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Increasing Curb Appeal: How Awnings Can Enhance the Look of Your Home

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The exterior of a home plays a pivotal role in shaping its overall appeal. Curb appeal, in particular, can significantly influence a property’s value and leave a lasting impression on visitors and passersby. One impactful way to enhance the aesthetic charm of a home’s facade is through the strategic addition of awnings. These versatile architectural features not only offer practical benefits but also contribute to the visual appeal and character of a residence.

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How to Protect Your Assets During a Divorce

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Getting a divorce is almost always a challenging and stressful experience for everyone involved. On top of the emotional toll it may take, the process of getting a divorce can have a catastrophic impact on a person’s money and assets, particularly when it comes to high-value assets such as real estate, equities, and retirement funds. In this article, we’ll discuss a few different ways to protect your assets in the event that you and your partner decide to divorce.

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Christie’s Real Estate Rolls Out New Award-Winning Technology for agents and clients alike

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Ridgewood NJ,  In mid-August, in the presence of more than 800 agents, Christie’s International Real Estate Group, serving New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, launched the Christie’s International Real Estate 2022 Inman Innovator Award winning technology, pl@tform™. Executive Vice President, Sonja Cullaro discusses this game changing advancement.

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7 Reasons Why You Need To Hire A Real Estate Lawyer

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In order to protect your real estate investment, you need a lawyer to assist you. This ensures that the transaction is carried out smoothly and all parties remain protected from the start of negotiations through closing. If you don’t know where to turn, here are seven reasons why hiring an actual real estate attorney is worth it.

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More Black Realtors: the Answer to Racial Gap in Home Ownership

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Ridgewood NJ, New Jersey has a racial gap in home ownership. Shockingly instead of raising taxes a group called HomeLight is offing a well thought out long term intelligent solution ; more Black realtors.

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3 Steps landlords can take to prevent litigation

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If you are interested in purchasing real estate as an investment and creating a second source of income, renting it out and becoming a landlord is a great way to do that. There are many advantages to becoming a landlord, and it can be a great way to make a large amount of money. It can also become a hassle quickly if you do not take steps to protect yourself. Many things can go wrong for you as a landlord, but there are ways to protect yourself if you take the right steps. It does not take much for a great situation to go wrong, and the next thing you know, you are being sued by your tenant. Follow these three steps, and you should be able to avoid litigation. 

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Tips on How to Start a Real Estate Business Properly

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Starting a real estate business ain’t for the faint of heart, and those wondering how to start a real estate business should approach it while being aware of this. Just like starting a business in pretty much any other industry, entrepreneurs should first log countless hours conducting research in order to form a meticulous business plan before actually jumping into the business. 

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New Jersey Realtors : “We consider 2019 to be a successful year for housing”

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Trenton, N.J. (Jan. 31, 2020)—Demand outweighed supply in the 2019 housing market, according to the year-end numbers provided by New Jersey Realtors. The inventory of homes for sale in the state was down more than 20 percent in December 2019, a continuation of what was seen in 2018.

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Carol Cornett Joins Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey’s Ho-Ho-Kus Office as Realtor Associate®

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HO-HO-KUS NJ ,Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey, an exclusive partner 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, has welcomed Carol Cornett as a Realtor Associate in its Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ office. Her addition is part of the agency’s ongoing growth and expansion throughout northern New Jersey.

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Trio of Real Estate Experts Join Special Properties’ Mahwah Office

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MAHWAH 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, announced that Bart Merola, Michelline Saliba, and Wayne Chappel have joined its Mahwah, NJ brokerage office as Realtor Associates. The agents are part of Special Properties’ continued expansion throughout the northern New Jersey region.

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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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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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Special Properties Real Estate Service, Appoints Darlene Bandazian as Vice President to Lead Regional Business Development

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January 24,2018

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Ramsey NJ, Special Properties Real Estate Services has announced the affiliation of Darlene Bandazian as Vice President of Regional Business Development. In this role, Bandazian will oversee the growth of the organization’s locations in New Jersey, as well as participating in the process to identify new future locations for the firm. Additionally, she will assist in the development of agent training programs that will encompass both proven techniques and cutting-edge trending concepts.

“We are both pleased and excited that Darlene has chosen to affiliate with Special Properties Real Estate Services LLC. As a highly-respected leader in the industry, Darlene’s effectiveness to unify offices, from different geographic locations with diverse cultures, speaks to her instinctive leadership and teaching skills,” said Ilija Pavlovic, President and CEO of Special Properties Real Estate Services. “Her most notable talent by far is her ability to connect with people. This is the exact expertise that becomes a benchmark for success.”

With nearly 30 years’ experience, Darlene has served in a variety of roles that include sales associate, broker-associate, branch manager and regional vice president for local and global companies. Darlene is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the New Jersey Association of Realtors, the Real Source Board of Realtors, New Jersey Multiple Listing Service, and the Garden State and Hudson Multiple Listing Services.

“I am very excited to be affiliated with Special Properties Real Estate Services LLC,” said Bandazian. “As a leading residential brokerage in the New Jersey market, and an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, we are steadfast about delivering superior performance with outstanding results for our customers and clients.”

For more information about buying or selling a home and the experience we deliver to clients, contact our office at 201-934-0607 and visit us on the web at www.specialpropertiesres.com.