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The Real Estate Agency of Auburn acquires Bouck Real Estate

By Eric Reinhardt (


AUBURN, N.Y. — The Real Estate Agency of Auburn on Friday announced it has acquired Bouck Real Estate, a commercial real-estate firm, also located in Auburn.

Matthew Chalanick, owner of The Real Estate Agency, didn’t disclose the sale price but confirmed he has purchased the firm, including its assets and name, “effective immediately,” per the Friday announcement.

Bouck Real Estate will continue to operate under the same name as a commercial branch under The Real Estate Agency.

Bouck Real Estate is located at 32 E. Genesee St. in Auburn. The Real Estate Agency operates at 110 Genesee St. in Auburn.

John Bouck, owner of Bouck Real Estate, indicated that it was time for him to retire and begin the next phase of his life, which will include more travel with his wife, Connie, as well as writing.

“It was time,” Bouck said. “I’m very happy that The Real Estate Agency, and Matt Chalanick, will carry on the very important work for the commercial sector in Central New York. The Real Estate Agency is an honest, hard-working group, that I’m certain will prove to be of great benefit to the area’s business owners, now and into the future.”

Bouck will be working with Steve Baier from the Real Estate Agency during the transition phase. Baier will be the lead commercial agent in his office, Chalanick noted.

“I am excited for Steve to take this opportunity and hit the ground running. With his experience and expertise as a real-estate agent combined with his work ethic, Steve will exceed expectations and maintain Bouck Real Estate as the leading commercial brokerage in the area.”

Chalanick plans on rebranding Bouck Real Estate by updating its signs, website, and marketing platform.

About Bouck Real Estate

Bouck Real Estate has been in business for 60 years. Bouck founded the company in December 1962 and established it in Cayuga County. The firm has been in continuous operation since then. Bouck holds broker licenses in New York state and Florida, and will retain his licenses, as a consultant with the Real Estate Agency.

Bouck Real Estate transitioned to a primarily commercial agency about 20 years ago. During that time, Bouck said the firm has been involved in the sale or lease of “virtually every major commercial real-estate property in the Auburn area.”


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