This week, Peter Hunt, welcomes Maureen Prinzbach and John Spaschak to the show.

Maureen Prinzbach and John Spaschak are both leading real estate professionals working out of our Lancaster Office.

Together, Peter Hunt leads the discussion on the current economy and real estate market. With low inventory in the area, many listings are considered an active listing, meaning there may be many showings per day, rather than a couple showings per week due to low inventory. When there is a lower quantity of inventory,  this becomes a great time to sell.

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


ERA First Team Realty Now Merged with HUNT’s Brighton/Pittsford Branch in Rochester, NY

HUNT Real Estate ERA Columbus Division’s recently announced merger with ERA First Team Realty is now fully complete. Led by Larry Magguilli, the 20 year old brokerage joined HUNT Columbus Division’s Brighton/Pittsford office last year. Since that time, the company has opened a Pennsylvania office and all transitioning agents in NY and PA have completed extensive training on HUNT’s many tools and resources.

HUNT currently has 4 agents licensed in Pennsylvania, and they are operating out of a branch office in Oil City, PA. Centrally located in Western PA, the office specializes in serving their clients in managing and selling their foreclosed and short sale homes.

“Merging with HUNT has provided us with an opportunity to service our clients with an even greater array of programs and resources, and combined with the other HUNT offices our reach now extends across all of Upstate NY and Arizona,” says Larry Magguilli, Director of REO Sales. With over 30 years of experience, Magguilli specializes in REO sales and has received numerous industry awards including being named to Wall Street Journal’s Top 50 agents in the Country five times. Magguilli is also a past member of the Pittsford Planning Board, the Pittsford Zoning Board, and he served on the Board of Directors for GRAR®.

The Brighton/Pittsford office of HUNT Real Estate ERA is located at 3300 Monroe Avenue in Rochester. The Pennsylvania office is at 222 Seneca St, Oil City, PA 16301, and can be reached by calling 1-800-654-0960. For property information 24/7 on any listing via voice, text or mobile website call the HUNT Hotline at 585-244-7777. For more information about HUNT Real Estate ERA visit www.huntrealestate.com.


HUNT Real Estate ERA in the Capital Region welcomes Daniel Lesage as a licensed real estate salesperson with their Loudonville branch office. Lesage brings seven years of real estate experience and a proven track record to this growing team.

“We are excited to welcome Dan to our Loudonville team. He is eager to grasp and share knowledge with all the agents within our HUNT family, and is a welcome addition to our organization,” said Bob Crevatas, Associate Broker and Business Development Manager for HUNT Real Estate ERA in the Capital region.

“I was born and raised in the Capital District and I am excited about bringing my real estate expertise to this community. I love what I do and my clients feel this energy. I look forward to growing the HUNT Real Estate Team,” said Daniel Lesage.

Prior to joining HUNT, Lesage was a licensed salesperson and a certified relocation specialist in Dayton, Ohio and Lexington Kentucky. He was the guest real estate professional for City Wide Development in Ohio, for their classes for first-time home buyers, and he also served as City Wide’s point agent for acquisitions. Lesage has a proven track record for success that was built on integrity, strong communication skills, attention to detail and a broad knowledge of contracts and negotiations. He specializes in first-time home buyers, investors, relocation and seniors downsizing.

To contact Dan Lesage directly, call 518-424-2715 or email him at dan.lesage@huntrealestate.com. For more information about HUNT Real Estate ERA, visit www.huntrealestate.com.  For 24/7 information about any home for sale via voice, text or mobile web, call the HUNT Hotline at 518-580-4000.

HOME STAGING: The Living Areas

This week we are going to discuss staging your living areas. This is probably one of the most important areas to stage because these are the rooms known for relaxation. The living room, family room and dining room is what makes a house a home. Here are some simple and efficient ways to stage your home prior to a showing.

Clean and declutter
Thoroughly clean the areas. Items such as magazines, books and papers should be packed and stored. Clutter is distracting to homebuyers.

Keep it neutral
If the rooms are painted in bright colors, you may want to consider repainting the rooms. Wallpaper could also be removed.

Dress the windows
Ensure that your window dressings are clean and appealing. Also, clean windows make the room appear brighter.

Dress up the areas
Place a vase of flowers on a table. Stage the areas as if you were entertaining guests.

Evaluate furnishings
Be certain your living areas are appropriately furnished for the room’s intended use.

Brighten it up
Turn on all of the lights for showings.

Have you done any of these staging practices when preparing your home to sell?
If so, did they work? We would love to hear your personal experiences! 


This week, Peter Hunt, welcomes Robert Shibley to the show!

Robert is Professor and Dean at the UB School of Architecture and is passionately devoted to building institutions, traditions and programs that advance design and planning through knowledge-based place-making.

Together, Peter Hunt, leads the discussion on vacant and empty spaces in the city of Buffalo. Robert explains the strategy to bring new businesses and opportunities to the area. Many of these new opportunities will be funded by private sectors, and other areas from state and federal funds.

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


HUNT Real Estate ERA recently hired Amber Wesser for the position of Business Development Manager for their Buffalo/Niagara region. Wesser brings a strong background in human resources and new construction sales to the organization.

“We are extremely excited to have Amber on our leadership team. Her knowledge, skills and abilities will prove to be instrumental as we grow our presence in the Western New York region,” said Peter Scarcello, General Manager for the Buffalo region of HUNT Real Estate ERA.

“It is exciting to be part of such a great family here at HUNT, and I will strive to do my best each and every day to help bring more exceptional agents to this powerful team,” said Amber Wesser.

Wesser’s focus will be the recruitment of experienced real estate agents to further develop HUNT’s agent base and overall market share in the Buffalo/Niagara region. She has a background in human resources, and also spent 5 years selling new construction for a nationally recognized builder. Wesser holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Masters in Human Resources Management. When asked about her vision, Wesser cited Aristotle: “We are what we repeatedly do; excellence then is not an act but a habit.”

To contact Amber Wesser directly, call (716) 864-6710 or email her at amber.wesser@huntrealestate.com. For more information about HUNT Real Estate ERA, call 800-688-1170. For 24/7 information about any home for sale via voice, text or mobile web, call the HUNT Hotline at 716-631-4800 or visit www.huntrealestate.com.


37 Year Veteran Has Been With the Leading Brokerage Since 2001

HUNT Real Estate ERA recently announced that longtime employee Peter Scarcello has been named General Manager for their Buffalo/Niagara region. Scarcello has been the Broker Consultant for the brokerage’s Amherst, NY office since 2006 and the acting Team Leader for the Buffalo/Niagara region for the past year, in addition to his role leading the Amherst branch office.

“I can think of no better person than Peter to award this senior leadership position to,” said Peter F. Hunt, President and CEO of HUNT Real Estate Corporation. “He has been steadfastly committed to the growth of our Amherst office, and I have no doubt he will do the same for our entire Buffalo/Niagara region,” Hunt continued.

“It is truly an honor and privilege to serve in this role for one of the leading real estate companies in this country. I look forward to working with our ownership, leadership team and agents as we continue to grow our presence in the Western New York marketplace,” said Peter Scarcello.

Scarcello has 37 years of real estate sales and management experience, and joined HUNT Real Estate ERA in 2001. He has been leading HUNT’s Amherst office for 6 years, and prior to this role he was the Broker Consultant for the brokerage’s West Seneca office. Scarcello holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Canisius College of Buffalo, and has completed the Executive Leadership and Change courses at Daemen College.

To contact Peter Scarcello about joining this award winning team, call him directly at 716-818-2551or email peter.scarcello@huntrealestate.com. For more information about HUNT Real Estate ERA, call 800-688-1170. For 24/7 information about any home for sale via voice, text or mobile web, call the HUNT Hotline at 716-631-4800 or visit www.huntrealestate.com.

1/12 RADIO SHOW: Mary Croglio and Michelle Winer

This week, Your Host, Peter Hunt, welcomes Mary Croglio and Michelle Winer to the show!

Mary Croglio is Director of Relocation at HUNT ERA and Michelle Winer is one of our leading real estate professionals working out of our Williamsville Clarence office.

Together, Peter Hunt, leads the discussion on the current housing market when it comes to supply and demand and price stability. Within the past year, consumers have been having more confidence in regards to selling their home.

Michelle Winer, explains that this year has been extremely busy and people are anxious to get ready for the spring market.  She explains that that the time is now, and not spring market. The best thing to do is to get ready now, and to do your homework now.

Peter Hunt also discusses low mortgage interest rates.

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


Oehler Sworn in as President of the Rochester Chapter of NYSCAR®

HUNT Real Estate Corporation is pleased to announce that Gregory Oehler, COO of HUNT Commercial, was sworn in as the President of the Rochester area chapter of the New York State Commercial Association of REALTORS® (NYSCAR). The appointment commenced on Thursday November 15, 2012 at the NYSCAR® annual awards dinner held at the Genesee Valley Club.

Oehler was also honored for the Rochester ‘Commercial Deal of the Year,’ for the lease negotiated on behalf of the law firm LeClairRyan with Linden Oaks. This marks the second time that HUNT Commercial has received this prestigious award; in 2009, Clarke Thrasher received this same award from the Western New York Chapter of NYSCAR®.

“Working with Clarke Thrasher on this assignment was a great experience, and to be honored by my peers for this award is extremely gratifying. I’m looking forward to an exciting year as President of the Rochester Area Chapter of NYSCAR®” said Greg Oehler, COO of HUNT Commercial.

Oehler joined HUNT Commercial as a sales associate in September of 2003, and became the Chief Operating Officer in 2008. His years of experience and expertise in areas such as contract and lease negotiations, production planning and manpower requirements, capital equipment planning and banking relationships give him immeasurable insight into the needs of businesses today and an understanding of all aspects of real estate. Greg Oehler lives in Rochester and is a member of Daemen College Board of Trustees.

For more information about HUNT Commercial, visit www.huntcommercial.com, or call Greg Oehler directly at 716-880-1915. For the location of a HUNT Real Estate ERA office near you, visit www.huntrealestate.com, or call 716-633-9400.


HUNT Real Estate ERA celebrated yet another grand opening recently, this time in Schenectady. A ribbon cutting, hosted by the Chamber of Schenectady County and sponsored by McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, PC, was attended by more than 100 local dignitaries, real estate industry individuals and others. The new real estate office is located at 2236 Broadway, Schenectady.

HUNT Real Estate ERA entered the Albany market back in 2009, and had been growing successfully ever since. In 2012, HUNT partnered with Carmelo Gines to open this office in Schenectady. “I am looking forward to a very successful endeavor as Capital Knowledge Masters Team, LLC joins forces with HUNT Real Estate ERA, to serve the City and County of Schenectady, and Greater Capital District,” said Gines.

“As HUNT continues its growth throughout the Capital Region, it is an honor to work with Carmelo Gines, who is a fixture in the Schenectady neighborhood. Over the past few years a number of real estate brokers have closed their offices here, so we see this as a unique opportunity to capture a market that others have looked over,” said Dave Evans, General Manager for the HUNT Real Estate ERA Capital Region.

In 2012, the company has sold more than $1 billion in real estate while maintaining more than 35 offices and 1200 agents across New York and Arizona. HUNT Real Estate ERA provides a full suite of homeownership services including Mortgage, Title insurance, Commercial real estate, Home insurance, Relocation Services and more.

For detailed property information on any listing 24/7, call the HUNT Hotline at 518-580-4000. HUNT Real Estate’s Schenectady office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment after hours and on weekends. They can be reached by calling 518-395-2568 or by visiting www.huntrealestate.com.