James M. Hoffman and His Team Have All The Services You Need to Get Into Your New Home...


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What is James "House" Hoffman?

Quite simply, James "House" Hoffman is a group of professionals dedicated to making the real estate process faster and easier for our buyers and sellers.

These members pride themselves on working together with ease and efficiency to take the stress and aggravation out of the home purchase or sale transaction, so you can have more time to do what you want most - and that's enjoying life with family and friends, hopefully in your new home.

IJHH logo new3 RGB 356 x 145 am truly confident in our ability to assist our clients in the very complex home selling or home buying process. Our sales contract alone is 13 pages plus addendums. I have found that I cannot efficiently get your next home closed without the help of others. So I surrounded myself with professionals who could help streamline the process and help me assist our clients in getting their home closings completed faster, easier and with less stress. Thus giving you peace of mind so you can move on to the next chapter in your life.
That's what "JamesHouseHoffman" is all about.

Meet the members of "JamesHouseHoffman".  (Click on a name to read more about each member.)

Christie A. Hoffman, Transaction / Closing Coordinator

chris picI have worked with Jim in the real estate industry since 1989.  My current role in the James Hoffman Team is the Transaction / Closing Coordinator, which includes handling the closing process of team transactions once the property inspection addendum is signed until the final inspection.  I complete the majority of the follow-up work, documentation, correspondence, and emails.  I communicate with my team agents, agents representing the other party in the transaction, our buyers' or sellers' attorney and our buyers' mortgage bank representative.  My goal is to work very hard to assure the buying or selling transaction for our clients and team members proceeds as smoothly as possible having frequent and effective communication and sharing of updates and information until the successful closing.

I received my Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and Minor in Psychology from SUNY at Buffalo in 1992.  I enjoy reading, exercising, listening to music, and time with my friends.

Christie A. Hoffman, Real Estate Salesperson - HUNT Real Estate ERA

Amber Martinez, Real Estate Salesperson

amber martinezAs a FULL-TIME dedicated Buyer's and Seller's Agent, clients receive the very best customer service program from start to close, and beyond. Amber specializes in single and multi-family residential sales in both Erie and Niagara counties, as well as relocation. With a background in special education, Amber takes pride in educating her clients throughout the buying or selling process so informed, confident decisions can be made.  Working from a team approach further enables Amber to prioritize the needs of clients when making the largest investment of their lives.

Amber Martinez, Real Estate Salesperson - HUNT Real Estate ERA

Holli Draves, Real Estate Salesperson

thumb holli draves real estate agentDedicated to making each of her clients a top priority, Holli utilizes her 12 year background in Nursing to guide her clients through the emotional process of buying and selling Real Estate with patience and compassion.  Working Full Time and closely with her team, she ensures that her clients needs are being attended to from her first interaction to the close of each sale.

Holli Draves, Real Estate Salesperson - HUNT Real Estate ERA

I'm sure you agree that you enjoy your profession or job so much more when you're working with colleagues that enjoy their jobs as well and who are established and skilled at what they do. Several of these recommended experts have known each other and worked together, for over 28 years. We are each determined to excel in our respective trades and to work diligently and ethically on our clients' behalf.

We are also very passionate about creating convenience, simplifying the real estate closing process and saving our clients time and money.

Remember you are not obligated to use these endorsed professionals.  If you have a friend or acquaintance that you would prefer to be involved in your real estate transaction, feel free to utilize their services. The affiliate members are here for your convenience.

Allow me to introduce the affiliate group of "JamesHouseHoffman":

Each of the following mortgage consultants has over 25 years of experience in the Mortgage Industry.  It is their goal to offer the very best advice and offer truly exceptional service to each of their clients.
We highly recommend:

Diane Sovereign, Mortgage Consultant

Diane SovereignDiane Sovereign has worked in the mortgage industry since 1983 and has consistently been named Mortgage Consultant of the Year while originating over 1 Billion Dollars in mortgage loans. She is the recipient of the National Mortgage Bankers Association Achievement Award and also recognized as a Top "30" FHA mortgage originator nationwide.

Diane exceeds customer expectations and provides customized personal service to her clients which make the financing process easy.

With access to local and national lenders, she has the ability to provide the very best options and programs, benefiting the customer for either their purchase or refinancing needs. Let Diane work for you to structure the right financing and make the mortgage experience a pleasure.

The rates, terms, and products described are subject to change, and entirely dependent on your particular characteristics. Submitting an online application does not guarantee that you will be granted a specific rate or loan. Each application will be reviewed thoroughly in order to determine whether credit will be extended. You will be asked to provide additional information throughout the process in order to complete your loan file.

HUNT Mortgage / www.huntmortgage.com
5400 Broadway
Lancaster, New York 14086
Licensed Mortgage Banker – NYS Department of Financial Services NMLS#37405
716.633.3700 ext 3110 / 888.433.8373 ext 3110

Deborah S. Wells, Mortgage Consultant

deborahswells mortgageI was born and raised in Western New York and love all that it has to offer. I am committed to the region and enjoy passing this on to my family, friends and clients. I strive to give 100% of myself to all of my personal and professional endeavors. My goal for all my clients is to provide them with a level of service that pushes beyond their highest expectations. I have worked at Hunt Mortgage since 1996 and in the mortgage industry since 1989. I have a real love for working with people, especially first time homebuyers, and all those pursuing the dream of home ownership.

I make my home in Clarence with my husband of 19 years and two sons. My family is constantly on the go with various sports and leisure activities. I love yoga, spinning and supporting the Susan G. Komen Foundation which holds special meaning for me and my family. For the past 8 years I have been involved in a Children's Hospital through TWIGS (Together With Integrated Goals) a women's group that does fundraising for the hospital.

The rates, terms, and products described are subject to change, and entirely dependent on your particular characteristics. Submitting an online application does not guarantee that you will be granted a specific rate or loan. Each application will be reviewed thoroughly in order to determine whether credit will be extended. You will be asked to provide additional information throughout the process in order to complete your loan file.

Hunt Mortgage / www.huntmortgage.com
5400 Broadway
Lancaster, New York 14086
Licensed Mortgage Banker – NYS Department of Financial Services NMLS#37405
716.633.3700 ext 3109 / 888.433.8373 ext 3109
Cell phone: 716.908.9898
NMLS# 37780

Martin E. Hackford, CEO - Mortgage Consultant

martin hackford Martin E. Hackford (Marty) has been in the mortgage industry since 1989 and has spent over 20 years with Mainstream Funding Network, Inc., a Mortgage Broker on Main Street in Williamsville, New York since 1996. The firm was originally founded in 1991 and he bought the company in 2008.

The company specializes in residential funding and brokers mortgages to dozens of lenders in order to find the very best fit for his client's situation.

A member of the BBB since 1992 with an A+ rating, they take great pride in receiving word of mouth referrals from their thousands of happy clients. Come visit our office to see the walls of "Thank you" notes.

Streamlining your Mortgage Experience

Arranging mortgages thru third party lenders

Mainstream Funding Network, Inc. / www.mfninc.net
5586 Main Street
Williamsville, New York 14221
Registered Mortgage Broker, NYS Department of Financial Services NMLS #77016
716.565.1500 ext 205
NMLS #60792

We work with several attorneys who specialize in Real Estate. They have extensive experience in making the real estate closing progress smoothly and efficiently. Contact us for more information.
We highly recommend:

James M. Vallone, Attorney-at-Law

vallone law firm logoThe Vallone Law Firm has been family owned and operated since 1983. Eric Vallone joined the firm in 2007.  They close for all major lenders for your convenience. They also close transactions at their suburban office, not downtown, which is very beneficial and saves their clients time. The Vallone Law Firm protects your interests in sales, purchases and refinancing, and is dedicated to timely and trouble free closings. They also offer a variety of comprehensive legal services including living wills, wills, trusts and powers of attorneys.

The Vallone Law Firm / Vallonelawfirm.com
2562 Walden Avenue, Suite 107
Cheektowaga, NY 14225

Tracy L. Heims, Attorney-at-Law

tracy heims attoryneyTracy L. Heims has been practicing law since 2009. She is dedicated to meeting the needs of each client, with a goal of providing affordable, quality legal services. In addition to residential real estate transactions, Ms. Heims also practices in the areas of business formations, wills and trademarks.

Tracy L. Heims, Attorney-at-Law / http://tlheimslaw.wix.com/home
300 International Drive, Suite 100
Williamsville, NY 14221

Our additional trusted and recommended experts of The JamesHouseHoffman Team are: 

Mark J. Bonvissuto, Home Inspector

a mark home inspections logoMark J. Bonvissuto is a New York State Licensed Home Inspector serving the entire Western New York area, since 2005. Mark provides his clients with a solid foundation of knowledge about their home and an understanding of its components and systems, involving a comprehensive check and analysis of over 400 items. He also offers home maintenance tips and information to help them protect their investment.

Mark is a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), and an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau, and has conducted over 3,700+ property inspections.

Mark is dedicated to serving his clients well by providing each with a thorough, honest, professional home inspection. He believes that the real test of business and life is helping and sharing with others.

A-Mark Home Inspections, Inc.
www.a-markhomeinspections.com / amarkhomeinsp@yahoo.com
NYS License #16000015485

Douglas P. Manzella, Home Inspector

home pro inspectionsHomePro of WNY Douglas P. Manzella, Inc. is a professional home inspection company licensed in New York State that provides residential and commercial inspections, radon tests and pest inspections for both seller and buyer. All inspections are performed in accordance with the New York State "Standards of Practice" and "Code of Ethics".

Licensed in New York State, Certified by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), Certified Radon Measurement Specialist by National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), Certified Commercial Pesticide Technician by New York State DEC. Also an accredited business member of the Better Business Bureau.

HomePro has been servicing all of Erie and Niagara Counties as well as portions of Genesee, Wyoming, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties since 1995.

Buying a new home is probably the biggest investment you'll ever make. And it's a decision that will affect you for years to come. The process can be extremely stressful and confusing. A professional inspection will significantly reduce your risk and help make the entire home buying process easier and less stressful. We really enjoy helping our clients in this process. Customer service is our highest priority. "HOMEPRO INSPECTIONS - IT'S ABOUT KNOWING"

HomePro of WNY Douglas P. Manzella Inc.
www.homeprowny.com / doug@homeprowny.com
NYS License #16000005339

Chuck Schilling, Home Inspector

cms inspectionsChuck Schilling is the founder, owner and principal inspector for CMS Inspections LLC; a Home Inspection company serving Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties in New York State. The business was founded in 1999. Chuck has personally conducted nearly 4,000 Home Inspections, including both residential and commercial. Chuck also performs Draw and construction stage inspections for new home buyers and financial institutions.

Chuck is a Licensed New York State home inspector, also Certified by National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) for radon testing. He is licensed by the DEC for Commercial Pesticide applications and Wood Destroying Pest inspections. Certified by ESA for Air Quality testing, and by IICRC for Mold, Water, Smoke and odor restorations.

Chuck Schilling utilizes over 31+ years in residential construction experience in new construction and historical restorations. He assists his clients with making an educated and informed investment. Chuck helps his clients protect their investment with early detection and preventative maintenance strategies. This information is presented in a written computer generated, easy-to-read report with photos, available on site at the completion of your inspection.

CMS Inspections LLC
www.cmsinspections.net / cmsinspections@aol.com
NYS License #16000011480

Barbara Schaefer, Insurance Associate

charles p faso insurance barb schaeferBarb Schaefer has worked in the insurance industry since 2001 having personal lines insurance experience and is committed to understanding the needs of her clients. She works with families and individuals to evaluate their coverage based upon those needs. Her goal is to find the coverage that fits her clients best. Barb has a strong working relationship with over a dozen insurance carriers, and can offer her clients multi-policy discounts for home and auto coverage, which provides convenience and saves her clients money.

Charles P. Faso, Inc. - Insurance Agency


HUNT Real Estate ERA
8780 Sheridan Drive
Williamsville, NY 14221

 Voice Mail: 716-683-0082
Mobile: 716-531-2898
Office: 716-633-5350

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