MISSION OVER COMMISSION
As Connecticut’s first and only nonprofit real estate company, HOC Realty has a mission to focus on your needs. When we meet, don’t be surprised if we’re quiet initially. We want to hear your story, understand where you are in the process of finding your next home, and then tailor our action to help you achieve your goals. Our education, guidance, and ongoing support empowers you throughout the process of buying, selling, or renting your home.
“If it wasn’t for NHS, I would have no idea about the home buying process. NHS was a great guide that helped reduce stress of buying a home.”
~ Sharleen Sanchez Barriera, HOC client
YOUR PATH TO HOMEOWNERSHIP STARTS HERE
Schedule appointments and classes, share documents, and connect with our team of advisors.
YOUR REALTOR: HERB
Herb lives his life the way he operates his business- with honesty, integrity, service, and humility. As such, Herb represents you with the utmost respect, level of care, and friendship.
YOUR REALTOR: TANICE
YOUR REALTOR: FIONA
Fiona brings over ten years of experience in Banking and Finance; which is tied to all Real Estate transactions. She provides excellent customer service and a commitment to work hard, listen and follow through. Fiona is committed to 100% client satisfaction.
YOUR REALTOR: JEFF
YOUR BROKER: STEPHEN
With over 25 years’ experience in real estate sales in Canada and Connecticut, Stephen helped launch HOC Realty, Inc in 2014, as our Real Estate Broker. He is also Director of Community Building & Organizing at NHS New Haven.
DIRECTOR FOR THE HOMEOWNERSHIP CENTER
As Managing Director for the HomeOwnership Center (HOC) and Office Manager for HOC Realty, Inc. at NHS New Haven, Bridgette Russell oversees program development for client services and staff training. She also designs curricula for pre- and post-purchase education, credit counseling, financial literacy, foreclosure intervention counseling, and Full Cycle Lending. A graduate of the College of William and Mary, Bridgette has also completed coursework with the NeighborWorks® Training Institute, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and HUD. She has partnered with various organizations to develop and present homebuyer and financial literacy programs throughout the nation.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get assistance for down payment or closing costs?
How can I participate in the program for First-time-homebuyers?
Click the Home Buyer Connection link to create an account and upload the required documents. You can also enter our training center and sign up for classes. The system will prompt you to pay a one-time homebuyer development fee prior to scheduling an appointment with a housing specialist.
Are the Homebuyer Education and Landlord classes free?