Thursday, July 19, 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.


Our Reputation

• We are the most successful family-owned and operated real estate company in New York State.
• We are locally owned and internationally known - recognized annually as one of the top real estate firms in country by REAL Trends, RISMedia and Realtor Magazine.
• We are the only real estate company serving Western, Central and Upstate New York to be granted membership into Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate, an organization of the finest real estate brokerages worldwide.

Leading Edge Marketing & Technology

• Automated online and social media advertising for every residential listing.
• Revolutionary marketing automation for all of your properties via the HUNT Digital Listing Center.
• The HUNT Hotline, our exclusive curbside lead capture service, maximizes your lead capture on inquiries received from your yard signs.

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

The Top Buffalo/Niagara Schools By County

When relocating to Western New York, a major factor influencing your family’s home purchasing decision can be the school district that your home is in. Luckily, Buffalo Business First has ranked the best schools in Western New York. While all 5 counties in Western New York have excellent ranking schools, here are the top 3:

Erie County.
Erie County is on the western border of New York State, south of Niagara county and north of Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties. Erie county encompasses 3 cities: Buffalo, Lackawanna, and Tonawanda, and 25 towns. Erie County has a population of 925,000 residents, and a median home value in Erie County is $134,600. With 15 of the top 30 schools in Western New York, it's an excellent choice for any family looking to move.

The schools that made the list: Akron (#12), Alden (#19), Amherst (#7), Clarence (#3), East Aurora (#1), Eden (#20), Frontier (#17), Grand Island (#14), Hamburg (#10), Holland (#24), Iroquois (#6), Lancaster (#9), Orchard Park (#4), Springville-Griffith Institute (#29), Williamsville (#2).

Niagara County: Niagara County is located north of Erie County, and bordered on three sides by water: Lake Ontario, Tonawanda Creek, and the Niagara River. It has an estimated population of 211,000. It encompasses 3 cities: Lockport, North Tonawanda, and Niagara Falls, and 12 towns. The median price of the homes listed on Zillow in Niagara County is $134,000.

Niagara County has 10 total school districts, and has 5 in the top 30 schools in Western New York: Barker (#23), Lewiston-Porter (#8), Niagara-Wheatfield (#21), Starpoint (#5), and Wilson (#18).

Chautauqua County: Chautauqua County is located west of Cattaraugus County, south of Erie County, and Lake Erie on the east. It has an estimated population of 129,000 people. It encompasses 2 cities, Dunkirk and Jamestown, and 27 towns. The median price of the homes in Chautauqua County listed on Zillow is $112,900.

Chautauqua County has 4 of Western New York’s top 30 school districts: Bemus Point (#11), Clymer (#27), Fredonia (#13), and Sherman (#22).

No matter where you end up in WNY, make sure you enlist the help of an experienced real estate sales professional. If you’re looking to buy a home, be sure to reach out to a HUNT real estate professional today!


Monday, July 16, 2018

7/14 Radio Show: Chris Jacobs

Your host, Peter Hunt, welcomes Chris Jacobs to show.

Chris Jacobs is the New York State Senator representing Western New York in the 60th Senate District.

Together, Peter leads the discussion on key issues within the senate right now.

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

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

The Best Rochester School Districts By County

When your family is considering a move to the Rochester area, one of your major consideration may be, “What’s the school district like?” Thankfully, Business First has evaluated the Rochester area school districts to let you know how school districts are performing: We’ve taken their list and compiled our own to help guide you if you’re looking for your new home in Rochester, NY. Here are the 3 counties with the largest number of schools from Business First’s top 30 School Districts list:

1. Monroe County: Bordered to the north by Lake Ontario and surrounded by Wayne, Ontario, Livingston, Genesee, and Orleans Counties, Monroe County is the most populated county mentioned on our list. Monroe County has an estimated 747,000 residents, with a median home value of $140,200. It contains 1 city (Rochester), and 20 towns.

Monroe County offers a ton of things to do. It has great parks, like Highland Park, where the annual Lilac Festival is held every year, and the Strong National Museum of Play, a 150,000 sq. ft. museum that showcases the best toys along with interactive exhibits. There’s also Frontier Field, which is home to the Rochester Red Wings, the Minor League Baseball Team affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. For more info, visit

Of Monroe’s 26 school districts, 13 appear on the top 30 list. The schools that made Business First’s list are: Pittsford (#1), Honeoye-Falls Lima (#2), Brighton (#3), Penfield (#4), Fairport (#6), West Irondequoit (#7), Webster (#8), Spencerport (#10), Rush-Henrietta (#12), Churchville-Chili (#14), Hilton (#17), Brockport (#22), East Rochester (#28).

2. Ontario County: Ontario County is located within the Finger Lakes Region of NY. It is south of Wayne County and west of Seneca County with an estimated population of 110,000. It contains 2 cities (Canandaigua and Geneva), and 16 towns. The median value of a home in Ontario is $148,400.

Ontario County offers plenty to do, with vineyards like Arbor Hill Grapery, ski resorts like Bristol Mountain, and other great outdoor adventure spots that are great year-round. There are also a few different lakes to visit, including Canandaigua Lake and Honeoye Lake. For more info, visit

Of Ontario County’s 21 school districts, 6 appear in the top 30 school districts. The schools that appear on the list are Victor (#5), Canandaigua (#15), Bloomfield (#18), Honeoye (#21), Phelps-Clifton Springs (#27), and Manchester-Shortsville (#30).

Livingston County has 4 school districts that appear on the list. Those schools are: Geneseo (#9), Caledonia-Mumford (#11), Avon (#13), and Livonia (#19).

Wayne County also has 4 schools in the top 30: Wayne (#16), Gananda (#20), Williamson (#24), and Marion (#25).

Steuben County has 2 schools in the top 30: Arkport (#29) and Prattsburg (#23).

No matter where you end up in Rochester, make sure you enlist the help of an experienced real estate sales professional to help guide you through the process!