Friday, February 22, 2019

What Is A Home Appraisal?

A home appraisal is an important aspect of the home selling and buying process. But are you familiar with what a home appraisal is and why it's important?

What is a home appraisal?
A home appraisal is an honest and unbiased cost analysis of your home. The home appraisal is ordered by your buyer’s mortgage company and will be executed by a trained professional appraiser. A home appraiser will evaluate your home based on certain criteria. Criteria can include your home’s condition, square footage, lot size, and location. Appraisers will also look at the recent sales in your neighborhood.

Why are home appraisals important?
If the appraiser does not value your home at the amount requested in the mortgage, it can cause a problem for both the buyer and the seller. That’s why listing your home at the right price can be important.

How Do I Know What My Home is Worth?
Home value estimate tools are a great way to begin to understand how much your home is worth. HUNT Real Estate’s Home Value Tool offers 3 different home value estimates. We’ll even share profiles of potential buyers for your home. The best part is this service is completely free.

Your real estate sales professional will be able to guide you through the sale of your home, including what your home should be priced at. They will have the tools and resources to price your home correctly for the market. Reach out to a HUNT Real Estate sales professional today to see how we can help you get your home sold.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

HUNT Real Estate ERA Honored with Excellence Awards by Cartus Broker Network

HUNT Real Estate ERA has been recognized by the Cartus Broker Network with multiple Excellence Awards for outstanding performance during the past year, including one Platinum, two Gold, and one Silver Award. The honors will be presented at the 2019 Cartus Broker Network International Conference, held March 17-19, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Cartus Corporation is a worldwide leader in employee relocation solutions.

The Platinum Award, Cartus’ highest level of achievement for principal brokers, will be presented to HUNT in recognition of outstanding performance in 2018 in their Rochester region. Excellence Awards are based on performance results related to a wide variety of goals including customer service, cost management, and effective analysis and marketing of homes.

“Being presented with The Platinum Award is a recognition of extraordinary accomplishment,” said Mike Brannan, Cartus Senior Vice President, Broker Services. “To earn this distinction, a broker must have successfully demonstrated outstanding performance in a variety of areas, including addressing customer needs, understanding local market conditions, and executing best business practices so our customers may achieve their real estate goals. HUNT Real Estate has delivered the very highest levels of results to both their customers and the Cartus Broker Network, and ultimately, their performance has resulted in our ability to provide great value to our clients, their relocating employees, and to our Affinity organizations and their members.”

“We appreciate the partnership we have with Cartus and especially the confidence they have in us to serve their important clients,” said Mary Croglio, Director of Relocation for HUNT Real Estate ERA. “We are extremely proud of our entire team who year after year perform at such a high service level.”

Along with the Platinum recognition, HUNT also achieved Gold Award status for their Syracuse and Capital regions and earned a Silver Award for their Buffalo/Niagara region.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

HUNT Real Estate Corp. Appoints Director of Career Development

HUNT Real Estate announces the promotion of Jennifer Maxian to the position of Director of Career Development. Maxian has been with HUNT since 2010, most recently as the Manager of Agent Technology. Maxian holds a Master’s Degree in Business and Marketing Education from Buffalo State College and brings to HUNT a background in teaching and curriculum design at both the secondary and collegiate levels, as well as years of experience as a high-performing real estate professional.

In her role as Director of Career Development, Maxian is responsible for developing and maintaining the training curriculum and methodology across all regions and core businesses of HUNT Real Estate. This includes coordinating the creation, production and delivery of all training materials. Maxian will also guide a team of Regional Trainers to ensure consistency across the organization.

Peter Hunt, Chairman and CEO of HUNT Real Estate, said “We at HUNT are honored to have someone with Jennifer’s experience and background in this role as we continue to grow and enhance our professional education and training programs, which we believe to be the best in the industry.”

In addition to managing the training of HUNT’s over 50 residential real estate sales offices and 1,500 salespeople in New York, Arizona and Massachusetts, Maxian is responsible for the development and delivery of consistent education and training programs by the company’s other core businesses - HUNT Mortgage, HUNT Commercial, HUNT Insurance, Network Title Agency of New York and Arizona, and Realty Express.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be involved in the continued growth of our top-notch education and training program at HUNT Real Estate,” commented Maxian. “HUNT is one of the most respected and recognized names within the real estate industry. To have the opportunity to lead the education and training efforts of a company with such a long tradition of excellence is something in which I take great pride.”

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

2/16 Radio Show: Tom Kucharski

Your host, Peter Hunt, welcomes Tom Kucharski to the show.

Tom Kucharski is the President and CEO of Invest Buffalo Niagara.

Invest Buffalo Niagara is the principal strategic marketing organization of our community. Where are we in our Renaissance in our community? What opportunities and challenges will we face in the year/years ahead.

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

Thursday, February 14, 2019

HUNT Real Estate ERA Sales Professional Ranks First Worldwide For 4th Straight Year

Larry Magguilli ranked #1 by ERA Real Estate for units sold in 2018

Rochester, NY – February 14, 2019 – ERA Real Estate has named Larry Magguilli of HUNT Real Estate ERA as the #1 Sales Associate for Total Units Sold in 2018. The ERA Real Estate network includes 36,000 brokers and sales associates throughout the United States and 31 countries and territories. This is the fourth consecutive year Magguilli has earned this award, selling 315 units last year.

“All of us at HUNT Real Estate are honored to have Larry as part of our company,” said Charlie Hunt, Chief Operating Officer for HUNT Real Estate ERA. “To earn the highest honor from ERA as the top sales associate in units for four straight years is an incredible accomplishment.”

“Even though it is almost one house per day, each sale is a unique story that ends with a
new beginning for the house and the owner,” commented Magguilli, who works out of HUNT’s Brighton/Pittsford branch in Rochester. “Thanks to my team, HUNT Real Estate, and the leading power of the ERA Real Estate, I was able to meet this goal for the
4th year in a row.”
Magguilli will be recognized for his achievement at the 2019 ERA Fuel Conference in Las Vegas, NV on March 19-22, 2019.