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HHH Expands reach with Howard Hanna Professionals Partnership

Howard Hanna Real Estate Holt Real Estate, the #1 seller of homes in Chautauqua County New York, together with Dennis Pezzimenti Broker/Owner of DBP Realty in Olean, NY and Mike DePalma Broker/Owner of Penn Laurel Realty in Bradford, PA, announced that they have formed a  partnership called Howard Hanna Professionals (howardhannaprofessionals.com) that will serve Cattaraugus and Allegheny Counties in NY and McKean County in PA. 

L to R:  Pete Holt, Diana Holt, Mike DePalma, Dennis Pezzimenti, Tom S, Steve Holt“We are tremendously pleased to welcome these phenomenal companies, staff and agents into this partnership with us,” said Howard Hanna Holt Broker/Owner George (Pete) Holt.  “Both companies lead their markets and should continue to grow with the benefits of our programs and systems.

Founded in 1983 by the Holt family, Howard Hanna Holt Real Estate (howardhannaholt.com) is a privately-owned affiliate of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. Headquartered in Mayville, New York, the company has grown in the past decade from one office in Mayville to Fredonia, Lakewood/Jamestown, and virtual offices for the Chautauqua Institution and Peek ‘n Peak communities. The creation of the new Howard Hanna Professionals adds two new offices and expands the company’s footprint into Cattaraugus and McKean Counties.

Howard Hanna Holt Real Estate offers comprehensive residential and commercial real estate sales, leasing and related services, including real property appraisals, property management, development services and vacation property rentals. 

According to Dennis Pezzimenti, “This new relationship will provide our buyers and sellers with unique programs and services which are not available from other agencies.  The Howard Hanna franchise program allows us to retain decision-making locally, but gives us an invaluable resource to expand our reach and capabilities for our agents and clients.   Dennis and his team will continue to run the office from its current location at 410 Wayne Street, Olean, NY 14760. 

Mike DePalma, Owner of Penn Laurel Realty, will be working together with Pezzimenti as both companies expand the services offered to their buyers and sellers.  “We are extremely excited to announce this merger and begin to share all the benefits with our agents, buyers and sellers” said DePalma.  Under the new Howard Hanna Professionals name, the Penn Laurel  team will continue to operate from its newly-renovated office at Bolivar Drive, Bradford, PA 16701. 

“We anticipate increasing our agent base and staff in the coming months,” said Pezzimenti.  “Sales Associates will immediately be able to offer the Howard Hanna 100% Money Back Guarantee along with all of Howard Hanna’s exclusive programs while benefiting from state-of-the-art tools, training, and technology.” 

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services has been helping people feel at home since 1957, when the family-owned and operated company was founded in Pittsburgh, PA.  Sixty years later, the company is the third largest real estate company in America, the #1 privately owned broker in the nation, and the largest home seller in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York. The company specializes in residential and commercial brokerage service, mortgages, closing and title insurance, land development, appraisal services, insurance services, corporate relocation and property management. With more than 270 offices across PA, OH, NY, VA, MI, WV, NC and MD, more than 9,000 sales associates and staff are guided by a spirit of integrity in all aspects of the real estate process.

Portage Pie Celebrates Pi Day

     Sometimes you just need pie. On a snowy day that had led Governor Cuomo to declare a state of emergency, I headed down to Portage Pies in Westfield NY for their annual "Pi Day" celebration. In mathematics, Pi is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.  Because 3.14 is an approximate equivalent of Pi, March 14 is called Pi Day.Portage Pies is located at 42 Portage Street in the Village of Westfield, NY
Cooling racks at Portage Pie Westfield NY

 



     
    

   


     Opening the doors and stepping out of the cold I was greeted by the warmth and aroma from the kitchen. They were giving out slices of pie and coffee, but most customers seemed intent on picking up a whole pie. I had a coffee, a bit of my usual pecan pie, and caught up with three generations the Thayer family who own and operate this little slice of heaven.  

Raisa, Jack Jr., Al, Connie, and Jack Sr.Connie Thayer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portage Pie is not just Chautauqua County famous:  they've been featured in the PBS Documentary A Few Good Pies Places (Video here), The Buffalo news, blogs, and have customers from all over the country who go out of their way to get their hands on these delicious pies.

     Portage Pies is currently open Wed-Sat 10am-6pm and Sun 11am-2pm (or until sold out).  Visit them online at their website, Facebooktwitter, by phone at  (716) 232-4036, or stop in at 42 North Portage St.

     Portage Pie is just one of countless reasons that Chautauqua County is such a great place to live.  At Howard Hanna Holt we are going to be spending more time pointing out local businesses, attractions and hotspots.  Have a favorite place/spot/event that you feel deserves attention?  Email us or send a message on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #feelslikehome.

     Howard Hanna Holt Real Estate is a family owned business and is the leading Real Estate Brokerage in Chautauqua County, with offices in Fredonia, Lakewood, and Mayville serving Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Erie Counties.  It is a franchise of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, the 3rd largest real estate company in America, the #1 privately owned broker in the nation and the largest home seller in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York.  . With 270 offices across PA, OH, VA, MI, NY, WV, NC and MD their more than 9,000 sales associates and staff are guided by a spirit of integrity in all aspects of the real estate process. 

Writer Contact Nick Holt

LaPaglia Awarded REALTOR of the Year!

     At its annual installation banquet, the Chautauqua Cattaraugus Board of Realtors announced Anne LaPaglia as 2016 Realtor of the Year.

Anne LaPaglia CCBR 2016 Realtor of the Year

“It was a total surprise to me,” said LaPaglia,a 27 year veteran in the industry and Broker Associate with Howard Hanna Holt Real Estate. “Knowing that I was recognized by my peers for my hard work and the ethical way I run my business means everything to me! It is an honor to be recognized for something I love to do. ”

The REALTOR of the Year is selected by members of the Chautauqua Cattaraugus Board of REALTORs, which makes its decision based on criteria set by the National Association of Realtors. The recipient must reflect the core values and ethical principals of the national organization.

 

“Anne is an active member of the community and a valuable member of the Chautauqua Cattaraugus Board of Realtors,” said Dennis Pezzimenti, CCBR Board President. “We’re lucky to have her as part of our family.”

He also noted that LaPaglia was selected because she is community minded and always willing to lend a hand. Anne has recently been awarded the Best of the Best Award, which rewards the top 2% of agents nationally by Realty Alliance, was recognized as part of REALTRENDS “Best Real Estate Agents In America Awards” and has been a consistent multi-million dollar producer.  LaPaglia also sits on the CCBR Board of Directors and serves as Secretary.

"It is fantastic that Anne has been recognized by the Board or REALTORS for her hard work," said Steve Holt, Vice President of Howard Hanna Holt Real Estate. "Anne's' customers enjoy working with her. They know she always puts their interest first!"

       
 Anne is the 6th member of Howard Hanna Holt Real Estate to win the award.  From left to right, Doug Hooper, Diana Holt, Sandy Haines, Steve Holt, Anne LaPaglia (Matt Wroda, not pictured).


     Howard Hanna Holt Real Estate is a family owned business and is the leading Real Estate Brokerage in Chautauqua County, with offices in Fredonia, Lakewood, and Mayville serving Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Erie Counties.  It is a franchise of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, the 3rd largest real estate company in America, the #1 privately owned broker in the nation and the largest home seller in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York.  . With 270 offices across PA, OH, VA, MI, NY, WV, NC and MD their more than 9,000 sales associates and staff are guided by a spirit of integrity in all aspects of the real estate process. 

Chautauqua Trick or Treat Hours

Here are dates and times for trick or treating in our Western NY communities.

October 30th  
Sheridan 3-5 pm

October 31st
Ashville 6-8 pm
Bemus Point 6-8 pm
Brocton 5:30-7 pm
Cassadaga 5-7 pm
Dunkirk 4-8 pm
Ellicottville 6-8 pm
Falconer 5:30-7 pm
Forestville 6-8 pm
Fredonia: 4-7 pm *7pm curfew
Frewsburg 6-8 pm
Gowanda 5:30-7:30 pm
Jamestown 6-8 pm
Lakewood 6-8 pm
Mayville 5-7 pm
North Harmony 5-7 pm
Randolph 6-7:30 pm
Silver Creek 5-7 pm
Sinclairville 5-7 pm
South Dayton 5-8 pm

Have a safe and happy Halloween.
Chautauqua County Trick or Treat Times

Writer Contact Nick Holt

10 Chautauqua County Hunting Properties

            Chautauqua County is known for being a great area for hunting.  With bow season just kicking off over the weekend, we thought it would be helpful to focus on some hunting property that is on the market.  We've also put together a quick page with our WNY hunting properties.

Camps
3206 CLYMER-SHERMAN RD
            This 29.7 acre is an outdoor haven.  This camp has numerous treestands and feed plots around the property, and black bear, whites tail, and turkey are frequent visitors.  Outbuilding have well, septic, and underground electric.  ATV trails run throughout the property, there is a bass stocked pond, and even 100 trees tapped for maple syrup.  Listed at just under 90k check out this great property for lovers of the outdoors. 

4880 Rte 764880 TreeStand
36 acre hunting property and camp.  Several tree stands in place.  Cabin has electric, propane heat, well, and septic.  Barn for storage and toys, ATV trails throughout property.

Acreage
Wilbur Road, Dunkirk NY
Over 34 acres of vacant land.

Johnson Road, Sinclairville NY
14.9 acres with 9 wooded acres with small stream.  An established driveway leads way for potential campsite.

Ellicott Road Fredonia
Roughly 28 secluded acres, teeming with wildlife.  Primarily wooded, with clearing near road.

1275 Big Tree-Sugar Grove Rd
Wooded acreage with small stream and updated tree-stand. Could be used as private hunting camp with 12 x 24 Cabin built in 2010 and updated this year in early 2016. Gated entrance with electric at the road.

Stockton-Cassadaga Road
Just down the road from the Marden E Cobb waterway, this 49 acre parcel is mostly wetlands, with a 8 acre buildable area by the road.

Homes with Hunting
8213 Ravlin Hill
Far more of a homestead than a strictly hunting properly, this 3000+ square foot, 4 bed, 2 bath sits on 117 acres the majority of which are wooded.  The property is also conveniently situated by Peak ‘n Peak for skiers and golfers, and by the snowmobile trails.

4587 Parker Road
Parker Road Westfield
4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home situated on a picturesque 52.9 acres, with a finished basement and attached two-car garage, has free gas.  f you enjoy outdoor recreation, this is truly a dream come true! You can keep your horses in one of the two barns located on the property. Enjoy riding the trails and seeing the grounds with two ponds or scenic wooded areas and treestands without ever leaving your property.  The acreage is rich with game as many of the trophies around the fireplace were taken on the property.

4600 Fluvanna-Townline Road
Beautiful log cabin home sits back of the road on a 72 acre lot (35 wooded) with creek and waterfall.  Large three car garage, wood burning fireplaces perfect for a year-round home or a hunter’s paradise.

 

Here is a NYS Hunting Season guide

For more information on licensing, seasons, public land for hunting, and more visit the state DEC site.

Writer Contact Nick Holt

© 2017 Chautauqua County Board of Realtors All rights reserved. Information deemed to be reliable but not guaranteed. The data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part from the Broker Reciprocity Program. Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than Howard Hanna Holt are marked with the BR logo and detailed information about them includes the name of the listing brokers. Listing broker has attempted to offer accurate data, but buyers are advised to confirm all items. Information last updated on 2017-07-23.

© 2017 McKean County Association of Realtors All rights reserved. Information deemed to be reliable but not guaranteed. The data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part from the Broker Reciprocity Program. Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than Howard Hanna Holt are marked with the BR logo and detailed information about them includes the name of the listing brokers. Listing broker has attempted to offer accurate data, but buyers are advised to confirm all items. Information last updated on 2017-07-23.

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