Monday, January 21, 2019

1/19 Radio Show: Matthew Paul & Ryan Devin

Guest Host, Susan Ballard, welcomes Matthew Paul and Ryan Devin .

Matthew Paul and Ryan Devin are Licensed Real Estate Salespeople out of our Williamsville Village Branch.

Susan, Matt and Ryan reviewed the market for 2019. Due to the mild winter we have had so far, the market is hot, resulting in more buyers than homes. The lack of inventory is driving buyers to put offers in quickly, often times causing sellers to cancel the open houses they may have scheduled.

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


We are pleased to welcome the following sales professionals to the HUNT Real Estate ERA family. Their association further affirms our commitment of offering the highest level of service to our clients.


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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Tips to Help Get Your Home Ready for the Spring Market

Have you thought about selling your home this year? 2019 may be the perfect time to sell your house. If your home isn’t quite ready for sale, here are a few things you can do to get your home ready for the spring market:

man with large stack of boxes falling overPack away clutter. It may seem like spring is far away, but it’s never too early to start the decluttering process and get your home organized. Buyers want to imagine themselves in your home,
so reducing clutter helps to set the stage. Start by reducing clutter on your shelves and refrigerator. Sort through boxes and items in your garage, basement, or attic and decide whether you are going to keep, donate, or sell them. Even if you end up boxing up items, it will help make your storage rooms appear larger.

Give your home a spruce. Make sure you put your best foot forward for the market. Touch up trim and paint that may need it, replace old or rusted fixtures or hardware, and keep up on cleaning.

Interview man and woman with woman holding turquoise coffee mugRepairs. Any major repairs that need to be done can be done in the winter. Most contractors aren’t as busy during the colder months, so they are much more available for any of your home repair needs. Check out the HUNT Homeowners Club for a list of HUNT approved vendors that can help!

Interview agents. The right real estate agent can make or break your home sale. You want to make sure that your goals align, and that your real estate professional is knowledgeable in your market. HUNT Real Estate Sales Professionals are trained and have the tools and marketing skills to get your home sold quickly and for the right price.

If you’re planning to sell your home in the spring, right now is the time to get your home ready for the market. Reach out to a HUNT real estate sales professional today to see how they can help you get your home listed and sold this spring!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Myths of Selling Your Home in the Winter | HUNT Real Estate ERA

You hear it all the time from concerned friends who swear they’ve been through this before: “Don’t even try selling your home during the winter. No one’s looking.” That prevailing notion has kept many homeowners from trying the market during a time of year that’s just as good for real estate transactions as any other season.

The myth that homes don’t sell in the winter is easily dispelled by looking at your local newspaper. The long columns of property transactions in your region alone should be a good indication that home sales don’t slacken as the holidays approach.

Many people assume that the shorter days and the Holiday Season shuffle keep potential home buyers far too busy to check out homes on the market. Others are far more confident listing their homes in the spring or summer, when they feel that young families may be looking to move without disrupting their children’s school years.

During the winter months, however, the market is full of serious buyers. Many of these are retired homeowners, making up a bigger portion of the homebuying market than ever before as more of these retirees are looking to move into smaller houses. Low interest rates on mortgages are also heating up sales this winter, and if you wait you may not be able to take advantage of the same buyer confidence as interest rates rise.

In fact, wintry weather can be harnessed by a property owner to make your home even more attractive to potential buyers. For starters, make sure that your driveway and front walks are cleanly shoveled. The snow will provide a perfect rustic framing to your home’s facade. If you have a family, build a snowman, igloo or some other fun project that will be inviting to visitors. Make sure that you don’t go overboard, however, as you want your guests to see the natural splendor of your home and not a lot of decorations.

There is no bad season for home sales. Throughout New York State and Arizona, HUNT Real Estate ERA is the name to trust when you’re ready to put your house on the market. We’ll give you the confidence necessary to navigate the current real estate market with ease!

Peter F. Hunt

Monday, January 14, 2019

1/12 Radio Show: Michelle Winer

Guest Host, Susan Ballard, welcomes Michelle Winer to the show.

Michelle Winer is a Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker from our Williamsville Clarence Branch.

Michelle reviewed the market for the first month of 2019. Due to the mild winter we had so far, more people are out and about and Open Houses are experiencing high traffic than in previous winters.

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