Nothnagle Proudly Congratulates 2016 GRAR Sales Master Award Winners

The 2016 GRAR Sales Master Award dinner took place on Friday December 16th. A number of agents from all over the area were awarded for their outstanding accomplishments for the year of 2016. Congratulations to the following winners for an outstanding performance this year!

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Fall For These Autumn Home Staging Ideas

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Autumn is such a beautiful time of year. The leaves are changing the scented candles are out on display and the temperature is just about right. This is the prime time to use these features to help sell your home! Here are a few tips for staging your home during the autumn months. Even if you aren’t looking to sell your home these tips can apply to decorating any home!

frontdoor.jpgStart at the front door. The colors of fall work well with the exterior of just about any frontdoor2.jpg
home. The neutral orange, browns and yellows can help make a front step or porch looks inviting. Stacking pumpkins is a recent craze this season that makes for a very cute look. Corn stalks can also be a very inexpensive touch to add depth and color to your front door. Nothing says welcome home more than a new welcome mat or sign waiting for a potential homeowner upon arrival.


The scents are out so light up the candles!
fallcandles.jpgWith Fall comes the great scents. From cinnamon, to pumpkin pie, if you walk down the isle of Yankee Candle you are bound to find some scents that interest you. Light up candles at least 30 minutes before an open house to allow the aroma to spread throughout the house. Light up a cookie scent in the kitchen and keep it fresh in the laundry space. This is a simple and homey touch that doesn’t take much effort.

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be afraid to dress up your tables to make your house look like fallkitchen.jpga home. An autumn inspired centerpiece on your dining table
may brighten up your dining room. You can do the same to your kitchen to add a pop of color. As always, make sure not to overdo it just a few touches here and there will give that ‘homey’ feel you are looking for.

Light the fire and set the scene. If you have a fireplace make sure to light it up. The cozyfallmantle.jpg feel will give the home owners a glimpse into the chilly months ahead letting them know that things may not be as bad this winter with a fire place back at home waiting for them. If you have a fireplace that tends to blend in try to decorate it a bit to draw attention to it. There are tons of autumn mantle ideas out there to spice up your living space! Hop on Pinterest for some ideas!

Fall is only here for a brief time so take advantage of the colors, fresh scents and homey feel. Autumn decor sure is a fan favorite and is bound to appeal to anyone that walks through your front door!

If you are on the hunt for a new home check out our list of upcoming Open Houses here

 

Nothnagle Realtors Donates to Camp Good Days and Special Times

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Armand D’Alfonso, President of Nothnagle REALTORS, Left, presents a check for $8,500 to James McCauley, Assistant to the Executive Director from Camp Good Days. Proceeds will benefit Teddi’s Team, which is a residential camping program offered to children ages 8-12 who have or have had cancer or sickle cell anemia.

 

On August 8, Nothnagle REALTORS® held its 27th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Eagle Vale Golf Club in Fairport New York.

Nothnagle is pleased to announce $8,500 was raised from the tournament and has been donated to Camp Good Days and Special Times. Camp Good Days and Special Times, Inc. is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, adults and families whose lives have been touched by cancer and other life challenges, which is only possible through the generosity of so many individuals and organizations and the success of their many special fundraising events. For more information on how can contribute to Camp Good Days please visit https://www.campgooddays.org/.

The check, for $8,500, will go towards funding the 2017 Teddi’s Team which is a residential camping program offered to children ages 8-12 who have or have had cancer or sickle cell anemia. The camp runs during the month of July at the Camp Good Days Recreational Facility on Keuka Lake. At Camp Good Days, participants have the opportunity to regain some of what cancer has taken away from them. During the 5 days at camp, the children get to take part in various activities and fun events that remind them that they are not alone in their fight!

A sincere thank you is due to all participants of the Golf Tournament, as well as the following sponsors for making this generous contribution possible:

Nothnagle Home Securities

Premium Mortgage

Nothnagle Insurance

13WHAM

Trevett Cristco

D&C

Woods Oviatt

HSA Home Warranty

Cutco

WB Mason

KB Graphics

Davie Kaplan

Golden Boys Painting & Staining

Napora Heating & Cooling

Skeye Drone Aviation

Ambrose

BP Plumbing

 

Nothnagle Realtors Now Translates Website in 100 Languages

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Real estate is a personal business. Bringing buyers and sellers together has been Nothnagle Realtors’ fundamental purpose for over 68 years. They believe their greatest asset is their team of trained professionals. Their broad knowledge, experience, hard work, dedication to service and ongoing real estate training combined with many innovative marketing tools, produce the cumulative results that make the company a success.

In May of 2015 Nothnagle Realtors joined forces with Howard Hanna Real Estate services, and in July of 2016 they also brought on Realty USA. Making them the #1 Real Estate Company in New York State, and #3 in the United States! Ever since the merger, the companies have been working closely to share knowledge, programs and other services. Both companies have recently made their web pages available in 100 different languages.

“From our 100% Money Back Guarantee, to our Buy Before You Sell program, to our One-Stop Shopping, to our world-class website, Howard Hanna has always tried to anticipate the needs of our customers and adapt to the changing role of real estate,” said Howard W. “Hoddy” Hanna, III, Chairman of Howard Hanna. “Updating our website to offer translations in 100 languages is just another way for us to make sure that we continue to lead the charge as visionaries in the world of real estate.”

With the goal to better serve the customer, adding this unique feature will make it easy for Nothnagle Realtors to become accessible to clients from all walks of life! Visit www.Nothnagle.com to view this unique feature.language.PNG

About Notanagle Realtors:  Established in 1948, Nothnagle Realtors offers 30 locations throughout the Rochester, Finger Lakes Region and Buffalo regions.  In May 2015, Nothnagle announced its alliance with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services.  The combined performance of the joint Nothnagle and Howard Hanna companies in 2014 was $11.3 billion in closed sales volume and 61,776 closed transactions.*  The combined strength of the companies is more than 7,300 agents and employees with 205 offices in the eight states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Virginia, Michigan, West Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland.  For more information visit www.Nothnagle.com

Nothnagle REALTORS® Proud Sponsor of The Cancer Couch Foundation

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Nothnagle REALTORS® is proud sponsor of the Annual PINK GAME tomorrow, August 27th held at the Rochester Rhinos Stadium with the WNY Flash VS Houston Dash. The game will benefit the Cancer Couch Foundation and support awareness for Breast Cancer. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. The Cancer Couch Foundation exclusively works to fund research focused on accelerating treatment for metastatic breast cancer.  Read more about the amazing foundation here.

There will be raffles, food, prizes, and most of all a great number of strong women who have fought in a fight that many people know too well. Get your tickets here and join The Cancer Couch Foundation and the WNY Flash tomorrow for the Annual PINK GAME. Don’t forget to support the Cancer Couch and wear PINK!

“It’s time to make a change, the end of breast cancer starts with YOU. Together we can fund research and fight for stage 4” Visit TheCancerCouch.com to donate.

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Join Us For The Fairport Music Festival!

Please join the Nothnagle Fairport Office & the Fairport Music Festival in support of the Golisano Children’s Hospital. We are a proud sponsor of this event and are looking forward to a weekend of fun and giving to a great cause! Stop by today August 26th 5PM or Saturday August 27th 12PM.

Read more about the event here

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The Two Best Ways to Save On Your Renovations

Whether you plan on selling or simply want to keep up with the current trends, a remodel may be the best thing for you. However, to make sure you get the most out of your improvements you will want to keep a few things in mind.

Take a look at our top two best ways to get more for your money.

Tip #1: CONSIDER LOOK-ALIKE MATERIALS

countertops.jpgIn the 1990’s every piece of linoleum looked the same. Fast forward a couple of decades and you can now spend hours in a home improvement store just staring at tile floors. The options are endless which means there are so many ways to save. In the past few years, companies have really stepped it up with ‘imitation’ material products. There is now laminate that looks like real wood, and quartz counters that can appear to be marble. There are so many options for picking materials that still look top of the line without having to stretch your budget.

Tip #2: PLAN AHEAD

Some of the worst decisions are those that are made on the whim. This means you should put a good amount of time and consideration into deciding which rooms to renovate in houseonmoneyyour home. Look at the long term. If you plan to live in your home for 5+ years then you can go into more elaborate designs, picking out exactly what you want and what suits your family. If you are going into a remodel with the end goal of getting the highest price out of your home sale then you will find your priorities may be a little different.

By sitting down and deciding what your true end goal is in the remodel you will have a better view on what exactly ‘needs’ to be done and what you ‘want’ done. You may ‘want’ that marble counter top, which is just fine if you plan to enjoy your home for many years to come. However, if you ‘need’ to get the most out of your remodel because you plan to sell next year…then maybe that laminate look-a-like is the better option. Plan ahead, make educated decisions, and listen to your gut. By doing so you will end up with a home that you are proud of. Whether you are selling or staying, you want to be able to take pride in your home!