Weekly Feature

2012-02-15 / Business

Realtor receives success at Williamsville office

by NAOMI SPENCER Orchard Park Editor

Stablewski Stablewski When Beth Stablewski left her previous job, she drove a company car and made a nice salary. Yet despite the outward comforts, she thought she could have something better.

She wanted to be self-employed. In 2009, at 30 years old, Stablewski reached that longtime goal. She made the leap from her job selling pharmaceuticals with Procter & Gamble to selling real estate with Hunt.

“It’s been amazing,” she says. “I never regret giving up my position. I haven’t looked back.”

Based in Hunt’s Williamsville office at 5570 Main St., Stablewski’s business has grown tremendously since 2009. She was named the 2010 “Rookie of the Year” for the Williamsville office and for the Hunt organization of Western New York. She increased production more than 300 percent between 2010 and 2011.

“That was very exciting,” she said.

She attributes her success in part to her use of social media, such as Facebook, as a way to reach out to potential clients.

In one way or another, Stablewski, an Orchard Park resident who majored in business in college, has been in sales since she was 18. It’s something she loves, she says. Through her many years of experience, she’s learned a lot about selling. She now trains people who are new to selling real estate.

“The way I approach a transaction is that the client comes first,” she says. “The house is second. I need to understand your goals, what you hope to achieve.”

She added, “I believe if you do the right thing — the money will come.”

Stablewski said it’s important to be patient with the business — to give it time to grow — but also be proactive in calling people.

“Get on the phones, talk to people, go look at houses and it will happen.”

Though she’s based in Williamsville, she works all over Western New York selling homes, she says.

And she sells a lot of them. Her goal last year was to net $5 million in real estate, a goal she reached. This year, she’s hoping to sell $10 million. She recently hired an assistant to help with the paperwork of her business so that she can still get out do what she loves best — sell.

Stablewski warns people not to get caught up in the national news but to instead look at the local market, which is not that bad, she says, noting the stable home prices.

The mild winter has been especially good for business, too. December to February is typically a very slow stretch of time in the real estate business, but due to the warm weather, people are still selling and buying homes, keeping Stablewski busy.

Stablewski lives in Orchard Park with her husband, David, and two daughters, Ava, 6, and Aubrey, 3. Ava attends South Davis Elementary.

To contact Stablewski, call her office at 633-0300; her cellphone at 998-0661; or email her at establewski@huntrealestate.com. Also visit her Facebook Page by searching “Beth Stablewski.”

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