Nothnagle’s Brighton Office Welcomes Don Simonetti, Jr as Branch Manager

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Nothnagle’s Brighton Office Welcomes Don Simonetti, Jr as Branch Manager

 14793(Rochester, NY) – Nothnagle REALTORS® is pleased to announce the appointment of Don Simonetti, Jr as Brighton Branch Manager.  A Rochester native, Don was born and raised in the real estate industry; he has 17 years of experience as an agent and has been a Director with the Greater Rochester Association of Realtors since 2011.

Don’s extensive background and experience in real estate will be an asset to the branch.  After graduating from law school, Don worked with the best real estate law firms in Rochester until he joined his father’s firm in 1997.  In 2004, he entered the Real Estate Management arena where he managed two large branches of another local broker for seven years.  In 2011, he joined the Holly Creek Team.  The essence of Don’s value system is his consummate professionalism, industry wide reputation for integrity, an unwavering commitment to client service and agent development.  “My style stems from the fact that I am an agent first and foremost,” Don Simonetti, Jr explained. “I see myself as leading the collective cause not as the manager first.”

Nothnagle’s Brighton branch is consistently one of the highest producing offices for the company.  “The collective brain power in that building is staggering,” stated Don Simonetti, Jr.  “My goal is to tap into that energy with each individual agent so that the energy of the branch is infectious.”  Don continued to state his goal for the future of the Brighton office to be a place “where the agents in the public understand we are the destination broker for Brighton NY.”

“We are very happy with Don’s newly appointed position as Brighton’s manager; he has the experience and desire to take the Brighton office to the next level,” stated Armand D’Alfonso, President and CEO of Nothnagle.  “The Brighton branch is already one of our #1 offices and we have plans to provide the Brighton Market with a consumer experience that exceeds all expectations.  We have a long-standing history in Brighton: for 35 years (from 1975 to 2010) our corporate offices were located in Brighton—it’s our history and Don’s drive that we hope to combine to provide the community with superior service.”

 

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About Nothnagle Realtors®

Established in 1948, Nothnagle Realtors is a full-service real estate company offering 33 convenient locations in upstate New York.  In 2013, Nothnagle agents facilitated nearly 10,000 transaction sides valued at over $1.4 billion.  As a result, Nothnagle Realtors is ranked 37th in the nation on the 2013 REALTrends 500 survey (based on brokerage transaction sides).  In addition to traditional brokerage services, Nothnagle offers a full range of services including insurance, home warranty, mortgage, property management and home maintenance and repair.  For more information, visit www.Nothnagle.com.

 

Three Nothnagle Agents Win Industry Awards

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 Three Nothnagle Agents Win Industry Awards

 

DSC02070(Rochester, NY) – Nothnagle REALTORS® is pleased to announce that three of its agents won awards at this year’s Greater Rochester Association of REALTORS® Leadership and Awards Luncheon.

Ron Matter of our Fairport office received the GRAR Honor Society Award.  Fellow Fairport colleague, Maria McGill presented and gave a very warm introduction.  Ron began real estate in the 1970s and served as a mentor to countless new agents.  He is a member of the Perinton Chamber of Commerce and as Maria stated, “always kind, always humble.”  And in that fashion he kindly gave a humble acceptance speech noting his surprise to be honored, stating “I just try to be there for as many people as I can.  I am fortunate to volunteer as I have the time to do so.”

The 2014 Women’s Council of REALTORS®’ Member of the Year Award went to Webster agent, Katherine Dexter. Born and raised in Rochester, Katherine became an agent in 2006 and joined WCR in 2007.  Her passion, apart from real estate, is volunteering in her community for countless organizations, like the Southwest Neighborhood Center and Rochester Rotary to name a couple.  She has served various positions on the WCR Board and, notably, was WCR President in 2012.

Val Morgan of our Webster office is the winner of the 2014 WCR Entrepreneur of the Year Award.  Former 2012 WCR President, Val is a seasoned agent who has been in the industry for 26 years and has won several sales awards as well as the GRAR REALTOR®-Associate of the Year in 2005.  She is active in her church and actively volunteers for numerous organizations.  Val’s success can be attributed to her personal mantra that hard work yields results.  In her speech she praised her branch manager, Lou DiMartino, and her fellow Webster colleagues: “You are the best colleagues in the world.”  She further commended the Council which presented her with the award, saying, “I have friends for life because of WCR.”

Additionally, at the luncheon Lanie Bittner from the Nothnagle Pittsford branch was installed to the GRAR Board of Directors.  Toni Connors from the Nothnagle Pittsford branch was installed as GRAR President-Elect.  Linda Wilson from the Nothnagle Brighton Branch was installed as GRAR Secretary/Treasurer.  Danielle Riley was installed as Secretary of the Women’s Council of REALTORS®.

“It is a wonderful accomplishment for our agents to be recognized by such prestigious organizations within the real estate industry,” stated Armand D’Alfonso, President and CEO of Nothnagle.  “I would like to extend my congratulations to our award winners, Ron Matter, Katherine Dexter, and Val Morgan, as well as to the newly installed officers and directors: Danielle Riley, Lanie Bittner, Toni Connors and Linda Wilson.  Your commitment to the real estate profession and our community is admirable and your recognition is well deserved.”

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About Nothnagle Realtors®

Established in 1948, Nothnagle Realtors is a full-service real estate company offering 33 convenient locations in upstate New York.  In 2013, Nothnagle agents facilitated nearly 10,000 transaction sides valued at over $1.4 billion.  As a result, Nothnagle Realtors is ranked 37th in the nation on the 2013 REALTrends 500 survey (based on brokerage transaction sides).  In addition to traditional brokerage services, Nothnagle offers a full range of services including insurance, home warranty, mortgage, property management and home maintenance and repair.  For more information, visit www.Nothnagle.com.

Fundraising Benefit for Nothnagle Employee Battling Cancer

Our employee, Sue Steffenhagen, is battling Pancreatic Cancer.  She is a single mother of two who works in our Penfield Office; she is very active in her church and enjoys canoeing and nature hikes.

Please come to the fundraising event on Sunday, October 26th – all proceeds will benefit Sue.

 

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Looking for Local Contractors to Join Our Exclusive List of Vendors!

Moving Outside of the Area?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 Monroe County and Erie County; any surrounding counties; and/or: Seneca and Cayuga Counties.

We are currently looking for contractors that specialize in the following categories:

  • Snowplowing
  • Lawn Services & Landscaping
  • Gutter Cleaning
  • Masonry
  • Chimney Inspections & Repair

E-mail William Thomas with the subject “Call for Service Providers” for more information: wthomas(at)nothnagle.com

Nothnagle REALTORS Donates to the Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Tournament Signage2On August 11, Nothnagle REALTORS® held its 25th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Shadow Pines Golf Club in Penfield New York.

Nothnagle is pleased to announce that the proceeds raised from that event has been donated to the Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI).  Founded in 1898 by Dr. Roswell Park, the Institute was America’s first cancer center and continues to set the national standards for cancer care, research and education.  RPCI is a teaching hospital located in downtown Buffalo, New York spanning 28 acres and comprised of 15 buildings.  For more information about RPCI or on how to donate, please click here.

The check, in the amount of $8000, will be designated for pediatric oncology. “We are so happy to support such a prestigious foundation,” said Armand D’Alfonso, President and CEO of Nothnagle REALTORS®. “The cancer research and education they do is truly commendable. We are lucky to have such an important and influential facility located here in Western NY.”

A sincere thank you is due to all the participants of the Golf Tournament for making this generous contribution possible.

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Buy a Home in Buffalo for $1


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Urban Homestead Program

There are, within the City of Buffalo, areas designated as Urban Renewal Areas (URA’s) and Comprehensive Code Enforcement Areas (CCE’s). The Homestead Map and the Homestead Street Listing detail URA and CCE areas.

Properties that are within these designated boundaries are eligible for inclusion in the Urban Homestead Program, with conditions: the property is not needed for public purposes and no qualified buyer has attempted to purchase the property. A sale takes precedence over a homestead. Applicants can acquire property in these areas for one Dollar ($1.00) plus the required closing costs.

There are three ways to participate in the Urban Homestead Program.  Each requires a completed REQUEST TO ACQUIRE CITY OWNED PROPERTY form:

  • This request asks that a purchaser provide some basic information to the City before a purchase file is opened. The information required is specific to residential structure or vacant lot acquisition. The REQUEST must be submitted to the Division of Real Estate for review and release by the Land Use Planning Committee.
  • If the Land Use Planning Committee determines that the property is needed for public purpose or development and can not be released, the Division of Real Estate will notify the interested party.

Vacant Lot Next To Existing Residence

If the property is released for sale by the Land Use Planning Committee, the following is required:

  • An applicant must own and occupy a residential property next to a City owned vacant lot.
  • The applicant must be current on all city and county property taxes, water bills, sewer bills, and user fees.
  • No other liens owed to the City of Buffalo.
  • No property code violations on any property owned.
  • The applicant will be required to clean and improve the vacant parcel within six (6) months.
  • The property is maintained in a sanitary manner for at least 36 months.

Vacant Lot(s) For New Home Construction

If the property is released for sale by the Land Use Planning Committee, the following is required:

    • An applicant must provide development, construction, and financial plans sufficient to erect and maintain a residence.
    • The specified structure must be erected on the premises within twelve (12) months and must be occupied by the homesteader for a minimum of thirty-six (36) months.

For more information about housing in the City of Buffalo and the surrounding areas, contact one of our two Erie County offices: Amherst and Orchard Park.

Village of Fairport Hosts 10th Annual Music Festival to Benefit Golisano’s Children’s Hospital at Strong

Music Festival LogoPlease join the Nothnagle Fairport Office in support of the “10th” Annual Fairport Music Festival this Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 12 noon.

The Fairport Music & Food Festival is a music festival held in Fairport on Liftbridge Lane near the Box Factory Building, which features music and food from local restaurants. It promises to be a fun filled day that offers music on three stages from more than 20 bands and entertainers, tons of kids’ activities, and over 20 area restaurants for great food.  All proceeds go to the Golisano’s Children’s Hospital at Strong.

For a complete list of musical performers, stage locations, and vendors, please check out the Music Festival website.

Questions? Here is the link to the FAQs

 

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