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Wednesday, September 26, 2012


101 Year Old Family Owned Company Acquires Promising Young Firm

101 year old Buffalo-based HUNT Real Estate ERA, with residential sales well in excess of $1 Billion so far in 2012, announces the acquisition of the promising young real estate firm, Turning Key Realty. Owned and operated by industry-veteran Terri Kern, Turning Key has 14 sales associates and a state-of-the-art facility at 4784 North French Road in East Amherst.  HUNT will maintain the current Turning Key Realty location. 
In addition to remaining as the leader of her sales team at the East Amherst location, Kern will become the Niagara Region Supervising Branch Leader for HUNT’s branch office locations in Wheatfield, Lockport and Lewiston.  HUNT recently appointed 25-year industry leader Jamie Mendel-Kolb as Broker Consultant for its Lockport Branch, located in the Ulrich City Center in Lockport.  Mendel-Kolb will be part of the Niagara Regional Leadership Team with Terri Kern.
“We have had a long-standing friendship with Terri Kern, including a period of time when she was associated with us as a leading sales agent and a graduate of our Leadership Development Program, said Peter F. Hunt, President and CEO of HUNT Real Estate Corporation. “When we were searching for the right person to take us to the next level in this Region it seemed logical to contact Terri.  We are delighted to reconnect with her and her growing team in this way,” Hunt continued.
“By associating with an established firm like HUNT, with whom I am well-acquainted, I can now offer my associates a set of services that will enable them to take their careers to the next level and serve their clients in new ways.  The opportunity to lead HUNT’s Niagara County team is very exciting for me personally,” said Terri Kern.
HUNT is a full service real estate and homeownership services company, providing residential and commercial real estate services, relocation, mortgage, title, insurance and a full suite of homeownership services through their Realty Club division to buyers and sellers in a broad market area. By following a strategic plan and staying on course, the company is ahead of plan and ahead of last year’s performance already this year.
HUNT has been the recipient of numerous industry awards and recognitions over the years, and is ranked 34th out of the top 300 brokers nationwide in closed transaction sides in RISMedia’s 24th Annual Power Broker Report. HUNT was the first in their area to launch a customer service department, and the first to offer in house training for their real estate associates.
For more information about HUNT Real Estate ERA or to join this leading team, call 800-688-1170. For 24/7 information about any home for sale via voice, text or mobile web, call the HUNT Hotline at 716-631-4800 or visit their website at
About HUNT Real Estate ERA
HUNT Real Estate Corp. is the parent company of HUNT Real Estate ERA.  With 35 branches strategically located throughout western, central, and upstate New York and Phoenix, Arizona, HUNT Real Estate ERA is the largest family-owned and operated real estate company in the area.  A leader in the residential real estate industry with over 100 years of experience, HUNT also operates a commercial brokerage as HUNT Commercial Real Estate, a mortgage banking firm – HUNT Mortgage, two insurance agencies – HUNT-Vanner Associates and HUNT Insurance Agency, a title agency – Network Title Agency of New York, an award-winning Relocation division, a residential building company and a fee-for-service brokerage.  HUNT’s mission is to build its sales presence through successful sales associates, to grow profitably, and to provide the highest quality of real estate and homeownership services in the markets in which it operates.  For more information regarding real estate listings in your local market and HUNT’s homeownership services visit or become our fan on Facebook at

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