“Capture Your Hometown” Photo Contest to Support the Fight Against ALS

ERA Team VP searches for local photographs that capture the essence of each area, to be raffled at 4th Annual Agents of Hope Scramble Golf Tournament, with winning photographers awarded a cash prize and a chance to win an Ellicottville vacation getaway.

ERA Team VP Real Estate is looking for local photographs that best represent the “hometown” areas of western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania that ERA serves. Nine winning photographs, each representing a different “hometown”, will be unveiled at this year’s 4th Annual Agents of Hope Scramble Golf Tournament that ERA Team VP will be hosting on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013. One of the nine winners will be randomly selected to receive a two night stay, for up to four people, at the Ellicottville Inn Condominiums. The Ellicottville in is located right in the heart of Ellicottville, within CaptureYourHometown[1]walking distance to restaurants and shopping. The remaining winning photographers will be awarded a $25 debit card and all photographs will be featured on ERA Team VP Real Estate’s company websites.

The nine winning photographs will be raffled off with all proceeds, as well as tournament proceeds, benefiting The ALS Division of MDA & ALSA (the ALS Association); whose mission is to lead the fight to cure and treat ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, through global cutting-edge research, and to empower those affected and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.

Photo submissions should represent one of the following areas: Bemus Point, Mayville/Westfield, Fredonia, Lakewood/Jamestown, Chautauqua Institution, Ellicottville, Cuba/Olean, Bradford (PA), or Warren (PA).

The deadline for submissions is August 7th at 5:00pm, and entries must be a minimum width of 1680px. Please include your name, phone number, and the specific area you believe the photo represents. Multiple submissions per photographer will be accepted.

Submit your photos to Taylor Lehman at taylor.lehman@ERA.com. For more information or to submit further inquiries visit ERA Team VP’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ERATeamVP.RealEstate.  If you choose to include people in your submission, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary releases from the individuals depicted, and must be able to provide copies of those releases to ERA Team VP upon request. In submitting a photograph, you grant ERA Team VP a royalty-free, nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to: use the photograph on the Internet and company publications and promotions.

To register as a sponsor, individual entry, or four-person team for the 4th Annual Agents of Hope Scramble Golf Tournament, or for more information, contact Hanna Soffel Briggs at (716) 789-2093 or hanna.soffel@ERA.com or visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AgentsOfHopeGolf.

ERA Team VP Real Estate Agent Awards

ERA Team VP Real Estate of western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania recently presented awards for 2012 production at their annual Agent Awards Luncheon held in Ellicottville, New York.  Sales associates were recognized from all office locations, which include Chautauqua, Lakewood, Bemus Point, Fredonia, Ellicottville and Cuba in New York and Warren and Bradford in Pennsylvania.

Sales Associates received awards for their 2012 sales production and total number of closed transactions in comparison to their ERA Team VP Real Estate colleagues.  The following sales associates were recognized for their achievements.

Karen Goodell was #1 in sales production and tied for #3 in closed transactions in the Chautauqua Office, while she ranked #2 in sales production for the entire firm, which includes all office locations.  Jane Grice was #2 in both sales production and closed transactions for the Chautauqua Office, while she ranked #3 in sales production and #4 in closed transactions for the entire firm.  Dale Sandberg was #1 in closed transactions and #3 in sales production in the Chautauqua Office, while he ranked #2 in closed transactions and #5 in sales production for the entire firm.  Wayne Weaver tied for #3 in closed transactions for the Chautauqua Office.

Stacy Stalter was #1 in both sales production and closed transactions for the Fredonia Office.  William and Judy Anderson were #2 in sales production and #3 in closed transactions for the Fredonia Office.  Heidi Seddon was #3 in sales production and #2 in closed transactions for the Fredonia Office.

Cathy Pritchard was #1 in sales production and #3 in closed transactions in the Ellicottville Office, while she ranked #1 in sales production and #5 in closed transactions for the entire firm, which includes all office locations.  Tina Dillon was #1 in closed transactions and #2 in sales production in the Ellicottville Office, while she ranked #1 in closed transactions and #4 in sales production for the entire firm.  Ciji Riley was #2 in closed transactions in the Ellicottville Office, while she ranked #3 in closed transactions for the entire firm.  Melanie Pritchard was #3 in sales production in the Ellicottville Office.

Paul Conklin was #1 in both sales production and closed transactions for the Cuba Office.  Linda Simons was #2 in sales production and #3 in closed transactions for the Cuba Office.  Bill Shuler was #3 in sales production and #2 in closed transactions for the Cuba Office.

Joe Whipp was #1 in both sales production and closed transactions for the Warren, Pennsylvania Office.  Stephanie Mathyer was #2 in sales production for the Warren Office.  John McGarry was #3 in sales production and #2 in closed transactions for the Warren Office.  Lori Nuhfer was #3 in closed transactions for the Warren Office.

Jim Anderson was #1 in both sales production and closed transactions for the Bradford Office.  Tammy Bizzak was #2 in sales production for the Bradford Office.  Fred Pysher was #3 in sales production and #2 in closed transactions for the Bradford Office.  Mark Goebl was #3 in closed transactions for the Bradford Office.

The ERA Team VP Real Estate Rookie of the Year Award was received by Debbie Rowe, the highest producing agent new to ERA Team VP Real Estate in 2012.  Dale Sandberg and Ciji Riley were also recognized as the ERA Team VP Most Improved Agents for 2012.  Dale’s 2012 sales production was a 127% increase over his 2011 sales production.  Ciji’s 2012 sales production was a 292% increase over her 2011 sales production.

“Through their dedication, these professionals lead our local real estate market by providing each client the most comprehensive products and services,” remarked Bill Soffel, Broker/CEO of ERA Team VP Real Estate. “Our top producers truly embody the ERA core values of innovation, collaboration and superior service and exemplify ERA Team VP’s commitment to hard work and customer satisfaction.”

Since joining ERA in 2004, ERA Team VP has seen significant growth, both as a result of the agents’ use of ERA systems and tools, and through a series of mergers/acquisitions.

For more information about ERA Team VP Real Estate and the real estate market in the Southern Tier of Western New York visit www.erateamvp.com or call one of the main Western New York office locations: (716) 789-2600 Chautauqua; (716) 672-7990 Fredonia; (716) 699-4800 Ellicottville; (585) 968-2113 Cuba.

Ellicottville Summer Music Festival! Discounted Tickets & Rentals!

We are excited to announce that Gretchen Wilson and Creedance Clearwater Revisited will headline this year’s Ellicottville Summer Music Festival: July 5 – July 7, 2013.  Tickets for both of these events are being offered online with no service fee ($5.00 saving per ticket) until Midnight April 14. Visit: www.ellicottvilleny.com.

This is a great opportunity to save some money and also a reminder to book your lodging now as we are sure to sell out!

Team VP is offering some great Ellicottville Summer Rental Promotions!  Take advantage of the Summer Music Festival ticket discounts now, and book one of our properties for your weekend stay!  Come enjoy the beautiful Summer Season in Ellicottville:

#1: Rent 2 nights at 24 HoliMont Ave. and receive the 3rd night FREE!

24 HoliMont Avenue, Ellicottville, NY

4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home with a beautiful, fully equipped kitchen and cozy fireplace! 2 master bedrooms with king beds!

#2: RENT 2 NIGHTS AT 33 Washington AND RECEIVE THE NEXT 2 NIGHTS FREE!

33 Washington Street, Ellicottville, NY

4 bedroom, 3 bath Village home, sleeps 9. Fully equipped kitchen, gas fireplace, front porch & small deck!

#3: RENT 2 NIGHTS AT 29 Monroe Street AND RECEIVE THE 3RD NIGHT FREE!

29 Monroe Street, Ellicottville, NY

4 bedroom, 3 bath home sleeps 10. Right in the heart of Ellicottville. Lots of upgrades & renovations!

Call (716) 699-4800 to plan your summer stay!

Visit www.ellicottville.com for more information & online booking.

Ellicottville Real Estate Firm Focused on Growth Adds 2 New Associates

[ELLICOTTVILLE, NY] (12/27/2011) — ERA Team VP Real Estate recently announced the addition of Christy Wiser and Wendy O’Neil to its team of real estate sales professionals serving consumers in the Ellicottville area and Southern Tier of Western New York.

Christy Wiser has been an assistant to Tina Dillon (Licensed Salesperson with ERA Team VP and a top producer in Ellicottville) for over 3 years, which gives her a strong foundation to begin building her own business in real estate.  Now that Christy is a fully licensed Real Estate Salesperson with ERA Team VP she will continue to work as a team with Tina Dillon.

Christy Wiser

 

Wendy O’Neil joins ERA Team VP with over 20 years of experience in residential, recreational and commercial real estate experience in the Ellicottville, Salamanca and Cattaraugus County areas.  She has consistently proven to be a top Realtor in the Ellicottville Area Real Estate market.

Wendy O'Neil

 

“In today’s market, growth is the only option, and attracting top talent is a surefire way to achieve that goal,” said Bill Soffel, Broker/Owner of ERA Team VP Real Estate.  “Unwavering commitment to clients has been critical to the success of both Christy and Wendy, and ERA Team VP’s culture of collaboration, innovation and knowledge sharing combined with our reputation for superior service will not only enhance their careers, it will enhance the experience of their clients as well,” said Soffel. “We are thrilled to have professionals of Christy and Wendy’s caliber join our firm.”

As part of ERA Team VP Real Estate, both Christy Wiser and Wendy O’Neil will be able to offer homebuyers and sellers a wide variety of innovative and market-relevant products and services, such as the ERA® Sellers Security® Plan and the ERA® Gold Star Property program, as well as robust online marketing programs, extensive listings distribution partners, and related services including mortgage, title and home warranty.

For more information about ERA Team VP Real Estate and the real estate market in the Southern Tier of Western New York visit www.myteamvp.com or call one of the main office locations: (716) 699-4800 Ellicottville; (716) 789-2600 Chautauqua; (585) 968-2113 Cuba.

Enchanting Retreats Fit for a Royal Couple (in Chautauqua & Ellicottville)

In honor of the Royal Wedding (occurring in just 1 week) all of us at Team VP – Vacation Properties have compiled a list of great get-a-way ideas fit for Royalty!  Are you within driving distance of Chautauqua Lake, New York or Ellicottville, New York?  If you are looking for a nice weekend retreat, a week long get-a-way or a month long vacation, we are very easy to find!

Ellicottville, NY: 1 hour South of Buffalo, NY; 3.5 hours from Pittsburgh, PA; 3 hours from Cleveland, OH; 2.5 hours from Toronto, Canada
Chautauqua Lake, NY: 1.5 hours South of Buffalo, NY; 2.5-3 hours from Pittsburgh, PA; 3 hours from Cleveland, OH; 3 hours from Toronto, Canada

85 Stoessel, Chautauqua Institution – 4 BR + loft, 4.5 BA – sleeps 10

2932 sq. ft. home at the North end of Chautauqua Institution – This home offers an open floor plan with lots of living space in 3 levels. Full kitchen, large dining area open to living area with gas fireplace all on main level. Nice porches, central A/C , washer/dryer & 3 parking spaces. **Rents SAT-SAT** Click here for more info, or to book online!

Willowtree Point #9 – 3 BR, 2 BA – sleeps 8

Located just 1 mile from the Chautauqua Institution, on Route 394. RENTS YEAR ROUND! Terrific ground floor lakefront condo with 3 bedrooms/2 baths, central a/c, washer/dryer, deck/patio with a gas grill, cable tv/vcr/dvd (with movies!) Sleeps 8 max BD#1-King with bath, BD#2-2 twins, BD#3-2 TW bunks. HEATED swimming pool at the complex. No dock space included. Arrangements for boat dockage can be made next doorfor an additional fee. facebook is down **Rents SAT-SAT** Click here for more info, or to book online!

Ellicottville Escape – 4 BR, 2 BA – sleeps 10

Enrich yourself while nestled in the charming setting of the Ellicottville Escape. Whether it’s healing your inner spirit or challenging your outer soul, this place is it!! Discover the enchanting care free charm of a special place where stress and worry have no lodging. This once upon a time barn, has been cleverly converted to a luscious rustic escape with all the cozy modern amenities to quench anyone’s comfort needs. Encircling this escape, are the breathtaking views of nature’s spectacular frontier. Whether it’s the summer fragrances …or the intense vivid fall foliage …or maybe the inner warmth that you feel, snuggled next to a glowing fire… Your visit here is definitely time will spent. Click here for more info, or to book online!

ERA Team VP Agent Awards Luncheon

On Tuesday, March 8th, ERA Team VP Real Estate hosted an Agent Awards Luncheon at the Ellicottville Inn in Ellicottville, NY.  Realtors® from all ERA Team VP offices were present representing Ellicottville, Chautauqua County and all surrounding areas of the Southern Tier of New York State!  ERA Team VP Realtors received awards in various categories based on their hard work and production in 2010.

Some of our Award Winners - pictured in front of the Ellicottville Inn

Congratulations to all of the Realtors of ERA Team VP Real Estate.  Everyone worked hard to build and strengthen their businesses and we are looking forward to an even more successful and prosperous 2011!  We’re already off to a great start!

Check out this video for some of the highlights from the awards luncheon:
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Here are our award winners recognized at the Agent Awards Luncheon:

Team Pritchard (Cathy & Melanie Pritchard) – Team Category
#1 Gross Commissions (Company Overall & Ellicottville Office)
#1 Closed Transactions (Company Overall & Ellicottville Office)
#1 New Listings (Company Overall & Ellicottville Office)

Karen Goodell
#1 Gross Commissions (Company Overall & Chautauqua County Office)
#4 Closed Transactions (Chautauqua County Office)
#5 New Listings (Chautauqua County Office)

Tina Dillon
#1 Closed Transactions (Company Overall & Ellicottville Office)
#1 New Listings (Company Overall & Ellicottville Office)
#3 Gross Commissions (Company Overall)
#1 Gross Commissions (Ellicottville Office)

Jane Grice
#2 Gross Commissions (Company Overall & Chautauqua County Office)
#4 Closed Transactions (Company Overall)
#2 Closed Transactions (Chautauqua County Office)

Mary Beth Holt
#2  Closed Transactions (Company Overall)
#3 New Listings (Company Overall)
#1 Closed Transactions (Chautauqua County Office)
#2 New Listings (Chautauqua County Office)
#5 Gross Commissions (Chautauqua County Office)

Linda Wolfe
#2 New Listings (Company Overall)
#1 New Listings (Chautauqua County Office)

Jeff Fellows
#3 Closed Transactions (Company Overall & Chautauqua County Office)

Greg Spako
#3 Closed Transactions (Company Overall)
#2 Closed Transactions (Ellicottville Office)
#4 Gross Commissions (Ellicottville Office)
#4 New Listings (Ellicottville Office)

Dale Sandberg
#4 New Listings (Company Overall)
#3 New Listings (Chautauqua County Office)

Amy DeTine
#4 Gross Commissions (Company Overall)
#5 Closed Transactions (Company Overall)
#2 Gross Commissions (Ellicottville Office)
#3 Closed Transactions (Ellicottville Office)
#3 New Listings (Ellicottville Office)

Wayne Reimondo
#5 Gross Commissions (Company Overall)
#3 Gross Commissions (Chautauqua County Office)
#5 Closed Transactions (Chautauqua County Office)

Andree McRae
#5 New Listings (Company Overall)
#2 New Listings (Ellicottville Office)
#5 Closed Transactions (Ellicottville Office)
#5 Gross Commissions (Ellicottville Office)

Sandy Goode
#3 Gross Commissions (Ellicottville Office)
#4 Closed Transactions (Ellicottville Office)
#5 New Listings (Ellicottville Office)

Becky Colburn
#4 Gross Commissions (Chautauqua County Office)

Wayne Weaver
#4 New Listings (Chautauqua County Office)

Special Awards:
Most Improved (at least doubled their production from the previous year)
Dale Sandberg (Chautauqua County Office)
Sandy Goode (Ellicottville Office)

Rookie of the Year (based on production of newest agents to the company)
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Ellicottville Mardi Gras Parade & Celebration!

Saturday March 12 & Sunday March 13 come to Ellicottville, NY for the FUN and crazy Mardi Gras Parade in the village and Winter Carnival at Holiday Valley!  This is a great weekend filled with events for the entire family!  The Mardi Gras Parade will occur at 6:30 right in the village!  Other fun events include music, contests, food & lots of costumes!  Click here for the full weekend schedule!  This is a weekend you don’t want to miss.  Look how much fun all of the Realtors® and staff at ERA Team VP have had at past Mardi Gras weekends in Ellicottville!

Dave and Bill of Team VP, ready to join the Mardi Gras Parade!
ERA Team VP marching down Washington Street!

This is a weekend you don’t want to miss!  If you’d like to rent a condo or chalet in Ellicottville for the weekend to enjoy the festivities with your family and friends, call Team VP at (716) 699-4800 and a reservationist will be more than happy to help you plan your weekend getaway!  Check out our WEBSITE to browse all of our rental properties online… you can even book your reservation ONLINE… how easy is that?

Here is a sneak peek at some of our rental properties available for Mardi Gras weekend in Ellicottville:

2 Alpine Meadows TownHomes (#31 & #42) – sleep 8 or 9 guests.  Walk to the slopes at Holiday Valley!  Easy access to the Village of Ellicottville!
Click HERE to learn more about these properties

Casa Amici – sleeps 12 guests.  Stunning NEW built chalet with all of the luxurious amenities you could hope for, including a hot tub!  Views of the Yodeler Lodge & ski lift at Holiday Valley! 
Click HERE to learn more!

 

We also have some village homes available for rent!  Call us today to find out how we can help you! (716) 699-4800