Episode 6: How to get family involved with the community with Erica Gentile-Hussar of Avenue Realty

Episode Summary

In this episode of Charlottesville Connected, Amy Cochran welcomes Erica Gentile-Hussar, Real Estate Agent at Avenue Realty, to discuss Avenue to Happiness, a movement creating more happiness in her community during covid-19, as well as her experience in the real estate industry.

Erica chats with Amy about how the Avenue to Happiness initiative started and how the team built out a more robust process. As stated on the show, the team had to create a more formal process to handle a larger number of requests from the community.

Erica also got into how the Avenue to Happiness campaign became a family event. It allowed her family to do good in the community and also created connections with others at Avenue.

“It was awesome getting all the kids involved, too. I’m so glad it all worked out. There’s a big part of me that misses Avenue to Happiness.” – Erica Gentile-Hussar

Tune in to hear Erica’s experience as a realtor during covid-19 and what her buyers and sellers are saying about it, as well as her experiences volunteering in the community.


  • What Avenue to Happiness is and how it works
  • A breakdown of how the team handled a large number of requests
  • How family members got involved with the community events
  • Some of Erica’s favorite stories while delivering happiness during the campaign