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Davies earns Associate Broker's License

Lee Davies

JAMESTOWN – Lee Davies, REALTOR Howard Hanna Holt Real Estate in Lakewood,  has been issued an Associate Broker’s license by the State of NY.

Lee, successfully took all of the required real estate courses and passed the required State Broker’s examination.  Said Davies, “I wanted to continue my education so that I can provide the best service to my clients.”

Steve Holt, Sales Manager, “We’re proud of Lee for taking the initiative to advance his career.  Over a third of our agents have achieved their Associate Broker license, it establishes them as an expert in the field, and ensures the customer gets a better experience.”

Lee Davies Auction Services. Licensed in NY and OH, handles storage, on-site, and  real estate auctions as well as contract work for other auction houses.

“I try to provide as many services as possible for my clients, so I can meet their diverse needs,” said Davies.

     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.  They expanded  this year with their new sister company, Howard Hanna Professionals, with offices in Olean, and Bradford PA. 

Both are franchises 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

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

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