HUNT Real Estate ERA’s Buffalo region is growing!

HUNT Real Estate ERA’s Buffalo region is growing! We are proud to welcome two of our newest experienced real estate professionals. Jeremy Hinton and Annmarie Paladino.

Paladino recently joined our Ken/Ton office as a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, specializing in residential real estate. She has continually invested in growing her skills through various specialty courses such as ‘Doing the Right Thing: Ethical Decision Making,’ ‘The Basics of Fair Housing,’ ‘Real Estate Property Investments,’ ‘How to Lease and Manage Residential Property’ and more. Paladino attended the Empire School of Real Estate, and received a BS in Accounting and a BA in Psychology from the University of Buffalo. She is currently pursuing her Masters at Strayer University.

Hinton joined our Lockport branch as a Licensed Real Estate salesperson, specializing in the areas of first time home buyers, residential properties and short sale properties, and made Rookie of the Year at his previous real estate brokerage. He is a member of the Akron Masonic lodge, providing extensive community service and volunteer work to fulfill recipients’ goals and dreams. Hinton was previously a Manager and Customer Service Specialist for Schwan’s Home Service, where he obtained expert customer service experience.

For 24/7 information about any home for sale via voice, text or mobile web, call the HUNT Hotline at (716) 631-4800. For more information about HUNT Real Estate ERA, visit www.huntrealestate.com.


4/20 RADIO SHOW: Donald Griebner

This week, guest host Linda Mallia welcomes Donald Griebner to the show.

Donald is President of Real Property Services and is a NYS Certified General Real Estate Appraiser. He enjoys over 18 years of appraisal experience and holds an MBA in Finance from the University at Buffalo.

Together, Linda Mallia leads the discussion on home appraisals and assessments. Donald explains the process and current tax rates.

To find out more, listen to this week’s show! 


4/13 RADIO SHOW: Clotilde Dedecker

This week, Peter Hunt welcomes Clotilde Dedecker to the show!

Clotilde Dedecker is President and CEO of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. Clotilde has dedicated her career to improving lives through civic service. Her public and not for profit sector leadership experience has centered on community-wide efforts to solve the most critical problems facing communities. She is a nationally recognized spokeswoman on a range of issues including strategic philanthropy, board governance, and volunteer management.

Together, Peter leads the discussion on the fundamental issues of doing more good in the Buffalo Region. Clotilde explains the current  community goals.

To find out more, listen to this week’s show! 


4/7 RADIO SHOW: THOMAS DEE

This week, Peter Hunt welcomes Thomas Dee to the show!

Thomas Dee is the President of Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation. ECHDC’s mission is to revitalize Buffalo’s inner and outer harbor areas and restore economic growth to Western New York, based on the region’s legacy of pride, urban significance and natural beauty.

Together, Peter leads the discussion on the efforts to restore Buffalo’s waterfront. Thomas discusses where the funding is coming from and what the future plans are. Their goal is to create fun things to do, and to make this harbor area an exciting environment, a place that people will want to go.

To find out more, listen to this week’s show! 


3/30 RADIO SHOW: Michael H. Ranzenhofer

This week, Peter Hunt, welcomes Michael H. Ranzenhofer to the show.

Michael is the New York State Senator. Senator Ranzenhofer serves as a citizen legislator who is a dedicated public servant who still works and volunteers in the community. He represents individuals and businesses in both Genesee and Erie County as a partner at Friedman & Ranzenhofer, P.C., with offices located in Akron, Batavia and Clarence.

Together, Peter Hunt leads the discussion with Michael on current issues that are occurring within NYS, which are gun laws, concerns for school funding & mandates,  and general business issues in regards to job development and taxes.

To find out more, listen to this week’s show! 


GARY KENLINE, SVP WITH HUNT REAL ESTATE ERA RECEIVES LAWRENCE B. CALDWELL RPAC SERVICE AWARD

Recognized for Support and Dedication to REALTORS® Political Action CommitteeGary Kenline, Senior Vice President and Broker with HUNT Real Estate ERA, was recognized for his support and dedication to the REALTORS® Political Action Committee with the prestigious Lawrence B. Caldwell RPAC Service Award during the 2013 NYSAR® Mid-Winter Business meetings in Albany recently. Kenline, from the Buffalo Niagara Association of REALTORS®, is an RPAC Major Investor. He has invested more than $18,000 in RPAC over his lifetime and remains an active RPAC investor and ambassador.

Lawrence B. Caldwell set a standard of dedication to the goals of RPAC that has been recognized as exemplary by his peers. His tireless efforts and generosity helped RPAC to be a strong force in federal, state and local politics. In addition to his generous monetary contributions to RPAC, Larry Caldwell acted at all times without self-interest and solely for the betterment of New York State’s REALTORS®. To commemorate his longtime service on behalf of RPAC after his passing in 1999, the New York State Association of REALTORS® Political Action Committee Trustees established the Lawrence B. Caldwell RPAC Service Award. The purpose of the award is to recognize individuals who have demonstrated financial support for RPAC and who epitomize the role of the REALTOR®.

“I knew Larry Caldwell personally, and to receive this award in his name is one of the highest honors I have ever received,” said Gary Kenline.

Kenline served as President of the Buffalo Niagara Association of REALTORS® in 1992, he received the local and State Associations’ REALTOR® of the Year Award in 2001, and in 2005 he served as President of the NYS Association of REALTORS®. Currently, Kenline serves on the WNY MLS Board of Managers, and both the NYSAR® and NAR® Board of Directors.
In addition to receiving the Lawrence B. Caldwell RPAC Service Award this year, Kenline was inducted into the RPAC of New York Hall of Fame in recognition of his lifetime investment in RPAC.

HUNT Real Estate Corporation is a 101 year old family owned and operated organization, offering a full suite of homeownership services. Through their residential real estate division and core businesses.

To reach Gary Kenline directly call 716-633-5350 or email gary.kenline@huntrealestate.com. For information about properties for sale, visit www.huntrealestate.com. For 24/7 information about properties available, via voice, text or mobile site, call the HUNT Hotline at (716) 631-4800.


3/23 RADIO SHOW: James Vallone and James Hoffman

This week, Guest Host, Linda Mallia welcomes James Vallone and James Hoffman to the show!

James Vallone is an attorney with The Commons at Walden Avenue and James Hoffman is one our leading real estate professionals working out of our Williamsville Clarence office.

Together, Linda leads the discussion on the current real estate market.
To find out more, listen to this week’s show!


HUNT REAL ESTATE ERA RECOGNIZED BY USAA MOVERSADVANTAGE AND CARTUS BROKER NETWORK

HUNT Real Estate ERA was recently bestowed multiple awards at the 2013 Cartus Broker Network International Conference, held February 27-March 2 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. HUNT was honored with the 2013 Eagle Award from the USAA MoversAdvantage® program, for outstanding performance provided to USAA members in their Buffalo Region. USAA MoversAdvantage® is a real estate relocation services program, for which HUNT Real Estate ERA is a valued service provider.

“The team at HUNT Real Estate ERA consistently demonstrates their commitment to providing excellent customer experience to USAA members. We applaud their achievements and thank the firm for meeting the real estate needs of our membership,” said C.B. Starks, III; Executive Director Member Relocation Services of USAA Relocation Services Inc.

“It is extremely difficult to perform at the high level demonstrated by our Relocation Department staff, led by Mary Croglio, year in and year out. But somehow, with the support of our sales agents and leadership team, they do. To be recognized in these ways again in 2013 is a great honor. We greatly value our long-standing relationship with our broker affiliates and everyone at Cartus and USAA,” said Peter F. Hunt, Chairman and CEO of HUNT Real Estate Corporation.

Part of USAA’s Home Circle™, a one-stop shop to find, buy, sell, rent, finance, and insure a home, MoversAdvantage® provides a nationwide network of real estate professionals trained to understand the unique needs of USAA members, especially members of the military going through a Permanent Change of Station (PCS). The USAA MoversAdvantage® program gives members up to $3,100 back when they buy and sell their home through the program and has paid cash bonuses of more than $301 million to members who used the service since its inception in 1992. Through the program, more than 375,000 USAA members bought or sold a home. For more than 20 years, USAA Relocation Services Inc. has enjoyed a successful relationship with Cartus and its network of real estate brokers and agents. During that time, the USAA MoversAdvantage® program has helped members transact more than $81 billion in real estate sales nationwide.

HUNT Real Estate ERA’s Buffalo Region also received the Platinum Award and the Cartus Five Star Award from the Cartus Broker Network at the recent International Conference. Platinum Award recognition is based on performance results related to a wide variety of goals including customer service, cost management, and effective analysis and marketing of homes. Platinum Award recipients represent the top 10 percent of firms in the Principal Network. The Five Star Award recognizes brokers who have met or exceeded their individual objectives for outgoing broker-to-broker referral closings during the calendar year.

HUNT ERA has been the recipient of numerous industry awards and recognitions over the years. Cartus Mobility, the nation’s leading relocation management firm, has honored HUNT with the “Mobility Cup” in 1998 and the Cartus “Masters Cup” in 2001, 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2011. These highly coveted awards are generally considered the highest honors in the real estate relocation industry. HUNT is the only broker in the Cartus network to win the “Masters Cup” five times, and the Mobility Cup is an honor bestowed upon a company only once.

HUNT Real Estate Corporation is a 101 year old family owned and operated organization, offering a full suite of homeownership services. Through their residential real estate division and core businesses – HUNT Mortgage, HUNT Insurance Agency, Network Title Agency of New York, HUNT Commercial Real Estate, HUNT-Vanner Insurance, The Realty Express and the Realty Club – the organization provides services that make buying, selling, financing, insuring, maintaining and simply owning a home an easier and more satisfying experience.

For more information email Peter Hunt directly at peter.hunt@huntrealestate.com. For information about properties for sale, visit www.huntrealestate.com. For 24/7 information about properties available, via voice, text or mobile site, call the HUNT Hotline at (716) 631-4800.


3/16 RADIO SHOW: GEORGE D. MAZIARZ

This week, Peter Hunt welcomes George D. Maziarz to the show!

George is New York Senator which encompasses Niagara County, Orleans County, and part of Monroe County. He helped develop “Megan’s Law,” the registry which enables law enforcement officers and communities to track the whereabouts of convicted sex offenders.

He also authored the Assisted Living Reform Act, which created a host of long-desired reforms in the assisted living industry to better protect seniors and consumers. And he successfully championed the effort to have New York State sign the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact to help manage the Great Lakes for generations to come.

Together, Peter Hunt leads the discussion on the state budget. To find out more, listen to this week’s show! 


Don’t Let Haste Make Waste on April 15!

A message from Susan Smith, Online Community Manager at HUNT Real Estate ERAHomeowners, take note! In your haste to file your 2012 tax returns on time, you may miss out on some valuable dollars that could help fund your next vacation.

Whether you bought, sold, refinanced, or simply owned a home in 2012, we want to make sure that you don’t miss a single one of the tax breaks that exist for homeowners. So, take your time and locate every document that pertains to your home. Check the kitchen junk drawer, the kid’s toy box, the actual filing cabinet, the desktop and the cloud. Check your briefcase and the glove compartment of your car. Every bit of documentation makes a difference!

But before you begin this search, take a few minutes and read “8 Tax Breaks for Homeowners”, courtesy of Fox Business. You might be very pleased to find a tax deduction or two that you would have missed.

At HUNT Real Estate ERA, we are always there for you, in all ways!