HUNT Real Estate Nears Completion of Major Facilities Upgrade in Central New York

HUNT Real Estate’s plan to reorganize and rebuild its facilities throughout the Central New York region is nearing completion. 

The reorganization and rebuilding process began in 2019 with the firm’s Camillus branch office when it was moved from a 2,700 square foot facility into a new, state-of-the-art building on West Genesee Street with over 5,500 square feet of space. HUNT then began construction of its 10,000 square foot facility in Manlius, investing over $1 million dollars in what soon became the highest producing real estate branch in the Central New York MLS in 2021. 

Following the completion of the Manlius branch, HUNT relocated its Oneida branch into a new building on Lenox Avenue, another customized build-out. Focus then turned to the North Syracuse market, where HUNT is moving its Cicero branch into a 3,600 square foot brand new facility at the Target Plaza on Brewerton Road. Concurrently, HUNT is in the process of remodeling its 10,000 square foot Liverpool location on Oswego Road, along with their Cazenovia office. The Cicero, Cazenovia, and Liverpool branches are scheduled to be ready for move-in at the end of January, completing a total investment of over $3 million dollars. There are also plans in place for HUNT to move its Utica/New Hartford branch in 2022.

Dave Evans, Regional Vice President of the HUNT Central New York Region, said of the moves and upgrades: “Our staff and sales professionals are all thrilled with the new spaces designed to best suit their needs, many of whom participated in our advisor groups that contributed to the final designs. I’m pleased we were also able to use all local vendors, from architects to contractors to furniture and fixture suppliers, keeping these projects supportive of Central New York businesses. These branches set the bar very high for all real estate offices, something that we are all excited about.”

“We have great confidence in the Central New York region of our state. Our presence, commitment, and investment in our people and facilities reflects this confidence, which is now reflected in our growing market share, and positions us for continued growth well into the future,” said Peter Hunt, Chairman and CEO of HUNT Real Estate. “We are grateful for the support of Dave Evans, our Branch Leadership, and our Sales Professionals throughout this process, and to the local contractors and businesses with whom we partnered to make all this happen.”


Beyond the Yard Sign: Sarah Quittard

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Sarah chats with Sarah Quittard, a team member with the Joseph Trifilo Sales Team, based out of HUNT’s Williamsville Village branch! Both Sarah’s talk about the benefits of joining and being a part of a sales team as well as the flexibility of a career in real estate! 


1/15 Radio Show: Rocco Termini

This week your host, Peter Hunt, chats with Rocco Termini, President of Signature Development. During this episode, Peter and Rocco talk about the potential site of the Buffalo Bills stadium, how the pandemic has changed real estate, and much more!


HUNT Real Estate Continues Expansion into Phoenix Real Estate Market

HUNT Real Estate Corporation Chairman and CEO, Peter F. Hunt, announced today the merger of Conway Real Estate with its Arizona-based brokerage. Founded in 2009 by Mike Conway, the firm closed over $205 million in sales in 2021. Their 99 licensed real estate professionals will join HUNT effective immediately. 

According to Mr. Hunt, “Mike has assembled a very fine group of real estate professionals that we are delighted to welcome to our organization.”  

Robert Shaw, Regional Vice President for HUNT in Arizona, worked on this transaction with Mr. Conway for several months. According to Mr. Shaw, “The key factor in our success has been the culture we have built in Arizona. Mike and I had to determine if our cultures would mesh. Not only do we believe this to be true, but we are so impressed with Mike that he will stay with us as the Branch Director for his two offices.” Mr. Shaw added, “Mike brings youthful energy and a successful track record that will be built on as HUNT continues to grow in Arizona.”

HUNT Real Estate already operates six branches in the Phoenix Metropolitan area: Gilbert, Glendale, Cave Creek, Chandler, and two offices in Scottsdale. The addition of the two Conway Real Estate locations in Mesa and Phoenix expands the reach of the combined companies, increasing options for homebuyers and sellers.


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

Rochester

Central New York

Capital

Arizona

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 #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


1/8 Radio Show: Steve Fitzmaurice, Frani Evedon

Your host, Peter Hunt, welcomes Steve Fitzmaurice, Chief Operating Office of HUNT Property Solutions, and Frani Evedon, Presdient of the Buffalo Society of Artists.  

Peter, Steve, and Frani talk about digital art and the “virtual land” and how it is shaping the future but also the real estate sector.  


1/1 Radio Show: Edward Forbes

Your host, Peter Hunt, welcomes Edward Forbes, Senior Director, Opinion and Engagement for the USA TODAY Network’s Atlantic Group

Together, Peter and Edward discuss the media industry and its transformation from a legacy print business to a digital business, challenges facing upstate and downstate New York politicians, and the role of the media today in an intense competition for content.


Beyond the Yard Sign: Lorenzo Murray

Lorenzo Murray

Sarah talks with Lorenzo Murray, Team Leader of the Your Home Team, based out of the Capital Region. Lorenzo chats about how important it is to form and be a part of a team in the realm of real estate, and how being a part of a team has helped him and many others grow professionally. 


12/18 Radio Show: Patrick Kaler

Your host, Peter Hunt, welcomes Patrick Kaler,  President and CEO of Visit Buffalo Niagara. 

Together, Peter and Patrick discuss the impact of the pandemic on tourism and travel, recovery of the industry throughout this year and the outlook for 2022, and the impact of the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center on the community. 


Moving During Winter – Pros and Cons

So your decision to sell your home in the off-season paid off, and now all you have to do is prepare for your upcoming move to your new living space – in the middle of winter. 

While winter moves aren’t always ideal, depending on your individual situation, there are some factors that could potentially make the timing work and actually be a benefit to you. Here are some of those upsides – and downsides – that can help you make a plan to ensure your move during cold-weather seasons is as stress-free as possible. 

Advantages

Lower Moving Costs

With fewer people moving in winter, prices tend to reflect that lack of demand, reducing your moving costs. If you’re looking to save some money after purchasing your home, moving during the off-season may be a plus for you and save you money on your move. 

Flexible Scheduling

Winter tends to be a slower season for movers, and unlike in spring and summer months when movers tend to be booked quickly, you may have more of an opportunity to choose the date that’s right for you to move, or to adjust your date or time if needed. With all the stress that goes along with a move, it can definitely be beneficial to have that flexibility available for your moving date.

More Attention from Movers

Make repairs to any loose bricks or hazards that may be on your walkways, as they may become less visible with any sort of ground cover (think leaves, sticks, etc.). Check your HVAC system and make sure you don’t need a tune-up before the winter season. Check your roof and make sure there aren’t any leaks. Falling leaves can clog up your gutters which can lead to flooding outside and inside your home, so make sure you are cleaning them on a regular basis.

Disadvantages

Weather Conditions

The primary reason that moving during the winter isn’t ideal is because of inclement weather that can affect your move. If you live in an area where it snows, or where the roads and walkways can become icy or slippery, there is more potential to slip while carrying or moving heavy boxes or to have difficulty driving a moving truck on slippery roads.

Holiday Schedules

‘Tis the season – it may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also the time of year for holiday hours and/or closings, which can definitely affect schedules and your planned moving day, causing delays for when you were looking to be in your new home.

Disrupting the School Year

If you have school-aged children, moving during the school year can be challenging. Whether their virtual learning space is being moved and changed in the middle of their school year or getting used to a new route to in-person school, there can be lots of disruption for children in school during a winter move. 

Whether you choose to move in the chill of winter or on a sunny day in summer, make sure you choose a reputable moving company to help make your move into your new home. When you buy or sell with HUNT, you can take advantage of your full access to our HUNT Homeowners Club, including our preferred moving vendors, so you can enjoy peace of mind during your move no matter what the season.