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Special Properties Real Estate Services Closes Largest Sale in the Village of Ridgewood

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RIDGEWOOD NJ , Special Properties Real Estate Services, LLC, an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, voted Christie’s Affiliate of the Year in 2017 and 2018, and the fastest growing real estate brokerage in northern New Jersey, in cooperation with the Christina Gibbons Group, are proud to announce they have represented both the seller and buyer in the highest-value, single-lot, single-family real estate sale in Ridgewood history per the New Jersey Multiple Listing Service (NJMLS). The property, located at 137 Phelps Road in the Village, sold at $4.3 million.

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Special Properties Recognizes Top Producing Agents for 2018

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Special Properties Real Estate Services, LLC, the fastest growing real estate brokerage in northern New Jersey, recently recognized the company’s Top Producers for 2018. This recognition was part of the brokerage’s first corporate meeting in 2019, and recognized those agents who displayed the highest levels of production and quality customer service for clients.

Honored by Special Properties were (Bottom Row, L-R) Katarina Kourgelis, Patricia Lomupo, Vivienne Muldoon, Alena Ciccarelli, Max Stokes, Corinna Dooley, Sharon Georgevich, Francesco Mazzaferro, Amy Bourque, Judith Paris, Gohar Grigoryan, and Marisa Traverso. (Middle Row, L-R) Grace Ziarko, Diana Malkhasian, Margaret Gregorek, Claudia Inoa, Megan Fox, Helen Martino, Darlene Bandazian (Vice President of Regional Business Development), Ilija Pavlovic (President & CEO), Barbara Duff, Adrena Aiazian, Lauren O’Rourke, and Deborah Rawlins. (Back Row, L-R) Heather Clark, Claudia Sanchez, Maryanne Elsaesser, Christina Gibbons, Christina LaBarbiera, Trip Patterson, Priscilla Reynolds, Maureen Kuntz, Samantha Palazzolo-Perini, and Cristina Sippel.

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Ridgewood-West Office of Special Properties’ Real Estate Services Welcomes Jennifer Boel as Realtor Associate

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RIDGEWOOD NJ, Special Properties Real Estate Services, LLC, an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate and the fastest growing real estate brokerage in northern New Jersey, announced today that Jennifer Boel, formerly of its Hoboken, NJ office, has joined its Ridgewood-West office effective immediately. Boel brings her expertise in urban Hudson County to suburban Ridgewood, NJ as a Realtor Associate.

Boel specializes in residential real estate, and while she can address client’s needs at all phases of the real estate process, she has a particular passion for client engagements where she can serve as the buyer’s agents. She has a knack for helping clients negotiate the sale and find the home that truly meets their needs. She is committed to providing clients, whether they are buying or selling a home, with the highest levels of customer service.

In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys volunteering with and supporting her twin daughters’ activities. Boel was born and raised in North Bergen, NJ, and currently resides in the Township of Washington where she lives with her husband and children.

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Experienced Real Estate Professional Joins Special Properties’ Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ Office as Realtor Associate® Services, LLC

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HO-HO-KUS NJ,Special Properties Real Estate Services, LLC, an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate and the fastest growing real estate brokerage in northern New Jersey, has welcomed Laurin Steiger to its Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ office as a Realtor Associate. Her appointment is part of Special Properties’ ongoing expansion throughout the northern New Jersey region.

Steiger comes to Special Properties with more than a decade of experience in the real estate industry and has closed more than $35 million in transactions. She specializes in residential real estate and has sold properties in more than 24 towns.

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Longtime Real Estate Professional Joins Special Properties’ Ridgewood, NJ Office as Realtor Associate®


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RIDGEWOOD NJ , Special Properties Real Estate Services, LLC, an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate and the fastest growing real estate brokerage in the region, has welcomed Kimiko Miller as a Realtor Associate in its Ridgewood-West office in Ridgewood, NJ. Her addition is part of the agency’s ongoing growth and expansion throughout northern New Jersey.

Miller comes to Special Properties with more than three decades of experience in the real estate industry. She is a member of the Greater Bergen Association Board of Realtors, the New Jersey Multiple Listing Service, and the New Jersey Association of Realtors.

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Longstanding Real Estate Duo Joins Special Properties’ Ridgewood-West Office as Realtor Associates®

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RIDGEWOOD NJ, Special Properties Real Estate Services, LLC, an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate and the fastest-growing real estate brokerage in northern New Jersey, welcomes the long-time real estate duo of Maribeth Germinario and MaryBeth Fahey to its Ridgewood-West office as Realtor Associates. Their addition to Special Properties is part of the real estate brokerage’s ongoing expansion throughout the region.

These full-time agents specialize in residential real estate throughout Bergen County and the surrounding areas. They have earned various sales awards in their 10 years as a team, and both hold the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) and Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) designation. They are members of several industry organizations, including the National Association of Realtors and the Greater Bergen Association of Realtors. 

Fahey is a graduate of Villanova University with degrees in finance and liberal arts and in her spare time she enjoys gardening & travelling. She currently lives in Ridgewood with her husband and two sons.

Germinario has sold real estate all over central and northern New Jersey, before settling in Ridgewood with her family in 2002. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, the beach, travelling and walking her dogs. A New Jersey native, Germinario graduated from Seton Hall University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.

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Experienced Realtor Joins Special Properties’ Ridgewood-West, NJ Office as Realtor Associate®

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RIDGEWOOD NJ,Special Properties Real Estate Services, LLC, an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, has welcomed Roslyn Breitstein, an accomplished and experienced real estate professional, as a Realtor Associate in its Ridgewood-West, NJ office. Her addition to the office is part of the agency’s ongoing expansion throughout the area.

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Real Estate Agents in Mahwah, Franklin Lakes and Ridgewood among Top Performers

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April 5,2018

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BERGEN COUNTY, NJ  Special Properties Real Estate Services, LLC, an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate and the fastest growing real estate brokerage in northern New Jersey, recently recognized a number of its agents in the Mahwah, Franklin Lakes and Ridgewood offices for their overall sales performance in 2017 and for their recent rankings with New Jersey Multiple Listing Service (NJMLS).

“Whether the listing or selling agent, the success of our agents is testament to their hard work, Special Properties’ client-centric approach to customer service, and the power that Christie’s International Real Estate brings to the northern New Jersey real estate marketplace,” said Ilija Pavlovic, President and CEO of Special Properties Real Estate Services LLC.

Special Properties recently recognized the following agents for outstanding performance in overall sales in 2017:

  • Grazyna “Grace” Ziarko, Franklin Lakes
  • The Dator Team (Linda Dator, William “Bill” Dator, Lauren O’Rourke), Mahwah
  • Margaret Gregorek, Mahwah
  • Patricia Lomupo, Mahwah
  • Sharon Georgevich and William Savas, Mahwah
  • James “Jim” McElroy, Mahwah
  • Maureen Kuntz, Mahwah
  • Christina Gibbons, Ridgewood
  • Marisa Traverso, Ridgewood

NJMLS, a cooperative information network of real estate offices across Bergen, Essex, Passaic, and Hudson Counties, ranks its member realtors by total dollar values of real estate transactions in three categories: total production, listing agent and buyer’s agent. In Mahwah, Margaret Gregorek and Linda Dator were recently ranked second and third, respectively, for both total production and listed properties. For Ridgewood, Christina Gibbons was ranked fourth in the role of buyer’s agent.

“We congratulate the outstanding performance of our agents in a very competitive marketplace,” concluded Pavlovic.

About Special Properties Real Estate Services
Special Properties Real Estate Services, LLC embraces the history and traditions of its flagship brokerage location in Saddle River, NJ, into an expanded, modern presence in Mahwah, Franklin Lakes and Ridgewood, NJ. With a staff of accomplished real estate brokers, its clients across northern New Jersey and southern New York are provided with customized, personalized services, backed by the luxury real estate brand of Christie’s International Real Estate. Special Properties provides local expertise with global connections. For more information, call 201-934-0607 or visit www.specialpropertiesres.com.

Top performing agents for Special Properties Real Estate Services recently gathered at the brokerage’s Mahwah location. Pictured (L-R) is James McElroy, Patricia Lomupo, Graznya “Grace” Ziarko, Sharon Georgevich, Marisa Traverso, Lauren O’Rourke, Margaret Gregorek, Maureen Kuntz, Christina Gibbons, and William Savas.

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Experienced and Passionate Realtor Joins Special Properties’ Ridgewood, NJ Office as Realtor Associate

Tasko, Henriett

March 23,2018

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RIDGEWOOD NJ ,Special Properties Real Estate Services, LLC, an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, has welcomed Henriett Tasko, an experienced real estate professional as a Realtor Associate in its Ridgewood, NJ office. Her addition is part of the agency’s ongoing expansion throughout the region.

Henriett Tasko brings more than 13 years of experience in the real estate industry to Special Properties. During her career, she has been involved in a wide variety of residential real estate developments and transactions, and she brings specialized experience in luxury homes and new home construction to her clients across Bergen County and the region.

With her experience and affiliation with Special Properties, Henriett is able to leverage the strength of Christie’s and Special Properties’ unparalleled corporate marketing resources and superior customer service to assist her clients at all phases of the real estate process. In addition to pursuits in real estate, Henriett is a licensed esthetician and passionate about fashion and art. She enjoys exercising, travelling, gourmet cuisine, and spending time with her family.

Henriett is a resident of Saddle River, where she lives with her husband, a local luxury builder, and three children.

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Marron Gildea Realty, Inc. Joins Special Properties Real Estate Services

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march 4,2018

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MAHWAH NJ, Special Properties Real Estate Services, LLC, an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate and the fastest growing real estate brokerage in northern New Jersey, announced today that Marron Gildea Realtors, Inc. has joined Special Properties. Marron Gildea’s agents will transition to Special Properties, bringing a total of 151 agents available to home buyers and sellers throughout Bergen and Passaic Counties and beyond.

“We are very proud to welcome the Marron Gildea family to Special Properties. With more than 35 years in business, this boutique company is a perfect match for the expansion of the Christie’s International Real Estate brand in northern New Jersey,” said Ilija Pavlovic, President and CEO of Special Properties Real Estate Services LLC. “The addition of these offices and agents strengthens our presence in the Bergen and Passaic County region, and provides access to many more qualified agents for clients throughout the region.”

Marron Gildea, with offices in Ho-Ho-Kus, Saddle River, and Ridgewood, was organized more than 35 years ago in response to client demands for customized services that met their real estate needs. “Their team of world-class agents brings deep experience and local expertise in both residential and commercial real estate, and is quite active in both land sales and residential development,” said Pavlovic.

According to Charles Gildea, President of Marron Gildea, “In this highly-competitive environment, we were looking to provide our agents and our customers with the best service and marketing available. We believe that Special Properties, Christie’s Affiliate of the Year, is the best place for us to achieve those goals.”

Peter Marron, Vice President of Marron Gildea, said “We were looking for a strong, global brand with a clear vision for the next 20 years and beyond. Christie’s 256 years of business and Special Properties’ reputation for innovation and cutting-edge technology are guarantees that our company will stay at the head of the game.”

Dan Conn, CEO of Christie’s International Real Estate, stated, “Through its acquisition of Marron Gildea, Special Properties continues to demonstrate the market leadership that earned it Christie’s International Real Estate’s Affiliate of the Year Award in 2017. Special Properties strong collaboration with Christie’s global affiliate network has distinguished them within the industry and positioned them to succeed in a growing marketplace. This exciting acquisition of a renowned firm will undoubtedly drive further success, and we are excited to be working alongside such a remarkable team.”

Special Properties Real Estate Services, LLC embraces the history and traditions of its flagship brokerage location in Saddle River, NJ, into an expanded, modern presence in Mahwah, Franklin Lakes, Ridgewood, Hoboken and Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ. With a staff of accomplished real estate agents and brokers, its clients across northern New Jersey and southern New York are provided with customized, personalized services, backed by the luxury real estate brand of Christie’s International Real Estate. Special Properties provides local expertise with global connections. For more information, call 201-934-0607 or visit www.specialpropertiesres.com.