Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Chip Murphy of HUNT Real Estate Named 30 Under 30 Finalist

Charles “Chip” Murphy of HUNT Real Estate ERA has been named a national finalist for the National Association of REALTORS® and REALTOR® Magazine 30 Under 30. Chip is Branch Director of HUNT’s Perinton, Canandaigua, and Brighton/Pittsford offices in the Rochester region and the Hornell/Alfred offices in the Southern Tier.

Chip Murphy PhotoThe REALTOR® Magazine 30 Under 30 features rising stars in the real estate industry who are under 30 years old. In determining who makes their 30 Under 30 list, the REALTOR® Magazine staff looks for candidates who are successful in the real estate business and have demonstrated skill, success, creativity, and leadership in their careers.

“We are thrilled to have Chip recognized nationally for his outstanding achievements locally in Rochester and the Southern Tier,” said Charlie Hunt, Chief Operating Officer for HUNT Real Estate ERA. “In just two years with our organization, Chip’s tremendous experience and energy have positively grown our presence in the both of these markets.”

"I am grateful to be named as a 30 Under 30 finalist,” said Murphy. “As the only nominee from New York State, it is a great honor to represent HUNT Real Estate, in addition to my local and state associations. I look forward to sharing my passion for the industry and leadership with others through this national recognition."

Monday, March 12, 2018

HUNT Liverpool Branch Director Lynn Mallaro Nominated for United Way of CNY's Rising Star Award

Every year, the United Way of Central New York has an Achievement Celebration to wrap-up their campaign year and recognize those that helped them execute their annual fundraising effort. At the event, United Way recognizes those people who went above and beyond for the United Way.

Headshot Lynn Mallaro
Our very own Lynn Mallaro, Branch Director for HUNT Liverpool, has been selected as one of the final nominees for United Way of Central New York's inaugural Rising Star Award. This award acknowledges Campaign Coordinators who truly go above and beyond. United Way of CNY created this award to "...recognize and honor those individuals who have taken the mission of United Way to heart and done their utmost to organize a creative, engaging, and enthusiastic campaign for their workplace. This award is never about the dollars raised, but the initiative, drive, pride, and care put into the effort."

Tom Ferlito, Account Manager at the United Way of Central New York said, "Lynn did an exceptional job, particularly for a first-year coordinator. She surveyed the HUNT workplace to find the volunteer interests that would appeal most to staff, and then worked to sign up 30+ volunteers to go out and make a difference across three different locations."

There are nine workplaces in total being nominated in this category. The winners for each category will be announced at the Achievement Celebration, held on Wednesday, April 18th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Palace Theater in Eastwood.

Admission is free and all HUNT agents and staff are welcome to attend.

Way to go Lynn!

3/18 Radio Show: Chris Jacobs

Your host, Peter Hunt, welcomes Chris Jacobs to the show.

Chris Jacobs is NY State Senator, representing Western New York in the 60th Senate District, sworn into office in January 2017. The district includes parts of the City of Buffalo, the City of Tonawanda, and the towns of Brant, Evans, Grand Island, Hamburg, Orchard Park and Tonawanda.

Together, Peter leads the discussion on how we can grow from within our city.

To find out more, listen to this week's show.

Friday, March 9, 2018

How to List Your Home at The Right Price

Pricing can be a tricky component when selling your home. In order to sell quickly and to receive the most amount of money for your property, it is important to price your home correctly. However, listing for sale at too high of a price may limit your pool of potential buyers, and pricing your home too low can deter some buyers who may question the reasoning behind the low price and whether that is reflective of something wrong with the property.

So how do you find the “sweet spot” for the price at which to sell your home?

Enlist the help of a real estate professional.
The best way to make sure your home is placed on the market at a realistic and competitive price is to work with a real estate sales professional. The insight on the market that a real estate professional can provide is invaluable in many aspects of the home selling process, including their knowledge of what potential buyers are willing to pay for a property in your neighborhood.

Price Per Sq. Ft.
The cost per sq. ft. is often a good starting point for determining your home's cost. It should never be the only factor in your home’s listing price, but can help your agent get an idea of what your home is worth in your market. Your home’s layout is also taken into consideration.

Competitive Market Analysis
A competitive market analysis is a major factor in determining the sale price at which your home will be listed. This analysis looks at three factors: the homes currently for sale in your area, homes that previously sold in your area, and homes that are not selling in your area. Each facet is a great indicator of what prices are and aren’t working. Your real estate sales professional will have a database of resources to help research these factors.

Market Conditions
Your agent will also look at current market conditions. This is where the expertise of your real estate professional will shine. Real estate agents are trained professionals working in real estate every day. They can tell you if your home is in a “hot” area, how long you might expect your home to be on the market, and whether homes are for sale by owner or if the properties are an agent listing.

A competitively priced listing, along with the assistance of a trained real estate sales professional, will help to ensure that you get the most potential offers for the sale of your home.

Interested in selling your home? Reach out to a HUNT sales professional today.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

HUNT Agents Bring Home Top Honors from ERA IBC 2018

We are thrilled to report that two HUNT sales professionals and one HUNT Real Estate team were recognized for their sales achievements in 2017 at this year’s ERA’s International Business Conference (IBC), held February 19-21, 2018 at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
The Magguilli Team
For the third consecutive year, Larry Magguilli from our Brighton/Pittsford branch was awarded ERA’s #1 Sales Associate for Total Units Sold. Larry earned this honor by selling 465 units in 2017, besting his 2016 total of 428 units. To be named the top agent in the entire ERA Real Estate network once is an incredible accomplishment, but to earn this achievement three straight years is truly remarkable!

In addition to this recognition, two other HUNT agents were recognized at IBC.

Syed Rizvi
Jason Sokody
Syed Rizvi from our KenTon branch was recognized for Units Sold in 2017, ranking #10 in the ERA Real Estate network.

In the Teams category, the Jason Sokody Sales Team from our Grand Island branch ranked as the #6 team within ERA for Units Sold last year.

Syed and Jason are three of the hardest working professionals in the business and we couldn’t be prouder to have them on our team,” said Peter Hunt, Chairman & CEO of HUNT Real Estate Corp.

Please join us in congratulating Larry, Syed and the Sokody Team for their outstanding achievements in 2017!