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.

Monday, February 11, 2019

2/9 Dr. Kriner Cash

Your host, Peter Hunt, welcomes Dr. Kriner Cash to the show.

Dr. Kriner Cash is the Superintendent of Buffalo Public Schools.

Together, Peter and Dr. Cash discussed the remarkable turnaround in the school system under his leadership and his "Education Bargain with Students and Parents."

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

Friday, February 8, 2019

5 Easy Swaps to Update Your Home On a Budget

Major home renovations can be costly. But what do you do if you want to change the look of your home? Here are a few quick and easy swaps that can help make your home look modern and stylish without breaking the bank.

Swap #1: Retire Your Heavy Drapes. Remove the heavy drapes covering your windows and add blinds or sheer panels instead. This will allow more light into your room and help your room appear larger.

Swap #2: Ditch the Textured Ceiling. One of the biggest things that will make your home appear dated is your textured ceilings. If you have the “popcorn ceiling,” you can always scrape and sand your ceiling and repaint it. While losing the textured ceiling can be a little labor intensive, it can make a large difference.

Swap #3: Replace Tile Countertops. While tile countertops were popular in the 80s and 90s, there’s a reason they went out of style. Tile countertops are difficult because they chip easily and grout can be a difficult thing to clean. Try replacing kitchen countertops with a solid surface. With so many options, like Marble, quartz, granite, wood, stainless steel, concrete or soapstone, you can find a replacement counter that fits into your budget.

Swap #4: Invest in New Cabinet Hardware. You may not overhaul your entire kitchen, but one way to update your kitchen on a budget is to swap out old hardware on your cabinets. New handle pulls aren’t very expensive and can transform the look of older kitchen cabinets.

Swap #5: Upgrade Your Analog Thermostat. You may not realize it, but replacing your thermostat is a great way to add value to your home and bring it up-to-date. Programmable thermostats are eco-friendly, and can save you money on your heating and cooling bill!

Just these few affordable swaps can help transform your home. If you’re ready to sell your house, reach out to a HUNT Real Estate Sales professional today.