Buffalo, NY Real Estate Blog


Network in Aging presents service award to Michael Olear

Michael Olear of the Olear Realty Group Inc., a Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker with MJ Peterson Real Estate, was recently named the 2016 recipient of the Network in Aging Dr. Evan Calkin’s Meritorious Service Award. The award was presented during the organization’s 36th annual meeting and conference on Nov. 2. Olear has dedicated many [MORE…]


Closed sales continue to climb in WNY marketplace

A June 2016 report from the Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors informs us that halfway through the current year, residential real estate markets in our area are performing as predicted at the beginning of the year. Closed sales and median sales prices have been going up in many areas, while the number of homes for [MORE…]


Downtown Buffalo’s newfound popularity leads to transportation issues

The world’s largest rubber duck made its way to Canalside in Buffalo last weekend for a three-day waterfront visit that drew approximately 100,000 people. Combine this with the increasing popularity of Canalside and its many restaurants and attractions, a Buffalo Bisons baseball game and a concert at the arena Saturday night, and we were left [MORE…]


Congratulations to the newest CEL Core graduates

The Olear Team would like to congratulate the 34 entrepreneurs who recently graduated from the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) Core program in the University at Buffalo School of Management. Michael Olear, licensed real estate broker and member of the Olear Team at MJ Peterson, serves as chairman of the CEL Core program’s Alumni Association [MORE…]


WNY to host free concerts, festivals

Summers in Western New York are full of free concerts, festivals and events. Don’t miss one, thanks to the summer concert calendar provided courtesy of the Olear Team at MJ Peterson.  Here’s a small sample — download the full calendar on our site here! 6/24/2016 5 p.m. New Orleans Swamp Donkeys with Black Rock Zydeco [MORE…]


Entire neighborhoods, home sellers, benefit from the efforts of nonprofit organizations

Preparing your home for sale may entail a little elbow grease to get the place into tip-top shape, or pretty close to it. But some of those repairs may require expensive tools that you don’t have and simply don’t want to invest in. There is an alternative — the University Heights Tool Library! According to [MORE…]


Olear Team named top team in MJ Peterson network

The Olear Team is proud to announce that it was named MJ Peterson’s top team for 2015 during the company’s recent 32nd annual awards ceremony. Led by Michael Olear, The Olear Team produced more than $14 million is sales in the previous calendar year! “We are proud of our team accomplishment and proud to be [MORE…]


5 Low cost upgrades, with potential High returns

When putting your house on the market, it is vital to have it shown in its best possible light. The key however, is figuring out how to achieve this without breaking the bank. Consumer Reports provides the following agenda, for finding that perfect balance. Freshen up the bath: $300-$1,000 Paint the rooms- selectively: $100 (DIY)-$1,000 [MORE…]


Summer 2015 Concert/Festival Calander

This year’s Concert/Festival Calendar 2015 courtesy of the The Olear Team/MJ Peterson! 6/25/2015 9:00PM Music Grace Stumberg with Blue Rootz Buffalo Iron Works, Buffalo, NY 6/25/2015 6:00PM Music Spoon with July Talk Canalside, Buffalo, NY 6/25/2015 6:00PM Music Tim Barry The Studio at the Waiting Room, Buffalo 6/25/2015 6:00PM Music Gimme Buffet Ramada Hotel, Getzville, NY 6/26/2015 [MORE…]


Clients in Transition: Assisting with Downsizing and Disposal of Real/Personal Property

Michael Olear of The Olear Team; will be speaking at a seminar held by the Bar Association of Erie County, regarding how to assist with clients in transition. This seminar will offer practical suggestions to assist individuals, families and fiduciaries in liquidating real estate and personal property and in purchasing replacement property. The focus will be [MORE…]