RISMEDIA, September 20, 2011–Buffalo-based HUNT Real Estate ERA announced today the acquisition of Rochester-based CENTURY 21 Capital Realty Group. CENTURY 21 Capital Realty Group was a franchise of CENTURY 21 LLC, a real estate corporation comprised of approximately 7,700 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices worldwide. CENTURY 21 Capital Realty Group operated both commercial and residential real estate brokerage divisions in Greece, NY and the Greater Rochester area.
Richard Baart, formerly broker owner and manager of CENTURY 21 Capital Realty Group, is a 30-year veteran in the Rochester real estate community and a well-known volunteer and philanthropist. Over the years, he has built a solid team of over 20 real estate sales professionals who specialize in both residential and commercial real estate, all of whom will transition to the HUNT ERA Greece branch. The transition will add over 50 active listings to HUNT ERA slightly increasing HUNT’s regional market share.
“We have never been more committed to the Greater Rochester region and growing our presence here by attracting and developing the finest real estate professionals in the industry,” says Peter F. Hunt, chairman and CEO of HUNT Real Estate Corp. “The CENTURY 21 Capital team encapsulates the essence of what premier real estate professionals are all about. We are proud to welcome them to our 100-year old brand.”
HUNT ERA currently operates five branches strategically located throughout Rochester in Brighton-Pittsford, Greece, Perinton, Webster, and Canandaigua. HUNT ERA has plans to aggressively grow market share in the Western New York region and beyond, and because CENTURY 21 Capital Realty Group has a strong presence in those geographic areas, this acquisition will expand HUNT’s reach in the Rochester area.
HUNT Real Estate ERA is ranked 23rd in closed transaction sides among the nation’s largest real estate brokers (as reported in sales figures for 2010 by RISMedia’s Annual Power Broker Report) with multiple offices in New York State and Arizona. This year, the company will also celebrate its 100th anniversary servicing homebuyers and sellers across multiple markets.
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About HUNT Real Estate Corp.
HUNT Real Estate Corp. is the parent company of HUNT Real Estate ERA. With 33 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 and Network Title Agency of Florida, 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 www.huntrealestate.com or become our fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/huntrealestate.
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