natural and clean look for your home. If summer for you means being on the water, however, now is the time to incorporate hues of blue or coastal decor such as shells or ocean glass to make your home feel like a waterfront getaway. 

2.) Lighten up your fabric and textures

Now that the nice weather is finally here, it’s time to update your home’s fabrics from luxe and cozy to elegant and light. Sheer, breezy curtains will lighten up your living spaces, and fabrics such as linen or cotton will make your bedding not only feel lighter, but will make your space feel cooler and airier for potential buyers. 

3.) Summer scents 

One of the easiest refreshes for your home to transition to the new season is to switch out candles and diffusers to reflect new scents. Citrus and tropical scents are great options for summer – or if you prefer a more natural way to infuse summer scents into your home, an option might be decorating with bowls of fruit, such as lemons and limes. (Make sure you choose just a few scents that complement one another to represent the season so it’s not too overwhelming for anyone viewing your home!)

4.) Create an inviting outdoor space 

Make sure you highlight any features that make your home ideal for entertaining and bringing the party outside. Utilize your porch or backyard and set up a comfortable outdoor seating area with pillows and lightweight throws so prospective buyers can envision themselves having their own outdoor celebrations, and decorate the space with strings of white lights or lanterns. For a more streamlined and cohesive look, you can tie in your outdoor decor to the indoors by choosing similar color schemes and patterns, and incorporating an indoor to outdoor rug to effectively link the two spaces together. 

Summer is an optimal time to give your home a refresh, or to stage your home for sale during the season. If you’re looking for staging ideas for your summer open house or are thinking about selling your home in the future, reach out to one of our real estate professionals today. 

Beyond the Yard Sign: The Work of Administrative Assistants

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We are back! After a short hiatus, we are excited to be back up and running! On this episode of the Beyond the Yard Sign podcast, Sarah chatted with Joanne Hailey, Franchesca Mitchell, and Erin Fenton. All three of them are Administrative Assistants here at HUNT Real estate! Listen to the full episode to hear behind the scenes of the amazing work that they do!

Who’s Moved to HUNT Real Estate ERA

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




Central New York



The HUNT® Reputation
Rankings & Accolades

  • #1 Family-Owned and Operated Real Estate Firm in New York State
  • Top-Ranked Broker in the ERA Real Estate network 
  • Ranked #43 on REAL Trends Top 500 Brokerages Survey* 
  • Gene Francis Memorial Award Winner Honoring ERA’s Top All-Around Company 
  • Member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate 
  • Ranked one of Western New York’s Fastest-Growing Companies

The Most Productive Agents 

  • 1600 Licensed Real Estate Professionals in 50+ Branches
  • 13,000+ Transactions
  • $3.3 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: 2021 REAL Trends 500 | Ranked by Closed Transaction Sides

The r – House Radio Show: Reverend Jean Copeland, Marquitta Whitehead, and Dr. Kevin Eberle

On the latest episode of The R- House, Peter is back as your host and has three special guests for this week’s episode! Joining him are Reverend Jean Copeland, Marquitta Whitehead, and Dr. Kevin Eberle. 

During this episode, all four of them talk about the pandemic, and the recovery from the pandemic has affected Buffalo as a community. They also chat about the housing implications and how that directly affects the community as well. 

The r – House Radio Show: Mary Croglio and Stephanie Callari

On this Saturday’s episode of The R – House Radio Show Peter had guest host Jennifer Maxian fill in, and she chatted with Mary Croglio and Stephanie Callari!

Mary Croglio is our Director of Relocation, and Stephanie Callari is one of our Mortgage Consultants at HUNT Mortgage! During their chat, Jennifer, Mary and Stephanie talked about the new Golden Gate Program!

HUNT Real Estate Expands Presence in Central New York

 HUNT Real Estate ERA has expanded its presence in the Central New York Region by acquiring Procopio Real Estate, a locally-run real estate firm in Syracuse. Procopio has been serving the Central New York region since 2011 and employs 52 real estate agents, all of whom will be joining HUNT’s Camillus branch at 4801 West Genesee Street, Suite 3. In 2021, Procopio sold 705 units valued at $130 million in sales volume.

“I’ve enjoyed getting to know Frank Procopio and have a new appreciation for the effort required to double your business nearly every year, which Procopio has been doing,” said Dave Evans, Regional Vice President of HUNT”s Central New York Region. “Many of his agents have had similar growth in their sales, which is impressive. I look forward to working with Frank and his team to continue building upon their success.” 

“We are thrilled to welcome Frank and his team to HUNT,” said Charlie Hunt, Chief Operating Officer for HUNT Real Estate Corp. “Their unique approach to the consumer, along with lead generation, will be a great addition to our existing infrastructure. We are looking forward to providing a superior real estate experience to more and more residents of Central New York through the combined efforts of HUNT and Procopio.”

Frank Procopio, owner of Procopio Real Estate commented, “Procopio Real Estate is who I am and I couldn’t be more excited to join the HUNT organization. Charlie Hunt and Dave Evans are true leaders that I am excited to learn from. By joining forces, not only will we be able to provide a better customer experience, but we’ll also be able offer more to our real estate agents, as well as those at HUNT.”

The r – House Radio Show: Karen Fuhrey

On this week’s episode of The – R House Radio Show, Peter had guest host Jennifer Maxian filling in this week!

During today’s episode, Jennifer’s guest was Karen Fuhrey, who is a Third Party Origination Team Leader at Hunt Mortgage! Both Jennifer and Karen talk about who specifically a Third Party Origination Team Leader is and much more!

The r – House Radio Show: Tom Wiley

Take a listen to the latest episode of The R – House with Peter Hunt as your host! During this episode, Peter talks with Tom Wiley, the President, and Publisher of the Buffalo News. Both Peter and Tom chat about The Buffalo News, how it has changed, the history of the news, and the building itself!