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.

Buffalo/Niagara Region

Rochester & Southern Tier Region

Central and Northern NY Region

Capital Region

WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN HUNT?
HERE ARE JUST A FEW REASONS…

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 #35 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
  • $2.756 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: 2019 REAL Trends 500 | Ranked by Closed Transaction Sides


HUNT Real Estate Expands Presence In Capital Region With New Saratoga Springs Branch

HUNT Real Estate ERA has announced its newest Capital Region branch location in Saratoga Springs, which is scheduled to open this month at 444 Broadway, Suite 201, Saratoga Springs, NY. The new branch will complement HUNT’s other Saratoga County branch in Clifton Park for a total of 30 sales professionals working out of both branches. This location will also be a licensed HUNT Mortgage branch, providing consumers with access to a full suite of home financing products.

“We couldn’t be more excited to be back in downtown Saratoga Springs,” said Dave Evans, Regional Vice President for HUNT Real Estate ERA. “When we moved from our previous location at The Mill, we knew that we needed a convenient location for our sales professionals and clients on Broadway, and this new office space is exactly what we have been looking for.”

With the opening of Saratoga Springs, HUNT will have six branches in the Capital Region and more than 40 branches throughout upstate New York.


11/28 Radio Show: Jay Galligan and Bethanne Hollis Kaiser

Your host, Peter Hunt, welcomes Jay Galligan, Vice President of Fixed Operations and Bethanne Hollis Kaiser, Vice President of Sales Operations at West Herr Automotive Group.

Peter leads the discussion on the history of West Herr and how they are handling the ongoing pandemic.


The Home Buying Process

If you’re just starting the home buying process, and you’re a first-time homebuyer (or it’s been a while), you may be interested to know how the home buying process works. It isn’t as simple as HGTV can make it out to be, but with the help of an experienced sales professional, you can be in your new home in no time. Here’s an overview of what you can expect during the Home Buying Process.


Step 1: Getting Started

  • Contact a HUNT Real Estate sales professional.
  • Meet with your HUNT Agent. Get to know them and ask questions about their experience and what you should expect from your home buying experience
  • Get Prequalified. Pre-qualification is important for a multitude of reasons. It lets sellers know you’re serious about your offer and helps you identify your budget. For more information on pre-qualification, check out HUNT Mortgage.

Step 2: On the HUNT for Your House

  • Enroll in my house hunt and be the first to know when listings go live
  • Find your perfect home and work with your sales professional to place an offer
  • Negotiate and get an offer accepted

Step 3: Your Offer Was Accepted, now what?

  • Contact your attorney (check out the HUNT Homeowners Club Attorneys) for approval
  • Inspection(s): get you home inspected (also check out the HUNT Homeowners Club!)
  • Apply for your mortgage: HUNT Mortgage has an online application that makes it easy to gather all of your documents and officially apply for your mortgage.
  • Get a Homeowners Insurance policy from HUNT Insurance.

Step 4: Closing

  • Loan Conditions Met: Finalize your mortgage paperwork and schedule your closing date.
  • Final Walkthrough happens within 24 hours of your closing date.
  • Closing Day

Step 5: Welcome to your new home!

There’s no set timeline for how long this process can take. For reference, according to the NAR, the average homebuyer looked for a median of 10 weeks to find their home, looking at a median of 9 homes during their search.



11/21 Radio Show: Mark Poloncarz

Your host, Peter Hunt, welcomes Mark C. Poloncarz to the show.

Mark C. Poloncarz is the Erie County Executive.

Peter leads the discussion on Erie County, real estate, and the ongoing pandemic in WNY.


11/14 Radio Show: Sam Savarino

Your host, Peter Hunt, welcomes Sam Savarino to the show.

Sam is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Savarino Companies.

Peter leads the discussion on the various ways how the development community is handling the ongoing pandemic.


11/7 Radio Show: David Swarts and Mary Ann Kresse

Your host, Peter Hunt, welcomes David Swarts and Mary Ann Kresse to the show.

David is the President and CEO of the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, and Mary Ann Kresse is a Member of the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Board.

Peter leads the discussion on the Botanical Gardens in Buffalo, NY. 


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.

Buffalo/Niagara Region

Rochester and Southern Tier Region

CNY & Northern NY Region

Capital Region

WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN HUNT?
HERE ARE JUST A FEW REASONS…

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 #35 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
  • $2.756 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: 2019 REAL Trends 500 | Ranked by Closed Transaction Sides


10/31 Radio Show: Robert D. Gioia

Your host, Peter Hunt, welcomes Robert D. Gioia to the show.

Robert is the President of The John R. Oishei Foundation, as well as the Chairman of the Erie Canal Harbor Development Association.

Peter leads Robert on a discussion about diversity challenges in Buffalo, NY and the Oishei Foundation. 


Basement Renovation Inspiration

Considering a basement remodel now that you’re spending more time at home? Here are some ideas for your renovation. If you’re looking for information on basement renovations, be sure to check out this blog post: Take Your Basement from Fright to Functional on a Budget.

Make another family room

Home for sale: 9734 Cobblestone Drive Clarence, NY 14031

Creating a second living space downstairs can give you extra room for kids or guests. 

Create a home gym

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You may not be going to the gym as often (or at all), so utilize the extra space to work up a sweat.

Create a bar area

Home for Sale: 9305 Hunting Valley Rd S Clarence, NY 14031

Create a great entertaining space by adding a bar area so you can craft cocktails or coffees for your guests!

Add a Wine Cellar

Home for sale: 68 Forestglen Drive Amherst, NY 14221

Are you a wine connoisseur? Make a space to store your collection!

Upgrade Your Laundry Room

Many basements are home to your laundry, but a quick update to the floors and cabinets could make the chore a little easier! Check out our Pinterest board for more inspiration.

Create separate spaces

Home for sale: 9734 Cobblestone Drive Clarence, NY 14031

Make sure you an identity for each space in your basement, even if it’s just one large room. You can see here how much paint color helps to create unique identities for each space.

Add storage

Home for Sale: 4810 Cook Road Otisco, NY 13084

Shelving and closets can help keep your items organized.

Add a Bathroom

Home for sale: 14 Rockdove Lane Orchard Park, NY 14127

Your basement could be a good option for an additional bathroom if you don’t have space on your upper levels.