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Monday, June 29, 2015

Larry Magguilli of HUNT Real Estate ERA Earns National Ranking

Magguilli of HUNT’s Brighton/Pittsford office ranks in the top 100 in the country on REAL Trends’ The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals

Buffalo, N.Y. – June 26, 2015 – Larry Magguilli of HUNT Real Estate ERA was named one of America’s top real estate professionals by REAL Trends, as advertised in The Wall Street Journal. This marks the eighth time he’s been a member of the “The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals,” a prestigious national awards ranking sponsored annually by the two respected publications.

The Thousand was announced on June 26, 2015, with four separate categories honoring the top 250 residential agents and agent teams for excellence in:

  • Individual Sales Professionals—Sales volume
  • Individual Sales Professionals—Transaction sides (in each real estate transaction, there are two sides that can be represented by a real estate agent: a buyer’s and a seller’s)
  • Team Professionals—Sales volume
  • Team Professionals—Transaction sides                          

According to The Thousand, Magguilli had transaction sides totaling 192, ranking him #78 in the nation. This puts him in the top one-half of 1 percent of the more than 1,100,000 REALTORS® nationwide.

“The best individual agents and teams - including Magguilli’s award-winning efforts - were nothing short of phenomenal considering the recovering real estate market,” said Steve Murray, founder of Denver-based publishing and communications company REAL Trends, which compiled the list.

Charlie Hunt, General Manager of HUNT Real Estate ERA, commented, “Larry is one of the hardest working professionals in the business. This is a remarkable and well-deserved achievement.”

“I am absolutely thrilled to be named to The Thousand,” said Magguilli.  “Even with the market’s challenges, it’s incredibly gratifying to help clients find their dream homes as well as help them sell their properties quickly and for the highest price possible.”

The ranking of The Thousand can be found at:

About HUNT Real Estate ERA
HUNT Real Estate Corporation is the parent company of HUNT Real Estate ERA and operates nearly 40 branches throughout western, central, and upstate New York, and Phoenix, Arizona. Founded in 1911, HUNT Real Estate ERA is the largest family-owned and operated real estate company in the area and is ranked the 45th largest real estate firm in the nation for closed transactions in 2014 by REALTrends. HUNT also operates a commercial brokerage, mortgage banking firm, two insurance agencies, title agency, an award-winning Relocation division, residential building company, and a fee-for-service brokerage. HUNT’s mission is to build its presence through successful sales associates, to grow profitably, and to provide the highest quality of real estate and homeownership services. For more information about HUNT Real Estate, visit

Contact: Dan Mirsky
Marketing Director, HUNT Real Estate ERA

(716) 880-1514

Robitaille Relocation & Real Estate Welcomes New Member to Management Team

WILLIAMSVILLE, NEW YORK – Isabel Robitaille, CEO & Broker of Robitaille Relocation & Real Estate, is pleased to announce the arrival of Jodi Benson to the team. Jodi will serve as Business Development & Community Partnerships Director for the Western New York real estate agency. Jodi will assist with relocation and corporate housing, community partnerships, industry trade shows and events, destination services and promotional marketing.

Jodi is attuned to the movement Buffalo and the relocation/real estate market is experiencing. Her work experience includes 15 years working in various positions in the hospitality industry. “The current growth in Buffalo and Western New York from manufacturing to the medical segment and beyond is simply amazing,” Robitaille offers clients a one-stop-advantage for all their relocation & housing needs” states Benson.

Isabel Robitaille is the CEO & Broker of Robitaille Relocation & Real Estate, real estate and relocation specialists in Western New York. As an award-winning real estate agent and licensed relocation broker, Isabel has set the standard and led the way in Western New York when it comes to corporate and residential relocation services. Isabel formed Robitaille Relocation & Real Estate in 1992, making the team of real estate specialists and agents/brokers a prominent fixture on the regional real estate and relocation landscape. The company has carved itself a special niche as relocation experts, handling details inherent in corporate and residential transfers and moves from town to town, city to city, and even country to country.

For more information about Robitaille Real Estate, please visit their website at <>  or telephone at 716-633-3226. Jodi Benson can be reached by email at

Wednesday, June 17, 2015


Chief Executive Officer of the Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors, John B. Leonardi presented a small token of appreciation to  Angelo LaDuca and Floyd Doring for spearheading the event.   
The Buffalo Niagara Association of REALTORS®, Inc. (BNAR) presented a special award from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) to seventeen members of BNAR for forty years of service to the real estate industry.  The awards were presented at a luncheon at the Buffalo Launch Club in Grand Island, New York.

Realtor Emeriti Honorees this year were Geraldine Andolina of Century 21 Winklhofer; Judith Black, Joan Grandoni, Patricia Jerome, Maurice Johnson from RealtyUSA;  Thomas Blaine of F.E. Blaine Realtors;  Michael Hooper of Hooper Realty; Lynda Mason of Century 21 Ganey; Elizabeth and Ernest Paradiso of WNY Metro Paradiso Realty;  Sam Talarico from Coldwell Banker Integrity Real Estate;  Leona Frank, Patricia Kowalski and Elaine McCune from MJ Peterson Real Estate; Gary Kenline, Barbara Maturski and Renee Paul Hess from Hunt Real Estate ERA.  Also attending the event to share congratulations were over thirty past Realtor Emeriti.

NAR and BNAR have honored a total of ninety three Realtor Emeriti throughout the years.  Awardees were presented with a lapel pin from the National Association of REALTORS® which will be worn with pride for their dedication to the real estate profession.  A special thanks to Angela LaDuca, retired REALTOR and Floyd Doring of Re/Max North for spearheading the luncheon.

“BNAR is proud to honor these individuals.  Their passion and commitment to the real estate industry for so many years makes them remarkable role models”,  said John B. Leonardi, Chief Executive Officer of BNAR.

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The Buffalo Niagara Association of REALTORS® is one of more than 1,300 local boards and associations that comprise the National Association of REALTORS®.  As the nation's largest trade association, NAR is "The Voice for Real Estate," representing over one million members involved in all aspects of the real estate industry. For a list of local real estate professionals and/or our REALTOR® Emeriti contact the BNAR at 636-9000 or visit
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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Forbes Capretto Homes Now Taking Reservations for Our Exclusive Hidden Meadows Community in Lancaster


Forbes Capretto Homes is pleased to announce that we are now taking reservations for our newest exclusive community, Hidden Meadows in Lancaster. 

Hidden Meadows is situated just off Aurora Street at Hidden Meadow Crossing.  “This wonderful community, will comprise of a variety of custom-designed floor plans – all of which are unique and can be customized to meet each homeowner’s specific wishes”, says Rocco Roshong, New Home Consultant with Forbes Capretto Homes.  Custom homes ranging from the low $300’s to $550,000, including home site and landscaping with hydro seeding. 

Available home designs include the popular “Lennox”, featuring an open floor-plan comprising a gourmet kitchen with island and butler pantry, walk-in pantry and bayed dinette area overlooking rear yard; formal dining-room; private home-office. The first floor owners suite includes large bedroom, private spa bath that includes whirlpool tub & separate glass/tiled shower with a double sink vanity, walk-in closet. Second floor has a spacious loft area, two additional bedrooms with main bath plus the option to add fourth bedroom.

Located in the Lancaster Central School District, Hidden Meadows offers residents an abundance of natural beauty with a large variety of private home sites. The location of this Forbes Capretto “exclusive community “ is convenient to many local amenities, including shopping, dining, entertainment, and proximity to major transportation routes.

To visit Hidden Meadows:

From South Towns, take Transit Road, North to Clinton Street to Aurora Street to Hidden Meadow Crossing.

From North Towns, take Transit Road, South to William Street to Aurora Street to Hidden Meadow Crossing. 

For home site availability and reservations, please call Rocco Roshong at (716) 243-5991 or by email, at

Forbes Capretto Homes builds custom homes in the most desirable neighborhoods or on your own lot.  Visit us online at for virtual tours and photos, community information, current incentives and much more.

Contact: Robin Maczka   
Marketing Assistant
Forbes Capretto Homes, Inc.
(716) 688-5597

Want a Career in Real Estate?

The Buffalo Niagara Association of REALTORS Offers Online Real Estate Salespersons Qualifying Course

(Buffalo, NY)  Are you interested in a career in real estate?  The Buffalo Niagara Association of REALTORS® has partnered with The CE Shop, the leader in online real estate education and is excited to co-sponsor the online pre-licensing course.

The 75-hour New York State License online interactive course teaches you everything you need to obtain your New York real estate license.  It fulfills New York State’s pre-licensing requirements and prepares you for the state exam.

Through the Online course, you will study with experts in appraisal, sales and law and learn to deal with many of today’s complex real estate issues and help build a strong foundation for future success.

 “That's why we've partnered with The CE Shop -- to give the student more flexibility and control over how to obtain a real estate license,” stated John Leonardi, Chief Executive Officer of the 2,800 plus member Association of Realtors.

The CE Shop's courses not only provide the most relevant and current information, and are delivered in user-friendly language, you can pause and bookmark any time where you left off in a course and  return to your learning environment when you have the free time to do so.

Go to www.bnar.theceshop <http://www.bnar.theceshop>  to access the site and to receive our partnership's monthly promotional discount. For more information contact Doreen Fahey at

The Buffalo Niagara Association of REALTORS® is one of more than 1,288 local real estate boards and 54 state associations nationwide that comprise the National Association of Realtors. Locally, BNAR is the "Voice for Real Estate" in the Western New York area and  is Home for Real Estate Education for its members and the public.

Debbie Norman
Director of Communications & Corporate Affairs
Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors
200 John James Audubon Pkwy
Amherst, NY  14228
716-636-9000   fax: 716-636-9121

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