Harlan Furbush Harlan Furbush began selling real estate as a full-time agent in 1992 and was a success from the start. In his first year, he had nearly $2 million in sales. Fast forward to today and Harlan has helped over 2,000 families buy and sell homes in the greater Rochester area. Harlan has been one of New York State’s Leading RE/MAX Agents for nearly 20 years. He has also been included in the RE/MAX International “Lifetime Achievement” Award recipient list. Click here to read Harlan’s full bio. What was your first job? News Paper Route What is one thing on your bucket list? Motorcycle here, there, and everywhere with my cameras in tow. Do you play a musical instrument? Bass guitar, drums, and I can hack away at some piano. Do you have a favorite restaurant? Cracker Barrel . . . I LOVE breakfast all day long. Judi Hoffer Judi Hoffer, Client Services and Transaction Coordinator, has over 20 years of administrative experience and works behind the scenes to ensure the day-to-day administrative tasks associated with your real estate transaction happen in a smooth and timely manner. Judi also works on client marketing projects and other special events. “There is a lot of paperwork involved in completing a real estate transaction. I love the challenge of gathering all the different pieces needed and putting it all together, like a puzzle.” What was your first job? Babysitting for my neighbors. What is your favorite kind of candy? Anything chocolate. What’s your favorite holiday & why? Thanksgiving because it is near my birthday and you can eat as much as you want with no one judging. What was your favorite subject in school? Math Stephanie Alaimo Stephanie Alaimo, owner of “Organized Chaos” has been a personal assistant in the Greater Rochester Area for the last 13 years. A champion shopper, organizer, and special projects coordinator, Stephanie works hard to improve on our client marketing ideas and brings her endless energy and “can do” attitude to everything she touches. “I started working with Harlan on some client thank you gifts through my personal assistant business. When I made our first few he said the clients loved them and couldn’t thank him enough for them. It made me so happy to know that working behind the scenes made someone else’s transition from one home to another even better. “ What was your first job? A server at the original Vic and Irv’s Seabreeze What was the best compliment you have received? “You have helped me so much with my family and keeping us organized.” What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue? Scrapbooking What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Cookie Dough Mary Beth Nerone Mary Beth Nerone, owner of Bloom Staging and Design, is a certified Home Staging Expert with years of staging and design experience. She is a talented home stager with a passion for making every home beautiful. When she works with you, she will focus on improving your house’s appeal by transforming it into a welcoming, attractive, and inspiring home. “ I love staging homes because it combines two of my favorite things: helping people and houses! There’s nothing better than meeting new people and assisting them as they tackle the adventure of listing a house for sale.” What was your first job? My first job was at Abbot’s Frozen Custard. It was a great job because I could walk to work and the yummy custard didn’t hurt! Have you ever been scuba diving? I haven’t been scuba diving or bungee jumping, I have been skydiving. I jumped out of a plane when I was 21 years old. It was a tandem jump, which was a good thing because I panicked a bit and the instructor had to pull the cord to release the parachute. That was the last time that I felt like skydiving would be a fun idea! Are you a cat person or a dog person? I’m a cat person who lives with a big and furry dog! Our family recently adopted a golden retriever. He’s sweet and cuddly and lovely…the only problem? He doesn’t purr!