Jay Teresi Joins HUNT Real Estate as Growth Consultant

HUNT Real Estate ERA announces the retention of Jay Teresi as a Growth Consultant for the company. Teresi has extensive experience in real estate, most recently having held Regional Vice President roles for over 10 years at two large independent brokerages in Rochester, New York. 

In his consulting role with HUNT, Teresi will work with the organization’s leadership team to implement and execute the company’s growth plan. Teresi will also work individually with the members of the management team to hone their business development and leadership skills.

“At HUNT, we have a growth imperative, which requires that we attract the very best people in the industry,” said Peter Hunt, Chairman and CEO of HUNT Real Estate. “Jay’s track record speaks for itself and speaks to the expertise we need to move our organization through this new decade and beyond. We are excited to welcome Jay to the HUNT Real Estate team.”

“After getting to know the HUNT organization and its people, it is clear we share the same vision to offer the best consumer and agent experience in an evolving industry, and I am excited to be a part of that team,” said Teresi.

HUNT Real Estate Brokers Sale of 67 W. Chippewa Street

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HUNT Real Estate Corp. announces the sale of 67 West Chippewa Street in downtown Buffalo, NY. Jason Sokody, Associate Broker for HUNT Real Estate ERA, who is also commercially licensed with HUNT Commercial Real Estate, represented both sides in this 2.5 million dollar sale.

Nestled in the heart of downtown Buffalo and located on the Chippewa Strip, the almost 35,000 gross square foot mixed-use building was originally constructed as six separate buildings in the late 1800s and early 1900s, which are now connected as one with the construction of a granite facade. This building is home to an established nightlife of bars and restaurants, as well as office space, which generates round the clock income for the new owners.

HUNT Real Estate ERA Expands Further Into Southern Tier

ERA Decker Real Estate in Whitney Point, NY joins HUNT Real Estate ERA

HUNT Real Estate ERA has expanded its presence in the Southern Tier region by acquiring ERA Decker Real Estate, a locally-owned real estate firm located in Whitney Point, NY. ERA Decker has served the region for nearly 50 years and employs 10 real estate sales professionals, all of whom will be joining HUNT.

“We are thrilled to be able to join this wonderful community,” said Peter Hunt, Chairman & CEO of HUNT Real Estate ERA. “While the name will be changing, the faces will stay the same. We’re dedicated to offering the same great local knowledge and expertise you’ve come to expect from ERA Decker.”

“I have known Peter Hunt and his son, Charlie, for many years. Their wealth of knowledge and connections in real estate are of the highest level,” commented Michael Decker, owner of ERA Decker Real Estate. “As a family-owned and operated company, HUNT is grounded in similar principles and values to ours, living the daily commitment to family and community.”

HUNT Real Estate ERA will reside in the current location of ERA Decker’s office at 2670 Main Street in Whitney Point.

HUNT has two additional Southern Tier locations in Hornell and Alfred, NY.

HUNT Proud Sponsor of Decorators’ Show House 2019

HUNT Real Estate Corporation is a proud sponsor of the 2019 Decorators’ Show House.

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This is the 20th Decorators’ Show House. This collaboration between the Junior League of Buffalo and the Buffalo News has been happening since 1981, and has raised more than than $4.1 million dollars for the WNY community.

“This arts-and-crafts style home was designed by architect Ulysses G. Orr in 1910. The house is three stories and boasts multiple fireplaces, over 100 windows, a pool, and many original architectural details. The house’s namesake and original owner, William Palmer, was a prominent florist in Buffalo.  The house is located at 288 Lincoln Pkwy, Buffalo, NY.  The fully decorated Show House will be open to the public on April 27 – May 19, 2019.

Tickets to the Show House are non-refundable.  The Junior League of Buffalo is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets.  The Show House is not wheelchair accessible and children under 10 are not permitted.”


Don’t miss out! Visit https://www.jlbuffalo.org/2019-decorators-show-house/ for more information.

Strong Sales Growth Helps HUNT Real Estate Surge In National Rankings

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Leading industry publication ranks HUNT as the top family-owned and operated real estate firm headquartered in New York state

Respected real estate industry publication REAL Trends (www.realtrends.com) has released their annual Top 500 survey, ranking the nation’s top real estate firms based transactions and closed sales volume totals in 2018. With 13,495 closed transactions and $2.76 billion in sales volume in 2018, HUNT ranked nationally at #35 in transactions and #71 in sales volume on the REAL Trends Top 500 survey.

The REAL Trends survey also reported that HUNT experienced 20% growth in transactions and experienced a remarkable 49.5% increase in sales volume from the previous year.

The Top 500 survey also recognized HUNT in the following categories:

  • #17 on Top Movers – Transactions: Ranking of firms that had the largest increase in closed sides from 2017 to 2018
  • #17 on Top Movers – Volume: Ranking of firms that had the largest increase in closed sales volume from 2017 to 201
  • #29 on Top Movers – Volume %: Ranking of firms that had the largest percentage increase in closed sales volume from 2017 to 2018
  • #33 on Top 5 Year Movers – Transactions: Ranking of firms that had the largest increase in closed sides between 2014-2018

“To have our local, family-owned company recognized nationally speaks volumes to the remarkable efforts of the entire HUNT Real Estate team,” said Peter Hunt, Chairman and CEO of HUNT Real Estate ERA. “Our accomplishments in 2018 were the result of a concerted effort organization-wide to attract high-potential individuals new to real estate, as well as productive professionals from within the industry. Our phenomenal success can also be attributed to the reconstruction of our Career Development program, the growth of our real estate teams, and our geographic expansion into Massachusetts — through our acquisition of ERA Key Realty — led by my son, Charlie Hunt.”

REAL Trends collects data submitted by individual brokers nationwide. All sales and transaction data is submitted directly by the brokerage firms and verified by the firm’s financial executives, outside accounting firms and/or corporate franchise headquarters.

The full REAL Trends Top 500 can be found here: