Company History

For over 69 years, more families have turned to Nothnagle REALTORS, the largest realty firm in the Greater Rochester area, for all of their real estate needs. When you place your trust in us, you are not only getting our Comprehensive Marketing System, you are also getting the most familiar name in real estate and the best real estate firm!


Nothnagle replaces the company intranet with a new Company Dashboard to provide agents with tools, systems, business planning, lead tracking and management modules to assist them in running and managing their business. After 17 years, the Nothnagle Showcase of Homes moves to 13 WHAM-TV at its new time of 11 AM. The Nothnagle Annual Golf Tournament raises $8,000 for pediatric oncology donated to Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Nothnagle launches new web-to-print marketing system to increase productivity and efficiency in customizing materials. Nancy Cook appointed Branch Manager of Gates Office. J. Vincent Real Estate merges with Nothnagle and broker Jeremy Havens joins as Branch Manager of Penfield. Don Simonetti Jr is appointed Brighton Branch Manager. Nothnagle collects 1,233 pounds of food to donate to local food pantries during its first food drive at its annual Clam Bake event. Dan Head becomes Henrietta Branch Manager and Brom Bianchi takes over as Branch Manager for Spencerport and Hilton offices.


Nothnagle continues to expand in the Buffalo area, moving to a new location in Amherst and opening another location in Orchard Park, managed by Lisa Avery. Additionally, a Geneva office opens, managed by Gail Vanderbrook and the Naples office moves to a new location.


Franchise location opens in Orchard Park and Nothnagle expands in Buffalo with the addition of a company-owned location in Amherst, managed by Lisa Avery. Jeff Pastorella becomes manager of the Irondequoit Branch. Jeanne Olson joins as Director of Professional Development. The Nothnagle training center undergoes a major remodel and is renamed the Nothnagle Academy. Jay Teresi is promoted to Vice President of Sales and Karen Leonardi is promoted to Executive Vice President. Nothnagle stops syndication to some third-party national sites to preserve integrity of real estate listings and protect clients' privacy. Nothnagle donates $5,000 to the Open Door Mission from the proceeds of the Annual Golf Tournament.


John Majchrazk joins the ranks of branch management as the Branch Manager of both Chili-Ogden and Brockport. is updated and new enhanced features added to improve navigation and provide more information and resources to consumers. Nothnagle launches a new and improved mobile site, Dave Malta Realty in Webster and Braeview Realty in Hilton merge with Nothnagle.


Company moves headquarters to newly-renovated building in downtown Rochester and introduces a Commercial Division operating from its new location. Company opens branch office in Dansville and franchise locations in Buffalo, Amherst, and Hornell. Youngs and Linfoot Real Estate merges with Company at new Geneseo location.


Company posts narrated, guided tours of listings on Nothnagle Insurance Agency is launched. Company announces headquarters to relocate to Downtown Rochester in 2010. Nothnagle climbs to 33rd largest company in the country according to REALTOR Magazine. Home Services division is rebranded and expanded to include over 120 service providers. Company expands into the Buffalo market through Nothnagle REALTORS Property Centre, a franchised location owned and operated by Mark Pagano. Company provides Weekly Market Report to sellers by email.


Company celebrates 60th anniversary and March 20, 2008 is designated "Nothnagle REALTORS Day" in Monroe County. is recognized as the 8th Best Real Estate Brokerage Website in America. Landimere Realty in Newark merges with Nothnagle. Company opens branches in Geneseo and Brockport. Gail Vanderbrook and Mark Swanson join the ranks of branch management, and Karen (Wingender) Leonardi joins the Company as Vice President of Corporate and Consumer Affairs. Nothnagle is named 36th largest company in the country by REALTOR Magazine. Company launches all video website - nothnagle.TV.


The Company exceeds $1.2 billion in sales. Over 150 new agents joined the Company.


Company opens 22nd branch in Mendon-Honeoye Falls. Armand D’Alfonso becomes Chief Executive Officer. Louis DiMartino, Sharon Thomas-Brown, Michelle Schlossel, David Sharp, and Frank Robusto join the ranks of branch management. Company launches mobile website - - and begins syndicating listings to many websites.


For the third consecutive year, the firm surpasses the $1 billion dollar mark in sales, with $1.2 billion. Fay Clingan, Kenn Murray, and Lou Alaimo join the ranks of branch management. Creekside Properties in Honeoye Falls merges with Nothnagle REALTORS. now offers school and community information and a live online receptionist.


Nothnagle REALTORS again surpasses the $1 billion mark, with sales totaling $1.1 billion. Philip Nothnagle becomes Chairman/CEO and appoints Armand D'Alfonso to the post of President and Chief Operating Officer & Daniel Nothnagle to Vice President of Marketing and Advertising. Christine Nothnagle is named President and Chief Operating Officer of Nothnagle Home Securities Corp. Nothnagle House Hunter service starts sending new listings by email to registered visitors of


Company launches a new career training program for newly-licensed agents. Golden Acres Realty in Newark merges with Nothnagle, giving Company 21 branch offices. Nothnagle ClientPerks Program is launched, offering even more benefits for buyers and sellers. offers exclusive "Guided Tours" - a multimedia display of listing photographs, music, text and narration. Nothnagle REALTORS is the first Rochester-based realty company to exceed $1 billion in sales. This record setting sales figure represented almost 9,000 transaction sides and a 12% increase in sales from the previous year.


Nothnagle REALTORS acquires Krause Realty. New sales office in Naples is opened. Nothnagle now operates 20 branch sales offices and serves a seven county area. Company year-end sales volume is over $913 million - the best year in Company history! now offers all local listings and a national listings search.


Company acquires Home Spirit Realty. Home-Link Division is launched, offering home services to buyers and sellers.


Company acquires The Property Shop, which establishes a branch in Ontario, New York.


"Sunday Showcase of Homes" TV Show moves to WROC Channel 8.


Sales through the Greater Rochester Area MLS top $1 billion for the first time.


In October, award-winning website is launched.


Company launches exclusive 4-SALE LINE, offering property information 24/7 - 585-292-8500 and 800-295-2797.


Company changes name to Nothnagle REALTORS and adopts a new logo.


On May 5th, Nothnagle made real estate marketing history with the first ever TV show for real estate listings - the Sunday Showcase of Homes.


Company transfers its interest in "Gallery of Homes" to Empire of America. Nothnagle remains a member until 1991.


Company now has 18 branch offices.


Company acquires offices in Chili, Brockport, Scottsville, Brighton and Palmyra from other REALTORS®


Company moves main office and operations from Midtown Plaza to 1485 Monroe Avenue.


John T. Nothnagle retires. Company has grown to 12 offices.


Pittsford Office is expanded on Main Street in the village to three times its original size.


Nothnagle Home Securities Corp. begins operations. It is the first licensed Mortgage Banker in New York State.


Phil Nothnagle becomes Vice-President and Ray Nothnagle becomes President of Company.


First Company owned branch office opens in Greece, on Ridge Road West.


Phil Nothnagle joins Company as an agent and mortgage trainee.


Midtown Plaza office, terrace level, opens one year after Midtown is built.


Nothnagle Realtors now has 6 office branches - Greece, Irondequoit, Brighton, Webster and 2 in Rochester.


Ray Nothnagle joins Company as salesman and part-time office worker.


First ground floor Gallery of Homes office opens at 16 East Main St.


John T. Nothnagle opens the first "Gallery of Homes" in the Granite Building in downtown Rochester. Clients could view photos of properties in a Gallery of Homes - right in the office. This innovation saved time for everyone because buyers didn't have to visit every home.


John T. Nothnagle, Inc. is registered as a New York corporation.

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