Industry Veteran John Rummel Joins Nothnagle Management Team



Industry Veteran John Rummel Joins Nothnagle Management Team

Nothnagle Realtors announced today that John Rummel has joined the company’s management team as Buffalo Regional Manager.

As Regional Manager, John will be responsible for Nothnagle’s growth strategy in the Greater Buffalo region.  This will include increasing market share, attracting experienced and new agents to the company, identifying opportunities for mergers and expanding office locations within the area.

Expanding into the Buffalo market has been part of Nothnagle’s development goals since 2010 when the company opened its first franchised location.  Additional franchised and company-owned locations were added in 2012.  Following the recent announcement in May 2015 of a strategic partnership with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, Nothnagle has been focused on bringing enhanced services and programs to agents and clients in the Buffalo market.

“John has been a well-respected leader in our industry and will be integral to our growth strategy in Buffalo.  We are excited to welcome him to the Nothnagle team,” said Armand D’Alfonso, President of Nothnagle Realtors.

A 25-year veteran with Hunt Real Estate ERA, John began his career as a salesperson in 1989.  He has served in a number of roles for Hunt, including General Manager of  the Rochester operation from 2004 – 2008 where he led a sales force of 230 sales professionals in seven branch offices.

Most recently, John has had the role of Broker Consultant for Hunt since 2008 where he was charged with increasing sales and revenues for the company in the area of listings, sales, home warranty sales and e-commerce as well as fostering agent relations.  He has served as branch manager of the Buffalo Metropolitan, Cheektowaga, Hamburg, Kenmore-Tonawanda, Orchard Park and West Seneca offices.

“The Nothnagle and Howard Hanna names are among the most respected names in the industry.  Both have a similar history and reputation of delivering innovative technology and high-quality service.  I’m thrilled to be part of this organization and am looking forward to bringing exclusive programs and an enhanced experience to agents and clients unlike any before offered in this market,” said John Rummel.

John is a graduate of the State University of New York College at Brockport with a BBA in Marketing and Economics.  He is a Certified Spin Instructor and enjoys landscaping and coaching baseball and soccer.  John can be reached at 716-997-8581.

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Nothnagle Home Services Welcomes Penfield Window Cleaning

Nothnagle Home Services welcomes Penfield Window Cleaning to our list of trusted vendors. Penfield Window Cleaning is proud to be a locally born company who services the Rochester community and is proud to have a positive impact on economic growth.
Services Offered:
Window Cleaning
Pressure Cleaning
Chandelier Cleaning
Ceiling Fan Cleaning
Dryer Vent Cleaning
Gutter Maintenance

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Nothnagle Home Services is now accepting applications from area contractors to add to our comprehensive list of service providers.  We pride ourselves on being able to refer our clients to reputable and reliable service providers. We have offices throughout Western New York and are looking for providers who cover a variety of areas. If you or someone you know may be interested in becoming a Nothnagle Home Services Partner call 1-866-295-MOVE or follow the link to email your inquiry

5 Reasons It May Be Time To Reduce Your Home Price

price reducedThe main goal when selling your home is to get top dollar. This is where the process can become stressful. Here are some signs that may be telling you it is time to consider lowering the price of your home.

  1. DOM is high. A telling sign that it may be time to lower the price of your home is the number of days it has been on the market. While there isn’t a set guideline for how many days your house should be on the market before selling, you most likely will know if it has been too long. Some homes sell in days, others take months, your gut will tell you when things are approaching a standstill.
  2. Lots of lookers but no one seems to be biting. Do you have a number of people walking through your home with little interest? If so this means something is off. An overly priced home may discourage interested buyers from even attempting to make an offer.
  3. Your home has been on the market longer than similar homes. Be aware of the market in your area. Ask your agent what the average number of days it takes to sell a home in your market. Sometimes comparing the price of your home to ones that have recently sold in your area will give you a better idea for what the buyers in your market are willing to spend.
  4. You are pressed for time. The amount of pressure to sell your home may play a big role in the decision to lower your price or “wait it out”. If you are making a job transfer, or have already purchased a new home your motivation to sell is most likely much higher. Keep in mind when a home sits on the market, buyers can begin to wonder if there’s something wrong with it. There is a limit for how ‘lax’ you can be in the home selling process. It is very understandable to expect top dollar for a home that you have invested so much into, but sometimes there is a point where you may need to become more realistic. You do not want to waste your time and money or your agent’s efforts.
  5. You are maxed out. You have done all you can to upgrade your home. A fresh coat of paint and a repair here and there can add up quickly. If you feel as if you have made all necessary upgrades to make your home as appealing as you possibly can than maybe it is time to turn to adjusting the price. Remember that you want to get the money back that you invest in your home. Do not invest too much in upgrades if you feel as if your home is already priced at the top of the market.

The key factor to keep in mind when selling your home is that your agent has all the knowledge you need. Work together with your agent to list your home at a price which you are comfortable with. Take your agent’s honest advice and listen to what they have to say. Trust in your agent’s advice if they tell you it is time to lower the price. There is a lot to take into account when pricing your home and it is very easy to expect more out of the sale than you may get.

Listen to the experts and trust in your gut. When the time is right, the perfect buyer for your home will come. But in order to appeal to this perfect buyer you must also remember good things come to those who wait, but even better things come to those who get out there and take control.

Curious to see what your home is worth? Follow this link to find out!

Take a look at the most recent price reductions on Your dream home may be out there!

What It’s Like to Be a Real Estate Agent

People who have made successful careers at being real estate agents are some of the most organized and hard working people in the planet. The reason why many choose real estate is simply because it is a very lucrative profession that has the potential of earning them millions of dollars per year. The problem with real estate as a profession is that most agents end up failing because they do not put in the hard work, perseverance, and patience required of this profession. Those who are successful have nothing but praise when asked what it’s like to be a real estate agent.  So, what is it like to be a real estate agent? Let us begin.

Real Estate Agents Have Their Own Time Schedule

Realtors are unlike traditional employees who must work 8 to 9 hours a day. They do not have to clock in or clock out in the office much like regular employees. The reality of most real estate agents is that their clients are actually their bosses who also have regular jobs during the day. This means that at any given time, a real estate agent must be available to their clients when their clients are free. For this reason, agents find themselves working on weekends and even on national holidays.

Real Estate Agents Have Unpredictable Work Days

One of the most exciting things about becoming a real estate agent is that your days are unpredictable. The people whom they meet come from various walks of life. Some are easy to work with, while others are difficult. This is why most real estate agents end up possessing impressive people skills as they end up working with all types of people.

Real Estate Agents are Experts at Pricing Homes Properly

Most successful real estate agents are masterful at selling because they know exactly how to be aggressive. A good real estate agent knows how to properly price a home for sale so that it attracts more people to be interested in buying. When real estate agents request their clients to allow them to raise or lower the prices of the properties, it is because they are experts in the local market. They know exactly how much they can lower the properties they are selling without compromising the true market value of the property.

Real Estate Agents Get a Lot of Work Done in Their Cars

Contrary to the belief that most real estate agents have the liberty of working from home; the actual truth is that many work from their cars. Since real estate agents are constantly travelling to and from property sites to meet with their various clients, most of their work gets done inside their vehicles while travelling. Additionally, most agents have numerous meetings to go to during their workday. This rarely allows them to go back home or at the office unless all of their meetings are completed.

The real estate business is different than any other. The excitement and opportunity to make yourself as successful as you would like is a very liberating feeling and one that you can not find in all careers. Are you interested in becoming an agent and would like to learn how Nothnagle REALTORS can help you? Visit our website by clicking here.


Raising the Convenience Factor – Real Estate Licensing Now Offered Online

nothnagle realtorsceshopThere are many great reasons to become a real estate agent. And one of the best reasons is that switching to a career in real estate is easier than ever. The decision to get a real estate license is one that many people debate back and forth with for a long time. The reality is in 75 hours a person can successfully complete the qualifying course to get them started in real estate. There are no books to purchase, commuting to make time for and gas to use because Nothnagle is working with the CE Shop to offer this course online. The 75-hour course covers all the instruction required to obtain your New York Salesperson license. The best part is, it can be done in the comfort of your own home on your own time.

Nothnagle strives to make sure the process of obtaining a Real Estate license is as straight forward as possible. This is perfect for those who may be transitioning into a real estate career or are interested in gaining a license to sell real estate in addition to their current job. The great thing about real estate is it is all about convenience. You can make your schedule as flexible as you may need and this is why getting your license should be just as easy.


Imagine having a flexible career with unlimited earning potential. Imagine choosing the clients YOU want to work with, setting your own work schedule, and developing a business plan to suit YOUR needs. No wonder this is a popular field for those looking for a career change.

Real Estate Agents receive enormous satisfaction in finding the perfect home for their clients; or helping owners sell a home with little hassle at the best price possible. If you love people and are rewarded by helping them, you have discovered a career that will allow you to turn your passion into a business that will never feel like work.

At Nothnagle REALTORS, we will provide you with all of the information, tools, support, and services you will need to meet your career goals.

Now is the perfect time to learn more about how a career in real estate is just what you are looking for! If you would like more information, please Click here and check out what the CE Shop has to offer.

How to Help Home Buyers and Sellers Deal with the Stress

Frustrated Young Couple With Moving Boxes At Home

Stress in any situation is unnecessary, but it happens. This is especially true when it comes to real estate.  More often than not, it is due the actual process of buying and selling.

Minimizing this stress should be a commitment of every real estate agent. Your training and expertise about the housing market will help build the trust of your clients.

The process of purchasing a home is exhausting already, and stress will only make it more unbearable. With these following insights, you can help clients sleep better at night.

Reducing the stress of buying

Buying a house is not a walk in the park. Though we may wish it to be the case, it’s not merely a matter of whether your clients like a house or not. There are various factors involved and as an agent, it is your objective to make the decision process easier for the homebuyer and to help minimize their stress to the point where their biggest worry is whether they like a house or not.

Before any purchase should be made, it is important to thoroughly research the prospective properties. Foresight is important in the real estate industry, so anticipate questions from your buyers and have answers for them. Real estate agents should have contacts of resource persons that will make it easier for buyers to decide.

Assure your client that it is okay to ask questions. Communicate constantly and deliver when there are problems that are bugging them. A buyer with peace of mind will be more motivated to close the deal.

Stressing the point of selling

Just because a house seller will be getting money in return for the transaction, that doesn’t mean it’s all fun and games for them. Prospective sellers also endure stress and real estate agents should make it a point to relive as much stress as possible.

One of the exhausting aspects of selling a property is the asking price. Is the tag price too low or is it too high? Agents should assist their clients in determining the market value of the house. There are inspection professionals that can provide insights about possible minor improvements and renovation to bolster the value of the property.

There will be buyers as well that will have price offers below your expectations. As much as possible, do not let your clients to communicate directly with buyers.

Real estate agents should manage the negotiations with the prospective buyer. This will help you strike a balance between accommodating the requests of the buyer and securing a fair value for your property.

As with all things, if you fail to plan when buying or selling a property for a client, you plan to fail. Part of the planning is to anticipating shouldering much of the stress for both the home buying and selling process. If you take strides to alleviate a portion of your clients’ stress than they will be more likely to make clear-headed decisions that are the best for both of you.  And remember: what is a life-changing event for them is another day in the office for you.

Nothnagle Welcomes 5 Quality Vendors to Their Home Services Program!

Nothnagle Home Services is a one-stop service for their clients. They assist clients with finding home-related services before, during and after their move. Whether it’s flooring, painting, repairs, cleaning, lawn care, appliances, insurance, moving, internet, phone service, etc. they have a partner for you! With over 50 services offered and over 80 service partners Nothnagle Home Services has what you need. We would like to welcome the following businesses to the Nothnagle Home Services program!

First Choice Movers

Green Genie

Homewood Suites Henrietta- 22% off best flex rate

Comfort Suites Henrietta- 15% off best flex rate

Holiday Inn Express Rochester

Time is money and Home Services works hard to save you both. For more information on the program, please send an email, call 1-866-295-MOVE, or visit Nothnagle Home Services website today!




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